Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 1 & 2: A Tarker's Hollow Serial

Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 1 & 2: A Tarker's Hollow Serial

by Tasha Black

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Ainsley Connor is determined to turn her back on her shifter past.

But the wolves of Tarker's Hollow call on her to choose the next alpha, and Ainsley becomes the object of desire for every eligible wolf in the quiet college town.

Surrounded by seductive shifters, all desperate to claim her, Ainsley wants nothing more than to leave the pack behind forever. But her newfound passions will not be ignored.

Ainsley soon finds herself torn between the mysterious stranger with the dark secret, the gorgeous and loyal friend from her past, and the hunky sheriff that wants her all to himself.

And the shifters aren't even the strangest part of Tarker's Hollow.

As she struggles to come to terms with her true nature, Ainsley is thrust into the center of a steamy web of shifters, ghosts, witches and warlocks, caught up in a life-and-death struggle for control of the pack she tried to abandon.

But for Ainsley Connor, the toughest wolf she must face might just be the one inside herself.

-A continuing story:
Curse of the Alpha is told in six installments, or episodes, like a TV show. Each episode contains a cliffhanger to entice the reader to tune in for the next one. If you're not a fan of the serial format, all six episodes are also available in a special, discounted bundle!

-In Episode 1:
Ainsley Connor is on a mission to get back to the penthouses of Manhattan before the full moon. Will the wolves manage to stake their claim on her before it's too late?

-In Episode 2:
Ainsley learns about the danger facing the pack, and discovers that someone she trusts is hiding a dark secret. Will she be able to restrain the beast inside as it struggles to break free?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150253902
Publisher: 13th Story Press
Publication date: 12/08/2014
Series: Tarker's Hollow , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 16,565
File size: 365 KB

About the Author

Tasha Black is a USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal and SciFi romance. She lives in a big old Victorian in a tiny college town. She loves reading anything she can get her hands on, making up stories, and sipping pumpkin spice lattes.

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The Tarker's Hollow Serials
Preferred Reading Order:

Curse of the Alpha:
-Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 1&2
-Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 3&4
-Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 5&6
Or all together as:
-Curse of the Alpha: The Complete Bundle (Episodes 1-6)

Fate of the Alpha:
-Fate of the Alpha: Episode 1
-Fate of the Alpha: Episode 2
-Fate of the Alpha: Episode 3
Or all together as:
-Fate of the Alpha: The Complete Bundle (Episodes 1-3)

Heir to the Alpha:
-Heir to the Alpha: Episodes 1&2
-Heir to the Alpha: Episodes 3&4
-Heir to the Alpha: Episodes 5&6

The Tales from Tarker's Hollow novellas:
These standalone romances can be read in ANY ORDER!
- Ghost of Shifters Past
- The Talented Mr. MacGregor
- The Clockwork Dragon
Or all together as:
- Tales from Tarker's Hollow

The 300 Moons Series of standalone romances (a Tarker's Hollow spin-off series):
These standalone romances can be read in ANY ORDER!
- Bait This! (A 300 Moons Book)
- Burn This! (A 300 Moons Book)
- Bite This! (A 300 Moons Book)
- Break This! (A 300 Moons Book)
- Bake This! (A 300 Moons Novella)
- Bear This! (A 300 Moons Book)

Hounded (A Steamy Shifter Mystery)


The Stargazer Alien Mail Order Brides Series:
(Campy '80s themed alien romance! Read these in order!)

The Building A Hero - Billionaire/SciFi Romance Trilogy:
- Reconstructed
- Augmented
- Upgraded
Or all together as Building a Hero: The Complete Trilogy

