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Blackwing Defender

(Kane's Mountains #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  4,213 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Panther shifter, Winter Donovan, has her life all planned out: claiming marks, marriage, cubs, and pledging to the Red Havoc Crew. But when the man she cares for chooses another, her life gets caught in a tailspin. A new crew announcement could mean a change in her stars, but there is a catch. It’s the Blackwing Crew, and is run by fire-breathing dragon shifters. Not only ...more
Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Wicked Willow Press
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Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
A lot of fun and I breezed right through in one sitting! Surprised by how much I enjoyed this! Can't wait to read Dustin's story next! ...more
Lady Heather
Yummy broken bear shifter with a broken female Panther shifter looking for a HEA.
Great short read with off the charts chemistry.
I'm really liking this paranormal/urban fantasy authors voice!
Kat Tiblier
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How does she do it?

I don't have many words right now, which is rather unfortunate for a review. But...sometimes I still can't believe how amazing TS Joyce's books are. They blow me away every time, and this one took my breath away.

There was such a strong connection, right away. Between the characters and the reader. Such intense emotion throughout the book. I laughed, I cried, I connected. I felt everything the characters felt, so strongly. I was immediately drawn to Winter, the heroine. I felt
3.5 stars

Liked the hero much more than the heroine. She was too weepy about her ex mate who cheated on her and abandoned her.

For a change the "get you head out of your ass" tag is for the heroine! The ex drama is all about her ex. No OW drama! Yippee!

I felt like I was missing something not having read the previous series. But I was not intrigued enough to go backwards.

Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Interesting. I found myself wishing for more story. Would be worth reading the next book just to see where the story goes. I did like the world building. I liked the rest of the team as well. Their HEA's may be interesting. ...more
Kodie Mackay
I can tell already that this series will be my favourite!!

It's litterly going to be a pack full of nut jobs!! The excitement is containable for now. Eeeeek.

I loved this book, I love a broken hero who's saved by the lady and I also loved both winter and logan, they are perfect for eachother. The story was fast paced and packed full of sarcastic wit, stuiped humor, real hot sexy time and some great fight scenes.

I can't wait for the next!!
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You Settled The Storm In Me!!!

Winter Donovan, a Feline (Panther) shifter was a city shifter, but things went wrong then she found herself in a dark place until she went to the Red Havoc Crew. Technically she wasn't a member, just stayed there because she didn't know where else to go.

She was in love with Brody but the man betrayed her when he strayed leaving her heartbroken and feeling like she didn't belong. Even the Alpha of the Havoc Crew, Benson Saber (we met him in BLACKWING DRAGON ) knew
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

We’re about to begin new adventures with a brand newly created crew in Kane’s Mountains. If you haven’t read the over arching series of Damon’s Mountains or Harper’s Mountains – don’t worry, this is a new crew, each with their own unique story. However, (you knew there had to be a but, right?) … I would strongly recommend reading at least the final story in Harper’s Mountains which is Blackwing Dragon – there you will read Kane and Rowan’s story which will give you a bit
Jara Beaubien
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Could any of her books get any better, I honestly did not think they could but wow even triple wow. It sure did get better.
Logan and Winter both looking for something and hoping to find it on Kane's Mountains. Winter running from a past so different from others, when she finds the help she needs she is taking a step in the right direction to self healing, she even found a mate who in the end betrayed her by taking another mate and further hurting Winter.
Logan's past leads him to Kane's Mountains
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This book is MASSIVE 10 STARS! I absolutely fell in love with the characters in this book. Meeting the characters for possible Blackwing Crew. This is Logan and Winter's love story. There were twist and turns I did not see coming in this book. T S Joyce you have done it again, this was amazing.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
In my opinion, the dragon stories are among the best of Joyce’s related series. On to the next one!
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, shifters
Great read! I love this new crew and can't wait to see where they end up. ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, shifters, e-book, 2019
I probably shouldn't have laughed, but I did when Ryder started to advertise for Kane to get a crew. Kane is so prickly, that going this route would have been something that never occured to him, yet it was what he needed. Of course there were a ton of people that showed up, but the most promising ones were the misfit screwed up ones. Sure Kane didn't want them because they were screwed up, but these are just the people that will understand Kane himself.

