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Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare-Kat-is smart, fast, strong, and beautiful-but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago.

She's also Byron's dormant.

As supernatural war breaks out amongst the otherworldly of Earth and threatens the existence of entire races, Kat is faced with a terrible decision. Should she give up her cause and believe Caige when he professes his innocence? Or should she fight him and possibly avenge her father's taken life-even while she forfeits her own?

243 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 29, 2011

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Heather Killough-Walden

53 books2,169 followers
Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website at www.killough-walden.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook fan page and through Twitter (killoughwalden)!

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1,301 reviews3 followers
July 6, 2011
I will start by saying that this was an incredible book. I don't even know where to start... but I'll give it a go, so others hopefully see this and go start buying these books. HKW deserves all the recognition she can get.... there
Firstly, what I love about every single book, is the charcters. I am so invested in them all and have come to care for them all deeply. Every single person is present in the newest book. Nobody is left out. Therefore the book comes in many different POV's. Which is great. There isn't one second spare to become bored.
By 25% into the story we have visited every single couple and most of the new people. I was so happy to hear that 'Danny' was pregnant, and with twins. Those precious scenes with Lucas and Dannai were beautiful. It was so nice to see that they had gotten married and were so happy. Also there were some scenes with Malcolm and Charlie. From Malcolm POV, we saw that he has changed a lot since he was mated to Charlie. He's not quite so dark and brooding. The curse that had been passed on to her when she was turned has now gone. So they can now live happily without that burden!.
I was so hapy to see Jesse Graves again. I loved him in the last book. Charlies grandfather (the overseer) died in the last book. Jesse, being sentinel, was asked in the will to be the new overseer. Imani (Dannai's friend) has taken Alberich's place as head of the coven. There was deffinatley a spark between these two. I don't think this is the last we have seen of them!
As always, there were the really funny parts, that in the middle of danger and chaos, gave me a little chuckle...
Bryon and Kat were arguing about getting a hotel room...
Bryon - "yes, we will be togther in that room. You" he said slowly and pointedly "and me."
Kat - "You're out of you fucking mind!
Bryon raised an eyebrow, "I didn't realise ladies said such things."
I loved this quote because it really showed Bryon for what he is at this stage in the book. He is not from this time. A lot has changed since he was taken prisoner 50 years ago. Bryons electrical powers were awesome and ended up coming in very handy when he and Kat were locked up togther in an electronically controlled prison. Say no more :)
The cave scene was a big step forward in their relationship. I loved this quote... "Bryon Caige represented everything a mother ever warned her daughter about." and it only made me wish he was mine even more lol. And the 'marking' was HOT!
There was quite a build up of 'bad guys' in this book. e.g Manuel Sanchez, he wants to take over the Hunters, since Phelans death. Malachi Wraythe, warlock king. Father of the vampire/offspring princess who held Bryon captive.
The plotline to this book may have just been the best of them all. I honestly could not put it down for more than 5 minutes. Most books I read, I will admit that I skim quickly through some of the boring bits or POV's that I'm not all that interested in. But not this story. I really hope that with the werewolf curse (women not being able to have children, and having no powers) being lifted by Katherine/Kat that the race will flourish. And lots of babies means we will probably see a lot of the practice lol
All I can say is well done HKW. Another fantastic addition to a series that is going from strengh to strengh!
Cannot wait to see who's book is next? Jesse maye...

