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Awaking the Alpha

2.9  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Can men who each bridge two worlds make a life together?

Blaze Canis is doing what he loves best. As a shooting range instructor just outside Yellowstone National Park, the former Navy SEAL sniper is still handling firearms. When Shoshoni native Logan Rider walks into his class one morning, the attraction each man feels for the other is sudden, almost mystical. Since Blaze’
ebook, 127 pages
Published January 19th 2014 by Amber Allure (first published February 6th 2013)
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2.5 Stars ~ As the blurb tells you, the instant attraction between the two main characters is mystical in nature…somehow. It never really gets explained. There’s gold cord and soul gazing and visions of a wolf, but why that happens is never really explored. Not only that, but the characters don’t really seem that concerned about it, which seems odd. Particularly because it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Blaze being a wolf shifter, and has everything to do with Logan being Shoshone. So ...more
Christy Duke
Jan 30, 2014 Christy Duke rated it liked it
I enjoy finding new authors, to me, and hearing their voices and seeing the worlds they create. When it's a shifter story then I'm really in happy, happy, joy, joy land so I was excited when I cracked open 'Awaking the Alpha' by Carolina Valdez. The description of Blaze and Logan sounded intriguing but I guessed there was going to be more to the story than what it said.

Blaze is a retired Navy SEAL sniper who came home to his birthplace to teach as a weapons instructor. He is also a wolf shifter
Dawn Edwards
I received a free copy to read and review for wicked reads review team.

This book didn't do it for me sadly.
The blurb reads that Blaze and Logan have an instant connection. It's a magical connection but I just felt that the characters were a little flat and didn't really have much chemistry together.

I liked that it was told from both POVS so we could see what was happening with the other characters.

However this book was too slow paced for me as I felt it dragged towards the end :(
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At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like Awakening the Alpha. I asked to review it because I’m a sucker for books with Native American mythos in it. But the beginning totally and utterly turned me off. A whole chapter on guns and shooting. Seriously? I considered DNF’ing it after the first chapter and my mind was set on “OMG I don’t want to read this book.”

Once Blaze and Logan got past that scene and got into the actual story… It was pretty good.

Blaze is a shifter who hasn’t shifted much in over
Ro Dubose
Nov 01, 2016 Ro Dubose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former Navy SEAL sniper Blaze Canis finds out the hard way that trust is a part of love. Keeping secrets from his lover, Native American Logan Swift Rider almost destroyed their relationship shortly after it began.

Awakening the Alpha is a budding interracial romance. The setting is Yellowstone Park with some interesting history about the area including the dangerous animals the tourist is likely to encounter.

Blaze is an alpha werewolf who chose not to be the leader of a pack because he is gay.
This title was originally reviewed for Prism Book Alliance

I have been on such a shifter kick recently that I just couldn't help but pick up Awakening the Alpha by Carolina Valdez. She is a new author to me, but I wanted to take a chance. In the end, I will say that she has potential but needs some tweaking.

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Aug 08, 2016 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Logan and Blaze come from very different backgrounds. Logan’s Native American heritage and teachings give him a different view of the world from many while Blaze has always really hidden who he was from the world. They both feel a deep connection to the other very quickly.

When Logan finds out Blaze is a werewolf, he begins to rethink everything he knew about Blaze because of teachings from his youth. It takes som
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Carolina Valdez warns not to be fooled by the photo. "Even if you walk most of the race, you want to be sure to break into a run for the camera." Although most of her running days have morphed into walking days, she's completed over a hundred distance races - six of them marathons. Her short story about a murder on the streets she's actually competed on, in the Los Angeles Marathon, appears in ...more
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