Alphas in the Wild Collection

Alphas in the Wild Collection

by Ann Gimpel

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Dark. Daunting. Unforgettable. Survival adds a demanding edge to love in the wilds.

Urban fantasy romance laced with myth and magic.

Hello Darkness:
Earth magics collide, forcing Moira Shaughnessy to take a chance on a man who hurt her so badly she never forgave him.

A ranger for the U.S. Park Service, Moira is in serious trouble. Fleeing from her cheating husband, who's a Native American shaman, she stumbles into the arms of a man she never thought she'd see again. He hurt her once by choosing his magic over her. Would she be a fool to take a chance on him now?

Alpine Attraction:
Tina made a pact with the devil seven years ago. It's time to pay the piper--or die.

Independent to the nth degree, Tina meets everything in her life head-on--except love.

Caught between misgivings and need, Tina signs on as team doctor for one of Craig's climbing trips to the Andes. Though he was the love of her life, she pushed him away years before to keep him safe. Even if he doesn't love her anymore, there's still no one she'd rather have by her side in the mountains. And if she's going to die, she wants to make things right between them.

A Run For Her Money:
Sara's day begins like any other. A routine extraction in tandem with a local Search and Rescue team. Routine crashes to a halt when she ends up trapped in a hut, high in the Sierras. Four days later, running out of food for herself and her dog, she makes a bold dash for safety.

Jared's walking the Muir Trail when all hell breaks loose. After hunkering beneath a boulder pile for days, he dares a difficult cross-country route, hoping it'll put him into position to approach a backcountry ranger station. He locates the station, but it's locked tight. He's packing up to leave when a helicopter lands, with Sara at the helm. There's no time to trade war stories. It takes a leap of faith, but they throw in their lot together. Can they face the impossible and come out the other side unscathed?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161792834
Publisher: Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Series: Alphas in the Wild , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 676,724
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in many webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over sixty books to date, with several more planned for 2018 and beyond. A husband, grown children, grandchildren, and wolf hybrids round out her family.

