Friday, March 2, 2012

Early Review: Dire Needs (Eternal Wolf Clan #1) - Stephanie Tyler

The full moon is their mistress. They are predators of pleasure and pain. Feared by humans, envied by werewolves, the Dire Wolves are immortal shifters, obeying no laws but their own bestial natures. Once they were many, but now only six remain, a dangerous wolfpack forever on the hunt… 

Rifter leads the pack, embracing the lifestyle and ethics of an outlaw biker even as he battles an ancient enemy who has become a new, powerful force. But with his Brother Wolf raging inside him, howling to be unleashed, he needs to satisfy his hungers. And when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous blonde drinking alone in a bar that caters to both human and inhuman, Rifter’s primal instinct is to claim her. 

Gwen has her own desires, long unfulfilled. She hopes a passionate night with the leather-clad, Harley-riding biker will ease her suffering. The seizures that have wracked her body her entire life are incurable—and they’re killing her. 

But none of that will matter if Rifter can’t stop the growing threat to them all–trappers who are determined to enslave humankind and use the Dire wolves as part of their nefarious plan.

Impressive series debut featuring a pack of dangerous, 
sex-addicted, Harley-riding alpha males.

Tyler has created a group of characters that are complex and intriguing. The dynamics of the pack and the world that they reside in are described in a way that is easy to understand. I still have several questions about certain aspects of the story, but it was not handled in a way that leaves me frustrated, but instead has me looking forward to discovering the answers in the series' sequel. 

The developing relationship between Rifter and Gwen was intense and incredibly sexy, but is only a portion of what this story is about. It often focuses on the relationships within the pack and the wolves' struggles with who they are, what they are, and the responsibilities placed upon them by the Elders.

Frequent point-of-view changes kept me engaged in the story and gave additional insight into many of the wolves' personalities and occasionally some background.

Throughout this novel we are introduced to an almost overwhelming amount of new characters with various talents. As the story progressed, I found myself eager to learn more about each of them. It wasn't long before I was heading over to Tyler's site to see who she would be writing about next.

I am grateful that I was able to receive an advanced copy of the first book in the Dire Wolves series. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a huge fan of shifters, especially werewolves, and Tyler writes them in a way that ensures I will continue to follow the series. 

Dire Needs will release March 6th, 2012.

Available now

A breathtaking new tale of the Dire Wolves, from the bestselling author of Dire Needs… 

Immortal and invincible, Rifter is the head of the last surviving pack of Dire Wolves—a band of Alpha brothers charged with protecting the Weres. But now that witches have joined forces with nefarious weretrappers, it’s a perfect storm for double trouble. When the murder of a human points to a wolf, along with the threat of the packs being outted to the world, the Dires fear that something even more dangerous is out there hiding in the dark, something waiting for the right time to show itself. 

Includes a letter from the author and a teaser chapter from Dire Needs.


Alexa said...

Alright sign me up for this one it sounds really amazing. I have a soft spot for werewolves yet I haven't read that many stories that feature them as the main paranormal creature. I'm interested in starting this one now.

Thanks for the great review.

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