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10/19/2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Alpha Male Blog Hop! Thanks as always to the incredible Carrie Ann Ryan for her amazing hops!

If you're saying...hey, wait, Cari still needs to announce other prizes or send me something I won in a prior giveaway, you're right! I'm working on a slew of deadlines right now (more books, yay!) and as soon as I can take a breather, I'll get those announcements up and prizes delivered. I always get them out eventually!

Now for the main event...

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on October 19th and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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! (US only)


Alpha males...why we love them!

I signed up for this hop because I LOVE alpha males! Why do I love them so much? In this world where too many people never take a stand, an alpha male is prepared to go b@lls to the wall to protect and care for his family and his significant other at any costs. He'll do what he needs to do to ensure their safety and well-being and doesn't care whose feathers he ruffles. That sort of take charge personality is beyond sexy.

And whoa, what's hotter than a man who takes command in the boardroom and the bedroom? Okay, so the boardroom is my personal preference...a man in a suit will ALWAYS rock my world. To that end, I figured I'd tease you all with my inspiration for Cory Santangelo in book 3 of the Love Required series, NO ROMANCE REQUIRED. Can you say HOLY YUM?


NO ROMANCE REQUIRED will be out soon...in the meantime, check out his delicious inspiration, Chris Pine. And if you're curious to learn more about Cory, check out NO FLOWERS REQUIRED, book 2 in the Love Required series about Cory's brother Dillon!

NO FLOWERS REQUIRED link at Entangled Publishing:
http://www.entangledpublishing.com/no-flowers-required/

What am I giving away? And how do you enter?

I'm giving away one of my FUTURE releases to two winners! (thanks to one of my favorite readers, Lisa aka Wolphcall, for the great idea)

How does it work?

1) Head to my website: www.cariquinn.com and check out my coming soon list and name a title in the comments you'd like to win. 

If you're picked, when that book is released (all will be released within the next year) you'll receive an ebook copy! And if I get ARCs, you'll get a copy BEFORE anyone else! (there may be a substitution in case of delay in release, in which case we'll pick a book you'll enjoy!)

Some books you can choose:

NO ROMANCE REQUIRED (bk 3 in the LOVE REQUIRED series)
TWICE BURNED (bk 1 in the FIREFIGHTERS OF BATTLE CREEK series)
MONEY SHOT (bk 2 in the HOT SHOTS series)
WATCH ME (bk 4 in the Unveiled series)

How do you enter?

1) Become a follower of the blog

2) Leave a comment (WITH email address and book choice please!) answering this question: 

You're stuck in an elevator with the alpha male of your dreams.
Who is he? 
(Can be from books, movies, real life or your own fantasy creation!)

Good luck everyone and thanks for stopping by! Keep hopping!






60 comments:

Melinda Dozier said...

I'd love to be stuck in an elevator with Mr. Darcy, Christian Grey, or one of Jill Shalvis's men in the Lucky Harbor Series.

I'd love a copy of No Romance Required!

melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

Lisa said...

There are so many alpha heroes I love that it's impossible to choose one that is my favorite. I love Sawyer from Test Shot & Dillon from No Flowers Required. I also love Marc, Adam & Damien from the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters as well as the men from the Powertools series by Jayne Rylon.

I would like Money Shot (you're welcome for the idea)

GFC follower - Lisa G

wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

kog said...

1) Become a follower of the blog
Done! (Already was - that's how I found out about this huge blog hop.)

2) The alpha male of my dreams is... Xanthus from Drui Claiming by Jory Strong. He is a dragon, possessive and hunky.

My book choice is Twice Burned. (I can't resist a hot firefighter.)

katherine.ogrady AT gmail.com

laurie said...

i am following this blog via email

and the alpha male of my dreams that i'd have traped in an elevator with me would be wolverine!

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Renald said...

Would like, No Romance Required.
Alpha male,Simom Westfield from the book,A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare. Thanks for the hop.
DebP
r.d1@myfairpoint.net

Ana♥ said...

Ahh.. Okay. can it be MEN of my dreams? xD Lets see... Any of the Brothers from BDB by J.R. Ward wheeew. Gonna need a bigger elevator eh ;) They are all just alpha-licious hehe.. totally just made that word up right now xD

Thanks for the giveaway <3
beachbumreads(at)yahoo (dot) com

book of choice: Twice Burned

Ana♥

Eileen said...

I'd like to get stuck in the elevator with Dennis Quaid. I would love to read No Romance Required. Love that Chris Pine was your inspiration. I can see that from the picture.

edor628@verizon.net

Kassandra said...

GFC follower = Kassandra

Twice Burned would be the coming soon I would pick ;)

Stuck in an elevator with my fave alpha male? Japhrimel from Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine series (UF). Yummy *fans self*

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I'd like Twice Burned.

