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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arc Review: Wilder's Mate by Moira Rogers

Bloodhounds #1
Moira Rogers
Received from author for review
March 08, 2011 (eBook)
Novella – about 90pgs

Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America's frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new moon brings a sexual hunger that borders on madness. Rescuing a weapons inventor from undead kidnappers is just another assignment, though one with an added complication--keeping his hands off the man's pretty young apprentice, who insists on tagging along.At odds with polite society, Satira's only constant has been the aging weapons inventor who treats her like a daughter. She isn't going to trust Wilder with Nathaniel's life, not when the Guild might decide the old man isn't worth saving. Besides, if there's one thing she's learned, it's that brains are more important than brawn.As the search stretches far longer than Wilder planned, he finds himself fighting against time. If Satira is still at his side when the new moon comes, nothing will stop him from claiming her. Worse, she seems all too willing. If their passion unlocks the beast inside, no one will be safe. Not even the man they're fighting to save.

Warning: This book contains a crude, gun-slinging, vampire-hunting hero who howls at the full moon and a smart, stubborn heroine who invents mad-scientist weapons. Also included: wild frontier adventures, brothels, danger, betrayal and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.

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Crystal's thoughts:

Wilder’s Mate is wild west meets vampires meets steampunk. Sound amazing? Well, that’s because it is!

Satira is not your typical girl in a world where women don’t have many options. She’s unmarried, wears trousers, swears like a man and is an apprentice for a Guild weapons inventor. When Nate, her mentor, goes missing the Guild sends in a Bloodhound to retrieve him, and the secret project he was working, on back. But Satira’s not going to trust just anyone to get him back and insists on accompanying the Bloodhound in his search, and she has a bag load of special weapons incase they run into any vampires along the way. 
Wilder is a sexy male alpha that was transformed by the Guild into a Bloodhound, part man and part beast, to hunt vampires. Full moons see the beast set free but new moons bring a powerful hunger that cannot be denied.
He’s brought in on the big assessments, and this is one of them, he’s  a professional but lets Satira tag along because if he went missing he’d want someone who knew and cared about him being the one searching for him.
They’re about to enter the Deadlands and the new moon is almost upon them, can Wilder protect Satira, even if it’s from himself?

This is the first Moira Rogers book I have read and wow, I’m gonna have to find me some more!

Satira has some self-confidence issues but she knows what she wants and is not afraid to reach out for it, and Wilder is something she definitely wants! She is blunt, spunky and I liked her right away. Wilder is oh so yummy, protective, and doesn’t believe that just because Satira is a woman that she is limited in the things she can do. This couple has intense chemistry that eventually leads to some burn-the-house-down love scenes.
Great world-building, incredible action, awesome characters and yeah, did I mention the love scenes? Whew, I need a cold shower!

Now the only thing I have to know is this; when can I get my hands on Bloodhounds #2?

*You can also find another version of my review on Wilder's Mate at PRA


4 Wine Glasses - Loved It!


4 comments:

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Nice review. I read a story of Moira's in an anthology and really enjoyed it. The combination of cowboys/vamps has potential!

Crystal ♥ said...

So, my phone deleted Winnie's comment but I had it still on my email yay! Sorry about that Winnie, here it is:

winnie said...
Thanks for pointing out the "burn-the-house-down love scenes" in this! I am now raising this book to a higher place in my TBR pile!

wolfwattitude said...

Sounds like a great book and contest!

Rabid Fox said...

Very nice review. It sounds like a very promising series, so I'm definitely going to keep it on my radar for when my reading pile gets pared down some.