Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unwrapping: Love Those Alpha Males + Giveaway!

Hugh as Leopold in KATE AND LEOPOLD
There is no doubt that readers of Romance love their Alpha Males! We love them all from swashbuckling pirates to devilish Regency Lords to shape shifting heroes that capture our hearts to rock stars that find themselves mucking out stalls.

Hugh Jackman, actor, sexy man extraordinaire, plays Alpha Males so well that even if we were to discover he wasn't one in real life, we wouldn't care. I once heard him tell a story about how he peed himself on stage and he laughed happily which told me - yes, this man is exceptional and a true Alpha Male.

Alpha Males may have HUGE egos but they also have humility and so are able to laugh at themselves as easily at the world. A sense of humor is essential to winning a woman's heart and he is able to with such ease that other men probably can't comprehend how he does it.

Hugh as Drover in AUSTRALIA
We love that Alpha Males are confident and a natural born leaders. They are responsible and caring, gentle beyond belief when it comes to those they care most about. They adore women but don't act jealous or possessive over them and never elevate them too high by putting them out of reach on a pedestal. But an Alpha Male knows what he wants. When he discovers what he wants, he will become determined to have it. He knows he can most likely have any woman he desires but will only settle for the one who can truly capture his heart.

Now, in Romance Novels, Alpha Male heroes take many shapes ... we've got the types like the splendid devilish Regency Lord such as Leopold above, or the rough tough cattle driving Drover but then there's some of my personal favorites, the shape shifters. Come on ladies, you have to admit there's nothing like the animal that lives within every Alpha Male! Hugh does this one to the hilt!!!  You've got it, WOLVERINE!      [sigh]     Give me a minute. 

Okay, I'm ready to proceed.

When I think of Wolverine, I think of all the lovely shape shifters in the paranormal romance genre. By the way, if you haven't discovered these delectable, sexy, dream worthy heroes, please do, I wouldn't want you to miss out on some of the best reading ever!

One of my favorite series featuring shape shifters of all sorts is Pamela Palmer's Feral Warrior series. And my dears, I have an extra copy of her PASSION UNTAMED to give away today.

I promised I'd make up for Monday's mishap and I believe you will enjoy this taste of the paranormal.

There are currently six books in the series and the seventh (Fox's story) will be released in Dec 2012, I hope because I might just keel over if it's late. 

PASSION UNTAMED is the third book in the series and although I do recommend you read the series in order starting with Lyon's story in DESIRE UNTAMED, I'm giving away this one because it's the one starring THE Alpha Male of the series. Oh, Lyon may be the Chief of the Ferals and a lion shape shifter but it's PAENTHER who is the oldest of the Ferals and, in my opinon, the most virile, the most male, and certainly, the most ALPHA.

Though the Mage witch Skye has a gentle heart, demonic forces have enslaved her, forcing her to kidnap Paenther, a powerful and dangerous Feral Warrior. Even chained and naked, Paenther is a cunning prisoner who seduces her, body and soul, turning captive into captor. Paenther's pride demands revenge against the enchantress who emerged from the deep woods like a sensual vision and enthralled him, even as she makes his body burn with passion. Despite his fury over her treachery, Skye's gentle beauty calls to his soul, calming the wild chaos within him, and stealing his heart. But when evil threatens, Paenther and Skye's only chance at survival is to trust in one another…and the power of love.            

So ....

If you would like a chance at winning a copy of PASSION UNTAMED, please answer me the following question and include a valid email address in the comment and you will be entered in a random drawing to win PASSION UNTAMED by Pamela Palmer.  You'll love it!!!

Back to Hugh Jackman then ... we've seen him in so many roles that dreams were made from, my question to you is this:

Which Romance Novel Hero would you like to see Hugh Jackman recreate on the big screen?


