Thursday, December 3, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Wild Game (Wilding Pack Wolves 1) by Alisa Woods

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Her pack is being hunted. He’s a bodyguard with a secret. The Wolf Hunter is targeting them both.
     Owen Harding hasn’t shifted since he was in Agent Smith’s experimental cages—the only thing this ex-Army Texas boy is afraid of is what kind of beast he’s become. But with a hate group issuing more threats against the Wilding pack than you can shake a stick at, Owen’s doing what he can as a personal bodyguard. If only the Wilding girl he’s tasked with keeping alive wasn’t so damn sexy… and completely off limits. 
     Nova Wilding’s father was assassinated, leaving her a gaming company to run, a new game to release, and a pack full of wolves who want her for a mate… including a beta who’s determined to have Nova and her company. Choosing someone outside the pack will tear it apart, but Nova can’t stop watching the hot shifter who’s keeping watch over her.
     When Nova barely escapes an attempt on her life, she finds herself in Owen’s arms… but her sexy new bodyguard is absolutely the wrong man at the wrong time. While Nova fights to keep her father’s business afloat, and Owen fights to keep her alive, the Wolf Hunter is playing a dangerous new game that might destroy them both.

Book Beginnings:
     Owen Harding was surrounded by wounded warriors. He wasn't one of them -- At least, not that anyone could tell from outside. They were lying in VA Hospital beds, the war having snatched away their arms and legs and flash-burned faces like it was collecting parts for a grisly  solider bingo.

I love this author and her books. This is the fourth series I have started by her.  I am really excited to see where the book/series goes.

My 56:
Brad coolly held out his hands. "I'm just the messenger. The lead development team's been brainstorming  workarounds. They want to meet with you in the design room." He sent a chilly look to Owen, who had already taken his normal seat outside her office. "That is, if you're ready to get back to work."

Man, Brad sure is a douche. You meet his character fairly early in the book and he's always like that.


  1. The beginning sounds too intense for me. I avoid books that mention burns like the plague. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. I hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. This is a new author to me but the genre is one I love. I'll be adding it to my wishlist. I am spotlighting both and alternate history book - The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty - and a thriller - She Can Kill by Melinda Leigh - today. Happy reading!

  4. I like the sound of this and this is a new to me author - will have to check out this series and yes I agree that Brad sounds like a jerk! Here's my Friday Meme post

  5. I like that it starts with action.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  6. That beginning hooked me immediately. You mention enjoying several different series by the author. I'll be checking them out.
    Here's my 56 -

  7. Hi,
    Haven't read this author, I'll have to check out their books.
    Have a great day!

  8. This sounds interesting and super intense. I love reading a series that just keeps getting better!

  9. That's a lot of tension in that little excerpt. Hope you enjoy and have a great Friday!

  10. Sounds like I wouldn't like Brad, at all... but I like the descriptive writing. It puts you right there.
    Happy weekend!