"A chillingly, fascinating tale about shape shifters"
When Sophia Miller is summoned to Europe for the reading
of her grandfather's will, she never expects her life to
change as it does. She begins to have strange dreams that
haunt her nights, and experiences sexual longings never
before experienced, every time she is in the presence of
mysterious stranger, Peter Krieg. All she wants is to gain
her inheritance so she can return home and care for her
Peter Krieg is a stranger, and oddly enough, one of a
family that was long thought dead. So when he appears at
the castle, everyone is shocked that he even exists. He
had been kept hidden his entire life, tasked with a duty
to destroy an evil power lurking at the Mueller castle. No
one knows his true purpose at the reading of the will, or
why it was required that he even be there. When he meets
the beautiful Sophia, he begins to realize his duty may be
a little more difficult than expected. Love was never a
part of the bargain.
Strange happenings occur at the Mueller home and new
people arrive who seem to know more then they are telling.
When Sophia's cousin, Karl, disappears, it is feared he
has succumbed to the evil. Is there any truth to the
rumors of an ancient family curse that they will become
werewolves? And how can Sophia and Peter defeat the terror
that permeates the entire island?
Sophia has some strong powers she's only begun to
experience, and when they begin to awaken, her life
changes permanently. These powers however, that should be
her undoing, may actually be the key to conquering the
evil forever. Peter Krieg is a dark, mysterious man who
knows more than he is telling. The love he and Sophia
discover together will inflame passions and a hunger that
cannot be denied.
Sophia is a heroine strong in heart and mind. She is
braver than most women would be of her era. She is
selfless in her devotion to her mother, as well as any
other people she calls friend. When her passion for Peter
begins to develop, she is confused and frightened,
convinced it is a result of her curse. Peter is deeply
mysterious, never revealing his true reason for being
there until it is absolutely necessary. He is there to do
his duty, so is shocked to find himself falling for
Sophia. When their love for one another overcomes them, it
is extremely passionate and all encompassing. The
secondary characters all add depth to the story... and
secrets, from the servants of the household, to the family
solicitor, to Sophia's cousin, Karl. All are well
developed and fully fleshed out, making the reader feel
for them as well.
This story is the stuff gothic romance is made of. There
are dark secrets, an ancient mysterious castle, an
unsuspecting heroine, and a mysterious dark hero. This
book will delight readers and fans of horror, romance, and
fantasy alike with the mystery and love story that unfolds
here. The story grips readers in its clutches and will
keep them reading long in to the night. The plot is fast
moving and intriguing, with new details revealed at every
turn. There is enough mystery throughout to keep one
guessing and to make every character a suspect. When the
true history - and fate - of the Mueller family is
unfurled, readers will gasp in shock and a hint of fear.
Ms. Jones tells a chillingly, fascinating tale in Scent of
the Wolf. Be sure to go out and pick up a copy of this
book today. It is bound to satisfy.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, February 2005. All rights
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted August 24, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 12, 2007
Scent of the Wolf is a paranormal gothic romantic mystery I am pleased to report that her new novel pulls out all the musty, musky stops when it comes to creating a dark, spooky and spine-chilling atmosphere - it follows a spirited heroine, Sophia, who finds that she is the inheritor of a mystical family legacy after her grandfather dies... she is descended from werewolves. (That would explain her lifelong Kibbles & Bits cravings!)
When Sophia and her cousin, Karl, decide to dig deeper into their family's past, they travel deep inside Europe. Strange, compelling dreams beckon Sophia - it's a call of the wild, luring her to embrace her true animal nature. Will she give in to the night moon, or will her human side overcome? Life is further complicated when another benefactor is named in Grandfather's will. Peter Krieg, a dark, mysterious stranger, awakens feelings within Sophia that she never imagined, not even in her wildest dreams.