Review of “Alpha Blood (Pack Warriors Book 1)” – Elena Kincaid

Publisher: Evernight Publishing 

Publication Date: September 3, 2015
Print Length: 44 pages

Gemma, a she-wolf, alone and in unbearable pain, cries vengeance against the evil man who caused her suffering. Jordan, alpha of the White-Moon pack, the largest in the country, has a war to prepare for. Kane, his brother and beta, struggles to be worthy of the role thrust upon him.

When young girls start to disappear and rumors of a dangerous serum surface, the two men are brought face to face with their destiny. A fiery passion blooms between Gemma and her men, one that heals her body and soul, but a dangerous war still lies ahead. Will they be successful at stopping an evil tyrant before another girl goes missing or will Gemma pay the ultimate price? With her life.

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Book Trailer: 
Gemma still
ached all over, but the pain was now dull and tolerable. She knew her reprieve
would be short. More pain waited for her throughout the night. Something was
different, however. Warmth surrounded her on both sides as she rested on what
felt like a soft bed. A pillow cushioned her head.
She opened
her eyes and bolted upright when a warm, calloused hand brushed her cheek.
“Easy, you’re
safe,” said a deeply rich and sexy voice. “Lie back down.”
She looked
around the spacious bedroom and even through the muted light could see the room
was tastefully decorated with dark wood furniture matching the dark wood
bedposts. A creamy white chaise sat in the corner with a cozy-looking rich
brown throw blanket dangling off the side of it. She imagined herself lounging
on it with a good book and a glass of wine sitting atop the small side table
next to the chaise. Gemma did in fact feel safe, safer than she had felt in a
very long time. She complied with the gentle command to lie down, pulling up
the chartreuse-colored sheet that had pooled around her belly when she had sat
up and she sensed a blush creep onto her cheeks while doing so. The memory of
what had happened earlier in the forest with the two gorgeous men beside her
came flooding back to her as well. They had given her a ray of hope when she
had none left.
At first she was
on her guard, wary of anyone who dared approach her lest they were part of
Pollux-Moon or in allegiance with them. Then she became angry that two complete
strangers thought it their right to order her around, to touch her without her
consent. She’d been in too much pain to realize that they only wanted to help
her. So in agony and unfocused as she was, at first she hadn’t even realized
that they were her mates.
Mates. I have mates. She closed her eyes
briefly and savored the delicious scents that surrounded her. Her pain had been
reflected in their eyes earlier when she had locked gazes with them after she
realized who they were to her. One of them had hair the color of midnight and
eyes of gold. His hard gaze had softened when she stopped struggling and let
him examine her. She found him looking at her when she opened her eyes again.
“What’s your
name?” he asked. He had a slightly deeper baritone than the one who commanded
her to lie down.
“I’m Gemma. But
my friends call me Gem.”
“You have a
beautiful name, Gemma, Gem.” His smile was breathtaking. He looked so open and
friendly, a complete contrast to how he had looked earlier when he was being
bossy and commanding. “I’m Jordan. Alpha of the White-Moon pack. This is my
brother and beta, Kane.”
She looked over
at Kane—hair nearly as dark as his brother’s, but eyes a mossy green—and
managed a small smile. Both men were large and muscular and exuded a power hard
to miss. They had identical tattoos on their left pectoral—a wolf’s paw print
with a wolf face inside it. The eyes of each wolf, however, matched its
owner’s. A full white moon stood out behind the paw and the White-Moon pack
insignia, in elegant script, rested underneath. They both sported various other
tattoos, but that particular one was breathtaking.
“You had us
worried there, little wolf,” Kane said. “How are you feeling?”
“Like I just
clawed my way out of hell for a temporary breather.” She hadn’t meant to say
that out loud.
Kane looked
suddenly angry. “Who did this to you?”

(request submitted by author for an honest critique) 
Studies show that  sex can alleviate pain, so Elena capitalizing on this “medical miracle” made me grin. Of course, Gemma didn’t have a simple headache. No, her pain was due to a serum administered into her body courtesy of the villain/werewolf, Pollux. Luckily for her, sex is the cure to what ails her. Double lucky she found her mates in her time of need, too. *big smile*

Speaking of her mates, I got a little weirded out they were brothers. The males didn’t shag each other but still…. I don’t roll that way. Of course, I’m not a werewolf either so…..

Lets discuss the plot —the take-down of Pollux. The fight was fast and no mercy was shown to the pack leader. Of course, he really didn’t deserve it. He was one evil S.O.B.

If you haven’t already guessed, this short story ends with a HEA (happily ever after).

Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5
Score: ❤❤❤1/2

Elena Kincaid was born in Ukraine and raised in New York
where she currently lives with her daughter. She graduated college with a BFA
in creative writing and started a graphic design business a few years later.
She developed a passion for reading and writing at an early age and loves to
write what she loves to read and that is romance with a paranormal twist. Her
desk is constantly cluttered with journals, sticky notes, and torn out pieces
of paper full of ideas.
When not working, Elena loves to spend time with her family, travel the globe,
curl up with a good book, and catch up on her soaps.

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4 Responses to Review of “Alpha Blood (Pack Warriors Book 1)” – Elena Kincaid

  1. Anonymous

    Placing it on my reading list

    Thanks Betty

  2. Sounds good. Another one to add to my TBR List. Thank you for sharing!!!

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