Friday, May 4, 2012

Who doesn't love the alpha male?

I love alpha males, and I love to write about them. The ultimate hero in romance fiction is the alpha male... powerful, mysterious and totally attractive to the heroine.
So what is an alpha male?
The alpha male is the "man with the plan," and women are wired to go for this type of guy. Look through the pages of my books and you will find cowboy, current and former military, lots of law enforcement, even some corporate icons. But they all have the same thing in common–they are alpha males. He is sexy, confident, great in and out of bed
The term "alpha male" is sometimes applied to humans to refer to a man who is powerful through his courage and a competitive, goal-driven, "take charge" attitude.  Alpha males take greater risks. With their bold approach and confidence "alpha males" are often described as charismatic.
They are aggressive, results-driven achievers who insist on top performance from themselves and others. Courageous and self-confident, they are turned on by bold, innovative ideas and ambitious goals, and they pursue their objectives with tenacity and an urgent sense of mission. Their intense competitive drive keeps them focused on the gold - silver or bronze simply won't do - and they're always keeping score. Often charismatic figures who command attention, they exert influence even when they're low-key and inconspicuous.
Whether heading a band of warriors, bringing a vital new product to market, guiding a team to glory or steering a giant conglomerate, alphas are hardwired for achievement and eager to tackle challenges that others find intimidating. Along the way, they inspire awe and admiration - and sometimes fear and trembling. Wherever they are and whatever they do, they stand out from the crowd, usually leaving an indelible impression on those whose lives they touch.
I hope you'll meet some of my hottest alpha males-the heroes of The Phoenix Agency series, of The Sentinels, Cats Eyes, and so man y others. But especially my two latest releases, Out of Control and Dark Secrets. They are both sexy cowboy sheriffs (how much more alpha can you get?) and I hope you'll fall in love with them. Available where all ebooks are sold.
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And of course my web site, where all my alpha heroes live-www.desireeholt.com.


Tina Donahue said...

Oh hell yeah I love alpha males - is there any other kind of hero?? :)

rodgers.shelli said...

Alpha males rock! there is nothing better!

Cindy said...

Isnt that why we all read - for the sexy alpha males :)

Loved Out of Control - you rocked the sickest villian catagory with that one. I will have to check out Dark Secrets.

Anonymous said...

Sure do love alpha males. Meeting Cole Landry in Out of Control was a delicious delight. I think my favorite of all your alpha males that I have met to date id Mark Halloran in Jungle Inferno. He's a dream come true.

Margie Hager

jean hart stewart said...

Everybody loves them, of course. Alphas are what keep the pages turning.

Stormie Kent said...

Alphas are awesome. The best part about alphas in a romance? The way they are softened by and for the heroine.

Desiree Holt said...

I totally agree with all of you. And all of my alpha males, no matter how hard or edgy, always have the slight flaw that makes them so appealing. And Cindy? you just made my day!

Fiona McGier said...

Waves hand in air...I don't like alpha males! I prefer beta males, who talk about their feelings and aren't afraid to be vulnerable with their women.

In real life every alpha male I ever met was a boorish, pompous a-hole who never gave a moment's thought to anyone else's feelings, since only his were important. So give me a strong yet sensitive beta male anytime.

Hey, since all of you are into alphas, that leaves more for me, right? smile.