5 and 4 Stars for Challenge the Darkness by Dirk Greyson #MM #Shifter @dirkgreyson @dreamspinners


Title: Challenge the Darkness
Author Name & Publisher: Dirk Greyson (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 31, 2015 – 224 pgs


When alpha shifter Mikael Volokov is called to witness a challenge, he learns the evil and power-hungry Anton Gregor will stop at nothing to attain victory. Knowing he will need alliances to keep his pack together, Mikael requests a congress with the nearby Evergreen pack and meets Denton Arguson, Evergreen alpha, to ask for his help. Fate has a strange twist for both of them, though, and Mikael and Denton soon realize they’re destined mates.

Denton resists the pull between them—he has his own pack and his own responsibilities. But Mikael isn’t willing to give up. The Mother has promised Mikael his mate, told him he must fight for him, and that only together can they defeat the coming darkness. When Anton casts his sights on Denton’s pack, attacks and sabotage follow, pulling Denton and Mikael together to defeat a common enemy. But Anton’s threats sow seeds of destruction enough to break any bond, and the mates’ determination to challenge the darkness may be their only saving grace.

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I really like the twist in this book about two alphas being mated and how they had to overcome their alpha tendencies if they wanted to make it work, not to mention all the other problems that come with having two packs and someone out for their land at the same time.
I loved the chemistry between them and their struggles with the bond that was automatically there whether they wanted it or not.
It was a great plot. Great shifter book.


This book was really good! I liked the two alpha’s being mates,  I have never seen that in a book before.  There is some angst in this and very hot scenes. Now I want to say there were some parts for me at least were everything fit too well together if that makes sense.  Like both packs just being okay with everything that was happening, no fighting or anyone getting really angry.  I felt like that was to easy and there should have been a little more angst after all the build up with Mikael and Denton being so worried how everything was going to go and then boom no one really cared.   The rest of the book I thought was very good. I felt like they were perfect for each other as mates.  You also get the protective Alpha vibe from both of them for each other, which I loved. So I will leave this review with I thought this was a really good book and I would definitely recommend this!



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Dirk is very much an outside kind of man.  He loves travel and seeing new things.  Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends  his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades.  He has a Masters Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job.  But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he’s built.  Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.


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