"Authors C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp don't disappoint with their latest!"
In this Tale of the Sazi, we find ourselves back with a
wolf pack, this one in Colorado. The alpha of the pack,
Lucas, is busy with the Council, so as Lucas' second,
Raphael is acting alpha. Raphael has worked hard to build
life since he's no longer a member of Wolven. After the
scandal, Raphael moved to Colorado. His son is a now a
member of Wolven, so Raphael still some has contacts
the organization. So when Charles, the head of the
calls him asking for a favor, Raphael is stunned to say
least. It turns out Raphael's old nemesis, Jack, is still
playing his games and one of the latest victims of his
attacks lived. Since she happens to be Charles' god-
daughter, he wants Raphael to train her in the ways of the
Sazi, if she survives her first full moon. Charles also
wants Raphael to keep Catherine safe from Jack.
After her parents were murdered, Catherine moved in with
her aunt to get herself back together. Since her parents
were taking Catherine on a vacation after her fiancé broke
off their engagement, Catherine's life is really a mess
she's glad of the time to sit back and figure out what to
do next. Then again, Cat as she prefers to call herself,
wasn't aware of the consequences of the attack. It seems
Cat now has the ability to become a jaguar at will and
rather astonishing gifts as well. Naturally, she didn't
find any of this out until after she changed for the first
time when some strange people showed up at her aunt's
at the same time Jack did. The person training her in the
ways of the Sazi just happens to be a handsome wolf she's
attracted to, confirmed by Uncle Chuck, and this wolf just
happens to have a history with Jack, adding up to quite an
explosive combination. Add to that, wolves and cats are
natural enemies and the pack is not quite ready for a cat
among them, and Cat has her work cut out for her adjusting
to her life.
When Lucas decides Raphael must take over the pack,
has quite a problem. The pack members are not exactly
welcoming Cat with open arms and he has the feeling she is
his mate. And relationships just don't have the habit of
turning out well for Raphael. And when Cat admits she has
feeling for Raphael as well, things get pretty hairy.
Are Raphael and Cat true soul mates? Will they have a
chance at a relationship? Will Raphael be able to keep Cat
safe from Jack? Will they be able to stop Jack from
murdering anyone else? Will the pack ever accept Cat?
Howling Moon is a fantastic story! Authors C.T. Adams and
Cathy Clamp just keep getting better and better with each
new story they write. In this story, we get more of a look
into the inner workings of a wolf pack. I love how we get
look into aspects of different species of Sazi with each
new book in this series and how different animals deal
things. It's obvious these two authors know their stuff
when it comes to the animals they write about. One thing I
can't stand is when I read something I know to be false
having a wolfdog of my own, I am aware of pack discipline
and these two authors have it down pat. The way C.T. Adams
and Cathy Clamp weave together danger and love, among
subplots, is a true masterpiece and a joy to read. If you
enjoy shape shifters, if you enjoy paranormal romance—just
pick up these stories. You won't be sorry you did!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted December 14, 2006
He’s a Wolf...She’s a Jaguar...
Raphael is a former agent of the shapeshifter secret police, forced into retirement after a very public scandal. Now he’s assigned to help the victim of a hideous crime—a woman who has been attacked by a serial killer and accidentally turned into a were-jaguar.
Worse yet, Catherine turns out to be Raphael’s fated mate. But the serial killer is still on her trail, and perhaps even worse, Raphael’s pack wants her dead.
Caught between destiny and duty...
Raphael must make his choice—and in doing so, risk losing his pack—in this tale of obsession, revenge, lust, pack politics and true love.