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Review and Giveaway! Black Hills Wolves – Winter Soltice : Winter Awakening by T.L. Reeve


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Winter Awakening
Winter Solstice
Black Hills Wolves # 62
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Sara Philips has come home after almost twelve years. Married to a man she planned on claiming as her own and telling about the babies she carried, she never got the chance. Now, the widowed mother of twin ten-year-old rambunctious boys, she has learned what true happiness is along with the gut wrenching pain of loss.

Ero and Luc Mathews, the dark and light twins, are waiting for the one. For the last year, women have come and gone from their life without that spark of recognition. When Sara steps into Los Lobos Café looking for a job, the punch to Ero’s gut, shocks him to his core. But he worries the connection won’t be there for his brother.

Love and Luc aren’t synonymous with each other. Where his brother is the ever optimist, he’s more incline to sit back and let everything play out. However, when he sees Sara in the convenience store, he can’t stop thinking about her. There’s something hidden within those amber-colored eyes of hers.

With the Solstice upon them, Gee enlists their help in a little scavenger hunt of sorts. They have ten days to find their item and present it to him on the night of the festivities.

Having to work together keeps them in close quarters and ignites a passion Sarah hasn’t felt since before her husband died. But, with two children and a nosey mother always asking questions, she doesn’t have time to consummate their budding mating. However, on the night of the solstice, both men will have what is rightfully theirs. The only question is, can her heart stand another chance at love?

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While happy to be back home, Sarah needs a job. Her brother Jason will be opening a brewery in the spring and has sold all his brews, but she needs to supplement her income.

After being turned down at the convenience store she literally runs into Luc. His greeting includes the word Mate as he leaves her to continue her search. In spite of trying to avoid Luc and Ero she goes to the café in hopes of a job. What she gets is immediate employment and soon after two mates. Here’s a favorite scene, when Ero catches up to her later that night.

When she and Jason escaped Magnum’s deadly rule, they’d lived together for a while, but after she met Ethan, her brother moved out. He didn’t go far, though. They spent time together, and her brother had gotten a job working construction. Then, tragedy struck, and when she needed him most, he’d returned to stay with her and help out. But even now they were home with friends and family nearby, she still depended on him. Maybe it was time to cut the strings and allow him time to find his own happiness. God knew, one of them had to do it, or she feared he’d never find his own mate.

“The snow’s let up. You still going for a run tonight?” Jason came up behind her and placed a hand on her shoulder.

“Yeah. I need to clear my head.” The whole day had been filled with so much activity, and working again after ten years had taken its toll.

“Go. Before it starts again and gets too hard to maneuver through. I’ve got the boys.” He squeezed her shoulder. “Don’t forget, you have a busy day tomorrow.”

She turned and wrapped her arms around her brother. “Thank you. I won’t be long.”

“Eh, what are brothers for?” He hugged her tight. “Besides, you owe me one now.”

She laughed. “I wouldn’t expect anything less.” With one last glance at her boys, she strode from their room and headed for the back door. She had an hour to stretch her legs and then she had to be in bed. She didn’t want to let down Ero on her second day.

After placing her clothes on the bench under the coat hooks, she stepped outside. The frigid air kissed her skin, leaving a trail of gooseflesh in its wake. She shivered, calling for the wolf within. Warmth bloomed at the center of her chest and spread out. Like a clinging vine, it covered every inch of her—bled into her muscles and bones—reshaping her until she stood on four legs. She lifted her nose and tasted the breeze. Snow. A thrill of anticipation shot through her.

She took off into the woods surrounding their home. A yip of joy filled the night air as she ran up the trail into the hills. The first time she’d shifted after holding her wolf in check for so long, it hurt. Her body ached for days afterward. Every time since, it’d gotten easier and more of her senses came online. The smells of wild game, frozen ground, and snow-kissed water called to her like a siren’s song. Dead leaves, moss, and excrement hypnotized her, drawing her farther away.

Hunt.

Chase.

Eat.

Yes. It had been years since she’d followed small prey, made the kill. She lowered her nose to the ground and sniffed. There, among the earthy aromas, was the subtle hint of chipmunk. Sarah followed it. The trail wound through the hills, over logs, behind rocks, and up into the trees then back down to the ground. The prey poked its head up from the underbrush and sniffed.

