Lyle's Lynx by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Lyle's Lynx CoverTitle: Lyle’s Lynx

Series: Itayu Lake  #6

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (April 26, 2017)

Length: Novella (104 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Lyle Du’Val came to Itáyu Lake following his ex, Adriano. Instead of getting him back, he found his destined mate, Kai Kramer. Kai isn’t too pleased with Lyle still chasing after his ex-boyfriend, but he is willing to be patient.

When Lyle finally decides to move on and accepts Kai, he learns things about his mate that he never suspected, such as Kai having a daughter. With this new mating comes a daughter that just wants a family, and she wants Lyle to be her mommy. Kai is stunned as he watches Lyle easily fall into the role of a parent for his daughter, Zarinna, and he quickly finds himself falling for his mate.

Just as the three of them are starting to settle into their new lives together, Kai’s ex and Zarinna’s mother starts making demands. Kai and Lyle find themselves having to protect the young cub from her own mother. At the same time, they try to nurture their new mating bond.   

ISBN: 978-1-64010-297-2

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Reviewer:  Lisa

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

Lyle comes to Itayu Lake because he wanted his ex back with him.  What he had not expected was to find his mate.  Kai is not pleased but he is very pleasant when his little mate hides from him.  However it would seem Kai has his own little secret, a very sweet little girl.  A sweet little girl, whose mother is a danger to herself, and to her daughter.  Time to be protective parents.

Now I can see why the kid calls Lyle mom, but really it made the whole thing sound off.  I am sorry but Lyle is still a man.  It was the one reason I almost put the dang book down.  A four year old knows the difference between a man and a woman, a mother and a father.  Yet to hear her call him mother is a bit disturbing to me.

Other than that issue, the book was pretty entertaining.  I did have fun reading it, but I had to go back and read the other books to remember the characters for this book.  The guys were pretty hot, but they just seemed to be off, just a bit.  I couldn’t really connect with them like I should have, but it was still fun to read. 

I look forward to the next story.

Midnight Romance by A.M. Halford

A.M. Halford - Midnight Romance CoverTitle: Midnight Romance

Series: Itayu Lake #5

Author: A.M. Halford

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (115 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing  (November 16, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb:  Adriano has left his coven seeking solace away from the city life—and his cheating ex-boyfriend, Lyle. He comes to Itáyu Lake and discovers a complication he never wanted: Ignacio. Though he never wished to find his mate, Adriano isn’t dumb enough to ignore fate.

Ignacio was getting tired of waiting. After months of waiting on this lake, his mate still hadn’t showed. A full moon night changes that when Adriano literally drops from the sky and into his arms. He realizes he’s got a lot of work to do to convince his mate they belong together, but he’s willing to do it.

Instantly, sparks fly between the two. Their relationship is complicated when Adriano’s past follows him to Itáyu. In the middle of all this, Hunters have returned to figure out what happened to Butch and what is really going on at Spirit Valley and Itáyu Lake. When Ignacio and Adriano get involved, things turn dangerous—for both sides. 

ISBN: 978-1-68295-598-7

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

 It has been sometime between books and have forgotten how much I truly enjoyed this series.  When a new book comes in, I usually go back and read the series once more to get caught up and sure enough I still found it quite enjoyable.  The play of emotions, the quirky characters and the dangers of hunters are just a bit of what you get into with this book.

Adriano has been dating Lyle for close to eighteen months, but bringing a twink to their bed was the last straw.  So he leaves his coven and almost ends up pancaked or fried.  Yes you have guessed it our sexy man is a vampire.  Thankfully his mate saves his butt and is about to have a fun time.  That is until his goofball ex shows up. 

Ignacio has wanted his mate for some time, and would you look at that.  He just falls from the sky.  However his mate hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to mates.  His father and mother ended their marriage when his father found his mate, and it didn’t go as planned.  So he never really looked for his.  Now Ignacio has to show him just how much fun a mate really is.  That is while dealing with hunters and Lyle, of course if you want to know more you’re going to have to read the book.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.

I enjoyed this story and the play between the characters.  They are a blast to read about and I cannot wait for the next book to come out.  I just hope it is not a really long wait.  Although I was late finding this one so I am off to go check the book store.  It is a fun story and I can guarantee that you will have fun reading it.

A Fairy's Fears by A.M. Halford

afairysfearsTitle: A Fairy’s Fears
Series: Itayu Lae, #3
Author: A.M. Halford
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Length: 112 pages
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (March 12, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Nate is the youngest of twelve, and the only one not yet mated. Being a member of one of the founding families of Itáyu Lake, he’s decided to inherit the Bloodline Legacy and remain on the lake alongside his best friend Jason as one of the two pillars of the barrier surrounding the land. He silently waits for the day his own mate will arrive.

Viktor arrives at Spirit Valley during his Wandering and instantly finds his mate, Nate, working in a bar. Nate is shocked to see that his destined mate is a rough biker bear, a combination of two things he’s feared since he was young. Viktor needs to help Nate through his own fears if he’s to make a life with his mate.

