TALL, DARK AND ALPHA Blog Tour – What is an Alpha!

Tall, Dark & Alpha: An Alpha is Masculine

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Thank you for hosting us today. We’re excited to talk about the alpha trait masculinity and our stories for the boxed set Tall, Dark & Alpha as we try to figure out: what IS alpha?

An Alpha is Masculine

From his searing gaze to his rock-hard torso, the alpha man is all male. His masculinity fills all five senses. Only a real man can make her feel like a woman.

The alpha hero in Rock My Boat by Afton Locke, a paranormal romance, is a shape shifter. Picture a muscular guy in uniform with a five o’clock shadow and fierce, dark eyes focused on YOU. Simon is tall, dark, and alpha. Need we say more? (Once addicted to the sea, you can’t escape its pleasures.)

Silver Tongued Devils by Dawn Montgomery, a sci-fi romance, has two alpha heroes. Na’varr has never wanted for female company. Only one woman, however, has ever matched his needs: Raesa. Brom is a hybrid of human and cat DNA. His body was built for sin but his heart has never been touched. Until Raesa. (She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.)

In Fight for Love by Delaney Diamond, a contemporary romance, the alpha hero is a former professional wrestler. Rafael is all man and filled with testosterone. He’s used to women coming onto him, but he only cares about impressing and pleasing one woman – Rebekah. (A former pro wrestler fights to hold onto the woman he lost, but still loves, and the son he never knew existed.)

The alpha hero in Crazy by Eve Langlais, a paranormal romance, is a vampire. Tall dark and handsome. Zane is the ultimate bad vampire oozing sex appeal and danger. (Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.)

In Sex With an Ex by Eve Vaughn, a contemporary romance, the alpha hero is a lawyer. Ethan Boudreaux is the kind of man women want and men want to be like. His tight, toned body is every woman’s wet dream come true. (When two divorcees reunite in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever, but can their hearts survive the second time around?)

The alpha hero for In Her Wildest Dreams by Farrah Rochon is a CEO chocolatier. With a body sculpted by years of pick-up basketball games with his boys and mixing up batches of luscious chocolate, Gavin has a body to die for.  (When the woman of his dreams asks him to create a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin plans to show her just how sweet their reality could be.)

In Two Cops, a Girl and a Pair of Handcuffs by Paige Tyler, a contemporary romance, the heroes, Reed and Hayes, are both cops and hot, hunky guys, something the heroine, Cilla, appreciates. (Working the late shift just got a whole lot more fun!)

The alpha hero in Chase and Seduction: Hot Country Series, Book 1 by Randi Alexander, a contemporary romance, is a musician. Chase Tanner, country western superstar, broke his personal best record for orgasms the night he and Reno Linden first made love – even though it took all night and a whole box of condoms. (Come backstage and get your hands on country superstar Chase Tanner!)

In Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever, a paranormal romance, Audie, the alpha hero, is a bounty hunter.

story snippet:

The sound of his footsteps across the littered floor was like a series of cannon blasts, and she winced under every one. His massive arms arched from his sides as he walked, the huge hands loosely fisted. He held a long knife in one hand. Thick, muscular legs stuck out from underneath a bloody and tattered kilt, the burgundy and black pattern barely visible under the filth of an extended battle.

Yeira noted the blade in his hand, knowing it was meant for her.

He stopped a foot away, his intense, dark-blue gaze sweeping over her. “My god, woman. You look like hell.”

(A grand passion in an apocalyptic world. A love beyond reason and without boundaries.)

Tall, Dark & Alpha boxed set

Facebook:                          https://www.facebook.com/TallDarkandAlpha

Blurbs/Memes:              http://www.aftonlocke.com/TDA.html

Excerpts:                           http://www.aftonlocke.com/TDAExcerpts.html

Goodreads:                      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20482968-tall-dark-alpha

Twitter:                              #TallDarkandAlpha

*Releases March 8th from Amazon and other online retailers.*

Blurb

He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business. He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can’t get away—and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won’t want to. He’s Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence…the richest dark chocolate…and we’re offering him to you in abundance.

Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors: Randi Alexander, Koko Brown, Sam Cheever, Delaney Diamond, Eve Langlais, Afton Locke, Dawn Montgomery, Farrah Rochon, Paige Tyler, and Eve Vaughn. Immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.

Featured Story – Rock My Boat by Afton Locke

Blurb

Workaholic CEO Rhonda Simms embarks on a Caribbean cruise to create an ad campaign for a big maritime freight client. She finds it impossible to concentrate, however, when Simon Mann, a blue marlin shifter, sets his sights on her. From a private, hands-on safety briefing to a wild ride in the ocean, he rocks her ordered world.

