Monday, August 12, 2013

The Howling Heart {Blog Tour} + Giveaway

Release date: August 8st 2013


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 12th 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.

Wow. I'm still deciding how I feel about this book. Lol. There was a mystery at the beginning of the book. Who's the wolf? Why is it coming into my room? What in the world is going on?! She was terrified to say the least, and no one seemed bothered by it. Like, at all. They could have at least faked it. This was an almost insta-love. Almost. On her part it was just serious attraction, then terror, then lust, and finally, love.

When she was little, Paige's family went on vacation at a little log cabin in the woods. One day when her parents were fighting (she was like 8) she ran away into the woods and became friends with a wolf puppy. After that trip they never came back. More than 10 years later she's comes back and reconnects with the wolf puppy, who is now, believe me, not a puppy.

This book is filled with fun twists and a little more than slightly weird turns. Just when you think they're going to be together forever, suddenly an old enemy decides he wants her too.

For me, the issues in this book were resolved as quickly as they popped up. Riley was adamant that his dad hated his guts, but from the readers perspective, it seemed a lot like his dad (who is the pack leader) bent the rules around him. He did lots of things to ensure the safety of his kids.  The few issues that remained unresolved were the ones that made me really mad that they were that: unresolved. Like the issues with Riley's sister and arch enemy. Goodness, that made me mad.

Also, I found Riley...erm...really in love. So much that it was almost an obsession. And slightly sad. Every time she thought about leaving to her very well established life at Elle, he would almost cry. This he man: strong, sexy and well...manly, would almost cry. And it broke Paige's heart. I wanted to whack some sense into them both. 

But in some strange twisted way, they were made for each other. Even if I did find them both really, really odd. You'll see what I mean. They're sorta made for each other. No really xD

Favorite Quote: ""I heard her yell at you about the dead animals on your bed. I left tem for you because I fancied you."

I don't know why I love this so much. I just do. I almost peed myself laughing when I read this!
About the Author:

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based 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 will release her second novel "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.




  1. Nice review. Thanks for participating :)

  2. Jackie, thank you for reviewing my book.

  3. Sounds like this could be an interesting book. Thanks for sharing your review!

    Laureen @ Ms. Bibliophile.