Title: The Howling Heart
Author: April Bostic
Publication date: August 8th 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.
April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.
Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.
After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.
Paige is just given a promotion in her home town of new York, when her dad passes away, knocking her for six. He leaves her a cabin in Black River that they used to visit when she was little. Her mom immediately wants her to sell it, but Paige decides to go and visit it after having dreams about the wolf pup she met in the forest when she was little.
Within days, Paige desides to stay in Black River and take Riley as her mate. I felt this part of the story was weird. I mean, Riley is total yumminess and Paige seems blind ot that. But the story does begin to pick up.
Of course the rest isn’t smooth sailing and some parts where you’re holding your breath, a part when you’re sad, a part when you’re surprised… and the best part….no cliffhanger!! There are so many books that need to be a series nowadays that it was quite refreshing to read a stand alone novel.
This was a quick and good read. This book is a very easy romance novel. The story line was good and the author was flawless.
Tour wide giveaway Prize (US only):
A pandora bracelet designed by Terri Davis at JewelryforPaws (picture attached), and a signed paperback of The Howling Heart.