Welcome to Alphaville! New series from Christine Warren #Giveaway

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Welcome to Alphaville! New series from Christine Warren #GiveawaySomething to Howl About by Christine Warren
Pages: 86
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Series: Alphaville #0.5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: COYER Winter Switch

WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.

Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.

Wolf Shifter.

Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don't quite fit in in the "normal" shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home...if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it's not much of a favor when you're helping the hottest shifter in town...

Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven't had a child born in over a hundred years...and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn't count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn't about to let her go...

Welcome to Alphaville, where the misfits, outcasts, and rejects of all breeds come! The town of Alpha is home to those who don’t have a home or a pack. Its the last place Annie wanted to be after being tossed out of her own pack. But, in order to end her banishment, she must help out a shifter in Alpha. Turns out, the big bear shifter is her mate. The twist? This bear shifter doesn’t believe in mates!

Something to Howl about was a quick read but it sets up the ‘world’ Warren is creating quite well. Annie and Jonas are likable characters and it is a bit of a hate-to-love twist on the fated mates trope.

Welcome to Alphaville! New series from Christine Warren #GiveawayBaby, I'm Howling For You by Christine Warren
Pages: 304
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Series: Alphaville #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Amazon iBooks
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: COYER Winter Switch

WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps.

Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…

Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?

Baby I’m Howling For You is the first full length book in the Alphaville series and centers around Renny and Mick, both wolves on the run (but for different reasons). Mick’s mate died 8 years ago and he has refused to move on. Renny has a coyote stalker who won’t move on. She ends up on Mick’s front porch and finds her mate.

I will say that the plot is trite if you read PNR. Fated mates, quirky shifters, cartoonish bad guys, and other common themes are found. I was a little bothered by this, but I don’t mind these tropes, so it didn’t totally ruin the book.

Mick doesn’t want a mate. He had one and she died. He fights the pull towards Renny, making it obvious he wants nothing to do with her. Then, suddenly, he mates her. Obviously, she is confused. Then he gets pissed when she voices her confusion. Mick was just kind of a jackass. I understood his pain and loss over his first mate, but his behavior was just rude, even after they mated. He never made Renny feel like he actually loved her. It was almost like she was a responsibility. Not sexy.

However, I loved Renny! She is sweet and funny. Her story is sad-no family, no friends, no pack, just a jerk of a stalker who won’t take no for an answer. She isn’t the type to want to put others at risk so she isn’t willing to just sit around and let the residents of Alpha take over her life. She stands up to the men and isn’t afraid of a fight. Frankly, she is a great character!

The plot unfolds around the hunt for the stalker combined with the mating relationship between Renny and Mick. You would think once they mate the issue is resolved, but its not! There are some funny supporting characters and some great banter between them that will keep things light and enjoyable. While I might have not liked Mick, I liked the town and the people and Renny enough to make this a great book!

 

Books by NJ Walters, Lisa Ladew, Eve Langlais…then you will probably like The Alphaville Series!

 

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About Christine Warren

Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that...

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached via email sent to Christine@christinewarren.net or by postal mail to Christine Warren, PO Box 871900, Vancouver, WA 98687-1900.

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4 responses to “Welcome to Alphaville! New series from Christine Warren #Giveaway

  1. It’s been a looonng time since I read any CWarren. 🙂 I can see where Mick would get me a little irritated but I’m so happy Renny seems to have made up for his shortcomings. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this one for the most part.

  2. I found that I enjoyed Something To Howl About more than Baby, I’m Howling for You. BIHFY felt like after the romance was cemented there were a lot of filler moments until the predictable end, but the romance between Renny and Mick was quite entertaining.

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