Book Review~ Aribelle: The First Female Alpha

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Welcome to hump day and boy do I got a treat for you. Today I am featuring a review on McKayla Schutt’s latest release “Aribelle: The First Female Alpha.” This book was beyond amazing and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I actually sat down and read it only in a few hours, mainly because I couldn’t put it down. Check out my review below.

The Review

Aribelle is the first born of her family. She is first in line to take the alpha spot when wolves start showing up with their hearts cut out. Now with the burden of leadership things are even more complicated when she imprints with the rival packs second in command. Aribelle has to find out who is killing her pack mates and keep a level head while showing she has what it takes to be on top in a man’s job.

Nikolaj is the second in command to his feisty new mates rival pack. His pack mates have been coming up dead for weeks. The only course of action is to blame the rival pack alpha for the crimes. But, when he goes to confront the enemy alpha things get hairy. Now imprinted to the new she-alpha Nikolaj man pride is put to the test. Will he be able to find a balance to keep his mate?

McKayla Schutt switches the roles in this book of hers. Instead of the usual dominant male lead taking over the pack with a female trying to find her place, we find ourselves with a female alpha. She does a wonderful job showing the emotional struggle for both her main characters. Each faces their own obstacles while trying to keep a level head. Not only that you can see the strength the two pull off each other. Her world building is spot on and makes like-able characters that make you fall in love with them on page one. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a twist on the tradition male power role. It’s about time a female took the lead.

Stars: 5 out of 5 stars


The Book

Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 4.54.13 PMMy eyes snap open and the memories from the night before flood into my hazy brain.
Drunk- check.
Imprinted- check.
Mated??
I glanced over at the sleeping wolf in the bed and my boy warms with excitement.
Mated- check.
Things just became complicated!

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The Author

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 10.29.34 PMMcKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves. She is a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goal- to write as many sexy books as possible. However, being a mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.

Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer but doubters said that it would be impossible to make money at it. She is pushing herself hard to show them they are wrong.

She would like to remind everyone to review what you read, it’s important!

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Book Review: Vampire Hunt

This series of Tim O’Rourke has me so captivated. I can’t put his books down, I’m so eager to find out the ending of this series. Now to continue this series of reviews I will feature Vampire Hunt.

The Review

Kiera is now standing in the ruins of Hallowed Manor with her old friends along with a new one. With visions plaguing her dreams she finds herself on the run. As time goes on distrust grows between her companions as a serial killer is brought into the mix.

Tim O’Rourke keeps you guessing about who you can trust throughout this book. You wonder about Isidor joining the ranks and if he is trustworthy. Then you got Murphy acting strand and keeping secrets from everyone including Potter.

When the Lycanthropes get involved shit hits the fan hard and fast. Will Luke survive? Will Kiera be able to deal with the changes taking over her body? Who can help her understand what she is and help prepare her for what is coming? Keep reading this series to find out how Kiera’s journey ends. Trust me this book ends with a heart breaking ending that rips your heart out of your chest.

Here are a few questions that rattled around in my head while reading this book:

Why is Potter such a dick most the time?

Does Kiera end up with Luke or Potter?

Is Kiera finally turning into the creature she fears?

And why are the lycanthrope such savage beasts?

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!



The Book

VAMPIRE HUNTVampire Hunt

In search of Kayla and on the run, Kiera and her friends make a race against time across the Cumbria Mountains. With vampires predicting their every move, the trust among Kiera and her friends starts to waver.

From the desolate monastery set high in the mountains, to the mysterious lake and the caves beneath the fountain, Kiera must discover the connection between the vampires and her mother, Isidor, and Kayla – all while trying to resolve her feelings for Potter and Luke.

In the midst of dealing with all of this, Kiera herself begins to change, and this frightens her. She turns to her friends for help, but soon realizes it is only her mother who can provide the truth and answers she needs. Kiera also has other questions she needs answered: Why did Isidor murder an innocent girl? Who is the person Murphy has been meeting with in secret? And above all, why have they put their lives and trust in the hands of a serial killer?

Vampire Hunt is Book Three of The Kiera Hudson Series One.

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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Book Review: Vampire Wake

Greetings everyone, welcome to my blog and hope you enjoy my latest review for Tim O’Rourke’s book, “Vampire Wake.” This is only the second book in his first series featuring Kiera Hudson and I couldn’t wait to start it. I hope you will enjoy my thoughts and snatch this book up for your next read.

