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Posted on Dec 10, 2010 5:48:17 PM PST
Paula says:
Daegus in The Dark Highlander
Brodick in Ransom
Lachlain in A Hunger Like No Other

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2010 9:24:44 PM PST
"DNF"??? Unbelievable. Then again, to each his own.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 11:44:17 PM PDT
Angela Schmangela

I saved your comment about Moonrise. I'm terrified to read it cause I have read a couple of her ice books and the fear of a 1 paragraph ending that leaves me hanging. Hey, sometimes it isn't even a paragraph-talk about abrupt endings!!

I am worried that Moonrise will leave me wanting to once again smack Ms Stuart. Which is a shame. Her books give me a lot to think about as far as the great story telling and excellent character development, but, I am so irritated over the abrupt endings that all the good story stuff is lost to me
And that is a sin

But, sitting here shaking my head, I checked the book out and I am so interested, but....moving on

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 1:45:36 AM PDT
Roci says:
I would go for Bercelak from G.A. Aiken's Chains in flames. What is it about Dragons? Second would be his son Fergus fromDragon Actually (Dragon Kin, Book 1) If I had to depart from the world of dragons then I think Archeron has my vote. What?? I want alpha, intellect and adoration.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 5:09:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2011 5:09:31 AM PDT

I hear you about the dragons. Dang, they are the biggest and the baddest and the breathe fire and can fly...what's not to like

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 7:18:44 AM PDT
NewDiane says:
Auntie Sherry wrote about dragons <what's not to like?>

Fire breath must be worse than morning breath, and getting scratched by scales must be a lot worse than stubble rash.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 7:26:55 AM PDT
Norma T. says:
Definately WRATH from The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward. All of the Brothers are warriors..but Wrath is their Alpha...and my favorite as

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 7:29:00 AM PDT
Linda Howard's John Medina
Lisa Marie Rice's John Huntington

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 8:00:16 AM PDT
M. Tatelman says:
Come on. No one mentioned Bones !! Love him.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 9:38:06 AM PDT
Xwickslady says:
Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 9:58:21 AM PDT
E. Baffa says:
Gotta go with Malkom from Kresley Cole's "Demon From the Dark" (IAD series, Book 8). He literally takes on monsters single-handedly.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:14:08 AM PDT
T. Smith says:
There was a contest on a pnr website not too long ago for ultimate alpha and Jericho Barrons won. While I think the result would still be the same, I think they left out way too many possibilities. I mean Acheron wasn't there.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:21:35 AM PDT
B.E. Love says:
T.Smith I agree with you and they were paired againt YA. I think they should have split it into two categories one Romace and one YA, then they could have added more in each category.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:22:32 AM PDT
T. Smith says:
I think the women should have had a separate catagory as well. But that's just me.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 10:24:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2011 10:25:05 AM PDT
B.E. Love says:
yea I forgot about that, I agree with you, you really can't compair the three.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 10:37:59 AM PDT
Hey Saki, in the Regency category I have always liked Stephanie Laurens' Cynster heroes, especially Devil and his brother and cousins from the original series.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 12:37:55 PM PDT
Yeah, how could anyone possibly beat Acheron? He's a God. (literally)

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 1:21:23 PM PDT
I think I remember the contest and was shocked to see Jericho Barrons won. I kind of tuned out when I saw the direction it was going. Not that Barrons wasn't impressive (I haven't read the final book in the fever series), but there were so many other choices out there that were even mega alphas. I forget the term someone coined to give a higher level than alpha
Archeron is definitely one and so is Wrath. I have a special place for Bones, but he still ain't an Acheron or a Wrath

I also wasn't familiar with any of the highlander types that were voted so I definitely lost interest in it.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 1:23:29 PM PDT
NewDiane says:
Wulfric, Duke of Bedwyn ("Slightly Dangerous" by Mary Balogh) - Regency
Mikhail Khanaury ("Silk and Shadows" by Mary Jo Putney) - Victorian
Samuel Gerard ("The Shadow and the Star" by Laura Kinsale) - Victorian
Zane Mackenzie ("Mackenzie's Pleasure" by Linda Howard) - Contemporary

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2011 3:10:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2011 3:10:54 AM PDT
Chicky says:
What book is at Archeron in?

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 5:40:45 AM PDT
Chicky, Acheron is in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. He is a presence through all of them but then he gets his book called (very imaginative)... Acheron. Its a pretty dark series but also funny at times.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2011 9:26:59 AM PDT
R.B. Garrett - I agree, I love Devil Cynster. I actually think of him as a bit of a historical Rourke - I think they look alike (then again, I think Sinclair from the Undead series is what ROurke would look/behave like if he were a vamp!).

Auntie Sherry - iirc, Moonrise has like a one sentence ending - it was one of her more abrupt. Also, not my favorite - if you are looking for a really questionable hero - I mean, the entire time, through the end, could not decide if he was a good guy or bad guy - and if bad, how bad - but also, talk about an abrupt ending - read Ritual Sin.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 5:15:50 PM PDT
Aussie Girl says:
Hey booklover, I had that exact same thought re Rourke and Eric Sinclair...

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 6:22:15 PM PDT
Lori Foster, When You Dare. Dare is big and bad. Talk about top dog! Darius Santiago, in Princess by Gaelen Foley. Also, Duncan, from Julie Garwood's, Honor's Splendor. Joshua, from Ready, Lucy Monroe. And of course, all The IAD books by Kresley Cole! Love her books!

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 7:05:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 1, 2011 7:10:55 PM PDT
Reviewer Aus says:
Cindy Gerard and Kaylea Cross write some pretty tough guys who melt for their women. Both write gritty romantic suspense, and their men are hardened military guys.

For example, there is Cindy Gerard's Ethan Garrett, who walked up to his woman the second he saw her, told her he doesn't believe in wasting time, and then and there decided he wanted her forever. He killed a man who was about to attack her before she even knew what was happening. When they broke up and he hadn't seen her for a few years, the second he heard she was in danger he flew halfway around the world to rescue her. To the Brink (The Bodyguards, Book 3)

Or perhaps Luke Hutchinson by Kaylea Cross. He was a Navy SEAL and now he works for the CIA. He met his wife the night he came to her rescue in a bar, and then left her because she startled him one day and he hurt her. He looked over her from afar but was terrified of hurting her again. When he finds out she's sick he keeps her with him and does anything and everything for her. His story goes over the whole series and where we see him as a man heading off to sixty. He's alpha from start to finish. Absolution

Tara Janzen writes heaps of them. C. Smith Rydell is perhaps her most secretive hero, and pulls his woman to safety in the middle of a rebel gun battle in Latin America. After removing broken glass from her butt (!), they have some of the best sex ever. He has no problems doing whatever he has to do to deal with the bad guys, but he also has a major soft spot for Honey and her girly ways. Crazy Sweet/On the Loose (Steele Street, Book 7)

What I love about contemporary suspense heroes as opposed to paranormal is that they're the strongest and toughest because they made themselves that way. If they beat the bad guys and save the day it isn't because of some supernatural power, it's because they became alpha all on their own. That appeals to me so much.

PNR is full of super alphas, of course. Dante and Lucan and Tegan and friends from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series. Wrath and his friends from the BDB. Bones courtesy of Jeaniene Frost.

I'm not big on historical romance, but of course Jamie Fraser is there. I'd hesitate to call any Regency heroes an `ultimate alpha', as I don't believe the fancy, mannered English society of the time really lends itself to my requirements for the title. I do love men like Lisa Kleypas' Simon Hunt though!
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