Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer.
But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.
After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers — except for Ally.
Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim.
And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs.
Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?
Point of view:
This is the first book in the Mercury Pack series, but this series is intertwined with Wright’s Phoenix Pack series. (see chart below) I wouldn’t start here – reading/listening to books 1-4 of the Phoenix Pack will give you background on the huge number of characters as well as how they fit together. Starting with Feral Sins. Both series are incredibly formulaic (I think she might just copy/paste the anal conversation for each book), yet somehow it works for me as I’ve purchased them all in audio and have listened multiple times. They’re funny, emotional, sweet, s-e-x-y as heck, irreverent, and sometimes downright corny.
Spiral of Need is another favorite of mine. It was nice to get to know Derren (introduced in Carnal Secrets, Phoenix #3) better as well as the introduction of Ally. Wright expands on the abilities of seers in a way that benefits the packs and creates a unique twist to dealing with their enemies. A few more secondary characters are introduced and we get to know other pack members better.
Jill Redfield continues to be AMAZING. This is a HUGE cast of characters, male and female, young and old ~ and even though the packs are expanding and merging, she *still* manages to give them all unique voices and characteristics. You know exactly who is talking at any given time. I also like that the characters are the same throughout the whole series – which makes it easy to binge the audios.
The Phoenix Pack books are intertwined with Wright’s Mercury Pack series.
Chronological reading/listening order:
- Feral Sins (Phoenix #1)
- Wicked Cravings (Phoenix #2)
- Carnal Secrets (Phoenix #3, this book establishes the Mercury Pack and it’s series)
- Dark Instincts (Phoenix #4)
- Spiral of Need (Mercury #1)
- Savage Urges (Phoenix #5)
- Force of Temptation (Mercury #2)
- Fierce Obsessions (Phoenix #6)
- Lure of Oblivion (Mercury #3)
- Wild Hunger (Phoenix #7)
- Echoes of Fire (Mercury #4)
- Untamed Delights (Phoenix #8)
- Shards of Frost (Mercury #5)
About the Author:
From Suzanne Wright’s website: I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something, whether it was stories, poems, or even songs – though I can’t carry a tune. I only have one rule when I’m writing a book which is that it has to have a happy ending. Other than that, pretty much anything goes. I write stories that I would enjoy reading and then I just hope that others will enjoy them too.
I was born and raised in England where I live with my husband (a person who doesn’t judge me for hearing voices in my head – how often do you come across people like that?), and my two demanding children.
You can connect with Suzanne Wright here:
My Favorite Quotes
You got under my skin, became my obsession. There’s no going back – Spiral of Need by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #Mercury Pack #ShiftersTweet
I’ll never take you for granted, never purposely hurt you, and never betray you in any sense of the word—I swear that to you. – Spiral of Need by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #Mercury Pack #ShiftersTweet
His hands were firm, purposeful, and possessive as they roved and clutched her hard enough to bruise. – Spiral of Need by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #Mercury Pack #ShiftersTweet