Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Tour for Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Those who like their suspense with a bit of paranormal and steam will enjoy the thrill ride that Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin, the second installment in the Dark Wolf Enterprises series, offers readers.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this fast-paced story, along with my impressions of it, and then fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 and a $10 Amazon GC too!

When Meisha comes home and finds a strange man in her kitchen, she does what any sensible person would do. She beats the crap out of him first, then asks questions after. When he explains her best friend is in mortal danger, Meisha knows the whole mess—including a recent murder and the threats on her friend’s life—may be her fault, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. And no sexy stranger is going to stop her.
Lajos Farkas isn’t expecting to meet a spitfire, martial artist when he’s on a mission to figure out who’s stealing from Dark Wolf Enterprises, and he certainly doesn’t expect her to insist on butting in on his investigation. But getting rid of Meisha is seemingly impossible, and when his wolf decides she’s his life-mate, suddenly he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her close and grow old with her.
If they can just stay alive long enough to make that possible.


She looked down at the dog, dead at her feet, and frowned.
What kind of dog is this?
He was black and big…no, huge. He was some kind of Husky for sure. A big Husky. She and Lajos were going to have a hard time trying to move this thing’s body. Leaving it in the hall wasn’t an option. She couldn’t risk someone spotting a dead dog in an office building. That would be enough to start another investigation and she really didn’t need the cops coming backto dust for prints again. While she was smart enough to wear gloves, Lajos was not. His prints would be all over the place.
She cursed him under her breath.
She peered at the dog again.
Something was different. Was it changing? She swore it had longer and thicker hair. Now she could see the skin underneath. And the face. The snout wasn’t long anymore. It looked…almost human.
She stood and watched, dumbfounded, as the dog…changed. Her mouth went dry. Her heart slammed against her ribs and her breaths became uncontrolled.
The dog turned into a human.
The guy who’d been chasing her lay on his side, naked. It was Fedir. His throat gaped and he had a hole in his chest.
“Wh-what are you?” she whispered.
Her hands began to shake. The knives almost slipped from her grip. Heat swept across her body.
Lajos’ voice was distant and urgent, but she couldn’t pull her eyes from the anomaly at her feet.
How is this possible?
In the back of her mind she could hear Lajos walking toward her.
“I-I killed a dog,” she kept repeating, trying to convince her mind that the dead man at her feet was some kind of trick.
“You killed a wolf.”
She looked up to find Lajos next to her. He put a hand on hers, pushing the knife that she held down to her side. She let him do the same to the other.
“A wolf?” she asked, confusion overtaking her brain. She looked back down at the man. “But…”
Lajos took a deep breath. “He was a wolf shifter.”
Wolf shifter?
Her head began to swim, making her dizzy. This type of thing doesn’t happen in real life.
“We need to get rid of the body,” he said.
“I-I don’t believe you.” She looked up at him. “W-Where is his friend?”
“He jumped from the office window. I wanted to go after him, but I couldn’t leave you here withFedir. I didn’t want you to get hurt.”
She indicated with her hand at Fedir. “Is his friend one of these too?”
“Oh my God, the Yaruzi sent freaks after us,” she whispered.
He brushed past her. “They aren’t freaks.” He stepped over the dead man and crouched behind him.
She stared down at Fedir. Her and her family could get away from the Yaruzi—she’d trained most of her life in tactics geared toward escaping them—but this… She shook her head in disbelief. How would they escape from people like Fedir?
“He changed from a man to a wolf and back to a man again,” Meisha said, her voice sounded distant. “H-How was he—it able to do that?”
“He isn’t a freak and he’s not an ‘it’. He’s a shifter, particularly a wolf shifter.”
“I d-don’t believe you. W-why would I believe something as crazy at that?”
He leaned over and sniffed the guy’s hair. “Because I’m one too.”




Those who read and enjoyed Dark Wolf Enterprises will find much of the same here as the hero, Lajos, is the brother of that book's hero.  The action here takes place alongside that story's timeline and is equally exciting, action-packed, and sensual.  With two strong-willed and independent-minded main characters it's a rocky road to HEA though as both battle continually against what their hearts and minds want.

Lajos isn't expecting to be roughed up by a girl while helping his brother's mate but it's an unexpected first meeting that sets the tone for the burgeoning relationship between him and Meisha.  Lajos isn't looking for love but is inexplicably drawn to her and desperate to keep her safe as she continually runs head-on into danger as she wants to be a part of seeing justice done.  As a shifter though his mating instincts soon kick in and their fling is no longer enough but to fully claim her he must save her from herself as well as the bad guys.  Lajos is a sexy man who exudes confidence.  He's comfortable being on his own but enjoys the merry chase Meisha leads him on even as it exasperates him.  The mating process is intriguing too with a bit of a twist from what I've read before.

Meisha is a likable heroine, strong-willed and immensely independent.  She's more than capable of taking care of herself and knowing her friend is in danger, as well as herself, puts herself in jeopardy time and again.  Trying to keep her safe is the sexy Lajos who she's attracted to but doesn't want a relationship with.  Their verbal battle of wills and sensual back and forth banter soon leads to a relationship that takes an unexpected turn that will change her life completely and introduces her to a world she could only dream about.  Meisha gives as good as she gets and her verbal sparring with Lajos is exhilarating and sexy to see.  They're a perfect match with a journey to HEA that was rocky but full of sexiness.  Her introduction and reaction to the world of shifters was believable and added to an already rocky relationship but it ultimately made their connection stronger.

This was an exciting and sensual addition to the Dark Wolf Enterprises series that can be read as a stand-alone but will be a richer and more satisfying experience having read the first book.  The characters are strong-willed and immensely likable, though I wish Meisha would've looked before she leaped more often.  The story is fast-paced with exciting twists and turns with a romance that is super sexy.  Fans of shifter romances will find some of the elements familiar but with a bit of a twist too.  Overall it's a satisfying and suspenseful romance and a welcome addition to the paranormal genre.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.
The big break Trudi Hollander’s small accounting firm needs has finally arrived, but unfortunately it comes with murder, mayhem and Kristof Farkas, a man she just can’t seem to resist. Even worse, Kristof is the CFO of Dark Wolf Enterprises—the one person who can pull the plug on the job that will take her company to the next level.
And then there are the assassins who can jump from three stories up and still be able to run away…
Kristof has no intention of giving in to his inner wolf and claiming Trudi. She’s human. Too fragile to withstand being a shifter’s mate. But the need to protect her is stronger than his resolve, and his desire is more powerful yet. He’ll fight with everything he has to keep her safe, both from those who would hurt her, and from himself.

***This book can be found in the Brought To His Knees boxed set.***



A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

INSTAGRAM NAME:  amgriffinbooks



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  1. Thanks for having me and thank you for a wonderful review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Meisha and Lajos.

  2. Hello!
    Is this open internationally?
    Thank you!

    1. Yes, the GC will be issued through the US Amazon website.

    2. TY for answering Marta's question, A.M. and for stopping by again! This was an enjoyable read and I look forward to what you have coming up next.

      The Scarf Princess