Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Alpha Lover by Brenda Sparks - Review Tour and Giveaway

Alpha Lover
by Brenda Sparks

GENRE:   paranormal romance



Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all the right places…and totally unavailable.

Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.

To get past Juliette’s defenses and in order to keep her safe, Nicholai must prove himself worthy of her love and trust. Unbeknownst to the couple, her personal demons are not the only ones threatening their relationship. Hiding virtually unseen by the vampires, Demon Royalty plots to destroy not only the couple but the entire vampire breed. Luckily, Nicholai will do anything for Juliette—even if it means sacrificing himself.


I enjoy reading the different takes on vampires and Sparks has a new one.  Nicholai is an Alpha vampire who has lived for many years.  Juliette is a human who has lived through a great sadness during her short life.  It was interesting to see Juliette bloom after meeting Nicholai and watching Nicholai try to go very very slow when all he wants to do is throw her over his shoulder and take he to his home.  Both are interesting and complex characters.  Intertwined in their story is a parallel story featuring different characters.  The two are on a collision course and have a brief meeting in Alpha Lover.  However, the main thing that happens here is the set up for the conflict between the two different groups.  This is book two in the series but works well as a standalone.


She had only a second to realize Nicholai stood in the doorway before Desmond’s powerful thighs brought him to the door in a single bound.

He grabbed Nicholai’s shirt with one hand, his other made a fist that landed squarely on Nicholai’s jaw.

Nicholai’s head snapped back. Shock took his face. With a mighty push, Nicholai threw Desmond backward across the room into one of the flowery couches. It moved under his weight, crashed into the end table, and the Tiffany lamp tumbled to the floor.

Julie’s eyes went wide. The two men became a blur of motion, bodies flying apart then back together. She had to concentrate to make out the shapes of hard forms in the powerful whirlwind.

Connor pulled, lunging at the whirling mass. His deep growls and barks added to the chaos as the two males swirled around the living room. They spun around the room like a tornado, moving so fast Juliette’s eyes did not register their kicks and punches. However, she heard bones crunch and the slap of skin while the two exchanged blows.

The furniture that exploded when the blurry mass neared evidenced the fierceness of their battle. Julie watched one piece of furniture after the next burst into pieces. First her delicate coffee table, next the end table where the Tiffany lamp had been, then the rocking chair. When the mass moved toward the antique credenza, Juliette screamed.

Her beautiful roses sprayed about the room. Red petals floated slowly to the floor in surreal contrast


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State.  Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.  Brenda loves to connect with readers.  Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.

Author Links:Facebook Fan Page:
Twitter : @brenda_sparks

Alpha Lover will be on sale at all retailers for 99¢ from February 3 - March 2, 2017



Brenda Sparks will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
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Visit the other blogs on the tour for a added look at Alpha Lover:

February 8Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
February 8Beyond my writing space
February 15Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog
February 15Notes From a Romantic's Heart
February 22Harlie's Books
February 22With Love for Books
March 1Mixed Book Bag
March 1Natural Bri


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Brenda Sparks said...

Good morning. Thank you for sharing my story with your readers! I appreciate your review. Thank you so much.
I'll check in throughout the morning to see what your readers have to say in their comments. Have a spectacular day.

JC Jones said...

Great to have you here today. As I said in the review I liked the book.

Brenda Sparks said...

I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. :) Hearing that makes my day. Thank you again for taking the time to read and review it!

Enchanting Reviews said...

I love the cover. Looks and sounds like a great story

Rita Wray said...

I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

Brenda Sparks said...

Thank you, Amy! The cover model friended me on Facebook. He liked the cover too. :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Brenda Sparks said...

Thank you, Rita. I'm so glad you have enjoyed the tour. I have as well. I'm sorry this is the last stop. Have a terrific evening.

Victoria Alexander said...

I've really enjoyed following the tour for Alpha Lover and reading all of the reviews and excerpts along the way. I'll definitely be reading this one, thanks for sharing :)

Brenda Sparks said...

Thank you, Victoria. I've had a lot of fun meeting everyone on the tour. Thanks for following the tour. Good luck in the contest!

Brenda Sparks said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you again for hosting my story on your wonderful blog. I’d also like to thank the readers who dropped in. There’s nothing better than connecting with others who love paranormal romance. Just a reminder, the sale on Alpha Lover ends Friday. This weekend the price will return to the regular $4.99. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!