ARC Review: Thrown to the Wolves (Black Dog Universe) by Hailey Edwards

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Black Dog Universe
Hailey Edwards
Urban Fantasy - Short Stories - Anthology
November 3rd 2017
ARC Review Copy


This anthology includes several short stories set in the BLACK DOG UNIVERSE, including the all new story, THROWN TO THE WOLVES.

THROWN TO THE WOLVES (A Gemini Short Story)

Zed lost his mate, and it broke his wolf's heart. Now he's got a second chance at a happily-ever-after if he's brave enough to take what he wants.

OUT FOR BLOOD (A Gemini Short Story)

White sand beaches, fresh tropical drinks...and three exsanguinated bodies. So much for Marshal Ayer's transfer to the island of St. Kitts being a vacation.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (A Black Dog Short Story)

When a fae boy goes missing, all evidence points to a warg being responsible for the crime. Thierry is called to lead the hunt for the rogue, but the closer she gets to locating the boy, the further she gets from the truth.


Cam has a present for Cord, but once he unwraps her gift, their lives will never be the same.


All the stories in Thrown to the Wolves take place before the the big final battle in Over The Moon. These short stories are all part of the Black Dog Universe. Fans of the Black Dog, Gemini, & Lorimar Pack will enjoy dropping back into the world and seeing their favorite characters again.

Thrown To The Wolves – 3 Stars

Here we get a deeper look into Zed, wolf in the Lorimar Pack and Jo, a human in town. We learning some interesting things about Jo and her Aunt and get to see Zed happy.

Out For Blood – 3 Stars

Here we get to see Lema a dhampir, a Marshal, and a character we meet in the Gemini series who was sent into the mental institute and is now out and back to work as a Marshal. We learn a little more about her heritage. Here we see a young coworker who has taken an interest in her and wants more then just a working relationship. These two are brought together; because of a murder investigation.

The Bakers Grimm – 3.5 Stars

A Fae and a Witch. Their family have been competitors for years. They both are backers and have shops next to each other, but in this tail the children come together and it’s a Fairy Tale ending.

A Stone’s Throw Christmas – 3.5 Stars

Graeson & Camille from the Gemini series celebrate Christmas with the pack and a few surprises are revealed. It was nice to see the Lorimar Pack again. It’s a sweet holiday short story.

Dog Days of Summer – 4 Stars

Dog Days of Summer takes place between Dog with a Bone & Heir of the Dog. It’s a fast-paced action packed novella. I devoured this adventure from the first to last page.

In this one Thierry is still very young and not very experienced at being a Marshall yet, so the cases she can choose are limited. We get to see Thierry in action, doing her thing to find a missing chicken thing, help Shaw find a kidnapped or missing boy and find a rogue Warg; before things get way out of hand.

The Black Dog, Gemini, & Lormair series are fabulously fun and entertaining. The world is vast and the characters are fascinating. Those that love Urban Fantasy’s should give this world a try.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Hailey Edwards with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): Pick Your Genre (UF) – New Release (2017)



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “ARC Review: Thrown to the Wolves (Black Dog Universe) by Hailey Edwards

  1. Great review Angela!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank’s! ^_^

  2. I do love getting anthologies for series that I love. I enjoy seeing more of side characters who don’t get as much page time in the main stories. Glad you enjoyed this one. I haven’t tried this author yet.

    • I agree with you, Melanie. It is nice to see some side stories on other characters in a series. Ms. Edwards has become and author that I look forward and keep an eye out for new releases. I think you might like her.

  3. MOre like an ok one there. I didn’t know about this one but I think I’ll pass

    • These short stories where nice. Not over the top, but fun to see the side characters that have been in the series.

  4. I have a complete love / hate relationship with novellas and anthologies, Angela. Sometimes, if they’re from a series I really enjoy, I might absolutely love them. Other times, I either find them lacking because they’re too short and I want more. Or because if I’m not familiar with the universe, I just don’t ‘get’ it…

    • Lexxie, I’m the same way. I have a lot/hate relationship with anthologies and novellas. For series that I have come to love and enjoy (are familiar with) I want to devour any short story or novella the authors writes. When it comes to an author I’m not familiar with or series I’m more hesitant on reading them. It also depends on my mood too. So really they could go either way.