Seduced by the Wolf

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Terry Spear - USA Today Besting Selling Romance Author

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His first priority is to protect his pack...
Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...

She'll do anything to help wolves...
Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...

With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all...

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Library Journal: Verdict: 
Gently laced with just enough wolf detail and werewolf lore, the action-packed story crackles with mystery, adventure, violence, and passion; a worthy addition to Spear's beautifully imagined werewolf world. Spear (Accidental Highland Hero) lives in Texas.

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You will find yourself lusting after the sexy alpha hero and cheering for the heroine when she finds a family to love. --
Robin, Reviewer for Night Owl Romance

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Cassie Roux is red lupus garou.  As a child, she was accepted into a pack of real wolves, who cared for her during the difficult years after she lost her own werewolf pack.  Her love and gratitude for the wolves led her to become a wolf biologist, traveling the globe to save the wolf and educate the public on this special species. Then Cassie stumbles into the territory of Leidolf Wildhaven, a red lupus garou pack leader.  Leidolf has his own problems unifying and healing his new pack, but the scent of an unmated female lupus garou soon diverts this lonely wolf’s attention in a new and delightful direction.

Seduced by the Wolf is the fifth werewolf novel by Terry Spear.  While totally a standalone novel, it also allows fans brief glimpses of the continuing lives of characters from her previous novels. I love, love, LOVE this novel! I wish I had more than 5 klovers to offer.  Cassie and Leidolf steam up the pages with a delightful courtship dance, and the subplots of secondary characters are just as intriguing and well developed. All the realistic wolf behavior shows the author has done her research homework and adds depth and color that makes the action leap from the pages.

Crystal of CK's Kwips and Kritiques

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Terry Spear really knows how to ensnare her readers! Seduced by the Wolf has everything a paranormal romance reader wants; sensualness, adventure, excitement, are just a few words to describe this well rounded story. Spear has effectively incorporated lifelike emotions with her characters, as well as an impressive display of character development. The sexual tension between Cassie and Leidolf is maddening and I felt myself cheering for Leidolf by wanting Cassie to come to her senses and take him for her mate. Spear has not yet disappointed me in a story that she has wrote. I do and will recommend this book to all.

Reviewed By: Amy J Ramsey/Ramsey’s Reviews/www.trinagon.blogspot.com
Rating: 5 stars

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"No one makes werewolves seem real better than romantic urban fantasist Terry Spear continually does with her “Wolf” saga (see Legend of the White Wolf, To Tempt a Wolf, Heart of the Wolf and Destiny of the Wolf). Her fifth were-wolfish thriller is a strong tale of two dedicated people wanting to d the best for the wolfish populace in the northwest. Sub-genre fans will want to roam Oregon with this lead couple as outside a werewolf, a book by Terry Spear’s is woman’s best friend..." ~~Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Around Reviews

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Paranormal Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 1 Aug 10Somehow I missed reading this Terry Spear book back in August or even September. Shame on me, because it’s a terrific read. Ms. Spear has definitely come into her own with this werewolf series of hers. She pulls you in immediately, pounds you with emotion and action until the very end, gives you characters to love, and a story to bite into (sorry, couldn’t resist that one!). If you haven’t read any of her werewolf books, pick one up soon. You’ll be chomping at the bit for the next one as soon as you’ve finished reading it. Oops, sorry, wrong animal there.

There’s a scene where Leidolf and Cassie play as wolves on the lake shore. I smiled the whole time. It was such fun. Another scene I enjoyed is when they’re captured and taken to the zoo, along with the lone red wolf and her pups. The employees thought Leidolf belonged with the red female because of her pups, but he took the situation in hand, stood apart from her and stared the men down until they understood he belonged with Cassie. Both terrific scenes.

The sixth book in the series is out this month and I am not waiting to get started on it!

SandyMGrade: A+

 The Good, the Bad, and the Unread, Sandy M

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Long and Short Reviews
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Xeranthemum
Ms. Spear has another exciting winner on her hands with Seduced By The Wolf. It delves into pack dynamics and a man’s sense of self. It shows the value of trust and the joy of protecting family. It’s a book worthy to continue the wolf series that I fell in love with a few books ago. It’s so well thought out and orchestrated, it’s a pleasure to read. I hope she writes another one soon, and I can’t wait to find out who is going to have a happily-ever-after next. There’s no better recommendation that I can make except to say, read Seduced By The Wolf, it’s a gripping and entertaining tale with a rich plot, dynamic characters and a love story sure to please.

