Title: Claws Mates Fangs
Series: The Omega Wars 01
Author: Stephani Hecht
Length: Novella (117 Pages)
Publisher: C&J Publishing (February 17, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Omega, the name has always been associated to the weakest in the pack, the lesser than, the ones who were the least desired. But, what if all that isn’t true? Enter the world of the Omega Wars, where Omegas not only save the day, but can one day rule the world.
For the past two years, Coyote shifter Elijah’s life has been hell. His father, the pack Alpha is embarrassed by his son’s status as an Omega and locks him in his room. The ruler says he doesn’t want his Omega son, who is also gay, to infect the rest of the pack members. Elijah learns to accept his fate and to live the rest of his life in isolation. Until, the local Bear Clan makes a treaty with the Coyotes in order to fight a common enemy. There is just one catch, the Clan’s leader, Kayden is to be mated with Elijah.
Kayden knows finding an Omega will help solidify his Clan. As a new Alpha, Kayden sometimes flounders and needs the extra help. What Kayden doesn’t expect is to find himself drawn to the timid, standoffish Omega. Yet, as hard as Kayden tries, he can’t crack through Elijah’s shields. Time is running out, though, as Elijah struggles to grasp that he may hold a great power that can change the tide of the war and their happiness.
Will Elijah learn to trust and open his heart to Kayden? And will Elijah be able to accept what power a true Omega has? Or will they fall to the enemy and be lost forever?
Review: I came across this author a few years ago when she wrote the first book in The Lost Shifter series and knew that she would become a favorite author of mine. I have not been let down yet, at least with the paranormal romance stories.
There is nothing better than a good romance that involves the paranormal world. This story is quite unique, different from wolves and feline shifters. You have a group of coyotes, bears, wolverines and even foxes. My attention was captured with the first line and kept all the way to the end. The story is strong and fierce, just as the characters are.
Elijah was caught kissing another boy, and his father went crazy. Pip was whipped and sent away to die, but Elijah was held hostage in his room. Elijah is an omega as was his mother, and omega’s are thought to be weak and should be dead, according to his father. He believed it after hearing it for so long. Then his father decided to give him to a bear clan as a peace treaty.
Kayden was fascinated with the little omega ever since he saw his picture. This was to keep peace between the two groups, but once he finds out exactly what had happened to his little mate, lets just say he would love to see some blood. There are a few more twists to this story that is going to make the story rock even more.
The characters were a blast to read, and I am glad that they were paired off. They seem to just make it work, now if only Elijah’s father and brothers would disappear. I had a lot of fun reading this and can not wait to get my hands on the next book.