Omega Born by C.R. Guiliano

C.R. Guiliano - Omega Born Cover 3728urhTitle: Omega Born

Series: Omega Born 01

Author: C.R. Guiliano

Genre: Paranormal, MPreg

Length: Novella (151 Pages)

Publisher: C.R. Guiliano (September 14, 2015)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Arri had been abused and picked on all his life. Born a runt, and then maturing into an omega, he was cast out of his pack. Figuring he’d not find another pack willing to take him in, he struggled to make a life for himself in the human world.

If he didn’t have bad luck, he had no luck at all. Jobs were hard to come by, and he wasn’t able to keep them for long, his omega empathy causing humiliating meltdowns.

He’d been robbed, mugged, and nearly raped too many times to count. Arri’s wolf was fundamentally broken, with no way to emerge, or protect him, finally withdrawing deep within him and remaining silent.

Then, a day came when things changed. Answering yet another employment ad, he was stunned to find the source of the advertisement was a beta wolf, then was shocked further when he was presented before the alpha of the Woodlynn pack. He’d heard rumors about this pack, the alpha considered one of the strongest on the continent.
He believed the rumors after meeting the large male.

Arri’s silent wolf had awakened, whispering to him, calling the alpha, mate, which was ridiculous. Alphas didn’t mate with lowly omegas. Especially male omegas, even though Arri was perfectly capable of giving an alpha pups, or so he’d been told by the old ex-beta he’d befriended. But then again, male omegas were rare, and thought little of, viewed as weak, considered unnatural. So, he would ignore his wolf, do his job, and keep his head down, not causing Alpha Dryden any cause to fire him.

*~*~*~*

Dryden knew there was something different about the assistant his beta, Vann, had brought to him. He was human, yet he smelled of wolf. But not a scent Dryden had ever experienced before. Vann hadn’t seemed to notice, though Dryden suspected his beta was still angry at Dryden insisting on a human assistant.

How could he tell his beta he’d felt an uneasiness in his pack, a danger that he couldn’t put his finger on, and didn’t want to trust any pack-mates to handle his affairs?

As time passed, his instincts that something was wrong within his pack grew, along with the certainty that Arri was not what he seemed.

It was when Dryden was visiting another pack, tremulous negotiations for an alliance in the works, and Arri was attacked, that the truth came out. Dryden’s assistant was an omega wolf. And not just any omega, but a Fae Omega, which would be the reason Dryden hadn’t known.

Omega wolves were rare, and most packs banished them for their weaknesses. But a Fae Omega was unheard of, most believing them myths. The Fae had died out a long time ago, and for an omega wolf to be born with Fae blood was incredible.

But that wasn’t Dryden’s biggest problem. The moment Arri had shifted, Dryden’s wolf went into the blood-mate fever, the need to claim the omega the only thing he was capable of thinking about.

But to claim Arri, Dryden would have to fight the alpha of Arri’s home pack, and he wasn’t sure he could win. And, then there was the unknown threat within his own pack that he still needed to figure out.

ISBN: B015EQAM8O

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first thing I am going to say is, that the length of the blurb was crazy. After reading it, I pretty much knew what it was totally about. Then there is the problems that the book had with certain words misused and simple errors that should have been caught in beta read.

Arri has had a rough life, hell that is being nice about it. Abused from not only his parents but pack mates. His alpha does not a damn thing with it, until he shifts for the first time. The alpha banished the omega male wolf. Wolves need pack, but Arri has no clue what to do. Then he applied for a position that he knew he could do, and it leads him straight into another pack. A pack where the alpha is his mate.

Dryden doesn’t have a clue that his new assistant is a wolf shifter let alone his mate, until the sexy man shifts in front of him. Then he realizes that his little mate is an omega. There are many dangers out there, and one of them is close to home.

Ok, I had several issues with this book. The major one was when the beta has to sleep with Arri to produce milk. I am sorry but that was totally not needed in the book and was quite stupid. It is cheating even if the other parties are ok with it. I know it was to help, but still in my mind it is the same thing. Brought the story down quite a bit. The guilt the beta had was not needed also. I was actually liking the story till I got to that part. What a shame to add something that was not needed into a story.

Other than that it had issues that were so simple I could not believe, the author, the beta and the editor missed them so easily. There was no guess work with the story, you knew what was going to happen before it happened. There was no shock, no surprise, no guesswork involved in it. Plus you make a omega look extremely weak, then give him so awesome powers just didn’t work for me. How did the old pack not know any of this is beyond me. Then there is the fact that they screwed anything that walked, had kids out of matings and then threw in a mate or two. Just unbelievable to even look at. Plus the omega isn’t just an omega, he is a fae omega and then that is all there is. That was not needed at all either, unless the author was to explain just a bit more about them.

I am sorry but this story was just off. Now I am not saying this is a bad story, because lets face it, I did enjoy the story quite a bit. It has great potential but it needs to be re-worked on and then re-released a second time. There were parts I really liked and others that I didn’t. I do hope that the next book has been better thought out and written with more ease. And please, less is needed on the blurb.

His Beta’s Vow by C.R. Guiliano

C.R. Guiliano - His Beta's Vow Cover 83b3g3Title: His Beta’s Vow

Series: Omega Born 02

Author: C.R. Guiliano

Genre: Paranormal, MPreg

Length: Novella (150 Pages)

Publisher: C.R. Guiliano (February 11, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Sometimes…being a hero hurts.

Vann was thrilled for his alpha, Dryden claiming his mate, and now expecting a pup. Thanks to the alpha-beta link between them, the only downside was how much Dryden’s happiness emphasized Vann’s own loneliness.

There was a wolf who caught Vann’s eye, possibly his fated mate, but Vann couldn’t claim a male. It was too engrained in him to seek out a female mate. An alpha female.

Then, the unimaginable happened. Once again, Arri was abducted, and held captive. Except this time, Vann was as much a prisoner as Arri. Day after day, Vann endured Kale’s cruel torture so that Arri would be as safe as possible.

But the pup was coming soon…

…and Vann’s vow as alpha guardian took on a whole new meaning.

