Crossing Jordan by Shannon West

Shannon West - Crossing Jordan CoverTitle: Crossing Jordan

Author: Shannon West

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novella (177 Pages)

Publisher: MLR Press (May 12, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

Jace O’Neal is slowly rebuilding his life after a disastrous romance with an actor named Dylan Malone in NYC sends him back to Atlanta in disgrace. Living with his mother and his brother, a fourteen-year-old with Fragile X syndrome, one of the known causes of autism, Jace is pursued by Malone, who finally persuades him into another relationship. Then Dylan goes missing and the evidence left at the scene points to Jace’s involvement.

The detective on the case, Will Jordan, is drawn to Jace right away, and learns that Jace’s former lover was manipulative and cruel. Will fights his attraction to Jace as he seeks the truth of what happened to Malone. As more clues emerge and point to Jace, Jordan begins to believe Jace is in danger. A complicated web of lies threatens Jace’s life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

ISBN: MLR-1-02017-0726

Product Link: MLR Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jace got out of a bad relationship with Dylan and went home to stay with his family. His mother was depressed and his little brother had some problems that had to be taken care of with special care. However Dylan follow’s him and things just take a twisted turn. When Dylan goes missing Jace is the one they suspect. That is except for one of the Detectives.

The story was fast paced but left me with more questions then answers. Will, the detective likes Jace and things heat up. Only problem the detective is kind of flaky, then at the end it just moves forward to fast. This story does have you trying to figure out the mystery of what happened to Dylan, but it wasn’t really that hard to figure out. I can tell you that this author put a lot of work in learning about domestic abuse, it showed in the story. That was a nice surprise.

I liked Jace quite a bit and the poor guy just didn’t get a good chance at all. However Will is a pompous jerk and couldn’t stand him. Although I do understand he was the detective and Jace was the suspect and what would happen if it came out, but really the guy still pushed it sometimes. I wasn’t as caught up in this story as I should have been and that was disappointing.

It is a very good story but for me it felt like the author rushed the last part of the story. It was a nice surprise from some of her other stories, but I am afraid that I just didn’t much care for parts of it.

The Tyger King by Shannon West

Title: The Tyger King

Series: Mate of the Tyger Prince 07

Author: Shannon West

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Length: Novel (271 Pages)

Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (October 31, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: The fallout from Derrick’s union with Rhaegar and Blake’s aid in his son’s elopement has been intense, to say the least. After a blistering brawl between Blake and Davos, Davos leaves Blake, because he isn’t ready to forgive him, and most shockingly of all, he says he isn’t sure he even wants to.

Blake is frightened and hurt by his actions, but terribly angry. He follows the king back to Tygeria, if only because Davos had the gall to take their two younger children with him when he left. His ship is slower than the king’s, though, and when he arrives back on Tygeria, he finds the king has left again, on a wild chase after his errant son and his pirate mate. Even worse, he makes a unilateral decision to send their son Larz to a faraway planet for military training, against Blake’s express wishes.

When Davos, Derrick and Larz all go suddenly missing, Blake attempts a rescue mission, but encounters a strange wormhole in space, and is flung through it to crash on an unknown planet called Tveir. Strangest of all the planet is populated by Tygerians and their handsome king. Injured and disoriented, Blake begins to feel as if he’s trapped in some crazy story. Except this isn’t any kind of story at all—this is Blake’s life, and the plot has just taken an unexpected, heartbreaking and totally infuriating twist.

ISBN: 978-1-946379-33-7

Product Link: Painted Hearts | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Blake and Davos have one hell of a fight after Blake helped his son escape with Rhaegar. So much so that each man said something horrible, but Davos even more. Then he leaves Blake on one planet and heads home, but of course Blake is going to follow. Especially since Davos took their two youngest back with them. When Blake makes it back home, it is to only find out Davos went to find his son and son’s husband. Blake is pissed and going to get them all back. To bad the trip doesn’t go as plan, think alternate universe.

Too bad Davos and Rhaegar are not the same when they crash. Now it is going to take Blake and Derrick all they have and know to get them all back home. Might not be as easy as one thinks.

This story is a great idea but failed to deliver for me. It was hard to follow especially in the beginning. I knew right off the bat about alternate universe but to think that if they lived there, then the ones that come through the wormhole are basically emerged in to one. With very few memories of the lives they led before they ended in hell. I guess it should be called parallel universe, but still strange. The only reason Blake and Derrick remember all is because they never lived in the new world, so to speak.

I knew why Davos was the way he was, but it made the story drop quite a bit for me. He didn’t make it up when Blake finds out he is pregnant. However in the end he does make up for being an ass. However it was a bit too late for me to even truly like it. I was a bit disappointed in it. I can honestly say that this is not one of those memorable stories. I can also tell you that this is one of those books that I will probably never read again, which was not a good sign for me.

Over all the story is well told, fast paced but also mixed with a slower pace in some parts, danger filled and action packed. It is an entertaining story but was just to much stuff in it that made it dull for me.

Reluctant mate by Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Title: Reluctant Mate 

Series: Hell’s Creek 02

Author: Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (October 24, 2017)

Length: Novel (180 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Levi was one of the most popular men on campus at his little college located in the north Georgia hills. In the three years since his small group of friends left the little mill village called Hell’s Creek to venture out into the ‘real’ world, he’s watched as each of them has grown more carefree and happy. They played football and Frisbee, went to their classes and partied hard on the weekends. And none of the other students ever guessed that a small group of shifters has invaded their human world. Life would have been sweet if not for one thing—the one boy on campus that Levi wants to impress hates his guts. Openly, intensely, and with great malice.

