Review: “Geoffrey” by Catherine Lievens

TITLE: Geoffrey
AUTHOR: Catherine Lievens
SERIES: Gillham Pack
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Latrisha Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter;
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 119 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2017
PRICE: $ 4.99 -e-book / $ 6.00 -paperback
  

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Sometimes you have to accept what life gives you without questions.

Geoffrey’s life is normal—or it would be, if most of his friends weren’t members of the Gillham pack. He loves the pack, though, and when he finds an injured woman and three babies, he agrees right away to take care of the oldest one, Mingan. It’s the least he can do, and maybe it’ll help him get closer to William, his mate.

William thought he’d never trust another man, not after what his best friend and lover did to him seven years before. He tries to resist the bond that pulls him close to Geoffrey, but Geoffrey is stubborn, and he doesn’t take no for an answer.

William has no doubt Geoffrey will eventually wriggle his way into his life, but will he be able to get past the wall William built between himself and the rest of the world? What will Mingan’s presence mean for them and for their future? And what will happen when Mingan’s father tries to get him back?


I had the pleasure of reading Geoffrey by Catherine Lievens. It’s the first book that I have read of the Gillham Pack series, so I decided to start with the 21st book in the series, cause why not?

It had a beautiful cover and an intriguing blurb, and I’m glad that I gave it a chance. The authors writing style is easy to read, and she did a great job of explaining who everybody is without having to read all of the other books in the series first. I also love that the main character’s name is the title of the book so that I can easily go back and read about the other characters that intrigued me. The book was also nicely edited which always makes me happy.

Geoffrey was a loveable character. He’s human, but he has a lot of friends in the Gillham pack and works in town at a flower shop with his friend Ethan from the Gillham pack. He has recently learned that he’s also the mate of William and will now become part of the pack himself.

William has a lot of issues that he hasn’t dealt with. He was betrayed by his best friend and lover seven years ago, and it’s left him with major trust issues. This has led him to be withdrawn from the pack and stay in his room playing video games and doing his job. He runs the phone hotline that shifter kids can call if they are in danger or being abused. He then sends out the needed resources to make sure the kid gets to where they need to be. But he’s very much a loner. He’s also painfully shy and blushes over everything. Which I think is adorable.

I loved that Geoffrey found the woman and the three kids and that they were able to help them and that the oldest child Mingan bonded with Geoffrey and William. I loved how it help bring them together and brought William out of his shell and forced him to interact with his mate. I also loved that Geoffrey never got mad at William or tried to force him to do something that he wasn’t ready for.

I wasn’t 100% sure on the dynamic of the relationship between Geoffrey and William on who’s supposed to be the alpha and who’s the omega. It wasn’t clearly defined. Geoffrey’s smaller than William and likes to bottom so I would assume omega but Geoffrey’s also headstrong and doesn’t let William push him around or lock him out. Which makes me think alpha. And with how shy William is and how inexperienced he is with topping. I would almost say that William is the omega. But like I said it isn’t clearly defined. But either way, I enjoyed both of them and their alpha/omega characteristics. It worked for them and the story.

I absolutely loved the ending and how it gave us a hint of who the next book is going to be about. And I already have it on my TBR to be read. I can’t wait to start reading it.

**** The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****

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Review: “Sealed with Beauty” by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

TITLE: Sealed with Beauty
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
SERIES: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 44 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 3, 2017
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book
  

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Can beauty tame this wild beast?

To his family, Elan is something precious and beautiful to be secreted away and protected at all costs. He’s never allowed to be alone and his only hope of freedom is when his parents decide to mate him off. He’s felt like a prisoner for years, and he’s sick of it. He’s a hawk, and he just wants to fly away.

Raja was badly burned in a magical fire, and his scars have left him feeling like a monster. He lives a life of isolation, only interrupted by his father’s insistence that he get out and explore the world and stop letting his physical appearance limit him. At his wit’s end, his father decides to mate him to Elan, a man Raja could never hope to attract the attention of on his own.

Elan wants his freedom, and Raja only wants to be left alone. It should be a simple arrangement where they both get exactly what they want, only falling in love is never so easy, especially when it comes to a beauty and a beast.


Sealed with Beauty’s a cute Beauty and the Beast adaptation. There’s just something special about reading a book where a character with a heart of gold ends up helping a tormented and troubled soul find his way back to the light and happiness that just gives me warm and fuzzy feelings and this book gave me those feelings. My only complaint was that I didn’t want it to end. It’s unfortunately only a short story.

