Wolves of Willow Bend Book 8: Desert Wolf

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Cassius, Alpha of Sutter Butte, leads the most ruthless and dangerous pack in the United States. A pack comprised of misfits who didn’t fit in their previous packs, cast offs discarded by their packs and forgotten wolves who rose to create a pack more than a century before in utter defiance of the order of the day. Sometimes pitiless and cruel, he wants more for his people than a yearly bloodbath as they fight for a new place, a better spot in the pecking order. To change his pack, means to change himself and he will find rebellion on all sides, not the least of which is his own defiant heart.

Sovvan Stark, Omega of Delta Crescent, lives a cherished, beloved life in the center of her pack, a delicate and hard won balance. Though she is not the only Omega, she is the most experienced with the tremors of pack upset when power shifts from Alpha to Alpha. When her Alpha approaches her about Sutter Butte’s request, Sovvan considers the matter for several long months. While she might hold within her the key to helping the Sutter Butte Alpha, the undertaking could very well kill her.

Accompanied by a single Hound, Sovvan begins a journey to help Cassius rebuild the foundation of his pack, but first she will have to transform him…

D. Antonio
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will leave you feeling good
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2015 Verified Purchase
Cassius, Alpha of Sutter Butte, is snarly and mean and rough and tuff and buff and stuff but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel, doesn’t want, doesn’t hope. What he wants is to take his pack into a less violent less fearful future. To do that he needs help; Sovvan Stark, Omega of Delta Crescent is the help Cassius feels it will take. He doesn’t expect who she is and what she does to him personally but isn’t crazy enough to look fate in the mouth. He just doesn’t know if he is going to live long enough to enjoy her. Sovvan is an Omega. A special type of wolf. She isn’t immediately cowed by any Alpha and so stands outside pack structure. Her gift is reflection. She can reflect your weakness back at you. She can discover a packs weakness. She can also it seems borrow your fear, anger, grief or intense emotion and use it. She responded to Cassius’s need to improve the lot of his pack she didn’t expect to fall for him.
Heather Long is a fantastic story teller and this may be her best story yet. Desert Wolf can be read standalone but will be better enjoyed if you’ve read the rest of the series. I loved everything about Sovvan except for her name (for which I had to use a dofer cause I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce it) and Cassius turned out to be deeper than he’s let anyone know. This book will leave you feeling good and hopeful for the future of the Sutter Butte pack.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review but I bought my own copy as well.

Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop reading!
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2015 Verified Purchase
Heather Long writes the absolute best romantic shifter suspense, books that grab hold on the first page and don't let go until the last. This book is that and more. She captured my attention with her Fevered series and has maintained it, leaving me watching expectantly for her next release. Her characters are richly developed, the storyline contains enough suspense to keep me glued to my reader and the romance builds until there is no question the featured couple will beat the odds and that there is going to be a HEA-the reason I read romance. I love it!
Cassius, the hard, fierce Alpha of the Sutter Butte Pack in Arizona has asked Serafina for the loan of one of her Omegas. Sovvan is not only the Louisiana based Delta Crescent's Omega, however, but is also Serafina's trusted friend. And Sera doesn't want her to go. But after months of consideration, Sovvan and her Guardian make the journey, only to be intercepted at a roadside rest stop by a large group of wolves who try to kill her. Cassius arrives in time to save her life, but the battle gives Sovvan a glimpse into the extent of the brokenness of the pack that he desperately wants to save. And she ultimately comes to the realization that by helping him save them, her own life will likely be forfeit. Cassius always knew Sovvan could die, but while it was a likelihood when he first came up with the plan, as he gets to know Sovvan more intimately he realizes the only acceptable option is for her to live.
Annie
4.0 out of 5 stars PARANORMAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST.
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2015 Verified Purchase
Desert Wolf by Heather Long is the 8th book in the Wolves of Willow Bend series. Desert Wolf follows the Sutter Butte pack and their razor sharp alpha, Cassius.

This series has become my addiction for 2015. I love the characters in this series, especially the way Long is blending some of the different pack’s members together. Each installment contains such wonderful character growth and Cassius’ story was no exception. But lets face it, if you have read this series, you recognized he was going to be a hard character to connect to. Long did a great job building him up as ruthless, hard-edged and cruel. Even I wondered if Cassius had the ability to be redeemed, but as usual Long works her magic and once she allows you to glimpse inside of Cassius’ soul, you are quickly jumping onto Team Cassius. This team doesn’t play fair and I enjoyed the struggle and torture the author put this Alpha through. Long provided us with glimpses and a general feel of Cassius’ backstory and childhood, but I felt for such a unique and hard character, stronger details would have enriched the story and pushed this over the edge to 5 star territory.

Avid Book Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Wolf and the Omega!
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2015 Verified Purchase
Heather you've got me so addicted to this wonderful series!
Cassius asked Delta Crescent Alpha for the loan of her Omega, Sovvan to help him clean up his pack but little did he know that she was his mate. He treated her with such disregard you couldn't tell that they were mates. When they finally came together it was explosive you could almost feel the heat coming off of them. Even though Omegas are feared because of the emotions they can bring out in the others, Cassius and Sovvan came together to become and effective team for their pack. Just loved the way the two of them were with each other. I heartily recommend this story and the series to anyone wanting to read exciting wonderful stories.
Heather, please don't make me wait too long because I'm going crazy waiting for the next story in this series to come out!

Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Series Book 7): Fighting For Her Dragon

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There Are No Coincidences….
Given a fairy tale life by the clan of dragon shifters that rescued her as a little girl, Emma Sinclair long ago accepted she might never solve the mystery of her heritage. Of course, that was before she could feel the traitor’s pain, before she knew he was slipping away. And before the unthinkable happened… he called to her in the language of his kin.

The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes…
Captured by his brothers. Imprisoned in a cave. Bound in silver chains. Andrew knew his days were numbered. He accepted his fate. Knew he was getting what he deserved. Hallucinations of his long dead parents were his only solace in the debris of a wasted life. Then the daffodils entered his prison. The fragrance stirred visions of expressive brown eyes, a smile that rivaled the sun and a voice that was a balm to his tattered soul. He clung to the memory of her. She became his lifeline…his only hope of survival…

Fate Will Not Be Denied…
One doomed dragon. One very special woman. One destiny no one could have predicted. Will they save dragon kin or destroy it?

Goddess of Chaos
VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars Emma and Andrew get their stories... all in one.
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020 Verified Purchase
The magic in this story is that instead of pieces clicking in to place for the characters, they click into place for the readers. Threads from the previous 6 books in the serious weave together as a prophecy is finally properly translated and understood, and as readers, we discover if we have correctly been solving mysteries as the series was unfolding... guessing who aligned with what, and if we were following the bread crumbs the author as been placing for us all along.

This is less about a redemption for Andrew or his finding forgiveness (within himself, or from others) than it is about being reminded that a single person can be an amazing influence on us -- can motivate us to be our best selves, to strive towards the light, and turn our back on our worst impulses.

As much as it concludes the overarching arc that has been building up to this point, it does not actually feel like it concludes Andrew's story -- it gets him back to his kin, but he is still traveling a path that could be interesting, and knowing there are more books in the series, I can not help but wonder if his path is touched on in future stories.

Ashley Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER AMAZING BOOK!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2015 Verified Purchase
I was honored enough to be a Beta for this book and it was AMAZING! yes, it is very different from the last 6, but in a good way in my opinion. It is a more emotional read, but it does also give you a sense of satisfaction and completion at the end of it while still making you excited for what's to come. I really enjoyed seeing someone who's been the villain for soo long be thrown for a loop and being forced to re-evaluate the way we look and feel about Andrew. It was a book that I could NOT put down, it was a relatively quick read, but that's the same with the others in the series, and while they may be a quick read they still give an amazing story, and this one is no different.

Charlene Cain
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel Of An Author - A Gem Of A Tale
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2015 Verified Purchase
Julia Mills' powerful latest novel in the Dragon Guard series provoked laughter and copious tears from me. Part of an ongoing series that stands as a separate story, the book showcases the author's ever increasing talent at word craft. Julia, whose middle initial is "R", is truly a "jeweler". She's taken the gem of an idea and built it into the story of a traitor and the only woman who can redeem him.

Snared by the enemy who cruelly tricked his brother into believing him dead, Andrew was held for years before convincing his captors that he wanted revenge against the Dragon Guard for abandoning him. Andrew became adept at black magic and pushed his dragon deep inside as he strived toward that goal. When his brother dragons catch up to him, he unbelievably senses his mate in distress within the clan. It seems her life is tied to his, and the fate of the clans just might be, too.

Read this book, and you'll race to read them all...
Mandy Parmenter
4.0 out of 5 stars Great dragon shifter story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 19, 2019Verified Purchase
Emma Sinclair currently works as the jeweller at the lair, but her heritage is unknown and she long ago accepted that it would stay that way. Then she realised that she could feel the pain being experienced by "the Traitor" and he was calling to her in the language of his kin. Andrew's brothers have captured him and he is bound in silver in a cave. He knows this is exactly what he deserves after the way he has behaved in the past and only hallucinations of his long-dead parents are able to give him solace. However, he detects the scent of salt, sun and fresh air and all he can see and think of are brown eyes and a smile that acts as a balm to his tattered soul. Only the memory of this woman is both his solace and lifeline. Can they both come out of this situation or are them both lost for all time?

I loved this story which was both dramatic and emotional all at the same time. It was great to watch Andrew care much more for someone else which moved him out of his selfish and feeling sorry for himself mode. I could feel and sense all of the thoughts and emotions of the characters involved and was thrilled with the surprises at the end of this story.

Wolves of Willow Bend Book 7.5: Single Wicked Wolf

He’s single, wicked, and a perfect pretend boyfriend…but exactly who is she fooling?

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Murphy DeWitt enjoyed two years touring American consulates in Europe as an assistant to a diplomatic attaché. It was a dream come true, and a hell of a learning experience. A master of languages, she knows how to get her point across. Romance, however, proves to be a tongue twister. Now enroute to Willow Bend for a friend’s wedding—without the make-believe boyfriend she created for her family—she debates how to confess her deception. Luckily, her flight includes a fantastically hot wolf that leaves her breathless and contemplating all kinds of naughty things.

