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4.5 Stars I ended this book positively seething I was so mad Not about the writing or the characters, but about the hateful council and they way they can ruin your life The way they can control certain people, and the impossible situations others are put in because of it, fills me up with futile anger because I can t change it I get so angry when it s a small group against a whole society It s almost impossible to win when everyone is against you, actively or otherwise The book moved me, 4.5 Stars I ended this book positively seething I was so mad Not about the writing or the characters, but about the hateful council and they way they can ruin your life The way they can control certain people, and the impossible situations others are put in because of it, fills me up with futile anger because I can t change it I get so angry when it s a small group against a whole society It s almost impossible to win when everyone is against you, actively or otherwise The book moved me, yeah, and I really liked the relationship between the hero and heroine, but I didn t end it feeling like it was a win for the good guys So sad I feel like I should knock on wood or something I have had a string of really great books and keep waiting for one to let me down Crossroads continued my lucky trend of great books and exceeded my expectations I am hereby declaring Moira Rogers my favorite discovery of 2009.Nicole Peyton is a werewolf She also happens to be heir to the very rich and powerful Alpha of the United States pack of werewolves We first meet Nicole in book 1 of the series, Crux What makes Nicole so endearing is th I feel like I should knock on wood or something I have had a string of really great books and keep waiting for one to let me down Crossroads continued my lucky trend of great books and exceeded my expectations I am hereby declaring Moira Rogers my favorite discovery of 2009.Nicole Peyton is a werewolf She also happens to be heir to the very rich and powerful Alpha of the United States pack of werewolves We first meet Nicole in book 1 of the series, Crux What makes Nicole so endearing is that she doesn t want the wealth and power that she has every right to Instead she leaves the world of werewolf politics and runs a bar in New Orleans She is trying desperately to live a life of normalcy, constantly turning away from her father s goals of making her into a powerful female Alpha.Derek Gabriel is a sexy beast Derek was turned a werewolf, instead of being born one As he tries to adjust to his new life he pushes Nicole away, even tho its obvious to all around them there is a connection between them Thankfully the wolf comes to his senses not too far into the book and tries to claim what his inner wolf is telling him is HIS Unluckily, on the verge of Nicole and Derek finding out what the future holds for them, Nicole s twin sister shows up with danger following her.I went into this story fully expecting Derek and Nick to fight their attraction for half the book, it seemed obvious considering how stubborn they seemed to be I mean they had already ignored it for 2 years, what was a littletime I was overjoyed to find out I was wrong The chemistry between the two was sweltering and just too much to ignore The next thing I knew we had werewolves having sex on the kitchen floor amongst a flurry of waffle batter This book contains an intimate scene in the forest after a run, which has to be the hottest scene I have read in a very long time I had to read it twice Then I noticed I had a big grin on my face and was blushing furiously Derek and Nick are just so needy, so intense, so passionate it is perfection.Where Jackson s southern charm in book 1, Crux, made my heart go pitter patter, Derek s protective and passionate alpha manhood makes my toes curl.I should probably point out there is muchto this book than just hot forest sex, lest I get sidetracked and find myself rereading all my bookmarked scenes, again Crossroads has a complicated and engrossing plot that takes us deeper into werewolf politics We learn so muchabout the life Nicole and her sister have been subjected to along with the bond between them Crossroads drags you into the characters lives and forces you to experience their passion, their happiness, but also their sadness and pain.As if all of the above isn t good enough for a 5 star review, Moira Rogers manages to add a little bitto the story Jackson and Mackenzie from Crux are still in the mix and have small parts in the book We get glimpses of the brooding and sarcastic Alec, at least once in nothing but a pair of jeans hopefully low slung ones We are also given a new development in regards to Kat and Andrew, side characters from book 1 They step a bit closer to the front of the stage in Crossroads and I hear that Andrew will be getting his own book after Alec s Based on the events in this book, I am going to go ahead and lay claim to Andrew right now He is mine and you can t have him.If you have not read Crux, I encourage you to do so immediately so that you can pick up Crossroads on the day it releases, February 9th Trust me, you will not be sorry This book was just as exciting and dramatic as the last but didn t capture me like the last I liked the h and H