October 19, 2012

The Alpha Male Blog Hop

Lindsey Fairleigh here, just waiting for my interview subject, Jason Cartwright. The ex-Green Beret kindly (okay, maybe "kindly" is bit of an exaggeration) agreed to have a little chat with me on the topic of ALPHA MALEs. How delicious. Ah...I think I hear him in the hallway...
As Jason walks in, I have a hard time not gawking. I always forget how simply LARGE he is. At 6'4" and just shy of 250, the man is a tall, hard, and surprisingly stealthy killing machine. To top it off, his chiseled face would make any ancient Greek statue jealous. And then there are his eyes...a blue to rival the Caribbean Sea. For a minute, I forget why I'm here...wasn't I going to...

JASON: Ms. Fairleigh. Oh, right, the interview. I watch Jason fold himself to sit on the log opposite mine. A pleasantly roaring campfire separates us, which is just fine with me...the man is INTIMIDATING as hell.

ME: Hello Jason...it's nice to see you again. His lips twitch, but he says nothing. So, thanks for agreeing to this interview...I know you don't have a lot of free time these days.

JASON: Not a problem--besides, I owe you.

ME: What are you-

JASON: You know exactly what I'm talking about. His eyes flick to the petite red-haired woman combing a paint horse's mane. Ah, yes...Dani. I may have written them in a virus-ravaged world, but at least they had each other.

ME: Right. So, I'm actually here to talk to you about your role within your group of survivors. How would you describe your role?

JASON: His eyes narrow in thought for a few seconds. I'm the guy who keeps everyone out of the huge piles of shit you've so generously placed around us. Ah, how very Jason-y of him.

ME: Yes, well, I aim to please. Jason snorts but says nothing. Would you characterize yourself as an Alpha Male?

JASON: Like a gorilla with a dozen women just waiting for me to-

ME: No! I mean, that's not exactly the type of Alpha Male I was talking about...exactly. He chuckles and the sound electrifies the hair on the back of my neck. According to the Oxford Dictionary, an Alpha Male is a man who assumes a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations. Do you see yourself this way?

JASON: That's a stupid question.

ME: I lean closer. Why?

JASON: Because you already know the answer. You're wasting my time. His eyes flick back over to the little red-haired woman. She's moved on the the horses tail. 

ME: Women love Alpha Males. There are workshops...some call them "boot camps"...where men can learn how to be more "Alpha". What do you think about that? Worried about the competition. Jason barks a laugh, and I shift back on my log.

JASON: What competition?

ME: Okay...so, if you weren't here, who-

JASON: I'm bored with this conversation and I have shit to do. He stands and nods his head at me. Ms. Fairleigh. He walks off in the direction of the small woman and her horse. As he draws closer to her, I can't help but notice the way his posture changes, softening, becoming more welcoming. I shake my head and stand to leave.
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 Jason Cartwright is a character in AFTER THE ENDING, book one of THE ENDING SERIES, to be released in late December. The story follows two young women as they attempt to survive a viral apocalypse and find their ways to each other across the desolate and violent United States. It is a story of survival, friendship, hope, and love...along with awesome ass-kicking and adventure. An excerpt of the first six chapters can be found at our website
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REMEMBER...across the whole BLOG HOP there are three ginormous GRAND PRIZES. To enter the contest, you must comment on participating blog posts and include your email address in the comment.

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
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3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!


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67 comments:

  1. I love alpha males because they take charge, kick ass and look great while doing it! Just their commanding presence in a scene gives me the chills! I can't just pick one so my favorite alpha males are Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series and Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Both are similar and different in so many ways but have the same stubbornness and raw animal magnetism that defines them as alphas.
    Thanks for the awesome hope and for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  2. I love my Alpha Males most when they're holding a leash, or at least a pair of fuzzy cuffs, and I definitely love it when they're bisexual. :)

    bellasbookslut [at] gmail [dot] com

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  3. I love an alpha hero who isn't afraid of a strong female. My favorite alphas are Linda Howards' Mackenzies...yummy. And Cherise Sinclair's Doms from her Shadowlands series.
    Qwillia
    email: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

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  4. I love the confidence of an alpha! Barrons is my gold standard. sstogne1 at gmail dot com

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  5. Sexy eyes get me every time and maybe that male swagger when they walk into a room just knowing they can kill every one there! YEOW!!

    Thanks for the giveaway! flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  7. Jason sounds very intriguing! Thanks for the interview and giveaway...

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  8. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Sandy

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  9. Got to love alpha heroes!! Thank you for being a part of this hop.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Great hop - I love alpha men!

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Great post! xstitchdiva at att dot net

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    1. Thanks! Alphas are always...interesting...interview subjects!

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  12. great post all men want to be that gorilla lol

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  13. I love alphas! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  14. Great character interview! Jason definitely sounds like an alpha :)
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Jason sounds wonderful!
    Yvette
    yratpatroL@aol.com

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  16. I am so loving all of these alphas. Going to make for some interesting dreams tonight.
    phaedracamille@gmail.com

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  17. 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.

    Thanks for doing this!

    Rachel (oceanrebel333 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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  18. Enjoyed the character interview, Jason sounds amazing. Love reading about alphas.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  19. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALPHA IS THE MAN THAT'S COMFORTABLE N HIS SKIN.HE MAY HAVE BEEN MORE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS OR EVEN SERVED TIME N THE SLAMMER BUT HE'S STRONG PASSIONATE READY 2 LEAN A HAND CARES ABOUT EVERY & ANY ONE! I LOVE SETH FROM SHANNON MCKENNA's bk. "BEHIND CLOSED DOORS"SETH MY MAN..yayyy!
    redz041@yahoo.com

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  20. Great character interview! I love the way my to read list is growing thanks to this blog hop!

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    1. Thank you! And I so totally know what you mean about the reading lists...

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  21. LOL Jason's comment about being Alpha that's just what I love- a sense of humor.

    I post as BLHmistress but signed in RC as Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too! And somehow they end up being funny without meaning to...love Alphas!

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  22. Ha! That was a fun read. I love when characters give authors attitude! (I know mine do all the time...)

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

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    1. Thanks! I agree about characters giving attitude...they're always my favs to write...and read.

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  23. Character interviews are always fun :)

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I enjoyed the character interview, best of luck with your release !!

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Love all Alpha males, sexy.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  27. great post! I love Alpha Males!! mygirls01@yahoo.com

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  28. Great character interview! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  29. Thanks for the extra giveaway!
    readingromances,contactATgmailDOTcom

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and congratulations on your new release in December. I am sure it will do wonderful. It sounds like a must read!
    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Aw shucks...thanks! We're super excited :)

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  33. 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 cource sexy!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Glad you liked it...they're my favs too. For some reason, stories just aren't worth reading (or writing) without them.

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  34. Congrats on the upcoming book release.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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  35. Alpha males are strong, passionate and protective. I wish I had one.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. Intelligent and protective

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

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  37. I like the confidence and protective nature of an alpha!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  38. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL! Gamma!
    Woah~ Jason was an alpha male
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  40. Haha ~ loved the interview! Alphas are so great how only the one they love gets to see that certain side of them. :)

    MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. After the Ending sounds awesome!

    Jyl22075 at gmail.com

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  42. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  43. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. i love how powerful, fierce and passionate alpha males can be.
    i totally want to read your books
    raynekitten@gmail.com

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  44. I like alphas and their protectiveness.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I'm definitely an alpha male kind of girl! Bones from the Night Huntress series is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. Missed the rafflecopter but thanks :)
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  47. 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

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  48. 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

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  49. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective, loyal, compassionate, and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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