Abram Chernov isn’t a man of half measures. After a string of personal tragedies, he left everything behind to become an arctic bush pilot. A rugged refrigerator of a man, he now spends his days content in solitude, delivering mail and supplies to the remotest corners of the Alaskan tundra. When he’s not piloting his ski-plane, or grabbing a drink in the tiny town of Yakutak, the gruff shifter roams the wilds in his other, more comfortable skin: that of a giant kodiak bear. He’s not lonely, he reminds himself constantly; solitude suits him just fine. Some days, he almost believes it.
Nikan Parande, a slick young werewolf from Chicago, wishes his employer would stop sending him on assignments to the middle of nowhere. He’s been looking for a more substantial, serious relationship than what the Boystown club scene has to offer, but the demands of his career at shifter-owned Holloway Industries have relentlessly gotten in the way. One day he’ll find true love, he tells himself in between flight delays and full moons.
By the time Nikan hitches a late night ride into Yakutak, he’s sporting nothing but his wits, his gear, and a hastily scrawled out name... The name of a local bush pilot who’s supposed to be sympathetic to shifter causes. A small, remote silver mining operation—owned by the werewolves of Holloway Industries—has gone completely dark, and it’s Nikan’s task as a newly recruited “security specialist” to find out what’s happened. Although eager to prove himself, he won’t get far without Abram’s help. Together, this unlikely pair of shifters will face subzero temperatures and supernatural horrors in the land of the midnight sun. While struggling to survive the coming storms, they might even kindle a new flame - in each other’s arms.
This standalone paranormal romance novella is the first tale set in Rex Blackbridge’s Darkmoon Vigil universe. As you follow the blossoming of asteamy m/m relationship between shifters, expect urban fantasyovertones, no cliffhangers, and the HEA/HFN ending that romance readers know and love.
Review: this one was short but good. We have Abram, the werebear, and clearly dominant, and Nikan, the werewolf and clearly submissive. First thing, I find that hilarious just becuase i would expect the reverse between two differen't were creatures like them. But I can live with it, it works. Nikan is there to find missing coworkers and a friend. He needs Abram to help him get to the mine somewhere in Alaska to find out what happened. What he finds is somewhat expected as you get to know Abram and what he has found lurks in the cold there. The two getting together works for me, it's cute, and they fit together as far as their personalities go. The writing is great, only a few missed quotation marks here or there but nothing detracting from the story itself.