Sunday, July 3, 2016

Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Giveaway & Book Reviews of Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews & Bear Run by Belinda Meyers


Giveaway

Message from Rebecca Hamilton

Hi, there! Rebecca Hamilton here to tell you how super excited we are to bring you this mega giveaway. The first place prize is a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, but we also have 12 runner up ebook and paperback prizes! Entering will connect you with 21 paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors for more great deals, freebies, and giveaways, so in a way, everyone wins!
 
 
Book Reviews
 
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Review by Suze
 
Karina is driving a group of children home after a field trip. When one of them has to go to the bathroom she takes an exit to stop at a motel. Only when she's there she soon realizes that it isn't a normal hotel. There's something creepy about the place and there are monsters that won't let Karina leave. They want something from her, there's something she can give them and they want to take it without her permission. She's being poisoned and when she comes to she is in the possession of a dangerous man. Karina has to give up her freedom to save her daughter Emily.

Alphas: Origins is a fascinating story about monsters, different worlds and dangerous powers. Karina's life changes as soon as she takes the exit. She's enslaved and she has to be strong to survive. She's living in a house with three powerful men. They can easily change into monsters and even though they have good sides there's a lot of aggression as well. Karina has to be resourceful and she needs to bargain when she wants something. I loved how resilient and tough she is. She can stand her ground, even when she's afraid she doesn't back down. I was immediately intrigued by her and enjoyed reading about her adventures.

I've already read a lot of books by Ilona Andrews. The writing is amazing and I love the knowledge of combat, which makes the fighting scenes realistic and dynamic. The adrenaline rushes they always give me are fantastic. Karina's new life is interesting and I like the world building. I definitely want to read more about the creatures she's living with and about her new existence. I loved the ending of this book, it's promising and I can't wait to see what will happen next.

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Review by Suze

Alice isn't from a warm and happy home. Her father and brother are mean and they call her names. They hate shifters and love hunting them. When one day Alice joins them she tries to save the shifter they're targeting. She doesn't want to shoot him and tries to convince her father and brother to leave him alone. The shifter's name is Taggart, he's large and broad and when he changes he becomes a bear. Alice and Taggart don't have much time to get to know each other, but as there's mutual trust and understanding they join forces.

 Together Alice and Taggart run away, Taggart from his crew and Alice from her family. They're both being chased now, because Taggart's aggressive alpha won't let him go without a fight and he wants to drag him back to their camp and Alice's father and brother want to finish what they started. Taggart's plan is to join his brother at Pine Ridge and build a new life for themselves there. Will they be able to stay ahead of their enemies and will they both reach their destination unharmed?

Bear Run is an adrenaline-packed read. Alice and Taggart don't meet under the best of circumstances, but they don't seem to care, because it has brought them something special. They both come from an unhappy home and it's time for them to break free. Their journey together is gripping and fun. They need to run to stay ahead of their opponents and Belinda Meyers has turned their escape into a thrilling event. I couldn't wait to find out if they would make it and if they would have the chance to be together.

Bear Run is a book about a tough, but kindhearted bear shifter and a woman who's never been valued by those around her while she's strong and smart. Alice and Taggart are great together and their chemistry is amazing. The other main characters are fascinating as well, even the mean ones, and I enjoyed reading about them. I loved this novella, it's a fabulous beginning of a series and I can't wait to read more.

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