Something to Howl About (Alphaville 0.5) by Christine Warren @ChrstineWarren @StMartinsPress #bookreview #fantasy #paranormal

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Title: Something to Howl About

Author: Christine Warren

Publisher: Swerve

Publication Date: January 2, 2018

Page Count: 86

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.

Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.

Wolf Shifter.

Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don’t quite fit in in the “normal” shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home…if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it’s not much of a favor when you’re helping the hottest shifter in town…

Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven’t had a child born in over a hundred years…and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn’t count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn’t about to let her go…

My review:

Something to Howl About by Christine Warren is a novella that is opening up a new fantasy/paranormal shifter series, Alphaville. This new series is set in the world of Warren’s Others series but you don’t have to have read the previous series to understand this new one.

In this novella we get to meet Dr. Annie Cryer who is a wolf shifter that has been banned from returning to her pack. Annie’s been offered the chance to lift her ban if she goes to Alphaville to study some problems they have been having. After arriving though Annie meets Jonas Browning who is a bear shifter and a complete jerk upon first meeting but Annie is sure that he is supposed to be her mate.

This opening book in the new Alphaville series was a combination of just plain funny, a bit of sexy and sprinkle on some intrigue for what is to come in the Alphaville world. This short “romance” between these characters happens rather quickly with the novella length but the author did a great job giving them the depth of a shifter bond but their human sides fighting the bond which gave a few funny moments to the story.

After reading this opening novella I’m certainly curious what is in story in the Alphaville world that seems to have a lot going on in it. There were already mentions of a lot of different shifter types and how they live with each other and among the others. Looking forward to seeing what comes in the next installment of this series, Baby, I’m Howling For You.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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About the author:

Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that…

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached via email sent to Christine@christinewarren.net or by postal mail to Christine Warren, PO Box 871900, Vancouver, WA 98687-1900.

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