If you'd like to learn more about the Feral Warrior Series, please click here.  : )

GIVEAWAY rules:  You must leave a comment with a valid email address to be entered in the random drawing. The Giveaway will run until 11:59PM ET Saturday, March 10, 2012 (by the way, don't forget to turn your clocks forward that night). A winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday's blog. I will, of course, contact the winner by email - if you leave a valid email address, that is.  This Giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY.


Vickieann said...

Can I say all of them???

Shauni said...

Anthony Malory!! Just totally popped in.. Maybe one of Gaelon Foley's Knight family.. oooo ooo Lucien from Lord of Fire!! Orrrrr Lucien from Feehan's Dark Guardian.. Although I like Gaelen's Lucien better.. I suppose he could be Gabriel.. or Damien.. Funny how I picked twins both times..

Amanda P said...

Bowen McReive - Lykae from Kresley Coles Immortals After Dark.

Somehow it just fits for me. =)

Beebs said...

Hugh Jackman can sit there and say and do nothing for 2 hours, I'd still go.

Thanks for the pics, great start to the day.:)

The_Book_Queen said...

"Hugh Jackman can sit there and say and do nothing for 2 hours, I'd still go."

Oh, I have to agree with you on that Beebs! LOL.

Hugh...Oh, how very yummy! And he plays so many different roles so well.... Van Helsing (where he does get to be, for a bit, a werewolf!) was one of the first ones I saw him in, years ago, and I've been a fan ever since. :)

I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with him playing any Alpha Male romance hero. Well, except unless he can suddenly get a terrific Scottish accent, I think we shall have to limit him from some of the Alpha Male roles. :)

Great giveaway---I read, I think, books one and two in this series (loved them) but have yet to get back to the series! Stupid TBR mountain, always getting in my way...LOL.


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Amy Valentini said...

Vicki and Beebs, you two summed it up perfectly, he can either do them all or just sit there and let us drool over him. [sigh]

I'm loving all the suggestions though. Wish we could really get him to do them, don't you? Anyone know a movie producer?

TBQ, the first thing I remember seeing Hugh in was the 2001 movie SOMEONE LIKE YOU, he even appears in nothin' but his briefs! Yay! If you haven't seen it, it's cute.

Thanks, everyone, for coming by and if you wish to be entered in the drawing for PASSION UNTAMED and forgot your email address, just leave it in a comment. xoxo

Andrea Dickinson said...

Oh! Put him in as a Navy SEAL in one of Suzanne Brockmann's books, puleeeze!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Amy Valentini said...

OH Yes! Hugh would be awesome as a Navy SEAL! Good one, Andrea! : )

gamistress66 said...

Devil Cynster definitely :) agree he would make a good Anthony Malory but think he'd be even better playing James (yummmmm) :) excuse me while I go daydream over those & all the other possibilities since vickiann & beebs have the right idea :D

Diandra said...

Tough one... usually I don't care if the view is right. ^^ I'd love to see him as pirate, and I would not even care whether "historical" or modern day.

Amy Valentini said...

A pirate?! Diandra, wow, Hugh would definitely make a great pirate, historical or modern day - as long as he wasn't too mean, right?!

gamistress - I think he would make a good James but I think he'd be Anthony better ... I always kind of see someone like Simon Baker as James, all golden and handsome. What say you all?

Loving all your suggestions for Hugh's Alpha Male hero types. : )

Dalila G. said...

WoW me!
So hard to pick just one role for our cutie Hugh Jackman to play on the big screen.
I will have to go with all of the above mentioned.
I was thinking of the
Hurst Amulet Series by Karen Hawkins. Anyone of those brothers, William or Robert, could be Hugh.
I can also picture him as Marquis of Rannoch of My False Heart by Liz Carlyle.
What do you think? Maybe?

I think ANYTHING I see Hugh in would be great!


Amy Valentini said...

Ooooh, Dalila, you hit a good one in Hugh as the Marquis of Rannoch, I can totally see him in that role. Have to agree that he could play any of our heroes and he'd steal our hearts.
Thanks for coming by, it's always a pleasure. : )

Vickieann said...

I had to stop back just to swoon for a while