Monday, July 24, 2017

Blog Tour: Omega's Choice, by Lilli Carlisle




Welcome to the Omega's Choice 
Blog Tour,
sponsored by 
Bewitching Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring an 
excerpt with mini-review!



Omega's Choice
(The Black Ridge Wolf Pack, Book 1)
Lilli Carlisle
Trade Paperback, 186 pages
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
 Digital Edition, 183 pages
Boroughs Publishing Group
May 25, 2017
Fantasy. Humor, Paranormal Romance







 Scarred but powerful, Black Ridge Wolf Pack leader Aldric Forst has been selected to mate with an Omega—but first he must protect her from the dark forces that would corrupt her magic.

In a realm of elves, ogres and white witches, where danger is ever-present, Princess Helena Lichtenberg lost her parents at a young age. Raised by her uncle and aunt, Helena values family above all else. Now, as decreed by tradition, it is time to select a mate.

HER ALPHA

Enormous, scarred and scary, Black Ridge Wolf Pack leader Aldric Forst has never drawn the eye of any Omega. Why would he? But, on this, the night of what he swears is his last selection celebration, everything is different. One of those most beautiful, magical and powerful women, the niece of the king and queen themselves, wants him. And Aldric has never wanted anything more in return. No force—no matter how dark, no matter how powerful—will take Helena from him.










Note
This mini-review is of the excerpt below, 
and not of the entire book.

Ever since I met a certain wolf shapeshifter named Jacob Black, I've enjoyed reading such stories. And this one sure looks wonderful! I really like the brief scene shown here. The interaction between the two brothers is funny, and Aldric's instant attraction to Helena is obviously the stuff of fairy tales. I also like the hints here that the world of this novel is a very complex one, with interesting family and social networks. In short, this excerpt has certainly hooked me, so I'm really looking forward to reading this book!







Princess Helena took that moment to turn toward him again. Instantly, his heart raced, his palms became sweaty, and a nervous excitement rolled around in his stomach, which he wasn’t entirely sure he liked. After all, he was a feared warrior, people looked to him for guidance and strength, and now he felt like he was going to pass out because a gorgeous woman was smiling at him with such joy. 

As Amalia spoke to Helena, the princess’s small omega stone on her forehead glowed, and it was impossible to miss the waves of happiness coming from her. 

“Looks like the princess is happy you agreed to dance with her, brother.” Godric looked about ready to burst with excitement. “Should I call home and have the rest of our party get on the road?” 

“No, not yet, Godric. Let’s see how the evening goes first. Then we can call in reinforcements.” Aldric didn’t want to get ahead of himself. He refused to be let down again. “What do you think Lady Amalia meant by she’d waited years?” 

“I have no idea, but I do know the only way you’re going to find out is by asking the princess herself. Ready to waltz, brother?”
“At least all mother’s lessons are about to come in handy. What if she expects our normal life to be like this?” Aldric panicked. 

“Okay, now you’re just looking for problems that aren’t even here yet. Get out there and sweep that princess off her feet with the alpha you are. Wait until I tell Cassandra she was right yet again.” Godric had a look of absolute glee at the prospect of making that call back to the pack. 

“Yeah, well, if Cassandra was right about this, brother, then she also predicted that I would have to fight for my omega.” 

Godric turned to face Aldric and all humor fled from his expression. “If we have to fight for your omega, then it’ll damn well be one we win, I can assure you of that. If this night goes well, I’ll be calling in more warriors as well. They will be here before the sun rises.” Both Theron and Tofa nodded in agreement, even if Theron continued to tap away on his tablet. 

“We shall see, Godric. Let’s hope I don’t step on her foot. Then it may be the royal guard we need to fight.” Aldric laughed as he, Godric, Theron, and Tofa stood and made their way across the ballroom to stand in front of King Leonidas, Queen Alexandra, and Princess Helena. 

Princess Helena was simply stunning; her emerald green eyes beamed with happiness as he approached. Aldric had never felt this level of immediate attraction before in his lifetime. Helena’s curly blonde hair was pulled away from her face, showcasing her royal tattoo and tiny vines twisting down her slender neck to her collarbone. Her smile lit up everyone and everything around her and her green eyes shone with happiness. 

Aldric, Godric, Theron, and Tofa stood before the king and queen, bowing respectfully and waiting for King Leonidas to speak. The entire time, Aldric hoped like hell he didn’t screw this up. 

The room had grown strangely quiet.






Lilli Carlisle lives outside Toronto, Canada. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapter, Toronto Romance Writers. Lilli is a mother of two wonderful girls, wife to an amazing man and servant to the pets in her life. She writes both contemporary and paranormal romance and believes love should be celebrated and shared. After all, everybody needs a little romance, excitement, intrigue and passion in their lives. Lilli loves to hear from readers! You can find her here:




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4 comments:

  1. It's been ages since I read a werewolf book. They're one of my favorite paranormal creatures. :)

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    1. Hi, Stephanie!

      Yeah, me too! This ones sounds AWESOME!! :) :)

      And werewolves are some of my favorite paranormal creatures, too!! (I can't help but think of Jacob Black every time I think of werewolves....sigh....)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  2. This sounds so intriguing! You know I'm always up for a good werewolf read. I like that this seems like a complex world, too. The characters seem very enjoyable -- love that excerpt! Thank you for putting this one on my radar, Maria! Awesome mini-review and post *BIG SMOOSHY HUGS* <3 <3 <3

    ~Michele

    PS - you mentioned Jacob Black. My day has been made! I love him so much. <3 <3 <3

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    I haven't read any books about werewolves since Twilight, and I don't know why I don't read more werewolf books. I love them! This sounds awesome; I'll have to check this one out for sure :-) Lovely review!! *big big hugs and love* <3

    ~Mckenzie

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    1. Hi, Michele & Mckenzie!!

      You guys are SO SWEET!!!! Love you to Vulcan and back!! Lol.

      Yes, this book SURE LOOKS AWESOME! I agree, Michele, that the world does sound like a complex one. That makes it SO interesting! And I'm glad you like the characters in this excerpt! I like them too, and really want to read this book!! Of course, I want the paperback edition. I will ALWAYS prefer printed books!!! Thanks for the compliment on the mini-review!! <3 <3 <3

      And Jacob Black....SWOOOON!!! We Twihards LOVE him!!!!

      I'm SO glad you're interested in this book, too, Mckenzie!! Yeah, I haven't read any werewolf books since Twilight, either....Don't know why, as I love them just as much as you do!! (Again Jacob the cutie comes to mind....lol.) I want to read this one, but, as I told your mom, I MUCH prefer the printed version! Lol. Glad you liked my review, and thanks for the compliment!!!! <3 <3 <3

      LOVE YOU GUYS!!! *BIG SQUISHY TACKLE HUGS, AND MANY BLESSINGS, TOO!!!!* <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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