Unable to bear the shame, and guilt of his actions, and unwilling to return to Woodlynn to face his alpha, Vann fled, abandoning Dryden now that the male had his mate back safe, and sound.

*~*~*~*

Dryden was beyond worried that his lead beta, his alpha guardian—his best friend—had disappeared without a trace. Knowing what drove the male to take off didn’t matter to Dryden. Vann had saved his mate, his family. He’d fulfilled his vow, and then some. Dryden was indebted to Vann, and missed the beta desperately, more than he thought possible.

But Vann’s disappearance was only the tip of the iceberg. There was no peace for his family, he was depending on Rovyn more, and more, and yet, couldn’t because the beta had claimed his mate, and needed time with Anrean.

Then there was Border pack, his brother Massey having stepped down, and gone home, leaving Dryden as alpha to both Woodlynn, and Border. Not something that was going over well with the Border wolves. Even Kasp, a psychotic wolf who once belonged to Woodlynn a few years ago was challenging his right to lead Border as the alpha who bested Sbrel.

And to top it all off, Truin, one of his beta-in-trainings, and Vann’s fated mate, had left in search of the missing alpha-guardian, without permission.

His life in chaos, Dryden wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Would he defeat the challengers bent on destroying him? Would he, and Arri ever have time to raise their pup without constant threats?

Would Vann ever return?

ISBN: B01BPLCD3O

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: The first thing I am going to say is, that the length of the blurb was crazy. After reading it, I pretty much knew what it was totally about. Then there is the problems that the book had with certain words misused and simple errors that should have been caught in beta read.

Vann saves his alpha mate and child, but feels the guilt of what he has done. He runs as fast as he can. His mate, a mate that he didn’t want follows him. Truin follows his mate, without permission and leaves his alpha wondering what the hell is going on.

This story just about drove me nuts. It has the same issues as the first book had. The editor and beta readers should have caught the mistakes, but did not. This story was jumping around so much that I am surprised I didn’t get whiplash. This book fell short on so many levels because it has the same drama as the first book. There were no surprises other than the fact that Vann runs away like a coward. Or I should say like a guilty coward. I am glad that the other beta got his mate, but it still follows the same weak little omega and a strong wolf.

This story had great potential but the author is just not following through. The blurb gave most of it away so I already knew most of what was going on. There was just lots of filler in this book that was not needed. I am sorry but so far I am not impressed with this book nor this series. Let us hope that book three has a bit more shock to it. Also I hope the next book is about the actual characters and there is no cliff hanger at the end. Very disappointed in this one.

Vanilla Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke

Susi Hawke - Vanilla Spiced Omega Cover 83jrb4Title: Vanilla Spiced Omega

Series: The Hollydale Omegas 05

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: MPreg, Paranormal

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Susi Hawke (March 30, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: ”Shane is my stepbrother; he’s family and strictly off-limits.”

Shane Prescott is a fun-loving omega with a knack for landing in trouble. He prides himself on efficiently running the waitstaff at his brother’s restaurant, Kamasouptra. Between his brother-slash-bestie, Keith, and his dog, Rocky, Shane doesn’t need anything else to make him happy. Love would be nice, but that ship sailed the day his mom married Keith’s dad.

Keith Anderson is focused on two things: making Kamasouptra the premiere place to dine in Hollydale and not giving into his feelings for his stepbrother. For the past several years, his life has been running smoothly to the point of being in rut. Keith’s life begins to change when an offbeat old lady befriends him and starts to make Keith think that it’s time to alpha up and chase what he really wants.

Between a smarmy food critic, April Fools pranks gone wrong, and two helpful old coots who dispense their unsolicited folksy wisdom to the brothers—you’ll be in stitches as you root for a pair of men who are so busy trying to follow societal expectations that they’re oblivious to the clear signs that maybe… just maybe… they were never meant to have a brotherly relationship in the first place. Things are about to change in major ways for this pair of stepbrothers, if they can just be brave enough to take a chance for happiness.

ISBN: B07Q3N1ZBD

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Hollydale Omegas collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Shane and Keith have been friends since grade school and knew they loved each other. Then their parents met and married making them family. It stopped them from ever trying to get together or even let the other know how they truly felt. It took two goofy ghosts to help them along.

I was not really sure how I wanted this review to go. I do not really care for alpha and omega’s who never shift. It takes away from the paranormal side of things other than the fact that ghost show up and the omega’s can get pregnant. My main issues with this and it doesn’t have much to do with the book is something the author threw in to the story that drives me nuts. It shows that the author has issues with certain things and adds it in to the story. It was about reviews and readers making me not really want to even bother with the story. However that is just my issues but readers do buy their books so you get what I am saying.

Now as for the story itself the characters were quite quirky and I got a kick out of them both. I love how omega’s know they can get pregnant but never think it when they start getting sick. It actually makes it feel like you are knowing them quite well. I did notice that this story came off a lot better than the previous books. It didn’t feel rushed but well thought out and the story just seemed to pop out better.

I find that Tom is still my favorite out of all the characters and he is still the same sweetie as he was when we first see him. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next book. I might even say that I can see myself reading this more than once.

Cidar Spiced Omega by Susi Hawke

Title: Cider Spiced Omega

Series: The Hollydale Omegas 09

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novella (165 pages)

Publisher: (September 23, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: You can’t plan when you’ll fall in love—sometimes it just kinda sneaks up on you.

Todd Foxx was only looking to unwind from the stress of running The Sausage Shack when he went out for an evening of fun at The Big O. After he ended the evening by hooking up with a hot new alpha in town, he certainly never thought he’d see him again.

Hugo Keller left his high-profile job as a certified cicerone back east and moved across country to take a brewmaster job in Hollydale’s unique beer garden and sausage restaurant. A single dad, his only plans involved giving his young son a place to put down roots and focusing on his new job—even if it was a major step down from where he began. He certainly never expected to see his smoking hot one night stand again.

Can two men—and one precocious little boy—find a way to make a family? As Hugo and Todd slowly journey from lovers to coworkers to friends and back to lovers, they’ll need to deal with an ex-wife with boundary issues, a surprise pregnancy, and mysterious “mill girls” who like to giggle in the night.

