Johnny’s North Star by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Johnny's North Star Cover fbsg6gTitle: Johnny’s North Star

Series: Brac Pack 35

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Length: Novella (117 Pages)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (December 23, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: Johnny Stone is the new art teacher at the local rec center. He might not know a dang thing about art, but he loves hanging out with the little kiddos. One particular child has stolen Johnny’s heart, and he’s determined to break through her little shell and become friends. When a snowstorm threatens Brac Village and he can’t get ahold of North’s parents, Johnny decides to give her a ride home. What he doesn’t know is that Santa has other plans, and once again the mates are in trouble.

Meanwhile, Brady Tryniski has returned home for the holidays. He’s also there to find a job. He doesn’t want to tell his parents that he was a failure in Tampa because they’re so proud of him following his dreams. To make matters worse, Brady is attracted to his dad’s new friend. When his dad blows a gasket and demands Brady stop seeing Harmon, the holidays turn sticky. But Brady refuses to give up his mate, even if that means his parents turning their backs on him.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-057-3

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Brac 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. This series is connected to Brac Village, Brac Pack Next Gen, Zeus’s Pack, Christian’s coven, Demon Warriors and many more.

Johnny and Hawk have been mates for a very long time and they were truly happy. However there was one thing Johnny wanted most of all, a child. Santa is on his way, lets see what happens. And at the same time Brady is falling for his fathers friend. However it turns out that Harmon is more than what he thinks. Brady is Harmon’s mate. Now if only his father would except it.

Santa has an evil brother, who knew. First off I was glad to read about Johnny once more, he is always a gift to read about. Now I liked hearing about these guys, but the way it was written made it come off jumbled. You hear about Johnny, Hawk and North, then switch to Brady and Hamon. This went back and forth till the end. I didn’t care for it and it made the story go down in regards to it. Had it been one story and then an extra story at the end it would have been better off. I also think that Brady and Hamon should have just gotten their own full story instead of a hit and run.

Over all it was adorable but it didn’t do much for making me love it. I guess no one can be a complete hit with all their stories but this one just made a big flop for me.

Keeping Khaos by Lynn Hagen

Title: Keeping Khaos

Series: Brac Pack 34

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (November 20, 2017)

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: When Cecil unburies a small boy from a snowdrift, he’s frantic to save the child. In doing so, he forms a bond with the little elf, even against Maverick’s warning that the boy’s parents could surface to reclaim him. But Cecil refuses to listen, adamant that he’s not giving Khaos up.

Meanwhile, Shadow is desperate to find his baby brother after his parents were killed by their evil tribe leader. He’s all Shadow has left in the world and he won’t stop until he’s reunited with Khaos—even when he comes across his mate on a backroad. The jaguar shifter promises to help Shadow, and it’s a promise Shadow holds him to.

When the tribe leader finds out Khaos is alive, he sends a demon to finish him off. He just didn’t anticipate having to come up against Cecil and Shadow, two pissed-off men who will do anything to keep Khaos safe.

ISBN: 978-1-64010-735-9

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

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Brac 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. What is really amazing about this series is that it has several that are branched off from this series and will give you one hell of a good time.

There is nothing better then a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved. I love the way Lynn can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by Lynn. There is something about the way that Lynn tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their mates with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story. This story is perfect for when you are trying to take a break.

Cecil is bored out of his mind. All the children have left home and he is feeling that there is nothing left. That is until he takes a walk and finds a small child in a snow drift. He wants this little boy, but Maverick is being all adult and says they must find Khaos family. The thing is Khaos parents were killed and his brother is looking for him. So is the man who wants them both dead.

Shadow had to watch his parents being murdered by their leader. Now his little brother was missing and he has no idea what to do. At least he knows where to look. In looking, it leads him to his mate. A jaguar shifter who is a deputy. To get the whole taste, just read this book. However Johnny wants a kid, and it looks like he is going to drive them all crazy, right along with Cecil.

I absolutely love this book almost as much as I have loved the other’s in this series. I can’t wait to read the next story. When Lynn puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. They do have a bit of a serious tone to them but there is a lot of humor in them that I love. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

Edge of Control by Lynn Hagen

23148978Title: Edge of Control
Series: Brac Village, #16
Author: Lynn Hagen
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-Shifter/ Vampire/ Werewolves/
Length: Novella (112 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (November 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: After offending an alpha wolf shifter, Myron must run for his life. A pack of wolves are hot on his heels, chasing him into Brac Village. Scared out of his mind, Myron escapes into the back door of a restaurant. Little does he know, he’s running straight into the arms of his mate. But Myron fights the pull, and after one moment of passionate sex, he leaves his mate behind.