She pounced, snuffing it out with a quick snap of the chipmunk’s neck. Pleasure flowed through her as she ate her meal. Freedom. A snap of a twig had her raising her head. She curled her lip and growled. When the wolf took a step closer, she exposed all of her teeth and swished her tail. Then, she caught the scent. Ero. She whined, lowering herself to the ground. Rolling over, she exposed her belly to him and waited as he sniffed at her neck.

Calling to the shift, Sarah wrapped her arms around him. “Sorry, first time catching a midnight snack since I came home.”

Moments later, Ero joined her. Amusement and desire glowed in his gaze. “I watched you.”

She didn’t know if she should feel creeped out by his announcement or elated. “Oh.”

He moved closer, wrapping an arm around her. The heat from his body combined with hers, chasing away the freezing temps. “You were so involved when I saw you I stayed back, curious as to what you found.”

“Chipmunk.” She glanced up at him. The whoosh of her heart pounding filled her ears with each inhale of his tantalizing scent. Every bit of her wanted the man beside her, but they lacked one person. “Seemed easiest to catch.”

“Well, I caught mine, too.” He kissed her. For the second time in less than twenty-four hours, he’d done the one thing she hadn’t been expecting. He drew her to him, bit by bit. With each glide of his tongue, she melted a little more. “Sweeter than honey.”
TL Reeve. Winter Awakening (Kindle Locations 428-461). Decadent Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

Things heat up for Sarah, Ero and Luc from this point, but now she’s worried about her brother. He is depressed and her son Charles (an empath) is feeling it, too. Gee sets Jason up with a shy wolf Reva Little Wolf, for the Scavenger Hunt. She had unspeakable things done to her by Magnum and rarely leaves her den. He knew she’d be comfortable with Jason since he wouldn’t be out to man-handle her like may others would.

Matings, reunions, healing and love abounds in this final book of the Winter Solstice in Los Lobos. A wonderful quick read, with more than enough heat to melt your kindle and plenty of hints to future BHW books!

5 Contented Purrs for T.L.!

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Black Hills Wolves – Winter Solstice: Winter Fairy Tale By T.L. Reeve


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Winter Fairy Tale
Winter Solstice
Black Hills Wolves # 60
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Sayer Blackcrow, isn’t looking for a mate or even contemplating settling down. So spending his evenings in Custer for a woman he doesn’t want to like, but finds he can’t resist, is the best thing for him. However, what he won’t admit to anyone is that she is his mate. When Drew and Gee show up ten days before the Solstice and announce he must bring home his mate or face the wrath of his alpha, he does what he has to. Doesn’t mean he likes. it. What’s worse, Gee announces there’s to be a scavenger hunt and he’s to participate with Kizzy.

Kizzy Rhapsody, isn’t sure what’s going on. One minute she’s living in Custer and the next she’s in a town she had no idea existed. What she does know, is her friend has been keeping secrets and the man who brought her there isn’t talking either. Though she enjoys being in Los Lobos, she can’t stand the lies, or falling for a man who isn’t willing to trust her. But, with the Winter Solstice festivities approaching, she agrees to give both a chance.

Fresh, local honey is their item.

With no bee hives on pack lands, Sayer and Kizzy must work together to find their object. When a chance phone call, takes them out of town for their item, Sayer realizes his quirky little human is more than meets the eye. With the solstice upon them, he finds himself willing to move heaven and earth to make these festivities the best time of her life.

And if he ends up mated to her? Well, there are worse things that could happen.

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Sayer Blackcrow doesn’t do relationships and what he has with Elle’s friend Kizzy is exactly what he needs. However there is one small problem he hasn’t yet addressed Kizzy is his mate. The problem…he doesn’t trust humans. Humans got his family killed.

When confronted by not only Gee but his Alpha Drew, he is not given a choice. Bring his mate to Los Lobos, a promise he blood oaths to Drew. This is a favorite scene.

Coming to a stop a few feet from Gee, he sat for a minute, trying to figure out why the damn bear would be there to see him at such a late hour.

Might as well get out.

True, or he could wait him out. At some point, he’d get tired and walk away. However, when the bear cocked his brow, Sayer shut off his vehicle then got out. “Gee.”

“Sayer.”

