This is a paranormal series of romances where there are wolves involved – well werewolves anyway.
And here we have one who is not really a very nice guy. It seems he ran away from Canada and lots of crimes, and then runs away again to Las Vegas, where he gets rather drunk and forgets what has happened.
And we have a heroine who has been captures by a Lion shifter group (think bad boys and motorbikes) and was held in the Canadian Woods until she escapes and ends up in Las Vegas.
And so we have a meeting and rather nice story.
I enjoyed this and thought Eve Langlais was on form here.
Whilst recovering from my ‘little’ Xmas accident and being in and out of hospital for some time and in a lot of pain, I needed some light reading and this series provided me with that. Many paranormal stories were good reading fare amongst romances and other ‘chick’ literature.
This series was one that I particularly fell for all set around the Adirondack pack of werewolves.
I have previously reviewed book #1, but in fact there is a #0.5 prequel if you will. I have found that many authors write the prequel after the first couple of books are successful, so you don’t necessarily read in order.
Each wolf pack has a number of roles that are common to them all: Alpha, Beta, Elder, and Enforcer. This is the story of how and Enforcer was ‘born’.
Enforcers are the law in wolf packs. They keep order within the pack, at as detectives and represent the law. Often they are also used for more esoteric purposes such as torture during a period of warfare or political unrest and in-fighting. Thus hey need to be not only very strong and skilled in fighting, but also sadistic to a degree. Not just being unafraid of pain themselves, but willing to inflict it n others.
Tyson was the Adirondack pack’s enforcer. “He was protector, detective, judge and jury”, and if need be executioner, because “once a wolf went over the line, there was no coming back”.
So the war with the Canidae begins and his sister Jenny gets involved through her friendship with Jack – who is not all he seems.
Tyson has to develop his emotions to understand this situation as he finds that he is unable to cope with his sister’s actions.
The initial 3 books form a solid story about Xoe the 16 year old who suddenly finds she is not who she thought she was. For a start her father was a demon. And then she finds that her temper is rather uncontrollable and she just sets fire to things.
Each book ends on a cliff hanger and each book starts exactly where the previous book ends. This is effectively therefore one very long long book divided up into 3 parts.
The trilogy gets a 4 for a YA audience, but I found the final 3 books in the series rather short and less stimulating and original. I was going to give them a 3 but the final story – Ghosts – wraps up Xoe nicely and thus I’m going to stay with the 4.
Overall a good YA read with demons, ghosts, witches, vampires, and werewolves.
Krystal Shannon is one of my favourite authors. She writes mainly fantasy romances with lots of animal shifters and magic and paranormal elements and is great fun to read. This particular book is actually a novella and as such there is insufficient length to develop a complex story-line but we have a werewolf shifter in the series Vegas Mates. So a romance. It is a fun short read, well told, with interesting use of language eg: A little bit of claustrophobia began wrapping its slimy tendrils around her neck