Review – Secrets of a Wolf by Kelly Abell

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by Kelly Abell
✩✩✩✩1/2

For all the suspense, mystery, and bad things happening in the town of Spirit Rock. I found the book to be light-hearted. Possibly because while all the horrid things are happening, the characters survive without any traumatic scars. Yes, there are moments of freight, but there are also moments of hilarity, and the characters are fairly positive attitude. They’re fun. Cameron is sexy, and Daphne really gets herself into some interesting predicaments.

The only downside, or things that bothered me with the story, were minor and didn’t keep me from thoroughly enjoying the book. Although I do wonder at the main culprits motives. They didn’t make sense to me, nor that the results expected, would be the ones obtained. Needless-to-say, we can put it down to the poacher being a bit crazy, and leave it at that. Plus I was never sure what happened to the second culprit. At least not for sure. Who knows, that might have been on purpose. A villain for another day.

Overall the book was very well written and keep me happily reading. The characters were great, and I look forward to reading about the other brothers and their women. It should be a very exciting series.


SYNOPSIS

A tragic event ruins Daphne Valentine’s career as a K-9 cop and department veterinarian in Seattle. Devastated, she escapes to Spirit Rock, South Dakota, to start over as the vet for an animal wildlife rescue park. When she arrives, nothing goes quite as planned—especially when she meets her new boss for the first time and she’s almost stark naked. Not the greatest first impression…or is it?

A confirmed bachelor, Cameron Gray is shocked at his instant attraction to his new employee. He soon learns she carries quite a bit of extra baggage, but even so, his desire to possess the sexy vet ignites him with a need he and his wolf can’t ignore. But all is not what it seems…. What exactly drove Daphne to leave her successful career and move to Seattle?

When dangerous poachers bring the two together in the line of duty, Daphne discovers Cameron’s secret, forcing her to question every decision she’s made since arriving in Spirit Rock. Will the tender new love they’ve found be enough to hold them together or drive them apart forever?

Join the Gray brothers in Spirit Rock, South Dakota. Gifted with the power to shift into their own unique spirit animal, they have been bestowed with the enormous responsibility of watching over their ancestral canyon. Their strength and conviction will be tested…as will the depth and breadth of their heart and soul.

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Bureau Under Siege: Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Book 3, by A K Michaels

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Title:                      Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Bureau Under Siege
Author:                  AK Michaels
Series:                   Supernatural Enforcement Bureau (#3)
Genre:                   Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:             Self Published
Release Date:       December 2014
Edition/Formats:  Ebook and Print

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Blurb/Synopsis:
Creed’s past has finally caught up with him and it’s not just the dangerous elite guard that is in the firing line. No, everyone involved in the Supernatural Enforcement Bureau headquarters is at risk. Men, women and children are in danger as a Vampire with no mercy, or thought for others, comes to town…bringing his own small army with him.

The only way to make sure everyone is safe is to work together, striking first when the opportunity presents itself.
Ronan, Sam and Starr work with Creed to keep everyone safe from harm but is it a losing battle? Especially as Ronan fights to keep Starr’s secret from people he loves at the same time! Can they survive unscathed? Can Ronan keep Starr’s secret? Can Creed finally put his past to rest and find peace?
Read Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Book 3, Bureau Under Siege, to find out.
Packed with hot Vampires, Wolves and even a Dragon!

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Bio:
A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream – writing.

She is the author of the Defender’s Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina’s Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori’s Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading – everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has Twitter, Facebook Page and loves to chat to readers online.

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Excerpts:
“Creed, keep my people safe ‘til I get there. Okay?” Ronan almost whispered this last plea, the thought of any of his people being hurt, or worse, caused a cold sweat to appear on his skin.

He clearly heard Creed’s intake of breath, exhaling slowly before confirming what Ronan had guessed. “I’ll give up my own life for them. Don’t ever think I wouldn’t. I’ll be up, on guard, and alert until you get here. I don’t think I’m going to rest until this is over and done with and I rip this fucker’s heart out of his chest with my bare hand.”

Ronan stopped pacing, the hatred in Creed’s voice so great he wondered just what this person had done. “I’ll be there tomorrow, I’ll text with an ETA. Make sure there’s transport at the airstrip for us. Oh, and Creed, you are not alone. We’ll fight this danger as we do all others…together. There’s not a man or woman who won’t stand by your side.”

“Ronan, we may need them, all of them.”

 *****

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As they carried on, the Wolves slowed their pace slightly, obviously going at the pace of the less able within the Pack. On and on they ran as Ronan kept his senses on alert and his eyes peeled for any danger. More than two hours later Ronan could spy vehicles parked on a dirt track and he let out a long sigh. “Thank fuck! We’ve got them here safe, Puff.”

