Monday, February 29, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Rise of the Alpha Squirrel by Kate Lovell

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 


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 



“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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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 


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.

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Publisher: Kate Lowell

Cover Artist: Ana J. Phoenix

Rise of the Alpha Squirrel is a little skip ahead in time from book 1, Nuts About You, but only by a few weeks. Nathan and Vince are still in a relationship, and Nathan is still peeking in windows, much to Vince's delight.

As Nathan’s and Vince’s relationship grows so do their little quirks and things they do for each other.
The more Nathan trusts Vince, the calmer he is in all his “squirrelyness”. As squirrels don’t like drama and are quite skittish.  Vince is so cute, making Nathan special pancakes and buying his favorite nuts. Nathan thinks he’s getting “fat” and Vince just tells him he’s storing for the winter. How friggen sweet are they??

Nathan has gotten to meet Vince’s family but Nathan is reluctant to introduce him to his own family. He can tell that this is making Vince feel bad so he decides to try another tactic to slowly ease him into meeting more weres.

The camping trip Nathan takes him on is one Vince won’t soon be forgetting. With all the were-goats and were-pandas racing around wreaking havoc on their campsite, they make it hard to forget. Only, there is something truly unique about Vince. These young weres seem to want to listen to him and behave and do as they’re told.

I love the camp scene, it’s just so cute and fun and witty. I loved reading about all the kinds of weres there could be in this Nutty world. One were I was not too fond of was the were-moose. He had his sites on Vince and didn’t want to take no for an answer. What I did like about it though was it brought the “inner-alpha” in Nathan, and we got to see him show down with a moose.

I loved the growing relationship between Nathan and Vince, I can’t wait to see where their story leads in the next book.  This series is a nice series to read when you’re looking for something fun, fluffy, and full of sweetness, Katie is an awesome writer and her stories just make you feel good.

All in all I give this story a 4 nutty stars and overall series a 4.5*

Tour Dates & Stops: 

25-Feb: A.M. Leibowitz, Hearts on Fire, Velvet Panic, Nautical Star Books, MM Good Book Reviews

26-Feb: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Inked Rainbow Reads, KathyMac

27-Feb: Happily Ever Chapter, Molly Lolly, Love Bytes

29-Feb: Nephy Hart, Man2ManTastic, Bonkers About Books, Open Skye Book Reviews, My Fiction Nook

1-Mar: BFD Book Blog, Dawn’s Reading Nook, V's Reads, Boy Meets Boy Reviews

2-Mar: Bayou Book Junkie, Jessie G. Books, Alpha Book Club

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