"Funny "save the world" story!"

Lately, things are not all well and good at the Wyndham mansion within the Wyndham Pack. Even though they're best friends, Derik just can't seem to stop himself from challenging Michael, the Alpha male of the Pack. When Moira, a childhood friend and Pack member, tells Derik the way he's acting is because he's Alpha as well, Derik knows he needs to leave before he does something he'll regret. When Antonia, the Pack's soothsayer, tells Derik he has to go kill the reincarnation of Morgan Le Fay, Dr. Sarah Gunn, or the world will end, Derik seizes the opportunity to leave the Pack and heads to California.

Sarah is not having a good day. Running her toes through her last pair of clean pantyhose, she's wondering what else can go wrong. Of course, her car died and she's waiting on the loaner the shop promised her, and it's late. So when a gorgeous blond hunk shows up at her door with a powder blue convertible, Sarah figures he's bringing her loaner car. If he's bringing a loaner, why is this man trying to kill her? Not surprisingly, her "luck" makes it impossible for him to do so and she ends up tying him to a kitchen chair using electrical tape.

Eventually, Derik realizes he won't be able to kill Sarah and Sarah finally believes he's a werewolf. The two of them decide to stick together and see Sarah's mentor. They find out there's a group after Sarah, Arthur's Chosen, and they need Sarah in order to resurrect Arthur. Sarah's mentor tells the two of them to confront Arthur's Chosen or the world will be destroyed.

Will Arthur's Chosen be able to kill Sarah? Why can't Derik kill her? What of Sarah's "luck"? And most importantly, what of the attraction between Sarah and Derik, a sorceress and a werewolf?

DERIK'S BANE is a humorous mix of danger and attraction. MaryJanice Davidson has once again lived up to her reputation of writing serious stories with a humorous slant. I really love MaryJanice Davidson's stories and DERIK'S BANE is no exception. Her stories always put me in a better mood. There's always the "heartfelt sigh" at the end with the HEA and how they get there always has me laughing out loud. From Derik's constant need to eat to Sarah's ability to somehow manage to get whatever they need, this is a fantastic story I highly recommend!

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted December 5, 2006


Derik's a werewolf with alpha issues;and a body to die for.

Sara is the personification of unspeakable evil—and smells like roses.

Now if they could just stop drooling over each other long enough to save the world.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf, Shapeshifter

Reading Order:

  1. Love's Prisoner from SECRETS, VOL 6 anthology
  2. Jared's Wolf from SECRETS, VOL 8 anthology
  3. Derik's Bane
  4. Santa Claws from NAUGHTY OR NICE anthology
  5. Dead and Loving It
  6. Dead Over Heels

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Derik's Bane
(Wyndham Werewolf series: Book 3)
by MaryJanice Davidson

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
January 1, 2005
Available: January 4, 2005
ISBN #0425199975
EAN #9780425199978
304 pages
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Over The Moon
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Dead and Loving It
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Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
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How to be a Wicked Woman
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Lighthearted Lust
Secrets: Volume 8
Love Lies
Canis Royal: Bridefight
Things That Go Bump In the Night II
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