- "If you join my crew, you try. You get steady. You gain control of your bear, and no excuses either, because I know what it takes to get a monster back under control. Its hard every day, but Rowan keeps me fighting. Let your mate keep you fighting, too. (..) I care about the future of my mountains, of my make-shift family. I care that you and Winter will be there for our future children as they grow up. I care about being there for your future cubs. I care about building a community I can depend on. I havent had that before."— Dark Kane, dragon shifter and leader of the Blackwing crew
Kane's Mountains is a Paranormal Romance series by T.S Joyce. It follows a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits who form a mining crew in the American wilderness, mostly because no existing group will accept them. At first the characters are wounded and distrustful, but as they work, grow, and fight together, they become a Family of Choice.
This series includes the following tropes:
- Badass Normal: Emma remains calm despite the attempts of shifters (her rivals for a spot on the crew) to intimidate her.
- Fire-Forged Friends: All of Apex's victims are strongly protective of each other, because they were each other's only source of comfort in the facility.
- Friends with Benefits: The default state of werelion prides. Most lions aren't emotionally or biologically monogamous, so sex is nothing more than a necessity of the lionesses' heat cycles.