Do you know what always amazes me in writers? It’s the fact that they can take the least significant character, the one that’s basically an afterthought, and create a whole series around it.
That’s exactly what Ellis Leigh did with Bez. Remember him?
If you remember, Bez is the “bodyguard” at the Merriweather Fields compound, where Blaze, Dante and Moira (of the Feral Breed/The Gathering series) reside and he was the one “catching” Moira spying on Blaze and Dante together before they completed their triad.
Anywaaaaaaaay, Bez, or Beelezbub, is a Dire Wolf which is basically a superior breed of the wolf shifters. The Dire Wolves are bigger, stronger and waaaaaaay more hard ass/serious when in mission oriented mode. Which is basically 24/7.
None of the Dire Wolves are mated and to be honest, looking from the outside, I’d never have thought they wanted to be or have the time. Then again, the fates have their own idea, right?
The omega females going missing saga isn’t over, and in Savage Surrender we learn that the omegas are thought to be descendants of the Dire Wolves – which automatically makes the disappearances personal for Bez and his pack. And this is just one of the reasons the Dires are working with the NALB. The other is their respect for Blasius. Otherwise – they aren’t subjected to the shifters.
When Blaze calls Bez in for his assistance finding a 15 years old omega female that’s been taken and her family and pack slaughtered, he immediately accepts.
The one thing he doesn’t expect is finding two omegas. Sariel is one tough female to break, and she survives about two months in captivity while being subjected to emotional terror and intimidation by her captors.
There’s just one problem: Bez’s orders are to retrieve the young pup. The rest is considered collateral damage.
There are several things I absolutely love about these books by Leigh, and best is when the mating recognition moment happens. She manages to always write it differently. Like every falling in love moment is different with human couples.
So yeah, there’s hotness galore, a lot of fighting action and mainly a sweet, sweet story.
And thank you Ellis Leigh for not deserting this world. It’s one of my top 3 favorite PNR worlds to read.
There’s no escaping a Dire Wolf on the hunt…
Feared by even his own kind, Bez of the Dire Wolf shifters knows exactly how to succeed in any battle. Even if that means racking up collateral damage along the way. A simple mission into the swamplands to save a teenage wolf shifter should have been an easy track and retrieval for a man with his training, but nothing comes easy when the fates get involved.
In one night, Omega Sariel went from a free, single shewolf to a captive with a teenage girl to watch over and a couple of guards intent on making her life miserable…what little is left of it. Then a soldier with ice in his eyes walks in, and the mating call begins. He’s too tough, too harsh, too murderous…but when your life hangs in the balance, a lethal fighter in your corner is better than battling alone. Especially one who isn’t afraid to get a little dirty with her.
Two kidnapped women, one dangerous soldier unknowingly about to come face-to-face with fate, and a monster set on destroying everything in its path. In the world of the Dire Wolves, a retrieval is a simple mission for the unit of soldiers that make up their pack. But this time, a single glance blows simple right out of the swamp and forces Bez to make his stand alone.
One soldier, one fight…one chance at forever.
A storyteller from the time she could talk, Ellis grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write about it. Ellis lives in the Chicago area with her husband, daughters, and a giant dog who hogs the bed.