There's no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt.
Feared by even his own kind, Bez of the Dire Wolf shifters knows exactly how to succeed in any battle. Even if that means racking up collateral damage along the way. A simple mission into the swamplands to save a teenage wolf shifter should have been an easy track and retrieval for a man with his training, but nothing comes easy when the fates get involved.
In one night, Omega Sariel went from a free, single shewolf to a captive with a teenage girl to watch over and a couple of guards intent on making her life, what little is left of it, miserable. Then a soldier with ice in his eyes walks in, and the mating call begins. He's too tough, too harsh, too murderous, but when your life hangs in the balance, a lethal fighter in your corner is better than battling alone. Especially one who isn't afraid to get a little dirty with her.
Two kidnapped women, one dangerous soldier unknowingly about to come face-to-face with fate, and a monster set on destroying everything in its path. In the world of the Dire Wolves, a retrieval is a simple mission for the unit of soldiers that make up their pack. But this time, a single glance blows simple right out of the swamp and forces Bez to make his stand alone.
One soldier, one fight, one chance at forever.
©2016 Ellis Leigh (P)2016 Ellis Leigh
I freaking loved this book when I read it, it was hot and just perfect for the first Dire Wolf finding his mate,
but damn if Jarman Day-Bohn didn't make it even hotter with how he voiced Bez' parts, I will never be able to hear about freckles again and not think about this book.
I listen to audio books a lot and have honestly never had a narrator do phone calls like Jarman did and I loved it.
I will be looking for more books done by him. I also look forward to more Dire Wolf books on audio
This book is a wonderful listen! The author paints a very descript picture throughout the story with an interesting and unique plot. The narrator does an excellent job at pulling you into each of the characters and makes you want to listen without pause. A true pleasure and great choice.
The storyline and the world of shifters and weres created by Ellis Leigh.
When Besz tried to explain what he didn't know about being a mate.
This is a follow up to another series, however, I didn't know that until into the book. Completely it's own story just with some know characters. Another book about a group of strong protector Alphas. I am a sucker for they guys and their closeness and snark. A page turner -- okay it's an audio. I really enjoyed. It isn't too long for one sitting either.
I read the Kindle Ebook Edition and loved it but this book truly came to life as I listened to the Jarman Day-Bohn narrate the story. Wow! The audible version just blew me out of the water! I'm addicted to Audible! I'm including my original review in my comments below.
Title: Savage Surrender: A Dire Wolves Mission
Series: The Devil's Dires
Author: Ellis Leigh
Designation: Book One of Series, Full-Length Standalone, No Cliffhanger
My Rating: FIVE DEVILISHLY ENTERTAINING STARS*****
Wow! Ellis Leigh has outdone herself again with the release of Savage Surrender, the first standalone book in her riveting new The Devil's Dires Series and for me, it was love at first bite! I'm totally smitten with The Devil's Dires! I've been a diehard Ellis Leigh fan for several years and anxiously await each new release. For anyone familiar with Leigh's work, you may be asking yourself: why does Devil's Dires sound familiar. Well, there are actually two reasons. First, Savage Surrender was originally published as part of the Masters of the Hunt Anthology last year but has since been expanded into a more developed and extensive story arc to introduce Leigh's new The Devil's Dires Series. I purchased the Masters of the Hunt Collection just to read this story and thoroughly enjoyed the original version of Savage Surrender, but this improved, revamped and lengthened adaptation is totally the bomb! And second, the Dire Wolves were first introduced as secondary characters in Leigh's Feral Breed Motorcycle Club Series so we've known of the existence of this select group of men/shifters for quite some time; we just didn't know a whole lot about them other than they acted as the Cleaners for the NALB (North American Lycan Brotherhood).
But as always, I digress so let's talk about the mechanics of this book. The story is exciting, imaginative, compelling, fast paced, action packed, sexy, romantic and exceptionally well crafted and edited. The narrative is beautifully written with a third person perspective from the two protagonists, Dire Wolf Beelzebub 'Bez" and Omega wolf shifter Sariel. The dialogue is smart, raw, intense, seductive, well executed and flows effortlessly. I loved the premise for this series as well as the fascinating world Leigh has created for her readers but it's the magnificent cast of engaging and memorable characters who completely capture my heart. It's truly a joy to read an Ellis Leigh book for many reason but mainly because it's an experience that stays with you long after you read the final word.
