Addicted to Alphas (The Alpha Male Blog Hop)

If you have ever been to this site then you know we at bookswagger think alpha males rule the romance genre and for perfectly good reasons. So here we are participating in another hop dedicated to our favorite romance heroes! I went to good ol Google to see what funny things came up under alpha male and I tell you it was downright scary. There are classes to teach men to be an alpha male, as if any self-respecting alpha male would need a class (yuck).

Here are some of the books that lead me down my path, to the alpha male, one word historical.

The Bride, Julie Garwood
Alec Kincaid a Scottish laird must take an English bride. Jamie and Alec got off onto the wrong foot in the very beginning, when she is chosen as his bride, when she did not know she was in the running. But nothing stands in the way of an alpha male, I discovered Scottish lairds were tops when it came to ruling the roost.

Silver Angel, Johanna Lindsey
The English Derek Sinclair takes his brother’s place, the Dey of Barikah his twin brother. He is the ultimate alpha meeting his lady as Pasha the ruler, then as an English lord.

Highland Warrior, Connie Mason
I know, I know another Laird, what can I say, when I discovered the highland alpha lairds I went gaga. Ross MacKenna, knows it all, he is strong and loves hard and makes the mistake of not believing his lady but saves her in the end…sigh.

Bookswagger Giveaway: $ 15 GC, comment and follow to win (Leave email address in comment field, your email address is also how you will be contacted if you are a grand hop winner good luck hope some one here wins the overall hop giveaway!).

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.

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. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

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 (US ONLY)!

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111 thoughts on “Addicted to Alphas (The Alpha Male Blog Hop)

  1. Aly

    I love alpha males in all genres.I read 2 of the 3 books you’re showing, and I loved them as well, I still re-read them when I want a good, funny historical. Though I think my favorite alpha males now are Raphael(guild hunter series), Lothaire(immortals after dark), Charles(alpha and omega) and Marcus(masters of the shadowland series).


    1. bookswagger

      These are a few that I read over and over too, I always say I wish Garwood would write another historical. I love Lothaire but I have to check out the other two…I think historicals started alot of people down the path to alpha male, its easy to be alpha holding a sword or leading a clan.

  2. Veronika

    I love Alpha Males! They’re sexy and strong and ahhh *melting*
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. kesummer

    All of three of those books are in my nighttable. I’ve switched to Kindle for most books, but I have about 15 paperback books that I always come back to. My copy of Silver Angel no longer has a cover and is falling apart, but I still re-read it from time to time.


    1. bookswagger

      I know I have rebought Silver Angel atleast two times, sometimes the collection gets so big you cant find anything and when you want to reread something you have to have it. That is why I think we will never be 100% digital we have so many paperbacks we love.

  4. Rachel

    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 @

    1. bookswagger

      Preach lol. I think for a lot of women they do not want to feel like the dominant person in the relationship. I always say I do not want someone I can take.

      1. Rachel

        Which is strange, actually, because I’m a very dominant person. It’s just – I’ve grown up being taught that “weak” men aren’t worth as much as strong men, so even when I don’t _need_ a man for his strength (because I’m strong enough on my own), the influence stays.

  5. JanD

    It’s been so long since I’ve read any books from Julie Garwood & Johanna Lindsey. I’m not familiar with Connie Mason. I read mostly paranormal and historical so I’m guaranteed alpha males.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

    1. bookswagger

      That is true and when I get a paranormal without a alpha male I am like yuck what is this how can it be unless it is funny. If you make me laugh you got me.

  6. kym amaral

    I enjoy Johanna Lindsey, but havent read Connie Mason.

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


    1. bookswagger

      Oh Kym would like her, if you ever get the chance to hit up a used book store they should def have some of her stuff so you can check her out at a low cost to see if you like her. She is a classic.

  7. JeanMP

    Haven’t read any of the books you have listed, love reading about confident, sexy and protective alpha males. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    1. bookswagger

      My goodness if you like Lindsey you would like Connie Mason, sometimes I am like Connie you really went to far but it is in a tame historical way like Mrs. Lindsey. Love them both!

  8. Jo

    I remember reading that Johanna Lindsey book when I was a teenager! I like strength, compassion, and above all, confidence in my Alphas. My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series. Thank you for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  9. mabledsoe

    Julie Garwood does give us some awesome historical Alphas. I just spent a week rereading my collection of her books. It was like visiting old friends.

    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  10. Alicia

    I’m surprised I haven’t read any of those books yet . .. hmm I think I need to stop following the hop and start reading 🙂

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com
    (following by email)

  11. Lynne Parker

    Loving Master Adam from the Master At Arms series right now. But really an intelligent Alpha is the best kind.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  12. Tammy Turner

    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!

