cover image Dire Needs

Dire Needs

Stephanie Tyler. Signet Eclipse, $7.99 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-0-451-23623-4

Tyler moves from romantic suspense (Night Moves) into paranormal romance with the derivative first Eternal Wolf Clan book. The immortal Dire Wolves are the toughest badasses of the werewolf world—but there are only six of them left, all male, all reluctant to mate with lesser beings. Rifter, their leader, discovers that his inner wolf personality is strangely drawn to Gwen, a human medical resident dying from unexplained seizures that carry the scent of shape-shifting. Charged by a quartet of mystical Elders with protecting humanity, Rifter must sort out a deadly plot involving rogues, witches, black magic, and weretrappers while grappling with his unlikely longing for Gwen. Readers familiar with paranormal romance and urban fantasy will recognize elements of at least half a dozen series by other authors; those able to set this aside will get a fast-paced read with a frankly sexual and modern sensibility. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Agency. (Mar.)