• Dark Instincts

  • Phoenix Pack
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (3,594 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It happens whenever wolf shifter Roni Axton is near Marcus Fuller: a crackle of sexual awareness that's intoxicating...and deeply annoying. Marcus is a pack enforcer who oozes power, but Roni is lethal in her own right - nothing like the flirty females who flock around him. Even still, his possessive gaze makes one thing clear. Marcus has singled her out for seduction, and he wants to make her sit up and beg.

No matter how aloof and unfazed Roni acts, Marcus can tell she wants him. When a brutal attack by a jackal pack forces them to work together, it's the perfect opportunity for Marcus to chip away at her defenses - until he falls into his own trap, completely unprepared for the intensity of their connection. Roni is the only one who's ever seen past his shifter charm and discovered the man hiding beneath it. And for Marcus, claiming Roni once will mean needing her forever.

©2015 Suzanne Wright (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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The Best One in The Series!

So far, this is my favorite story in the series.

I like these stories because there is a plot and action but they have a lot of steamy romance. However, the other books in the series seemed to have more bad language during these scenes and the male characters had to be dominate. In this story, it was more balanced which has made this my favorite book in the series.

Loved it! Now I just have to wait for the next book!

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Steamy.

Another hot book by Suzanne Wright. The pages were steaming with this book. So if you are a fan of the series pick it up. I still love the first book best, with the third my least favorite. I wish there was a little more action, but for a romance it is great. I love the characters in this book and can't wait for the next couple to have their book, I'm hoping it's Ryan's book. Since it has been awhile since I read the other books and I did need a bit to remember all the characters, but the one I forgot most was Roni (Nick's Sister from book 3) although it came back quickly. I got this book/audio for $5.98 total using the Whispersync feature. Narrator does an awesome job.

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ANOTHER HOW-HOW-HOWLING SUCCESS

If it's a Shifter romance that you're looking for then you've come to the right place because Suzanne Wright has delivered yet another winning combination of romance, drama, suspense and sex. Roni is an Enforcer she's fiercely independent, kick-ass and doesn't make friends easily but when she does she's a kind, loyal and loving friend. She has a wicked sense of humor and is always playing very humorous tricks on her poor Brothers but they ask for it by playing tricks on her too. As a teen she was nearly raped and, even now, everyone tries to protect her which is the last thing she wants or needs. Marcus is all looks, charisma and charm who loves the ladies but when you look beneath his polished exterior he's a complex man haunted by a history that he has no intention of repeating.

Every time Roni sees Marcus her pulse pounds and she is aware of their sexual connection and attraction. Which is good because Marcus intends to seduce her into his bed because he, and his wolf, are drawn to the prickly unsociable woman and he's quite confident and happy that Roni can't be his mate because a Seer has described his mate and what sort of life they will have which Marcus doesn't ever want. Even though neither of them are looking for their mates they eventually can't help but add all the signs up and they all point to the same conclusion.... mates.

But the secondary drama and angst is provided by a pack of Jackals who are kidnapping Shifters to taunt, abuse, torture and kill - all whilst happily filming the bloody acts. Slowly the Mercury and Phoenix Packs have to piece together clues in the hope that they will finally be able to find the elusive Shifters who are responsible for so many untimely and bloody deaths. And when they eventually track them, and the cold sadistic ringleader, the fangs, claws and fur goes flying.

This was lol funny with humorous quips and one liners but it is also a passion-filled and very hot account of how two unsuspecting Shifters found everything they needed when they least expected it. And, through many trial and tribulations, they found the inner peace that had eluded them. Dual POV's, a fun, sexy and very addictive storyline that was brilliantly narrated because there are a lot of interesting characters and each person had a distinctive voice and this is a narrator who can do sexy male voices that are just yummy.

Worth a credit? I would've gladly used a credit on this listen but I didn't have to as it was only $7.34 for over 11 hours of raw animal magnetism.... Pack style.

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Great Book Under $8

Dark Instincts is the fourth book in the Phoenix Pack novels. This book is a continuation of the witty, snarky, and really well written sagas that follow pack members from the Phoenix Pack, as well as their allies in the Mercury Pack and the Ryland Pack. Dark Instincts focuses on Roni and Marcus. Both are individuals who have overcome damaging pasts and are fiercely loyal to the few people they now call friends. Marcus is gorgeous and flirts while Roni is the antithesis of “girly” and has a habit of spouting off obscure facts to make people stop talking to her. Both are more than they appear and when they are forced to work together they eventually find that out. I really enjoy these books for a number of reasons. They have really good continuity with the story lines flowing from one book to another without losing the stand alone aspect. I love not only the H/h relationships but the supporting casts also. The men are not just stupid good looking jocks while the women primp and pose. These characters get pissy, fight and argue with each other and remind you of your best friend - the one that ends up sitting next to you in jail, not the one you call to bail you out. The author has a tremendous talent for humor and snark and frequently elicits snorts and unexpected gafaws from the reader while keeping the action going. This is a terrific series that I totally recommend.

Jill Redfield is one of my favourite narrators and she was oustanding in the delivery of the story

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Great series

This is a great series and the narrator is great!
These books are a real treat and well done! This book is as good as the other three and has a great story, well worth a credit,

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What did I say?

What a delight. I love this author. Her books are always refreshing. This was a great continuation of the Phoenix pack characters.

Marcus, the enforcer and his true mate, Roni, also an enforcer, makes for another great story in this series. Lots of banter back and forth, pasts being dealt with, and love being shared. And let's not forget the humor. She always writes sassy females with great come back lines. Love the story and the narrator.

