GENRE: Paranormal Romance
The phone’s strident ringing woke me up, and I glanced over at the bedside clock blazing
5:13 A.M. Too damn early for anything.
Tempted to dive back under the covers, I checked the caller ID: Connell. Crap. The previous night’s events came pouring back: me turning into a wulfkin outside the full moon, running with the pack all night, collecting my keys from the woods, and ditching
Connell again. On top of that, I never retrieved the old books for the elixir. Double crap.
I pushed my legs over the edge of the bed, scrunched the sheet in my fist and answered the call. “Hi.”
“Where are you?” The panic in his voice turned my stomach.
“What happened to you last night?”
My throat dried up as my mind whirred with excuses. “I uncovered something in my research and got stuck into it, not realizing it was past midnight when I checked the clock. I didn’t want to wake you and went straight home. I’m sorry.”
“I suspected you wouldn’t come. Looks like I was right.”
“Come on, Connell, give me a break. I’m working on something majorly important. When you’re on a case and spend nights in the office, I don’t give you shit about it.”
“That’s not what pisses me off. It’s that you never tell me anything. Send me a message if you’re going to be late or not turn up, anything to let me know what’s going on. It feels like you’re only staying with me on until something better comes along.”
“That’s not true. I only want you.”
I lowered my head and stared at the dirt beneath my toenails from the previous night’s run.
“I don’t want to talk about this now,” he said. “We found two more bodies this morning. The victims were located on the opposite sides of the city.” He paused. “Why would a wolf bolt across the city after a kill? They attack in packs, don’t they?”
A shiver rippled down my spine. The possibility of two more dracwulf kills made me furious. There was no convincing myself the attacks weren’t related to the others; I felt the truth in my gut. Worse yet, I wondered whether the dracwulf was simply hungry or territorial, and Sandulf had to know. I flopped onto the bed and curled into a ball.
When I gave no response, Connell continued. “I need you to review the reports from the previous attacks today and visit the new scenes to see if you believe it’s the same animal.”
I cringed at the innocent wolves who could lose their lives over Sandulf’s stupidity.
“Your team can test the evidence and see if it’s the same predator without me.”
“We have limited testing resources in this country, so we need your expertise to move things along.”
The way he said “your” sounded full of contempt, and it pained me to hear him talk like that.
“The chief wants a hunting party issued this weekend, preferably with Romania’s Animal Research Institute’s approval. He’s already spoken with your boss, Vasile.”
I climbed up and paced the room, shaking my head. Typical Vasile to agree to anything the cops asked.
“If I could leave you out of this, I would, but I can’t. Trust me, I tried.”
“I appreciate that. Where should we meet?”
“Piaţa Sfatului. Half an hour?”
“I can do that.”
He hung up.
A snarl ripped past my throat at the terrible start to the day. Who could blame Connell for being upset? I’d be livid if he kept avoiding me.
I threw on a pair of Levi’s, boots, and a gray hooded top. The bathroom mirror reflected gray wolf eyes from my recent transformation, and already the silvery color was fading into a darker shade. I pulled every strand of my nest-style hair into a ponytail and rushed outside into the morning twilight.
This is a fabulous book. I couldn’t put it down. Fast, pact,interesting and original. Cloaked in Fur never let up from the first page. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves werewolf books. Set in Romania around the Carpathian Mountains, this book is set in the first person which I love. Daciana is a Moonwulf about to become a full Wulfkin and is searching for the cure to prevent this happening so she and the human Inspector Connell Lonescu who she loves, can be together. But bound by oaths to her wulfkin family and the fact there is a rogue wolf killing her human friends, her life is about to implode. I loved all the characters in this book, and hope to see more of them in the future. An excellent read.✯✯✯✯✯Awesome book!!! Worth the read….
By M.S. Heiser
Well written; very interesting, and a page turner! The kind of book you can read and get lost. I find reading great books to be a release; the prose helps me escape the normal anxieties of the day or night. I have to give this book five out of five stars. Fantasy fiction; werewolves/suspense/thriller/and freaky romance. Well work the read!!!
