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Howl

(Kane Wolves #1)

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Nineteen year old Sophie Matthews is a line-walker between two worlds - human and werewolf. Her sanctuary is the Allegheny National Forest, the one place she can be free. That is, until she is spotted by Jaime, a conservation officer with an easy smile.

What should have been a passing glance becomes much more as Sophie falls for the one thing she is forbidden from ever
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ebook, 217 pages
Published 2012 by Wildling Press (first published November 9th 2011)
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“Hey man, welcome.” Tristan replied with a smile. “Is there any spaghetti left?”
Of course Tristan’s thoughts go directly to food.


First I was like:
*YAWNS* BORING !
Sophie - You're extremely annoying, like deadset.
Tristan - Shut your mouth idiot.
Jaime - Daaaaang. you're old :L
Daniel - REOOOOOW ;)
Gavin - Seriously? Shutup.
Ethan - Meh. Nothing to say yet.

Then I was like:
OH HELL NOOOOO..
Sophie - You are one lucky betch :L
Tristan - Ohmigod I love food too ! ( soul mates ?)
Jaime - Huh. I bet your hot.
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Alyssia
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a quick read by Annalise Grey (love that name!) and I think that, more than anything, was its detriment.

It was clear that Annalise knew about some of the topics she took on. She was familiar with the concept of living off the land, and knew (or faked) enough about wolves to make comparisons which would allow her readers to envision the wolves that she had created. She even threw in a bit of mythology and history, and while she used some conventions of the "werewolf story" she added her
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: author
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, what a book. It is amazing what talent and imagination there is out in the world. So this story was really good and I’m itching to get my hands on the sequel. I haven’t read a lot of solitary werewolf stories, but this was as good as or maybe better than some.

I was capture in a world of forest and wildlife. I could visualize as I went along. Sophie’s world was rich with characters. Some of which we didn’t get to know
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Shy The WidowMaker
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ok let me start off by saying the dress on the front of this book is amazing. It is just so girly and pretty. I love it and the coverart alone made me want to read this story. I have to say from start to finish I was in love with this book. Sophie is a character to fall in love with.I love her strength and willingness to put herself out there for love. The author did such a good job with creating such a well rounded character that you love for all her good qualities and flaws. Annalise did such ...more
Nicole Peterson
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans/ Werewolf Fans
Recommended to Nicole by: ARR via Making Connections
Shelves: weres-shifters
I really liked the point of view in this book, from the females point. The werewolves are more realistic and have less of a supernatural twist. They aren't allergic to silver, can be killed like a real wolf, and don't heal at extaordinary rate.

In the book you have Sophie, who is a member of a pack living in a national forest. While out hunting she comes across a camper, that barely sees her. One day when she takes her brothers lunch to him she comes across a familiar scent and realizes that the
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Anino
Have you ever fallen in love with a new series, and you didn't mean to? Have you ever read a book that started off slow and continued to be slow for the first 10-15 pages, but then all of a sudden, Bam!! ... there was a significant amount of action adventure that sucked you into that particular world of a writer's huge imagination?

Well folks, I was blindsided by this book. Not only can I say that it was really good, but I can already tell that this series will be an addictive one for me (kind
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Tammy
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, shifters
I love Ms. Grey's take on werewolves. In Howl werewolves are descendants of dire wolves, their eyes change color as they mature, families make up packs, and old magic ensures that wolves obey their alphas. Most importantly, females carry the genes necessary to produce another wolf-which means they can only mate with other wolfkind. So when Sophie falls in love with Jamie-a human-she must hide it from her family. A new young wolf, Daniel moves in with Sophie's family. There is also a new wolf in ...more
Annalise Grey
Jan 13, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: favorites
Well, obviously this is my book so I won't rate it. :P BUT if you enjoy paranormal romance, check it out! I hope you love the characters as much as I do.
Laura Jerwood
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, kindle, 2012, r-n-r
I have to confess that one of the reasons I read this book is that the Author shares the same surname as my Grandma, whose birthday it was when I was scouting for books. (plus I love this genre of course!)

