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Nov 20 2015 1:00pm

The Harder You Fall: Exclusive Excerpt

The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter

Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.

Get a sneak peek at Gena Showalter's The Harder You Fall (available November 24, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

In the living room, West stood in profile at the bay window, peering into the waning darkness, and oh, wow, he looked good. A black shirt hugged his biceps. He’d tucked a pair of roughed-up jeans into combat boots, the combination lethal to her resistance. A leather cuff circled one of his wrists, and two silver rings glinted on his fingers.

He was a bad boy in the flesh. A mountain she wanted so badly to climb. The desire only he was capable of summoning weakened her limbs. Jessie Kay trembled… overheated.

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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!]