Kindle Review…. Expectant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 1) Alexander Elliott 👩🏻‍💻

Expectant Moon: An MM gay paranormal romance. (Gladstone Shifters Book 1) Alexander Elliott 

Description…..

Tolerated. Ignored. Threatened. 

Modern gay shifters struggle for equality, but history paints a different picture. 

When Alpha Ben Blair challenges the status quo, he unintentionally ignites a controversy which divides the community. 

While Gladstone soon becomes the focus of competing forces, Ben gains new allies in Evan Reid, a misunderstood Arctic wolf possessing unique gifts, and Jack Eby, an ancient shifter holding the key to their future.

Join the Gladstone shifters as they find love, acceptance and purpose in a time of monumental change. Discover the unexpected in EXPECTANT MOON! Notice: Contains steamy M/M content.

Gladstone Shifters 

Book 1 Expectant Moon 

Book 2 Traitor’s Moon

Book 3 Abundant Moon

Publication date 25/4/2018

https://amzn.to/3l33ArT *

My Review……

Ben is a little bit of an enigma, we don’t know a lot about him, only that he doesn’t go home in school breaks not even for the school holidays! He owns a construction company that builds houses, he’s pretty good at it, so much so that he paid for his college fees with the money he earns! We get snippets of his life through the book, and his is probably the saddest. 

Jack born in 1848, his grandfather was a True Elder, teaching him much before he passed away. Jack lives on his own, he communes a lot with nature, he likes his own company, but also longs for that special someone to share his long life with. 

Jack is also in touch with Evan (I’m not sure how, but there was a connection) he knows Evan will find him soon, but he’s not sure of the outcome! 

“Though True Elders are rare, our people have never been without them. Each one is not only a Delta, but a historian. Their lifelong task is to collect information about our people, absorb and remember the past, and teach it to future generations. All historians are keepers of our history, traditions, and practices, and are crucial to our way of life. Without this work we would lose the continuity of our history, and the knowledge which enables us to function in a human world.“

Evan came from a large family of wolf shifters, but he’s always been different, very solemn, very much a loner, his family had known he was a Delta, and after explaining it to him, Evan was pleased, it answered all sorts of questions. 

Moving away at eighteen was more traumatic for his family than for Evan, his future path started now! 

The history lesson in the prologue wasn’t all that helpful, but it did give us a little insight to this pack and their story. 

We learn there are the usual wolf hierarchy, but we also now have Delta’s. 

Generations passed before a concerted effort was made to reclaim their heritage. Council members were charged with collecting written documents and all oral history, including stories from the oldest shifters among them. When the endeavor bore fruit, they were shocked to learn how much they’d lost. One of the most surprising discoveries revealed a long-forgotten type of shifter. Along with Alphas, Betas and Omegas was another distinct group called Deltas. The Deltas served as guides for the pack, functioning as doctors, lawyers, judges, ambassadors and historians. As they died off, their unique role was forgotten. The tasks fell to others who remained ignorant of their special designation and place in pack life.“

The book does tend to jump about, going from past, to present, back to the past and it goes on for quiet a few chapters. 

There is a lot of information, and if you read this book on its own, then I’d say too much. But you need to read the other books, in order. Then all this information will make sense, in fact when you read them one after another, it felt like one book. 
Very detailed, very descriptive and very well thought out. Beautifully written, the bond that grows is lovely to read. And watching the pack interact was interesting. 
Oh the storyline…..
Ben becomes an unofficial Alpha to a pack of wolves, creating a safe haven for gay wolves. Not all the pack are gay, but there a few. He’s being challenged on a daily basis by another Alpha who refuses to leave them alone! 
Ben is open to a mate and a family, but being gay he knows that’s going to be difficult, and as there has never been a gay Alpha, well it’s all a learning curve. And when he asks the council for their Input, you can be assured that arguments and disagreements will follow. 
Evan and Jack communicate via dreams, and it seems they are about to finally meet up! 
All three are now ensconced in the Gladstone pack, Ben as the Alpha. But roles will Evan and jack play? 
I get the feeling theirs will be more of a learning role. And as Jack has been around for a long time, he’s going to have a lot of knowledge at his fingertips. 
Ben and Evan find out they are mates when Evan goes to help Ben in a fight with a rival pack. 
Jack and Ben’s friend William are mates also. Jack almost dies defending his new mate! 
The mate bond is almost instant, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. But they do know they are meant for each other. 
Can Ben and Evan make their mate bond work? Will Ben be left to rule his pack in peace, or will the council vote to have the pack disbanded? 
It is a difficult book to read, but stay with it. It will be worth the effort. And now I’m off to find book 2.
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About the Author

Alexander Elliott is an independent author of multiple titles in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and romance. His work is replete with themes of love, passion, family, humor, hope, and acceptance. Justice triumphs over evil and the bad guys never win – providing happy endings for his stories.

While Alexander would prefer to write full time, he’s still working a regular job. The spare moments in between are filled with a good soak in the tub, reading, cooking, giving to charity, and keeping up with his kids, grandkids, and extended family. He thrives on chocolate, enjoys sending birthday cards, and considers himself an old-school Star Trek fan. While he is afraid of heights and hates exercise, he’s a loyal friend, neat housekeeper, and an enthusiastic grandpa.

The author has been praised for masterful storytelling and phenomenal world-building skills. His books feature realistic, well-developed characters, emotional depth, sizzling romance, and all the adventure, action, and intrigue necessary for a great read. Online reviews average 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Alexander knows real life can be discouraging and stressful. Reading allows him to get away from it all, and he invites you to join him. 

Published by jab1969

Hi I’m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley 👩🏻‍💻 I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me 🤨 I’m almost 50 🤫 I’ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday 😥 and it’s been 5 years since she’s been gone (and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her) I work as a salad 🥗 chef 👩‍🍳 in a restaurant, haven’t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and I’ll try to post my efforts on here 😉 My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) I’ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so I’m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here 😉 I LOVE PENGUINS 🐧 💕so I’m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) 😉 <img src="https://d1vbo0kv48thhl.cloudfront.net/images/featured_book_reviewer_big.png"

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