The Review

They suspend Kiera Hudson from the police force after what happened in the small town of Ragged Cove. Now on her own with nothing to do she looks for work as a detective. She waits for signs of the horror that will come by watching the news like a hawk.

Then the day comes she meets Ms. Hunt and gets hired to protect her daughter, pretty much babysit her. Little does Kiera realize that her life has already begun to unravel. Life outside Hallowed Manor disappears while she sits behind its safe walls. With a strange man wrapped in bandages on the grounds she finds herself on the mission to find out his true identity.

Tim O’Rourke creates a puzzle of events that come together as he sews them together as one. I found myself so captivated by this book I read it in one sitting without realizing time passed. The ending still leaves me reeling and wanting more. The nice thing about this series is I don’t have to wait for the next book to come out. I can jump right into the next one and trust me this book just makes you hungry to keep going.

Some questions that ran through my head while reading this book:

Where is Murphy, Luke and Potter?

What happened to them?

Who is pulling the strings to bring Kiera to Hallowed Manor?

What secrets lay within the hidden wing of Hallowed Manor?

If you want to know the answers to these questions like I did, you must read “Vampire Wake” to get your answers.

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

VAMPIRE WAKEVampire Wake

Since escaping from The Ragged Cove and finding herself suspended from the police force, Kiera Hudson is hired by the mysterious Lady Hunt to protect her 16-year-old daughter from a stranger she believes is lurking on the moors. But little does Kiera know that it is she who will need protecting.
Arriving at the Hallowed Manor on the desolate Welsh Moors, Kiera soon realises that the vampires she has been seeing are not just the stuff of her nightmares, but are very real – and are closing in.
If Kiera is to escape the vampires who hunt her, she will have to discover the true identity of the bandaged man, the secret of the children’s graveyard beneath the weeping willows, and who, or what, is hiding in the “forbidden wing” of the Hallowed Manor.

Vampire Wake is Book Two of The Kiera Hudson Series One.

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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Book Review: Vampire Shift

I stumbled across this new author named Tim O’Rourke in a book funnel promo. Usually, I don’t like reading vampire books but fell in love with his series. He has a vast number of books and I plan to read them all. I mean it he has around 60 books, and this girl is making it a mission to read them all if it kills her.

So, far I have made it through two series and half-way through the third in his Kiera Hudson books. He has other series with different characters I plan to jump into later on. With this project I plan to write a review on each book as I complete them. Right now I have several reviews to write up before I can share them. Expect this to be like a series of reviews for this author.

The first book I will review is the “Vampire Shift.” It is the first book that drew me in so deep that I can’t get enough of this author now. So, hang on tight as I get my wits about myself.

The Review

Kiera Hudson is a new recruit sent to the Ragged Cove. She meets up with Sergeant Murphy, Luke Bishop, and an examiner named Sean Potter (a.k.a just Potter). Everything doesn’t seem right in the small town of Ragged Cove. The weather is always bad with snow and civilians fear for their lives.

Rumors of vampires causing all the deaths and the police department only working the night shift. Things just keep getting weirder. She has to figure out who is behind the killings and who it is that is following her. This book has twists, turns and keeps you guessing till the end.

I sat down to read this book not knowing anything about the author or the world within. I thought the synopsis was interesting and found it to be an amazing read. It hooked me after the first few pages and I couldn’t put it down. I devoured this book in one day and I couldn’t stop there. I started on the adventure with this series and have plenty more in store.

If you love vampires, werewolves, or creatures of the night this book is what you are looking for. Tim O’Rourke keeps you reading and wanting more. I even broke down and got kindle unlimited to read his books. Snatch up this read as soon as you can. It is a PERMAFREE book that begins the series.

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

VAMPIRE SHIFTVampire Shift

When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, Kiera uses her unique ability of seeing, and soon realizes her own life is in danger. When Kiera falls for police officer Luke Bishop, not only are her mind and heart opened to a terrifyingly new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who – or what – is behind the gruesome deaths on her Vampire Shift.

“Vampire Shift” is Book One of The Kiera Hudson Series One.

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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Rayne’s Perfect Mate Book Review

Just getting around to posting my review for this awesome book I read last week. It has been hectic with trying to find the time to sit down to focus on my blog. You’re probably wondering, if you don’t have time to blog then when do you have the time to read. I would say I get to read maybe once a week. I actually sat down to read Rayne’s Perfect Mate the same day I bought it. It was done in two hours. I devoured it that fast. You will find my review below and if you’re wondering I loved it.

