The alpha male is often a hot subject (ahem, no pun intended!) in the romance/erotic romance world. Some may feel that they're sometimes either done too stereotypically and/or done to death, others love the complexity they provide given the right amount of characterization and detail given to them.
This is probably why I enjoyed writing about two alpha males and their chemistry in my upcoming Torquere Press sci-fi/paranormal erotic romance Dawn of the Seraphs. I absolutely loved the idea of two very different men with certain traits in common butting heads and causing chaos while attempting to work together. The very notion sounded awesome to me. Will they kill each other, or love the other forever? Will they ever work out their issues? The relationship dynamics alone intrigued me.
What are your favorite pairings in tv, movies, or literature whom you feel make the hottest couple but have a conflicting or even antagonistic relationship? It doesn't have to be canon, could be your dream pairing. I think good examples would be either Charles Xavier, aka Professior X with Magneto, or Sherlock Holmes with Professor Moriarty, or for the Doctor Who fans, the Doctor and the Master, but I'm sure there are others, perhaps not necessarily as antagonistic but just as intense. What do you think of alpha males and the idea of romances between people who have personality conflicts? Do you enjoy watching them evolve as the story evolves, or do you just think there's opportunity for really mind-blowing sex?
Which, not to tease, is exactly what happens in the book. ;) Look for it on 2/15....
Love & Magic,