Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: Alpha Marked Series by Celia Kyle - 5 Wine Glasses!

Title: Scarlet
Series: Alpha Marked #1
Author: Celia Kyle
Format: Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published: April 3rd, 2013 
Source: via Author in exchange for a honest review
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5



Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering!
As if hitting thirty wasn’t enough, unmated Scarlet Wickham is summoned to this year’s Gathering. As a woman Marked to be the mate of an Alpha pair, she’s not going to find happiness anywhere other than in the arms of two Alpha werewolves. So, off she goes with her sisters in tow. ‘Cause yeah, she’s one of the plump Wickham triplets, and they’re all being carted off to werewolf speed dating.
Keller and Madden, Ruling Alpha pair, can’t believe their luck. They’ve found their mate, and she’s more than they could have ever hoped for. She’s feisty with spirit to spare, and lush curves that they want to trace with their tongues. They can’t wait to solidify their bond and get to know the beautiful woman who is to rule at their side. But first, there’s the minor inconvenience of a challenge to the death…






Title: Gabriella
Series: Alpha Marked #2
Author: Celia Kyle
Format: Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Published: June 23rd, 2013 
Source: via Author in exchange for a honest review
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5



Thirty and single? Getcha ass to the Gathering!
Ugh. Gabriella Wickham thought turning thirty was bad enough, but now she’s been invited (ordered) to attend this year’s Gathering (werewolf speed dating). Having a Mark on her arm means that she’s one of the few human women destined to mate with not one, but two Alpha werewolves. Thank goodness werewolves don’t come in “ugly.” After her sister Scarlet mates the Ruling Alphas, things really start to get interesting. Gabby runs into not one, but two hotter than hot werewolves who make her tingle in all the right places. Yum. Of course, “yum” comes with baggage of both the mental and female kind. Lovely. Luckily it’s nothing a few punches and a good talking to can’t cure. Maybe…-ish.
Berke Davis and Jack Wright know that lush, curvaceous Gabriella is their mate. Who cares that they’re currently not part of an Alpha pair? Details, details. Burke has been half bound to his best friend Jack since they were four, but the past keeps them from solidifying their pairing and taking up the mantle of Alpha. Berke understands his friend’s feelings, but Jack is about to get a lesson on living and loving. Berke just hopes the lessons are learned before they both lose Gabriella. Especially when she is Challenged by a rival to first blood…a Challenge that could end in very permanent, and deadly, consequences…for Gabriella.




Title: Whitney
Series: Alpha Marked #3
Author: Celia Kyle
Format: Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Published: October 28th, 2013 
Source: via Author in exchange for a honest review
Links: Goodreads | Kindle | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5


Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering!
Whitney Wickham is at the darned annual werewolf Gathering all right.  Only there’s one problem: she doesn’t belong there.  Her sisters carry the Mark indicating they’ll mate an Alpha Pair of wolves, while Whitney does not have that lovely, swirling scar.  She’s been hauled half way around the world to be stared at, and not-so-covertly sniffed, for no reason.  Unfortunately the gorgeous, drool worthy, magic-mojo-wielding Wardens don’t know why she’s been summoned to the Gathering any more than she does.  Which sucks. But at least they’re hot.
Emmett Greene and Levy Walters are Wardens—keepers of the law and embodiment of the magic of the werewolves.  They can never mate, never marry, and never form a lasting romantic relationship. It’s a hard and fast law that keeps their powers pure of outside influence.
Rules are going to be broken.
One look at Whitney, one hint of her scent, and they realize their immovable laws might have to jiggle. She’s got luscious curves, a wicked smile, and a mouth that would make a thousand men weep.  No matter the rules, their inner wolves will claim her. The only things standing in their way are the Elder Wardens who will do anything… anything… to keep Emmett and Levy from discovering the truth: the laws are wrong. And being with Whitney Wickham is so very, very right.

Thoughts: 

Well, I'm 30, but I'm not single, and yet - I WANNA GET MY ASS TO THE GATHERING! *winks* Celia Kyle writes snarky, sassy heroines that make me laugh out loud. The Wickham Sisters in her Alpha Marked series are completely nutty and I love them. The only thing better than the sisters? Their men. And those lucky bitches get not one, but TWO hot guys in each book. <- That's the reason I want to get my ass to the gathering! Can you blame me?


Scarlet, Gabriella and Whitney all have their own hang ups. Scarlet's is that she resents being summoned to The Gathering where she'll have to sit through the werewolf version of speed dating and then be mated off to an Alpha Pair of wolves. Lack of free will can piss anyone off, so I don't blame her. Gabriella's problem is that she's had a line of jerky ex-boyfriends who have told her she's frigid. Now she worries no one will truly want her. Whitney's problem is that she shouldn't have been summoned to the Gathering at all! Her sisters carry the "Mark" that identify them as a future mate for an Alpha Pair, but she doesn't. Each book is a quick, delightful read with super smexy scenes (so you probably shouldn't read them at work). Whitney's book was my favorite story line wise, but my favorite men came out of Scarlet's book. And good news for you all - Whitney released today! So if you like your men alpha and sexy, your women quick witted and cute, and your stories to leave a smile on your face - then this series is for you. ;D




1 comment:

Red Iza said...

Sounds like fun, just put them on my list, thanks :)

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