Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant's life, panther, shifter, and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them - one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard. With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen's mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen's child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all....
©2012 J.D. Tyler (P)2012 Tantor
Please don't shoot the messenger - but I have to say that I'm so disappointed that I felt this book wasn't quite as good as the previous ones probably because Kalen (a very troubled Sorcerer/wereshifter who was thrown away at 14 and lived off and on the streets) and Mac's relationship was already fairly established although they did have to fight very hard to keep it. Also, there wasn't the quips and funny one-liners between the rest of the Alpha pack which were hardly mentioned at all as Kalen's insecurities grew and he felt he wasn't part of the pack.
However, it was a very passionate and enjoyable listen filled with supernaturals of one form or another all battling the evil dark fae King and his army and the intense sexy romance between the two lovers was harshly tested over and over again by the mental hold the King had over Kalen.
To get the most from this series it's not really a stand alone listen but if you haven't already listened to the other 2 books then it is a worthy paranormal romance series to plunge into. For the rest of us, well we will just have to wait until September at least for book 4 Hunter's Heart (Hunter sees dead people).
Worth a credit? Yes absolutely even though it didn't quite 'grab' me like the others it was still a credit deserving listen.
I don't think I have yelled at a character in a book so much in my life. I was so angry at Kalen and then cared for him and then yelled at him and then.... well you get the picture. I was physically tired by the end. I mean to tell you, whew. I thoroughly enjoyed and hated and couldn't turn off and...well you get the picture. J.D. this was by far the best one of the series. Can't wait to see who will be next in the line up. I was kinda hoping we'd see some wings before the end but that's ok they are coming. Thanks for the rush. Until next time.....
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
The 3rd installment in JD Tyler's Alpha Pack Series is a non stop roller coaster ride that will keep you tuned in and invested in the outcome. It includes characters we've met and gotten to know in earlier books, and in my opinion, it's best to read this series in order to get the full effect.
Black Moon is the story of Kalen and MacKenzie. Kalen is the newest member of the Alpha Pack, a very troubled sorcerer and panther shifter. MacKenzie is a psychologist and functions as part of the medical team that sees to the pack. Their relationship began prior to this book, but apparently Kalen backed away from the relationship. Now they are back together, but faced with an old enemy who wants to lure Kalen over to his side. Most of the story is about Kalen waffling between his "dark side" and his "light side" as he struggles with his demons from his past. The big question is: Will he choose good or evil in the end?
On the positive side, this book kept me on my toes, and I couldn't seem to put it down. Kirstin Potter's narration was superb, but then, I find her a narrator I can rely on for a solid performance. The action was fast paced, and the story was original. I thought the two main characters were well matched, for all their individual faults. I also loved revisiting the other members of the Alpha Pack.
On the negative side, I must admit our troubled hero seemed to wallow a bit too much in his misery, and his self pity at times came off as being a bit, well, "whiney", for lack of a better word. Yes, he had a horrible life, and in this book the bad guy plays to that weakness, but after a few times, the "no one loves me so who cares what I do" thing starts sounding like a rather weak excuse. He uses his past experiences with others to excuse his bad actions in the present, and while I pitied him, I just didn't find all the "woe is me" stuff sexy. I love a tortured hero, but I love the ones that overcome what life throws at them without resorting to self pity or blaming others.
Then there's my pet peeve, which is a small thing and I'm sure many wouldn't notice. I hate when an author doesn't do his or her homework, particularly when it comes to the military. MacKenzie's father is the Alpha Packs government contact. He has reached the lofty rank of General in the Navy. This wouldn't be a problem if there actually were Generals in the Navy. Unfortunately for JD Tyler, there is no such Navy rank. The Navy has Admirals, not Generals.
I don't want to mislead anyone. This is still a very good read. These two problems (one fairly big, the other pretty small) brought an otherwise 5 star listen down to a 4 star one. I still consider this book worth a credit. It's an integral and necessary installment in the series, and this is definitely a series to read if you are a paranormal romance fan.
Maybe if he had resisted evil throughout the book instead of at the very end and if it had a better herione it would have been better
no I like this genre
Sure, I guess the narrator can only work with what she is given
No, I expected more after the first two books
Not much, to be honest. I listened the whole way through simply because I'd invested so much time in the other stories already. I spent most of my listening experience rolling my eyes and watching the timer count down.
Backing off on the campy, hokey dialog would have gone a long way towards improving the story. It just wasn't as strong as the first two books. I get that Kalen's growing sense of distance from the pack means there wasn't the same opportunity for the usual banter and wit that I enjoyed in the other stories, but this was just too much. Every time Malik opened his mouth I kept thinking, "it can't possibly get worse...". But it did. Hard to react appropriately to a bad guy's actions when you can't keep a straight face.
Yes. I really like Kirsten Potter in general but didn't care for this one at all. It was over the top, which was made all the worse by campy, predictable dialog.
Definitely disappointment. I loved the first two books! This one just fell way, way short. I hope the next one is better. One not so great book definitely isn't enough to throw me off a series, narrator or author I otherwise really enjoy.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
Compassion, Action and Emotion! You can't help but feel for Kaylan and his background
So I would recommend the story as I am enjoying the series and really connected with Kaylan. But honestly I was not with his mate. Mac was just annoying and must suck as a psychiatrist. She just did not seem to understand Kaylan or what he needed. In every instance of his bad incidents she was the cause. Oh we'll it was a great story minus the self involve woman.... How could she let everyone but him know about her issue with their relationship
Very nice really brought out the characters
You think your family is disfunctional....Try mine
If you didn't read the novella you'd be a little lost for a bit. If you did read the novella you'd be a little irritated at the slight repetition. But you can get through it.
When Dad came for a visit. BAH HAHAHA!
YES! And she's AWESOME!
I can see where the other readers would be a bit on the harsh side but really think about the situation and the ages of the characters. When you take that into account Ms. Tyler NAILED IT!
Yes. Navy SEALS are SAILORS not soliders. If "General" Grant is in the NAVY then he's an ADMIRAL. Also, there are no Marine Lieutenants the equivalent would be a Marine Captain. Please Ms. Tyler I know you might think most of your audience might not be women in uniform......but you might be surprised ;)
Kallen and Mac could have stopped taking turns throwing childish tantrums and storming out of rooms. Everytime there was a little bit of drama....it ended up falling flat. And you ask yourself is that it. This book needs a serious rewrite.
No. Only because Savage Wakening in this series was very good. I'm stumped on how you can write one really good book and the next one is suck so poorly. I wouldn't believe it could be the same author.
Even though Kalen and Mackenzie annoyed me to death, I still managed to enjoy this book. Kalen seems not being able to grow up and Mackenzie behaves like uneducated young lady, especially considering that she supposed to be a shrink... I was hoping for more in this in this book. I doubt I will listen it again, but I definitely do not regret spending a credit.
J D Tyler did an excellent job showing us a view of the broken mind of Kalen Black.
I did like the book, but there were two things that led me to my decision to say "I could take it or leave it" and give only a 3 star rating.
1. I think the frequent on again, off again, thing with Mac, did too much to take me out of the enjoyable read zone. Between that, and Kalen's "wakeup" ending, I felt the story was a bit flat, felt rushed, and left me frustrated.
2. I found the numerous sex scenes to be irritating, and an interruption, rather than an addition to the story. It seemed J.D. took the lazy way out (imagination, and dreams) rather than developing natural story progressions to sexual scenarios, to keep one engaged with the characters.
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