Wolf's Song

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A Black Hills Wolves story

Ten years ago, visions of death and the babble of lupine voices in his head, drove lone wolf Brick Northridge to challenge his cruel and greedy pack alpha. Beaten by the alpha’s thugs and banished from the pack, Brick lives a life of seclusion in a mountain cabin in the Black Hills.
Born into a rival clan of feline shifters, skinwalker Summer McCoy, in her guise as a raven, watches Brick from afar, giving him back a reason to live through her sweet songs and special gifts.
But when her clan attempts to tear them apart and threatens the pack that banished Brick so many years before, will their love be strong enough to withstand the forces bent on their destruction?
      Summer McCoy perched in the uppermost branches of her special Ponderosa pine, in raven guise, engaging in her favorite pastime, spying on the lone wolf chopping wood below. Two days’ worth of whiskers shadowed his rigid jaw. She loved when he forgot—or didn’t bother—to shave. Scruffy stubble suited him.

       The sun beat down on the back of his bronzed neck and shone on his hair, the color of roasted coffee, a shade lighter than the dark shadow that charcoaled his face.

She fluffed her feathers in anticipation. Take your shirt off, Brick. She’d heard the giant werebear, Gee, call him that name a decade ago. He’d made some joke about a wall and the hardness of the male’s head. But Brick hadn’t laughed back then. Not ever.

He’d fascinated her from the moment he’d arrived in the glade, bruised and battered. Once she’d learned his name, she’d treasured it, taking pleasure from repeating it often. Secretly, of course. Unwrapping the syllable frequently to admire its radiance in the privacy of her tree house, the way a woman wearing pearls against her warm skin enhanced their luminosity and iridescence.

Now, as if he’d heard her silent urging, he complied with her plea, shrugging out of the plaid flannel and flinging it onto a tree stump. Her beak opened as she sucked in breath. Sweat glistened on his torso, glazing rippling pecs and abs, shoulders broad enough to span the Badlands. A huge, incredible specimen of masculinity. Thick biceps flexed as he wielded the ax. Her heart beat faster than a hummingbird’s wings. Heat licked her.

5 stars from Night Owl Reviews:

This is a short, intense paranormal romance that kept my interest and I just couldn’t put it down. It’s part of the Black Hills Wolves series but each book is independent of the rest so grab it and start reading. You’ll want to learn more about this unique pack and it’s members. Characters from other stories are part of this one, after all, you have to see the pack alpha and the werebear, Gee. But, this story is all about Brick and Summer. They are totally unique and awesome characters with issues and problems. At times you can’t help but smile or even laugh at some of Summer’s antics. Though this is a short story, it’s amazing on how complex the plot it. You get into pack politics as well as the neighboring pride. I can’t imagine wanting anything more out of this story except more glimpses into these fantastic characters’ lives.
Brick is going crazy with the conversations he hears in his head. Maybe that’s why he went after his pack alpha. That was not a good decision as he was beat up and thrown out of the pack. Feeling as if he has no reason to live, Brick makes no effort to recover or thrive until a pesky raven starts leaving him gifts and singing him sweet songs. For 10 years this strange relationship continues, until Summer shows herself. But, she’s a cat and he’s a wolf. Her uncle has plans for her which don’t include Brick. Will they be able to withstand the upcoming pressures?~ Terri

5 stars from "Paranormal Reader":
"Brick Northridge has a special talent that verges on being a curse. A vividly detailed mental-movie continually plays in his head telling him things most people would rather not know about. To quiet the inner images, he spends more time than he should sitting in a dark corner of a wolf-shifter saloon, drinking. He has plenty to worry about. The Black Hills pack leader is a morally twisted old wolf named Magnum, who uses his Alpha status to bully and oppress. A teenage Brick confronts Magnum and pays a harsh price.
Summer McCoy is a unique heroine. She’s half-Skinwalker and half cat-shifter. Plus she has the added ability to take the form of a raven and spy from the treetops. Sounds great, but there’s one catch. She’s only shifted to cat-form once and struggled with it. Her clan is growing stronger and with it comes expectations for her to marry and become a proper mountain-lion shifter. But Summer only has eyes for what she cannot have. For years she’s watched Brick from a distance. The forbidden wolf mate from Los Lobos is what she wants. After Brick sustains a brutal beating, she hovers near in raven form, bringing gifts and singing magical songs of healing and encouragement. Brick has no idea he has such an ethereal guardian angel. Banished from his pack and lonely, he gives the raven a name, never suspecting a passionate woman is falling in love with him.
I loved the fiery relationship that formed between Brick and Summer. Ms. Kincaid’s writing has a lyrical quality that almost makes the story read like a fairytale. I also liked her take on the quirky character of Gee the werebear. He’s like the tough but loving grandpa to the dysfunctional Black Hills pack.
Wolf Song is a great addition to the Black Hills series."

