Every once in a while one of the freebies that I pick up serves as a helpful reminder. In the case of Zola’s Pride, it reminded me of how much I enjoyed Moira Rogers’ Southern Arcana series.The female characters in this series are strong, fiercely protective, smart and funny. The males are seriously alpha and just as protective over those they love. The mix of shifters and magic users, the world building and yes the hotness of these books makes them page turning reads. Zola and Walker’s short novella was no exception. It’s a quick read, but touching and intense. Perfect for a late night read.Another thing that reading Zola’s Pride reminded me is that I read the first book in the series before I started reviewing every book I read. I plan to remedy that. Of course, it also means that I will probably have to go back and re-read Crux and probably Crossroads while I’m at it, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.