Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Weavers Circle #2 by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Wild Warrior

Baer Manning

What happens when Baer spills his big secret about monsters and magic to a total stranger?


In Baer’s defense, he really thought Wiley was a lost brother.

This case of mistaken identity forces the cute artist to stay at the plantation house for his own protection while they search for a way to take down a witch.

Wiley Stuart

He never should have gotten in Baer’s Jeep.

But in Wiley’s defense, Baer is really sexy. And funny. And so sweet. And did he mention sexy?

All his life he’d dreamed of superheroes and a life of action. He just never expected to find himself swept up into a world filled with monsters and goddesses.

Wiley will do anything to stay with this magical band of brothers and help them with their fight. He just wished he could be Baer’s soul mate.

Wild Warrior is the second book in the Weavers Circle series. It includes fast-paced action, running through Savannah, secrets, swimming pool fun, shapeshifting, an elephant, sexy times, lots of snakes, insecurity, three crazy old ladies, and magic!

Release Date: 7 August 2020

Publisher: Drake & Elliott Publishing LLC

Cover Artist:

Length: 106K

Representation: gay

Paring: male/male

Genre: Romance, Fantasy


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The romance was between Baer, our impulsive animal weaver and he goes to pick up some donuts and finds a connection to a wee little sweety pie geek, who he mistakes for another weavers when in fact, tho he doesn’t see this himself, is so much more, who he can’t take his eyes off.

Wiley is a geeky, hyper enthusiastic little dude who brings so much joy into the house. The others all make sure he stays by Baer –because of very obvious reasons—and include him completely in the family, which is something Wiley has always wanted.

There romance is sweet. You get to see Baer settle down little by little as he gets pulled closer to Wiley and yet he’s still himself. Still a little impulsive, which I honestly think, as we get more and more Weavers is what they need.

I really enjoyed these two as a couple. I just kinda wished it had a little more depth.

This world is about aliens. Being from a different dimension who the Weavers have to protect our world from. It’s honestly tells you I really enjoy a author(s) when I’ll read something that I’m not really a fan of. Aliens (outer space of other dimension) aren’t my thing, and I do think it’s taking away from the story for me. Saying this, I still enjoyed it enough. I like the characters to a point that I want to see them all get there HEA and so I’ll still read. But I do think my rating reflects more of this then if it were any other type of paranormal/fantasy setting. I guess the upside is, at least for now, the story is very focused on the romance over then plot, though that could change as the series continues, I guess I’ll find out.

3.5 stars

An end note, there is OCD rep in this book, it’s not huge but something to look into or just be aware of if it’s a trigger for you.

Star Rating:

Kindle pages: 353

Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex


There were about five people ahead of Baer in line—all of them staring at their phones or the shiny glass case of a tantalizing rainbow of doughnuts and pastries. Including the sexy blond Mini Cooper owner who was right in front of Baer in line. While Baer was a relatively average height of five ten, the blond was at least a delicate five seven or maybe five eight. The guy looked up from his phone as Baer stepped up behind him, and he flashed a nervous smile.

“Hey,” he greeted in a slightly husky voice and then flushed some more.

Yeah, this guy was all kinds of adorable.

“Mornin’,” Baer replied. “You ever been here before?”

The man shook his head, shoving his phone into his pocket. “No. It was recommended to me recently. When I woke up this morning, I just had to have doughnuts.” He gave a nervous little laugh. “I guess that’s the result of nonstop marketing at its best. It’s fall, so we’ve all gotta eat pumpkin-flavored everything for the next month.”

Blondie had the sexiest southern drawl. It wasn’t too thick. Probably a local, but he’d spent some time out of the area. Just enough to lose some of its natural thickness, but those lilting drawls still mesmerized Baer when he spoke, leaving him wondering how his lips and tongue wrapped around each vowel and consonant.

Good grief. He really did need to grab Grey for a boys’ night out in Savannah if he was going to start fantasizing about a nerdy twink’s mouth. Soul mates and forever sounded great, but it was clear that he needed to get laid. And what better time was there? Things were quiet. They weren’t running and fighting for their lives.

Pumpkin doughnuts and sex could do a growing boy good.

The bell hanging from the front door announced the arrival of another customer. Baer was about to ask the man’s name when the heavy scent of rotting flesh rolled through the room, overpowering the delicious miasma of frosting and fried dough.


He didn’t even need to turn around to know that behind him, pestilents had stepped into the bakery. It wasn’t enough that the alien race was attempting to steal the power of the earth to save their own dying planet while killing all Weavers in the process, but they had to interrupt his attempts at flirting as well? Just not cool.

Silently, Baer cursed himself and his luck. They’d all grown a little complacent over the past couple of months. They’d even started venturing away from the protection of the plantation without backup because the pestilents had stopped attacking.

Apparently they’d gathered enough numbers to make another go at the Weavers, and he’d not been paying enough attention to his surroundings to check to make sure there were no pestilents close. Instead of checking in with the animals in the area that there were no pestilents around, he’d let himself get distracted by big chestnut-brown eyes and a sweet smile.

Twisting around to glance over his shoulder, Baer swore under his breath to find a male and female pestilent standing in front of the door. Humans wouldn’t notice anything different about them, but Weavers could. The air wavered around them as if they radiated heat. And, of course, there was the godawful stench. Pestilents were not meant for this world, and their bodies started rotting from the moment they arrived. Their time in this place was limited, but what time they had was spent trying to kill the Weavers.

The pestilent woman wore a pair of ragged jeans, and her brown hair was pulled back in a tight ponytail, making her angular features seem that much sharper. A feral grin pulled across her thin lips when she spotted him. She lifted the shotgun in her hands to her shoulder and pointed it straight at his chest.

Baer sucked in a breath. Was she really going to open fire in a small building crowded with people? Everyone was going to be killed or injured. Not only one fucking Weaver.

Pivoting on the balls of his feet, Baer wrapped an arm around Blondie’s slender waist and dove over the closest table. A shocked yelp left the man’s lips, but he didn’t fight Baer as they tumbled to the floor. With his free hand, Baer grabbed the edge of the table, pulling it onto its side. They landed with the surprisingly thick wooden barrier at their backs just as the shotgun exploded in the room, slamming into the far side of the table and a scattering of chairs.

The Weaver Circle

Six men will be called to fight a growing darkness. They will be given magic to wage this war. But it will be the love and brotherhood they find that will save their lives … and the world.

Broken Warrior, Wild Warrior, Blind Warrior (coming out this fall)


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the authors

Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

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