Without Mercy (Mystic Wolves #1A)
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This novella is no longer available. It is now part of the full-length novel "Mystic Wolves".

What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?

When Darcy's outing takes a turn for the worst and tests her to the point of breaking, she struggles to maintain her humanity. Where loyalty and pack mean everything, she

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ebook, 300 pages
Published July 8th 2011 by Moonstruck Media (first published July 7th 2011)
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Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
The cover and name alone are simply AMAZING!! But what lies beneath the cover well, what else can I say but O.M.G...

This story was wonderfully written, the more I read the more it made me feel like I was there watching it all unfold before my eyes. I was captured from the first sentence and was drawn deeper in as the story progressed. I was literally perched on the edge of my seat gripping the keyboard with anticipation of what was coming next.

For a short story the emotion portayed just blew me...more
Marsha
Jan 01, 2012 Marsha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults
"Without Mercy" is a short story introducing the Mystic Werewolves. It is also a painful lesson as to what can happen when we ignore our intuition. Darcy is at a pack football game where she and her intended mate,Mason are playing a flirtatious game of cat and mouse. After the game is over and the barbecue is about to begin, Darcy and Mason's sister go to the store to pick up A-1 steaksauce of all things. Unfortunately, they are held by someone they know with a gun. The result will be deadly and...more
Laurie
To be accosted while on a simple errand was about last thing Darcy expected. But when a steady hand holds a gun in a threatening stance, Darcy knows she better think quickly. A few minutes, a spurned rival, and innocence is forever lost.

This short story, told in first person, introduces a new werewolf pack in a novelette series called Mystic Wolves which will be continued in the next adventure, Cherished. This short urban fantasy kept me glued to my kindle screen and the outcome was surprising....more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
This is going to be a quickie review to fit a quickie story. Without Mercy is a very short novella, a quick story, but an excellent one. So many times in novellas, the stories can be complex, which is very difficult to pull off in a short story. In Without Mercy, Belinda Boring does an excellent job of keeping the story on-track, and not making the plot overly complicated. This story is a teaser, and a wonderful introduction to a new series and new characters.

In this novella, emotions run high...more
Tishia (Paranormal Opinion)
Without Mercy is a very short novella-length book. It goes by very quickly without a dull moment. The story centers around a werewolf named Darcy and the awful predicament she is in. All it takes is a trip to the store, and her life is in danger. It reminds you that things can happen to anyone at any time. Darcy is a wonderful person, and wants to settle things in the least violent way possible. This decision, however, turns tragic.

Darcy is a strong female lead character. She is very brave and u...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Without Mercy is a quick wolfish bite of tragedy and trust weaved together in one fabulous novella.

In this debut novella from new author Belinda Boring we are introduced to her heroine and the alpha’s intended mate of the Mystic Wolves, Darcy. When a simple trip to the store turns to tragedy, she finds herself not only up against a gun wielding advisory but the wolf inside as well. Right off the bat Darcy comes off as a strong and confident woman, loyal to her pack and willing to give her life f...more
Lacey Weatherford
What a fantastic short story with some terrific "bite!" I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review this book, and I found myself devouring it as it sucked me right in. This non-stop action werewolf tale was full of emotion, danger, and heartbreak as Darcy finds herself in a situation that quickly esculates beyond her control. My heart bled for her as I watched her go through events which were torturous, stuggling to contain herself while being threatened.

Of course, I wouldn't be me if...more
Stephanie
Darcy and Jasmine were only suppose to run into town for a quick stop and come right back. Mason, the pack Alpha and future mate of Darcy, had "fought" with Darcy about this very topic. He didn't want them out without back up, but he gave in and allowed them to go . . Now, Darcy is wishing she hadn't fought for this freedom. Staring down the barrel of a gun and no possible way to call for back up, Darcy tries to pull together a plan. . .

You won't want to miss how this story plays out. Be prepare...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
This is a short yet powerful glimpse into Darcy's life during an emotional scene. She is trying to save her life, as well as that of another werewolf without resorting to violence.

I liked the way the wolf portion was portrayed, as if it were separate from Darcy, and yet inside her. It was unique and intriguing. The idea of the two of them in the same body fighting for control was something new to me.

I can't wait to read more episodes from this world. The second in the series is apparently alread...more
Theresa
Fabulous debut from a very talented writer! Belinda Boring has created a story that sucks you in and keeps you there through every last page. The characters are interesting and easy to relate to. I feel that this is a great start for Belinda and I can't wait to read whatever she releases next.
Dianne
I thoroughly enjoyed Without Mercy. It was a quick short read that pulled you in ti the actions and emotions if the characters. I enjoyed Ms. Belinda Boring's style of writing and the ease and flow of the story. I would definitely purchase any future books from Ms. Boring.
Laurie Treacy
The one time werewolf Darcy decides to wander away from Pack territory to go to the store with her Alpha mate's sister, Jasmine, without the watchful eye of any members, it just happens to be the day danger comes calling. With her heightened sense of smell this wolf already knows her stalker is lurking in the shadows behind her, waiting, and he's dangerous. With his weapon drawn, what Darcy hadn't figured on was his familiar smell. She knew him but all she wonders is why. Why does he want to kil...more
Kristen
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Wolves
RECEIVED: Request to Review by Author
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
Belinda Boring is such a tease, but of course in a good way, by introducing her novelette Without Mercy. I was gripping my kindle; with every click of the page I never wanted the short story to end. Boring did a fantastic job captivating me with her protagonist Darcy, who is a smart female werewolf that is in a pretty sticky situation.

The readers are introduced to Darcy who has to p...more
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Romancing the Dark Side Review:

An exciting debut by a new author to look out for!

This short novelette introduces us to Darcy, a werewolf who runs into trouble while out with her future sister in law one evening. Using violence only as a last resort, Darcy attempts to settle things peacefully but her plan unfortunately backfires and ends in tragedy. These events unleash the beast within Darcy which threatens to take over completely, putting her humanity in peril.

Darcy is an excellent protagonist...more
Karysa Faire
Without Mercy, a Mystic Wolves novelette, is Belinda Boring’s first published work. I loved it! With immediate danger, werewolves, hints of love, and uncontrollable grief, it satisfied my inner urban-fantasy fanatic. From the first sentence, the tension grabbed me and held tight until the end. I found myself yelling out-loud at the protagonist in a few spots--my poor dog was so startled at my unexpected howl that he fell off his perch on the couch. You know a story is good when you talk to it.

I...more
Jodie (Books for Company)
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This is only 23ish pages long so I was doubtful as to whether Belinda could establish the characters alongside a good plot in such a small amount of pages. Without Mercy managed to do it perfectly in such a small amount of time I was left wanting more before I even got past the second page!
Without Mercy jumps straight into the action and gripped me from the first line. There was the constant wondering what's going to happen, who's behind the attack, why they are attac...more
Naomi
Without Mercy is Belinda Boring’s debut novelette in the Mystic Wolves series. Bel is an amazing person and I am so excited for her and her new career as an author. She is an awesome writer as you will get to know if you read her work.

Without Mercy is a short story introducing you to the pack of wolves that are the centre of this urban fantasy series. From the very beginning, this story is action packed and had me filled with intrigue as to where the story would lead. I was literally sitting on...more
Nikki Brandyberry
Without Mercy was an action packed, fast paced read that was like a drink of water on a parched throat. Refreshing. I enjoyed it immensely for what it was. A novelette. Belinda does a great job of starting the story in a interesting position and giving the reader back story in few words. I read this short novelette in under an hour so it’s extremely quick.

Without Mercy starts with a gun leveled at Darcy’s chest by someone who her pack thought of as a friend. Turns out he was only after Darcy’s s...more
Donna (BLHmistress)
When I found out this novella was going to be on tour, I quickly signed up and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. It drew me in from the beginning and kept me entranced to the very end. This book though short it delivered a massive punch. The only thing I hated was to see it end.

