Thunder Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend #11)

Most Lone Wolves have a story—a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can’t bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back…

Enforcer John Nelson has pulled double duty for months, keeping an eye on the Lone Wolves who are his charges as well as those that once answered to Margo Montgomery. More of a loner than most, he doesn’t mind going months at a time without seeing another Enforcer—until the formation of the Three Rivers pack disrupted lives everywhere. Now, he must divide his time between watching the upstarts and checking on his charges while working with the other Enforcers to anticipate the next move by the Russian Volchitsa. No Enforcer expected to find themselves among the hunted, but when they target the one wolf he can tolerate, John defies orders to go after her.

Hadley Sexton is a bit of a wild card, even for an Enforcer, and she loves being unpredictable. More of a mother hen than she likes to admit, she keeps an eye on her Lone Wolves, and treats them more like family than charges. But when three Enforcers are brutally murdered over the course of three weeks, Hadley discovers someone has been shadowing her trail and they aren’t alone. It is a dangerous game with a brutal enemy, one willing to kill the wolves she’s sworn to protect to draw her out.

For Hadley, John will break every rule, but will he be in time?

Long, Heather. Thunder Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 11) . Heather Long. Kindle Edition.

With the brutal murder of the Enforcers, the word goes out to all Enforcers. Gather up the Lone Wolves. Now undoubtedly Julian probably meant to have them gather in pairs or trios, but that wasn’t how Hadley interpreted it. She gathered all of her Lone Wolves and took them to a remote lodge where they could all be together. Dealing with all the disparate personalities isn’t easy, but she’s not going to let any of her charges get hurt if she can help it.

John is working with Julian and Mason to find out what the Russians are doing. It takes him using a special talent he inherited from his grandfather to force the truth, but they get it. The problem is they don’t like it! At this point, Julian sends the word out to all Enforcers to ditch current electronics and get burner phones. Also, all Lone Wolves are to be strongly encouraged to head for pack territories, either their original pack, or the closest one. Willow Bend and Delta Cresent have both agreed to accept these wolves on a temporary basis. Hudson River is on a case by case basis, while Sutter Butte is a no-go. John’s biggest problem is that no one has been in touch with Hadley for entirely too long. When Julian orders him to stay at Willow Bend to assist, John balks. With the help of Mason and AJ, he heads to the one place he figures Hadley went to.

When the snowstorm finally lets up, Hadley’s wolves want to leave. She relucantly agrees, but requests that they leave in packs of two or three. A newly mated pair decide to head for Yukon, another trio head for Hudson River, agreeing to shepherd the most timid wolf in the group until they can get to Brett. Everything seemed to be okay, until the entire group is attacked as they leave the lodge. One wolf is killed, but the others band together to kill the attackers. Hadley has to make decisions and make them fast. Can she get her remaining Lone Wolves to safety? Will John reach her in time to help her?

This is such an action-filled story. You really feel the frustration mounting as the American wolves try to figure out what the Russians are planning and how they are communicating. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I’m looking forward to reading more!

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Damnation (Blue Moon Saloon #1)

Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?

Lowe, Anna. Damnation – Bonus Edition (Kindle Locations 665-672). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Jessica was worn out and tired of running. She’d gotten aid from the most powerful pack in the desert Southwest and now all she wanted was a job and a place to live for herself and her sister. She thought she’d found that in the Saloon Tina Hawthorne ushered them into. Then the brothers who were running the place came out. It was Soren and Simon Voss.

Simon wasn’t sure he could do this. Jessica was the one he’d loved and pushed away all those years ago. But he didn’t have a choice. They owed the Twin Moon pack. The least they could do was to give the girls a chance at a fresh start.

But when their joint past snuck back in, would Jessica give him a second chance. Their problems started with a human child lost in the forest around a campground. A forest fire burning near by. A photo of Jessica in the newspaper. What next???

The starting point for yet another wonderful series from this author! The ties to the first series are everywhere, yet this one is distinctly different! It is something to read!

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Taken By Her Mates (Interstellar Bride Program #4)

After being set up and found guilty of a crime she didn’t commit, Jessica volunteers for the Interstellar Bride Program to avoid a lengthy prison sentence. She is assigned to a prince, the heir to the throne of the powerful planet Prillon, but her future is left in doubt when the match is rejected by Prillon’s current ruler.

