Author A.E. Via
Title: BLUE MOON III CALL OF THE ALPHA
M/M GAY ROMANTIC ACTION/SUSPENSE
Edited by: Tina Adamski
Cover Artist – Princess SO
PAGE COUNT – 237
Release Date: July 30, 2016
Reviewed by Erin
THIS IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THIS SERIES and CAN STAND ALONE.
Book 2 is recommended to read first.
The Story of ALPHA, CALL, OMEGA & LION ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER FAVORITES
It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.
Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.
However, nothing stays peaceful forever.
When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.
Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.
Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge.
In this final book of the thrilling Blue Moon series, A.E. Via has ended with a high octane, action packed finale. Call of the Alpha is a fitting tribute to this series - full of hot badass men, life or death situations, and plenty of steamy romance as only she can write. This story packed quite the punch and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.
We're thrown into the fray immediately with Call and Alpha. These two guys might be retired from their killing days but that doesn't mean they sit around twiddling their thumbs. Oh no, they spend their hours training, which means hiding out in the mountains, hunting one another. And if you know anything about these men, or any of the men A.E. Via writes, you can just guess what that "hunting" leads to once the prey is caught! But their instincts are still sharp, their skills still precise, so when Alpha's brother, Omega, shows up to let Call and Alpha know Alpha's beloved Order is in trouble, Call and Alpha are ready to jump in and help.
A new character named Lion is introduced and boy was he something else. Like all of the guys in A.E.'s books, this one is deadly and beautiful and so SO captivating. He's been sent to bring back Omega and Alpha, along with Call and a few members of his Beastmaster's team to uncover the traitor bent on destroying the Order. It was SUCH a treat to see more of Hawke and Pierce as they were probably my favorite couple in Blue Moon II. What follows is plenty of suspense, explosions, sarcasm, and some pretty hot sex. Lion and Omega have such a cool dynamic and the connection between Call and Alpha was so intense I'm surprised my screen didn't melt. I love the way A.E. Via explores the different facets of each relationship, showing so much passion and love it's like a living breathing thing.
I also have to give huge kudos to the powerful and so vivid imagery Via imparts as she explained both Omega's and Lion's love for their homeland. I felt like I was there, smelling all those exotic scents and feeling the heat of the dessert. I think this was the strongest showcase of her writing in the whole series. Sure the sex scenes are hot and the action feels like a blockbuster movie at times, but it was the visceral descriptions she used in Blue Moon III that really made me feel Omega's love of his homeland and his longing to go back there. There were some places in the book where the writing was less than stellar: sentence fragments that made paragraphs seem choppy, misspelled words, etc, but all are minor complaints and the story itself pulled me along from the first page until the last and I sure didn't want it to end. I've loved this series. Each book has gotten stronger, better and I'm sad to this series come to an end, but can't wait to see what A.E. Via does next.
A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children. Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors.
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