Title: Branches for Cover (Legends of Kake Book One)
Author: Kate Kelley
Kinna hides in a remote village in the Mouth of Daylight, aka Kake, Alaska.
She catches fish for money in the daylight and hunts for food by moonlight, all the while praying the Alpha of her ex-pack doesn’t find her. Because if he does, she won’t survive the encounter.
That is, if the mysterious creatures in her own backyard don’t get to her first.
Ren is a lone bear, separated from his pack by choice–he isn’t interested in being a part of a feral, non-shifting society that lives only for seeking blood instead of a way to prevent the worst of their curse. Ren seeks a cure, a cure that can only be found in a particular coven of witches–a coven that just happens to be long-dead.
Or so he thinks.
This was definitely a different type of book from what I usually read. In all the shifter romances I have picked up, I’ve never come across one in which the shifter is more than that so the idea of a wolf-witch was fascinating. I also liked the idea of a shifter bear because that’s just not something you see very often.
This story is studded with Alaskan lore that blends wonderfully into the story. The characters are three-dimensional and the tension between them is beautifully written. I always love stories with a strong female lead, and this book definitely had that in Kinna.
If you’re a fan of dark erotic paranormal pieces, this is the read for you!