Tour & Book Review – Wolf Lost by Sam Burns

A big welcome to Sam Burns as part of her review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Wolf Lost.


I loved the world building in this story, and that way it twists the alpha/omega werewolf/shifter tropes. I got hooked on the story, and the characters, less than a couple of pages in, and am very happy that Ash and Gavin will be getting their own books.

I liked that Dez is a newly turned werewolf and therefore has no idea about how werewolf society works. That, and the fact he’s an alpha who has injuries, really appealed to me, as I love flawed MCs. It’s a refreshing and very cool take on the usual alpha trope.

I loved Sawyer, and the way he grows in this story, especially once he realises this new pack accepts him for who he is, rather than treating him differently because he’s an omega. He’s sassy and capable and I thought he and Dez are a perfect match. Their relationship is very equal too, which made me happy. I also liked how, although their attraction is mutual and strong, they grow friendship and romance as they get to know each other.

The alpha after Sawyer is a total piece of work. I found the conclusion of that part of the storyline very satisfying. These guys are a force to be reckoned with in human form wth their backgrounds and strong personalities. I’m looking forward to them coming into their own as wolves. I love how the guys all have each others’ backs, and work as a team. The pack dynamic is there, but they’re all on an equal footing.

The scenes where Ash and Sawyer explain about some of the more interesting parts of werewolf society—and sex—are hilarious. I enjoyed those scenes a lot.

I liked the supporting characters too. Kareni rocks. I also want to see more of the Shane pack too. Their pack dynamics are interesting and a bit different, and I loved their role in this story.

I’d recommend Wolf Lost to readers who enjoy stories with engaging characters, fabulous world building that flips tropes, and a pack that feels like family. 5 out of 5 stars.

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal LinkExclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow With Kindle Unlimited

Length: 50,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Natasha Snow


An omega on the run.

An alpha fractured.

Sawyer Holt can’t go home. The Alpha who has replaced his father wants to use him as a tool to cement his political power, and Sawyer isn’t interested in marrying his father’s murderer.

Dez Sullivan’s leg may never heal from his last mission in Afghanistan, but he’s getting used to that. What he can’t adapt to are the nightmares and the tremor in his hand that the doctors insist is all in his head. Next to that, being a brand new werewolf seems easy, until Sawyer Holt blows into his life. The omega activates his burgeoning wolf instincts in a new way, and they threaten to overwhelm his common sense.

Both men are in Colorado searching for a new start, a new pack, and the safety they’ve lost. Their meeting is pure Kismet.

Sam Burns wrote her first fantasy epic with her best friend when she was ten. Like almost any epic fiction written by a ten year old, it was awful. She likes to think she’s improved since then, if only because she has better handwriting now.
If she’s not writing, she’s almost certainly either reading or lost down a Wikipedia rabbit hole while pretending to research for a novel.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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