The Alpha Male Blog Hop—Meet My Darling Max

Beginning today, 19 October, and running through the 22nd, writers, bloggers, and reviewers are taking part in the Alpha Male Blog Hop. We’re sharing our favorite things about alpha males, how they interact with their leading ladies, character interviews, that sort of thing.

Since WordPress doesn’t allow Javascript, you can click on the image to be taken to the hop’s homepage and to see the list of participants. There are over 200 chances to win a prize, including the three grand prizes:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

To be entered to win, simply comment with your e-mail address. I’m giving away a 10-page critique to a random commenter.

There’s absolutely no question in my mind whatsoever that my alpha male of choice would be Maxwell Stanley Seward, Jr., of my Atlantic City historicals. Max, in his typical fashion, styles himself as a blonde, blue-eyed Clark Gable or Gary Cooper. He’s married to the love of his life, Alexandria Kate Scots, though it was a long and twisted path on their way to happily ever after. Max was born 13 November 1930, and created on 25 November 1991.

Here’s my interview with my unique, unforgettable Max, my favoritest male character of all time. Going in, I don’t think I ever dreamt I’d be with him for what’s shaping up to be the rest of my life.


So, Maxiekins, it’s hard to believe next month marks both of your birthdays. Scorpio is such a perfect sign for you. Did I really write you into existence almost 21 years ago?

Yeah, we’ve known each other since we were 11 years old. But it’s not fair how you’ve aged in normal time, while I’m so much older than you now. By the way, aren’t you ever going to take me and everyone else out of 1998?

I got sidetracked by a bunch of other projects, but I am getting back to my dearest characters. At least you’re still younger than you’d be in real time. You’d be coming up on your 82nd birthday in real life, not just your 68th.

Oh. Never mind then. And I guess it’s nice to skip back and forth in time. Why don’t you get back to me in 1944, when I was nice and young? You loved me so much you decided to feature me in one of your series, then began paying more attention to other books and series with the people from my world?

All will be rectified in due time. You’re such a cocky bastard, just like you’ve always been. You really think the world revolves around you and that you’re such catnip to women.

I can’t deny I’m a stud. How many beautiful ladies did you let me sleep with again, 50? It’s been so long since I’ve been with anyone besides my lovely Allie that I’ve forgotten. Not that I’m complaining. I’ve gotten all that macho fun out of my system, and haven’t wanted any other woman in my bed for the entire 36 years of our marriage.

And you know Allie was the only woman in my heart since elementary school. I was just too young, cocky, immature, and stupid to appreciate what a true blue woman I had and that it wasn’t cool to have an open relationship without her approval. I wouldn’t have liked it if she’d been off banging all my buddies, permission or not.

You really think I had you bedding 50 women? Try 23. I just looked up your number, in that scene where Gayle caught you sleeping with Brooke. I’d totally forgotten some of those women you’d slept with in the years after Al broke your engagement and moved to Paris. I even temporarily forgot that slutty summer fling of yours, AgnesKit’s slept with way more people than you. She’s slept with 32 guys compared to your 23 partners!

Yeah, Gayle totally overreacted to that. It couldn’t have been jealousy, since she was married by then and had already enjoyed me in our younger years. If Brooke and I hadn’t taken off for our Italian sojourn that very day, Gayle would’ve kicked my ass.

You were sleeping with one of her sisters in her own bed! In her house! And you dropped the bomb that you’d previously slept with her sister Maggie as well! Not to mention you started bragging about how Brooke was your dozenth lover since Al broke your engagement a few years ago! At least you only name-dropped the post-Al lovers, instead of reminding Gayle of all the girls you’d already slept with.

Hey, at least give me credit for practicing safe sex. A lot of guys in my generation never used rubbers. The only lover I’ve ever knocked up is Allie, and only twice, for our two kids. I’ve never had a disease either, in spite of that close call when Kit found out she had chlamydia.

Don’t pat yourself on the back too much. Safe sex doesn’t involve washing and reusing the same condom over and over again. I’m still disgusted by that visual so many years later.

I’m never gonna live that one down, am I? At least that rubber is history. And I was born in 1930. We didn’t have access to all the information modern people do.

You’re lucky you’re so handsome and charming, and that you have such a sweet heart and soft spot underneath all that machismo. And I think you’ve gotten the wildest behavior out of your system. It’s been decades since you’ve done things like borrow your stepmother’s cruising yacht without permission or stuff 20 people into your father’s new expensive car and proceed to have a near-catastrophic accident while drunk and underage.