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http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/ I really liked the alpha characters of Cassie and Leidolf.  The author does a good job building the tension as they dance around their attraction for each other. There is also a subtle humor (as Ms. Spear described it) that enhances their relationship.  The plot keeps the story moving at a good clip as you try to decipher all the threats and figure out what will happen. Martha of Martha's Bookshelf

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Fangtastic Books She knows how to make werewolves sexy and this book is definitely sexy and filled with plenty of action and adventure, along with twists and turns- enough to leave you breathless and wanting more.

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Anna's Book Blog Seduced by the Wolf is a fast, riveting novel of danger and romance. A fine addition to the series. Both Cassie & Leidolf in their own way are playing a game of seduction- that was quite fun to watch. Ms. Spear has creates unique werewolf stories that are hard to put down.

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LOVED IT by Cathy As author Terry spear takes you through her world of wolf behavior and how it works in this Paranormal Romance, hang on for the ride. Each character has a story to reveal and getting them out into the open is an adventure though the Portland woods.While you are going through the loss, fear, love and hate with each new twist let us not forget the chase, we are after all following wolves!http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-tour-review-seduced-by-wolf-by.html

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"An interesting and exciting addition to this highly entertaining paranormal series." SEDUCED BY THE WOLF is the 5th in Terry Spear's paranormal werewolf series. The characters of Leidolf and Cassie are strong and captivating. Leidolf expects to take a docile lifetime mate who will abide by his rules, but finds instead a spitfire with a mind of her own and bravery to match his. This story is very interesting, extremely exciting and an entertaining read that I highly recommend.~~Kay Quinton, Fresh Fiction Reviewer

Excerpt from Seduced by the Wolf:

Chapter 1

Except for a couple of cars parked outside the town hall, the lot was empty, and it appeared the wolf biologist speaking here tonight wouldn’t have much of an audience to lecture to.

The Oregon air surrounding him felt damp and cool, not like the drier, much sunnier weather Leidolf Wildhaven had left behind in Colorado. He kept telling himself he’d get used to it. Old-time brass lanterns cast a golden glow over the sidewalk. A steady breeze stirred the spring leaves of the massive white oaks that lined the brick walk leading to the two-story building. An antiquated clock chimed seven times in the center of the tower on top, announcing to everyone in the listening area that the time had arrived for the lecture to begin.

He let out his breath and headed for the building.

Anything to do with wolves concerned him, and even though the “doctor” couldn’t say anything that he didn’t already know, he wanted to see how others reacted to her talk concerning them. At this rate, it looked as though no one was going to show.

He took two steps at a time up the brick stairs and strode into the building, his gaze focusing on the empty chairs and the speakerless podium. Dressed in a gray suit, Millie Meekle, the woman in charge of tourism and special events in the area, wrung her hands nearby and shook her head, her stiff, glued-together silver hair not moving a fraction out of place.

“Oh, Mr. Wildhaven, this is a disaster. Dr. Roux had a flat tire at the place she’s staying, and my husband dropped me off here, so I haven’t any vehicle to go get her.” She waved at the empty seats. “And no one has even shown up yet.”

“Where’s she staying?”

Several men sauntered into the town hall, their boots tromping on the wooden floor, their expressions annoyed.

“Where’s the doc?” one of the men asked gruffly.

Millie quickly spoke up. “She’s stuck at the Cranberry Top Bed and Breakfast. Mr. Wildhaven’s kind enough to offer to get her. She’s staying in the Blue Room, first door on the left down the hall from the entryway,” she directed Leidolf.

The man snorted. “We don’t need no damned wolf biologist telling us how we should reintroduce wolves into the wild out here.”

“Now, Mr. Hollis,” Millie said.

“Don’t ‘Now, Mr. Hollis’ me, Millie. You know I raise sheep, and if any damn wolf slinks onto my land, I’ll kill him dead. That’s what I’ll do.”

“I’ll go get her,” Leidolf said. He stalked out of the building with its oppressive heat and back into the cool out-of-doors. He hadn’t figured any of the livestock owners would bother to come to the meeting, but after seeing the burly men, he was afraid the professor was bound for trouble.

