Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Giveaway and Review of Pack of Lies By Staci Weber and Sara Dailey


Happy 4th of July my Close Encounter Minions!!!  I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday and try your best to find ways to keep cool!  Welcome to my stop on the Pack of Lies Tour.  I had the opportunity to review it and can't wait to share my thoughts with you.  But first, let's take a look at the authors and the book details:



Blurb:

The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.  


Book excerpt:

“I picked up on a scent that stopped all thought, all movement, leaving me standing completely still, breathing in a smell that I would never forget. A mix of earth, and musk, and honeysuckle, and sandalwood filled my senses leaving me with a need, a need to find this thing that was suddenly making me salivate, suddenly making me ache with desperation.

            Without hesitation, my nose hit the ground as I began to track the enticing smell. I didn’t look up. I didn’t stop moving. I didn’t stop to think about what I might find. None of it mattered. I needed to find the source of that wonderful scent.

            In the near distance, I heard a rustling in the brush, which ceased the mission that had held me spellbound. I stopped dead in my tracks and looked around, spooked by what I might find, but what I saw was the last thing I expected.

            Peering out from behind a tall oak, a wolf was watching me. We just stood still, staring at each other, neither of us moving a muscle. His amazing green eyes were in sharp contrast to his deep, dark fur. He was a much bigger wolf than me, strong and lean, and the glint in his eyes told me that he was no ordinary wolf.”
Author Bio:
Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives, and soccer moms. They have been teaching together for the past eight years, and writing together for four. Pack of Lies is the second young adult novel for this duo.



My Review:

Alli was your typical popular all American sweetheart, right up until about 6 months before her birthday, when everything changed.   Suddenly all of her friends wanted nothing to do with her, her boyfriend broke up with her, and she was getting in fights left and right.  No matter how hard she tried, she could not for the life of her figure out what had happened.  It was almost as if a curse had been put on her.  Her whole life dramatically changed and if it wasn't for her brother she would be absolutely alone.  Then mom breaks the big news: Honey, I'm a werewolf!  Alli's changes bring about one big move and a re-insertion for her mother in pack life.

Alli was so excited!  A new life and a chance to finally make some new friends, be introduced to her grandparents, and maybe start dating!  Politics reign supreme over pack life and even though Alli's hopes weren't completely dashed, it wasn't all she hoped it would be.  Then to make matters worse she goes through her first change and runs smack into the wolf of her dreams.  His smell is so intoxicating that she ends up playing with him for a few hours.  The glaring reality the next day points her wolfie date to be none other than the future alpha of the pack and the boyfriend of Alli's new nemesis.

I love a good were story and this one was definitely unique and chalked full of secrets!!  Pack of Lies was aptly titled.  I really like Alli.  She was completely relatable and you just feel for her throughout the story.  She seems to inadvertently attract trouble.  Another thing I enjoyed about this book was that it was written from different perspectives.  You always knew what the main characters were thinking. I really would like to see where this series is going.  I really enjoyed this first taste!!



So would you like a chance to meet these wonderful weres?  Just fill out the rafflecopter!!  Good Luck!!
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18 comments:

Jessica said...

I think all shifters are pretty bad ass to begin with. But I think anything four-legged is the coolest :)

Vickieann said...

I just loved this book! I get excited when a I find a new series to follow.

Sara and Staci said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and the opportunity to be on your blog! Watch for book two this fall!

Denise Z said...

I think the favorite if probably the wolves, but Mercy Thompson's coyote is pretty awesome. Thank you for the fun. Pack of Lies looks like it is right up my alley and I would love to read it :)

Tobi said...

Wolf then Tiger <3

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Cox said...

I love all kinds of shifters. I've read stories about wolves, bears, leopards, bunnies, snakes... pretty much any that you could think of.

Kelly said...

Werewolf. The strength, courage and wolves mate for life. I like it!

JoAnna said...

I love all shifters but my favorites are the big cat shifters.

Becky Johnson said...

It would have to be wolf. Not orginal I know, but darn they're hot <3

Bboo04 said...

I think my favorite shifter would either be Wolf or any of the big cat variety.

heather said...

A wolf but I really like bear shifters too. This book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway!

Leannessf said...

I think a werewolf!

Thanks,
Leanne

Sara and Staci said...

I'm a sucker for a wolf, even better if he looks like Channing Tatum in human form :)

Sara

Shadow said...

I have two favorites. I like wolves and big cats. :D

Lord SkyOak said...

I enjoy wearwolfs

Carin said...

Big cats are my favorite, Tigers the most I think.

Sherry said...

I love wolf shifters the best.

Gayle Latreille said...

My choice would be Wolf shifters as they have honour with-in their pack and will support and defend their mate. They also have the honour of keeping their mate for life and do not get involved with other females once they have found their mate.

Gayle

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