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(The Alpha's Captive #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  895 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Running for his life, he takes her along for the ride….
Werewolf Levi Harris has a habit of going off half-cocked and getting into trouble. But this time, the trouble just might prove fatal. He’s stolen a trove of information from a powerful vampire mafia network, and they won’t rest until they get it back—and get revenge. His only chance of survival is to extract the inf
Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published May 4th 2014 by Swift River Media Group
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The Glassed And The Furious
May 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult, paranormal
This is the second time I try such short novellas and it's not my thing.

You barely get into the story, there is no depth to the characters and the moment you think something is finally happening, the book just ends, after some 50 pages. It's ridiculous in my opinion.

Harper also seems to be too good to be true. She can do things, experienced stuntmen can't, is ridiculously attrative and still humps the guy who stole her car and didn't even have a scratch from a gunshot. Unbelievable and unlikea
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was not bad; I was just hoping that there was more to the plot.
Lisa Lopez
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
VM Black has converted me when it comes to serials. I found book one of this series months ago for free and put the series on my to get list when I got Christmas Gift cards. Well I received a copy of her series Cora's Bond and if you had told me the same writer wrote these two worlds I would have said no, but yes! The contrast in world's and characters is amazing and will not dissapoint!

This series is about Levi (werewolf) and Harper (human). It starts off with Levi on the run from having stolen
Katie Harder-schauer
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Color me intrigued

My only complaint, I wish it was longer, but then again I'm not really a fan of serials to begin with. I much prefer getting a longer book all at once. For what it was, though, this book story was great. We are left anxious to see what happens next, making us want to rush to Amazon to buy the next installment. Harper is a bad ass that I think could easily handle being part of the werewolf world. This would definitely be a great read for your lunch break as it took right around
Apr 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
this is not what I would consider to be a book. it is more like chapter 1 out of longer book. it gives you just enough to get you interested and then it abruptly ends.

as for the plot? totally ridiculous. the sex was cheesy, predictable, and random.

why do people write one chapter and call it a novella and force you to buy several other books to tell one story? it annoys me.
Evelyn I
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-reading
I absolutely loved this short story!!!! I enjoyed the plot, setting, and main characters. This short story leaves out a lot of information out, but I hope these details are answered in the future.
A book divided in 5 parts there not constitute five 'novellas'. Better just said is a first part of 30 pages.
Naomi 🐨
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
A short story that made me want to keep on reading!
May 17, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebies
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (5/17/2019)! 🎁
Carrie (Bears Read Too)
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-content
This review was originally posted on "Bears Read Too!"

My Thoughts Green swirls
This is going to be a very short and sweet review!

Taken (The Alpha's Captive #1) by V. M. Black is a very short book and obviously a novella.  There are 5 or 6 more books following that I haven't read yet.
There isn't much to say because it was such a short book, but yet I feel compelled to at least mention it in a review because although it was just a few chapters I've got to say V. M. Black packed quite a punch in those few pages.  The

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review, but I already owned this one and you can too, it is free!!

The cover is awesome whether looking at the first cover or the new one :) I love them both :) Levi is looking very sexy :)

I’m starting with the must knows first :) This is a serial, and for those who don’t understand what that is: it is like a tv show with several episodes and this one has 7 episodes. You must read th
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review, but I already owned this one and you can too, it is free!!

The cover is awesome whether looking at the first cover or the new one :) I love them both :) Levi is looking very sexy :)

I’m starting with the must knows first :) This is a serial, and for those who don’t understand what that is: it is like a tv show with several episodes and this one has 7 episodes. You must read th
J.C. Cauthon
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
For the first part of a five part serial story, this is pretty good. Mechanically, it does what every serial story should do. It sets up the story, gets some action going, provides a good amount of drama, then leaves you sitting on a cliffhanger until the next section comes out in print. If you are a reader of patience, then serials are a wonderful thing.

Both of the mains characters, Levi and Harper, are really well-rounded individuals. The part I love the most is that Harper's description is n
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shapeshifters
Same review posted to all parts of this serial.

Since this is a serial and I more or less read all the books in one sitting, I'm reviewing these books as one. All the books follow wolf shifter Levi and Harper, his voluntary hostage. Levi never really kidnapped Harper, she kidnaps herself. He steals her car and seeing as much as she loves the car, she jumps into the car while Levi is driving away.

The characters have good chemistry and hit it off from the very first page. Both Harper and Levi are a
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am giving an honest review of this novella by author V.M. Black. This is novella 1 of the series by the author.

Harper Bailey is seriously pissed that her baby, a Buick Skylark, was taken from her by a very sexy man by the name of Levi. When she goes chasing after him little does she know how much trouble she will be in. Levi is just trying to get to his friends so they can help him bring down a corrupt vampire. Harper coming along for the ride was just an added bonus for him.

For a novella this
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who's the captive, certainly it's not Harper, I think she and Levi are both captives of one another.

This a short that I totally enjoyed and I don't like short stories. It is so full of action, humor and hot steamy passion. I am hooked on the series and you will be too I guarantee it.....

I loved that Harper has so much spunk and is not afraid to speak her mind around a very hunky werewolf.

