December 23rd, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Cascadia Wolves: Enforcer

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enforcer

Cascadia Wolves: ENFORCER: Nina Reyes is a just barely reformed grifter who has left her past and her criminal record behind. That is until her brother shows up on her doorstep with some rogue werewolves out to kill him.

Nina gets drawn into the web of intrigue further when Lex Warden, Cascadia Pack’s Enforcer, comes to her for help and she ends up needing his protection.

There’s missing viral agents, the werewolf mafia, death threats, arson and a whole lot of scorching sex and acerbic wit between them.

Welcome to the Northwest and Casadia Pack.

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

If werewolves were real, would you want to become one? Why or why not?

91 comments to “Book-of-the-Day: Cascadia Wolves: Enforcer”

  1. I would like to be one. It must be great to be able to run free on four legs. And of course the opportunity to meet Alpha males are not to be missed! :o)
    Tamsyn


  2. Absolutely! The sense of freedom that would accompany it would be awesome. The chance to experience what could be similar to an everyday animal would be an advantage also — I’ve always been curious. :grin:


  3. In the sense that I could change whenever I wanted to then yes I wouldn’t mind being a werewolf.


  4. That would depend on so many factors. What are the drawbacks? What are the advantages?

    My knee-jerk reaction, though, was “Oh, $%#@! yeah!”


  5. I think I’d like to become a werewolf to experience the freedom of running in the wikd, having enhanced senses, and just being able to become human and animal.

    God Bless,
    Rhonda


  6. No thanks.
    A werewolf is too much aggression and snarling.
    Then there’s being so hairy. I’m not persnickety but what if I got fleas?

    And don’t talk to me about lunar cycles – as a woman I already have enough trouble with those!


  7. No way! I’m not much of a meat eater, I find fur coats too hot, and I’m more of a cat person, LOL! Werewolves are fun to read about though!


  8. I think I would like to become a werewolf, so I could experience the freedom to run. Wolves have always been one of my favorite animals, so to experience what it would be like to be one would be interesting. It would also be nice to experience enhanced senses and of course meeting an alpha male.


  9. It depends, but i believe it has a lot of perks like not having to wear clothes. Meeting alpha men. But I can’t think of any cons at the moment.


  10. Nope not for me! I like reading about them but; wouldn’t want to be one. I am crabby enough without being one. LOL.
    Happy Holidays.


  11. I would love to be a werewolf, they are so beautiful, fierce, loyal, and strong.


  12. I think being a werewolf might be fun. And hey the hot steamy…..well you get the picture.

    Merry Christmas everyone!


  13. Maybe! Probably, I’ve loved all the books I’ve read about them and they do sound like a lot of fun!!


  14. I don’t know. I think that it might be fun, but being hot all the time would suck. I have a hard enough time dealing with hot flashes, lol.


  15. Nope, the werewolf thing is not for me. I love dogs, but a were dog of any sort is pretty yuck to me. I have a hard time with that storyline even.


  16. No I don’t think so. So much seems to be beyond a Weres control; you’re ruled by the moon phases, then there’s that pesky heat thing, and having some pack Alpha rule your life – I’m not good with the orders thing.


  17. I’d have to pass on that, I’m not into that much hair and not much of a meat eater!


  18. I don’t think I’d like to be a werewolf. I don’t really like meat as a human, so raw…I don’t think so. And depending on whose version of werewolves, I don’t like the idea of not being in control of myself.


  19. Uh…I don’t think so. I have enough bad hair days as it is :razz:


  20. I would want to really investigate it (can’t go into anything blind) before I made a choice. Of course if I had to decide right now then I gues my answer would be “DEFINITELY” :grin:


  21. If i could change at will then yes it would be cool to have better senses.


  22. I would like to be one. I think it would be cool to be able to run free in the woods.


  23. It would depend… it might be fun to experience, but there are some downsides that I think I wouldn’t care for long term. Probably not ;)


  24. If had the opportunity to be a Werewolf would do it in a second with no second thoughts….
    The chance to be my favorite animal, a wolf would be a gift beyond all expectation. The drawbacks of course would have to be taken in stride one day at a time until could master my “dual” nature of human and beast..

    Jackie B Central Texas


  25. I don’t think that I would want to be one, but I wouldn’t mind being bitten by one! I think I have a thing about being bitten!

    Tami


  26. I like the thought of werewolves, but I wouldn’t want to be one. Like my human form, lol.


  27. Actually no, they are really cool, but I do not care for bloody food and all of that hair, oh my… I have to clean up enough of it from my 3 dogs and cat! I would not need to add myself to the shedding mix! :wink:


  28. I would have to study all the advantages and disadvantages, but I would probably do it. The freedom would probably be the biggest factor for me, and probably overrule any drawbacks I found…


  29. I would love to be one. I love nature so much. It would be wonderful to be able to run around out in the wild.


  30. Oh yeah! The ability to change and since I grew up on the Great Plains, I would be able to track all the animals. We found out this fall we have mountain lions traveling through our land.


