It's time to celebrate alpha males in The Alpha Male Blog Hop hosted by Carrie Ann Ryan! The hop begins today and continues through October 22nd. Over 200 authors and bloggers are participating, offering up a prize at every stop. 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.
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B and N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
I happen to love alpha males, both as a reader and as a writer. I like their strength, their determination. I like their willingness to do anything and sacrifice everyything to protect those they love. I particularly like alpha males who prefer strong women. I even like the bad boy alpha males.
Sebastien Newcombe, the hero in my latest release – Phantom Shadows, Book 3 in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series – has been very bad. So bad, in fact, that he was a villain when my series began. Bastien once raised an army of psychotic vampires and waged war with the Immortal Guardians, powerful immortal warriors who seek to protect humanity by hunting and destroying vampires. Then his world turned upside down and Bastien now must fight alongside the immortals. Needless to say, his entrance into their ranks is not going well. Neither the immortals, nor the humans who aid them, are willing to let him forget his dark past and dark deeds. But much is at stake, and Bastien has never backed down from a challenge. When he refuses to do so now, Dr. Melanie Lipton raises her voice – and her blades – in his defense, fighting by his side and winning the heart he thought had long since died.
For my prize, I’m offering a signed copy of Phantom Shadows + Immortal Guardians swag.
I hope you'll enjoy Bastien and Melanie's story!
"With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page."
~ The Romance Reviews
“Knowing your enemies is a key concern in the newest installment of Duvall's excellent Immortal Guardians series. Vampires, and the virus that drives them insane, have been the primary threats that our heroes have been fighting against, but there is a new player in town. With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!”
RT Book Reviews
Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire. . .
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different – and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question – he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him. . .
She stared at him in silence for so long he began to feel a bit self-conscious. “You can feel other people’s emotions?” she asked finally.
“Yes. And Stuart’s told me he was lying to try to save his ass.”
Again she stared at him.
“What?” he asked when the silence stretched.
“You can feel my emotions? Right now?”
“No. I have to touch you to feel them.”
“So . . .”
He could see her considering it, trying to remember every time he had touched her or she had touched him. At the network. In her car. At David’s. Trying to remember what she might have inadvertently revealed.
“You might have mentioned it. Given me a little warning.”
“Such didn’t occur to me.”
“What do you feel when you touch me?” she asked.
Bastien’s attention dropped to her full lips as she licked them anxiously. “Sometimes I feel your concern. Sometimes uncertainty. Clinical detachment. Fear the first time we met.”
“Well, our first meeting was rather . . . explosive.”
That was putting it mildly.
He knew what she sought. “Sometimes my gift tells me you feel what I feel myself every time I look at you. Or think of you. Or touch you.”
Her soft, smooth neck moved with a swallow. “You’re attracted to me.”
“I’m attracted to you.”
“What are we going to do about it?”
The contest lasts from Today (October 19th) through October 22, 2012. The Kindle prize, Gift Card, and my own prize (book + swag) are international. The Swag Pack is US only.
Leave a comment below with your email address and let me know what you like most about alpha heroes. Or, if you prefer, why you like beta heroes better. :-) Also mention any extra entries.
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Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose a winner after verifying all entries and will email the winner by October 24th. The winner will have one week to contact me. The grand prize winners will be notified by Carrie Ann Ryan.
Good luck! And have a wonderful weekend!