When his own father seeks to banish him and deny him his right to a mate, Prince Nial takes matters into his own hands. Accompanied by a battle-tested warrior who volunteers as his second, he sets out for Earth to take what is his, but upon his arrival he quickly discovers that the same horrifying enemies who once took him captive now hunt his mate as well.

Though believing she has been rejected by a mate she never even met stings more deeply than she would like to admit, Jessica does her best to focus on the dangerous task of bringing down the people who framed her. But before long, her world is turned upside down all over again when two huge, handsome aliens save her life and then inform her that she is their matched mate and they have come to Earth to claim her.

Jessica is far from ready to meekly submit, but she soon learns that her new mates expect to be obeyed and defiance will result in a painful, embarrassing spanking on her bare bottom. Despite her fury at such treatment, however, she cannot hide her arousal as she is stripped bare and thoroughly mastered by the fierce, dominant warriors. But when Prince Nial is forced to defend his birthright, will Jessica do what must be done to aid him, even if that means allowing his entire world to bear witness as she is taken by her mates?

Goodwing, Grace. Taken By Her Mates

Prince Nial is more than a little bit ticked off at his father. Tossing good warriors away because they survived the Hive was ludicrous. But now he’s taken things a bit too far. He’s rejected Nial’s right to a bride. With a little help from his cousin, Commander Deston, Nial intends to make things right.

You remember the old saying, “When it rains, it pours?” Jessica was having that kind of a day. First, she experienced the hottest dream she could have imagined. Then a planet’s ruler refused her mating to one of his warriors. Finally, since she had been accepted into the bride program, all of her possessions had been taken away. All she was left with the desire to make sure that those who did this to her, pay.

Nial and his second, Anders, were able to rescue Jessica from the Hive members hunting her. The initial plan was to take her to his cousin’s battlegroup but that was thwarted by his father. He could only transfer to the Colony. There he was able to persuade Jessica to put his color on. Then he got the news that changed everything. His father, the Prillon Prime, had been killed and the Ruling Council had called for Death Matches to determine the next Prime. Could he do what he needed to defend his birthright? Would Jessic do what she needed to do to support him?

This is such a great look at the Coalition. This is the first time there is mention of the Colony, which is where the warriors who had been “integrated” by the Hive and then rescued, are sent. After the description of Nial as a bit of a playboy, it was really nice to see a different side of him. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series.

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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend #10)

Most Lone Wolves have a story—a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can’t bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back… Most wolves will roam at some point in their lives, fledgling adults leave to explore the world while more senior wolves may undertake a journey they always wanted. Many come home again, Mitch Jackson didn’t. He thrilled to living life on the road, first as a roadie for a rock band, traveling from city to city then later as an animal trainer at a circus. He’s had a lot of jobs, and all of them fun. Two years as an Enforcer hasn’t curbed his smile, but a rogue invasion of Russian wolves are enough to put a damper on anyone’s party especially when they set their sights on the packs’ more vulnerable members…

Amelia Sullivan couldn’t stay in Willow Bend, not after her sister embraced the life she’d always wanted. It aggravated her that Shiloh’s defiance earned her a free pass from their parents, parents who’d raised them all to reject the idea of going wolf. Having always put their family first, Amelia needs a breather from wolves, their politics, and their play. Taking the first excuse she can to go to a cooking school on the west coast, she flees. The last thing she expected was an order to return home within three months of her getting away. She wasn’t a wolf, she doesn’t have to obey…of course, not following the rules proves even more costly than she can imagine when she finds herself a prisoner and the change she always thought she wanted forced upon her…

Rescuing Amelia seemed a straightforward job until Mitch realizes what they’ve done, then saving her life proves to be the easier task as she undergoes her first transformation far from any Alpha. Can a happy go lucky Enforcer find the strength to keep her sane?

Long, Heather. Shadow Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 10) . Heather Long. Kindle Edition.

Mitch was normally easy going, but when he was asked to first working with the tracker from Willow Bend, and then rescue the kidnapped human, things got serious. The Russian wolves were striking randomly, and targeting more vulnerable pack members. What he’d found when he enters the abandoned building where Amelia Sullivan was being held was something no one ever wanted to find.

