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Tarian Alpha

(New Tarian Pride #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  849 ratings  ·  135 reviews
The Tarian Pride is right in the middle of a historical power-shift. Ronin Alder is taking over as the New Tarian Alpha, but the entire Pride of lion shifters needs to be completely rehabilitated. Back in the Pride after years hating it, his job is to push the monsters here to a new future, one where they will stop warring with every shifter Crew in existence. But when he ...more
Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Wicked Willow Press

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Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, e-book, pnr, rw, shifters
This book was a bit different from other books that are written in this world. Sure there was a romance, but that seemed to take a back seat. I really loved the way that Ronin boosted Emerald’s confidence, how he let her know he liked her, really liked her and had since they were kids. It brought her lioness back to life, which then helped the other women that had been beaten down see that and want to fight back with her. When the battle came it was great seeing how the women punished the one wh ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, shifters
3.5 stars
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Totally different

This story had a totally feel then other stories. It didn’t have the I have to have sex on every surface. It grew the love differently. It was good, I am not saying it was bad at all. I liked it and it was a good story. If you are expecting all the sex you aren’t going to find it in this story. It was a good old fashion slow burn attraction.
Crystal Watson
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Poor Ronin well he ever get his pride in order.

Ronin has taken the pride it's been practically split in two. Half the price wanting to be better to live a better life. Half the pride not wanting to give up the old ways. When the old pride takes his best friends grandma all Heck is bought to break lose. Ronin goes to get Rose back and picks up an extra a long the way Emerald. Emerald thought she and her dad had finally escaped the Tarian pride but no the hunted her down kidnapped her dad and mad
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ronin and Emerald💕

Ronin is the New Tarian Alpha and is fighting for change. When he discovers Rose has been kidnapped, he goes to rescue her without is Pride backing him......and finds something he never thought he’d find.

Emerald is on her way to the Old Tarian Pride to mate with their Alpha after they kidnapped her father. But when Emerald is on her way to see her father, she gets kidnapped by the New Tarian Alpha.....okay maybe rescued unknowingly by Ronin. Her life starts to change onto a co
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow I gotta say I loved this! I wasnt sure how it was going to go but dayum I loved it! Ronin yummy alphaness and he really didnt give a you know what! He was going to protect those who were his! Emerald was awesome and it was sooo cute how they recognized each other so quickly. Emerald is a submissive but that chica got really strong fast! Loved her! I cant wait to find out more in future books about the NTP! I wanna know the rest of the dudes and the ladies who were rescued! Hearts and flowers ...more
Kristi Burrell
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book isn't just a romance; it's about women standing up for women. Empowering girls to come out of the shadows and push for a better life. T. S. Joyce you gave me chills.
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved Ronin and Emerald. Also loved seeing the lioness empowerment. Looking forward to the rest of this series.
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely one for the crew! Empowerment of the females which I think translates into T’s own crew building her up and asking for more of what we love and she just keeps giving! Loved it
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

Every time I finish the latest series in the Damon’s Mountains Universe sets of connecting series I think that this world cannot possibly get any better than this… until I start the next new series. And we are in for a rollercoaster adventure in the New Tarian Pride series.

There is a decidedly different tone to TARIAN ALPHA than we’ve seen before, and that makes perfect sense for this New Tarian Pride is newly created from the breaking up of their former corrupt, power-d
Setting: Near Telluride, Colorado Contemporary
Genre: Shifter Romance
Emerald Lawson is a submissive lion Shifter who has been coerced into signing a Mating contract with Cassius, the Alpha of the Old Tarian Pride. They have her dad and she’ll do anything to keep him safe. After all, he and her late mom had kept her safe from the Tarian Pride by moving around often since she was 14. The Old Tarian Pride wants her bloodline because she can trace it back to the old council, which they plan to re-f
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Making Things Right!!!

Ronin Alder, the new Alpha of the Tarian Pride was on a mission to make sure the entire Pride of lion shifters were completely rehabilitated. It wasn't an easy task giving that he was back in the Pride after hating it for so many years for what it did to his best-friend, Grim Reaper ( DAUGHTERS OF BEASTS ).

