Friday, October 20

Alpha Sliding Scale...

Jane reviewed Patricia Waddell's True Blood this week and thought the hero was a little too "Alpha".

My comment...

I obviously have a high alpha tolerance level, Cullan didn't bother me in the least...

Kristie's comment...

I’m with Tara in that his over the top alphaness didn't bother me...

Jane's comment...

We all have differing levels of alpha male tolerance. We should make up a sliding scale!

So, lets do it!!

List Alphas--favorite ones and hated ones and we'll compile a list and make some sort of scale.

I'll get it started with a few oldies, some are hated and some are loved, some are strong Alphas, and some are Alpha jerks:
  • Clayton--Whitney, My Love, Judith McNaught
  • Rolfe--The Conqueror, Brenda Joyce
  • Graelem--Firesong, Catherine Coulter
  • Wolf, Joe, Zane Mackenzie--The Mackenzie books, Linda Howard
  • Lucky--Dark Wager, Mary Spencer (this one might be a little obscure, but he's up there on the alpha scale.

Let's compile a great big list and maybe we'll find some books we've never read, more for the TBR pile.

That's all I have time to list, got to get Junior to school.


Rosie said...

Richard Tiernan of NIGHT FALL by Anne Stuart.

You've got some good ones there...I'll come back and add as I think of some more.

Jane said...

Dane from Linda Howard's Dream Man.

Dylan said...

-Sam Donovan from LH's Mr. Perfect.
-Cian MacKeltar from KMM's Spell of the Highlander.
-Dageus MacKeltar from KMM's The Dark Highlander.

Hmm, there are others but I can't think of them at the moment, will return though.

Bev (BB) said...

Do family men/cuddly alphas count or do they have to be those tortured loner types?

Cause if they do, then I'd nominate just about any Garwood (historical) or Laurens hero.

Kristie (J) said...

Another Linda Howard hero - Gray from After the Night. I shall ponder on some more of them.

CindyS said...

Lachlain MacRieve Kresley Cole A Hunger Like No Other

Dang. I'm stumped!


Kristie (J) said...

OK - I've thought of some more. Now these are all alpha's I like/love 'cause if I don't like them, I don't even read the book

Baran - Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
"Lucky" Doucet - Lucky's Lady by Tami Hoag
Any and all of JR Wards heros
Any and all of Shannon McKenna's heroes
Prince Nicholas - My Dark Prince by Julia Ross
I can probably come up with even more with more ponderings

Tara Marie said...

Hi Ladies, I'm only on for a couple of minutes, but I think this is a good start. Tomorrow I'll list some categories and see where everyone would put the alphas from this list.

Kyahgirl said...

Lord Warrick from Prisoner of my Desire always struck me as one of the most alpha heroes I 'd read about.

(p.s. Kristie sent me)