Black Hills Wolves
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: March 27, 2015
Number of pages: 85
Word Count: 29,737
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.
Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.
She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?
He reached out with his Wolf senses. The feedback froze his fingers on the doorknob. Female. Damn, she smelled good. Human. Wolf. Wait…both? The copper tang of blood hit his nose. And injured.
He flung open the door. His abrupt move caught his visitor off guard, one small, white fist raised to knock. The woman startled and fell forward. Catching her, he pulled her inside, kicking the door shut with his foot.
She sagged against him, a shivering bundle of wet woman. Underneath the dampness, her scent drop-kicked his gut. Apples and cinnamon. Roses and honey. His body perked up, taking extreme notice. He fought the growl of possession threatening to tear out of his throat. Holy hell, had his potential mate just walked into his home in the middle of a storm?
The scent of her blood jump-started his brain into action. He lowered her gently to the floor. “Jesus. You okay?”
His instincts urged him to check her for wounds, but he was a stranger and didn’t want to spook her. But goddamn, he wanted to touch her. Peel off her wet clothes. See all of her. With a jacket covering her torso, tight jeans hiding her legs, and her ball cap pulled low on her face, all he’d seen so far was her quivering pale chin, full red lips, and those delicate, trembling hands.
“S-s-sorry, d-dripping all ov-v-ver your f-f-floor,” she said, teeth chattering. Her snow white fingers curled on the hardwood, arms trembling with her effort to keep herself upright. Blood streaked the wood. A line of liquid crimson slid down her jaw and dripped from her chin onto her jacket.
To hell with propriety. “You’re injured. Let me help you.” He pulled off her cap and damn near swallowed his tongue.
Big green eyes blinked up at him from a face so pale it made him think of moonlight. Drenched, short black hair lay plastered to her head, the ends framing features reminiscent of the fairies his sister loved to draw for the hidden-object games she designed. Ethereal beauty. My beauty. He stroked a knuckle down her cheek then ran his thumb over her soft, full lower lip.
She flinched and batted his hand away, falling to her side in the process.
Ross snapped back to reality with a healthy hit of guilt. “Shit. Sorry.”
His gaze shot to her forehead where a two-inch cut sent blood trailing over her prominent cheekbone with its silky-smooth skin he’d so enjoyed caressing—
Shit. He gave himself a mental ass kicking for scaring her. “I’m Ross. You’re safe here. Promise.”
I haven't read the other books of this series by this author, but I really liked this one I have read a book from this series written by a different author. :) That's kind of cool if you ask me. Different authors writing in the same series! So, when I signed up for the release day for the next book and figured I should read this one too :) So, let's talk about fun wolfy things LOL. Plus I just like werewolves, and this is a sweet, short, fun little adventure!
Darci Diamond is a half breed. She has lived as a human, who hates and fights her wolf side. Her parents died when she was young, and her aunt raised her. Her aunt being human didn't know things about the werewolf part, so she did the best she could. But now, this last shift almost, well kinda did, kill Darci, so she's searching for help. From some unknown, unlikely sources, names her father left in a not to extensive letter. Poor kid. She didn't understand the wolf side, or how other werewolves live or act with each other. She also didn't know who her father was to this pack. So when she stumbles blindly, and a little naively, into unknown and unwanted territory, she's in for a rough ride. But at least Ross is a hawt piece LOL. I felt bad for Darci, though she over reacts a lot, she doesn't understand, so she is forgiven for her crazy. LOL I liked her though. She's had it pretty rough and I think she's overcome a lot with just a little.
Ross is some kinda sexy. He's the perfect guy for me. Werewolf, loaded, but giving away his money, sweet, kind, funny, walking sex piece. LOL See, perfect. He's even extra nice to some crazy girl covered in mud who shows up at his door. And then he smells her. She's his mate. But now he not only has to to teach her everything but explain things to her. I loved him. And I loved that he was willing to do ANYTHING for her. And he can cook! YUM!
The "bad guys" aren't really bad guys. First off, Darci is her own worst enemy, so she's fighting herself. It takes a good while for her to figure that out. Second, the bad guys actually have to over come a little prejudice so they aren't really bad, though they had me scared for a bit. Sometimes the past isn't always the best place to live in or rely on for info. :) Overall, the plot kept me interested and this is a short story, so it's a quick read! I can't wait to get more from this series! 5 WOLFY PAWS!
About the Author:
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series - The Tranquilli Bloodline - is available from Champagne Books. Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.
When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/
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