Black Hills Wolves Book 4
Ten years ago, visions of death and the babble of lupine voices in his head drove lone wolf Brick Northridge to challenge his cruel and greedy pack Alpha. Beaten by the Alpha’s thugs and banished from the pack, Brick lives a life of seclusion in a mountain cabin in the Black Hills.
Born into a rival clan of feline shifters, skinwalker Summer McCoy, in her guise as a raven, watches Brick from afar, giving him back a reason to live through her sweet songs and special gifts.
But when her clan attempts to tear them apart and threatens the pack that banished Brick so many years before, will their love be strong enough to withstand the forces bent on their destruction?
Summer is funny, determined and full of life. A skinwalker who prefers the form of a Raven to that of her natural cougar. The Raven that suits her far better and gives her more freedom.
Brick on the other hand seems to have lost all of his fight after his ill-fated challenge of the Alpha. Brought to this isolated cabin by Gee, his friend and a bear shifter, to heal both body and mind he doesn’t seem to want to do either. Until Summer takes things into her own hands, ummm beak.
I really love the build up in this book. It is light and full of fun with an undercurrent of something more. Although I knew it couldn’t last without something going awry. One of my favorite scenes is when Brick had brought home a woman and after Summer chases her away.
“You can’t be jealous, Annabel Lee.”
So he’d given her a name, had he? She liked that. She’d rained another batch of walnuts down on him, but more playfully. He caught some. Juggled. Standing in his clearing, looking up at the sky, tossing walnuts in the air and laughing. He had a deep, rich laugh. His laugh grew even deeper, richer over time. He fed the teasing, carefree, whimsical aspects of her nature. She looked forward to playing with him, to their game with the walnuts.
But not as much as she now looked forward to him removing his shirt.
One day, years earlier, he’d sat on his porch rocker whittling, whistling a little off-key, pausing to glance up occasionally, as if he knew he were being watched. A mischievous smile quirked his lips upward. When he finished, he placed a beautifully carved figure of a wolf on the railing. She hopped down to take a closer look. His best work yet. The detail stunned her, the knife strokes on the body making each whorl of hair of the creature’s furry coat distinct. The expression around the eyes, the mouth, one of wonder and bemusement, and just the right amount of devilry. Like Brick’s own. Hinting at the shaggy scruffiness of the carver in human form. She coveted the tiny sculpture. Wanted to grasp it and soar away, to hide it in her tree house for her and her alone. He’d winked, as if he knew.
Wolf’s Song (Black Hills Wolves Book 4) (Kindle Locations 209-220). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Their getting together is fraught with politics, even though there is no doubt they are true mates.
A truly enjoyable read, lots of fun and hot sex complicated by family and pack and den.
5 Contented Purrs for Taryn!
Taryn Kincaid is a multi-published author of sensual and erotic romance. She reads the back of cereal boxes and everything else that stands in her way. She writes HOT and sensual paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words until they scream, and writing stories to warm the heart.
Her latest releases include HER CAPTAIN, a contemporary romance for the “Tempting Signs” series, WOLF’S SONG, a Black Hills Wolves story; RAIN, a Beyond Fairytales story; and IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, a foodie contemporary romance.
And don’t forget to catch up with her SLEEPY HOLLOW series of erotic paranormal 1Night Stand stories for Decadent publishing including: LIGHTNING, THUNDER, FROST, HEAT WAVE, and IN FROM THE COLD. The first four have been collected, along with BLIZZARD, a short erotic contemporary, for Decadent’s The Edge line, in the SLEEPY HOLLOW anthology: SLEEPY HOLLOW. Also check out HEALING HEARTS, her Regency romance from Carina Press, and SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, an erotic paranormal romance from The Wild Rose Press, available wherever ebooks are sold.