Phoenix Reborn (Alpha Pack 7.5 ) by J.D. Tyler-a review

PHOENIX REBORN (Alpha Pack 7.5) by J.D.Tyler-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 15, 2016

Wolf shifter and Firewalker Phoenix “Nix” Monroe has finally met his ultimate Bondmate—Alpha Pack nurse Noah Brooks. Unable to accept his own sexual identity, Nix rejects Noah despite the intense attraction he feels towards him.

By the time Nix realizes he has cast aside the love of his life, it may be too late to save Noah from a terrifying enemy.

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NOTE: PHOENIX REBORN is a M/M story line with same sex situations.

REVIEW: PHOENIX REBORN is the latest novella in J.D. Tyler’s contemporary, adult ALPHA PACK paranormal, romance series focusing on a top secret team of shifters and other supernatural beings with Psy powers and special abilities. This is wolf shifter/Firewalker Phoenix ‘Nix’ Munroe, and Alpha Pack nurse Noah Brooks’s story line. PHOENIX REBORN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from several third person perspectives PHOENIX REBORN focuses on the building relationship between nurse Noah Brooks, and his reluctant mate Nix Munroe. Nix knows that Noah-a human-is his mate but Nix is unwilling to acknowledge his attraction or the fact that he is gay. Nix was raised by a homophobic father, and in this, he has tried everything to prevent his attraction to the man who is his fated ‘bondmate’. But a threat from the past finds Noah in a precarious position, and Nix believing that fate has come full circle.

PHOENIX REBORN is a fast paced novella with a large ensemble cast of characters from the previous storyline in supporting and secondary roles. The world building focuses on the struggle for acceptance; family and love. The premise is simple without too much angst; the characters are engaging; the happily ever after is a slow build to forever. Because this is a novella, I found the story line lacking in sensuality and the build up of the relationship was too quick. The simplicity of the text seems discordant with the rest of the series-a unembellished tale that should have been more inviting.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Capitol Danger : Romantic Suspense Anthology by JD Tyler, Nancy Northcott, Suzanne Ferrell & Jeanne Adams-a review

CAPITOL DANGER: A Romantic Suspense Anthology by JD Tyler,  Nancy Northcott, Suzanne Ferrell & Jeanne Adams-a review

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 25, 2015

A romantic suspense anthology like no other! Four stories, one event and four dangerous missions on the same night.

It’s Inauguration Night. Glamorous balls throughout the nation’s capital celebrate a landmark event. The town and nation are in the mood to celebrate. But not everyone is so pleased.

A home-grown sect known as the Red Mantle plan to make it an event to remember for their own reasons. As their assault succeeds it will be up to those attending the ball to step up and face the fanatics, or die trying.

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UNMASKED: An Edgars Family Novella-by Suzanne Ferrell

Abigail Whitson and Luke Edgars are working an undercover operation during the inaugural ball in an attempt to discover who has stolen land to air missiles before they can be sold to a broker—their target for the night. When the playboy arms dealer arrives at the ball, his bodyguard turns out to be someone from Luke’s past.
That isn’t the only surprise of the night. When the ball is invaded by terrorists, Abby and Luke find themselves trying to extract the arms dealer from the fray to protect their mission, while they also risk their lives to protect innocents from the carnage.

DEATH UNDER GLASS, A Faithful Defenders Novella by Jeanne Adams

Edward Millner and his girlfriend Retta Geminous, are celebrating a glittering inaugural. When Red Mantle terrorists take the ballroom, both bullets and glass start flying. Edward and Retta help the agents still standing retake the ballroom, but casualties are high. Can Edward face his demons and use his former Special Forces medical skills to save the night? Can Retta and Edward overcome their troubled hearts in the face of certain death?

DANGER’S EDGE, An Arachnid Agency Novella by Nancy Northcott

When terrorists disrupt the inaugural ball, new Arachnid Agency operative Kelsey Mitchell tables her planned undercover operation and works to bring help into the hotel. Her only ally is Greg Reed, an FBI agent on medical leave after being shot during a robbery. Kelsey dreads making a novice mistake, and Greg is afraid he’s lost his edge.
Attraction flares between them though Kelsey knows the Feds disapprove of people who work for her freewheeling agency. Together, she and Greg must fight their demons and the terrorists to gather intel for the FBI and create a safe landing zone for a rescue force. Can they succeed against overwhelming odds, or will the battle cost one or both their lives—or their hearts?

