One of my favorite birthdays celebrations was a party I planned for my husband’s birthday. He doesn’t like celebrating his birthday and typically we do nothing more than go out for a nice dinner or have cake together, but this particular year, he was still in graduate school. He’d been studying like crazy and hadn’t gotten a chance to hang out with friends much for months.
I invited several friends over. For those who knew it was his birthday I told them that the big rule for the party was not to mention it. For those who didn’t know, I didn’t tell them. I ordered Indian food from a restaurant he loved, and we ate sitting on the floor using naan (Indian flatbread) to scoop up the food instead of utensils which is traditional in India.
We drank wine and beer and ate good food and visited with friends, and everyone enjoyed themselves. My husband didn’t have to worry that someone would put him on the spot, and it was one of the most relaxing nights we’d had in a long time.
Wolf Caller by Silvia Violet
As their world draws closer to war, the future of Albion is in the hands of a werewolf pack who must protect the country’s most carefully guarded secret, a new magically-generated power source. Rumors about the mysterious Lord Derek Valmont abound, but no one in Albion’s Upper Circles knows the whole truth. Valmont is not only a werewolf, he’s also an operative for the Office of Clandestine Affairs.
Captivated — literally — by the hauntingly beautiful, Serena, Valmont is furious that he can’t break the hold she has over him in wolf form. When she flees their encounter he drinks in her lingering scent, determined to find her again — on his own terms. But before he convinces her to use her powers to aid his pack and his government, he’ll take her to his bed and prove he’s the one in control.
Serena may not be able to control the man as she does the wolf, but she’s got an agenda of her own. Her sights are set on both Valmont and his second in command.