ISBN: B07HG6FQGQ

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Hollydale Omega collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

There is a rule that should be followed, never mess around with someone you work with. That was one of Todd’s little rules, to bad he forgot it in one night. To be fair he had no clue Hugo was his newest employee, but it was a fun night. A night that left them with a little gift.

Hugo had been married once before and it left him with a cute little four year old that asked many, and I do mean many questions. One night with a sexy omega and damn his eyes if he doesn’t walk into work and see him. To his shock and surprise, it is his new boss. Things are going to get real interesting. That is if his nutty ex-wife could keep her word and the three little girls who keep showing up did not drive him crazy first. Wait till you find out who those girls are, or should I say what they are.

When I first started reading this series I had decided four books later to drop her off my reading list. There had been so much spelling and grammar wrong with them that left me not wanting to waste my time on them. Even though there is a lot of humor mixed in with just a bit of paranormal weirdness to keep me entertained. I had decided on this story to just give it one more chance and I was very surprised with it. Which now makes me want to read the four I did not read.

The puns were quite a blast to read even if the freaky ghost were a little out there. It does make a good Halloween type story though. I liked the characters and Tom is always a pleasure to have in a story. Now I am still not a fan of the paranormal aspect of a story that doesn’t actually have the men doing anything other than giving birth. They don’t shift or anything like that and it is a downside for me. Also the alpha and omega titles with human guys doesn’t really do for it either. That was actually my only issues with this story and I hate to say would continue to do so.

Other than that it was a pleasant surprise and I was glad to have taken the time to read it. I like the uniqueness to it, as I only know one other author who writes similar stories. I am sorry to say that it won’t be a type of story that will be read more than, oh a half a dozen times (laugh). I had a blast reading it and look forward to the next book.

I Can See You by Lisa Oliver

Title: I Can See You

Series: The Gods Made Me Do It 05

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novel (201 Pages)

Publisher: (March 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Artemas, known as the academic son of Poseidon, spent much of his time trying to work out how the Fates decided who was to be mated to whom. With the fall of his brothers, his father, and others in their close circle, he was worried he’d be next in line and the last thing he wanted or needed was a mate. But his uncle Zeus pulled him away from his studies with a special project for him – the retrieval of a book from an auction. A very special book by all accounts; the only known written record from the god Silvanus, one of the originals who hadn’t been heard from for decades. Unable to resist a good book mystery, Artemas agrees to leave Poseidon’s library long enough to bid on it.

Silvanus had spent fifty years in deep despair over what was happening to the world. He’d been alone since the beginning of time, and when his depression reached breaking point, he pleads with the Fates to remove him from the tapestry of life. Telling him it was impossible, the Fates agreed to a promise instead. Silvanus would find his mate and the love his heart hoped for. Seeking to regain his book, after it’d been sold at an auction, Silvanus lands in a hotel room, meeting his fated promise face-to-face. Unfortunately, their first meeting was not the romantic event Silvanus had hoped for.

It’s soon clear Artemas’s emotional baggage wasn’t the only threat to their possible mating. A meddling god is on the loose, and when Odin and Loki are ruled out as possible suspects, only one other god comes to mind. Throw in the fact that Thor was due to give birth any minute, and Artemas and Silvanus have to work together in more ways than one. Will Silvanus ever get the time to heal the pain in Artemas’s heart, or will the meddling god take everything they have and more?

ISBN: B07PMV2D21

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in The Gods Made Me Do It collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This story is connected to the Cloverleah Pack.

Artemas is the son of Poseidon and Throth although he wishes most times he wasn’t. Throth basically dropped him off at Poseidon’s and never looked back. Which wouldn’t have been so bad had Poseidon wanted anything to do with him. Over a thousand years have past and Poseidon was getting better at it, now that he had the twin cuties. However even as time has past his pain was still there. So when he goes to bid on a book by a quite older god, a god that was thought of as being gone, imagine his look when Silvanus shows up.

Silvanus is basically older than life itself and has finally been given the gift of a mate. A mate that has much pain in his heart and doesn’t believe that what they could have would be possible. It is going to take some patience and luck to get through. However someone is out to either get the book or his mate. The threat is real they just have to figure it out.

I have always loved this author’s work and this book didn’t let me down. Action packed with enough excitement to keep me smiling for hours. It is perfect for that day you just need a pick me up. I wasn’t to surprised about who was behind it all but you might be. The characters were quite quirky and definitely hot, although Artemas was a bit off in my minds. However with his past life I can see why. I think I got a big kick out of him the most. Silvanus just seem to go with the flow.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

I would definitely recommend it.

Omega Matured by Susi Hawke

Title: Omega Matured

Series: Northern Lodge Pack 05

Author: Susi Hawke

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, MPreg

Length: Novella (121 Pages)

Publisher: Susi Hawke (September 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: When orphaned omega, Luke, wakes up from a coma after being struck by a car, the last person he expects to see at his bedside is uptight, pack leader Daniel. Daniel is not only an alpha, but he is actually claiming to be Luke’s alpha! Can Luke trust this claim with his sense of smell suddenly gone and his wolf not responding?

Daniel knows that Luke is his mate…if the stubborn omega won’t take him at his word, then he will just have to romance the heck out of him until he does! Daniel is skilled at planning, but does he have the skills to plan his way into convincing his omega to accept Daniel as his fated mate?

ISBN: B075BDTBZ8

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Northern Lodge Pack collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Luke and his little brothers had been sold to a creepy alpha who intended to add them to his little omega pregnancy circle. Thankfully they had been rescued along with the older omega’s. Now they were both older and trying to figure out their way. Luke was very protective of not only his baby brother but of the little ones in the pack. Saving one of the pups and then getting hit by a truck, he is surprised to wake up to his mate sitting besides him. The problem was he had no clue that Daniel was his mate, because his sniffer was broken.

Daniel knew it was hard for Luke to take him at his word, so he decided to woo him and romance him with human ways. Know the true reason for different colors of flowers or what six flower mean? Well read the book and you will find out.

