Friday, August 13, 2010

Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear

Seduced by the Wolf

I have been waiting for this book ever since the first time Leidolf was introduced and continued to show up in books as the “loner” red wolf, helping out where needed. Leidolf finally gets his own story in Seduced by the Wolf and author Terry Spear has not disappointed! This story is cram packed with suspense, romance, humor, and the beautiful settings that I’ve come to expect from any Terry Spear book I pick up. Throughout the entire book I was kept guessing as to whether the bad guys were really bad or if one of the good guys was up to no good. The secondary characters are fascinating and add an additional level to the story while never deflecting from the Leidolf/Cassie storyline. Readers will love the interaction between Leidolf, the exasperated alpha male, and Cassie, the alpha female that is the only one capable of putting him in his place. With every book in this series Terry Spear takes it to the next level. Seduced by the Wolf is yet another must read and another addition to my “keeper” shelf.
Leidolf Wildhaven, a “loner” alpha red wolf, has recently taken over the pack leader position to a group of werewolves that had been abused and neglected by their previous leader. Leidolf has his hands full with leadership duties, ranch money problems, rogue werewolves that need constant babysitting, teenagers with raging hormones, and trying his hardest to keep his werewolves out of the hands of the local zoo. When a wolf biologist comes to town, Leidolf needs has to hear for himself what this lady has to say. Hoping she wasn’t in their town because she had spotted one of his pack running around in their wolf coats. What he finds is the last thing he expected: A beautiful woman with a heartfelt love for wolves. He’s determined to make her his, if only for a night.
Cassie Roux is a wolf biologist who has dedicated her life to the survival of wolves in the wild and educating the public about the true nature of the wolves. Cassie is also a survivor, a “loner” alpha wolf. Her family was killed when she was a young teen and she was forced to live in the wild with a pack of wolves. Cassie couldn’t go and live in the real world, with the humans, because she is a werewolf herself. Tragedy struck her adopted wolf family also leaving Cassie completely alone. Cassie’s only goal now is to save a female wolf and her litter of pups. Unfortunately she has a new problem, how to keep her heart from falling victim to the sexy, yet seemingly controlling, alpha werewolf and pack leader Leidolf.
Together they must protect the wolves (of the lupus and lupus garou variety) from the dangers of hunters, zoo keepers, and rogue werewolves, all the while trying find a compromise in their relationship that will satisfy his need for a mate and her need to continue to protect the wild wolves.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

PaST Due by CS Winchester

PaST DUE: When the bad guy is a human and a vampire is an ally, it's no wonder things get a little complicated (Volume 1)

“A vampire, a shapeshifter, a witch, a zombie, a demon, and a psychic. Frankie thought it had the makings of a very good joke but her terror kept her from coming up with a decent punch line.”  ~PaST Due
CS Winchester brings us a fascinating suspense filled book that grabs your attention and leaves you on the edge of your seat until the final page. Frankie is such a strong character she easily holds her own among some very demanding males!  The story line has the unique twist in that the bad guy is human and the good guys working with Frankie trying to save the world are vampires and shapeshifters.  This is a must read for anyone that loves suspense, romance, and all things paranormal. I look forward to the second book in this series, Half PaST, where we’ll get to learn much more about the powerful alluring vampire Josh.
In Frankie Wright’s world, she’s not one to bat an eyelash as anything strange or supernatural. As a psychic and agent for the secretive MI5 in the PaST (Paranormal and Supernatural Taskforce) department, it’s Frankie’s job to keep the Paranormal and Supernatural away from human awareness. She’s had a lot of practice with that, since she’s been hiding her psychic ability her whole life. Frankie is unable to touch anyone without hearing everything they are thinking or feeling their “past”. When a killer begins murdering young women in a ritualistic fashion, she has to work with her ex-boyfriend Will Campbell, the lead investigator for the police, all the while keeping both her personal psychic abilities and the paranormal aspect of the case secret.   Frankie finds the connection between the victims and it just happens to be that they all frequent a club owned by Alexander McNabb, a sexy sophisticated vampire.  Frankie soon realizes that even though Alex is a vampire he’s a welcome partner with the case as well as in her bed. The fact that she doesn’t “feel” any of his emotions or “past”, gives her the chance to have the close contact she never thought possible.
Being used to working on her own, Frankie struggles to work  not only with Alex and Will, but with a second very powerful vampire Josh and his shape shifter family, as well as with the local witch coven. Even with all their help, Frankie finds herself racing against time to find the killer before he brings hell upon earth, quite literally.