Review: Wilder's Mate by Moira Rogers

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Description:
Think a vampire-hunting bloodhound is dangerous? Try threatening his woman.
Bloodhounds, Book 1

Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America’s frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new moon brings a sexual hunger that borders on madness.

Rescuing a weapons inventor from undead kidnappers is just another assignment, though one with an added complication—keeping his hands off the man’s pretty young apprentice, who insists on tagging along.

At odds with polite society, Satira’s only constant has been the aging weapons inventor who treats her like a daughter. She isn’t going to trust Wilder with Nathaniel’s life, not when the Guild might decide the old man isn’t worth saving. Besides, if there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that brains are more important than brawn.

As the search stretches far longer than Wilder planned, he finds himself fighting against time. If Satira is still at his side when the new moon comes, nothing will stop him from claiming her. Worse, she seems all too willing. If their passion unlocks the beast inside, no one will be safe. Not even the man they’re fighting to save.


Warning: This book contains a crude, gun-slinging, vampire-hunting hero who howls at the full moon and a smart, stubborn heroine who invents mad-scientist weapons. Also included: wild frontier adventures, brothels, danger, betrayal and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.

Review:
The first thing I loved about Wilder's Mate was the wonderful setting. The mix of western and steampunk is fascinating and the detailed description of all the steampunky gadgets totally drew me in. In addition to that we also have the supernatural element of vampires and bloodhounds- which add a certain edge to the story and make it stand out.

But what is this book actually about? On the one hand we have Satira the assistant of an inventor who just went missing. She has to find him ASAP or her life will be ruined. A woman would never be allowed to be an inventor without a male supervisor and without Nathaniel, her missing boss, she would be forced to give up the job she loves so much and would probably be doomed to do a more "womanly" work. She's even more desperate to find him because he's not only her boss, he's more like a father and friend to her and just imagining what might be done to him drives her crazy. Being independent and more tomcat than girl she decides to venture into the Frontier lands,  a region where the strong survive and the general rules of society don't apply, to rescue Nate and bring him back home. The only thing or person that stands between her and her rescue mission is the bloodhound who will be send to investigate the disappearance. Satira is a strong woman who knows what she wants, but she also knows what her limits are. I really loved to see this strong woman who's also able to give someone else the reign. Often you only get these stubborn women who want to be strong no matter what just to be seen as independant. I hate that because a smart woman would see what her abilities are instead of just being stubborn to prove a point. I loved that Satira was exactly like that. A smart woman with a strong heart.

On the other hand we have Wilder, the oh so mysterious bloodhound. *swooooon* This is one super hot alpha male. At first he has this exciting mysterious touch. we don't know what he really is or what being a bloodhound means. We just get a little hint here and there and the allure of him practically rises exponentially. He's what we love most about our alpha heroes- strong, protective and adorable even though he has some rather rough edges. But even more he's not overbearing or suppressive. He sees in Satira what she really is- a strong woman who is capable and doesn't need pampering. Yes, he still protects her but he does it with a certain amount of respect to her abilities and doesn't throw himself in front of her when he knows she could handle something on her own. This makes him one of my favorite heroes ever. And he has a wicked little secret that makes him sooooooo more appealing. *dreamy sigh*

The plot around Nathaniel's disappearance kept me glued to the pages. Reading Wilder's Mate is like watching a adventurous western only better suitable for the girly side in me. I loved how all the plot-lines unfolded and I was surprised by more than one revelation. Another plus is how perfectly the romance fit into the story- the mix between action, romance  and plot was masterly done. The only thing I regretted was that the story itself was so short. I could have kept reading and reading...

Wilder's Mate is a unique addition to the rather new steampunk genre. With the additional paranormal twist and the wonderfully realized love story it sets the standard high for other novels in this genre. Wilder's Mate is definitely another winner by Moira Rogers and I can't wait for the next book set in this fascinating world.
To learn more about Moira Rogers and their books please visit the website here.

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134 comments:

Stacie said...

Hello Susi!
Yay I get to be your first comment today! I have been looking forward to this story for ages. I can't wait to read it and see where the series goes!

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DrkCherry said...

Is this a Western? Steampunk? I can't tell if this is a Western or modern day, and the description doesn't really let me know. Guess I will have to read it to find out...lol

SusiSunshine said...

@Stacie I hope you'll love it as much as I did.

