Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop

Alpha Males.  You know you love em.  And so do we!  We're celebrating them and all their delicious alpha male glory for an entire week with giveaways at every single blog.

The alpha male I've chosen to feature is Étienne d'Alençon, hero of Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4.  He's a dark, dangerous, and powerful immortal.  He hunts vampires and kicks ass on a nightly basis.  And he adores strong women.  So when he sees mortal Krysta Linz take on four vampires with only a couple of shoto swords, Étienne is instantly smitten.  Now, if he can only find a way to convince her that not everyone with fangs and glowing eyes is the enemy . . .

Here's a brief excerpt.  I'll preface it by mentioning that Étienne is telepathic.  :-)

RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee

A low chuckle wafted on the night.

Eyes widening, she drew her second sword and turned in a slow circle. "Damn it! Show yourself!"

"Well, since you asked so nicely," a deep voice laced with a French accent purred behind her.

Gasping, she spun around and swung a shoto.

Once more, he caught her wrist. "Careful." The warning was gentle, carrying neither malice nor anger.

Krysta stared.

His touch sent electricity tickling its way up her arm. His flesh was warm, his long fingers free of callouses.

Her heart slammed against her ribs as butterflies erupted in her stomach. She should be furious. Frightened. Instead, she felt as excited as she would on a first date.


Stepping back, she withdrew her arm from his grasp.

Dropping his hand, he tilted his head and studied her with those entrancing amber eyes.

Yeah, he was hot all right.

Short midnight hair glinted in the moonlight. Faint stubble shadowed a strong jaw. Straight nose. Broad shoulders. What was clearly a well-developed, muscular build beneath a black T-shirt that clung to him courtesy of the vampire blood that saturated its front. Slim waist. Slim hips. All revealed by the gap in the long black coat he wore.

She didn't let her gaze stray further. The last thing she wanted to do while facing him was blush like a school girl if he had a nice package.

His tempting lips stretched in a slow smile.

Grand Prize

My Prize
A signed copy of Darkness Rises + a Night Unbound cover flat and Immortal Guardians swag.


The Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop runs from April 11th, 12:01am EST through April 18th, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.

Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment on this post during the hop, include your email address, and let me know who your favorite alpha male is.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries for my prize
For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

+1  Follow my blog. 

+1  Like My Facebook Page.

+1  Follow me on Twitter.

+1  Mention my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share it on Facebook.

+1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest.

Selecting a Winner for my prize
I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by April 23rd.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

There are more prizes up for grabs at the other stops on the hop!


  1. Oh he sounds...yummy! Thanks for joining in on the hop Dianne!

  2. Favorite heroes.... On the light side... Drew from Nalini Singh's Play of Passion, on the feral side... Mercury from Lora Leigh's Mercury's War, on the take no prisoners side... Voss from Gail Koger's Vexing Voss. ( Had to leave the comment as anonymous... AIM wouldn't work) kchaoss at aol dot com

    1. Forgot to add that I liked your FB page and shared this event on FB
      kchaoss at aol dot com

  3. Thanks for the Giveaway, I can't decide who my favorite alpha male is, there are so many different ones from so many different authors so sorry does it count if I can't give you a favorite? anyways my email is and I liked you FB page and am now following your blog.

  4. Thanks for your awesome giveaways! Hmm. Favorite alpha is really hard! I love Nalini Singh's Lucas (psy-changelings), Charles Cornick and Adam Hauptman (Patricia Briggs); and wyr sentinel Tiago (Thea Harrison's Elder Races)....and, of course, Curran (Ilona Andrews). They each have their own particular charm and draw. Too hard to choose!!
    I have done:
    +1 Follow my blog.
    +1 Like My Facebook Page.
    +1 Follow me on Twitter.
    +1 Mention my giveaway on Twitter.
    +1 Share it on Facebook.
    +1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway! I would say I have a few book boyfriends but by far one of my most favorites is Roland from Darkness Dawns. I just love him. I've read the whole series so far but I've read that book like six times already :) also I follow your blog and I like your facebook page. Ty again

  6. My fav alpha male is Mercury from Lora Leigh's Breed series. Like you on Fb and follow on twitter. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Love alpha wolves. Sounds like a hot read. Latemodelchica@hotmail. Com

  8. My favorite Alpha Male would have to be: Lucian Argeneau from Lynsay Sands Argeneau Series.

    Dianne I love your Immortal Guardian series.