  13. Fiery Na

    Some of my favorite alpha heroes do come from historical romances. Then again I like them all 🙂


  14. Jenny

    Highlanders definitely make wonderful alphas. I love your choices. The Bride was actually the first romance I ever read. I’ve been hooked ever since. I follow via email.

    Jyl22075 at

  15. chitsuen

    I do love a protective alpha male. And I loved Alec Kincaid in Julie Garwood’s The Bride. Awesome book. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂


  16. Veronika

    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

  17. phaxx027

    Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    They have be dark, mysterious, protective, humorous, loving, strong, and just be themselves.

    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!

  18. latishajean

    I love Alpha males who are strong and protecitve!
    What a great blog hop Alpha males are my favorite!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D

  19. Kimberly Gill

    Some of the Alpha’s I like to read about are in Lora Leigh’s Breed Series, J.D. Tyler’s An Alpha Pack novel, Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega Series, and Michelle Hauf’s books. I like Alpha’s that are strong and know what want & aren’t afraid to go for it either even if they have to take risks to get it. I also like Alpha’s that’s not afraid to let his mate fight that she too can be powerful and together they are a team they work together. Alpha’s that fight for what they want, declare their mates and don’t let anyone get in their way of their true love and happiness. or

  20. Qwillia

    I think the best thing about Alpha Males is that they aren’t threatened by strong females.
    If I went with favorite Alphas, not including the ones I write about, I’d have to pick all the Mackenzie men (and Mac) from Linda Howard’s Mackenzie series, then there’s the Doms in Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowland series (especially Master Sam).
    qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

  21. Kimberly Gill

    Some of the Alpha’s I like to read about are in Lora Leigh’s Breed Series, J.D. Tyler’s An Alpha Pack novel, Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega Series, and Michelle Hauf’s books. I like Alpha’s that are strong and know what want & aren’t afraid to go for it either even if they have to take risks to get it. I also like Alpha’s that’s not afraid to let his mate fight that she too can be powerful and together they are a team they work together. Alpha’s that fight for what they want, declare their mates and don’t let anyone get in their way of their true love and happiness. or

  22. Molly (@reviewsbymolly)

    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!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

  23. J. Lenni Dorner

    Saving Grace is my favorite Julie Garwood book.

    My favorite Alpha Male is Xavier (from my Existence series). I am also quite partial to Dr. Gregory House (of the tv show House M.D.), Sheriff Carter (of the tv show Eureka), and Chief (from “The Laughing Man” in JD Salinger’s Nine Stories).
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

    1. bookswagger

      You know I have Saving Grace! OMG J I love you I loved Sheriff Carter and am still so sad that show is gone. I still keep hopping it will come back,

  24. susan platt

    I love alphas and those three books are the original alphas…read them when I was into historicals in my twenties and still have them in my bookcase!
    awesome blog hop!
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  25. Mel brock

    It is odd how Scotland seems to be the main exporter of Alpha males.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    misstrangelove (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Marlena Fein

    I have followed using my email charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com! LMBO about the alpha classes. It brings to mind for me, the movie Hitch. While that was a success story, I think alpha’s are born and maybe created through tragedies, not created through an eight week course! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
    Best wishes,

  27. Lisa G

    Johanna Lindsey & Julie Garwood also started me on my journey into romance.


  28. tanna4abak

    I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love that they are strong, loyal, confident, and how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
    I follow via Networked blogs and on Facebook.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  29. Beckey

    Thanks for sharing that post I have read both Julie & Connie books (not so much into the Lindsey ones, sorry)
    Following email & FB


    1. bookswagger

      Thats fine I didnt write them so def don’t take it personally, feel free to say whatever regarding books here. I appreciate you stopping by Becky.

  30. MostlyMisha

    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂 Love this hop~ because I love alphas! I like them confident, intelligent and extremely protective of what they consider theirs. It’s also important to me that he be loyal and true for those he cares about~ while having the ability to be extremely dangerous toward everyone else.


  31. Stephanie

    I love alpha males. Bones from the Night Huntress series is one of my favorites!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. Shadow

    I love alpha heros. So hot! 🙂 I love how dominant, possessive, loyal and protective they are. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!

  33. arswthrt

    I really enjoy all three of these authors.. They definitely have some great Alphas… Especially Johanna Lindsey!
    Thanks for being part of this awesome blog hop and for your equally awesome giveaway.
    Best wishes
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

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