Afton Locke – Tall, Dark & Alpha: An Alpha is Confident
Tall, Dark & Alpha: An Alpha is Confident
Thank you for hosting us today. We’re excited to talk about the alpha trait confidence and our stories for the boxed set Tall, Dark & Alpha as we try to figure out: what IS alpha?
An Alpha is Confident
If the alpha man ever doubts himself, he doesn’t let it show. When he walks into a room, he owns it. Because he exudes confidence, he usually gets what he wants.
In Two Cops, a Girl and a Pair of Handcuffs by Paige Tyler, a contemporary romance, the heroes, Reed and Hayes, are both cops. Whether it’s their job as cops, or making love to a woman, Reed and Hayes are definitely confident. (Working the late shift just got a whole lot more fun!)
The alpha hero in Chase and Seduction: Hot Country Series, Book 1 by Randi Alexander, a contemporary romance, is a musician. Chase Tanner knows Reno Linden wants him, he can feel it in his bones, and he also knows he has the skills to seduce her into his bed, and the talent to keep her coming back for more. (Come backstage and get your hands on country superstar Chase Tanner!)
In Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic by Sam Cheever, a paranormal romance, the alpha hero is a bounty hunter.
The hunter consumed her with his gaze, watching her from beneath a thick arc of lashes. The flames of the fire flickered in his dark eyes. Audie Kord looked like a man who knew exactly what he wanted and was certain of getting it.
In that moment, when Yeira’s sexual core convulsed with raging need, her nipples jutted against her soaked shirt, and lust tightened into a painful knot in her belly, she thought he might just be right.
It would take a monumental effort of will for her to resist his charms. (A grand passion in an apocalyptic world. A love beyond reason and without boundaries.)
The alpha hero in Rock My Boat by Afton Locke, a paranormal romance, is a shape shifter. When Simon struts across the ship’s deck or dance floor, he owns his surroundings. That is, when he’s not swimming like a fish and owning the sea.
He didn’t just enter. It was as if he swam through the throngs of seated and standing people, twisting his torso and hips in sinuous movements.
(Once addicted to the sea, you can’t escape its pleasures.)
Silver Tongued Devilsby Dawn Montgomery, a sci-fi romance, has two alpha heroes. Na’varr was a born prince, raised to protect and nurture his people. When a bloody coups d’état destroyed his family, he rebuilt his empire from the ashes. Brom has overcome a hellish life. Nothing will shake the foundation of his path. (She was always one step from hell until she found redemption in their arms.)
The alpha hero in Crazy by Eve Langlais, a paranormal romance, is a vampire. Zane is a total old-fashioned alpha male. Cocky and self-assured are practically his middle names. (Ella hears voices and they don’t like anyone.)
In Sex With an Ex by Eve Vaughn, a contemporary romance, the alpha hero is a lawyer. Ethan Boudreaux is a man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. (When two divorcees reunite in the bedroom, the sex is hotter than ever, but can their hearts survive the second time around?)
The alpha hero for In Her Wildest Dreams by Farrah Rochon is a CEO chocolatier. Gavin exudes confidence in everything he does. After all, a man has to be confident to wear an apron and make chocolates for a living. Gavin does it with ease. (When the woman of his dreams asks him to create a Valentine’s Day fantasy, Gavin plans to show her just how sweet their reality could be.)
Tall, Dark & Alpha boxed set
*Releases March 8th from Amazon and other online retailers.*
He makes your heart pound and melts your resistance away. He promises you a world of passion and you find it impossible to resist his dark charm. When he catches your eye across the room, you know he means business. He could be an executive, cop, shape shifter, or a bad boy looking for a little fun. Once he has you in his sights, you can’t get away—and after one sizzling night in his arms, you won’t want to. He’s Tall, Dark & Alpha. The alpha male is the ultimate indulgence…the richest dark chocolate…and we’re offering him to you in abundance.
Delve into the sensual worlds of award-winning authors: Randi Alexander, Koko Brown, Sam Cheever, Delaney Diamond, Eve Langlais, Afton Locke, Dawn Montgomery, Farrah Rochon, Paige Tyler, and Eve Vaughn. Immerse yourself in the alpha male experience.
Featured Story – Two Cops, a Girl and a Pair of Handcuffs by Paige Tyler
Cilla Garner has it bad for Hayes Prescott and Reed Lockwood, the two hot cops who come into the coffee shop where she works the late shift. When her coworker goes home early and leaves her alone with Denver’s finest, she can’t help but flirt. Of course, if they both end up asking her out, she has no idea how she’ll choose. The idea of having a threesome doesn’t even enter her mind until they hint at it, and then it’s all she can think about.
She has the perfect opportunity to take them up on it when they offer to drive her home after work. What girl wouldn’t be thrilled at the idea of sleeping with two guys who come with their own handcuffs?
Cilla had always kind of had a thing for cops. The tight uniforms, all that leather, the handcuffs, the air of calm, assertive authority. They definitely did a number on her. Which made carrying on a conversation practically impossible. She managed enough to learn the two cops had been partners for several years, and that Reed was a Denver native, while Hayes was originally from California. From Denver herself, but having visited California, she had something in common with both men.
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you hanging around. I feel much safer,” she said. “I only wish I could offer you more than coffee as a way of showing my appreciation.”
She looked at them from beneath her lashes, hoping one—or both—of them would pick up on her interest and ask her out. Of course, if they both did, she could be in trouble. Which one would she pick?
Hayes leaned forward, resting his forearms on the table. His hazel eyes were more green than brown, with little gold flecks. “Do you have a boyfriend, Cilla?”
That was easier than she’d thought. She was afraid she might have been too subtle. “No.”
She wanted to finish her degree as quickly as possible, which meant taking a full course load every semester, so she hadn’t had much time for a social life. But now that she was just a few classes away from graduating, that wasn’t a problem.
“What about you?” she asked. “Are you seeing anyone?”
“We’re both between relationships,” Reed said.
Was that his way of telling her he was interested in her, too?
Cilla looked from one cop to the other. “Hard to believe some girl hasn’t scooped up two attractive guys like you.”
“It’s hard finding a woman who can handle us,” Hayes answered.
That was an interesting way to phrase it. Hayes hadn’t said it was hard finding women who could handle them, or their jobs. But a woman—singular—who could handle them—plural. Had it simply been a Freudian slip, or had he been referring to what she thought he was? The image made heat pool between her thighs, and she squeezed her legs tighter together. She’d never been with two guys at the same time before. Never even considered it. But now that she thought about it, the possibility was intriguing.
“Maybe you haven’t found the right woman.”
Had she just said that out loud? Well, she had to gauge their interest, didn’t she?
Reed chuckled. “Guess not.”
Cilla’s breath hitched. Oh, yeah. They were definitely talking about a threesome. Since they were both gorgeous and unattached, she wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity, that was for damn sure. This might be her only chance to fulfill her fantasies—with not one, but two hot cops.
Paige Tyler Links:
Web site: http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com
Facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/PaigeTylerAuthor
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