Matters are complicated further by the last remnants of Joseph Strand acting through his daughter, Jasmine. She plans to remove her family’s ties to the barrier, there’s just one problem, by doing so she’ll kill both Jason and Nate.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-124-8

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

When Nate was a young child he had been abducted by bikers and when he escaped he was almost eaten by a bear. Now he feared both, so when his mate turned out to be not only a biker but a bear things are about to get dicey. Not to mention there were hunters coming for them and a crazy sister bent on messing with the barrier. Now is not the time to die.

Viktor is doing his wandering and finds his sexy little mate working in the bar. To his surprise and horror his little mate is scared of him. He needed to find a way to help him overcome his fears and show him that he will always be safe.

I just wished that there were more to read, I absolutely hate having to wait for the next story. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story.

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

A Cougar's Cry by A.M. Halford

acougar'scryTitle: A Cougar’s Cry
Series: Itayu Lake 2
Author: A.M. Halford
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter
Length: 126 pages
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (February 4th, 20160
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Logan’s tired of being pushed away and refused by his mate. When Jared declares their pairing unnatural he finally decides enough is enough.

Jared’s family has drilled into him that only water dragons are to be trusted. He’s confused and scared when he learns his destined mate is a cougar, not a water dragon. So he acts rashly and forces him away, realizing too late that he’s made a mistake. As he watches his mate sit helplessly in a hospital bed, he swears to change.

To allow Logan to heal, and for them to come together as mates, Jared takes them to Itayu Lake. There he starts to question when he started to accept his Sire’s words, and the horrors of his own past come to light.

Logan must try and forgive Jared for everything he’s done so he can help his mate come to terms with what has happened to him.

Matters are further complicated when Jared’s mother arrives with the goal of taking all of her sons back with her.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-045-6

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Reviewer: Lisa

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

Logan has always wanted a mate so when he found the place he wanted to be his home. He was shocked to find his mate shortly after. However his mate didn’t want him. He tried to give him time, but after the latest he wasn’t sure any longer. To find out that dragons mate without sex, he does something drastic.

Jared had been raised by a prejudice asshat and was tired of it. He had been told that he could only mate with water dragons, but he realized that he was indeed mated to a cougar. He didn’t know how to fix it, but when he sees what Logan has done he knew he had to do something. He had to help Logan heal and had to heal himself. It turns out that something else had been done to Jared and now they needed their family and friends help to fix it.

This is only the second book by this author that I have read and I can tell you that A.M’s books will go in my automatic favorite pile. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good romance, but when it is a paranormal then it hits higher marks to me.

I can’t wait to read the next story.

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A Dragon's Dream by A.M. Halford

adragonsdreamTitle: A Dragon’s Dream
Series: Itayu Lake, #1
Author: A.M. Halford
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifters
Length: Novella (148 Pages)
Publisher: Siren/Bookstrand Publishing (December 3, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Hearts
Blurb: Jason has been verbally abused by most of his family his entire life. Believing he’s unworthy and a disappointment to the people he loves he runs from the prophetic dreams that promise to lead him to his destined mate.

Michel is a dragon prince and can’t understand why his mate is hiding. Frustrated after years of searching, he’s grown tired. A chance meeting at Jason’s brother’s new diner allows them to meet and for fate to finally take its course.

Nothing is that simple though and Jason’s own fears and insecurities about mating start rising to the surface. Michel needs to find a way for Jason to see the worth he holds and accept who he is. These matters are complicated by his mate’s own family and the damage they’ve inflicted.

Still, Michel refuses to give up and wants nothing more than to show Jason he’s loved and wanted.

ISBN: 978-1-63259-923-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I have always loved reading a good paranormal romance especially when the main characters are men. There is just something about the different world they come from even if they are technically just living in the boonies away from the humans. I have not come across that many where it involved dragon shifters so when I come across them I am jumping for joy. This author is new to me and I was quite fascinated with the world they gave me.

Now Jason was born into a family that were total asshats. His sire is a judgmental prick who doesn’t like other types of shifters. His dam is a meek little twit that doesn’t stand up for her children. The only brother who is decent is Jacob. The others are total asses although Jared is slowly changing his tune. Jason knows he has a mate, but he has been running from him. He was told the only way to be was meek and follow all orders. However that was not the way he wanted. Michel has other ideas.

Michel has been searching for his mate for some time, only he had no idea why he couldn’t find him. That is until he walks into a diner and spots him. He has to find a way to get around Jason’s fears to help he realize that their mating was going to happen.

Now I realize that this author is new but there were some issues that should have been caught right off the bat. Sentences or words used that either didn’t make sense or were in the wrong spot. Also way too many POVs put into their story.

Jason definitely comes off weak and the fact that he ran from his mate for way to long, shows that he needs to be smacked upside the head a few times. Jason deserves to get his ass kicked by his mate that is for sure, but Michel is not that type of mate.

Other than those issues I had a lot of fun reading it and can’t wait to get the next book. It has a serious tone to it but there is a bit of humor that makes it even better. I also loved Michel’s supportive behavior and protective behavior with Jason. I do love a good mating.

I enjoyed reading this and would recommend it.

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