Author: MaryLynn Bast
Series: Heart of a Wolf Series (#1)
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing
Release Date: Original Release Date May 17 2012
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
Due to her unusual birth, Amber has abilities no other werewolf has ever possessed. On the run since childhood, the lone wolf avoids contact with other werewolves at all cost, continually moving, constantly looking over her shoulder and always alone.
Everything changes when Amber saves a werewolf from the mere brink of death, Blake, the only werewolf to ever protect her. Love blossoms, but not without tribulations when Amber realizes she must help her new pack rescue a member who is being held hostage by a rival pack.
Warring with emotions of going from lone wolf to the pack leader’s mate, Amber must decide if she is willing to risk Blake’s life to know true family and friendship despite the fact that the Council is hell bent on locating her and will stop at nothing until she is found. Will Amber’s special abilities be enough to keep everyone safe?
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Blake drove along the deserted highway, the wind blowing wildly through his thick, dark brown hair. The three days growth that shadowed his jaw line was rough. He had been driving for days and was tired. He was on the last stretch home, with only a few more miles to go. Head resting against the support for a moment, he stared at the endless road and trees. White lines were zipping by as his foot held the gas steady at seventy miles per hour.
He barely registered the sound of gravel when the black truck veered off the road onto the narrow shoulder. The slight drop jerked the steering wheel sharply, startling him awake, but it was too late. The truck was already out of control. The last thing Blake saw was the ground flipping by a couple of times. The truck rolled over the steep embankment, bouncing off the large rocks and boulders on its way down towards the bottom of the ravine and the small stream that flowed swiftly through its base. Then everything went black.
On the far side of the ravine, from her vantage point high up on the hill, just inside the trees, the black wolf stood and watched the vehicle slowly drift to the side of the road, then go out of control. Tires slid in the gravel losing traction, the truck slipped off the road and tumbled down the side of the embankment. There were no tire marks on the pavement since the driver never hit the brakes. Amber knew the truck would be there for days, weeks, or even months, before it would be discovered. Picking her way rapidly through the sprinkling of trees and boulders she hurried towards the ravine. The scent of blood was strong, urging the wolf forward.
No Remorse was an enjoyable story with a unique story line. In all my reading nearly every book a pack is there to protect you and keep you safe. Amber's pack was less about protection and more about keeping its members together until death do them part and the women where they belong. No one is allowed to leave the pack and women do not have a say about anything. This book does have trigger warnings for rape of not just a teenager but her little sisters. Though it doesn't go into detail and only says it it is still there.
The story timeline was a bit hard to follow. It went forward and backward a lot at the beginning. I finally figured out what was going on and settled back into reading. The Counsel hunting her down and her mom's former pack chasing her makes the book pretty exciting, but my favorite part was her finding Blake. He was one of my favorite characters. Amber had been alone for so long and now she has him and by extension his entire pack. She has to learn what that means and that it is not a scary thing. This was a good story one I will enjoy seeing where it goes.
What things would you like to see reviewers add to reviews that aren't normally added? What could you do without, besides the spoilers?
Good questions! I never really thought of this. :) I would have to say that I have really had pretty good reviews, some bad, but all of them have included what they thought of the book(s). However, they don’t include the why. If a reviewer could be specific in why they like or dislike a book that helps me to understand what they, as the reader, are looking for. I know I cannot please everyone, but I do strive to please my fans.
As far as what I could do without…
I have noticed that some reviewers go out of their normal genre and this is something they need to note right away when doing the review. If they do not like erotica in a book, but choose to read and review a book with a lot of erotica then say there is too much sex, well, that kind of goes along with what an erotica is. It’s not quite fair to the author if the reviewer gives low ratings because of this…
Another thing I could do without in a review is listing another authors book that compares or is “better” in their eyes. Unless they are comparing me to Kenyon, Gallenorn or Hamilton. :D
I absolutely LOVED MaryLynn Bast's answer! I couldn't agree more about a reviewer going out of their genre stating so, and I definitely agree they should explain themselves. Though I am positive I have been guilty of not doing this on a few occasions. Thank you so much MaryLynn for taking the time to write this response to my question.
MaryLynn Bast grew up in Texas. An avid reader, she enjoyed writing romantic short stories. After moving to Las Vegas in 201o and starting a new chapter in her life, she followed her dream of publishing her first book, a paranormal romance, in 2012 and continues to write stories for the Heart of a Wolf Series. She is branching out and beginning the Panther Pride Saga, The Haven and a Steamy Fairy Tales collection of short stories.
MaryLynn has Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. She is currently enrolled in and working on her Master's Degree in Creative Writing. Working with several different companies on government contracts for the US Military, MaryLynn was able to travel the world, meeting new and interesting people.
To further her knowledge into the paranormal world, MaryLynn joined a group in Vegas. In doing so, another passion was brought back to life. Her fascination with the spirit world inspired her to team up with a friend. Forming CAT Parapsychic, together and with other team members, they investigate all things paranormal.
MaryLynn has several blogs she keeps updated on a regular basis. Her book blog can be found at www.mlbast.com. Her Paranormal blog can be found at http://www.catparapsychic.com. MaryLynn is also a graphic designer and provides photography and graphic design services for other authors book covers, book marks, branding and advertising materials, her portfolio of work can be found at http://www.mlbaststudios.weebly.com.