Velda Brotherton has done it again—weaved romance,
mystery and the paranormal into one action-packed story complete with
twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing right up to the
end. Wolf Song is not only a testament to
Brotherton’s writing talents and delightful voice but to her deep
appreciation and understanding of the connection between mankind,
nature, and the spirit world as well. No wonder she is a Willa Award
~ Ruth Burkett Weeks, Author
Velda Brotherton is adept at placing the reader in
each scene as a witness, feeling the sadness, the fear, the love, the
romance and the fear. The wolves come alive as human, able to feel and
express. She pegged the paranormal to a tee in this vibrant story of
love outside the perimeters of social acceptance. Wolf Song
~ Libby Orendorf, Author
From the opening scene, "Wolf Song" does sing.
Brotherton's writing easily creates three-dimensional characters, both
good and bad, and a vivid picture of this little valley town in Wyoming
between the Grand Teton and Wind River mountains. A variety of events
leads the reader through Liv's problems with her sister, the mysterious
Cheyenne, a man called Singer, her best (and only) friend Ginni's work
with wolf restoration, and the threats from ranchers and hunting guides
that Ginni's blog provokes. The threats are followed by slaughtered
wolves and a fire at Liv's cabin, and then things start getting really
With a matter of life and death, a sexy romance
with what may be a shape-shifter, and the mystery of who is targeting
both wolves and the people who are trying to save them, "Wolf Song" has
something for every reader, both YA and adult.
~ Lori Orser, Author, Spooky
Creepy North Dakota
Olivia Dahl has spent the last few years visiting with her sister who
lives in a vegetative state in a hospital after an accident that Olivia
caused. She pushed all of her friends out of her life and won’t listen
to doctors who suggests she needs to take her sister off of
life-support. Olivia is not ready to let go. Guilt holds her back.
Lately, she’s being haunted by dreams of running free with a
wolf pack. Then she encounters a ghost in the basement of the Mountain
Man Museum where she works. Wolf Shadow, the ghost, is of the Cheyenne
tribe, who shifts into a wolf. Wolf Shadow wants something from her and
urges her to set her sister free. Sexual attraction heats up between
them, but Olivia is sure she’s losing her mind because she’s seeing
ghosts and shapeshifters.
Her friend, Ginni, runs a blog about protecting wolves, which
some people in the area don’t appreciate. As the debate between farmers
and those who protect the wolves heats up, Olivia gets caught in the
middle where it’s dangerous and threats stalk her and her friend Ginni.
Farmers want the wolves gone and aren’t above killing them illegally to
get rid of them. They feel the same way about Olivia and Ginni because
they won’t shut down the blog.
Though I found it a little difficult to warm up to Olivia (I
thought her selfish for not letting her sister go when it was clear
that she would never wake up), I enjoyed “Wolf Song”. The story was
intriguing, well-written, and held my interest. Ginni was a likeable
character that added life to the plot. Singer was fascinating, but a
little weird. I didn’t know how to take him and couldn’t find him
attractive. Wolf Shadow, on the other hand, was mysterious, attractive,
and somewhat spooky.
All in all, this is a good book, with a few surprises, to spend a lazy afternoon reading.
~ Margaret Marr, Paranormal Author