“Why are you here?” A gust of bitterly cold wind fluttered the end of his coat, chilling his overly sensitive skin.

“Where is she?”

Huh? “Who?”

“Don’t play games, boy. You know exactly who I’m talking about.”

He shook his head. “Sorry, I don’t.” He stepped around the imposing form in front of him, only to have the bear stop him in his tracks.

“She is your mate. She should be here, at your side.”

“I’ve got no clue what you’re talking about, old man. I don’t have a mate.” He wrenched his arm free—not that Sayer won their little pissing contest but more like Gee let him go.

“You going to lie to me?” Drew rose from the rocking chair in a darkened corner of the porch.

Shit. Shit. Shit. “No, Alpha. I’d never lie to you.”

“But you would to Gee?” He limped toward him, his brow cocked. “Answer his question. You stink of Elle’s human companion, Kizzy.”

He closed his eyes and scrubbed his face. “She doesn’t belong here.”

“She’s your mate. I would have expected you to come to me when you knew.”

“And tell you what?” He shook his head. “She’s human. She shouldn’t be here.”

“Ah.” Drew gave a short nod. “I understand. What you’re so eloquently saying is, with the human mates in the pack, we’re leaving ourselves vulnerable. And we shouldn’t trust them.”

Well….“No, Alpha. I’m not sure I can be a mate, first of all, and, second, she’s human. I don’t want…you know. I’m not good for this type of relationship or commitment.”

“So you’ll fuck your mate away from the pack and suffer?” He shook his head. “There’s always got to be a few stubborn ones.” He gave Gee a knowing glance.

“Excuse me?” He curled his lip. “Isn’t this my decision?”

“No.” Drew narrowed his eyes. “Your sneaking away from pack lands to be with your mate in the middle of the night will only lead to something bad happening.”

After the murders, the pack’s safety had become paramount. Too many families had been devastated by the acts of a crazed, feral mate no one even knew about. Dammit.

If anything, it proved his point. Humans were nothing but trouble. “It won’t happen again, Alpha. I am sorry.”

“You’re damn right it won’t happen again. You’re bringing her here.”

Wait. “Come again?”

“You will return to Custer, pack her stuff, and bring her to this house.” He pulled a knife out of his pocket.

Whoa. Pump the brakes here. “I’m not sure I should be taking a blood oath yet. I’m not sure she’s my mate.”

His alpha gave him a droll stare. “What did I tell you about lying?”

“Fine.” He took the proffered knife then cut his palm. Why wouldn’t anyone listen to him? He didn’t want this. Yet, his wolf grew more excited by the thought of giving his word to his alpha and bringing his mate home. He was fucked, with a capital F.

Drew accepted it from him and did the same. Then they clasped hands.

“I take full responsibility for Kizzy Rhapsody while she is on pack lands. Any transgression she makes against the pack, I will be held accountable for. I will take whatever punishment is deemed necessary, including death. This is my solemn vow.”

Energy flowed between them, crackling as it pricked at his skin. The fine hairs on his arm stood on end, and his wolf stepped forward as the bond sealed into place.

“So it shall be.” Drew let go of his hand. “When she is settled, I expect to see her, understand.” Not a question but command.

“Yes, Alpha. I’ll bring her by.”

“Good. Sleep well. You’re working a double shift after you bring her home, as punishment for sneaking off pack lands.” Drew smacked him on the shoulder, leaving him there with Gee.
Reeve, TL. Winter Fairy Tale (Black Hills Wolves #60): Winter Solstice Run (Kindle Locations 195-230). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Now all he has to do is bring Kizzy to Los Lobos and tell her everything. The truth about everything including why he keeps pushing her away and never staying the night after sex.

An extremely hot book to warm up a cold winter’s night. One that will have to survive many revelations as well as a scavenger hunt. It’s nice to see so many characters from previous books and I can’t wait for more.

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Reviewing The Black Hills Wolves #22: Rebel’s Claw by Afton Locke


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Rebel’s Claw
Black Hills Wolves #22
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Roark Archer’s Lamar Canyon Pack in Yellowstone has been decimated by ranchers and hunters. Although the Tao pack in Los Lobos, South Dakota, has offered to assimilate it, he cannot give up his heritage so easily. At least not until he gets revenge against whoever killed his best friend, Jared, three years ago.

