Thank you for hosting us today. We’re excited to talk about the alpha trait honor and our stories for the boxed set Tall, Dark & Alpha as we try to figure out: what IS alpha?
An Alpha is Honorable
An alpha man may not always act like a perfect gentleman, especially if he’s a bad boy or a little rough around the edges. But you can always count on him to be honorable and do the right thing, even if he has to put himself last. His code of ethics and conscience are even stronger than his muscles.
The alpha hero in Rock My Boat by Afton Locke, a paranormal romance, is a shape shifter. Even though Simon would lay down his life for Rhonda, he struggles with honor. He wants more than anything to be a normal man again, but to achieve that, he needs to take something from her. Can he trust her consent when it’s delivered under the influence of passion? (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 given up everything to protect those under his command. He will never stoop to the level of his cousin and murder innocents. Despite his status as a mercenary, a space pirate, he will follow his own code until the end. Raesa’s situation is something he couldn’t ignore, and he would fight against the Imperial command or his cousin’s Advarian Republic to keep her safe.
Brom Raine would die to protect his captain and the woman they’ve taken on board. His half-human/half-feline DNA has blended his mind into a perfect balance. He will never let anyone else harm Raesa. (She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.)
The alpha hero in Crazy by Eve Langlais, a paranormal romance, is a vampire. Zane thinks he’s such a bad-ass, but when he meets innocent Ella, he can’t help but protect her. (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 waited for Riley when he didn’t believe she was ready for the kind of relationship he wanted with her. He was even willing to walk away if it meant Riley’s happiness. (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. Even though he’s wanted her physically for years, Gavin has respected the boundaries of his friendship with Erica, because he knew she just wasn’t ready to go there yet. (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, so they come with their own handcuffs. The heroine, Cilla, is eager for them to make her their prisoner, but she’s also a little nervous. Reed is quick to reassure her that everything they do will be for her pleasure. (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 is a country western singer who donates his time singing kid’s songs to the sick little patients at children’s hospitals. He funds charities in honor of his mother, and is always available to do whatever needs to be done to help neighbors in need. When Chase realizes he is a detriment to Reno’s career, he chooses to back away from the woman he wants in his life, and give her the space she needs. (Come backstage and get your hands on country superstar Chase Tanner!)
In Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever, a paranormal romance, the alpha hero is a bounty hunter. Audie’s view of the world is black and white—good or bad. When he meets Yeira, the lines between black and white blur. But despite the dictates of his heart, Audie still strives to do the honorable thing. (A grand passion in an apocalyptic world. A love beyond reason and without boundaries.)
Tall, Dark & Alpha boxed set
*Releases March 8th from Amazon and other online retailers.*
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
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?
He watched, dumbfounded, as she unfolded some towels and spread them out on the dry part of the balcony floor. When she straightened, he grabbed her arm.
“Wait. I have to explain something. I would have done it in the theater, but I ran out of breath.”
She tugged on her dark, erect nipples, setting fire to every logical thought in his brain. For a virgin, she sure knew how to seduce a man. To think he planned to seduce her. Rhonda was obviously in charge here. She stepped closer.
Her tongue circled his ear while her bare breasts pressed his chest. “I’m about to give you a gift. Why can’t you just accept it?”
He forced himself to take a step back. “Because mating with me will change you forever.”
She pointed at the stormy water and laughed. “You’ve already changed me. Those are my emotions. See what you’ve done to them?”
Grabbing her again, he held her against the wall. “I’m not just talking about emotions. If you do this, you’ll never be the same again physically.”
For the first time, her brow puckered with doubt. “I won’t turn into a fish, will I?”
“Then I don’t care.”
She pulled his hand to her bare thigh then to the edge of her panties, which were just as damp, but hot. Unable to help himself, he sampled her swollen flesh with his finger. She was even wetter than she’d been this morning.
With his heart racing out of his chest, he glanced at the sea, realizing Poseidon would know everything that happened here tonight. Rhonda had given her consent, hadn’t she? Hadn’t she?!
More importantly, was it good enough for him? If he lived, his conscience would follow him for the rest of his life.
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