    Thank you for the giveaway on this hop :)
    I have done:
    +1 Follow my blog.
    +1 Like My Facebook Page.
    +1 Follow me on Twitter.
    +1 Mention my giveaway on Twitter.
    +1 Share it on Facebook.


  9. I love Roland!!! He is just soooooooo BAD @$$!!! I love your whole Immortal Guardians series, but he is definitely my favorite!!!!! I have shared, I like your Facebook page already, & I am following your blog. I don't have Twitter to do the others :-(

  10. My favorite alpha male is Acheron from Sherrlyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. My favorite alpha male is Outlander's Jamie Fraser.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu
    +1 Blog Follow
    +1 FB Like

  12. Roland is definitely one of my favorite alpha males and Curran would have to be my other.
    +1 Follow Blog
    +1 Facebook Like- Stephanie Fredrick
    +1 Twitter Follower- @FredrickLynn
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    +1 Pinned-


  13. Specifically I am unable to choose one Alpha male is particular as I liked almost all I read about for some reason or the other.


    I have LIKED your Facebook page and FOLLOWED you in Twitter.

  14. Thank you for this awesome opportunity. I love all of your books. This series is awesome.

  15. I love Daemon and Lucivar from Anne Bishop's Black JHewels novels, Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series, Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series and Death from Kaylana Price's Alex Craft series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)
    GFC: BookAttict
    Twitter: @BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Hyatt
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  16. My favorite Alpha Male is Zach, Seth's (the leader of Immortal Guardians) cousin.
    +1 Like your facebook page
    +1 Follow you on Twitter. ~ Alice Danieli

  17. My favorite Alpha is Hawke from Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series.
    I've liked your FB page for a while, follow you on twitter and I follow your blog through email

  18. To many AWESOME ALPHAs fron so many great authors to list.

  19. Couldn't decide between Bastein or Étienne!! Luv ur series! Commented, tweeted, liked & shared. I can be reached @ Could really use the gift card, as waiting for my disability is taking forever! Thanks!

  20. There really are too many Alphas to choose from. I did however like your page, and shared on Facebook, as well as commenting here.
    My e-mail is Preferred Name is Cat.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. Zsadist from the BDB series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. Love your books!
    There are so many amazing alpha males to choose from, but right now my favorite is Jericho Barrons from the Fever Series.
    my email: myworkbox at hotmail dot com

  23. hi my alpha male is my hubby by a long shot... i do like lots of book alphas buy my hubby wins..
    i like your fb page and i follow you on twitter, and i mentioned your giveaway on twitter,
    my info is cyndi flores for facebook
    email is thank you

  24. My alpha right now is Gavin Hunter from Bound to the Fallen.
    I follow on gfc and like on FB.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  25. So many favorites including Jamie Fraser from OUTLANDER.

    +1 FB: Mary Preston
    +1 Email Subscriber: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  26. My fav alpha would have to be Andrew from the Psy/Changling series by Nalini Singh.
    Can't wait to see if Zach from the Immortal Gaurdians series takes the lead :D
    My email address is

  27. Curran (Kate Daniels series) is on eof my fav. alpha males!!

    Extra entries:
    +1 Follow my blog. (
    +1 Like My Facebook Page. (Betul Erikci)
    +1 Mention my giveaway on Twitter. (@gemiinii90)
    +1 Share it on Facebook. (Betul Erikci)
    +1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest. (gemiinii90)

    my email is:

    Betul E.

  28. My favoriite alpha males are Vishous & Butch...I also love Bones from the Night Huntress series and Thanatos from LotD series.

