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Werewolves Only

(Crescent City Wolf Pack #1)

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A psychic detective. An alpha werewolf. A forbidden love that could tear the pack apart.

Detective Macey Carpenter has been on the trail of a vicious attacker for weeks, with nothing more than a vague description of a red-eyed man to go on. Finding love is the least of her worries, but she can't deny her attraction to a mysterious man who knows more about the case than he s
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Serendipity Valley Press (first published August 2018)
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Coco.V
Jun 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Somia
3 Seriously Unenthusiastic Stars

Werewolves, a heroine who is a detective and gains clues from the dead, and an alpha werewolf as the hero, one that kicks demon ass – my first thought was yes please sign me up. But I never found myself truly engaged in the characters and what was happening.

Luke as the hero was just lacklustre, I seriously found him lacking – the heat, passion and focus I wanted from him just wasn’t there. He may be next in line to be alpha of his pack but he wasn’t the ideal alph
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Angela
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

“The pack did its best to keep peace in the supernatural community and to keep their existence a secret from the humans. Psychics and witches may have found a way to coexist…exposing some of their powers to the mundane…but there was no way in hell people would be as accepting of a predatory species like his. He had to stop Macey from learning anything about the demons…and especially the werewolves. Keeping tabs on the sexy detective proved a nice bonus…”

Werewolves Only is the first book i
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Viv
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping read.

This is a new Author for me and I've got to say I really enjoyed this book it kept me intrigued and gripped from the start.
Macey is detective in New Orleans who seems to have psychic abilities. But there is more to her than she herself realizes.
Luke is a wolf shifter who is next in line to be alpha and is following Macey on all her violent assault cases. They up developing feelings for each other only for Luke its doomed from the start as he needs to mate with a wolf shifter bef
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Dallass
I have mixed feelings about this story. One the one hand, I liked the story and the demon possession angle, but on the other hand, Macey, as a character, drove me nuts. She had a tendency to be a defeatist and was self sabotaging her relationships. On top of that she just had an attitude that rubbed me the wrong way. If not for Luke, and a few other characters, this would have been a big fail Luke was very even keeled for a alpha protagonist. He was even tempered and fair, just an all round nice ...more
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
This was my first book author Carrie Pulkinen and most certainly will not be my last. I loved the paranormal world she created in this story. It intrigued me. I could not help myself as I flipped the pages and tried to piece the puzzle together right along with her characters.

This story is full of intriguing and unique paranormal characters that will keep you enthralled throughout the story. I loved the twists Carrie Pulkinen added to the wolf pack on their mating rituals and on who could shift
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Miranda
Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was a really good book. I don't believe I had read Carrie Pulkinen before. I loved the story line and most of the characters. I couldn't stand Macey though. I get she had abandonment issues. But my goodness did she have to play it up so much?! Luke was willing to do anything for her. Including giving up everything he's ever known and his future for her. Her tough girl act got old quick too.
The whole werewolves vs demons was di
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Mary Lou Hoffman
WEREWOLVES ONLY is the first book in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. Each is a stand-alone romance featuring a couple in the Crescent City Wolf Pack in New Orleans.

Luke is everything I want in a man. He is strong, alpha, caring, decisive, protective, and a bit of a butt. (Why does anyone want someone who is perfect? Perfect people are egotistical and self-centered. I like a flaw.) Too often, things have to be spelled out in little words for him to get the big picture on the important things
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Emily Pennington
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Detective Macey Carpenter ducked under the crime scene tape and sniffed the scents on the air. There had been seven sexual assaults in 3 weeks; each victim had described a different yet similar attacker. But this time, the victim was wrapped in a blanket, and her attacker was dead with three slashes down his chest. Macey walked over to the victim, Amy, and asked her to repeat the story. Amy was angry that no one would believe her, but Macey assured her she had tracked this “thing” for weeks and ...more
Laura Furuta
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 1)
By: Carrie Pulkinen
5 out of 5 stars

