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Spiral of Need

(The Mercury Pack #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  12,591 ratings  ·  843 reviews
Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer.

But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determin
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Montlake Romance
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❤ AudiobookRomance ❤ The Mercury Pack was formed during Carnal Secrets which is book #3 of the Phoenix Pack series. The book's main couple Shaya & Nick are the Alpha Pair …moreThe Mercury Pack was formed during Carnal Secrets which is book #3 of the Phoenix Pack series. The book's main couple Shaya & Nick are the Alpha Pair of the Mercury Pack. So I would say at a minimum to read that one. In my opinion, that book should be book #1 in the Mercury Pack series as well as #3 of the Phoenix Pack. As mentioned in other answers, the characters from both series do overlap and probably will continue to do so I would think as many of them are personally interconnected to each other. I have seen publishers do this mid series to make it more tidy in their eyes, but in reality it is still all the same series to me. For the full experience, I would say read them all. It is a great series that I would highly recommend and if you are an Amazon Unlimited member, you can read and listen to them for free.(less)
Madame She does because she did started "Mercury Pack" series so we know, we'll be getting stories on pack. As Trick, Tao, Ryan, Eli, Jesse, Zander, Bracken …moreShe does because she did started "Mercury Pack" series so we know, we'll be getting stories on pack. As Trick, Tao, Ryan, Eli, Jesse, Zander, Bracken and Dominic are remaining, I bet (and desperately wish) that she writes about them too so we get to revisit Phoenix pack as well. Seriously, I never want these series to end. (less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Re-read: 3/14/16...after watching my favorite show Bitten, I'm in a werewolf mood...

4 Solid Shifter Stars

I read my first Suzanne Wright back when Feral Sins had just arrived on Amazon - before that scene was edited out lol...



...and before I had discovered GR in 2012.


Well, since then, I have been "found."


And I have read ALL of Suzanne Wright's books and count her as one of my favorite go-to authors.

In fact, there is only one of her books that I didn't really like (looking at you Carnal Secret
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 "I said that out loud, huh." Stars

"I'm just making my point that I don't trust Seers." Ally smiled gently. "Admitting your problem is the first step to recovery."

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"You need to seriously rethink defying me." "And guys need to stop shoving their hands down their pants to play with their balls in public." Ally shook her head. "Some things will never change."

So Suzanne Wright is one of my favorite authors, and I love her series The Phoenix Pack. So when I heard she was doing a spin off series
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shelby *trains flying monkeys* by: Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Ally Marshall is a seer (means she gets all the feels when she is around someone and has some looks at the possible future) she also happens to be a wolf shifter.
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She had been in a relationship with a Beta wolf named Zeke until he met his "true mate" Rachelle. Rachelle is a jealous little she bitch who makes Ally's life a living hell within her pack.
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Ally is pretty dominant so she gives as good as she takes...
"You are, you're jealous!"
"Of what exactly? Your manipulative streak? Your dist
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

Do you really even need a synopsis? It’s werewolf porn. That makes me say . . .

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Not even sorry. I luuuuuuurv me some werewolves . . . .

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Alright alright – here’s a plot summary. (If you’ve read much werewolf stuff you’ll probably recognize it.) Ally is a lone wolf (*hyuck hyuck*). Orphaned as a child she was adopted by a “foster family” who raised her and has spent her adult years moving from pack to pack. Due to a serious case
Alex is The Romance Fox
I am a great fan of Suzanne Wright since reading her Deep in Your Veins Series.

Spiral of Need is the 1st book in the Mercury Pack Series, a spinoff from her other shifter series, The Phoenix Pack, which I haven’t read yet. Although this book can be read as a standalone, I would have liked to have read the Phoenix Pack series before to know more about the characters from it that make appearances in this book. However, the author gives us quite a bit of back-story on the characters and their stori
Geri Reads
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I've read a Suzanne Wright book, and I've totally forgotten how entertaining her stories and her characters are. Spiral of Need is the first book from her Mercury Pack series, which spin off of her Phoenix Pack series. And based on what I've read from this book, I'd say this series is off to a good start.

Ally Marshall isn't just a shifter, she's a seer too. After being driven off out of her old pack by a jealous mate, Ally had no choice but to accept shelter from Derren H
✰ Liz ✰


Spiral of Need is another winner by Werewolf PRN Author Suzanne Wright! She has a formula for her alpha males and leading ladies that always draws me in and holds me captive until the last word is consumed!


As Spiral of Need begins, Ally "a seer" (a shifter wolf who has the ability to see the future) finds herself in a precarious predicament with her pack. She has been wrongly accused of injuring her BETA wolf. She is facing judgement and severe bullying by her pack m
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦ by: Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
Shelves: paranormal



I do sense a pattern.
Why break what works, right? :D

This is my third book by Suzanne Wright and I do have to say there are definite similarities in all of them.

