Taking a Stand (Kristin’s Review)

Taking a StandTitle: Taking a Stand
Author: Bronwyn Heeley
Publisher: BonyDee Press
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal
Page Count: 43
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

One Werewolf. One Vampire. One night.

Dem lives in a world ruled by two things: the moon and his alpha. Something inside of him has always yearned for more, and a chance encounter with a vampire helps Dem realize what he craves. Now that Dem knows what he wants, is he strong enough to reach out and take it?

This is an intense, fast paced, cut to the chase short story. While this could have been longer, the brevity of the narrative and Dem’s conflicted state is better fitted to the short form. This is sexually raw and hot with desire. If strong BDSM isn’t your thing, perhaps skip.

The downside with short stories is trying to write a review without spoiling anything. Nuts and bolts – Dem is a werewolf who craves to be dominated. Flip side, he’s a werewolf and has been raised to believe it is wrong to submit to anyone other than his Alpha. Enter a particular vampire who can give Dem what he wants, only if Dem has courage to reject his alpha and the pack.

This is written from Dem’s point of view. His mental and physical struggles, his internal desires are all his. Everything culminates in a delightfully perfect ending.

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Galley copy of Taking a Stand provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


I have been a voracious reader from the time I learned how to read. My Motto: “Never leave home without a book (or two or three).” Though once I learned how to knit that became “Never leave home without a book (or two or three) AND a knitting project.”

A long-time fan of science fiction, I’ve since discovered mystery/suspense/thrillers and m/m romance. I love stories that span the universe, paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, comedy; stories with veterinarian’s (yay! animals!) or a men in uniform, a splash of BDSM or a threesome can be fun, and of course, happy ever afters. IF that’s not a run-on sentence, I don’t know what is…

I’m not a fan of historical, horror, sports, plots with children, and New Adult/Young Adult.

Thanks for reading my reviews!

No two persons ever read the same book Edmund Wilson

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