Alpha Male Blog Hop ~ Oct.19-22

Hi, everyone, welcome to the Alpha Male Hop. At this stop, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced Oct. 23rd. Enter to win by reading this excerpt from my paranormal romance, Until Darkness Comes, and following the steps below. Commenting on this blog will enter you to win one of 3 Grand Prizes listed below!

A guardian angel… A forbidden love… Eternal consequences…

Olivia Norton was born with a gift—a gift heaven has sworn to protect, and hell is bound to destroy. Her perfect world is turned upside-down when two handsome strangers, Max and Liam, step into her life. Olivia soon discovers that her ‘Mr. Perfect’ is actually a perfect nightmare.

The rules of engagement have changed and Liam, Olivia’s guardian angel, is forced to cross dimensional borders or risk losing the woman he’s sworn to protect. Suddenly, thrust into a world unlike anything he’s ever known, Liam isn’t prepared to come face to face with the young woman whose life he holds in his hands.

But nothing is as it seems, and secrets abound that will ultimately force him to choose between two impossibilities. Max will stop at nothing to finish what he’s started, and Olivia is soon plunged into a battle between good and evil. Her very life hangs in the balance as two forces fight to win her heart.

Until Darkness Comes Excerpt:

Max folded his arms across his chest and cocked his brow. “You’re kinda jumpy, Liv. Something happen today you want to tell me about?”

“No, nothing’s wrong,” she denied. “But we’d better get downstairs, they’re waiting.” Max stood between her and freedom. Olivia walked toward the door, praying he would let her pass. With lightning speed, his hand shot out and caught her wrist before she could dodge his grasp. He pulled her back several steps, looking down at her, he leaned in and inhaled deeply.

“Who were you with today?”

His low, menacing growl sent goose bumps prickling up her arms. His grip on her wrist tightened, and she bit her bottom lip to keep from crying out. “Just a friend,” she replied, hoping he wouldn’t see through the lie.

“A friend, huh?” Arching a brow, he echoed her answer skeptically.

Olivia tried to force a smile. “Yeah, just a friend. So, what did you do today?”

“I waited for you,” Max growled, jerking Olivia’s arm toward him. She stumbled against his rock-hard chest, and before she could register what was happening, his lips came crashing down on hers. Max’s kiss was nothing like Liam’s. It was angry and controlling—suffocating. He tasted stale and smoky as his tongue pressed past her lips and brushed against hers, sending a jolt of panic rushing through her.

She let out a startled yelp when Max suddenly broke their kiss and shoved her away. She stumbled back a few steps and his hand shot out again, grabbing her tender wrist, jerking her back to him like a yo-yo.

“You lying, cheating, little whore!” he growled. “You’ve been kissing him! Don’t even bother trying to deny it. I can taste that son of a bitch!”

Olivia stared at Max, momentarily speechless, her heart slamming inside her chest. “Max,” she said, trying to sound more braver than she felt. “I’m not denying anything, and I think it would be best if you left. I have no interest in continuing this relationship. We’re done.”

“The hell we are!” Max hissed, jerking his hand back.

Preparing for Max to strike, Olivia squeezed her eyes shut, bracing herself for the blow that didn’t come. Suddenly, Max’s hold on her wrist was ripped away and her eyes flew open in time to see Liam’s elbow smash into the side of Max’s jaw.

A loud crack filled the room. Max’s head snapped back, recoiling from the blow and when he looked back at Liam, his feral grin made her blood run cold. His lower lip was split open and bleeding. Slowly, Max’s tongue snaked out to taste the dark blood oozing down the corner of his mouth and gave Liam a sardonic “it’s on” smile.  Bursting forward, he wrapped his hands around Liam’s neck for leverage, and drove his knee into his stomach.

Max moved so fast, she only saw a swift blur before a thud filled the room. Liam brought his hands up hard and fast, breaking Max’s hold around his neck. As Max stumbled back, Liam sent a side-kick into his chest, propelling him across the bedroom. He landed against her bed. The impact sent it sliding across the floor, and crashing into the wall.