Christian has his reasons for not accepting Levi’s endless invitations, and they all have to do with a terminal illness he’s had since he was a child. When Christian goes camping one weekend with a friend, he’s hoping he can forget his troubles for a while and relax. It’s working fine, until a huge wolf and a black panther come roaring out of the forest and straight at him. Christian faints and when he wakes up, finds that Levi has taken him to his home in Hell’s Creek. The strange inhabitants of the town all believe they can turn into animals. And people are telling him over and over again that he can’t leave, because he’s seen too much. Worst of all, the more time he spends with the gorgeous Levi, the healthier he’s beginning to feel and the more he’s beginning to fall for him. Is there really something in the water like everyone tells him? Or is he just going as crazy as they all are?

Will the secret that Hell’s Creek has been hiding finally be revealed? Christian has to find a way out of town before it’s too late, and before he falls hopelessly and irrevocably in love.

ISBN: 978-1-94637-965-8

Product Link: Painted Hearts | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Smashwords

Reviewer: Lisa

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

Men and their evil creations have been shown once more. They created small towns, full of poison and kept their people prisoner. You try to leave and you die. If you are different the human religious nutcases kill you. Christian was told when he was younger that he was going to die from a blood disease. It was what let him go to college, to live what was left of his life the way he wanted. He wanted to drink his way out. That is until he see’s Levi. A man who was everything he was not.

Levi saw Christian and wanted him. Levi is a shifter whose town was trying to combat what had been done to him. He had not really believed in fated mates, but Christian was his. Now all he had to do is to show him. I just don’t think the way he did it was the way he intended.

Once I started reading this, book one came right back to me. It caught my attention from the start and kept if all the way to the end. I loved the characters but damn if they are not cranky or quirky. I enjoyed the fact that a wolf and a cat were mated. In fact it made me laugh a bit. It has a serious tone to it but it was even with the other feelings in it.

I had a lot of fun reading this and can guarantee that you will enjoy it. This is one story I would recommend.

Origins by Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Title: Origins

Series: Gods of War 01

Author: Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (April 11, 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Former Army Ranger William Logan is serving hard time in Leavenworth for a crime he didn’t commit. With three months left on his sentence, he’s approached by a recruiter for a private military group. The Red River Group make him an offer he can’t refuse—a get out of jail free card and a chance to continue as a soldier, working as a hired gun. He’s sent to join a team already in training for their first mission. The new soldiers are all former elite military but also misfits, like Logan, and recently sprung from brigs across the country.

At the training facility, he meets company man and trainer, Luke Warren, a former Navy SEAL. Logan begins an intense relationship with the prickly but gorgeous man as they get ready for a top-secret mission against the drug cartels in Mexico. The team has to make sure that MARS, a highly addictive and lethal new drug, along with the factory that produces it, is completely destroyed.

When everything on the mission goes wrong and the factory blows up in their faces, the team wakes up to find they not only survived, but the now have impossible enhanced strength and abilities. Frightened and confused, not knowing who to trust, Logan leads the team in a run for the States to find a safe haven, forcing Luke to come with them.

With violence and intrigue swirling around him, Logan relies on his instincts and his ingenuity to discover who his allies and his enemies really are. As they travel across the country, Logan and Luke begin to realize that they have to stick together and they’ll need all their newfound abilities and a lot of luck to make it out of this alive.

ISBN: 978-1-946379-93-1

Product Link: Painted Hearts Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: It has been a few years since I read one of Shannon West’s books but when I saw the cover to this book it caught my attention. Then I read the blurb and damn if I wasn’t wanting to read it. It has a very unique and fresh story going on. I am not too sure of whether or not I like the guys but they are tempting.

Logan was special forces until he got into a fight and a man was killed. He wasn’t the one that killed him, but since his ass was drunk and he had no friends there, well you can guess what went down. He had three months left to serve when a very special group came calling.

Luke was a little harder to get a handle of. He was also in this group of black ops with no military truly backing them. He was trying to make the group stronger, but he really wasn’t getting very far with him. Lets face it the guys are asshats.

Then their first op blows up in their faces, and your going to just have to read the book on this one. It is a very fascinating story that is on the edge of your seat exciting. The problem is there are a few things missing in the story. It would have been nice to see their first interaction when Logan is taken to meet everyone. It was a bit harder to get into Luke’s life, but he was actually easier to like.

Other than my problems with the story, it caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I had a lot of fun reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book.

Lion’s Mate by Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Shannon West & T.S. McKinney - Lion's Mate CoverTitle: Lion’s Mate  

Series: Hell’s Creek 01   

Author: Shannon West & T.S. McKinney

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher: Painted Hearts Publishing (May 9, 2017)

Length: Novella (103pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Blurb: When Julian Montague rolls into a small mill town on the back side of nowhere, he isn’t looking for any trouble. He’s broke and fallen on hard times—but his idea to run from a license check on a main highway has backfired. He went off road on his motorcycle and now he’s hopelessly lost and almost out of gas. Stopping at the only station in town, he’s confronted by bullies with a gun who insist he’s on the “wrong side of the line” and then proceed to attack him. Fighting them off, he heads for the dubious safety of the “other side” when he’s attacked by a wild animal and crashes, almost killing himself. Waking up tied to a bed, he’s startled to find his injuries are being tended by a large, handsome man named Leo who bosses him around, showers him with affection and insists on calling him kitty. Something is going on in this strange town called Hell’s Creek, involving the large paper mill and the strange inhabitants who live in separate territories and answer only to the Company. Julian needs to find out what it is before he finds himself the “mate” of another man—and the main problem with that is that he’s beginning to like the idea way too much.

ISBN: 978-1-946379-25-2

Product Link: http://www.paintedheartspublishing.com/lionsmate

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across this author a couple of years ago and found her stories intriguing.  However I also remember that they didn’t stand out in my head like they should have.  So when I was given this story, I was interested in seeing how the author’s work had grown.  

