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.

My Ghostly Boyfriend by Elizabeth Monvey

myghostlyboyfriend__22337.1419293186.300.450Title: My Ghostly Boyfriend
Series: My Boyfriend Is… #5
Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Genre: Paranormal/May~December
Length: Short Story (33 Pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (December 21, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Joseph and Tom have been in a relationship for two years. When Joseph pops the big question, Tom immediately accepts. Their lives are absolutely perfect …and then the unthinkable happens.

Tom has been in an accident. A terrifying, unexplained phenomena occurs at Joseph’s work and he’s not sure if he’s hallucinating or experiencing a ghostly cry for help. With his lover existing in limbo and only an invisible touch to guide him, Joseph must find Tom before time runs out and the love of his life succumbs to death.

ISBN: 978-1-77233-172-1

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: There is nothing better than a romance that has the paranormal world involved. This story was even better than I imagined. It just goes to show how much people in love will go for the ones that they love. Joseph and Tom had just got engaged and look forward to a life with each other. Tom was supposed to go to a meeting, when he is injured in a car accident.

He didn’t want to leave Joseph and in some ways, it made it even better. For his spirit went to Joseph and let him know that he was in danger. He led Joseph to him and saved his life. That shows just how powerful and strong their love is for each other.

I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more in this series. It made my day even brighter and I loved it. To know that their love was even stronger than the hand of death. This is a fascinating story and part of a series. It can be read as a standalone but if I were you, I would read the first book. You won’t regret it that is for sure.

It gives you a touch of the paranormal world that will have you in love with them. Joseph and Tom just show you what a true relationship should be like. I loved it and can’t wait to read more from this author. I would definitely recommend reading this book.

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

My Vampire Boyfriend by Elizabeth Monvey

myvampireboyfriend__36866.1411006782.300.450Title: My Vampire Boyfriend
Series: My Boyfriend Is…, #2
Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifters/Vampires
Length: Short Story (31 Pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 17, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Dillon Vancil loves two things. The first is being a bartender on the Vegas strip and the second is his sexy boyfriend, Liron. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to choose between the two because he works in Liron’s gay nightclub, Dionysus.

Liron has been alive for three hundred years, ever since he was turned into a vampire. Although he’s had lovers through the centuries, no one has touched his heart until Dillon. But sharing that he’s undead might be too much for a human to believe, so Liron hides his true identity.

But when Dillon is taken in revenge by one of Liron’s oldest enemies, it is time he tells his lover the truth…before it’s too late.

ISBN: 978-1-77233-165-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of a series and they should be read in order. However, they can be read alone. There is nothing better than a gorgeous human and a sexy vampire. I have always loved a good paranormal romance, but when you include two gorgeous men then I am pretty much sold. Although, I must admit that it needs a bit more to it to make it perfect. It was a blast to read.

Dillion loves Liron and wants nothing more than to be with him. However, Liron is holding back and that is because the man has a big surprise for him. He wasn’t too sure what was going on, but he wanted his man.

Liron is a vampire and has found his mate, but doesn’t really know how to tell Dillion the truth about himself. Then his evil brother abducts his mate and Dillion is thrown into the paranormal world. Talk about a big surprise.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to read the next story. It is a quirky little thing that drew me in and had me gasping for more. I couldn’t take my attention off of this pretty amazing story. The only major issues I had was the fact that it was not long enough for me. It seemed a bit rushed. I loved it though.

I would recommend reading it. It gives you sexy men, vampires, excitement, and danger. Not to mention some very hot sex that would set the sheets on fire.

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

My Pregnant Boyfriend by Elizabeth Monvey

mypregnantboyfriend__32859.1417574328.300.450Title: My Pregnant Boyfriend
Series: My Boyfriend Is…, #4
Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifters/Vampires
Length: Novella (68 Pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (December 3, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ethan Rushton can’t believe his eyes when he discovers the type of shifter he saved from a hunter. The long incisors hanging out the mouth, the sloped hindquarters…it’s a saber tooth cat come to life.

Peter Neren’s been running his whole life. For ten thousand years, his species has been a secret but now he is the last of his kind. He doesn’t know if he can trust Ethan, but he’s got to try because it’s time to take a stand.

Their attraction is instant, and once they act on their passions, nature found a way to ensure the survival of the species…leaving Peter pregnant. He will do anything to protect his unborn cub, and so will Ethan, even if that means becoming bait to hunt down the man trying to kill them both.

ISBN: 978-1-77233-165-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is part of a series and they should be read in order. It is a fascinating world that is a blast to read about. Although the other books in this series were a tad bit different from this one, I think this was my favorite. I mean for a female the fact that a man gets to be pregnant, go through all that comes with it, is a blast for me. I love paranormals especially when the romantic couple are men and then when you add in male pregnancy I am sold. It has such a serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor in it, especially when Peter has the baby.