  31. Yes, I would. It would be great to have all the strength, and the freedom that they have.


  32. Hmmm I would give it a try because I would love to experience the strengthe and the chance to run in the woods and howl at the moon!


  33. Yes I would want to be one. I’d love that sense of freedom and wildness. It would be so different from my real life where I’m cool, calm, and collected.


  34. I don’t think I would like to be a werewolf. The temptation to “take out” everyone I didn’t like or had had words with would be too great, then the guilt of killing them would be too much for me to handle. I love reading about them, but that’s it.


  35. No, I would not want to be a werewolf. I love reading about them, but that is too wild of an existence for me. Maybe I am not brave enough to do something like that :)


  36. Oh Yeah. I love wolves and it seems weres encompass the whole thing from strength to the sensuality.

    Gabrielle


  37. Well, I like venison and enjoy sitting out in the woods during hunting season. I could see giving up the rifle in favor of the bite. Plus, how crazy would it be to be able to scratch behind your ear with your foot? :mrgreen:


  38. What a awesome contest ya’ll have running! Cool Beanies!
    As to the question, I would date a werewolf (heck sometimes I think I already am!) but I don’t think I would like to be one. The hairiness would be a big issue and I am already a let’s say bit grumpy, add werewolf and full moon….oh yeah that would be fun!
    Fun question!


  39. If it would make me walk again, in a heartbeat I would become a werewolf. Or anything else that would work.


  40. I wouldn’t want to. I would feel that some of my life was taken from me. I’m kinda a control freak. LOL.


  41. Yes I would so want to be a werewolf. I would love to run in a pack and find a mate for life.


  42. If werewolves were real I don’t think i would like to be one. For this reason the whole change thing seems painful. Not to mention if they were real Hunters… I don’t think I would like to get shot so someone could stuff me lol. I love reading about them and I find them wonderfully intresting in books though.


  43. No thank you. I have enough problems with my hair without having a whole body loaded with it! Also the thought of having a natural “wet dog fur” odor isn’t appealing.


  44. If werewolves were real, would you want to become one? Why or why not?

    That’d be awesome. ha cuz i could help ppl and i could change when i want… haha and no one could bully on me. aha cuz i’d be one bad a mo fo.


  45. Yeah, having super strength would be great :)


  46. It depends on what kind of werewolf, but probably not, I like myself human.


  47. mh.. after giving it some thought I would say No – I already have a special time once a month I don’t need a second one ;) my family would kill me ;) or give me away to a circus *gg*


  48. I think if I were like the werewolves in Kresley Cole’s series I would def really consider it. Not too sure about eating meat raw..,yuck.


  49. No, I don’t think so. All that hair would make me itch.


  50. Hi Anya ;)
    If I could be a Werewolf I would be one … only if I could be like Kelley Armstrong’s Clayton.
    :)
    Merry Christmas,
    Rob


  51. I would not want to be a werewolf. Lost of any time with my family or loved is not acceptable just because the moon is out. LOL. Would not want my life ruled by anything or anyone but me. Been there done that.

    Great giveaway. Thanks for opportunity to enter.


  52. I would like to become a werewolf just for the experience and solidarity. I would like to know what it is to just let go everymonth, and escape the pressures of our world a day or two! What a wish.
    The wildness and nature-connection are just bonuses, I promise.

    LiLi


  53. It would really depend on what werewolves were really like. Different authors portray them differently, and some I would like and others I would not.


  54. I’d love to be a werewolf. To be able to shift and have all that scorching sex. *grinning*

    Oops, my inner hussy let loose…I had nothing to do with it. *sly smile* :wink:


  55. I don’t think so—-my husband is allergic to pet dander.


  56. I would not mind being a were but I think I would prefer to be like a wereleopard than a werewolf. If I could choose. If wolf was my only choice then oh ya I would so not mind being one.


  57. No, I definitely would not want to be a werewolf. I’m on enough medications now trying to stop mood swings and out-of-control situations — adding werewolf to my daily routine would just send me over the edge!:-) Is there a medication for “werewolf”? What are the side effects? Just wondering….


  58. Sure! Strong, fast, eats rabbits, what’s not to like??


  59. If werewolves were real, I’d turn to one. Cause umm.. I have a major crush on Jacob from Twilight :)


  60. If werewolves were real, yes I would like to be one. I would love the opportunity to change shape.


  61. I would not like to be a werewolf. I would hate the full moon and not being able to control myself.

    Plus, I already have issues with unwanted hair growth as a human, I don’t need to be all furry, too!