Amelia was sick and tired of pack politics. After her sister’s rebellion and return, she just couldn’t stand any more. Asking Mason for permission to attend cooking school on the west coast, she thought she was leaving all that behind her. In her mind, she was leaving the pack. It never dawned on her that the pack had bought the home she lived in, and probably was paying for her tuition. It just never dawned on her that Mason still considered her as one of his pack. Things got very real for her, however, when she was kidnapped right off the street as she did her morning jog.

After tracking her down after she left the basement, Mitch knew he had a problem. First things first, he needed to get them away from there. The best way he knew to do that was to head for his cabin. That was a trip in and of itself. He’d been injured during their escape, and just barely made it to the cabin. His situation was just the tip of the iceberg. Did he have the strength to help her. Did she have the strength of will to make it?

Never underestimate the power of pure stubbornness! Both of these folks had both in spades. These Russian wolves are an interesting advesary for the packs as they don’t seem to follow any of the same rules that the packs do!

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Claimed by Her Mates (Interstellar Bride Program #3)

I’d heard about the Interstellar Bride Program for over a year, knowing that most women who participated were prisoners seeking an alternative to a harsh prison sentence. Some, I’d learned, were volunteers, but none could return. Once matched to an alien warrior and sent off-planet to their mate, they were no longer citizens of Earth and could not return. At first, it had sounded scary and ridiculous. Who would volunteer to leave Earth? How bad could their lives be to do such a thing?

Now I knew. A woman’s life could turn very, very bad. I needed to be as far away from my fiancé as possible and I worried that there would be no place on Earth that would be far enough. He would find me, then…

Goodwin, Grace. Claimed by Her Mates (Interstellar Brides Book 3) . Stormy Night Publications. Kindle Edition.

At this point, all Leah knew was that she needed away, as far away as possible. Another planet sounded like a godsend to her. Volunteering for the Interstellar Bride Program seemed to be her best chance. She signed up and waited….

Drogran, Tor, and Lev were triplets separated at birth. Sent to live in different sectors, they were now the rulers of those sectors. Now in their thirties, the Regent had gathered them together at the neutral government island, Viken United. The plan? All three men were to mate the same woman and in doing so, sire a child of their combined DNA to once again unite the planet. To this end, Regent Bard had tricked the three men into submitting to IBP testing during a recent physical. Then the results were combined and sent into the Program. Now all that was needed was for a woman to match that combined submission.

Leah was shocked when she was asked to pick her mate out of a group of ment. “Proof of Connection” was what was required. After walking down the line of men, she was indeed able to pick her mate out. But now she’s being told that she was actually mated to 3 identical triplets? Things are getting more complicated by the minute! Will this plan work, and can they keep her safe?

Yet another wonderful planet full of hot guys! The descriptions and characters are wonderful, and just the right amount of spice to boot!

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Wolf on Board (Wolves of Willow Bend #9.5)

Meet Jake Danes of Hudson River—Lone Wolf, avid gamer, extreme sports enthusiast, and surfer. He’s spent the last two years roaming free, exploring the world and escaping the dark place his pack had become after betrayal and murder tore them apart. Sure, life changed back home, but Jake’s having way too much fun to return—riding the waves in Monterrey and living out of a van. It’s the perfect life, one he never wants to give up, no matter how many calls he’s fielding from his big brother…then he catches her scent.

Mimi Chase wanted one perfect year. Time away from pack politics and her mother’s matchmaking efforts. Ever since her big brother settled into mating with a healer, Mimi’s mom seems to have gone into overdrive—throwing her at every eligible male in the pack. Choosing to roam seemed the best option, and California the ideal location to get away from everything pack related. Her plans for art classes, yoga on the beach, maybe a cooking lesson or two while living a hippy dippy lifestyle are all she cares about…until another wolf butts into her every activity. Doesn’t he know the rules?

Lone Wolves aren’t supposed to form relationships, so why doesn’t he catch a hint? Worse, why isn’t she working harder to make sure he does?

Long, Heather. Wolf on Board: Wolves of Willow Bend (Book 9.5) . Heather Long. Kindle Edition.

Roaming is the chance for a young wolf to stretch themselves and see the world outside of their pack’s territory. Very similar to the Amish Rumspringa. A chance for them to learn new things and new ways of doing things they already do. They are watched over by the Enforcers but still have ties to their home pack. Most of the time, they return to their home pack after a set timetable previously agreed upon.

