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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT, & #GIVEAWAY - Alpha Lover (The Alpha Council Chronicles #3) by Brenda Sparks

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Paranormal Romance

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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.

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Nicholai closed the scant distance between them and took her creamy lips in a kiss. As he deepened the caress, his hand slid slowly along her arm then rested on the nape of her neck. His tongue pushed between her moist lips to taste her thoroughly. Her lilac scent filled the car, flooded his lungs.

The passion between them rose. Julie’s heartrate increased in time with his own. Their breaths mingled, becoming one. He feathered light, maddening kisses along her jaw then grasped the lobe of her ear between his teeth.

A soft moan escaped from Juliette’s lips when Nicholai tugged the lobe. His warm breath blew sensuously in her ear. A shiver shook down her spine. Nicholai’s lips moved over her delicate neck, rested over the spot where her pulse beat the strongest.

His tongue darted out to caress the throbbing vein. He lapped at the temptation. It called to him, beat at him. Demanded he take what his body needed. What he craved.

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Alpha Lover will be on sale at all retailers for 99¢ from February 3 - March 2, 2017

3 out of 5 (good)


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Nicholai meets Juliette when she and her friend eat at his restaurant. He knows immediately who she is, what she is. She is his heartmate, his one true love. He just needs to win her heart before he tells her his secret, that he is a vampire. But there are darker forces at work, that could cost them both their lives.

And it's those darker forces I'm left wondering about! Do the demons appear in books one and two?? Is there an on-going story line between the three books??

Because I'm left thinking there is, and I've not read book one, Alpha Mine, or book two, Deadly Alpha. So I'm thinking I missed something, something important, something I NEEDED!

 I did like that the aforementioned darker forces have their say. And even if I didn't like what they said or indeed, did, you all know how much I love hearing from the bad guys! 

I find these reviews the hardest to write, the three star ones that leave me feeling kinda meh about a book. And I'm sorry this is short.

Because everyone gets a say, and because I DID finish it (it was touch and go for a while!)

3 stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodread, Booklikes, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble**

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *


Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE



Brenda Sparks will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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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. www.brenda-sparks.com



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Tour Organised by: Goddess Fish Promotions


28 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Good luck with the contest!

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  2. Good morning. Thank you for sharing my story with your readers! I appreciate your review.
    Thanks to my day job, I’ll be unable to comment during the day, however, I’ll check back this evening to see what your readers have to say. Have a spectacular day!

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  3. I really love the cover and excerpt of the book.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. This cover is one of my favorites so far.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you have a terrific day.

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  5. Thank You so much for the great excerpt.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a great day.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cali. Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  7. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  8. I just wanted to stop by and thank you again for hosting my story on your wonderful blog. I’d also like to thank the readers who dropped by. There’s nothing better than connecting with others who love paranormal romance. I hope everyone has a terrific week!

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  9. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This sounds awesome Brenda! Congrats on the tour :) What's going on in your neck of the woods today?

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    1. Thank you, Andra! :) Well, my neck of the woods has Brown Recluse spiders, and a big one came to visit today. I found it in the garage trying to get in the door to the house. Needless to say, it's been an exciting start to my weekend. Luckily, all turned out just fine, at least for me, not so much for the spider. ;) I love spiders, but not ones that are venomous.

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    2. Ummm....hold on a second.... *Screams and shakes uncontrollably*.... okay I'm back! Yikes that's crazy! I hope today goes better for you!

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    3. This week has been much better. No spiders anywhere is sight. :)
      Hope you have a terrific day, Andra!

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  11. Happy Weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  12. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Can't wait to read this book!

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    1. Thank you, Ally! I hope you have a terrific week!

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  13. Wow! Excellent review! Sounds like a great read!

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  14. Thank you for introducing me to this book, it sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Nikolina! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. In fact, this romance writer hope everyone who visits the blog has an amazing Valentine's Day.

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