Part of the Best Selling series, Moon Bound This book is not suitable for anyone under the age ofIt contains adult situations and scenes of erotica and mild horrorLeesh is a female on the run She s taken all she can take from her abusive mate, and so, gathering up her five year old little boy, Jase, she flees her territory, her pack and her family, but with danger lurking around every corner, and old injuries leaving her vulnerable to attack from any and every quarter, she must rely on the Master of the Hunt, from the Tall Grass pack to keep her safeWallace is ruggedly handsome despite his many scars, but Leesh pushes him away even as she wishes she could let him hold her closeIs she too far gone in fear and self hatred to return his blossoming feelings With an angry mate on her tail, Wallace must do all he can to save the woman he s fallen in love with, and protect the son he wishes to call his ownBut Christmas is a time for miracles, right


10 thoughts on “Pack & Parcel

  1. Audra Hart Audra Hart says:

    Well, I have said it before and after reading Pack and Parcel I am standing by my words Mandy Dowson is a natural born storyteller In the brief space of a novella she introduces us to two very scarred souls whom Fate has seen fit to mark on the outside as well as their very souls During the course of this short read Mandy draws us in to make us care about Wallace and Leesh and soon we are rooting for them as they quite unexpectedly find peace, safety and dare I say even love when they both ha Well, I have said it before and after reading Pack and Parcel I am standing by my words Mandy Dowson is a natural born storyteller In the brief space of a novella she introduces us to two very scarred souls whom Fate has seen fit to mark on the outside as well as their very souls During the course of this short read Mandy draws us in to make us care about Wallace and Leesh and soon we are rooting for them as they quite unexpectedly find peace, safety and dare I say even love when they both had valid reasons to believe they would never find such things in their lives.The two main characters have both lived very hard and tragic lives in their own way Wallace believes he is destined to remain alone because women don t seem to want a mate who is so badly scarred While Leesh believes she is doomed to suffer and probably die at the hand of the abusive man who claimed her as mate However, when this supposed mate threatens her child she takes matters into her own hands to protect him While both of these individuals could easy have become caricatures of a sad existence, Mandy didn t allow that to happen They are strong survivors with the spirit of their wolves living in their very hearts I really enjoyed this most recent foray into the world of the Tall Grass Wolf Pack Oh and ladies, what could be sexier than a gorgeous hunk of man who is also decent, honorable and strong but doesn t realize what a catch he is Well, Wallace is that man He doesn t see himself as a catch and yet he still strives to do right by Leesh and her son even though he doesn t believe he ever has a hope of gaining her as his mate


  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    Fantastic I love anything by this author.She has become a firm favourite of mine Since I read Bound by Fate earlier this year, I have become a Mandy Lou Dowson addict I can t describe what I get from her writing, here,let me try Joy, angst and constant smirky giggles, also a smidge of jealous rage for her eloquent turn of phrase She writes so, so well A born teller of tales Read it Take a chance on Pack and parcel, even better start with Bound by fate It will blow your mind and have you Fantastic I love anything by this author.She has become a firm favourite of mine Since I read Bound by Fate earlier this year, I have become a Mandy Lou Dowson addict I can t describe what I get from her writing, here,let me try Joy, angst and constant smirky giggles, also a smidge of jealous rage for her eloquent turn of phrase She writes so, so well A born teller of tales Read it Take a chance on Pack and parcel, even better start with Bound by fate It will blow your mind and have you panting for .xMichelle Mcloughney bestselling saga author


  3. Tami Tami says:

    This author is AMAZING I can t say it enough I know she will do a lot with her literary career She makes her characters spring forth from the pages and you just fall in love with them, distrust them, or downright hate them Her sex scenes make even an old pervert like me smile and wait eagerly for her next steamy scene I was lucky enough to see a teaser that the author made for this book before I read it and the scar that she DESCRIBED on Wallace s face was spot on I am so impressed by thi This author is AMAZING I can t say it enough I know she will do a lot with her literary career She makes her characters spring forth from the pages and you just fall in love with them, distrust them, or downright hate them Her sex scenes make even an old pervert like me smile and wait eagerly for her next steamy scene I was lucky enough to see a teaser that the author made for this book before I read it and the scar that she DESCRIBED on Wallace s face was spot on I am so impressed by this woman s talent


