A bet between Eros, the God of love & desire, and Chloe (Chlotho), the Fate of birth, leads to a year filled with match-making and passion.
Gideon Deckard is finally getting a little time away from the Keystone Predator Pack to go wolf. All he has planned is a week of running wild through the Grand Canyon before the hiking season starts back up. Once it does, he'll go back to what he does best...being the Alpha he was born to be.
Ryder Sparks can barely contain her excitement. She's taking a week off from work at the family store, Sparks Sporting & Outdoors, and going on her dream vacation. A four day hiking trip on a lesser traveled trek through the Grand Canyon. The season has opened early and she was the first to get the coveted pass. She's looking forward to pushing herself on her first solo trip and discovering who she was really meant to be.
A run in with a massive grey wolf has Ryder stumbling and getting knocked out. When she wakes up, she's back in her tent and there's a hunky man there to help her get back on her feet. When she finds out he's a wolf-shifter instead of freaking out, she decides to go on the adventure of a lifetime with him. Now all she has to do is convince Gideon to give her a chance to be his one and only Luna.
NOTE: Mystic Zodiac is a 12 book series. It is NOT a serial. Each book ends in a happily ever after for the main couple. However, the prologue and epilogue of each story follows the Gods that kick off the series, Eros and Chlotho (aka Chloe). At the end of the series the bet between the two will come to a conclusion.
Mystic Zodiac Series Order:
Thane: January ~ Angel
Parvati: February ~ God/Goddess
Gideon: March ~ Shifter
Lisa: April ~ Nymph
Celeste: May ~ Fae
Willow: June ~ Witch
Amber: July ~ Siren
Adrian: August ~ Dragon
Colby: September ~ Djinn
Lucas: October ~ Vampire
Mace: November ~ Spirit
Falcon: December ~ Demon
|Series:||Mystic Zodiac , #3|
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About the Author
Brandy is a Navy brat, prior enlisted Army, current Army wife, and mom. She lives in Virginia with her husband of almost 20 years, their three kids and one dog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I did receive this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Gideon and Ryder are the third couple to be matched in Brandy Walker’s Zodiac Series. I loved this match. I have really enjoyed this series but this couple is my favorite to date. Gideon and Ryder are a perfect mix and balance to each other’s strengths, their chemistry and attraction is instant and hot. Gideon is the alpha shifter, not looking for love or a mate till he catches the scent of Ryder then his world tips. She is feisty and not afraid to be herself. It is a quick but good read and can easily be read as a standalone story but I also love the ongoing game and building attraction between Eros and Chloe. Can’t wait to see what is planned for next month. A must read for anyone who loves shifters and paranormal romance.
Gideon is the third in the Mystic Zodiac series. It is a standalone book that introduces the wager that Cupid and Chloe, one of the Fates, is having over getting couples together. This challenge is getting nature loving and outdoorsy Ryder together with Gideon. Only it’s not really good outdoors weather and there is a very short window to get them together, just days. It’s a good thing that Gideon is a wolf shifter who needs to find some alone time in the woods. Oh, and a little teensy bit convenient that Ryder has won an early hiking pass. Almost like it was fated. Gideon is surprised by Ryder even if he doesn’t want a mate yet. Gideon catches Ryder off guard and she has an accident. It’s this accident that forces Gideon to take care of Ryder and make sure that she goes home with him. Ryder may not understand the whole mating thing, but she knows that if it’s meant to be then it should be. She’s not as frightened by the whole mate process as Gideon would expect. She’s actually rather sweet about it. As Gideon and Ryder are trying to work out the mating process, there is always family to work around. It was good to see everyone come together and work it out. I really liked Ryder, finding her warm and nice. Gideon was as hot sexy alpha as one could want. I enjoyed the wager and the interplay between Cupid and Chloe. Their wager could get very interesting as they get towards the end of the 12 months.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL STORY, LOVE, FUNNY, AND THE GODS. I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE. I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW AND HERE IS MY HONEST OPINION OVER 18 I completely enjoyed this story and I look forward to many more. You have the gods Eros, the God of love and desire, and Chloe(Chlotho),the of birth, have a year long bet , filled with match making and passion. Ryder Sparks, the only daughter with 2older brothers (Cameron and Nathan), 1 younger brother (Jonathan). Mom(Julie) and Dad(Drake) own Sparks Sporting and Outdoors store. Ryder is going on her first solo hike in Grand Canon, Five days she plans to do in four. And you know it will not go as planed, she will get to her first camp and sleep. It will be the morning when she goes to the river to fill her water so she can pack and take off that things will start getting off her well planned hike. Now as there has must be a hero , Alpha Gideon Deckard will cover that part wonderfully, He is off to roam the Grand Canyon , before hiking season opens,he thinks. Now these two are the ones the God Eros has challenged the god Chloe to get them to fall in love in 2 weeks instead of the 4 she normally has because they will not get to the same area till then. And they are true mates, He knows it but does not know how to tell her , and keep her from running away if she ever comes to. Though he needs to give the young woman some credit, she figures things ( All Of It) out for herself,even with a splitting headache,swollen foot and a small amount of time she was knocked out. She also faced that she had to end her trip, due to injury. She thinks he can take her home, He thinks ,she is my mate, I am taking her home...Mine no ours. Now can he get her to agree that his home is our home? How will his clan react? How can he keep the other male wolves away from his unclaimed mate? But how can he handle this little spitfire mate? Who is used to dealing with her three over protective brothers and father, at least her mother understands( more then she does it seems). Then if he can manage all this , he will have to tell her family he is keeping her, if she agrees.
What a thoroughly enjoyable read! A bet between Eros and Chloe jumpstarts the meeting between Gideon and Ryder. Not having read the first two, I must say the chemistry between Eros and Chloe was as hot as that between Gideon and Ryder. I look forward to reading more about those two deities. Gideon, Alpha of the Keystone Predator pack, goes running wolf through the Grand Canyon before the hiking season starts, coming off of a relationship breakup. Meanwhile Ryder, who works for her family's sporting goods store, is thankful she got her permit to hike in the Grand Canyon and plans to go by herself. Having three protective older brothers has been somewhat stifling for her. After making the journey to get her permit from a couple of very strange rangers, Ryder can barely hold back her excitement. Always fascinated by wolves, when Ryder sees one she attempts to get a closer look, which starts a chain of events leading her to be mate-claimed by Gideon. However, don't think for a minute Gideon is going to have everything his way, she's had a lifetime of dealing with men. Gideon is a hot, easy read. Although short, it's well-written and flows nicely over the pages. I enjoyed reading this tale and will have to go back and pick up the first two in the series, as they sound just as entertaining. (I was gifted an ARC for independent review)
This series just keeps getting better and better. This book was a ton of fun. Gideon is an Alpha wolf who just wants to have fun. Ryder is out to make it on her own. Neither counted on the other or any help from Eros and Chloe. It was such fun watching them find each other. I guess they learned that love finds you when you least expect it.