Anyway, I really really enjoyed it.
With so much in the movies and written about Vamps and Weres lately, I was a bit wary about how this book would go. Would I be just reading regurgitated "facts" about Werewolves, or would she try and set up her own lore about it all. My fears were unfounded.
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Maghon Thomas
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First I need to say thank you to making connections and the author for giving me a copy of this book for a review... Now here's what I NEED to say... PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS!!! I NEED IT- BAD!!!

Ok, sorry but I had to get that out :) first, let me say that this is a MAGNIFICENT werewolf story!!! There's a girl- isn't there always a girl lol!- that's a werewolf and she falls for a human... Now, I know most people are thinking that's always the case, but first, there's
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Elsa Carrion
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The last time I read a book on wolf shifters…it left a really bad taste in my mouth. However I decided to give the subject one more try and I was glad I did. Nineteen year old Sophie is a very responsible young lady until she meets and falls for a human. Then it seems that she can’t get enough of Jamie to the point that she is sneaking out in the middle of the night. Her family forbids the relationship because he is just a human. No human could ever understand her feelings. Daniel comes in to ...more
Tiffany
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow! I really liked this book. It's a paranormal romance so the relationship between the main characters- Sophie, a werewolf, and Jamie, a human is central. Annalise has created such passion between these two. However, this novel goes deeper than mere romance. The dynamics of the whole pack, Sophie's family, come into play. It was refreshing to see the interpersonal relationships of the pack woven into the story. Since Jamie is human, Sophie is forbidden by old laws of her pack to be with him. ...more
Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)
Mar 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
**A copy of this book was provided to me through Godreads's 'Authors Requesting Reviews Program' and by the author in exchange for an honest opinion/review. Thank-you!**


Goodreads Summary

Nineteen year old Sophie Matthews is a line-walker between two worlds - human and werewolf. She lives around humans but is never truly part of their world. That is, until she is spotted by a hiker.

What should have been a passing glance becomes so much more as Sophie falls for the one thing she is forbidden from
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Sarah Kalaitzidis
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: werewolves
I just love how this book was written. It's a whole new take on werewolf lore. In other werewolf stories, when the werewolf is injured, it heals almost right away. In this story, a werewolf heals slowly, as a normal human would. It's more identifiable. In this story, the werewolves are huge. They're described as being the size of a human man, not the size of a normal wolf. I love how the author describes her wolves, I can see them as real creatures, not just creatures of legend. It's so ...more
Julie(Reading By The Beach)
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arr
Review from my blog: http://readingbythebeach.blogspot.com...


Werewolves, mystery and love are combined in Howl to make a fascinating and original tale.

I think lovers of werewolf books are use to seeing a normal girl fall for a werewolf boy. In Howl, you will discover that the story is just as good with the roles reversed, it creates a refreshing take on a favorite genre of many. Annalise Grey also has an eye for the intricate details that added immensely to the overall story. The over-bearing,
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Jill
I really liked this book. It started a little slow, but not slow enough to quit and when it hit full speed, I couldn't put it down!

Pros:
Loved the werewolf world, they live in packs that are really just their families. They are basically just people and wolves, no mystic qualities although some magic is hinted at at the end. I liked the main character's personality, she was obedient, but rebellious, sort of a typical teenager, although when she needed to grow up, she did. Her character was
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Tammy K.
First things first, I got a free copy of this book from the author via Goodreads group Shut up and Read, for a fair and honest review. I do not know the author personally.
I am giving this book 4 stars. And I am advising readers to hold off judging this book until you finish chapter 3.
When I seen the synopsis of this book, I thought that it would be right up my alley. However I had serious doubts once I started reading.
In fact I had placed this book down for a couple days wondering why/how I
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Phaedra Seabolt
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful werewolf story. I LOVE werewolves, so when I saw this book, I had to read it. I will say that I kind of wish that there were more scenes of the characters actually being werewolves. This story focuses a lot on how a family of werewolves are living as much like humans as they can. The entire family lives together in a very secluded national forest, but they hold real jobs and interact with humans enough to not seem like recluses. Unfortunately that is also the main problem ...more
GW
May 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Laurie: Almost Faemous
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on my blog http://ufreview.com/2012/05/20/howl-k...

Review:

I received a copy of Howl from the group Read it and Reap on Goodreads so of course many thanks to the group mods and the author for their hardwork in giving us these great books to review. I have to admit I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, lately I have been into darker, more gritty urban fantasy, more explosions and gunfire and far less romance. In the end though this was a very well written book I
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Hot Stuff Book Reviews
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
http://freak-ya-tastic.blogspot.com/2...


