Friday, January 8, 2016

Tour-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: RESISTING THE MOON by L.P. Dover (A Royal Shifters Novel)

Title: Resisting the Moon
Series: A Royal Shifters Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: December 29, 2015

The past was pain.
The present unclear.

For Tyla Rand, her future couldn’t be bleaker. Death follows her everywhere, especially behind those she cares about. Being a member of the royal pack, she believes her time of happiness will come. That is, until wolves from her old pack show up missing. Her mission is to find them, but she won’t be going alone.

Sebastian Lyall, a true born royal and the one man Tyla loathes, has offered to help in her quest. Their journey not only brings out their true desires, but attracts the attention of another, someone from Tyla’s past. However, nothing is as it seems. Death is not done with her and now he wants her to pay. He won’t be satisfied until he’s taken everything away . . including those she loves.

“Can I help you?” I asked, turning to face Sebastian Lyall.

His whitish-blond hair was perfectly coifed in messy spikes, his light blue, button down shirt matching the color of his eyes. The last thing I needed was to look into them. He’d had me tongue tied several times in the past and it ended up making me look like an idiot.

Smirking, Sebastian stepped closer, holding out a hand. “Would you care to dance?”

Rolling my eyes, I nodded toward the group of women in the corner who watched his every move. “Why don’t you ask one of your groupies? I’m sure they’d be more than willing.”

He and his brothers, Micah and Zayne, along with Colin, were hot commodities in our pack. They were all royal wolves—the elite. No female could resist them, except me that is. I couldn’t complain though; the royals helped make our pack invincible.

Sebastian leaned closer, his gaze serious. “I asked you, Tyla Rand. Besides, there’s something I need to tell you.”

“Why do we have to dance in order for you to spill? Just say it now.”

Chuckling, he grabbed my hand and pulled me to the dance floor. “What’s the matter, afraid to be close to me? I promise I won’t bite.”

Right. Huffing, I reluctantly walked onto the dance floor just when the tempo changed to a slower, sensual beat. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” I growled. Other couples joined in and held each other, swaying to the music, while I stood there like a fool.

Grabbing my other hand, Sebastian pulled my arms around his shoulders and put his around my waist. “See? Not so bad.”

I glared up at him. “Just keep your hands from wandering. Now what do you want to talk about?” His hands snaked lower and I growled. “Keep it up and see where your hands end up next.”

Chuckling, he lifted them higher. “I like watching your cheeks blush. It’s sexy as hell.”

I really loved the first book in this series, and it set the bar for any books that came after.  Resisting the Moon did a pretty good job of living up to that, continuing on with the fated mate trope (one of my favorites!).  Just as the title hints, we've got our female lead, Tyla, resisting bonding with her true mate since she is operating under the belief that it's doomed since her previous relationships all came to terrible ends.  

This poses a problem for Sebastian, who is becoming more unstable the longer Tyla resists completing their bond.  This is a huge source of tension for a large part of the story.  In addition to this, there's trouble brewing with Tyla's previous pack, drawing them into a showdown with some people from both Tyla and Sebastian's pasts.

The writing is as good as I always expect from this author, and the story did a great job of keeping my attention from start to finish.  It's got action, suspense, and of course some excellent intimate scenes between our lead characters, and is a perfect addition to the Royal Shifters series.  

Sebastian is by far my favorite character in this story, he is so amazingly strong, a fantastic warrior and I imagine most readers will easily fall for him-just like I did.  He is devoted to Tyla and will do anything to keep her safe.

4.5 stars for Resisting the Moon...paranormal romance fans will truly enjoy this second novel in this series, and for those who are thinking about calling dibs on Sebastian, forget it--I've beat you to it ;-)  Recommended for 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

New 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 fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off 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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