Raja, a bear shifter, has become reclusive after being burned by magic fire and sustaining scars over a lot of his body. He can’t stand for anybody to see how monstrous he’s become and so he covers as much of his body as he can if he’s going to be around anybody including his family.

Elan, a hawk shifter, has a huge overly protective family that will do anything to keep his purity intact before he is mated. Elan’s tired of constantly being watched and told what he can and can’t do. Elan’s tired of being stifled and can’t wait to be mated so he can have some freedom.

Not wanting his son to be lonely anymore, Raja’s father arranges a mating for him so that when he dies his son will have somebody to share his life with. However, Raja has other ideas for after he’s married and has no intentions of interacting with his new mate and wants a marriage in name only after the marriage is consummated. Elan has just as many ideas for his new mated life, and it includes having a partner, lover and best friend.
I loved the interactions between Raja and Elan when they first meet and after they are mated. I loved when Elan nicknamed Raja “Grumpy butt” and how he stood up for himself and refused to be bullied and refused to have a mate that wouldn’t interact and do things with him.

The storyline and plot were great, and so was the editing, but I would have liked the story to be longer. I wanted to read more about Raja and Elan after they were mated, like when they went out for the first time as a couple without Raja being completely covered up and stuff like that. I wanted to see how they developed as a couple and see how Raja blossomed into a confident guy again with Elan’s help.

**** The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****

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Review: “Switch Hitter” by Cheyenne Meadows

TITLE: Switch Hitter
AUTHOR: Cheyenne Meadows
SERIES: Shifter Hardball
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Shapeshifter, Gay for you
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $14.99 -paperback
  

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Tucker Wilde’s life is in a tailspin. Twenty-four hours ago, he was one of the top second basemen in the all-shifter professional baseball league. Now, he’s lost his starting spot to a rookie, been dumped by his girlfriend, and had a night of explosive passion with a man—a teammate at that. He can’t get Dixon out of his mind—even though Tucker still believes himself to be straight. With his career in jeopardy, he’s unsure where to turn or how to fix the mess.

Dixon Foxx is a baseball prodigy, though a perfectionist father stole any joy he might find in the game. He only sticks with it because it’s all he knows—and because of Tucker, the man Dixon’s wanted since they met. His dreams come true one night, only to turn into a nightmare the next morning when Tucker blows off their incredible time together as a drunken mistake, never to happen again.

The life of a switch hitter is all about mixing things up. Tucker excels at it. Only this time, the game isn’t on the line—his heart is.


Gather around everyone…closer…a bit closer…now say CHEESE! And you can say that again, cheese. But before you go and start to badmouth the cheesy romance, lemme tell you dear reader, there is nothing wrong with a good cheesy romance book, like in this case here.

While at the beginning my tooth ached of the cheesiness at the end I was glad that I read this book. Yes, its romantic. Yes, its sweet. Yes, it’s cheesy, but aren’t we all needing this?!

First of all, this is about baseball. Well, I’m European, so I know absolutely nothing about baseball. I googled a lot about terms and rules. Thanks to that now I know more about baseball, well not as much as Dixon…

Speaking of Dixon. Dixon is a veteran, with a baseball heritage that he must keep up and also the good family name in this sport. He is calculated, very dedicated…in other words, his life is baseball. Dixon is gay. Everyone knows this, and he’s not hiding it.
Dixon is also a fox shifter with silver fur. And he finds himself lusting for Tucker. But he’s lusting in secret because Tucker is the very epitome of straight until…

Tucker is a wild dog hybrid shifter. He grew up without a pack, just him and his mother. When he turns 18 years-old, she drops him at the college and goes back to her pack. All his anger goes into practice. He is now part of a prestigious team, but this goes to his head, and he starts slacking. He made friends too, like Dixon. Dixon is his buddy.
When Tucker loses his starting spot, he gets a bit desperate then his girlfriend drops him for the very same reason and that leads to booze. He is a bit drunk, and Dixon takes him home, and by home, I mean Dixon’s home.
There Tucker goes from straight to power bottom in nanoseconds (well this part was funny in my opinion as a gay man, not so realistic though, but after all, we are dealing with shifters…). The next day he regrets everything…I’ll let you figure out the rest, or better yet, read the book!