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1,893 reviews56 followers
July 4, 2011
I have read all of the BBW series and have fallen in love with the world that Heather has created for her wolves and other super natural beings.
The strength of the characters, the pain, doubt and tribulations that they have to endure make the characters real and most of them carry on from book to book. Each one centers around a specific couple, but since the wolves make up one large family you get little tidbits from each of the previous couples which tie into the current story nicely.
Although each story has the same basic premise, (how will the alpha male claim his mate?) the journey that the individual couples go through to obtain that goal is what makes each story unique.
The Hunt is one of my favorites so far. I suppose it may have been because of all the extra internal battles that were going on between everyone involved. Byron and Kat had more obstacles than any other couple in the BBW series. They both had very tortured and tormented souls. Not that the other couples hadn't been through a lot, but the fact that Kat actually thought that her pain and suffering had been caused by Byron made you wonder from the beginning how they could ever get past it.
It was nice to see all the twists, turns and surprises that Heather had in store for all the previous characters in The Hunt. I also love the way she has of making you actually love a character that you never thought you would want to. There are a lot of Wow! moments in this one and yes, the steamy scenes are there as well, but they are added bits of spice, not the central theme of the story - they are worth waiting for though :) There are also heart wrenching moments along with comical ones that take you by surprise. This one was a hard one for me to put down. I kept thinking that I would read one more chapter and when I got through that one I couldn't stop.
These books aren't for everyone, but those of us who have grown to love these characters will not be disappointed in The Hunt and are already waiting for the next installment.
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1,322 reviews656 followers
August 22, 2011
I was a little distracted while reading this book. If I LOVED it, I am not so easily distracted. Since it brought back many previous characters, and I have read 30-40 books since the last one, I had a little difficulty remembering who was who. But then I remembered....I had trouble with that when I read the first 3 also. St. Claire & St. James; Charlie and Danny--all easy names to confuse. She brought back all the old characters, and I just couldn't remember the backstories enough to really get into this book. I found myself trying to remember connections and looking back at who was who. I liked it, but not as much as the first three, possibly because I didn't read it with the others. Many authors give a backstory when writing a new book in a series. This one didn't seem to do enough of that. All in all though, I highly recommend the series.
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316 reviews
December 10, 2018
This was the best of the 4 stories with by far the most interesting characters, although it did lose energy part way through. Overall though it was enjoyable.

Once again, I have marked this down because of the volume of typos. Please can someone explain to me why they think it is acceptable to publish a book of approximately 60k words with at least 20 typos in it? Sarah J Mass' Kingdom of Ash is at least 250k words, and I only spotted two typos in her book. If Sarah J Mass can do it, why can't everyone else? I simply do not understand, I would have thought that the author would want their books to be the best that they can be but, to me, this reflects a not only a lack of pride but also lack of attention to detail in their work.
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371 reviews27 followers
May 29, 2012

This book was probably my favorite out of this series so far except for maybe the first one... I'm not sure. This book kept me interested through its entirety, but I did end up taking a break towards the end because I was just bored with paranormal romance at the time. Good werewolf series.
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40 reviews
March 25, 2013
I read the Hunt with the whole series and Heather Kilough-Walden writing is so amazing. You just have to read this series.
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1,548 reviews8 followers
August 24, 2020
For the last fifty years, Byron Caige has been a prisoner of a mad vampire. Just when he is about to give up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who wants him dead. Katherine Dare-Kat-is smart, fast, strong, and beautiful-but, unfortunately, she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago. She's also Byron's dormant. In a twist of fate, they will need to work together in order to survive the very captors that not only killed her dad but that also kept him caged for five decades. Except, while she is struggling with her duties as a hunter and her attraction to the gorgeous wolf, Byron is learning to trust her and to fall in love. It will be a close call between alliances and the truth, but will love win in the end? I loved Byron and wanted him to have his HEA from the start. Kat is pretty powerful and when these two find their pack, nothing will keep them apart or their enemies untouched. Another action-packed paranormal romance by Heather Killough-Walden.
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166 reviews
February 17, 2022
This is the best I have rated a book from this author because Byron is actually a pretty decent character. I wouldn't mind coming back to this one. Byron and Kat make a good couple.

I remember reading one of Dark hunter books by Sherlynn Kenyon with similar theme. Hunter falling in love with the monsters they hunt. I am not a big fan of how the alphas treat a dormant in this series. And yet i was upset over all the werewolves she had murdered. But the author did a wonderful job with the redemption arc.

From the way Lalura treats Jason, it doesn't seem like he is that bad of a character. He is portrayed very differently in the previous book, a sadist just like Gabriel Phelan. Also, cruel. To mention it as a quirky seemed making light of the situation. he only good about him in previous book was Dannai's memories of him when they were little. He did come through in this book and that counts a little.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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2,853 reviews
April 5, 2020
Last, but not least, we get the story of Lucas' long lost brother, Byron, who had been missing for about half a century. Though it was reported that he was dead he had really been kidnapped and imprisoned by the Vampire princess, daughter of the Warlock king. Yeah, confusing.on top of that when he once had a chance to escape he ended up getting a man killed when the King found him. Now when someone comes to rescue the king's wife who has also been kept prisoner he finally gets another chance at freedom only to run right into a Hunter who is also a dormant, his mate, and who blames him for her father's death. More mayhem will erupt and things in the werewolf world will be forever changed when Byron and Katherine get together. Don't miss it.

