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!