Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review/Series spotlight/Giveaway: The Alpha's Daugher by Jacqueline Rhoades


Title: The Alpha's Daughter (Wolvers, #3)
Author: Jacqueline Rhoades
Source: Author
Genre: Paranormal Romance (wolf-shifters)
Length: Novel (398pgs)
Reviewer: CaroleDee


There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the wounded soul…

 
Jazz Phillips is on the run, fleeing from a fate most females in her pack accept as their lot in life; an arranged mating, something Jazz thought wasn't in her future as the Alpha's daughter and only child. She doesn't want to be the next Alpha's Mate. She doesn't want to be anyone's mate. She likes her life just the way it is until she finds herself stranded in the mountain town of Gilead, home to a small and close knit pack of wolvers. Once there, she begins to question her life as it was and begins to wonder about what it could be, especially in the arms of the wolver the people call Doc.

Doc Goodman claims to have settled in Gilead because he saw a need for his services, but in fact, he's a runaway, too. He's rejected his wolver heritage and the warring politics that stripped him of everything he loved most. He's biding his time, waiting to die, until he meets the blue haired, foul mouthed beauty who shows him there are still things worth living for and the most important of them are worth fighting for




Another fantastic read by Jacqueline Rhoades!

In a world where almost anyone can independently publish a book it can become tedious to wade through the mediocre to find a winner and I'm here to tell you that you can put those waders away because Jacqueline is a sure thing! I've read everyone of her books and fell in love each time!

The Alpha's daughter is a bit different than previous entries into the Wolver's Series. This time we get a female shifter that knows the ins and outs of Wolver politics. Unfortunately she comes from an archaic pack that treats women like crap. In an attempt to escape a forced marriage she flees and finds herself in a back-water Appalachian town and it's pack. When the local pack doctor takes her in she quickly learns that life in Gilead might be simple, but it's anything but boring.

Filled with hilarious characters, a romance that builds, an action filled climax, and a bitter-sweet rise to power this book has it all!

Treat yourself and pick up The Alpha's Daughter today.


*While this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
Although, seriously, you're going to want to check out the rest of them because they're awesome ;)





Be sure to check out Jacqueline's other books!

The Wolvers Series:
The Alpha's Mate (The Wolvers #1)
The Alpha's Mate (Wolver # 1)
Welcome to Rabbit Creek....
City girl Elizabeth Reynolds hopes to find peace and contentment in the small Appalachian town of Rabbit Creek. Okay, so the bucolic cottage she’s rented turns out to be a dilapidated cabin without phone service, but the people she meets are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It’s just like moving to Mayberry… if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves.


Only an outsider would call them werewolves. They’re wolvers, a community of man/beasts that have lived in these hills since their ancestors emigrated from Scotland three hundred years ago. And that gorgeous Chief of Police, Marshall Goodman, the guy she met while covered in mud and wearing granny underpants? The one who sends her heart spinning? He’s their Alpha and his pack is under attack from outside forces. Elizabeth, being a sane and reasonable woman, wants no part of any of this, but if she refuses to risk her life and her heart, the people she’s grown to care about will lose everything and she’ll lose the one man she was born to love.

The Alpha's Choice (The Wolvers, #2) 
The Alpha's Choice (Wolver #2)
Katarina Bennett stopped believing in fairytales a long time ago. Prince Charming doesn't exist. Careful planning is what makes dreams come true and that's what she's spent her adult life doing. Now those plans have fallen apart. She's lost everything; her fiancé, her job and her home.
Determined to make a new start, Kat takes a job as a governess and teacher for five orphaned children and finds herself in an old Gothic mansion in the middle of nowhere with people who aren't what they seem.


Charles Goodman is the Alpha of his wolver pack, the modern descendants of an ancient line of man/beasts who've hidden among the human race for centuries. Charles has his hands full with taking his pack in a new direction and dealing with dissention in the ranks and doubts about his own abilities to lead, but when he meets his feisty new employee, he begins to believe in a future he didn't think possible.


Together, Charles and Kat, Alpha and Mate, set out to prove all things are possible and fairytales do come true.


The Alpha's Daughter (The Wolvers, #3)
The Alpha's Daughter (Wolver #3)
There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the wounded soul…

Jazz Phillips is on the run, fleeing from a fate most females in her pack accept as their lot in life; an arranged mating, something Jazz thought wasn't in her future as the Alpha's daughter and only child. She doesn't want to be the next Alpha's Mate. She doesn't want to be anyone's mate. She likes her life just the way it is until she finds herself stranded in the mountain town of Gilead, home to a small and close knit pack of wolvers. Once there, she begins to question her life as it was and begins to wonder about what it could be, especially in the arms of the wolver the people call Doc.

Doc Goodman claims to have settled in Gilead because he saw a need for his services, but in fact, he's a runaway, too. He's rejected his wolver heritage and the warring politics that stripped him of everything he loved most. He's biding his time, waiting to die, until he meets the blue haired, foul mouthed beauty who shows him there are still things worth living for and the most important of them are worth fighting for.
 


Guardians of the Race series: 
Guardian's Grace (Guardians of the Race, #1)
Guardian's Grace (Book 1)
Grace Masters always dreamed of a family she could call her own and always knew that for her, those dreams would never come true. Yet here she is, in an old Victorian home, living and loving under the cover of night. Who knew the source of her lifelong torment was really her gift as a Daughter of Man or that this gift could be controlled and used for something good? Who knew there was another race called the Paenitentia who live side by side with humans? Who knew that demons were real? Grace certainly didn't until one fateful night when her world falls apart and comes together again in a place where she finally belongs.