When Julian was five years old his parents had been killed and he was raised in foster care.  Now if you know about foster care they take care of certain needs but not a lot of love goes around.  When he decides to take off, there are many obstacles for him to get through.  He is flat broke and his bike doesn’t have the proper tags.  So trying to get away from a road block leads him right into Hell’s Creek.  It actually takes him right into Dogtown.  What he doesn’t know or understand is that Dogtown is actually a town full of canine shifters whereas Cat’s town is for Felines.  His life is about to be torn into and twisted.

Leo is the leader of the felines but life is not as calm as one would think.  There is much fighting between the felines and canines.  He was to mate with another, but to his surprise Julian is his true fated mate.  The problem is the man has no clue what is going on, nor what he really is.  Things are about to get interesting.

Now the story has great potential and the characters are strong enough to keep the fight going on.  However for me, this story was more detail and descriptions, which is a drag.  Leo might be the leader but in fact he doesn’t really seem like it.  The reason for these two towns and the separation is because of some company.  For me an alpha would not listen to the company but take care of his pride or pack.  The connection between these two men is somewhat questionable.  There is heat there but something is really off about them both.  It is a long winded story that just did the opposite of what it should have done.  As a reader my attention waivered quite a bit with the story. 

Like I said above the story had great potential but for me failed to deliver.  I normally won’t read the next books because I don’t have a great reaction to the first book, however I am interested enough to see what the next story will be like.  I just could have done without the amount of descriptions and the use of kitten.  So far this story is not giving me a great impression, but will leave my final feelings for the next book.

Darkside by Shannon West

Shannon West - Darkside CoverTitle: Darkside

Series: Mate of the Tyger Prince #2

Author: Shannon West

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Length: Novel (202pgs)

Publisher: Dark Hollows Press LLC (April 5, 2016) 

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: The course of true love never did run smooth. Ryan is settling into his role as a new father and the royal consort of Mikos, the fierce and handsome Prince of Tygeria. He’s still deeply in love and happy—most of the time. But the former Alliance colonel is a bit restless, and even though he loves his child and his mate, he needs a bit more to occupy his time. Mikos thinks giving him more babies to care for will help, but Ryan comes up with a different idea for some diversion and physical challenge by forming his own team for the dangerous Arena Games.

Meanwhile, Haggoz and Kevin are deeply involved in a much more serious game of their own. The king warned Haggoz that punishing his own mate and holding him prisoner would be nearly impossible, but Haggoz can’t bear to be parted from him. Locked in a seemingly endless war between his love for the former marine and his duty to his king, Haggoz is struggling to survive. 

Just when it seems that they’re hopelessly deadlocked, Mikos and Haggoz go on what should be a routine mission against an ARes training facility on a distant moon. When disaster strikes and word gets back to Ryan that Mikos and Haggoz are both in terrible danger, he embarks on a desperate mission to save them and bring them safely home. Ryan finds an unlikely ally in Kevin to help him save the men and discover that even though the course may be rocky, true love will always find its way.

ISBN: 978-1-944054-55-7

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/dark-side

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: Each book in the Mate of the Tyger Prince collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. 

Ryan loves what he is and his life, however he seems to be missing something. Mikos thinks giving him more babies will fix that, but Ryan has other ideas. It is not what you’re thinking, so get your minds out of the gutters. Haggoz and Kevin are in some big trouble. Haggoz is keeping his mate prisoner and is still on the punishing him part. Too bad he can’t seem to stop having sex with the man. He is being torn in two. Then they are sent on a mission that turns bad, it is up to Ryan to save their asses.

I didn’t much care for the jump between all of the guys. Haggor is a total ass, but he will need both his mate and Ryan if he wants to survive what is going on. Here Ryan is getting depressed and needs to make a plan to fix it. What does one expect after having a baby? Ryan wants to play in the war games, yet his mate has other ideas. It would seem that he has forgotten where his mate has come from and who he is. Never get in the way of a marine. Then you have a man who keeps his mate locked up but can’t stay away from him. I just don’t get it. 

I don’t really care for books that are longer. It just seems to drag stuff out that is boring to me. Don’t get me wrong this book rocks, but it didn’t keep my attention like it should have. I just don’t care for multiple characters having trouble in one book. I did like to hear about Mikos and Ryan, but I was hoping that this would just focus on Haggoz and Kevin. Other than my problems with it, this book did exactly what it was supposed to. It entertained me for most parts. I liked how Ryan and Kevin were the ones to get their mates out of trouble. I felt bad for Kevin though. 

Now the story was pretty damn good, but it didn’t set off any explosions for me. It was a fun read but one that I could have done without. My attention was not caught like it should have which was a bit disappointing in the end. I hope that the next book comes off a bit better to me. 

Mate of the Tyger Prince

51Ewe+2XXYL._SX390_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Mate of the Tyger Prince
Series: N/A
Author: Shannon West
Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifters/M-preg
Length: Novel
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press LLC (January 19, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Diplomatic marriages between two members of different planets certainly aren’t unheard of—but for Prince Mikos of Tygeria and Col. Ryan Donnelly of Earth, it might just be a fate worse than death.

The union is meant to end a devastating war that has lasted for over a hundred and fifty years, but when the female bride intended for the fierce, sexy prince runs away, her handsome brother is substituted instead. Men are for mating as far as the Tygerian prince is concerned, but the colonel also happens to be Mikos’s sworn enemy, not to mention being completely irritating.

Ryan is horrified to learn that the Tygerians not only expect him to take the place of his sister, marry the Bloody Prince of Tygeria, and go to live with him on his mysterious planet, but they also expect him to undergo physical alteration to have the man’s baby!

