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Shelli Stevens Riffs About the Ultra Alpha Male (and gives away a book, too!)
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The ultra alpha male. The guy who pretty much just takes what he wants and when he wants, to hell with the consequences. He’s the fireman, the soldier, the Greek tycoon seducing his born-again-virgin secretary. He’s all over the place, and some readers just can’t get enough. * Stands up and raises hands * Count me in as one of them! Now I’ve written and read beta heroes as well for some diversity, and if done right they can be just as swoon-worthy. But most of the time I prefer them alpha. There’s something about just letting a guy take charge…. right, sorry, drifted for a moment there.

But seriously, in real life, would we date these guys? I’m sorry, but any guy that tells me that I can’t go out with the girls wearing a sexy little dress is going to get the look of death from me. So while I prefer reading about these alphas, I’m not so sure I could ever date one in real life.

Anyway, here’s an excerpt from my book Take Me, which is out recently from Kensington Aphrodisia. Leave a comment and tell me whether you prefer to keep your Alpha fantasizing in the books/movies, or stretch it over to real life. I’ll draw one winner to receive a copy of this book!

She stumbled to the middle of the chamber, swinging around to face him. Her breasts rose and fell beneath the fabric. “You need to explain.”

A predatory smile crossed his face and he reached for the tie around his neck. “I don’t need to explain anything, princess.”

His voice was cold, not even a trace of the accent. Who was he? A shiver ran down her spine and she took a few steps backwards.

He pulled off his suit jacket and dropped it to the floor. “Take off your dress.”

Her pulse slowed and then accelerated right back up into double time. The heat that spread throughout her brought a flush to her body.

She ran her tongue across her lips. “No. I will not.”

“Agreeable indeed.” He raised an eyebrow. “All right. If you will not remove it, then I will do so for you.”

He lunged and her scream reverberated through the chamber. Her dress ripped as he caught the hem and jerked.

“No!” She twisted away, causing the dress to split halfway up her hip.

He jerked hard on the fabric he held in his fist, catching her off balance and sending her sprawling to the

“Barbarian!” she screamed trying to scurry away.

He fell to his knees and straddled her, grabbing her wrists in one hand and forcing them above her head.

With his other hand free, he grabbed the bodice of her dress and ripped hard. Her breasts spilled free and she closed her eyes with a groan.

The room went quiet, with only the sounds of their ragged breathing to break the silence.

“By gods, Talia,” he rasped. “You’re more beautiful than I imagined.”

She shook her head and tugged at her wrists. She tried to hold onto the anger inside her, but there was a more dominant emotion fighting to take hold. Hot fire spread through her body, locking the breath in her throat and hardening her nipples.

“Oh gods. This makes no sense,” she confessed huskily. “I should not want this.”

His eyes darkened. “But you do.” The calloused pad of his thumb smoothed over one nipple and she gasped, heat moving between her legs. “You do, princess.”

He lowered his head and nuzzled her throat, kissed the pulse that beat there before sliding up toward her ear. His palm, wide and rough, cupped her breast. He caught her earlobe between his teeth and bit gently.

Talia’s hips arched off the floor, a guttural cry escaping past her lips. It was back, this strange heat and almost drunken state of arousal she got when he got near her.

He rolled her nipple between his finger and thumb. Another tremble rocked through her body and hot cream gathered in her pussy.
“I can smell your desire for me.” His fingers moved between her legs and rubbed lightly between the folds—the sensation so intense the muscles of her cunt clenched. “Unfortunately, fucking you will have to wait.”

“I…I don’t understand.” She squirmed, desperate with the need for him to press his fingers inside her.

His lips moved against her ear, his words just a whisper. “My name’s not Alan.”

The odd response brought her up from the thick depths of desire. “W-what?”

His hand moved away from her pussy and slid over to wrap around her right thigh. His expression turned somber, hard. “I’m sorry, princess.”

She saw the flash of the needle, just before it swung down and jabbed painfully into her thigh.

“No!” She struggled again, panic slicing through the fog of desire, but it was too late. Her flesh burned from whatever he was injecting into her.

Oh Gods! What had he just done? She struggled harder, managing to free one wrist because of the terror—induced adrenaline.

“Hold still.” He recaptured her wrist and held her down, kissing the tears that rolled down her cheek. “Just relax.”

She shook her head, but the movement made her dizzy. The lights above her head left tracers. Opening her mouth to speak, she found her tongue thick and the words stuck in her throat. Why? Why had he done it?

“That’s it, princess. Close your eyes,” he whispered and smoothed his thumb over her lips.

Her eyelids grew heavy, too heavy, and finally she closed them, almost certain she would never wake up.


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26 comments to “Shelli Stevens Riffs About the Ultra Alpha Male (and gives away a book, too!)”

  1. Ruby Swain
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 9:28 am · Link

    Whumpp…Shelli is one intensely raging hot mamma..pheweeeee… 😆

  2. Jody F.
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 10:00 am · Link

    I wouldn’t mind an alpha (because it might be fun trying to tame him). And thanks for the excerpt! That really got me going this morning.

