Phoenix Rising


Young, alone and having no idea where to go and what to do. This young adult shifter story takes a look at heading to college. This is part of a series (ROAR) that takes a look at young shifters leaving their pack/pride/whatever for the first time. Each is totally different and each can be read independently from any of the others. This one is fun and serious at the same time. There are unexpected allies and a group of mean girls, surprises and mysteries, and even a long lost family. Through it all is a budding romance that no one expects. This short story feels much longer as it is complete, has depth and great character development. The world that is described is even well thought out and complex. Take time to check this story out. You won’t regret it.

Riletta was found by a wolf pack and while they know she’s some sort of shifter, she’s not wolf and as she can’t shift no one knows what kind. After 18 years though, the wolf pack alpha has had enough of her and as had arrangements to drop her off at a university where she can make her own life. Though Riletta has no identity papers and very little cash, she has the freedom she’s dreamed of, if she can figure out how to even register for school! Coming to her aid is the university’s wolf pack alpha, Macen. She may not be wolf but Macen wants her in his pack. It’s not as easy as that though with the dean refusing to allow it and members of the pack trying to have her run away. Can she find her way?

Book Blurb for Phoenix Rising

Sometimes you have to crumble to ashes before you can fly.

Riletta knew hardship. As a shifter who couldn’t shift, she was raised in a wolf pack that ostracized her. She was ready to tackle the world when she was dropped off at the university with no identity, very little cash, and the only thing she wanted—freedom. The last thing she expected was for the university’s resident Alpha wolf to stake a claim.

Macen Giordano hadn’t expected the little female to bring out his protective wolf, but he’s not about to let university politics harm the innocent shifter. Riles may not be wolf, but she is his.

When prejudices threaten them both and shed light on her true nature, the two must survive the impossible to earn their destiny.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.50