Intertwined with her Bound by Magick series, as well as a
bit of her De la Vega Cat series Lauren Dane has a new entry
in her Cascadia Wolves series, the first since 2008.
UNCONDITIONAL, book eight, picks up a handful of years past
book seven (Fated) and plunges right in with a missing
witch, a terrifying series of murders and of course the
passionate love story of cop Michelle Slattery and her high
school sweetheart, now a wolf in the Pacific Pack, Josh
Although I have read a number of multi-series authors,
several of whom bring hints of one series into another, with
UNCONDITIONAL, Lauren Dane becomes perhaps the queen of
interconnected series. It takes a delicate touch to maintain
focus on the series a book is set within while intertwining
fairly substantial threads from other series' storylines.
In this case, the primary series is the Cascadia Wolves as
represented in the Pacific Pack offshoot. A strong but
secondary thread ties tightly to the Owen Witches series via
Michelle's new connections with the witches she encounters
when seeking those who took her friend. There is even a
thread within the book that ties back to the De la Vega Cat
series a bit further into UNCONDITIONAL.
I have read all the Cascadia Wolves books, but nothing
within the other two series before starting this book.
Although I now have a strong interest in picking them up, I
did not feel the lack while reading UNCONDITIONAL. Enough is
explained as the story progresses that I think even readers
completely new to Dane's books could read this as a starting
point before back tracking into any of the series. If you
are looking for steaming hot sex scenes and strongly vibrant
characters set within a well-developed world all wrapped
around a fascinating and thrilling mystery, plunge in. I am
sure you will enjoy the ride.
Their second chance generates a dangerous kind of heatâ€¦
A Cascadia Wolves Story
As a cop, Michelle Slattery is familiar with the dark side
of human behavior, but this case is way above her skill
level. Mages have been scouring the country kidnapping
witches, draining their energy, and leaving their broken
With Michelleâ€™s best friend among the missing, she appeals
to the Owen witches, who send her to the last place sheâ€™d
thought sheâ€™d see a familiar face. The werewolves.
When a witch seeking help shows up at the Pacific Pack
headquarters, Josh Neelan gets the shock of his life. Sheâ€™s
none other than his high school sweetheart, the one he left
behind when he was bitten and turned. Their intense sexual
chemistry still sizzles for a reasonâ€”sheâ€™s his mate.
As they begin to work through their issues, their rekindled
romance quickly flames red hot. But the closer they get, the
more dangerous the outside world becomes. And they realize
magick-thieving mages are just the tip of the iceberg.
Warning: Bossy alpha wolves, witches who take no guff,
sexytimes, bad words, and some violence.