He wanted the Pride to not start a war with every other shifter crew and think of a better future for them all. But when he set out to rescue the woman who'd been like fa
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*WARNING* contains adult situations
Ronin and Grim were teenage friends. Ronin was there when the Reaper was born, but the boys had different paths. Ronin doesn't like the way of the Old Tarian Pride, so he started a new Tarian pride. Ronin is struggling with the "team" thing, but they all agree not to abuse the females like the Old Tarians do.
Emerald was taken from the Old Tarian Pride when she was 14. Emerald's parents saw how the females were abused and degraded, so they took their young lione
Corinne Kapsner
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
"When a man wasn't intimidated by a woman's power, but awed by it? That was strength."

This is a great blend of romance and women's inner strength! T.S Joyce brings us a phenomenal story! Ronin is a the new Tarian Alpha. Emerald is going to be the Old Tarian Alphas Mate.

Ronin has stepped up as Alpha of the New Tarian Pride after being away for a long time. He saves Rose, a woman who is very much a mother figure to him. In the process of saving her he is forced to save Emerald. Taking her with him
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is a great new connected series opener and KU library selection. Ronin was introduced in the Daughters of Beasts series as the reluctant alpha of the New Tarian Pride, formed when the Tarian Pride divided into new and old. When his friend, Grim Reaper's grandmother Rose, is kidnapped by Cassius, the alpha of the Old Tarian Pride, Ronin goes in alone to get her. But on their way out, Ronin finds a beaten lioness hiding in the woods. She seems familiar and he takes her with them.

Kathy Wideman
This is the first book in this series. I was so excited to get to read about the Tarian Pride that wanted Grim back so badly. Ronin is the alpha of the new Tarian pride he right in the middle of a hugh power struggle. A lot of people want the council to be reinstated and for things to go back to the way they were. Some broke off and became the new pride because they want things to be different. Emerald was tracked down and her father was taken so that she would agree to become one of the new alp ...more
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Just O.K.

3.5 Stars - Ronin and Emerald's story was pretty good. There were not as many love scenes as in her other series and stories. I missed that. I enjoyed the fact that we learned more about the Tarian clan through Robin than we did with Grim, but I understand why. I loved that the Daughter's of Beast and their mates were in this, but I wanted more dialog with them. I couldn't rate it any higher because of the above and there were some grammatical errors as well.

I am a little disappointed t
Deb Cechak
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lion Hearted and Powerful

TS Joyce continues to build HER pride with Tarian Alpha, book 1, in her New Tarian Pride Series.

If you haven’t read her yet, this is a great starting point. She has generated another original story that ties into all of her best sellers. If you have read her before, these characters will continue to entrance you and you will follow every single breadcrumb she leaves on the path, drooling for more strong shifter queens and damaged alphas with heart.

Feeling different fro
Feb 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Something was different

I’ve read pretty much everything this author has ever written, and she’s an auto-buy for me. I’ve loved and teared up with almost all of her characters. But the last few offerings have been sliding downhill in quality, and this one doesn’t even feel like the same person wrote it. The hilarious quips, the warm interactions between characters, the tear-inducing finale - none of that was here. The dialogue was stiff, and even the appearance of some favorite characters at the
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ronin and Emerald

Wao! Another gram from the prolific writer T.S.Joyce. Tarian Alpha is the first book of the New Tarian Pride series and I can already predict from this first story that this series is going to be lit!!!!🔥🔥🔥
Ronin is the new alpha and unlike his predecessors he understands the importance of the females in a pack. And this understanding is going to serve him well in the end😉. He is still at war with members of the old pack, they want things to stay the same. The last things he nee
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Felt rushed

I enjoyed what little there was of this book. But, really. If it was issued in paperback form, either the typeface would have to be double sized, or the book would be a quarter inch thick. I'm not sure what is going on lately, but the books by this author are getting shorter and shorter. The timeline was abbreviated, the perspectives of the couple were summarized, as were as events. The main action, an historic battle between the Lion Council and the New Tarian Pride was only given a
Chaos Book Reviews.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Badass Lioness.

