Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Alpha Male Blog Hop

Hei Hei!
Hvordan har du det?   

Velkommen to the Alpha Male Blog Hop.

Carrie Ann opened the can of worms that is the Alpha Male.
Tall.  Dark (or shockingly blonde, depending on your preference).
Always devastatingly handsome.  

To me, nothing says Alpha Male like Bond.
 James Bond, of course.

He's strong.  Stoic.  Immeasurably capable.
And drop dead gorgeous.  (Daniel Craig, I am talking to you.)

A few years back I found myself in Jamaica.
A lovely place to find oneself, all things considered.
And on the side of the road in a nondescript area of town,
I stumbled across this sign:

It's not much bigger than a brick, 
and fades right into the stone wall on which it rests.
But it marks one of the literary world's greatest treasures:
The villa where Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels.

If one is creative with one's request,
i.e. if one outright begs the right people,
One might find oneself on a tour of the property.  

And once inside one might find a little something like this:

Yep.  That's the desk where Ian Fleming created 
James Bond himself.

And a little something like this:

Uh-huh, the pool adjacent to Mr. Fleming's villa.  

Can't you just imagine the ultimate Alpha Male 
Coming out of the ocean 
To sun himself in one of these chaise lounges?

Seeing Goldeneye was a writer's dream.
The combination of Ian Fleming's literary genius
And the location that inspired James Bond
Was simply fabulous.

Now for the fun.
As if all this talk of Alpha Males and Jamaica isn't fun enough.
Enter to win fabulous prizes in the Alpha Male Blog Hop!
Go to the Linky List below and leave a comment on any and all blogs (be sure to include your e-mail address!) to enter.  
That's right, you can enter over 200 times to win:

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
(Swag Prize ships to US residents only.)

And don't forget to enter my raffle below for a chance to win 
A $5 Amazon gift card!

So tell me.  Who is your favorite Alpha Male?
And who is your favorite Bond?

What are you waiting for?  Get Hopping!


  1. Favorite Bond...definitely a tie between Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton is a close runner up...I love a Bond that likes to get pretty boys!
    My favorite alpha male is more like a family of them...The Mackenzie's created by Linda Howard are my favorite ones...but I also love the Doms in Cherise Sinclair's Shadowlands series.
    my email is: qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

  2. Alpha males and Jamaica what a great post! I love when the alpha male has sweet side towards his love! When I think of alpha males, I think strong, loyal, protective, muscular!

  3. I love the pictures. What a great experience!! My favorite Bond is between Daniel Craig and Sean Connery. They really have that Dominant, Alpha male thing going.

    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

  4. He is strong, sexy and always knows what to do in any situation

  5. I absolutely LOVE this post. How cool is it to see where Ian Fleming worked. Awesome!

  6. My fav james bond is also daniel craig fans myself :)

    I love my alpha male to be strong,protective and love with everything he has.

  7. Love alpha males for their attitude and silent but strong personality. They give the heroine a feeling of being protected, controlled, dominated and more importantly wanted and loved.

    I don't have one favorite alpha (there are simply too many)

  8. confidence is my favorite trait...I like the newest Bond Craig Optimus Prime is kind of sexy too sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  9. I love the tall ones, quiet but with sexy eyes and a slight smile that comes out at times. Maybe one who gets my stupid jokes. Thanks for the giveaway!

    flockparty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. I love a strong alpha male that can still let you know what he needs and makes sure the other person’s needs get met as well.

  11. I like their attitude. They are strong, opinionated, demanding and so protective.


  12. I love the strength, possessiveness, protectiveness, and domination of alpha males.


  13. So lucky! I love James Bond! And I remember laughing when I discovered that Ian Fleming also wrote Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang (a movie my husband WON'T watch).

    I like Roger Moore because he's in the Bond movie I grew up watching with my grandpa :)

  14. I love the possessiveness of the alpha male as long as they have a dose of tenderness.

  15. 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)

  16. My favorite alpha male is Samuel from Patricia Briggs's books. I love that he has a compassionate side and loves taking care of people and animals. He is strong, loyal, loving...He also has a past that I am longing to get resolved.

    My favorite Bond was shawn connery. I just love his voice.

  17. My favorite Bond was Sean Connery, can't beat those first Bond movies.
    I like the strong, confident alpha who has an edge to him, but will do anything for the one he loves.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  18. My favorite alpha is Duncan from Duncan's Bride by Linda Howard.
    I'm not too into Bond, but I would pick Pierce Brosnan just based off of his looks.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  19. Jamie from Outlander is my favorite alpha.
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  20. I love Acheron from the Dark Hunter series


    I post as BLHmistress but signed in on rafflecopter as Dawna Newman

  21. Favorite alpha - Adam from the Mercy Thompson series

    Favorite Bond - I grew up with Pierce Brosnan so he is still my favorite - to me, he just look like what James Bond should look like

    Qualities - I love that “take charge” attitude and the willingness to fight for what they want.

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  22. I have a thing for Roarke in Nora Roberts books :)

    Im not a bond gal, sorry :(

    Thanks for the hoppin fun !


  23. I like most of the James Bond men,(shaking not stirred).Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan ect...
    Just how I like my Alpha males. ;-)

  24. great post! I love Alpha Males!!

  25. I like the confidence and looks in alphas.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  26. I love that Alpha Males are as fun to read about as they are to write about!

    My favorite quality in an Alpha Male is confidence.

    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).

    Sean Connery is my favorite Bond.

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

  27. 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

  28. Favorite current alpha has to be: Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. I just love his sarcastic sense of humor! As far as Bond movies, I have to go with the consensus and say Sean Connery! So jealous of your visit to Jamaica! Thanks or participating in the blog hop!
    Best Wishes,

  29. I like Alpha males because they are strong, passionate and protective.


  30. intelligent, protective and faithful. My favorite Bond is Sean Connery. Close second is Pierce Brosnan.

    rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

  31. I love an alpha male's confidence and protective nature!
    My favorite alpha ia Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series.

  32. Alpha males are awesome! Betas are too so got to love them ALL!
    This post was awesome!
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!

  33. Honor, confidence, strength

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

  35. I like an alpha male to have a take charge attitude. My favorite alpha at the moment is Rourke from the In Death series.

    As for James Bond, I don't have a preference as I've never seen any of the movies.

    Jyl22075 at

  36. I like my alphas 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.


  37. Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  38. Somehow missed the rafflecopter but thanks anyway :)

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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. My favorite Bond would be Sean Connery - because I used to watch his Bond movies with my Dad when I was younger. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  42. I love alpha males who are strong, sexy, and protective of those they love. Bones from the Night Huntress is one of my favorites. My favorite bond would probably Daniel Craig or maybe Pierce Brosnan (at least when it comes to looks!).

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. I like an alpha who is brave, loyal and protective. I also like a sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. My favorite alpha is Acheron and my favorite Bond is Sean Connery. I love alphas, who are strong, intelligent, protective, loyal, compassionate, and have a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. I have so many favorites!! One of my favorite alphas is Justice from Justice by Laurann Dohner. I love this book. And the man... hehe I love alpha heros. So hot! :) Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!