Destiny of the Wolf

Destiny of the Wolf

by Terry Spear

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Overview

10th Anniversary Edition of the book that launched Terry Spear's immensely popular Silver Town Wolf series, with brand new bonus content including a novella and research notes from the author.

This Red Wolf needs answers, and she won't let anyone stand in her way...

Fleeing from her red werewolf pack, Lelandi Wildhaven arrives in Silver Town to find out what happened to her sister. But some of the Silver Wolves don't believe her or her motives—instead insisting she's there to make a bid for the gray alpha leader's heart—and they'll do whatever it takes to protect their home.

Pack leader Darien Silver can't help feeling the pain of the past, especially when Lelandi shows up, like a ghost from his memories. When someone tries to silence her, he must accept that things aren't all they seem under his watch—and that this enchanting red wolf might have a place here after all...

Silver Town Wolf series:
Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1)
Wolf Fever (Book 2)
Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3)
Silence of the Wolf (Book 4)
Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)
All's Fair in Love and Wolf (Book 8)

What People Are Saying About Terry Spear:
"A steamy, action-packed romance... This delicious alpha hero will leave you wild for more." —Nicole North, author of Devil in a Kilt, for Destiny of the Wolf
"A werewolf tale that will have you believing they live among us! This a definite keeper on my shelf!" —Paranormal Romance Reviews for Destiny of the Wolf
"Chemistry crackles off the page... This wolf world feels at once palpable and even plausible." —Publishers Weekly for Heart of the Wolf
"Essential reading for werewolf-romance fans." —Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
"A funny, fun, and extremely intriguing read." —Fresh Fiction for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492694144
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: Silver Town Wolf Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 154,950
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over sixty paranormal and medieval Highland romances. In 2008, Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She has received a PNR Top Pick, a Best Book of the Month nomination by Long and Short Reviews, numerous Night Owl Romance Top Picks, and 2 Paranormal Excellence Awards for Romantic Literature (Finalist & Honorable Mention). In 2016, Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing was an RT Book Reviews top pick. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world, helps out with her grandbaby, and she is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Spring, Texas.

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Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Destiny of the Wolf

Why had Larissa, her loving sister, ended up dead— here, of all the godforsaken places in the States? Maybe that was the reason—off the beaten path, surrounded by wilderness, a place to hide from the harsh realities of the forced marriage, safe from Bruin's retaliation should he ever have located her. But she hadn't been safe. And now she was dead.

Out of the corner of her eye, Lelandi Wildhaven thought she saw her cousin, Ural, slink into the woods in his wolf form, but she had to be mistaken. He wouldn't be angry enough with her to shapeshift this close to Silver Town and risk alerting the gray lupus garou pack that a couple of reds had slipped into their territory.

Ignoring her gut instinct telling her this was a very bad idea, she pushed open the Silver Town Tavern's heavy door, the squealing of the rusty hinges jarring her taut nerves.

Five bearded men sitting at a table turned to stare at her, and at once she feared the worst—they saw straight through her disguise.

She shoved the faux eyeglasses back into place, hating the way they kept sliding down the bridge of her nose. The weather-beaten cowboy hat she'd picked up at a resale shop half swallowed her head, making her look like a little kid wearing her dad's Stetson. Amber glass lights hanging from brass rods high above softly illuminated dark oak tables and a long, polished bar. Slow-spinning wooden fan blades circulated the air, impregnated with the smell of gray lupus garou. Her nerve endings prickled with fresh awareness. Dingy antique mirrors covering the back wall behind the bar bore mute witness to the goings-on in the place, as she suspected they had for decades. If they had captured all the images of the bar's existence what a story those mirrors could tell.

Another bearded man crouching beneath the lip of the bar suddenly stood to his full six-foot-four height. The glass and dish towel he held nearly slipped from his grasp as his appraising glance took in every inch of her. His lips turned up at the corners slightly. Deep laugh lines were etched in his tanned skin and shaggy black hair extended to his shoulders, giving him the appearance of a rugged mountain man, unused to civilized trappings. What disturbed her most was that he was a gray, like the men drinking at the table. She'd anticipated it would be a human-run establishment frequented by lupus garous, like the bar back home.

"What'll you have, miss?" he asked, his voice warm and welcoming.

Expecting a chilly greeting—their kind didn't welcome strangers venturing into their midst, especially if she were human and this was an exclusively gray lupus garou tavern—she hesitated.

"Miss?"