  4. Barb Shuler Barb Shuler says:

    A mother on the run A hungry and very tired child Foreign pack lands What does that have in common The Tall Grass Pack and a new dawn in the horizon.We meet Leesh and little Jase both on the run from Leesh s mate It was one thing for him to beat her, she could take it and did but the line was drawn when he struck her son That is a line no one should ever cross Now they are on the run, trying to stay ahead of her mate If he catches up to them he would most likely kill them both She no A mother on the run A hungry and very tired child Foreign pack lands What does that have in common The Tall Grass Pack and a new dawn in the horizon.We meet Leesh and little Jase both on the run from Leesh s mate It was one thing for him to beat her, she could take it and did but the line was drawn when he struck her son That is a line no one should ever cross Now they are on the run, trying to stay ahead of her mate If he catches up to them he would most likely kill them both She no matter what will do all in her power pitiful as it is to save her son As they travel across the lands Jase and Leesh make a camp which Jase guards while she goes off and hunts up some food They desperately need the nourishment Wallace, master of the hunt for the Tall Grass pack comes across their campsite while out on a patrol There are rogues out and about, he sees signs of them everywhere Could the new campsite he has just came across be rogues as well As he snuck up to the sight he was Jase Little tiny Jase guarding the campsite with a stick The pup was very focused on his job too When Leesh came out of the woods with a couple of rabbits for them Wallace waited patiently When Wallace makes his presence know Leesh backpedals Offering him to their meal But he refuses Telling them to stay and eat but to be careful there were rogues about There was something about them he was curious What would have them both looking so scared when they saw him Who were they running from After their meal Leesh gathers up their things and they start walking again After a little time poor little Jase just can t go on so she scoops him up And they walkAs they walk along the road a man appears A rogue Which Leesh knew this could endbadly She ran, keeping her child folded against her chest She found a small cave and shoved her son in and cowards with him Hoping the wolf would run off No such luck though As he stood there and taunted her Wallace showed up Needless to say her put the rogue out of his misery.After coaxing Leesh and Jase out of their cave he decides to take them home with him, to the pack Yes they are technically rogues but they are running from something or someone and he knows they need protection Bringing them to the Alpha s home they are greeted by tired eyes until Beth the Alpha female notices the child They are swept into their home and given room and much needed safety But Leesh knows she must leave again soon to keep her mate from finding her and bringing trouble to this pack.As the time passes, the days turn to night and night to a new day Christmas is only a day off now and Beth gets Leesh to agree to stay until after Christmas Give themtime to eat, rest and get their strength back up since she is determined to leave As Christmas day dawns Leesh wakes to an empty bed Jase s voice woffs up the stairs and he sounds happy A sound she hasn t heard in such a long time It melts her heart As she joins the Alpha s and her son she is gifted with a box of herbs she will need on their travels and a surprise that was delivered to the house from Wallace this very morning It is not much but it was made just for her She unwraps it to reveal a slab of wood and a carving done of a mother wolf standing protective of her cub.Wallace who this whole time is pacing in his room is hoping his little carving wasn t taken the wrong way It was just a little something he wanted her to have When she shows up on her doorstep to thank him they both get a good sense of what they need each other but they are both too stubborn and leary to move upon it But its obvious The next morning with their rucksacks on they take off across the Tall Grass territory and head towards their first stop Beth and Gareth s old pack lands the Loam Floor lands As they are greeted they pass a missive off to Beth s den father and they are taken to the Alpha s house They are just passing through so they are given a place to stay Jase gets a little room and then Leesh and Wallace are to share one Well she thinks she is sleeping on the floor, Wallace isn t having that and then she offers him to share the bed Best decision she ever made After falling asleep many hours past Wallace wakes up to Leesh curled up into his side That turns into her kissing his scars on his belly and sides. and yeah it wakes up his hunger and need for her Needless to say. things go from kissing to them being bonded in a matter of time And holy hell it was friggin awesome grins They do continue on their travels Leesh still thinking in a few days time she will be leaving him to get her and her son to safety He is thinking he will just follow them wherever they go If they are there, he will be home By the time they get to the border lands of the Swift River pack they are both fighting to keep it together They are now bonded They love each other but the worry of her mate Shawn finding them is still heavy on her mind.That all comes to a head one night While Wallace is out hunting she and Jase are left at the campsite Shawn shows up We get to see what a miserable, disgusting pig of a man he is supposed to be Asshole just doesn t cover it But, Jase runs off into the woods and Wallace comes to the rescue It isn t until the nasty fight is over that Jase runs off Wallace is upset because he killed the boys father in front of him but that wasn t the problem To a five year old his dad was always the biggest wolf So when he saw Wallace a much larger wolf than Shawn s kill him Jase thought it was Wallace that died So he ran off to hide When the boy sees Wallace is indeed alive he launches himself into his arms and clings to him Such a sweet moment I so teared up So with the threat of Shawn out of the way they can go home to the Tall grass pack and that is what they do They are officially mated and life as they should have always had it goes on Even though it was after Christmas I still say its a Christmas miracle that all started with a small piece of wood that let Wallace show Leesh just how he saw her Forget the scars he saw a brave, strong woman who would do anything for her cub It was the perfect ending to a perfect love story