Giovanni Conti thrives on protecting others. As a Centurion for the Seven Hills pack in Italy, it’s his pleasure to serve his Alpha wherever he is needed. Dispatched ahead in preparation for the Alpha pair’s trip to Willow Bend, he has no problem entertaining the sexy wolf he encounters in the airport. The last thing the playboy wolf expects, however, is to find in Murphy the most captivating chase of his life…


Colorado Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars The shifter who knows ten languages also speaks the language of love
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2017 Verified Purchase
A cute story of chase and catch. Murphy meets Giovanni as she's ready to board a plane for home after years abroad. It really wasn't a chance meeting. One whiff of her scent and he stalked her through the airport. In no time at all he knew she was meant for him and it was just a matter of convincing her. He took a great path doing that by treating her with respect, caring, love and protection. And she loved it! And him! What a joyful read with a happy ending.

Carol LaGatta
5.0 out of 5 stars A Steamy Hot Romance With Lots of Laughter and Fun!
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2017
I love the Wolves of Willow Bend. They captured my heart with the first book and each book gets better and better.

What do you get when you take a Willow Bend Wolf and a Seven Hills Centurion?

You get a steamy hot romance filled with laughter and fun.

Murphy DeWitt is returning to Willow Bend after two years of traveling the globe as a diplomatic interpreter. She is looking forward to being home except for one little thing. She told her mother she had a wolf boyfriend to get her to stop pushing on the whole marriage/mating thing. Not that she is against it, after all she was going to be a bridesmaid in her friend Shiloh's wedding in a couple of days.

Giovanni is traveling to Willow Bend in advance of his Alpha Salvatore and his mate Margo to ensure security for them as they attend her brother Matt's wedding. When he smells a female wolf at the airport when he passes through security, he is intrigued and manages to place himself in her way.
Murphy literally runs into Giovanni, and thus begins an interesting relationship.

With their flight fortuitously delayed, he convinces Murphy to join him for a meal. However it is a lot more than just a meal he has in mind. In his dominant wolf way he changes her flight to first class, orders up the meal and arranges a shower for her at the First Class Lounge Spa. A shower she and her wolf decide to let him share, but not before she determines it has nothing to do with politics or their packs. Talk about a hot, steamy shower, this one raises the heat to a whole new level.

During their flight Giovanni also books a hotel and rents a car for the two of them to travel from Chicago to Willow Bend. Protective much?

The interactions between Mason and Murphy are hysterical, as are the reactions of all the key players.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read, no angst, no drama, just pure sexy fun!

Sher629
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017 Verified Purchase
I found Heather Long from bookbub.com. Sooooo happy I found her and this series. I'm looking forward to reading all her other series’.

Interstellar Brides Program Book 8: Mated to the Vikens

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As an art dealer in New York, Sophia Antonelli’s worked hard to build her business, but fate forces her to make a deal with organized crime. When things go wrong, she takes the fall and is offered a choice: twenty-five years in jail or the Interstellar Bride Program. The choice is easy and Sophia is shocked to learn she’s mated to not one, but three Viken warriors.

After ten years fighting the Hive, Gunnar, Erik and Rolf are now the Kings’ guards at Viken United. Bowing to the new Queen’s wishes, they agree to share an Interstellar Bride. It should be an easy task since she’s matched to three of them, all battle hardened warriors. But none can save her from being kidnapped during transport. 

Accidentally mixed up in an evil organization’s plot to assassinate the Viken Queen, Sophia refuses to back down, even with her mates standing protectively in the way. After her experience on Earth, she’s not about to let anyone ruin her new life. Sophia will risk everything to expose her enemy, but when it comes to their new bride, her three Viken mates will do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat and keep her…forever.


Jo Ann Hines

5.0 out of 5 stars 25 years in prison or the interstellar bride program?!
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016 Verified Purchase
When Sophia's needs the money to help her mothers medical bills she went to the mob. In exchange for the money Sophia helps transport money, diamonds, and arms. However, when her mom dies she thinks she would be cut loose, but she was wrong. Knowing the Feds are catching up the mob throws her to the wolves. Now her choice is 25 years in prison or interstellar bride program... choosing the bride program Sophia gets matched to 3 mates. She is kidnapped by mistake,escapes, united with her mates, and goes after the bad guy...she might be only 5'2" and petite but she is a wild courageous woman who has had enough of being taken advantage of!

MDGirl224

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016Verified Purchase
I have read all the books in this series and have never been disappointed. This is the 8th one in the series and with an Earth woman becoming the interstellar bride to three Viken warriors. The characters are well developed and the story line exciting. You don't have to have read the previous books but it would definitely increase your enjoyment if you do. This book has a courageous heroine and three hot Heroes along with an intriguing fight against a group of unknown bad guys trying to take over a world that only recently came together as one. Although the story of Sophia and her three mates is resolved in this book, I am eagerly awaiting the next ones to see what happens next! You've got to read this series!! Definite 5 stars 👍👍👍👍👍!
themadhag4.0 out of 5 stars The Series is Good Summer Fair!
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017Verified Purchase
Light fair but they held my attention. Unlike so many of these novellas, the female characters are not aggressively stupid. They may veer to the to the "I don't know what he's thinking" side now and again but they come back from the dark side when it counts. These dominant males are more than just hot meat. I enjoyed learning about the Interstellar war with the Hive. The warriors that fight against the HIve are larger than life and the ones that get the brides and more than one dimensional. I have read the entire series and only once or twice was disappointed

Ann Shannon

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2018Verified Purchase
Okay, if you've read any of my reviews, you know I love the Interstellar Brides series. I've read them all at this point and can't wait for more.