"Bottled water, please." She'd meant to sound tough, to match the look of the place. She'd intended to be someone different, with her red hair dyed black and the high-heeled boots giving the impression she stood taller, more like them. The blue contacts she wore hid her green eyes sufficiently, but she still felt like Lelandi, triplet to Larissa, with barely any visible difference in appearance, except her eyes were greener and her hair more red and less golden than her sister's had been. Had her voice betrayed her?

The small smile on the bartender's face was more likely because she was a stranger who'd walked into a wolves' den without protection than because she'd given herself away. She cursed herself for not disguising her voice better, but the barkeep's warm demeanor gave her a false sense of security, which could be the death of her if she wasn't careful.

The bartender handed her a chilled bottle of water and tall green glass. "New in town?"

"Just passing through," she said, paying for the water.

"Sam's the name, miss. If you need anything, just holler."

"Thanks." Hollering for a drink was definitely not her style.

She chose a table in the farthermost corner of the room, half-hidden in shadows. Although any of them could see in the dark as well as she could, this location would keep her out of the main flow of traffic. She hoped she'd seem inconspicuous, not worthy of anyone's scrutiny, and most of all, human.

Lelandi glanced at the door. According to her information, Darien Silver—Larissa's widowed mate— should be here soon.

One of the men got up from his seat and gave Sam some cash. The man cast Lelandi a hint of a smile, then returned to his chair. Small for a gray, stocky, hair a bland brown, eyes amber, his clothes carrying a coating of dust, he had a soft, round baby face. Looked sweet, a beta-wolf type. Smudges of dirt colored his cheeks, and he wiped them off with the back of his denim shirtsleeve. His eyes never straying from her, he smoothed out his raggedy hair and took another swig of his beer.

Sam joined Lelandi and handed her the cash. "Joe Kelly paid for your drink, miss. He works at the silver mine, which explains his slightly rough appearance. But he cleans up good." Sam gave her a wink, and returned to the bar.

Should she turn down Joe's offer? On the other hand, if he was interested in her, maybe she could discover the truth quicker.

"Thank you," she mouthed to Joe Kelly and his chest swelled.

The other guys started ribbing him in low voices. The tips of Joe's ears turned crimson.

Her stomach clenched with the notion that Larissa had had the audacity to mate with a gray, especially when she had a mate already. She'd said she wanted to find herself,
and she did. Six feet under. Yet, Lelandi couldn't help feeling it was her own fault, that if she'd taken Larissa's place back home, or even run away with her, she might have kept her safe. But what about their parents? She couldn't have left them behind—not with her dad so incapacitated—but hell, she hadn't been able to protect them either. They had been murdered anyway.

She tamped down a shudder, hating that she hadn't stopped any of it. But once she learned what had happened to Larissa and put the murderer in his grave, Lelandi was going to locate her brother and their uncle— damn both of them for leaving the family behind.

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Destiny of the Wolf 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
With the homicides of her parents and her sister Larissa allegedly committing suicide, Lelandi Wildwood no longer feels safe amongst the red werewolf pack in spite of her brother being a member. He in fact wants nothing to do with her though she is not sure why. She wants to learn why Larissa who loved life would kill herself, but hesitates until she learns the abusive alpha pack leader plans to wed her to his brother. Lelandi leaves the pack in search of understanding why her sibling took her life. She travels to Silver Town, run by the gray werewolves who detest the red.

The greywolf leader widow Darien Silver is trying to understand why his wife committed suicide. He also needs to catch the thief stealing from the economic soul of his pack¿s existence the silver mine. He enters the Silver Town¿s Tavern only to be shocked out of his fur when he sees his wife sitting inside. Lelandi and Darien have in common learning why their beloved Larissa killed herself.

DESTINY OF THE WOLF is an enjoyable satirical werewolf romantic suspense that takes a delightful bite at the mythology of moon howling shapeshifters while also ridicules racism. The support cast serves mostly to enhance understanding of the lifestyle of the packs especially that of the grey or the lead couple who risk their lives with a need to know why. Fans will relish this wonderful lampooning of the lycan legend inside an exhilarating thriller that enables the audience to get beyond the myths into the HEART OF THE WOLF.

