Monday, 17 October 2016

Review of Winter Wolf By Rachel M Raithby @Rach1986UK

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Katalina Winter has been living for eighteen years, with a secret hidden inside of her, a secret not even she knew.
With this secret comes consequences, expectations, one's she's not willing to fulfill; she'll give her heart to whom she wishes, even if he is, a Dark Shadow wolf...
Join Katalina as she navigates her way through this world at war, where the alpha is law, and only the strong survive. You will see the power of true love, and the length's people will go to destroy it.
**Please note this is a YA Stand alone novel, no cliffhangers**

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Congratulations to Rachel on being picked up by #Skyscape
I am currently reading my copy of the Re-edited version of #WinterWolf and its just as awesome as ever, tighter and more polished, I get to fall in love with Bass all over again and look for the new content in the re-edited version.

This book is great for all readers - Teen to the Adults who never want to grow up and loose that wonder of young love and Paranormal romance.

Seriously I will read YA until I croak - its my favourite Genre.

I had the pleasure of Beta Reading this book, in fact Rachel M. Raithby sent me the first chapter ages ago after the birth of her new baby and I was like - I NEED MORE!! and I had to wait impatiently to find out what happened next, well it was worth the wait, and if you don't believe me you can read the first 3 chapters free here :

The thing that I most liked about this book is that the story is that the heroine Katalina (Kat) is not a simpering girl, she is thrown into circumstances beyond her control, but she soon finds her feet, sticks to her principles and copes admirably when she finds out where her true parentage lies.

Kat isn't going to cower down to her Birth Father's demands, no one is going to tell her who she can love... and she has some nice hunky shifters to choose from too ;)

Bass - well Drool! there were so many bits I highlighted or that brought a lump to my throat, there is a bit of sadness with Kat's parents dying and the funeral. But overall its a great love story.

Both Bass and Kat are determined to stay together, and end the feud that has decimated both packs, but it won't be easy for them either.

The supporting cast are great too, and that is another thing I loved about it, we get to know a little about the members of the two waring packs and I am dying to read book 2,3... (I hope that these characters Bug Rachel constantly so we can continue to delve into their world) and where we will no doubt catch up with Kat and Bass.

Here are 2 of my favourite bits - Please note these were from the Beta Copy so they may be changed in the final copy:
“Don’t be,” he kissed her cheek. “Are you ready to go back?” He turned her around in his arms. “It looks like a few more people have arrived.”
“Oh goody!”
Bass smiled against her neck and nipped at her skin, “I do love you, my snarky girl.”
They started walking back towards Jackson’s house and the hive of activity.
“I’m still not sure I fit in this world.”
“It doesn’t matter, we’ll make the world fit you.”


Another was
That night with the winds howling, promising a storm, Katalina laid down; staring into the dark eyes of her shadow wolf. His hands explored her slowly, with a gentleness he possessed only for her. His kisses urgent, wanting, but each one voiced a silent proclaim of his love. And with each kiss, each lingering touch; he mapped out the story of their hearts.

As to Ms Raithby's writing, I have watched it develop from her first series Lexia which is her Adult Paranormal Series, and I can see the confidence and growth in this new series. I for one can't wait for the next book to come from Ms Raithby, I love her imagination.

I am sure after you have read this book you will too.

I have Pre- Ordered this book and I can't wait to re-read the final version - oh and the COVER is AWESOME! I love the Regina's work too.Maeidesign Website

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Author Bio

I've being reading books for as long as I can remember but I never thought about writing until I read Nalini Singh - Slave to sensation which is the first book in her psy-changling series.
At first I just wrote fan fiction until one morning I woke up with a story of my own. Lincoln and Lexia were born!  I spent 6 solid months writing and re-writing and now their story is out in the world and I am currently working on the final book Holocaust due 2015.
After the birth of my 3rd child I wrote Winter Wolf a YA Paranormal Novel.
I have lived in England, New Zealand and QLD Australia.
I've been a dish washer, Admin assistant, horse groom and now spend my days looking after my 3 children and writing as often as I can.


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