  5. Jaci Jaci says:

    I was given an ARC book for an honest review, free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book CONTAINS SOME SPOILERSThis story is told from the 2 points of view I have to say that I love books with various point of viewsWARNING DOES CONTAIN SOME ADULT SITUATIONS AND CONTENTPack Parcel is the Novella in the Moon Bound Series This book starts off with twist that you do not see coming One thing I liked about this particular novella that pertains to Moon Bound book I was given an ARC book for an honest review, free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book CONTAINS SOME SPOILERSThis story is told from the 2 points of view I have to say that I love books with various point of viewsWARNING DOES CONTAIN SOME ADULT SITUATIONS AND CONTENTPack Parcel is the Novella in the Moon Bound Series This book starts off with twist that you do not see coming One thing I liked about this particular novella that pertains to Moon Bound books is that one of the secondary characters from Bound by Fate, novel one, is the main character in this book and you do not expect his role to be a dominate one If you have not yet read Bound by Fate you will be confused in this novella and not know about the back story and leading up unto the current events of this book.Aloise Leesh is introduced to us in the beginning of the novella with her son, Jase They are on the run from her former mate who has done unspeakable things to her If wolves are caught on the run they are killed instantly because rogue wolves are considered dangerous wolves She is hiding out trying to stay clear of any packs or tribes so that she can keep herself and her son alive on little to nothing as far as food is concerned One night, a strange, yet kind, man tries to offer some assistance, she is not sure she can trust him She can also see that he has had his own fair share of battles that have been fought She is on the move again Leesh does not take charity, well not until rogue finds her Does Leesh really want to be saved or can she save herself and her son We met Wallace in Bound by Fate, he had a small role, yet he did have a role and if you paid any attention you did notice him Wallace does not feel confidant of himself as a mate for anyone because of his past He thinks his role in his pack is just to keep watch and be a tracker Little does he know that the role he is going to be playing for the next several months is going to be his undoing.Wallace and Leesh have an understanding of each other, they have both been through rough times They also know what it is like to fight for their lives, both on the inside and out What they do not know is what lies ahead for them in the next few months as they travel to different pack lands to search for rogues and her former mate What will become of Wallace and Leesh Who has the will to survive Does Leash s former mate find them, or do they find him Who will live Who will die I will tell you one little minor..ok not so minor detail, Jase is along on the whole journey What happens to him In order to answer all your questions andyou will have to read this wonderful novella to the Moon Bound Series I promise you will not be disappointed I feel like Mandy s writing keeps getting better with each novel or novella that has been published Be on the lookout for Mandy Lou Dowson in 2015 Do not miss out on the fantastic author


