March 8, 2011

Review: Wilder's Mate by Moira Rogers + Giveaway

Think a vampire-hunting bloodhound is dangerous? Try threatening his woman.
Bloodhounds, Book 1

Wilder Harding is a bloodhound, created by the Guild to hunt down and kill vampires on America’s frontier. His enhanced abilities come with a high price: on the full moon, he becomes capable of savagery beyond telling, while the new moon brings a sexual hunger that borders on madness.

Rescuing a weapons inventor from undead kidnappers is just another assignment, though one with an added complication—keeping his hands off the man’s pretty young apprentice, who insists on tagging along.

At odds with polite society, Satira’s only constant has been the aging weapons inventor who treats her like a daughter. She isn’t going to trust Wilder with Nathaniel’s life, not when the Guild might decide the old man isn’t worth saving. Besides, if there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that brains are more important than brawn.

As the search stretches far longer than Wilder planned, he finds himself fighting against time. If Satira is still at his side when the new moon comes, nothing will stop him from claiming her. Worse, she seems all too willing. If their passion unlocks the beast inside, no one will be safe. Not even the man they’re fighting to save.

Warning: This book contains a crude, gun-slinging, vampire-hunting hero who howls at the full moon and a smart, stubborn heroine who invents mad-scientist weapons. Also included: wild frontier adventures, brothels, danger, betrayal and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.

The first thing I loved about Wilder's Mate was the wonderful setting. The mix of western and steampunk is fascinating and the detailed description of all the steampunky gadgets totally drew me in. In addition to that we also have the supernatural element of vampires and bloodhounds- which add a certain edge to the story and make it stand out.

But what is this book actually about? On the one hand we have Satira the assistant of an inventor who just went missing. She has to find him ASAP or her life will be ruined. A woman would never be allowed to be an inventor without a male supervisor and without Nathaniel, her missing boss, she would be forced to give up the job she loves so much and would probably be doomed to do a more "womanly" work. She's even more desperate to find him because he's not only her boss, he's more like a father and friend to her and just imagining what might be done to him drives her crazy. Being independent and more tomcat than girl she decides to venture into the Frontier lands,  a region where the strong survive and the general rules of society don't apply, to rescue Nate and bring him back home. The only thing or person that stands between her and her rescue mission is the bloodhound who will be send to investigate the disappearance. Satira is a strong woman who knows what she wants, but she also knows what her limits are. I really loved to see this strong woman who's also able to give someone else the reign. Often you only get these stubborn women who want to be strong no matter what just to be seen as independant. I hate that because a smart woman would see what her abilities are instead of just being stubborn to prove a point. I loved that Satira was exactly like that. A smart woman with a strong heart.

On the other hand we have Wilder, the oh so mysterious bloodhound. *swooooon* This is one super hot alpha male. At first he has this exciting mysterious touch. we don't know what he really is or what being a bloodhound means. We just get a little hint here and there and the allure of him practically rises exponentially. He's what we love most about our alpha heroes- strong, protective and adorable even though he has some rather rough edges. But even more he's not overbearing or suppressive. He sees in Satira what she really is- a strong woman who is capable and doesn't need pampering. Yes, he still protects her but he does it with a certain amount of respect to her abilities and doesn't throw himself in front of her when he knows she could handle something on her own. This makes him one of my favorite heroes ever. And he has a wicked little secret that makes him sooooooo more appealing. *dreamy sigh*

The plot around Nathaniel's disappearance kept me glued to the pages. Reading Wilder's Mate is like watching a adventurous western only better suitable for the girly side in me. I loved how all the plot-lines unfolded and I was surprised by more than one revelation. Another plus is how perfectly the romance fit into the story- the mix between action, romance  and plot was masterly done. The only thing I regretted was that the story itself was so short. I could have kept reading and reading...

Wilder's Mate is a unique addition to the rather new steampunk genre. With the additional paranormal twist and the wonderfully realized love story it sets the standard high for other novels in this genre. Wilder's Mate is definitely another winner by Moira Rogers and I can't wait for the next book set in this fascinating world.
To learn more about Moira Rogers and their books please visit the website here.

