Book Review – Ghost Wolf by Hurri Cosmo

Trevor has grown up as a wolf without a pack in a small town in the middle of nowhere. What little he knows about shifting and pack lore he’s learned from the elderly man he calls Grandpa, who’s also passed on to him a mysterious ring. When circumstances force Trevor to use the ring, he realises it turns him invisible, something he tries his best to use to his advantage. But other people want the ring, too, and that throws Trevor into some very bad situation. Luckily, Ryan Jarfang, Alpha of the biggest wolf pack in the area and the hottest man Trevor has ever met, is on hand to help out.

Ryan and Trevor are Fated Mates, with an attraction too strong to ignore, something that doesn’t go down too well with Amanda, the woman whose forthcoming mating with Ryan will create a powerful alliance with another local pack. With wolves being found dead and shifters going missing, how will Trevor and Ryan overcome all the dangers and find the happiness their status as Fated Mates should guarantee them?

Having a main character who can not only shift into a wolf but become invisible as well should be too much for one story, but in Ghost Wolf Hurri Cosmo manages to pull it off. There’s a streak of humour in the book that keeps everything from getting too serious and overblown, though when the baddies come after Ryan and Trevor there’s a genuine sense of menace about the set piece as they hunt for the ring in Trevor’s old family home. Having Trevor as an outsider to the pack means we get to learn about wolf lore through his eyes, and he’s an engaging hero, always looking out for others beside himself. Ryan might be the typical Alpha male, always on top in the bedroom, but there are times when he needs Trevor’s help and protection, and that vulnerability adds more depth to his character.

There is, as you’d expect, plenty of hot sex, especially on the night of Ryan and Trevor’s mating, though I could have done without the detour into male pregnancy territory. It may be a necessary part of the happy ending for some readers, but personally, I find it silly. With that caveat (and that part of the book is easy to skip once you realise where the storyline is headed), this is a fun and entertaining shifter story that’ll have you howling for more.

Ghost Wolf is published by Painted Hearts and is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK. Find out more about Hurri Cosmo at Hurricosmo.com.

I received a copy of Ghost Wolf from Indigo Marketing and Design in return for an honest review.

Sunday Snog – Protecting His Pack

Yes, it’s Sunday Snog time over at BlisseKiss, and as promised, here’s a kiss from Protecting His Pack, my Xcite wolf shifter novella. Lennox, head of the Grayling pack, has been helped out by Highland vet Sarah in a time of tragedy, and though he knows that wolf and human should not be mates, he finds himself drawn to Sarah’s home to show his gratitude. And when Sarah makes him a present of second-hand clothes, replacing some he ruined when shifting, he insists on trying them on for her. Which may not be the wisest thing to do, given their unspoken attraction to each other:

‘It’s a long time since I’ve had any clothes as fine as these,’ he said, as he took the jeans from her. She thought she had never seen anyone take so much delight in someone else’s cast-offs. ‘When you live the kind of life we do, such things are hard to come by, unless someone is careless enough to leave their washing unattended on the line.’ He rose to his feet, unbuttoning his shirt as he did. Sarah had a brief view of his well-muscled chest, his pecs matted with dark hair, then he was pulling the T-shirt over his head. She could smell that familiar, primal musk of his, and her pussy flooded with juice in response.

‘Very nice,’ she said, not sure if she was referring to the white tee or the body beneath it.

‘Could have been made for me,’ he observed. ‘Now, how about these …?’

Almost before she knew what was happening, he had draped the jeans she’d bought him over the arm of the chair and was unbuttoning the fly of the pair he wore.

‘You might want to try those on in the bathroom,’ she suggested, as, his back to her, he inched down the jeans to reveal the sun-browned skin of his backside. Part of her was enjoying the impromptu strip show he was treating her to, but she had to keep reminding herself this man was off limits. ‘There’s a mirror in there.’

‘Oh, I have no need of a mirror …’ He stepped out of the jeans and turned to face her. His cock jutted from the bush of hair at his groin, more than half hard. In that moment, she wanted him more than she’d ever wanted any man. Yet she had to pretend he wasn’t driving her wild with want, had to deny her feelings in order to prevent herself doing something she knew he would regret.

Lennox seemed to have no such reservations. He crossed the space between them in three long strides, and pulled her into his arms. His lips dropped to hers, his kiss hot and bruising. She moaned into his mouth and tried to push him off her, still fighting her need for him, but it was futile. Her body burned for him, and she gave up any pretence of trying to resist.

By the time he broke the kiss, her lips were swollen and her pulse was beating a wild tattoo in her chest. ‘Lennox, we shouldn’t be doing this. Think of Aoiffe …’

‘I have thought of nothing but,’ he responded, tugging at the zip on her dress. ‘But Aoiffe is gone, and you are here. You rouse me in the same way she did, Sarah. I thought I could need no other but her, but your scent inflames me.’

His hands were pushing her dress from her shoulders, and the jersey fabric slithered to the floor. She stood before him in her underwear, her nipples pushing hard at the cups of her bra and the wetness in her panties betraying her need for him.

And that’s as far as we go without getting too spoileriffic, so if you want to find out more, you’ll have to get hold of Protecting His Pack, available from Amazon and Xcite. And don’t forget to check out all the other sizzling Sunday snogs that authors are bringing you via Blissekiss.

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Protected by Request

protecting his packMy wolf shifter novella, Protecting His Pack, is now out, and it came about for a rather unusual reason. When I wrote the first of my Grayling Wolves stories, Must Love Wolves, I intended it to stand alone, and I certainly didn’t expect that if I came up with another tale that involved this pack of Highland wolves, I’d be following a male/male story with a male/female romance. It’s not as though I haven’t written sequels before, but that’s either been because I created a character who clearly had a life beyond one short story, such as jewel thief The Black Lily, who has made appearances in the Xcite collections Lesbian Love and Crimes of Passion, or because I’m working on a series, like Steel City Nights.

However, I  happened to read a review of Must Love Wolves on Amazon (not something I usually bother with, as that way madness lies…) from a reader who was keen to find out what happens to Lennox Grayling, whose act of exiling his brother, Logan, kicks off events in Must Love Wolves. And in the spirit of giving the people what they want, Protecting His Pack was born – and proved to be great fun to write.

So has that ever happened to any other authors out there? Have you written a sequel to a book thanks to reader demand, or have you taken a suggestion on board and maybe flirted with a different genre or style of writing? And would you ever go so far as to create a bespoke piece of fiction for someone? I’d be really interested to know your thoughts.

Meanwhile, Protecting His Pack is now available from Xcite and Amazon. Will there be a book three? Watch this space – and come back on Sunday, when I’ll be sharing a snog between Lennox and Sarah.