Desert Heart (Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch #4)

This time, he’s playing for keeps.

They drove on in silence. Ty took the last two turns and slowed to coast under the double S brand hanging from the Seymour Ranch gate, then pulled to a halt in front of the homestead. A tall figure separated itself from the shadows of the porch and stepped into the sunlight to greet them. Tina blinked and bit back a gasp. The new manager was no woman. The new manager was no stranger. The new manager was… Christ, not him.

Lowe, Anna. Desert Heart (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Book 4) . Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Tina Hawthorne, daughter of the retired Alpha, sister to the current co-Alphas of the pack and de-facto Alpha female. “Good old Tina” the one that it seems that no one thinks about. Unless of course, she was trying to go out with someone! But truth be told, her heart has always belong to the boy next door at Seymour Ranch.

Rick Rivera, the Latino son of the chef at Seymour ranch, has always struggled. At first, it was hitting balls from an old batting cage, then it was hitting balls during his career in the major leagues. The next struggle was dealing with the career ending injury he suffered. Now his struggle is getting Tina back into his life and into his arms.

The first time Tina knows that Rick is back in the area is when she and her brother Ty head to Seymour Ranch to question the new Ranch Manager about a proposed request to draw more water from the aquifer, an aquifer that only services Twin Moon Ranch and Seymour Ranch.

However, a visit from the Navajo Coyote Alpha, Atsa, gives them even more to be concerned about. He’s been having visions of a demon seeking entry to this world. A hellhound is nothing to sneeze at. Actually, after checking with Zack and Rae, they are faced with the realization that the only way to destroy one is sheer numbers. Can they rally the necessary numbers? What about the very human crew of Seymour Ranch?

Desert Fate (Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch #3)

The only thing that can save her is his bite.

“The first bite turns,” Tina explained as calmly as if she were pouring tea at a ladies’ luncheon. “The second bite mates.” “Mates.” She parried the verb away, unwilling to accept it. “Wolves don’t marry. We mate. For life.” Okay, that part didn’t sound as twisted as the rest. Until Tina dropped the other shoe, that is. “Wolves don’t bite humans just to turn them. This Ron wanted you as his mate.”

Lowe, Anna. Desert Fate (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Book 3) (p. 34). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

“Skinwalker, wolf.” The terrified old Navajo woman muttered. Stephanie Alte wondered about that. She kept having the strangest dreams of running through the desert and chasing…. something. She just didn’t know what. All she could remember for sure was that she had to keep moving.

Kyle Williams, Arizona State Trooper, and a Changeling himself, knows more that he wants to about what Stef is going through. And it doesn’t take just a bite to change a person into a shifter. He was viciously clawed during a bar fight a few years ago. That was his start. But when he saw a woman in obvious trouble out in the desert, he couldn’t walk away.

Stephanie worked for a renewable energy company, selling solar panels and equipment to individuals and small companies. When she is called back several times to the same ranch to speak to the manager, she chalked it up to a manager just wanting to be sure before committing to the cost involved. She never suspected what came next!

Kyle looked at Stephanie and recognized a fellow military brat. She’d lived beside him for years and helped him through all the rough times with his stepfather. Now it was his turn to step up and help her to what lay ahead for her.

Desert Hunt (Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch 0.5)

Strictly off limits, or destined mates?

They swept toward him, lowing and huffing, kicking up a cloud of dust that threatened to consume a figure in front of him. It was the new girl—woman, he corrected himself; despite her tomboy look, everything about her screamed hot-blooded woman—moving out of their path. Step by step, she backed up to the line of sheds. Another step, and she was right in front of Zack, still blind to his presence. One more, and his hands went up in warning just as she pressed into him, her back to his front. Warm, was all his mind registered at first.Tight, his fingers added, feeling the muscles wrapped around her middle like a corset.Sweet, his body hummed, picking up her scent. Mine, his wolf growled, starting to pace inside the mental cage Zack had constructed around that side of his being. Because the scent that had him on tenterhooks all morning wasn’t washing in from the open desert. It was coming from her. It was her.

Lowe, Anna. Desert Hunt (WOLVES OF TWIN MOON RANCH) (pp. 12-14). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Zack was that half breed boy from the wrong side of the ranch. Rae, the female with a secret to hide. Fate is determined to bring them together in the desert. A prequel set two years before Desert Moon.

