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Touch a Dark Wolf

(Shadowmen #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  1,799 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Jennifer St. Giles begins a dazzling new series that takes you into a world of seductive shape shifters and mystical beings, and into the hearts of a band of heroic warriors known as The Shadowmen. . . .

Yesterday, Erin Morgan worked for a pioneering Manhattan medical center. Today, she's on the run, witness to a chilling conspiracy. Fleeing for her life in the Tennessee
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published August 28th 2014 (first published January 29th 2006)
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It isn't often that a book successfully puts you off from the author's note in the beginning of the book, but TOUCH A DARK WOLF manages this with terrifying finesse when the author announces with a satisfaction you can literally feel emanating from the page: "the Chosen were the descendants of King Solomon and his seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines from many nationalities that scattered to the ends of the earth upon his dea
Apr 07, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Blah. This one was rough. I was SO ready for it to be over. Basically, there is nothing compelling about the book. It has some action and thought to its plot but the characters are bland. There is no connection between character and reader. You don't experience things with the characters, you're told about them. The side characters could be interesting but they are too underdeveloped. They were like gnats at a picnic. Many of the sentences were run-ons and didn't make sense. I reread parts and o ...more
Jul 20, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How do I even rate this book? It was so bad... it was ridiculous. But it has such a high entertainment value because of that. I literally laughed in disbelief at what i was reading. It was so unrealistic, the writing was ridiculous... it was ludicrous. Not to even mention the cringe-worthy insta-love. I'm just going to give you some quotes, because I don't know what else to say.

He never missed a dawn; it was the only time the sun was worthy enough to behold, when its light was white and unpollu
Lover of Romance
Erin, has been working for a Medical Center, and even though she enjoyed the benefits they had offered, when she realized that her boss was involved in several murders of innocent people, and she a witness, she fled, and is now on the run. Then her car collides with a hideous beast, but she is saved by a wolf. Then the next morning she awakes to find herself still with her car, and sleeping next to a gorgeous but very nude stranger, and this is only the beginning of the wierdness she will experi ...more
Renee Rearden
This book was a fun read.

The hero was yummy and oober alpha. The heroine was caring and nurturing. The idea that there are guardians protecting a special segment of the human population is intriguing. The biggest problem I had with the heroine's character was her motivation. She's on the run for witnessing a murder. She sees something strange. Crashes. Wakes up the next morning with a huge, gorgeous, NAKED man on the hood of her car (Wouldn't we all lke to wake up to that view?!!)

She immediatel
Erin Morgan (nurse at medical facility ran by Cinatas who himself is finding and controlling who gets Elan blood, what they need to survive), Jared (shape shifter called Blood Hunters, turned human to be able to fall in love and break the tsara's poison curse. ...more
Dlblumer Blumer
May 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have to say that the book was amazing. I loved every moment and was pleased. It had alot of steamy qualities and i most definantly will be reading more of the books.
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book wasn't what I expected, but it was very good and very addictive. I like how Jennifer St. Giles incorporated the battle of good vs evil and had wolves.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is probably a good book but it just didn't click with me. There were too many factions to keep track of. ...more
Kate Cardenas
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yesterday, Erin Morgan worked for a pioneering Manhattan medical center. Today, she's on the run, witness to a chilling conspiracy. Fleeing for her life in the Tennessee mountains, she is run off the road by a mysterious beast . . . and things only get stranger when she wakes the next day to find a naked Adonis sprawled on the hood of her car.

For centuries, Jared has been a shape shifter, sworn to protect mortals like Erin. But in saving her, Jared has damned himself, for the poison from his bat
Laura Shannon
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Not what I expected

Good escape reading, but I was hoping for more substance and less smut. The potential for more depth is there, but I guess that wasn't the goal. I like the premise. I just think it could be more. I don't have plans of buying any others in the series. This one was free.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Love Story

Wow I loved Jared and Erin's story... In a world of things are not as it seems and there is always good vs evil, it's amazing to know that even In the fictional world, love does conquer all... I can't wait to continue this series... Wonderfully written, with characters you fall in love with, hoping there is a personal story for them....😘😘😘
Oct 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of Ms. St. Giles that I've read, and it's a great twist on the werewolf story. She's created her own world that has many layers. I immediately went into book two after I finished this one. ...more
Dec 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great twist on the same premise. Loved the hero and heroine!!
Apr 30, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 50-book-09, crap
This book made me laugh my fucking ass off.
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than I thought it would be. I liked the shadow warriors . Look forward to the next book.
Good plot. Interesting characters.
Pretty good. The leading man, Jared drove me crazy at times, but I liked it overall.
Aurora Martin
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Love it! She is a great author, keeps you involved and wanting more. The book is complete without needing the next book but leaves enough you want it anyway.
While I enjoyed the storyline, there was too much "I'm damned" moaning from Jared and disbelief from Erin. ...more
Kathy Harrington
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok so

At the beginning I felt a little lost, I can't explain why though. As I continued to read though the story unfolded and flowed fantastically. I will be reading more.
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unique spirit world

New twist on defining good and evil, heaven and Hell. But the hero and heroine are very human and wonderfully defined.
Sharon - Anne Street
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Loved this book. Had a bit of everything in it. Brilliantly wrote. Would highly recommended to any fantasy reader all day.
Carol Morgan
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erin is on the run after discovering her job really wasn't what she thought it was , running for her life she has a car accident & wakes up with a very hot , naked man on her bonnet . Jared wakes up to find he's not in the shadows any more & that he's carrying a tsara bite which will either turn him into a blood sucker or force him to end his life . I've got to admit i love Emerald , the crazy sex therapist that knew both Erin & Jared would be turning up in the sacred stones just not a specific ...more
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I am sorry to say, I found this a bit boring to read, and I cannot put my finger on the reason why. There are likeable characters, a good plot, what I think is good storytelling - and still, at least in the first half of this book, the story sort of dragged for me. I caught up a bit in the second half.
Apart from that, and some less believable passages (how could Jared NOT know more about human/mortal life if his kind have been watching over the Chosen?), it was quite a nice story to read, and ye
Marcia Davis
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great fictional love story. Erin life as a nurse seems simple & fulfilling until one morning arriving early at the clinic & discovering dead bodies. Then everything turns into high gear. Now we all know she has to have a Knight in shining armor enter Jared, but he’s bitten by the evil that usually consumes you & turns you, Can her love keep him. Can he keep her safe from the evil chasing her? Great read
Jhoann Bernabe
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book. Interesting as it is complex.

It's very interesting and fun. It's funny, a little witty and appeals to those of us who enjoy a little magic and mystical elements in the stories we read, or even in our lives. Complex characters, who think outside the box and catch on quickly to their surroundings and the changing of their lives gives the story an edge that I personally enjoy.
Angela McLean
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I've been reading since midnight and just finished. This is one hell of an erotic book, without the need of the explicitness of the usual, sometimes ridiculous soft porn we seem to be bombarded with. I'm certainly no prude, but we should all have perfectly good imaginations. This book also had me in tears. Bought the 2nd book of the series right away. Jennifer has a new fan.
Poetic Puppy
Sep 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
I just couldn’t get into this book and I’m not sure I can really pinpoint why… it just didn’t speak to me. I ended up giving up around 20% of the way in. Perhaps the book is too busy at the start, I don’t know, there was just a lot to take in and too many facts all at once kind of detract from the escapism for me.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer St. Giles writes under the names Jennifer Saints and JL Saint. She writes sexy southern suspense, paranormal romance, military romantic suspense, gothic historical and paranormal crime,

She writes romance because she believes that when you take a human being to the very core of his existence, then you will find that what matters more than anything else is to b

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