Alexei’s Mouse is now available at All Romance, https://goo.gl/YhQOMu. Alexei’s Mouse is the fifth book of the Werewolves of Manhattan Series and tells the story of the Russian Alpha, Alpha Alexei Ivanovich Davidoff. He came from Russia after a three-year sentence to a Russian Labor Camp for the crime of being gay and leading an anti-bashing demonstration.
There is much more at stake than his freedom. Alexei was Second on the Russian Council and about to challenge the First because Fyodor Leonovich Chernof was eating caviar while the packs starved. Alexei got a taste of starvation and torture in the camp and when finally released after three years wants nothing more than to challenge the first and improve life for the packs. Alexei knows that Chernof colluded with the government to put him away.
However, in prison, Alexei lost over sixty pounds and is so physically abused that he can’t even make the change to wolf to help himself heal. His release from prison was arranged by his friends. The American First, The Alpha, Armand La Marche and another member of the council, Etienne Daurensbourg bring him to New York to heal with his entire household. To his household’s dismay, Alexei wants to go back to Russia and fight even though his condition is such that the Russian First could easily take him and rip out his throat.
Alexei begins to jog in Central Park to build up his stamina. One morning he comes across a young prostitute laying on a park bench under a layer of newspaper, ill-dressed for a late February morning. Having learned compassion in the camp, Alexei goes to help him. He lifts the newspaper and finds a needle hanging out of his arm. The boy is dying of an overdose.
Alexei finds him in time and also discovers that the boy is his Mate. How two souls who were lost and forgotten make their way to a stronger whole is the story of Alexei’s Mouse.
Alexei’s Mouse is available at MLR Press.com at http://goo.gl/CJ6fbB and will be available soon at Amazon.com. This book is one of the best of the Werewolves of Manhattan Series. It can be read as a standalone but is more enjoyable if you read the other books in the series.