How do you make an alpha stand out in a pack of alpha?
The word “alpha” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In my SWAT Series, there are currently seventeen alphas in the Pack, and every single one of them is unique. In this series, the thing that makes them alphas—in fact, the thing that led to them becoming an alpha in the first place—is their willingness to voluntarily face danger and take an incredible risk for another person.
Gage Dixon, the SWAT team commander, turned alpha when he was wounded in northern Iraq trying to save the other members of his Ranger Squad. Xander Riggs, senior corporal and squad leader, got shot multiple times when a drug bust went bad. His mate, Officer Khaki Blake, was shot trying to save a woman who’d been severely beaten.
Every one of those characters stands out as alphas because they become real people in their stories, with a real past that had a drastic effect on them. They come with their own personalities, quirks, and tendencies that help them stand out in a crowd—even a crowd of alpha werewolves.
In my newest SWAT release IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, SWAT officer/werewolf hero Eric Becker definitely stands out. He’s a little younger, a little less sure of himself, and a little less in touch with his inner werewolf, but he still possesses that one thing that makes him an alpha—a willingness to risk everything for another person without even having to think about it. He does it because his instincts tell him that it’s the right thing to do. Those instincts to protect are what make him an alpha, not his size (he’s still huge and muscular, of course), or his claws and fangs (though they’re scary, too).
I have no doubt that when you finish reading IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, you’ll never think of Becker as anything other than one badass alpha too!
Title: In the Company of Wolves
Series: SWAT, #3
Author: Paige Tyler
Pubdate: December 1st, 2015
He opened his mouth to order her to drop the MP5 she had aimed at him, but nothing would come out. It was like she’d robbed him of the ability to speak. Shooting her wasn’t an option, though. And the idea of arresting her didn’t make him feel any better.
There’s a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.
In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.
Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she’s glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.
So what’s a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who’s a police officer?
SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) Series
Hungry Like the Wolf
In the Company of Wolves