The author didn’t pull out the whole mating heat in this one, but a romantic scene throughout. How time took them to the moment when Luke finally figures it out. I will admit that the grammar and spelling are getting better but there are still a few mistakes in the book. As well as the fact that the author keeps rushing these books out, without truly reading through it all. The only thing I keep thinking is she needs a better beta reader. It was not as bad as the previous books but still felt a bit off. I will admit that I give this book and the previous ones a higher rating because I like the story, but truthfully they don’t really deserve it for the errors in the story and the rush to publish.

Other than those problems, I did enjoy this book quite a bit and can see myself reading it more than once.

Ghost Walker by Mary Rundle Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Mary Rundle - Ghost Walker Banner

Hi guys, we have Mary Rundle stopping by today with the tour for her new release Ghost Walker, we have a short intro from Mary with an exclusive excerpt, a great excerpt and a fantastic $20 Amazon GC giveaway, so guys, check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

Ghost Walker

(Blackwood Pack 06)
by

Mary Rundle

The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

David spent most of his life as a prisoner, beaten countless times as he was taught by the Sisters of the Four Gods. After learning the truth about what they had planned for him, he escaped and eventually landed in Scotland where he was rescued by kind shifter who gave him a job and a bed. His feeling of safety ended abruptly when he was discovered by the ones he fled.

Zane, the Blackwood Pack’s genius computer programmer, joined his brothers and friends in Scotland on his very first vacation. It had been a long and hard road for him since parents and younger siblings were massacred, but his life was finally coming together Not expecting anything more than fun and sightseeing, he was stunned to find his Fated Mate there.

Before they can claim each other, they find themselves in a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, trying to elude brutal pursuers who want to capture David and kill Zane. As they fight to stay one step ahead of them, Zane sets out to win David’s heart and restore his confidence and also becomes his protector and lover.

Learning about each other’s abilities and gifts—and about the gods’ plans for David’s formidable new role in the shifter world—they form a unique bond with undying trust and a deep love that will bind them forever together as one.

Narrow escapes, kidnappings, battles, rescues and the revelation of unique gifts from the gods will keep you turning page after page as Mary Rundle weaves another thrilling tale of love and adventure.

This is part of an on-going series by Amazon Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle, and catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.

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The Bear’s True Mate by Elizabeth Monvey *Retro Review*

Title: The Bear’s True Mate

Series: Divergent Species 01

Author: Elizabeth Monvey

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (78 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (23 Sept 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Henry McBane had a wife. And a true mate. And they weren’t the same person. He once made a terrible mistake and it cost him everything. When he found his wife dead from a group of shifter hunters, he gets work as an enforcer to the Shifter Council in order to bring the hunting club down. 

Ajay Orbin has been a prisoner for months, trapped with others as living science projects and held at the whim of a horrible scientist. When he’s finally rescued, he can’t believe it’s by the man he once loved with his whole heart. 

Can he find it in himself to forgive Henry? And what happens when he finds himself…pregnant? 

ISBN: 978-1-77233-514-9

Product Link: Evernight | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: This is not the first time I’ve read a book by Elizabeth Monvey. I’ve only read one or two other books and they had me a bit reluctant to go again because the writing style did not agree with me. However, I have to admit that this is the first time I really and truly connected with the characters and absolutely fell in love with her story.

Honestly, the story is something of a tried and true formula, and fans of that formula will not be disappointed by the story. I suppose in some ways it really does come under the banner of cheesy paranormal romance. But, hell, I’m a sucker for that and I ate it right up! The story starts with Ajay Orbin, who has been trapped by scientists in a lab; let’s call that tried and true #1. He’s a bear shifter who has met his mate, another bear shifter, Henry, tried and true #2. However, circumstances have kept them apart and hurt Ajay, namely the fact that Henry had a wife, tried and true #3. Henry is a bear shifter who goes around with a team to free shifters who are being experimented on, tried and true #4.  And that is where the M-preg stuff comes in, tried and true #5, and is of course something that is more niche in terms of tastes than everything else in this story. So, now our heroes are forced to be together again despite not all having the time to heal the rift that had formed between them – really, I would have liked a little more self flagellation (all mental!) on Henry’s side.

Look, despite my rating because I really did love this book, you can tell by my brief analysis there are plenty of holes in this story. Most glaring would be the rushed pace of story and character development. Part of me wanted to bring the rating down to 3.5 because I think with more words and time this could be a truly awesome book. It is something that you could expect from a Flynn Eire or Lynn Hagen type of story and without the detail of a Stormy Glenn book. But as it is, I loved the story, I loved the shifters, I love the M-preg stuff – all the elements were there to suck me into the world of Ajay and Henry and I enjoyed every second of it.

Snow Kisses For My Omega by C.W. Gray *Dual Review*

C.W. Gray - Snow Kisses For My Omega CoverTitle: Snowy Kisses For My Omega

Series: Hobson Hills Omegas 02

Author: C.W. Gray

Genre: Holiday

Length: Novel (189 Pages)

Publisher: C.W. Gray (December 5, 2018)

Heat level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts (Combined)

Blurb: Greyson Bishop is a hot mess. He’s pregnant, and his alpha dumped him. His boss is stealing his work and claiming it as his own. His roommate is abusive, and his landlord just gave him a week to move out. Most importantly, he’s in love with a man that’s way out of his league. He needs to get his shit together so he can be a good father and maybe, just maybe, catch the alpha of his dreams.

Harper Wilson has his shit together, but desperately wants the omega he’s fallen in love with. Grey knows Harper is a demisexual and accepts him, lock, stock, and barrel. All he needs to do is figure out how to get his omega out of Florida and into Harper’s home in Maine.

The two men are meant for each other, but vile exes and lying bosses do their best to ruin the happily-ever-after Grey and Harper deserve.

ISBN: B07L5BDCCS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa & Shorty

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Greyson is a pregnant omega who had lost his alpha. His alpha had decided he didn’t want Grey any longer nor did he want the baby. He works a job he loves but is about to get evicted from his home, because an asshat doesn’t like pregnant omegas with no alpha’s in sight. To top it off someone is stealing his work and his roommate was an abusive jackal. He wants to trust his best friend with his baby news, but hell he hasn’t even told his abuela. Too bad he forgot that he left his computer part on, Harper found out.