My favourite Alpha male is Gabriel from Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate, because he's strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants. And I'm sure he'd smell good and feel warm when we're stuck in an elevator after hours, with the heating off...

Rachel oceanrebel333 @ gmail.com

Jean MP said...

Twice Burned would be my choice.
My favorite alpha male is Bones in the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost
Follow your blog via email
skpetal at hotmail dot com

elaing8 said...

Bones from the Night Huntress series..or one of the Compton men from Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr.

the book I'd pick is Twice Burned
follower
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Mel Bourn said...

I would love to get stuck with Sloan from Bianca Sommerland's Dartmouth Cobras series.

email follower: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

I would love Twice Burned!

mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

heather said...

Mmmm, Arron McCoy from Sable Hunters series Hell Yeah! Really any cowboy will do ;)

I'm a follower and I would love to read Twice Burned. Thanks foe the giveaway!

chamblinh@gmail.com

Phuong said...

I would want to be stuck in an elevator with Micah Ross from A Little Harmless Lie by Melissa Schroeder.

I'm a follower and would love to win No Romance Required. Thanks for the giveaway.

bookfan0747@aol.com

ceagles said...

Hi Wow this is a big Hop!
1) already a follower
2) Sam Kage from Mary Calmes A Matter of Time series. (that's if he swung my way LOL)

Chris
ceagles48218@yahoo.com

ceagles said...

Sorry I almost for got. I'd like
Twiced Burned in mobipocket or prc form if I'm lucky enough to win.

Chris
ceagles48218@yahoo.com

Carin said...

I gotta go with Robert Downey Jr, now to figure out how I get him in the elevator with me :O) I would love to win No Romance Required, Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Qwillia Rain said...

Master Sam or Master Z from Cherise Sinclair's Shadowlands series.
Twice Burned would be the book I'd like to read.

I think the best thing about Alpha Males is that they aren't threatened by strong females.
If I went with favorite Alphas, not including the ones I write about, I'd have to pick all the Mackenzie men (and Mac) from Linda Howard's Mackenzie series, then there's the Doms in Cherise Sinclair's Shadowland series (especially Master Sam).
Qwillia
qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

Bren's Stitches said...

I'm too much of an alpha whore to pick just one! xstitchdiva at att dot net Twice Burned

JanD said...

I would love to win Twice Burned.
I wouldn't mind being stuck in an elevator with Stephen Amell.
following blog via email

bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Gurlonthemove said...

Twice Burned
If I got stuck in an elevator I would like to be stuck with Zarek of Dance with the Devil.
Thanks for the giveaway!

christiane_dude@hotmail.com

Canada

Beckey said...

Newsletter, FB, & Twitter Follower


1).
Burned twice (There isn't anything about the book but the title and cover look like something I would read)

2)
If I was stuck in an elevator with an alpha male, who is he?
Umm, Someone who is strong enough to get me the heck out there ASAP(Claustrophobic, Sorry)





Cimmaron @ Talksupe said...

OH LAWD….Chris Pine as your inspiration for NO ROMANCE REQUIRED. I MUST READ IT!!

I only get to pick ONE alpha male? That's too hard there are so many good ones out there. Hmmm…
.well Christian Grey has a thing for elevators so he would be fun. Gideon Cross would be totally wicked. But since I picture David Gandy to play both of those characters, then David Gandy would be my choice.

debo (dot) talksupe (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Id love to read Twice Burned

I could spend a few hours in an elevator with Roarke from Nora Roberts books :)

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

~Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan W/ said...

There are too many Alpha heros to choose from! It would have to be a hero from Carrie Ann Ryan, Sandra Bunino, Heather Ranier, Sable Hunter,... I could just go on and on and on! LOL!!! Love me some Alpha heros!

I would love to win Twice Burned. Thanks for the chance!

Blog follow - suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I would love to sit down with Roarke from In Death series. He is such an elegant,yet rough alpha...
I would pick Twice Burned.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

i would love to be stuck with malcolm from demon from the dark by kresley cole

love to get watch me

meandi09@yahoo.com

bn100 said...

I'd say Rehv from the BDB series

I follow via email.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Phaedra Seabolt said...

I really like your inspirational alpha male ;)

The answer to "You're stuck in an elevator with the alpha male of your dreams. Who is he?" I think it would be Boothe from the tv show Bones.

It's not in the recommended list, but I think I am most interested in Love Bites since I am going strictly off of titles.
phaedracamille@gmail.com

angieia said...

I think my alpha hero would be Gabe Schultz in "Wrong Bed, Right Guy".
1. I already follow your blog.
2. Twice Burned sounds hot! Who can resist a fireman!

angiek@cfu.net

Alicia said...

In my head there is a mashup guy made up of the traits from my favorite characters - I'd like him please ;)

Out of your "coming soon" books - there are just way too many options, I'd be excited to read any of them :)

Thanks for participating in the hop!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

BLHmistress said...

