Four months have passed since the night of the fatal storm, and "peace on earth" has never felt so good despite the pack's sorrow at the loss of family and dear friends; sorrow that cut deeply over Christmas, and during last week’s wedding.
Mated to three, and now married into the Gunvald lineage, Lydia has taken comfort and security in her she-wolf, the animal's strength and wisdom taking her deep into the still-uncharted territory of Lawrence's wooded home – now her wooded home.
But storms come in many guises, and as the January snow clouds gather overhead, Lydia's finally forced to confront the secret she's been keeping from everyone, including herself.
Publisher's Notes: After the Storm is a series of novelettes that take place at relevant points in the immediate months and years after Eye of the Storm. They concentrate on the healing our characters need to go through after everything that happened. They all stand on their own and do not need to be read in any order, nor do they need to be read to understand any of the other series set in this world - they are additional reads for fans. And for anyone who doesn't wish to read them, the healing simply takes place off-stage.
Dianna Hardy is the international bestselling author of the Eye Of The Storm series, The Witching Pen series and 'Til Death Do Us Part. She lives in South Hampshire, UK, with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full time. Official website: http://www.diannahardy.com
(Book Two of the Eye Of The Storm series.)
The full moon is a week away, and although Lydia is as excited as it gets to run as a wolf for the first time, she is also fighting to keep her independence while trying to understand her role in the lives of the three males that have come to rule hers: compassionate, tender Taylor; impetuous, fun-loving Ryan and distant, cold Lawrence.
There's also a fourth man in Lydia's life. Brendan, her previous "friend with benefits", is tirelessly searching for her. He's about to uncover things that should be kept hidden.
However, the testosterone surrounding her is the last thing she should be worrying about. Her family bear truths about her heritage she's not ready to face ... she may not have a choice, because the greatest danger to them all comes from within. The past never stays buried for long, and among the shadows of their species it is rising with a vengeance, threatening to tear their pack apart for good.
18+ (adult scenes and very strong language, including scenes which some readers may find uncomfortable)
Short novel length at over 55,000 words
Written in British English
1. Releasing The Wolf
2. Cry Of The Wolf
3. Heart Of The Wolf
4. Return Of The Wolf
(It is planned that the sixth book will be the last.)
Plagued by nightmares about a familiar black panther, and a terrifying snow leopard, she is convinced that the dreams are trying to show her something important, and is determined to regain her memories, one way or another.
Meanwhile, Pueblo - the demon blood-bonded to the witch, Amy - is going insane trying to find her. Amy disappeared one week ago, and it seems not even their bond is strong enough to penetrate whatever magic hides her.
As Pueblo enlists the help of angels and demons alike, Elizabeth begins to piece together parts of her forgotten life. But what she uncovers may just have her wanting to turn away from who she really is ... for good.
Note: contains explicit scenes intended for a mature audience.
This is the second book in Dianna Hardy's humorous paranormal romance / urban fantasy series. Colourful characters, nail biting plot twists, and an earth-shattering conclusion - all spattered with some darkness - characterise this original fantasy series.
Reading order: The Witching Pen, The Sands of Time, The Demon Bride, and The Last Dragon. (Also all available in a digital 'Complete Series Boxed Set'.)