Recluse Carrie Myers lives on the Wyoming cattle ranch her late father left her. One fateful night changes her life forever, leaving her questioning her sanity. She knows what she saw…or does she? Regardless, she’ll do anything to protect the awful secret that has haunted her for the past three years.

When fate brings Roark to Carrie’s doorstep, the connection between them is undeniable. Determined to avoid commitment, they agree to give in to their unexplainable attraction for one night. Will hatred consume this hell-raising shifter, or can he learn love and forgiveness in the enemy’s arms?

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Living alone on an isolated ranch, Carrie can’t afford to take chances. When a violent storm causes her to investigate outside she is confronted with a huge black wolf. On instinct alone she shoots it and buries it. But was it really a wolf, could she believe her eyes. Finding a claw on the ground she puts it away, not really wanting it but not wanting to go near what she buried again.

Even though he knows joining up with the Tao pack is best for him and the others in his pack, Roark finds he can’t, not yet anyway. He needs closure, he needs to find whoever killed his best friend and bring them to justice. All he has to go on is the telepathic image Jared sent him before he died. Drew has generously granted him time. With only that image in his mind he has to find where Jared died before that time is up.

Driving through a heavy downpour on his way to help the pack with the move, the vehicle he’s driving hydroplanes into a ditch. With no cell service he treks through the rain to a ranch arriving shivering and drenched.

The night reminded Carrie of that night long ago and she almost let the shivering man walk off instead she invited him in and fed him steak. This is a favorite scene taking place after dinner.

While she headed up the narrow stairs, he followed with heavy, masculine footsteps. Something about him reminded her of… the face, the lightning flash image of the creature who rested in her field. She’d never forget what it looked like or any detail about the awful night. Never stop wondering what in the heck she’d buried. At least once a week, she had a nightmare about it and awoke drenched in sweat. It was nice to have company even if she was probably a fool for allowing it.When he gripped the banister from behind, she noticed the fingernail was missing on his left pinkie.

“What happened to your finger?”

He pulled it away. “Just a little tangle with a buffalo.”

Her mouth opened in surprise, but she closed it again. Obviously, he made it up. The imperfection made him more appealing. They passed the master bedroom first. Except her, Roark was the first person who’d seen it since her father’s death.

She hoped he wouldn’t think she was strange for keeping Daddy’s things the way he’d left them— his leather pipe pouch, cowboy hat, and even a half-empty bottle of aftershave. When so many things had changed, why not keep something the same?

“Your father’s room?” he asked.

“Yes.”

“It’s nice. Why don’t you move in there?”

She fingered the buttons on her shirt. “I like my room fine. I’m used to it.”

When they passed it, he glanced inside. She hadn’t changed it much from her girlhood. Posters of horses, faded now, still adorned the walls. He’d probably think they were silly, too. Why on earth was she sharing the sacred privacy of her home with a stranger? There was something special about him she couldn’t explain. It felt as if she’d known him an entire lifetime.

Did he sense it, too?

“Here’s the guestroom.” She scurried to the bed to beat the dust off the pillows.

He tossed his wallet and keys on the nightstand. Then he laid his warm hand on her shoulder, too lightly to offend. Instead of shaking it off as she had earlier, she rotated under his touch, secretly craving more.

“You don’t have to go to any trouble,” he said. “Everything looks very comfortable.”

“All right. Let me know if you need anything else.”

His fingers drifted over her collarbone, up to her chin. “There is one more thing.”

“What?” Her throat was so tight her voice erupted in a croak.

“A kiss. May I, Carrie?”

Without consulting with her brain first, her head nodded.

When he leaned down, his black hair tumbled forward. It must have slipped out of the rubber band. Without contacting her with anything but his mouth, he brushed his lips against hers. A flame erupted inside her with the power of a gunshot. She knew she’d never be the same.

He straightened, fixing her face with his questioning dark eyes.

“Again,” she whispered.

He gripped her cheeks with strong hands as his mouth closed in on hers, harder. Longer. His square jaw brushed against her face, sweeping her into a cyclone of sensation. She gave herself to him and the kiss, lifting weak and shaky arms to tangle her fingers in his glossy hair.

He smelled heavenly, like spicy oranges cooking in a scorching canyon. His lips parted, unleashing a hot, questing tongue she felt down to her toes. You’re mine, it said.

