Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lord of the Wolfen (Circle City #1) by Alisha Paige (Review)

Genre:Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publication Date  March 28th 2011
Where to get:Smashwords, Amazon,
Alisha Paige
Lord of The Wolfen (Circle City #1)
My review copy:Received from the author (Thank you!)

          On the edge of civilization, there is a place called Circle City, Alaska. The last town before the Yukon Flats gives way to frigid desolation. When Zoe O'Brien, a secluded widow, kills a crazed mother wolf and saves the only cub from sure death, she ignites a war between the Wolfen Clan and the Kontar Clan. The wolf people have been enemies of the dog people for centuries and the cub she takes in is heir to the Wolfen throne. Taken prisoner by the Wolfen for murder and kidnapping, Zoe is forced to see and do things with creatures she never knew existed, held against her will in a world she both desires and fears. Axl Wolfdorn is coming of age, ready for his Unleashing and on the hunt for his Moonswan, the female he will choose for the Chase and the royal Feral Consummation. But how can he consider bonding with a mate when the only scent deep within his nose is the tangy scent of the woman who saved his life, the very woman who forced his clan into war, the woman he must now kill to avenge his mother's death?

“My Lord?”
“You will forget the woman. Do you understand?”
Axl narrowed his eyes.
“She killed your mother. You know what that means.”
“I will not end her life.”
The Lord of the Wolfen stood and leaned over his grandson’s ear. “I will make damn sure of it.”
She placed her hands over his, strong against her flushed face.
He chuckled. He hoped she always called him that.
“I’m going to make love to you.”
She nodded as he kissed her gently on the lips.
Her face conveyed a mix of fear and lust, eyes sparkling, chest heaving. Axl started at her temple, kissing his way down to her ear.
“Right now,” he added with a hot rush of air.

     Lord of the Wolfen by Alisha Paige is the first book in the wildly sexy series, Circle City. It's a delightful, spicy and very sensual read, with very likeable and well developed characters. It's a perfect book for chilly spring evenings, it will most definitely keep you warm!

     The heroin of this story, Zoe O'Brien, is a secluded and lonely widow, who, after loosing her husband and son in a car accident, decides to live far away from civilization. She lives alone in a worn log cabin built on snow covered Alaskan ground. The story stars with Zoe being yanked out of sleep by a wolf howl, followed by terrifying yelping. Convinced that local hunters trespassed on her property to kill a wolf, she pulls on her husband's jacket and runs out in hope to stop them. Instead of hunters, though, she finds a crazed mother wolf, who already killed seven of her pups and is now about to kill the last one. Zoe shoots the female wolf, just in time to save herself from being brutally ripped to pieces. She picks up the pup, cradles it against her chest and brings it home with her, intending to take care of the terrified poor thing.

     The pup he saved is not just any pup, though. As Zoe learns later, Axl (cause that's his real name) is a Wolfen, one of the People of Wolf, able to shift into a wolf form at will. As a matter of fact, he is the heir to the Wolfen throne. Accused of murdering the Wolfen Clan leader's daughter and kidnapping Axl, Zoe is taken captive by the Wolfen and she's imprisoned in the Circle City. She finds herself in the middle of  the war between Wolfen Clan and the Kontar Clan, surrounded by creatures she never knew existed. Zoe's life is about to be changed forever and there's nothing she can do about it.

     Alisha Paige has written an unbelievably fascinating and captivating paranormal romance. She created an amazing, mesmerizing world, filled with beautiful, sexy creatures, burning desires and steamy fantasies. This book is erotic, fast paced and enthralling. Paige brings the reader into a fantasy world of Wolves and Dogs, a world of passion and eye-popping rituals. Erotica fans will love the sizzling heat of this story! It's one of those books you just can't put down until you've read it all in one setting! I really enjoyed the plot. Even though I am not at all a fan of Erotica genre, I had a lot of fun reading  Lord of the Wolfen, it was perfectly balanced and not to overwhelming in it's sexiness. Whether you're a fan of Erotica, or you simply enjoy Paranormal/Fantasy novels, I think you should give this book a try, it really is a great read!



Bonnie said...

This is the first that I have heard of this series, or author for that matter. Loved your review.

Rebecca said...

Hi Evie!
Hope you're having a good week :). I usually just go for fantasy books as opposed to paranormal...but this one sounds kinda intriguing! Thanks for sharing :).

Alisha said...

Thanks for reviewing my book, Evie! Your blog is beautiful!

Unknown said...

What I like about your blog is that you read books no body else read so it makes it more fun and I discover books more, ^_^

Unknown said...

Loved the review. I'm adding this to my wishlist.

Anonymous said...

The book sounds awesome. Save a wolf by kidnapping him.

Nikita said...

Sounds like such a different book from what I usually read :) but you can do amazing review and man want to read that book you recommended. :)

Andra Lyn said...

MmmMmmm.... All I can say is...Man Candy!!! :) lol I like the sound of this series. I will definitely have to check it out soon!

Unknown said...

This book sounds awesome. I have a thing for wolves:)

aurora M. said...

I have read a lot of good books but I have a problem getting past some of these covers. I know it sells to a lot of people but for some like me I find once I get past the cover I like whats inside but how many I passed over because the cover is toooooo much...shame. Good luck to this book and thanks for the review.

Krystal Larson said...

This book sounds like something I would recommend on my website. The pup sounds like a great surprise and I would enjoy getting to know these characters better.

Karen Mae Bautista said...

I'm adding this book to my wishlist. Hope I could own a copy of this one.

roro said...

Loved the review. I'm adding this to my wishlist.
i so love antyhing with wolves

Munnaza said...

I've never read a paranormal romance novel before that wasn't YA, so this is really interesting for me. Nor have I ever seen a fantasy focusing on dogs before (wolves, I've seen sometimes, but usuallly, I just run into vampires). I don't think I'll be checking it out though because other than one historical romance novel my friend gave me, I really am not a fan of them or erotica. But thank you for your review!

E_V_E said...

That guy on cover is really HOT! 8D

The war about the Wolfen throne? awesome!

Good review, this book could be very good 8)

Jaime Lester said...

I like the sound of this book, but I gotta admit.. I blush at the word sensual, so I have a feeling that I will be blushing during this read. But read it? I think I will. It sounds like a different take on shifter's, and that makes me curious.

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