The story is a sweet read, perfect for a cheesy afternoon…

****The ARC was provided by Harmony Ink Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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Review: “The Werewolf’s Resolution” Caitlin Ricci

TITLE: The Werewolf’s Resolution
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
SERIES: Pucks Pack
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: –
GENRE: Paranormal,Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 21 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 18, 2017
PRICE: $1.59 -e-book
  

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Banan was interested in Owen the moment Puck let him into the pack, but Banan is shy and Owen is anything but. Adding in that Banan is ten years older than him, and he’s sure he never had a chance to begin with. But his New Year’s Resolution is to be more outgoing and to connect with people. He’s been procrastinating until St. Patrick’s Day. Now, with a couple of beers in him, this werewolf is ready to make his move.


This was a fun, quick read where the author has brought us into a world of vampires and werewolves. Now, you’re saying this is nothing new, but it is. This author has introduced us to Pucks Pack. This pack has accepted the outcasts of these two worlds and has created a world for these two to love each other as is.

Banan is a very shy werewolf that gets tongue-tied every time he tries talking to a hot guy. I found Banan a very endearing character. I’ve never found such a hot strapping werewolf shy before. He has his sights on this hot little vampire but has never held a conversation with him. Oh, he wants to, and he imagines talking with him, but he just can’t find the words. So, he just sits and watches him dance and dreams of being with him.

Owen is this hot little vampire and also has a thing for Banan. He’s watched Banan just watch him and has waited for him to approach him, but nothing. Maybe a hello here and there but nothing more. So, Owen makes the first attempt to start a conversation. What he finds is adoring how Banan gets so tongue tied and can’t seem to speak.

I love how the author has paired these two in this safe pack. This was such a fun read even being a short read. I felt like the characters fit well together. I felt their struggle trying to get to know each other. And I loved how this pack has created a safe haven for the ones others think as outcasts.

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Beast: A Bear Mountain Story” by Kelex

TITLE: Beast: A Bear Mountain Story
AUTHOR: Kelex
SERIES: Project Zed
PUBLISHER: Twisted E Publishing
COVER ARTIST: K Designs
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 161 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 -e-book
  

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A shifter altered into a beast, transformed into a weapon…

Subject Z-701 has few memories. Kept in a drug-induced haze and controlled through neural transmitters, he’s let out of his cage when death and destruction is what’s desired.

Until an accident changes his fate.

Freedom beckons, but he finds himself in yet another cage. Without the drugs, the voices get louder, pushing him to the edge of his already precarious sanity.

If it wasn’t for him, the one person able to calm the voices and keep him from teetering into the abyss.

Samuel…

Tossed between heaven and hell, he must forge a path toward Samuel or be lost forevermore.

Project Zed is a spin-off series from the Bear Mountain series. Readers do not need to have red Bear Mountain prior to reading this book, but it is highly recommended.

This book is intended for a mature audience.


Beast is the first book in the Project Zed series by Kelex. It’s well written and nicely edited. The

Project Zed series is a branching off of the Bear Mountain series, and so if you have read the Bear Mountain series, then you know the background of most of the characters in the book. However, if you haven’t read the Bear Mountain series as I haven’t, the author does a great job of explaining all of the important people and who they are mated to under the author notes at the front of the book. I found this to be tremendously helpful, and I had no problem reading the book.
Project Zeb’s a top secret government project where shifters, were and full, are hunted and executed without the knowledge of the military/government as a whole. Covertly, some creatures have been captured and experimented on, with the desire to breed a super army. While it pulls from the U.S. military for operations, there’s a rumor it’s not run by the government at all.

Cal Miller or Subject Z-701 was kidnapped and experimented on. After splicing different DNA onto his bear shifter DNA and putting in a neurological device to be able to control him, he was made into the perfect soldier. Cal was kept in a cage for 40 years and only allowed out when death and destruction are what’s desired. All he could focus on is the revenge for the ones that have done this to him and the numerous voices in his head that are driving him insane.

Samuel’s a shaman for the reservation that’s north of Bear Mountain. He helps with enchanting the cage so that it can stand up to the monstrous beasts that they rescue. He also has an agreement to house the beast as they are rehabilitated, if they can be rehabilitated. Samuel’s drawn to Cal and wants to help him. And with the help of Bull, Killian, and Finn, they are able to calm the voices in his head and help him. But Colonel James Lore, who’s the head of Project Zed, wants Cal back.