separately and as a couple but it felt like they didn t really spend much time together The world building I d hoped to see was almost nil Wolf hierarchy is apparently sexist which is no surprise but there also werent really any actual examples of it Apparently Nick s father is the leader of everyone but specifically the SE councilwhich is based out of Nyi guess And despite This book was just as exciting and dramatic as the last but didn t capture me like the last I liked the h and H separately and as a couple but it felt like they didn t really spend much time together The world building I d hoped to see was almost nil Wolf hierarchy is apparently sexist which is no surprise but there also werent really any actual examples of it Apparently Nick s father is the leader of everyone but specifically the SE councilwhich is based out of Nyi guess And despite him being an alpha he doesnt seem to have much real power Wolfs seemingly mate for life but it appears to be basic wolf instinct not a fated mate kinda thing That s pretty much the extent of new knowledge This book it was a littleclear that there were 2 authors because it was kind of disjointed, though I can t quite put into words what I mean by that The action, while exciting as in the last, was a littlechoppy than the last Book 1 s drama felt seamless like everything served a purpose this one felt a little all over the place The HEA was spoiled by the death of a very important, very loved character but there was one Something I did notice in this one that I didn t in the last because i was so swept up was the irrelevance of the setting When choosing my next book I had picked several that looked promising but chose this series because it was set in NOLA a city I recently fell in love with and am desperate to go back to I was hoping this series would ease that desire but even when they are in nola they might as well not be NOLA has a flavor all it s own and this book made it bland Bottom line though this was interesting and i do actually enjoy the writing fairly well I don t think I ll be continuing the series Though I like the characters and the world is interesting, the authors don t spend any time building the world to my satisfaction and don t seem to understand that there needs to be some quiet moments in a book I happened to get the first book in this series for free, it was so good I bought this second book and I have to say I m loving how the series is opening up The characters are a little crazy at times, in a good way I can t wait to find out how Michelle and Luciano s marriage goes and will Andrew and Kat finally get together I highly recommend this series. Though the writing and world building is solid, and the action continuous, I failed to really get involved in this second book of the Southern Arcana series All of the conflict occurs to the secondary characters for too much of the story, leaving Nick and Derek to simply react They race back and forth between checking on the people who really are in danger Michelle and Aaron, Kat and Andrew , or waiting for the danger to happento other people When they finally do start getting involved, i Though the writing and world building is solid, and the action continuous, I failed to really get involved in this second book of the Southern Arcana series All of the conflict occurs to the secondary characters for too much of the story, leaving Nick and Derek to simply react They race back and forth between checking on the people who really are in danger Michelle and Aaron, Kat and Andrew , or waiting for the danger to happento other people When they finally do start getting involved, it s too late I was bored with both characters, and only managed to stay engaged enough to finish because of the nonstop action.Unless the next book looks really amazing, I think I m done with this series Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty In a world of politics and tradition, can love survive the test Opening Sentence If you don t get off your ass, someone s going to snake that woman right out from under you The Review I don t know about you but a book cover can seal the deal as to whether a book will be added to my ever growing pile of to be read books or never even picked up off the book shelf This is a book that screamed Read Me The overall impression was one of a st Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty In a world of politics and tradition, can love survive the test Opening Sentence If you don t get off your ass, someone s going to snake that woman right out from under you The Review I don t know about you but a book cover can seal the deal as to whether a book will be added to my ever growing pile of to be read books or never even picked up off the book shelf This is a book that screamed Read Me The overall impression was one of a strong woman facing the world on her own with a protector waiting in the wings This book lives up to its cover.Nicole Nick Peyton is heir apparent to the Conclave that governs the shapeshifters in North America However, Nick has done everything to distance herself from that world including moving to New Orleans, opening a bar and refusing to marry for tradition This no nonsense woman understands politics but refuses to play the game and for that I respect her.Derek