The Sunday Post #8

What’s Next?

The COVID-19 vaccine is starting to be distributed. This is a good thing, but we still need to be cautious. The country is going for “Herd Immunity.” And this can be a good thing. It’s what stopped the Zika virus in Brazil. It took TWO YEARS for enough people to have been exposed for the virus to be stopped. That’s a long time to ask people to wear a mask and keep their distance. We already have people refusing to do, citing “my body, my choice.”

That’s a slogan people my age (Baby Boomers) have heard before. Then it was used to refer to the choice of whether to have an abortion or not. That was a personal choice that didn’t affect the people you passed as you went along your way.

Today is a totally different scenario. Simply breathing can affect the people around you when you are out of your house. You can be affected by others who aren’t wearing masks. The best guess scenario is that it could be next fall before we get back to something we can call normal. You don’t want the vaccine? Fine, that’s your choice. But for the love of God, please at least wear a mask!

Weekly Cup of Coco

That’s my pillow!

Coco doesn’t want to spend the night in our bed but apparently has no problem claiming my pillow. The changes in in our little girl are like night and day since we got her.

At her last vet’s appointment, we received the good news that she is officially not anemic anymore. YEAH! I shudder to think to how she suffered with all the fleas that caused the anemia. I try not to blame the individual who gave us Coco for not doing more. But there was somethings he was doing that are just plain wrong. He had 4 dogs and would feed them by cutting off a piece of ham and hand feeding it to them. I didn’t see any evidence that this was supplemented by regular kibble. So no way did any of the dogs get enough to eat.

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!

Desert Wolf: Complete Collection on Goodreads

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?

Desert Blood on Goodreads

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.

Desert Moon on Goodreads