Caleb is part owner of the Lucky Clover. He’s worked hard to build a life for himself and is stunned when a fox shifter scurries into the kitchen of his restaurant. When he discovers that Myron is his mate, Caleb claims the man. But Myron is stubborn, cheeky, and pushes Caleb’s control to the edge.

When the alpha pursuing Myron catches up to the fox shifter, Myron must not only fight to stay alive, but also learn to confront his personal demons before he loses the one man he realizes that he can’t live without.

ISBN: 978-1-63258-517-2

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of the Brac Village series and they should be read in order. For me it gives me an insight into their world and into the lives. Each story focuses on a new romantic character. Characters that will have you falling in love.

Now this story had more feisty attitudes than the others, which made it even more intoxicating then the ones before it. I love the feelings that I got from reading this. Myron was a little fox shifter with a big mouth. He has little problem, when his mouth opens his behind gets in big trouble. After getting pretty wasted, he goes home with a total stranger.

That stranger not only turned out to be a wolf alpha but a total prick also. He was going to teach Myron a lesson. So what does Myron do, he runs for all he is worth. He runs right into a cafe in Brac Village and right into his mate. A mate that happens to be a wolf shifter.

Caleb owns the cafe and is pretty fed up when he runs across a little fox. The dang fox ran through the door and heads for cover. Now Caleb figures it is not a normal fox but a shifter. What he wasn’t expecting was a shifter with attitude. And this particular shifter is his mate. Now all they have to do is to learn how to give in and let go. However first they have to deal with the dangers coming for Myron and the vampire hunter who is new in town.

I love the fact that Lynn always has the perfect amount of excitement, heat, adventure, danger, lust, and fun. She always manages to give me a perfect story, one that has me wanting for more. I had a blast with this story. It captured my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything that I could want in a story and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next story.

Brac Village is a branch off of Brac Pack, so you might want to start with those first. Each story is a riot and you can’t help but fall in love with these series. They have the perfect amount of serious attitude and humor. In fact, I would say it usually gives you a bit more in the humor department.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

Christmas at the Lakelands' by Lynn Hagen

18723608Title: Christmas at the Lakelands’

Series: Brac Pack, #33

Author: Lynn Hagen

Length: Novel (160 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (December 23rd, 2013)

Heat Level: Mild to Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Running from his past, Ares Kattamon left his psychology practice behind to become an assistant producer at a small independent film company. When he arrives in Brac Village to shoot a movie, he discovers a man who makes Ares hunger in ways he never knew existed.

Daniel Constantinople was the last of his brothers to mate. Daniel didn’t think it was in the cards for him to find love—not when his father continued to appear, still abusing Daniel, threatening to force Daniel home. When Daniel realizes that a small independent film company is coming to town, he sees his opportunity to escape his father’s demands. If he secures a part in the movie, then Magnum has no reason to come after him.

Or so he thought.

Magnum is determined to destroy Daniel’s life and turn everyone against him. Daniel must find a way to escape Magnum’s clutches, save Ares from the Ultionem, and help Ares to discover why the cast is slowly disappearing before it’s too late.

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Review: This is book thirty-three in this series and to get the full knowledge of characters and their situations you should start with book one. It has a pretty cool story line with humor and seriousness throughout. There is a lot of kick to this story but you can see the love between everyone. The way everyone protects the others that are not strong is very sweet.

Daniel is a vampire who had run from his father Magnum. He likes staying in Brac Village but he is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes there is a small independent film company and he wants to try out for a part. Ares is the assistant producer and he takes an interest in Daniel. More than normal interest, he just can’t figure out what. Daniel is a sweet, tender-hearted and very caring young vampire whose self-esteem is very low thanks to his father’s belittling and meanness. Ares is a tough and rough character who can fight his way out of anything. However when it comes to Daniel he is loving, charming and very tender to him. He is also very protective and will protect him no matter what. There is a lot of twist and turns to this book with danger and excitement among those twist. Ares and Daniel make one hell of a sexy couple and the sex is out of this world.

Lynn always makes the stories just jump out, grabs my attention from the start, and keeps it to the end. I enjoy reading them and will continue to read them. I can’t wait for the next book to come out, but can’t wait to start reading them over again. She has the gift of imagination and storytelling that I love. The right amount of anger, pain, love, and sex mixed with danger, excitement is amazing to me. I would recommend reading this series.

Curtis's Dads by Lynn Hagen

Title: Curtis’s Dads

Series: Brac Pack 23

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Shifter, Paranormal

Length: Novella (124pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (10th December 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Curtis’s need to rid himself of his virgin status drives him to his mate with anticipation, and his love of mountainous men lands him the largest man he’s ever seen. Chauncey will be the perfect mate if Curtis can get his dads to stop interfering long enough to let Chauncey claim him.