Liam jumped on top of Max before her eyes could track his movement. When she blinked again, Max was back up, his fist connecting with Liam’s cheek, splitting it open..

A ferocious snarl tore from Liam’s lips as he slammed his shoulder into Max’s chest, driving him back. They flew across the bedroom and crashed through the open window.

“Liam!” Olivia screamed, running to the window. Panic squeezed her throat, choking her as she imagined what she’d find on the grass below. She stuck her head through the opening and gasped—they were gone! Something was terribly wrong here. Normal people didn’t fight like this—normal people couldn’t move this fast, and normal people didn’t fall from two-story windows and disappear!


Until Darkness Comes is available in paperback or eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance.

1.) Friend me on facebook

2.) Follow me on twitter

3.) “Follow me” on my blog (button located on the right sidebar.)

4.) Friend me on Goodreads.

5.) Leave a comment below, telling me which of these things you’ve done of if you’re already following me. 🙂 Do all four and you have four chances to win! Good Luck!

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

 Now what are those prizes?

 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card 

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

6.) Return to the Hop! Have a great day!


79 responses

  1. Jeanne

    Nice blog and giveaway

    October 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

  2. 1.) Facebook: Mel Bourn

    2.) twitter: @MelCamino5

    3.) “Follow me” : bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    4.) Goodreads: Mel Bourn

    I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    October 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

  3. Holly anderson

    I already followed your blog, but now I follow you on everything! I’m a big fan! I can’t wait for your next book!

    October 19, 2012 at 7:27 am

    • Thanks for stopping by, Holly! Shades of Darkness, Book 2 Redemption Series is scheduled to release Feb. 28th! Good luck with the blog hop! 🙂

      October 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

  4. Facebook- Holly Calhoun
    Twitter- @holcalhoun
    Goodreads- Holly Calhoun

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

  5. great blog thanks for chance to win

    October 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

  6. Great Excerpt. It has a beautiful cover. Thank you for the giveaway.
    FB & Goodreads: Kaylyn Davis
    Email Follower: one listed below

    October 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

  7. Hello fellow hopper. 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

  8. JeanMP

    Great blog
    FB JeanPatton
    Blog follower skpetal at hotmail dot com

    October 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

  9. I’ve done them all. This book sounds great, and that cover is fabulous!

    FB: Liz Ziol******
    Twitter: @fictionalcandy
    email liz at fictional candy dot com

    October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

  10. dgmolly

    Awesome excerpt!

    FB: Molly Nudo Frenzel
    Twitter: @dg_molly
    blog follow:
    GR: Molly Frenzel

    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

    October 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

  11. FB: Chrystina Williams
    Twitter: @bookliaison
    Blog: bookliaison(AT) yahoo(DOT)com
    Goodreads: Chrystina Williams

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  12. laurie g

    i am friends with you on face book!

    October 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  13. Twitter: @RoseMarie095
    FB: Rose Hairston
    Goodreas : BeLoved Book Reviews

    October 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    • Oops roseannh95(at)gmail(dot)com

      October 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  14. Shannon

    Hi. I am following you on twitter and I am your friend on Goodreads =)

    October 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  15. Lisa Walker

    I am a friend on FB as Lisa Fisher Walker
    I am a friend on GoodReads as Lisa Walker
    I follow you by email with

    October 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  16. kym amaral

    FB friend Kym Fullen Amaral
    and I followed your blog

    thanks for the hoppin fun !!

    October 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  17. susan platt

    I love everything about Alphas! Awesome Blog Hop!

    FB susan platt
    goodreads susan platt

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

    October 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

  18. Rachel

    I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship – I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

    I follow your blog!

    October 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  19. Kassandra


    Thank you so much for the chance!

    I love how loyal and passionate Alpha Males tend to be 😉

    October 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  20. I’m following – vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    FB-Dawna Newman

    I love alpha’s they are so strong, protective and sarcastic and some with a tortured past that gets me every time.


