Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf (VBT, excerpt , review and GIVEAWAY) ADULT title


Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf is an erotic romantic suspense novel
for ADULTS only.

Blurb:  Malachi Blackfeather has spent twenty years in the Army. Two of those years as a Vietnam POW. Now that he's out, all he wants is some peace and quiet to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Between the flashbacks, and an over interest in sex that is now being called sex addiction, finding his path isn't easy.

Kat is trying to escape an abusive marriage. Her soon to be ex is a master at manipulating the system, and her family thinks she should stay with him, "because no other man will want her". She's looking for escape in any form she can get it.

When they meet, sparks fly. Trapped by a blizzard, can two damaged people, who think there is no chance of love in the world for them, find each other, and survive an unforeseen circumstance that puts both of them in danger?

Mystery, romance, and danger, fill this novel, with a story that will draw you in and not let go.

 The heater stood dark and cold.  I should have gotten up after we were done.  Filled it and restarted it.  I hadn’t wanted to move.  Still didn’t want to, despite the cold in the room.  Dim light streamed in through the window, sleety snow still battered the glass.  Shook the door in its frame.  How long could this blizzard go on?

I tightened my arms around Kat.  Forever.  Then she would have to stay right in this room with me--in my arms.  Nothing made sense, everything my life had been for the last twenty-five years rang like a bad dream, a nightmare from the pits of Vietnam.  So dead inside that any feeling fed me, woman after woman, man after man, no one let me hold on to what I felt for more than a few shared moments.  Lies whispered to the tiny ember of my soul that I had left.  This is the one, they told me, this one will make you feel, will bring you back to life. 

They never did.

Kat ran her hand down my arm.  Snuggled closer to me.  A chill that had nothing to do with how cold the room had become, shook me.  Spoke to me.  I could again with her, and I knew I would keep feeling what I was.  Alive.  Warm.  As if I had a soul inside me, not just a demon who preyed on others for my next fix of emotions.

“I should fill that heater and get us some warmth again.”

“Yeah, I suppose one of us should,” she said with no intention to do so in her voice. 
I tightened the bear’s embrace I held her in, tangled my legs with hers.  She pushed at my arm, wanted to make me let go of her. 

“I don’t want to let go of you yet,” I said.  If I let her go, the surging emotions inside me would vanish with the warmth of holding her. 

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My review:

4 1/4 out of 5 stars

Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf is a gritty and erotic suspense novel that centers around two tortured souls who seek solace with each other in a single heated encounter that surprises them when their connection continues.  Captain Malachi Blackfeather spent twenty years in the Army and saw his own version of hell and combats his demons by engaging in very intense and edgy sexual encounters.  He comes to realize that Kathrin (Kat) White Wolf uses sex to deal with her own issues, despite the risk.  The two of them bond through a series of unusual events but the harsh realities of their respective pasts pose a serious threat to not only their mental and physical health but to their very lives.  They have been fighters for all of their lives but unfortunately they may have finally found something that can break them both.

This intense novel is a compelling yet uncomfortable read.  The emotional scars that each of the main characters bear causes them to seek solace in a relatively unconventional manner yet it works for them.  The innate decency that forms the core of Malachi and the determined refusal to conform that allows Kat to cope with her diabetes, spousal abuse and subsequent horrific experiences make both of these people memorable and the addition of the connections of the secondary characters weaves an impressive tale that draws one in even as fears mount that there can’t possibly be an acceptable resolution.  There are certain elements that are a little too contrived for me and a few dangling threads that aren’t quite tied off as neatly as I would like but wow, this is one of those stories that makes you anxious to get to the end because you can’t wait to see how it turns out. Definitely a page-turner but be advised that this darkly sensual story is definitely not a light and airy read.

A copy was provided to me in return for an honest review.
Submitted to Night Owl Reviews

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today and for the review, I tend to write dark intense stories that explore the deeper aspects of human nature, those things that live in everyone, but don't always come out, but they are there. A side to humanity, that isn't so human, and most, luckily, never see. But isn't that point of a good read? To experience something larger than life, and situations that , thankfully, we will never have to live through, but can explore on the page? Life Flight is a dark emotional roller coaster, of a ride--one you can't put down despite the feelings it evokes.

    1. It is a very striking and memorable story and I enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting!

  2. Thanks so much for the review!


    1. You are quite welcome, thank you for taking the time to read it (and I am fascinated by your new 'name', lol). Thanks for visiting!

  3. sounds fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome and I appreciate your taking the time to visit!

  4. Loved the excerpt! Sounds great, thanks for the review. I haven't read anything by this author but this sounds like a good book to start with.

    1. You can read a free chapter on my web site, Click on the Shaunna Wolf tab. It's a great fast paced, emotional roller coaster of a read.

    2. I think you'd enjoy it, Mary and I look forward to hearing your review if you do read it. Thanks for visiting!

  5. To answer your question, My favorite way to keep warm is to cuddle on the couch with hubby and kids under a huge fluffy blanket, while wathcing a good movie.---Rae

    1. The best way to stay warm today, is to not go outside, we have a fire going, as it's snowing outside in central Texas. A great evening to curl up with a good book, and cup of hot chocolate.

    2. Hi Rae, you definitely have practice dealing with cold weather! Stay safe and thanks for visiting!