Tuesday, 21 January 2014

What I'm Reading: The Red Ridge Series by Sara Dailey & Staci Weber *SERIES REVIEWED TO DATE!**



Born of Lies (Red Ridge Novella 0.5)
by Sara Dailey & Staci Weber

The world changed for Lillian Michaels the day Marcus chose her. Gorgeous, strong fierce…and soon he would be alpha of her werewolf pack. But then the marriage was set. No choice. No looking back. Except, she did. Lillian started looking forward, too, and wondering if eighteen was too young to give away her life.

Certainly, it is tonight. A rock concert. She and her friend, intoxicating music, sweat, bodies, freedom…and him: Paul. The human bassist’s touch makes her soul sing like the strings of his axe, and everything is possible. Yet, Lillian’s parents, her secrets, her entire world lies elsewhere. Paul doesn’t even see what she is, what she can do. What she must do. This to-die-for human is not of her kind. And yet, something special, something terrifyingly perfect, something eternally true has been…born of lies



I have to say i loved this book - well novella!
I hadnt read any of the Red Ridge stories yet, so i know this is a prequel to the very first book, im hoping i havent ruined it for the rest of the series when i finally get around to reading them.

It brings us to when Lily and Marcus were teenagers and having fun, but then Marcus was lined up to be the packs Alpha (sorry- werewolves!). Lily stands by him but feels a big distance between them until she puts 2 and 3 together and gets 4 and realises hes seeing another girl.

But she cant just finish it. Pack laws have made it that Marcus and Lily WILL be married, love or not....which is a little sad to read - its so clear that neither want to be together.

Lily goes to the local fair with a friend who scoots off as soon as she spots a "hottie" leaving Lily alone and wandering around by herself. 
She sits next to a stage while a band warms up to play and finding herself enjoying the music she moves so she can see them....and in particular a certain guitarist/singer....who spots her right back.

Lily and Paul start to talk, and things develop.....
But Lily is betrothed to Marcus.
Shes a werewolf - something that should never be revealed to humans.
And shes in love with paul.....and miserable.

something needs to happen. 
Something needs to help Lily be happy - and in the knock on process...make Marcus happy too.


Pack of Lies (Red Ridge #1)










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.

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.




Well, i wasnt disappointed and the novella didnt spoil it for me in the slightest, so if you were looking to read the series, the novella can be read first (and probably best to do so, so you have the back ground of the Wright family).

This book centers about Allison and her brother Aiden.  For some reason Alli's life has changed over the last 6 months and she doesnt know why - her friends now hate her, boys are pawing over her, her temper and anger is hard to control and to top it off shes constantly hot and sweating!
Shes the polar opposite to her popular, loved and happy brother Aiden.

So when their parents sat them down and told them they were in fact werewolves.....it was a bit of a shock.....

And then the bombshell that they were to be moving back to the Pack to help them with the changes.

Alli thinks its great - a fresh start with new people.  Aiden, is sad to leave his popular life, but understands why the move.

They havent turned into a wolf yet, but on their first night they meet up with some of the younger were's and hang out.  Alli doesnt feel so great, but when she was just near her new home, she collapsed on the floor......and when she looked down she was a wolf!  She revelled in this new feeling and goes for a run and play in the woods.  She meets another wolf.  With emerald green eyes.  They hesitantly move towards each other, and then play all night.  Alli was over the moon from her first change and the fun....until she discovers who the other wolf was.....

Cody is the next alpha to the pack.  Kendall has been groomed to be his lead female, but he cant resist Alli.  Not just your normal teenage lust, this was much deeper....and he knew Alli felt it too....

...but Marcus forbids him to ever see her and to disobey an alpha.....not a good thing.

Kendall can see all this happening and hatches a plan with a rogue to get rid of Alli once and for all........


Circle of Lies (Red Ridge #2)















Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.

Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he really is and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him whole.

Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species and one wrong move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.



Another great book in the series!

This one centres on Aiden, Allie's brother.  