Harriet Klausner
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Terry Spear's wolves are neither wild not tame. They live in small towns, keeping their identity secret from their human friends, running hospitals, schools, police stations, bars. There's a human girl who wants to be a nurse, but sick werewolves aren't quite the same as sick humans. And there's a girl who's pretending to be human, but wolves can tell the difference straight away. Terry Spear's wolves are sensual, sweet, dangerous and delightful, and her stories are full of intriguing details about a life so different from our own. From the family dynamics of multiple births to the curious etiquette of clothes-shedding and shape-shifting, the background to this tale rings so true I find myself listening in the night-are there wolves in Oregon? One of Terry's packs is in Oregon, though not the one the story centers on. Scenery and weather are as beautifully described as the animals, people and stories. Darien's dream wife has committed suicide. Her twin sister infiltrates the pack in search of more information, and rumors immediately fly that she wants to take her sister's place as the pack leader's wife. But Darien and Lelandi are already falling in love, and someone is not above committing murder to keep them apart. As the story progresses, the reader learns of silver bullets, rapid healing, frozen winters, Victorian underwear, and the essence of lovemaking coupled with the senses of the wolf. It all makes for a passionate, enjoyable read, full of action, mystery and romance, with love and betrayal lending spice and intrigue to the mix.
dawnmcclure More than 1 year ago
Lelandi Wildhaven will stop at nothing to find out the truth about her twin sister¿s death ¿ even if it means going against her pack¿s orders. She puts her life on the line and enters another pack¿s territory, seeking out her sister¿s widowed mate, Darien.

Darien Silver is the leader of Silver Town¿s gray lupus garou pack. His job is to keep the peace while taking care of pack business. When Lelandi arrives in his town hell ensues, and she¿s right in the thick of it. After a murder attempt on Lelandi goes awry he realizes he must find the one responsible before Lelandi suffers the same fate as her sister.

Lies are exposed, sexual awareness abounds, and all eyes of the pack are on Darien and Lelandi. Can Darien convince Lelandi she is his true mate, or will she let the lies of the past come between them?

