Tag: Alpha Male

Smoke and Shadows preview c..

Hope you’re all ready for Viktor and Marissa! Coming March 7, 2014!     Smoke and Shadows, Chapter 1 & 2 Blurb: When someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin, he vows a hellfire of a payback. But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web, preferring to strike out from the shadows. Drawing on old-fashioned cloak and dagger methods to investigate the enemy’s hatred for the Guardians, he uncovers a link to a past he is reluctant to revisit. Eight years ago, Marissa Cole walked away from the man she loved. New to CIA black ops then, she was overwhelmed by the intensity of the man who would stop at nothing, no matter how ruthless, to get the job done. “Don’t get involved with the person you work with” has become her motto ever since—until a series of events throws her back into Viktor Baran’s world. Danger and mayhem are the perfect formula to reignite their passion, and Viktor has decided he’s done fighting his attraction to Marissa. He is determined to make her his. However, their road to a happily ever after is a bumpy one. Years on the job have […]

Posted February 23, 2014
Guardian Series, Smoke and Shadows

Military Ops romances

I’ve been on a military ops kick lately and I’ve gone through much of Cindy Gerard’s books and some of Lora Leigh. So I’m bringing you my favorites of the bunch. First up. With No Remorse – Cindy Gerard Loved, loved this book. I loved this book. The story, the writing and Luke Colter. I’ve been curious about Luke “Doc Holliday” Colter’s story since Risk No Secrets when he suffered an almost fatal gut shot. Ever since his near-death-experience, Luke believed he’s lost the edge and when some incident happens on a train he had felt like bailing instead of facing the bad guys head on feeling and thought that someone else should play the hero. But, you can never keep an good man down and Luke comes through and puts his life at risk to save a boy … which turns out to be Valentina – an international supermodel whose one name is synonymous with Beyonce and Madonna —instantly recognizable. Funny thing is Luke’s alway been a big fan so this is like a dream come true except bad guys are after her. I found the plot very interesting and it did not lose my interest at all. Sometimes […]


Fire and Ice now on Smashwo..

Slowly navigating all this self-publishing world. Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344866 * It is also available on the Apple iBookstore.    

Posted August 7, 2013
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice an extended ep..

Download PDF Fire and Ice: an extended epilogue Download for free at Smaswords here (for all other readers like iPad and Kindle, Sony etc.) Blurb: Jack takes drastic measures to mitigate his fears with Maia’s risky job and his fiancée is furious. When two strong-willed people clash, sparks will fly. Will his jealousy and overprotectiveness burn their relationship to ashes or will they transcend these challenges and share an extraordinary love? *Strong sexual content and language. Short story erotic romance, 12,800 words. *This is not a standalone and expands on the events at the ending of Fire and Ice that ran concurrently with Beneath the Fire. Q & A about Fire and Ice an extended epilogue Is this book a standalone? No. This book is the only one in the series that is not a standalone. The events here will make more sense if you have read Fire and Ice because the timeline falls under the ending of that book. Some events from Beneath the Fire are also mentioned here. Do I need to read this before Silver Fire? No. All my other books are written as a standalone, however you will realize some foreshadowing in this book that would make […]


Fiction and the Evolution o..

*Since there seems to be a lot of search terms for “alpha male romances” directing to this blog, I thought I’d feature one of my earlier posts. Jericho Barrons is my ultimate alpha. Of course, for Contemporary Romance I’d have to say it’s my own Viktor Baran.  🙂 Alpha ~ something that is first (Merriam Webster) Alpha Male ~ the most dominant, powerful, or assertive man in a particular group. (Dictionary.com) I’m not sure when Alpha Male became a mainstream term. I started reading romance novels in the mid-80s. There was a pawn shop beside our restaurant that also sold used books. The owner was kind enough to rent me books to read and I devoured book after book of Mills and Boon and Silhouette romances. Some books were really old, probably published in the 70s. I don’t remember any of the stories except that the hero is usually older (a lot older actually) than the heroine and it’s usually at the end of the book when the hero reveals his true feelings. Otherwise, he is a male chauvinistic arrogant pig for most of the novel. The plots were highly repetitive and formulaic. The 1980‘s was also the era of […]