I loved the chemistry between Cal and Sam, and I can’t wait to see who their third mate’s going to be. I do love that it looks like most mates are triad relationships between two shifters and a human. And I need to see what happens with the next beast to be rehabilitated. And what happens with Colonel Lore. I can’t wait to read the next book when it comes out to find out what happens next.

***The ARC was provided by Twisted E Publishing. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Fangs with a Heart” by Tempeste O’Riley

TITLE: Fangs with a Heart
AUTHOR: Tempeste O’Riley
SERIES: Chain of Fate
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Catt Ford
GENRE: Shapeshifters;
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 236 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 22, 2017
PRICE: $6.99 -e-book / $14.99 –paperback
  

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Lynx shifter Trace Wilson’s fun-loving exterior hides a heart scarred by severe domestic violence—a heart that might not ever trust another male, fated mate or not. When Trace moves to Seattle to take his place as trainer and council representative to the Glacier Rim Tribe, he discovers his mate is the vampire prince Sasha Tolstoi, leader of the Konstantin Coven. It’s not something Trace is ready to accept. Not now, maybe not ever. But if there’s one thing Sasha knows how to do, it’s how to be patient, especially when his fated heart is also his perfect sub.

When an outside force threatens the fragile bond slowly forming between them—and nearly kills Trace—Trace’s instincts shift into high gear. Sasha is powerful, and that means he has enemies, among them several rival covens and an uncle determined to force Sasha into a marriage with a vampire princess. But why involve the lynx Trace in their maneuvering? Finding the culprit won’t be easy, and it will mean building trust—a slow and difficult prospect for someone who’s suffered as much as Trace. Finding a way to move beyond the past, and to love, before those out to finish Sasha can destroy either, is a race the two fated hearts have to win.


Exactly what I needed!

Although my favorite shifters are the wolves, I can’t say that I disliked this book.

The book is the second of the series, but you’ll have no problem following the characters. They are presented nicely, without overdoing the character description.

The MC’s are paranormal beings, one is a vampire prince the other is a Council member of the Lynx shifters.

If I had to choose between the two MCs I would choose Sasha, the vampire prince. In this world Tempeste created, the vampires have their own mate, but they call them fated heart. When he and Trace discovered that they are meant to be, they don’t act upon this.

Now, 5 years later, Sasha, the vampire prince, is forced to step up and take care of his fated heart. Trace’s life is in danger, Sasha has a lot of enemies, even in his own family. This task is not a hardship though, protecting Trace is all he ever wanted. Even though they avoided each other, both of them, Sasha must be honest with himself: he can’t think of anyone else but Trace.

Trace doesn’t want a mate. He already had one, an abusive one. Trace is a born sub, but since his bad experience, he doesn’t act upon it. Although he can’t have no one, except his vampire mate Sasha, he’s resolved that he will be alone for his entire life. Keith, his alpha, and Jason, the alpha’s human mate, tries to push him toward Sasha. It doesn’t help his situation that Sasha is Jason’s best friend. Then, when he’s almost killed by Sasha’s enemies, he wakes up in Sasha’s mansion, he can’t deny the need to submit to his mate anymore. He learns the sweet side of Sasha and step by step he seems, that maybe, he can submit…

The book is a sweet read. I highly recommend it to the shifter lovers, and it made me read the first book of the series.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Recovery” by Amy Rae Durreson

TITLE: Recovery
AUTHOR: Amy Rae Durreson
SERIES: Reawakening
PUBLISHER: DSP Publications
COVER ARTIST: Catt Ford
GENRE: Fantasy; Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 370 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2017
PRICE:$6.99 -e-book / $ 19.99-paperback

  

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Resistance, exile, plague. Raif has survived them all, but now he finds himself in search of a new purpose. Traveling north to wake the dragon Arden, he hopes he has finally found a leader worthy of his loyalty, but Arden turns out to be more of a frivolous annoyance than an almighty spirit lord. Now bound to Arden’s side despite his frustration, Raif follows the dragon to the rich and influential lagoon city of Aliann, chasing rumors of the Shadow that once cursed his homeland.

With the election of a new duke at stake, Raif struggles to make sense of the challenges he meets in Aliann: a conspiracy of nixies and pirates, selkie refugees in desperate need of a champion, a monster that devours souls, a flirtatious pirate prince, and a machine that could change the world. For nothing in the city of masks is what it seems, from the new friends Raif makes to the dragon he follows—or even himself.


levilogooptimummWow…I want to read the previous books in the series!

