Title: Eternal Fires, Eternal Love
Series: White Horse Clan #1
Author: Lynn Stark
Genre: Paranormal / Ménage a Trois
Length: Novella (97 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (April 5th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: After the murder of his mate and children, warhorse shifter Ian MacLauchlan lived alone, all but letting the world pass him by for fifty years. His former bond mate, vampire Malcolm MacNair, made a point of visiting Ian, unable to forget what they had shared at one time. Though they are still mates, they no longer have the unique bond that only a third mate can help them achieve. There is no guarantee that they will ever find another mate to complete them.
During the medieval faire they operate to provide them with an income, Ian and Malcolm catch the very unexpected and elusive scent of their mate. Ian is reluctant to discover its source, not wanting to relive the pain, until Malcolm reminds him of what they have been missing.
What they find is an adorable gibbon shifter, their future, and another chance to love for an eternity.
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/eternal-fires-eternal-love
Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Ian is an Alpha warhorse shifter and Malcolm is a vampire. They have known each other for over a thousand years. Fifty years ago, they shared a mate and three children who were murdered. Since then Ian and Malcolm have been separated, but still come together every year at least to run the medieval fair. During this year’s fair, they scented their new mate. It turns out to be Danny, a twenty-one-year old rare gibbon shifter.
At the start, things do not go easily. Danny is very scared at first to be mated to an Alpha and a vampire. He has only heard rumors before. The hardest one for Danny to accept is an Alpha can make him pregnant.
Ian and Malcolm take their mating slowly for Danny and answer all his questions to help him get over his fears. Once Danny accepts what will happen he jumps in with both feet. After that, the sex happens often. The sex scenes are very descriptive and leave nothing to the imagination. At first, it seems as if Ian and Malcolm are pushing for the mate bonds so hard because they know what they have been missing for the past fifty years and want it back. But, they do fall in love with Danny, too. Once Danny has acclimated to the mating, he is treated and acts as an equal partner and gives as good as he gets.
I like this book a lot. The best parts are the interactions with both the mates and others in the clan. The writing style is on point and gives information without being too dry or drawn out. There is often humorous exchanges with all the characters. Fred the troll that befriends Danny is hilarious. There are also other secondary characters that peaked my interest that I hope to see having their own books. The author gives a unique approach to the paranormal world (and male pregnancy). This clan is build up of paranormal. Mythical and magical beings. They are all treated and accepted equally.
Overall, a great start to a series that I look forward to reading more of.