✔A kickass dominate female who takes no shit from males.
✔A hero afraid of love and bonding.
✔Crazy sex with lots of biting.
✔A wtf true-mate-bond-snapping moment.

Did I cover it all? :D

Oh, and of course this:

With that said, I am planning to read the latest installment of this series Force of Temptation (The Mercury Pack, #2) by Suzanne Wright . But I do think I need a break bec
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Audio "re-read" 9/18/19. - I devoured this audio! I couldn't evens top once the work day was over, I kept listening at home all night too.

Very important public announcement: Derren Hudson is mine, ladies! Paws off!

Spiral of Need is the first book in The Mercury Pack series, which is a spin-off of The Phoenix Pack series. It's not necessary to read The Phoenix Pack first, but I recommend it since those characters are also in this b
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
★★★★ 4 It's-Suzanne-Wright-! stars ;) ★★★★

First let me start of by saying that, when I first found out SPIRAL OF NEED had finally came out.I was psyched ! In fact so psyched, that I literally dropped everything and pulled an all-nighter for this read as soon as got the book in my hands.

At 12 am I was like,"Sleep ? What’s that ? My darlings! Ain't nobody got time for that !"

Lol l’m happy to say I really enjoyed the read. Suzanne Wright’s paranormals have always be an auto-buy for me from the mome
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars
“hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

Ally Marshall is a seerer with no pack and no home, all because of one jealous she-bitch who decided to make her life a living hell. She gets put in the hands of Derren, beta wolf of the Mercury Pack, only he's not so thrilled of the babysitting duty, but it's a request he isn't willing to deny.

Pretty much disliked by the entire Mercury pack, with the exception of the alpha female, Ally keeps to herself not wanting to rock any more boat
Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, arc-s, pnr-uf-sf

Title: Spiral of Need
Series: (The Mercury Pack #1)
Author: Suzanne Wright
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

"I'm keeping you, Ally Marshall." And she'd just have to accept it, because he wouldn't let her go "You're mine."

Suzanne Wright can write about some smokin’ hot alphas who can get me all hot and bothered after few pages. That’s why most of the time I am in love with paranormal books written by this author. The sex is sc
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
Whoa!!! That was a hell of a ride!!!!

I love paranormal books and i love all the unearthy creatures... I also love romance and adventure...
And what about wolves???? They are such amazing creatures!!!
This book had all the above and much more...
I hade a while to read this kind of book and that was the best way to read this genre again!!!
I loved everything in there... Everything and i'm so satisfied!!!

The story had me all the time on edge... It surprised me in every level...
I loved the storylin
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I didn’t think I would like books about shifters, but I do!

I have read all the Phoenix Pack books and I am now onto the Mercury Pack and am still really enjoying these books. The romance is hot, the stories are good and they hold my interest. There is so much steam and humor. I certainly can’t get enough of Dominic. I will keep reading.

Dominic was just about to get into the Chevy when he shouted, “Hey, Ally, do you know the difference between a hamburger and a blow job?” At her frown, h
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great romance and a great wolf shifter action story. There are two main plots, and one of them is something I've wondered about before. In this universe, shifters have fated mates. Sometimes they don't meet, though. As this author writes it, the shifters can fall in love with someone and become so close they imprint and mate. Some think it is wrong not to wait for their fated mate and so resist imprinting and don't think well of others who imprint. This story starts with a female wolf ...more

Loved this audio! This is one of my most re-read books by Suzanne Wright so of course I was going to have to give the audio a try. I was no disappointed and I definitely recommend this for any of my fellow audible lovers.

Story review HERE
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

His hunger for her wasn't soft or tame or romantic. It was vicious, sharp edged, and biting. It was raw desperation that had teeth and claws, and it had him in a tight grip.

Spiral of Need is the spin off series from Suzanne Wright's Phoenix Pack series. And while it's book 1 in this new series, I'd highly recommend starting with Phoenix Pack first because there's a lot of interconnecting characters and readers coming into this without having read the other series first may fin
Julia's Book Haven
You know who writes good PNR books? Suzanne Wright. You know what you are if you like PNR and don’t give her books a try? You are missing out is what. She packs action, steamy romance, alpha males and great humour into every one of her books.

I loved Ally and Derren, even when they didn’t like each other I still loved their banter. And once they realized they were true mates they become cute as hell. They both took each other completely as they were. Never once did they try to change each other a
Aisling Zena
4 stars

For the first book of a new series this should come with a warning that you must read the The Phoenix Pack series first otherwise you will be completely lost. Heck, I've read most of the series except the last book and I still felt confused at certain points.