Chauncey is fascinated with his mate. But it seems every time he opens his mouth, his extra-large foot goes straight in it. He gives Curtis anything he wants, even when Curtis decides he wants his own apartment instead of moving in with the bear.

Curtis thinks life is great with his new mate until his past comes back to haunt him. Can Curtis get past a betrayal from long ago, and can he keep Chauncey from getting blood on his hands when he hunts the one who betrayed him?

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This book is part of a series and is best read in order.

Review: It’s been a pleasure to read all these stories as we have watched Lynn Hagen develop as a writer and I have got to say she is now up there with Stormy Glenn, Amber Kell and Gabrielle Evans.

Curtis is being cock-blocked at every turn by his fathers, so he plans to take his own life into his hands.  First, by getting his mate and then by getting his own apartment.  Everything is falling into place when a nightmare from his past comes back. Chauncey just wants to claim his mate unfortunately his mate’s dads are very protective.  When he finally gets his mate he begins to realize that being mated is not all sweetness and light and his mate needs his support when he has to face his past.

This is a really well written story that has a solid story-line and plot. Mind you, there are links to previous books and story-lines.  I loved both these characters.  Curtis we have known for quite a while so we already knew that he was into big men after the way he drooled over the warriors.  We also knew that he had had a problem with his first boyfriend but we never learned that it was much worse than we knew. There are a few moments when Curtis reacts badly to something and we begin to suspect something bad happened. But, with the support of the bears, the wolves and his mate he learns he can face his demons.

There are some funny moments, some sad moments, some loving moments and some exciting moments and let’s not forget the rescue of an innocent. These characters are fitting to the entire series and there is never a dull moment of reading, the future mate ‘D’ is brilliant and I can’t wait for his story.

So I have got to recommend this to everyone who loves shifters, paranormal, hot sex, lots of giggles and laughs and a story that leaves you genuinely happy.



Maverick's Mate by Lynn Hagen

Note:  Review copy of this ebook provided by author

Title: Maverick’s Mate

Series: Brac Pack 01

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Shifter/Paranormal

Length: Novella (94pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (25th February 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Maverick Brac has formed a pack of his own, naming them the Brac Pack. With fourteen men under him, they all have one thing in common, the preference for men.

Cecil Walter was living a life no one would wish on their enemy in an abusive relationship with his partner with no way out.

Getting away from pack problems and a migraine, Maverick indulges in his one secret love, Chai tea. While in the coffee shop trying to forget the world outside exists for five minutes, Maverick has found what he never thought to have, his mate, his very human mate. Rescuing Cecil from his abusive boyfriend to finding out who in his pack is trying to take Cecil’s life, Maverick has his work cut out for him, but the largest challenge is getting Cecil to come out of his shell and be the man he once was.

Review: Okay, before I start the review I just want to point something out. I am a huge Lynn Hagen fan, I have all her books and I actually pre-order them so I don’t miss one.   Now saying that, just because I am a huge fan doesn’t mean that I can’t see the flaws ‘cause I can.

Cecil is stuck in a relationship that he isn’t sure how to get out of when he is rescued.   He doesn’t realize that he has just jumped from the frying pan into the fire.   Hmmm, maybe towering inferno is a better description. Maverick is thrilled to have found his mate and will do everything and anything in his power to protect him.

I really liked the storyline and thought the characters were brilliant and fun, Maverick is the typical Alpha male and Cecil is not quite as sweet as Maverick believes.  Cecil loves his independence and doesn’t want some hulking man to take care of him. These two come together in passion and hot sex and yes, it’s insta-mates and insta-love (very quick indeed).   The danger was ok and I thought it was great that we got to meet the mates from the next book. The interaction between all the pack mates is good and I love that the books are fun and cheerful with just a little bit of danger thrown in.

Now although I liked this book some things let it down… namely the proof-reader and editor. I am sorry but the story is choppy in places like there were big bits taken out or inserted in and everything felt like there should have been more to it.  There was also spelling errors that wouldn’t get caught by the spell check but should have been caught by the proof-reader. I know that this was Lynn Hagen’s first published work and to expect it to be a little sloppy and I made allowances for that but that does not excuse the editors or proofreaders at all.  Seriously, did you read the book or just spell check it?

But after all that, I will recommend this to people who love shifters, hot sexy men, a bit of danger, scorching hot sex, giggling and laughing and a happy ever after.  This is a great light read that will have you giggling to yourself like a loon.