  6. Heidi Heidi says:

    I received a copy of this book from the lovely author Mandy Lou Dowson In exchange for my honest opinion,This is the second installment in the Moon Bound series,Leesh is a woman on the run She has taken all she can take from her very abusive mate, enough is enough so gathering up her five year old boy Jase, Leesh has no other option but to flee for her and her sons life.leaving behind her territory, her pack and her family, but around every corner danger may appear, with old injuries leaving h I received a copy of this book from the lovely author Mandy Lou Dowson In exchange for my honest opinion,This is the second installment in the Moon Bound series,Leesh is a woman on the run She has taken all she can take from her very abusive mate, enough is enough so gathering up her five year old boy Jase, Leesh has no other option but to flee for her and her sons life.leaving behind her territory, her pack and her family, but around every corner danger may appear, with old injuries leaving her vulnerable to attack from any and every quarter, Leesh must rely on the Master of the Hunt, from no other than the Tall Grass pack to keep her safe Wallace Wallace is o so ruggedly handsome despite his scars, but Leesh is not interested in another man or so she thinks so she pushes him away, even though she wishes she could let him hold her.Now with an angry abusive mate on her tail, Wallace must do all he can to save this beautiful woman he s falling so hard for, is it Love., Wallace will protect Leesh son who he so he wants to call his own Tis the Season for Miracles after all,Is a Christmas miracle on the agenda Mandy has stolen my heart once again with this fab story i fell in love with Leesh the way Mandy describes her characters and there life is second to none same with Mandy.Its the main reason why you will always get pulled in to her stories, Mandy knows how to bring out your emotions I laughed, cried got angry And even got a bit hot and all this from one story once i started i did not put the book down at all you can even ask my Mother My favorite character in this charming book was little Jase he stole my heart what a sweet young lovely boy.This was one of my fave lines from the book being different, being changed, doesn t mean your any less perfect It doesn t mean you re damaged goods It simply means you ve been honed into another form of perfectionYour perfect I swear i swooned when i read the above paragraph Wallace is such a man a real Gentleman Can i have him please Mandy 3 a Girl can hope.There is nothing about this book i disliked at all it has everything you want and need from a Christmas novella, watch out for the ending you may tear up like i did it left me smiling and chuckling at the same time.This book is most suited to anyone over the age of 18 It contains adult situations and scenes of erotica and mild horror 5 Out Of 5 Hearts From Cariad Books


  7. Lady Living In Bookland Lady Living In Bookland says:

    In this novella we meet Leesh, who is on the run with her young cub, she has been very poorly treated and in her escape from danger meets Wallace, her saviour in her hour of need Despite the females concerns about returning to a pack and the danger she would put them in, she knows her health and her sons depends on it Leesh and Wallace are a similar pair and both have their damage from the past but can they help one another through what lies ahead Will Leesh ever be able to let someone in des In this novella we meet Leesh, who is on the run with her young cub, she has been very poorly treated and in her escape from danger meets Wallace, her saviour in her hour of need Despite the females concerns about returning to a pack and the danger she would put them in, she knows her health and her sons depends on it Leesh and Wallace are a similar pair and both have their damage from the past but can they help one another through what lies ahead Will Leesh ever be able to let someone in despite her past Favourite excerpt from Pack Parcel being different, being changed, doesn t mean your any less perfect It doesn t mean you re damaged goods It simply means you ve been honed into another form of perfectionYour perfect It s another brilliant story from Mandy Dowson and made my heart ache with sadness but equally leap with joy to know that all was not lost for Leesh and her son Her Christmas present would be one of rediscovery and confidence she lost many years ago A magical Christmas novella that had me hooked from the start Another must read this Christmas will also be posted on Ladies a living in Bookland on release day