LETHAL TARGET: An Armed & Deadly Novella by J.D. Tyler

FBI Special Agent Dalton McCoy is playing a deadly game, working undercover for Methan, leader of the extremist terrorist group, the Red Mantle. He’ll stop at nothing to keep Methan and his men from achieving their goal of bringing down key members of the government. When Dalton’s plans come to an unexpected head at the glittering inaugural ball, he doesn’t count on tenacious reporter Jolie Montfort placing herself in Methan’s line of fire as well. Now the agent must take out the terrorist leader and get them both to safety before it’s too late…

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REVIEW:

NOTE: Because all four storylines in the anthology CAPITOL DANGER are interconnected revolving around the same set of circumstances and premise, I will review the anthology as a whole, not by individual storylines or authors.

CAPITOL DANGER is an adult, contemporary, romantic suspense anthology that follows the events on the Inauguration Night of the first woman president of the United States of America. The sect known as Red Mantle will stop at nothing to destroy and take down everyone connected to the new female President, and anyone who stands in their way is collateral damage. The storylines cover a timeline of approximately 1-2 hours.

The four separate but integrated storylines, each with a different leading couple, run parallel to one another. Most of the heroes and heroines (as well as a number of operatives) are current or former members of the military CIA, FBI, Special Ops or Dark Ops organizations hired to work undercover to serve and protect. All, if not most, of the leading characters are unaware of the events unfolding in the other storylines; each will have to contend with the massacre that is about to take place within their own Inauguration Ball. Two of the novellas focus on escaping the fallout of the death and destruction; two follow the attempts to survive under mounting murderous rage and a growing number of dead and dying. The anthology contains scenes of graphic language and violence; there are no sexual scenarios.

Three of the novellas-Unmasked by Suzanne Ferrell, Death Under Glass by Jeanne Adams, and Lethal Target by JD Tyler-are installments in existing series; Danger’s Edge by Nancy Northcott is the first in her new Arachnid Agency series. CAPITOL DANGER, as a whole, can be read as a stand alone; the reader will not need prior information from the existing series to understand the premise but saying that there is some history between several of our leading couples who met in previous storylines.

CAPITOL DANGER is a dramatic and intense, engaging and riveting anthology of suspense, mystery, action and drama. There is romance, love, a couple of happily ever afters, and a look to the future for a couple thrown together by a storage closet and fate. All four storylines focus on the murderous and vengeful actions of a misogynistic, religious zealot whose followers are willing to die for the cause. I see the potential for the continuation of some of the storylines-perhaps there is a CAPITOL DANGER II in the development. CAPITOL DANGER seamlessly blends four different styles of writing into an exciting storyline of intrigue and suspense.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Chase the Darkness (Alpha Pack #7) by J. D. Tyler-Review and Giveaway

CHASE THE DARKNESS (Alpha Pack #7) by JD Tyler-Review and Giveaway

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Chase The Darkness
Alpha Pack #7
by JD Tyler
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal romance, action
Release Date: August 4, 2015

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2015

Believed dead by his Pack mates, Micah Chase, a wolf shifter and Dreamwalker, was held captive for months, subject to tortures that left him physically scarred and emotionally unsettled.

Now under the care of the Alpha Pack’s doctors, he’s been prescribed an experimental healing drug, but he still can’t shake the nightmares. Even more damning is that Micah’s problems pose a danger to his team, and if he doesn’t get himself under control, they’ll all suffer a terrible fate.

There is a key to his salvation. Jacee is a beautiful coyote shifter, and though her kind is hated, she’s falling in love with a man whose very future is in her hands. Together they’ll face his personal demons as well as a deadly enemy—and for both of them desire has never come with such risk.