Mimi Chase is Owen Chase’s younger sister. She’s had training with the Hunters, but that’s not where her true skills lie. Mimi is one of the most gifted Trackers her pack has seen in a long while. This skill is part of why she wants to learn to bake.

Jake Danes is Luc Danes‘ younger brother. After the disaster at Hudson River, Jake turned Lone Wolf and headed for California. He spent most of his time surfing. He worked at various odd jobs to keep him in cash. All that changed the day he ran into Mimi.

All this changes when Mimi catches the scent of a female wolf, who doesn’t belong to a known pack. She reports this to Mitch, the local Enforcer, who promptly advises her to “hole up” with Jake until this can be investigated. Then all H3ll breaks loose. Mitch comes calling, and calls Mason in her presence. A human packmate, Amelia Sullivan, has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. Mason wants her to work with the Enforcers to track Amelia.

All the while, Jake has texted Brett with details of what is going on. The reply? To assist her as needed. Will Mimi be able to track Amelia? And what is to become of the budding relationship between her and Jake?

Desert Wolf: Complete Collection (Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch 1.1 – 1.4)

In this Collection

Desert Wolf: Friend or Foe Lana Dixon may have won her destined mate’s heart, but that was in Arizona. Now, she’s bringing her desert wolf home to meet her family — the sworn enemies of his pack. How far will they push her mate to prove himself worthy? And is their relationship ready for the test?

Desert Wolf 2: Strangers in the Night Nothing has ever scared this big, bad alpha as much as his mate’s pregnancy, especially when their quiet weekend getaway doesn’t go exactly according to plan. A whimsical and sexy tale of hope, fear, and undying love, featuring the wolves you love and a whole new shifter species that bursts onto the scene.

Desert Wolf 3: Chance Encounters What happens when two become three? Find out in this short story, when alpha wolf Ty Hawthorne stays home to watch the baby while his mate Lana goes for a girls’ night out – wolf style. What could possibly go wrong under the desert moon?

Desert Wolf 4: A Very Close Shave Alpha wolf Ty Hawthorne isn’t sure he’ll ever get a break from the constant demands of leading his pack. Not with a vampire on the loose and a brother falling head over heels into forbidden love. But when the right woman comes along with a naughty smile and a sizzling hot plan, duty takes a back seat to desire, if only for one scorching afternoon.

Lowe, Anna. Desert Wolf: Complete Collection: 4 Twin Moon Ranch Short Stories (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch) (Kindle Locations 89-104). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

This is an absolutely great look at everyday life on Twin Moon Ranch. This is the kind of story I have a tendency to create in my mind after I finish a book. All of these short stories take place after Desert Moon and before Desert Blood.

Now I have to admit, that I am changing how I write these reviews. You see, I have the great delight of getting to read an ARC copy of all of these. I have this set of 4 somewhere on my PC as individual books. I’ve given you a link to the Complete Collection because to my way of thinking, it’s more enjoyable to read these short ones all together!

So from this point forward, I’ll make sure to give you my opinion of these books as well as the description! Please enjoy!

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Mated to the Warriors (Interstellar Brides Program #2)

“Hannah lived that, from Anne’s point of view. And that experience is what drew her to you. Don’t be tender, Zane. Stop holding back. She’s a submissive, and she’s sensitive to your needs. She knows you’re not giving all of yourself. She can sense it the same way you know she’s unhappy and uncomfortable around you. But she doesn’t know what you want her to be, Zane. She needs you to be who you truly are; she needs to know the rules. She won’t give herself to you, she won’t love you, she won’t trust you until you bare your soul to her and let out the beast.”

Goodwin, Grace. Mated to the Warriors (Interstellar Brides Book 2) (p. 113). Stormy Night Publications. Kindle Edition.

Hannah belonged to a very small group, Earth women who actually volunteered to be a Bride. She did it to save her brother. Now that she had, she was very surprised at the planet she was matched to. Prillon brides lived on board the warships.

Zane Deston hadn’t wanted a bride. His mother was the one who submitted his information. However, now that she was on board ship, everything was different. The only problem was that she appeared to be so small. Surely someone so small would be too delicate to withstand his full passion. So he held back with her.

