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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IndieSage PR Presents: The Howling Heart by April Bostic; #ReviewTour

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Publication Date:August 8, 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from IndieSage PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

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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.


My Thoughts:

Paige Donovan seems to have a way with animals.  Early on the author shows how special she is.  Riley Gray is something of a mystery but he seems to have a connection with Paige.  The author slowly reveals what that connection is.

The author does a great job at showing how vulnerable and shocked Paige is at receiving unbelievable news.  It’s a reaction that most of us would also have.  It’s a question of what we believe and what is possible.  It mixes in some Norse mythology so if you love the idea of ancient folklore and how it may effect our current lives then you may want to check this book out.  Also, these two met as children and are now reconnecting.  Haven’t you ever wondered what would happen if you met someone from your childhood?

The story shows that we just don’t know who lives amongst us.  If you’re someone that likes to think in possibilities with some romance, why not give this story a try.  It’s also a story about a young man trying to come into his own but it can be hard when your father is an alpha.  They rely on rules to keep them safe.  But it comes down to the fact that this is fantasy and you have to decide if you want to find out what happens between a human and a shifter where it was at least lust, if not love, at first sight. 

Paige seemed to be very accepting of her situation, after processing what is happening around her.  She’s the narrator of this tale so there’s some lack in how Riley feels about what’s going on around him.  We have to trust in what Paige is telling us.  There’s also what happens when there are people that just don’t understand and how it can effect how they act toward others.  And this author knows how to create surprises and that includes the ending.


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 also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for joining my book tour and reviewing The Howling Heart.


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