“Yes, we have,” she replied as she hovered overhead.

What happened next had Ronan’s heart aching within his chest.

As the Wolves slowed to a standstill none of them transformed immediately. Instead, Jason, the Alpha stood in the middle as the rest circled around. When all of the Wolves were in place Jason’s beast raised its head and howled loud and long before the rest joined in.

The hairs on Ronan’s arms stood up at the sound, only having heard it a few times previous; the Wolves were mourning their dead.

The howls were full of pain and suffering as each and every one of them grieved for the fallen Wolves. The sound so haunting it almost brought tears to Ronan’s eyes. As the sound died down Starr dived, flying over the gathered Wolves, and letting out her own roar of anguish. That sound did force a tear to escape from Ronan’s left eye and he was grateful the force of the wind caused it to vanish quickly.

Leaning forward he placed his head along the base of her neck, moving a hand to gently stroke her black scales. When her bellow ended she flew straight up, causing him to hang on with a death grip to keep from plummeting to the ground that was now so very far below.

Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Book 2, The Imprisoned Dragon and The Witch By A K Michaels

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Title:  Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, The Imprisoned Dragon and The Witch
Author:                  AK Michaels
Series:                   Supernatural Enforcement Bureau (#2)
Genre:                   Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:             Self Published
Release Date:       November 2014
Edition/Formats:  Ebook and Print

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Blurb/Synopsis:
The call finally comes. Serge has located a remote cavern in the Rockies that holds a Dragon prisoner. Time is of the essence. Ronan and Starr rush to implement a rescue party and the Director of the SEB calls on his Sire, Josef, for help. After all, with Josef comes a very powerful Witch and a deadly Wolf. With dark magic in the mix he knows he will need Peri’s power if they’re to have any chance at success.

Plans seem to fall apart as they uncover a plot so mind-blowing that Ronan’s ‘boss’, the President of the United States, wants to send in the troops! Averting that disaster, he realizes the entire load now rests upon his shoulders.
Can he pull off a massive operation, covering the entire United States and beyond? Can Starr withstand a deadly blast of dark magic power?
Read Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Book 2, The Imprisoned Dragon and The Witch, to find out.

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Bio:
A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream – writing.

She is the author of the Defender’s Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina’s Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori’s Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading – everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has Twitter, Facebook Page and loves to chat to readers online.

Author Links:
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Excerpts:
 Ronan dialed a number from memory, it rang only once before being answered. “Ronan, a little early for house calls is it not?”

Josef, his Sire, spoke before he could get a word out. He checked his watch, it wasn’t that early. “Sorry, Josef, but we’ve got news; I need your help…”

Josef cut him off, “Done.”

Ronan smiled as he replied, “You’ve not even asked what it is yet.”

Josef’s answer was immediate. “That is irrelevant, if you require my help, then you shall have it. Now, Ronan, tell me what’s prompted this call for assistance.”

Ronan chuckled as he went on. “It’s news about the Dragon we know is being held in the Rockies. Serge, one of my Wolves, has found it. He’s waiting there as we speak and I think we may need Peri too. The Witch involved uses dark magic and we have Esther, but Paul told me how powerful Peri is and you did say she would help, if needed. I think we need her, Josef, together with you and Gabe. What do ya say? Want to come and help rescue a Dragon?”

*****

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Josef’s head swirled around. “I can sense magic.”

Charmaine let out a small whimper which had Sam holding her even closer. Peri’s hands were moving quickly, a silent and exquisite dance in front of her body. Just as Sam was about to ask Josef what it was he had sensed, all hell broke loose.

Gabe growled, leaping forward as he transformed so quickly that Sam barely heard the cracking of bones as he did so. Josef snarled and Peri shouted. “Gabe! No! Stay back!”

Sam pushed Charmaine behind him as he saw two hooded figures in the passage in front of them. The scent of dark magic cloying in the air around them. “Shit! Take care of her!” he shouted to the Elite squad at his rear as he moved forward, careful to stay out of the line of fire of the magic he knew Peri would be releasing.

He watched as Gabe’s Wolf closed the distance between them in mere seconds, his huge beast leaping towards the figures. The howl that the animal released told everyone he had met dark magic and his massive body fell like a stone, landing in a crumpled heap on the rock floor.

Josef’s loud roar and Peri’s scream turned his blood to ice. “Dear God, I hope he’s okay!” he thought, knowing if the Wolf was dead that Josef would go on a rampage like none he had ever witnessed. The bond between the two, or rather, now three, so great it was miraculous to witness.

