Everyone wants a place to belong, and Jade is no exception. Being a runt is something she can't change, but it's something she will have to overcome in order to convince a pack to accept her. Rogues, lawless wolves, and ferals are only some of the dangers Jade must face while living in no man's land, and she has to be clever to survive. Such a lifestyle has taught her several tricks and given her valuable skills, but will they be enough to convince a pack to let her prove her worth? Even if she does find one willing to let her in, she knows there will be new obstacles to face - and she's determined to overcome them, and, perhaps, even dream of falling in love. -------- On a side note: None of the main characters are mated to an Alpha. No character has 'exclusive' abilities or powers. ----- Sneak Peek: My steps faltered as I noticed that two of the pursuing wolves had sped ahead on a larger circuit and were waiting to intercept me. I launched towards a tree and used my feet to ricochet off at a ninety-degree angle without slowing down. One of the wolves following further behind was able to easily correct for my new direction and picked up speed. The tan wolf was closing in, and I started to panic. I looked around frantically, trying to find a way to escape. I saw a rabbit burrow under a small bramble bush and desperately raced towards it. I darted under the edge of the plant and heard the tan wolf going around as he expected me to come out the other side. It gave me the precious seconds I needed to squeeze down the tunnel. My relief was short-lived - the rabbit that dug this burrow had not survived long enough to finish it. The tunnel was only about twice as long as the average human arm, and I could clearly see the entrance. I sent a silent prayer that the bramble bush would deter them and that they would not realize just how shallow this burrow was. I waited anxiously.