This one was a little different from the previous books in this series. It was a nice change up. It revisits the Vikens introduced in Book 3. Sophia's been matched to not one or two mates, but three and on top of that, someone doesn't want her to meet them.

There was, in my opinion, more mystery and tension in this book than in some of the others. It had me biting my nails to the end. My mantra was- this is an HEA, this is an HEA.
That being said, I don't think the others are missing anything without the added mystery and tension. It was just a nice change.

Dragonlord (Alpha Lords Book 5)

A dragon does not ask. He takes.

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When Bridget set out on her own, she sought freedom from the strict rules of her pack. What she found was a beast more stern and demanding than any alpha wolf, a creature of legend intent on claiming her as his mate and breeding her to bring his kind back into the world. A dragon.

Gideon did not ask the little she-wolf if she wanted to belong to him. It was not up to her. The moment he awoke and smelled the scent of his mate, she became his. He tracked her down, punished her defiance, and then ravaged her until a thousand years of lust was fully slaked.

He did not mark her with his teeth like a wolf. He did not need to. Her body knows its master.

Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from a great author!
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020Verified Purchase
I loved this story. It is set in the world of Warlord, Overlord and Wolflord. In fact, Bridget is the widow of the former alpha of Dundalk. She decides that she wants to be treated as equal to the males of the pack. "...but I think I'm done with having males decide my fate." She leaves and goes to find somewhere for women to live free. A lot of this stems from her belief that her objections to be mated to the alpha were overlooked and she was forced to comply. She loved him, but she wanted to be able to make her own decisions as well. While travelling she meets Gideon who is a dragon. He starts the process for her to transform to a dragon without even telling her and he is not apologetic at all, in fact he is smug. There is conflict, but there is a HEA for our dragons. I will say that Delta loves to write about overbearing males. They have redeeming qualities, but they are definitely a**es. Saying that, I look forward to more stories about the dragons.

Mom12

4.0 out of 5 stars First James book
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020Verified Purchase
This was my first book by this author and it said it was a standalone in the same world as others so I just dove in. I do think I would have benefited reading the others for the beginning, because I was a bit lost and it started in the middle of a battle. However, I really enjoyed the story and the world building. It had some editing issues and some clunky dialogue trying to mimic a sort of Elizabethan form of speaking, but not really committing to it. I still loved the characters of Gideon& Bridget, and enjoyed their origin story. My favorite parts were about the dragons and how they became near extinct. The sex scenes were great and interesting without the same old same old. I look forward to more.
CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Gideon - Dragon-shifter WOW
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020Verified Purchase
I read an advanced copy of this book and I just bought my own copy. WOW. Been waiting for this one and it's worth the wait. It contains everything Delta's books are known for: kick-ass heroine (Bridget), strong, noble hero (Gideon), wonderful interaction between them, adventure, romance, respect and great steamy sex. If you like the Wayward Mates and Wolf-Shifters of the future you'll love the DragonLords
Brenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Darker side of romance
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
If you're looking for a light and airy paranormal romance, let me just stop you now because you're not going to find it here. Delta James' paranormal romance are on the darker side. Now, if that's what your're looking for, please, carry on. These books are not set in todays time, it is somewhere in the future after a planet changing event. Females in this future setting do not have much say in their lives. They are expected to follow orders and do as they're told and disciplined for disobeying. The discipline consists of being spanked, standing in a corner, etc. The sex scenes are plentiful and quite detailed.

This newest book by Delta James follows along with "Warlord", "Overlord" and "Wolflord". Characters from those books make brief appearances in this book, with the exception of Bridget, from "Wolflord", who is a main character in this book.

Bridget, looking to start a sanctuary for females that don't want to be claimed as mates, sneaks away to look for a lost city. Gideon, one of the last dragon shifters, awakens after a 1000 year sleep. When he catches Bridget's scent, the chase begins. When he finds Bridget, he immediately goes to her and stakes his claim. Bridget, not wanting to be mated again, sneaks out and runs. But Gideon is not going to allow his female to escape, she is his one true heart, something all male dragons yearned for. She was his to love and protect from now on, whether she wanted it or not.

If you are unable to get past my first paragraph of this review I do not recommend this book to you. Don't get this book and then leave a bad review because you didn't like the contents. For those that don't skip a beat with that first paragraph, give Delta James a try if you haven't already

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1: Lure of the Dragon

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Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one.Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

Laure Eccleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Peril in paradise
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2017Verified Purchase
Tessa is a private chef, she is hired to cook for Damien Morgan, a rich real estate developer. He is so much more than that though, and he attacks Tessa while she is in his kitchen. She is rescued by her next door neighbor, who explains to Tessa that Damien Morgan is a dragon shifter and he is very dangerous, then she sends Tessa to her friends. Tessa arrives at Kia Point Estate in Maui, where she will meet Kai, a dragon shifter, and his friends, all of them shifters. Tessa will learn things about her family and herself that she never knew. She and Kai will have to battle Damien Morgan and his cohorts in order to keep an ancient jewel, and Tessa herself from being captured and used by the evil dragon.