First off, This is a new series, however I like most, who absolutely love T
S Joyce's shifters, thought I knew what I was getting.
I was wrong.
This was lion-hearted & fast paced, spanning probably over two days at most. But if like me, you've read any other Damons Mountain's books, you know some Tarian history.

You have the old pulling out all the stops to destroy the new. And the new tearing apart their history to be more. To be better. To be worthy.

Emerald is a totally badas
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.0-3.5 Stars

Tarian Alpha is the first book in the New Tarian Pride series. This is Ronin’s story.

This book was fairly shorter than some of the other shifter books by this author. Which would be no big deal if a lot happened. Unfortunately, there Ronin and Emerald hardly spent any time together. It felt as if she was with the old Tarian Pride a good bit more than she was with Ronin and new Tarian Pride. I realize they knew each other as kids, but there was no building of a relationship. There w
Pauline Hallick
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another incredible book by T.S. Joyce.

New series about the Tarian Pride that still gives us friends from the past.

Ronin was almost killed by his old pride, but now he is back to reform them and save them, or at least some of them in the New Tarian Pride. But the pride is split. The Old Tarian Pride wants the old brutal ways. Ronin's New Tarian Pride wants change.

Emerald is a submissive who ran from the Tarian Pride and now the Old Tarian Pride wants her back. They have taken the only person who
Rebecca Goss
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The Old Tarian pride of lion shifters have developed into a cruel and self-defeating group. They treat women with only aggression and anger. The New Tarians are more progressive and hopeful for the future. Unfortunately for Emerald, she is held hostage by the Old Tarian Alpha and must agree to be his mate in order for her father to be released from captivity. Ronin, the Alpha of the New Tarians, rescues her but, although she is submissive, she is brave enough to return to ensure her father’s rel ...more
Barbara L
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW great start of a new series

Another 10 stars for this book, really can't wait for the next story in this series. So glad that the Grim and the whole gang was brought into to this book, shows just how connected are all different shifters that Joyce has given us has just become one huge family that will be there when they are needed. When you are into the story you start to feel as if you are part of the whole family of shifters, to me that is the beauty of all the books that this Author give t
Daimy Bory
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! New Tarian Pride ❤❤❤

Don’t even know where to start. I knew the book was going to be amazing because all of T.S. books are amazing but damn I really loved this one. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the lions but I have to say that I am in love with a new crew or Pride in this case. I can’t wait for the rest of the Pride to get their stories. The book in amazing, incredible, unbelievable if you haven’t read it or read her books you don’t know what you are missing. I own all of her books
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Love

I put off reading this book for a while because I have had a really shitty few months. I didn't want to read it while being depressed and sad because I love these books and characters so much I wanted to enjoy it. I finally gave in because I see no end in sight. I regret not reading it sooner. These books take me to a place and to people I have grown to love. They make me smile and laugh and cry (in a good way) and I love being in this shifter world. I loved Ronin and it was such a good s
Deborah Willborn
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another great book to add! If you have read all of the previous books in different series you know you won’t be disappointed. The fight has only begun.... A childhood crush will come full circle when Ronin takes over as Alpha for the New Tarian Pride. And saves his long time crush from her pairing to Cassius the Alpha of the Old Pride. Ruled with an iron fist who will come out on top, who will be loyal, and will Ronin finally accept that he is no longer alone. So enjoy this new series. The
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rips your heart out, rearranges is, and shoves it back in

How the heck does TS Joyce continue to create such amazing, rough, bada$$ characters? Each story, I think she can’t possibly write another couple that I’ll fall in love with, that I can’t possibly like the next book as much as this one. And then she does. Emerald and Robin, finding each other again, and the story that follows is entertaining, deeply emotional, fast paced, and sexy... and I couldn’t put it down even with three kids screami
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T.S. Joyce is devoted to bringing hot shifter romances to readers. Hungry alpha males are her calling card, and the wilder the men, the more she'll make them pour their hearts out. She werebear swears there'll be no swooning heroines in her books. It takes tough-as-nails women to handle the shifters of Bear Valley.

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