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REVIEW: CHASE THE DARKNESS is the seventh installment in J.D. Tyler’s adult, contemporary Alpha Pack paranormal romance series. This is wolf shifter/Dreamwalker Micah Chase, and coyote shifter Jacee Buchanan’s storyline. CHASE THE DARKNESS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: The series history reveals that a group of psychic Navy Seals had been biologically enhanced and experimentally forced into a lifestyle not of their choosing, waking to a new world as shifters and wolves. Finding their way back, they will come under the command of Nick Westfall and his Pack.

Told from third person point of view CHASE THE DARKNESS follows Micah Chase as he endures constant pain and the guilt following several months of torture that has left him physically and emotionally scarred. Micah has found his mate in bartender/coyote shifter Jacee Buchanan but keeps secrets his addiction to the medication that is slowly destroying his internal DNA. What ensues are Micah’s attempts to get clean and sober while battling a dangerous but unknown enemy seeking retribution and revenge, from Micah’s resent past.

The relationship between Micah and Jacee is one of immediate attraction. Micah and Jacee know they are mates, and neither one struggles with the reality of the situation-they are accepting of their circumstances and future together. Micah is determined to get clean for his new mate but his continuous need for the drug find Micah battling his addiction and craving. The $ex scenes are intimate without the over the top erotic content.

The secondary and supporting characters include many of the previous storyline couples including Micah’s sister Rowan and her mate Aric. We are also introduced to a couple of ‘feathered’ shifters whose connection to Micah’s finds Micah and his mate a target of revenge.

The world building continues to focus on the Alpha Pack shifters, vampires, and fae; their mates and growing families. With each storyline JD Tyler reveals the history and what ensued to create the new breed of wolf shifters led by Alpha Nick Westfall. CHASE THE DARKNESS uncovers the horrors inflicted upon the shifters and the truth about Micah and what he was forced to do while in captivity.

I did have one issue with this particular storyline as it pertained to Jacee’s history with one of Micah’s shifter Pack mates. She was in a previous relationship for close to a year with another wolf but when he found his mate, Jacee seems to have been named the local whore and there is no explanation as to the reasons why this particular female was the victim of such callous and misogynistic attacks against her character and personality. It left me perplexed and slightly irritated that a woman be called a whore when her only sin was to be in a relationship with a man who wasn’t her mate. There was nothing about this particular scenario that added anything important to the overall storyline premise and should have been excluded from the story.

CHASE THE DARKNESS is a story of addiction and struggle; betrayal and revenge; love and understanding. If you are a fan of the shifter storylines with fated mates and happily ever afters then CHASE THE DARKNESS and the Alpha Pack are a great series to add to your reading library.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Wolf’s Fall (Alpha Pack #6) by J.D. Tyler-Review and Giveaway

Wolf’s Fall (Alpha Pack #6) by J.D.Tyler-Review and Giveaway

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Wolf’s Fall
Alpha Pack #6
by JD Tyler
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance
Release Date: December 2, 2014

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WOLF’S FALL ( Alpha Pack #6) by JD Tyler

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 2, 2014

A top secret team of wolf shifters, the Alpha Pack are former Navy SEALS that use their Psy powers to take on the world’s greatest predators. But while each member is loyal to the pack, it can be hard to deny the call of desire…

Still tormented by his recent captivity, Alpha Pack commander Nick Westfall isn’t sure he’s fit to lead—especially when he meets the one woman he can’t claim without reliving the torture he endured at the hands of a rogue vampire.

Vampire princess Calla Shaw has seen her own share of heartbreak, but she can tell that the wild attraction she and Nick feel for each other could turn into something significant—if only he’d let it. But Calla isn’t about to give up on her mate without a fight.

Time is running out, not only for Nick to claim his mate, but for Calla and her coven. A vampire war is on the horizon, one the Alpha Pack can’t hope to win if their leader can’t pull himself back from the abyss.

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REVIEW: WOLF’S FALL is the sixth installment in JD Tyler’s contemporary, adult Alpha Pack paranormal romance series focusing on a top secret team of wolf shifters-The Alpha Pack. The series history reveals that a group of psychic Navy Seals had been biologically enhanced and experimentally forced into a lifestyle not of their choosing, waking to a new world as shifters and wolves. Finding there way back, they will come under the command of Nick Westfall and his Pack.