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Book 3 by A K Michaels

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Title:                                     The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Book 3
Author:                                A.K. Michaels
Series:                                  The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire (#3)
Genre:                                  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:                           Self Published
Release Date:                    June 2014
Editions/Formats:          eBook & Print

 

Blurb/Synopsis:

Peri has finally defeated her own father, the psycho leader of a sect that has plagued her since childhood. Now she looks forward to a life she never thought she’d have, in love with both Josef and Gabe.  As the three of them prepare for their future , they become involved in helping their friends Kyle and Sabrina go on the run, tracking down a kidnapped child and advising the supernatural cop Ronan.

It’s an exciting life for Peri, being the mate of a Vampire and a Wolf!  Unknown to them, the magical sect has gained a new leader. Even more vicious than her father, its only a matter of time before this maniac rips apart Peri, Josef and Gabe’s world…

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Bio:

A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream – writing.

She is the author of the Defender’s Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina’s Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori’s Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading – everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has Twitter and Facebook page where she loves to chat to readers.

Author Links:

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Excerpts:

His smile was almost feral as he turned towards the corner of the room. The younger sister of the previous girl he had used was now curled into a tight ball, useless tears streaming down her perfect face. Her baby-blue eyes widened in panic as he watched her closely…she obviously knew she was in for some more of his loving!

“Come here now!” he snarled. The girl shook her head from side to side, whether in denial of his command, or at the thought of what was to come, he wasn’t sure.

He raised an arm and stretched it out towards her, words spilling from his mouth almost silently. His eyes narrowed as he watched the pain hit, and her scream was torn from her throat, as he knew her head would feel as if it was about to explode. Her hands flew up to either side of her head, as if she could halt the excruciating pain that now engulfed it. How pathetic…she should’ve learned by now that nobody could stop him.

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“I see, so I assume I’m in danger…again?” Her voice was oddly calm as she spoke and she wasn’t sure who that surprised more, the men sitting at the table or her.

Josef agreed. “We have to assume that, anything else would be folly, so we’ll have to make sure you’re safe. We will work together, hopefully Ronan or my own investigations will find this person and the threat will be eliminated. We will keep you safe, little Witch.”

Gabe piped up. “You’re damn right! I’ve had just about enough of this fucking sect! If I get the chance, the guy is going down…and not getting back up. Don’t you worry, baby, don’t you worry at all.” Gabe was smiling, a huge smile, but she saw the worry in his eyes.

“This is so…so…irritating!” she spat out and Gabe laughed, a full-on belly laugh. She frowned, wondering what he found so funny.

“Here, have some juice.” Josef poured her some more OJ as they both stared at Gabe.

“That’s priceless, irritating, you must be rubbing off on her, Jo! It’s irritating – not this is fucked up or I’m furious, angry, raging. Nope, she says she’s irritated. That is so one of your words.” Gabe snickered again, pointing at Josef.

Just like that the tension was broken, Peri laughing, too, throwing a punch in her Wolf’s direction.

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 2 by A K Michaels

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Title:                                     The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Book 2
Author:                                A.K. Michaels
Series:                                  The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire (#2)
Genre:                                  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:                           Self Published
Release Date:                    April 2014
Editions/Formats:          eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Peri has finally stopped running and found safety with Gabe and Josef… her Wolf and her Vampire. Now she is getting strong, physically and magically, and she is ecstatic with her two mates. She is not about to let anyone take that away and she surprises even herself with her power.

However a psycho sect has been hunting her for over six years and they are closing in. Her own father is the leader of the sect, but she is more than willing to do whatever she can to take him down. Destroy him for everything he is, everything he does, before he does to others what he did to her.

With an ancient Vampire and a powerful Wolf by her side she just can’t fail … can she?

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Book Links:

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Bio:

A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream – writing.

She is the author of the Defender’s Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina’s Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori’s Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading – everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has Twitter and Facebook page where she loves to chat to readers.

Author Links:

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Excerpts:

Josef poured a large measure of his best whisky and gave it to Ronan, as he moved past to sit on his own chair. He kept his eyes on his young Vampire, well, young compared to him. Ronan was over three hundred years old, a baby compared to Josef.

“So guys, I was in the area…”

Gabe snorted. “Yeah, right. I’m sure your office is in Denver, or thereabouts.”

“Okay, you got me, I was…intrigued…yes that’s the word, intrigued by what happened in San Francisco, and the information that you had a mate – to both of you. That was something I just had to see for myself, a mate to both a Vampire and a Wolf? Now I see you sitting here with the lovely Peri on your lap. Well, I have to say Wolf, I’ve never seen you looking happier, and you are the most beautiful Witch I’ve ever come across.” Ronan ended with a wide smile, his gaze still locked on the female on Gabe’s knee.