Wow, fascinating, sizzling hot characters, an exciting plot with some suspenseful moments, and a happily ever after make this a must read shifter romance. Fantastic book, I loved it.
Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Tessa and yummy Kai
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017Verified Purchase
Lure of the Dragon brings Tessa to Kai's doorstep literally. I loved Tessa and her inner strength. As the story progressed you could watch the changes in Tessa as she accepted a legacy that she didn't have the first clue about. And then there's yummy as pie Kai! The man who would beg for her. Kai and his band of brothers know how to deal with the problem that Tessa is having. It felt genuine to have the close knit group accept Tessa easily. Of course, since she's a chef and they say the way to a man's heart is his stomach…

The men are all super heroes getting involved and not letting the danger to close to Tessa. The motley crew is made of different shifters, not just dragons. Yeah! That means as I go through the series I will get all my favorite shifters. The little tidbits of each man, the tiniest inkling of who they are, made them very warm and likeable even Cruz.

I can't wait for Silas' story. There was just enough hinted to intrigue me into wanting more. I know from reading the excerpt that the next book won't be Silas. I'll just have to wait, probably until the last books. This is the first in the Aloha series but is a stand alone book.
midniteink
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING ROMANCE - SUSPENSE - DANGER
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017 Verified Purchase
This romantic adventure sends the reader to the exotic island of Maui where shifters hide in secret. Suspense, action, and danger fill the pages as life threatening incidents occur. The intriguing plot holds your attention until the conclusion and picturesque and powerful scene descriptions charm you. There is, of course, toe-curling sizzling romance and a happy euphoric ending after all the hurdles are defeated.

A fantastic fast-paced story which is skillfully written by a truly gifted author. The full cast of characters is praise-worthy, and the engaging witty dialogue is impressive. Tessa is definitely feisty and a force to be reckoned with; not afraid to stand up to the powerful dragon Kai who slowly bends to accept her independent persona. The romance between Tessa and Kai is certainly convincing and their love for each other shines in this story. I adored all the characters in this story and await the next one in this thrilling new standalone series. If you treasure shifter romance this is definitely a fabulous addition to your library. {I loved this story so much I reviewed an advanced copy.} Without reservations, I recommend this book.

RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars "Dragons, bears, wolves... Oh my!"
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017 Verified Purchase
Rated 1-5 stars w/ 5 being the best

Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

Love this new series by Ms. Lowe. It has everything I love such as dragon, bear and wolf shifters. Oh yummy!

I really enjoy the fun pace of Ms. Lowe's books. I loved how the story was modeled after Magnum PI a show I totally loved for its quirks. The description of the island, the homes, and the cars was fantastic.

The narrator Kelly Osbourne has grown on me after hearing her narrate several books now. I'm starting to really enjoy her.

The couple in this story are Tess and Kai. I loved them both instantly. I loved how they interacted and how they seemed to just fit as a couple. Kai was so understanding and Tess was a bit of a surprise especially when she got angry at Kai for telling her what to do. Sparks galore.

The secondary characters were pretty awesome as well. I'm looking forward to learning all about Boone in the next book. It was pretty sweet to have a nod towards the Twin Moon Pack in Arizona.

**Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book.**

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Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Series Book 6): Only For Her Dragon

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There Are No Coincidences… 
The last bachelor in a Force of elite Dragon Guardsmen, Aaron O’Brien decided long ago that single was the only way to be. Mates and children and happily ever after were for his brethren. He alone has accepted the responsibility of stopping the traitor and restoring peace to his clan. Unfortunately, Fate didn’t get the message.

The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes… 
Intelligent, determined, and levelheaded, Dr. Charlene Gallagher has always found comfort in logic and reason. When the inexplicable jumps up and smacks her in the face, will Charlie cling to her old beliefs or let go and find answers in the one man that clouds her judgment and ignites her passion? 

Fate Will Not Be Denied…
Nobody said it was going to be easy. The fight will be real. It will take compromise and a love created by the Universe. Only Charlie can take the leap of faith, and only for her dragon…


Jenna Lee

5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to a amazing series
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020 Verified Purchase
I love this series and this installment did not disappoint. I love how each book has a unique way of telling the love story.

Charlie witnessed an unbelievable site, a woman turning into a dragon. She pushed away everyone trying to figure this new reality.

Aaron knew Charlie was his mate the moment he saw her in the hospital. He had to have patience for her to reconcile this new reality and come to her mate on her terms.

But all is not what it seems with Charlie, a secret that only Aaron can help her with.

There is also information about Kyra's mother and the traitor.

I loved the relationship between Aaron and Charlie, there was action and passion.

Read these books in order, the richness of the story is more complete when you have the background of the other stories.

A great read, these books just keep getting better!

