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!

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 2: Lure of the Wolf

She can’t remember her past. He wishes he could forget his.

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Nina only has the vaguest memories of who she is or why two men tried to kill her one terrifying night. All she knows is how quickly she’s falling in love with her rescuer — a man with secrets of his own. With her, he’s kind, gentle, and fun — but there’s a ferocious, animal side to Boone and the group of Special Forces vets he shares an exclusive seaside estate with. Can Boone help her uncover the past before the killers catch up with her? Or will an unexpected twist of fate steal her only chance at true love?

If fate were to come knocking on the door of Boone Hawthorne’s beach bungalow, he’d shove it right back into the sea — especially if it started whispering any nonsense about destined mates. But one night, a woman washes up on his private stretch of beach. Before the wolf shifter knows it, he’s breaking every personal rule for her and making promises he’s not sure he can keep. Investigating Nina’s past means crossing paths with a powerful archenemy, cutthroat criminals, and a ruthlessly selfish ex-lover who will stop at nothing to get Boone back in her bed. Can he solve the mystery of Nina’s identity while protecting her — without risking his own heart?


R Hartweg
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story by Anna Lowe - this one is suspenseful!
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
I'm currently reading the Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart series and am 3 books in. I love that, in what is a first for me, the human part of the soul and the shifter part actually communicate with each other. Not in paragraphs or anything but an observation here (usually quite funny), a fussing at there. I enjoy it a lot.

While the outline for the stories seem to be based rather similarly, and therefore it is quite predictable, she does separate the backgrounds of the men and women and their struggles, so that's where the originality comes in. In this story the suspense was well done and kept me turning pages. I became invested in Boone and Nina.

This is a fun series and I enjoy the different shifter types. Can't wait to see what's next.

Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Nina finds her Wolf
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017 Verified Purchase
Lure of the Wolf was dramatic suspense from the start. Nina is at Boone's feet and his mercy. As the story progresses, Nina needs to recall who she is and what happened. Boone has to keep his heart from being played again. Boone's buddies have two rules and having Nina at the estate violates both of them. While Silas is away, Hunter and Cruz help both of them. But then things spiral out of control and the mayhem could be the end for all of them. The book kept everything moving just like the pieces of Nina's memory. The ending was very worthy of Boone & Nina.

As a side note, it was really cute to have the little icons before each chapter to represent who the chapter's viewpoint was going to be from. There was also a total teaser for setting up Hunter's story. While the second in the Aloha Shifters series, it can be read as a stand-alone without missing out from anything in the first.
RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars This sequel makes me really want to visit Hawaii!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017 Verified Purchase
Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

I am a fan of Ms. Lowe’s stories and have read/listened to several of her books. I love how she weaves the story elements together and makes it easy to picture the characters, locations and emotions. In fact, she did such a fantastic job of describing the location that I am wishing I could visit Maui this summer instead of sometime in the distant future.

The narrator, Ms. Osbourne, did well with the various characters voices and emotions. This is the 4th or 5th story I’ve listened to her narrate and I have truly come to enjoy her narration style.

While the story does start off with the age-old trope of amnesia, I didn’t find it as annoying as I generally do. I think it was executed well and was easy to believe. The other elements of the story were well done too. I loved mystery of who was trying to harm Nina and why.

I loved how Boone and Nina clicked with one another. Granted it was insta-lust & insta-love, but that’s a typical shifter trope, but like the amnesia it was well executed. The characters actually considered why the loved one another.

The supporting cast was great as well. I am definitely looking forward to reading/listening to Hunter and Dawn’s story. I love those two characters! Books 1 and 2 of this series have set their story up well. It’s going to be interesting since they characters are not strangers, but have been dancing around their attraction for quite some time. Oh, and I’m looking forward to Cruz’s story in book 4. I like the growly tiger.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the audible version of the book.
Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Money can't buy you love
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017 Verified Purchase
This book started out the gate with spunk. Nina was thrown overboard and left for dead. She didn't know how she made it to shore or where she was. She passes out. The next minute she looks up and was enthralled by this handsome stranger whose at first glance eyes glowed indigo. What luck did Boone had to have his mate wash up on his piece of paradise. Only problem she doesn't remember much. She has a case of amnesia. But Boone will protect her. Keep her safe. Of course Silas wants of none of this. Drop her off to the police. But Boone has other plans. They take a drive just the two of them on his Harley Davidson motorcycle to see if they can jar her memory. She come across a spot and things come to her but she still doesn't understand why. They come upon a ritzy fa- tooty resort. There people recognize her. They are escorted to her penthouse suite. The room is ransacked. She gets her stuff. And they precede downstairs once Boone calls for backup . Once Cruz and Hunter arrive they whisked Nina away. Downstairs Boone is accosted by his nemesis Kramer who's a mercenary and ex-lover Tamara. The guys rush Nina away while Boone stayed back. Then that's when the fun began....menagerie being offered, kidnappings, shifters being found out, new jewels awakening, mate's being found out about(more than one set)...you really need to get the book. Waiting for book 3 Hunters book. Oh yeah she was left 50 million dollars.

