Authors: Shelly Laurenston & Cynthia Eden
Publication: Brava; Original edition (August 28, 2012)
Description: Shelly Laurenston - "Like a Wolf with a Bone" - Quiet little Darla Lewis couldn't be happier when the most-feared member of the South's rowdiest pack kidnaps her. A girl gets real tired of being overprotected by her own shifter family, and there's nothing like a big bad wolf to start a pack feud, unleash her instincts- and have her surrender however and whenever she wants...
Cynthia Eden - "Wed or Dead" - Gage Ryder knew his human bride had a wild side. But spending their honeymoon night on the run from hunters out to finish him and his pack is sure not the kind of fun he was looking forward to. No problem - Gage will do whatever it takes to lay bare Kayla's secrets. If he can keep from being captured by his own seductive game...
My Thoughts: These two novellas were good illustrations of each author's style.
In "Like a Wolf with a Bone" by Shelly Laurenston we have a humorous paranormal. Eggie Smith is the most feared wolf shifter in his very fearsome family. And he likes it that way. He likes being able to frighten humans and other shifters with just a glance. Darla Lewis isn't the least bit intimidated. She took one close glance into his eyes and knew all about him. Eggie rescues her from humans who want to kill her because she can link them to a murder. Eggie will do whatever it takes to protect his pacifist, pastry-baking mate.
In "Wed of Dead" we have a hunter marrying a wolf shifter. She thinks that it is only to get close to him so that she can kill him. After all, her boss has shown her evidence that he has been preying on humans. Only thing is, the boss has been lying for his own ends. Now Gage and Kayla have to find a way to out the boss and save both the hunters and the wolves from betrayal.
For humor, check out Laurenston. For more intense and spicier reading, check out Eden.
Favorite Quote From "Like a Wolf with a Bone":
Eggie didn't understand all that arguing. Honestly, he didn't argue with people. He never had to. He either stared until the ones arguing with him went away or he killed them. There was never an in-between, so what was the point of arguing?I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.