Alpha Squad: The Complete Audio Collection
by Lorelei Moone
A Collection of Steamy Bear/Wolf Shifter Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: November 15, 2018
Genres: Adult, Audiobook, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Novella, Standalone
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Why can’t shifters and humans just get along?
It has only been a few months since humanity found out about the various shifters who live among them. This brave new world is not without its challenges, neither for the humans nor the shifters. Alpha Squad is formed to help law-enforcement agencies deal with shifter-related matters, and not a moment too soon! Follow the brave men and women of the squad as they try to come to terms with their new reality, catch criminals, and find love along the way.
Join Alpha Squad in this steamy paranormal romance you won’t want to put down. If you like Alpha City by Bryce Evans or Bear Patrol by Scarlett Grove, then you will love the Alpha Squad series by Lorelei Moone!
Bear-shifter Eric King is asked to join Alpha Squad, a task force meant to promote cooperation between shifters and humans in law enforcement, but there are problems: Is Alpha Squad even a serious initiative? And how will he focus on his training when his inner bear insists the squad leader is his mate?
Friends & Foes
Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment, and bear-shifter Adam King is excited to jump headfirst into the action. Upon investigating a string of seemingly shifter-related murders, he finds himself torn between his job and the local police’s main suspect, Felicity Weir, female bear-shifter and Adam’s fated mate….
For the past six months, Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters: He’s been an active part of Alpha Squad, but only on his old alpha’s say-so. When he finds himself stuck in between two sets of clashing orders, he must make a choice: Who does he truly serve? And what would the woman of his dreams, Private Callahan, think of him if she knew he was a traitor?
Upon joining Alpha Squad, bear-shifter-hybrid Sean McMillan realizes there’s a lot more to being a shifter than occasionally sprouting some fur. His first mission: a double murder. That shouldn’t be too hard for the experienced former police detective, but he didn’t count on coming across lab assistant Erin Reid, who shows an unusual amount of interest in him. Strangely, the feeling is mutual….
EXCERPT – ALPHA SQUAD: BOOT CAMP by Lorelei Moone
Eric took a deep breath and closed his eyes. He should have just stayed behind at that service station, perhaps tried to strike up more of a conversation with the mysterious woman who had caught his eye there. Or ideally, he should have risked Henry’s disapproval and refused to join the task force. Anything was better than this.
Back to the mystery woman. And what a woman she was. A regal beauty, with a voice that had set his heart alight. His inner bear had tried its best to claw to the surface; he’d hardly been able to control the urge to shift right there in front of her.
How would she have reacted if she’d seen his true form? Things had changed since the New Alliance’s little stunt, coming out to the entire world media, but they hadn’t changed that much for everyone. Humans were still apprehensive, and why wouldn’t they be? Most of their kind were pretty damn scary looking.
Would she have screamed and run away? Or would she have been intrigued?
He would never find out of course, because he’d let that opportunity pass him by when Adam had dragged him back to the restaurant for lunch.
Where was she now? And was she thinking about their little encounter as much as he was?
So many questions he’d never get the answer to…
Instead, he was stuck here in this decrepit old building with a bunch of people, none of whom seemed to want to be here. Except Blackwood the wolf, maybe. He had seemed like the most cheerful person here after Adam.
The sound of the door disturbed his gloomy thoughts, but he tried to ignore the intrusion.
“Attention!” Private Callahan’s voice filled the dorm.
Eric opened his eyes and sat up straight on his bed. The top of his head almost touched the springs underneath Adam’s mattress above.
The private stepped aside and another woman marched into the room.
Was he still daydreaming? He could not believe who had entered—the woman he’d just been fantasizing about.
“Major Williams would like to say a few words,” Private Callahan said.
Major Williams. Eric was speechless. He had expected a grey-haired man, gruff like the SAS guy across the room, but perhaps more polished. Their commander was a woman. His woman.
Major Williams scanned the room, slowly, pausing on each of the other trainees for a moment, then moving on to the next. Until she spotted Eric. She looked away instantly. Of course, she’d recognized him as well, and she did not look pleased to find him here.
“I am Major Janine Williams, your team leader. Welcome and thank you for joining Alpha Squad. Starting tomorrow, I will conduct your training, evaluate you, and report on the progress of this task force with the relevant higher authorities. The first phase of training starts in the morning and will last two weeks, at the end of which you will all be graded on various aspects of your performance. Anyone who is deemed unfit to continue will be asked to leave at that point, before phase two begins. Any questions?”
Questions? Eric had so many of those. He did not speak, though.
“What do you mean, unfit? I was told I was being transferred here permanently,” Ben, the younger of the two humans complained.
“You shall address me as Major Williams or Ma’am, first of all. Secondly, this task force is not a joke. Only those who are worthy will make the cut.” The major glared at him from across the room. Eric couldn’t help but be impressed by her show of authority.
Cooper folded his arms and pressed his lips together.
“Do you understand? What’s your name?”
“Ben Cooper, Ma’am. Yes, I understand.”
Eric had trouble suppressing a smile. She wasn’t going to take any crap from anyone, that much was obvious. It would only be a matter of time before Adam and the major would clash similarly. Amusingly, he found himself rooting not for his brother, but for the woman. Training under her command could get interesting.
She glanced at him for a split second, during which he did his best to hide his reaction. He would play along, fall in line, and do his best to fit into the squad. He owed it to Henry, but that was not the only reason. Fate had handed him a second chance after he recklessly failed to get her details earlier today. No matter what, Eric was not going to waste the opportunity. He’d prove his worth to her one way or another before training was over.
“All right then, at ease, everyone,” the major said, “You have a big day ahead of you and I suggest you take rest.”
Eric nodded, mostly to himself, and lay back on his cot again. Perhaps this whole Alpha Squad nonsense had a couple of silver linings after all.
ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy 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 baking cookies or cakes for her family.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Boot Camp – Janine is the Major who has tasked with managing a military unit which combines both shifters and humans. Eric is a bear shifter who is one of the members of the unit. From the moment he meets Janine he knows that she is his mate, but will he be able to convince her especially when forces are threatening the unit.
Friends and Foes – Felicity is a bear shifter who has been investigating some mysterious attacks and she now finds herself a suspect. Adam is a bear shifter and a member of Alpha Squad and Eric’s brother. Adam knows that she is his mate and will do anything to protect her even if it means getting into trouble with the law himself.
I thought the narrator did a great job at mastering both the male and female voices and bringing the story to life.