WOLF’S FALL is Alpha Pack Commander Nick Westfall and vampire princess Calla Shaw’s storyline. Although this is the sixth book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. Any important information is imparted where necessary. JD Tyler provides some history and pertinent background information as the story develops.

Nick is a reluctant commander. He is tired, depressed and as leader of the Alpha Pack he sees himself as a failure. Nick suffers from PTSD-held prisoner and tortured, years earlier, by a sadistic vampire-Nick is broken and damaged. He knows Calla is his mate but losing his first mate to the vampire who destroyed his life, Nick refuses to accept and claim Calla as his own. To complicate matters Nick is reluctant to allow Calla to feed from his vein as it brings back too many horrific and shameful memories.

The relationship between Calla and Nick is one of immediate attraction. Calla and Nick know that each is the other’s mate but Nick’s reluctance to accept Calla and the encroaching vampire war finds our couple teaming together to save both the coven and the Pack. Both Calla and Nick have previously loved and lost; finding new mates is as much a surprise to both. The sex scenes are intimate, seductive and energetic.

Told from third person point of view, the storyline follows a war on the horizon. Vampires and werewolves will be forced to work together to save the people that they know and love but a powerful unknown foe and a coven of rogue vampires has targeted Nick, Calla and Calla’s brother Prince Tarron for destruction. Several wolves and vampires will face their mortality in the ensuing battle. JD Tyler’s storylines consist of an ensemble cast of characters including wolves, vampires, jinn, sorcerers, shifters and more; many of the previous storyline couples play a secondary role throughout the premise and building story.

My only complaint is the number of times our hero (and other Alpha Pack storyline heroes) must face the possibility of death. For a leader and alpha Nick seems powerless against most of his enemies; he lays injured, tortured or dying on numerous occasions and his fellow warriors appear to face their mortality just as often (in this book and others). I think this team of former Navy Seals is in need of some more combat training. 😉 Also, if a man has black hair and dark eyes, why would he shift into a white wolf? Would it not make sense that the hair color in human form match the color of the shifter wolf coat? Hmmmmm !

JD Tyler’s world of shifters and vampires is full of action, suspense, romance and love. The characters are colorful, fallible, passionate and controversial. The Alpha Pack soldiers are honorable warriors who are willing to die to protect their leader and friends. Vampires are a new addition to the series-introduced in book five Cole’s Redemption-and with it comes a new direction for the storylines.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Cover Reveals-July 3, 2014

Cover Reveals-July 3, 2014

The Shadows Apr 15

 

TITLE: The Shadows

AUTHOR: JR Ward

SERIES: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13

RELEASE DATE: April 2015

 

 

 

Vision in Silver

 

TITLE: Vision in Silver

AUTHOR: Anne Bishop

SERIES: The Others #3

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

Redeemed Oct 14

 

 

TITLE: Redeemed

AUTHOR: PC & Kristin Cast

SERIES: House of Night #12 (YA)

RELEASE DATE: October 14

 

 

Light My Fire Dec 14

 

TITLE:  Light My Fire

AUTHOR: G.A.Aiken

SERIES:  DragonKin

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

The Unleashing Mar 15

 

 

TITLE: The Unleashing

AUTHOR: Shelly Laurenston

SERIES: Call of Crows #1

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

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TITLE: Quarterback Draw

AUTHOR: Jaci Burton

SERIES: Play by Play

RELEASE DATE: February 2015

 

 

 

Into Darkness Oct 14

 

TITLE: Into The Darkness

AUTHOR: JT Geissinger

SERIES: Night Prowler #6

RELEASE DATE: October 2014

 

 

 

Good Karma

 

TITLE: Good Karma

AUTHOR: Donya Lynne

SERIES: Strong Karma #1

RELEASE DATE: Summer 2014

 

 

 

Empire of Night april 15

 

TITLE: Empire of Night

AUTHOR: Kelley Armstrong

SERIES: Age of Legends #2 (YA)

RELEASE DATE: April 2015

 

 

 

Blood Assassin Jan 15

 

TITLE: Blood Assassin

AUTHOR: Alexandra Ivy

SERIES: The Sentinels #2

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

 

Her Lone Wolf Nov 14

 

TITLE: Her Lone Wolf

AUTHOR: Paige Tyler

SERIES: X-ops #2

RELEASE DATE: November 2014

 