And nobody is taking hell no for an answer. Ryan’s is asked to turn his whole life upside down and the handsome Tygerian gets under his skin like nobody else. But with the fate of the universe at stake, how can he say no? Can the two enemies put aside their differences and focus on making love and not war—not to mention a baby?

As a powerful love struggles to take root, can they learn to trust each other and stand together against the forces that are trying to tear them apart?

ISBN: 978-1-944054-28-1

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1RdD4dp

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Every once in a while you come across an author that not only can catch your attention with their books but keep it throughout the whole story. These books are the type that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Shannon West is one of those authors. Her stories not only are very entertaining but they have a world inside of them that makes you wish you were right there with them.

The characters are not only well written with a lot of depth to them, but they have you falling in love with them or wanting to shoot them. However if you cross them, they will put you down. They are very protective of their mates and their family. They will protect them with their lives if needed.

The war has been going on for quite some time and many deaths have been because of it. It is time for peace, so a diplomatic marriage has been set up. The groom is not pleased, his people pretty much prefer men yet he is set up to marry a woman. Thank god she ran while she had the chance, but her brother is about to take her place. Talk about a pissing contest between them.

Mikos is not only attracted to Ryan but he is intrigued by the man. Too bad Ryan has a major attitude. However, I think he can be forgiven considering not only does he have to have body modification done to him, but he is the one that carries the babies. He will miss his world and his life, but Mikos plans on helping him with that little detail.

Mikos and Ryan are sworn enemies so there is a lot to get over, however they will have time. The problem was Ryan considered himself completely straight, well until Miko’s kissed him.

I would definitely recommend this book and the ones before it. It was amazing and I had enjoyed it quite a bit.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Mate of the Tyger Prince BY Shannon West Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Shannon West stopping by with her latest release Mate of the Tyger Prince a fantastic new sci-fi, m-preg story, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Mate of the Tyger Prince

(Mate of the Tyger Prince 01)
by

Shannon West

Diplomatic marriages between two members of different planets certainly aren’t unheard of—but for Prince Mikos of Tygeria and Col. Ryan Donnelly of Earth, it might just be a fate worse than death. The union is meant to end a devastating war that has lasted for over a hundred and fifty years, but when the female bride intended for the fierce, sexy prince runs away, her handsome brother is substituted instead. Men are for mating as far as the Tygerian prince is concerned, but the colonel also happens to be Mikos’s sworn enemy, not to mention being completely irritating.

Ryan is horrified to learn that the Tygerians not only expect him to take the place of his sister, marry the Bloody Prince of Tygeria, and go to live with him on his mysterious planet, but they also expect him to undergo physical alteration to have the man’s baby! And nobody is taking hell no for an answer. Ryan’s being asked to turn his whole life upside down and the handsome Tygerian gets under his skin like nobody else. But with the fate of the universe at stake, how can he say no? Can the two enemies put aside their differences and focus on making love and not war—not to mention a baby? As a powerful love struggles to take root, can they learn to trust each other and stand together against the forces that are trying to tear them apart?

Release date 19th January 2016

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Kiss of the Alpha by Shannon West and Victoria Sue

51Twd8ZBIrL._SX390_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Kiss of the Alpha
Series: Supremacy of Wolves, #2
Author: Shannon West & Victoria Sue
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (154 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (August 26, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Jay Tabor, rebel leader of Territory Three has done something he swore he would never do, and that’s work with Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of the Nine Territories, to save his Brother Aaron’s life. Now on the run after his rebel hideout was discovered in Virginia, Jay has found a relatively safe haven for his insurgent group deep in the mountains of Tennessee. His peace is short-lived, however, when he gains a new captive—Devon, the Alpha of Territory Three.

Devon has been beaten, tortured and starved by the rebels in an effort to “tame” him, but when he’s transferred to a new camp, he discovers not only kindness but an unwanted attraction to his new captor—one that goes both ways. Devon has finally found his true mate in Jay, but the man is his sworn enemy, and a dominant, controlling lover, who insists on his independence.

When they’re both kidnapped by forces bent on harming them, Jay has only one chance to save his wolf. He has to prove that Devon is his submissive partner and he has to do it in front of their enemies in order to save their lives.

With only one chance to make it good, he has to put on a show or risk losing his lover and his mate forever.

ISBN: 9781944054007

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!kiss-of-the-alpha/cjrv

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the second book in the Supremacy of Wolves series.

Jay, rebel leader of territory three has been given a gift from another rebel. An Alpha wolf named Devon. Devon has been abused and starved and Jay is incensed that anyone or anything has been treated this way so nurses him back to help.

Amid mistrust, hope, feelings of betrayal the two men become closer. When Devon tells Jay they are mates Jay refuses him. There is so much mistrust in this book between the two. But I understood why, as Devon had been kidnapped and hurt by humans intent on harming every wolf they could. I really liked that Devon and Jay switched back and forth even though Jay was the more dominating male.

Jay was very alpha and dominating. I really enjoyed the entire book. It flowed smoothly, kept the reader’s interest by combining, suspense, adventure, action, drama and intense situations. I can’t wait to see what these two authors have in store for the next book. Fantastic story with some hot sex to add spice.

Highly recommended.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Property of the Alpha by Shannon West and Victoria Sue

5f4887079557946f9f0412a9432768c4c9c14bbc*Warning ~ Spoiler Alert*

Title: Property of the Alpha
Series: Supremacy of Wolves, # 1
Author: Shannon West & Victoria Sue
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (94 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (July 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ¾ Hearts
Blurb: When Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of all the Nine Territories first sees a young man in the arena, he is struck by his beauty and by the fact that despite his chains, he’s barely contained. Quinn recognizes him almost at once as the human who led an assassination attempt on him just weeks before, yet when he tries to take him into custody, he’s shocked to find the human is his fated mate.

