A Tour/Guest Post/Blitz Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book Contemporary Cowboys Fated Mates Gay Hurt/Abuse m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Shifter

Destined Prey (Wild Ones Book 1) by Bailey Bradford


All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York hadn’t turned out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup leaves him bruised in more than just the emotional sense.
He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves, and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal-warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.

Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.
Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger, and, if Destiny rules, an abiding love that most people—and shifters—only dream of.


Jack moved back to Wyoming to nurse his wounds from an abusive ex. His brother is there to help and thankfully, comes out as being gay, too.

There are strange things going on with the animals on the ranch, though and one night one of the feuding animals shows up and is able to talk into Jack’s mind!

Ben is a coywolf shifter – one of the hated hybrids – who is part of the feud between the wolves, the coyotes and the coywolves. He scents Jack as his mate but his lack of history and formal training don’t tell him much more than that.

Fortunately Jack and Ben meet Ernesto – who is something else entirely – and he helps them with their shifter problems.


This is a unique new shifter series with some original elements including the hybrids and the hell-hounds.

I think that fans of the author as well as shifter addicts everywhere will love it.

3.5 of 5 stars


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(Proceeds from this book go to a great cause – see my earlier post on the 15th  for the Tour and the cause!)

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