I reared this book as part of a box set.
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3,233 reviews8 followers
October 19, 2017
The story wraps up the series and brings all the different sup races together as Byron Caige escapes the vampires and finds his mate among the Hunters. It also introduces the main character for the first of the next spinoff series: The Kings: the Vampire King.

Very exciting. Lots of running around, magic, rescues, miraculous healing and angst.

Fave scenes: escaping the vampire castle, Danny, Lily & Claire’s phone calls, the brotherly reunion and skinny dipping.
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2,069 reviews9 followers
January 7, 2018
It was okay, but it was not a romance. Lots of action to make it interesting.
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689 reviews3 followers
April 16, 2021
I think I liked this one more than the others. It introduced more characters, setting the stage for the spin-off of the Vampire Kings and sort of concluded the werewolves tale.
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1,152 reviews4 followers
August 16, 2019
I still think Jesse should have gotten his own book! I was so excited when I saw the King’s spinoff’s because I thought for sure his would be in there, but NOPE!!!!
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1,605 reviews74 followers
August 16, 2015
The Hunt is the final book in The Big Bad Wolf series and for me, it’s the most intense of them all. Why? Because Byron is alive! We learned at the end of The Spell that he was being held prisoner by the vampire princess. But his brother Lucas and the other werewolves don’t know this. After spending fifty years as a captive, Byron finally gets his shot at freedom and in the midst of his escape he encounters a dormant – his intended mate. Sounds great right? Freedom? Check. Dormant mate? Check. Mate’s occupation? Hunter. That’s a big WTF moment for Byron and it’s made worse when he realizes that he is why she became a Hunter and he is her intended target. Hunter or not, Byron intends to claim his mate because after spending the last fifty years being tortured, he needs something to live for so he sets out to prove to her that her reason for targeting him is false and that they are meant to be together.

Kat is one of the best Hunters in the organization despite it being a male-dominated group. But when she learns the true reason behind her success, that her need for revenge is directed at the wrong being, and that nearly everything she has been taught about werewolves is wrong, she is unsure of what to do. That she finds herself drawn to Byron despite her distrust just serves to confuse her more. And when the Hunter becomes a prisoner of the organization she has worked for for over a decade…well all bets are off. As if the action that seems to accompany Kat and Byron are not enough, everything ramps up even more once Lucas learns that his brother is alive and the werewolves join in the race against the warlock king and the Hunters to find Byron and Kat.

Killough-Walden does a wonderful job of weaving the series’ storylines with the relationship that develops between Kat and Byron, while at the same time laying the foundation for the spin-off series (The Kings). I liked that despite Byron’s history, the author made him fight for his mate – even against herself. Of course once Kat reconciles her memories and teachings with the truth and joins with Byron, they become a force to be reckoned with. Add to that the secret that is revealed about the female werewolves and how they manage to break the curse, well I remained glued to my Kindle despite this being a reread. I loved The Hunt because not only did the author keep the tension and suspense level high, but she also managed to make me laugh and make me cry. The Hunt was an excellent ending for The Big Bad Wolf series and I’m looking forward to reading The Kings series soon (only the first two books of which are rereads).

I reviewed my personal (ebook) copy of this book.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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Author 6 books34 followers
July 5, 2011
The Hunt is the fourth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s Big Bad Wolf series. In these novels, we see a captivating world of werewolves and their mates called dormants (dormants because their wolf gene is “dormant” until they find their mate with which to bond). There is Hunters (humans sworn to kill werewolves), witches and Akyri (magical demon beings who couple with black magic warlocks to produce offspring - vampires).

The Plot as written by Heather….Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare - Kat - is smart, fast, strong and beautiful - but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago. She's also Byron's dormant. As supernatural war breaks out amongst the otherworldly of Earth and threatens the existence of entire races, Kat is faced with a terrible decision. Should she give up her cause and believe Caige when he professes his innocence? Or should she fight him and possibly avenge her father's taken life - even while she forfeits her own?

This novel is filled with lots of well-written conflict, gripping action and suspense. Paired nicely with a blend of characters that are well defined and identifiable.
▪ Kat’s inner conflict is credible in that you can rationalize how a person can be driven to avenge her father’s death after witnessing what she did as a child.
▪ I particularly admired Kat for being a strong-willed woman that did what she thought was right without seeking approval from her mate. Byron seemed to appreciate that about her which is a refreshing change from other werewolf shorelines where that would be an impossibility.
▪ I would have expected Byron to be a bit more crazed given the fact that he had been a captive for 50 years by a spoiled and insane vampire princess.
▪ It was great to see characters of past novels brought back - the much loved seer Lily, healer Dannai and her mate Lucas, who happens to be Byron’s brother. And of course Jason (the warlock who caused so much trouble in the last novel).

