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Cry Wolf by Jay Ellison

Cry WolfCry Wolf by Jay Ellison
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Courtesan Press
Novella:  51,738 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  Dead Rose
 

Call of the Wild…

Kevin Sullivan has never minded being a werewolf. He has a great job, a little sister who adores him, and plenty of good friends. But an erotic encounter with Roman Le Feuvre, the sexy, mysterious Alpha of the Bloodmoon Pack, leaves Kevin feeling lost, lonely and desperate for companionship for the first time in his life. Roman is shrewd as both master of Wall Street and king of the New York werewolves, but he harbors a dark secret that’s about to turn Kevin’s world upside down. Kevin wants nothing more than to find his place in Roman’s pack–and in his heart!–but dark forces may leave him crying wolf.

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I bought this book on a whim.  I loved the different view of werewolves.  Unfortunately this book gives very little plot to go with it.  The story contains LOTS of sex.  This isn’t always a bad thing but in this case there was no connection to be felt between partners.  Yes, there is a “love” angle to the story but I really didn’t understand why they were in love.  They didn’t talk much or hang out very long.  It seemed like since they were both Pedigrees that they would get together with an open relationship.

I want to say that the writer really did make the characters interesting.  I believe if there had been more development to the story and a little less of the sex that the book would have been better.  I had no issues with the open nature of relationships portrayed by the author.  The issue is connection.  I felt nothing for the characters.  I actually felt more for Hannah, who is a side character.  I really felt that the author was more about the sex than the story line so it suffered.

So, I didn’t care for this book.  I may keep an eye out for the author since he seems to have some wicked story ideas and hope that his writing improves.

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Taken by the Pack by Cheryl Dragon

Taken by the PackTaken by the Pack by Cheryl Dragon
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Short Story:  20,000 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  Dead Rose
 

Danny loves Alaska, but it doesn’t seem to love him back. The full Wolf Moon sparkles over Fairbanks, but he’s alone for those long nights. He wants to come out of the closet and date, but his frail family might implode. All he wants is the right man in his bed.

Brandon and Justin are lovers and wolf shifters native to Alaska. They’re out to protect their way of life, and sometimes that means extreme measures. When Danny’s brother proposes aerial wolf hunting, Danny enters their sights. Danny was the closet case in high school, and now, he’ll be their sex toy. The shifter pair is ready to do whatever it takes to stop the hunting and maybe add a sexy human man to their pack.

Excerpt

I’m going to start by saying this book did not work for me.  It is fairly rare I read a book and do not really like it.  I will say it isn’t horrible, but just had a very flimsy plot line that didn’t work for me at all.  The story ends up being more about the sex than the story itself and the sex isn’t very well written either.

Danny has been forced to return to his home in Alaska after his father becomes ill.  Because of the attitude in Alaska and his family Danny believes it best to stay in the closet.  Unfortunately for Danny because of the small town atmosphere he can’t get laid either.  Justin and Brandon are well known to Danny.  Unknown to Danny is the fact that they are wolf shifters.  The two overhear Danny and his brother talking about hunting wolves from a helicopter and decide to take drastic action.

I didn’t buy that these two men would even hatch up this plot to kidnap, have sex with and blackmail Danny.  Hello, talking sooooo much easier!  I get that Justin has wanted Danny for a long time but still it really doesn’t sound like the most well thought out plan.  The rest of the story progresses from there.  We only get the bare outlines of these men’s past and how they even related to each other.  The story is short and not well thought out.  Just way to simple and easy at the end.

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