Yes, yes, yours. All yours.
Locke, Afton. Rebel’s Claw: Black Hills Wolves Book 22 (Kindle Locations 355-385). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

There’s a lot more going on here then meets the eye. All of which needs to be resolved. It kept me in suspense and wondering how on earth these two could possibly get together. A fun, fast and sexy read.

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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves #21: Omega’s Heart by T.L. Reeve


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Five years ago, Max Reaper walked out of Kole Silver’s life forever, leaving behind a broken omega.

Kole doesn’t believe in love anymore. He keeps to himself, leading a solitary life until stumbling upon an injured human, Jasper Hill. An instant attraction explodes between them, becoming an unbreakable bond. There is no choice—Kole must claim the man as his own.

When Max returns to take possession of what is rightfully his, a situation he’d never imagined greets him. Angry with himself and with his mate’s betrayal, he wrestles his wolf who demands he take action—to claim his mate. But will he be able to accept Kole’s new human companion, or will his mistake of leaving five years ago end up biting him in the ass?

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I don’t read much MM let alone MMM, not because I don’t enjoy them but because somehow I feel like a voyeur. That said, this one tugged my heartstrings in many ways.

Max was yet another wolf who left to protect his mate from the wrath of Magnum. From the previous books we know how Magnum treated women and for a gay male? I could just imagine the horrors he would have imposed.

Kole is an omega, and he often punished harshly by Magnum because he kept his telepathic sister Gretchen and any of the younger girls he could out of reach. On top of that he was missing his mate. It’s been five long years and now with Drew as Alpha the pack is healing and so is Kole.

Jasper is human, apparently he was out hiking when he fell onto a ledge where Kole frequently runs. This is a favorite scene.

As he came to the ridge overlooking the bluffs of craggy rocks with wisps of sage and grass, the dark outline of something on the rocks below caught his eye. He scented the air for potential danger, but found only the sweetness of sandalwood and the rusty copper of old blood. The scents clawed at him, demanded he descend to where the darkened figure lay. Kole took the little path to the left and followed it until he stood over the male. Sweat, blood, and debris covered him. His chest rose and fell as though he slept peacefully under the stars. After taking a tentative step forward, Kole nudged the man’s cheek then licked it, trying to revive him.

How long had the man been out there? Why hadn’t anyone else seen him? Or helped him? The scent of sandalwood grew thicker each time he buried his nose against the man’s neck. Whoever he was, the guy belonged to him, and didn’t that beat all. After five years of hermitting himself away, all it took was going for a run. The pull grabbed him by the balls. Like with Max, the need to claim and mark this man rode him hard. Shouldn’t he feel bad? Like he was betraying Max? He licked the man again and whined while snuffling his cheek. The man groaned and turned his head.

“Go away, Hercules,” he mumbled. “I don’t want to get out of bed.”

Who is Hercules? Kole licked him again, and the man burrowed further, admonishing him once more. With a final nuzzle, Kole retreated a step and allowed the shift to come over him. His bones realigned with ease, and within moments, he crouched next to the man. “Hey, can you open your eyes? I’m here to help you,” he said, while taking in the hint of red stubble-covered cheeks marred by blood and dirt. His cropped red hair also had patches of dried blood as well.

He traced the contours of the man’s face while staring at him. The man’s full lips parted, and a soft groan passed them.

His brows furrowed, and the scent of pain masked any hint of his true smell. “Where is Hercules?” The man, caught somewhere between a hallucination and reality, reached out for his dog.

“I’m not sure,” Kole answered, still staring at the man. “Did you bring him with you out here?”

“Out here?” The man blinked several times and peeked through strawberry-blond lashes. Piercing-green eyes greeted him. “What the hell?” The man tried to sit up but hissed in pain. “Son of a bitch.”

“Easy,” Kole murmured. “How long have you been out here?”

He blinked and swallowed hard. Kole kicked himself for not having any provisions available. “I’m not even sure where here is.” He took a deep breath and coughed. “I went for a hike, and that’s about all I remember.”

“Did you fall?”

“I think I got lost. Where did the dog go?” Red asked.

“You mean Hercules?”

“Hercules?” The guy shook his head. “No, Hercules passed away a long time ago. There’s another one though. It licked my cheek.”