Although this is 3rd of the series, there is no problem following the plot and characters. This book is placed in a world where the Keeper of the Laws are dragons, we’ll meet various creatures and Gods in this book.

This sequel is about Raif. Raif is a faithful man, a devotee of Dual God of Tiallat. Tiallat is the place where Raif comes from. He is travelling north to awaken the dragon Arden. His first stop is in Allien, the city of the cities. After bribing through customs and the gates, Reif finds himself almost drowned in the lagoon. For me, Allien was an image of Venice, with canals, bridges and narrow passages. Allien is built on the Lagoon, in what Reif finds himself after meeting them, Pol. He almost drowned but someone, a woman saves him. Later we will find out that the woman is not an ordinary woman and she chooses Raif as her champion.

After that, Raif can’t wait to get out of this city, and he hopes he will never return again. Then his journey to north resumes. On his way to find Arden, he has time to delve into his past. He survived the Plague and the Shadow, who overtook him, he misses his best friend, Iskandir, who turned out to be the Dual God of Tiallat, but he can’t get passed that him, Iskandir was lying to him.
When he reached the place where Arden should be, his search starts. Finally, he finds Arden who was sleeping for over a thousand years, Raif wakes him with an ardent pledge to be a part of his horde.
But Arden is nothing like Raif would expect from a Keeper of the Laws. Arden is naughty and frivolous. He’s a handful. He doesn’t speak the language, but he is a quick study. He learns all the tricks in this world like gambling and cheating, smooth talk and charms.

Raif, against his own will, is falling for Arden. But in order to destroy the Shadow they need to turn back to Alienn and meet the challenge of finding the Shadow.

It’s a wonderful story. It captured me from the start. Raif is the epitome of a champion, honest, true to his world, always ready to help…and a virgin. Arden can’t be more dragon as he is. The fire fuels him, making Raif burn for the dragon. But Arden has a secret, a secret what will bring heartbreak to Raif…

5 honest to God OptimuMM’s.

****The ARC was provided by DSP Publications. My review is an honest opinion of the book****

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Review: “His Brother’s Beta” by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus

TITLE: His Brother’s Beta
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus
SERIES: Pack Rules
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 88 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book / $5.25 -paperback
  

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fter twenty years of being away, Harlow has come back to his birth pack. Now in his early forties, he’s a doctor and ready to retire from human life in order to take his place in the pack. But the pack he left behind isn’t anything like what he comes back to. His older brother is the new alpha, and the pack that was once full of families is now little more than a harem of young wolves following his brother blindly.

The only one not afraid of his brother is his beta, Nathan, who stays to protect the others. Harlow brings with him the much needed hope Nathan has been searching for, but Harlow has to prove himself worthy of the position of alpha before Nathan will follow him.


I liked His Brother’s Beta by Caitlin Ricci and A.J. Marcus. His Brother’s Beta is the first book in the Pack Rules series. I did have mixed feelings about this book. His Brother’s Beta is well written, and I liked the plot but the second half of the book seemed rushed and not as developed as the first half of the book. I would have liked better chemistry between Harlow and Nathan. I liked both Harlow and Nathan as separate characters, but there didn’t seem to be any chemistry between them before they became mates. I would have liked to see more of a build-up of chemistry between them. I also hated Harlow’s brother Silvio and his how he treated his “harem,” but that’s how I was supposed to feel about him so great job there. I think what bothered me the most is how young the men in the “harem” are.

Although it’s stated that they’re at least 19 years old, they seem younger because of how they acted, whether in human form or wolf form. I did like what happened to Silvio and how the pack recovered. I did like Lydia’s character and how she stayed to protect the “harem” as much as she could from Silvio.

Poor Harlow didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he came back to take his place in the Woodlands pack after finishing his schooling and his stint with the Peace Corps. He came back to be the pack’s doctor. He definitely wasn’t expecting to find that everybody he knew, except for his friend Lydia and younger brother Silvio, who is now the pack’s Alpha, to be gone. Now it’s up to Harlow to find out what happened and come up with a plan to fix everything. The brother Harlow knew is no more and has been replaced by a monster that only cares about what he wants and has a taste for young men, his harem.