Gabe did something that none of them expected…he growled, low, deep down in his throat and gave a feral snarl to go along with the growl.

Peri looked up into his face, saw the beast inside attempting to get out, and the struggle her Wolf was having. She placed one of her hands on the side of his face, caressing it softly, trying to calm his beast.

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Peri’s body continued to go through spasms, and it was many minutes before they began to ease. She had all but lost consciousness, and as she came to, she realized she was cold, very cold.

“Cover,” she croaked. Josef had already been reaching for the comforter, as he had sensed her coldness. He tucked it around her and watched as she laid her head on Gabe’s chest and closed her eyes.

She was overwhelmingly tired, and as her body began to warm from the thick cover over her, she closed her eyes and let sleep take her.

As soon as she was sound asleep, Josef got up and started pacing the room, back and forward, back and forward, trying to ease the pain that was deep inside him. Allowing Peri to melt the ice around his heart had given him great joy, however, it now had him filled with despair and concern. Two emotions he had not encountered since he was human.

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire by A.K. Michaels

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Title:                                    The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire
Author:                                A.K. Michaels
Series:                                 The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire
Genre:                                  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:                           Self Published
Release Date:                    Dec 2013
Editions/Formats:           eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Peri has been running since she was fifteen – using her magic to stay safe. ‘They’ can track her magic tho, so she has to use it sparingly. In Vegas, for a cash in hand job, and things turn nasty! She knows the amount of magic she would have to use to escape unscathed would bring ‘them’ right to her.

Before she can use the vast magic required two males appear and aid her. One a wolf, one an ancient vampire.

Josef, the vampire, and Gabe, the wolf, are more than a little interested in this skinny girl. What ensues shocks both of the strong males – this girl is more than a stray, more than a witch – it looks like she is a mate – for both of them!?

Will Peri stay? Will they keep her safe? Who, if any, of the two will she choose? Just how much power does this stripling of a girl have locked inside her?

This Book Contains Adult Content!

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Bio:

A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.

She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream – writing.

She is the author of the Defender’s Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina’s Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori’s Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!

She now spends her time reading – everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!

She has a Twitter and Facebook page where she loves to chat to readers.

Author Links:

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Excerpts:

Gabe looked at his friend and gave a lopsided grin. “What do you think, Jo, want to help a lady in distress?”

Josef sighed. “This is a new suit, Gabe, do you know how much it cost?” Josef was fingering the material of his made-to-measure suit and frowning.

Gabe laughed. “Come on, live a little!” Gabe chuckled and took off towards the girl, pulling to a stop behind her. She must’ve heard him because her head swung around, and he could see the worry in her eyes, eyes that he almost fell into. Shit, she was gorgeous.

“No need to worry, thought you could do with a hand,” Gabe said, a cheeky grin on his face.

Josef appeared next to him and stared at the men in front. Shit, he was probably going to work up a sweat. His new silk shirt would be ruined.

 *****

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“Josef, are you okay?” Gabe asked quietly. Seeing the Vampire like this kinda scared him.

Josef whirled around, his ice-blue eyes as cold as Gabe had ever seen them. Gabe had seen those eyes, when Josef did some terrible things. Things that neither of them spoke of.

“No, indeed I am not, Gabriel!” Josef was talking quickly and Gabe was shocked. Firstly at his use of his full name, and secondly by the emotion that he clearly heard in Josef’s voice.

“She’s running, Gabe, has been for years. Whoever did that to her, they’re the ones after her, and I aim to find out who they are and make them pay. Did you see those scars Gabe? Did you?!” Josef’s voice had risen and bloody hell, he was downright fucking scary.

“Yes, Josef, I did. They’re old scars, she must’ve got them as a kid, Jo, a kid. Someone did that to a fucking kid!”

Gabe’s own voice was low and cold, and at his own use of Josef’s shortened name, the Vampire looked at him. He could see and feel the anger rolling off the Wolf. He was pretty sure Gabe could see and feel the same anger rolling from him. His body thrummed with it. He wanted to find these folks and fast.

He took a deep breath, trying to steady himself. He never lost control. “Okay, so I think I’ll stay out here tonight. I don’t want our little Peri trying to fly the coop. She may think that’s her only option, but we need to make sure she knows that it is not.”

Gabe nodded at Josef’s words. The same thing had been going through his mind. “I’ll keep you company, for a bit.”

The Wolf moved to one of the sofas and lay down, stretching out full length and staring at the ceiling. Whoever had done that, if they found them, shit, they were going to get hurt. Real bad. And Gabe would enjoy doing it.