Monday, March 12, 2012

Dire Needs- Stephanie Tyler (book 1)

The full moon is their mistress. They are predators of pleasure and pain. Feared by humans, envied by werewolves, the Dire Wolves are immortal shifters, obeying no laws but their own bestial natures. Once they were many, but now only six remain, a dangerous wolfpack forever on the hunt…

Rifter leads the pack, embracing the lifestyle and ethics of an outlaw biker even as he battles an ancient enemy who has become a new, powerful force. But with his Brother Wolf raging inside him, howling to be unleashed, he needs to satisfy his hungers. And when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous blonde drinking alone in a bar that caters to both human and inhuman, Rifter’s primal instinct is to claim her.
Gwen has her own desires, long unfulfilled. She hopes a passionate night with the leather-clad, Harley-riding biker will ease her suffering. The seizures that have wracked her body her entire life are incurable—and they’re killing her.
But none of that will matter if Rifter can’t stop the growing threat to them all — trappers who are determined to enslave humankind and use the Dire wolves as part of their nefarious plan.

Let me start and get this out of the way, yes I did enjoy this book and yes there are mistakes in this book but no where near as many as in the prequel.  Six alpha werewolves living together in a mansion, (Harm) the leader who did not want to be King left the pack years before, (Rifter) the next in line did not want to be King either but steps up to take control of his brothers, (Vice) a very sexy brother/wolf who has very little control over his life- he's in love with someone he doesn't think he should be- he smokes hand rolled cigs with blue smoke- he has sex with men and women- he has a very short fuse, (Stray) another brother/wolf is very good at fighting and even better at computers, (Jinx) one brother/wolf has better control than all the others, & his twin brother/wolf (Rogue) he's in a witch induced coma, plus they have two young Weres (twins Cain & Cyd) that have joined their pack so they can train them and keep them under control.  All of the Dires have special abilities- from communicating with ghost to dream walking.

Ok after reading what I typed above does any of it sound familiar?  Gwen is a human who Rifter meets in a bar and she tells him she is dying and just wants to have a good time. During their night together she has a seizure and he smells a wolf changing, she passes out and he joins her in her dreams. As the bad guys start to get closer so do Rifter and Gwen, his wolf recognizes her and wants her as his- he calls her Mine. The ending was good but I knew what was coming. I will not give up on this series, I like the concept and I do enjoy the writing and the characters are great.
My Rating: 4

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1 comment:

  1. I smile because, yes, it does have a familiar ring to it. But if one likes this familiarity, one does not mind. Yummy bikers and shifters!

    Thanks for sharing your review!