Darcy is my kind of girl, she would do anything to protect the people she loved and wow did she ever. I would have loved to see more of Mason, her mate and I hope we will in the future.

I am struggling with this review...more
aobibliophile™
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. - Rudyard Kipling


Darcy's trip to the convenience store with Mason's sister Jasmine turned out to be a really bad thing for both of them when they encounter a crazed gunman. will Darcy's humanity be in control or will the wolf in her lord it over?
Belinda Boring's debut novelette is very promising. the author captures in detail Darcy's harrowing moments as the man and beast within her battle for supremacy. we get t...more
Kim
Without Mercy is the debut novelette in the new Mystic Wolves series by Belinda Boring, and the perfect start to both the series and the writing career of the author! The action starts from the very first page and doesn't let up. It is a story with a whole lot of "bite", pun completely intended! The story opens with Darcy and Jasmine, her mate's sister, alone and in a potentially perilous situation. The emotions are so raw and powerful, amazing in a such a short piece. You could practically tast...more
Beverly
My thoughts:
This story is fantastic! The first sentence grabbed me and never let go!
This is a wonderfully written piece of work. Descriptive wording, clever plot, interesting and carefully created characters, a smooth flowing storyline, and an ending that both satisfies and leaves you wanting MORE stories from the author.

I found my heart in my throat as the story unfolded before me. Who would prevail? The woman...the wolf...desire...and who would save her from herself?

A MUST read for shifter f...more
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)
My only complaint, that it ended too fast. In just a short novella we got everything you would want from a full length novel. This story was pretty intense from the beginning and had you glued to it the whole way through.

I really hope Belinda writes more about these wolves. Darcy was a very strong character and I instantly loved her when she put herself before Jasmine. Then there is also Mason, who I am dying to get to know. (So Bel if you read this pretty please write more with these character...more
Joey Butcher
First off, I have to be honest: I’ve never been one for books on werewolves. But my oh my did Belinda Boring surprise me! The first page will have you reeling as she jumps straight into the action. 10% in and you feel like you belong to the pack. You will find yourself anxious, grieving and in love all in the same moment as you watch Darcy fight her inner wolf in a metaphoric act for self-control through heart-breaking situations.

To read more of my reviews please visit: ink-puddle.blogspot.com
ParaYourNormal
Review written by Morgan Wylie

Without Mercy may be a novelette, but it is packed full from the very beginning with hints preparing us for hopefully more to come with the Mystic Wolves... this little gem definitely left me wanting more.

Read the entire review at ParaYourNormal
Freda mans
This might have been short but don't let that fool you into thinking it wasn't awesome. It totally was!
The idea of having to hold back the wolf inside of you, when faced with a you-or-me situation, that was exciting and cool to read! Probably my favorite part of the story.
A really great job at introducing us to your writing Belinda! Kudos!
Shari
Seriously WOW! I think this is my favorite novelette ever!!! Belinda Boring did an incredible job of pulling me right in and not letting go. So much action and emotion in just twenty pages. I can't wait for the next installment and more of Darcy and Mason. If you love werewolves, you won't be sorry that you picked up Without Mercy.
Jennifer Starks
Belinda Boring created a world that delivers the emotional equivalent of a sucker punch to the gut. There is love, action, betrayal, heartache and romance delievered in each sentence of this story. As an author, I respect and hope to learn from her. As a friend, I am honored to read all that she puts on the page.
Mandie
I literally devoured this in one night, I couldn't put it down. It had everything I love - Action, chemistry, and emotion. Darcy is a strong female lead and Mason is H-O-T! Can't wait to read the next installment. My only complaint.. I need more.
Susan
This story sucks you in from the very 1st sentence. The tension does not let up. Belinda Boring is now an author on my 'must read' list,which means an automatic purchase whenever a new book by her comes out.
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A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn’t long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you c...more
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