Harper has wanted Greyson with all of his heart. When he found out what was going on with Greyson and the fact that he was pregnant, well lets just say the family is going to help. First he had to figure out how to Greyson to move to Maine.

Then there is a jealous omega who is nuttier than all hell out to get Harper back. Plus someone out to kill Greyson.

Action packed, excitement overload, sexy times, and pets out of your ears is what you get in this story and so much more. My attention had been caught from the start and kept all the way to the end. Now I was actually quite surprised, because there are very few stories like this that I truly like. I am not a fan of alpha and omega stories with mpreg, where there is no actual shifting. It usually comes off bizarre to say the least. However I found that I liked this quite a bit.

It does have it little problems but they are not truly noticable. I would have liked the first part of the story defining a bit more on who they are and how they met. A little bit more back ground was needed but not so much. I still found myself enjoying the guys quite a bit. It flowed quite evenly and the pace was pretty good . I would love to get my hands on the next book.

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Harper and Grey seem to be pulled apart around every turn they attempt to make with each other. Grey had it the worst though. But eventually the achieve their happy ever after.

I liked the story. It was sweet and cute between Harper and Grey when they were together. I was cheering for them throughout the story.

Good read.

Alien King’s Baby by Orion Blaze

Orion Blaze - Alien King's Baby CoverTitle: Alien King’s Baby

Author: Orion Blaze

Genre: Science Fiction, MPreg

Length: Novella (165 Pages)

Publisher: Orion Blaze (July 13, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: When Caden Duncan goes to an ‘abduction party’ to try to get taken up by sexy aliens for some exotic fun among the stars, he has no idea that he’ll actually be abducted and meet the love of his life.

And when he abducts Caden for a night of pleasure, King Wrak’h of the planet Retevin has no idea that the sexy Earth male is in fact his Fated Mate.

None of them suspect that their night together will end up with Caden pregnant.

Or that Caden will be hunted by evil aliens who are dead set on getting their long, thin hands on the unborn heir to the Retevin kingdom…

ISBN: B01IG4HIHE

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ever since aliens started showing up on Earth there have been many parties looking forward to a night of fun with them. Caden hadn’t really wanted to go with his best friend, but must admit that when he met Wrak’h, he just might change his mind. True he had not known at first that the man was an alien but what was more shocking was that he was a king, Caden was pregnant and evil aliens wanted their baby.

This story was pretty hard to get into and I wasn’t too sure I was actually going to finish it. The storying is long and frustrating, but it does get a bit better towards the end. It does not capture ones attention like it should have but then again there was more to it, that was not needed. The sex is ok but lets face it just because there is sex, does not mean there is true passion. Also you get the feeling that if there was no baby, there would be no true mating. One night stand is all I got from this story, until the pregnancy. There was no heat, no passion and definitely no sparks from this book. It felt like I was reading a weird ass tech book.

I will admit that this story is not one that I would read more than one time. The book started out horrible but did get better towards the ending. The danger was probably the high-light, but even then you can tell that there was no way anyone could have survived, but the author pulled it off.

What really got me was Wrak’h. His reaction to his sahan should have been stronger, but he only truly gave a damn about his baby. It was just not believable.

I am truly disappointed in this book and I hate to admit that I would not recommend it.

Love With Sparkles Added by Lynn Stark

Title: Love with Sparkles Added

Series: White Horse Clan 10

Author: Lynn Stark

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg, Ménage

Length: Novella (157 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 29, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: Coven leader Cain Windgate was aware he had a mate on the farm where members of his coven wanted to relocate. He didn’t know how a mate would fit into his orderly life. And if there was more than one? All he could envision was a future of chaos. When he arrived on the farm to discuss members of his coven desiring to move there, he finally learned their numbers and their identities. There were three of them. Three mates with distinctly different personalities. Not one of them was a vampire, someone who would know that vampires were governed by strict rules, none of which included adding sparkles to anything. There was Chance Harding, a werewolf that had once been human. Then there was Larson Brekken, a brown bear shifter who loved to stir up trouble. And, lastly, there was Pebin Xavier Muldoon, a fairy with a love for all things shiny. Nope, not a vampire among them.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-531-3

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: A large mixture of attitudes and quirks. Cain is the leader of his vampires and has a big job of doing it. However he also knows his mates are not there. He has a feeling that they are at the ranch and isn’t really to into it. He just has no clue how to make it work. He is a city vampire and those at the ranch are well not. He just had not expected three of them, and there is not a vampire in the mix.

Chance was a human but is now a werewolf and has one hell of a grumpy attitude towards everyone. Larson is the big ass bear shifter who just loves to drive Chance crazy. Neither are really big on popping out babies, which is probably why they are not doing the dirty right off the bat. Then there is sexy little Pebin. Now Pebin is a fairy who wants to pop out those babies and decorate everything with glitter. Four separate personallities and damn is this going to be funny as hell.

I spent most of my time wanting to smack the alpha’s in the ass and laughing at Pebin. He was the best character of them all. The whole group if a blast to read about, and lets not forget Fred’s crazy ass five year olds and their stealing ways. The only danger of them all. It is a eays read with a nice pace going for it. The only problem with it was that it seems to be missing a certain spark to it. The connection between the four men just doesn’t seem to go smoothly which in some ways works out fine but in others makes it seem like they were pushed to it.

Overall I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story. I was real glad to see that none of these guys were given a female mate, but that is just me. I would definitely recommend it.

Leta Blake: Alpha Heat ~ Audio Review

Layered, passionate, and exciting!

Title: Alpha Heat

Series: Heat of Love Book 02

Author: Leta Blake

Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo

Genre: Non-shifter Omegaverse

Length: 15 hours and 22 minutes

Publisher: Leta Blake Books (22nd October 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: A desperate young alpha. An older alpha with a hero complex. A forbidden love that can’t be denied.

Young Xan Heelies knows he can never have what he truly wants: a passionate romance and happy-ever-after with another alpha. It’s not only forbidden by the prevailing faith of the land, but such acts are illegal.

Urho Chase is a middle-aged alpha with a heartbreaking past. Careful, controlled, and steadfast, his friends dub him old-fashioned and staid. When Urho discovers a dangerous side to Xan’s life that he never imagined, his world is rocked and he’s consumed by desire. The carefully sewn seams that held him together after the loss of his omega and son come apart—and so does he.

