Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Virtual Tour ~ Rise of the Alpha Squirrel by Kate Lowell ~ (Review, Excerpt, Progressive Fake Story + Giveaway)

Virtual Tour ~ Rise of the Alpha Squirrel by Kate Lowell ~ (Review, Excerpt, Progressive Fake Story + Giveaway)
Author Name: Kate Lowell
Book Name: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel
Series: Nutty Romances
Book: Two
Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment
Release Date: February 25, 2016


Nathan's met Vince's family, but Vince hasn't met Nathan's, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are?
Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any.
But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him.
Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.

Pages or Words: Approximately 24,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy


“Breakfast,” Vince said and waved a hand toward the table.
It was a squirrel’s wet dream. Or it would have been, if good-enough-to-lick-all-over-then-eat Vince hadn’t been sitting on the other side of the table. Maybe he could say it was any other squirrel’s wet dream—whatever, it was the breakfast of Roman squirrel emperors.  
A pile of thick, deep brown pancakes waited for him in the center of his plate. Raspberries and shaved almonds sprawled seductively over the side of the stack, glistening with sweet, sticky maple syrup. Some of the less audacious ones hid decorously beneath the edges of a heavy daub of whipped cream, but Nathan knew they were there, waiting for him to discover them. He could see them peeking diffidently out, uncertain whether they wanted to attract his attention or not.
And the best part—the most gorgeous massage therapist in the world was sitting across the table from him, watching him with eyes that were dark in more than just the usual way. He looked at Nathan like Nathan was a maple walnut ice cream with a peanut dip. Like he wanted to lick him all over and suck bits of him deep inside his mouth...

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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

This book is the sequel to Nuts About You and needs to be read in order. It is not a standalone. 

Vince and Nathan are still going strong and Nathan has already met Vince's family, but Nathan is not sure having Vince meet the insanity that is his own family is a good idea. However, fair is fair, so he decides to ease him into it by introducing him to some of his werefriends. Only things don't go exactly as Nathan thought they would and he would need to find his Alpha squirrel to protect his man. 

I just adore this world that Kate Lowell has created! Nathan is a riot and Vince is adorable! It's so much fun to see them interact with each other and with the other werepeople we met in this book. It's pretty neat to have several species interacting with each other quite like this. And even without that, the chemistry between Nathan and Vince is more than enough draw for me. 

If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced, very entertaining read, this is definitely the series for you! Very recommendable! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!! 

Chapter 5: Surviving Your Child’s Birthday Party
Every child loves a party, particularly for their birthday. The balloons, the toys, the special foods that they only get to eat on birthdays and holidays. But when you live in a human-heavy environment, birthday parties are fraught with danger, particularly when your children are young.
Your first concern will be to arrange a method of covering-up the inevitable slips of form, whether partial or total. Hiding games are good for that, as you can throw a blanket over your shifted child, and pretend they aren’t there at all. (Take care that no one steps on them, though.)  Ensure that activities are designed not to call to the natural behavior of your child—i.e. no pool parties for aquatic shifters, no racing for shifters that like to run, no kites for avian shifters. This can take some planning, especially when a specific style of party becomes popular with the younger set.
Other issues to concern yourself with include infighting over food and the potential for growling and hissing…

Meet the author:

Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids' necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. :)

Kate likes to play in ALL the sandboxes. While her main genres are paranormal and contemporary suspense, she is also interested in science fiction, fantasy and--weirdly--romantic comedy. She’s willing to pay large amounts of money to anyone who can come up with a Time Turner, or find her an agreeable Time Lord to sort out her scheduling problems.

You can contact her at katelowellbooks (at) . If you think you’d like to try writing gay romance, come visit her critique group (Link can be found at New members are always welcome.

Where to find the author:

Publisher: Kate Lowell
Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix

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