The story Werewolves Only (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance book. It quickly grabbed my interest and I found myself lost in the pages. I absolutely love paranormal romance books and this story is a wonderful example of why. It takes you on a journey that includes action, werewolves, demons, and romance. It is the perfect combination that kept me turning pages wondering wha
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Kerry Baker
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves only By Carrie Pulkin is the first book in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. This is a great example of a werewolf legacy with a twist that will keep you hooked.
Luke has always known his fate is to become the Alpha of the Crescent City Werewolf pack. It is a position he is ready for and is willing to undertake. However, before he can take up his mantel he has to put a stop to the demon infestation threatening to take over his home. This is with the added complication of the police d
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Naomi Valkyrie
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only is the first book in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. This book can be read as a standalone. I really liked this story. It had me interested from the start and kept a good pace throughout. The characters were well written and entertaining. Werewolves Only has a good mix of action, drama, and romance so it has a nice flow to it. The villain angle was pretty compelling, reminding us that appearances can be deceiving.

Demons are turning up all over the city creating chaos. Women a
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Tracy Antonelli Manderson
Werewolves Only (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #1) by Carrie Pulkinen
4 out of 5 stars

Werewolves only is the first book in the Crescent City Wolf pack and the first book by this author that I have read by this author. The characters are great with lit quirks that make them seem real. The plot was great and the description this author gave you a great that I was able to see the scenes in my head.
Detective Macey Carpenter has been on the trail of a vicious attacker for weeks, with nothing more than a va
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E.A.
Werewolves Only (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #1) by Carrie Pulkinen was a wicket, action packed, steamy read that had my hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, I was drawn in by the cover, the synopsis and the raving reviews. I was not disappointed in the slightest! It's been awhile since I've read a good entertaining paranormal shifter romance. This had everything that I love, strong kickass heroine, sexy not so alpha, but very alpha male, mystery, action, epic fights and a slo
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Anna Hirsch
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only by Carrie Pulkinen
4 Stars

This was a great paranormal book. It involved werewolves, witches, demons and ghosts. It is the first book I have read from this author and I really enjoyed it.

Detective Macey Carpenter is a tough no nonsense type of person. She has the highest amount of solved cases but this one has her running around in circles. She’s chasing a serial rapist whose only description is having red eyes. Never in her wildest imagination did she think it was demons.

Lik
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Sarah
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read about danger. the French Quarter has been struck by a series of mysterious rapes and attacks. Hot on the trail is Detective Macey Carpenter, who uses special abilities to solve crimes. When she meets werewolf Luke Mason at a bar, she thinks it is just a date. But events beyond their control unite them as the attacks continue. Will they be able to stop the attacker before it's too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn't put down. Well develo
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Miriam
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

So I'm very split on this book. I loved the paranormal elements. The demons and werewolves were great. I liked the mystery and the action, there was enough suspense and intrigue to keep the story flowing.

The romance on the other hand was just so-so for me. There were certainly some lust between Luke and Macey, but the constant back-and-forth got tiresome. There were communication issues that made the issues between them seem bigger than
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Erin
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Werewolves Only (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 1) by Carrie Pulkinen, 5 stars.

Detective Macey Carpenter is on the case of a series of vicious murders. The more she sees, the more unreal it all seems. This leads her to meeting Luke Mason. He is next in line for alpha of his pack. But before he accepts the role, he must find a mate. More specifically, a werewolf mate. But once he meets Detective Carpenter, he cannot think of another woman. What will do? Is there anything that can be done? An
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Chantelle Smith
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only is a paranormal romance book from author Carrie Pulkinen. This is my first read from this author and I can’t wait to see what else she brings to this series. This book is written with a lot of detail that makes it completely mentally visual, as though I was along there entwined into the story itself.

This book was action packed, suspenseful, fast-paced and thrilling, it has romance, passion & sexiness. This is an amazing read that hooks you in from the begging god and brings you o
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Moriah Venable
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only is the first novel in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series by Carrie Pulkinen. This is my first novel by this author.

Detective Macey Carpenter is on the trail on monster who has been assaulting women. Each case leaves nothing to go until she gets a break with evidence. Thought she doesn’t know she is hunting demons, she has a secrets of her own.

Luke Mason is the son of the Alpha. With his father retiring, he’ll step into the role. There’s only one problem: he has to find a mate.

