"The alpha wolf in Zalin's pack is slowing going insane, which is tough enough to contend with, but the guy is gunning for the woman Zalin loves--the rancher's daughter who saved his hide. He's torn between taking off to avoid a confrontation with the Alpha, and sticking around to protect Lucia."
Pages: 64 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Published: June, 2011
Form: E-book (review copy from the publisher)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Fantasy
Lyrical Press: Buy / $3.50 (30% off $2.45)
Excerpt: Lucia sees Zalin change...
Lucia stops her father from shooting a wolf that has wondered to their farm lands, little does she know the wolf is Zalin a new wolf to the Pack of the area, and he now ows her for his life.
Zalin can't seem to get the farmer's daughter off his mind and when a chance meeting in town brings them together it becomes evident that there is attraction there that can't be ignored. That Zalin who is wishing to leave the town cannot ignore.
Zalin, trying to find his Pack's Alpha's daughter enters the farm lands again, which for some odd reason are off limits to the Pack, he find's instead the Alpha's mate bound in the shed, he turns to change to his human shape just as Lucia walks in.
As Lucia is forced to accept there are werewolves, she's taken to Pack lands and a painful secret from her past is revealed and nothing will be the same again. Seeking to forget she takes Zalin to bed, but it seems the act makes her forget but also springs love and then it's all bets off.
I really liked the Novella, I felt really connected to Lucia and found Zalin in both wolf and human form very entertaining, he has few demons in his closet as well, but isn't maimed by them which is really refreshing to see, a guy who can get past his issue without it having to escalate it into conflict.
I really liked the plot, and was surprised to see what the end result was, as this was a novella things went by fast, and I believe this would have also made a great full length novel, there was enough there to prolong. Actually I really would have liked it to be little longer to explain few things deeper and build on the characters and scenes, if it had had this the story would have been super.
Juppenlatz's writing is good, it's easy-flowing and keeps the reader entertained, she has a way with words; she can create a playful scene as well as one with angst and heartbreak very convincingly! A joy to read!
A fun, very sexy werewolf meets a woman story with unstable element of the Alpha and the threat of who's trying to get Lucia killed - really exciting read!