Ethan scents an animal and figures he needs to keep him away from humans. He had some surprises coming to him. One Peter is gorgeous, two Peter is a saber tooth tiger, and three was that he was majorly attracted to him. Then the surprises keep coming. Peter is his mate and he is being hunted by some extreme hunters out for game. He had lost his brothers and he was not about to lose the man he has come to love. Then there was the biggest surprise of all, he was going to be a dad.

I had a blast reading this story and look forward to reading more by this amazing author. I loved the way it came together although to me a tiger should be able to fight considering how strong they are, but I loved the fact that Ethan got to be the hero in it. A cougar is not known for monogamous relationship but he has found his one and only. This was a cute and fantastic read, that I think will entertain everyone.

I would recommend reading this, especially if you love gorgeous shifters, excitement, danger, and extinct animals. It gave me all that I could possibly want and more. It had my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end.

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

Dark Rider by Elizabeth Monvey

darkrider__43514.1410411513.300.450Title: Dark Rider
Series: N/A
Author: Elizabeth Monvey
Genre: Ménage/ Fantasy/ Erotic/ May/December
Length: Novella (80 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (September 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: When Lord Hark is stabbed, his uncle, the Governor of Eyvindar, hires a Mercenary to protect his heir. Hark resents having a babysitter, but when he meets Cax he’s unprepared for the spark of attraction between them.

Cax is a Mercenary, living by the code of his Guild. He is hired to protect Hark, even though it seems Hark’s biggest enemy is himself as he drowns in moon-ivy wine every day. But Cax can’t deny his attraction to the warrior, nor can he deny his attraction to Hark’s loyal servant, Alisander.

Alisander has been by Hark’s side almost his whole life. He is in love with Hark, pining over the impossibility of their relationship, but when he meets Cax he sees a future away from the servant life he’s been confined to—and even more than that in the Mercenary’s arms.
They are all three from different walks of life but manage to find love. Yet they need to discover the truth of the threat closing in on Hark, before it’s too late.

Be Warned: ménage sex (MMM), m/m sex, rimming

ISBN: 978-1-77233-006-9

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Lord Hark is upset when he finds out that his uncle the Governor has hired Cax, a mercenary, to protect him from the assassination attempts on his life. He finds out that his servant Alisander, the man he secretly has wanted for a long time, has feelings for Cax and that Cax returns those feelings. But as time goes on, they all start to have feelings for each other. While trying to deal with that there is also the fact that someone is out to kill, Lord Hark by any means necessary.

The man behind the assassination attempts is a man who thinks his rightful place was taken from him so it’s vengeance and revenge he seeks in my opinion. There were two or three attempts on Hark’s life that were thwarted. Several fight scenes were intense.

This story is full of action, drama, and suspense. Hot sex between Hark, Cax, and Ali added a brief pause to the action of finding out who the traitor is. Good read.

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

Carried Away by Elizabeth Monvey

carried_away__20987.1410411850.300.450TITLE: Carried Away

Series:  Romance on the Go
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Monvey
GENRE: Interracial/May*December
LENGTH: Short (36 pages)
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing (August 12th, 2014)
HEAT LEVEL: Moderate
HEART RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
BLURB: Jin-Pyoo is an Olympic Alpine skier who has been reared all his life to focus on winning a medal. His father is harsh and demanding, but when he orders Jin to stop being friends with ski resort owner, Tolliver St. James, Jin has to decide if he should continue with his Olympic dream or follow his heart.

Tolliver St. James knows that Jin is the man for him. They’ve been in a secret relationship for two years and he wants them to be publicly out, but Jin wants them to keep hiding in the shadows. When Jin’s father forces Jin into an engagement with a woman, Tolliver is afraid of losing his lover forever.

But when Tolliver is caught in grips of an avalanche, Jin knows he can’t live his life without him and it’s a race against time to find the man he loves more than anything.



REVIEW: If you like, your love story with some sports, this is great. Jin-Pyoo is a Korean alpine skier who has just bombed at the Sochi games and now is under pressure from his father and Korean sponsors so he will be in medal contention at the upcoming Korean Olympic Games. He’s 29, which means that the next Olympics would be his last chance to win gold. His boyfriend of two years is Tolliver, who owns the ski resort in the US where Jin trains.

Tolliver has been extremely patient with Jin. Because of his father’s old-fashioned beliefs, their relationship has been completely hidden. Worse yet, Jin’s father has arranged a marriage and Tolliver has told Jin he isn’t taking any more of their closeted relationship.

From the beginning, I found myself feeling sorry for Jin with the situation he was face with. However, I also feel sorry for Tolliver, having to be the hidden lover despite the fact that Jin feels that Tolliver is his happily ever after. I also immediately completely adored Tolliver from the outset.

This is packed with emotion, especially when Jin faces the possibility that Tolliver could die after they have an argument. A great, quick read with a very sweet and adorable couple.