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The Shadow Wranglers, Book 1

by Sarah McCarty


Ride `em Vampires! McCartyís first book in her Shadow Wrangler series is hot, romantic, and edge-of-the-seat reading. Caleb, the first brother, is tough, fangy, and definitely the type of hero you donít want to cross. Allie, the heroine, is courageous, a bit intimidated by the sexy rancher, but can and does go toe-to-toe with Caleb when it counts. Readers who like a bit of spice with their vampires should find this an excellent read—I know I did.

Every morning, Allie has hot pastries ready for the tough and handsome Caleb McClaren. The rancher and his roguish attitude have been part of her day and night fantasies for a long time.† He is on her mind again when she leaves her bakery late one night and runs into a wolf that wants her for dinner. She knows she is dead meat, but out of nowhere another wolf appears. A wolf with Calebís gorgeous eyes. He protects her but almost dies in the bargain. She rescues him and in return is imprisoned by his brothers, who are vampires.

Caleb knows he can never have Allie, but Lord does he want her. When she is almost killed, he goes berserk, and when she risks her life again to save his sorry hide, he is overwhelmed with emotion. Still, he must not give in, for Allie could never be happy living the life he does. She loves the sunshine, and he loves her too much to take it away. Soon matters are taken out of his hands when his brothers force her to give him blood to prevent him from dying, and in return he must turn her to keep her from perishing from the blood loss.

Allie isnít sure what is going on, but being a vampire wasnít on her agenda. Still, she is falling head over fangs for Caleb, and when he claims her as his, life gets interesting. A man from her past wants her back, and she finds herself fighting to save herself and Caleb from a death where there is no return.

The Book

Berkley Sensations / Penguin Group Publishing
October 2009
Trade Paperback
Paranormal Vampire / Cowboy Romance
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NOTE: Explicit Sexual Content

The Reviewer

Faith V. Smith
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Faith V Smith is the author of Beware What You Wish, a Regency time travel romance, and vampire romance Kensington's Soul. Dunbar's Curse, her second Bound by Blood vampire romance will be released March 2010.
© 2009