Wolf's Bane

Wolf's Bane

by Ash Krafton


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ISBN-13: 9781939056078
Publisher: Pink Narcissus Press
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Ash Krafton is a writer of all things spec fic. She believes spectacular endings make the best beginnings... Why not? One billion black holes can't be wrong.

Her first novel BLEEDING HEARTS: Book One of the Demimonde is available through Pink Narcissus Press. The manuscript earned finalist distinction in several Romance Writers of America 2011 competitions and has earned several other awards. The follow-up BLOOD RUSH (Demimonde #2) was published in 2013 and the third installment WOLF'S BANE (Demimonde #3) is expected mid-2014.

Her urban fantasy novelette STRANGER AT THE HELL GATE is available through the Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press. A new paranormal romance WORDS THAT BIND is also forthcoming through TWRP.

In addition to novel-length fiction, Ash enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, some of which earned awards and distinction in several national competitions. One of her poems was selected as a Pushcart prize nominee. She's a member of Pennwriters, RWA, Pikes Peak Writers, SFPA, and the Maryland Writers Association. She also contributes to Query Tracker's blog at

Ash resides with her family in a rural town in the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. She'll never leave, either, because coal is just another example of a spectacular ending waiting for a brilliant beginning. (It's kinda fitting.) And because, like a black hole, once you're in...

...you can never get out.