But to love each other and make a life together, Xan and Urho risk utter ruin. With the acceptance and support of Caleb, Xan’s asexual and aromantic omega and dear friend, they must find the strength to embrace danger and build the family they deserve.

This gay romance novel by Leta Blake is the second in the Slow Heat universe. It’s 130,000 words, with a strong happy ending and a well-crafted, non-shifter Omegaverse. It features alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. No cheating. Content warning for brief sexual violence. 

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: A deeper read than I thought. I started with this audiobook not having read the first in the series. I’m very impressed with Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration, he delivers the right amount of passion, a variety of voices/characterizations and good tempo.

There are lots of layers to this story, set in a non-shifter Omegaverse. The world the story is set in involves status/social positions of Omega, Beta, and Alpha, and an interesting concept of being unmanned, which is what I came to learn of as “gay” for an Alpha, to be in the submissive position.
Readers are reintroduced to other couples from book one, and we get a good feel for the fact that all of the relationships in this series somehow intersect or overlap.

My favorite character, and the strongest by far is Urho. As a doctor he cares for all the characters, being wounded from loss of his spouse and son, he builds up protections around his heart. He wants Xan but denies himself until he sees that Xan is putting his life in danger and nothing other than taking him in hand, and heart, will protect him.

Caleb is an interesting balance to the trio. As an asexual Omega, Caleb nonetheless loves Xan and feels safe in their relationship, knowing Xan will not pressure him sexually but will be there to help with his heat. When Caleb sees Xan’s interest in Urho he encourages it, and fears that Xan will wind up dead if left to fill his needs with dangerous dominant alpha’s who only enjoy his pain.

The trio come together through care of friends, exile to a house out of town, and make a pact to help Caleb through his heat when the time comes.

When the story reaches its crescendo and all hell breaks loose, I wasn’t sure if my favorite character Urho could pull it off, it was intense, nail biting and exciting! You’ll know what I mean when you get there, it’s almost absurd how everything develops but there’s an HEA, don’t fret!

The sexual scenes are steamy for sure! The narrator does a good job adding passion to the worlds. I just wish I had read book one first. I recommend you read/listen in order. Looking forward to the next book!

Dragon’s Fire by Lisa Oliver

Title: Dragon’s Fire

Series: City Dragons 02

Author: Lisa Oliver

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mpreg

Length: Novel (196 Pages)

Publisher: (November 2, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ever since his father was killed, Samuel Hollingsworth has worked hard to cultivate a meaningful relationship with the dragon half of his soul. Things were going well for a while, and then their mate rejected them, and now his and his dragon’s connection took on added importance as they tried to keep each other’s hopes alive. But it wasn’t easy, being patient, trusting the Fates had a plan for them, when the man they wanted was on the other side of the country and showed no signs of coming back.

Vampire elder and coven ruler Raoul didn’t have time for weakness. He was determined to keep his coven and his city safe and if blood was spilled to get the job done, then he was going to be the one who was spilling it – every single time. Even a chance meeting with his beloved in New York didn’t deter him from his duty. Riding on a dragon’s back might be fun for some people, but he had more important things to do.

But the Fates will not be deterred even when it comes to stubborn vampire rulers older than dirt. A chance kidnapping sets in place a chain of events that test Samuel and Raoul’s fragile bonds to breaking point. When a bomb goes off and everything Samuel and Raoul hold dear is in danger, will Samuel be strong enough to stand by his mate’s side?

ISBN: B07K5J3PHV

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the City Dragon’s collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Samuel is not only a dragon shifter but an omega dragon shifter. He has hidden it from his family but what he doesn’t know is his dragon has told the other dragons. There are many gifts one receives from the gods when they mate with a omega dragon shifter, but the omega gets the best gift of all. He can get pregnant, can you imagine Samuel’s expression once he finds out. He met his mate when his brother’s celebrated their adopted son’s birth, even gave him a ride on his back. However his mate has rejected him, or so he thinks.

Raoul is a very old and very powerful vampire elder. He didn’t reject his young mate just felt like he should give him some times, since he is very young. However it would seem that Samuel’s younger brothers have another idea, kidnapping. He also has danger inside his own coven that might place his young mate in danger, but piss off a dragon and your ass will get fried.

I have read many books by this author and am always surprised each time. The stories just seem to get better and better. Action packed, danger filled, excitement overload and some hot sexy times are just a bit of what you get in this, you also get attitude. It is never good to piss off someone that can blow flames from their mouth. My attention was captivated from the start and I am going to go read this book again. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over, just can’t seem to get enough of them.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

The Cub Club by Ardy Kelly Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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The Cub Club

by

Ardy Kelly

What would you do if your adopted son shifted into a wolf cub before your eyes?

For single dad Steven the choice was simple – find the boy’s family and hope they had the answers.

As the alpha of Lone Wolves Ranch, Mack trusted in humans as much as he trusted in love. Not at all. But he has a soft spot for the brave man searching for his son’s relatives. When he discovers Steven is his fated mate, he’s stuck between a soft spot and a hard place.

The Cub Club is a gay wolf shifter romance containing Mpreg and knotting. A complete 65,000-word novel – no cliffhanger!

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Unsuitable Omega by Skye R. Richmond

Title: Unsuitable Omega

Series: Billionaire Alphas 01

Author: Skye R. Richmond

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novel (196 pages)

Publisher: Skye R. Richmond (November 5, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Nickolas 

As the first son of a wealthy family, there are expectations. He has to marry the right omega, and have blue-blooded children. Nickolas is prepared to do his duty until an encounter with an omega, so far from his world, changes everything. For the first time, he’s met someone who sees him and not his wealth but can love overcome years of duty and expectations?

Jaimie

What is an omega to do when he is alone in the world? Survive of course. Jaimie leaves his small town for the city and for the first time in his life he gets to be young and free. But, no one has told him the consequences. Now he’s pregnant by a man who thinks he’s only good for one thing. Jay is proved right when he discovers that the alpha intended to save marriage and children for an omega who is more suited to his wealth and status. What is an omega to do when he’s pregnant and alone and not sure he can trust his alpha? But now he has no other choice and only one person he can turn to.

