Not My Wolf was a fantastically silly free novella, a smoking hot fantastically silly free novella.
The skim coat of plot for this paranormal romance involves, let me see if I get this right, a group of wolf shape-shifters living in remote area of Colorado who have a territorial bone to pick with the other local group of wolf shape-shifters. It’s all very log cabin meets paranormal. Corey is the leader of the pack, the Alpha, and he has been dreaming of claiming his mate. (There’s a lot of mate claiming in fantastically silly free shape-shifter novellas.) When he meets Devin and gets the mate vibe from him, Corey is totally freaked out that his mate is a man. Devin is fine with it. Corey is fine with it soon enough, as well.
Devin and his sister are between packs as he is a such a huge hunk of man-wolf that their former Alpha considers him a threat. No longer welcome, they have come to Colorado to find a home. Corey is quite the monolith himself and not intimidated by Devin. This allows for a certain amount of manly wrasslin’ and vulpine posturing to go along with the love scenes.
Not My Wolf is the first in a series of several “Wolf Pack” novellas by Eden Cole. A rivalry between local shape-shifter groups provides the veneer of justification for continuing the story, but it’s all just an excuse for the love scenes and the shape-shifting.
Did I mention that they glow electric blue in their wolf form? They glow electric blue in their wolf form. It would have been remiss of me not to mention it.
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Key elements in Attracting Anthony, a novella by Amber Kell:
- The new-to-me word “werekin” for members of the human-to-animal shapeshifter kingdom.
- The werekin have their own nightclub.
- The club is owned by a man named Silver. He is the most powerful wolf shifter in North America.
- The hero, Anthony Carrow, is so extravagantly gorgeous that he casts a pulchritude diminishing “glamour” over himself so he won’t steal attention from his friend when at the club.
- It bears repeating that the characters use “glamours”.
- If the novella had been longer, I suspect they would have used “magicks”, as well.
- Silver is so rampagingly Alpha Male that he does everything but pee in a circle around Anthony.
- An ensemble consisting of black leather pants and a silver mesh shirt is “elegant”.
- Vampires are metro-sexual real estate professionals.
- Silver thinks Anthony is a fae-witch hybrid, but what he doesn’t know yet is…
- “My grandfather is Zeus,” he mumbled.
- As an added bonus to being a fae-witch with a godhead grandpappy, Anthony can teleport.
- Anthony is “claimed” when Silver puts an ancient Egyptian bejeweled gold collar around his neck.
- While Anthony and Silver’s large age difference wasn’t creepy, the parent/child undertone to their submission and domination relationship was super creepy.
- Yes, it was free.
- No, they did not get it on as animals.
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