Nathan is Silvio’s beta. He was changed by Silvio and has been with the pack for five years. He doesn’t enjoy being the pack enforcer to a crazy alpha, but he knows that a pack’s better with an alpha than without one, even if said alpha is volatile. Nathan knows that he doesn’t have what it takes to be the

***The ARC was provided by eXtasy Books. My review is an honest opinion of the book*** 

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Review: “Lost Mate” by Dirk Greyson

TITLE: Lost Mate
AUTHOR: Dirk Greyson
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: L.C. Chase
GENRE: Shapeshifter; Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 96 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
  

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Wolf shifter Falco Gladstone knew Carter McCloud was his mate when they were in seventh grade, but school and the foster care system tore them apart. Years later, Falco is second in command of his Michigan pack, serving under an uncle who cares more about his own power than the welfare of their people. The alpha orders Falco to marry and produce offspring—but Falco’s already found his mate, and mates are forever.

Carter’s lonely life is turned upside down when he detects a familiar scent on the wind. The mates might have found each other, but their happily ever after is far from guaranteed. Falco’s commitment to Carter puts him at odds with his uncle’s plans, and when one of the alpha’s enforcers starts shadowing the couple, something must be done—something that will either cement their relationship or destroy it once and for all.


levilogooptimummThis is a fast sweet read.

The book starts with Falco coming to the aide of Carter, his mate. Falco is just 13 years-old, and his senses are more developed than other wolfs of his age. But there is no time to build a bond because as sudden Carter appeared just as suddenly, he disappeared.

13 or so years later, Falco was hit by the same sweet smell of is mate. Carter, his name is the only thing Falco knows about his mate, seems to be a wolf too. But there are obstacles for them to be together. His alpha who is Falco’s uncle is homophobic, and he just challenged the previous alpha and won, for being gay.
Falco needs to choose between claiming his mate and his pack. The pack needs his help because his uncle seems to care about his power more than the welfare of the pack.
Carter is the owner of a pet shop. He inherited the place from his aunt, and now he is back.

One day, after he finishes his work, he caught a smell like never before. But the guy from whom the smell is coming from looks like his abusive ex. So, when his mate shows up in his store the next day, he hesitates.

Then he sees Falco’s kind side, and his protective instincts. He can’t resist to the power that Falco radiates, and it seems that the more they are together their bond is growing stronger and stronger. They can sense each other feelings now, and when the time for Falco to choose arrives Carter is resigned …

This book is an easy read, with some angst. I would have liked that the story would be a bit longer because it has so much potential.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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Review: “Mace’s Rebel” by Victoria Vallo

TITLE: Mace’s Rebel
AUTHOR: Victoria Vallo
SERIES: Mate Me
PUBLISHER: Twisted E-Publishing
COVER ARTIST: K Designs
GENRE: Sci-Fi; Shapeshifter
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 85 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2017
PRICE: $ 2.99 -e-book
  

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Mace has been given a task, and he’s never been one to leave a job half done.

When Mace’s father announces that it’s time his sons settled down and began having children, Mace immediately begins to weigh his options. His preference for male lovers presents a challenge, but the universe is a big place, filled with many different kinds of beings. Mace takes a chance on his next mission, only half believing he’ll have any luck finding a mate, and unexpectedly discovers the passion he’d never even realized he was missing in his life.


Mace’s Rebel’s the first book in the Mate Me series by Victoria Vallo. The Mate Me series is going to be a three book series.
Each book’s going to be about one of the three brothers (Mace, Alric, and Tore) as they go about fulfilling their dad’s ultimatum in order to inherit their part of his shipping business when he retires. So what’s the ultimatum you ask? They each must produce an heir, and as Mace got clarification, and his dad doesn’t care if the baby is blue or has tentacles so long as the baby is raised with his son’s family. What the dad doesn’t realize is that his sons all prefer men instead of women and so in Mace’s Rebel we get to see how the oldest son, Mace, goes about finding a mate to have a child with.

Mace’s Rebel’s a cute story with a great storyline and well-developed characters. I loved how Mace navigates around his father’s ultimatum and still manages to stay true to his sexuality. I loved how Mace finds the perfect mate in The Rebel, Finn.
I can’t tell you a whole lot about Finn as it would spoil a lot of the book. I can tell you that Finn is everything that Mace has been looking for and Finn is hot and dreamy and stubborn and kind and supportive and did I mention hot and dreamy. I loved this cute story and all of its steamy hot passionate scenes.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, which I hope is going to be about the second oldest son, Alric who is always comparing himself to his seemingly perfect older brother

***The ARC was provided by Twisted E-Publishing. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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