The Alpha Male Blog Hop!

In days past, he was a grunter. Alpha = hair pulling, head clubbing and lair dragging. We’ve managed to civilize our heroes somewhat since then, but I, for one, still want a man who’s just a little bit masterful. Who might take me by surprise occasionally and sweep me off to his lair (no dragging!)

Nathan Powell is a modern alpha male. No hair pulling, but lots of sweeping off feet!

Social misfit Jessamy James pays the bills with a cleaning job so she can do what she really loves: tell stories to children. She meets NFL superstar Nathan Powell when she cleans his house. He’s intrigued by her reclusive attitude, and she’s drawn to his open personality and lack of defensive walls. It doesn’t take long for attraction to set in, and for a relationship to blossom.

When Nathan is accused of dealing drugs, Jess is caught up in the media storm and finds her own vocation slipping through her fingers. They struggle together to clear his name and rescue both their careers.

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And now…the prizes! Comment below to go into the draw for a Catch a Shooting Star swag pack, AND for the blog hop grand prizes!

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!

 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!

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About oliviaventura

I was born many years ago in... No, seriously, all you need to know about me is that I love love LOVE reading, and it's even more fun to write my own stories (I get to choose the ending that way). I've worked in plenty of different jobs, many in retail, which is the best way to meet some really colorful people, and also in recruitment, telecommunications, and food safety. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and I'm still on the lookout for Mr. Right, so if you know him, send him my way.

Posted on October 19, 2012, in Authors, Books, giveaway, Romance Authors, Romance books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 51 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 stubborness 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

  2. 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.
    email: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

  3. i agree with elizabeth on what an alpha male is. i like hart mackenzie from jennifer ashley’s mackenzie series

  4. Nathan sounds like a great alpha! I like all kinds from the historical to the modern ones.

  5. Fantastic!
    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

  6. I have to admit there is something to be said about the Alphas from the days past, but I’m very much liking the sound of Nathan because the sweeping of feet definitely has appeal too!


  7. Hey There,

    Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! A perfect opportunity to meet new authors! It’s always fun trying to visit as many sites as possible! .

    I love alpha heroes who are take charge men! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have sexy looks, brains, money and a commanding presence that draws people. When they find their mates and fall in love they will move heaven and earth to stake their claim. This is exciting to watch even when they are not sure why they have to have or be with this particular person. An awesome love dance! It’s definitely addicting to read.

    I’m loving Nathan and Jess…love trumps every time…

    Thanks for the opportunity to meet you, explore your site and win some great prizes.

    Belinda G

  8. Thanks for the chance to win. I love a possessive alpha who is also tender.

  9. Alpha males, to me, are compassionate, loyal, honest, determined, strong, and have something in their past that made them into the men they are today.

  10. 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)

  11. Nathan sounds like a wonderful character, look forward to reading more about his story.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. I love Alphas. Luckily I married one. 🙂 Love this tour so many great ppl and great books and great prizes. xstitchdiva at att dot net

  13. Being strong and confident does not mean that tenderness and caring is not

  14. “Catch a Shooting Star” looks great!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  15. Love Alpha males. All of them.

    THANQ !!

  17. Your book sounds very interesting. I love Alpha with a few beta qualities. I want them strong and tender. 🙂

  18. I like their confidence and loyalty 🙂

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


  19. Christina Livingston

    great post! I love Alpha Males!!

  20. 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.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  21. micheleann oboyle

    alpha males have to be strong secxy having an edge and swag to them thanks for the chance to win

  22. Your book sounds yummy and has been put on my TBR list! I love football players. 🙂 Thanks for participating in the hop! I am loving it.
    Best wishes,

  23. I like that cover! He has the perfect physique!
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  24. Alpha Males are the best! I could hug them all 🙂
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. 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!

  26. what i love about an alpha male is how he can make a women feel, he can make her feel safe and make her feel protected, i also love how passionate the alpha male is especially when he falls in love; ohh when they fall they fall hard, its also they way they can get one look at your face and know if your not okay, they can look in your eyes and gaze deep in your soul and make your heart all squishy hehehe 😉

  27. I like alphas for their confidence and assertiveness.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  28. Alpha males are strong, passionate and protective.


  29. The intelligent, resourceful and protective Alpha is my fav. Try Master at Arms

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  30. My husband is an Alpha male that I keep on a tight leash! No know what he would do if I let him off the chain!

  31. I love the confidence and protective nature of an alpha.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. I love alpha males and how strong, loyal and protective they are.

  33. Oh~ I love the sound of your book and always love finding a new alpha. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win!


  34. Catch a Shooting Star sounds great and the cover is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jyl22075 at

  35. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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

  37. Cassandra Hicks

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  38. could we have maybe just a little passionate hair pulling LOL! looks like a fantastic read. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Strong,compassionate alpha males are the best.

    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  42. Love the cover for Catch a Shooting Star. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  43. Fantastic Blog Hop! Strong, Sexy and Smart are the criteria for an alpha male!!
    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  44. I think a good Alpha character must have strength, compassion, and above all, confidence 🙂 My favorite Alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  45. I love a good Alpha male story! Thanks for the opportunity!


  46. 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!

  47. Alpha to me means…..Confident, Strong, Assertive and Compassionate!

  48. I like alphas and their protectiveness. I like Zsadist.


  49. 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

  50. sounds like a great book and great prizes. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I love alphas! I hope that you have a great week!
    jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

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