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Raphael's Power

Blackwood Pack, Book 2
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Summary

The Blackwood Pack saga continues...

This is part of an ongoing series by Amazon best-selling author Mary Rundle and catching up on previous titles is advised. Listeners or readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best - caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.

Dr. Ian Wallace, a rare Scottish wolf, has dedicated his life to saving and healing wolf shifters by joining Frontline Doctors. Determined never to take a mate, he avoids relationships and is content to live a nomadic life, taking assignments to wild and remote places. That is, until an old friend asks him for a favor, which Ian’s wolf will not let him refuse. Now on his way to the Blackwood Pack compound, his wolf becomes frantic, and Ian learns not only that he has a fated mate, but that his fated mate is in danger. 

Colton was forced to give up his dreams of becoming a nurse and joining Frontline Doctors when tragedy befell his family. Instead, he healed sick animals around his home while hiding from a pack who wanted him dead. Given the chance to use his skills, Colton seizes it and embarks on a journey that will reveal just how special he is.

A kidnapping, slave auction, revelations of long-kept family secrets, and a rare, powerful gift from the gods are some of the surprises in store for both of them until they finally find their way into each other’s hearts after discovering neither is who the other thought he was.

©2017 Mary Rundle (P)2020 Mary Rundle

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As Great As The First!!


Can’t wait for the next instalment to be released in audiobook format.

If you loved the first audiobook, you won’t be disappointed with this one 😊

Definitely worth the 5🌟 again 😁😁

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  • Kathy Banks
  • 26-07-20

Thrilling, magical, HOT, exciting

All the things! Nick J. Russo and Mary Rundle ate a match made in heaven as far as authors and narrators go. I loved the books in print form, and Nick give it just that extra special something to make it feel brand new again to listen to.

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  • C.Hensley
  • 19-07-20

So, So Good

Nick did such another wonderful job bringing this story off the page and to life. I would recommend this audio to any fans of Mary’s Blackwood pack books. So looking forward to the next book.

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  • Sharonica
  • 07-09-20

I am loving this series! It really packs a BITE🐺

Raphael’s Power Audiobook
MMy Thoughts Confessions and Review
❤🧡💛💚💙💜

First, a personal message to the author: Mary Darlin’, it is not very nice to make old dragon blubber like they were watching a scene from an old Patrick Swayze film. Not once, but twice I had to grab tissues. Ugly snotty crying I tell ya… I totally forgive you but only if you promise to keep releasing these books to audio. Nick Russo does such a wonderful job voicing this family of shifters, and even their enemies. Oh, and when laid back Max had to use HIS Alpha voice to calm all the other alphas, whoa that was hawt! So, keep ‘em comin’! Please! I will be oh so grateful, though I cannot vouch for my tear ducts.

Now, for everyone else, this is a continuing series (my favorite kind) with a different brother or member of the pack finding their fated mate. This pack is different in that they’ve been blessed by the Fates and when each one finds their fated it unlocks a special gift or power inside of them and it often reveals a secret (hidden) gift in their mate as well. A remarkably interesting take on shifters, especially specific types of wolf shifters you don’t hear much about. I’ve said before, but it’s always worth mentioning again, how much fun it is to see the different directions authors take legends and lore. This series is working hard to become one of my favorites.

Rundle does a great job of not letting the MCs from the first book get left behind in the shadows. She also slowly brings the other secondary cast members closer to the spotlight. We learn little nuggets about them and their personalities. I love character-driven stories, and this is absolutely that. Its images are made manifest through Russo’s various voice talents and I am telling you, picturing Ian with wet black curly hair speaking in his Scottish brogue…DONE! Just DONE! *sigh…

I loved the MCs in book two. Ian, a doctor, and Colton an “almost” nurse already have a rapport through their various phone conversations, even if they were only medical or hospital-related. I loved how dedicated Colton was to help, and his special gift made it that much more lovely. Nurses have a special place in my heart anyway (love you mom), and I think it takes the spirit of a gladiator and with the heart of an angel to be one. Colton was every bit that and more, and that was even before meeting his beautiful Scottish Doctor, Ian, face to face. Not everything is glorious and perfect though, and an old enemy has a long reach.

While Dire Warning (book one) made me want to “Van Damme” someone in the face, a lot (in a good way), book two had me nail-biting, mumbling to myself about how people never listen, and Boys are so stubborn (I know, I raised four), etc.… then the tears came. I do not cry (refer to paragraph one), but lemme tell ya something Virginia, there be times when even an old crotchety woman’s black heart can squeeze out an emotion or two.

I love this family and their protectiveness and love for one another. They are only two mates in and already the pack is adding life and beauty to a world they once believed to be their living nightmare of survival. With each challenge, they grow in power, strength, number, and spirit. I cannot wait to see what the Fates have in store for the next brother. His love story is already in jeopardy and it hasn’t even begun yet.

If you love wolf shifter series, you cannot miss this one. The audio version is wonderful!

The Story: 4.50🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨

The Narration: 4.50 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨

Overall: 4.50 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨

Sharonica Logic:

4.50 when-the-gods-find-you-worthy-stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨

I received a complimentary audio copy of this book from Other Worlds Ink in exchange for my review. 👑

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 19-08-20

Another great story in this series.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and Raphael's Power was even better. As usual, Nick J. Russo's performance of the story was great. His voice is so easy to listen to and the different voices he uses for the characters make it easy to tell who is speaking.

I feel a bit obligated to say that there is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this – but it's to set up the next book in the series; the romance for Ian and Colton has a good HEA but I'm sure we will hear more from them as this series goes along.

The blurb for this book is pretty detailed so I'm just going to say that I was kept on the edge of my seat a lot of the time and I found the story moved a good pace and pretty much kept me captivated throughout. I think it's really interesting to read this somewhat different take on shifters – they each seem to have other powers in addition to being shifters.

There's an ongoing mystery from book one to two, and I imagine it will carry on into the other books as it wasn't solved yet. That's enough to keep me coming back for more and I hope the remaining books will be coming out as audiobooks.

A copy of this audiobook was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author/narrator.

***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***

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  • patricia
  • 30-07-20

more please !

love it and I would really like to here more thanks very enjoyable to listen too!!