He has only one option to keep the council from executing the young man for his crimes—to make an example of Aaron, and to debase and degrade him as his love slave so that none of Aaron’s followers will celebrate him as a martyr or a hero.

Aaron is on a quest to find his brother, separated from him during the plague that devastated the population, killing seventy percent of all the humans on the planet. When he gets word that his brother is among the rebels, he joins them too, hoping to find him. Instead he gets caught up in a failed assassination attempt on the Supreme Alpha, a strong, powerful wolf shifter who now has Aaron right where he wants him–at his mercy.

Despite his growing attraction to Aaron, Quinn has to try to keep his heart from getting too involved, and when another assassination plot is uncovered, Quinn has to make a difficult decision. He must put Aaron aside despite his feelings for him and imprison him, even though the mating bond between them means Aaron will suffer and die without Quinn.

And when Aaron disappears and word gets back to Quinn that he’s dying, he has to take a leap of faith to bring him home and back to Quinn’s bed where he belongs.

ISBN: 978-1-94217-686-2

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!property-of-the-alpha/c85b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the first book in the Supremacy of Wolves series. This story takes place after a vicious plague wipes out most of the human population leaving the wolves, who were immune to it, in charge. I did not like the wolves’ attitude toward humans and what I’d consider forced breeding of the humans. From what I got out the story the wolves thought they were better than the humans and treated them like pets to be used as they saw fit with no regard to what the humans wanted. If they did not do as told they were punished like they were children.

While I liked the overall story I had a few problems with it as well. Number one being the way the wolves treated the humans. It seemed as though it was reversed as to what the wolves had gone through so why would they treat the humans the same? Number two, Alpha Quinn really pissed me off.

I thought since he was an intelligent Alpha he would have actually done research into the bombing that killed several wolves instead of watching a surveillance camera seeing one man on it and assuming this man was the mastermind behind the event.

The way Quinn treated Aaron was so over the top I wanted to slap him. Their first sexual encounter was forced and Quinn used his wolves’ skills to make Aaron compliant in the matter. Which really made me mad because he was trying to make an innocent man pay for someone else’s crimes.

The third problem I had was that wolves have heightened senses. So why on earth did the Alpha automatically believe Bobbi, a human house-servant, when she told him her and Aaron had an affair?

Seriously?

Aaron was always watched and if they had slept together like she claimed then Quinn should have smelled it on Aaron. Not to mention in another scene the Alpha smelled Aaron while he was on his way to the bedroom but yet he didn’t smell if Aaron had sex with Bobbi? Highly unlikely. That part had me shaking my head in bewilderment.

Even though those things bothered me I still enjoyed reading about each character in the book and what roles they played in the story. Some scenes were nail biting while others were sweet.

Quinn was a little too arrogant and cocky to the humans as he thought of human like they didn’t know how to take of themselves at all and needed a master.

I really felt bad for Aaron for being put in a position as a scapegoat for the person who actually committed the crime. I totally understood his defiance and anger at the wolves for his predicament. Especially when he had a very good reason for being part of the rebellion in the first place.

Well written and intriguing. Overall it was a good read but could have been a lot better. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Double Cross by Shannon West

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Series: N/A
Author: Shannon West
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (103 Pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (July 23, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 to 4Black Hearts
Blurb: When F.B.I. agent Ryan Tucker gets the job of escorting a federal witness to court in D.C., he thinks it’s just another boring case on his downhill slide from the top. And then the fireworks start.

In Miami, the alcoholic and mediocre F.B.I. agent is assigned to bring the witness Jackson O’Malley from Miami to Atlanta for what promises to be a minor federal trial. Tucker travels there to find that Jackson is an intelligent, belligerent and gorgeous young man who tells him the odds are against his ever showing up in court alive.

Tucker learns Jackson will actually be testifying against a Colombian drug cartel, but there’s one serious problem. It’s his twin brother Dylan who saw the murder and Jackson never saw anything. After a serious and almost successful attempt on their lives at the airport in Miami, Tucker learns that someone in the F.B.I. doesn’t care who Jackson is. They simply want him dead, and think that Tucker is expendable as well. Not knowing who they can trust, Tucker and Jackson find a car and start driving toward Georgia and the federal judge familiar with the case.

Somewhere during that long, dangerous drive, they both learn face the truth about themselves and those they trust, as well as their own inner strengths. With everyone out to get them, they’re forced to rely on instinct and ingenuity if they are going to make it to out of this thing alive.

ISBN: 978-1-942176-93-0

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!double-cross/cznm

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is not the first book that I have read written by Shannon but it is the first romantic suspense. It comes off very dark and a bit too wild for me. I didn’t much care for it, even though the characters were a blast.

Jackson would do everything and anything for his twin Dylan. That included getting him out of trouble that would definitely get him killed. He just hadn’t expected to spend three days in jail, or the unexpected surprise of the FBI.

Ryan had lost his wife a little over two years ago, but he continues to feel guilty. So when he was asked by his boss to bring back a witness, he was surprised but willing. He just hadn’t expected to actually like the guy he was sent to get, nor the danger that was waiting. It would seem that Jackson was not the only one with surprises.

After reading this I will definitely look at twins a bit different. There are a lot of surprises and twist to this story. Now it wasn’t my kind of story but I got to say it is a blast to read. There is no hint on who is behind it all and when the truth came out my jaw just dropped. It is a story that will definitely have you guessing, looking at all of the angles and a bit turned on. I would recommend reading this story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Bad Wolf by Shannon West

91nJOuTXu0L._SL1500_Title: Bad Wolf
Series: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack, #12
Author: Shannon West
Genre: Paranormal/Interracial
Length: Novella (125 Pages)
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (January 26, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: When Connor goes out for the evening, he thinks it’s just going to be another boring Saturday night. And then the fireworks start. An out of control pickup runs a red light, striking Connor’s car and causing a three-car pile-up.

