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Friday, May 16, 2014

Fangs Of Anarchy - Forbidden Alpha (Part 1) Alpha Down by Dakota Cassidy

Irish McConnell would give his immortality for a taste of Claire Montgomery. But the Fangs of Anarchy leader can’t risk his biker club, his vampire clan, or his tenuous truce with werewolf Gannon Dodd, Claire’s pack alpha—and her intended mate. Nope. Vamps and weres don’t mix, and Irish has managed to keep that in mind for five long, lust-filled years.

But now Claire’s gone and done something really, really (really!) bad, guaranteeing her doom if she’s ever found out. Truce be damned, Irish won’t leave her unprotected, despite the fact this is one murder-filled bundle of trouble he doesn’t need.

And unfortunately for Irish, the trouble’s just beginning… 


This is a new serial by Dakota Cassidy. The first installment of Fangs of Anarchy is a very short read, and jam packed with pure awesomeness. In a world where the government rules over not just humans but the paranormal, otherworldly beings are segregated into their own communities away from the humans where they are free to govern over their packs as they see fit. All the while trying to survive on the little sustenance that the government provides.

The story takes place in a small town in Maine where a pack of werewolves and a clan of vampires have been exiled into living for the last decade. In order to survive, these two unlikely groups form a tentative truce and build a community together while remaining weary of one another. This truce has been on its hinges for a while now - ever since the werewolf pack got a new alpha - and it looks as if things are about to get worse between the weres and vamps.

Irish is in charge of the vampires, and helps run the community with the werewolf alpha, Gannon. Irish has fallen for Claire, the town librarian, and a werewolf. Claire, who has also fallen for Irish has been chosen to be the alpha's mate. Not only is it taboo for vampires and werewolves to be together, but for Irish and Claire it is also dangerous. If anyone were to find out of their feelings for one another, with Claire being the alpha's mate and all, it would mean the end of the truce, and the end of Irish's life.

If that weren't dangerous enough for the two, Claire has just murdered Gannon, and Irish has decided to help her hide what she has done.

Such a passionate story - and I don't just mean that in a sexual way, although the sex scene was pretty damn great. These two characters really love; they love each other, they love their community, and they are fierce about it. I really enjoyed that. They do their best to think of others before themselves and their personal desires, even though it's pretty damn hard for them. A modern day paranormal twist to Romeo and Juliet; 'cept these two are more mature and less selfish than Shakespeare's 13 year old couple.

Loved it. Wonderful. Nothing bad to say about it whatsoever! Highly recommend!

Warning: This story ends in a heck of a cliffhanger. As Dakota wrote in her book, Cue evil soap opera music.

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