Anna-Marie Buchner

5.0 out of 5 stars “Julia you’re a Genius”
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2015 Verified Purchase
“Only for Her Dragon” Book #6 (Dragon Guard Series) Julia Mills

I think this may be my favorite book in the series. I know I know I probably have said it about all of them. Julia’s Dragon Guard Series is absolutely fantastic what can I say. I live for her next release.
Only for Her Dragon was a little lighter read. She had the perfect mix of action, humor and romance. Aaron the last bachelor of the guardsmen swore he would never take a mate. His teasing was brutal towards his brethren when they found their mates. Well Karma is a you know what. Aaron fell hard for Dr. Charlene (Charlie) Gallagher, who happened to be Sam’s (Lance’s mate) best friend. The first kiss and he was a goner but then again so was Charlie.
Charlie was with Aaron at Devon’s and Anya’s mating ceremony when a distress call went out by Aaron’s brethren through their mental link he had to leave Charlie to see what happened. Before he left he told her to go back inside. Well Charlie doesn’t take orders from anyone. So she followed Aaron staying far enough behind she thought. What she came upon put her in a state of shock among other things. Anya was going through her first transition from human form to her dragon. The entire group was there and Devon was going crazy. Anya was a miracle. The only female dragon known to still exist.
Charlie turned and started running and didn’t look back. For 15 days she went through a gamut of emotions all circling back to the incident and the most gorgeous guy she’s ever met. She was angry, she was hurt that her best friend never told her, she cried, she was confused, and she thought she was going crazy. Charlie would not take Sam’s calls and she didn’t want to see anyone. Finally she gave in and met with Sam. After lots and lots of questions, which Sam tried the best she could to answer Charlie still couldn’t wrap it all around her head. The hunk of her dreams was a dragon. She just needed time to process this.
After having a heart to heart with Aaron things seemed to be going better, until their first romantic encounter and Aaron noticed the marking on Charlie’s back. While rubbing her back to ease her discomfort he felt something move. After closer examination and entering her mind he discovered his mate had magic within her. Good white magic. He knew he would have to talk to Charlie about this and he wanted her to go with him to see Siobhan the Guardsmen’s healer and mother to all and Kyra. Between the two of them they should be able to figure her magic out and what the markings mean.
Turns out Charlie has a dream after meeting with Kyra and Siobhan and she finds out what the markings are and where her magic comes from. My absolutely favorite line from this read is “Aaron, get your dragon ass in here? I’m a freakin Fairy!” I never laughed so hard in my life. You have to read the story this is just so like Charlie and her mouth.
Even though this read was a little lighter Julia socks it to you in the Epilogue. OMG I totally lost it towards the end. In the beginning they are capturing Andrew (I’ll tell you a little secret, from book #1 or maybe #2 I’ve had a secret desire that Andrew could be reformed. Yes he was a douche but think about it he was captured and around evil for a long time, his revenge and hate I think was just a way of his survival. Okay so I’m delusional). What Julia teases at the end of the epilogue will have you gasping. Who is this mystery woman and what will ultimately happen to Andrew? That’s all I’m saying. I can’t wait for the next release. I’m also curious when we’ll find out more about Sydney’s abilities, Will we see a mate for Max hmmm what other mischief can we get those men into. LOL 5*
 
jenn
5.0 out of 5 stars and just keeps getting better as it goes on
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 7, 2015 Verified Purchase
This is the 6th book of the series so far, and they just keep getting hotter. The characters are gorgeous, i wouldnt mind a dragon who wanted to look after me. The erotic scenes are well written, not sleazy in any way, and there is action too. Traitors, Were Panthers, all kinds of shifters, witches and wizards too, all included in a fabulous series. The baddie, well, he features in every book, and just keeps getting better as it goes on. I pre order all of Julia's books so i dont miss any. If you havent read any yet, do please, you will not be disappointed. I very much recommended Julia she is lovely, always happy to talk to you, and her books are simply fascinating. Recommend very highly, please read you wont be disappointed. A+++++++++++++++++++++++++


Wolves of Willow Bend Book 7: River Wolf

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Brett Dalton is the Alpha of Hudson River and since one of his wolves went mad and murdered several members of his pack beneath his nose, he’s isolated himself from his pack mates. The once, easygoing Alpha has become taciturn, remote and unforgiving. His pack worries for him, but they too have suffered a devastating blow. When several members leave to join Three Rivers, the pack faces the threat of dissolution until Brett’s best friend and Lone Wolf, Luc Danes returns to Hudson River accompanied by a beautiful young human—or is she? Something about the woman consumes Brett. Has Luc come home to help or to take the pack from Brett?

Colby Jenson wrapped up 300 hours of community service working at the hospital in Maine when an injured Luc Danes rolled through the door. The impossible patient drove the nurses crazy, but when Danes offered her a thousand dollars no strings attached to drive him to New York, she agreed. The last thing she expected was to arrive in the small Westchester County town and to meet the craziest collection of residents—especially the devastatingly sexy Brett Dalton. He turns her inside out, but the man’s vicious temper and cold manner confuses the hell out of her. Part of her wants to hit the road, the rest wants to make him smile and Luc keeps making excuses for her to stay.