Kat and Byron’s romantic connection is flawless. Easy yet powerful. Effortless yet intense. And most important for readers - entrancing.

There are plots among plots and loose ends that just cry out for another novel. I am more than eager to read more.

♥ I forgot to say that 21 people on Amazon have reviewed it so far and all have given it 5 stars♥
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69 reviews1 follower
April 1, 2012
The last book in the series and my favourite . Lucas believes that his brother was killed half a century ago by magic casters. Byron has actually been held captive all that time as a vampires sexual plaything ….. he has been kept isolated from the world, it’s developments and advancements. He has effectively been kept in a time capsule of pain, sexual depravity and isolation.

His one and only thwarted escape resulted in the tragedy of innocent blood being shed.

He finally escapes when his captor is killed. Only to find himself hunted by the obsessed and single minded determination of Kat, who believes him guilty of her Father’s murder.

Byron has lived in obscurity for 50 years, everyone but his captors believing him dead. Suddenly he is being pursued by Wraythe (father of his captor), vampires and Hunters ….. and Kat …… and they all want to kill him. He is also unknowingly being hunted by other Werewolves, his family, who have been told that he is actually alive and want to save him.

Byron feels hemmed in and thwarted by dark magic at every turn. Every small victory brings about fresh pain and more complications.

To make matters worse, the Werewolves are on the brink of extinction. The reinstatement of the female werewolves power and the salvation of their species has seemed elusive until Wraythe reveals that he holds the secret that will save them. However, he will only reveal this secret in exchange for Byron’s death.

I really enjoyed this book. It held me in its grip until the end. It contained a few predictable moments but it also had twists and turns that I didn’t foresee (unusual for me). The book also had me in tears a couple of times near its end.

This series of books throb with dark sexuality, evil powers, twisted minds, goodness and self sacrifice. The men are all the epitome of female desire ~ tall, dark and handsome loners who just need the love of a good (and feisty!) woman to calm their wild and wanton ways. However, the plots of these books are dark, exploring the desire for dominance (even in S&M) whilst demanding equality. The story pulses with action and pure animalistic desire. Some parts of the stories were predictable but as I have already stated there were a lot of unexpected twists and turns ….. and some of the predictable parts are actually what satisfies us as readers, as we would be unhappy with anything less.
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752 reviews31 followers
September 7, 2012
Kat and Byron were two of the most enjoyable characters of this series for me. I loved her courage. I loved Byron's determination. Their love story fell perfectly into the destiny of the werewolves that are the backbone of an exciting series overall.

I felt like this is a wrap for the wolves. Finally the curse I never understood had an origin and a means to be broken. Kat, as a hunter, had contributed to the closely approaching extinction of werewolves. She believed that Byron had killed her father and only living relative when she was a kid. That belief changed the course of her life and made her a determined killer. Byron was being held prisoner for fifty years by a twisted vampire princess totally unaware that the little girl he met over her father's body would grow into his hunter.

The price of Byron's freedom was initially sweetened by finding the huntress and realizing she is his mate and a dormant wolf. Of course, Kat was not on the same page so they clashed. The process of them finding the truth of each other also led them to the truth of the curse.

Of course, the band got back together. Everybody showed up by the time it was over. I was shocked I knew who everybody was and what good or bad deeds they had left over from previous books. As expected, everyone worked together, did some growling, and stressed out over their mates. Cute wolves.

I had read the first book of Roman The Vampire King without having finished this series which was not so good an idea. I didn't understand how closely the series were connected. I did not enjoy that book as much because I didn't have the full picture of the vampires. I am going to correct that by re-reading and going on to whatever is next for the kings. The Big Bad Wolf was such a fun series. I am so glad I took a chance on this series, it has been a wild ride.
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729 reviews22 followers
November 23, 2015
The Hunt, fourth and last book in the Big Bad wolf series was my favorite of the series.

Byron, Lucas's brother was not dead but prisoner to the Vampire princess the daughter of the warlock king.
For 50 years he has endured her torment and the only time when he managed to escape the kings man killed an innocent bystander.
For a brief time Byron saw and sensed the promise of a dormant.

