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Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  1,741 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
He is tired of fighting. She has nowhere to run.

Red Rock Pass, Book 1

Keith Winston is tired of fighting. The war between werewolves and wizards rages on in Europe, but he’s come home to Red Rock, Montana in hopes of finding a bit of peace. Instead he finds more strife as he struggles against the pack’s dictates that he resume his place as the alpha’s right-hand man.

When he
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published October 21st 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published October 1st 2008)
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Jul 29, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Cry Sanctuary was a decent paranormal read, nothing to great really stood out but nothing was bad either. Abby was turned against her will, she finds sanctuary in Red Rock Pass and there she is presented with the men who would serve as her guide during her initiation period. The initiation period is a very intimate period where you no only embrace the two halves of you but bond with your guide and after three months you can either walk away and find a mate or stay with your guide. Abby
Seems like a deliberate move to have the story based within the context of a war between werewolves and wizards, rather than the typical vampire foe. I like it! However, it would have been a lot more interesting to learn more about this war instead of having to read about it on the sideline (which wasn't much actually).

Abby and Keith have good chemistry and their union is fulfilling, if a little too hasty. The idea of an Initiate asking another to be their Guide is a sweet, if dated, notion. Kin
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 29, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why I read: I really enjoy Moira Roger’s Southern Arcana series and wanted to try more from these authors.

Favorite Quote: “If you blow up my woman, I will end you.”

Favorite Quote #2: She bit off a curse and turned abruptly, her nails digging into her palms. “You’re mine,” she told him softly.
The door slammed shut.

Dylan Gennaro and Abby Adler are on the run from their violent alpha, Alan Matthews. Alan turned Abby against her will a month ago, and treats women very badly. Although Abby is more
Uncomplicated, smexy werewolf fun.
Oct 22, 2010 Jocelyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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Jude Liebermann
Overall the book was interesting and flowed well. Its new slant on the werewolf lore was enjoyable. Vampires don't exist, but Wizards do. A part of that magic mixed in with the werewolves, making some of them very strong. It was a neat concept of the hierarchy among the wolves, and the differences between the "alphas" and the "submissives". I wanted to learn more about it and how they handled changing to their primitive selves.

Unfortunately, the author didn't explore that aspect. She teases us w
Jul 04, 2011 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves
After I read the prequel of the Red Rock Pass series, I thought that it was time to read “Cry Sanctuary” the first story in the series by Moira Rogers. I have to admit that it was a very interesting read. Of course, is a story with werewolves, but not like others of this genre. My impression is that it’s darker and while I was reading it I had a feeling that things in this world-building will get worse in time.

The story is about Abigail and Keith. Abigail is a young woman who was a victim of a c
Mar 22, 2011 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
I loved that this book was about Keith (the little boy we saw in Becoming). He was so adorable looking after Sam and helping his parents ang Gavin. I couldn't wait to see what kind of man he grew into.
He is so strong and caring, doing everything he can to help the people he cares about. He was made Enforcer of the pack by Gavin and he does his job very well.
Abby was a fantastic heroine. She was violently turned into a werewolf only one month ago, to be the unwilling female Alpha of Mathews
Jun 25, 2010 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
I liked this one, I just thought there could have been ... more. More story. more resolution to the story. Sure, they tied up one part of the story line but they didn't give us the satisfaction of seeing Abby make peace with her wolf. Seriously, I got to the end and I kept looking for more. However, it was an intriguing premise and the writing was decent and I've already been checking out the others in the series.

The plot? Strong Beta wolf helps strong female Beta after she escapes from the sadi
Mar 10, 2011 Suz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
This is a fairly fast paced paranormal romance novella that starts with action in the first chapter and it maintains the pace all the way through. I liked that the protagonist didn't spend a lot of time beating any dead horses, but the romance itself happened so quickly it was almost unbelievable. Almost. Given that it was a novella so there wasn't a lot of room to develop things I'd say it was very well done. I felt like I knew the characters well enough to sympathize with them fairly quickly i ...more
May 05, 2010 Styles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I presume you know what the book is about. I'm letting you know what I liked or disliked about it.

I liked the story line, enjoyed the characters, and the adventure.

The characters were well developed. Abby and Keith have great chemistry as do each of the pairs of mates. I especially enjoyed reading about Abby's friend Dylan. I think he is one of those characters you come across in a story that you would like to know more about. We get some info but again, there is a hint of something more. hmmmm
Oct 02, 2010 Parajunkee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written and very highly developed Paranormal world of werewolves, Cry Sanctuary sucks you in immediately as the action begins from the onset and keeps going to the end. The book follows the story of Abigail, whom is rescued by a friend from a sadistic Alpha and brought to Red Rock, Montana. There Abigail meets Keith who is a bit troubled by his past, but can't deny the urge to "protect" Abigail. The crazy, sadistic Alpha that made Abigail won't let go, though and when he kidnaps Abigail's ...more
Mar 08, 2009 Sayuri_x rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, 2009
I really enjoyed this but it could have done with being a little longer with some more worldbuilding in it for me. Some of the backstories were sparse. Whether we will get more of that in the next installment is to be seen.

