Series: The Order of the Wolf

WOLF SLAYER by Angela Addams

WOLF SLAYER by Angela AddamsWolf Slayer by Angela Addams
Series: The Order of the Wolf #2
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Aubrey Devlin worked her entire life to become a Huntress, along with her twin sister, in order to mate with a Hunter and spend their lives defeating werewolves.  But when the day came for her to be claimed by her Hunter – it never happened for Aubrey but instead her twin sister was claimed by a Hunter.  Aubrey was destroyed and left that life to begin anew, as a security chief for the rock band Riot.  Aubrey knows that in order to come into her true powers as a Huntress she can also be mated with a werewolf, but that isn’t something she is even willing to think about.


Jaylon Black is the bassist for Riot and a werewolf.  He comes across Aubrey the first time as a wolf while she is fighting another wolf and sees just how deadly Aubrey can be.  Jaylon’s wolf knows immediately that Aubrey is his mate but she is also a trained Huntress which means that unless Aubrey falls in love with Jaylon, she will try and kill him.  Talk about an all or nothing situation.  When Aubrey is hired as the security chief for the band, Jaylon is given the chance to show Aubrey what life with him could be like and hopefully it’s enough to woo her.


Aubrey is instantly attracted to Jaylon, even if their initial meeting didn’t go so well.  She is even touched when he goes out of his way to give her things that she will enjoy.  Jaylon is determined to learn about Aubrey and what she loves while showing her his love in many ways during the time she’sworking for them.  But when the bands secret about being werewolves comes out at the worst time possible, Aubrey is going to have to take a stand in the Hunter/Huntress v. Werewolf battle – a decision that will be final on both sides.  The question that Aubrey has to come to terms with is can she love and protect a werewolf, or does the training that and beliefs her family raised her on rule her heart?


It’s a battle of heart and head when a trained Huntress falls in love with a werewolf in Wolf Slayer.  Aubrey faced a heartbreaking denial when she was not claimed by a Hunter but while hurt and defeated at the moment, she didn’t let that stop her from finding another way to use her training.  Jaylon knew from the start that Aubrey was a trained Huntress who could be claimed by a Hunter at any time if he didn’t claim her as his mate.  The worst part was watching as Jaylon and Aubrey stumbled around their first meeting as humans and then again when the truth comes out unexpectedly and we have to watch the battle take place that will tear Aubrey apart.  I really wasn’t sure which way Aubrey would go once her sister showed up – instincts or love.  I will say that while love ruled, I could not fall into Aubrey and Jaylon’s romance the way I usually do.  For me that aspect that turns a story into a believable tale and one I just sink into was missing with this world.  But I will say that for paranormal lovers, The Order of the Wolf is a unique world in which the battle of good and bad is twisted with inclusion of witches, Hunters, and Huntress along with the werewolves and one worth checking out to see if it works for you.  Wolf Slayer is a bumpy romance where the heart triumphs over instincts when a Huntress falls in love with her werewolf.

CURSED by Angela Addams

CURSED by Angela AddamsCursed by Angela Addams
Series: The Order of the Wolf #1
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Darcy Wells is a so-so witch and earns her living as a vengeance dealer—her clients are women who have been hurt my male scumbags.  Darcy stalks her victims carefully and then strikes with a curse that will make the male suffer lust and let her get away.  Perfect—right? Well, maybe not.  Darcy’s next hit is a rock star, and Darcy is all about showing him that even rock stars need to treat women right.


Raven Glock is the bassist of his band—a band that is also part of his pack.  Yes, this rocking band is made up of werewolves.  One night after a show, Raven is hit hard when he sees this sexy woman with the other groupies and decides that a hot night in the sheets with her is just the ticket, which they do have…well, until Darcy attacks Raven with a face full of ash.  Now his wolf is going crazy, because Darcy is much more than just a sexy groupie, and he can’t even remember her.


Darcy knows immediately that something has gone seriously wrong with this job and, at the same time, realizes that she just cursed a werewolf.  Now Darcy is hunting for a way to break the curse that has her in its grips as much as Raven, while running for her life from Raven’s pack and fellow band members.  Once Darcy and Raven are back under the same roof, chaos is the best way to describe the multiple emotions and desires that appear.  Darcy learns the truth about her past jobs and her real powers while helping Raven get rid of the curse that she put on him.  Turning to the only person who has volunteered to help, Darcy truly learns what betrayal means, and she will have to make a life changing choice—Raven or her life as she once knew it, but now with all the information she grew up without.


A woman who lives to hand out vengeance to wronged women meets her match and mate in a rock star werewolf in Cursed.  Darcy and Raven may have started off with lust, which turned to fear and hatred, but the outcome was love.  I can say that I did feel for Raven the most, finding his mate just as she did something so he could not remember her.  I could also feel a bit sorry for Darcy not being told all that she really was and thinking she was a lousy witch had her becoming a vengeance dealer.  But I think she was just lucky that Raven decided to claim her even after what Darcy did to him and that the band also accepted her.  Over all, I have to say that while I enjoyed some of the sections of Darcy and Raven’s story, I could never fall into their story or the world that was being created with this book. However, the parts I enjoyed were enough to have me wanting to try the next book in this series.  Cursed is a story proving that the path to mating isn’t always easy or romantic, but can still bring you to love in the end.

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