Kat is the little girl of the man killed to punish Byron. She is a hunter looking to kill the werewolf/ demon who killed her father. Her revenge made her kill a lot of werewolves and she never knew that her success as a huntress was because she was a dormant.
When she finally has the chance to kill the werewolf responsible for the father's death she realizes that Byron was not guilty as she thought.

Byron has his chance to escape when the Vampire Princess is killed and on his way to freedom he meet his mate.

The plot took different turns. After the death of Gabriel the hunters were fighting got power. Jason was a revived warlock who started to see the errors of his acts. All the werewolves come together to fight the hunters and Vampires are finally revealed in the supernatural community.
The Warlock king with with his need for revenge on Byron uncovers the reasons why the females werewolves don't have any powers as their male siblings.
Kat and Byron find themselves fighting for their lives and saving the werewolf community future.
I liked Byron a lot and I am happy that the author spent a little more time writing scenes for him and Kat. His reunion with his brother was sweet. I am glad that I can see all the characters coming together again to add to the storyline a little more action and different POV.

This story a little different but interesting none the less. The world HK-W has created has expanded and grown into world where there are more creatures. The plot took an interesting turn with the addition of the Vampire King and his covert assistance.
I am very curious about the spin off in the supernatural world and it's kings.
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635 reviews22 followers
January 1, 2015
This is actually a second times I read this series. The first was so long ago that I couldn't remember. LOL Anyway, after the second read, I was reminded again of how brilliant these books are. I love The Big Bad Wolf series and also its spin-offs... and I can tell you one thing that makes Heather Killough-Walden books so very wonderful... There is no black or white in her books.. everything is a gray area. Even the most vicious villain has his/her own good side... and thier own reasons. Sometimes you read about how evil they are but you do not get to see why they are that way... most books just give you villains who do evil thing because they are just simply evil... but villians in Heather Killough-Walden books have past. they have reasons. they have conscious. you are simply brown away how a villian in one book can become a hero in another. this makes these books so much better than many PNR.

The world created is also rather unique. It is of course about werewolf but they are the clan that is facing extinction since the female-born are without the characteristics of normal werewolf. so only males grow up to be werewolf. the only type of female that can mate and reproduce them are a rare beings called Dormants. Of course, by the time you read to this forth book, you would know that there is changes being made to the werewolf clan... i'm not gonna spoil so let's leave it to that.

Nevetheless, The Big Bad Wolf has the typical hot alpha males with gorgeous female mates. Females has pasts, some bad, some awful, some awfully awful. then we have many very romantic love stories.
the overall rating as the whole is 4.5 starts. but i gives the last full scores...

this series end with the spin-off so the world of The Big Bad Wolf is yet to be completed!
September 21, 2011
In this 4th installment to The Big Bad Wolf Series Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare - Kat - is smart, fast, strong and beautiful - but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago.

She's also Byron's dormant.

This wasnt my favorite of the series and I was a bit bored at times. But once I got halfway through it I was quite entertained. To me this was a story of redemption and second chances. For Kat...it was realizing how wrong she was about Byron and the werewolf community. Since seeing Byron at her fathers dead body....then seeing him flash into a wolf soon after she always believed him to have killed her dad. And she took her frustrations out on all werewolves and became a hunter. Actually one of thier most respected and lethal killers. Once realizing her wrong doings...Kat is determined to redeem herself and save the werewolf community from an evil curse. Then there's Byron captivity and finally his escape from Malachai Wraythe's daughter.

All in all, this a great addition to the series. There were some hot and steamy moments and some heartfelt moments as well. Especially when Byron and Lucas reunite. Although this isnt my fav of the series,I still greatly enjoyed it. I love this world that Heather has created and its really quite original. Can't wait to find out what else is instore for my favorite wolves......
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302 reviews16 followers
November 12, 2011
This book did not disappoint at all I really liked Katherine and the way her character grew in this novel, she went from killing the race to saving the race at the end. Byron was also a well developed character, I found it funny that once he is finally free after being held prisoner for 50 years he finds his mate right away what luck.
Katherine had a lot going on in this book she was a hunter but the only she became one was to kill the wolf who killed her father all other wolves she didn't care for, but for reasons she didn't understand they kept coming after her. Once she found the wolf who killed her father (Byron) she was faltering she didn't want to kill him but she knew she had to for her father, but Byron tells her it wasn't him and she is fighting with herself wether or not to believe it. Then Byron is explaining to her that she is a dormant and she can't help but believe him with everything that has happened to her in her life, and she relizes she is falling for Byron. I think the way Byron handled it all was amazing he never pushed her and I think what he went through while being held prisoner really helped him be gentle because he didn't want to do anything to scare her or hurt her. You'd think that after being held for 50 years it would have some sort of effect on Byron but it really didn't if anything I would say he has a gentle soul lol but if anyone lays a hand on his mate WATCH OUT! It took 6 magic users to hold him down and he was still able to get free thats some strength and all because a man touched his mate.
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167 reviews39 followers
July 27, 2011
This is another great instalment in the Big Bad Wolf series, and is full of action and excitement and also cleared up a few loose ends from previous books. The only downside to the book, is that it tended to jump around a lot from character to character in each chapter, and there were a lot of different character's from previous plot-lines in this book, which at times got a bit confusing and I found myself going back to earlier chapters to clarify things. Having said that, however, this showed the author to have a clear grasp on each character's path and the vision of where she wanted them to go and develop in the story, and as usual the storyline/plot did not disappoint. There are still plenty of un-explored avenues left for future books too, and I will definitely be looking out for those in the months to come!

