Harlequin Nocturne, Feb 1 2015, $5.75
Though off-duty, purebred Wulf Miami police officer Colton Killion responds to a shooting of a cop when he is stunned to smell an extremely rare full-blooded female Lycan mentally calling to him. Though he knows he will regret this afterward, Colton ignores his every instinct screaming at him to run to her; instead he continues his race to help the officer down. At the scene he learns of the mass murder of the Connelly family of four whom he knows having recently helped build a swing set for the two now dead kids. In Florida with her dad, female Lycan Rosalind Kirk sadly controls her powerful desire to follow the Wulf who rejected her invitation into the park.
Not long after their “meeting”, a vampire assault on a Lycan residential street leaves Colton’s family dead. The violent attack affects Rosalind who was staying nearby by activating her banshee heritage and grieving Colton who has become the extremely uncommon ghostly werewolf. Now all the paranormal want her for her banshee power’s ability to use the skills of any Other species she touches. Attracted to Colton, Rosalind chooses flight over fight to keep her beloved cop safe; but she underestimated the need a male Wulf has to protect his mate.
Leaving the Vampire Moons saga (see Immortal Obsession and Guardian Of The Knight) Linda Thomas-Sundstrom returns to the Wolf Moons series (see Blackout, Red Wolf, Wolf Bait and Wolf Trap) with an captivating romantic urban fantasy that also include previous headliners. The lead couple is an interesting pairing whose relationship and their respective reactions to the vampire attacks bring realism to the Others species.