Howl For It by Shelly Laurenston & Cynthia Eden
Paperback, 315 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Brava
Source: Publisher, for the purpose of an honest review
ISBN 13: 9780758273444
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Like A Wolf With A Bone
Series: Pride, book # 0.5
This is my first book in the Pride world. It certainly will not be the last. Like a Wolf with a Bone introduces readers to who I am going to assume are the parents of the heroes and heroines of the future books in the series. Making a rough guess I think this story actually takes place in the late 70’s. I’m in love with this world. I can relate to Tennessee hillbillies. I live amongst them. I love this quote used to describe the Smith family. “They’re not a Pack, they’re a hillbilly cult filled with criminals and ‘shine runners.”
Darla Mae Lewis and Eggie Ray Smith are interestingly misunderstood members among their Packs. Darla is viewed as the weak pacifist. Eggie is viewed as a lethal killer who deserves to be feared by all. Call it coincidence, karma, or fate but these being in the same place at the same time saves one from death and changes two lives permanently.
I’ve read and loved Shelly’s Magnus Pack books. I was fully prepared for a bat crap crazy heroine. She has a knack for writing heroines that I want as besties and women at my side in a bar fight. I had heard that her heroines in this series were also a little on the wild side. I’m guessing that Darla Mae and Eggie Ray are the calm couple from the Pride series.
Darla and Eggie make for a great read. I enjoyed them together. They were different enough to refer to as an opposite attract, but their similarities are what made they so different. I liked the way that worked for them.
Favorite quote, Darla to Eggie. “What’s so funny…wait. That was a laugh, wasn’t it? I’m still trying to learn your different grunts.”
Wed or Dead
By: Cynthia Eden
I loved the fact that this story began the exact same way that it ended. Kayla is on a mission to rid the world of the monsters that are preying on the innocent. Gage is protecting the innocents close to him from the evil that is seeking to remove them from the living. It sounds like they are both fighting the same evil at this point right? Oh so wrong. Gage and Kayla have to work hard to find a common ground and some much needed trust. They also have to enlighten each other on the blurry gray areas that they have found themselves in.
Wed or Dead was an action packed paranormal romance tale. I’m looking forward to reading more of Cynthia’s paranormal books. I’ve read and enjoyed her romantic suspense series. Let me tell you this lady does paranormal phenomenally well. Her Vegas includes various shifters, vampires, demons, witches, and of course a group of humans who are trying to keep this world safe from the predators.