Other than that a great story. Moira Rogers writes werewolves with the right mix of magic and myth. Great stuff.
Jan 04, 2012 Jill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm, this one just didn't do it for my like her other series. I was still decent and I read the whole thing. However I didn't really get a connection with the characters. Couldn't get a grasp of Keith. Anyway, I will try the next one and hope that it was just the whole first book of the series thing.
I'm going to admit at first I had a bit of trouble seeing Keith as the hero in this story. Only because I read the prequel and still kind of envision him as a 7 year old boy. However I got over that fairly quickly. Keith has indeed proved to be the kind of hero every girl dreams of.
Feb 16, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable,but I felt like I missed some of the backstory. Enjoyed both main characters and the story. The relationship moved a little fast, but I'm willing to suspend disbelief b/c it's a paranormal.
A nice little surprise, with more depth then I was expecting. I might even read some of her other book. In all 3.5
Nov 25, 2016 Birgit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sanctuary, led by the alphas Gavin and Sam, welcomes all refugee werewolves who are suffering at other packs through cruel alphas. Abby, newly turned werewolf, flees with the help of a friend and lands at Sanctuary. Keith, a war-tired warrior, would love to be her guide through the first months of initiation, but does Abby trust him? Their relationship is tested when her former alpha tries to get her back...
Slightly different in contents and "lore" about werewolves than other shifter/werewolf st
Katherine O'Grady
I really enjoyed this first book in the Red Rock series. Abby and Keith are good heroine and heroes. I read the Southern Arcana shifter series, didn’t enjoy it as much. Going to go buy the rest of this series.

Freebie from author (mobi format)
Nov 25, 2016 iDreem2 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 overall stars

Couple 4.0
Sex 3.75
Plot 3.75
Story 3.5
Series 4.0
Uhmm. there's not much I can say.
middle of the road kinda book. it was ok to read but nothing that made it stand out.

it was shorter than I imagined and the ending felt like it left you with just an 'oh....' feeling.

the chemistry between Keith and abby was really tried to be pushed and it was noticeable but rather than helping building a picture of the village we're centered mainly on these two.
the sex scenes weren't as sizzling as some other paranormal but again they were ok.

I'm going to read t
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Recently, I read Crux by Moira Rogers, and really liked it. When the opportunity to read Cry Sanctuary, the first book in the Red Rock Pass series rose, I jumped on it! Before I read Cry Sanctuary, I read the free prequel, Becoming, which tells how the pack alphas, Gavin and Sam, met 40 years ago. Sam escaped from a viscious Alpha, Alan Matthews, and came to Gavin's pack for Sanctuary. (We also get a tiny peek of Keith as a child.)

Cry Sanctuary is Abby and Keith's story. Abigail Adler's life has
Cry Sanctuary was an exciting fast read for me, I enjoyed watching the relationship dynamics between Abigail "Abby" and Keith play out from the action packed start to the explosive ending. Abby and Keith neither tried to fight their physical attraction for the other. They both went with their instincts instead of trying to deny them. They just had self-doubts as to whether one would accept the other more on an emotional level because they were both trying to overcome issues from their past. But ...more
Apr 15, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-review
Review of both Cry Sanctuary and Sanctuary Lost!

*4 & 1/2 starts out of 5!

It’s a well known fact that i have a penchant for alpha males, specially the shape shifting type. So, Moira Rogers’s Red Rock Pass series is right up my alley and I have to say I loved it.

Sanctuary is actually two stories in one book. Cry Sanctuary and Sanctuary Lost both came out before in ebook version and now they have been put together and are coming out in one print volume.

The modern world and society are hell on w
Caroline The HEA Lover
Apr 17, 2010 Caroline The HEA Lover rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
(This was originally published on Book Lovers Inc)

This book is a novella (or short story? I never know the difference), and I think it’s difficult to write a good story in so few pages…but Moira Rogers (Bree and Donna) did an amazing job at creating a new world and making us crave for more. This is the first book in the series so we are still discovering everything. Red Rock Pass is a sanctuary for werewolves who need a place that is safe. The Alphas in this sanctuary helps those who need it.

Dec 18, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 05, 2010 Dorri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut
I loved this book, so why would I only give it a 3 star? Mainly because the book is a little chaotic. Not the passion between Keith Winston and Abigail Adler or even the story it's self, more the slight jitters that happen when scenes don't quite mess together to tell the story.

Keith Winston is an alpha werewolf who ran from a death of a loved one, right into a war he's not sure can be won. When he returns home to one of the few werewolf sanctuaries, Red Rock, he finds himself being ordered by t
Dec 11, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gavin goes out to rescue two kids on their way to sanctuary. Dylan has gotten Abby out of the clutches of a very bad alpha. Will Dylan and Abby each find their own happiness in sanctuary, Abby with Gavin and Dylan with Cindy?
It's really 3 1/2 stars. :)

I loved Cry Sanctuary. I read this book in a couple of hours. My only complaint is that I wish the book was longer. Because the book isn't that long, the relationship between Keith and Abby developed rather quickly. Keith is the typical Alpha male. He's strong and responsible. Abby is a newly turned female who needs a strong male. Her attraction to Keith was instantaneous. I loved that Abby's character wasn't wimpy or whiny. Of course they are going to be good together
Lonestar Mama
This is my first book by this writing team. I really want to read their Southern Arcana series, but that would mean I have to get an e-reader device of some sort and then actually buy the book. So, it might be awhile before I get to it. The library had a copy of this one, so I downloaded it and read it on my computer. I was surprised by how short it was. There was so much story packed in those pages though, that the length of the book never factored in or took anything away from the book.

I was i
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