  8. Ana Ana says:

    I am so glad I read this book before I jumped to book 3, which I m going to start after this review.LOLI love the way Ms Dowson used an example of the very real and uncontrolled problem that plagues our society Domestic Abuse.She also shows the extremes a mother will go to protect her child and escape this evil.Aloisa is on the run with her son Jase, on the run from her abusive mate and pack, little does she know that she is about to run into her destiny A life she never thought to ever I am so glad I read this book before I jumped to book 3, which I m going to start after this review.LOLI love the way Ms Dowson used an example of the very real and uncontrolled problem that plagues our society Domestic Abuse.She also shows the extremes a mother will go to protect her child and escape this evil.Aloisa is on the run with her son Jase, on the run from her abusive mate and pack, little does she know that she is about to run into her destiny A life she never thought to ever see again.Wallace is Master Hunter of Tall Grass Pack and he is very well aware that his scars will never attract a mate for him, but The Fates have other plans for him and he never saw them coming for all that his senses are so honed.It was so great to see Gareth and Beth with her huge belly again Beth had a very difficult experience in Book 1, but she also found love and a lot of support and she wants to pay it forward to Aloisa But wait she gives birth And it s not just 1 cub eitherhow wonderful, I m off to read book 3 of this great series I recommend this series to all Paranormal lovers


  9. Stacey Stacey says:

    Enjoyable, quick read.This was an enjoyable little Novella to help pass the time waiting for the 2nd book to come out This deserves a very strong 4, and is probably a 5 for many However, I use 5 stars sparingly This is also not my typical genre, and is out of my comfort zone I did get it when it released at midnight, and stayed up until I had finished it Mandy is excellent at grabbing your attention immediately and keeping you pulled into the story The world she creates in her stories is Enjoyable, quick read.This was an enjoyable little Novella to help pass the time waiting for the 2nd book to come out This deserves a very strong 4, and is probably a 5 for many However, I use 5 stars sparingly This is also not my typical genre, and is out of my comfort zone I did get it when it released at midnight, and stayed up until I had finished it Mandy is excellent at grabbing your attention immediately and keeping you pulled into the story The world she creates in her stories is captivating We met new characters in this Novella, with a lot of history , and a deep past For a Novella, I felt like this book dealt with a heavy topic, and I honestly would have liked to haveof the main characters past in the story, but we always wantin a Novella right As in Moon Bound, the characters are well developed and interesting, and I hope we seeof the characters in this book in following books Well done Mandy, I m evencaught up in this series now


  10. Kerry Kerry says:

    Fabulous mini Read i loved it a great heroic love story, Romance and some super hot sexy scenes This mini story is a tale of severe spousal abuse and as the lovely Leesh is running for her life and that of her son Jase, she stumbles on to the pride lands and in to super strong and scarred Master of the Hunt Wallace a fierce yet gentle Protector of his pack and must look to him for protection from a lone Rogue.As they are greeted into the pack Leesh knows she cannot bring trouble onto her new fo Fabulous mini Read i loved it a great heroic love story, Romance and some super hot sexy scenes This mini story is a tale of severe spousal abuse and as the lovely Leesh is running for her life and that of her son Jase, she stumbles on to the pride lands and in to super strong and scarred Master of the Hunt Wallace a fierce yet gentle Protector of his pack and must look to him for protection from a lone Rogue.As they are greeted into the pack Leesh knows she cannot bring trouble onto her new found family and friends so must keep moving to avoid her Abusive mate, only when he is of no concern could she ever think of staying in one place, and maybe Wallace could be a guy she could once again learn to trust to keep her safe.LOVED it simples a great sweet tale of romance, desire, worries and fight for survival, this couple are a great match and together can over come their fears and be a family all together and truly have the life as a family within the pack they have both so hoped and dreamed of