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’.

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+++++++++++++++++++++++++


Fated: (Alpha Lords Book 4)

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For centuries Emma has sought to keep herself from being bound to a mate, immortal or otherwise. But Jean-Cristophe is an alpha wolf, and he will take what belongs to him.

She will be claimed, marked, and ravaged until she screams his name, even if that means first stripping her bare and spanking her until she is sore, sobbing, and shamefully in need.

CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is a big WOW
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020 Verified Purchase
I read an advanced copy of this book and couldn't wait to buy my own copy - which I did the moment it came out. If you're a fan of the Wayward Mates and their Post Apocalyptic descendants then this book has it all. You can read it as a stand-alone but if you like it you'll want to read the rest.
Meet Regency Emma who is turned into a vampire and follow her story as it draws her towards her "fated mate", Jean-Christophe the alpha of post apocalyptic New Orleans.
Can wolfshifter DNA give a vampire the gift of seeing the sun rise again?
It's probably an understatement to say I loved this book.....................
Melbelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
This is not my first Delta James so I know what to expect and she did not disappoint. In her books, she usually has discipline in the form of the Alpha Hero spanking the strong willed heroine. This book was pretty steamy hot and I really liked the time lapse involved in the story. Until the next listen, which there will be from this author and narrator as he does a great job also.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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AquaVenatus
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely PNR about fated mates and conflict amongst the species.
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
I enjoyed the way the author switched the sex of who was the wolf and who was the vampire. And, the author was clever in having the story told during different eras, which made for a complete understanding of both the plot and the subplot.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this "series."

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Story
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
I really loved the story of the young girl, well woman, who is kidnapped and turned into a vampire. The sex is way overboard for my taste and after a while i just skimmed through it. Unfortunately when i do that I definitely feel that i am losing out on parts of the story, potentially. But we jump from Regency into the Future and our Vampire Heroine is now a sexy predator but still unfortunately hunted by her Vampire Sire. Like I said, lots of really good story here.

Now along comes the Hero who is a Wolf Shifter. And there's all kinds of good details set up in his back story. Unfortunately he's got that Domestic Violence versus Domestic Discipline thing going on ... Let's face it, this Author enjoys having her heroines being bruised up by their men. Flung around a room, against walls, onto floors, furniture, terrorized, bleeding, injured - its all OK because the guy loves her and she gets orgasms so what's the problem? And in this case the Heroine points out REPEATEDLY to wolfboy that there is no difference between what he is forcing on her than what her Vampire Sire forced on her. Yet he's pissed at her VS? So why is he doing the same things if not worse to her? But wolfboy is like well that doesn't matter because you are my fated mate so i can treat you however i want and you will just have to put up with it.

There's romance for you, folks.

Still, fun story. Especially the little twist at the end. 💖👍💋👻

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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Wolves of Willow Bend Book 6.5: Wolf With Benefits

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After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When she returns home, her best friend—the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery—distracts her. In an effort to make his mother feel better, Matt cons Shiloh into telling his mother that she came home for him. The little fib, he promises, is all his mother needs to feel better about his sister’s recent mating and exodus across the ocean.

Pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible and, while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules.

The friendly-with-benefits arrangement suits Matt fine. It makes his mother happy, helps the pack forgive his best friend, and gives him a reason to pry into the secrets Shiloh’s been keeping. Still, the closer they get and the more rules they break, the more Matt’s wolf wants to change their con game into a mating game. Two problems stand in his way—Shiloh’s very human parents never wanted their children to take the bite, and a wolf from across the line has his eye on her, too.

Can Matt keep his best friend and mate her too?

Carol LaGatta
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Family Drama
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018 Verified Purchase
There are quite a few novellas in this series and this is one of my favorites.

Shiloh was one of the humans that helped Luciana move the wolves to form the sixth pack. She was the first one to return when Mason ordered them home. Not because of the order but because she didn't like what she saw with Patrick challenging Serafina the Delta Crescent Alpha.

Now many are not happy with her being home, wolf and human. The most prominent of those humans, her family.

An incident at the grocery store, has Matt has moving her into his home and she has some decisions to make. He is sort of claiming her as his mate, not realizing it may very well be true.

Lots of family drama in this one, Shiloh's family has some issues with her relationship with Matt.
Niki
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting addition to the series
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019 Verified Purchase
I had a hard time reading this story, at first. Shiloh, in my opinion, made some extremely foolish, naive decisions. She saw the world as a human and didn’t have a grasp the wolves way of life that would have allowed her to make more informed choices. That said, seeing her try to reintegrate into Willow Bend was hard. Matt’s involvement seemed to completely change her life around, and gave her something else to focus on. Though she still felt she was right, I think she might have finally understood the impact of her actions.
All in all, I loved this story and am glad to have seen Shilohs point of view.

Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh and Matt
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2015 Verified Purchase
This is a great addition to the Willow Bend Series, answering questions I didn't even know I had. Shiloh left the WB pack for college, then armed with a degree in social work, she helped form an illegal sixth pack. Events within that pack led to her coming home to her human family and her best friend in the WB pack, Matt. Mason, WB pack Alpha, has questioned her thoroughly and forgiven her, with conditions. Others in the pack have been less tolerant and her parents are among those. So when Matt breaks her out of her parent's house and proposes a faux romantic relationship for her to regain the pack's acceptance, she is shocked. But after her vehicle is vandalized in the grocery store parking lot, Matt takes things into his own hands, moving her into his garage apartment. And from there, they begin to work through the obstacles to Shiloh regaining full acceptance within the pack that is her extended family. And for each to rethink their role in the other's life.

S Wilgus
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice interlude
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2017Verified Purchase
I purchased books 1-3 together as an Amazon deal. I read them over the weekend. I liked the story development and the characters so much that over the last two weeks, I have read books 4 through 10. The characters were well developed, and although each book was a standalone, there was thread of continuity and overlapping characters throughout. The story came to life and the last book, although not a cliffie, makes you really want to read the next one (which is not out until March, 2017). Well worth your time and money to read the series.

Blue Moon Saloon Book 3: Redemption

True love is about forgiveness, not pride.

Bear shifter Soren Voss lives and breathes for the new clan he leads as alpha. It’s all he has left after the rogue ambush that murdered the woman he loved — the woman he swears he’ll always love, even if it’s only in his dreams. But the day his dream comes true is also the start of a nightmare, because his destined mate may no longer be his and his alone. Is it fate’s way of torturing him or his last chance at redemption?

Sarah Boone narrowly escaped the inferno that claimed her family and her home. For months now, she’s been on the run with a secret that will soon be impossible to hide. But the clock is ticking, and she needs a place to settle down soon. She never expected to find the love of her life running a funky little place called the Blue Moon Saloon. He’s darker and more dangerous than ever, but somehow more vulnerable, too. Does she have it in her to be the woman her world-weary warrior needs most of all?

Judy C. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS ADDITION TO THE SERIES!!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2019Verified Purchase
Title: Redemption
Series: Blue Moon Saloon
Author: Anna Lowe
Designation: Book 3 of Series, Long Novella/Short Novel (Approx 160 pages), *Can Be Read As A Standalone (See Notation), Paranormal Romance, No Cliffhanger, HEA
Reading Platform: eBook & Audiobook Editions
My Rating: FIVE DIVINELY ENTERTAINING STARS*****
*The author does an exceptional job of giving the reader ample backstory in each release, and Redemption could certainly be read as a standalone, but please be aware there is an underlying interconnected conflict running throughout the series. For a richer reading experience and to avoid possible spoilers, this reviewer recommends reading the books sequentially. This is such an awesome series, so I'm sure it's one decision you'll never regret

LeMiliere

5.0 out of 5 stars Sarah and Soren - Happiness At Last
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019Verified Purchase
My review is written after reading and listening to this book

This book, the third in the series brings completion to Soren's story. Sorin and his brother Simon both moved to The Blue Moon Saloon after their whole clan/family were murdered, burned alive, by The Bluebloods a group of fanatical killers determined to stop shifters mating outside their own species. But Sorin didn't only lose his family he lost Sarah, the human, who was his Destined Mate.

Many months later Sorin gets his second chance at love and happiness when Sarah gets off the bus just outside the Blue Moon, she's thin, she's frightened, she has scars after trying to save her parents from the fire which killed them. Sorin is both shocked and elated to see her alive but then he notices something which could change everything - Sarah is pregnant and there is no way the baby could be his!

JodyL

5.0 out of 5 stars Enticing and tintalizing
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018Verified Purchase
Soren thinks that his mate and love of his life died in a fire set by their enemies. He now owns a bar with two other bear shifters in the town by Twin Moon Ranch.
Sarah survived the fire by a twist of fate. She believes that Soren died and takes comfort with his cousin. One night things go to far when she gets drink and imagined that it is Soren she is with. The enemy finds her and she goes on the run.
Now she is in Arizona, eight months pregnant and realizes that Soren is still alive. Can these two get their second chance? Or are there too many things between them. What happens when the enemy catches up to her?
This is an intriguing way to continue this series. There is plenty to entice and tantilate in this story
Barbara @ Barbara Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2016Verified Purchase
The story between Sara and Soren was so good and the characters were made for each other. I liked the fact that Soren new Sarah was his mate but kept fighting it because she was pregnant with someone else's baby. Sarah did not know she was pregnant by a shifter and that moon lust was real. Sara is a sassy but scared woman because a group of men are out to finish what they started when they burned her family home.

