Alpha Instinct

Alpha Instinct

A Moon Shifter Novel

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451236098
  • 368 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Sean Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again. But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…
Alpha Instinct

Alpha Instinct

Written by: Katie Reus


“Reus has an instinct for what wows in this perfect blend of shifter, suspense and sexiness. Sexy alphas, kick ass heroines and twisted villains will keep you turning the pages in this new shifter series. ALPHA INSTINCT is a winner.”—Caridad Piñeiro, New York Times Bestelling Author of The Lost

"ALPHA INSTINCT is a wild, hot ride for readers. The story grabs you and doesn’t let go."—Cynthia Eden, author of Deadly Heat

“Reus shows great promise and you’ll look forward to visiting this world again soon!”—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)


Dear Reader Letter

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the “Moon Shifter” series! Twenty years ago the various shifter Councils around the globe united and decided to reveal their existence (along with other supernatural beings) to humans. Mankind now knows they’ve been living alongside those who can shift into animal form and some who must drink blood to survive.

Even though two decades have passed since their big reveal, it has given ignorant humans time to gather numbers and strength for their cause against shifters and vampires, beings they fear simply because they are different. Believing they aren’t a threat, paranormal beings ignored the existence of groups like the Anti Paranormal League, allowing them to grow unchecked. Now Connor Armstrong’s new lupine pack is paying the price.

Ana and Connor are the two main characters in Alpha Instinct, the first novel in this new series. They have a history together, which is a theme I absolutely love in romance, regardless of subgenre. I love when two people get a second chance because it brings up the question of what kept them apart the first time around and shows what’s different between them this time. In Alpha Instinct Ana doesn’t know why Connor left her so many years ago so this romance starts off with a lot of tension between them.

Ana loves her sisters and packmates more than anything. After all the males in her pack are killed by a mysterious poisoning, the remaining lupine shifters band together, and Ana is forced to take on the role of pack leader. But without an Alpha, the pack is vulnerable to her neighbor Taggart who wants not only their land, but Ana in his bed as well.

When sexy Scottish shifter Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almostenough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before. Yet she can’t forget the way he left without a single word, as if all the time they’d spent together meant nothing to him. She’s forced to put aside her pride to save her pack. Violent attacks are escalating in town and she has no doubt that sooner or later people are going to start pointing fingers at her kind regardless of evidence. Unless they can figure out who’s targeting them and why, a few cattle mutilations and property damage will be the least of their worries. And if Connor doesn’t gain her trust, he’ll never get the chance to claim the only woman he’s ever wanted by his side.

Warning: Expect a feisty heroine who isn’t afraid to use her claws, an adorable little jaguar cub who has no problem causing mischief, and a sexy Alpha wolf who’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his mate and pack safe from any threat—especially the increasingly violent group the Anti Paranormal League.

I hope you enjoy Alpha Instinct and all the characters introduced in this new series. If you have any questions, please feel free to visit my website, email me at, or follow me on twitter. I love hearing from readers.

Happy Reading!

Katie Reus

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