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Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4 Audiobook

Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4: A Tarker's Hollow Serial

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Publisher's Summary

Ainsley Connor is determined to turn her back on her shifter past.

But the wolves of Tarker's Hollow call on her to choose the next alpha, and Ainsley becomes the object of desire for every eligible wolf in the quiet college town.

Surrounded by seductive shifters, all desperate to claim her, Ainsley wants nothing more than to leave the pack behind forever. But her newfound passions will not be ignored.

Ainsley soon finds herself torn between the mysterious stranger with the dark secret, the gorgeous and loyal friend from her past, and the hunky sheriff that wants her all to himself.

And the shifters aren't even the strangest part of Tarker's Hollow.

As she struggles to come to terms with her true nature, Ainsley is thrust into the center of a steamy web of shifters, ghosts, witches, and warlocks, caught up in a life-and-death struggle for control of the pack she tried to abandon.

But for Ainsley Connor, the toughest wolf she must face might just be the one inside herself.

A continuing story:

Curse of the Alpha is told in six installments, or episodes, like a TV show. Each episode contains a cliffhanger to entice the listener to tune in for the next one. If you're not a fan of the serial format, all six episodes are also available in a complete bundle!

In Episode 3:

Ainsley must retaliate after a shocking betrayal. Information from her past helps her to see things in a new light. But how will she react when she receives a ghostly visitor?

In Episode 4:

Ainsley makes a plan to leave Tarker's Hollow, but ends up running for her life. Will she manage to escape in time to use what she has learned to shape her future?

©2014 13th Story Press (P)2015 13th Story Press

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-16-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 01-16-16 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "WOWSY WOW!! THIS WAS A GREAT INSTALLMENT!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yes I would...it was fabulous!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This installment was super exciting...I could not put it down!!! I LOVED ALL OF IT!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending, when Ainsley finally gives in to who she is...she is raw and honest...and I love her with Eric!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This little series would probably make an awesome movie!!!


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    This one picks up where the last book ends...and was super exciting from start to finish...Ainsley is finally honest with herself and ends up putting her and Eric in a dire situation....I think she might be having a change of heart...in this installment, I really bounded with Ainsley..and can not wait to listen to the next installment!!!

    2 HUGE THUMBS UP...THANK YOU TASHA!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Halfway to Iowa 09-08-15
    Kim Halfway to Iowa 09-08-15
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    "Can Ainsley figure it out in time?"

    I ended listening to Book 1 & 2 twenty minutes into my commute screaming “Nooooo” because I didn’t Book 3 & 4 loaded and read to go. This picks up right were we left off, with Ainsley and Julian facing off. And WHAM it’s still not how you think it’s going to go!

    Ainsley is returning home to Tarker’s Hollow after running away to college over 10 years ago. Her plan is to pack up her parents’ home, pick an alpha, and get out. However, things have already gotten out of hand. Ainsley is learning there is more about herself, her family & friends, and her town. She is surprised to learn about her mom and her best friend Grace’s talents. But Ainsley’s not really open to learning too much. She doesn’t really try to sit down and find out the answers as to what she is. She still wants to cut and run. I felt a little shocked at the extent that Ainsley went to in order to clear out. I felt like Ainsley must be trying so hard not to feel or get attached to Tarker’s Hollow, that she just wasn’t stopping to ask any questions or to feel anything, not weighing options.

    The two men vying for her attention and potential for alpha are Erik and Clive. Erik is her long ago childhood friend and he wants what is best for Tarker’s Hollow, even if it means losing Ainsley. You can’t help but to like Erik. Clive is the high school jock that grew up to be the Sherriff. He seems to be sweet, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s buff. You don’t know who she should pick, until you get further in to listening – no spoilers here but let me just say … wow the public face that some people put on.

    Then there is Cressida. Cressida has been Erik’s hook up so of course there is lot of tension between her and Ainsley. I ended up liking Cressida. She may have been a bit bitchy and selfish. But she was selfish for the right reasons and there is a nugget of good that showed through.

    In the end, Ainsley is on the run and she needs to draw the alpha before she and the whole town are ripped apart. And while Julian seems to have become a non-issue, I wouldn’t count him out yet. It’s just another shoe waiting to drop. I can’t wait to see the conclusion in Book 5 & 6.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-07-15
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-07-15 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "Steamy, and Suspenseful with Shocking Twist!"

    Episodes 3 & 4 picks right up where the last book ends but have several surprising twist that you do not see coming! May contain some spoilers.

    In the beginning of episode 3, Ainsley is about to shift into her wolf form to kill the person who is caught breaking into her father's study and office; however, something happens and she is unable to shift and the person escapes. With more family secretes coming out, she learns she is more than just a wolf.

    While Ainsley considers choosing Clive as the next Alpha, Cressida visits Ainsley and they have a little F/F action. (This was my first story with a female with another female and it was an awkward scene but not bad.)

    Once Ainsley has decided to mate Clive, and make him the next Alpha of the pack, a ghost from her past comes to her in the nick of time to stop her from making a mistake. However, Clive is not about to take "no" for answer.