“Ah, the wolves. You know there are tons of wolves around here.” Kole hated lying. “One of them led me to you. Upside, we’re a quarter of a mile from my truck. The downside, we have to walk out.”

“A wolf led you to me?” A rough chuckle passed his lips. “That sounds so mystical.”

“You are on Native land here.” Kole smiled. “Things are not always as simple as they seem.”
Reeve, T.L.. Omega’s Heart (Black Hills Wolves Book 21) (Kindle Locations 48-76). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

It doesn’t take long for things to heat up and just get hotter by the second. Then Max returns, with a story he’s not ready to tell and a deep seeded need to claim his mate. He just didn’t know that Kole had found another true mate.

Much has to be decided both on Jasper’s part and Max has to find a way to accept Jasper and come to terms with his own story.

This was a very emotional story and I cried more than once. I really love Drew, his acceptance of his wolves no matter what and allowing humans, thanks to Ryker’s mate, makes this series a must read.

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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves #20 – Infiltrating Her Pack by Dominique Eastwick


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Infiltrating Her Pack
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The mysterious and intimidating lone wolf, Z, has returned to Los Lobos. Descended from a long line of gifted yet secretive shifters known as Infiltrators, his people are the spies of the shifting world, rarely seen and harder to track.

Ripley Greystone has a big problem—her pack is Alpha-less and a local coyote band knows it. The safety of her pack rides on trusting Drew, the new Alpha of the Black Hills Wolves. But, admitting the reason for needing his help isn’t something she’s quite ready to do.

Drew senses there’s more to Ripley’s request to join his pack than what she leads him to believe. There’s only one way to know for sure—send an Infiltrator to spy on Ripley and her pack.

Forced to infiltrate her pack to discover the its hidden secrets and protect it from the coyotes determined to claim the she-wolves for themselves, Z finds more than he expects—all the while fighting the need to claim Ripley as his mate.

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Z is an infiltrator, meaning he tests the security of a pack’s boundaries to assess the ease of intrusion. He also evaluates the scouts and other wolves as to their attentiveness and reports to the Alpha. He gives Drew a better rating than the first time but advises of things to improve on. Other than that Drew has a task for him. Find out about one Ripley Greystone and her pack, they are asking for an alliance but there is too much information lacking for an informed decision. Even Z’s pack has no information on this pack.Ripley’s pack has a successful Rafting Business as such Z books an overnight trip. When he arrives he meets Ripley and realizes she is his true mate. She in turn feels the attraction but he smells human. Everything he brought with him is brand new with no other scent. Her wariness about this newcomer has her following the rafting trip.

Everything changes for her when they discover coyote tracks near the campsite and she finds out that contrary to what her father had taught her coyotes could swim. Her fear becomes real when her omega Will the cook at the campsite doesn’t arrive as expected at the base. This is where everything gets very interesting, this is a favorite scene.

The ten minutes it took to get to the boat seemed closer to ten hours. Neither she nor Zames bothered with life vests. As they came within view of the camp landing, the motorboat Will would need to use to get out of camp sat there as a bad omen, and coolers lay open on the sandy ground nearby. Zames jumped out, yanking the boat in and putting a finger to his lips. The trail to the camp showed no signs of life. That alone told her what she dreaded.He moved ahead of Ripley with the stealth precision of a Navy SEAL. If only he were wolf, he would make a perfect mate, perhaps even an Alpha.

Her skin crawled at the high-pitched shouts and woots of men in the distance. As she and Zames rounded the bend, the coyotes came into view. One of them kicked something, or someone, near the campfire.

“Stop it,” she yelled, unable to stay put as they attacked what had to be Will. Running into the open, she paused. Five of the coyote-clan baddies stared back at her.

“You got here quicker than expected, Miss Ripley,” one the men said, thankfully downwind from her because she could almost see the stink coming off him.

As two of them stepped toward her, Zames pushed her behind him, making sure he stood between her and them. “You take one step closer to my mate, and I will tear each of you limb from limb.”

Mate? Did he say mate?

The largest of the group stepped forward, sniffed the air, and laughed. “What do you plan to do, human? Call 911?”

One second, the handsome human protector stood before her, and a blink of an eye later, a large black wolf replaced him, growling, its teeth bared. It happened so fast Ripley still searched for Zames beside her. Impossible. No wolf shifted that quickly or easily. The world around her spun, and her stomach lurched.