Overall, this was another creative and interesting book, with characters that are very endearing to the reader, as well as those 'baddies' that you just want to grab hold of and get rid! Lol. I am growing to really like this authors style of writing and will definitely try other novels by her. I would recommend this series to all paranormal fans as good value for money and one worth reading.
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Author 18 books360 followers
August 20, 2011
This was a truly inspiring story. A great tale of vengeance, redemption and the power of love! I hope it is not the last in the series, I see that it could be, but I really want Jessie and Imani and even Jason to get their own stories!

Katherine Dare's father was murdered when she was 10 years old. She finds him in a pool of blood, with a werewolf standing over him. She becomes a hunter. Yet, as fate would have it, she is a dormant, a destined mate for an alpha werewolf, and precious to the werewolf community. So, for over 10 years she hunts and kills werewolves, looking for the one with the grey eyes who killed her father. When she finally finds him, all the rules change. She discovers he was not her father's murderer and she has been seeking revenge on an innocent population for years.

Byron Caige is an alpha werewolf, he was captured by the vampire princess 50 years ago and presumed dead. When he finally escapes it is to run smack dab into his destined mate. Who wants to kill him! ALong with the warlock king , the vampires and the hunters, who also want him dead. Maybe he was better off a captive?
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1,355 reviews373 followers
February 15, 2016
I really loved the characters of Byron and Kat, and the romance did not disappoint. This series is amazing for chemistry. But I was expecting more of a conclusion. Such as the destruction of the hunters. Maybe it will be followed up in the spin-off Kings series. I already read The Vampire King but it was a long time ago and now I feel like I should re-read it. There were probably things I didnt catch, and some familiar characters.

I think The Spell was probably my favourite of the series. I still really enjoyed this but there were so many characters it was a little hard to keep track of everyone. And who was the vampire with the multi-coloured eyes? These books are very action packed with some seriously bad villains. I look forward to reading more from Heather Killough-Walden.
487 reviews35 followers
July 18, 2011
I have read all the books in this series and loved them. They are hard to put down. It helps to read them in order so you have a better idea of who each character is. They are all available on Smashwords.com for all eReaders, Barnes and noble for Nook, Amazon for Kindle.

Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare - Kat - is smart, fast, strong and beautiful - but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago.

She's also Byron's dormant.

As supernatural war breaks out amongst the otherworldly of Earth and threatens the existence of entire races, Kat is faced with a terrible decision. Should she give up her cause and believe Caige when he professes his innocence? Or should she fight him and possibly avenge her father's taken life - even while she forfeits her own?
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258 reviews16 followers
March 24, 2012
So Byron Caige is alive after all this time. Vampires have remained a secret among all the supernatural community for the longest, but as their existence are coming into light, Byron has a chance to find his way home. To escape the evil bars that has imprisoned him all these years. Kat is a hunter driven by her need for revenge. To hunt the wolf that killed her father. When the opportunity arises for her to do such a thing, Kat takes a grab at it, but she soon realizes that revenge is not something so easily done and that in life there are always the shades of gray. Will Kat ever get to the truth of her father's death, can Byron prove his innocence, and will the Warlock king give up his need for revenge on Byron. This story was a little slow at some points but still captivating none the less the supernatural world Heather has created has expanded and grown into a vast world where the wolves are not the only big and bad creatures out there. Can we finally be rid of the hunters? And can Lucas find Byron before its too late. Two thumbs up.
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