I love to read about Alpha Males. I enjoy reading the books by the many authors out there that can write the really good ones. Linda Howard, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Anne Stuart are a few that come to mind. Each writer has their own spin on the Big Bad Boys.
Linda writes those that are protective and bossy but in the way that makes you so happy to say, "Yes, sir. Whatever you want, sir. Can we wrestle naked now, sir?"
While Sherrilyn writes the sizeable (in the good ways) heroes with the tortured pasts. They are protective of their heroines too, but not many heroes can still be sexy while wearing a pink towel. As she tells us about her Dark Hunters, they're Mad, Bad and Immortal (but so, so sexy).
Then you have Anne that writes the most cold-hearted, vicious heroes. They’re actually the mega anti-heroes. Her heroes are like the white tiger you see in a zoo. You know if you cross the line and get too close he’ll eat you alive, but, oh, to be loved by such a creature. A deliciously dangerous, seductive addiction. They’re not good for you, but you can’t resist. Just one more. Please.
When it comes to my heroes, I try to write my own verison of Alpha. I’ve noticed I write the male that wants nothing to do with the white knight syndrome. But before the book is over, he’s there to the rescue. Though the heroine is taking care of things herself, thank you. All done in a very sexy way. Hopefully.
What about you? What type of hero do you enjoy reading? Writing?