Friday, February 26, 2021

Review: This Broken Wolf




Author Everly Frost
Format e-ARC
Print Length 323 pages
Publisher Ever Realm Books
Published Feb. 26, 2021



I am a wolf shifter cast into the hands of fate.
Captive. Wrecked. Undone by a bond I never expected.

Another wolf has me now, and I am his to ruin.

Tristan Masters, the ruthless alpha whose destiny threatens to destroy him, has sworn to come for me.

But if he does, he will put the lives of his entire pack at risk.

I am the spark that could ignite Tristan's fury, but I'm strong enough to resist.


I will fight the pull of darkness that I sense growing inside me, my true nature that I'm only beginning to understand.

This dark wolf will not break.


This is a dark urban fantasy romance. Full length. 17+ for sex scenes and language.

My Opinion

This Broken Wolf is the second book in the Soul Bitten Shifter series. The first book, This Dark Wolf, ends with the mother of all Holy cliffhangers! Color me shocked, surprised and honestly shook. Reading it was one heck of an adventure and how it ends had me dying for the second on in this series. I had to know what happened to Tessa and Tristian. Would he be able to get her before she is taking away? Would he fight for her? Would he find her if she is forced away from him? I was not prepared for the answers y’all.

This Broken Wolf picks up right where This Dark Wolf ends, literally. The opening scene is the continuation of the story and what a way to start a book. Action packed, emotionally geared chapter that brings so many feelings that I just couldn’t help but continue to read until will past 2 am. Holy smokes y’all this book destroyed me.

The things that Ford forces Tessa to do, to unleash the darkness inside her. Only he didn’t count on her determination or her spirit to interfere. Ford has plans for his “little one”, plans that Tessa just does not agree with. Thank goodness someone who kinda knows her is with her. Someone who she will protect, as she has claimed them as one of hers. It is heart breaking what this individual has to go through. Although their actions does change my opinion of them. My only hope is that what was done can be undone.

The connection between Tristan and Tessa is undeniable. It is what consumes both of them. Due to their separation, their connections pulls them towards each other just as fate pulls them apart. Both of them have a lot of darkness in them, but just maybe that darkness will also allow them to see the light. If they could just be together. I think I may have missed Tristan just as much as Tessa. What was he doing while she was trying to get back to him? What is going on with the pack? What is going on with her pack and the Hidden House? While Tessa is away these questions played heavily on her mind and mine.

The angst is heavy in this one, but it is more a by-product of all that is going on. You cannot help but have angst when you are being held against your will. I did miss the girl gang, Danika and Iyana, as they were not captured with her in This Dark Wolf. Have no fear, I am sure we will see more of them in the next book. I also missed Jace, as I feel he balances Tristan well. Hopefully, there will be more of him in the next book as well.

This Broken Wolf was a rollercoaster ride of emotions on a road of self-discovery. Tessa is stronger than she knows, stronger than Ford suspected. I suspect he is in for a rude awaking in the next book. The ending chapter left me with my jaw on the floor. This cliffhanger is vastly different than the last one but dang y’all. How much more can either of these two take? With that ending, I had to already pre-order the next one which thankfully comes out in three months. Hopefully, on May 29 we get all the answers to the many questions This Broken Wolf leaves us with.


My Rating 5 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “It’s not in my nature to obey.”


Other People

Ford- Wolf of War
Brynjar- ice giant
Perla- right hand female to Ford
Cody- Alpha-in-training

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (8) Midnight King


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After a vicious battle for the crown, I’m now Alpha King. My brothers are safe, as is my mother, but my fated mate Nai Crescent is...

Gone.

In the middle of my coronation ceremony she disappears.

All signs point to a kidnapping, but the High Mage Realm is off limits for my kind.

I’ll be damned before I let anyone take her from me.

Unfortunately, Nai’s abduction isn’t my only problem.

Between the outcast shifters, the lower class mages, and strange deaths in Dark Row, I struggle under the weight of royal responsibilities.

The longer I rule, the more I discover how dirty the high mages are playing... and how desperate they are for power.

And I start to wonder if Nai was abducted, or if she left of her own free will.

Was fate wrong about us?

Told from Courage “Rage” Midnight’s POV, this fast-paced novella gives exclusive insight into the new Alpha King’s heart and mind after Nai's disappearance.

Why I am waiting?


Holy crow! A story from Rage’s point of view? I am here for this! So here, especially after Nai leaves…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (8) This Broken Wolf

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Teaser One

"I was wrong, Tessa," he says, his voice low and urgent. "I thought you could be my end. I only saw your power. I only heard the cries of my pack. I only saw an end to generations of devastation A final end to my bloodline. I didn't see your mind. I didn't see your heart-"


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Tristan is breaking my heart, nevermind Tessa's. Holy crow, I love this shifter.


