Who wants an Alpha Male?

Alpha males are often described as confident, attractive and wealthy. My latest hero, Tobias Randall, has the first two in spades, the latter he lacks. He’s had a hard life so money is in short supply but does that preclude him from the title of Alpha Male? Are they born or made?

Other traits of an Alpha male:

* comfortable with himself
* passionate
* problem solver
* physically fit
* witty
* not afraid to admit he was wrong

My Tobias fits that description to perfection. He’s alpha male enough for me. See what you think:

The Blurb:

Abducted at fourteen and sent away to sea, rough and ready sailor Tobias Randall endured exile and cruelty only to have his plans for revenge crumble. He may have made a terrible first impression upon his return to Romsey Abbey, but he has a plan to reclaim his place—he’ll marry quickly and marry a woman of wealth. Yet the perils of life at sea are nothing compared to the danger of attempting polite conversation with a proper lady.

Blythe, Lady Venables, may be revered as a faithful, proper widow, but a cruel misunderstanding has placed her sanity in doubt. Determined to clear her name, she forms an uneasy truce with the wildest Randall of all, Tobias—a man shamelessly willing to seduce her—to uncover the mystery plaguing Romsey Abbey. With doubts and fears against them, Tobias and Blythe each venture into uncharted territory – love and scandal.

Thanks for dropping in on this stop of the Alpha Male Hop. I’m giving away 3 copies of Forsaking the Prize. Please leave a meaningful comment to enter the draw. “What traits do you like in your man?”

Update: Sorry folks, the blog hop on my site has closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow 9am Australian EST



63 Responses to Who wants an Alpha Male?

  1. Tin October 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    I like a hero who is confident and thoughtful. He must be strong but also show a sensitive side.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    – Tin
    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Holly Calhoun October 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    I like a man who is good looking, has a sense of humor, caring, and romantic!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Chrystina Williams October 20, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Sexy, intelligent, strong but sensitive, and loyal 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. JeanMP October 20, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Like reading about a man who is confident, protective and loyal.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Dani Mabe October 20, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Respectful, intelligent, protective.

  6. kristinaknightauthor October 20, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    The sensitive part gets me every time, Heather! Love a man who’s hard on the outside but inside has just a little bit of mush. 🙂

    kristi_writes_romance @ yahoo.com

  7. laurie g October 20, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Sexy, intelligent, strong but sensitive, and loyal 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. Lisa Walker October 20, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Strong, sensitive, and confident!

  9. kym amaral October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I like a man that is confident, but that can show a sensitive side too..and one that knows how to treat ya like a woman 🙂

    thanks for the hoppin fun !

  10. Aly October 20, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Inteligent, hot, caring, hot, has a sense of humor 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway

  11. Rachel October 20, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship – I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.


    I like strong, self-assured, intelligent, respectful men.

  12. Dawna Newman October 20, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I love that they are strong but with their special lady they are romantic and sweet. very protective and sarcastic.


  13. Jeanne Miro October 20, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Heather!

    I know exactly what I like in a man and fortunately my husband of 42 years has them!

    I want a man that know what he believes in and has a strong personality. I want his “caring side” to be one of helping out without being asked and showing me by doing and not just by buying me things. I want him to challenge me and to question my choices but to also listen to my reasons and accept that I definately have a mind and opinion of my own.

    Posessions are a passing fancy while a caring helpmate last for ever!


  14. kaylynd October 20, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I like a man who has a sense of humor and who is very protective. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Jenny October 20, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I think a sense of humor is the most important thing. I love to laugh and I have to be with someone that can laugh along with me.

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

  16. Lynne October 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Caring, a touch romantic, a sense of the absurd and fun.

  17. Lynne October 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm #



  18. Micheleann Oboyle October 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Thanks for being a part ofd this hop and a chanc to win angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  19. ashleyanne30 October 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I like a man that is caring, gentle with me, strong, protective, take charge and dominate!
    Ashley A

  20. Marlena Fein October 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    I like a man who is funny, loyal, caring, sensitive, sarcastic, and romantic. Unfortunately finding someone like that in real life isn’t as easy as it is in a book. 🙂 In real life I go for the beta’s since I am more alpha and like to be in charge. 🙂
    Thanks for joining in the blog hop. I am loving it!

  21. Tammy Turner October 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    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!


