Sunday, May 15, 2011
Romance Book Review: Anchor
Series Connection: Northern Shifters
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifters/ Werewolves
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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In Jorrie Spencer's, Anchor, the world knows about werewolves. Like with humans not all werewolves are good, some are down right evil.
All of her life Mala has been having nightmares about wolves. Each time she has them it causes more trouble in her life. This time the dream involves a young wolf being chanced by his father. Somehow she understands that these wolves are more than just wild wolves, she knows they are werewolves.
Deciding once and for all to check out whether her dreams are real or not she decides to seek out the boy she saved from his father in her dream. All the time on the trip she's wondering if she really does want to learn the truth or not. She finally arrives at a small town in Northern Canada, call Wolf Town.
The hero in the story is Angus. Angus runs Wolf Town, a sort of Santuary for the werewolves to go to live in peace. When the boy Mala saves comes to the town for help Angus is there to give him support.
When Mala comes to town looking for the boy, Angus knows she's a good person. Unlike others in her life he believes her.
I really like the story that Jorrie Spencer puts together. Angus is really a hero that can be counted on. He only wants what's best for the wolves and is willing to accept those who want the same, but he is also willing to take care of, in whatever means necessary, those who wants to harm those he cares about.
Mala is an interesting heroine. She's not quite comfortable in her own skin, but she is working on mastering her dreams. Instead of letting them take over her life she is learning to control the dreams and even helping the wolves in the process.
The novel spends a lot of time working around the dreams and getting to know both Mala and Angus, separate from each other that it doesn't really leave a lot of time to explore the love affair between the couple, which disappointed me a little. On the otherhand, I was so interested in learning about Wolf Town and the others in the story that I didn't miss it all that much. Overall, I would give this book a good rating.
She follows her dreams into his arms…and danger is not far behind.
Children are supposed to outgrow night terrors. Mala is the rare exception. At night she dreams of wolves, ones who attack, and the ones her dream-self protects. The effort costs her—one dream often leads to a week of missed work.
After a months-long reprieve, the dreams are back with a vengeance. Her defense of a young wolf from his abusive father is rewarded when the boy mentions the name of a real town. Finally, the chance to learn if her dreams are just as real. She never expected to meet an honest-to-God alpha wolf, much less develop an instant, embarrassing crush on him.
Angus MacIntyre, the de facto alpha of Wolf Town, is determined to see every fugitive wolf employed, educated and well-adjusted to life in the open. The arrival of a young wolf on the run isn’t all that unusual, but the human woman hard on his heels is beyond extraordinary.
The dark-eyed beauty stirs his mine instinct in a way he’s never felt before. She possesses a dream-wraith ability that challenges everything he thinks he knows about his world, and makes her vulnerable to those who might try to use it—and her—to their advantage.
Wolf towns, bad guys, dreams and non-alpha alpha wolves, as well as an overabundance of family, and, of course, a healthy dose of romance and sex.