Then she sees the wolves…and is exposed to a world she can barely imagine. When Luc offers to keep her with him, Brett suddenly rouses at the challenge. Now she will find herself torn between two men—one she cares about and one she could love.

Blue Moon Saloon Book 5: Deception

Nothing is more dangerous than forbidden love

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She-wolf Summer Smith is desperate to make up for a past she can’t deny — and the best way to accomplish that is to take on a deadly mission for her new pack. She’ll sacrifice anything to clear her name and protect the people she loves. With the future of shifters across the Southwest resting in her hands, it’s the worst possible time to fall in love — with a bear, no less.

Burly bear shifter Drew Kovacs hasn’t traveled to the Southwest to look for trouble, and he sure isn’t looking for love. But the second he lays eyes on the she-wolf with a mesmerizing smile and haunted eyes, he knows she’s the one. There’s just one problem — Summer is about to plunge head-first into an undercover mission into a den of enemy wolves, and he sure as hell won’t let her go alone. But he can’t show up and blow her undercover mission, either. Unless

Barbara Ewt
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Shifters
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2017Verified Purchase
This is about Summer a wolf shifter and Drew a bear shifter who should never get involved with each other. Summer wants to makeup for what she did for the rouge pack. She agrees to go on a deadly mission to find out who the new alpha is for her old pack. Drew is the cousin of the Blue Moon Saloon owners and comes to see what they are up to. When he meets Summer he knows she is his mate and wants to go with Summer to protect her. If he goes with her he could blow her cover. Summer is his mate so he finds a reason to go to her old pack after she leaves. You will have to read this book to find out what happens. I am voluntarily reviewing this book that was gifted to me by the author with no obligation
Lovin' Reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Another entertaining story from Blue Moon
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017Verified Purchase
This author has provided another captivating story in the fight against the Blue Bloods. Summer fights to prove her worth while Drew fights his attraction to Summer.
This story grabbed me from the beginning to end. You connect immediately to both of the main characters and even get a peek at your favorites from Twin Moons. A MUST read.

LeMiliere

5.0 out of 5 stars Summer and Drew
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020
This review is written after listening to the audio version of this book.

is Summer and Drew's story and to get the most from it, I feel that you should definitely have read or listened to the preceding books to understand why Summer felt she had to undertake this dangerous mission.

We met Summer, a wolf shifter, towards the end of Salvation, Anna and Todd's story, she was with the Blue Bloods having been an unwitting helper in their evil scheme to rid the world of any shifters whose blood wasn't pure!

Drew Kovacs, a bear shifter, has travelled to the Southwest answering the call for help from his cousin Sorin, the Alpha of the Blue Moon Clan. On arrival, he meets Summer and is instantly drawn to her, his bear recognizing that she is his fated mate. But before they can get too serious Summer is asked to undertake a dangerous mission. She must go back to the Blue Blood Pack to ascertain if the danger they pose is over with the death of the White Brothers, or if other members of that pack intend to carry on with their murderous rampage.

Drew was against the plan, he couldn't believe his cousin would send his mate into danger to get information. She might be a wolf, but she wasn't a Blue blood, and she didn't believe in their values. But Summer felt that this wonderful second chance she'd been given by the Blue Moon Clan was something she had to earn, so when the chance came to go and spy on her old pack she volunteered to go. She was willing to do anything to protect her mate and her new clan.

What she didn't expect to happen when she returned to her old pack was to attract the interest of the would-be new Alpha Thomas. Could he be trusted, was he there to clean house or to carry on the old ways? She also catches the eye of Mett, the son of the old Alpha who believes their cause is righteous and intends to carry on his father's work.

There is so much more I could tell you but that would involve too many spoilers, so I'm not going to tell you any more. What I will say is that this story did not disappoint. The characters are wonderfully well drawn with incredible palpable chemistry between them, their story has a lot of angst, drama and action but most importantly, as with all of Anna Lowe's stories we have the deep and abiding love between mates. The resolution of this exciting tale brought together again many old friends from the Twin Moon Pack.

The narration of this book is, once again, performed by the incredibly talented Kelsey Osborne who produces another stellar performance she and Anna make an incredible team.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review
Shayay19
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
Another awesome story from Anna Lowe! I've read about 6-8 books from Anna Lowe, and have loved all of them! She does a really good job of creating an interesting story with passion and great characters. Deception can be read as a standalone, but it does feature characters from previous books, so you may want to read them first; plus they are great too, so no hardship there! In Deception, Summer, a wolf shifter, is dealing with some guilt from unintentionally helping out some bad guys, so she's trying to prove herself to the pack she is staying with. Drew, a bear shifter, has ties to the pack Summer is trying to impress, and feels a connection with Summer, but before Summer and Drew can really bond, Summer is tasked with going into a dangerous situation to discover important information. Summer and Drew have some hot times! Drew is beyond adorable, and I love how sweet he is! I love the bear shifter characteristics! They are too cute! Summer and Drew have some sexy times in the wild, which were super steamy! I find all of Anna Lowe's books entertaining, and Deception didn't disappoint! It had some mystery, which added some nice suspense, and there's the continuing storyline of shifter purity, which I enjoy seeing how that story plays out, and there's a bit of action too. Great shifter series!