    October 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  21. Lynne

    facebook and email

    Love a confident man that doesn’t have to shove it in your face that he is all man

    October 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

  22. Jenny

    Love the excerpt! I’m following via twitter (Jyl22075) and also via email.

    Jyl22075 at

    October 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  23. Did all 4.
    FB, Blog Follow, Goodreads—- Michelle Bledsoe
    Twitter- @MABledsoe

    Thanks so much for joining the hop.
    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

    October 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

  24. micheleann oboyle

    I did all four and now im following you thanks for the chance to win

    October 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  25. ashleyanne30

    Awesome giveaway and great excerpt!! I added you facebook: Ashley Anne Applebee, added you on Goodreads Ashley Applebee, follow on twitter: VelvetKisses22 and follow the blog,
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

    October 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

  26. Tammy Turner

    Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!

    I friended you on Facebook and have you on Goodreads too!

    October 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  27. Monica V.

    I really enjoyed your excerpt.

    Facebook, – Monica Vargo
    Goodreads -Monica Vargo
    I’m an email follower.
    Sorry, I don’t tweet.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

  28. 1 Facebook Brenda Anderson 2 BrendaA10 3 xstitchdiva at att dot net 4 Brenda Anderson

    October 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

  29. JanD

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Love stories with alpha angels/demons.
    following blog via email
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

    October 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

  30. Tamara Hoffa

    Friend requested on FN
    following on twitter
    friend requested
    following blog

    October 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  31. Marie Haney

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂 And thank you for the awesome giveaway! 🙂

    1.) Facebook – Marie Haney
    2.) Twitter – @poshpow
    3.) Follow – songbird1613 at yahoo dot com
    4.) Goodreads – Marie Haney



    October 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  32. arswthrt

    First off I absolutely loved the blurb and excerpt for “Until Darkness Comes” it’s definitely going on my tbr list.
    I follow you on FB and Goodreads- Christine Sheets
    email- cms72023 at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much for being part of this awesome blog hop and for your giveaway

    October 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

  33. DebP

    Friend on Facebook. Deb Pelletier Couture
    Thanks for the hop.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

  34. vannasmy

    Thanks for the giveaway! And Darkness Comes definitely sounds like my kind of book. Good luck with it!

    October 20, 2012 at 3:00 am

  35. Mary Preston

    Fabulous thank you!!

    GR: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    October 20, 2012 at 5:31 am

  36. yganoe

    Thanks for the chance to win…I follow blog, Good Reads, FB and Twitter.

    October 20, 2012 at 7:28 am

  37. I followed your blog via e-mail –, was already a friend on Goodreads, and added you as a friend on FB. Sorry, I don’t do Twitter. 🙂


    October 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

  38. jennifer mathis

    sent friend request on fb- jennifer mathis
    and following the blog –

    October 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

  39. Alicia

    I followed you on twitter – dmr_8888

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

    October 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  40. Marlena Fein

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I am loving it.

    FB FR sent-Marlena Fein
    Followed your
    Goodreads friend:Marlena Fein


    October 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  41. Hi I did all four. I loved the book excerpt.

    October 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  42. Rita Wray

    Goodreads Rita Wray


    October 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

  43. Lacey T

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    twitter: @laceyblossom
    goodreads: laceyblossom
    blog follower: laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com


    October 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  44. Jill

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I can’t wait to read this!

    Facebook: Jill O’Sullivan
    Twitter: @jayohsul
    goodreads: Jillyn

    email: jillynann[at]gmail[dot]com

    October 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  45. I did all 4. Friend you on facebook as Phaedra Seabolt, twitter as @kainshottie, “Follow me” on my blog as, Goodreads as Phaedra Seabolt.