I am going to be keeping my eye on the author: T.F. Walsh. I love her style and look forward to reading more. I would also love to see this book in print.
“We’re on the same team here. Shall I carry your carpet?”
She responded with a frown and tucked the rolled-up rug under her arm.
I took that as a no. “Let’s move.” I didn’t wait for her response and slid into the shadow alongside the cobblestone buildings, slinking closer to the station. Faint steps fell into a rhythm behind me.
She brushed past me, turned, and pressed a finger into my chest. “Fine, but try anything, and I’ll rip your heart out. We’re doing this my way. And I’m going first.”
I nodded, resisting the urge to draw her into my arms and kiss those pursed lips. She frowned and continued onward. I followed her. Before we reached the entrance to the police station, Alena sneaked down a side alley and disappeared around the corner into the dark. Closing in from behind, I curved right into the murky passage, my shoulders scraping the brick enclosure. I hurried in an awkward and angled walk-hop, trusting Alena knew where she was going. Against my better judgment, we were about to break into a prison. This was the police we were dealing with. But I doubted I’d have any luck in stopping Alena.
She halted and shifted my way. Within the cloak of the night, I barely distinguished the outline of her body.
“We’ll scale the wall and land in a small courtyard. Stick close. There are cameras, but since it’s only a holding cell, there’s a few spots to hide.”
Looking up, I stared at the circular barbed wire lining the top of the brick wall, and now the carpet made sense. Clever girl.
“Use the spot here.” She tapped the stone barrier. “There are a few broken bricks that should be easy to grab and step on while climbing. Anyway, make yourself useful.” She handed me the carpet, which was starting to unravel.
Her ascent appeared effortless, scaling the wall as quickly as a squirrel dashing up a tree. A tasty squirrel, for that matter. Reaching the top, she stuck her arm toward me. I handed her the carpet, and in slow motion, she placed it on the barbed wire. Testing her device a few times by pushing down on the carpet in several places, she climbed higher and carefully lifted one leg over and then the
Following suit, I used the irregularities in the wall as Alena suggested, but my progress was slower since my thigh quivered each time I pushed myself off it. After two attempts to get my wounded leg over the barbed wire and slicing my jeans near the knee, I took a deep breath and tried again. I clenched my jaw, ignored the pain, and threw my leg onto the other side. Straddling the wall with only an old carpet between barbed wire and my jewels, I slipped my other leg over and hopped down on the other side. The stinging pain of my injury throbbed, and I rode the wave of agony for a few seconds until it eased. Why was I doing this again?
✯✯✯✯✯HOT HOT HOT !!!
Well Done T. F. Walsh! Cloaked in Secrecy is HOT HOT HOT !!! The description of each characters are amazing.
The love story between ENRE and ALENA was told so that I cannot get my Kindle out of my hand.
I don’t usually like that the story is narrated in alternating characters point of view but this time each words draws me in and make me feel each respective characters telling the story. I just wish there is a continuation of DACIANA story in there. More of her point of view while is ENRE is playing with ALENA. I cannot wait for the next CLOAKED series.
✯✯✯✯✯A Great series
By Robin Smith
I really enjoyed unveiling this story. There is plenty of drama, action and romance. Enre goes to check out the intentions of the Bulgaria Pack toward his pack in Transylvania. He left without Daciana’s permission or knowledge of his intentions. While helping Alena save her brother from the police he gets shot.
Alena and her brother Nicolai are searching for Mila a wulfkin stuck in her wolf form. While on the chase Mila murders a man and Nicolai gets caught with blood on his hands. The police arrest him but danger awaits because the full moon is days away and Nicolai will shift. They must get him out of jail before his shift happens and he reveals the existence of the wulfkin. During this time Alena’s wolf has chosen Enre but he is the hated Varlac. Many ups and downs along with twists and turns await Alena and Enre.
If you like shifters, intrigue and suspense with your romance grab a copy.