And also, a werewolf hunter, Peter, that has been thought of as crazy and institutionalized because of it.  He stumbles across Red Ridge and in his head he speaks to his (dead) uncle who was mauled to death by a werewolf.

A lot of revelations shock Aiden.  Turns his life into something hes not sure of, and certainly not ready to accept!
He's finally had has first change and realises that anger is what triggers it off, and loves the feeling of being so free and finally feels at home in his skin.

Allies first friend that she met in Red Ridge, Teagan has suddenly caught Aidens attention and he cant get her out of his mind.

Teagan however has no idea why someone as gorgeous as Aiden wants in HER.  Shes had a bad time in the past when a gorgeous boy showed interest in her, slept with her and then dumped her, so shes not quick to jump in with Aiden.

And of course, shes a "domestic" - what werewolves call humans.
Marcus the Alpha, is less than pleased when he discovers Aiden is dating her.  And actually tries to stop it.  Unsuccessfully.

But will Teagan give in to her feelings, that are growing more for Aiden everyday?
Will Aiden be as persistent do get her attention?
How can a were date a human with Marcus's stand?
Will Peter the hunter get to fulfil his uncles revenge?

I'm not gonna tell you the answers to these, but its such a great book to read, and is one of those ones that are hard to put down!

And awaiting the next!!

Web of Lies book 3 Red Ridge

In the midst of a struggle for control of his pack, eighteen-year-old werewolf enforcer-to-be Luke Stanton meets the one girl who will destroy everything…or complete him. 

Eighteen-year-old Luke Stanton is focused, strong, and intimidating as hell. He has to be. As the future enforcer of Red Ridge, it will be his job to keep the other weres in line. So avoiding close friendships, pack drama, and especially pack females is in his best interest. He witnessed firsthand what love did to his father, so casual human hookups are enough. 
Then she arrives: Scarlett Reed. She arouses something primal in him, something undeniable. But just as Luke gives himself permission to finally experience something real, the truth bursts free. The were beauty is harboring a secret so devastating it has the power to destroy him. At the same time, the pack is splintering over a battle for leadership, and Luke’s strength is needed more than ever. It is a time of upheaval, of the destructive power of lies. Everything he thought to protect is in danger: his family, his friends…and most of all, his heart. 


So, onto book 3! The last one available at the moment, but hopefully the series will continue soon!

This book follows Luke - a teenager who has been primed to be the Pack Enforcer when the new alpha (which is a storyline in itself between Cade and Aiden fighting out for the position).  He has kept his distance from everyone, to prevent making bonds and then in the future having to 'deal' with them.  this includes girls.  His reputation as a playboy is widely known.  Commitment sends him running for the hills, and up till now, hes been fine with the hooking up and leaving.

Scarlett arrives to Red Ridge with her dad (The fixer who was called in at the end of book 2 to help deal with the hunters) and her 'brother' Gavin (who in actual fact is the closest packs son of the alpha).  They come to Red Ridge as word has travelled that they are divided- therefore weak- and prime for taking over.

Scarlett was sent to 'mess with Luke's head'.....little did she know that shed fall....and hard for him.  Her dad is furious and obviously cares more for their pack than her daughter and refuses to let her leave the mission.  Brian and Drew are stirring trouble, and something much worse revealed later in the book.

The previous two books bring about the 'True Mate' being actually true.  Could this happen to Luke? With Scarlett?
Will it be Cade or Aiden for Alpha?
Will Luke forgive the things that Scarlett has done?
And what is wrong with Marcus, the packs leader....

Another little cliffhanger at the end that i didn't see coming, i love this series.  So easy to read, you get totally sucked in and just a fun, light read.



Sara and Staci are native Texans who began writing together about six years ago. After teaching in classrooms next door to one another for several years, they decided it was finally time to try their hand at writing the type of fiction they love: YA paranormal romance. As well as being avid readers, they are close friends, teachers, wives, and proud mommies!



2 comments:

  1. love to read i will check this out thanks for sharing x

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  2. Thanks so much for the great reviews! We are thrilled that you liked the series! I promise that book 4 will not disappoint!
    -Sara & Staci

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