Teaser Two

"You are anger lingering in the back of the mind," he says. "You a
re revenge growing inside the heart. You are violence begging to be unleashed. You are fear that clouds judgement. You will taste the blood of gods and defy them, just as I defied them."


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I cannot be the only one that hopes Tessa kills Ford. I hate him, he is evil. He better not mess with my girl's mind. Tristan needs to rescue her.


Teaser Three

"My wolf is not weak, I say. "I understand you have a place in my father's empire and are useful to him- and possibly to me- but if you lay a hand on my possession again, I will rip out your throat without a second thought.


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Dang, you sure are getting possessive of Cody.... Girl you belong with Tristan.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (7) Lost Girl


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I've been kidnapped by vampires and Sawyer is under some love spell.

Now I’ve got to traipse through the entire Magic Lands without getting killed to make it back to Werewolf City… hopefully in one piece.

Everything would have worked out as planned if Sawyer hadn’t gone on another revenge killing spree in my honor.
Now the entire magical world is at war, and my True Mate and I are stuck in the middle of it.

It's just another Monday.

Why I am waiting?

The ending of Wolf Girl crushed me.  How could it end like that?  How do any of us go on?  Sawyer has so much to make up for.  And to be honest, I am not so sure he can…

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (7) Darkest Moon

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Teaser One

When I’d been fifteen, our most respected seer had prophesied that I would be his mate, and that the bond would somehow kill me because I was an abomination. She wasn’t wrong about the abomination thing. I had no beast inside me, the way the others did. The Alpha’s mate was meant to be a pure wolf, and I couldn’t even shift.

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Well, that explains why you left!  What if the seer was wrong though?

Teaser Two

No subordinate wolf should be able to hold his gaze for too long. But the longer I held it, the easier it became.

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You are one powerful shifter!  I wish you would realize it.

Teaser Three

“She is your destiny, and yet, you have avoided it. I understand why. You don’t want to fall to the curse the way your father did. And it was wise of you to be concerned.”

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Lachlan, dear, you are not your daddy.  You need to kiss her... 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Review: The Hunt (By Kiss and Claw #2)




Author Melissa Haag
Format e-ARC
Print Length 377 pages
Publisher self
Published Feb. 2, 2021



I was fine existing on copious amounts of chocolate. But, thanks to Fenris’s less than helpful intervention, Mom’s building a nightclub named “Man-beef Buffet.” My hell is only beginning.

Hounded by the Academy's guidance counselor, smothered by her mother, and harassed by a perverted brownie, Eliana’s patience for well-meaning help is thinning. She has more important matters on her plate. Like, dealing with the repercussions of a backfired spell while avoiding the local, hot werewolf.

When something starts stalking her, Eliana decides she’s done playing by everyone else’s rules. She might be afraid to feed, but she’s far from weak. The beast pursuing her will soon feel what it’s like when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Warning: Contains a starving succubus with violent reactions to sex toys, a loving mom who supports nudism, and a brownie with fertility issues. Recommended for mature teen readers and up.

My Opinion


The Hunt is the second book in the By Kiss and Claw series. There will be spoilers from the first book, The Howl, consider yourself warn…Welcome to Utirra…where being yourself is supposed to be accepted. Even if you are an alpha heir who doesn’t want a mate, or a succubus who would rather starve than feed. Ashlyn is still missing and Eliana is desperate to find her. Her momma is still in town and she is desperate for Eliana to embrace her nature. With all these well-meaning adults, it is a wonder who Eliana turned out to be so mature.

Being a succubus must be hard. Being a succubus who was raised with the notion that her very existence is wrong makes it even harder. Eliana avoids feeding, her avoidance has a lot to do with her reluctance to act in her very nature. After meeting her father, I can 110% see why she is literally starving herself. I mean with parents who are the polar opposites, I completely get her stance on not feed and not accepting suitors. With her powers, how can she be sure that anyone interested in her is really interested in her or just interested due to her very nature.

Heir to the alpha wolf in the community Fenris is under pressure to take a mate. So much pressure that the girls in his pack can’t truly be friends due to the competition for Fenris’ attention. Only no one has realized that since Eliana came to town, Fenris’ attention has been solely on her. He really is an amazing guy, understanding Eliana’s reluctance to feed. He takes it upon his self to find a work around. One that no one knows about not even Eliana. He positions himself to be with her often now that Megan is out of town. He conditions her to accept his hugs and his playful nature. The only question is how long will his patience last before he gives up on her.