ISBN: B07K368ZYS

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Nickolas wanted what his grandfathers had, a marriage that was filled with love and laughter. However he thought he would never get that and did what his parents wanted. He was engaged to an ass, or should I say an stuck up omega. Their kind married for money and Nickolas was about to do that. That is until he noticed a cute red head who just made him loose his mind. One night and well you can guess what happened. To bad he was engaged to another and the omega that wanted him just found out. He was going to get his ass kicked.

Jaimie just wanted to do his job but so far knocking over the coffee in a meeting is not a good sign. His trying to make up for it got him a hot night with an alpha that made him want for more. To bad his alpha is getting married. One shock isn’t enough, well how about finding out he is pregnant….with twins!

I will say that when I first started reading this story I was about to say hell no. The alpha was engaged and sleeping around, that is not a story I want to read. They might not have a love relationship, but no cheating what so ever. However I decided to stick it out, cause lets face it Jaimie is a doll. He was a kick ass little omega who is not going to put up with any of his alpha’s shit. I got a kick out of him. However the alpha ended up being a good guy and I had a blast reading their story.

The story was engaging, enticing and quite fun to read. The characters were like any other alpha and omega pair but their story was unique in a way. Now I will admit that I am not a fan of alpha and omega’s that don’t shift, but it was still a pretty good story. That being said the story itself might be unique but it is also used quite a bit, so no big surprises there. What is unique was the way they were together and their actions were a bit more fresh then most. I can’t guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read more than once, but it is still early on in the series. This author was new to me so I wasn’t to sure what to expect but was surprised in the end.

I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next story. I will be checking out this authors other work to see what there is out there.

Shadow Voice by Mary Rundle (Dual Review)

Title: Shadow Voice

Series: Blackwood Pack 05

Author: Mary Rundle

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, MPreg 

Length: Novel (387pgs)

Publisher: Mary Rundle (September 7, 2018)

Heat Level: Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.25 Hearts (Combined)

Blurb: The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

This is part of an on-going series and reading the previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for each other.

Slate, one of the last Dire Wolves, has carved out a life which suits him fine—plenty of traveling to exotic locations and an abundance of one night stands to handle his needs. While he’s happy for his brother, who has found his Fated Mate, Slate isn’t interested in finding his—at least not for a long time. That is, until his body betrays him. Seeking his mother’s help—who is an Oracle—Slate pays a visit to the Blackwood Pack where he finds the Fates have once again, messed with his life.

Dakota, the chef for the Blackwood Pack, fell in love with cooking as a young child and ultimately the kitchen became a place of refuge for him. Suffering with a ‘curse’ through much of his childhood, he relied heavily on his mother’s help to deal with it. After the massacre of his mother and siblings by their greedy uncle, Dakota barely survives, but finally forges a life for himself, content to stay home and take care of the people he loves.

A long-hidden secret, rejection of a mate, acceptance of rare gifts, and a brutal kidnapping are just some of the obstacles Dakota and Slate must battle together to save their relationship. As the pack rallies around them, both must learn to trust the other before they can find the happiness that the Fates have ordained for them…

ISBN: B07H6HX243

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Reviewers: Shorty & Lisa

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 3/4 Hearts

Slate finds that fate is once again interfering in his life as he is sent toward his mate. Dakota, a chef of the Blackwood pack, has a lifetime of worry tagging along for the ride as he carves out a new life for himself after surviving the massacre by his uncle.

I loved these two characters. They fought, they loved, they conquered. Such an amazing ride to witness as these two struggle to make it through what life has thrown their way to achieve happiness with the other.

I have enjoyed the entire series so far. Adventurous, mysterious, and romance plus a slew of other genres thrown into the mix to make for an interesting series.

Great read.

Lisa’s Review: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Slate loves to travel and help other packs. He is one of the last dire wolves and has a destiny to finish in a way. He wants his mate and knows that one of the gifts given to him is for his mate to become pregnant. However he doesn’t want one right off the bat or so he thinks. When he finds his mate on a visit home. The gods give many gifts and he is about to be surprised.

Dakota is an empath and the worst is the fear and pain of others. His gift is more of a curse to him. His father is one of the evils of the world and he felt it all. The hate that he had for his family and the fact that he just loved to cause pain in his sons. When he figures out who his mate is, he panics. He knows Slate doesn’t want one but he can’t stay hidden forever.

I had a few issues with the story that made me want to just give up on the story. The jump from one character to the next drove me nuts and the fact that the author reiterated certain parts over and over was a bit overdone. There were certain words used for pecs and sex that made me think a teen was writing the story. The word tits for pecs made the stupid come out. It made me think the author was wishing for females then the guys in the story. There was just more information in the story than was needed and it made me want to put the book down. It made the story feel like the author just threw it in to make the book longer and it didn’t do it any justice. You could have the danger that showed up in there without the need to float back and forth in the story. It took away from the characters in the end. I was glad that the guys got their happy ending but the way the story was told made me want to pitch the whole series.

The world that the author created was amazing but the way the story was told not so much. Information overload is what I think of. I will admit that this story is not one of those that will be read more than once and that was a let down. The story would have been a five if it had not had to much added in to make word count. I am sorry but for right now this story is not what it should have been or where it should have been at.

Heat For Sale by Blake Moreno Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Heat For Sale

(Heat for Sale 01)
by

Blake Moreno

Heat can be sold but love is earned.

In a world where omegas sell their heats for profit, Adrien is a university student in need of funding. With no family to fall back on, he reluctantly allows the university’s matcher to offer his virgin heat for auction online. Anxious, but aware this is the reality of life for all omegas, Adrien hopes whoever wins his heat will be kind.

Heath—a wealthy, older alpha—is rocked by the young man’s resemblance to his dead lover, Nathan. When Heath discovers Adrien is Nathan’s lost son from his first heat years before they met, he becomes obsessed with the idea of reclaiming a piece of Nathan.