5 "contented purrs" from Carol Kittie Reviews:

I fell in love with Summer on the first page of Chapter 1.  She is funny, determined and full of life. A skinwalker who prefers the form of a Raven to that of her natural cougar.  The Raven that suits her better and gives her more freedom.
Brick on the other hand seems to have lost all of his fight after his ill-fated challenge of the Alpha. Brought to this isolated cabin by Gee, his friend and a bear shifter, to heal both body and mind he doesn’t seem to want to do either.  Until Summer takes things into her own hands, ummm beak.
I really love the beginning and the build up in this book. It is light and full of fun.  Although I knew it couldn’t last without something going awry, was very refreshing.
One of my favorite scenes is when Brick shifts in front of her the first time...
As they grow to realize they are fated mates the story heats up.  The sex is both steamy and emotional.  The conflicts intense and the outcome, well, you’ll just have to read it for yourself.
Bravo, Taryn for this fun yet intense Shifter story.
I give this book 5 Contented PURRS

 5 stars from Julie's Book Review:
 "I liked Brick right off the bat even when he was a little full of himself and ready to challenge the Alpha before he was ready.  I enjoyed watching him mature and come into himself in the quiet mountain cabin.  And Summer was great.  Bringing him things and just watching from afar to see if he liked what she brought.   The way the author built their relationship without them being right there with each other was great.   I really liked their story and reading this author.  I look forward to reading more of her books  :)"

4.5 "Wolfy Paws" from Happy Tails and Tales:

"First I love werewolves. I have not read the other books of this series, but this is a sweet, short, and fun read with excellent adventure and a quick plot. Brick is 18 when we meet him, he's scrawny and is BFFs with a werebear who owns a bar where he lives. His alpha sucks, can we just say that. And one day, even though he knows he'll probably die from it, he won't take his alpha's crap anymore. And then he literally gets beaten and shoved out on his own. His bear friend takes him to a cabin in the remote woods and tries to help him. So Brick has been living on his own for a long time. Enter Summer. She's a shifter and she's been watching Brick as a bird for the last 10 years. She knows she loves him, but she's the niece of the rival cat clan's alpha and there's no way she can love a wolf, much less mate one. But she doesn't want a cat, she wants Brick. So this is their story. Can they find love and happiness between two rival about to go to war cat and wolf shifters?
I loved this little short story. I like the poetry references and I loved that they fell in love with each other over 10 years without really knowing each other or that they were falling. I really enjoyed this one! so 4.5 WOLFY PAWS smile emoticon"

4-stars from Night Owl Reviews:

They are destined mates but war between his former wolf pack and her feline shifter clan threatens to tear Brick and Summer apart in this captivating paranormal romance.This fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with suspense and a heartwarmingly sweet romance. The reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as the young impulsive Brick takes on his alpha and then heals from his total beat down with the help of his raven. When the two finally meet their desires flare red hot and scorch the reader but with war looming between the packs, her clan threatens to tear them apart and their innocent first love romance captures the heart as they fight for their happily ever after.The well written scenes and details draw the reader in and the strong compelling characters ensure that the reader wants to know their whole story and while the story is short and the romance is sweet the story starts with excitement and ends with a spectacular happy conclusion. ~Evampire

4-stars from Ogitchida Book Blog

 The book Wolf's Song by Taryn Kincaid deals with a wolf that is coming into adulthood and embarking upon a true relationship! Kincaid takes the reader on a journey of lust, seduction and love. The author vividly expresses the lust of the wolf as well as the fragility of his lover. Kincaid has a way of stroking the unseen and giving her readers much more than they apparently set out for.
Although this story was short it was very intriguing, and that added to my enjoyment of reading it. Nothing that one would ever complain about!  This book was very easy to follow and it moved quite fast. I rate this book four stars and recommend to those that appreciate a little heart pumping, heavy steamed paranormal fantasy! If you are into wolves, shifters and the like, you will adore this excellent read.

4 stars from Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal:

Thoughts on Wolf's Song: First off, I'm a sucker for werewolves. I like them surly. I like them crazed. I like when they take their clothes off and go all naked on us. So, you know, that part definitely worked for me. Because #NakedWerewolves.
As it turns out, I also like when plucky skinwalkers find a way to drag said crazed werewolf out of their funk and bring them around to living again all without ever having any face-to-face interactions. I think that speaks well to Summer's ability to deal with anything unexpected that may arise in a future relationship with a wolf who hears voices.
Which, frankly, is kinda a stink-ass gift. I mean, seeing death and hearing voices CONSTANTLY. It's no wonder the poor guy tried to go all Hulk-like on his alpha. (Also, POOR BRICK. What was done to him HURT.)
Meanwhile, I really enjoyed the slow build of their relationship. While the actual physical part hit hard and fast once they met, Summer and Brick had a lot of years to get to know one another from afar. Sure, Summer wore her animal skin and Brick was all alone on his mountain, but IT WORKED.
Bottom line, surly shapeshifters do it for me. This doesn't shock anyone, does it?

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