In the debut to Heather Killough-Walden's Big Bad Wolf series, Lily St. Claire is in for a surprise when she moves back to her Louisiana hometown and finds two alpha werewolves fighting to claim her as their mate. Contains mature themes.
©2010 Heather Killough-Walden, Inc. (P)2011 Tantor
While browsing through books I came across the review written by another listener and I'm sorry to say I do not remember who it was. But she mentioned this series in the review that she had written for another book and am I glad she did!!! I wasn't to interested in the original book, but I decided to check out this series and again I have to thank you for mentioning it. This is the story of Lily St. James a dormant and Daniel (who happens to be the police chief of New Orleans) a werewolf. This is the first time I have heard of the term "dormant" in relationship to werewolves, a term that means more then just mate. Lily is caught between 2 powerful alpha werewolves, Daniel and Cole. As the story moves along, you come to find out Cole is not the sinister werewolf that he seems to be despite what he does to Lily.
Ms. Walden writes a fast paced book with may twist and turns and Gildart Jackson does a great job of narrating all though he could use a little work on his female voices.
Yes, but only in the hopes that the next in the series gets better and to find out what happens with Malcolm Cole and the rest of Daniel's pack.
The comraderie of Daniel's wolf pack and Lily's strength.
Robert Petkoff. I can only hope that Mr. Jackson gets better with his inflections; anger, growls; lust; rage, etc. and that he puts some inflection in his "reading" when nothing is being said in the first person.
The Heat was interesting and kept my interest. It's what I call a light plot book. Not real intense, story line as okay. It get's a little funny when she get's kidnapped so many times but that is part of the plot. It doesn't use alot of my brain cells to listen to the book. I would use this book as what I call a filler. Like when I have a book such as The Outlander which is 40 hours of audio and I need a break because the book is intense - this book is a quick light fill in book.
I didn't care for this book as a matter of fact I didn't even finish it. While the beginning was promising enough it quickly turned with the heronine forgiving the hero too quick for his sins against her. The bad guy was nothing more then a set up for the next book. Had this book not been part of a deal when I got it I would return it.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
Yes, there was really no chemistry between the hero and heroine. If mates are so scarce one would think the males would protect there mates better. Seriously how does a woman get kidnapped by wolves and humans every second.
No she has a good storyline e just very weak charaters
Narrator could have stayed in the same dialect through our the book. The mix between the southern drawl os the charaters and the British accent during the storyline three me off
Yes a bad B flick scary movie..... The one you say the entire time "don't go in there"
Book too expensive to have such a weak story.
I really liked the story but the narrator really did not do the story any justice.
To read yes but not as an audible book.
The narrator really didn't have the versatility necessary to depict the characters well or help the story come to life. Such a shame because it was a good story.
Pay closer attention to the narrators and listen to the samples before purchasing.
I listen to/read a lot of paranormal romance and this one was one of the better ones. It had moments of brilliance, where the sexual tension was written just right, but didn't keep me interested all the time. The paranormal abilities and "world" created here felt too made up for me. Not that all these type of stories aren't make believe, but this one drew from so many different similar stories, piling one ability or limitation on top of another, that it just didn't come together for me as a whole. For example, these warewolves are literally confused with vampires myth by the characters that didn't realize warewolves walked among them. The warewolf replies that there are no such thing as vampires but the myth gives the warewolves good cover. They seemed more like the vampires of other books to me, except when they turned into wolves. The author has a great reading voice but altered his British accent to Southern (US) because that's where the story takes place. He narrates in British and speaks for the characters in Southern and doesn't sound convincing as a Southern female. He is, however, farily convincing as a sexy male. There is little in the way of actual sex, but a lot of sexual tension -- those parts are well-written. If you are looking for a good but not enthralling listen, which I sometimes am, or a paranormal romance that isn't hot and bothered on every other page, this would be a good pick.
I'm an older Latina female who's lived in Tucson all her Life. I'm sagiteirious, 53 visually impaired with 5 babies, (3 little dogs, and 2 big dogs.) I love the out doors, nature, animals, reading, computers. I'm studying to be a hotel manager.
I realy enjoyed it. It's my faverate type of novel, it hooks you from the very begining and keeps you wanting more even at the end.
Regardless of the narration, it really didn't bother me that much, the story it self was very good and kept my interest. (listen to the free listen before you buy) I find that in most cases if the story is a good one, you don't need a "Great Narrator" a good one will do the job. I remember everyone complained about Jim Butcher's "Ghost Story" because they had to use a different narrator not James Marsters. However the story was written by Jim Butcher and the story was great. The narrator did a fine job. I enjoyed this story very much. I'm getting the second book in this series to see where it takes the characters. I like very much that the heroine is not a push over and seems to be able to use her mind even under sever pressure. I recommend this story if you enjoy modern para-normal novels, it is well written and the characters are engrossing.
I enjoyed the story but had a hard time getting used to the narrator. He has an accent to begin with and couldn't really do a decent cajun accent. I found his narration very distracting. For this reason, I doubt I will purchase the second book in the series.
The story was actually enjoyable but the narration took away from the story. I cannot remember a memorable moment in story.
I would have changed to another narrator. His narration ruined the story.
I wouldn't make this book into a film.
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