Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg Virtual Blog Tour ~ Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

BGHi, everyone, thanks for having me on this tour for Tame a Wild Human! Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit.


When You Fall, I’ll Be There – Sincerely, The Floor

I’m not an especially clumsy person. I have my moments, sure. Who doesn’t? But I bring most of that on myself. For instance, have you ever tried to carry eight canvas bags stuffed with groceries into your home at once, just so you wouldn’t have to make as many trips back and forth? Just to see if you could? Yeah, that’s me. I’m hauling more in reusable grocery bags than I weigh, soaking wet. Don’t care. If it gets me into the house out of the bitter cold (or steamy humid heat, depending on season) faster, I’m all for it. Plus...it’s like a game? Or a puzzle. How many bags can I carry, exactly? Six last time? Ha, I can do better. Let’s find out! Then I slip on the icy (or muddy) driveway or I miss one of the steps leading to my front door and whoosh!

Fortunately, I live in the woods so only the squirrels are around to laugh at me.

I took the risk, though. So, when it happens, I accept the fall. Do I slip/trip/oops every time? N-O-P-E. Which is why I still try to turn myself into a pack mule o’ groceries. I might fall, yeah. I know that. But I might not.

Same goes for my career.

Tame a Wild Human was a risk. So was Pretty Poison. And Spoils of War. I, Omega. Collared. Every project I choose to push forward to publication is a gamble. Every. single. time. I believe in the stories, especially the wildly different ones. I work my tail off on each one. I commit to that project. I’m all in. If you like noncon, I’m in. If you prefer shifters, I’m in. If you enjoy fantasy or tentsex erotica or romcom? I’m in.

What I won’t do—ever—is play it safe. Writing what’s expected of me and/or writing what won’t stir strong feelings in the reader just isn’t in me. Playing it safe doesn’t provoke thought, discussion, or debate. It doesn’t inspire. There’s no magic in it. Not for me, anyway. I don’t ever want to be comfortable. Maintaining the status quo doesn’t interest me. I want to grow. Accumulating a few bumps and bruises is just part of that process.

In Tame a Wild Human, Wyatt risks everything to better his chances of surviving the full moon and returning to the city with a wolf’s token protecting him. Cole, ultimately, gambles on Wyatt too. This isn’t an easy dance for either one of them. Both struggle. Both make mistakes. They fall. But they also grow.

Risks can be scary. They can hurt or it wouldn’t be risky in the first place. Risk, by its very definition, means exposing yourself to danger—you could fall. Falling isn’t so bad, though. Falling isn’t as hurtful as never learning or growing, never challenging what you think you know. You could be wrong. Wyatt was wrong. Cole, too. After the fall (or without it), you’ll be a little smarter, though. Stronger. Maybe a little better and that, my friend, is what makes the risk worth taking.


Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

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Title ~ Tame a Wild Human

Author ~ Kari Gregg

Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 19th January 2015

Genre ~ Paranormal erotic romance, Dark, non con, dub con.





Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.

Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.

As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.

Liza’s Review

Kari Gregg's book, Tame a Wild Human showcases the brutal side of a werewolves nature. Wyatt, the human, was dropped off to be left as a sacrifice to the wolves during their monthly three day full moon rampage by his brother who wanted his money. In this stark world humans who are used by wolves are then abused by humans unless they wear a token. Cole, the Alpha of the group that finds Wyatt, eventually takes him as his own, but the passage getting there was harsh and violent and involved a lot of copulation.

There is nothing kind or gentle about how Cole and the rest of his pack treat Wyatt, at least not at the beginning of the book. Actually right through to the end of the book. Wyatt, a previously straight man, is raped continuously and then he has to watch another human being tortured. Wyatt's only plan is to survive, which he does and I really can't say a lot else without giving away the plot.

There were isolated tender moments between Wyatt and Cole, but they were very short and didn't involve conversation. There was also a lot more about the world that they lived in that wasn't explained. What did the wolves do outside of the full moon period? Why did the humans hate the men who had been used by the wolves during that time? An Epilogue showing Wyatt and Cole together outside of the full moon days would have been nice.

I have read a number of Kari Gregg's books and enjoyed a lot of them. I Omega and Pretty Poison for example. But this one was just a little too rugged for me, with very little respite. However if you love the idea of a human being dominated by wolves under the moon, have no problem with violence or the idea that humans are so much less than the wolf shifters who dominate them, then you will love this book as it is fast paced and very graphic.

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Meet Kari Gregg

Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children.

When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!





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  1. I agree with you. Most of the interesting things that have happened to me occurred when I took an unexpected decision or assumed some risk. The results were not always that great, but they are experiences that I would never change.
    Congratulations on your new release. The book sounds great.

  2. Thanks so much for the review!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

  3. Loved I Omega can't wait to read this!

  4. Being that it's a fast paced book I think I would like it. And Kari, because of not wanting to make more than one trip to get the groceries from the car I hurt Rotator Cuff to the point that I couldn't move my arm for weeks! So, please, be careful. You'd hate it if you couldn't sit and write for a long time. Take care and much success with your new release book.
    taina1959 @ yahoo.com

  5. Reminds me a bit of Collared, also by Kari.

  6. Please don't ever play it safe. I enjoy it too much for you to stop. :)


  7. Great review, thanks very much :)

  8. Thanks for the review and post.

  9. I too often try to carry too many canvas grocery bags at once. So far, the worse that has happened is damaging groceries because I banged a bag into the doorframe.

    Thanks for the review and contest!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com

  10. Thanks for the review and the post!

  11. book sounds so good jeaninebeaulieu@hotmail.ca

  12. Great post! Sometimes risks are worth it, and if you can't express yourself and take chances with your writing, then you wouldn't be the kind of writer you want to be. Loved the review, as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thanks for the review ad post!

  14. I need this book!

  15. Thanks for the great review and post!


  16. Congrats on your new release! Thank you for the giveaway!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Thanks for the review!! So excited to read this! :D

  18. I want this book!

    spicyhotlife @ yaoo(.)com

  19. I'm not much of a risk taker myself, but sometimes I wish I was. The book sounds really good. :-)

  20. I sprained my ankle in the driveway carrying groceries in once. We have one step up from the driveway to our front porch and took that step a bit off -kilter. Ker-THUD. Thrashed my ankle, ow. So yeah, I got a little more careful after that. ;D

    All of which is hilarious to me atm because I took a header going over a baby gate we have in our house to keep our dog out of the cats' food & litter. Did a faceplant -- the day this guest post went live, no less. So I'm laying there, staring up at the ceiling, my knee totally wrecked and I thought "JFC, really? REALLY?" LOL

  21. When I was younger I took alot of risk. I do not know how I got to be at the age 50plus

  22. Sounds like a great read!