  22. arswthrt October 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    He must be strong, passionate and compassionate. Has a sense of humor, Protective.
    Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for your giveaway
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  23. Brenda Anderson October 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    A sense of humor is a must. But so isn’t listening to the one they love. xstitchdiva at att dot net

  24. Tamara Hoffa October 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    A man of honor. Loyal, intelligent, strong and caring

  25. Lisa w October 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Honor & trust, full devotion to those he loves!

  26. deb.p October 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm #


  27. vannasmy October 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    I think you nailed the alpha traits 😉 Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. vannasmy October 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    my email: vanna.smythe@gmail.com

  29. JanD October 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Honorable, loyal, intelligent, and and funny.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  30. yganoe October 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Slightly possessive, tender and loving. I married him!

  31. Barbara Brant October 21, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    I love a sexy Alpha male who is strong, confident, tall, dark, maybe a bit tortured, loyal, possessive of his female, and protective of those he loves.


  32. Jinni James October 21, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Sexy, strong, honorable, stands up for what he believes in, protects his female with everything he has, and lets not forget has a huge “appetite” for his lady.

  33. jennifer mathis October 21, 2012 at 3:48 am #

    i like a sense of humor and honesty


  34. Alicia October 21, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    I like the traits that you set out – sounds like a great guy 🙂

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  35. Phaedra Seabolt October 21, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    I like my man to be strong, determined, smart, honest, compassionate, broad shouldered, and short hair.

  36. Cassandra Hicks October 21, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    I love how brave, strong, possessive, protective, and capable they are 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  37. Mer October 21, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I like a hero with some depth.

  38. deanna_boocock October 21, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    love them sexy and witty

  39. latishajean October 21, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I would say strong and protective. What a fun blog hop love Alpha males thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  40. phaxx027 October 21, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    ALPHA MALES are AWESOME!!! Who doesn’t love them.
    I love alpha males who are comfortable with himself,
    passionate, problem solver, witty, not afraid to admit he was wrong…
    just everything about them I love!
    Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the Blog Hop.


  41. tanna4abak October 21, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  42. Joy F October 21, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I love alpha males and how strong and loyal they are.

  43. natasha_donohoo_8@hotmail.com October 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Being strong and protective. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  44. Traci Goodwin October 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    humor, strength, loyalty, fierce passion and passionate love.

  45. christina October 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    You hero sounds like a true alpha male. No they don’t have to be rich, but that is always a nice added perk.
    christina cgricci@yahoo.com

  46. Lisa G (@wolphcall) October 22, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    I like a man of honor. He is confident, intelligent, passionate, & protective


  47. Christina Livingston October 22, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Confident, honorable, strong, protective, & sexy with just a bit of dangerous.

  48. lindsayavalon October 22, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    I love a man who is protective without being smothering, confident, honorable, passionate, and of course, dominant.

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. Steph Brentson October 22, 2012 at 2:10 am #

    Sexy, intelligent, strong, protective, loyal, passionate, & he has to have a sense of humor.


  50. Veronika October 22, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Alphas are all sexy and confident, protective and also a little controlling 😀 But that’s why I love them!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. Inga Kupp-Silberg October 22, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Confidence, honestly, intelligence (which can be very sexy!), strong hands, protectiveness.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    inga dot kupp at gmail dot com

  52. Artemis October 22, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    I like alpha heroes who are strong, brave, and protective to his mate.
    Thank you for the giveaway and hop!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  53. Molly (@reviewsbymolly) October 22, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    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

  54. miki October 22, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    fore me: it’s imprtant that he is loyal and protective, persistent too

  55. Edna October 22, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    I much prefer a man who is strong, but not a bossy jerk. I want to see a tender side to him as well. Edna Curry edna@midco.net

  56. Misha K. October 22, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    I like a man who is smart, loyal, strong and good at sensing what others are feeling even when they aren’t expressing it properly~


  57. donnas1 October 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  58. MaryAnn Inabinet October 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    Confident, intelligent with a sense of humor!


  59. Shadow October 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I love alpha heros. So hot! 🙂 Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!

  60. Heather Boyd October 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Thanks everyone for visiting. The hop is now closed and I’m sorting out the winners. Unfortunately, it looks like I have a big difference between the comments on the blog post and Rafflecopters count. Don’t worry, I’m including everyone. Winner to be announced soon.

  61. Marlene Breakfield October 23, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I like a man, who is strong, intelligent, protective, loyal and has a wicked sense of humor.

  62. Jolene A October 23, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    I like a take charge personality. A man who is not afraid to be who they are and who fights for what he wants.



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