Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Wolf's Fall

Wolf's Fall (Alpha Pack - Book 6) by J.D. Tyler

Publication Date: 12/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
ISBN-10: 0451466918
ISBN-13: 978-0451466914

(Received for an honest review from Signet Eclipse)

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Books in the series

Alpha Pack

1. Primal Law
1.5. Black Magic
2. Savage Awakening
3. Black Moon
4. Hunter's Heart
5. Cole's Redemption
6. Wolf's Fall

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Excerpt from, Wolf's Fall, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.


A top secret team of wolf shifters, the Alpha Pack are former Navy SEALS that use their Psy powers to take on the world’s greatest predators. But while each member is loyal to the pack, it can be hard to deny the call of desire…

Still tormented by his recent captivity, Alpha Pack commander Nick Westfall isn’t sure he’s fit to lead—especially when he meets the one woman he can’t claim without reliving the torture he endured at the hands of a rogue vampire. 

Vampire princess Calla Shaw has seen her own share of heartbreak, but she can tell that the wild attraction she and Nick feel for each other could turn into something significant—if only he’d let it. But Calla isn’t about to give up on her mate without a fight.

Time is running out, not only for Nick to claim his mate, but for Calla and her coven. A vampire war is on the horizon, one the Alpha Pack can’t hope to win if their leader can’t pull himself back from the abyss…


J.D. Tyler brings readers another great book in the Alpha Pack series, Wolf's Fall. This is book six and features the leader of the pack, Nick Westfall. Readers who follow the series know Nick as the pack Alpha who has been through a lot both physically and emotionally. In Wolf's Fall Nick finds his mate in the vampire princess, Calla, but their relationship is not without it's obstacles. Tyler gives readers a multi-layered story that is both complex and riveting. The passion between the characters is palpable and readers will be quickly lost in the beauty of this story. A great addition to the series.

What I liked:

If you've been a fan of this series, then I am certain you have been waiting with bated breath for this book. Nick's story has been a long time coming and it was well worth the wait. J.D. Tyler has given readers a very special wolf in pack leader, Nick Westfall, he is the only born wolf in the pack and is the ultimate leader, but because of recent events he has lost confidence in himself and in his ability to lead. His emotions in the beginning of the book are very much in turmoil and he is a danger even to himself. He was the definition of a tortured hero. Tyler must have known that Nick's story had to be very special. It had to be passionate but also easy to engage with and I think a lot of readers will sympathize with Nick's worries if not with his way of solving them.

Calla is the perfect mate for this Alpha but because of his recent torture at the hands of a vampire, he is reminded over and over of what happened to him when he is near her. They both have their own demons to conquer and eventually they begin to see each other not as shifters and vampires, but as a man and a woman who have feelings for each other. I didn't like the idea that Nick might need a woman to pull him out of his depression or that it was necessary to have someone in order to do that and I was glad that Tyler let Calla comfort him and be with him, but she was not his salvation. He had to find that within himself and I was happy that's the way the author chose to go with that part of the story.

There is action and of course a lot of steam in this book, it would not be Alpha Pack if there wasn't. That is always one of my favorite parts of the book, finding out what the entire team has gotten themselves mixed up in now. This time it is keeping a vampire war at bay. This was essential to the story even though the focus was on the romance in this book. I liked getting to know Calla's family better in this one and finding out what was going with them as well.

Bottom Line:

This is a great paranormal romance series and this is one of the best books so far. Tyler does such a good job with characterization and her portrayal of Nick was a joy to read. He was the epitome of a tortured hero, but in mind and spirit and I loved watching him come back to himself and find the will to go on. Calla was a great heroine for him. She stood toe to toe with him and he needed that.

Wolf's Fall is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

J. D. Tyler is the author of the Alpha Pack novels, including Cole's Redemption and Primal Law. She has a Master's degree in Education and spent sixteen years in the public school trenches before she left teaching to pursue her dream of writing full time. An active member of Romance Writers of America, she's been a finalist for Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has one book optioned for a major motion picture.

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Yes. during a lengthy illness and was upsetting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

lag123 said...

I was very depressed after my daughter passed away. It was like being in darkness.
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Di said...

sometimes I get kinda down - reading really can help me get into a better mood!
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bn100 said...

not really

Texas Book Lover said...

I think the closest I was to depressed was when my parents got divorced. I was 25 at the time and it came as a huge shock.