Tore Vargr finds his world turned upside down when he is forced to choose between the love of his life and the life he loves. He chooses Annike, disrespects his brother, Erik, and sets off a chain of events that shape his life in a way he could never have imagined.
Outlawed from his clan, Tore embraces his new responsibilities of father and protector as he carves out a new life in a human world. But a jealous brother has a long memory and Erik is nothing if not patient when it comes to exacting revenge. When Tore's past catches up with his present, he has to learn to pull from an inner strength.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all.
One is evil: it is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, jealousy, resentment, lies.
The other is good: it is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, truth.
The wolf that wins?
The one you feed.
Spanning two generations The Wolf You Feed is the first book in a heartbreaking trilogy set in the shape-shifting worlds of werewolves and Skin Walkers.
The story continues in
Hold On, book 2
An Unbreakable Will, Book 3
About the Author
Angela Stevens is the author of the contemporary adult romance books, contemporary Fantasy, and Children's Classic style Fantasy.
Angela is British born but moved to the United States a decade ago. Always a keen traveler, she has enjoyed spending time living outside of her native country. She is an ex-teacher and the mother of two children. When empty nest syndrome threatened, Angela turned to writing novels to fill her growing free time. As her hobby grew she found storytelling began to fill her waking hours.
Her debut novel, Lemon Drops and Love grew out of her voracious appetite for reading. After one particularly momentous year, where she consumed over one hundred paper backs, Angela Stevens decided to attempt her own. The story is set in her local town and the setting for her love story was partly inspired by her passion for ice hockey. "I discovered ice hockey when I first moved to America. We went first to see an Anaheim Ducks game when I was visiting L.A. We all loved it so much when we came home we went to watch our local team. Now I'm a rabid Washington Capitals fan, and can often be found 'rocking the red' at the Verizon center supporting the Washington Capitals."
In Angela's stories, you will always find a hero to fall in love with and a heroine who will be worthy of his love. Her characters are three dimensional and down to earth. She writes with a strong voice and in a gritty style weaving tension and suspense throughout her narrative. Her characters come to life and whisk you away, whether into a romantic or fantasy setting. Which ever you chose, be prepared to laugh out loud, cry and fall in love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Wolf You Feed is one of Angela Stevens's best efforts. And she gets better from book to book, so this is not one you should skip over. I was lucky enough to encounter a free version of TWYF when it was being serialized online, and I'm actually a reader who has a hard time with most novels -- my attention span is short -- but this one has a moral payload that you scantly notice while you are being drawn in and entertained. Don't just buy it, READ it. And read it closely. There's gifts in it to be had.
This is my review of 'The Wolf You Feed' by Angela Stevens. I didn't know what to expect with this book when I started it. I was lead to believe there would be little if any gratuitous sex and for that reason alone was excited to read it. I enjoy a story for being good entertainment and if making love is a necessary action to the plot, so be it. To say I was shocked by this story is a major understatement. It took a couple of chapters to get the major players filled in and the the story took off like a rocket. We have young love, heartache, tragedy and emotional growth. This book is only the first of a trilogy but in itself covers three generations. Our hero grows up with love only to find that love dependent on clan mores. When he tries to fight against those mores for love he finds out how very insane life can become. He continues to show his incredible strength as life takes him in crazy directions. Always he has the hope born of love. Will he be able to hold his family together after a horrendous act of violence threatens his very sanity? I can't wait for the next in this series to find out!
I received an ARC of The Wolf You Feed for an honest review. What an awesome story! I was expecting the usual shifter genre with the alpha male and on, .. on, but I was very surprised with the different approach taken by Angela Stevens. She grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I could not put the book down, even when I couldn’t see through my tears. Ms Stevens has woven together Werewolves, Native American, Skin-Walkers and Humans into a a amazing, exciting story about Tore and his life after he was forced to leave his pack. The story is about family love, guilt, remorse and hope woven within the paranormal elements in the book. Tore the youngest of seven brothers is forced to leave his home. The book is about his travels after he leaves his pack family. His wife’s best friend is pregnant and Tore becomes the father to her son as well as his, raising them as brothers. While evading the trackers sent after him, Tore eventually arrives in Hot Springs, AK and he finds Liam, one of his brothers. After living and working with his brother for several years, he goes back to the area near the Pack. Tragedy strikes, he and his family are taken in by the skin walkers, where they stay until they are healed. Now another chapter in Tore’s life begins. We follow Tore’s family until his sons are at the age they go through Transition. Ms. Stevens weaves together the different threads in the story letting you understand the relationships among all the characters as the book develops into an engrossing must read book. Keep a box of kleenex handy. What a Great Read, I can’t wait to continue the saga.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I had never read anything by this author before so this book was a surprise. It is sprinkled with native American practice and beliefs. A mix of werewolf and native American characters, this is a rather unique way to view the paranormal. The story opens with a werewolf (Tore) who has transitioned into his adult wolf and goes to ask his father (the alpha) for his blessing to mate Annike, also a werewolf. His father tells him no, he is allowing Erik, his oldest brother, to mate Annike. Tore is devastated and attacks Erik, but is stopped by the others. His father tells him he will accept his decision or leave. Tore decides to leave but goes to let Annike know. She tells him he is her mate and she will go with him. The next morning early they are leaving when Annike's friend Nea comes running and insists on going with them. Nea is to mate Felix in a few days so Annike & Tore don't understand why she would want to leave. She tells them she is pregnant and it isn't Felix's cub (and that's a whole other story). They can't dissuade her so the 3 of them set out, moving as swiftly as possible. Tore comes up with a plan to throw off his brother and the trackers and they are successful until Annike and Nea are ready to deliver. He knows he has to find a safe place for them to live. The story continues on through their lives, the trials they face, the joy of having more children until Nea can no longer hide her unhappiness. She misses Felix and wants to go back to him. And so the adventure begins again. This is an excellent story, very well developed but quite interesting. It was hard to put down. At the end Tore is listening to Hania's proverb..."Inside me, there is a fight raging between two wolves. One wolf is anger, bitterness, self-pity, jealousy and sorrow. The other wolf is love, faith, hope, peace, forgiveness, and joy. Both wolves are strong, and they battle fiercely. Inside each of us this battle is so, even in you...which wolf will win? The wise elder replied, The one you feed. The only thing I didn't care for was the ending felt a little abrupt.