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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop

click here for other participants

Grand Prize Winners:
Kindle Fire Winner:
Marie Hahn

$130 Amazon Gift Card:
Jessica Mange

Swag Pack:
Natasha Donohoo


Alpha males. Love them. Hate them. Want them. They don't even have to be handsome, though that helps. I like the rugged, tough looking alpha male. Body well defined and hard as a rock. Big and mean, the kind of man who takes charge of any situation, and knows how to handle himself. The kind who loves and protects his woman with his life. His soul. 

As a rule I like tall, dark and handsome. But with some kind of flaw. No one is perfect. It can be physical or mental. Something either he, or the heroine will have to overcome before they can confess their love. Don't get me wrong, my heroines aren't superficial. A man's outward scars won't keep her from loving him. If anything she's drawn to him all the more. She wants to discover his secrets, and help him become whole again. Of course, he fights her every step of the way:)

I also like heroes in a uniform. Because let's face it, they are heroes. 

There are over 200 participating authors on this hop and every one is giving away a prize. That's on top of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grand prizes listed below. So make sure you visit every one's blog and leave your email address with your comments.  Each author is responsible for notifying their winner. Carrie Ann at Carrie Ann's Blog Hops will notify the grand prize winners. I'm giving away a download of one of my books, winner's choice. Just answer the following question.

If you were going to a Halloween party, what costume would you wear?

Have fun everyone and good luck!



1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!



85 comments:

Anne said...

Probably a doctor since I have lots of stuff when I used to work in hospitals.

acm05atjuno.com

Ashley said...

I would be a firefighter. ;)

asweet520@hotmail.com

CrystalGB said...
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CrystalGB said...

I would be a witch.
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

petula said...

I would have to be a witch. I have one on a weather vane on my house.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Actually stole my sons's cowl from last year's costume because according to him it looked druidy. So I would dress up as a druid.

If I could find someone who was good with costuming creation I would love to dress as a Hawkbrother. (Mercedes Lackeys Valdemar for those that know her.)

One year I attempted a drow. * Sighs * Alas people thought I was a witch. I had the spider jewelry (D&D), the dress, bought the white haired wig and painted my body black and the ears.

Raonaid at gmail dot com.

AquarianDancer said...

Jem, from Jem and the Holograms. Halloween is my favorite day of the year so I go all out!

Pink hair, pink make-up, all of it.

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Jason said...

um...A slave boy? :)

Jase
vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

Debby said...

I would be a dragon.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Renald said...

A skull face witch. The witch's face is painted to look like a skull face. Then some glow in the dark paint helps the face to stand out, spooky.
BOO!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

:-0 DebP
r.d1@myfairpoint.net

Jane said...

I really loved all the superhero movies this summer, so maybe I'll go as the Black Widow or Catwoman

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Teresa K. said...

I'm into the historical romances. My favorite period is the Elizabethan era and Tudor era. When I go to conferences where we dress up I go as a Tudor Aristocrat. I have some of the most beautiful gowns and jewelry that goes with the period.

Happy Halloween & Trick or Treat:)

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com

Kelsey Summer said...

I'll be going as a dominatrix, which, if you knew me is amusing since I'm as submissive as they come.

kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

joye said...

I would go as a pirate-loved the makeup on Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow and his clothes i could probably get at a Goodwill shop. Also, I plan on saying "Arg" at the party I will be attending.

joye said...

oops left off my addy:
Joye
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Leni said...

I'd dress up as a goddess and have fun with the outfit, hair, and makeup.

Mannouchka said...

I would like to be a cat woman with a very sensuel costume mmm
I wish you all a wonderful Friday night and nice week-end
Good luck everybody
Cheers
mannouchkalegendre@gmail.com

elizabeth said...

Well, since I work at a sheriff's office, I could either go as a police officer or an inmate.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray
elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

Rhonda D said...

