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First Howl (Granite Lake Wolves #2.1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  421 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
The Granite Lake pack’s First Night celebrations are loud, boisterous and full of fun. But Robyn and Keil, the pack Alphas, are looking for a bit of quiet for a private celebration…

Cover art by Tibbs Design

This free short story is set 10 months after the completion of Wolf Signs and Wolf Flight, and is best read after both books. Adult.
ebook, 7 pages
Published 2009

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Dec 27, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
This review is for both First Howl & Second Howl

I really enjoyed getting to revisit both of these couples for their first New Years celebration together. Like with the first 2 novels the events in both of these stories run simultaniously so there is some cross over between them but I don't think it would make much difference which order you read them in. I would recommend reading Wolf Signs and Wolf Flight first though.

Both couples have now settled into their places in pack life but they are
Mar 27, 2013 Delta rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: nobody
Recommended to Delta by:
Shelves: thumbs-down
1.5 Stars

Although I gave them almost two stars, First Howl and Second Howl are not worth your time to read. Each free story is a single, stand-alone sex scene involving two characters from Books 1 and 2, respectively, of the Granite Lake Wolves series. The 10-page vignettes can definitely be skipped. If you must, the free PDF file can be read online at by clicking on the respective book covers.

The only information that may be relevant to subsequent novellas (like

Mariana Bezerra
Jul 23, 2012 Mariana Bezerra rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012

Read this review on my blog! --> Book Travels

This was a sweet and short novella and we got to see a bit more of the characters from the first book. Since is Christmas and the pack is all about parties, the Alphas decided to enjoy alone time.

I loved Keil and Robyn from the first book of the series and now they have a little girl, so the night alone was a dream coming true. Nice novella.
Rated at 2.5
Main Characters:
Robyn - Mate to Keil and Alpha of the Granite Lake pack
Keil - Mate to Robyn and Alpha o fhte Granite Lake pack

The Granite Lake pack’s First Night celebrations are loud, boisterous and full of fun. But Robyn and Keil, the pack Alphas, are looking for a bit of quiet for a private celebration…

My Thoughts:
Okay story but not much to it.
Dec 26, 2011 Darcy rated it liked it
This was a quick little story that lets us check in with Robyn and Keil. I liked that we got to see what they have been up to, learned that they more than met the challenges that were in front of them and to see the new addition to their family.
Jan 31, 2011 Tiss rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes shifers, wolves and HEA
WOW, Loved it. Thanks Viv for adding more info to great books. I'm usually not a shifter reader, but these books had a great story line and I really liked them.
I love this wolf pack. This is a night shared by our alpha couple. Its nice to see what they have been up to and how they are getting along.
Oct 13, 2012 Shirley rated it really liked it
Short, sweet and hot. Perfect addition to Robyn and Keil's story.
Jul 20, 2012 April rated it liked it
A sweet little Holiday visit with the Granite Lake wolves!!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**3.5 stars**

We get an update on Keil and Robyn on New Years. It was great seeing how they are doing and some good smexy parts...just wished it was longer.
Feb 15, 2014 Claire added it
NYE, Robyn and Keil
May 28, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone over 18 that love Paranormal.
Shelves: ebooks, may-2014
This is a free read from Ms. Arend's website.
Originally read - May 2011 4 Stars
Re-Read - December 2013 3 Stars
Oct 24, 2010 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Read after Wolf Signs, found on her website for free.
Ronda  Tutt
Oct 21, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it
A very short but cute erotica read
Mar 17, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
hot and sexy.
Mary Lauer
Feb 17, 2013 Mary Lauer rated it it was ok
Cute story.
Apr 22, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is free from the writers website. It's a great little insight into the after HEA. It's only 9pg but its nice to see the the lives of pack in between books in series.
Feb 22, 2015 Cait rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fantasy
An enjoyable little glimpse into the lives of some of the Granite Lake wolves characters.
Jul 29, 2011 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Nice short story
Feb 01, 2011 Nancy rated it really liked it
A lovely short story showing how the love is still strong between the Granite Lake alphas despite a new baby.
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Granite Lake Wolves (6 books)
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  • Wolf Flight (Granite Lake Wolves #2)
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