Friday, September 4, 2015

Tour-Review and Giveaway: Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover (Royal Shifters)


Turn of the Moon
Publication Date: August 25, 2015

One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

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My Review

Paranormal romance has always been my favorite, and here in Turn of the Moon, L.P. Dover clearly demonstrates why.  There's the requisite paranormal creatures (the wolves and one annoying witch), the fated/true mates storyline (my fave in the paranormal genre), plenty of action and suspense, secrets and lies...all wrapped up with multiple holy-wow-hot-and-sexy alpha male wolves--and one hell of a strong alpha female.  For the start of a new series, after reading this book I'm now hooked and guaranteed to stick around for every single story of the Royal Shifters.  Yes, I thought it was that good.

From the exciting, dramatic start through the drama, tension and suspense, all the way to the climactic final fight, I was absolutely glued to every page.  The characters were fantastic, with depth and personality--even the bad guys--and they all honestly made the story as good as it was.  With all of the intriguing characters we are introduced to in Turn of the Moon, I can't wait to hear many more of their stories as the series goes on.

You have to love Bailey's strength and fortitude.  With everything she's been through, and all still ahead of her, she perseveres and is willing to put herself on the line if necessary so others aren't harmed, showing that in addition to all her other wonderful traits she is also selfless and protective (like a true alpha should be).  Ryker is a classic example of the perfect alpha male leader-powerful and strong, protective and compassionate, dominating and yet will not take away Bailey's right to her own choices.  The two of them together make for an intense, passionate and commanding pair.

The supporting characters are just as important as our leads, and provide increased depth to the story as well as get you invested in not just the outcome of Bailey and Ryker's story, but also in the overall world L.P. Dover has created in this book.  You'll find yourself craving those characters' own stories...especially all of the alpha males (yes, I'm talking about you Sebastian, Cedric, Tate, Micah, Colin...well damn, I could keep going on for a while--which hopefully bodes well for my upcoming reading in this series!).

The secrets that become uncovered as the story plays out add to the tension and drama, with everything building until the final conflict just releases an overload of angst and excitement.  It's all bolstered by all of the action and edge-of-your-seat suspense that made this a complex yet unputdownable read for me.  I truly cared about the characters, even hoping somehow Kade would be redeemed in some way through most of the story.

Starting off the Royal Shifters series in spectacular fashion, Turn of the Moon was a 5-star read for me.  Paranormal romance fans-and in particular wolf shifter fans-will definitely want to check this one out...recommended for 18+ due to adult language, violence, and adult sexual scenes.  I can't wait to see which character gets the next book, please don't keep us waiting too long!

About L.P. Dover

LP DoverNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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