Read pattepoilue's review @Book Lovers Inc or other reviews @goodreads.
You can buy the book @BooksOnBoard

Wilder’s Mate Kindle Contest

Want to win a brand new Wi-Fi Kindle 3? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and you can have your chance! For more chances to win, visit the main contest page. Every participating blog you visit gives you another chance to win!
This post is part of Moira Rogers’ Wild Web Adventure Promo. For full rules and disclaimers, or to hold your own kindle contest, visit the contest post. Winners will be chosen during the first week of April.


Anonymous,  March 8, 2011 at 6:15 PM  

Hello Susi!
Yay I get to be your first comment today! I have been looking forward to this story for ages. I can't wait to read it and see where the series goes!

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DrkCherry March 8, 2011 at 6:26 PM  

Is this a Western? Steampunk? I can't tell if this is a Western or modern day, and the description doesn't really let me know. Guess I will have to read it to find

SusiSunshine {The Geeky Bookworm} March 8, 2011 at 6:29 PM  

@Stacie I hope you'll love it as much as I did.

@DrkCHerry I hope this doesn't sound mean but I kind of mentioned in the review that it's a mix of steampunk and western. LOL ;)

Blodeuedd March 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM  

Ohhh yes I want it, oh that guy is just too hunky

Amy March 8, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

Would love to win this because I don't have an e-reader yet!


ChrisS March 8, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

This looks like an interesting new series and an exciting read!


Ollie March 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM  

Wow this is fantastic! I would love to win a Kindle!

Thanks for this giveaway!


Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

LadyVampire2u March 8, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

Please count me in for this giveaway and thanks!

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Anonymous,  March 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

Nice review!

Stephanie G
Paranormal Haven

wade2121 March 8, 2011 at 11:25 PM  

I love vampires & espcially the west.
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Anonymous,  March 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

OMG this book looks amazing!!!!!

BLHmistress March 9, 2011 at 12:28 AM  

how can you not turn away from this book - vampires in the west sounds fabulous.

Mary Ellen March 9, 2011 at 1:06 AM  

Thank you for the chance to win! I've added Wilder's Mate to my TBR list!

Mallori March 9, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

Very creative idea. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! This will certainly go on my TBR list.

Adam March 9, 2011 at 1:43 AM  

Wow that would be amazing! Please enter me. :)


Jess Richardson March 9, 2011 at 3:18 AM  

I bought this today and can't wait to read it. I so adore Moira Rogers!

The Romance-aholic

Scorpio M. March 9, 2011 at 3:28 AM  

Such a creative premise, very keen to read Wilder's Mate!

Linna March 9, 2011 at 3:42 AM  

Nice rating images :) I would love to enter the giveaway as well!


Icedream March 9, 2011 at 4:04 AM  

The book sounds really good and very original, I've added it to my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle.

Sandra Dee's Photographpy March 9, 2011 at 5:02 AM  

can't wait to read it! Plus to win a new kindle!

IdentitySeeker March 9, 2011 at 5:23 AM  

Sounds like such a great book! I'm sooo excited about this giveaway! Please enter me into the giveaway.


Anonymous,  March 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

can't wait to read the book, please enter me to win the reader. thanks lisagk at yahoo Dot com

JenM March 9, 2011 at 6:06 AM  

Definitely looking forward to reading this. I love steampunk and I would so love to win a Kindle.

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Vivien March 9, 2011 at 7:33 AM  

I really love steampunk. Fabulous giveaway!

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TheGirlOnFire March 9, 2011 at 7:54 AM  

So great! Thanks!

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Alex March 9, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

yay, count me in!!!


Stella (Ex Libris) March 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

You and Caro always praise Moira Rogers novels so much, you make me want to read them!! :-D Glad you loved this one so much, the original cover really grabbed my eye :-)

meggerfly March 9, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

I would love to win a Kindle! I just bought this book last night.


Ally March 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

Great review! I've been avoiding the steampunk genre like it's the plague for a while now but your review of this book really makes me want to give it ago. With this book at least!
Totally loving the cover as well.
P.S I finally got my copy of Dreams of a Dark Warrior. Stupid UK Amazon taking forever! Now I just have to find time to read it :D

Anonymous,  March 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM  

Great review! Please enter me!

Bwyatt March 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the review and chance to win.


Bwyatt March 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the review and chance to win.


Bwyatt March 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the review and chance to win.


Britney March 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

Steampunk paranormal sounds right up my alley. The contest sounds pretty great too.

Diana (Book of Secrets) March 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM  

Thanks for hosting!