  62. Omgosh yes I would love to be a werewolf for the strength alone plus the being part of a pack .
    oh and yeah the alpha males whoo-hoo
    Have a good day.
    Ann


  63. Well it depends, if the werewolves are bad or good. I like werewolves in most books, & i like that they stay in packs and care for each other. SO i guess i would like it. There is more to like i just cant say it on the comments page :wink: .


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  65. :confused:
    Not sure, I don’t think so, all the ones I see in movies aren’t all there in the head. It’s like they have left thier body and a vicious animal has taken over and they are slobbery and just so wicked looking. But if they are like the ones in stories they retain thier brain functions and are sexy and not slobbery. So it would depend on which version.
    Zina


  66. I’m pretty sure that I would. Can’t see why I wouldn’t as long as I turn into a classy looking animal and not something gross. Plus, it would be cool to run the woods and fields as a predator at the top of the food chain.

    Deidre


  67. I’d have to say no. Because of all the tv/movies I’ve seen, wolves have not had a sexy transformation. And if I’m gonna be supernatural, I wanna be sexay!!


  68. Not sure if I would want to be at the mercy of the moon’s cycles or anything else for that matter. And I am not into red meat -ugh!
    Now, the whole alpha male aspect? Umm, that changes everything, doesn’t it! Werewolve males can be tall, dark and handsome.


  69. I think I would want to; I think there’s a lot to experience as a ware that humans can’t.


  70. Alpha males??? I am so there… tall… taut… tasty… tantalizing…


  71. Absolutely!

    I’m already an avid camper & hiker. I love the wilderness and would welcome the opportunity to see it wtihout the worry of unshaved hairy legs!


  72. I don”t think it would be for me personally, but if there was a way to just try it on for fun without it being a permanent change I would be up for the experience


  73. I think it would be fun and interesting to be a where animal. Love the alpha males for sure


  74. Yes I would; the freedom of running through the woods, the air whistling around you, enjoying the hunt. Then changing back to have yet another kind of freedom, to love. Yes I would.


  75. There could be advantages of being a werewolf but I would not want fleas. Do you think I would have to wear a flew collar?


  76. I don’t think I would, now being mated to one might be another story :)


  77. If werewolves were real, I’m not sure I’d want to become one. It all depends on which of the rules regarding werewolves would actually apply in reality. If it’s an uncontrollable change on every full moon, no thank you. However, if it’s a change that can be controlled and occurs when I would want it to, I might enjoy it.


  78. If werewolves were real, would you want to become one? Why or why not?

    Hmmm. Very hard question. While I definitely like the idea of a fierce protector, I’m note so sure that as a modern woman, I’d deal very well taking orders from the alpha male.

    Oh, the brute masculinity, trustworthiness and protection of the alpha male would be wonderful, for a while. After that, I fear my independace would rear its ugly head! lol


  79. I Would only want to become one if the one that I loved was one two.then we could run to getter in the wild. :smile:
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com


  80. I have much love for furry alpha males but i don’t think i would want to join their ranks.

    I have no objection to dating one though.


  81. No, I really have no desire to become a werewolf. Too much fur and too many “animal” instincts to have to follow.


  82. Hmmm If werewolves were real then I’d have to say yes, I wouldn’t mind being a werewolf but on one condition…I get to mate with a sexy alpha male ;)


  83. sure iw ould the whole matingf or life would be awesome i already have the alpha male would be pretty ok id be down with it mainlybecause of the strenth and the mates


  84. Yes! It would be interesting and fun!


  85. No thanks! I’d much rather read about them! There are too many good stories out there to miss.


  86. I love this book. I believe its one of my favorite of Lauren’s I’d love to have this in paperback. Nina is one of my favorite heroines. I need to reread this one.


  87. Do you mean to tell me that they are not real??? I would love to become one just for the healing factor when injured or the strength and agility. Add to it the possiability of longer life and who wouldn’t want to be a werewolf.


  88. Only way I’d like it is if I had a hunky werewolf hero at home and I still got to be human part of the time:)


  89. Yes I would love to become one because I’m a alot more active at night, run freely at night, be able to heal quickly, strength and agility.


  90. I’d love to be a shapeshifter. Wolf is good if it’s all that’s available. The strength and healing ability, the joy of running free. although if I had a choice, I’d prefer either a tiger, bear or dragon as my second form. Or to be able to shift to any animal I wished would be the ultimate.

    Happy Holidays!!


  91. A thousand times, yes. Even just once, I’d love to experience running through the woods surrounded by pack and singing.