I really liked Winter, felt horrible for t
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty good start

Good start. It was touching to see broken people come together to create something better. They became better then a family. It also proved that you can't judge a book by its cover. I line Winter and Logan is right she is the binding force and the strongest one of the bunch.

Will read the next one..even though I thought he was an a-hole in this book.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Having problems finishing books lately but this one obviously got done :D I always love the hero who's running out of time and him and the heroine have a strong connection and she's his salvation blah blah #I'msuchasucker. ...more
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun story

I really enjoyed this story it was fun and fast paced. I cant wait to read more from o m this crew
Ally Parker
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love every T.S. Joyce books. This one is no different.
4.5 stars... Nope.. Screw it. 5 stars.

I'm sad to see that I'm getting closer and closer to be finished with this book series :(
Megan Riverina Romantics
Rating: 4/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 5/5
This was a good first book for this series.

I liked Logan and I liked Winter. I'm curious to see how this crew forms!
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This is my first book by this author and wont be my last.

Logan Furrow had a grizzly bear inside of him that was broken because of the choices the human side made. He was looking for someone to put him down when his previous Alpha couldn't go through with keeping his promise. Logan went to apply to be a part of the Blackwing Crew where he met the beautiful, curvy and sassy panther shifter, Winter. There was this deep pull between Logan and Winter that the former found very intriguing and terrifyi
Southern Sky
I knew in the first few pages that this book was something special. A few pages in and I was in tears and the feels just kept coming. Winter's pain was something I felt right along with her because I've been that girl. Watching the person you love be happy with someone else is one of the most isolating things that can happen to a person. Seeing every plan, hope and dream basically shrivel up and die a horrible death is gut-wrenching and life-changing. This hit so close to home but was so wonderf ...more
Finding out one's fated mate has cheated with your best friend might be a bit hard to deal with. Discovering he's gotten your best friend pregnant certainly complicates things more.

Winter Donovan makes the decision to leave her home to start a new life with a new crew. Encouraged by her existing alpha, Winter applies for a slot on the newly formed Blackwing crew headed by dragon shifter Kane Reeves.

Problems arise when Winter shows up for the open interview only to discover all manner of shift
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and I am impressed. Shifter romances are kind of a guilty pleasure of mine and I haven't truly enjoyed many of them. But this book felt so new and refreshing! It was different enough to stand out from the crowd.

The story begins with Winter's sad tale of betrayal and I was already sucked into this story. The minute she sees Logan you can feel the connection and it only gets better. The chemistry these two have just sizzles on the page. You could j
Pamela Street Gramlisch
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
True to the title.

You have to wait till the end, but they are defenders. In this book you meet Logan and Winter. You know their gonna be mates, but so much stands in the way. In this book you'll meet the future characters in this series. We have dragon shifters, panther shifters, grizzly shifters, Bengal tiger shifters, humans and werewolves. That's just in this book. I really like all the T.S. Joyce books I have read so far and that's almost all of them. I'm gonna read this series too and I exp
Cynthia L. Turner
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Blackwing Crew

Logan and Winter, what a couple! So much heartache and sadness but Winter and Logan do fight and fight and fight back as hard as they can. A lot of the shifters are looking to join the Blackwing Crew but what a mixed match crew! So many stories but what a good plot and extremely well developed characters. Dark Kane and Rowan are the alphas looking for a crew and do they have their work cut out for them but with Logan and Winter they are off to a good start!
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story reminds me of the Gray Back interactions so much! The next book is centered around Dustin whom I like to think of as "Clinton/Bash Werewolf Jr." and I'm super stoked for that as well as Emma's and Beast's future books! This crew is gonna be interesting and T.S. Joyce thanks for writing more stories! ...more
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent start to series

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which is the first in this series. Went right out and bought the next book. First book was a stand alone, and the next is about another character that was in the first series. Strong and lovable characters that suck you in. Very good start to this series.
Gwendolyn Scanlon
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great read!

Another great series - can't wait for Dustin, Beast and Emma's stories! TS Joyce is my favorite author and every series leads to even better stories.
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T.S. Joyce is devoted to bringing hot shifter romances to readers. Hungry alpha males are her calling card, and the wilder the men, the more she'll make them pour their hearts out. She werebear swears there'll be no swooning heroines in her books. It takes tough-as-nails women to handle the shifters of Bear Valley.

She lives in a tiny town, outside of a tiny city, and devotes her life to writing bi

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