Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vanilla flavored Alpha Males

Most of the male heros in common literature do nothing for me. There are some exceptions -- Curran from the Kate Daniels series, Roarke from the In Death series, several of the Alpha Males in the Psy-Changelings series. There are also a whole lot of vampires out there who can send a bit of a thrill my way, but since most of them feed when they have sex, tying pain into sex, that really doesn't come as a surprise.

Roarke and Eve may not have a power exchange relationship, but they are both very powerful people, and at times one chooses to let the other lead. And at times one of them forces the issue and leads whether the other likes it or not. Not too often, but they've both got a temper, and they are both used to being in control. Best of all, they both seem to enjoy rough sex, where Roarke occasionally comes out with an Irish "You'll take what I give you, then," as he takes her.

As for Kate and Curran... both are powerful as well. I think sometimes Kate scares Curran with what she can do with magic, but that gets balanced out when he has to rescue her and then see that she is put back together again. It's also a bit of a see-saw with them as to who will call which shots and who will take the back seat. Or maybe with this couple it's more tug-of-war than see-saw. It works, though, and I find myself fascinated by Curran in so many ways.

Are there any vanilla Alpha Male characters who especially work for you?


  1. I've read the first two books from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series, and I was completely taken with both heroes. Wroth (The Warlord Wants Forever) and Lachlain (A Hunger Like No Other) really did it for me. I think there are 12 books in the series now. I'm hoping the rest of her alpha males are just like the first two.

    Psy-Changeling is another series I really want to read.

    ~ Diana

  2. Raphael the archangel from Nalini Singh's angel series is very strong and only on the edge of vanilla- her angels are nothing to do with religion and everything to do with power. There is also Dimitri the vampire who is very sexual and when he gets his HEA he buys fresh whips for his lady love as she did not want him to use anything on her he had used on other lovers!