That's not saying that the book wasn't good or that I didn't enjoy it,just that it was very heavily reliant on past events particularly from Dark Instincts, the fourth book of the Phoenix Pack, as well as having basically everyone fro
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Liked this much more on reread and increased my rating.

Original comments:


It was good but not as strong as the Phoenix Pack books. I liked Derren (and I did not think I would) and I liked Ally a lot. She was pretty badass, but also very caring and funny.

I loved seeing Shaya and Nick and baby Willow. But also catching up with the Phoenix pack.

The story was good and moved along pretty well. The chemistry between the MCs was pretty hot. But because they were not emotionally committed for so lon
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

Once again I’m late to this party so I’ll keep it brief.

I really enjoyed this book. One of things you’re guaranteed with this author is a strong female lead. And that in itself makes it worth reading her books. We also get a strong alpha (or beta male) and some sarcastic humour.

Ally is a great character. A shifter and a seer. The problem is most shifters hate seers and with good reason. Ally finds resentment, hate and mistrust whenever she encounters someone new. But life in her existing pack ha
Tasha Mahoney
Another amazing book by suzanne Wright! This is the first book in The Mercury Pack series which is a branch off from the Phoenix Pack series. (The series' do overlap and are closely linked so it is best to read them in the correct order )
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers) by: Fei ~ BookLover~
2nd read. 2/28/20
4 stars
I’ve forgotten how much I loved Derren the first time I read this.

First read.

Thank you Fei for the rec. 😘

I absolutely loved it. I don't know why it took me so long to read this for some reason I thought I wouldn't like it even though I saw plenty of my friends that they've liked it.
I loved the heroine, she was very strong and awesome and I also loved the hero.

I'm not going to write safety info because most of my GR friends have already read it but OWs or OM dram
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ally is a shifter, but also a Seer, a person who receives visions about the future. Unfortunately, being a Seer makes Ally the victim of prejudices because a few Seers have abused their powers. This is not why she needs to switch packs, though. Ally was involved with another shifter, Zeke, to the point of imprinting because they wanted to be together in spite of not being mates, but then Zeke’s mate was discovered. Ally graciously stepped aside with her heart a little broken, but she genuinely w ...more
m ✦ foesandlovers
4 “Who knew Derren would turn out so sexy” Stars

I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review.

So, first let’s make one thing very clear here: Suzanne Wright is The Queen of shifter romance. Period. Full-stop. The end. If you’re into incredibly sexy werewolves, and seriously hot schmexy scenes, you know you need to get this book. And fast! I do recommend if you’re new to Suzanne Wright’s books, that you begin with the Phoenix Pack series. Both the Mercury Pack and the
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: SUPER HOT
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: One of the best
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Overcoming prejudice
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Derren

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Trey is still my favorite book, but this came close. The story was well developed and the love wasn’t instant. All good things in my book. I have to say, when it comes to shifters, this author is one of my go too.

Audio Review
Jill Redfield does a dece
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters

While I enjoyed this I do think the sex could have been more descriptive (I like details - like size! )

Apart from that it's a thumbs up


Absolutely loved this one....but I kinda knew I would. All the books I've read by this author has been a big hit for me.

Ally is the seer in her pack. This means she gets visions and she can heal. She has been in a relationship for some time with the beta of her pack, Zeke. They aren't true mates and when Zeke's true mate shows up, she gets dumped.

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Now, this is all completely normal since true mates always come first, so Ally, even though a bit upset, totally understands, because that's just how i
3.5* i'm keeping you STARS!!

Derren is big bad beta from Mercury Pack. He's a dear friend of Nick, the Alpha from the pack. He always stuck with Nick because something happened in the past. I already liked him from the first he make appearance in Carnal Secrets. I bet Derren has sexiness inside him. His character is like what I expected. He's so damn fine ❤️

Ally is an 'alpha' female werewolf, and a Seer which hated almost all people in the pack. She doesn't care about other's opinion and keep goi
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Not bad, but not great either. I liked it. Specially the scenes with Trey, Taryn and Kye, they were the best ;)!
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Suzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children, and her Bengal cats. When she's not spending time with her family, she's writing, reading, or doing her version of housework - sweeping the house with a look.

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The Mercury Pack (5 books)
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  • Lure of Oblivion (Mercury Pack, #3)
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“Hey, don't you ever fake orgasms with me."

She huffed. "I don't get why guys get so pissed when girls do that. Hell, your gender can fake an actual relationship.”
“You love me?”
He smiled. “Fuck yeah.”
“I'm glad, because it's rare for one-sided relationships to work out well.”
His smile widened. “Is that your very poor way of telling me you love me?”
“It was pretty poor, wasn't it?”
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