Climbing into his Humvee, he assumed the woman probably wouldn’t get a whole lot of lecturing done but instead would be faced with a barrage of condemning remarks. He still couldn’t figure out why in the world she’d come here instead of lecturing to a more intellectual crowd in the city of Portland, two hours away.

Putting the vehicle in drive, he headed to the Cranberry Top, a quaint little red-roofed home with white siding and a white picket fence. Like many of the homes in the area, the place had been turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn because it was situated on a creek perfect for fishing and picturesque Mount Hood could be seen way off in the distance. Great for a Portland getaway.

When Leidolf arrived at the inn, he saw the vehicle in question, a green pickup with California plates that was tilting to one side. Women. Probably didn’t know how to change a tire or call for someone to come and fix a flat.

He’d barely opened the door to his Humvee when a woman hurried out, red hair in curls down to her shoulders and bouncing with her every step, eyes sea green and wide and hopeful, brow furrowed as she clutched a leather satchel tightly against her chest and headed straight for him. Dr. Roux? At least he presumed that’s who she was, only he’d expected someone a lot less leggy and less stunning to look at.

What he’d figured he’d see was a gray-haired older woman, her hair swept back in a bun, with oval goldrimmed glasses perched on her nose. Instead, this woman looked to be in her midtwenties and in terrific form, with shapely legs and a body to match. He envisioned her hiking through woods on wilderness treks to observe wolves, dispelling the notion that she was strictly a classroom lecturer.

“Dr. Roux?” he asked, feeling more like a knight in shining armor now.

She didn’t smile but looked worried as hell as she chewed a glossy lip and then gave a stiff nod. “Did Millie send you for me?” She didn’t wait for him to answer and motioned to the truck. “I changed the tire already.”

He frowned and glanced back at the flat tire.

“Someone was nice enough to ruin the spare also when I ran inside to clean up,” she added, her tone peeved. “It was too late to have the spare fixed before the meeting.”

Irritated that any of the townspeople would treat her that way, he bit back a curse. Yet he couldn’t help being surprised for a second time. First, by her appearance. Now, by how capable the little woman was.

He motioned to his Humvee. “I’m Leidolf Wildhaven, rancher south of town. I’ll take you to the meeting and have one of my men fix the tires while you’re lecturing.”

“A rancher,” she said softly, her voice slightly condemning.

He cast her a smidgeon of a smile. “Yeah, but cougars are the only animals that bother me of late. Wolves? They’re my kind of animal. Protective, loyal—you know, like a dog, man’s best friend.”

“They’re wild, Mr.—”

“I’d prefer you call me Leidolf.”

“I’m Cassie. Never met a rancher before who liked wolves.” She sounded as though she didn’t believe he would care for wolves. Maybe even worried that he might cause her trouble when she lectured.

She climbed into his vehicle, took a deep breath, and her eyes widened again. He swore if he hadn’t blocked her in as he held the door ready to shut it for her, she would have escaped. He heard her slight intake of breath and her heartbeat accelerate. Her gaze swiftly swept over him as if he was suddenly someone of more importance.

She swallowed hard and smoothed her skirt over her lap, drawing his eye, and then she pulled away from him as much as possible. She took another deep breath and met his gaze. “Wolves are wild and unpredictable. But you’re right. They’re also protective and loyal. Thanks for coming to get me.”

He smiled in response, appreciating that she was a wolf advocate yet understood wolves well enough to realize how dangerous they could be, and felt a slight connection to her right away. Before he could shut her door, she quickly added, “You… are taking me to the town hall, right?”

“Yeah. Millie Meekle said you needed a lift.”

Cassie still looked a little alarmed when Leidolf climbed into the vehicle, and he supposed he could understand her wariness. Millie should have called to let Cassie know he was coming to get her.

“I never figured I’d have trouble out here.” She snapped her seat belt in place and pressed herself against the passenger door, almost as if she was attempting to keep as far away from him as she could.

For someone who studied wolves, she seemed a tad skittish. Which made him wonder if she’d had trouble with men before. Instantly, that thought gnawed at him, no matter that he’d just met her.

Leidolf glanced at her as he drove back to the meeting place. “Why not lecture in Portland? You’d have had much more of a draw.”

A long silence filled the air.

 “People need to be educated in places like this,” she finally said.

Leidolf didn’t respond, but he was already bothered by where this was leading. And he had a sneaking suspicion it was the very reason she had come here.