 

 

Ensnared Jan 15

 

 

TITLE: Ensnared

AUTHOR: A.G. Howard

SERIES: Splintered #3

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

Shameless

 

TITLE: Shameless

AUTHOR: Laura Wright

SERIES: House of Vipera (Masters of Seduction)

RELEASE DATE: July 2014

 

 

 

Deep Under Cover

 

TITLE: Deep Under

AUTHOR: Lisa Renee Jones

SERIES: Tall,Dark and Deadly

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: Luthien’s Song

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: The Elven Chronicles #7

RELEASE DATE: November 2014

 

 

 

Living in the LIght

 

TITLE: Living In The Light

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: The Elven Chronicles Novella

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

Brash

 

TITLE: Brash

AUTHOR: Laura Wright

SERIES: Cavanaugh Brothers #3

RELEASE DATE: N/A

 

 

 

 

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TITLE: Vampires Never Cry Wolf

AUTHOR: Sara Humphreys

SERIES: Dead in the City #3

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

Bound by Flames Jan 15

 

TITLE: Bound By Flames

AUTHOR: Jeaniene Frost

SERIES: Night Prince #3

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

 

 

 

 

Crouching Tiger Forbidden Vampire Dec 14

 

TITLE: Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire

AUTHOR: Kerrelyn Sparks

SERIES: Love at Stake #16

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

Unbound

 

TITLE: Unbound

AUTHOR: Sara Humphreys

SERIES: Amoveo Legend Novella

RELEASE DATE: N/A

 

 

 

Owning Violet Dec 14

 

TITLE: Owning Violet

AUTHOR: Monica Murphy

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

Instinct Mar 15

 

TITLE: Instinct

AUTHOR: Sherrilyn Kenyon

SERIES: Chronicles of Nick #6

RELEASE DATE: March 2015

 

 

 

The Darkest touch Nov 14

 

TITLE: The Darkest Touch

AUTHOR: Gena Showalter

SERIES: Lords of the Underworld

RELEASE DATE: November 2014

 

 

 

Wolf's Fall Dec 14

 

TITLE: Wolf’s Fall

AUTHOR: JD Tyler

SERIES: Alpha Pack

RELEASE DATE: December 2014

 

 

 

Dead of Winter Jan 15

 

 

TITLE: Dead of Winter

AUTHOR: Kresley Cole

SERIES: Arcana Chronicles

RELEASE DATE: January 2015

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Cole’s Redemption (Alpha Pack #5) by JD Tyler-a review

Cole’s Redemption (Alpha Pack #5) by JD Tyler-a review

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COLE’S REDEMPTION (Alpha Pack #5) by JD Tyler

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 4, 2014

Once, they were Navy SEALS. Now they are the Alpha Pack: a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. But sometimes the greatest danger lies within their own hearts….

Healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole has survived horrors that would have broken a weaker man. But when a battle leaves him deaf and his powers dimmed, Zan is devastated. Believing himself to be a burden to his team, he sees only one option: leave the Pack forever.

White wolf shifter Selene Westfall knows pain—she is certain her father was responsible for her mother’s death. And she lives to exact revenge. So when she is challenged by a savage black wolf, she puts up a vicious fight—only to become the black wolf’s Bondmate as a result of his bite.

Two damaged souls—one filled with hatred and one who’s lost his reason for living—are forced together as they come to terms with their unlikely, turbulent bond. A love neither expected may be all that stands between them and a killer trying desperately to keep the past dead and buried…

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REVIEW: COLE’S REDEMPTION is the fifth full length storyline in JD Tyler’s contemporary, adult, paranormal shifter series-Alpha Pack-focusing on a top secret team of shifters and other supernatural beings with Psy powers and special abilities. This is wolf shifter and psychic healer Zander Cole and, white wolf Selene Westfall’s storyline. If you are a follower of the series, you will recognize Selene’s last name as her father-Nick Westfall- is commander of the Alpha Pack. Although this is the fifth storyline in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. Most of the previous storyline characters play secondary roles in Cole’s Redemption and their history is revealed when it is necessary to the current premise.

