15 July 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Luna of Mine (The Grey Wolves #8) by Quinn Loftis

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Luna of Mine (The Grey Wolves #8)
by Quinn Loftis.
Audience/Genre: Paranormal Romance.
Publication: July 2nd 2014.
Every life leaves behind a legacy. Every story has a beginning and an end. The Alpha of the Romania Grey Wolves knows this better than most. He also knows it’s the things that transpire to create that legacy and the experiences, triumphs and failures that happen in the middle of the story that matter. His story began a century ago and now a tragedy has led him to his rightful place as Alpha of the Eastern Romania pack. Before he led hundreds, he had to learn to lead a few. Before he sacrificed for all, he had to be willing to sacrifice for any. Before he could be the man destined to save his race he had to be willing to serve them. In order to be raised up he had to first be torn down. There was only one who could do this and live, only one who could light his way when the darkness closed in; his mate, his Luna. This is the building of their legacy, the middle of their story. Their triumphs, their failures, and their tragedy’s that would one day make them strong enough to restore a race torn apart by greed, envy, and fear.

Reviewed by Kelly.

I didn’t expect to like this book as much as the others, since it was going back in time, 1800, for Vasile and Alina’s story. I was very wrong! I loved it just as much!

Alina comes from a farming family. They weren’t well to do but got by with what they had and were a happy family. Her father had made it clear that she would be twenty years old before she could be mated. Her best friend’s brother, Serghai, had his idea that someday Alina would show signs and become his mate. Alina had always made it clear that she loved him as a brother. He wouldn’t accept that. He was always sniffing her and had even taken a shirt that she gave him to give to his sister and put it under his pillow for her smell.

Then when Vasile’s parents die, he sets out to all the villages to see how everyone is doing and what needed to be done to care for them as the new Alpha. The only thing was that; Vasile’s parents weren’t mated but loved each other. They let the pack believe they were true mates. When someone evil overhears this, he decides to ruffle things up so he could become Alpha. He, being the beta in the neighboring pack. He wasn’t even a strong Alpha to begin with.

While out and visiting others, Vasile finds Alina and their communication in their heads begins and they know they are true mates. But Alina is too young and her father wants her to wait until she is twenty. She is just shy of 16 when they meet. They spend some time together, have a fight, shut down the communication and both suffer for it for some time before he comes back and apologizes. I love the stupidity of men sometimes and I love that Peri is in this book too and she lets her thoughts on that known. She still cracks me up.

Anyway, there is much contention in the land as the saying goes and soon Vasile is forced out of his castle by the evil wolf. How is really gross and I am not sharing that. But Vasile is in exile waiting for the time to find those who will fight with him and making plans. He is separated from Alina for that time. There bond is open and they talk and she comes into her own. Over three years passes while Vasile keeps his status of Alina being his mate a secret to keep her safe. Her markings haven’t yet shown. Then they do show up and Serghai bursts into her home when it is hot and she isn’t fully covered and sees her markings. He is livid and tries to kill her. Just before he tries to hurt her, she shuts the wall of communication down between her and Vasile so as not to worry him thinking she could handle him not really knowing his intentions. But Vasile knows something is wrong and comes flying but it is almost too late. She is very weak and Vasile completes the blood rites to help her heal and because he doesn’t want to live if she doesn’t. Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest thing ever. He is patient with her and treats her like a queen during her recovery. He had me swooning with his words and thoughts and actions.

I had this book on my daughters kindle instead of my ancient one and couldn’t figure out how to save the quotes I wanted. But they would have you swooning too!

From there on out, you see the power the two have together and how they can overcome anything and how much of an Alpha they both really are. It was absolutely amazing and made me wish that I could have that life!

Right now, I am going to reread the whole series, because it is one of my favorite ever books!! Because I so fell in love with this series!

An Excerpt...

“You will not deny me, Mina. I have waited a century for you. You are young, but not so young that you do not know what is happening. Sixteen? Many human females are married with a babe on the way at this age.” Her eyes widened in surprise at his bluntness. “However, we are not human are we? We are Canis lupis; we have one true mate designed solely for us. Some of us wait hundreds of years before they find their mate. I can wait a little longer if I must. Do not use your age as an excuse to avoid what is. You are mine. Something tells me you are not a fool, but if you think that I will let you go, then a fool you have become.”
“You certainly know how to make a woman feel revered,” Alina bit out. Her tone of voice shocked him, and it gave her the opportunity to knock his hand away and step out of his reach. He started for her but stopped when her father’s voice boomed through the air.
“Alpha! Welcome.” Petre and his wife walked over to where Alina and Vasile stood. They both bared their neck to him and then were careful to keep their eyes anywhere but on his. “I see you have met our daughter, Alina.” When Vasile did not answer, her father glanced up to his face, blanched, and quickly looked away. “Perhaps, we will take your warriors in and give them a drink.”
Alina started to call out to her father but her mother caught her eyes and shook her head one time. The stern look and tight lips told her that her mother meant business. As she watched her only hope of getting away from the wolf at her door, so to speak, moving further and further away, she bit her lip trying to think of an excuse to follow them. Her thoughts were interrupted when a large, warm hand enveloped hers. She looked down and saw her fingers interlaced with Vasile’s, and it felt so good, so right. He pulled her over to a bench where she and her mother often sat to talk after the day’s work was done. He sat and nodded for her to sit next to him. So she sat; what else could she do?
“Tell me why you do not want me,” he said bluntly.
Her brow drew together as she looked up at him. “I never said I did not want you. I am just young.”
“That is not enough of a reason to turn your mate away. Tell me the true reason you deny me?”
She looked away, not wanting him to see the shame on her face. She wished desperately that it was not there. “We are not the same,” she finally admitted.
“I would hope not,” he chuckled. “I very much like our differences and hope to enjoy them more in the future.”
She blushed at his insinuation. It was as improper as it was bold.

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Meet Quinn 2014...

Friends of the Library Meeting, July 21, Marion Co. Library, Yellville, AR

Penned Con, September 12-13, St. Louis, MO

Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

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