Friday, October 19, 2012

Alpha Matters: The Alpha Male Blog Hop starts now! :)

Hello world!

It's that time again - the time for an amazing blog hop with amazing authors giving away amazing prizes! The Alpha Hop ... where this time we celebrate our love for those irresistible Alpha heroes :).



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 Friday 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.


My giveaway? 
A free download of Something to Live For or Everything to Lose, Books 1 and 2 in the Moonlight Dating Series to at least THREE winners - the book of your choice in the format of your choice.
How do you enter the drawing to win these prizes?
By following the simple instructions in the Rafflecopter below... (NOTE: I don't send e-mail often to readers - not more than once a month. I message readers ONLY when I have a new release or for important announcements.) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


After the above, please also comment below with your e-mail address to be entered into the main drawing for the three MEGA prizes.





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. All your comments for my giveaway will count for the grand prize as well. [Please note: Entries without an email address will not be considered valid. All comments must be posted by October 22nd] 

Anyway, what this means is that you can enter over 200 times for the grand prize drawings!

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!



Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! (NOTE: The first two prizes are international; the swag pack is not and can only be mailed to US winners as it weighs over 20lbs!)

Be sure to come back here between October 19th and 22nd to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!

So, back to the gist of things...and what this blog hop is all about: The Alpha.

A hot, strong man. They say he's every woman's dream, right? Not so. I've met quite a few people who told me that they prefer a "beta" man to the self-assured, dominant type. Perhaps there's this perception that a strong man has to be cocky and arrogant. I disagree with this.

There are also some people who may think that an alpha hero has to be perfect. And who in the world wants a perfect man? (catch my snide grin here :)). Life is boring without a little trouble thrown in.

My .02? I believe alphas are intriguing because they are not average. They are experienced and know about life. As such, they have gone through pain. They are flawed, scarred and hide a lot under the surface. The alpha hero can be tortured and have deep, dark secrets. Totally irresistible, if you ask me :). Then the fun comes when a feisty, confident and smart heroine looks beneath the surface and discovers all their secrets, one by one - and turns their world upside down and inside out :).

My hero, Dane, in Everything to Lose, is very Alpha. He is stubborn, ambitious, has a scarred past, and made enough mistakes in his life to prove this fact. He's a strong man with a chip on his shoulder...and his ex-wife Lisbeth has just about had it with his unreasonable behavior. So, things are bound to change for Dane in quite an...um...interesting way. :)

So again, what's your favorite thing about a hot, strong alpha? I remind you to comment with an email address and you'll be entered for the grand prize, as well as my giveaway. 

And after you comment, please check out the other participating authors' sites (follow the handy linky list below) to see what they have on offer during Romancing the Hop. You can't go wrong with this fantastic selection... you'll be spoilt for choice! Some of my favorite authors and people taking part are: Zee MonodeeDana Delamar, Tami Brothers, Diana Layne, Lily Silver and Kristine Cayne.

Hope you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to ya!!

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About the Moonlight Dating Series:

Something to Live for
Available from: 
(eBook)



***HAUTE PINK MAGAZINE'S 2012 SUMMER READING LIST PICK!*** 

"This book does not fade to black!" 

"Delicately cast into a frame with frissons of the supernatural, this short story will have appeal to many types of readers, as it did to me. Ms. Owens has an intriguing touch with the aspects of characterization, plotting, and setting imagery; I'm quite eager to read more from her." 


Fifteen years ago, one fateful day bound the lives of two perfect strangers…

Melita Saari-Quinn is living the consequences of a traumatizing psychic event that turned her adolescence upside down. Now, disillusioned with her job as a psychotherapist and desiring a change from her lackluster existence, she hopes that something out of her  ordinary sphere of existence - something totally uninhibited and spontaneous - will renew her zest for life.

Alex Moncado seems to have it all – good looks, a successful business, and a fun life in “party central” of the Mediterranean: the island of Malta. Except for one day in the year when he can’t help but remember a tragedy that never should have been. One day he’d rather forget, because if he doesn’t, the guilt will consume him.


Can one passionate night together banish the ghosts of the past and give two lost souls a second chance? 





Only Fate can tell…


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Everything to Lose
(On Sale during the blog hop @ 99c!)
Available from:
(eBook)



From the suburbs of London to the old charm of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, follow the journey a broken couple must take to discover the long-buried secrets that shattered their marriage. 

Lisbeth Marsh put everything on hold to be with her ideal man, even the wish to have a family. But when the dream of everlasting love vanished into thin air, she was faced with the mistakes and prejudices of her choices. 

Dane Marsh is a proud man who spent years worshiping the gods of ambition. Toward this single-minded purpose, he sacrificed his happiness and peace of mind. Now that he knows what he's lost, will he have the courage to turn his life around? 


With a little meddling from Moonlight Dating's Jeanette Lagrange and a dash of magic, the two embark on the trip of a lifetime to bury the ghosts of the past. 


"Sensual, Emotionally Impacting, Deep-a Winner!"
"Natalie G. Owens always writes in awesome locations."

***In part previously published as "Mr. & Mrs. Foster". Extensively revised, lengthened and edited***








~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. 
Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!