Golden Fire Clan (Dragon Guard Series Book 5): Saved by Her Dragon

There Are No Coincidences…. The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes…

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There Are No Coincidences…
Devon’s heritage has given him a unique perspective of the world around him. His father was one of the fiercest Guardsmen in history and his mother, a very talented and highly respected Healer. At the age of his transformation he chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Guardsman still carrying the belief and wisdom of his mother’s clan in his heart. That, along with his complete trust in Destiny, may be all that saves the One the Universe made for him.

The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes…
Orphaned as a child and raised by powerful Earth witches, Anya Sloane thought her life was pretty normal and relatively happy until the night she left the family farm and headed into town. Abducted and left for dead outside the hospital, she spent the better part of a month fighting her way out of a magically induced coma only to wake and find everything she’d ever known was little more than smoke and mirrors.

Fate Will Not Be Denied…
Anya is the light of his soul and the only woman able to tame the beast within. Devon has the strength and knowledge she will need in the coming days. Together, they just may be the key to saving Dragon kin. All they have to do is defeat the traitor…but that means they have to find him first


Rhonda Hicks

VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Julia Mills has shown us why she is the Queen of all things Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019Verified Purchase
This is the fifth book in the Dragon Guard Series and although each can be read as a standalone, there is an underlying plot that runs though each book and you will see characters from previous books interacting in the current one. Beside, once you start the series, you'll want to continue all the way through. They're just addictive. This book is about Devon and Anya, both powerful and special in their own right. Devon, being the white dragon of the clan, hold the favor of night and day, with loyalty and strength of will being the two biggest assets. Julia Mills has given us we expect from her Dragon Guard and his mate without all the major battles this time. But there's more at play and she's given us the build up. Once again, she's shown us why she is the Queen of all things Dragon
TURTLE MOM1
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved by Her Dragon Rules!!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017 Verified Purchase
The one thing you know for sure when you read a book by Julia Mills is you will get the sweetest love story imaginable. Devon and Anya's story is no exception. Anya is in a coma in the hospital and no one knows why or how it happened or who she is. Devon knows she is his mate when he finds her but doesn't even know her name. This story has alot of back story to it and does get a little confusing but that would be my only complaint if I were to voice one. Character development for the main characters is amazing and you become totally engulfed in their story. As they work towards their HEA Devon is awed by his luck in who is mate is and how he makes her feel. This story has suspense and intrigue and love to keep you turning pages until the end. You will not be disappointed in this book or any other work by Julia Mills.
RoseH
5.0 out of 5 stars Julia, I love the world you weave!
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2014 Verified Purchase
This is my favorite Dragon Guard book yet. Julia’s books just keep getting better & better.

Devon is a rare white dragon shifter & part of the Dragon Guard. One day, while visiting the hospital, he feels the pull of The One The Universe Created Just For Him. Unfortunately, she is a patient in the hospital & she is in a coma, but he can hear her calling out. He sits with her every day while she in unconscious, talking to her & taking over more & more of her care, sure in the knowledge that she knows he is there. He doesn’t know her name but he knows she was made for him. He knows she is special because not only is she made for him but they are already able to mind speak, something that is not usually possible until the after the mating ceremony.

“The universe made one astonishing woman for each dragon shifter… and only him. She completed him and the dragon within in every way possible. A dragon’s mate brought light to their soul and love to their life. But she was so much more. It was reflected in every person…dragon, mate, or human…that came into contact with her. They were drawn to her, as she was the light that would fill their darkness.”

Anya Sloane is in a fog. Occasionally that fog lessens and she cries out for help. She hears someone answer her from far away. Eventually it is decided that the best thing for her is to move her to Devon’s mothers’ (Siobhan is the healer for the clan) cottage. Finally she awakens, unsure where she is but knowing she is safe. The harder she tries to remember things the farther away they go
Book Flirts
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2014 Verified Purchase
I have read and followed all of Julia's Dragon Guardsmen and Devon's story was an unexpected one! Each one can be read as a standalone but there are characters that will be in the story that were introduced in previous books. So I do suggest reading them all in order but it isn't necessary. To be honest once you read one you will want to read them all anyways *wink*

As hot as these books are and can be, I thoroughly enjoyed the pace of this book. Not so quick to bed, but the love and angst were strong and pulled me in. I think having it drawn out made me love Devon and Anya more. They came close to Aidan & Grace, and those who know me knows that I LOVED Aidan! Devon is so compassionate, strong and it is very evident that him and Anya were meant to be.

Another aspect that I loved was learning more about the clan and their history. We always have some kind of a history lesson in each book but I finally see everything coming together...well almost. There are still some things to revealed I am sure, but I feel more and more that we are coming to a point in the series where a bigger picture will be presented.

As much as I loved the pace I kept waiting. Waiting for the "OMG" moment and boy did I get it!! I must have read the last few chapters at record speed because I was on the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was happening and thought my heart was going to stop. Julia certainly tugged on some of my emotions there!

And lets not forget the preview into her next book at the end! This is a preview that tops all of her other previews. Things are about to go crazy!!!

5 *WINK* READ

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