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Forged Alliances

(Tribal Spirits #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Sierra Kanoska fought hard for her position as wolf alpha of the Red Rock pack, and intruders in her territory receive the full brunt of what her claws, fangs, and smarts can accomplish. So when Dax Williams, de facto alpha of the Silver Springs pack, pays an unwelcome visit, Sierra’s ready to toss him out. However, the man's in a tough spot. The pack elders sabotaged his ...more
Published September 19th 2017 by Loose Id
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Sierra is the wolf alpha of the Red Rock pack and she’s a damn good one. One day, she hears of intruders in her territory, a pack of mountain lion shifters from the Silver Springs pack, with Dax as their alpha. Dax is caught in a conflict with his brother over who should rule the pack. When it came time to determine the alpha with a fight, the elders interrupted it, leaving the issue unresolved and fracturing the pack into two sides - those who follow Drew and those who follow Dax. Now Dax has c ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sierra Kanoska earned her place as alpha of the Red Rock pack. She is tough, doesn’t back down and will stop at nothing to protect her territory and her pack. She had no idea the night Dax Williams, sauntered into her bar that the world she has ruled with an iron fist was about turn into a world of danger and challenge, for both her shifters and her heart.

Dax needs help and asking for it from anyone isn’t an easy thing for an alpha mountain lion to do. Since the death of his father, the Silver S
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Forged Alliances is the first book in the Tribal Spirits series and I can tell you that this is one series that I will absolutely continue! I am a big fan of paranormal romances because as you know anything goes, what caught my interest in Forged Alliances was that this was a PNR between a mountain lion shifter and wolf shifter! Had to know how that was going to work, lol, and I enjoyed it.

Dax and Sierra were as different as could be. Their only mutual ground was that they were both Alphas and u
Tanaka K
I am big fan of paranormal romances. It is the only genre that truly transports me from another place. Wow, I was definitely transported to a world of lion and wolf shifters. There was absolutely magical about reading Forged Alliances. I was completely engrossed in it. The story just grabbed me and twisted me up. I was slave to the rhythm and the power of the story of Forged Alliances. This is my first book by Katherine McIntyre and this book struck me so hard that I was left with a scar so deep ...more
Terri Wilson
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here's the best way to summarize my review for this book:
I could end my review there and be happy but that wouldn't make for much of a review. I have read so many books where women leads must face horrible demons from hell sent to our universe to destroy everything but the second a man comes into the room they go weak in the knees and can't make a decision about anything. This book was not like that at all and I read it with gusto.

I rememb
Cyrene Olson
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was hard for me to put down when real life decided to rear its ugly head. Never slowing down – this book tosses you headfirst into the storyline and there is never a dull moment. Dax becomes the perfect foil for Sierra, and if you love the shifter books but feel burned out on them, this one may change your mind. Reviewed by Cyrene
Dawn West
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book.**

A wolf and a mountain lion walk into a bar...

Sierra is used to being treated like one of the guys. As the female alpha of her wolf pack, she isn't exactly desired by the men she leads. So when a mountain lion alpha comes into her bar to ask for a favor, she's both intrigued by the smooth-talking flirt and also incredibly annoyed. The man rubs her the wrong way at every turn, even though her wolf seems to want to rub on him.

Dax knows he
Boundless Book Reviews
I voluntarily received an ARC of Forged Alliance in exchange for an honest review. 

The story started out unique with a female alpha wolf.  I have never read a female alpha having her own pack and it was refreshing.  Sierra is strong, independent, no-nonsense ruler of her pack.  She feels the weight of leadership yet she bears it without complaint, yet her life is lonely.  Along comes Dax, a mountain lion alpha encroaching on her territory asking for her assistance in the most annoying, sexy way
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Forged Alliances is the first book in the Tribal Spirits series, and already I am sucked into this world - loving the characters and wanting to know more about..., well, pretty much everyone! In this book, we focus on Sierra and Dax. Sierra is the alpha of the Wolves of Red Rock, whereas Dax is the alpha of the Mountain Lions of Silver Springs. Or at least, half of the pack that have followed him think so. We find out that there were strange circumstances at play, which has led to Dax coming to ...more
BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
Amount of sex 2.5 / 5
How explicit is the sex scenes 3 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5

Forged Alliances is the first book in the ‘Tribal Spirits’ series from author Katherine McIntyre. I have a weakness for steamy paranormal shifter romances, especially ones with a really sexy alpha male! Knowing I was about to start one, I jumped right in without reading the description. I like to experience things first hand without the knowledge of what may come. So, when I read that the Red Rock pack was lead
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Sierra worked hard, fought hard to get her position of Alpha of Red Rock pack, so when Dax tells her why he needs her help, she can't say no. The fact that he is a cat to her wolf, and that the mating bond flares bright between them, she can't see his pack fractured they way it has been. Then the Tribe arrive to oversee the dispute, and Dax finds himself in a fight for his life.

I read McIntyre's Philadelphia Coven Chron
Becky Baldridge
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm always up for a good shifter series, and this first book in the Tribal Spirit series is a promising start. The book is well-written and engaging, and the character development is sound - even the secondary characters are interesting. The story starts with an intriguing situation and doesn't let up.
There is quite a lot going on in this entertaining read - an alliance between clans, a civil war, attacks from an opposing faction, and battles for the title of alpha. And on top of that, the sexu
Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
"The most dangerous shifters on the East Coast didn't frighten her in the slightest compared to the mountain-lion menace by the name of Dax Williams."