Suspense, danger, intrigue and deceit¿all come together to create a vivid story of two lupus garous who must overcome all odds to be together. I had a hard time putting the book down because of the heroine¿s hilarious antics. She¿s the friend you always wanted to have but never wanted to piss off. The sexual tension between Darien and Lelandi is palpable. Darien¿s alpha-male ways will leave you wishing lupus garous really did exist. Tough when needed and tender when warranted, Darien is the perfect hero to fantasize about. If you¿re a fan of werewolves, or shape-shifters of any kind, be sure to check out Destiny of the Wolf by Terry Spear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok this is my third attempt to write a review on my Nook. It is a pain to type accurately and easy, toi easyto randomly delete! Of course that is not why you are reading this. I really enjoyed this book. I loved the layers of intrigue and story telling in this shape shifter murder mystery. The main female was irritating at times. Mainly when her mate, her lover would disuade her from what she wanted to do by a romp between the sheets! Toward the end, when there is a big fight scene, it seemed hurried and hard to follow. Otherwise, I found this book entertaining. I never got bored, Which I can't always say about books in this genre. I will look fir more books by this author. I recommed it!
JACLYNMIT77 More than 1 year ago
I FISISHED DESTINY OF THE WOLF AND FOUDND IT MARVELOUS. COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. TERRY SPEAR DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. TENSION GREAT, PACING GREAT, DIALOGUE AND NARRATIVE GREAT. LOOKING FORWARD TO READ HER NEXT ONE THE WHITE WOLF. I BELIEVE IT IS COMING OUT IN FEBRUARY. JACLYN DI BONA
SheilaDeeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Terry Spear¿s wolves are neither wild nor tame. They live in modern day small towns, keeping their identity secret from their human friends, running hospitals, schools, police stations, bars¿ There¿s a human girl who wants to be a nurse, but sick werewolves aren¿t quite the same as sick humans. And there¿s a girl who¿s pretending to be human, but wolves can tell the difference straight away. Terry Spear¿s wolves are sensual, sweet, dangerous and delightful, and her stories are full of intriguing details about a life so different from our own. From the family dynamics of multiple births to the curious etiquette of clothes-shedding and shape-shifting, the background to this tale rings so true I find myself listening in the night¿are there wolves in Oregon? One of Terry¿s packs is in Oregon, though not the one the story centers on, not that that was a problem. (I'll just have to read her other books.) Scenery and weather are as beautifully described as the animals, people and stories. Darien¿s dream wife has committed suicide. Her twin sister infiltrates the pack in search of more information, and rumors immediately fly that she wants to take her sister¿s place as the pack leader¿s wife. But Darien and Lelandi are already falling in love, and someone is not above committing murder to keep them apart. As the story progresses, the reader learns of silver bullets, rapid healing, frozen winters, underwear worn under ancient hooped skirts, and the essence of lovemaking coupled with the senses of the wolf. It all makes for a passionate, enjoyable read, full of action, mystery and romance, with love and betrayal lending spice and intrigue to the mix.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Destiny of the Wolf" is Terry Spear's second 'Wolf' novel published by Sourcebooks Casablanca. In this story, she pens a tale of love, greed, lust, and betrayal. At 416 'story' pages, it's certainly not a small book and the author took the opportunity to include a murder mystery and some foreshadowing for what I assume will be her next novel in this series.Lelandi's parents are dead. Her triplet brother took off several years ago and now she's just learned that her other triplet sister who ran away from an abusive marriage is dead too. But Lelandi has proof that her sister was murdered and she isn't about to let her killer get away with it. So she disguises herself as best she can and heads for the heart of enemy territory...or at least another pack's territory. You see Lelandi is a werewolf and of the royal line at that.Darien is the Alpha of his pack and runs Silver Town--the only werewolf-controlled town in the States. He's also a man who's grieving over the loss of his wife and soulmate. Even though their marriage wasn't what he thought it would be, as soon as he caught sight of the woman from his dreams, he knew she was his destiny. So when another woman who looks just like his dead wife hits town, it doesn't take long for Darien to realize just how little he knew about his wife...and that she was the 'wrong' sister.I didn't read the first book in Terry Spear's series so I don't know if that would have made any difference in how I felt about this story. It could be that I'm overdosing on werewolves, but my supernatural/paranormal critters need to have something that makes them stand out...and these didn't do that for me. The dream-mate thing might have done it, but it wasn't integrated well into the story and was more of a small tidbit than a solid part of the plot. The dream sexual encounters were cool, but once again didn't positively identify either participant for the other and so I was kind of confused as to their purpose; other, of course, than to provide a means of seduction and a way to have sex happen quickly in a story.I also found myself lost and pulled back and forth between locations and points-of-view often which sometimes exasperated me. Then there was a feeling of missing 'something' that would have made certain scenes more understandable and that bugged me too. The hero and heroine were well-matched though, and had plenty of passion for both justice and each other. The murder mystery portion was also well done with plenty of clues and suspects to consider.All in all, I'm not sorry I read "Destiny of the Wolf", but I don't know that I would recommend it to anyone who isn't a very big fan of urban fantasy. The foreshadowing for the next book in this series was subtly done, but I just don't know if it was enough to put it high on my TBR list.
samantha.1020 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lelandi Wildhaven comes to town with one thing on her mind: find her sister's murderer and then avenge her death. What she isn't prepared for is falling for her late sister's husband and finding herself in serious danger. There are a ton of suspects to choose from as none of the females and some of the males in the pack are happy that Lelandi is there and think that she is after her sister's husband and the leader of the pack Darien. And the question remains as to whether Lelandi can find her sister's killer or not...Where do I begin with this one? This was a good read for me. I really enjoyed the mystery of this story and was constantly trying to figure out who the "bad guy" was. I never did figure it out which made the suspense constant for me. I was turning the pages trying to see what would happen next as fast as I could. I liked the chemistry between Darien and Lelandi especially since Lelandi was portrayed as an alpha female werewolf. It made it seem like she was more of an equal to Darien which I thought was refreshing. My one complaint with this book was the multiple points of view and the way it would change back and forth between the characters. I would have to go back and reread at times as I wouldn't know who was talking at that point. It ended up being confusing at times especially at the beginning when everyone thought that Lelandi was her sister Larissa. Otherwise though I did like this book and am glad that I had a chance to read it. Terry Spear was a new to me author and I will be looking for more of her books in the future. Overall, a good read :)
Calisandria on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book had me confused at first.. they were calling the main person a different name, i thought that i was writen by mistake.. This action was good but it was not a fast easy read like Terry Spears other books.
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But author must have switched the characters during writing and forgot. Sisters were mixed up too much and it became fustrating to read
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308 pages. Needed proof reading, the author calls her Lelandi in one sentice and Larissa in the next and this is after the characters in the story know she is Lelandi. The author seems to have confused herself with the names.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line and for the most part, enjoyed the book. Lelandi was a likeable character at times then did stupid things to put others in danger. I liked Darin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story and characters. Only thing I noticed was that it was repetitive in some areas. Still enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Terry Spear!!! I love all of her books in her wolf series. She always comes up with delicious plot lines and ends them with a happy ending. She makes the reader feel a sense of closure at the end of the book. Highly, highly recommend!
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first in the series.  Each book must represent a different couple and possibly a different pack.  This book seemed to have more mystery involved and more side stories going on than the first and it was easy to get lost in the world and hard to put the book down when real life called.  I do have to admit to being very confused in the beginning, but I'm sure that's what the author was going for.  I'm interested to see if the series continues to get better with each book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy all of Terry Spear's book. I'd highly recommend all her work.
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