Wolf Unbound (and a contest)

Wolf Unbound comes out in print tomorrow!

Werewolf Enforcer Tegan Warden has been alone since the death of her mate four years ago. Until she meets Ben Stoner at a local club and she feels something she thought died inside her. Things move very quickly and she finds herself mated to a human man who’s not altogether sure he wants a forever kind of love with a woman he’s just met.

Ben realizes in short order Tegan is not only worth forever love, but a woman who’ll stand at his side without tolerating anything other than a full partnership.

In the bedroom it’s another story, as Ben has finally found a sexual submissive with a spark, and Tegan a man worthy of her submission. Together they work toward building a permanent relationship even as the specter of danger from the Pellini Group grows in the world of wolves.

All around them, the rising violence threatens the Packs and the only thing they know for certain is one another.

Wanna win it? As it happens I have a few here with me right now. I’ll award one to a commenter at 5 pm pacific today a la randomizer. Let’s see, how about in the comments here you tell me about a book you weren’t expecting to be wowed by but totally loved it. It doesn’t have to be a romance or something you read recently.

I remember reading the back blurb of Outlander and thinking, “no.” at least a dozen times. And then a friend sent me the first four books so I relented and started reading. Once I was about five pages in I was totally and utterly hooked.

23 comments to “Wolf Unbound (and a contest)”

  1. Heather P
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    I remember picking up one of my mom’s Lilian Jackson Braun “The Cat Who…” books thinking it would be awful. But since I had nothing to read I went ahead and started it. I became hooked. They are simple little murder mysteries and have tried to keep up with all 30+ since then.

  2. Jessie
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    When I picked up Shannon K Butcher’s first book No Regrets I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was because this was her first book but damn was that a great book

  3. Mad
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:35 am · Link

    I remember having Judith McNaught’s UNTIL YOU in the TBR for what seemed like *forever*…not sure why it took me so long to read it but I remember picking it up numerous times and always putting it back in the TBR after I read the back cover. Then one day I decided that no matter what *that* day I was going to read it. I started it mid afternoon and stayed up until the wee hours reading it until I finished it and I was just kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. Not sure why it took my so long but it’s now one of my favorite reads by her. 😳

  4. Eva S
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    For me it was The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. The setting was so unusual, I was sure I wouldn’t like it. But I’ve loved all her books in the Earth’s Children series!

  5. Teresa W.
    January 26th, 2009 at 12:31 pm · Link

    I recently read Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy. I’d heard alot about Ted Dekker’s work but never read one. This was a very suspenseful read about a woman who finds herself in the hospital after a car accident with amnesia. Had many twists and turns and I enjoyed it!

  6. Amy M.
    January 26th, 2009 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I was floored by The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson…drug addicted porn star gets full body burn and visited in the hospital by crazy person. I have recommended it to just about everyone I know and they give me the same looks I gave the person who told me about it!

  7. Christina T.
    January 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm · Link

    My first paranormal was Kate Douglas’s Wolf tales.. A friend gave them to me and I know it was sitting on my shelf for 6 to 8 months. I finally picked them up one day and starting readingthem and loved them!!!! I have read all of hers and always awaiting her following books!!!

  8. Susan
    January 26th, 2009 at 1:40 pm · Link

    Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell was the book that I didn’t think I was going to care for. I kept shifting it to the bottom of my TBR stack until I decided to just read it to make room for more books. I have it on my keeper shelf and have read it at least 4 times!

  9. Lisa N.
    January 26th, 2009 at 2:39 pm · Link

    One series that sticks out in my mind is J.R. Ward’s Brotherhood series. It had been talked up so much to me by friends, that I just had no desire to read the series. Once I finally gave it a shot and read the first book, I was hooked!

  10. Victoria Janssen
    January 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Hmmm…interesting question! I am always hoping to be wowed by the book I choose to read next.

    I guess my biggest surprise love was The Uncanny X-Men comic, which at first I read because my friends pushed on me. And later, I became completely enamored of it.

