Storm Wolf/Wolf Slayer by Jane Godman – Reviews
Arctic Brotherhood series – Book #4
by Jane Godman
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Kyle Madden is the cop in charge of the elite task force hunting a murderer known as the Cage Killer. He is also a werewolf and a member of the Arctic Brotherhood. When his team find one of the Cage Killer’s victims alive, Madden faces some tough choices. It emerges that the crazed killer is targeting werewolves. Will Madden be able to uphold his vow to keep the human and werewolf parts of his life separate?
Maria Delgardo knows she is lucky to be alive after escaping the clutches of a serial killer. Even so, her injuries are horrific and the murderer has made it clear he intends to finish the job. She only feels safe with Madden, the handsome cop who rescued her from captivity. Maria’s whole world is turned upside down when he tells her the reason why she was chosen by the Cage Killer.
Wolf Slayer by Jane Godman is the 4th book in her Arctic Brotherhood series. . A refresher: Arctic Brotherhood is a shifter series, with a new ancient species of Arctic werewolves, who are part of the 7 members of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun.
Kyle Madden, one of our Arctic Brotherhood werewolves, is a detective, who hides what he is to his coworkers. Kyle is currently deep into trying to catch a serial killer (Cage Killer), who kidnaps, tortures and kills his victims. Kyle and his police team are desperate to find the latest victim. They receive a tip and using his unique senses, Kyle discovers that underneath the house they are investigating holds a cave. Kyle will then find the latest victim, Maria Delgardo, who is our heroine.
Maria has been tortured, and thinks she is hallucinating when she sees a handsome stranger coming to her rescue. Kyle and his team will get Maria out, and to the hospital, where she will be treated for her severe injuries, including loss of some fingers. This also pushes Kyle to the max, in his desperation to find the Cage Killer. Kyle learns that Maria, unknown to her, is also an Arctic wolf, but she has never shifted. She will be moved to protect her to one of the Brotherhood’s compound, where they will all return together to find the Cage Killer.
Slowly, the attraction between Maria and Kyle becomes very hot and sexual, which Godman does use a lot. The story was very exciting and intense as they get closer to the truth. Rather than say too much more, Chastel once again is still the terrible villain, and a powerful one; since he can swap bodies and control minds to get those to do his bidding. He needs to be stopped. On that note, I personally feel this part needs to be completed, to move on to other possible types of mysteries or villains. There are a number of characters that still need their story told, but this one seems to be getting old.
That being said, this is an excellent series; action packed, tension, suspense, mystery, magic and lots of steamy sex in this wonderful fantasy world. Wolf Slayer brings our favorites back, and the entire Arctic Brotherhood team are great; including the women or men that find their mates. These are all quick and fun reads, which I suggest you start from the first book.
Arctic Brotherhood series – Book #3
by Jane Godman
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Ever since her father was killed just over a year ago by the Arctic fighting force known as the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun, Odessa Santin has been the leader of the Siberian werewolves. The Arctics and Siberians have been at war for centuries. So when Odessa has sex with an Arctic stranger, it is the craziest thing she has ever done.
Dan Lowell is a member of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun. Lowell is aghast when he realizes his mystery Siberian lover is Odessa Santin, particularly as he needs to confront her because he believes she has been poisoning the Arctic environment. The physical passion they feel for each other is equaled by their sizzling animosity as they argue over the allegations.
Lowell soon discovers that Odessa is being framed, and someone is trying to reignite hostilities between the two packs. For the first time ever, the Arctics and the Siberians agree to put aside their differences and unite against a common enemy. As they work together, Lowell and Odessa begin to realize that their feelings for each other run deeper than they thought.
Storm Wolf by Jane Godman is the 3rd book in her Arctic Brotherhood series. This is a fun fantasy that is a fast and exciting read. Just a refresher: Arctic Brotherhood is a shifter series, with a new ancient species of Arctic werewolves, who are part of the 7 members of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun.
In Storm Wolf, Odessa Santin is our heroine; she is a Siberian Werewolf, who are enemies of the Arctic wolves. Odessa is the leader of her Siberian werewolf pack, since the death of her father, who was killed by the Arctic wolves. Odessa runs a successful gaming business, and leaves the running of the pack to one of her leaders. On the night of conference for her new game, Odessa meets a stranger and much to her dismay, she ends up having sex.
Dan Lowell, our hero, is one of the Arctic Brotherhood, whom we met in previous books. Dan is a scholar who specializes in werewolf history. Dan had attended the conference, since he was desperate to talk to Odessa Santin about the poisoning of the environment that her pack is doing. To Dan’s surprise when he meets Odessa, he realizes she is the woman who he had wild sex the night before. Odessa is also shocked, but maintains her composure, as she is extremely cold to the man who is part of the pack that killed her father. When Dan shows her a video showing her and her team dumping the poison; she is appalled, claiming she did not do this. In a short period, Dan and Odessa will join together to find out who is framing both of their packs and what is the magic being used to superimpose their images.
What follows is an exciting adventure that will bring both Dan and Odessa even closer together. Godman does tend to do a lot of hot sexy scenes, but at least the story still remains in the forefront. When Odessa finds her pack all but destroyed, she knows there is someone very powerful trying to start a war between the Arctic and Siberian wolves. The members of the Arctic Brotherhood we have come to love join with them to try to stop this war. In the previous book, Chastel was killed, but the magic being used proves that he is still alive.
This is an exciting adventure using Norse mythology, with nonstop action, edge of your seat suspense, and a sizzling couple. There are also, gods, goddesses, shifters, magic in this fantasy world that Godman has given us. I look forward to the next book
Reviews by Barb
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