@DrkCHerry I hope this doesn't sound mean but I kind of mentioned in the review that it's a mix of steampunk and western. LOL ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh yes I want it, oh that guy is just too hunky

Amy said...

Would love to win this because I don't have an e-reader yet!

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ChrisS said...

This looks like an interesting new series and an exciting read!

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Ollie said...

Wow this is fantastic! I would love to win a Kindle!

Thanks for this giveaway!

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wade2121 said...

I love vampires & espcially the west.
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cbrett60 said...

OMG this book looks amazing!!!!!


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BLHmistress said...

how can you not turn away from this book - vampires in the west sounds fabulous.

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I've added Wilder's Mate to my TBR list!

Mallori said...

Very creative idea. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! This will certainly go on my TBR list.

Adam said...

Wow that would be amazing! Please enter me. :)

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Scorpio M. said...

Such a creative premise, very keen to read Wilder's Mate!

Linna said...

Nice rating images :) I would love to enter the giveaway as well!

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Icedream said...

The book sounds really good and very original, I've added it to my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle.

Sandra Dee Burchett said...

can't wait to read it! Plus to win a new kindle!

IdentitySeeker said...

Sounds like such a great book! I'm sooo excited about this giveaway! Please enter me into the giveaway.

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lisagk said...

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JenM said...

Definitely looking forward to reading this. I love steampunk and I would so love to win a Kindle.

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Vivien said...

I really love steampunk. Fabulous giveaway!

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TheGirlOnFire said...

So great! Thanks!

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Alex said...

yay, count me in!!!

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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

You and Caro always praise Moira Rogers novels so much, you make me want to read them!! :-D Glad you loved this one so much, the original cover really grabbed my eye :-)

meggerfly said...

I would love to win a Kindle! I just bought this book last night.

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Ally said...

Great review! I've been avoiding the steampunk genre like it's the plague for a while now but your review of this book really makes me want to give it ago. With this book at least!
Totally loving the cover as well.
P.S I finally got my copy of Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Stupid UK Amazon taking forever! Now I just have to find time to read it :D

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Great review! Please enter me!

Britney said...

Steampunk paranormal sounds right up my alley. The contest sounds pretty great too.

Bwyatt said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

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Bwyatt said...

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Bwyatt said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the review and chance to win.

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Judy said...

This is a great giveaway!! Looking forward to read this book. Also would love to win the Kindle!!


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Elizabeth said...

Sounds amazing never read a book like that before

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Kirsten C. said...

Count me in too! :0)

SM Reine said...

Great review! Sounds pretty interesting. Might be a nice way to break up the parade of young adult supernatural romances I've been reading (heh).

Patsy said...

I love the sound of this book!
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~evening-green~ said...

thanks for this awesome giveaway and I love steampunk <3

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Wow! A gunslinging vamp hunter! Works for me!
WooHoo! COWBOY!
Love me a cowboy, toss in a vamp or two and we’re cooking!


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Joyce said...

This book is definitely going on my TBR list. It sounds so different. Cool!

Vidisha said...

Would love it!!!!

Mike said...

Looks to be a good read, can't wait.

Cathy M said...

I love Moira's characters. They always give us strong women, and very sexy heroes.


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katsrus said...

Love the book cover. The story sounds great. Would love a chance to win a Kindle.
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dor said...

Great sounding book and awesome contest. Could I really win?

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AimeeKay said...

I would love to win a new Kindle!
Can't wait to start reading this book too, it looks awesome!

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Deborah A. said...

I have my heart set on that Kindle. :)

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Pamk said...

bet she unlocks his beast lol Great giveaway.
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myrandaroyann said...

Awesome giveaway!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Thanks for your review and for hosting this giveaway! :D

Lisa said...

Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

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Karin said...

Great review! It has me even more excited about reading this one!

Notorious Spinks said...

I'll be getting this book next week.

Bethie said...

Thanks for hosting this. I want this one!!!

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Jen B. said...

Great start to a new series! I would love to win the Kindle!

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Thanks for the chance to win!

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-petit said...

I really want to read this book. Thanks for the chance! :D

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Kadie said...

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Crystal ♥ said...

Thanks for hosting!!!
Wilder's Mate is an excellent read!
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Dina said...

book looks awesome and a great contest too.

J. Lea Lopez said...

I love the idea of mixing steampunk and American westerns.

Leagh said...

I love Moira Rogers and I love your blog!!! Great Contest!!!

emmad said...

Loved the book :) Great contest.

nickieisis3 said...

