RELEASE DATE: 24 February 2016
BLURB: The plague the wolves called the Pestilence destroyed more than seventy percent of the human population some fifty years ago. Nothing had helped, but the wolves, immune to human diseases, had done their best, and when it became clear there were no medicines that touched the illness, they buried the dead and started a new world order. Quinn the Supreme Alpha of the Nine Territories is now living happily with his human mate, Aaron, and trying to bring some of the human survivors, who have rebelled against wolf rule, back into the fold. When Aaron is struck down by the very plague Quinn thought he’d saved him from, Quinn is almost paralyzed by grief until doctors tell him of a remarkable mutation that just might save Aaron, even if it means turning the entire Wolf Council against them both by bringing a hybrid into the world. The only chance Aaron has is for Quinn to impregnate him with his baby.
Quinn takes the bold action to save his mate’s life, but a few months later, before Aaron can deliver the child, he’s kidnapped by the Human Alliance, a group of rebels who have a particular grudge against Quinn. Doctors don’t know if either Aaron or the baby can possibly survive the impending birth, and now Quinn is in a desperate race against time to find his mate. Aided by his closest allies, Quinn has to take desperate measures to bring his mate home to save both Aaron and the child. With the rebels out to destroy his happiness, Quinn is forced to rely on instinct and ingenuity if he and his mate are going to make it to out of this alive.
OMG – Shannon West and Victoria Sue are amazing! I know that one day, they might write something that doesn’t capture my imagination and heart as much, but it’s not today! I loved this so much.
The plotting and then the execution that these two authors came up, was excellent, the MCs superb in the parts they played, real heart felt emotions running high throughout the book and then there’s the twists….the ones that I never saw coming!
It’s been about a half a century since the Pestilence hit (similar to the plague). It wiped out a hugh amount of the human population. The dynamics of the aftermath of this, changed dramatically….the Wolves took over and some of the humans were not happy!
They formed a group called The Human Alliance. Their aim? to put the Wolves back in zoos or compounds…if any survived. They have an ace up their sleeve – technology, something the Wolves have little knowledge of, but desperately want.
Quinn, Supreme Alpha of the Wolves is frantic. He believes that his human mate, Aaron is going to be the target of The Human Alliance – what better way to bring the Supreme Alpha to his knees? and there’s another problem, Aaron is unwell. Has he somehow contacted the Pestilence? and if he has, Quinn will do anything it takes to save him and his doctors have just the answer….if it works, neither of their lives will ever be the same again!
A great storyline so far, but there’s so much more….remember Rhys? yeah, I bet you do, he’s memorable for all the wrong reasons! He’s having his own problems with Brandon – no surprise there then. Let’s just say that he gets his comeuppance in a very surprising way and I certainly never envisaged that one coming! #Brandonyourockedit!
Then the unthinkable happens, betrayal rears its ugly head and Aaron is kidnapped! Quinn will do whatever it takes to get his mate back. He never pretended that he ran a Democracy and he certainly wasn’t going to start now – he’s going to get his mate back, anyone in his way will be dealt with, whether it be Wolf or Human, his inner wolf doesn’t differentiate between the two when it comes to saving his mate!
But the stresses of being kidnapped, coupled with his health, has taken its toll on Aaron. The longer he is away from Quinn, the more his mind starts to play tricks and he’s so confused. If Quinn really loves him, why hasn’t he rescued him?
And that’s not all. Some of the Alpha’s on the Council, have been lining their own nests and Quinn knows who it is and with their closed mind thinking on humans, does he really need them?
As I said at the beginning, so much going on, that it made it an engrossing read that I didn’t want to put down and have I mentioned the sex scenes? No words that I know of would do them justice, you have to read it and find your own words.
Highly, highly recommended.
**** The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.****