I'm also on the cover of the MFRW June issue of their monthly magazine! There are a couple of excerpts from my books. Check it out! https://joom.ag/V4TI
And while we're on the subject of steamy reads, here's a re-posting of what kind of heroines and heroes I prefer to write--and to read. I call it:
Alpha you, alpha me, alpha who?
Okay, so we all know what makes an alpha male hero in a romance novel, right? He's the take-charge kind of guy who has spent years honing his skills at--whatever--and has had no time for, or interest in love. Oh he makes time for sex, because an alpha male is hard all of the time. And huge--really huge. But once he falls in love with the heroine, with her magic pussy, all of that huge hardness is used just to pleasure her--when he's not rescuing her from--whatever--so that she will see once and for all just how much he loves her. From that point on they will stop their verbal sparring because it was after all, just them both covering up how interested they really were in each other. And he will give up all other women, though they will continue to throw themselves at him, because his undeniable huge, hot, hardness attracts them like moths to a flame. But he forevermore will bring it on home to the little woman because he's now a tamed alpha-male. Ri-ight.
Even if you accept the above as a perfect description of a hero, what part do you want to play in that fantasy? Personally I've never been the little woman kind of gal. I mean I'm short, and I do want my man to be faithful, and in return so am I. But waiting around to be rescued, or doing stupid things to endanger myself so I need rescuing, just isn't my style.
Me, I like to imagine myself as the alpha female heroine. I'm the woman who is busy pursuing my own career, taking and discarding lovers as the mood strikes me. And of course, all men find me hot because I'm so damn irresistible and I emit pheromones that drive them insane with the promise of the unimaginable pleasure to be had by having sex with me! If there are evil-doers to be fought, I kick bad-guy butt with gusto and almost always I come out on top. When I don't, the hero is there as my back-up and he lets me know in no uncertain terms that I now owe him. And we will both enjoy the payback.
So who do I want to be my hero? An alpha male, with whom I will continually butt heads? Maybe. This might work, as long as he's an alpha in a different kind of career choice, or he's becoming tired of being in charge all of the time. But how about a beta male? The nurturing, dependable sort who's always got my back, but who is more than willing to let me be on top, as long as the goal of mutually-explosive pleasure is achieved? In my opinion, beta males don't have to be weak or ugly. They can be any combination of strength, good looks and sex appeal. They are as varied as alpha males--only less bossy.
The main attribute of any hero I write is he doesn't want to tame an alpha female--he just wants to enjoy her. Alpha or beta, he will soon learn that the pleasure he can share with an alpha female is well worth him learning to take turns being on top. And she won't be dependent on him, so he will have to always be seeking new ways to please her, so she doesn't lose interest and wander off. In return she will bring him to new heights of ecstasy beyond anything he ever dreamed of before. An alpha female is not a good girl. But she is very good at what she does!
How about you? Do you like to read about alpha females?