    October 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  46. Cassandra Hicks

    Facebook & Goodreads: Cassandra Hicks
    Twitter: @KatraCass
    I also follow your blog by email 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    October 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  47. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    blog follower

    October 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  48. Alpha males are awesome!!
    Friend you on goodreads..
    Thanks for the giveaway and being apart of the Blog Hop!!

    October 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  49. I love my Alpha Males. They keep me coming back for more.
    I Love how protective they are of their woman even when they KNOW she can kick some major ass.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

    October 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  50. Joy F

    I follow by email.

    October 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  51. Love the excerpt, I want to find out what happened after they went through the window! I’m definitely putting this on my To Buy list! Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

    email follow – suz2(at)cox(dot)net

    October 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  52. Vanessa N.

    I already follow your blog, facebook, and twitter. Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  53. Natasha

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    October 21, 2012 at 12:47 am

  54. .) Facebook – Traci Rayne Goodwin
    2.) Twitter – @raynekitten
    3.) Follow –
    4.) Goodreads – Traci Goodwin

    October 21, 2012 at 5:39 am

  55. Christina Livingston

    great post!

    FB – Christina Arterburn Livingston
    Twitter – mygirls2001
    following blog
    Goodreads – Christina Livingston

    October 21, 2012 at 8:41 am

  56. Lisa G

    Great excerpt.

    Facebook – Lisa George

    Twitter – @wolphcall

    Goodreads – Lisa


    October 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

  57. Steph Brentson

    Goodreads – Steph at starry night book reviews

    Twitter~ Sbrentson

    Facebook ~ Steph C Brentson


    October 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

  58. Veronika

    Following on twitter.
    Thank you for sharing the excerpt!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    October 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

  59. Dovile

    I’m your Goodreads follower – Dovile (dova113)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

    October 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  60. Thanks for the post and giveaway!
    1.) Friend me on facebook – Inga Kupp-Silberg

    2.) Follow me on twitter – @IngaSilberg

    3.) “Follow me” on my blog (button located on the right sidebar.) By email inga dot kupp at gmail dot com

    4.) Friend me on Goodreads. Inga Kupp-Silberg

    October 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  61. I follow you!

    Facebook-Molly Dawn
    Follow Blog-Molly at reviewsbymolly dot com
    Goodreads-Molly Edwards

    Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It’s all in the heart…..alpha males are the best!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

    October 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  62. miki

    i love how apha are loyal and protective and your book caught my interest

    i follow your blog by email and i’ve asked to be friend on goodread ( miki)


    October 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  63. micheleann oboyle

    thanks for the chance to win awesonme prize list and hot alpha males as well

    October 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  64. Misha K.

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    FB: Misha Kudo

    October 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  65. donnas1

    Great hop!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

    October 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  66. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

    October 22, 2012 at 1:25 am

  67. Natasha

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    October 22, 2012 at 1:27 am

  68. Shadow

    I love alpha heros. So hot! 🙂 Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
    Facebook: Shadow Kohler
    Twitter: @LuvToRead09
    Goodreads: Shadow Kohler

    October 22, 2012 at 1:57 am

  69. Beckey

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    FB BeckeyWhite
    Twitter @beckeyWhite
    Goodreads Beckey White
    Email newsletter too 🙂


    October 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

  70. Email:
    Facebook Friend request sent Savannah Miller
    friend request sent on good reads savannah miller
    Thank you for the chance to win:)

    October 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  71. I follow you via email: snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

    I love alpha males! Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    • This may post after midnight, but I wanted to try anyways. I just remembered I follow or am friends with you on Goodreads as well: Stephanie Huff

      October 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

  72. Krista

    Goodreads: Krista

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

    October 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

  73. Jolene A

    Thanks for participating

    friend request on FB- Jolene Allcock
    Friend request on goodreads- Jolene Allcock


    October 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  74. Jessica B

    I’m a twitter follower. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great week.
    jessangil (at) gmail (dot) com

    October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  75. Facebooked, Twittered, and Goodreads . 🙂

    j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

    October 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

  76. bn100

    I like alphas and their protectiveness.


    October 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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