Simon drowned years ago in a shipwreck caused by Rhonda’s client, and he’ll do anything to be a normal man again. As his mate, Rhonda is the only person who can help him.

Tired of being so responsible, Rhonda is ready to let loose with a shipboard fling. Mating with Simon could cost a lot more than her virginity, however. Will she stick to her present course or will she let this sexy alpha rock her boat?

Excerpt (explicit)

“I’ve never appreciated heartless decisions CEOs make that affect people’s lives.”

Maybe that explained why he seemed to have a need to control everything, including her.

“We’re not all heartless.”

“Maybe not.” The pad of his finger brushed her cheek. “I didn’t know they could be so sexy either.”

A second call came through, announcing another mini crisis. If only she’d stayed home so she could keep things running. By the time this cruise from hell was over, Simms Creative Advertising Agency would probably be in ruins.

When the call ended, Simon snatched the phone out of her hand.

“What are you doing?” That rectangle of metal and plastic was the lifeline to her business.

“Throwing this thing into the ocean so we can have some peace.”

“The hell you are!”

Her heart pounded as she grabbed it from him. Maybe he was right. The constant interruptions would make it hard to work on her campaign, and the international rates were probably costing her a fortune. He was the next distraction she needed to get rid of. She turned the phone off and stowed it in her tote bag.

That must have been the signal he was waiting for because he also put her pen and notebook in the bag.

“Simon, you have to go.”

Instead of answering, he scooped her into his arms and crushed her body against his. The scrape of his unshaven jaw across her cheek was her only warning before he kissed her. It was more of an assault than a kiss. His mouth clamped to hers, opening and filling her with his slashing lips and tongue.

“Look, you alpha brute. Who do you think—?”

He swallowed the rest of her sentence with another brutal kiss while he gripped the back of her neck.

Too senseless to breathe, she clenched his shoulders, fisting the shirt fabric as her back arched above the cushion. His salty taste tingled on her tongue, whipping it into a frenzy. She wanted more, more, more.

Despite being in public, she couldn’t suppress a soft moan. Need, hot and slick, coated the seat of her bathing suit. When he tugged one strap off her shoulder, she shivered with longing and thrust her bare breast toward his mouth.

Her body was his now, completely beyond her control.

Afton Locke Links:

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Twitter:                                http://twitter.com/aftonlocke

Newsletter:                         http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thelovechronicle/

Goodreads:                         http://www.goodreads.com/Afton_Locke

YouTube:                             http://www.youtube.com/user/aftonlocke

Contest

This post is part of the What IS Alpha? Blog Tour.

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The grand prize for the tour is a $25 Amazon gift card.

To be eligible, leave a COMMENT on this post. It MUST relate to the alpha trait discussed in the post.

The winner will be announced at http://www.aftonlocke.com/tdatour.html on March 20th.

Get your copy of the TALL, DARK AND ALPHA Boxd Set at the Retailers Below for Just 99 Cents!

Amazon US: www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Alpha-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00IUQ872Y

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IUQ872Y

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13 thoughts on “TALL, DARK AND ALPHA Blog Tour – What is an Alpha!

  1. Tall, dark and YUMMY! lol. Big, tough alpha men make the best heroes. I hope your readers enjoy this collection and thanks for posting 🙂

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  2. Nothing like an alpha male!

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  3. Thanks for hosting us!

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  4. Thank you so much for having us! ❤ I really hope your readers love the collection!

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  5. Alpha!!! Love them and their MASCULINITY and thier rock hard bodies!!! Yummy I sooooo want to win this it looks HOT! a

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  6. Angie, rock hard bodies sound good to me!

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  7. in my book, masculine does not = metrosexual. A masculine man doesn’t get manicures; his palms are slightly rough w/callouses because he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. A masculine man is not always smooth-shaven and when he’s got that five o’clock shadow rasping down your throat it’s sexy as hell. An Alpha male is not perfectly coiffed; in fact *my* Alpha has perpetual bed head. and yes, yes, yes; a hot Alpha oozing masculinity does not smell like flowers, he is sweaty and musky and yum yum yummy 🙂
    Gotta go read about some Alphas now…

    ilookfamous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. bn100

    nothing looks better than a masculine guy

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. True, bn100. The more masculine the better. Great description, Elise-Maria. Makes me want to go out and find an alpha man RIGHT NOW!

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  10. Romance Reader Enthusiast

    Somehow, if a man didn’t wear his masculinity well we wouldn’t even think of him being an alpha. It’s what makes him a take charge kind of man. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. And if he has you in his sights – you’d better watch out. Thank you for hosting this tour of a great set of books.
    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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  11. I like that phrase “wear his masculinity well”, Romance Reader!

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