Exiled from his home planet for loving an enemy, Vince turned to space piracy aboard the Cygnus. Disguised as a human thanks to his species’ shifting abilities, Vince feels secure. But he’s not safe from memories of his murdered lifemate—or from a growing attraction to Trent Rolston, the ship’s captain, he feels honor bound to ignore.
Trent, though, is determined to prove to Vince there’s nothing wrong with becoming more than friends. But Vince is surprised by his species’ mating call, despite being deep in space and far from home.
Just as their relationship begins to evolve, the Cygnus comes under attack from hunters determined to destroy Vince and his chosen family.
(Author’s note: this title was previously published under another pseudonym. This version has been heavily updated and includes 5k additional words plus a brand new ending!)
*A copy of this was provided by the author
Shifters & pirates in space? I’m here for it!
Rogue Wolf centers around Vince, Trent and the rest of their crew, aboard their pirate spaceship the Cygnus. Vince is a wolf shapeshifter, a Fenrite, who was exiled from his home planet and now hides in his human form. His lifemate was killed when he was exiled and if his pack were to find him they’d kill him too.
When Vince realises that he has feelings for Trent he doesn’t know what to do and struggles with it. His species only mate for life – and he already found and lost his lifemate. But he can’t deny the growing feelings he has for Trent.
I loved the chemistry between Trent and Vince. They’re both alpha kind of characters and determined in what they do. Vince is determined not to let his walls down, to stay away from Trent to not complicate things – but Trent is determined to get behind Vince’ walls and see what’s behind them. That push and pull was fantastic!
I also really liked the world-building. In some instances I would have liked to know more but it was solid and the important things were explained. I think me wanting more is that in general I would have liked to spent more times with Trent and his crew. And I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to have a sequel. 😉
As with previous books I read by this author I found this entertaining and gripping. I really liked the action bits but the scenes where you could see the relationship between each of the crew members, were my fave. Cooper made me really care for that band of misfits, even though they’re technically criminals and would be considered “bad guys”. It’s obvious that they are a team and there for each other – no matter what.
Elliot Cooper writes speculative fiction featuring queer characters. His novels and novellas come with hopeful and happy endings, though his short fiction runs the gamut of styles and genres. He strives above all to make his readers feel, while also increasing positive representation of LGBTQ characters and their stories.