Oh my, the Dires are all handsome, sexy wolf-shifters but unlike other wolves, the Dire Wolves are a breed among themselves; one shrouded in mystery and now almost extinct with only a small group of seven known to still exist. And all seven of their pack make up an elite team of soldiers, trackers and hackers who are by far the biggest, baddest, and toughest of any species known to man or wolf. They are better than the best, called upon when the talent and skill of the best fall short to successfully accomplish the mission. The Dire Wolves submit to no one, but they do work for Blasius 'Blaze' Zenne, President of the North American Lycan Brotherhood which is the ruling power over all shifters in the country. Their breed owes no loyalty to the Feral Breed Brothers but the only man these Dires respect outside their race is Blasius Zenne. They are loyal to Blaze, not the NALB. They answer only to him when he calls, not because they have to, but because they respect him, choose to bend to his authority and obey his orders. Their duties fall under the purview of Blaze's Cleaners, a unit used to solve certain problems when unparalleled skill and lethal action are required. And Blaze has a new mission and he desperately needs the skill that only the Dires can deliver. New information has finally been received. Blaze has discovered new intel on the location for one of the missing beloved Omegas. A teenage female, the lone surviving member of her pack, is being held in the swamps of Louisiana and Bez is given the mission to rescue her. But the intel failed to mention the existence of a second female being held and she's also an Omega, among other things. And that other thing has really thrown a monkey wrench into Bez's rescue plan! A Dire Wolf hasn't found a true mate for hundreds of years - until now! Oh my! So what's a Dire Wolf to do when faced with a dangerous decision that could not only endanger his mission but also change his life and quite possibly, affect his fate and that of his breed? Rescue his target and leave his mate, or disobey orders and rescue them both? We'll see! No spoilers from me but I will say this......Handsome, brooding, tough as nails and very dominant alpha dire wolf shifter-check! Beautiful, selfless and very courageous Omega shewolf-check! An innocent and very frightened teenage Omega shewolf-check! Danger, drama, action, adventure and malevolent enemies-check! Heated attraction, fiery passion, heartbreaking angst, sweet romance and dreamy sexy-you bet! That and a whole lot more! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
When reviewing and rating a book, there are several questions I always ask myself. First, what did I love about this story? I loved the unique, intriguing world along with the fascinating, original characters Leigh created for this series. It's interconnected with her other Feral Breed Series so it was already familiar and easy to follow. I was drawn into the story well before the end of the first chapter and quickly found myself totally immersed in the lives of the characters. I also loved the cover as well as how well the story was presented, written, edited and formatted. Leigh is an extraordinarily talented storyteller and skilled wordsmith - a true master of her trade, always giving her readers the perfect combination of danger, action, suspense, humor, romance and sex.
Second, I ask, what didn't I like about this book? In all honesty, not a darn thing! Of course, I always want Leigh's stories to be longer because I want to keep reading. Sadly, I know that's not possible, so I just enjoy the moment, devour every word, try to be satisfied, and eagerly await her next new release. I guess you could say the only kinda, sorta thing I don't like, is having to wait for the next story. lol... But just for clarification, this is a two hundred fourteen page standalone book with NO cliffhanger and does include a sweet happy ending. That's another thing you can always count on with an Ellis Leigh story; she NEVER leaves her readers high and dry, flapping wildly in the wind with no resolution in sight. And that's always a big plus in my book!
Third, would I recommend this book? You bet and I am but only for adult readers because this woman knows she can write some of the steamiest, dreamiest sex scenes - ever!
Fourth, Will I read this author again? Abso-freaking-lutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book!
And finally, was I entertained? Duh....Is that a trick question? Of course, I was completely and totally entertained! I loved this story and the characters. I cried for them, empathized with them, laughed with them, cheered for them, as well as screamed and shook my fists in anger at the trials and injustice they endured.....and loved every single minute! This story was completely captivating, sinfully sexy and delightfully entertaining, which, in my book, definitely equals five sinfully sexy stars!!!
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