Gabriel was turned into a shifter two years ago and is still coming to grips with his new place in society Unfortunately for him, the fact that he wasn t born a shifter labels him a mutt to the true bloods Derek has cared for Nick from the moment he met her as a human but once he was changed he struggled to gain control of the wolf within and feared even being around her However, he is drawn to Nick like a moth to a flame and returns to the bar often just to be near her.The love story between Nick and Derek was a true delight The character s chemistry and interactions were the highlight of this book.But there were numerous times that the story seems to jump or leap ahead in time with no rhyme or reason for the time lost One minute we are sitting in a cabin with our characters and next a week has gone by which added to my sense of discontinuity I think that this is what can happen when you have two authors on a story and the thread that had been created is lost.Even with the leaps in the story, I did enjoy the book and would definitely read something written by these two writers in the future because it is apparent that they are just getting into the groove.Notable Scene Nick toyed with her empty glass I don t know My father wants me to come to New York He s been after me about it for weeks Kat listed a little to the side before Andrew steadied her Hey, you should take Derek Mari said he s taking some time off, and he s going to be depressed if you re not around to hit on Derek glared at Kat, and a furious blush spread up his neck and cheeks I m sure he ll find something to occupy himself, Nick said casually, but she could feel her easy countenance beginning to slip, so she glanced over at Andrew Do I need to call a cab Nah He slipped one of Kat s arms around his shoulders and laughed again Up, birthday girl We re being kicked out What Kat let Andrew nudge her out of the booth, but she swayed a little when he urged her to stand Oh, are they going to make out Thank God Finally Let s go FTC Advisory Samhain provided me with a copy of Crossroads No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review Getting better This one did not drag at all, but I still found myself rather uninvested in the characters It felt like Nick and Derek were just in a holding pattern off stage, waiting for their book to hit go Incredibly angry about poor Michelle, both that her romance was off screen and had such heartbreaking results It seems like werewolf politics is included just to tick me off, too bad there s so much of it damnit, this one made me cry A lot.which means I loved it even (FREE BOOK) ⚾ Crossroads Ü He s the last man she should ever want She s the last woman he can ever haveSouthern Arcana, Book Coming from a family with psychic gifts, Derek Gabriel was aware of but separate from the dangers of the supernatural world, until a rogue wolf shifter stripped away his humanity The change he barely survived didn t drive him insane, but the cultural bias against him as an inferior transformed wolf might And it doesn t help that he s fallen for the daughter of the most powerful wolf in the countryAlmost from the moment she was born, Nicole Peyton started planning her escape from the strict confines of elite shapeshifter society, an old fashioned world where women are valued only for their bloodlines and bank accounts In New Orleans she has a bar she loves, friends in decidedly low places, and a smoldering sensual tension with an incredibly attractive and deliciously unsuitable manTheir forbidden longing erupts into unbridled need until Nick s sister burns into town with a strike team hard on her heels Saving her means Nick has to play by the Conclave s rules and give up the man she is growing to loveUnless Derek does something completely crazy issue a challenge that could shake the foundations of their world Figuren Von An- Und Abwesenheit Book Coming from a family with psychic gifts House of Testosterone Derek Gabriel was aware of but separate from the dangers of the supernatural world Cloth Dolls until a rogue wolf shifter stripped away his humanity The change he barely survived didn t drive him insane Blood for Dignity but the cultural bias against him as an inferior transformed wolf might And it doesn t help that he s fallen for the daughter of the most powerful wolf in the countryAlmost from the moment she was born Love Across Color Lines Nicole Peyton started planning her escape from the strict confines of elite shapeshifter society Football Rules Pictures an old fashioned world where women are valued only for their bloodlines and bank accounts In New Orleans she has a bar she loves Gluttony (The Elite Seven, friends in decidedly low places La télé nuit-elle à votre santé? and a smoldering sensual tension with an incredibly attractive and deliciously unsuitable manTheir forbidden longing erupts into unbridled need until Nick s sister burns into town with a strike team hard on her heels Saving her means Nick has to play by the Conclave s rules and give up the man she is growing to loveUnless Derek does something completely crazy issue a challenge that could shake the foundations of their world Love this series You can see my review of the first book here Love this series You can see my review of the first book here