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Alphas in the Wild Collection 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Deb Barringer More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting collection of three paranormal romances. Each one takes place in the wilderness where each woman must overcome a past love or learn to trust a new one in order to stay alive while battling some type of paranormal entity. The story lines are excellent, the romances are heartwarming and the paranormal badness are frightening. All in all, a good book well worth cuddling up with.
dbxmom More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of paranormal romances! The stories are tied together with the wilderness theme, but they are each totally different in every other way. They are unique in the ways the characters come together and the way their romances play out. They are full of excitement and suspense, as well as hot romance. Make sure you have enough time to read each story from beginning to end before you start, though, because the way Ann pulls you into the story makes it impossible to put it down once you start. I received an ARC of this book and I'm voluntarily leaving my honest review.
Jane_Pike More than 1 year ago
A collection of myth, legend and native culture set in the mountains with strong characters This is a set of some shorter stories that are based on myth, legend and native culture and therefore really interesting in the interpretation. Ann did a great job of coming up with these stories. In Hello Darkness Moira runs into her first love, exactly when she is heartbroken from her cheating husband and unprepared for the meeting. The man that had hurt her badly in the past is now a local doctor. Moira is on a trip as park ranger and stumbles again over him, while she has the feeling that her husband, a native shaman, is out to harm her, but she can’t see him. Trapped in the mountains they need to figure everything out. In Alpine Attraction Tina made a long time ago a bargain with a being as she was in a precarious situation in the mountains and now when she had nearly forgotten about it and felt safe, that creature comes back, into her home, reminding her about the toll that she has to pay. Tina had pushed Craig, her former fiancé, out of her life after that event in the mountains, now she wants a last chance to spend some time with him and also to have him, her best friend, at her side when she has to face her destiny. Can they make things right, can they escape this mountain spirit alive? In A Run For Her Money Sara is on a routine park ranger mission and discovers that something terrible has happened, together with her dog she struggles to survive and runs into Jared, a backpacker that had also been “attacked” and is on the run for safety. Together they have to jump into the undiscovered not knowing if they will come out alive. In this collection you can clearly see one of Anns loves, the mountains! Three different and totally amazing stories with strong characters, in fact, I have never read about one week character in Anns books and the story is always new, not the usual mainstream. All the books are well written, the plots are fantastic and they keep you hooked until the end. Absolute read recommendation.
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
In this first book in the series Alpha's in the Wild, "Hello Darkness," a woman in charge of a crew for the Park Service, she's been used and abused by the last man in her life. She's moved on and is stronger for it. Ready for a new assignment to prove herself, but as can happen, her pass gets in the way. An old love comes back, one that hurt her badly but has a story to tell her why. Her new assignment takes her to the backwoods to find her crew and get a job done. Then things get really strange; if she didn't know better she'd swear evil was out to get her. This is my first read that has a native American in it and it's not always good thing in this story. We have a story of the strength of love no matter how much time has passed and the obsessive madness of not letting go due to hate. I recommend this first of three stories in this series of strong Alpha women. Now to get to the second book so I can let you know if its a thumbs up like this first one was. Well the mountain climbing background in this second book of the series, Alpine Attraction, was something knew for me. The alpha in this story is Tina and seven years earlier while climbing solo in the Andes she was on the brink of losing her life when unexpected help came. But in order to be saved she had to swear to come back in seven years. The experience changed her life; even leaving a good man, Craig, who loved her. We go forward and she is horrifically reminded that the seven years is almost up. This time she knows better than to go alone, and learns that Craig is taking an expedition up the same mountain and signs on as his medic. This story puts you right there with her as she once again is climbing the mountain. We feel her strength and independence mixed in with fear of the unknown. I recommend this story to anyone interested in native legends, magic, courage, and love. When you finish you'll either want to find a mountain to climb or get as far away from them as you can. Wow !! At heart I'm a sci-fi nerd and this third book in the Alpha's in the Wild Series, "Run for Her Money" fits in that genre, along with adventure, thrills, surprising twists, strong characters, sexy love, and a dog; LOVED it. What starts out as a routine park ranger mission, turns into a struggle for survival as Sara discovers that something terrible has happened. At the same time a backpacker is trying desperately to get to a safe haven after evading detection from what seems to be some kind of attack. You'll have to read this story to learn what transpires when these two meet and what they have to go through to survive and learn what has happened. They meet other survivors and what follows next, well all I can say is I want this made into a movie. Get the collection, get them separately, but get these books and you will love reading about these Alpha women and what they go through to make it to a new and better day.
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
SURVIVAL AND LOVE IN THE MOUNTAINS. 3.5 stars. This set includes all three books in the Alphas in the Wild series. Each of the books are standalone with a HEA and no cliffhanger. There is a lot of sex and some violence so definitely 18+. These three books are each very different as far as subject matter. What brings them together is that the series centers around surviving and finding love in mountainous terrain. I love how the author weaved in her love of mountains into the stories. Whether that be the High Sierras, an icy peak in the Andes, or the Muir Trail. The Alphas in the Wild series is definitely worth reading.
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
