Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Alpha? Where?

My NaNo project is moving along in my head... if only I could get a chance to sit down and just write it. This particular story actually started a few months ago (some of you know exactly when, lol), but I basically started over for NaNo. Lately I've been finding notes that I've written while out and about in my purse, the diaper bag and even in my husband's notebooks as it's the only thing to do when an idea strikes me of late. Write it down on what's handy and hope I get a chance relatively soon to write it out and make it work.

As I work, and research and think I keep coming back to one question: What is it about an Alpha male that draws us? What is it that draws a seemingly sane, independent woman to fall for an Alpha male?

The main hero in my story is definitely an Alpha in just about every sense of the word. He's intense, demanding, impatient, sometimes downright rude... and have I mentioned he's a werewolf? Why do I find that so sexy? Especially when I consider the fact that if he ever said half the things to me that he's said to my heroine I'd punch him in the mouth!

So what is it that we love about this type of man? I know that I love the thought that even though I like to control so much of my life, he would take that control and do as he wished with me. *shiver* I love the thought of looking into his eyes and seeing that he KNOWS he has that power over me.

So, as I write my NaNo story, and fall more and more under the spell of my hero I ask you: What do YOU love about an Alpha hero? I'd love to hear your take on the draw they have.

Until next time.


Helen Hardt said...

I don't have a clue why, Kealie, but I love Alphas, too!


Kealie Shay said...

LOL, Helen. They draw me in and take me over and I love every minute of it. And as a writer I can look back at that and say, I created that! Whooo boy, he's a hottie.