She looked out the window and didn’t say anything further.

He cleared his throat. “Why in places like this?”

A prolonged silence filled the space between them, elevating his concern.

Turning her head in his direction, she gave him a sad kind of smile. “Because unless the wolf is in the Oregon Zoo, the people of Portland are unlikely to see any wolves running around their fair city.”

“Out here?”

He felt her observing him while he concentrated on the road. Like she studied wolves? Wouldn’t she be surprised to learn he was one also, whenever he had the urge to shift.

“They might be out here, some day.”

“You don’t seem the type who wastes time talking about future events. Have you seen a wolf in this area?” he asked, very much to the point. He had to know. Had she seen one of his pack members running in his or her fur coat in the woods around here?

She looked back out the window.

Hell. “Cassie, have you seen a wolf in these parts?”

“They’ve been spotted in several different locations all over Oregon. People everywhere need to be educated. That’s what I do,” she said evasively.

Concerned about what she’d observed, Leidolf pulled into a parking space at the town hall. Several vehicles now filled the lot. He hoped that most of the good citizens of the area would behave themselves. And if she’d seen what he suspected she had, he hoped the hell she didn’t mention it in the lecture. He suspected that she was worried he might want the wolf eliminated if she told him she’d actually witnessed it—because he was a rancher, despite saying he liked wolves.

Before he could climb out of his Humvee to get her door, she hopped out, thanked him, and hurried up the brick walk. “Sorry,” she said, in a rush to get to the front door. “I’m fifteen minutes late.”

He thought she hurried to stay away from him for some other reason. He couldn’t fathom what that reason was. He had brought her here safe and sound and would have one of his men fix her tires. So why would she fear him? The fact he was a rancher? Or maybe she was so used to being around wolves—the real kind—that she wasn’t equipped to deal with the wolfish human kind. On the other hand, maybe he was making something out of nothing. Maybe she was just anxious because of being late to her own speaking engagement. That was all.

He stalked after her and opened the door before she reached it. “It looks like most everyone just arrived, so I’d say you were right on time.”

She gave him a tight smile, but the attempt at a friendly response didn’t reach her eyes. She hurried inside, her heels clicking on the wooden floor, and the conversation died to absolute silence. Leidolf took a seat in back where he could observe everyone. As attractive as the woman was, he’d have preferred watching her, the way she slid her hands gently over her notes, the way her full, glossy lips parted as she spoke, the sweet tone of her voice, even when she was worried about being late or annoyed that someone had ruined her tires.

He forced his gaze from her and glanced at several kids, who appeared to be high-school students, seated to one side of the room with pens and notepads in hand. Probably would receive some kind of special credit for coming here tonight. Even a couple of twin girls from his pack were in the audience, although pack members home schooled their own. Their father must have made them come. Alice and Sarah glanced back at Leidolf and smiled. He bowed his head in acknowledgment.

On the other side of the hall, he recognized most of the men, ranchers all of them. One man raised pygmy goats; six others, cattle like him; and the sheepherder. The man who really caught his attention was a blond who also garnered Cassie’s. Her eyes widened, and she fussed over her notes, but she looked back at him as he grinned broadly. Someone she definitely knew but apparently wasn’t overly happy to see. She didn’t seem to be from the area. In fact, her bio said she was from California, and Leidolf didn’t remember seeing either of them here before. So had the man followed her here?

Leidolf studied the man again. Tall, thin, wearing hiking boots, jeans, and a camouflage jacket. He looked like a hunter. Leidolf already didn’t like him.

Pulling his cell phone out, Leidolf texted his second in-command, Elgin, telling him which vehicle to have repaired, what needed to be accomplished, and to take his time in getting it done. And then Leidolf sat back to listen to the little lady’s speech. After she finished her talk, he meant to speak to her again and learn the truth.

What kind of wolf had she seen, and where?


Cassie couldn’t believe all of her rotten, bad luck.

First, the idiot or idiots had to ruin not one, but two of her tires. Then the absolute hunk who comes to rescue her was one of her kind. How could she get so lucky? And to top all that off? Fellow wolf biologist Alex Wellington had to track her down again. What was his problem? What part of I work alone did he not get? Not that he wasn’t cute or good at his job, but sometimes she liked to shift while she was working, and she sure as hell didn’t want him studying her as one of his wolf projects.

(c) Terry Spear, 2009