Welcome to today’s stop on the review tour for Brenda Sparks’ new release, Alpha Lover, book three of the Alpha Council Chronicles from The Wild Rose Press.
Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all the right places…and totally unavailable.
Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.
To get past Juliette’s defenses and in order to keep her safe, Nicholai must prove himself worthy of her love and trust. Unbeknownst to the couple, her personal demons are not the only ones threatening their relationship. Hiding virtually unseen by the vampires, Demon Royalty plots to destroy not only the couple but the entire vampire breed. Luckily, Nicholai will do anything for Juliette—even if it means sacrificing himself.
Note: Alpha Lover is on sale through Amazon and The Wild Rose Press for 99 cents.
Nicholai took Julie’s hand in his, leading her through the velvet ropes to the Grand Staircase. The fine, white marble stairs rose on either side of the room toward a large landing at the top. Golden, life-size statues stood as sentinels along the gilded iron railing. Penny’s eyes widened as they tracked along the walls, looking at the painted cherubs and golden moldings.
“Let’s take a picture.” Penny shoved the camera into Julie’s hand.
“Come on, Nicholai.” Penny linked her arm around Nicholai’s and pulled him toward the bottom of the immense set of steps.
The two of them situated themselves at the base of the stairs while Julie crossed to the opposite side of the rounded staircase.
“All right, you two.” Julie backed up as far as possible and adjusted the camera. “I think I can get you and those golden statues in the frame. Say cheese. I mean syr.”
“Syr,” Nicholai and Penny sang in tandem with big grins on their faces.
Every nerve ending in the warrior’s body suddenly lit up like the Vegas strip. Fear crept along his spine, circling it before it wrapped around his heart and squeezed until he could not breathe. His senses searched the palace.
A blank spot registered the exact moment Nicholai’s keen eyes noticed movement above Julie’s head. Horror gripped him with its icy tentacles when the statue of the golden woman holding a sickle leaned toward his heartmate. Time slowed his vision as it can only do during a time of danger. The heavy sculpture leaned further and further until it hung upside down, its head directly over Juliette’s. Suspended ominously in midair, it dangled for a second then fell, making a bee line for Julie.
What could possibly be hotter than a sexy vampire? Almost nothing. Mix in with that an “average” woman (not a skinny Barbie doll) with a whole luggage set of emotional baggage, evil demons, and a best friend who can’t keep her nose out of the heroine’s business and you’ve got the making for a great finish to this entertaining trilogy.
Although Alpha Lover contains characters from the two previous books in the series, it is a stand-alone gem. However, if you’re into vampire romance you might just want to start at the beginning.
Also in the mix are your prerequisite demons out to foil Nicholai’s relationship with the apprehensive Juliette.
A must-read for all fans of paranormal/vampire romance.
Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
Brenda Sparks will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
This is a four-week review tour. Please feel free to visit previous stops and the tour for more chances to win.
February 8: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
February 8: Beyond my writing space
February 15: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
February 15: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
February 22: Harlie’s Books
February 22: With Love for Books
March 1: Mixed Book Bag
March 1: Natural Bri
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Until then, stay happy, stay healthy, stay well read.