When Connor rushes to rescue an unconscious driver, he’s surprised to find his blood match and even more shocked when his friend Rayce recognizes the man as the worst enemy of the Dark Hollow wolf pack—the infamous Jeremy Tate.

EMTs rush them to the hospital where Connor effects a daring escape with his unconscious mate. After spending time with him in a hotel, Connor’s ready to bring his mate home, but the pack is horrified. Nicky and Marco want to kill Jeremy, Cade and Jax are concerned about Connor and everyone’s in shock.

Can Connor pull this off or will the impossible situation blow up in his face?

ISBN: 978-1-63105-471-6

Product Link: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=1023&zenid=u3h5nor060kbusp33emhemgk35

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Dark Hollow Wolf Pack collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. This particular series has always been good, but with each book, it gets a bit harder to work through it. It is just a bit confusing with all the characters fighting with each other.

Connor is basically a third wheel, going out with his friends and not really paying too much attention to the outside world. On the way home, they are involved in an accident, which one of the injured is his mate. A mate that is hated by all wolves. His father had been the head of the hunters and Connor’s mate was almost like his father. T

he problem was Jeremy doesn’t seem to be the way it all comes out. Nicky and Marco have a reason for hating Jeremy, but Connor’s brother is just plain worried about him. There are always questions without answers and they need to find out what they are.

Jeremy knows who he is, the fact that he is around wolves, but the rest of his life is just in a haze from the accident. He knows that he is one of the top hated humans, but there is a surprise. He has a wolf inside of him, a wolf put into him using Marco’s hearts blood.

His wolf wants Nicky but his human side wants his mate. How the hell does he get into these messes? He was once a well-known heart surgeon and now he is wanted dead by all wolves. His father was dead, but there had to be answers out there somewhere that could help them.

When these two men, get together it is hot and very sexy. I had a blast reading it, but it left me hanging on the end. I wanted to know what they found out and how Marco handles the fact that Connor’s mate is sticking around. It was not one of my favorites though. There was something off about the book that drove me nuts.

This book is full of tension, anger, hate, lust, hot sex, and love. Gorgeous men, sexy shifters, excitement, action, and danger is just a part of this story. I would recommend reading this book. Be ready for a late night.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Blackwater Falls: Plan B by Shannon West and Susan E. Scott

91YNcc2e79L._SL1500_Title: Blackwater Falls: Plan B
Series: Blackwater Falls, #2
Author: Shannon West & Susan E. Scott
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (127 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (December 15th, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Life was going fine for Camron MacKay. His plan to marry a nice girl, settle down, and have a couple of kids seems to be right on track—until the mating urge hits the cougar shifter on one dark of the moon night. He soon realizes that the only mate for him is the gorgeous, young, hard-drinking, wild-as-hell

Travis Sutherland. Camron tries his best to roll with the punches. He tries to explain to Travis how things will be. He’ll be the boss, Travis will straighten up and quit his irresponsible ways and together they’ll try to find a way to work things out, even though legend says, no two clan males could ever live together without killing each other. But while Travis is perfectly willing to have a little fun with the handsome Camron, he has absolutely no desire to settle down and refuses to even consider Camron’s plans for the future.

That’s when Camron decides he has no choice but to fall back on Plan B.

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!plan-b/c2ti

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Camron MacKay is a serious type of man who has his own business. He is stunned when he finds out his mate is a male and not a female like he thought it would be. He knows he’ll have his hands full convincing the sexy, wild Travis Sutherland that he’s his mate.

Sexy wild party boy Travis Sutherland has had a crush on Handsome Camron MacKay since high school. He is shocked when Camron tells him they’re mates. When Camron takes Travis to his families cabin in the mountains to talk and work things out it isn’t easy convincing the party boy they belong together.

A lot drama and back and forth bickering between Camron and Travis until Camron finally crosses the line and Travis leaves only to be shot and taken hostage. Loved the mountain scenes descriptions. The intimate scenes between the were hot.

Great read.

Dark of the Moon by Shannon West and Susan E. Scott

81q+lqFewkL._SL1500_Title: Dark of the Moon
Series: Blackwater Falls, #1
Author: Shannon West & Susan E. Scott
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novella (134 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (September 30th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Census taker Jace Miller is sent to the remote town of Blackwater Falls to complete forms not returned by the local inhabitants. From the moment he sets foot in the small community, he realizes that something isn’t right, from the hostile reception he receives to the strange uneasiness of the residents.

Sheriff, Hawke Sutherland has told him in no uncertain terms to get out of town by nightfall and to come back at a more “convenient” time. Angrily, he complies, but on the way down the mountain, his old truck quits running. Walking back up the dark mountain road for help, he hears strange sounds in the woods around him. When he’s viciously attacked by a huge mountain lion, he thinks he’s facing certain death, but awakes the next morning to find that handsome sheriff Hawke has rescued him. The attraction grows between them over the next few days, but Hawke makes one excuse after another not to let Jace leave.

When Jace runs, the sheriff has him picked up and hauled back up the mountain. Why? Has Jace seen too much, and just what is going on in Blackwater Falls?
Product Link:  http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!dark-of-the-moon/cfae
Reviewer: Shorty
Review: Handsome Hawke Sutherland, Sheriff and leader of the cougar clan in Blackwater Falls is preparing everyone for the dark moon or when everyone shifts into their cougar forms especially the ones who will shift for the first time. After the meeting, he meets Jace Miller who is his mate. But because of the dark moon, he rudely orders Jace out of town and to come back the next day.