Well, I’m Grandpa Max now. It would be silly for a guy my age to still pull stunts like that. Do you mind telling me how many grandkids Allie and I are going to get? We’ve only got two so far, while some of my friends are leaving us in the dust. I guess I can’t expect to get too many grandkids from only two kids. You gave Cinni and Violet each ten kids, Sparky seven kids, and Kit eight kids!

You’re going to have nine. Six from Fudzie and Atlanta, and three from Bobbie Jo and Eldwin. After Tigerlily, Bobbie Jo is going to have Xandria, named after your Allie, and Dongal. But don’t tell Atlanta she won’t be infertile and a one-child woman forever. That’s a surprise for her. She’s going to have triplets, Mollie, Leonard, and Chelsea, and twins, Lydia and Hugo.

Nine isn’t so bad. Any word on great-grandkids?

So now you’re eager to be an old man? Right now I only know for sure the kids Stan and Pandora are going to have—Althea, Penelope, Haidee, and the next Maxwell Stanley Seward, Sr. Congratulations. You’ll live long enough to see your first namesake.

And I’m destined to be as long-lived as all other firstborn Seward males, right? Maybe live to over 120 like the last Maxwell Stanley Seward, Jr.?

Cinnimin and her Levon are going to be the last of your generation to pass on, Cinni at the end of 2050 and her Levy three years later. You’re going to be alive at least of 2040, but you’ll be gone by the time Cinni passes. Don’t worry, that still makes you one of the longest-lived members of my original generation. You’ll be at least 110.

That’s good news. And by the way, that was really cruel how you took out [name] when she was only 26 and had two little children. I’ve missed her every single day since then. I would’ve given my own life if only she’d been the one to live to 110.

Sorry, Maxie. I’ve been sorry about doing that ever since too, but it was already planned. I love her and miss her just as much as you, perhaps more, since I created her. Ending her life so young wasn’t fun, particularly since I’d grown to care about her so much. I kind of hated her originally. At least she’s regularly come back as a helpful ghost.

Do I get to come back as a ghost?

I think this interview is over!

Author: Carrie-Anne

Writer of historical fiction sagas and series, with elements of women's fiction, romance, and Bildungsroman. Born in the wrong generation on several fronts.

46 thoughts on “The Alpha Male Blog Hop—Meet My Darling Max”

  1. LOL! Hahaha… fun interview… I love it, Carrie-Anne! And what a fun give-a-way! And your blog looks great… I did a double take when I clicked on your link… it’s all Halloween fun! 😀


  2. I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship – I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

    My favourite Alpha male is Gabriel from Annette Curtis Klause’s Blood and Chocolate, because he’s strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants.

    Rachel oceanrebel333 @


  3. Doing the Alpha Male blog hop….oh yeah! I‘m excited to be a part of this hop! Wow, 200+ authors—a perfect opportunity to meet new authors! It’s always fun trying to visit as many sites as possible.

    I love alpha heroes who are take charge men! They are loyal, loving and caring men. They usually have sexy looks, brains, money and a commanding presence that draws people. When they find their mates and fall in love they will move heaven and earth to stake their claim. This is exciting to watch even when they are not sure why they have to have or be with this particular person. An awesome love dance! It’s definitely addicting to read.

    Interesting interview with Max to say the least…hmmm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

    Belinda G


  4. Thanks for participating in the hop!

    @Phaedra – that’s funny, I was going to say Adam from that series for my favorite 🙂

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com


  5. Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!


  6. I love Alpha males who are strong and protecitve!
    What a great blog hop Alpha males are my favorite!
    One of my favorite Alpha males is Decebal from The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Latisha D


  7. Great interview!

    Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe’s REALTOR series rocks!

    Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It’s all in the heart…..alpha males are the best!

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    molly at reviewsbymolly dot com


  8. Love that the Allie has gotten to be with more men than he has women! Girl power! 🙂 Thanks for being a part of the blog. I am loving every minute of it.
    Best wishes,


  9. I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.

    I love the Duran Duran albums at the top. I still have all of mine!

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


  10. Lol ~ 50, lol, makes me laugh so much. Altho~ 23 is nothing to sneeze at! Adorable interview~ you interact with Max so cutely! Sometimes I feel like even with the author character interviews can be awkward but this was super cute~ Thank you for being part of the hop!



  11. I love alpha heros. So hot! 🙂 Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!


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