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Wolf's Bane 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read on August 20, 2014 Book Info  Paperback, 370 pages Expected publication: June 15th 2014 by Pink Narcissus Press ISBN 139781939056078 edition language English series Demimonde #3 other editions None found Source:Digital copy from AUTHOR in exchange for honest review Book Buy Links  Amazon  B&N  BOOK SYNOPSIS Since becoming oracle to the demivampire two years ago, advice columnist Sophie has battled werewolves and survived a vampire attack (or two). However, not only was she powerless to save her lover Marek when he slipped to the brink of evolution, she also witnessed his transformation into a falcon, the symbol of Horus United.  Sophie’s quest to save Marek is further complicated when rock star Dierk Adeluf – who also happens to be the king of the Werekind – invites her backstage after a concert. Just when it seems she will find respite from heartache, Sophie is bitten by a werewolf and Dierk decides she is destined to be his queen.  Sophie is caught between the demivamps she loves and the Were who commands her to love him. Throw in his jealous wanna-be girlfriend and an ambush by witches, and there you have the big mess that Sophie calls her life. And, hello? Her soul mate is still a bird. She’s supposed to be the girl with all the answers, but Sophie needs more than a little advice--she needs divine intervention. My Thoughts As the 3rd and final book in Demimonde series you would hope for the author to finally provide a happy ending for Sophie, that wish is granted but on the way to it is one obstacle after another that will come as no surprise to readers of book 1 Bleeding Hearts and book 2 Blood Rush . In Wolfsbane we find Sophie Galen finally embracing the power she wields as the Sophia, we also find her still pining for her lost love Marek with a hole in her heart that nothing seems able to fill. Trying to relax and relieve some of the stress she has been under Sophie consents to attending a show with Dally by one of her longtime favorite rock performers Dierk Adeluf, this proves to be very much to her liking as she actually gets to meet Dierk and even go backstage where they talk about everything and nothing.  The connection that Dierk and Sophie form is not one to take lightly, according to his beliefs she is his fated mate and in accordance with Werekinder history if she turns into were on the full moon after being bitten than as King of the Were’s she will become his Queen. While I will admit that Dierk was great he was not as good a fit for Sophie as Marek, she knows deep in her heart that her love was given to one man and no matter how much she wishes otherwise there will never be another who can make her feel the same. Focusing on the relationship that Dierk slowly builds with Sophie, her conflicted feelings about him and her duties to the DV’s, the story brings the reader into new territory while also resolving past issues by the end of the book. There is a very nice twist or two that author Ash Krafton throws into the mix that manages to clear up the confusion and brings a resolution that finally gives Sophie a chance to make her long awaited fondest wish come true. Without a doubt this was my favorite of the trilogy, it ended on a positive note which made me happy. [Digital copy from AUTHOR in exchange for honest review]
DesPutaski More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone. Of course, it always helps if you’ve read the others but you won’t have any issue staying caught up with what’s going on. Sophie Galen is trying to get on with her life, but she’s also trying to find a way to bring Marek, her one true love, back. He was turned into a falcon and follows Sophie just about everywhere. It seems that nothing in her life would ever be simple. She’s lost the only person she feels she could ever love and then…. she’s bitten by a Werewolf and the Were King informs her that he believes she is his soul mate. At first I didn’t like Dierk (the King) and I didn’t like him for Sophie. I guess maybe I was somehow hoping that Marek would return and everything would be as it should be (in my mind anyway). But as the story went on I really started to like Dierk. Of course, the Demivampires and the Werewolves do not get along, so Sophie is at odds all the time about having to choose a side, since she is the demivamp Oracle after all! The one thing that I didn’t like was the plot between Sophie and Rodrian (who happens to be Marek’s brother). He acts like a completely lovesick puppy around her, yet he has a mate. His affections towards her were a little more than “brotherly”. It seemed that every day was a new dilemma for Sophie and I really wanted her to get her HEA. And the ending was perfect. It wasn’t exactly as I imagined it would be, but everything felt right with the way things ended…she was happy and because of the way things were left there is definitely a possibility for more for these characters down the road, but I won’t hold my breath. This book will elicit a full range of emotions. And even though this can be read as a standalone, I would recommend picking up the first two books so that everything makes sense. If you are a lover of vampires, werewolves and romance you will enjoy this book.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Krafton returns to the world of DVs with the same approachable and easy tone that we’ve come to know her for.  This world is developed in vivid clarity, allowing you to walk right into the pages alongside the characters.  The story does start out a little slow, but within a few chapters it’s off and rolling again.  By the end I could barely put it down.   It was an extremely gripping story where you can’t wait to see what happens next but never want it to end. Krafton’s writing style draws you directly to the plight of the main character.  It’s very personal on her part.  Krafton does continue to develop her as an individual, yet relies heavily on previous novels for her development.  There were a couple of times I just wanted to tell her to suck it up and deal with it, but that personality quirk helped make the main character who she is.  The supporting cast rounds out the cast nicely.  They are quite diverse in both nature and personality.  I absolutely loved learning about the various types and races of supernaturals in this world.  They become quite prominent in this instalment.   This novel is definitely a brilliant addition to the series, but a word of warning, this series really should be read in order.  Krafton’s unique voice and excellence as a novelist make it a must read in the world of the supernatural. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
BrandiBea More than 1 year ago
I received a copy to review from the author. I had been waiting what seemed like an eternity (but not really) for this book.  I loved the first two books and felt at home with the characters.After the ending of the second book, I had to know what happened next.  Sophie Galen is trying to move on and be happy while at the same time she is determined to find a way to bring back Marek. She goes to a concert with her friends and is bitten by a werewolf and told she is meant to be mated to the Were King. Sophie is shocked and beyond upset about this at first. She tries and tries to tell the Were King, Dierk, that she is not meant to be his but Dierk has his mind set that the moon chose her and that it is destiny. Dierk then courts her the most that she will allow. During the courting, Sophie tries to prepare herself for when she is supposed to turn into a werewolf, continues to search for a way to bring back Marek, and tries to save Rodrian from being crushed by his mate. I was a bit irked at first by Dierk being a new love interest for Sophie because I felt that she was meant to be with Marek. As the story went on and we got to learn more about Dierk, I found myself liking him more and more. I was anxious to see how this story would end though...mostly because I was torn between which ending I wanted for Sophie. I felt bad for Sophie on so many levels. Her life just seemed like nothing would ever be simple for her. She is torn romantically, has to deal with snobby interns and infuriating mates/wanna-be-mates, numerous attacks/threats on her life, and her future seeming to change every other day by some new dilemma.   In the end, I was beyond happy with the ending for Sophie. It felt so right for her and it was nice to see her finally at peace with everything and happy. I was on such an emotional roller-coaster throughout this book but it was a great ride. I was irritated, mad beyond belief, bawling my eyes out, surprised, and happy while reading this book. I would happily re-read the whole series over and over!