I would be a Vampiress. :)
Thanks for the awesome contest.
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Mari said...

i'm not going this year but one of my favorite costumes that I made for a group of 5 of my girlfriends was bumblebees. If I could get a few people together I think I'd do it again.It was pretty easy and cute!

Anonymous said...

A very scary witch

tsommervoldathotmaildotcom

Rachel said...

I'd go as a ghost, I think.

Rachel oceanrebel333 @ gmail.com

elaing8 said...

I'd go as a vampire.
Thanks for the giveaway
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Kasey Dean said...

I'm thinking a naughty Angel sounds like fun.

KaseyDean@live.com

heather said...

If I could, I go go as a ghoul and go all out and make it look as real as possible. Halloween is meant to be fun and scary!

chamblinh@gmail.com

woolfcindy said...

I would be a vampiress if I were going to a Halloween party. A sexy one.

woolfcindy@aol.com

Tameka said...

I'm trying go for a sucubus this year. A demoness that seduces a male to give up his soul. I have to find the perfect outfit sexy mixed with a little sluty. Lol
rasco630@yahoo.com

squiresj said...

I sure would love to win this.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

LM said...

Hmmmm-- costume.. This year for the adult party it's a stripper zombie!
modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

krazymama_98 said...

Granddaughter wishes me to be Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony. She wishes to be Princess Celestia. I have no idea how she pictures this. haha
lisakhutson (at) < cox> . net

Belinda said...

I love ballroom dancing so I would go as a pro salsa dancer! It would be such fun!

Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! With 200+ authors---a perfect opportunity to meet new authors! It’s always fun trying to visit as many sites as possible.

I love alpha heroes who are take charge men! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have sexy looks, brains, money and a commanding presence that draws people. When they find their mates and fall in love they will move heaven and earth to stake their claim. This is exciting to watch even when they are not sure why they have to have or be with this particular person. An awesome love dance! It’s definitely addicting to read.

Thanks for the opportunity to explore your site and win some great prizes.

Belinda G

belgre@comcast.net

Catherine Lee said...

I, too, like tall, dark, and ruggedly handsome...with a flaw. YUM.

I have a stereotypical librarian costume (gray bun, glasses on a chain, sensible shoes)...which is funny because I'm a librarian. I also have a Raggedy Ann costume.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Leanna said...

Sexy nurse
leanna.hiner@gmail.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

i want to go as a rock star this year


meandi09@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I enjoy dressing up like a witch

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

~Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carin said...

I usually have a theme and dress the whole family for Halloween this year I have been ill so I am not sure if I will manage to get dressed up or not.
Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Jo said...

I am going to a Halloween party, and I am dressing up as the crocodile from Peter Pan - it's a theme for my work group.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Jean MP said...

Would go as a witch.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Gabrielle Lee said...

I would love to go as a sexy Demoness.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I would have to dress up as a sassy flapper from the Roaring Twenties...

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Alicia said...

I think I want to go as Princess Jasmine this year - but that may not be a good idea because I think those pants will be uncomfortable after a while.

Thanks for participating in the hop!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

BLHmistress said...

I think I would go either as a sexy witch, or a vampiress.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

JanD said...

I would go as a lead guitarist of an alternative band.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Tory Richards said...

Wow, what a nice surprise! The first time I stopped in there wasn't one comment. Thank you all for coming by. I hope you're all having fun visiting all the blogs. Good luck, too!

Some really great costume ideas. I don't think there is but a couple duplicates. I've done the witch, ghost and the space shuttle. Yes, you heard right:)

I'll be back after the hop to announce my winner!

Ann Q said...

I would love to dress up in a harem costume.( I Dream of Genie )

Na said...

I think I would like to dress up as a vampire!

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ann Q said...

Sorry annpa@gmail.com

Bren's Stitches said...

Last year I went as a Goddess. Will most likely use the same costume this year. xstitcvhdiva at att dot net

Sharon Stogner said...

Alice from Resident Evil! she is so badass sstogner1 at gmail dot com

rfg72 said...

I would love to wear a Lady Loki costume, with helm!

