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Subject: Dark and dangerous hero
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 8:13 AM ET
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Just love Linda Howard and Anne Stuart's men. Love the real alpha male types. Not into vampires or paranormal. Anyone know of an author with these qualities?

Read all of Lori Foster and Lora Leigh's books and tried Suzanne Brockman but didn't care for her writing style.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:02 AM ET
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Cindy Gerard---Bodyguard series.

Shannon McKenna---any of her books (check out this link: http://www.shannonmckenna.com/newbookshelf.html )

Shannon Butcher has released two in a series thus far that are hot..

 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:11 AM ET
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I'm a big fan of Linda Howard because of the men as well and ended up liking the non-paranormal books by Cherry Adair. 

I've started reading Amy J. Fetzer and she has similar kinds of heros.  I've only read one book so far, but I did like it.

I love Suzanne Brockmann.   Which of her books have you read?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:19 AM ET
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Thanks for such quick replies.

I can't even remember the name of the book by Suzanne Brockman. Just remember all the nicknames for the various guys drove me crazy.  I know it was one of the Navy Seals or something..

 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:26 AM ET
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Gennita Low.........Check out her web site.

Into Danger, The Protector, Facing Fear, Sleeping With The Agent

Marliss Melton.......Navy Seals books are good too.



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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:48 AM ET
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I am so with you on the Anne Stuart men, and some of Linda Howard's.  I haven't found anyone else to match those two on cold, dark and dangerous.  I'm going to try these suggested authors too.  I'm very happy you brought up the topic!

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:54 AM ET
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Karen, if I had known, I could have hooked you up with some serious alpha male action. Lol!

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:38 AM ET
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Have you tried Cherry Adair (not the Edge books) , Tara Janzen, or Lisa Marie Rice (Midnight Man is my favorite by her)?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Dang, Brenda! 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:17 PM ET
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Karen,  Caines Reckoning must have brought you out of  your reading slump. I found a copy of Gennita Low's   Facing Fear at the flea market book store. Do you want me to send it?

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:30 PM ET
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I second the Gennita Low recommendation.  Re: Anne Stuart - her heros are frankly TOO cold for me.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:43 PM ET
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yes, Brenda, please!

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:46 PM ET
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Susan, I know, she doesn't do it for some people.  There's something about how feirce they are when they fall -- they hold themselves apart so totally, then love sooooooo completely.  Does me in every time!

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 1:49 PM ET
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Karen - I don't mind the cold, alpha stuff but I guess I never really felt that the love would come first with them and I wasn't always impressed with the women.

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 2:44 PM ET
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Elizabeth Lowell's Old West romances usually have those rough-and-tumble gunslinger heroes. Only His was a really good one of her's.

Johanna Lindsey"s A Heart So Wild has a gunslinging hero that has no problem putting a bullet in anyone who crosses him. He's one of my all-time favorite romance heroes.

Tara Janzen's Steele Street series (Crazy Hot, Crazy Cool, etc) are supposed to have some really sexy alpha-males, I haven't started them yet, but I've got a couple in my TBR.

I know you said you don't like paranormal but Karen Marie Moning's Highlander books have some super-sexy alpha heroes. There is a bit of magic and some include time travel, but it is still more traditional romance than the paranormal romances Feehan, Kenyon, Cole, Ward and the like have been putting out. I LOVE these books.

I also second the Cherry Adair recommendation. I read Kiss and Tell and was super impressed with the book. The chemestry between the characters was wild. I was totally into the hero once the author described him as having that "soldier of fortune" air about him. Plus, it will have you laughing out loud in many places. Very good book. I have a couple more of hers in my TBR as well.

 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 3:08 PM ET
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I will definitely give some of these authors a try. Thanks to all for the recommendations.

 

Date Posted: 7/26/2008 5:49 PM ET
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Gennita Low, Marliss Melton, Amy J Fetzer, Lucy Monroe (her Ready Willing & Able series).

Sherri

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 11:15 AM ET
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Karen Marie Moning has a scottish highlander series that are a touch paranomal, but just the time travel and a few fairies, but there are great  Alpha males.  I loved the series, particularly The Dark Highlander and the Immortal Highland.

Highlander
1. Beyond the Highland Mist (1999)
2. To Tame a Highland Warrior (1999)
3. The Highlander's Touch (2000)
4. Kiss of the Highlander (2001)
5. The Dark Highlander (2002)
6. The Immortal Highlander (2004)
7. Spell of the Highlander (2005)

 

Subject: A man who takes control
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 1:29 PM ET
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Johanna Lindsey always has alpha males (Good ones include- secret fire, man of my dreams....)

Julie Garwood does as well--especially her historical romances.

 

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 2:47 PM ET
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Speaking of alphas, here's a little heads-up---I am planning on hosting a Bad Boys/Alpha Males  swap probably in early September, so hold on to those good books, ladies!  I'll post in this forum when I get it approved and posted.