Census taker Jace Miller has been asked to go to Blackwater Falls to get a census on several citizens. Upon meeting the handsome sheriff he’s instantly attracted to him until the sheriff pissed him off by being rude and ordering him out of town until another day. Unfortunately, Jace’s truck breaks down and he ends up trying to walk back to town only to be attacked by a cougar and knocked unconscious.

Very interesting take on the shifters in this story as it’s hard for them to hold on to their human minds while in their shifted form. I liked the story however, I didn’t understand why Hawke felt the need to continually lie to his mate, drug his mate, and then call Jace’s boss, landlady, and the motel telling them he was mentally ill if he was going to end up telling him everything that was going on.

That seemed strange to me. I did enjoy Jace getting furious with Hawke and telling him off though. The fight scenes were great. The passion between Jace and Hawke was intense and hot.

Great read.

Moonstruck by Shannon West Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Moonstruck

(Moonstruck 01)
by

Shannon West

Special Agent in Charge Jaden Malik’s meeting with the old gray alpha was the first step in an attempt to convince him a fight by his pack against their removal by the Bureau of Lupine Affairs or the BLA would not only be futile but would lead to their utter destruction. When he’s attacked by the son of the old alpha, he takes the handsome man hostage to ensure the pack’s cooperation and then finds to his horror that the man is his mate.

Tyler Jenkins is furious at his capture and Malik’s plans to take his pack to one of the government preserves for wolf shifters. Malik is a shifter himself, and Tyler can’t understand how he can betray his own kind. Tyler’s pack has evaded capture for over thirty years, since the camps were first created, and he has no intention of being put behind bars. Despite his growing attraction to Jaden, Tyler manages a dangerous, daring escape with his pack, turning the tables on Malik by putting him in his own silver handcuffs and taking him with them.

Tyler has only one chance to save what’s growing between them. He has to make it good or risk losing his lover and his mate forever.

Categories: Erotica, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

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The Captive by Shannon West

71tDx5qxEDL._SL1357_Title: The Captive
Series: The Keyholder #3
Author: Shannon West
Genre: BDSM
Length: Short (27 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (September
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: A boring night on third shift becomes infinitely more interesting when Cody runs into Tony, a man he met at Jake’s BDSM club only a couple of weeks before. Jake had said the man was his cousin, but Cody learns Tony had actually been Jake’s sub for over three years. Already jealous over what he thought was Jake’s interest in the man, Cody is devastated by the idea his handsome Dom may have lied to him. Or worse yet, that Jake could be cheating on him, seriously jeopardizing the trust so essential to a D/s relationship.

Cody runs, driving aimlessly until he finds a motel where he can crash, lick his wounds, and try to figure out what to do. Jake goes after him, using a tracking device on Cody’s phone and realizes he has only one chance to save the love between them. He has to make it good or risk losing his lover and his sub forever.

Product Link:  http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!the-captive/c5k2

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Cody feels hurt and betrayed after Tony tells him that Tony and Jake were together for three years. Cody leaves and drives for a while until he’s too tired and checks into a motel. He wakes up as someone handcuffs him.
Very well written book. Cody should’ve talked to Jake but then again Jake should’ve told Cody the truth as trust is very important in the BDSM lifestyle.

Very kinky scene to get Cody to listen to what Jake had to say.

Great read.

The Breakup by Shannon West

81ZcRlOyNjL._SL1500_Title: The Breakup
Series: Keyholder, #4
Author: Shannon West
Genre: BDSM
Length: Short (33 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (October 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Cody is just settling into his submission, learning to completely trust his Dom, Jake, again after the revelations about Tony, when something happens to make Cody question his importance in Jake’s life. Deliberately provoking Jake into an argument works only too well.

Their argument escalates and Cody says things he regrets as soon as the words leave his mouth, but then is too stubborn to take back. When Cody makes a dramatic declaration that he wants to leave, Jake reluctantly agrees. A chance confrontation at a BDSM club results in a torrid scene between the two lovers, but what will happen when the scene is over? Will they be able to find what they thought they’d lost forever? Or will bitter memories keep them apart?

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thebreakup/ccdi

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake is promoted and he and Cody hardly see each other anymore. Unable to handle feeling like he’s been abandoned, Cody says some hurtful things to Jake and vice versa and they breakup. Feeling lost Cody does research online about being a submissive then goes to the club.

Heartbreaking how Cody struggled to get Jake’s attention to no avail, then to breakup. But, glad Cody figured out what he needed and convinced Jake of wanting to be with him.

Hot sex scene between Jake and Cody added spice to the story.

Great read.

The Submissive by Shannon West

71bxFzFY7PL._SL1500_Title: The Submissive
Series: Keyholder, #2
Author: Shannon West
Genre: BDSM
Length: Short (31 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press (August 21st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: After repeatedly warning Cody of consequences for his bad habits and behavior, Jake administers discipline. Afterwards, he takes Cody to his club for the first time both to display his Dominance and to show the handsome Cody off to his friends.

Public display is one of Cody’s soft limits, but Jake pushes his boundaries a little and they arrive at the club. Jake looks dark and dangerous in his leathers, exactly like what Cody imagined the Marquis de Sade must have looked like as he led his victims into his dungeon rooms. Cody can feel the sweat popping out on his brow, but he trusts Jake and allows him to find a table and join friends, where Cody sees an example of just how the “perfect submissive” should act. Confused, conflicted, and consumed with jealousy, Cody feels like he is so far out of his depth he’s drowning.

Worrying that his own ability to fit into the lifestyle is sorely lacking, Cody fears Jake’s heart may be forever beyond his reach.