    Out of the guardians, I love Etienne, but I suspect Chase will take over the top spot once that audiobook is released.

  29. Thank you for the chance. One of my fav's is Roland Warbrook. shared on FB liked and Following on Twitter my email

  30. I like The Dark Highlander's Dageus MacKeltar.
    I liked your Facebook: Deb PelletierC

  31. Liked your FB page a long time ago. :)
    My favorite “Alpha Male” is Smitty from Shelly Laurenston’s “The Beast In Him”. He is a real laid back kind of sexy alpha male until you threaten someone he cares about. Then all bets are off and that BEAST comes out to kick ass.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  32. following on twitter, facebook, blog
    shared on:

  33. My Favorite Alpha Male is Bones from the Night Huntress series.
    +1 Twitted giveaway @angels_gp

    Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

  34. Christian Grey/Jamie Dornan, Damon Salvatore/Ian Somerhalder ,... they are sexy fellas! =) Also Gideon Cross & Damien Stark! Love all those guys! =)

    Extra Entries
    Follow your blog by GFC(Brandi)
    Follow on FB(Brandi Dagwan)
    Follow on Twitther(ShitBrandiSays)
    Shared on FB

    Thank you for having this giveaway!! I hope you have a great day! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  35. I love Adam from the Mercedes Thompson series!

    denishaw (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. My favorite alpha is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series.

    GFC follower - Dovile


    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  37. Favorite alpha? Alcide Herveux (True Blood)

  38., fav alpha male is Midnight from Laurann Dohner's new species series, he doesn't have his own HEA yet, but I'm waiting. I like your FB page and follow you on twitter already. Have your first 2 in the darkness series, love them!!***** tweeted your giveaway. Great giveaway, thanks.

  39. Out of your books Roland, if I have to choose elsewhere Acheron from the Dark Hunter series.

    liked fb-Donna Newman
    follow on twitter- @ANovelGathering


  40. I follow your blog and twitter and like FB. One of my favorite alphas is Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

  41. Right now my favorite alpha male is from A Hard Bargin by Ashe Barker, Nick Hardisty.

    I follow your blog by email (sabai30705(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Follow FB (#5,505) Shannon Hollow Kitty Flynn



    Thanks for the awesome prizes!

    Shannon F

  42. Follow blog : GFC : Olivia Tan
    Facebook Page : Leev Whitfield De-Manganiello
    Follow on Twitter : @Leev_7787
    Tweeted :
    Pinned :

    my fav alpha male right now is : Colton Donovan. Thank you for the opportunity.


    +1 Share it on Facebook.

  43. Joanna M
    annaoj (dot) mortes (at) gmail (dot) com

    Can't live without those Alpha males, can we? I'm so into the BDB right now, my favorite being "Hollywood" *sigh*

    I follow your blog via Bloglovin' , JoRead
    I already like your FB page, Joanna Moreno
    I follow twitter, @AnnMortes
    twitter share

    So many Alphas out there to love!

  44. Acheron from Dark Hunter series - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  45. Many Alpha to love, my favorite this month was Kaleb Krychek from Heart Of Obsidian!!

    +1 Follow your blog with GFC : Filia Oktarina

    +1 Like Facebook Page.

    +1 Follow on Twitter : @FiliaTsuki

    +1 Mention your giveaway on Twitter.

    +1 Share it on Facebook.

    +1 Pin on Pinterest.

  46. This is a great hop and my fave Alpha male is Rhys Blaidd from Scar by Kassanna.
    I'm following you.

  47. One of my favorite alphas is Simon from Elizabeth Lowell's Enchanted.
    Following blog via email.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  48. My favorite alpha is KMM's Jericho Barrons. (at least for this moment)

    +1 I've been following your blog
    +1 Liked you on Facebook
    +1 Shared the giveaway on Facebook
    +1 Follow on Twitter
    +1 Tweeted about the giveaway
    +1 Pined the cover on Pintrest

    I can't wait to read Night Unbound
    brown_angel 123 (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Thanks you for the chance