Alpha Men

Duration: 1st January – 30th June 2021
Number of books: 48
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

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We love our alpha men! They are strong, confident, assertive, protective, and witty… Get to know some of your favorite Alpha Men by completing a minimum of 10 tasks and earning the Vampire Heart… Good luck!

Rules:
~ Read a minimum of 10 books to receive the Vampire Heart.
~ Rereads are allowed
~ No minimum page count
~ One book per task
~ All genres are welcome

Duration: Jan – Jun 2021

Curran Lennart

Curran is the leader of The Pack located in Atlanta , which is the second largest of the shape-shifter packs in North America. He is unique among other shape-shifter Alphas being the leader of multiple types of shape-shifters. A natural born leader, Curran possesses a powerful (if a little scary) charisma that makes other want to follow him. Curran can shift into 4 different forms and is a First.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book written by Ilona Andrews – Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
2. Read a book with a cat shifter – Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler
3. Read a book who is a leader – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Crispin

A Master vampire, bounty hunter of vampires, former gigilo, former 18th century penal colony prisoner. Bones has many abilities including: Fly, hypnotize humans, read minds, telekinesis Superhuman Strength, Speed, agility, Reflexes And a Rapid Healing Factor. Telekinesis Mind reading and the gift of degeneration due to Mencheres sharing Cain’s legacy with him. Trained In martial arts and blade fighting.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where the MC is a bounty hunter, former gigolo/rent boy or prisoner – The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
2. Read a book where the MC is a vampire – One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren
3. Read a book where the MC goes by a nickname – The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid (Mother Fitzpatrick)

Tybalt

Tybalt is the King of the Court of Cats in San Francisco and has an ever-evolving relationship with October Daye. As a royal Cait Sidhe, he possesses more power than most, as well as the inherent ability to lead by might. Tybalt keeps his promises, but only shows respect to those he feels deserve it. He is generally arrogant towards the members of most other species of fae, including lords, ladies and monarchs, as befits a cat.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where a character is royalty – Beautiful Beast by E.J. Hill
2. Read a book with a cat on the cover – Kiss of Heat by Lora Leigh
3. Read a book with an arrogant MC – Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Reyes Farrow

He was charged with the murder of his abusive father and sent to prison. He was released when it came to light his father was not dead. He often visits Charley in her dreams while she was unaware it was him. He was sent to look for a portal to heaven, but once he saw Charlie he wanted to be with her and thus got himself born onto Earth. He’s gorgeous and a fantastic cook.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where a character is abused – James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
2. Read a book who is a demon
3. Read a book where a character is a chef or bakerLove Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Hawke Snow

Hawke Snow is the SnowDancer Alpha. Hawke was made Snowdancer alpha at age fifteen, christened in blood. Hawke Snow has a funny side, it seems. He once instructed one of his lieutenants to give the rat alpha a wheel of cheese. Hawk is very strong even by changeling standards.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where the MC is an alpha of a pack of shifters – Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
2. Read a book that makes you laugh – Rolling with the Punchlines by Urzila Carlson
3. Read a book with a wolf on the cover – Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride

Dragos Cuelebre

Dragos is a Wyr Dragon known as The Beast. He was formerly a god and is immortal. He is 6’8″ tall with dark hair and molten gold eyes. From the exotic and incredibly rare to the common and domestic, the Wyr are incredibly varied in their shifted form. They are ruled by Dragos Cuelebre, the only known Wyr Dragon in existence until the birth of his son, he rules from his Demense in New York.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with a dragon in it
2. Read a book where the MC is a father – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
3. Read a book with a MC who is immortal – Archangel’s Consort by Nalini Singh

Charles Cornick

Charles Cornick is the second son of the Marrok, Bran Cornick, and his former mate Blue-Jay Woman, a Flathead Indian. He has the distinction of being the only person to be born a werewolf, as opposed to Changed per the usual method. He has dual Shaman and Witchborn heritage. Charles is a dominant wolf and only submits to his father. As the hand of the Marrok, he keeps himself closed off from people. Everyone seems to fear Charles, who is saddened by this but recognizes it as a necessity. He is seen by many other characters as cold and one dimensional. However, Charles cares deeply for his pack and those less dominant than him. This proves a strain on his conscience as his instinct is to protect but he is forced to kill to uphold the law.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with an Native American character – Soul Deep by Lora Leigh (Kiowa)
2. Read a book with a shaman or who is feared by almost everyone
3. Read a book where a character is “the law” or works in law enforcement – Megan’s Mark by Lora Leigh

Wrath

Wrath was anointed at birth to be the King of the Vampire race as the last pure-blooded royal vampire. Instead of rising to the throne when the time came Wrath ignored his royal duties and assumed his leader position in the Brotherhood. He is visually impaired and is also known as the Blind King.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where a character is the leader of his people – Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
2. Read a book where the MC has a disability – The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (Khai)
3. Read a book with a pure-blood

