Thursday, 15 November 2012

Who Doesn't Love an Alpha Male?

By Desiree Holt
I love alpha males, and I love to write about them. The ultimate hero in romance fiction is the alpha male... powerful, mysterious and totally attractive to the heroine.
So what is an alpha male?
The alpha male is the "man with the plan," and women are wired to go for this type of guy. Look through the pages of my books and you will find cowboy, current and former military, lots of law enforcement, even some corporate icons. But they all have the same thing in common–they are alpha males. He is sexy, confident, great in and out of bed
The term "alpha male" is sometimes applied to humans to refer to a man who is powerful through his courage and a competitive, goal-driven, "take charge" attitude.  Alpha males take greater risks. With their bold approach and confidence "alpha males" are often described as charismatic.
They are aggressive, results-driven achievers who insist on top performance from themselves and others. Courageous and self-confident, they are turned on by bold, innovative ideas and ambitious goals, and they pursue their objectives with tenacity and an urgent sense of mission. Their intense competitive drive keeps them focused on the gold - silver or bronze simply won't do - and they're always keeping score. Often charismatic figures who command attention, they exert influence even when they're low-key and inconspicuous.
Whether heading a band of warriors, bringing a vital new product to market, guiding a team to glory or steering a giant conglomerate, alphas are hardwired for achievement and eager to tackle challenges that others find intimidating. Along the way, they inspire awe and admiration - and sometimes fear and trembling. Wherever they are and whatever they do, they stand out from the crowd, usually leaving an indelible impression on those whose lives they touch.
So next time you want a healthy dose of the ultimate male, the one who makes all your nerve endings sizzle and fulfills all your fantasies, climb into the pages of a romance novel. That’s what I do!

Want to check out my alpha males? Here are some suggestions:

The Phoenix Agency Books: Jungle Inferno, Extrasensory, Delicious Danger, F Stop, and coming soon—Touch Me
Attack Force: Unconditional Surrender and coming soon: Lock and Load
The Sentinels, Books 1-6
Rawhide, The series: Books 1-4 and coming soon Books 5-8
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Facebook: desireeholtauthor
Twitter: @desireeholt


Desiree Holt said...

Thanks everyone for having me as a guest today. Let's see if we can have some fun with the hot alpha males.

Ditter said...

I love Desiree's Alpha's!!! Always a terrific read!! Rock on lady!

Pam said...

Desiree, I haven't read any of your books yet but they are certainly on my TBR list....they sound really awesome...

Gloria Esau said...

your books are on my TBR list Desiree! who doesnt love an alpha male!!

Barbara Elsborg said...

I love alpha males but they have to have problems!! Then I can mend them and all is well with the world. Alpha females, I'm far less keen on. Probably because I'm not one!

Barbara B. said...

Mmmm...Alpha males! Love them. I haven't read any of yours yet, Desiree, but you are most definitely on the tbr list! Sounds amazing.


Desiree Holt said...

Thanks for the great comments. I'm happy to share my sexy alphas with you.

Anthology Authors said...

Er, well, um, I like the thought of an alpha male, but being with one would result in someone's death, most likely. See, I think I might be alpha. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm alpha all the way. But I know how to share command... in some things. If I was with a guy who said, "This is what we are doing and you have no say." My response would be: "And where would you like me to put your ass after I've handed it to you." :D


Desiree Holt said...

Marci, you are just hysterical! But my alphas know how to treat them women. The are dominant but not controlling and they like women equally as strong.

Telma Cortez said...

Alpha males, lots of those on my flights. They dont always come with the full package though, but when they do. Happy Days...