Saturday, April 11, 2015

Romance Book Review: Jo Ellen's Texas Pack Series

Author: Jo Ellen
Series: Texas Pack

New author Jo Ellen features her first series with romance sub-genre fantasy/paranormal Texas Pack. So far the three stories, which leaves the door open to more in the series features three brothers who live in small town, Wolf Creek, Texas. The brothers run and ancient old pack of werewolves that watch over a magical pond that hold the entrance gates to the fae world.

Together with their new mates and members of the fae guard the Wolf Creek Pack watch over the magical pond from those who would abuse the magic powers from the pond.

In the first story Wolf Creek Alpha, oldest brother and pack alpha Rafe meets his match in witch Lisa. Visiting friends in Wolf Creek Lisa meets a new man and soon realizes there is more to this world than she ever knew. Now she's meeting werewolves and finding out she has magical abilities of her own that she never knew she had.

Rafe says Lisa is her mate and that they will forever be together, but Lisa has no idea how to take this strangers word for something that could be nothing more than just lust.

Then there is a who other problem. An dark fae has his sights on Lisa and what happens if he gets his hands on Lisa and her new found powers. Not to mention that he could then get access to the magical pond.

Wolf Creek Alpha

ISBN-13: 978-1494255039

Purchase Link: Amazon

Rafe: Handsome * Strong * Protective 
Lisa: Beautiful * Funny * Sarcastic 

Lisa is a snarky witch using humor to navigate her new 'normal'. 

Rafe is an alpha male, growling one moment, then grinning the next as he tries to corral his stubborn, defiant witch. 

Lisa has no idea that magic actually exists until she is threatened by a powerful dark fae--and until she meets the alpha of the East Texas wolf pack. Rafe is in charge of guarding the pack's magical pond. And, now, he's in charge of guarding Lisa too. 

When a seer from the cougar pride has a vision concerning all shifters, Rafe must ask the light fae to help him protect Lisa and the pond from the menace that threatens them all. 

Rafe knows Lisa is his mate. Convincing her is another matter. 

Her Wolf Creek series are contemporary romance, paranormal, supernatural/fantasy books about werewolves and alphas, witches, Fae, shifters and shapeshifters, mates, druids and wizards. Evil Fae and Good Fae alike. Oh, and a couple of cougar shifters also! Book 2 adds Druids into the mix...

In the second book, Wolf Creek Enforcer, middle brother Ian is the pack enforcer. His whole life has been about protecting his family, his pack and the magical pond. 

Suddenly one day Ian feels like he needs to go out wondering in search of something but he doesn't know exactly what. When he leaves he finds his mate, Melanie, walking along on the highway. She's not anything he ever thought his mate would look like and completely opposite of Ian. Hopefully opposites really do attract and stay together forever.

Melanie knows she has met her destiny in Ian, but she has a big secret that not many people know. She's magical, but in a whole different way. Can she trust Ian with her secret and will the big bad protector let her keep her job if they decide to mate.  

Wolf Creek Enforcer
ISBN-13: 978-1494747954

Purchase Link: Amazon

Ian: Handsome * Stoic * Protective 

Melanie: Beautiful * Funny * Free Spirit 

Ian is the head enforcer for his pack. Something is pulling at him until he hits the road, looking for his mate. He finds Melanie, a free spirit hitchhiking in New Mexico. Once he gets her to his home in East Texas, he has to protect her from an evil wizard who wants her for her magical abilities. Melanie couldn't wait to explore this feeling that led her to take to the highway. Finding Ian was more than she could have hoped for. The difficult part would be telling him of her family's secret and the job she was entrusted with.

In book three, Wolf Creek Ghost, baby brother Devlin is happy to not be mated, however riding his new motorcycle into town one day he meets a woman who might just be his mate, but there's something off and he can't figure out what it is. 

Ever since she was a little girl, Olivia has always seen ghosts. Her family doesn't know what to do with her. No one else in the family has this ability. So she takes off and travels around, helping her ghostly friends whenever she can. 

Ghost Jack has been traveling around with her when they make their way to Wolf Creek. Olivia isn't sure what she can do for him, but she knows that Wolf Creek is where she needs to be and where she meets Devlin. 

Devlin knows he has to help Olivia, if she will let him. Olivia just wants to help Jack and then figure out what to do with her love life later. 

Now there is a crunch against time to find a way to get rid of an evil ghost before he can gain too much power from the magic pond. 

Wolf Creek Ghosts

Purchase Link: Amazon

Devlin meets his mate near his home when her car breaks down. He knows instantly she is his mate, but he has some concerns. She talks to imaginary people. 

Olivia enjoys nice clothes, manicures, and helping ghosts that are lost or lonely. Talking to dead people is commonplace for her. Meeting a man claiming to be her mate and a werewolf blows her mind. 

They will work together to send an evil ghost on to the fate that awaits his darkened soul.

Series Review: This is a great series for those who love short fantasy romance. It has all the fun paranormal species including handsome alpha males and strong females of all shapes and sizes. Each female lead has her strengths. The themes are way out their but the characters are likable and there is a fair amount a humor placed within the short suspense spurts. The author is definitely getting better as she goes along. I hope she continues on with the series. 

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