Wow I love Moire Rosger's books. This sounds like another great one.

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~The Book Pixie said...

Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

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Deb830 said...

I really look forward to reading Wilder’s Mate. Great excerpt...western and steampunk sounds interesting. Congrats to Moira Rogers on their new release and introducing me to new blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle, too!

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Wolf Bear said...

Wilder's Mate sounds like a great read. Would love to read it on a Kindle.
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Linda Young said...

Sounds like a great book. I haven't read her yet. I am looking forward to it.

Thank you for the contest!

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Scraps said...

Can't wait to finish my current read so I can dive into Wilder's Mate. I love anything written by Moira Rogers. The chance to win a Kindle is wicked exciting too!

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dlynnpen said...

Awesome Contest!!!
Hope to read Wilder's Mate on the kindle ;)

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Anry said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Kaye said...

This is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting!
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Lizzy said...

I think the idea of mixing a western setting with steampunk sounds really interesting. Definitely worth checking out!

JesiMarie said...

Thanks for hosting!

Can't wait to check this book out :)

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Book Twirps said...

Sounds awesome!

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Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I'd love to win
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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Book Flame said...

This book sounds really good! I'm actually in the process of saving up for a Kindle right now so it is awesome to get a chance to win one!
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Sena said...

Thank you for the chance to win! Love it!
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Laceynicole2622 said...

I would love to win, don't have an e-reader yet!! Thanks!
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Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Wonderful giveaway, sign me up of course :)

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Stephanie said...

Such a great giveaway, thanks for being part of this!

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Ursula said...

I love this contest! Not only do I get a chance to win a kindle but I get to find new blogs :)

Andrea said...

Great giveaway with two Kindles!!


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jmcharries said...

So great! I really would love to win one of these.....my fingers are crossed so hard you wouldn't believe it!

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rachel said...

this is the most amazing giveaway EVER! Thanks!

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KimberlySue said...

looks like a great book AND giveaway!

Colleen said...

What an excellent contest! I'd love to own a Kindle, the book sounds like a blast, and it's fun to find new & interesting blogs.

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Book Groupie said...

Plesae count me in! The book sounds like a great read.

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Jean P said...

I have never read a steampunk story before. Enjoyed reading the review, definitely want to read this book.

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hedgerhousehold said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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SJHanson said...

I would love to win a Kindle 3!!!

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Nightly Cafe said...

Woot! Woot! Awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read this book, especially on a new kindle!

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Carapace said...

Oh, this series sounds fun! Cattlepunk is the key to my heart, for sure. :D

And a Kindle! Wow! I solemnly swear, if I win the Kindle, this will be the first book I buy for it.:D

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Terri said...

Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle.

Jaidis said...

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Loved your review. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle.

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Vanessa Linna said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a Kindle. I really want one, so I'm in! :)
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LisaWeidknecht said...

Trying to win my sister's birthday present! Thanks!

Abby said...

Sounds like a great book! Lots of action all the way!

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thehiddenbibliotheca said...

This is awesome!!!

Tricia said...

Thanks so much for this contest!

jen henderson-kuebler said...

great giveaway thank you!

KW said...

Best of luck to all! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Killie said...

Great giveaway!

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jessica said...

sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for posting the reviews!
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SabineK said...

Oh, God, I heard so much about this book that I CAN'T wait to finally get it! Please enter me in the giveaway - thanks for it! You rock!

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Cari said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!
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Mia said...

Awesome giveaway!

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Alex said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win! :)

Sarah said...

Fingers crossed...

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Gchord88 said...

Would love a kindle!!
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DeLynne said...

Me, Please! Thank you,

Miranda Grissom said...

Wooohooo! Wilder Harding Yummy!! Can't wait for the next Bloodhounds book!!! miranda.grissom@gmail.com
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Karla Vollkopf said...

Moira sure rocks! The book sounds GREAT! O.O Thanks for the giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers. :D
I really could use an ebook reader. >.>
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Chisum Crew said...

I really want to get my hands on it! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Lesa said...

Count me in!!

J.C. said...

This giveaway is great! Crossing my fingers and good luck to all! :D

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J.C. said...

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Eeeek!! I would LOVE a Kindle!!

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I would love to win a kindle. thanks

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Its Just Me said...

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This is a great contest--and thanks for having a review with it :)

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Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Interesting book... And thanks for the give-away. I would love to have that Kindle. Good luck to everyone.

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