I’ve come to talk with you again… a second chance at love. Alphas in the Wild is a collection of three full-length novels that are all based on relationships made on the backcountry trails, treks and climbs of the mountains. Life is immediate and survival is dangerous. Each of the three tales gives you that sense of immediacy and adventure. In Hello Darkness, Moira is forced to confront the past and forge a new future when her cheating ex decides if he can’t have her then no one will. This is one Native American shaman that has done everything to corrupt the beauty of shamanism and become a man that not even his father would approve of. When his befouled magic comes up against that of an arch druid, though, his days might just be numbered because Tim will do everything in his power to save the love of his life, including calling upon the dark side of his powers. Alpine Attraction takes us to the majestic peaks of the Andes mountains where a pact with a wily god has left Tina counting her days and unable to accept the love of the only man she’s ever wanted. When the two of them are reunited on the cold climes of the Andes once again, it will be a fight for their lives and their love… a fight Craig is more than willing to engage in with a god if it means he gets the woman of his dreams. Sara is a happy forty-something recluse caring for her beloved mountain trails as a park ranger. When a trip up the mountain with her SAR’s dog has her cowering from alien spaceships she’s not sure what she’ll discover when she leaves her hideaway. She certainly didn’t expect to find the love of her life in Jared. Jared left behind the hustle and bustle of the city for a backcountry hike never expecting to find himself fleeing cross-country from the destruction wrought by aliens nor helping a bunch of NASA scientists save the world. A Run for Her Money will have you rooting for the survival of mankind and the demise of invading aliens but most of all it will have you melting at this second chance at love for Jared and Sara. Ann Gimpel once again shows she knows how to combine action, adventure, and romance. While these stories may seem so very different with their paranormal and sci-fi elements they are wonderful tales of second chance love and romance. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
katsdream More than 1 year ago
Wonderful wild outdoor adventure with a twist of magic and lots of second chances. Ann is an avid mountaineer and amazing writter. I found myself lost in the worlds in this group of short stories. Hello Darkness - Moira and Tim child hood love and friendship can't bridge the hurt for Moira she runs from Tim into the arms of a desperate shaman and finds herself running from things she has no ideas of how to handle or believe when she is placed back into Tim's path. He will not loose her again, this time his position and magic be damned. She is meant to be his always was and always will be. But can they survive the mountain and her ex ? Alpine attraction - Tina and Craig Mountaineer couple driven apart by an evil god, and blood pact that Tina must repay with the rest of her life or die. Craig tried to move on he truly did and failed. He had always longed for the easy going companionship he shares with Tina. But she left him, ran from his proposal of marriage. She wants to see him one last time, no matter what comes for her. can they defeat the evil that is after her? will the other gods help? action and adventure with a second chance at happy ever after. .. A Run for Her money - Sara and Jared A park ranger, her rescue dog and a cross country trip gone wrong, Aliens invasion, this story quickly gets complicated and they find love out of the experience. Three very different stories but all very well written. characters you fall in love with, villains you love to see get what is due. Second chances and happy ever afters.
pammyl More than 1 year ago
Great reads Book 1 hello darkness Tim was born and raised a druid and to be the leader one day. That is what he was meant to be but his heart belongs to Maria Shaughnessy an Irish woman he had grown up with. By the time they had grown up and in college Maira wanted to move in together and move be on kissing. Unfortunately Tim was not permitted and he was not permitted to tell her why. Thinking the worst she ran off that was ten years ago and then she walked back into his medical office. No matter what this time he was not letting her go again. After finding out she is in danger he gets "permission " he runs into the back country into the mountains to fund her and tell her everything. The danger? Turns out to be far worse then he thought and it will take all his power to save her. Magic vs magic who will win! Book 2 alpine attraction Tina awakes from a real life nightmare one she was hoping would never be true. One she had spent 7 years trying to tell herself that it didn’t happen it was all altitude hupoxia and if she moved far enough away away IT wouldn't find her or be real. It had almost worked unto last night. As much as she hated it she had to go to the one place she never wanted to see again! The andes 4 weeks later she was in the and es with the one man she loved and knew she couldn't have. In a short time she would be in ITs cliches so it was her last chance to spend time with him. Only everything about this trip is messed up and out side forces. Can she tell Craig what happened, would he even believe her? Or will this just be putting him in more danger? Once Craig knows he will stop at nothing to protect Tina even if he has to go up against a god to do it. Book 3 a run for her money Sara is a park Ranger for the U.S. Park Service when the unthinkable happens aliens attack. (Yea the ones from outer space.) The only other human she runs into is Jared. Until a group of human from nasa sho say they can save the earth. Will there be enough time or will the aliens get them first? Wow got to say all 3 storys are fantastic and completely different lots of action, mystery, and romance not miss it. It was a lot if fun to read Book gifted for an honest review and I honestly loved it.
Jennydm More than 1 year ago
*******My review has spoilers******** I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from the author. This is a three story collection featuring Ms. Gimpel. The first story is Hello Darkness. This story is about Moira Shaugnessy who after leaving her first love due to his lack of commitment married a man who dealt in "dark" shamanism and then cheated on her. While following her boss's orders to get checked out by a doctor she runs into her first love Tim O'Malley who she later finds out couldn't commit because he is in line to be the next Arch Druid. Tim still loves Moira and follows her to where her work crew she is supposed to oversee (she's a park ranger) is stationed. Her ex is a real piece of work and torments her and her crew and Tim connects with his powers to save her and they rekindle their passion. My favorite story of three. The second story is Alpine Attraction and features Dr. Tina McKenzie and Craig Robson. They are both mountain climbers. Tina made a pact with an immortal on a trip to Illumani in the Andes seven years ago when she fell and was near death that if it would help her she'd return in the seven years and surrender herself. She contracts with her old flame to go back to the mountain. While there she tells him what happened and the rekindle their love and work to outsmart the immortal. The third story is A Run for the Money and is about Sara Holcomb, a Park Ranger, and Jared Donovan, a doctor/scientist who has a love of nature. Neither have ever found a mate that they feel connected to and prefer to live their lives alone. Sara does share her life with her work dog Jake though. The two encounter aliens and help save the world all the while discovering each other. These are three hot, fun reads. Well worth picking up and spending an afternoon curled up to!
Gardenia72 More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC of Alpha’s In The Wild by Ann Gimpel in exchange for an honest review. In this book you will be treated to three short stories: Hello Darkness; Alpine Attraction; and A Run For Her Money. In Hello Darkness, Moira works for Kings Canyon-Sequoia Park and must get a medical clearance. When she goes to the clinic, the doctor,Tim, is the man she was in love with many years ago. Are they able to overcome the past and be together? In Alpine Attraction, Tina, has worked with Craig on climbing trips before and she signs up to be the team doctor for this climb. Tina said that she made a pack with the devil 7 years ago and now it is time to pay up. Read the story to see how she plans to do this. In the 3rd story A Run For Her Money Sara a park ranger thinks that she and her dog may be the only survivors of an attack, until she meets Jared. Are they the only survivors and will they be able to get out? This is a great read. Ann has the ability to pull the reader into her books which make the books more enjoyable. Her ability to describe the characters and action so that you are able to see the action in your mind. Another great read by Ann Gimpel.