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Sharon's Guest Post
Who is the Alpha-est of them All
Who is the Alpha-est of them All
Who is the Alpha-est of them all?
by Sharon Ashwood
Fact: Romance readers love alpha heroes, so writers do their best to supply them.
Fact: Romance readers love series about brotherhoods of heroes, so writers do their best to supply them.
Dilemma: How does the brotherhood play well together if each guy is engineered to be an arrogant, domineering, possessive top dog?
When I designed the Horsemen series, I had to give this some thought. Realistically, functional people find a way to work together, but in stories we’re dealing with larger than life personalities. I had to find a way to convincingly bring three vampires and a werewolf, all very independent and strong warriors, into a working unit without any of them looking subordinate to the others. In the end, the answer was to make them very different from each other.
Sam Ralston, the vampire hero of POSSESSED BY A WARRIOR, is a straight arrow and the one who believes in honor and justice. He’s the one most likely to get the laundry in the hamper and make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Mark Winspear, from POSSESSED BY AN IMMORTAL, is far more of a loner and unlikely to get on your nerves because, well, he’s nowhere to be found. Not that he’s a bad guy—he’s a dedicated doctor—but do not expect him to show up for meetings or complete his paperwork. His laundry will not be in the hamper. Their leader, Jack Anderson, gets derailed from his position as head of the team when he falls prey to assassins early on. He has the true alpha nature—not just a leader, but a nurturer and rescuer. It’s significant that everyone in the series seems to owe Jack for something—whether it’s their peace of mind or physical well-being. Don’t worry about the laundry—he’ll just buy you new stuff.
Which leaves Faran Kenyon of POSSESSED BY A WOLF. He’s the only werewolf of the bunch, and chances are there’s no laundry because he’s wearing fur—or nothing at all. He is the youngest, but that doesn’t mean he lacks experience. After a rough upbringing, he has plenty of street smarts and a better grasp than most of what makes villains tick. But his version of alpha depends as much on fun as ferocity. He’s witty, charming, and a bit of a clown. At the same time, he will take care of business when it’s necessary—and if anyone threatens those he protects. It’s that cold-blooded practicality that spooks his lady-love, Lexie Haven, and sends her running from his arms.
Winning her back is a challenge, but Faran is smart enough to know persuasion and patience are a hunter’s best tools (and so are his cooking skills, but that’s another story). Lexie may not know it, but once you’re possessed by a wolf, it’s only a matter of time until you surrender.
POSSESSED BY A WOLF (May 2015)
Wolves mate for life…and wolves never forget their first love.
Royal photographer Lexie Haven wasn’t expecting to see her ex-boyfriend Faran ever again. She could accept that he was a spy, but a werewolf? No way. No matter how good they had been together, she has very personal reasons for steering clear of monsters. That is, until he literally crashes into a royal gathering in all his furry glory—and with a gunman on his tail.
Within minutes of seeing each other again, the two estranged lovers are on a collision course. For now, Lexie is a prime suspect in the heist of a priceless ring, and only Faran can help her find the jewel and restore peace to the royal kingdom. But first, Lexie needs to trust in second chances and the supernatural.
Or check out my series page for excerpts from all four books
The Horsemen Series:
Possessed by a Warrior
Possessed by an Immortal
Possessed by a Wolf
Possessed by the Fallen (July 2015)
Sharon Ashwood is a novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle would never work out, so she writes her adventures instead.
Sharon is the winner of the RITA® Award for Paranormal Romance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is owned by the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness.
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