  3. Cheryl McInnis
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 10:12 am · Link

    I love reading about alpha males AKA alpha-assholes! Moody, broody, jealous, possessive, stubborn and sometimes (like in the case of Anne Stuart’s heroes) a little sociopathic. I can’t get enough of them. Would I want one in real life though? Hell No ❗ My sweet and lovable hubby is more than enough man for me, although he does turn a little demonic during the NHL playoffs 😡

  4. Blanche
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 am · Link

    I love to read about alpha males too but I could never live with someone who would tell me what to do……that would last 2 seconds and then it would be over!! :mrgreen:

    Great excerpt!!

  5. Mary G
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 am · Link

    Hi Beth & Shelli
    Loved the excerpt!! I do love reading about alpha males as long as the female is also a strong character. I looked up beta male & that’s not for me in real life. Maybe in real life my ideal has the best of both. A strong self-assured nice guy (who also has to be funny).

  6. Estella
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    I love reading about Alpha males, but could never live with one.

  7. lorettaC
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 11:35 am · Link

    No, I couldn’t live with an alpha man but it might be fun to try. Good excerpt.

    loretta canton


  8. CrystalGB
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. I would be ok with an alpha guy if he had a few beta tendancies. 😀

  9. Amy M
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 pm · Link

    Love the alpha males. I could probably live with an alpha male because I am super easy going. But, I have a wonderful husband who is just as laid back as I am, so I will never have to find out if it would work for me or not. But it is fun to read and think about!! 😛

  10. Cybercliper
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 12:47 pm · Link

    ((gulp)) Great excerpt! I’ll take an alpha in real life any day – married one. There’s nothing I like better than a challenge and while he may be physically stronger – the rest is all about perception. As long as he perceives he’s in charge….the rest…well there’s no limit to what you can do and get away with 😀

  11. Ruby Swain
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I have friends that simply live for Reads with Alpha hunks the darker the better. My friends & I compare ,the juiciest Reads..LadyVampire aka April, Genieinabottle aka Carole you whooo guys I hope you dont miss out on the Paradise Rules Contest, fun& daily happening have been telling you about!

  12. Eva S
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Alpha males are my favorites too, but only to read about, not to live with. I have a nice, sweet hubby, he’s the only one for me.

  13. Jane
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 1:39 pm · Link

    Congrats on the recent release of “Take Me.” I love alpha heroes, but I probably can’t handle one in real life.

  14. Terri W.
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Congrats on the recent release!

    I love reading about alpha males and I probably could live with one in real life.

  15. Lea
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 2:21 pm · Link

    Hi Shelli;

    Wonderful excerpt and post. “Take Me”, looks to be an excellent read.

    Thank you so much for joining in on Beth’s celebration of her upcoming release!


  16. Armenia
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Shelli——That’s one hot bodice-ripping excerpt…..what a teaser!!! 😆 I absolutely loved it.

    I want me an Alpha male like that in my life and fantasy. 😉

  17. Fedora
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 2:58 pm · Link

    LOL! Shelli, I love reading about alphas, but I’m not sure I’m a good candidate for having one in real life! It might be more aggravation than I could handle, depending on the things he chooses to be alpha about!

  18. Alexa
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 5:35 pm · Link

    This book sounds soooo good!

  19. Lisa F.
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 5:49 pm · Link

    I love reading about Alpha males, but I don’t think I could take one in real life.

  20. Jeanette Juan
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Reading about alpha males is awesome and I loved the excerpt.

  21. Shelli Stevens
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Hi, all! Thanks for the fabulous comments and your thoughts on Alpha males. I think I would love to try and date one and see if I could handle it. I’ve had the somewhat alpha, where they have alpha tendencies in some areas, but are just big old softies in others!

  22. Deidre
      · September 23rd, 2009 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Well….is there such a thing as a ‘lil bit alpha? Maybe that’s what we all really want. lol


  23. Booklover1335
      · September 24th, 2009 at 5:11 am · Link

    I’m so with you Shelli. While alphas are my fav type of fictional hero, I want it to be only fictional.

    Please don’t enter me in this contest as I just ordered my own copy 🙂

  24. Frana
      · September 24th, 2009 at 6:23 am · Link

    Hi! Nice excerpt 🙂
    I agree with Shelli – They can stay in their books ’cause they wouldn’t last to long in my life :mrgreen:
    Have a great day!

  25. quiltingreader
      · September 24th, 2009 at 8:51 am · Link

    I would love to have an Alpha in real life.

  26. MariElle Betz
      · September 24th, 2009 at 12:23 pm · Link

    My dad was alpha and an abuser- so I guess in reaction I married a beta- who leaves all the decision making to me which is no fun at all… somehow I ended up with 3 alpha sons- (except the eldest is the TOP alpha when everyone is home) but that’s no help to me 8~)
    So I read about them and imagine….
    Great exerpt!!!! NOW I have to put it on my wish list too!

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