Alpha vs. Beta by E. Jamie
Romance novels are full of all kinds of delicious heroes! Cops, soldiers, firefighters, cowboys, business tycoons, chefs, teachers, scientists, musicians, doctors etc. Some of those in that list are what we have termed ‘alphas’ and some are ‘betas’. Which do you like best? What’s the difference?
In the most general definition, alphas are known to be strong, dominating, take charge type of men. Others have a subtler strength. They are the hot neighbour next door who teaches at the local high school or the best friend who you’ve all of a sudden started looking at very differently. Both can be equally delicious, depending on the kind of story you like, or even the kind of story you’re in the mood for at that time. I call myself an alpha lover for the most part. I love those men who are hard on the outside, who’ve had to cultivate an emotional distance usually because of some trauma in their past. It has made them appear hard and control is everything for them.
But I also like the story of the quiet scientist who hides a sexy, wild side. I love reading about the guy next door who teaches at the local elementary school who’s all of a sudden the star in some very sexy dreams in his best friend’s nights, or the grieving widower who slowly learns to love a woman again.
I would call the hero in my historical erotic romance The Affair, the second book in my Resistance trilogy, Friedrich Weiss, a beta forced into the alpha mold. He entered the German army full of ambition and bravado, wanting a fully decorated military career. But when we first meet him in Resistance Book One-The Arrangement, he is a man living in a very precarious hell. The war has become something he no longer believes in and yet he is trapped in his role, having to keep up a horrific pretense if he wants to save his people.
He no longer wants glory. He wants only peace. His alpha-ness is now a cloak he has to wear when at his heart; he wants nothing more than a quiet life with the woman he loves and their daughter. But he must remain strong. He must continue to fight. He must continue to move in the world of violence and power to save his love, Elsa, from those who would destroy her.
Follow Friedrich and Elsa’s passionate, heart wrenching journey in the first two books of the Resistance trilogy available now at all major online retailers!
Resistance Book One- The Arrangement: Elsa Mostek is a young Jewish woman who is forced to move with her family from the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. She immediately draws the attention of Nazi Officer Friedrich Weiss who inexplicably shows favor towards her and helps her escape harm many times thanks to the power he wields in the camp. Aware that many of her fellow female prisoners are bartering their bodies for survival and in desperation to save her starving family, Elsa makes an offer to Friedrich.
What Elsa does not know is that Friedrich is a spy with the German Resistance that has infiltrated the Nazi regime. He must keep up the pretense of loyalty to Hitler’s cause as he sends secrets to those on the outside. Friedrich doesn’t want to take advantage of Elsa but can’t help wanting her. As the misery of his position increases, she offers him the only light left in a world of darkness and despite his best intentions, Friedrich gives in to her offer. Passion explodes between them, giving them a reprieve from the monstrous world they inhabit, though both know it can never last.
Resistance Book Two-The Affair: Elsa Mostek Friedman has built a good life for herself and her daughter, Catherine. A life of privilege and wealth. It’s a life that’s a far cry from her humble beginnings in a Polish village. It’s a life built on lies, because while she adores her husband, David, it’s another man who haunts her dreams. It’s another man her body yearns for: Catherine’s father, the German Resistance spy Friedrich Weiss, who infiltrated the Nazi regime. Their love was forged in the horrors of Auschwitz and when Friedrich helped Elsa escape, it was to build the very life she has now.
Now Friedrich has returned and Elsa is torn between her love for her husband and all the security he provides, and the love she has for Friedrich, who is still a hunted man. Elsa and Friedrich have no future, but passion explodes between them, hotter than ever. And for all their noble intentions, for all their fears of discovery, neither can stay away from the other. Elsa walks a knife-edge line between both men as she also tries to protect the secrets she’s kept for over six years. But there are others who know Elsa’s secrets and they too have returned to make sure the carefully constructed world she’s built explodes in a rain of violence and vengeance that will only be appeased when everything Elsa holds dear is destroyed.
About the Author
A self confessed ‘city girl’ E. Jamie lives in TorontoCanada and loves roaming the streets of her vibrant city to feed her muse. She loves penning passionate tales that leave the bedroom door wide open! She enjoys writing across all erotic sub genres from contemporary to historicals! In her spare time she wishes she had more time to read, explore her city, watch TV and dish up some delicious creations. Cooking feeds both the culinary and writing muse and she is also going to be working on a non-fiction cookbook soon! She’s always thrilled to hear from her readers at her website www.authorejamie.wordpress.com on facebook www.facebook.com/authorejamie and twitter www.twitter.com/authorejamie