Sometimes a person just knows when something is right and destined to be. Sometimes convincing someone else of that fact is a little more difficult. Canaan ad Simeon is that someone else. Canaan is Liege Lord to a House of Guardians whose job is to protect the Race from a demon threat many no longer believe in. Already breaking away from the outdated traditions that are depleting their numbers and threatened by a hierarchy resistant to change, the last thing Canaan needs is to fall for this innocently sexy Daughter of Man.
But fall he does, with a mixture of comedy, drama and romance that will touch your heart.

Guardian's Hope
Guardian's Hope (Book 2)
Hope parsons has heard about the evil of demons since she was a child in the little isolated community where she grew up. Demons were part of the outside world; demon sex, demon drink, demon music, demon woman. According to her father, her mother was evil, too.

This is Hope Parson’s world until she finds a box her mother hid years ago and the remnant of a letter her runaway sister wrote begging for help. This is the impetus she needs to embark on a journey out into the world and the city where she hopes to find her sister and learn more about her mother’s legacy. Once there, she learns her father was wrong about most of the evils of the outside world. Unfortunately, he was right about one; living, breathing demons are real.

Nico ad Nimeni, with his dark charm and magazine cover good looks, is a recent addition to Canaan ad Simeon’s House of Guardians. As a Guardian of the Race, it’s his job to protect his people, the Paenitentia, along with humankind from the demons who cross over, but Nico knows there are other kinds of demons than those who stalk the night, like the ones that plague a man’s soul and insist he stand apart.

When circumstances bring Hope to the House, she finds a place where everything she knows about good and evil is turned upside down. In this world of witches and demons, vampires and Paenitentia, she learns that things are not always what they seem and that a shy, over-sized country girl can find love in the arms of a suave sophisticate.

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Guardian's Joy (Book 3)
JJ Justice has spent her adulthood lost and alone and vulnerable to the haunting of a past she can’t remember. It’s no wonder she feels different from other people and not surprising that she chose the police force as a way of standing up for others who are defenseless against the evils of the world, but when her only friend and partner is brutally murdered by a creature not of this world, JJ discovers a greater purpose. She is called to hunt the monsters only she can see. Once again, she resigns herself to living her life alone.

Guardian of the Race, Bernardo ad Tormeo, longs for a woman of his own, one that’s as fun loving and loyal as his Liege Lord’s Lady, Grace, and as soft and gentle as his fellow Guardian’s mate, Hope, but the chances of meeting such a woman seem slim to none. What with the nightly patrols and his gaming business, he hasn’t the time to go searching for love. Besides, he’s seen too many matings that didn’t work out.

Nardo is sworn to protect his people and their human cousins from the demons who cross over from the Otherworld. He never thought he would be hunting a vampire; just like he never thought of falling in love with a leather clad ex-cop who can kick demon butt with the best of them.
How do you romance a woman who thinks more of knives than roses? And how do you help her fight the demons of her soul when she can’t remember who they are? Nardo doesn’t know, but he’s determined to find out. He only hopes he and his new love can find the answers before a monster from Joy’s past takes away the only woman he will ever love.

Hidden Mountain Series: (Contemp Romance)
Preston's Mill (Hidden Mountain, #1)
Preston's Mill (Book 1)
When her disastrous marriage ends in the most humiliating way, Meg Hanson doesn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Unhappy with her life as it was and unwilling to become what her mother and sister envision, she retreats to the little Appalachian town of Prestons Mill, the place where her father was raised. Meg has promised herself six months away from the influences of home to find out who she is and what she really wants out of life.

Her Great Aunt Annie doesn’t hold with such nonsense, but she does believe that good food, hard work and fresh country air have the power to heal the soul and she sees in Meg a soul that belongs to the mountain.

Coming from wealth and privilege, Meg isn’t sure at first what to make of a place where much of your wardrobe comes from Gorton’s Farm Supply and the only coffee available is what’s brewed at the Downtown CafĂ©. However, it doesn’t take long for her to become attached to the people of Prestons Mill with their blunt honesty and strange speech or to reluctantly fall for the boy who kissed her under the apple tree when she was only ten. He’s grown into an intriguing man with problems of his own.

JT Preston is burdened with his family’s past sins, sins that prevent him from seeking the life he’s always envied and longed for. Annie thinks this is nonsense, too, and sets about bringing Meg and JT together, but nothing is ever as easy as it sounds.

When a coal company makes plans to begin mining the mountain, Meg and JT find themselves in the middle of the battle between those who consider it progress and those who see it as the end of a way of life. Greed rears its head, people are hurt and lives are endangered, Meg’s most of all.



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8 comments:

  1. Thank you CaroleDee! Once again, your gracious and supportive review has put a bright spot in my day.

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  2. Great review! I'm gonna have to put her books in my wish list now. They sound great.

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  3. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

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    1. Oh and I usually prefer shifters! love those wolves and tiger shifters - :)!

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  4. Everytime I answer this question, my response changes. I think I'm currently on more of the shifter/were kick. That animal magnetism... ;) Book Savvy Babe

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  5. Vampires are wonderful but I think my first loves are werewolves and shifters, there strength and loyalty. True they can be stubborn and bullheaded but so can vamps, there's just something about wolves and shifters though. *Sigh.*

    Gabby.

    fallschangingheart@hotmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Shifters all the way for me!

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