Product Link: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!thesubmissive/c179f

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jake punishes Cody for his bad habits. Then later takes him to a BDSM club. Cody doesn’t really want to go but he agrees to please Jake. At the club, Cody feels overwhelmed and nervous, as he’s unsure of what a proper submissive is supposed to do or say. After Jake gives another Dom permission to dance with him, Cody gets uncomfortable watching Jake dance with another sub. Unable to take it anymore Cody uses his safe word to stop everything.

Well written with a spanking scene and some hot sex between Jake and Cody. I really felt for Cody at the club trying his best to please Jake but not wanting to be there at all. Maybe Jake should have explained what was expected of him at the club so Cody would’ve been better prepared and more at ease.

All in all, it was a great read.

Blackwater Falls: Feeling No Pain by Shannon West and Susan E. Scott

81baSEQqjKL._SL1500_Title: Blackwater Falls: Feeling No Pain
Series: Blackwater Falls, #4
Author: Shannon West & Susan E. Scott
Genre: BDSM/ Mystery/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (143 pages)
Publisher: Dark Hollow Press (May 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Heart
Blurb: By pulling on his leathers and entering Cuffs, the BDSM club he frequents, Holden MacKay can leave his life in Blackwater Falls behind and become “Bobby,” a masochist and sexual submissive. The pain he craves soothes something deep inside him and makes him feel alive, and the role he plays in the club enables him to fully connect with his sexual self in a way he never could with traditional sex.

But when Holden meets the aloof and sexy Dom, Sloane McClain, there’s something about the man who reaches in and grabs him right through the excesses of alcohol and drugs Holden normally indulges in.

Could this man be the mate he’s waited for, but thought he’d never find? Holden needs to figure out if what he’s feeling is real, or if it’s all just wishful thinking. But he has more secrets than just his name, and too much to lose if anyone discovers them.

And when someone begins killing the Doms Holden plays with and dumping their bodies outside Blackwater Falls, he has to act not only to find the killer and protect his secrets, but to save the man he’s beginning to love more than his own life.

Product Link:
http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!feeling-no-pain/c20x1

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Handsome Holden MacKay frequents a BDSM club so he can escape for a while from his life in Blackwater Falls. He flirts and plays with all the Doms there to satisfy his masochist and submissive tendencies except for with sexy aloof Sloane McClain. Holden knows Sloane’s his mate now he just needs to convince him.

Sexy Dom and Deputy, Sloane McClain wants Holden MacKay but he doesn’t want to be just another Dom Holden plays with, so he acts casual as if he could care less about Holden. But when Holden is in trouble, Sloane comes to the rescue.

This book has a lot going on in it. From Hawke’s feud with Holden and the reason why, to him making his mate Jace mad at him. There are three grisly murders that happen only to Dom’s of the club Holden and Sloane frequent. The killer’s identity shocked me. Sloane tries his best to get Holden to be with him but Holden keeps running until he ends up getting seriously hurt by another Dom.The sex between Holden and Sloane was hot.

Great read with drama, mystery, and intense scenes.

Heartsblood by Shannon West

91Vd32nptrL._SL1500_Title: Heartsblood
Series: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack, #11
Author: Shannon West
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Werewolves
Length: Novella (118 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63105-282-8
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (July 7, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa
Blurb: Nicky finally has the close connection with Marco he’s wanted for so long—the bloodlust—a rare and little understood phenomena that changes a pet into an alpha wolf. But Nicky’s bloodlust was given to him by his sworn and deadly enemy, Jeremy Tate, for reasons known only to him, and he soon discovers that the wolf inside him is dangerously insane.

When Gabe and Zack come to see the changes in Nicky, Gabe discovers something else about the wolf inhabiting Nicky’s body—something that threatens their friendship and causes Zack to attack Nicky. Will the alphas be able to tame and control this dangerous wolf or will it threaten not only Nicky and Marco’s relationship, but their lives as well?

Purchase Link: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=922

Review: This was an amazing story. Each book in the Dark Hollow Wolf Pack Series focuses on a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, we recommend reading the series in sequential order. It keeps me from getting a bit lost in the stories and gives me an insight in to their world. A world that captured my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I love the way each character just mixes with the others. How fast they are to defend what is theirs and what they believe. This story has quite a bit of a twist to it. I loved it and I hated it. It doesn’t make sense when I feel like that. I hate the pain that these wolves go through.

The pain that Nicky always seems to be going through. When he was first changed and mated, Marco treated him like a pet, which is what they were called. Nicky helped show him that it was all wrong, but he had left Marco for a brief period of time. Then he and Marco lost their bloodmatch thanks to a crazy scientist. Marco pushed him away, dissolved their mating and he left. He drank and used drugs to help with the pain and loneliness. Then the crazy doctor shot him with a concoction that gave them bloodlust, a much stronger feeling then bloodmatch. He got bigger, stronger, and more temperamental. It also made him attracted to one of his best friends Gabe. He didn’t know what was happening.

Marco was a loss. He had lost Nicky more than once. He finally got his mate back, but a mate he didn’t really know. Nicky had changed more than just physical. He scared him a bit, but more that he could lose Nicky for good. Although it was Gabe that realized something about Nicky’s wolf. They were indeed two separate beings. What he discovered could destroy them all. Marco loved his mate and would die to save him. And Nicky realized he felt the same way.

Shannon’s stories always have this dark intent in them. I love the other ones more than this one. I love Nicky and Marco but I am tired of hearing about them and their pain. It feels like they are just not getting a break ever. It is still a great story though. Characters that will draw you in and will keep you with them. The story caught my attention from the start of the story and kept it all the way to the end. I can’t wait to see what happens next.