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Judy March 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

This is a great giveaway!! Looking forward to read this book. Also would love to win the Kindle!!


Elizabeth March 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM  

Sounds amazing never read a book like that before

SM Reine March 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

Great review! Sounds pretty interesting. Might be a nice way to break up the parade of young adult supernatural romances I've been reading (heh).

Anonymous,  March 9, 2011 at 7:58 PM  

I love the sound of this book!

~evening-green~ March 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM  

thanks for this awesome giveaway and I love steampunk <3

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Lisa R/alterlisa March 9, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

Wow! A gunslinging vamp hunter! Works for me!
Love me a cowboy, toss in a vamp or two and we’re cooking!


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Joyce March 9, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

This book is definitely going on my TBR list. It sounds so different. Cool!

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looking forward to learning more about this vampire-hunting bloodhound.
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Mike March 9, 2011 at 11:59 PM  

Looks to be a good read, can't wait.

Cathy M March 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM  

I love Moira's characters. They always give us strong women, and very sexy heroes.

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katsrus March 10, 2011 at 1:57 AM  

Love the book cover. The story sounds great. Would love a chance to win a Kindle.
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AimeeKay March 10, 2011 at 2:52 AM  

I would love to win a new Kindle!
Can't wait to start reading this book too, it looks awesome!

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Pamk March 10, 2011 at 4:58 AM  

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Sweet Vernal Zephyr March 10, 2011 at 9:12 PM  

Thanks for your review and for hosting this giveaway! :D

Lisa March 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Awesome giveaway. Thanks!


Karin March 10, 2011 at 11:57 PM  

Great review! It has me even more excited about reading this one!

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I'll be getting this book next week.

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Thanks for hosting this. I want this one!!!

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Jen B. March 11, 2011 at 10:15 PM  

Great start to a new series! I would love to win the Kindle!

winnie March 12, 2011 at 12:10 AM  

Thanks for the chance to win!


-petit March 12, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

I really want to read this book. Thanks for the chance! :D

Kadie March 13, 2011 at 12:26 AM  

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Sandy Jay March 13, 2011 at 2:57 AM  

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Mark March 13, 2011 at 3:23 AM  

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Teddy Rose March 13, 2011 at 6:42 AM  

I would love to win a Kindle. Thanks for the chance!

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Crystal ♥ March 13, 2011 at 11:13 PM  

Thanks for hosting!!!
Wilder's Mate is an excellent read!

Dina March 15, 2011 at 1:36 AM  

book looks awesome and a great contest too.

J. Lea Lopez March 15, 2011 at 6:32 PM  

I love the idea of mixing steampunk and American westerns.

Leagh March 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

I love Moira Rogers and I love your blog!!! Great Contest!!!

Leagh March 15, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

Great kindle contest!!!

emmad March 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

Loved the book :) Great contest.

nickieisis3 March 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

Wow I love Moire Rosger's books. This sounds like another great one.


~The Book Pixie March 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM  

Thanks for this awesome opportunity!


desitheblonde March 16, 2011 at 1:16 AM  

all most done and then i am gone to all site

Deb830 March 16, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

I really look forward to reading Wilder’s Mate. Great excerpt...western and steampunk sounds interesting. Congrats to Moira Rogers on their new release and introducing me to new blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle, too!

deb ;0)

Wolf Bear March 18, 2011 at 2:16 AM  

Wilder's Mate sounds like a great read. Would love to read it on a Kindle.
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Linda Young March 18, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

Sounds like a great book. I haven't read her yet. I am looking forward to it.

Thank you for the contest!

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Anonymous,  March 19, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

Can't wait to finish my current read so I can dive into Wilder's Mate. I love anything written by Moira Rogers. The chance to win a Kindle is wicked exciting too!

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Anonymous,  March 20, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

Awesome Contest!!!
Hope to read Wilder's Mate on the kindle ;)

Anry March 20, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win!


Kaye March 20, 2011 at 7:29 PM  

This is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

Lizzy March 21, 2011 at 3:31 AM  

I think the idea of mixing a western setting with steampunk sounds really interesting. Definitely worth checking out!

JesiMarie March 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Thanks for hosting!

Can't wait to check this book out :)


Anonymous,  March 22, 2011 at 3:49 AM  

Sounds fantastic!

Thanks for hosting the contest--free kindles are very spiffy. ^.^

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict March 22, 2011 at 6:23 AM  

Thank you for the giveaway!


