Alpha Mate

Winona Wilder
Alpha Mate
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Siren Publishing, Inc
Release Date
December 2011
Book 1 of Northern Shifters
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Nathan is forced to flee to the northern forests to escape the urban development. When he stumbles across wolf shifter territory, the young fox is forced into hiding. The wolves prowling the forest would want nothing better than to exterminate him and his family. His entire life is a struggle, being the lowest regarded race amongst shifters.

Jacob is a proud member of the Marcelle Wolf Pack. Their main goal is to protect and expand their rule over the forests. No mercy. No weakness. When he discovers the sexy blond he fell for at the local bar is actually a fox, his world tilts off its axis. Nathan brings out his protective instincts, and for once he can see a future beyond his duty to the pack.

But Jacob's alpha condemns their mixed race mating, forcing them apart. Will Jacob choose love or loyalty to his pack?

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Mar 12, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
83 people found the following review helpful
ALPHA MATE is the first in the Northern Shifters, a new series for Winona Wilder and it gives us a unique look at shifter lives. It has foxes and wolves and bears…oh my…and they don't seem to like each other very much. Who knew prejudice was just as strong in the shifter world?

Nathan's dad may be the Alpha of the family unit of foxes but Nathan has been the one responsible for trying to find a safe haven for his family. When he meets Jacob in a bar, their attraction is undeniable but Nathan is afraid once Jacob finds out he is a fox that attraction will become violent. Nathan can't help that foxes have terrible reputations in the shifter community.

Jacob just needed a beer and some time away from his pack. He couldn't seem to stop the questions he had about some of beliefs that his Alpha held but didn't know what to do about it. When he looks into the eyes of the man sitting next to him he knows he would give up everything even his pack to keep this man safe.

This story is really different from most of the shifter stories that I have read in that these characters spend more time in animal form than human. They live in the forest and seem to have very little human contact. There also seems to be more animosity between not just different species but different packs as well. I am hoping in the next book that Ms. Wilder will be able to flesh out her world a little more and bring a bit more depth to her characters. I am very interested to see where she takes this series next.

If you are looking for a different take on the shifter mythology and are a clothing optional kind of person then the Northern Shifters are your kind of pack.
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