Wh
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Leslie Sanchez
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good beginning for a new series. I love that it is set in New Orleans and not only does it have shifters, there are witches, demons, a voodoo priestess and a slightly different set of rules for the werewolves. Macey is a NOPD detective and is working on a serial rapist case. Luke is the son of the werewolf alpha and is in line to take over very shortly. The werewolves protect the city from demons and someone has been summoning them. I was impressed with Macey's work ethic, but w ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only- Carrie Pulkinen

5-stars

Werewolves Only by Carrie Pulkinen is the first book in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series and is my first book by this author, but it won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, it was intense, suspenseful, dramatic, engaging and so addicting. I couldn’t bring myself to put this book down and I ended up reading it in one sitting.

I loved Carrie’s writing style, it was so clear and free flowing that it was so easy to follow along.
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Caralee
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only by Carrie Pulkinen
5 Stars!!!!!

What's more hot and irresistable than a shifter? I really enjoyed this book. The author has done
such a great job of entwining the story line along with a bit of romance. I absolutely adore paranormal romance books and this as definitely filling the bill.

The chemistry between Macey and Luke is just magical. I found that the author has a very refreshing writing style not only creating the characters but also bringing the story line to life around the
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Darla Taylor
Macey Carpenter, a detective with the New Orleans police force, is on the trail of someone who's been viciously attacking women. While the description of the man often varies, there's one thing in common ~ the person responsible had red eyes. Macey knows something is going on that is not "normal" as her senses are picking up some things about the attacks. When a spirit tries to take over her body she knows that it's involved somehow.

Luke is a werewolf in line to be the next alpha. He is supposed
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Amanda Jane
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much better!!

Macey is a police detective in New Orleans working on a series of rapes. The victims all report that the rapist had red eyes and somehow appeared to turn to dust after being dragged off by a big dog!

Macey herself knows that people can have paranormal tendencies but this sounds like.. demons.. after all she can pick up residual energy from objects especially buildings but having lost her parents at a very young age has no training or family members to help her understand them or
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The Mysterious Reader
Werewolf stories are almost as popular as vampire tales, which sadly means that there’s so much dreck out in book land that it’s hard to find the real gems. This one is a gem. Well written and with a great plot. I loved how the author handled his stars detective Macey Carpenter on the hunt for a vicious killer no clue she's hunting demons, and alpha-werewolf / leader-to-be Luke Mason out to stop the demons and keep his secrets. Their romance, and the really neat twists in their tale (no I will n ...more
Denise
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a NON-SPOILER REVIEW. Werewolves Only by Carrie Pulkinen is book one of the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. It was a perfect pick me up for a not so great day! Carrie Pulkinen gives us an action packed, steady paced story filled with drama, humor, love, betrayal, human nature and exciting weres. I really loved that the writing was crisp enough that I could picture this in my mind as I was reading. (Great Movie!) Macey and Luke's story is just the b ...more
Heather
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Werewolves Only, the first book of the Crescent City Wolf Pack, by Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance. This story immediately takes you into the suspense the author has added and builds upon it throughout the book. Luke and Macey are characters that are drawn towards one another despite their stances to handle differently. The dynamic the author has created between these two and even how it impacts other characters was steadily handled within the story. I felt the pace was consistent, not r ...more
Rebecca Goss
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been to a bar in the French Quarter to take a ghost tour that had a sign that read “Werewolves and Employees Only” so, I felt like I was a part of the intrigue. I love New Orleans and I love this book. Macey is a strong and independent detective with an ability to sense things. Luke is soon to be Alpha and needs to find a mate. His father, the current Alpha and tradition, insist that his mate be a were. Luke is drawn to Macey when she comes in the bar and honestly had been following her p ...more
Deb
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults 18+ Fans of Fiction
Wow! “Werewolves Only” is the 1st book I’ve ever read by Ms. Pulkinen, but it certainly won’t be my last! ... I was hooked from the get-go & did not want to stop whenever real life got in my way ;) lol ... A fresh & unique plot in PNR with shifters & magic, an amazing H/h & relatable characters that jump off the pages, both good & evil, witty dialogue & fantastic attention-to-detail with surprise twists & turns, will keep readers engaged & turning pages fast like I did! Great suspense & smoking ...more
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Carrie Pulkinen is a paranormal romance author who has always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her love of a good happily-ever-after, and becoming a paranormal romance author seems like the only logical career choice. 

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