Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Watching Out For Fangs by Lisa Oliver: #Interview #Review #Giveaway @wisecrone333

Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver
Watching Out For Fangs
(Cloverleah Pack, Book 7)
by Lisa Oliver

Length: 270 pages/91,497 words
Genres: Erotica, Gay (M/M), Paranormal, Romance
Josh moved from the huge San Antonio pack to join the men at Cloverleah looking for a bit more adventure, and the chance to meet his mate. He’s quick to adapt to the much smaller pack, and even his status as one of the few beta wolves in a group full of Alphas. A chance visit from the Atlanta coven has him meeting the man he was waiting for. It was just a damn shame he was unconscious at the time.

Vadim D’Arcy should be the Regent of the Atlanta coven, but he gave up his position years before when a personal tragedy had him hiding away in his huge mansion. Forced into a situation where he had to escort a cursed vampire to Cloverleah, he realizes pretty quickly that Josh is his true match. The only problem is, he doesn’t want one.

However threats on the pack, and two interfering Fae soon nudge the two men back together. Fighting other wolves, and even vampires is becoming commonplace for the Cloverleah pack. But a dark magic user just might have the last laugh. Can Vadim fight his personal demons long enough to keep his mate safe, and will Josh be there for him when he does? Or will a combined attack from the coven and the pack in Atlanta bring the entire Cloverleah pack to its knees?

Warnings: This is an m/m erotic romance featuring a sweet but staunch beta wolf, an old as sin vampire and all your other favorites from Cloverleah. HEA and no cliff hangers guaranteed.

Carly: Today I’m pleased to be welcoming Lisa Oliver back to tell us more about herself and her new book. Hi Lisa! Let's start with a little bit of information about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Lisa: Hello to you and all your lovely readers. I am the proud writer of m/m shifter books like the Cloverleah Pack series, the Bound and Bonded series, and so many more. In this book we meet Josh who is a lovely wolf shifter. He’s been raised to do what is right, he loves his new pack and he is really hoping to find his fated mate. Unfortunately the one the Fates have picked out for him is a grumpy, centuries old vampire called Vadim. For those of you who have read the other Cloverleah books (you can read this as a standalone if you haven’t), then you will know the pack has been having problems with others and this time is no exception. But the crux of the book is watching as the lovely Josh shows Vadim it is possible for your heart to resuscitate, even if it’s been dead for hundreds of years.

Carly: What is your least favorite part of the publishing/writing process?

Lisa: Anything that is not writing the books themselves lol. I self-publish so I am responsible for making the covers, writing the blurb, getting the book uploaded and then promoting it. The promotion is something I enjoy as I love my readers reactions, but there are many days I wish I had a PA.

Carly: As an author, is there one subject you would never write about? What would it be?

Lisa: I have some firm rules in all of my books – no cheating, no cliffhangers, and they must always end with an HEA. I write about the things I enjoy so that would also rule out war and politics, because I can’t stand them either.

Carly: When did you first realize you wanted to write?

Lisa: Probably since High School, but I never did anything about it until the late 1990s. I didn’t write my first fiction book until November 2013, because I didn’t think I could do it, but I think this one is my 17th so far.

Carly: How long did it take to write your book?

Lisa: For my longer books, like the Cloverleah series, about a month to six weeks. The shorter ones I can do in a month as I try and write every single day. I am lucky because I am a full time writer, although I also have grown children and grandchildren, so sometimes life gets in the way.

Carly: This last question is just for fun. Where is one place you’d like to visit you haven’t been before?

Lisa: I desperately want to go to the States, as all of my books are set in the USA and I would love to get a feel for the places I write about. I am hoping to make the trip next year, but we’ll see what happens. Thankfully I can write anywhere, thanks to technology, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love this series and how each book builds upon previous stories while focusing on new characters. I was already a fan of Josh's and was thrilled to find out that he was getting his own story. He has been looking for his mate for such a long time but when Vadim comes into his life nothing goes as planned. It's a bit heartbreaking at first, but Vadim is special. Dealing with the ghosts of the past isn't easy but the rewards for the two of them is worth the work. Watching Out For Fangs has a happy ending for Josh, Vadim and me!
“Everett was known as your favorite, yet you have set him free, compelled him to leave you and never return. You have met your true match, my son.” Not a question, but a statement of fact. Vadim opened his eyes, knowing he could never lie directly to his mother. He nodded instead, as his brain once again focused on Josh. What would the young wolf be feeling, knowing that Vadim had bonded with him without permission and then rejected him as a mate? Maybe some of the pain he was feeling was coming from his mate, even if they were separated by miles. That idea didn’t make him feel any better.

“The wolf you healed?” This time his persistent mother was asking a question so Vadim nodded again.

“And you didn’t think to stay and protect him?”

Letting out a deep breath in an effort to calm himself, Vadim said slowly, “I came here to protect him, from this coven and the Atlanta pack.”

“That didn’t work out too well for you now, did it?” Eloise had a small smile on her face as though a lot happier now she knew the reason behind the loss of Vadim’s fabled control. “What are you going to do?”

Vadim would have shrugged but that was a little hard to do with his arms strung up, so he was forced to speak instead. “Wait out my punishment. If I am released in time I will go home and sort out my affairs. Either way I anticipate it will all be over for me in six weeks as I haven’t fed for a while.”

In a strong flowing movement Eloise stood up, gliding over to where Vadim was chained, her gown settling around her feet in a soft mist. The finery of the pale blue looked incongruous against the dirty concrete floor.

“You would die rather than accept your true match? Why would you do such a cruel thing to your wolf? Is he that disfigured from the attack on him that you cannot look past it?” Vadim realized his mother was not only shocked, she was hurt as well, and damn it all, Vadim didn’t like it when the lovely woman was upset. So he answered as honestly as he knew how.

“Josh is beautiful, mother,” Vadim assured her softly, remembering all too well the lovely features of his mate’s face. They would be scorched in his brain until he took his last breath. “He is a loyal fighter, a beta wolf, with tanned skin and light hair that glows like a halo in the sun. There is nothing wrong with him at all.”

“Then why?” Easily asked, harder to answer.

“Because I made a promise, mother, surely you can understand.” Vadim’s voice hardened. “My true match, my mate, he’s a wolf and he deserves to be loved with an open heart. To be held and cared for, to be protected and cherished in the way of a wolf, not bonded forever to a vampire with no heart.”
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.

When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers.

Tour Dates & Stops:

2-Nov: BFD Book Blog, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews

3-Nov: MM Good Book Reviews, Carly’s Book Reviews

4-Nov: Havan Fellows, Mikky's World of Books

5-Nov: Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Happily Ever Chapter

6-Nov: Just Love Romance, Love Bytes, Bonkers About Books

9-Nov: Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Inked Rainbow Reads, Hearts on Fire

10-Nov: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

11-Nov: Open Skye Book Reviews, Jessie G. Books

12-Nov: Divine Magazine, Alpha Book Club

13-Nov: 3 Chicks After Dark, Bayou Book Junkie, Parker Williams


  1. I absolutely love this series, I can't wait to be Josh's story!

    And I'd have to go with Vampire... tho I love my Cloverleah wolves :D

  2. Thank you for the lovely review and you ladies for your lovely comments :)