The coyotes had taken a few steps forward then just as quickly turned tail and ran.
Eastwick, Dominique. Infiltrating Her Pack (Black Hills Wolves Book 20) (Kindle Locations 598-617). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

From here it just gets better and better. A truly intense mating, and another talk with Drew. A wonderful addition to the Black Hills Wolves series. I hope we get to see more of these wolves in future books.

5 Contented Purrs for Dominique!

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Dominique’s love of reading started when she was told to read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in high school. A book that opened her eyes to the joys of reading and entering into the world of the author. To this day she ranks this book as her favorite.

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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves #19 – The Wolf and The Butterfly by Kerry Adrienne


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The Wolf and the Butterfly
Black Hills Wolves #19
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Nika, the pack’s newest scout, wants nothing more than to please his Alpha. When he discovers a beautiful, and very sick, stranger in the woods outside Los Lobos, he finds himself torn between his duty and his hormones. The stranger carries a deadly wolf virus—one that hasn’t been seen in the Black Hills in ages.

Kimi, a Lakota Sioux, is dying. She’s transported herself forward in time, hoping to find the cure to the illness that’s stricken her tribe. Her only chance for survival is to trust Nika, even if she’s not used to having help.

To find the cure and save the pack, Nika and Kimi must travel to a time long ago—before the Lakota populated the Black Hills—a time filled with dangers neither can imagine. Their growing attraction may save them, or kill them both.

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One of the things I most enjoy about this series is how the different authors portray the pack.

In this one Nika is a new scout who finds a woman hurt and seriously ill in the woods. Again we see Drew in a harsher light, one that we don’t always see but necessary for the safety of the pack. Ryker also shows a side he doesn’t usually since Drew became Alpha. Gee is once again knowledgeable of things as he determines this lovey woman named Kimi is from the past. This is a favorite scene.

She moaned, and Nika’s heart sped. He kept quiet, letting the older pack members sort out what was to be done. His body ached with the need to be near her, but he held himself in check. A wrong move, and he could end up in an even worse situation. His place in the pack was one of deference to the Alpha. Always. No matter what he wanted, his Alpha’s wishes came first. That’s how things worked in the pack.

“I know a healer.” Gee stood.

“Who?” Drew asked. “Not too close?”

“Her name is Wen. She works alone, deep in the Black Hills sanctuary. Nowhere near Los Lobos.”

Drew nodded. “Perfect. Nika, I want you to think about what might have happened if we hadn’t been close by to handle this situation. Not only could our pack’s safety have been an issue, but you could’ve been killed.”

“Yes, Alpha.”

“Gee will remind you of the procedures, and next time, you’ll follow them.”

Nika nodded.

“We’ll leave now. I can carry this female.” Gee sighed.

“Very good.” Drew stuck his hands in his pockets.

“Kill her.” The deep voice, though quiet, thundered through the clearing. The birds stopped chattering.

Ryker.

Where the fuck had he come from? The Enforcer leaned against a tree, arms crossed and scowling. Nika shuddered, remaining quiet. The last Wolf in the world he wanted to piss off was Ryker.

“No, we can’t kill her.” Gee shook his head. “She’s our little Nika’s mate.”

He blinked. Had he heard Gee correctly? Mate? He swallowed hard. No, no way the she-Wolf was his mate— she wasn’t even a pack member. And he wasn’t old enough. Well, he was, but he wasn’t ready to settle down. She was gorgeous and made his body act independent of his mind.

Mate? No.

Drew harrumphed. “Well then, that complicates things.”

Kimi tried to sit up, collapsing when she raised her head.

“I-is she okay?” Nika asked.

Gee leaned his ear over her face and paused. “She’s breathing.” He sat up. “She fainted. We need to go. Wen’s got a lot of work ahead of her.”
Adrienne, Kerry. The Wolf and the Butterfly (Black Hills Wolves Book 19) (Kindle Locations 166-186). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Wen is a powerful healer/Raven shifter. Wen explains the cure and how they must get it. Back in time, further than even Kimi’s time.

An exciting adventure with surprises at almost every turn as Nika and Kimi find not only the cure but love as well.