The premise follows Selene as she is determined to destroy her father and move on with her life. Selene has been led to believe that her father killed her mother and walked away leaving a young Selene to deal with the fall out of her mother’s death and father’s presumed abandonment. Fast forward several years, and Selene has the opportunity to take down the man she blames for the horrors in her life. But attacking the Alpha pack leader is no easy feat when there is always someone guarding his back. Enter Zander Cole-the man who goes for the kill only to discover the small white wolf under his jaws is his bondmate and the woman he will die to protect.

The current focus of the Alpha Pack is to uncover the whereabouts of a rogue band of vampires that has launched a series of attacks against the human population. Every opportunity pulls the Alpha Pack into dangerous territory until a final confrontation leaves a dying Zander and the Alpha Pack leader considering his future and the rest of his life.

The reader is pulled into a storyline of misunderstandings when a young woman has been led to believe that her father is not the man she had adored as a child. Threats, lies and betrayal had forced Nick Westfall to walk away all in order to protect the only person left in his life and his heart. But the people closest to Selene are the very people who continued to perpetuate a lie that hardened her heart against a man who never stopped loving his little girl.

The relationship between Zander and Selene is sensual and sexy. There is no angst about the bonding: Zander and Selene are well aware that many shifters never find the ‘one’ and they move into a sexual relationship and become a mate-bonded pair fairly easy. The writing is simple; there is no complicated scenario and the reader doesn’t need a thesaurus to understand what is happening and why.

JD Tyler writes an engaging and interesting series about a group of former Navy SEALs who got caught in the crossfire of a Middle East war. We learn what happened to the SEALs six years earlier; the men they lost, how they came to be and the people behind the attack. And the attacks come full circle when the Pack uncover the truth about the vampire rogues and their connection to their past.

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READING ORDER

Primal Law
Black Magic
Savage Awakening
Black Moon
Hunter’s Heart
Cole’s Redemption (March 2014)

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Jo DavisNational Bestselling author J.D. Tyler is best known for her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, and the Firefighters of Station Five series under her pseudonym Jo Davis. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She’s also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D.’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others, and she was recently named by BooksOnBoard as their #1 Bestselling Romance Author.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two teenagers. Visit her website at www.JDTyler.com.

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Hunter’s Heart (Alpha Pack #4) by J.D.Tyler-a review

HUNTER’S HEART (Alpha Pack #4) by J.D.Tyler-a review

Hunter's Heart

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 3, 2013

The Alpha Pack series features a team of special ops heroes who are shifters with Psy abilities, and use their powers to track the world’s most dangerous predators. Each of our heroes will find his mate, and each will be hotter and more dangerous than the last.

A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. And when the battle gets personal, their wild side is unleashed….

Ryon Hunter sees dead people—spirits that beg him for help in ways he can’t understand. He’d do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can’t ignore: Help me…I’m alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift.

When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication—Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue… only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can’t see coming…

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REVIEW: HUNTER’S HEART is the fourth full length novel and fifth storyline in J.D.Tyler’s Alpha Pack series focusing on a top secret team of shifters with Psy powers and abilities. This is Ryon and Daria’s story. For a more detailed character breakdown, check out J.D. Tyler’s website HERE.

As the blurb states, Ryon sees dead people-he is a channeler and a telepath. Following a near fatal injury, Ryon will find himself face to spirit with the astral projection of his future mate. Only his future mate has been injured and time is running out.

As the storyline proceeds, Ryon and the Alpha Pack will uncover a much more sinister monster created by their one time nemesis and in doing so will begin to understand that during the search and rescue months earlier, someone or something, escaped. When Ryon and Daria are sent on a mission to locate the missing piece of the puzzle, they will find themselves confronting an all too familiar face.

HUNTER’S HEART and the Alpha Pack series premise are similar to Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker Series. A group of psychic Navy Seals has been biologically enhanced and experimentally forced into a lifestyle not of their choosing and in doing so, must hunt for the people responsible. Along the way, each will find the one person who is their soul-mate, their bond-mate and their happily ever after. But before any of this is possible, our heroes and heroines will face their ultimate fear-betrayal and mistrust.

