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May 15 2014 12:00pm

Give it To Me, Baby: Top 5 Attributes an Alpha Male Should Have

Today we're delighted to welcome author Gena Showalter to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Gena's latest release, Burning Dawn, is the third book in her Angels of the Dark series. Last week, Julie Ann Walker talked about the qualities an alpha must have and Gena is here to talk about her favorite alpha attributes and the heroes who embody them. Thanks, Gena!

In fiction, I have many book boyfriends. These men are alphas at the top of the food chain (be it human or immortal). Some live by brute strength and cunning, and follow no rules but their own…and sometimes even those are tossed. Some are honorable, some aren’t. Some are hot-blooded, while some are as cold as ice. They come from the past, present, and future, but there are five attributes all of these men share.

1. A weakness for one woman.

In Lothaire by Kresley Cole, it takes a human girl from Appalachia to slip past the chilling defenses of an evil, millennia-old vampire. Though Lothaire, The Enemy of Old, remains true to his villainous nature, he begins to treat Ellie Peirce differently, protecting her, spoiling her, even making sacrifices for her. Once he has his red eyes set on Ellie, Lothaire does absolutely anything to prove his love—even ripping out his own heart and sending it to her!

[Eat your heart out, but really...don't!]