Check out my #review of Writing the Wolf, a #paranormalromance from @steffmetal

Rosa just wants to be left alone to write her book, but when werewolves attempt to kidnap her, she realizes her neighbor Caleb is the only one who can protect her. But Caleb is hiding a secret of his own … fur and sparks fly in this hot paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes.


Writing the Wolf

Wolves of Crookshollow

Book Two

Steffanie Holmes

Genre: paranormal romance, shifters

Publisher: Bacchanalia House

Date of Publication: May 18, 2017


Word Count: 70k

Cover Artist: Aria at Resplendant Covers


Sink your teeth into the hot new werewolf paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author, Steffanie Holmes!


I need to escape.

After those racist bastards destroyed my home, I can’t face the world again.

I’ve rented a cabin in the heart of the Crookshollow forest. I’m going to lock myself away and work on my book. I’m going to write my story.

And I absolutely, positively WILL NOT think about Caleb, the hunky labourer who’s fixing up my cabin.

No way.

I won’t think about the way his eyes melt my heart, and his smile melts my panties.

I’m too emotionally raw right now. I can’t handle a fling, especially not with a white guy.

Especially not a guy like him. A guy who shags and leaves. I can’t handle any more heartache.


Rosa Parker – clever writer, black woman, total hottie.

The connection between us sizzles – there’s no denying it: this woman is my mate.

When I’m near her, all I want to do is claim her.

If only I wasn’t the biggest threat to her life right now.

With a rogue wolf pack after my hide, I can’t afford a distraction. Even a distraction as alluring as her.

I need to keep my wolfish instincts in check.

But I can’t help myself.

Rosa Parker has got under my skin.

And I won’t stop until I’ve made her mine.

Writing the Wolf is a standalone novel with an HEA. It’s the second book in the hot new paranormal romance series by USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes. Read on if you love spunky heroines, pack politics, and a hero so hot he’ll have you howling for more.

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My Review

My guilty pleasure is paranormal romance and, as a writer myself, I thought Writing the Wolf would be right up my alley. I probably should have read further than the tagline because I certainly didn’t expect to get a novel centered around race issues. And while I agree that racism is definitely an important issue that needs to be discussed, I hadn’t counted on reading about it in my guilty pleasure novel.

My biggest problem with this novel was that I simply didn’t like Rosa. As a white woman who has been on expat assignments in countries where my being different (namely a white woman) stood out like a sore thumb, I understand her issues are very real. But that doesn’t mean I have to like how those issues manifested into anger and more than a little meanness toward Caleb.

Ah Caleb, how you disappointed me. Of course, he was hot. That goes without saying. He did, however, have a few attacks of alpha man-itis. That horrible disease when an alpha man decides to ‘protect’ his woman by being a total and utter jerk to her. Sigh.

The story was interesting. In addition to the love story, there was a mystery or two to solve with a bit of suspense towards the end as well. Although the manner in which the final mystery was solved was a bit strange and rushed, the overall story definitely kept me interested and turning the pages.

If you’re looking for a paranormal romance with more of a bite to it, I recommend giving Writing the Wolf a try.

About the Author:

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Steffanie Holmes is a USA Today bestselling author of dark and steamy paranormal romance. Her books feature clever, witty heroines, wild shifters, cunning witches and alpha males who get what they want.

Before becoming a writer, Steffanie worked as an archaeologist and museum curator. She loves to explore historical settings and ancient conceptions of love and possession. From Dark Age Europe to crumbling gothic estates, Steffanie is fascinated with how love can blossom between the most unlikely characters.

Steffanie lives in New Zealand with her husband and a horde of cantankerous cats. Learn more about Steffanie at her website: She also writes dark science fiction under the name S C Green.

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