The relationship between Ryon and Daria is quick to develop as Ryon knows that Daria is his mate. Daria readily accepts the psychic research facility and all of its people, as well as her new found ability to shift. There are moments when Daria feels betrayed but because of the bond-mate tie, there is little question that they belong together. The sex scenes are sensual, erotic and hot.

The storyline is fast paced and the writing style is simple. J.D.Tyler, by way of character recounting and flashbacks, keeps the current storyline connected to the series with reference to previous incidences and plots which allows the reader some cohesion between books and a buildup of potential future novels. In this, a new reader to the series is not necessarily struggling. But I would recommend checking out the Alpha Pack character guide on JD Tyler’s website as a refresher. I like that JD includes much of the backstory and history of the Alpha Pack with each storyline but I would recommend reading the series in order.

Alpha Pack collage

Primal Law
Black Magic
Savage Awakening
Black Moon
Hunter’s Heart
Cole’s Redemption (March 2014)

Reviewed by Sandy

About The Author

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Jo DavisNational Bestselling author J.D. Tyler is best known for her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, and the Firefighters of Station Five series under her pseudonym Jo Davis. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She’s also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D.’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others, and she was recently named by BooksOnBoard as their #1 Bestselling Romance Author.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two teenagers. Visit her website at www.JDTyler.com.

 

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J.D. Tyler-Blog Tour and Giveaway

J.D. Tyler-Blog Tour and Giveaway

J.D. Tyler is an award-winning, multi-published author who writes for New American Library under three pseudonyms. Whether this is due to an overdose of ambition or a multiple personality affliction, she’ll never tell.

J.D. writes dark, sexy paranormal romance and has a huge thing for shifters, vampires, the Fae, and just about everything else that goes bump and grind in the night. She can’t get enough of those dangerous supernatural heroes, and the fun of creating her own was just too much temptation to resist… so she didn’t. J.D. doesn’t do self-denial.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. She lives in Texas with her two teenagers.

Connect with J.D. Tyler:

Website / Facebook / Twitter

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PRIMAL LAW:  Alpha Pack #1

Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers tasked with eliminating the most dangerous predators in the world. But the gift of their abilities comes at a price…

After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight—and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who reawakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.

On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule—because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive…

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BLACK MAGIC:  Alpha Pack e-Novella #1.5

An original Alpha Pack novella featuring the sexy sorcerer and panther shifter Kalen Black…

Recruited by the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black is still very much a lone wolf. But when a paranormal creature threatens the life of Dr. Mackenzie Grant, Kalen must use all of his abilities to rescue her. This brush with death excites a passion between them, and after a night of intense pleasure, Kalen leaves Mac with a mysterious gift that just might save her life again.…

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SAVAGE AWAKENING:  Alpha Pack #2

A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…

After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair–and a spine of solid steel.

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah’s recovery. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has–however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric’s life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.

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BLACK MOON:  Alpha Pack #3 (release date December 4, 2012)

Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant’s life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them–one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard.

With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen’s mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen’s child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all…

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BLACK MOON BLOG TOUR 

11/25/12 – 12/15/12 

11/27 – Riverina Romantics

11/28 – United by Books

11/29 – Books-n-Kisses

11/30 – RR@H Novel Thoughts

12/01 – The Reading Café

LIVE CHAT – 8-9pm EST (7-8pm CT, 6-7pm MDT, 5-6pm PDT)

12/04 – Book Reader Addict

12/05 – Under the Covers

12/07 – My Keeper Shelf

12/10 – Cocktails and Books

12/11 – Paranormal Haven

12/12 – Romancing the Book

12/13 – I Smell Sheep

12/14 – Grave Tells

12/15 – Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies…Oh My!

J.D.Tyler is offering a paper copy giveaway– WINNER’S CHOICE — of either Primal Law, Savage Awakening or Black Moon.

1.  You must be a member at The Reading Cafe to qualify for the giveaway.  If you are not a member, please register using the log-in at the top of the page, or by using one of the social log-ins.

2.  If you are using a social log-in such as Twitter or Google, please post your email address along with a comment, as Twitter etc do not allow for email contact information.

3.  Giveaway open INTERNATIONALLY.

$.  Giveaway runs from December 1, 2012 to December 17, 2012 (end of tour)

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