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!

55 comments:

lizzie starr said...

loving these alpha males. :) I'm campaigning for man thighs. mmmm.

Natalie G. Owens said...

LOL *lizzie I'm with ya! :)

Karen Arrowood said...

Gotta love those Alpha males - they are always larger than life, and sexy as hell!

Thanks for the opportunity,
karen.arrowood@sbcglobal.net

Lily Silver said...

hi Natalie,
I totally agree with you about not liking alphas to be cocky and arrogant. and yet, it does seem to fit their profile. I think of Dean Winchester of Supernatural, *sigh*. And I think those things sort of make him attractive to me... Along with his kick in the door and shoot fast to save the girl (or the world) antics. Alphas are all about being in charge, and sometimes they annoy us all because of it

great post, can't wait to read your titles!
Darklily60@gmail (dot) com

Rachel said...

I love Alphas, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to be an equal in our relationship - I hate the feeling as if partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

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.

Rachel oceanrebel333 @ gmail.com

Tami Brothers said...

These books sound awesome, Natalie!!! Can't wait to read them.

My favorite hero is the fun loving, easy going type guy. I know a lot of Alpha's are that tall, dark type. But for me, I like someone who will help bring ME out of MY shell.

Thanks a ton for mentioning me. You are an awesome friend. :) :) :)

Tami

Anonymous said...

I am learning SOOO much about alpha males :)

I tried to follow by email and sign up for newsletter and neither ways would work for me :(

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

~Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jean MP said...

Thanks for the hop.
Tried to sign up for newsletter and FB but wouldn't work for me.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Natalie G. Owens said...

It seems there are some issues with the rafflecopter but rest assured I'm collecting all the names, and if you leave a comment here, that would be great, too. Sorry about the inconvenience but I think it's a rafflecopter issue.

Tessa said...

Alphas are wonderful because they are sexy, strong, yet caring, emotional. The mixture of macho man and an emotional, emotional man.
tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Oh so many Alphas. Where is a girl suppose to start????

koonie2888 at yahooo dot com

Belinda G said...

Hey There,

Doing the Alpha Male blog hop! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! 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 meet you, explore your site and win some great prizes.

Belinda G

belgre@comcast.net

Alicia said...

I love their "take charge" attitude".

Thanks for participating in the hop!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

JanD said...

I like an alphas for hi confidence, ambition, protectiveness, and take charge attitude.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

BLHmistress said...

I love alphas with the fiercely protectiveness, sarcasm, and will do anything for those he loves.

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Na said...

Alphas are my favorite characters to read about. They are so powerful.
Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

rfg72 said...

Thanks for the hop! If I meet too many more hot Alphas I'm gonna melt. Just a pile of goo in the chair

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Yvette said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Allyson said...

Love these alpha males! And having so much fun with this hop:)Enjoy your Sunday!
allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

Jyl22075 said...

I agree with you. I don't think alpha are all cocky and arrogant. I think confidence is important, but not too much of it. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jyl22075 at 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

Liese2 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!
sqwalker2@gmail.com

Phaedra Seabolt said...

Thanks for being in the hop and the giveaway.
phaedracamille@gmail.com

Renald said...

I love all Alpha males, thanks.
r.d1@myfairpoint.net

Veronika said...

Thank you for the wonderful post and the giveaway! Alpha Males are my absolute favorites! They're strong, confident, protective, sometimes a bit bossy, and of course sexy!

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Tamara Hoffa said...

lovinng the hop
sugerlady@aol.com

Joy said...

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

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

bn100 said...

I like alphas and their protectiveness.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

J Lenni Dorner said...

Missed out on your Rafflecopter giveaway. Oh well.

j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

Molly said...

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...

Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

Miriam Whitewolf said...

thank you for joining the hop!!!

latishajean said...

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

Ashley Applebee said...

I love Alpha Males because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.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.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

My favorite thing about an alpha is their confidence, protectiveness, & sense of honor

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

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for being a participant in the blog hop! I am loving the fact that I am discovering new authors and plenty of new books to add to my wish list! This definitely won't be my last one.
Best wishes,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christine said...

I love their sexiness, strength, confidence, protectiveness, assertiveness, intelligence. and their determination to do whatever it takes to get the love of their life.
Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop and for your awesome giveaway.

Natalie G. Owens said...

Congrats go to Dawna Newman, Tamara Hoffa, and Phaedra Seabolt (love that name!) for winning my little giveaway. Thank you all for participating!

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