Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pack of Lies Release Day ALL REVIEW Blitz

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Blurb: The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.

Purchase link: Boroughs Publishing

Book excerpt from Pack of Lies:
“I picked up on a scent that stopped all thought, all movement, leaving me standing completely still, breathing in a smell that I would never forget. A mix of earth, and musk, and honeysuckle, and sandalwood filled my senses leaving me with a need, a need to find this thing that was suddenly making me salivate, suddenly making me ache with desperation.

Without hesitation, my nose hit the ground as I began to track the enticing smell. I didn’t look up. I didn’t stop moving. I didn’t stop to think about what I might find. None of it mattered. I needed to find the source of that wonderful scent.

In the near distance, I heard a rustling in the brush, which ceased the mission that had held me spellbound. I stopped dead in my tracks and looked around, spooked by what I might find, but what I saw was the last thing I expected.

Peering out from behind a tall oak, a wolf was watching me. We just stood still, staring at each other, neither of us moving a muscle. His amazing green eyes were in sharp contrast to his deep, dark fur. He was a much bigger wolf than me, strong and lean, and the glint in his eyes told me that he was no ordinary wolf.”

Key Search Words: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Werewolves, Shape-Shifters, Teens, Love, Wolves, Fantasy

About the authors: Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives, and soccer moms. They have been teaching together for the past eight years, and writing together for four. Pack of Lies is the second young adult novel for this duo.

Staci and Sara Online:
Website | Blog | Twitter: Staci\Sara| Facebook

Our review:
High school junior Allison has been having a hard time at school. Friends have suddenly turned into strangers, girls are accusing her of trying to steal their boyfriends, and she's been getting into fights. Is Allison out of control or is it something else?

With the Wright family, the answer is definitely something else. Over dinner Allison and her older brother Aiden find out their mom is a werewolf. Yep, inbetween the peas and mashed potatoes, these two teens discover that they too will be just like mom. Who knew DNA and family genetics could be so paranormal?

I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book when I first began. Finding it slighty angsty and humorous, it was Allison and her family's funny lines that made me chuckle. Before I knew it I was sitting back, engulfed, and entertained by Pack Of Lies. With the teens dealing with pheromones and rising body temperatures, remaining in Texas is no longer possible. The family moves to Red Ridge, New Mexico to join a pack. But problems are just beginning for Allison when she sees Cade, very hot, soon to be the Alpha, and spoken for. Throw in a ticked off and jealous girlfriend, Kendall, and pack life becomes a drama queen's playground. as Kendall does what she can--even if it's aligning herself with outsider wolves--in order to stay by Cade's side and get rid of Allison.

The writing is smooth, the pacing rises and dips, and a few surprises are thrown in to keep one's eyes trained on the page for Part One. And then things change in Part Two and some characters (especially Cade) came across as weak. When the emphasis should be on the growth of these characters, I found the pacing increased and the fleshing out of the individuals dips. As a reader I love action but I also need growth to make me believe and the lack of these things made me rate this story at three stars instead of higher. Still promising, Pack of Lies introduces us to new teen wolves and a pack that is less than welcoming. Werewolf fans may want to check out this series for themselves.

Rating: 3 stars. Liked it.

Cover comment: I like the story, can't say the same thing about its cover. I would walk by this book in a bookstore in a heartbeat.

Book source: I received an ebook copy of this book for my totally honest review during a book tour.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review :) Staci and I hope you give book 2 a shot!