Anna Lowe did such a great job with this story and the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 2: Temptation

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story that ends with a strong hook to the main character in the next book of the series.

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She-wolf Janna Macks knows trouble when she sees it, especially when it comes in the form of an irresistibly broody cowboy like Cole Harper. Her fledgling pack is already in the cross hairs of a ruthless group of rogues, and falling head over heels in lust with a human will only endanger her loved ones more. The problem is, her wolf knows her destined mate when she sees him — and Cole is it.

Rodeo pro Cole Harper has never felt this off-kilter before. One minute, he’s lusting after Janna, the spunky waitress he can’t get off his mind, and the next, he’s growling at a dark inner voice demanding all kinds of crazy things — like howling at the moon and claiming Janna as his own. There’s only one thing stronger than the overwhelming need for Janna, and that’s the fear that without her, he’ll succumb to the strange inner beast wrestling for control of his haunted soul


Colleen

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, like always
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016 Verified Purchase
I've read pretty much all of Miss Lowe's "Twin Moon Ranch" books, and I always love them. When I saw that she had a spin-off series, I eagerly snapped up a copy of the first book, and it was just as good. "Temptation" is the second book in the series, and as always, LOVED it. (And I can't wait for the next one now, too.)

It's hard to review this book without accidental spoilers... the bad guys from the first book are back - the tension waiting for the to make a move or not is really good. Janna is a sweet, smart, optimistic woman you can't help but like, and Cole is such a sweetheart. I loved his POV. Lots to love about this couple.

I always highly recommend Miss Lowe's shifter books, especially the ones that are in any way linked to Twin Moons. She always has interesting, sympathetic heroes/heroines, and really, really BAD villains. Always good suspense, pacing, and plots

VaWineLover

5.0 out of 5 stars A little twist on the wolf/human love story
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2016 Verified Purchase
I loved this second installment of the Blue Moon Saloon series.

Cole is a human cowboy that was scratched by a wolf during a bar fight. He does not understand why there seems to be a voice inside his head that is urging him to claim Janna as his "mate". Janna is a waitress at the local bar and is a wolf shifter. She has always liked Cole, but lately her wolf keeps calling him her mate. That seems strange since she didn't feel the whole "fated mate" vibe when she first started seeing him. What changed?

This is a little different spin from a lot of wolf-human stories where the woman is usually the human half of the story. We learn a little about Cole's past and what brought him to live in seclusion and work a menial job at a stable. The purist wolves will also make another appearance and bring the whole Cole/Janna thing to a climax. Can't wait for Soren's story. Hope I already own it

Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Cole and Sarah's Story are both like moths to a fire...cant resist
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2016 Verified Purchase
Cole never knew what hit him. And Janna was blindsided because she could not notice Cole was her destined mate. She figured it was just a simple crush or motorbike it lust. One scratch and the changes started to happen. For Cole he knew he had secrets and a past but he wasn't ready for the truth. He was hearing voices and assumed he was going crazy but the need to protect Janna his mate was like a craving. Janna knew humans were really "off limits" She could not help how she felt about Cole. But one thing for sure she's a smart cookie and realized that after that fight Cole started acting different. She had to do everything in her power to help her mate make it through the change. Not too many humans survived being turn you had to be strong and hot dog Cole fit the bill. I doo loved this story that I literally could not stop reading until the end. And what an ending...let's just say I cannot wait for Soren's story come out. We get a glimpse of it at the end of Janna and Cole's escaped. Show Stopper. I loved their story and believe you will just as enthralled as I was. I was given an ARC copy for my honest opinion. But I love Anna so much, that I even purchased the book. So what are you waiting for?



Helena MacDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Jessica and her sister are in hiding from shifter purists that destroyed their home and killed everyone they loved. With the hel
Reviewed in Canada on June 5, 2016Verified Purchase
Received the book for an honest review. I was really was excited to read Jessica and Simon's story after getting a taste in the prequel Perfection. Jessica and her sister are in hiding from shifter purists that destroyed their home and killed everyone they loved. With the help of the people of Twin Moon Ranch alpha's sister, Tina, they land themselves jobs at the local bar this is run by two bear shifter brothers. No one was more surprised then Jess when she found out that one of the brothers was her ex-lover and destined mate, Simon, who broke her heart and turns his back on their love. Boy was Jess wrong and when she finds out why he did what he did she falls more in love with him. Can Jess and Simon find the happiness they deserve when there is a group out there who will never allow mixed shifter relationships?? There is action, sorrow, love and a happy ending. Great beginning to a new series.
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