If there was one thing that Rae knew for certain, men could not be trusted. Especially not Alphas. Given her hunts, she could not risk being mated. It would mean the end of her bloodline and their purpose. She took a huge chance and requested to transfer to another pack.

Zack knew what the old Alpha thought of him, half white man wolf, and half Navajo coyote, he was considered “trash”. But there was one thing he could do better than anyone else, tracking. So he spent his time on the edge of the ranch doing just that. That is, until he was ordered to ensure that no one bothered Rae.

It seems that the old Alpha had brought Rae with the intention of her mating his son. He just neglected to tell anyone! What happens when Rae follows the Earth Spirit’s leadings on the New Moon will change everything.

Rogue Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend #4)

As Mason gives Salvatore permission to continue his search, a very scary thought comes to Margo. These disappearances are starting to look too organized to be random…

“Salvatore, I understand you want to find your sister, but if she is mated to this guy, he has no options. He’s broken the laws. He either enters a pack with his mate or the Enforcers are going to execute him.” Margo would execute him. If he was mated to Salvatore’s sister, Rayne’s death could kill her. She cut a look to him. “This is why I do not want them involved.” The Italian Alpha rose. “I will handle him. I will retrieve her. They are not mated, not truly.”

Long, Heather. Rogue Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 4) (pp. 77-78). Kindle Edition.

Lone Wolves are one thing, missing wolves are something else. These wolves are not just missing, they have totally vanished! It started with a report from Hudson River that they had 3 wolves missing. As the Enforcers begin to investigate, things take an unexpected twist.

Margo is more than a little ticked off when she is pulled off the investigation to pick up an Alpha and escort him to Willow Bend. Not just any Alpha, Salvatore is the Alpha of Alphas in Italy. Talk about stubborn!

Salvatore is in search of two people, his sister and the American male who visited their pack for 6 months before he and Lucians vanished. He’s trying to be polite but he just doesn’t get “Lone Wolves.” There’s no such thing in Europe.

As Margo and Salvatore drive to Willow Bend, she begins to notice something odd. Besides all accounts being closed, the houses have been thoroughly cleaned and bleached! Not something a wolf would do.

As Mason gives Salvatore permission to continue his search, a very scary thought comes to Margo. These disappearances are starting to look too organized to be random…

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Desert Blood (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch #2)

She’s on the run – into the arms of forbidden love.

They both knew that there were bats and there were… Well, call them bad bats, even if the latter hadn’t been spotted in Arizona for decades. Cody studied the creature’s eyes, the quivering tongue. It looked so fragile in his brother’s big hand, yet somehow menacing, too. “A scout?” Cody asked, keeping his voice low. Why, he wasn’t sure.

Lowe, Anna. Desert Blood (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Book 2) (p. 13). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Up until a few weeks ago, Heather had never heard of Vampires, let alone seen one. Then she went out to a club with her girlfriend and met her new beau. Something about him absolutely gave her the creeps. When he followed her out of the club, she ducked into a group of chattering girls to get away.

After finding her girlfriend dead the next morning, Heather grabbed her thing and fled the area. With nothing to guide her, she headed into the setting sun. Miles and days later, she reaches the desert Southwest. Needing to earn some cash without using a bank card, she decided to stop and find a place to stay and job. Luckily she found both at Twin Moon Ranch.

Cody was the second son of the Alpha, Tyrone. Never the favorite son, long ago he adopted the persona of the class clown. Later as he grew up, his blonde, surfer looks led to a playboy reputation. No one ever believed that he would amount to anything. And for the most part, he didn’t fight it. All that changed when he met Heather.

When a bat flies into the classroom, the children all panic. Heather grabs a towel and prepares to try catch or at least shoo the bat out. When Cody steps in, she willing leaves the task to him. Between Cody and his brother Ty, they catch the bat and take it outside. Just by looking at it, neither one can tell if it’s just a natural bat (unlikely during the day!) or a scout for a specis that hasn’t been seen in Twin Moon’s area for years. On their way to the Alpha Tyrone, they are jostled by a she-wolf and the bat escapes.

Heather and Cody are drawn together. Unfortunately with Heather being human, anything more between them is forbidden by his father. However fate has different plans for them. Can Heather accept all that Cody is, or will her past catch up to them?

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Wolf Next Door (Wolves of Willow Bend #3.5)

Eight years later, she sends a request to the new Alpha—she wants to come home, and when he grants it, she’s both relieved and terrified. The first person she runs into is the last one who ever wants to see her again.