I have so many alpha's I would like to be stuck in an elevator with lets see- Acheron from Dark Hunters, Eric from the Sookie Series , All the brothers from BDB, Maddox from Lords of the Underworld.

I think I will choose Twice Burned.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)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!

I would like Love Bites

Angelheart618@gmail.com

Ann Q said...

You book NEED ME coming soon is one that I am looking forward to.If I was stuck in an elevator Would love to be there with the gorgeous single fireman from down the road.

Ann Q said...

annpa@gmail.com

rfg72 said...

Twice Burned

Ummm, Sean Connery. Or Russel Crowe's Gladiator.

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

I'd love to be stuck with Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. I'd love to read No Romance Required. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

Liese2 said...

I follow you by email.
sqwalker2@gmail.com

Natasha said...

I would love Watch Me.
Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Thanks for the chance to win!
I follow by email.
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Yvette said...

I am going to have to stay with reality and say my hubby. I married the entire package.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Jyl22075 said...

I'd want to be stuck in an elevator with Jeremy Renner. Yum!

If I won I would pick Twice Burned. Who can resist a firefighter?

Jyl22075 at gmail.com

Lindsay Avalon said...

If i were stuck in an elevator, I'd probably pick Master Adam. That man can do so many sexy things :)

lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

Linda said...

Oh, i´d pick Brian Mills (Liam Neeson - Taken) he´d save us in a sec. Or the Rock. No, wait, i want Jason Momoa *rawr* Do i have to choose? =)
Love the giveaway, i´d love to win TWICE BURNED.

best wishes & Happy Sunday!
//Linda
fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

Cassandra said...

I follow by email.
I would choose Twice Burned :)
For real life I would have to pick Channing Tatum YUMMY! Fictionally I would choose Jackson from Lori Foster's Savor the Danger :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Tamara Hoffa said...

twice burned looks awesome
sugerlady@aol.com

kipha said...

Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
Watch me sounds intriguing.

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

molly.frenzel said...

I would LOVE to be stuck in an elevator with Dillon James! I'd love to win No Romance Required.
email follower
molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

Joy said...

Love alpha males, thanks for the hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

latishajean said...

I would love to be stuck in an elevator with Christian Grey! I would pick NO ROMANCE REQUIRED! I love Alpha males great blog hop!
tishajean@ charter.net

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I follow via email. I'd love this book.. TWICE BURNED (bk 1 in the FIREFIGHTERS OF BATTLE CREEK series) and Man all your books look fun.. Especially Bad Kitty love the cover.
Im stuck in an elevator with the alpha of my dreams.. is it bad that my alpha is my love.. i'd rather be stuck with him anywhere then with someone else.. lol..
raynekitten@gmail.com

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

I would love to be locked in an elevator with Eric Northman!! Vampire Viking!! Yummy!! And I would love to win Twice Burned :) Gotta love sexy firefighters!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com (I'm an email subscriber)

Miriam Whitewolf said...

i would love to be stuck in an elevator with Remi pelter (bear shifter from Sherrilyn kenyon . dh series) so love my bears!
Miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

Molly said...

GFC Follower-Reviews By Molly

I would choose TWICE BURNED!

If I was stuck in an elevator, I would want Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series!

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!

Thanks for participating in the hop!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

J Lenni Dorner said...

Twice Burned sounds hot. (Yeah, I said it.) I'd like to win it.

1- Google Friend Connect follower.

2- I would like to be stuck in an elevator with my alpha male, Heath. If you read my blog, you know that my character Xavier thinks he's the better Alpha. But honestly, Heath would be the one to get us out of the elevator! LOL.

j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

Anonymous said...

Do I have to just pick one to be stuck in an elevator with? ;) I guess if I have to stick with one, Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries would be my top pick. I love his sense of humor, no matter how dark it is. I followed your blog through my b/f's google account: Scott Wilcox (we share). If I were to win, I would like a copy of Twice Burned. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!
Best wishes,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christine said...

I follow you by GFC- Christine Sheets
and email: cms72023 at gmail dot com

I'd love to be stuck in an elevator with Brent and/or Joe from Robin L. Rotham's "Carnal Compromise".

If I should win, I think I'd like "No Romance Required" I adored
"No Flowers Required".

Thanks so much for being part of this awesome blog hop and for your equally awesome giveaway.
Best wishes and continued success!
Christine S
cms72023 at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

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

Misha said...

GFC: Misha
I'd love to read Twice Burned :)
It is most definitely Kaname from Vampire Knight~ assuming this alpha now has the hots for me and not the lady in his books. xD

MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

Ipro55 said...

I'd take any one of the Brothers from the BDB, but Zsadist is by far my favorite.

GFC: ipro55
purple975@msn.com
I would choose Twice Burned