Wolf Magick

Wolf Magick
Cynthia Cooke
Kindle Edition
Published November 1st 2010 by Harlequin Nocturne Bites

"Come to us, Rena. We've been waiting for you."

Rena has heard the whispers in her nightmares for years, ever since the night her mother disappeared. She hopes studying at Vindecare, a school for witches, will finally stop the voices and help her to control her abilities. At last she has a chance at a new life—and maybe a relationship with Kaydin, the undeniably sexy gallery owner helping Rena with her art.

But Kaydin has dark secrets of his own, intimately connected to Rena's nightmares. The shapeshifter saved the young witch's life once, a mistake he's bound to correct. Even if Rena makes him long with desire he hasn't felt for centuries...

Kaydin.. *goofy smile*

I was bit thrown by this one in the beginning. The entire scene was a setup for Kaydin's entrance. Apparently she had forgotten they had planned to meet. So he shows up and she proceeds to apologize and get herself ready- only to walk him out the door and close it behind him? Odd. Just odd.

Kaydin guards his secrets and his identity well. Half of the time I had great respect for the guy, the other half I wanted to claw at his face. The girl thought she had the crazy gene and completely alienated herself because of it and he's just going with the flow. Meanwhile she's hearing the voice of a demon and being haunted by a beast in her nightmares.

That beast? It's Kaydin. And yeah, Rena's a bit dense. Then, magically, she's filled with a whole lot of knowledge that comes out of nowhere. It was just too simple, and a bit too easy. And I'm still wondering how a wolf 'roars'. 3 out of 5 stars.

He grasped her tighter as he approached his own release, his already hard body stiffening. He gasped a deep breath, then threw back his head and roared.

The sound shot terror straight through her heart. She looked up at him, fully expecting to see the beast. But it wasn’t there. It was Kaydin she was clinging to, Kaydin who was still buried deep within her, Kaydin who sounded so much like the wolf from the clearing. Only his beautiful forest-green eyes were now jet-black.

Rena scampered off him, moving as far across the bed as she could.

He fell back against the pillows, his hand reaching for her. “Come back,” he said, his voice gravelly.

Wide-eyed she stared at him, trying to comprehend what just happened.

He took a shaky breath then turned to her, his eyes once more deep forest-green speckled with amber flecks. “What’s the matter?”

“Your eyes,” she whispered and climbed off the bed. “They were black. They were different. They looked like…” She couldn’t say it. Couldn’t think it.

“Like a wolf’s?” he asked.

Oh- forgot to mention that Kaydin is the first shifter (that I recall) who needed a woman to make the first move. So cute and yet, so wrong.


Redd said...

*grins* maybe its more from the human male advantage than the wolf's. XD

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Nice review. I never heard of this author.