This book is the first one of a series in which werewolves are under the spotlight.

I want to thank the author for this free copy of her novel and the group Making Connection on Goodreads.

I love werewolves. I hadn't read a book with werewolves in it since a long time and I was glad to "meet" them again.

I enjoyed this book even if I wasn't hooked right away. I like how the author describes the pack and the nature but I waited more action earlier in the plot.
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Adrianne
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
At first i thought that it was an "ok" book like it was just another werewolf meets a human and falls head over heels kinda thing, defies all odds yadda yadda. As the story progresses, I thought "this is pretty predictable, jaime is the human lover, daniel is the unwanted third party.. Very twilight saga" .. I almost wanted to look at the ending in advance just to prove that my theory on this book was right but luckily I stopped myself.. I continued reading, finally got to the end and realized ...more
Allyn
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Meeting werewolf Sophie was not what I expected. Werewolfs have the reputation of temper, or dominance issues, or that mystery the overshadows the entire persona. With Sophie and her family (pack) you get a very human tale. A close knit family with a pack structure with a code they live by. They carry jobs and have friends and do all the normal things as well as hunt and kill the random fox or mountain lion.
I liked Sophie, she was pretty typical for a nineteen year old girl. Her twin Tristen is
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Andrea Heltsley
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Did I mention how much I dig werewolf stories? This book was no exception. I like love triangles and this one left me breathless.

Sophie is a character you can relate too. She falls for a human, which is against the rules. She has to decide if her heart or her pack is more important.

Then a sexy werewolf comes to town and professes his love for Sophie. She doesn't trust him, yet is drawn to him. Her whole family wants them to mate, but what does Sophie want?

The fighting was epic and the storyline
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Laura Thomas
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Imagine my delight when I found out that I had won this book. I've been wanting to read it and now I urge you to do so.
I sat down last night and started reading. At first it was a bit slow, but then I glanced up at the clock and four hours had flashed past and I was finished.
Howl is about Sophie and her family of werewolves, living as a pack and trying to remain undiscovered. Glimpsed by a hiker in her wolf form, Sophie later runs into him again in her human form. A mutual atrraction grows, but
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Danny Moore
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked Howl by Annalise Grey. It was actually refreshing to read a werewolf book that didn't involve the main character wasn't finding out that they aren't exactly human.
Annalisa Grey did a good job with character developement, in my opinion. I loved how their natural instinct as wolves showed alot in thier human form. At first when I read that their was multiple sets of twins and even triplets I was thrown in to disbelief that that was humanly possible, but then I remembered they weren't
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Katie
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing!! I couldn't put it down once I had started it and read it in a day.

Sophie is a werewolf and as such is limited by the orders of her pack's Alpha. Her pack has many rules and number one is that relationships with humans is forbidden! This stems from the Blood Wars where humans tried to destroy werewolves which forced them into hiding. Sophie knows the rules but after meeting a handsome human she struggles to keep to them, finding hereself sneaking out of the house
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Litha
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What I thought this book was: a slashing/biting/violence fest with a sensual fantasy setting

What it actually is: a kind of tragic story about a girl struggling with a lack of control over her life (with a paranormal element for good measure)

Yet I loved it. Why? Because it wasn't what I expected. There were some scenes where it was completely depressing (view spoiler) and yet it kept me going because the relationship between
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Jacqui
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book I love all thing paranormal. The fact that this was a family that functioned as a wolf pack would, is great it is so different from some of the other warewolf stories out there. The story line is really good too, I wish there were more wolf scenes in there and that Sophie had more depth, we don't really know her as a person/wolf we know things about her but we don't have those little details that maker her seem like Sophie and not just a character in a book. I really enjoyed ...more
Amber Garza
May 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. First off, it was the first werewolf book I read where the main character was the werewolf and not a human in love with a werewolf. That alone intrigued me. I loved the relationship between Jaime and Sophie. The family dynamic was interesting. The novel was full of action and suspense and a juicy romance - all the makings of a great novel. I would have given it five stars except for some grammatical issues and the fact that I would have liked a bit more characterization ...more
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