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Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves #18 – A Wolf Awakens by Cam Cassidy


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A Wolf Awakens
Black Hills Wolves #18
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Cam Cassidy

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Death is not always an ending.

When the dreams first began, Angeni Sweet thought they were just that…dreams. Born with the gift of a medium, she quickly realized the truth—when she last entered the spiritual world, something returned inside her. Waking with bruises and daytime flashes of pain, the dark spirit makes himself known. His face, his name, a place. He leads her, and she has no choice but follow.

Believe in nothing.

Despite living in Los Lobos his entire life, Jaxon Boone has few things he believes in—his favorites being cold beer and hot women. Those beliefs change. When Drew demands he take the beautiful stranger, Ange, to an isolated cabin in the woods for the good of the pack, he learns that the things not seen are the most powerful.

The battle begins.

Fighting against the malevolent spirit of Magnum as he tries to push his way back to world, Ange fears it won’t be enough. Will Jax find the belief in needs in time to save not only the pack but the woman that quickly becomes the center of his world?

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I don’t know what I expected when I started this book. However Magnum possessing a pack member’s mate was a scary yet interesting turn of events.Ange is the real deal, a true medium, not someone cheating the clients her parents force on her. Now she has decided this was the last week. She would never do this again, she couldn’t take the darkness she was feeling.

Jaxson however, is another story. He’s found his mate but doesn’t believe her. He wants her more than anything but to him she is a liar and a cheat using people for their money.

How she found her way to him was something Jaxson couldn’t understand, neither could Drew or Ryker. Yet she found Los Lobos, and she was bruised and exhausted when she arrived. This scene is a favorite.

“Easy, pup,” Drew growled. “You don’t have to bother telling me she belongs to you. I can smell you on her. The question I need answered is how the fuck did she find you? Did you tell her about this place?”
Jax’s quick survey of Ange had his Wolf pacing to be set free. He pushed the hair from her face to reveal small scratches and scrapes. Drew’s words registered, Jax didn’t attempt to hide his sarcasm. “Yeah, I left her in town and then drew her a map how to get here. Did you look at her feet? Her hands? It’s like she clawed her way here. Who the hell goes for a hike barefoot in these hills?”

“I don’t have answers, I want answers, Jax. A human walks miles through the Black Hills and happens to show up on Main Street doesn’t fly. I won’t let the pack be put in danger. Not by her and not by you.” Drew, always the voice of reason.

“You’re gonna stand there and question my loyalty to the pack? Are you fuckin’ kidding me? Have you forgotten I was one of the few who stayed through Magnum’s reign? I did everything I could to hold our people together behind his back. Of course, you remember, you were the one who found me strung up in the barn like some kind of goddamn sacrifice.” Jax spat the words.

“I do remember. I’ll never be able to repay you for what you did or for what you suffered. Your loyalty was something I would never question, until now. There is no other explanation. Take her home, clean her up, and keep an eye on her. I’ll be by to talk once she’s up and around.” He walked away.

There was nothing else to say, at least not now. He picked Ange up carefully, cradled her against his chest, and headed home. He reminded himself of when he found her in Sturgis. She was a fake, a damn con artist. But how did she find her way here? The next to last thing he wanted to do was take her to his cabin. The last thing he wanted to do was turn her over to one of the pack to take care of her.

Mine, his wolf repeated in his mind.
Cassidy, Cam. A Wolf Awakens (Black Hills Wolves Book 18) (Kindle Locations 526-539). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

We see a side of Drew and Ryker that we haven’t before. A harsh one that is needed to protect the pack. I held my breath and cried quite a bit in this one. A lot of tension for everyone involved.

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Cam Cassidy is an erotic romance author, her current with with a paranormal sizzle. She spent her life growing up in a small Ohio farming community. The lack of neighbors and companionship of mostly cows and horses in her youth left her plenty of time for her passion of reading to flourish.

As an adult, Cam is married and the mother of three ornery children who keep her on her toes. The cup of coffee in her hand is a trademark. She works full time in the medical field. In her spare time, she spends every minute reading and writing. Watching her children ride horses, dirt bikes with a notebook in hand to never miss jotting down that next all important story idea.

All of the “hard work” reading and writing sitting beside the fire drinking a glass of wine. Or was it between loads of laundry? Her dream of becoming a published author have come true.

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