Leaping the fence, he stalked around the house to disabuse the youths of their indiscretion. At the corner, a familiar scent ambushed him and every muscle in his body went rigid. His wolf’s head came up and they both studied the car waiting with the door open. An old Pinto, rusted and dilapidated the damn thing leaked fuel and coolant—he could smell both—but it wasn’t those acrid and sickly sweet scents aggravating him. No, it was…the screen door slammed and she walked out of the house. Her head whipped to the side as she spun to face him. Her eyes held the faint glow of her wolf. Always long-legged and tall, she’d blossomed into a beautiful, curvaceous woman. Her feet were bare and her shorts revealed deeply tanned legs. A man’s shirt fit her awkwardly, and she’d tied the ends together into a makeshift tank and rolled the sleeves to reveal her equally tan arms. Long hair—she’d always had the most beautiful long hair, satiny and shimmery under the sun. How he craved the sight of that hair, and he’d ordered her never to cut it, but it was gone. Her hair barely fell below her ears, chopped to what his sister would call a bob, and revealed the slender column of her vulnerable throat. Claire Webster was home.

Long, Heather. Wolf Next Door (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 5) (p. 9). Heather Long. Kindle Edition.

Second chances are something that everyone deserves. The really nice thing is that second chances are not just for the old. Sometime, even the young need a second chance.

Tyler Buckley was born the youngest of the Buckley triplets. At the ripe old age of 5, he looked across a playground and saw his mate. As he understood it, that meant it was up to him to keep her safe. Unfortunately, in his mind, keeping her safe meant only letting her be friends with others that he approved of.

Claire Webster grew up in the house next door to the Buckley’s. Which could have been nice except for Tyler. When they were both children, Tyler declared that he was her mate and started to try to run her life. When a Hunter from Sutter Butte came to visit on business from his Alpha, he offered Claire something Tyler never had, a choice.

Years later, Tyler is startled to hear noises coming from the empty Webster house. He can’t believe what he finds there. Mason has granted Claire the opportunity to rejoin the pack. Will these two take advantage of their second chance?

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Desert Moon (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch #1)

The scent of destiny…the danger in desire.

The phantom. It happened years ago, after he’d been away from the ranch on business. The minute he got back, it hit like a heat wave in the height of summer. A scent. A female scent carried on the wind touched him—no, kneed him right in the gut—then vanished. Overcome by the need to claim, he’d roamed all over the desert. He spent weeks searching, every keen wolf sense tuned in to tracking the source. But she was gone—or she never existed, except as a hint on the wind that teased him to ruin. He would never love, never want anyone again.

Lowe, Anna. Desert Moon (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Book 1) (p. 17). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.

Anna freely admits on her website that she envisions Packs as having the same type of structure as a feudal society. I can clearly see that in this series. Ty is the strong, silent, brooding type. Lana is not!

Romeo and Juliette have nothing on the feud between the Hawthornes and the Dixon’s. Things are so bad that Ty’s father declared that he would kill any Dixon found on his ranch.

Twelve years ago Ty Hawthorn caughet the scent of a woman in the wind over his Ranch. Despite searching for her every where, he never found the woman his pack began to call “The Phantom “.

Lana Dixon visited Arizona once years ago with her aunt. There she caught a hint of a male that she wanted to get to know. All too soon, she had to return to her home in New England.

As Lana returns to Arizona to help her aunt retire to her friend’s home, she scents that same male once again. This time the only things standing in her way is a pack of rogues, a bitter Alpha, and the knowledge of what happened all those years ago.

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My Favorite Series

There’s a number of different series that I return to, time and time again. A couple that I’ve read ARC copies of, others that I stumbled onto. I tend to return to some of them over and over again. It’s a shame that the authors only get paid once for me reading the book. For authors that utilize Kindle Unlimited, after I’ve read the ARC copy, I check the book out of KU to review it. That way, they get paid for my reading.

I have to admit, I adore the ones that, after you read the first series, there is a spinoff series following it. A good example is Anna Lowe’s “Twin Moon Ranch.” After you read this series, she followed it with “Blue Moon Saloon”, “Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart”, “Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire”. She’s currently working on a new series called “Fire Maidens”.

Another series you’ll hear about is “Grace Godwin’s “Interstellar Brides.” This is another author who writes interwoven series. There is the “Interstellar Brides”, “The Colony,” “The Virgins,” and “Ascension.”

There’s more series to be added, but I think I’ll start with these. 😁