  11. sara hurt
    January 26th, 2009 at 3:21 pm · Link

    I was never into scary or paranormal things, but I won a book from Cheyenne McCray, it was one of her Magic Series books. I really thought that I wouldnt like it and it would be disturbing to me ( i am kind of a wienie sometimes) but I was amazed and addicted to this series after that and was beating down the door on release days for all of the remaining books.

  12. janet h
    January 26th, 2009 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Tough to choose, but I think maybe one of Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster novels. I couldn’t say exactly which one, because I never read them in order. Anyway, I read one and became a loyal reader.

  13. april s
    January 26th, 2009 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I read Dana Marie Bell’s The Wallflower and was hooked immediately!!! I was told this was a good series and I wasnt expecting the book to be as good as I heard and sooo loved this story and the follow ups-there are two more in the story and I think a couple more to follow. I found that I loved the Puma aspect 😀 I cant wait for her ebooks to come out in print…. :mrgreen:

  14. Jane
    January 26th, 2009 at 5:02 pm · Link

    The most recent book to pleasantly surprise me was Megan Hart’s “Dirty.” I wasn’t sure the premise of the book was my cup of tea, but I absolutely loved the book

  15. Eshani
    January 26th, 2009 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Hmm..I recently read Eve Kenin’s “Hidden” while on a 10 hour flight back from Egypt. I usually approach futuristic romance with caution, because I think it’s difficult to build the environment and the characters to the same level. But, I absolutely love it when it’s worked out so well! This book is action-packed, fast-paced, and has a kick-ass heroine. I really enjoyed it 🙂

  16. Dana
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Think I missed the contest….But THANK GOD they’re coming out in PRINT NOW…

    But the e-books are growing on me… I’m always late …but I do get there!


  17. Dana
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:42 pm · Link

    Oops forgot to add the book…

    Hum, ok sit down for this one…A friend kept RAVING about some “Black Dagger Brotherhood”….and well, it just sounded oh I don’t know…

    Boy’s clubish kinda thing.

    But, she finally convinced me and out I went!

    I’m so glad she has clout with me…so very, very happy!

  18. Natasha A.
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:44 pm · Link

    I missed it didn’t I???? LOL
    I would have to say Twilight! The whole series!

  19. Natasha A.
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:44 pm · Link

    DANA! I love them! I am just on Butch’s story right now!
    I love Zsadist! From the very beginning he has tugged my heart!

  20. Lori T
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:48 pm · Link

    When I picked up Ann Aguirre’s Wanderlust I was not expecting to absolutely love or to be honest really like it much…but OMG I read it and loved it and loved Grimspace and am gobbling up anything that Ann writes now.

  21. Cheryl McInnis
    January 26th, 2009 at 7:04 pm · Link

    EEK, I’m late too!

    But I’ll still tell ya for me it was Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series. I’m not a huge sci-fi fan but he totally won me over ;- )

  22. Lauren
    January 26th, 2009 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Cheryl – I love those books! I think Jim Butcher has such a great voice.

    Lori – Oh I totally agree that Grimspace was awesome. I read it and was like, “OMG, you suck for being such a fabulous writer.” Luckily, ann gets my sense of humor, LOL.

    Eshani – I loved both of Kenin’s Shomi books. really wonderful futuristics.

    Jane – I’m biased but I loved that one too.

    April – oh good choice, I like her writing a lot too.

    Lisa, Dana and natasha – thanks for the thumbs up for the BDB books.

    Janet – I think those first three were some of the first historical romances I read when I started reading romance

    Sara – oh Chey, nice one!

    Victoria – I’ll have to check that one out.

    Susan – never heard of that one, I’ll check it out

    Christina – Kate is a total class act. A truly lovely woman.

    Amy – you’ve piqued my interest, I’m going to look that one up.

    Teresa – haven’t heard of that one, thanks for the rec!

    Eva – thanks for commenting!

    Mad – I read my first McNaught last year at the urging of a friend. I really loved it.

    heather – that’s exactly it I think! You think it’s going to be one thing so you resist and then you finally open it up and bam, you’re in!

    Jessie – I have had this one in my TBR pile for a year. I hear nothing but raves about it. i really need to put it up higher.

  23. Pamk
    January 26th, 2009 at 9:20 pm · Link

    jeannine frost’s grave seriies loved them. And darn it i missed the contest.