I devoured the tangible attraction between this incredibly unlikely couple who attempt to fight it tooth and nail (no pun intended...because...shifters). Bristling and entertaining banter keeps you hooked while the two strong personalities clash to overcome mutual obstacles.

Engrossing, and riveting, the action sequences leave your heart pounding j
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can two alphas forge an alliance.Dax is a misplaced cat shifter. He needs help getting his pack back together after an incident involving his brother and the elders of his pack. He heard about the strong Alpha of the Red Rock wolfpack and seeks her help. Sierra is a strong female and is respected for her toughness and fairness. When the two meet, personalities clash somewhat, but attraction soon follows. What follows is a good story with solid characters that you will come to love. Steam and dan ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is instalust/instalove in a way which could be jarring if from any romance sub genre other than shifter romance.  

This is the first in the series, but it felt to me as though there was already established mythology for this setting, but it may just be something that plays out of the following books.  Either way, it doesn't affect the enjoyment of the story as a whole.

Overall, this is a decent story.  The characters are complex, multi layered and colourful, and whilst I might not be sold on
Penny Ellgass
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sierra, alpha of the Red Rock Wolf Pack, a strong well respected pack.
Dax, alpha of the Silver Springs Mountain Lion Pack, that is split due do unresolved issues with his brother.
Dax comes to Sierra to ask for assistance, pledging an alliance between packs. Their is an attraction when they meet that they soon relive is the mating bond.
Join them on their journey to reunite the Silver Springs pack and come together as mates.
This is a great read, with great players, can't wait for more.

I received a
Missy Fern - BFD Book Blog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book in the series, I enjoyed the world building of these very different shifters, Dax and Sierra. Two alphas, one feline, the other wolf. One a smart ass and the other a control freak. Together they were funny and combustible!

Lots of action and some suspense, the story moved along nicely and kept me engaged and entertained. Dax was protective and strong and Sierra was fierce. The chemistry between them leaps off the pages and sucks you in. Although they resist at first, the lust evolv
Scarolet Ellis
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forged Alliances (Tribal Spirits #1) by Katherine McIntyre is a wonderful story. This is a wonderful story writen by an author I never read till this story, and I am so glad i read this story. When I started reading I couldn't put the story down it is that good and the author made it feel like I was living the story instead of just reading the story. I highly recommend this story to everyone who love paranormal stories.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
Tiffany Ransier
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC version of this book. My opinions are mine and truthful.*

This was my first book by Katherine McIntyre and I must say she had a great writing style. I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series. I love heroines like Sierra, she's a tough cookie and I want Dax for myself. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! If you like shifter stories, read this one. You won't regret it.
Emily Dickson
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sierra was a fantastic character who was also the Alpha of Red pack. She was smart and a strong woman who was wonderful to read about. Dax was Alpha of a different breed and was totally different in his laid back ways but strong and a great character. When trouble brews these two Alphas work together and the chemistry was hot as was the sex. Lots of action and some great secondary characters. Loved it and look forward to the next book.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She has proved herself as leader of her pack and she attacks any who enter her territory. He appears and her life is going to change forever. His brother and him had been fighting reading their pack apart. They share a kiss and now it seems they are mates. They are not so sure about that. What will they do? See how they will get on

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Opposites attract, right??!

The dynamics and interactions between Sierra and Jax are amazing. The dialogue between them is witty, funny and at times inspirational.

This is an action packed and thrilling read!

I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an unbiased , honest review.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book, and this is my honest opinion/thoughts on it.
This was an enjoyable shifter story, and the first book I've read by this author. I really did like it overall and there is plenty of promise for making this a great series. I would have liked a bit more back story and "meat" to it, but as an intro (for me at least) this was fine.
InD'tale Magazine
“Forged Alliances” will definitely appeal to the reader who likes rough and tumble stories told in a gritty, no-holds-barred prose style.

Read full review in the 2018 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the first book in this series and what a great read it was. Sierra is alpha of the Red Rock pack and is one tough cookie. The night she meets Dax in a bar she has no idea how much it is going to turn her well-ordered life upside down. Dax is a lion shifter and needs the help of another alpha to help unite his pack after the death of his dad. This was a really good read and it had me hooked I cannot wait for the rest of the series
Jami Kehr
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shifters O My

Take a mouthy alpha mountain lion shifter add a fiercely smart alpha wolf shifter and you get a explosive chemistry.

This was a strong start to the Tribal Spirits series! I can’t wait to explore this series and all the characters!
Deb B
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this. The plot was quite simplistic and it was a superfast read but the character dynamics worked really well for me and i definitely look forward to more in this series
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book. It was so well-written that it captured my mind and I was dragged along for the ride. Once I started reading I could not put it down until I read the last page.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really thought this was a fantastic start to a new series by Kat. Dax and Sierra were incredibly fun new leads, and made for a great pairing to watch evolve through the course of story. If you have read the author's previous works, you know her talent for banter and dialogue. I am happy to say that trend continues again here, and Dax has easily some of the best witty quips and comebacks we have seen from Katherine's work thus far. As far as the plot goes, watching the shifter politics unfold was ...more
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the Tribal Spirits series and I know I want to read the next book. Sierra Kanoska and Dax Williams' story had me turning pages I could not put it down so it ended up being a late night/early morning, I would advise reading this book early in the day. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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“Three things lit her match without fail—abusive assholes, idiots who didn’t use their turn signals, and unannounced shifters moving in on her territory.” 2 likes
“Go figure, that happened to be his same style of flirtation as well—annoy her half to death until, before she could stop herself, she confessed her deep darks and bonded with him to a degree she never had before.” 2 likes
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