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Phaedra Seabolt said...

I am all about the renaissance and steampunk costumes.
phaedracamille@gmail.com

Rose!~ said...

Hmmm, that's a tricky question. If I could though, I think I would go as a dog. I would have to take some tips from my pit bull, Hannah. She is a great teacher! LOL

Rose!~
ramblinrose53@gmail.com

Mydurango618 said...

Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!

Angelheart618@gmail.com

Jyl22075 said...

I would be a zombie. It's my Walking Dead obsession showing itself, but I would totally want to get all gross-ified.

Jyl22075 at gmail.com

Kissa Starling said...

I would wear a witch costume, purple and black!

kissa_starling at yahoo

Liese2 said...

I would be a witch. I have always been intrigued by them!
sqwalker2@gmail.com

Ingeborg said...

I would be a vampire.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Yvette said...

Definitely a demon.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Veronika said...

I would be a vampire!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Cassandra said...

I would want to go as a fairy :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Tamara Hoffa said...

Cleopatra
sugerlady@aol.com

kipha said...

Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
I'll masquerade as a lady in the Victorian era

Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!
kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joy said...

A witch.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Pamk said...

I'd love to go as a sorcerous or however you spell it. Lol
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Natasha said...

A vampire. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

J Lenni Dorner said...

If I were going to a costume party, I would go as Darth Vader.

If my character, Xavier, were going, he might go as Aquaman. If Heath were going, he would go as Iron Man (and yes, Tony Stark would be both impressed and worried by how authentic the costume would be).

j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

Carol L. said...

Thanks for participating. I'd go as a Warrior female Pirate,if I were 25 years younger. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Molly said...

A dominatrix for sure!!

Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It's all in the heart.....alpha males are the best!

Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

Thanks for participating in the hop!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

Kaylyn D. said...

I am going as Little Red Riding Hood and my hubby is the big bad wolf. lol We are going to be a hit. Thanks for the giveaway.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

latishajean said...

I do not every do anything or dress up.I love Alpha males who are strong and protecitve!
What a great blog hop Alpha males are my favorite!
One of my favorite Alpha males is Decebal from The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis!
Thank you for the great giveaway!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

Misha said...

A genie :)

MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

Ashley Applebee said...

I would be a vampire :) I'm always a vampire :)
Oh and I LOVE Alpha Males!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Nay Nay said...

I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
I Love that they are strong, loyal, confident, and how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
I would be a SEXY DEVIL of course.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mel Bourn said...

I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.

I would love to be a vampire...a sexy one.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

A sexy vampire. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

Booksrforever123 said...

the great pumpkin. I scare the pants off the kiddies when I paint my face orange with black eyes, nose and mouth like a jack-o-lantern.
j-coverholser at sbcglobal dot net
carolyn

Lisa said...

I haven't dressed up on Halloween since I was a kid. If I was going to a party, I Woolfolk as a Domme. It is so far out of the realm of my normal self, that it would be fun

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Shadow said...


I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine said...

Gosh it's been about 24 years since I last dressed up for Halloween! I dressed up as a French Maid.. I think if I were to dress up for this Halloween, I'd dress as a Pirate's Wench..
Thanks for being part of this blog hop and for your giveaway
cms72023 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I want my teen body back so I can go as a sexy kitty cat! MEOW! :) Hmmm...maybe I could get stuck in a tree and a sexy alpha fireman could come save me? Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop. It is my first but definitely not my last!
Best wishes,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be.
i totally want to read your books
raynekitten@gmail.com

bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

burbanette said...

I would go ad the Vampire Queen from Joey Hill's series!
Stephanie
stephstime@cox.net

Tory Richards said...

Hi everyone! I can't thank you enough for swinging by and leaving your Halloween costume preference. A lot of great ideas! I hope you had fun blog hopping.

Kelsey Summer's name was drawn to receive the prize of one of my books. Good luck to the rest of you at winning something from one of the other participating author blogs.

Tory