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Top Ten Jealous Alpha Males in Romance Novels


Actors Wade Gotwals and Anastasia Blackwell in scene from "The House on Black Lake"

ATTENTION READERS: New Romantic Fantasy, The Chamber of Curiosities is NOW AVAILABLE.  Be the first to read, review, and start discussions on forums. The seductive tale, set in a carnival in an ancient land, features a host of characters with intense love obsessions who experience jealousy and rage at loss of control over beloved.

Ramey Sandeley from The House on Black Lake experiences his first taste of jealousy when Alexandra Brighton and her son Samuel visit the summer home he shares with his wife Ruth and five young children. Ramey has never heard the word "No" and is not accustomed to being turned down or having romantic feelings towards anyone. He views his business and personal life as a series of conquests, and is always the winner.

His first taste of the bitter drug of jealousy comes on the day Alexandra spends a long afternoon in the arms of seductive young French artist Andre Labat. His confrontation following her liaison illuminates  untapped feelings and reveals a darker, cruel side. Ultimately, jealousy is the agent of transformation and catharsis for both Alexandra and Ramey and sets in motion a string of events with profound consequences.

Based on votes from romance forums the best jealous alpha males in romance literature are as follows (in no order of preference):

1. Jake from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - hot book  fast on the rise

2. Dragos from Dragon Bound  by Thea Harrison

3. Seth from Out of Control by Shannon McKenna

4. Lachlain from Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresly Cole

5. Jacques from Dark Desire (Carpathian Series) by Christine Freehan

6. "Iceman" from Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh - erotic

7. Lord Ian from The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashly

8. Tristan from A Rose to the Fallen by April Bostic

9. Bones from Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

10. Raphael from Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh


Top Ten +1 Best Paranormal Romance Novel Series

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In The House on Black Lake there are dark forces at work. HOBL is the first of a trilogy that segues into the paranormal, although there is paranormal activity described throughout the first book. Alexandra Brighton has been educated by modern social systems and therefore is unwilling to acknowledge her own special gifts or to take seriously the wisdom of the mystics and gypsies who are her tutors in the underground. However, her host, Ramey Sandeley, is determined to expose her to certain "truths". Her journey of transformation on Black Lake is the beginning of her initiation into a world of dangerous beauty and terrible dark secrets.

Listed below are the top ten + 1 paranormal romance novels (listed most often by fans of the genre).

l. Vampires in America (Series) by D.B. Reynolds

2. Psy/Changling (series) - Nalini Singh

3. Immortals After Dark (series) - Kresley Cole

4. Dragon Bound (elder races series) by Thea Harrison

5. Ghost Walkers (series) - Christine Freehan

6. The Fever (series) by Karen Marie Moning

7. Shifter (series) - Rachel Vincent

8. Chicagoland Vampires (series) - urban fantasy by Chloe Neill

9. Broken Heart Oklahoma (series)- for those who prefer their paranormal splashed with humor

10. Magic Series  - Ilona Andrew's - by Kate Daniels

+ 1 Shelley Laurentson's shape shifting series including Big Bad Beast, Beat Behaving Badly,Go FetchThe Mane Attraction, and The Mane Squeeze are funny, filled with eccentric characters, and also very popular with paranormal romance fans.