Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #AfricanAmerican #Erotica: ALLIANCE, Alpha Boss Book 2 by Zoe Ray

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Alpha Boss Book 2


A steamy page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Preston and Sam embark on their lives together, but alliances they’ve built are falling apart.

Preston faces new challenges when The Alliance Council questions his loyalty as a Head Alpha and his ability as a leader. Now with his seat on the council and his pack on the line he fights to maintain order in his life and among his people. When his world begins to crumble, he has to figure out who’s an enemy and who’s an alliance.

Michael has always been loyal to Blackwood Pack, but when he finds his mate and his world is turned upside down, he’s faced with impossible choices. With every alliance he has in question will Michael come out on top or will he get knocked down and lose everything he loves?

Sam is planning a wedding and adjusting to pack life. As she strives to ensure the happiness of the people she loves, alliances begin to shatter all around her. All of her efforts seem to be in vain as everyone struggles to determine who they can trust. Can Sam hold everyone together, or will she learn that everything that’s broken can’t be fixed?

Alpha Boss Book 2


His massive hand grabbed her from behind and squeezed her neck. Sam tried to scream, but nothing came out. She squirmed to break free, but he was too strong. Sam froze. That wasn’t Preston.

“Michael!” she yelled. Sam was thrown onto her back. Her head hit the ground. She sat up.

“Michael, what are you doing?” He jumped on top of her, pinning her arms to the side. “Michael, get off me!” she yelled.

He grabbed her by the neck and slammed her head into the ground.

Sam cried out. She called Preston in her mind link, but he didn’t respond. Her instincts kicked in. She tried to grab Michael, but couldn’t. She kicked her legs, but he was too big and too strong, and he didn’t budge. “Michael, get off of me. Where’s Preston?” She scratched him.

He slapped her across the face.

She couldn’t remember being hit so hard in her life. Her wolf ached to take over. Not yet, Sam told her. She could take care of this herself. She lifted her head and he slapped her again. She did anything she could to throw him off of her. Once she realized Michael was too powerful, she extended her claws and dug into his arm.

He lifted his hand and growled.

Sam shot up and punched him in the stomach. Michael fell backward. She jumped on top of him and punched him in the face. He tried to block her attack, but she kept punching. She took a knife from her holster, and he grabbed it out of her hand. She grabbed another knife and held it to his neck as he held the first knife to her neck.

“Enough,” Preston shouted.

Michael released her and stood.

“What do you think you’re doing?” Sam yelled. I don’t know what kind of games you’re playing…”

“Quiet,” Preston said. “Michael, what happened?”

“First, she got distracted. Second, she lost focus. Then, she allowed me to overpower her. That should have never happened.” His gaze hardened on Sam. “She wasn’t paying attention to her surroundings.”

She’d never seen him like this before.

Michael got in her face. “You do realize I could have killed you, don’t you?”

Sam searched for the lighthearted Michael she knew, but he wasn’t there. She never paid much attention when people whispered about Michael. There were stories about him having the spirit of a warrior. It seemed so unlikely, but now she got a glimpse for herself. “I was trying to assess the situation,” Sam replied.

“While you were figuring it out, I could’ve killed you many times over. Is this a joke to you?” Michael asked. “Have you learned anything during this time? Or have you been too busy?”

Sam stood still.

“You’ve been busy, huh? Is that it? Picking out flowers?” He stepped closer to her. His chest heaved.

Meet Author Zoe Ray…

Growing up in Houston, TX, I was always considered the smart girl in class. Maybe that’s because I always had my nose in a book. While I was book smart, and I made good grades, fiction was always my true love. I liked to lose myself in other cities, schools, adventures, and other worlds. I imagined being a child detective, like Nancy Drew, or an industrious business owner like the girls in The Baby Sitters Club.

As I got older I saw myself as a strong female lead in a sweet romance or even the bad girl/vixen stirring up trouble. That’s the thing I love about a good novel. You can transform into different versions of yourself, see the world differently, and imagine possibilities of a life you didn’t know could exist.

After gaining valuable life experience, I realized that I had a lot to say, and there was a story inside me waiting to come out. I dabbled in poetry and writing diaries, but that didn’t fulfill me. One day I had the crazy idea to write a story. That story would become my first novel, He’s Mine Not Hers. I soon realized that a story was not enough so I kept writing and it hit me that I was writing a book. What started as a story about friendship and unrequited love unfolded and became a story of obsession, love triangles, and secrets.

Soon after I fell in love with paranormal romance and was hooked. I love writing about alpha males and the women they can’t resist, mixed with action and adventure. When I’m not writing, I enjoy immersing myself in culture, visiting museums, theatre, and traveling. For now, I have many more books to write, and I couldn’t be more excited.


Links to Zoe’s website, blog, books, etc.


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4 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #AfricanAmerican #Erotica: ALLIANCE, Alpha Boss Book 2 by Zoe Ray

  1. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Zoe, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love wolf shifter stories! It sounds like Sam has a lot to resolve to find her happiness. Thanks for sharing your story with us today. Can’t wait to read it!

    • Zoe Ray says:

      Thanks for the warm welcome, Karen. I’m honored to be a part of Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love the site. Sam is realizing that she still has a lot to learn. Her journey in this book is something special. I know readers will enjoy the highs and lows.

  2. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Well, Zoe, you certainly know how to get attention ! Plenty of action and intrigue!
    Thanks, Karen and Zoe.

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