Alpha Pride by S.L. Armstrong & K Piet
Alec and Nahale are feral-Maith, genetic offshoots from a fantastic race. Their clan is home to many kinds of feral characteristics, but the powerful predators—wolves and felines alike—are the protectors, hunters, and leaders. Both Alec and Nahele enjoy their arrangement, finding pleasure with one another away from prying eyes, but Alec’s worries about their clan’s security have long fallen on deaf ears.
Under pressure, Alec challenges Nahale for leadership of their clan, threatening to destroy the relationship they’d been building for years. Nahele is anything but weak, and his stubbornness could endanger the clan’s stability, not to mention his own life. When push comes to shove, Nahele isna confronted with the most difficult choice a leader can face: resist and maintain his pride or yield control of the clan to the feral-Maith he once trusted.
Okay I admit it, I love shifter books and this one is a little different. I found that I liked it. This race of shifters is already half-human half-cat/wolf called the feral-Maith. So no actual shifting. There is a little of a spoiler in this review so heads up. The story centers on Alec and his desire to protect his clan and his growing discontent with his Alpha leadership. There is also a conflict between Alec’s love for his Alpha and his need to protect the clan. Nahele is the Alpha, He see nothing wrong in this clan he has been leading for centuries.
There isn’t a lot of information about their world, I wish there was more description of it,the village, the challenge circle and their hunting grounds. When Alec fights for the title of Alpha there is is no understanding of the area, it makes it a bit awkward. Now the sex scene which are aggressive. They are definitely designed to show dominance and position in the clan. They may not be for everyone
The story is short but it ask can a submissive, one of the clans gamma , become a strong leader when a clan is in need and can a Alpha, who is a Dominate, learn to follow when it is in the best interest of the clan? It captures the struggle of Alec and Nahele. and I found myself rooting for them, even as they struggle to find there way in the new lives and that even as a new Alpha its always alright to let your inner submissive out.
It is worth reading, The sex scenes are hot, aggressive. You feel the strong connection between Alec and Nahele. Now can they make it work?
Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, Leenie, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, Three Roses and tagged anthropomorphic, comment, Doubious Concent, fantasy, friends with benefits, K. Piet, M/M Romance, S.L. Armstrong, Storm Moon Press, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.