Alpha Wanted ~ The Complete Serial

  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00024]Author: Justine Winter
  • Kindle Edition, released March 2015
  • Category: Paranormal, Romance
  • four-stars

Agent Kira ‘Midnight’ Knight is a force to be reckoned with at the Paranormal Division of the Secret Intelligence Service. She’s a fierce werewolf, highly intelligent and maintains quite a smart mouth.

Lieutenant Colonel Ryker ‘Storm’ West commands a small team of elite werewolf soldiers, including his Military Working Dog, Nero. He’s logical, loyal and deadly.

When the Director of P.D.S.I.S assigns Kira the task of recruiting Ryker to the agency, conflict soon compromises the logistics of an easy case. With a fiery relationship bubbling between them, they’re faced with a tough decision.

Follow orders or follow their heart.

* This is a 3-part serial. *

Kira Knight, codename: Midnight, an agent with the Paranormal Division of the Secret Intelligence Service is on surveillance duty. Her orders are to bring in Lieutenant Colonel Ryker West, codename: Storm. As a werewolf, Ryker has reached maturity and consequently has not aged for the last hundred years. Working with that fact, Nina Fox, the director of the PDSIS thought the issue of his age would be enough to sway him but Ryker was adamant. He would not abandon his team of elite werewolf soldiers, who are also his good friends. Ryker is recently back from a tour of duty with his team and personal Military Working Dog, German Shepherd Nero, with whom he has a deep-rooted connection.

Touring was never easy, even when I controlled an elite team of soldiers, and service dogs. We were the best of the best, but that meant our missions were the hardest, and everyone wanted a good rescue story. I didn’t blame them. losing someone in hostile territory was like paying a visit to the devil. You sold your soul every time you returned alive, and they didn’t.

During the annual Armed Forces Fair’s demonstration of Military Dogs and their handlers Kira is unintentionally involved in the search and capture display. Ryker senses something evil just before shots are fired into the arena. During the ensuing chaos the gunman has time to attack Ryker before Nero pins him down and he is taken captive. The gunman is found dead, tortured and asphyxiated, a day later and Hunter, one of Ryker’s team is implicated in the murder.

Ryker and his team are under threat from an unknown source with Hunter framed for murder and now Drive and Thunder seriously injured in a car accident. When Kira is kidnapped Ryker and his team frantically work against the clock to find her before it’s too late.

A good storyline and although the characters tended to be a little stereotypical, I liked Ryker and his team. It took a little longer to warm to Kira. Initially her reactions didn’t appear to be on a professional level for someone in her position, but she levelled out as the story progressed. Those points aside, this was a fun, easy read with lots of action, drama and romance. The mystery of who was targeting the team, why Kira was abducted and how it all relates was well thought through. I think this would actually fall between 3.5 and 4 stars.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinions or the content of  my review.

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Book links ~ Part 1; Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords. Part 2; Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Smashwords. Part 3; Amazon, Smashwords. The complete serial; CreateSpace, Amazon

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About the author

I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.

I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.

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