This is another great entry for this series. You gotta love the new race and world highlighted by this book. To have not one, but two hunky guys dedicated to you would be every woman’s dream. Not so sure I would appreciate the audience however!

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Snow Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend #9)

Ranae is the youngest of the Buckleys and the only girl amongst three powerful male siblings. Her restlessness and dominant nature affected her every relationship within Willow Bend, not to mention testing the patience of her Alpha. Apprenticeship to the Hunters fed her desire for a purpose. When her Alpha and eldest brother ask her to undertake a mission to the Yukon territory, she’s thrilled at the opportunity to be useful. Clashing with the Alpha was the last thing she expected on the dangerous assignment.

The oldest Alpha in the U.S. packs lives a gray existence. The loss of his mate so many decades before wears away at him until he doesn’t give a damn about anything. The problems of the other packs are not his, and he prefers to be left to his isolation. The arrival of the Chief Enforcer annoys him, but it is the wolf traveling with him who wakes the predator in Diesel. The scent of mate clings to her, but she rejects his overtures and challenges him on every level.

War may be coming for the Yukon, but Diesel’s battle is very personal…

Long, Heather. Snow Wolf: Wolves of Willow Bend . Heather Long. Kindle Edition.

After the Russian attempts at Hudson River and Sutter Butte had been rebuffed, Mason and the other Alpha’s conference together on computer. All but Diesel, that is. Fearing the worse, Mason decided to send a Hunter up to the Yukon pack to check on them. While A.J.’s suggestion of his sister initially startled him, careful thought on why she was suggested had him sending her on her way. He contacted her in Seattle to divert her to a small airfield to join up with Julian for the rest of the trip.

Tired of waiting for Diesel to come back to the homestead, Julian left Ranae in the guest cabin while he tracked down Diesel on the tundra. If it hadn’t been for the slight traces of a very interesting scent on Julian, Diesel would have sent Julian packing. So as it was, Diesel still blocked him from entering the inner room of the guest cabin ahead of him. The woman waiting inside was everything he could have wanted. She was enough to make his wolf sit up and howl.

Just a few days into her visit, the pack rebuffed an attack by Russian foot soldiers. Instinctively offering to help, Ranae spent hours assisting the pack healer, Chowder, as he cared for the injured. The wolf song that arose as several members died tore at her heart. She was surprised however, when Diesel offered to take her out on the tundra with him. That surprise turned into anger as a Russian Lieutenant attacked them both. They killed the intruder and Diesel pondered how best to respond to the attack.

While the earlier attackers were sent back in boxes, something more was needed at this point. Diesel’s stated intent to make his point in person has Ranae calling Mason. Even though it made Diesel angry with her, Ranae knew it was the right thing to do. The question is, will what Diesel has planned be enough to stop the attacks?

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Sasquatch Surprise (Twin Moon Spinoff)

All Nala Dixon wants is to make it home to her wolf pack in time for the holidays — alive. But a simple road trip turns into a fight for survival when a gang of vampires turns up, thirsting for her blood. A damn good thing a knight in shining armor rushes to her rescue — and hot damn, it’s Harrison, the sasquatch she’s secretly dreamed of for years.

Lowe, Anna. Sasquatch Surprise . Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Nala Dixon is a college student in Cambridge. She’d been warned about the vampires in that area, but chose to attend there any way. She had been safe enough until the day she fell and scraped her leg on the sidewalk. A number of men in the area rushed to help her, but only one made chills run up her spine. That one had licked the little bit of blood from his hand and smiled at her. From that day on, he seemed to turn up any where she was.

Harrison was a lonely sasquatch. After his mother left him at 14, he had spent a number of years living with the local pack. He had fallen hard for the Alpha’s younger daughter. But after a planned trick on her nieces and nephews went badly awry, he’d left to make his way somewhere else. Something had told him however, that Nala needed him so he had returned to the area.

Heading home for the holidays, Nala dropped her roommate off and drove on. She wasn’t that many hours away from her pack. Unfortunately, when she checked her rear view mirror, a rather persistent SUV was still back there. The vampires were still stalking her and out here there was no truce to protect her. When an accident left her on foot, could she make it to safety in time? Unbeknownst to her, Harrison was drawing nearer. Would he make it in time?

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