Monday, December 2, 2013

The Howling Heart Blog Tour!!

The Howling Heart
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.

3.5 Stars
The Howling Heart was a great read! It was a one-sitting read and pretty fast paced. I love shifter romanced. Riley and Paige's romance was really sweet. The two met when they were younger during one of Paige's family vacations, and an instant friendship started. Years later they reconnect and can't deny the attraction the feel to one another. 

The book was missing a little something for me, it felt like the relationship was rushed, and there weren't enough scenes between the couple, and sometimes the time line jumped a little too far. The description of the shifter nature was long and a bit boring in spots, it wouldn't have been bad, but I felt most of the information I've already read to a degree. Bostic's shifters were a bit different than others, as they are wolves that can alter their appearance and look human. Her writing was good, but a few more relationship details (taking it away from the insta-love), a slower time line and I would have loved it.

The ending was good, it put an interesting twist on the story, which makes me want to read more about the couple. If there's a next book for them, or another in the series I would definitely read it. 

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."


April Bostic said...

Thank you for reviewing my book.

Anonymous said...

I've only ever read one shifter romance but I really enjoyed it so I think I'll give this one a read!

Thanks for being on the tour.

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