Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment and recruit Adam King is excited to jump head-first into the action.
When the team arrive in the shifter refugee camp in Sevenoaks to investigate some attacks on the local population, the evidence seems clear: the attacker they are looking for is a shifter. And one in particular keeps popping up in suspicious circumstances; Felicity Weir, who works in the camp. There’s just one catch: Adam’s inner bear insists that Felicity is his mate.
Now, he’s torn. How can he help make Alpha Squad’s first mission a success, when he can’t endanger the woman who appears to be their prime suspect?
Bear shifter Felicity Weir has been looking after the shifter refugees camping near Sevenoaks ever since they started streaming in from Europe some months ago. She is determined to serve, to help these displaced people build a new home and future for themselves. Then the attacks began and the mood in Sevenoaks grew more and more hostile toward these newcomers, and by proxy, against her. First it was livestock that turned up dead in the local villages, soon after, human victims started to turn up. All the evidence points toward the refugees, but Felicity cannot accept that one of her kind would be capable of such violence. She has no choice but to take matters into her hands and investigate the deaths herself.
With Alpha Squad and the local police hot on their heels, Felicity and Adam must join forces. Will they be able to prove her innocence before public opinion is irreparably poisoned against the shifters, and their chances for a happy future together are destroyed?
About the Author
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests. Lorelei can be found barking cookies or cakes for her family.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Title: Friends & Foes
Series: Alpha Squad #2
Author: Lorelei Moone
Publisher: eXplicit Tales
Source: IndieSage PR
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I’m in love with the world that Moone’s created, because it’s always exciting to see shifters and Others get over that stage of exposure and into the ‘what now?’ moment. In this case, people around the world have reacted differently, and the countries for and against this new reveal have been determined, with the USA being one of the few to accept shifters. Refugees are pouring into the states because of it, and one of these places happens to hold a string of murders that result in the Alpha Squad- a group of diverse and capable species -being called in for reinforcements.
So you get a lot of this in the first book because it starts the tone and sets the mood for this amazing group that gets called in. Sevenoaks is the stereotypical small town that always seems to surprise you with its prejudice and blatant ignorance of what’s right or not. For example: murder is horrible and killers must be caught, but going with the easiest answer because it’s convenient is so not the way to go. And that’s what happens to our poor squad and heroine, Felicity: rather than doing their job and sticking to the details, our beloved set of good guys have their work cut out for them by both attempting to solve the mystery on their own and dealing with the lethal dose of… well, prejudice. THEY’RE JUST SERIOUSLY PREJUDICE like it’s not even funny. Bad cops not doing their jobs, ignorant and near-violent people doing the first thing that comes to them. I’d say they were the real animals, but not even animals are that much of a bag of dicks.
But back to the story. While I liked the first one, this one was a lot more exciting. You see the team in action, you get a little romance and you get to see how the world treats those that are different. It was more frustrating than anything, really, because there’s a mystery to solve and no matter how many times you try to tell them what’s up, they’re not listening lol so there’s that. The team wasn’t the main focus, obviously, so you don’t really get much of them unless Adam’s around, but it was still pretty fun to see them go about doing their jobs. The cops made things interesting. I loved Adam and Felicity’s instant connection and the way it sweetened things despite there being a whole bunch of aggravating corruption of morals and whatnot.
If you like a good murder mystery with a bunch of shifters thrown in and a small-minded town with a smaller capacity for morality, you’ll have a lot of fun with this. It’s entertaining, funny and pretty sweet in more than one way. Definitely check this out!
A Little Darling
Don’t Miss Adam’s brother Eric and how he came to be with the Major in:
It has only been a few months since humanity has found out about the shifters that live in their midst.
When the New Alliance leadership asks Eric King to join Alpha Squad, a joint task force supposed to promote cooperation between the shifters and human authorities, his loyalty to the cause doesn’t give him any choice but to agree. But is the squad actually supposed to be relevant, or is it just an eyewash, set up by the new Secretary for Shifter Affairs to make himself look good? And how is he going to concentrate on his training, when his inner bear is insisting that the squad leader is his true mate?
Major Janine Williams is not at all pleased when she is ordered to set up Alpha Squad. The initiative is just a gimmick, meant to pacify the shifter community, plus none of her male colleagues had wanted the job. But when she starts getting to know her team, especially tough East London bear shifter, Eric, she starts to wonder if perhaps it will be possible to make this task force a success, so long as everyone works together.
And so long as she can manage to keep her relationship with Eric strictly professional…