Archeron Parthenopaeus

Acheron was the first Dark-Hunter ever appointed. He is also the writer of the Dark-Hunter Creed and of the Code we abide by. Because of his Dark-Hunter age and the fact that he fought the Daimons alone for thousands of years, he is more phantom than real. He interacts with the other Dark-Hunters on a whim, and his sage advice is often sought. Eccentric and idiosyncratic to the extreme, he is a legend among legends. The Dark-Hunters never know what to expect when Acheron enters a scene. He runs the full gamut from friendly to intimidating to downright scary. It is said of him that there has never been a mortal born who could equal his physical perfection. He possesses a raw, rare kind of charisma. Simi apears as a tattoo in any shape she wants.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with a tattoo on the cover – Love Hard by Nalini Singh
2. Read a book where the MC gives advice to someone else – Otherhood by William Sutcliffe
3. Read a book with a gorgeous male on the cover – The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

Raphael

Raphael is an Archangel and ruler of North America. He is based in The Tower in Manhattan, New York City. As an archangel, he is also a member of the Cadre of Ten. Raphael is about 1500 years old. He Ascended when he was only a thousand years old, making him the youngest angel to have ever become an archangel. During the events of Archangel’s Legion Raphael grew a mark on his temple that matches those of the Legion. It is made of jagged complex lines curving down to the top of his cheekbone with the tail curving inward, like a stylized dragon.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with an angel in it – Angels’ Flight by Nalini Singh
2. Read a book where the MC has a scar – Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid
3. Read a book set in New York – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

Jericho Barrons

Jericho Barrons is a bookstore owner, antiquities collector and not-quite human. He is hunting the Sinsar Dubh. He is immortal, and is not from the world of humans. He is the leader of eight other of his kind in the human world. He has the ability to shape shift into a monster with a dragon/cat-like form. He is extremely powerful and is experienced in the ways of Druids.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where the MC is not human – The BFG by Roald Dahl
2. Read a book where a character is a religious figure or a teacher – Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
3. Read a book where a character goes to a bookstore

Connor

Connor “Mad” Rogan, House Rogan, is a Prime Telekinetic. He possesses an almost unbelievable magic power and US Army used his talents to a devastating effect. He was instrumental in several decisive victories of Mexico, a magic powerhouse, which earned him such nicknames as Huracan, Butcher, and Mad. Rogan has since retired from the military service. His father is dead and his mother has no interest in House affairs, so Rogan is the head of his own House and his wealth is staggering.
Rogan is an enigma. He is ruthless, intelligent, and stubborn, so much so he almost comes through as a sociopath. But perhaps there is something more to his character…

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where a character has psychic abilities – Matilda by Roald Dahl
2. Read a book where the MC is or was in the military – Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie
3. Read a book with a sociopath or someone who appears to be one – Grave Witch by Kalayna Price (Coleman)

Roarke

Thief/Criminal turned entrepreneur and a billionaire. Born in Dublin. Biological father is Patrick Roarke. Mother is Siobhan Brody. Summerset is butler and father figure. He often helps his wife Eve who is a cop solve murders

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with a character who is from Ireland or set in Ireland
2. Read a book where the MC is rich – The Peak of Love by Langley Gray
3. Read a book where a character has a parental figure who isn’t their biological parent – Lucky Child by Loung Ung (Meng and Eang)

Adam Hauptman

The Alpha of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack. He lives next door to Mercy, and at the opening of the series, they have a playfully antagonistic relationship. Adam operates a well-known security firm and is divorced with one child; a teenage daughter named Jesse. It’s eventually revealed that, in order for Mercy to live in the Tri-Cities without danger from the local pack, Adam claimed her as his mate in name only prior to the beginning of the series, though his feelings had always been more than friendly… apparently even during his unsuccessful marriage. Adam is a dominant wolf, and fourth in line for the title of the Marrok. He is described as having an aura of power and sophistication, as well as being “hot”.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with a friends to lovers plot – Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
2. Read a book where the MC works for a security firm
3. Read a book where the MC is divorced

Rule Turner

Prince, according to the press, but the title annoys him. He’s the Lu Nuncio or heir of the Nokolai Clan. His duties include managing the clan’s finances; answering any Challenge to his father, the Rho; representing his clan and his people in public; and generally looking out for the interests of the clan and, when called on, the welfare of individual clan members. A true alpha with a deep sense of duty, Rule has always lived up to the well-known lupus distaste for monogamy and has dated some of the most photogenic women in the country, so the gossip columnists are buzzing over the woman who recently moved in with him. Lily Yu is attractive, but ordinary in comparison to some of his former lovers. Yet she seems to be the only woman in his life now.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book with an MPG of romance – Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh
2. Read a book where the MC doesn’t believe in monogamy until they meet their “love” – Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey
3. Read a book where the character is famous – Beard in Mind by Penny Reid (Shelly)

Hugh D'Ambray

Former blood-bonded Warlord of Roland and Preceptor of the Order of Iron Dogs. Trained by and succeeded Voron. Exiled for his failures, purged of his connection to Roland. Was a bad guy but redeemed himself in his own book.

Complete the following tasks:
1. Read a book where the MC is a warrior – Splintered Stars by Rachel Madbury
2. Read a book where a character fails
3. Read a book where the MC is a “bad guy” through at least part of the book

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