The Howling Heart by April Bostic


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The Howling Heart Synopsis:

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.


Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.


Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


 April Bostic Bio:

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.

Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.

After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.

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This is an incredibly well written and enchanting paranormal romance story that I enjoyed every single second of reading and couldn’t get enough of! Paranormal romance is my absolute favorite genre and this is by far one of the best ones I’ve read in quite a long time. This author has a way of weaving such a mystical and beautiful world where anything can and does happen and she really made this story come to life for me. I loved each and every single character and they were all so relatable that I felt as if I had known them for a long time. Paige has memories of meeting a white wolf pup while she had run away from her parent’s vacation cabin while they were having an argument and has carried this fond memory with her for her entire life. A situation occurs that causes her to head back to the small town her family once vacationed in and things are not what they seem at all. Every small town has its fair share of secrets, but this one is different in a big way and Paige realizes something is off from the moment she arrives. After realizing that she’s acquired the interest of a certain wolf that has been staying quite close to her, Paige freaks out and tries to get out of there. Unfortunately, she’s come to discover the town’s deep and dark secret and now she’s going to have to make some very difficult decisions that will alter the course of her life forever. My heart goes out to Paige when all of this is going on since I cannot even begin to imagine how difficult it would be for me to uproot my entire life and make life changing decisions based on things and people I’ve only known for days. It’s easy to see that there’s a strong connection between Paige and Riley from the moment they set eyes on each other and I wanted nothing more than for them to be able to figure out a way to make it work and be happy together.

Riley and Quinn are the town sheriff’s children and are identical twins. I fell in love with these two right from the start since they are such endearing and generous people that they almost make it impossible not to love them. It’s easy to see how excited they are to have Paige enter their lives, even though it’s going to change everything for all of them.  I was especially interested to see this author’s perspective on the shapeshifting theme and I must say she did an exceptional job describing this. I loved her portrayal of the pack hierarchy and how these shifters came to be. According to this book, they are not actually known as werewolves, but are called Varulv and were created as a gift by the gods. Everything about this story is described in such beautiful and vivid detail and this author’s incredible use of imagery made it easy to be able to see this entire story play out in my head in graphic detail and I loved this! I read a lot of paranormal romance stories and it’s not often that I come across one that has such a profound impact on me and leaves me wanting more like this one has. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I can definitely guarantee that it will not be the last since I am looking forward to reading much more from her in the future. I highly recommend reading this to anyone, especially those who have an interest in reading paranormal romance and you will not be disappointed!


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