The Howling Heart by April Bostic + Giveaway


The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Blog Tour December 7 – 11


Author: April Bostic
Release Date: 8/8/13
Publisher: Eternal Press


Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.





What I Thought:

Paranormal romances used to be pretty much all I read. I took a break for a while but am slowly easing back into them.

I am intrigued by vampires, yes. But I’ve always had a soft spot for shifters. Not just werewolves, but any kind of shifter. Reading about Quinn the were-tiger in the Sookie Stackhouse series kind of kickstarted the shifter obsession within me and it just grew.

Of course, The Howling Heart features werewolves. I definitely think if I could pick a paranormal boyfriend, he would be a werewolf.

I like that this is different from most werewolf stories. With so many paranormal books out there, and so few creatures, I know originality is really hard to come by, and the author pulled it off.

And I also LOVE the fact that its based off of NORSE mythology. I was once called a “special kind of nerd” because I actually know the difference between Norse and Greek mythology. And I actually prefer Norse over Greek, so that drew me in.

The writing was a little fast paced at times. I felt there were a few places that were maybe rushed a little, but overall it was a well written book.

I liked the main character Paige, probably the most. I felt that she was a very relatable character. And of course I liked the male lead, the werewolf himself, Riley. The romance and chemistry between the two was pretty hot.

The Howling Heart is probably one of the best paranormal romances I’ve had my hands on in a while. I hope Bostic writes more, because I would love to read more like this.

I give it 4 stars.


April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled “A Rose to the Fallen”.

Her first short story, “Right Here, Right Now”, released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled “Eros, My Love”, and a sexy romantic comedy entitled “Love Addiction”.

After five years, she released her second novel, “The Howling Heart” in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled “A Dark Scandal”.

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Tour Schedule

December 7th Shelf Life REVIEW
December  8th Insane About Books REVIEW
RhiReading TENS LIST
December 9th Shooting Star Reviews REVIEW
December 10th WS Momma Reader Nook EXCERPT
Lost In Ever After REVIEW
December 11th Painted Word Reviews REVIEW


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