    All through the story Erik is miserable because he has feelings for Ainsley, and wants to be with her. He has a hard time excepting she will be with someone else. However, while Ainsley is on the run from Clive she finds herself in Erik's arms.

    I enjoyed listening this story and thought the narrator did awesome job narrating these stories.

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    T. Arnett Fort Worth, TX 08-10-16
    T. Arnett Fort Worth, TX 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting Story!"

    I really enjoyed the audible version of Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3&4! The characters continue to be amazing and the storyline kept me enthralled. I can't wait to see what else develops between Ainsley and Eric. I really want to see what happens to Clive and Julian, too. Highly recommended!!

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    Donna Warren 05-25-16
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    "Great story!!!"

    Ainslee has to choose a new alpha for the Tarker'sHollow wolf pack and it is the last thing she wants to do. This story picks up where the first book ends ... but who should it be? The one man both she and her dead father know would be the best for the pack and her ... or someone else who would be willing to let her go live her life somewhere far from Tarker's Hollow? Fully fleshed characters and a plot with unusual twists and outcomes round out this book and leaves you wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Porchia 01-19-16
    Porchia 01-19-16 Member Since 2015

    I love to read‼️

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    "Marvelous listen"

    I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. This is episode 3&4 of the Curse of the Alpha serial. It has a cliffhanger and needs to be read after episodes 1&2. I recommend this book to all shifter lovers. It is a wonderful story of a woman learn about herself and what she really is. Looking forward to the next episode in the serial.

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    B. Mulder 09-01-15
    B. Mulder 09-01-15
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    "more spunk, Sass, and surprises"

    There were some big surprises, story line is amazing, and I can't wait to see how things end!

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    Alysha M Parent 08-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Holy Crazytown! I need Episodes 5 & 6 immediately!"
    What made the experience of listening to Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4 the most enjoyable?

    The story was absolutely amazing. It kept me interested the entire time.


    What other book might you compare Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4 to and why?

    I don't really think it can compare to any others. There are so many that have witches and werewolves but Ms. black takes it to a whole new level and adds her own twists and unique attributes.


    Which character – as performed by Addison Spear – was your favorite?

    Ainsley - she put the most emotion into it


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All I have to say is I need Episodes 5 & 6 like yesterday!!


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. May contain some spoilers.

    This book starts where the last left off. Ainsley just faced off against Julian. There is no sign of him anywhere. Ainsley proceeds to clean out her family home. Many people come through the house and slowly items are removed. I can't figure out Ainsley's hesitation to consider Erik for Alpha other than perhaps she feels she will fall in love with him and want to stay but she refuses to consider her parents' wishes. On top of all the male suitors that she has to fend off it turns out that women are also candidates. She has a very lose encounter of the lesbian kind and boy is it HOT!!

    Ultimately Ainsley decides to make Clive the sheriff the Alpha. When she makes the decision she invites him over for dinner. Everything is extremely awkward between them. When they finally get to her bedroom she decides she isn't quite ready and begins to ask him questions to get to know him. Then the truth comes out.

    I didn't know why but I just wasn't interested in Clive's character during the first 2 parts of the story. Now I do. I have to say, I didn't suspect him but I knew it couldn't have been Ainsley. I hope that Ainsley whoops his butt more than she does.

    Again Erik becomes her savior. Episode 4 ends with Ainsley and Erik preparing to take on a number of individuals.

    Tasha Black is extremely talented in keeping you in the story. Not to mention she is very good at writing the juicy scenes. I absolutely cannot wait to read the final installments. All I have to say is that Ainsley better shape up and realize she is bad to the bone and that Erik is the only one for her. #TeamErik

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Louis 08-03-15
    Pam Louis 08-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "ohhhh so steamy"
    What did you love best about Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4?

    The trip on the wild side!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of them. They are so well written and read!


    Which character – as performed by Addison Spear – was your favorite?

    I think her did a great job on all of them


    Any additional comments?

    What an awesome unbelievably fantastic series. So packed full of action, mystery, drama & wildness you will be amazed and pulled on this wild ride from start to finish.
    There is on little scene of a girl on girl not my thing but oddly it did add to what the author was try to portray in the storyline.
    If you love shifters then come take walk on the wild side with the Tarker's Hollow shifters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. E. Bodi IL 08-02-15
    J. E. Bodi IL 08-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent storyline"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, because I like it


    What did you like best about this story?

    the story picks right up and takes off...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the cave, Ainsley is finally beginning to see she has other options


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    magical story meets practical wolf


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    "The story just gets better!"
    Would you listen to Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4 again? Why?

    I'd definitely listen to episodes 3+4 again.The plot thickens in these episodes and the story takes turns I wasn't expecting in relation to character development.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3 & 4?

    I found the ghostly apparitions to be the most memorable and creepy! There were so many great scenes it is difficult to choose just one.There was also a little bit of girl on girl action which was an unexpected turn of events.


    Have you listened to any of Addison Spear’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I listened to her performance of episodes one and two and I enjoyed the continuity her narration brings to each installment. Her tone of voice is just right and she adapts well to all the different characters.


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