Rebecca Zanetti Guest Post and GIVEAWAY

Hi all! It’s wonderful to be back here at Ramblings…I LOVE this site! Yes, I’m a regular. In fact, my very first review (EVER) was posted here by Nikki. It was a review for Fated. I feel like I can let my hair down a little bit here and be myself.

Someone asked me the other day about what the heck was up with Alpha males. I mean, women are smart, independent, able to leap large buildings in a single bound…so do we really like Alpha males?

Ummm….YES. We really like Alpha males. Here are ten reasons why:

1) They protect us from the bad guys. Sure, our heroines leap into danger with a knife in one hand and a gun in the other. Me in real life? Uh, no. I’m standing behind the guy with the gun, clutching his shirt, and peeking around his tight, hot, six-pack of an abdomen. There’s something sexy about a guy who’d die for you. Really.

2) They want us. Yeah, when six and a half feet of muscle packed male flares his nostrils and gives us the ‘come here’ gesture with one finger…that’s hot. I don’t care how many PhD’s a gal has, when a tough guy wants you…it’s knee weakening.

3) They can bench press us. I like a smart guy as much as the next girl. But I like a tough, strong guy, too. They need to be strong to get the car off us if we’re in a wreck. Hey, it could happen.

4) They’re possessive and loyal. An Alpha male is loyal to his love…to the point of being too possessive. But a true Alpha who knows who he is and who he loves…will never stray. There’s no other gal for him. Now that kind of security rocks!

5) Alpha males are intelligent. Yeah, I know I just said they’re tough. But your favorite heroes? They’re smart. Smart enough to thwart the bad guy rights before they kick ass. Intelligence is sexy.

6) They’re emotionally strong. They have to be. Our heroines are smart, brilliant, and determined. The hero has to be just as smart and emotionally strong to be a match for the heroine. The Alpha is the entire package, baby.

7) They take charge. I know, as modern women, we’re not supposed to like a guy to take charge. But, if we’re in the middle of an ambush and the bad guys want me, I’d like a guy with knowledge and experience to get us the heck out of there. Me throwing my tennis shoe at the bad guy probably wouldn’t save me. The hero with his muscles and great brain…would. J

8) They’re confident. I don’t care who you are, sometimes it’s nice to kick back and not have to worry about the day, whether you’re being attacked by werewolves or just planning a picnic. The confident guy will figure it out while we read a nice romance novel.

9) They’re comfortable in their own skin. Really, how awesome would this be? They’re 100% comfortable and confident. As a woman in today’s society, it’s often tough to feel like that since most of us are not a size 0. I’m not even close. But our Alpha? Yeah, he is comfortable.

10) They’re gods in bed. Yeah, I went there. The Alpha can go forever, for several times, day or night. He’s hot, possessive, and dominant. And…he’s completely devoted to making it the best night of your life, because he wants to keep you forever. SIGH.

Well, I’d like to thank Nikki for having me over today, and I’d also like to thank Kelly Mueller for setting up this awesome blog tour for Hunted. I’d like to give away a physical copy of either Fated or Claimed to a commenter here today. What do you like about an Alpha male?

Contest open until 11:59pm EST  4/26/12 with winner announced the next day. International entries OK


BIO: Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about vampires and science. She is a member of RWA and several of its chapters and has won awards for her works throughout the industry.

Her favorite movie is “Life with Father” and her favorite book is “Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters.” She has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. Please visit Rebecca at:

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  1. I’d say you’ve pretty much covered it all. My favorite alpha trait is that they don’t hesitate – they make a decision and go for it.

  2. I LOVE those Alpha males….they are so much fun to fight with. They think they’re gods and I just love proving to them that they might be a god but I’m a goddess and that I rule every day *and night* 🙂

  3. I love #’s 2, 4 and especially 10. 🙂 I also love an Alpha’s loyalty and tenderness when he shows it. definitely need to read your books Rebecca.Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Look at all you women liking a possessive Alpha male! Yeah, I’m right there with you. I’m off to work right now at the college but will drop by periodically today and say hi. Thanks so much to Nikki and to everyone commenting today!

  5. Lets see… they’re protective, possessive, loyal, sexy, would do anything for us, smart, strong, and, like you said in #10, they’re great in bed. How can you go wrong with that?
    This series sounds amazing. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the blog tour and giveaway.

  6. That pretty much sums it ALL up! And definitely shows the total package is only in characters…..that’s why I love reading……it’s my happy place with adventure and sex!

  7. I agree with #10 but you should add that they also know EXACTLY what to do to give you the most pleasure 🙂 even before their own.

  8. I think you’ve hit all the highlights, Rebecca! What’s not to like about a smart, tough man who’s willing to go to the mat to protect you AND has what it takes to actually do it? Typically in reality though, someone so all together often has an ego to match ;p That isn’t nearly as attractive 🙂 Thanks for posting today!

  9. pretty much all the above for me. I loved your list, who wouldnt want all of that on a guy. especially number 10. XD Thanks for the post. :3

  10. I like them for all 10 reasons listed plus I prefer the alphas who respect women and their ability to do what needs to be done and that they aren’t helpless. Strong men should like strong women.

  11. I completely agree with you and want to know where to get one, LOL! I love the alpha males, they are all these things and they don’t allow anyone to bully or disrespect others. They are very sexy!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  12. I love the alpha males one of my favorites is how they take charge! I love the list all 10 are great! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  13. I like that an alpha just has an air of “obey me” about him. The way he holds himself, with confidence, and maybe a little bit of arrogance. But despite the hard exterior, the interior needs some tender loving care. Great top 10 list.

  14. I love that they exude alphaness (not a word, but I think it works in this situation)! They are loyal and passionate (#4 is my favorite). This is the best 10 reasons! I REALLY love #10 also! ;D
    I like to think that I, myself, am pretty self sufficient and independent, but I still love a man who can take charge and make decisions if I don’t feel like it. And one who can protect me if I need it. The emotional strength is a BIG plus too. Goodness, I could go on and on about them. *sighs*
    Thank you for the chance to read one of your stories.
    trb0917 at

  15. YES! Thank you for explaining why I love alpha males. But I also like strong, independent, stubborn, almost-alpha women who challenge these males….makes for great tension in books! Your books are at the top!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  16. I ADORE alpha males…and your list outlines why perfectly! *sigh* Thx for this AWESOME giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  17. I LOVE alpha males!! I also agree with your list of reasons why especially #10!
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  18. I am a tall woman…what I love about those 6′ + inches of alpha male is they make me feel dainty and protected. Nothing bad will happen to me when I am wrapped in the loving arms of my hero! That hug from behind? Rest his chin on the top of your head and wrap those muscled arms around me…nothing compares…to me at least! Love your books!

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