Friday, April 25, 2014

Unwrapping a Review of WOLF HUNGER, a Dragon Heat novel by Ella J. Phoenix

Having read the first two books of the Dragon Heat series, I was excited and rather impatient with anticipation to read WOLF HUNGER by Ella J. Phoenix especially after meeting Rafe in VAMPIRE THIRST. I was not disappointed when Ella threw Yara and Rafe together. This series just keeps getting better. Btw, how about that cover? It was my suggestion to add the wolf. Sweet, huh? 

***eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

Blurb for WOLF HUNGER:

When the last box of deadly bullets is stolen, the hunt is on and the Vampire King’s band of fighters is set for the challenge of recovering it. But Yara, the shifter-witch, has other problems to face. She must help her leader to overcome the strange illness that has befallen her before it’s too late. For that, she must go back to the only place she swore never to return – her homeland.

Rafe is a typical lone wolf who spends his nights earning his bucks in the fighting ring. When he was offered a pardon for his debts in exchange for the Vampire King’s head, he didn’t even blink, thinking it would be a hard mission but not impossible. He just wasn’t expecting the saucy shifter-witch to cross his path and ruin his plans. Now, he can’t get her out of his mind and the clock is ticking for him to make good on his word.

This is the third novel of the Dragon Heat series – a paranormal lover’s delight with vampires, shifters, dragons, witches and much more.

***Warning: this novel contains hot, steamy, descriptive sexual scenes. Enjoy.***

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At the end of VAMPIRE THIRST, Yara and the others were dismayed that although they had succeeded in destroying the factory where the deadly white bullets were being manufactured, they knew one box had vanished – stolen right from Yara’s hands - and was still loose in the world, a continuing threat to the vampires. Feeling responsible for the loss, Yara is determined to find that box and the person who stole them. When her search leads her to the fighting ring at the Dungeon, she doesn’t expect to come face to face with a man, er … wolf … that makes her inner cat yowl.

Rafe is a wolf on a mission, a mission to save his pack from a debt that keeps them all under the thumb of the dragon senator, Balour. He doesn’t like what he has to do but following Yara, the water witch he first met in London isn't the worst job. His only concern is what the fat dragon senator wants with her. When he finds himself following her to Brazil, he becomes even more intrigued by the witch but then meeting her face to face in the fighting ring sets his wolf to howling. When someone sets off a bomb that nearly takes both their lives, he sets events in motion that will make her his or tear his heart apart in the process.

WOLF HUNGER, book three in the Dragon Heat series by Ella J. Phoenix is a character driven, passion-filled, action-packed, bad guy getting his comeuppances, paranormal romance that will leave you begging for more. At the end, I actually sighed and said, “oh come on, Ella, you can’t leave it there.” Rafe and Yara are animalistic passion with slight undertones of BDSM that will have your imaginations running wild with thoughts of them taking things to higher levels when they let their animals loose.

I love the way the cast of characters from the earlier Dragon Heat books remain strong in their appearances as the series progresses. In WOLF HUNGER, we get a taste of the world of the wolf pack and I have no doubt we will be revisited by members of Rafe’s pack in future books but this one’s all about the animal heat that exists between alpha characters of which both Rafe and Yara are. We discover Yara’s past, her secrets, and her fears. We’re introduced to the world of the water witches and suffer some heartbreak when a new character digs into our hearts and then we lose her.

I won’t say anymore, I’ll just highly recommend that you read WOLF HUNGER by Ella J. Phoenix if you’ve read the first two, or are trying out her books for the first time. It’s best to read this series in order but if you’re like me, you may just fall in love through this one and then be compelled to start at the beginning and experience it all again. If you’re a fan of TRUE BLOOD, and Alcide then you’re going to want to experience Rafe – he’s all wolf and so sexy, you’ll find yourself possibly howling for his attention.

Happy Reading Everyone!

WOLF HUNGER, a Dragon Heat novel by Ella J. Phoenix, self-publish, available now in ebook format at Amazon.

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Elizabeth Marie Haney said...

Didn't you have this author on your blog before? I'm going to have to check this series out! Thanks for sharing your review!!


Amy Valentini said...

Yes, Elizabeth, I've reviewed all three books now in this series. It started out amazing and just keeps getting better. I highly recommend reading this one. I know you love paranormal. :-)