Heath buys Adrien’s heat with only one motivation: to impregnate Adrien, claim the child, and move on. But their undeniable passion shocks him. Adrien doesn’t know what to make of the handsome, mysterious stranger he’s pledged his body to, but he’s soon swept away in the heat of the moment and surrenders to Heath entirely.

Once Adrien is pregnant, Heath secrets him away to his immense and secluded home. As the birth draws near, Heath grows to love Adrien for the man he is, not just for his connection to Nathan. Unaware of Heath’s past with his omega parent and coming to depend on him heart and soul, Adrien begins to fall as well.

But as their love blossoms, Nathan’s shadow looms. Can Heath keep his new love and the child they’ve made together once Adrien discovers his secrets?

Heat for Sale is a stand-alone m/m erotic romance by Leta Blake, writing as Blake Moreno. Infused with a du Maurier Rebecca-style secret, it features a well-realized omegaverse, an age-gap, dominance and submission, heats, knotting, and scorching hot scenes.

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Shadow Voice by Mary Rundle Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Shadow Voice

(Blackwood Pack 05)
by

Mary Rundle

The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

This is part of an on-going series and reading the previous titles is advised. Readers of the past books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best ̶ caring for each other.

Slate, one of the last Dire Wolves, has carved out a life which suits him fine—plenty of traveling to exotic locations and an abundance of one night stands to handle his needs. While he’s happy for his brother, who has found his Fated Mate, Slate isn’t interested in finding his—at least not for a long time. That is, until his body betrays him. Seeking his mother’s help—who is an Oracle—Slate pays a visit to the Blackwood Pack where he finds the Fates have once again, messed with his life.

Dakota, the chef for the Blackwood Pack, fell in love with cooking as a young child and ultimately the kitchen became a place of refuge for him. Suffering with a ‘curse’ through much of his childhood, he relied heavily on his mother’s help to deal with it. After the massacre of his mother and siblings by their greedy uncle, Dakota barely survives, but finally forges a life for himself, content to stay home and take care of the people he loves.

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Back to You by Jena Wade

Title: Back To You

Series: Directions 03

Author: Jena Wade

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (120 pages)

Publisher: Jena Wade (July 25, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Victor Docimo loved his mate more than anything, and he’s worked hard to provide Charles with the life that he deserved. He’s strived to be the Alpha that his own Father was not.

Charles spent the last twenty-six years mated to his perfect Alpha. He raised their son and managed their home. He’s tried to provide his Alpha with a family, despite the fact that he can’t have more children. After seeing Victor with another Omega, he begins to wonder if he’s enough.

Now, the two of them must face their greatest challenge yet, something that shouldn’t be possible: a broken bond.

ISBN: B07FXNV5MS

Product Link: Amazon US  | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Direction’s collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Victor’s home life growing up was filled with hate and anger. His alpha father was down right nasty to his omega father, so much so in the end his omega father ended his life. It made Victor want to stay away from fated mating. That lasted until he found his sexy mate. And their life was a blessing and a curse.

Charles had had a problem after giving birth to Aiden, and it had made it where there would be no more babies. It made him wonder if Victor was better off with another omega. They had been together for many years and after the move they seemed to fizzle. Things needed to spark to get them back on track.

Well I am glad to see Aiden’s parents once more and in their own story. There were some issues I had with the book that made it hard to actually like the story. It felt rushed for one and the way the characters were with each other just seemed to drive me nuts. In the beginning we go Victor’s upsetting past, then it didn’t go anywhere else. They have a grown son and a grandbaby to spoil, but their own lives are on hold. Charles blamed it on the fact he couldn’t give his alpha anymore babies. They lost their connection to each other and their bond broke.

In true mated stories it is unheard of but it is exactly that their bond broke. This is one of those paranormal stories where they don’t shift but are considered alpha’s and omega’s. They meet and the omega’s pop out babies. The author told a story that is so like many others but added in a bit of flare to where their bond can disolve if not tended to. This book didn’t give me anything I couldn’t have gotten from any other story. It did not pop out or stand out to me which was disappointing. The story had great potential but didn’t truly deliver.

I didn’t connect with this story or its characters like I should have. I was quite disappointed in the telling of this story and wished for more action, suspense and a bit of danger added in. For now I can say that this story just didn’t do it for me.

Down To Earth by Jena Wade

Title: Down to Earth

Series: Directions 02

Author: Jena Wade

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MPreg

Length: Novella (127 pages)

Publisher: Jena Wade (June 23, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Everett Surlin longed for the day that his Fated mate finally recognized him. It’d been eight years since he’d first met Matt Jenkins, he’d never imagined it take this long for his mate to realize their connection.

Matt Jenkins had done his best to put his past behind him. The abuse he’d endured as a child stayed locked away inside him, never to be shared with anyone. He’d assumed that as a result of his upbringing, he was broken and he would never have a mate. That didn’t stop him from desiring Everett and wishing that they could be together.

When tragedy strikes, Matt stays at Everett’s side, which just might be the push he needs to discover what had been there all along and a future he never dreamed would be possible.

ISBN: B07DZB2PXK

Product Link: Amazon US  | Amazon UK 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Direction’s collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Everett found his mate eight years ago, but since Matt was a teenager he just kept his distance. Which was pretty hard to do since Matt was around quite a bit growing up. I would imagine Everett’s pain in that time. When Matt needs to come stay on the ranch, well you can imagine the cold showers going on.

Matt has been holding on to a deep and dark secret in his past. One that had almost killed him, but thanks to friends he had been given a new life. However the past always comes back to bite you in the ass sometimes. Then the moment Matt realizes Everett is his mate and well you can guess what is going to hapen. Say goodbye to cold showers.

The buildup in the terror of his past was built up and then no explosion. It was kind of a let down in the end. The heat does level up once Matt does find out about his mate so that was a nice surprise. The story was a bit better than the first one, but I still didn’t like how the book just seem to dwindle down to a passive type of story. The one danger, action and suspense was nothing much more than a little pop when nothing happened.

I will admit that this series has not turned out the way I had hoped. There is more heat and sexual tension in this story but even that was tampered down. I hate to admit that this is one of those stories that are a bit of a drag and not really memorable. Other than my issues with it, it is still a nice read for when you need a break.