Title: The Howling Heart
Author: April Bostic
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 244 approx
Publisher: Eternal Press
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Get a Copy: Currently available in e-book and paperback. The book is only printed in English.)
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.
I enjoy a good fantasy love story (or paranormal romance as this one is described by the author) and this one definitely fits the bill. I enjoyed the author”s twist on werewolf lore and the inclusion of Norse gods (a new one for me — I’m used to stories about Judeo-Christian, Roman, and Greek gods). I think that Bostic did a great job with character development, pulling you into the story, and getting you to care about the characters. As for the romance part — let’s just say that this one is definitely not for the kiddos. It had me blushing! Lol. I’m not much of one for steamy sex scenes, but if that is your thing…get ready for it! All in all an enjoyable read.
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 will release her fourth short story in December 2013, an 18th century paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.