I am so frustrated with Eliana at the end of this book. Fenris is perfect for her, and she keeps pushing him away. I can’t even. Girl! Come on…..I feel like Eliana and Fenris are mates but she won’t accept it. I get why but dang.

That ending… I don’t even know how you come back from that. It isn’t a cliffhanger more like did she really do that? I kinda hope that she has to chase Fenris in the next book because wolf shifter is pretty perfect.


My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


Favorite Quote “Get in here, chipmunk. It’s time for another huggle.”




Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (6) Blood of the Fae


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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I thought I could stay hidden. But Faery had other ideas.

Can I stay alive long enough to figure out my magic and save those I love?

Featuring a fierce heroine, a broody prince, and all things magical, Blood of the Fae is the second book in this fast-paced young adult paranormal romance series from the USA Today bestselling author Valia Lind!

Why I am waiting?

Shadow of Fae just ends where they are given the quest I need for Derek to make things right. I need for them to kiss. I need to know how Julian plays into this.  So many questions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (6) Shadow of the Fae

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers


Teaser One

"Fae don't kid." 

"They're not supposed to lie either, but that's your only other option." 

"No, the only other option is that I'm telling the truth."

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Dang, she just called him out like that.

Teaser Two

"Avery." The way he says my name instantly makes me turn toward him. "I'm not going to let anything happen to you."

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Anytime someone says that you know something bad will happen.


Teaser Three

He betrayed me. He lied to me. He used me. Apparently, I'm a pawn in everyone's game at this point. Lucky me.

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Girl!!!  I hope you give him holy heck!  Just saying, he deserves it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday (5) This Broken Wolf



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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




I am a wolf shifter cast into the hands of fate. Captive. Wrecked. Undone by a bond I never expected.

Another wolf has me now, and I am his to ruin.

Tristan Masters, the ruthless alpha whose destiny threatens to destroy him, has sworn to come for me.
But if he does, he will put the lives of his entire pack at risk.

I am the spark that could ignite Tristan's fury, but I'm strong enough to resist.

I will fight the pull of darkness that I sense growing inside me, my true nature that I'm only beginning to understand.

This dark wolf will not break.


Why am I waiting?

That ending though! This Dark Wolf ended on such a cliffhanger that I am going insane waiting on this one

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (5) Stealing Embers (Fallen Legacies, #1)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.


Teaser One

“This is the best day ever. Not only has she dubbed him a fat turkey, but she broke his nose and can’t even remember what he looks like. I’m going to hold this over him forever.”

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Siblings are the best! The absolute best!


Teaser Two

Let me be crystal clear with you. I’m not interested in Steel—like at all. I find him incredibly frustrating and quite frankly, a bully. He’s all yours, I promise. I’ll happily stay away from him.

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Sweetie, it looks like you are protesting a little bit too much. Just saying!


Teaser Three

You’re going to stop feeling bad for yourself and do what you need to do. You’ve been on your own before—you can certainly do it again. Going back to your own life will be safer for you and everyone else.

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Oh Emberly don't run away. You got this girl!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Waiting On Wednesday (4) Rising Fate (Wolf Moon Academy Book 3)



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Some truths were best hidden.
The past several months changed so much. Liam and I were fated mates and we’ve seen how awful the packs were being treated. Finally all four heirs were on the same page, and we knew something had to change.

As the heirs and I joined the rebellion, more things came to light, and we learned the council has a secret they’ve been hiding-- one larger than my own.

Now everything was at stake, and there could only be one clear winner. Either way, nothing would remain the same.

If you can't get enough of books by K.F. Breene, Kelly St. Claire, Annette Marie, Shannon Mayer, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, and Laura Thalassa, then you'll love this paranormal romance.


Why am I waiting?

I want to know how it ends. I want to see Liam redeem himself. More importantly, I want Simon to get punched in the throat.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Teaser Tuesday (4) Wolf Roulette (Werewolf Dens, #3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.



Teaser One

“Your potential mate has joined our midst. She sleeps in our territory and uses our water and supplies. She eats our food. By our pack law, everyone on our territory must contribute.”

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I really hate when people use tradition and laws for their own advantage.


Teaser Two

“You’re misunderstanding. Just because I’m loyal to the tribe, doesn’t mean my feelings for you are less or that they’ll diminish.”

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Girl, I am not sure that is how this works.


Teaser Three

“He put your life above the game. He provided unshakeable proof that he’s more than the savage beast. That will probably shock the Luther-haters more than your feelings for him.”

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Of course he cares he is her mate.