This is the first and I just finished the second and I am so hooked that I can't wait for the third!

Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Levi stole a dagger from a vampire and he's in the process of getting away. This dagger will help him and his pack live in piece if he can make it out of this situation a live. Now he's looking for new transportation when he runs across a women changing a tire.
Harper is coming from her grandmothers party when she gets a flat. When a guy on a motorcycle pulls over to help her change her tire. Now the day get even worse when the hot Levi takes her baby. She's not going to let that happen, nobody
annette colon
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Where there's smoke there's fire

Harper is having a very bad day. Dumping her loser boyfriend and almost winding up in jail trying to stop a family fight. then topping it off her car gets stolen. The only thing that sort of makes her day is that the thief is smoking hot. Levi is a magnet for trouble. He doesn't mean for it to happen it just does. Trying to help his pack he goes into enemy territory and steals the dagger and runs for his life. Things heat up when he steals Harpers' car. Let the ga
Kyra Dunst
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I like Harper. She has curves, and doesn't fit into anyone's mold, but she has a fiery personality. She can hotwire a car, and has a handle on guns and knives, and she isn't afraid of going after whatever she wants. Levi is a bad boy, but not a bad guy, a distinction Harper has for her taste in men. Levi has gotten himself into a bit of trouble, but his problems get more complicated when he tried to steal Harper's car. I love the no holds barred sexual tension between them, and the banter. I ...more
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: shifter fans
Recommended to Emily by: v.m. black
This looks like it will be a pretty good serial. The story starts off with action, and never really stops. Levi is a bad boy werewolf with a vampire mafia on his tail (pun intended). Harper gets pulled into the chase. Things get hot and heavy pretty fast. Harper is too involved to run away, so she takes her chances with Levi. I'm excited to see what Black will give us in the next book. It promises to be full of action, if it's anything like book one. This series has a bite...that's a good thing.
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
V.M. Black gives her readers what they want and so much more. The Alpha's Captive series is captivating, intriguing, and well-written. The characters, the storyline and discovering all the dirty secrets suck you in and keep you on the edge of your seat. There are so many unknowns to these stories that just when you think you know what is going on, Ms. Black adds another twist to throw you off. Harper and Levi have a chemistry that leaps off the page. You can feel the sexual tension between them ...more
Donna Hokanson
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
High Octane action
What’s a girl going to do with a hot guy who fixed her tire then stole her car, leaving his Ducati behind? How about catch up to him and F* his brains out. Levi is on the run from some really bad guy’s and needs to dump his bike and find another ride. Never did he expect to have what happens next to him. Werewolves, Vampires, A secrets item that could make or break life as they know it now. And one hot curvaceous woman who gets under his skin. Looking forward to the next book i
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first part of a 5-part novella series; a new part will be released each month. It's got a TOTAL cliffhanger ending that will have you screaming for part 2 (not out yet)! This is a really cool storyline that's pretty well written. There's the standard Paranormal Romance sex scene but this story could stand on its own even without the sex. I look forward to reading the rest of the story.
Why do I read serials? They're always too short and incomplete because parts are yet to come. I am too impatient for these types of stories. But, this one was a freebie so I thought I'd check it out. It has what I think will be an interesting storyline and a mix of supernaturals. I liked the H throughout, but I didn't really like the h until the end. I may pickup the omnibus once the full story has been written.
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Levi Harris is on the run from a vampire mafia after he steels something that just might free his werewolf packs from the Vampire's subjugation. While making a getaway, he steels Harper's car to which she does not take kindly. Once she track him down, they begin a wild adventure of avoiding capture and a steamy romance. This is well written and a fun read.

This is a serial with six parts. The first installment is free on Kindle.
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
My first time trying PNR and I really enjoyed it, enough that I think I'm going to buy part 2 :-)

I like novellas/shorts as they tend to keep the action going, and VM Black definitely delivers in that respect. There's nothing boring, and nothing unnecessary in this story; the pacing is great and the writing is good. There's a bit of steam, but if you don't mind that, then give it a go - it's free and it doesn't take long to read, so what have you got to lose?
This is definitely promising as the startup of a great shifter serial book. Storyline is well written, action packed, steamy hot and funny. Loved how bad boy Levi got Harper so worked up she never anticipated he would steal her car. Can't wait to see what comes out in the next book. I would recommend and plan to read more by this author.
Perfect quickie

This short little read packed some serious steam. It was fast paced and sizzling hot. Not much happened being it was so short but I like this writer's style and will definitely check out more of their work. I also appreciate this being offered as a freebie at my time of purchase.
Gina Kamai
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Its just Harper's luck, she is stuck on the side of the road with a flat on her car "baby". Next thing you know, super sexy Levi has stolen her baby. What's a crazy girl to do but Hotwire Levi's bike, chase after him, and get him to let her tag along. Love the cross over characters from the Taken by the Panther Series
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Starts off with all paws running! As Levi does, he invertingly scoops up Harper and her Baby. He has no idea what he is in for with them. Fast track with sensitive items, can they get through this together? With gun-toting Harper, will Levi? Ready for the next exciting chapter!
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