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A Lion's Pride Paperback – February 13, 2013
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About the Author
Alyssa Rae is a creative writer and piano teacher who was born in New England. She currently resides in a small historic town in North Carolina. A Lion's Pride is her debut novel. She is currently working on her second novel and has several other works in progress, stay tuned…
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The story is about two biker clubs, one the Fu-Lions, the good guys, and the other the Reaper's Sons, the bad guys who deal drugs and take over towns. The story centers around Alex who is the daughter of the deceased leader of the Fu-Lions club, and the Reaper's want to kidnap her. That's the basics. Characters like Jason, who while a good guy isn't above smacking around someone who desperately needs it, lends the story depth and credibility.
So it's a novel where suspension of disbelief comes easily in a black and white world, and that's a trick not so easy to pull off.
When two rival motorcycle clubs exist in the same area, it does seem very much like two competing prides of lions in a life-or-death struggle over territory. The winner survives and the loser will not. The protagonist in this story is a young-woman named Alex Murphy who is the daughter of the leader of one of the motorcycle gangs. The story begins after her parent's murder when the rival motorcycle gang makes the decision to kidnap Alex. Alex is a beautiful and strong young-woman in a difficult situation and as a reader I was immediately drawn into her predicament by the threat she faced.
The book is one that almost any age of reader can enjoy and it is definitely a story that will keep you engaged and turning the page so you can find out what happens next. The author, Alyssa Rae, has a knack for what I call direct and concise narrative. She is able to convey this young-woman's story in a simple and straightforward way, and because of her skill as a writer, you are carried along and lose yourself in the story.
One of my joys as a reader is to find new authors that are just becoming known. Alyssa Rae is certainly an emerging writer to watch.
That's about the gist of the book's story, but along the way, as you turn the pages obsessively to find out what happens next, you meet a number of characters that are at turns endearing, repugnant, interesting, and lovable. Moreover, Alyssa Rae's language is easy and unpretentious--she tells it as it is without burdening the narrative with too much complexity. `A Lion's Pride' is a breezy literary delight, tight and tense in just the right places, but an immensely entertaining read nevertheless. I give it the five stars it deserves.