Wolf’s Bane by Crystal Ash – A Book Review

Posted September 30, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Wolf’s Bane

(Shifted Mates Trilogy – Book 1)

by Crystal Ash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Medium Burn, Slow Build PNR Rh
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Interesting and intriguing way to go about a Reverse Harem Romance. Questions are asked, few answers are given and the paranormal world slowly becomes clearer. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

He stole a kiss and ran off with my heart between his teeth. I should’ve expected as much from a wolf. I’m a fox shifter in a world run by humans. They treat us like we’re beneath them, and shoot us when they have the chance. I’ll do anything to protect my family, so I learned how to shoot back. My aim is true and I’m just waiting for someone to piss off the wrong vixen. Turns out, we have bigger threats than humans.

Orion, the smoldering silver wolf, reappears suddenly and my heart can’t handle it. I refuse to let him hurt me again, but he’s here to warn me about a greater evil. The same one that plagued him that night, when I saw him through the crack in the door years ago.All I ever wanted was get over him and settle down with another fox. I just met a cute one named Conan too.

But when shifters are being sacrificed for dark magic, a girl’s got to take aim and fire.

Thoughts on Wolf’s Bane

I liked this take on the shifter mythos, it takes what we generally accept and tweaks the rules just enough to make it stand in a separate universe – while still presenting the “accepted” characteristics of the paranormal. Mainly, who knows about shifters? Seems that everyone does, but that it is also a deeply shadowed knowledge – the edge of what humans are privy to. It’s interesting.


  • Good use of multiple POV.
  • Love a fox shifter!
  • RH is NOT just accepted as the norm here…. there are some obvious questions and reservations.


  • Orion… I really don’t know if I like this wolf or not. Per nature, he’s overbearing, but…. eh?


First Person, Multiple POV

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Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

A decent shifter RH with unusual characters and an interesting world dynamic. Free on KU.

Published May 10th, 2019
183 Pages

Please note, Wolf’s Bane is the first book in a Reverse Harem series which features alternative romantic situations and sexual scenes. #WhyChoose?

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Your Turn

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