Wolf Moon Rising: Volume I (Books 1 & 2) by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

Wolf Moon Rising Volume 1 is a great introduction to the Grove Pack!!

From the blurb:

Sweet apple pies, a cozy pack of werewolves, and a fight to save the most vulnerable among them.
This set contains the first two books in the Wolf Moon Rising series as well as two Patreon exclusive spicy shorts.

Black Moon
An apple a day won’t keep this doctor away.

Linden Grove has always known that he’s not destined to be the next pack alpha. That position belonged to his brother Aspen—but then Aspen left the pack to join the military. When the unthinkable happens and the pack is left rudderless, someone has to step up and take care of it. Can a doctor go from “do no harm” to defending his own with his teeth and claws?

Colt Doherty is used to a certain kind of life. Glittering, picturesque, and . . . empty. As the youngest child of the country’s only werewolf senator, Colt has grown up in the spotlight, and he’s all too used to knot-headed alphas taking credit for the work of others, especially omegas like himself. When his editor sends him to write a story on the Grove pack, though, he finds something completely unexpected: Linden Grove in his unpolished perfection, as shiny and sweet as the apples his pack are known for.

A Grove pack omega has been kidnapped, and someone has to step up. The pack needs Linden to fill his father’s shoes, but no wolf can stand on his own. To save the day, sheltered Colt has to drop the politics and become the action hero he never thought an omega could be.

Harvest Moon
Lost best friends grow back together.

Alexis Mena has waited five whole years for his childhood sweetheart to come back from college. He’s ready to get marked, mated, and finally settle down, but when the stoic farmer returns, there’s a wall between them that Alexis can’t scale. Looking at Ridge every day is too much for Alexis, so when his cousin offers him the chance to stay with her and her husband, he jumps to get away. If he can’t have the life he’s always dreamed, with the Grove pack, at least he can stop waiting.

Ridge Paterson returned from college with nothing to his name but an old truck, a one-eyed barn cat, and a heap of debt. Fortunately, he’s also got hope—hope all that schooling’s prepared him to turn the family farm around. But no sooner has he set foot back on Paterson land than his parents decide to sell it out from under him. Listless and lost, he lets Alexis slip through his fingers. Left with cut roots and a heap of desperation, the man he left behind tempts him to find a new place to call home.

There’s more on the line than student debts and insecurities for the young werewolves. The mysterious Condition is affecting Alexis’s cousin, threatening her pregnancy and everything Alexis holds dear, and the man with the skills to solve it all might just be an alpha willing to follow his one-true love halfway across Virginia for a chance to put down roots of his own.

Wolf Moon Rising Volume 1 Short Stories
Doctor Grove's Examination
Ida is Fired

Angel's review:

Black Moon; rating:4.5

Black Moon is about Linden and Colt. Linden is an alpha who is also his pack 's only Doctor. When his dad gets killed he has to step up and become the leader everyone thinks he is. On top of all that, he meets Colt. An omega who's determined to get the story he seems, along with being stubborn, caring, helpful, and fierce.

Linden's character is such a teddy bear, he cares deeply about every single member of his pack, and does his best to continuously check in to make sure they are doing alright. He may have not wanted to be Alpha, and he may not have believed he could do it, but he makes a really great Leader.

Colt's character was more sassy and exuberant compared to Linden's character. Colt was more outgoing and eager to strike up a conversation, whereas Linden would rather stay in the corner with a cup of cider and a book. I enjoyed how they both came together to help Brook, and I also enjoyed the progression of their relationship. It wasn't insta-love, or insta-lust which I very much appreciated. Often times with shifter PNR there's a lot of insta-lust, and not enough of relationship building. That's not what happened here and I am do happy about it!!

The writing I though was good, the pace was great, the plotline was intriguing and kept me interested. The characters were all unique and I hope to see more of them in the upcoming books. One thing that I'll point out is how Linden's older brother kept getting mentioned but then nothing else ever really came of it. Once Linden and Colt shared Colt's heat together, Linden's brother wasn't discussed again. Other than that though a truly incredible book!! I'm excited to work my way through this series.

Harvest Moon; Rating: 4.5/5
This story was just as incredible as the first one. We got to see more of the Grove Pack, along with getting to meet new characters!

Ridge and Alexis have been best friends for years, and while they never told each other about their feelings, they always assumed that they would one day be together. But miscommunication drove these two apart, and Alexis believed that Ridge didn't want anything to do with him. This story shows the journey these two men went through before they found a happy place with each other.

I enjoyed reading this story, the characters were well written, the flow and pacing of the story was great, and the background was described in great detail. I felt bad for Ridge when his parents sold his family's farm, but everything happens for a reason, even if it doesn't seem that way at first. If that didn't happen he wouldn't have found his place in the Grove Pack, and he wouldn't have been able to flourish and be his true self.

I loved how caring and adventurous Alexis was, when Claudia called him he immediately agreed to help her in whatever way he could. It was so sweet to read about how close they are, and how they care so much about one another.

I also liked reading about Ridge's ideas to grow the Hill's farm, he had so many great ideas to help out the town, the farm, and the pack. The plot twist with what he suspects causes the Condition was shocking!!! I was not prepared for it, but boy am I excited to read more and learn more about his suspicions! Besides the shocking plot twist, we also got to see the illusive Aspen's character in this story, he's got A LOT of groveling to do.

Overall a truly fantastic story, and I love friends to lovers romances!!

DOCTOR GROVE’S EXAMINATIONA LINDEN/COLT NSFW SHORT STORY. This Short story was spicy and full of steam!

IDA IS FIREDA LINDEN/COLT NSFW SHORT STORY. In this short we got to see Linden experiencing a rut, and what a disaster new assistant is.

Wolf Moon Rising Volume 1 is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription