- Series: Wolf Tales
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Kensington (January 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758213867
- ISBN-13: 978-0758213860
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wolf Tales Paperback – January 1, 2006
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After Alexandria walks in on her fiance buck naked with another woman -- in their bed no less -- she decides to hop in her car and escape for awhile. As luck would have it, she ends up getting run off the road while caught in a blizzard. She begins to walk in the hopes of finding some shelter but gets all turned around and lost in the blinding snow. She succumbs to the cold and collapses in a heap giving up all hope of rescue. When she awakens she feels an intense heat emanating from the male form laying naked beside her now naked body. What? Where'd he come from? Overcome by lust and gratitude, she allows him to do as he wishes with her body. Never seeing his face. Yes, Never Seeing His Face. She then passes out from exhaustion. Life is so tough some days.
Thus begins Stefan (the naked, faceless man) and Xandria's love affair. From the moment they touch they're connected and Xandria finds herself overwhelmingly attracted to him despite the fact that he's, eh, covered in gray downy fur, has a "muzzle" and a beastly protrusion where a man-part is supposed to be located (I'm thinking this is where the other reviewers went "ick!!"). It's weird, oh yes it is, but so vividly written that you just can't turn away even though your brain is screaming "this is so not right, stop reading, STOP READING NOW!".
I'm sad to say this book went downhill at the midway point. A little more plot would've gone a long way here. One sex scene after another gets excruciatingly dull when there's no plot to get in the way. I ended up bored and skimmed my way to the end so I could it pass it along to the next victim.
Xandi's new lover and savior is Stefan Aragat, the famous magician. He is also a werewolf trapped between forms as part man and part wolf. Unable to fully become a human, Stefan believes he is cursed by his own hubris and has given up hope. This powerful new connection with Xandi encourages him to seek forgiveness from his former master. He hopes that werewolf wizard Anton Chavel can reverse the curse.
Although Stefan wants Xandi's company, he is unsure how to explain the attraction he shares with his mentor. His worst fears are realized at their first meeting when Xandi sees him being dominated by Anton. Stefan fears he has lost her, but their bond proves strong enough to handle this new dimension. Xandi's love helps Stefan see that hope is not lost. Maybe there really is no curse. Maybe there is a place for Anton in both their lives. Maybe this is a new beginning for all of them.
Ms. Douglas' Wolf Tales, a collection of four connected stories, is a unique and intense werewolf story that sends the reader into a sensual world. I especially liked the way Ms. Douglas' werewolves are unique from werewolves of myth. The early scenes with Xandi and Stefan are hot enough to cause a heat wave in a blizzard.Read more ›
Xandi is driving in a snowstorm. A truck runs her off the road. She gets lost walking in the blizzard and passes out. She wakes to find herself with a strange man. She accompanies Stefan on a trip to find Anton, the magician who turned him into part wolf. Stefan learns how to shift between human and wolf form, as does Anton. They want Xandi to stay with them. Later Anton discovers Keisha who had been brutally raped. He invites her to stay with them.
I suggest the first sex scene be nominated for some kind of award. It surprised me. It was hot, intoxicating and sensual. After being lost in the snow, Xandi wakes up in a warm bed in the dark next to a strange naked body. The next day was the first conversation between Xandi and this man. The scene of the conversation was mesmerizing. The story was different, nothing run-of-the-mill about this. Although I should mention that this group of characters seem to spend most of their time running through the forest and having a lot of sex. Apparently the two men were wealthy enough to support them all without anyone needing to have a job. The author doesn't go into that. But it's not necessary because the purpose of the book is for the erotic, not the mundane activities of life. The second half wasn't as good as the first half, but it was still ok. Be forewarned, some readers will not like the following. There are gay sex scenes, men with men and women with women. The characters are not monogamous. There are group sex scenes, rear door activity, mild bondage, spanking, rape and murder - all of it explicit and graphic.
Wolf Tales was originally written as an online serial, with a new story coming out every six weeks through Changeling Press.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I checked this book out from the library where I work, it was so hot I felt the need to own my own copy. Kate Douglas is one of my favorites!Published 17 months ago by deanna
Ok... I was really intrigued in the beginning of the book but it just got strange. The book started good and you got sucked right in to the story line but then it just turned... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am not into lesbian stuff but the gay scenes are just.... wow. I love it! I need more haha! Anton and Stefan are simply the best! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Destiney
Very explicit sexual encounters. No way of getting around that. This starts the many "Tales" of a special tribe of wolf species. Read morePublished on June 13, 2014 by Devon KF
I had a friend badger me for years to read this series. After reading this book, I could take it or leave it. I got this book for free, so it wasnt a loss. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by Kat
I was given one of the books in this series by a friend. Sadly, I waited until I had all the books before starting the series. Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by J. Cazares
I can't believe I hadn't read this one yet. I used to work with Mrs. Douglas years ago and remember when she sold this series. I remember how controversial it was. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Amy Ennis
If hardcore play by play sex is what you're into, look no further. It's just one of those books you NEED to be alone to read - ha!Published on January 20, 2014 by Samantha Deiss