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Book CoverSandy M’s review of Cry Sanctuary (Red Rock Pass, Book 1) by Moira Rogers
Contemporary Paranormal Romance ebook published by Samhain 21 Oct 08

I have just found a new author to glom.  All thanks to ShannonC.  She suggested I read Cry Sanctuary because I love shifters and because Ms. Rogers is a friend of hers, she felt another review besides her own should be had.  Thanks, Shannon.  This is one terrific book, I loved every minute of it. And in checking out Ms. Rogers’ website, I’m going to have a wonderful time with all the new-to-me reads she has available. 

This is how a werewolf story should be written. Strong main characters, a good storyline, action to keep you on the edge of your seat, a little magic for good measure, and some of the sexiest, rawest love scenes around. I got to the end of this book and I was so disappointed it was over.

Keith is an enforcer for his pack. He’s back in Red Rock after fighting in the war with other werewolves against wizards in Europe.  He now just wants peace and quiet, but that’s not to be when he’s sent after two runaway wolves from another pack.  One is a newly turned wolf, and she’s the one trouble will be coming after even though his alpha has offered her sanctuary.  She’s also one that’s trouble to his senses and his heart.  He knows he’ll be perfect for her if she chooses him as her Guide to help her learn about her wolf and her new way of life because she’s a dominant wolf just as he is.  Keeping her out of the clutches of the neighboring alpha she ran from is the first order of business, though.

She never even knew werewolves existed and now Abigail’s life as she knew it is gone because she’s been turned and is on the run from a controlling alpha.  Hoping to be safe at last in Red Rock, she finds some peace and help in learning who and what she now is, but that peace doesn’t last long.  Alan Matthews is determined to get her back and he’s taken the one thing in her life that will guarantee her cooperation.  She doesn’t want to give her new life with Keith up, but she really has no choice.  Keith refuses to let her go along to face Matthews, so he and Joe, another pack member, team up to take care of Matthews once and for all, all without the knowledge of their own alpha.

Keith and Abby are a very strong hero and heroine.  Even though Keith has some emotional baggage from his prior Guide days, he has to learn to leave his guilt behind now that he’s found Abby, and with her he definitely can do that.  In between all that, he’s lethal at his job and a lover who can make any woman hot and bothered.  He made me shiver every time he wanted to rub his scent all over Abby. And their love scenes are powerful. Abby is definitely his equal in every aspect of their lives.  I enjoyed all the secondary characters from the alpha mates to Doc Cindy sniffing out the new guy to Joe, another Guide and badass wolf to die for.  Joe has a great sense of humor, especially when he gets to blow things up.  In fact, his book is next, Sanctuary Lost, due out sometime next year.

I look forward to that book, but in the meantime I’ve already purchased a couple of Ms. Rogers’ other books and I can’t wait to get started.  I haven’t been this excited about a new author since I discovered Beth Kery early last year. I see lots of good times ahead.

SandyMGrade: A

Read ShannonC’s review here.


He is tired of fighting. She has nowhere to run.

Keith Winston is tired of fighting. The war between werewolves and wizards rages on in Europe, but he’s come home to Red Rock, Montana in hopes of finding a bit of peace. Instead he finds more strife as he struggles against the pack’s dictates that he resume his place as the alpha’s right-hand man.

When he rescues a new wolf on the run, he knows his instant attraction to her could cause trouble. What he doesn’t expect is to find himself embroiled in another battle that goes against all his instincts—and his heart.

Abigail Adler learned about the existence of werewolves only when she became one. With her life threatened by a corrupt alpha, she flees to the only sanctuary she knows: Red Rock. While she’s grateful for the pack’s protection, she chafes under its unbreakable rules of conduct—except when it comes to submitting to the passion Keith stirs in her.

Then her tormentor kidnaps her sister in an attempt to lure her out of hiding. To save her, Abby and Keith must be willing to do the very thing that could get them all killed—break all of the rules.

Read an excerpt.