Review & Giveaway: Alpha Bear by Bianca D'Arc

Alpha Bear
Grizzly Cove #4
Bianca D'Arc

A man with a plan…

John is the Alpha bear of Grizzly Cove, a town built to his own design, made up mostly of bear shifters. He brought them all together, so it’s on him when the community comes under attack.

A woman of power…

Ursula is more than she appears, and when her secret comes out, she’s afraid the shifters aren’t going to take it well, but John surprises her. He needs her help to combat the evil targeting the town, but there seems to be more to their relationship.

A battle to the death…

When evil attacks from the ocean, can John afford not to utilize Urse’s skills to protect the town and people in it? Better still, can John reconcile his inner bear’s demand that she is his mate, with his lifelong dream of leading his people into a new way of living—in a town built just for them? Or will he have to give up Grizzly Cove in order to keep the woman he loves?


Bianca D’Arc is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 romance novels. She has twice won EPPIE Awards for her work, along with the Australian Romance Readers Favorite Erotic Romance eBook of 2008 for her first werewolf romance, Lords of the Were. She is a native New Yorker who worked as an executive on Wall Street during the summer of 2001. She changed careers after the tragic attacks of 9/11 and started seriously pursuing publication in 2005. She has a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, a Masters in Library Science, and a Juris Doctor, but she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She loves her garden and plays the piano, ukulele and guitar.

  I've always enjoyed books by Bianca D'Arc. The stories are always good and the characters are engaging. Right away I found myself liking John. He seemed to really care about the people around him. I wan't sure at first how I felt about Ursula, I think that was due to the fact that in the beginning of the story I felt slightly lost. 
It was like I was just thrown into it. I hate the feeling of missing something. 
After getting over the fact that I felt dropped into the story I really got into it. The characters that live in the town are interesting. You also wanted to know more about them. Many already have their books out so I can't wait to find the time to go back and read their stories. 
I really wish Alpha Bear was even longer. I enjoyed the story that much. I also want to meet Ursula's grandmother. I have a feeling she has some stories. 
Alpha Bear hit all the points of a enjoyable store for me. Let's face it...I love me some bears. 
If you've read Alpha Bear or any other book by Bianca D'Arc I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting with me and happy reading! 


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    1. Thank you! :) I like the green theme running through all my Grizzly Cove covers so far. :)

  2. I haven't read any of Bianca's stories yet or a story about Bear shifters - this looks like a good one to start with.

    1. I love bear shifters they are my favorites. D'Arc's stories are very good.

    2. It's the first full-length novel in the series, so yeah, I guess it would be a good place to start. The series starts off with a trio of novellas, which are fun too. But I try to make it so anyone can pick up anywhere in the series without getting too lost. ;-)

  3. I really liked all that I read. Now, to get the book and read it in it's entirety. (

    1. Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read the whole thing! Thanks for the kind words. :)

  4. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for hosting ALPHA BEAR today, Ann. And thanks for your review. I have plans to bring a few of the mothers and grandmothers to town in future installments. The whole Grizzly Cove thing was designed to be a bit of a break from the heavy drama of the world to this point. Last year, I brought everything to a head at the end of my Redstone Clan series and Grizzly Cove is my way of lightening things up a bit before we go back to all-out war. LOL. So there will be some lighter characters - like the moms and grandmoms - from time to time. Glad you enjoyed the book and again, thanks for the review! :)

    1. You are so welcome. I'm looking forward to reading more books in this series. So good!


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