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take need a better narrator

Jill redfeld's shouldn't be the one reading this. I just don't like her voice in any book she reads

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The wolf pack versus the jackels....

Two packs, lots of characters, hard to keep up. This listen was ok for me, the storyline was a bit different but the mating continues, this time it is Marcus and Rony. Jill Redfield does an amazing job trying to keep all the characters recognizable but it is becoming difficult to keep up with everyone. Sale buy only!

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Tough SHE-wolf with a delicate side rarely exposed

Love this book! I enjoy reading about strong women who can still be female. Often times books are written to make one think women don't need men. This books was written to show women came be dominant without being domineering.

Strength in women can happen without turning into a bitch (no pun intended) and without earning strength through hard living. This author understands different types of women and shows an inner strength that does not stifle the male role but enhances it... I love that!

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Don't waste your credit

Wolf shifters hate Jackyl shifters and Jackyl shifters hate Wolf shifters. Throw in a whole lot of sex scenes a whole lot of fight scenes, very little plot and you have this book.

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  • 07-12-15

Another Good Book about the Phoenix Pack

Where does Dark Instincts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the Phoenix series I would say it is one of the better ones - as for series as a whole I think book one is the best.

Any additional comments?

We first met Roni Axton in book three. Book four goes into detail following how Roni builds a permanent relationship with a member of the Phoenix pack. This book contains a fair amount of graphic sex. If I were to make a negative comment it would be an error made by Suzanne Wright. She changed the personality of Kathy who was a love person in book three and appears to be a harridan in this book. I am not sure I will buy the next one in the series as I feel they are becoming formulaic.

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  • DameHelen
  • 08-26-22

same old template. DNF

honestly it's the same old story template again and again.
I couldn't finish it.

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  • ainekel
  • 08-23-22

Continuation of series!

If you have enjoyed the series so far you will also enjoy this story! Continues the story of the Phoenix and Mercury Packs!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-15-21

One of the best on the series

I really like Suzanne Wright’s books. The books in this series are starting to feel a bit too like she is following a formula but I still enjoyed Marcus and Ronnie’s story. Great performance too.

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  • kim
  • 08-14-21

Great series

I have listened to this book 3 times now and each time I hear something new.
if you like witty, charming , action and damn right sexy alpha's this is the book and series for you.

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  • Vicki Dalsgaard Simonsen
  • 08-09-21

Favorite pair so far!

I love Marcus and Roni together! By far my favourite couple, and I loved the storyline.

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  • Rayne Hill
  • 10-25-20

Captivating

I just love reading this series. I feel like I am part of the pack. I feel anger when they do and happiness too. Next book, here I come!!

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  • DebbieH
  • 06-05-20

one of my favourites!

I absolutely love this series. well written and very well read. I couldn't stop listening. I need more of Greta's wit!
can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Anne Hartley
  • 03-11-20

brilliant listening

I love all the books so far in this series. they are well written and well performed. anyone that loves shifters, their lives. their loves and their battles, this series is a must read.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 02-23-20

Love these books

Another excellent story, love these strong females, perfect narration again, now for the next one

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  • Jamoz23
  • 08-22-19

Great Narration.

Great Narration.
Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. What a great idea to Read and Listen. Very handy using my headphones when doing stuff around the house. I don’t lose the flow of the story.
Will be buying all the audible books over time.
I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart.
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Very enjoyable story with truly likeable characters.
Great having the two packs working together to deal with some nasty jackals.
Not knowing it was a spin off series, I had read the first Mercury Pack book so I am ahead of what is happening in this book. Now I am up to date and will be continuing in reading order rather than series order.
Having read these books straight through I found this so similar to the previous books with the same synopsis of situations and problems.
A nasty woman who likes to belittle others. Then we get some other woman drama as well as the bond not forming due to emotional blocks.
After the lack lustre heroine in the last book I was wary of continuing. Luckily Roni is a great heroine with a quirky attitude I adored.
Lots of laugh out loud moments for me with Roni and her smart mouth and her performing some real antics.
Marcus has depths that we finally get to see. So nice how he was so focused on Roni.
Great having the two packs working together to deal with some nasty jackals.
Loved how the women dealt with the female jackal.
Trick being the voice of reason was interesting.
Once again mummy issues and weird parents seem to abound.
Of course these parents are the cause of the H’s emotional blockage to their bonding.
Roni’s mother is a nasty woman who likes to belittle her daughter.
Marcus’s mother is just plain nuts. Glad he told his father he was not interested.
It was a bit too easy to know who was part of SNM and had uploaded the video of Roni’s Attack.
Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart.

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  • karen grave
  • 12-06-17

loved this one ronnie she was gutsy

as always the humor is great and Jill delivers greatly. loved that we are getting different shifters intergrating

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  • Imee-B
  • 08-12-17

****Dark and Decadent****

An explosive story of a playboy and a tomboy, it's fast paced, an absolute thrill ride from beginning to end. Suzanne your characters are fictional but you tackles realistic issues, from sexual assault to trauma and i applaud you for that. Jill thank you for another amazing narrative. xox

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  • Amy Munro
  • 03-08-16

Awesome Experience!

This was my first experience with audible and will be using the app again.
The story line was fantastic, bery engaging.

I felt is was well presented and all characters portrayed to a high level.

Couldn't wait to hear more!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-15-15

loved

i loved it. all of Suzanne Wrights books i have loved. i cant wait for the next

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