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Rayne’s Perfect Mate was an awesome read. It had me gripped from the very first page. The pages just went by so fast I devoured this book in under 2 hours and want more. McKayla did an awesome job depicting the true turmoil that inflicts mothers that are faced with the worse change possible, raising your kids alone. Take a journey to how she finds the answer to all her problems after a mate she never imprinted with walks out for her true mate to walk in. Looking forward to book 3 and hopefully more :).


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Book 2 in the Denver Troubles Series

When Rayne finds out she’s pregnant with her second baby it comes right on the heel of her mate leaving her. Now she’s on her own and has no time to be happy…with her emotions rolling out of control she thought things couldn’t get worse. Not until she imprints with her boss, Zac. Rayne hopes to catch a small break but the man she’s meant to be with has his own hesitations on becoming an alpha dad. She must be strong for her little girl, Annmarie, and her unborn child. No matter how bad things get. When Annmarie goes missing she’s ready to tear apart the whole city to find her. With or without Zac at her side.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, will stop her from protecting her kids even if it breaks her heart.

Zac has forced himself to keep his distance from Rayne for two long years but now that’s no longer an issue when they imprint at the grocery store…he’s not sure who’s more shocked. Him or Rayne. But completing the bond will make him a father to another man’s daughter and add to that…Rayne is pregnant. He’s not sure if he’s ready for everything; two kids and neither of them are his. Then things go to hell like a -bad shift when Rayne’s daughter goes missing and he suddenly feels as if a piece of him clicks into place. Can he and Rayne face their problems together? Or will they crash and burn in the face of such immense trials?

He’ll be faced with challenges he never thought possible all because of the woman he loves.

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Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 10.29.34 PMMcKayla Schutt

McKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves. She is a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goal- to write as many sexy books as possible. However, being a mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.

Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer but doubters said that it would be impossible to make money at it. She is pushing herself hard to show them they are wrong.

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Maple’s Strong Alpha Book Review

In my October Newsletter I featured McKayla Schutt’s new release Rayne’s Perfect Mate to all my VIP Readers. Once I found out Rayne’s book was the second in the series I went out and bought book 1. I wanted to get an idea of McKayla’s work and didn’t expect the outcome I got.

Maple’s Strong Alpha is suspenseful, steamy and a hole can of awesome mixed into one novella size book. I haven’t gotten this deep into a book in a long time and I couldn’t put it down. Each character had their own realm of stubborn mixed with wolf hormones going crazy. There were times I wanted to laugh at characteristics the wolves showcased. But, the hardest part was waiting for the climax of the book. I won’t reveal any spoilers.

After reading this book I was hooked. I already purchased book 2 and read it in one sitting. Now I am waiting on book 3. This is by far my favorite read of 2018 and highly recommend everyone to snatch this one up. McKayla already has wolves prancing around in my head making me want to write my own stories.


Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 11.15.20 PMMAPLE’S STRONG ALPHA

When seven-year-old Cora landed on Raymand’s door step, he planned on finding her a permanent home… somewhere else. With hunters killing parents and kidnapping pups for God only knows what, Raymand is trying to keep his whole pack protected. When he meets his feisty mate, Maple, the urgency to get Cora out grows stronger. He won’t delay completing the bond with Maple.

Nothing will stop him from creating his own family with his mate.

Maple has always been the headstrong wolf that doesn’t take crap from anyone. When she goes to meet the pack’s lawyer about contract issues, she meets the alpha struggling to deal with Cora who lost both of her parents. Even before they imprint, Maple feels a deep connection to the sexy alpha and this cute pup. She wants to make things work with her bad alpha mate and she plans on convincing him to be a dad to little Cora.

She’ll challenge the alpha to keep Cora in their lives.

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Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 10.29.34 PMMcKayla Schutt

McKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves. She is a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goal- to write as many sexy books as possible. However, being a mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.

Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer but doubters said that it would be impossible to make money at it. She is pushing herself hard to show them they are wrong.

IT’S STALKER TIME! IF YOU’RE NOT STALKING MCKAYLA YOU CAN START HERE:
WEBSITE/BLOG | FB |STREET TEAM | TWITTER | MAILING LIST

STEPHANIE’S AUTHOR PAGES:
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