Short read with a fast pace and two enjoyable main characters and an interesting twist as well. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The war between humans and shapeshifters must end. There has been too much bloodshed, and it’s time for the factions to sign a peace treaty. But there is one man, one wolf warrior, who does not want peace. Not even when humans would be forced to provide shifters with brides to bear them heirs. Ruarc Bloodmoon is not interested in a willing human bride. All he wants is power.
Alma is the only daughter of the future representative of the human faction, and she is ready to sacrifice herself to keep her loved ones safe. Ruarc will listen to no one and negotiate with no one, but maybe he will, if she offers herself to him. If she becomes the first shifter bride in history, maybe he will finally see that peace is the only way for humans and shifters to move forward.
Note from the author: This is a prequel to the Alma Venus Shifter-Brides series, which currently has four completed novels and various bonus novellas available on Amazon. The series is complete, and ready for you to devour.
This is book in The Alma Venus Shifter-Brides Book Series with amazing and interesting characters. This is a prequel to the Alma Venus Shifter-Brides series, which currently has four completed novels and various bonus novellas. This is a good book and series with an engaging story.
With the shifter world battling with the humans, the Council wants a peace treaty in place. Shifters need women who can bear their children, and this could be a point of negotiation. But the wolf shifter warrior Ruarc Bloodmoon is not convinced that this will work. Alma, the human daughter of one of the negotiators for peace, offers herself to Ruarc as his bride to prove this could be the answer. Will her strong spirit win him over? Will she become the first shifter bride and pave the way for others? Or will the wolves make her sorry she ever showed up at the castle?
Ruarc is holding up settling the War between shifter factions and humans.
Alma has her dad setup a meeting saying it is with him but it will be her instead.
Ruarc is surprised this human woman is standing up to him and is offering herself as his bride, because shifter women cannot get pregnant, to end the War.
Once Alma shows up at his castle she is abused and mistreated and she's wondering if she didn't make a mistake.
Looking forward to reading more about Alma and Ruarc.
I received this ARC from Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.
I absolutely loved this look back into the Alma Venus stories. It really gives you an idea of why things turned out the way they did. I would love to see more set in this world with some of the side characters. I cannot wait to see if there will be more.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This book has been in my TBR list for some time, and I’m glad that I was finally able to read it. Ruarc and Alma clash from the minute that they meet. He is a wolf clan leader causing complications, in the treaty for peace among shifters and humans. Alma offers herself as a bride for him. She goes to live at his castle, but is treated badly by members of the clan. A dangerous incident occurs to Alma, and this brings out the true feelings of Ruarc. They admit their feelings for each other, and a mating ritual is planned, with a great outcome, and an HEA.
This author is a new-to-me-author, but her writings was good with good characters, and interesting twist in the story.
This is a great short story, it can be read within two hours or so if you are a fast reader. So this is a prequel the the series to which I have not read but now I really want to. So here we have a war going on with several shifter factions and the humans. There is a council that is trying to end the war and start having peace. There is one problem. One shifter faction is not wanting to concede. Well Alma wants to meet Ruarc and see if maybe she can change his mind. Now this could go bad or good. Which way that will be, you will need to read it to find out. You will really enjoy this short read.