Monday, September 9, 2019

Review & Giveaway: WOLF LOST by Sam Burns (The Wolves of Kismet #1)

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Length: 50,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Natasha Snow


An omega on the run.

An alpha fractured.

Sawyer Holt can’t go home. The Alpha who has replaced his father wants to use him as a tool to cement his political power, and Sawyer isn’t interested in marrying his father’s murderer.

Dez Sullivan’s leg may never heal from his last mission in Afghanistan, but he’s getting used to that. What he can’t adapt to are the nightmares and the tremor in his hand that the doctors insist is all in his head. Next to that, being a brand new werewolf seems easy, until Sawyer Holt blows into his life. The omega activates his burgeoning wolf instincts in a new way, and they threaten to overwhelm his common sense.

Both men are in Colorado searching for a new start, a new pack, and the safety they’ve lost. Their meeting is pure Kismet.

Carra's Review

Okay, I’m all on board for this series and already can’t wait for the next book.  From the excitement of the opening scene I was hooked—I liked the author’s take on the traditional werewolf lore, , and the fact that one of the main characters—an alpha no less—has something that makes him not “whole”.

Sawyer’s character was easy to love from page one as an omega on the run looking for refuge.  I liked that he wasn’t painted as weak or submissive just because he’s an omega.  As for Dez, he seems to have embraced his alpha status quite easily, even as a newer wolf.  While I would have been fine if a true mates insta-love situation had happened, I did appreciate that the author didn’t go that route and allowed them more time over which their relationship could develop.

A few other things that I thought worked well here, and that will easily carry on through the series—that Dez and Gavin are bitten wolves who are alphas, learning about being wolves from Ash (who is a born werewolf); that Gavin is the “alpha alpha” of their little three-wolf pack; and that they are all alphas within one pack, something apparently quite unusual for their kind.  There are so many possibilities with these ideas.  Some are explored here in Wolf Lost, but these will all be able to carry over into the rest of the series.

My only nit pick was the confrontation near the end with Sawyer’s former alpha from his home pack.  There was a pretty good amount of buildup concerning that alpha, and when it came right down to it, there really wasn’t much of a clash and things were tied up pretty easily.

Overall, I really enjoyed Wolf Lost and am giving it 4.5 stars (yep, that nit pick is the only reason it isn’t a full 5).  I think fans of paranormal romance—particularly werewolves—will definitely enjoy this story.  My interested is definitely piqued for more, and I can’t wait for Gavin and Ash to get their own books.  This story is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

About the Author

Sam Burns wrote her first fantasy epic with her best friend when she was ten. Like almost any epic fiction written by a ten year old, it was awful. She likes to think she’s improved since then, if only because she has better handwriting now.

If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly either reading or lost down a Wikipedia rabbit hole while pretending to research for a novel.


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