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Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 1 & 2: A Tarker's Hollow Serial 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title : Curse of the Alpha Episode's 1& 2 Author : Tasha Black Reviewed by : Stephanie Jordan ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? As I started my first episode I realized I didn't want to stop reading as I had planned. Ms. Black had me hooked and there was no way I was putting this book down. Each page that she wrote seemed to be free-flowing page by page. Episode 1 Ainsley Conner was a real estate agent from New York, Manhattan to be exact. Ainsley never wanted to leave, than she was told here Mother and Father had a car accident and died. So here she was back in Tarker's Hollow the same town she never wanted to come back too. The same town she ran from, and run she did, she ran because she was going to college and her parents just told her, she was a WOLF. After the funeral the beta of the Pack told Ainsley that being her dad was Alpha this meant she had to MATE someone to make him Alpha. Julian Magie ( a Russian Lit Professor ) was interesting Ainsley thought why not she deserved some fun. Episode 2 Someone broke into the house, plus the office at the college Ainsley has no idea what they wanted or if they got anything. Several people came to help her clean and moving furniture, each day it would be cleaning , stacking books and going through everything. One night she woke and her wolf went into protect mode slowly she went downstairs and saw a blue light. Who was it? I was gifted this ARC for an honest and truthful review.
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KristyHeinicke More than 1 year ago
Imagine living in a small town, protected by your parents but not knowing what you truely are.... Imagine learning that your a werewolf after something terrible happens, something that 10 years laters still haunts your dreams. Episode 1 of Curse of the Alpha, brings about why Ainsley Connor hasn't returned home to Tarkers Hollow or spoken to her parents for years. But returning home after her parents die in a car crash to clean the estate, she is thrown back into a close nit community & the role of Alpha which means finding her mate. Will Ainsley accept her position or will she pass down the roll?? Tasha kept me glued to this episode, it is so refreshing having a strong female wolf heroine to read about... now onto episode 2!!
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I wanted more!!
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Injoy-Life More than 1 year ago
Curse of the Alpha: Episodes 1 & 2: A Tarker's Hollow Serial (BBW Shifter Paranormal Romance) by Tasha Black is about Ainsley Connor who wants to turn her back on her shifter past. She lives in New York. Tarker's Hollow wants her to choose the next alpha wolf. I gave it five stars. "Eric wondered how any small town wolf from Tarker's Hollow was ever going to convince Ainsley Connor to fall in love. He remembered her stubborn determination, even as a child. The pack might be in more trouble than anyone suspected." There is mature sexual content in this book.
greekgoddess422 More than 1 year ago
Book 1 in a paranormal story . Wolf Shifters . Hero is Erik . Heroine is Ainsley Story takes place in Tarkers Mills US Ainsley yrs ago left home once she found out she was a wolf. Her Parents told her . Actually her father was the Alpha of the pack . She went to college and then to NY to work in Real Estate . Ainsley has no choice but to go back to Tarkers Mills since her parents passed . She's in her parents house and she keeps on having these dreams when she's sleeping of the last time when she was young and a full moon. She's going through her fathers book collected when she gets a visit from an old friend . The old friend tells her she's the Alpha of the Town and she needs to find a mate . He tells Ainsley who her father picked for her mate. Her father picked Erick . Her heart and inner wolf are over joyed . But she tells him NO . I'm going back to New York. Ainsley has a coffee craving so she decides to go to the coffee shop . On the way to the coffee shop she runs in to someone who calls out to her name . She tries to ignore it but then he calls her again by name . She goes back and finds herself meeting Erick . He has gotten stronger and sexier . Their wolfs almost come together but Ainsley still fights it . She dosnt want anything to do with being a wolf . She doesn't tell Erik that her father picked him as a mate. She leaves Erik and goes to the coffee shop and while there she meets Justin . A human . Grab this and find out is Justin who she thinks he is . Does she pack up and return to her non shifter life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every line every chapter
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a new book boyfriend. Erik is freaking hot. This is a must read series. It kept you wondering what's going to happen next. Loved the very strong female character. I can't wait read more from Tasha Black. I'm hooked
Wolf_Girl1 More than 1 year ago
Cursed by the Alpha: Episode 1 & 2 is the first book I have read by Tasha Black. I found this book to be different from other paranormal reads. I liked how the heroine, Ainsley, is wolf from the beginning, she is smart, and ambitions (she is a real estate agent in NYC). She is stubborn an refuses to listen to what everyone is telling her about finding a mate. Even though she knows deep downside what she has to do and who she is, she is not letting anyone tell her what to do. She is going to figure things our on her own and make her own decisions. I also liked Erik. He seems like an alpha through and through. He is intelligent and has the respect of the pack. He not only has Ainsley best interest at heart but also the packs. As for Julian, I did not like him much. Right off the bat, he rubbed me the wrong way. I would recommended this series to anyone who likes a strong heroine. I am looking forward to reading the next two episodes!
Deb_B_Me2 More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I found this amazing author!! This awesome must read series is da bomb & somehow each episode gets even better than the fantastic one before :D ... A 6 part, page-turning, serial novel that is captivating & the characters are awesome, too! ... If you love reading contemporary fiction (even if paranormal is new for you like it was for me) you'll love this, too! It includes some hot steamy romance, suspense & cool modern day, hot werewolves and shifters!! I am now a new fan_girl for life :D
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Got the other books . This book is great would again.
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A free 130 pages of 1 & 2 of the werewolf series (65 pages each) with the alpha woman returning to town after rejecting her heritage to finalize the estate after her mother and father's deaths. She refuses to help the pack by choosing a mate but becomes embroiled and meekly follows an attractive professor into a sexual encounter after their second meeting. Angst, mystery, drama, graphic sex scenes. Question: Why would you raise the heir to the pack in ignorance of her heritage if your responsibility as alpha was to protect the pack? The whole premise for this story is basically unsound. The alpha was a highly regarded and very intelligent wolf. Explanations for the next 4 stories are also provided - I find I have no desire to purchase 60 pages at 2.99 with the outline of each small story already provided.
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Well written few spelling errors. Interesting plot. Will continue to read on.