Aanchal @ Book Flame March 22, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

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Anonymous,  March 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

I would love to win, don't have an e-reader yet!! Thanks!

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Stephanie March 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM  

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Ursula March 22, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

I love this contest! Not only do I get a chance to win a kindle but I get to find new blogs :)

Andrea March 23, 2011 at 12:17 AM  

Great giveaway with two Kindles!!


Anonymous,  March 23, 2011 at 12:27 AM  

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rachel March 23, 2011 at 5:02 AM  

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Anonymous,  March 23, 2011 at 5:34 AM  

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KimberlySue March 23, 2011 at 6:24 AM  

looks like a great book AND giveaway!

aobibliophile™ March 23, 2011 at 8:04 AM  

hi! here's hoping for a chance at that Kindle! thank you! c",)


please stop by my blog as well and all the best of luck to everyone.

Colleen March 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

What an excellent contest! I'd love to own a Kindle, the book sounds like a blast, and it's fun to find new & interesting blogs.


Book Groupie March 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM  

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Jean P March 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM  

I have never read a steampunk story before. Enjoyed reading the review, definitely want to read this book.

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aquariann March 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

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Thanks for the chance to win!
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SJHanson March 23, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

I would love to win a Kindle 3!!!

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Nightly Cafe March 24, 2011 at 1:09 AM  

Woot! Woot! Awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read this book, especially on a new kindle!


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Carapace March 24, 2011 at 9:46 AM  

Oh, this series sounds fun! Cattlepunk is the key to my heart, for sure. :D

And a Kindle! Wow! I solemnly swear, if I win the Kindle, this will be the first book I buy for it.:D

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I could certainly make great use of a Kindle, so count me in.


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Fantastic! count me in! Thanks!

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Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle.

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Thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous,  March 24, 2011 at 9:55 PM  

Loved your review. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Kindle.

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Vanessa Linna March 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM  

Thank you for the opportunity to win a Kindle. I really want one, so I'm in! :)

Lisa Weidknecht March 25, 2011 at 4:23 AM  

Trying to win my sister's birthday present! Thanks!

Abby March 25, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

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Anonymous,  March 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM  

This is awesome!!!

Anonymous,  March 26, 2011 at 6:33 AM  

Thanks so much for this contest!

K W March 26, 2011 at 6:39 PM  

Best of luck to all! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Killie March 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM  

Great giveaway!


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jessica March 27, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for posting the reviews!
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ShadowLover March 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

Oh, God, I heard so much about this book that I CAN'T wait to finally get it! Please enter me in the giveaway - thanks for it! You rock!

Cari March 28, 2011 at 3:17 AM  

Awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!

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Sounds like such a great PNR Book! Thanks for the great give away!

Alex March 28, 2011 at 7:18 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win! :)

Sarah March 28, 2011 at 9:01 PM  

Fingers crossed...

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Gina March 28, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

Would love a kindle!!
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DeLynne March 30, 2011 at 5:48 AM  

Me, Please! Thank you,

Miranda Grissom March 30, 2011 at 4:38 PM  

Wooohooo! Wilder Harding Yummy!! Can't wait for the next Bloodhounds book!!!

Karla Vollkopf March 30, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

Moira sure rocks! The book sounds GREAT! O.O Thanks for the giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers. :D
I really could use an ebook reader. >.>

Chisum Crew March 30, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

I really want to get my hands on it! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

J.C. March 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM  

This giveaway is great! Crossing my fingers and good luck to all! :D

J.C. March 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM  

This giveaway is great! Crossing my fingers and good luck to all! :D

Tasha March 31, 2011 at 12:27 AM  

Eeeek!! I would LOVE a Kindle!!

Ramblings of a Part time Druid March 31, 2011 at 2:01 AM  

I would love to win a kindle. thanks

Its Just Me March 31, 2011 at 2:52 AM  

I would love to win a kindle, thank you for the contest :)

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Kristin March 31, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

Thanks for a great contest!!

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Book Sp(l)ot March 31, 2011 at 9:31 PM  

This is a great contest--and thanks for having a review with it :)

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Stephanie A March 31, 2011 at 10:21 PM  

Thanks for the great giveaway!

zterzterzter April 1, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

Interesting book... And thanks for the give-away. I would love to have that Kindle. Good luck to everyone.

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