How far is Cody willing to go to keep his dragon?
Kirit is lonely and he’s sick of coming home from the king’s assignments to a cold, empty cave. After searching for years for a mate, Kirit decides it’s time to try a new approach. Against the advice of all his friends, he heads for the human side of the world. There he finds Cody, and the man is everything he could ever want. It takes a little bit of persuasion, but he manages to talk Cody into coming back with him to Faerie.
Within a week of arriving, Cody is beginning to rethink his impulsive decision. He’s trekked across more terrain than he would care to remember, been summoned to meet a king, and flown on a dragon—not an experience he’s willing to repeat anytime soon. Kirit’s growly possessiveness is starting to wear on his nerves, and the unexpected hostility he encounters at the palace is almost enough to make him give up.
But Cody is stubborn. He may not be willing to admit it out loud, but Kirit has got under his skin. He may even, shockingly enough, love the big guy.
Now Cody has to decide what he’s willing to do to keep the man of his dreams.
I enjoyed this book. Kirit is lonely and is convinced that he may have luck finding a mate in the human world since he has been unable to in Faerie. Cody is a rent boy and his starting to become discontent with his life. When these two meet up there is a world of miscommunication and Kirit keeps his life secret from Cody. Cody has his life turned upside down when he is told that Kirit has claimed him as his mate.
This is a nice read. The writing is good. I love the descriptions used by the writer. The characters are intriguing and vivid. I love the grumpiness and general standoff behavior of the dragons. The plot line gives us just enough to stay interested in the characters and their situations.
The bad of the read was the plot. Though it does give you that interest that is about it. The plot was shallow and just too mysterious. I know this is the first in a series but I couldn’t understand Seamus or the court. Even the background for the dragons wasn’t very well done. We are given bits and pieces that make no sense. The one big bad guy is WAY too easily taken care of. I think it could have been a better read if there was some sense of where the mystery plot was going and if the world was built a little more.
Still I did have fun reading this one. It is a definite feel good book and makes me smile to think of Cody and his dragon. I will read the next to see where this one will go.
Call of the Wild…
Kevin Sullivan has never minded being a werewolf. He has a great job, a little sister who adores him, and plenty of good friends. But an erotic encounter with Roman Le Feuvre, the sexy, mysterious Alpha of the Bloodmoon Pack, leaves Kevin feeling lost, lonely and desperate for companionship for the first time in his life. Roman is shrewd as both master of Wall Street and king of the New York werewolves, but he harbors a dark secret that’s about to turn Kevin’s world upside down. Kevin wants nothing more than to find his place in Roman’s pack–and in his heart!–but dark forces may leave him crying wolf.
I bought this book on a whim. I loved the different view of werewolves. Unfortunately this book gives very little plot to go with it. The story contains LOTS of sex. This isn’t always a bad thing but in this case there was no connection to be felt between partners. Yes, there is a “love” angle to the story but I really didn’t understand why they were in love. They didn’t talk much or hang out very long. It seemed like since they were both Pedigrees that they would get together with an open relationship.
I want to say that the writer really did make the characters interesting. I believe if there had been more development to the story and a little less of the sex that the book would have been better. I had no issues with the open nature of relationships portrayed by the author. The issue is connection. I felt nothing for the characters. I actually felt more for Hannah, who is a side character. I really felt that the author was more about the sex than the story line so it suffered.
So, I didn’t care for this book. I may keep an eye out for the author since he seems to have some wicked story ideas and hope that his writing improves.
Sebastian knows criminals. He was raised in a family of thieves. But nothing could prepare him for the charming and dangerous gang leader and alpha wolf, Ian Black.
Since Seb isn’t strong enough to protect himself, he seeks aid from the Black Wolves – the most infamous shifter gang in the city. While the alpha promises to protect Seb, Ian wants something in return. Seb has to pretend to be Ian’s sex slave in public.
Only problem is Seb’s straight – or he thought he was. Ian’s insistence tests his resolve at every turn.
As violence explodes throughout the city, desire sizzles between the cat and wolf. But giving into passion is difficult for Seb who spent his entire life pushing other people away.
Can these two broken men find love in the midst of chaos?
Warning: Contains graphic gay sex scenes.
This is the fourth in the Haven series and second in the Black Wolves series. Seb is Fisk’s twin. He is the sick one who was relegated to information gathering for the thieving brothers. Seb is very smart and has a cunning intelligence. He is the perfect fit for Ian, alpha of the Black Wolves if only he weren’t straight. Ian is the fierce leader of the Black Wolves. He works hard to get his gang to appear a tough and vicious gang in order to rid the Flats of the criminal element that killed his parents. Now with Seb in the picture he wonders if that is as important to him as it once was.
I think the author is a wonderful writer. The descriptions were well done and the “world” she has created gets a little more filled in all the time. I do think that at times her descriptions are a little much but she does a good job of giving the mood and ambiance to the scene being played out.
The characters are better detailed I feel in this one than the previous book. Ian is more understandable in some of his actions at least now. I feel we did get to know these two a little more and understand a little of why they act as they do.
The plot was a bit predictable. It was still entertaining. I wouldn’t necessarily say it was exciting though. It seemed more drawn out than the last book. The strange thing is the ending almost felt…cut short. We really didn’t see much after the two men really declared themselves and committed to one another. The end just felt a little wanting for more details.
This was a nice read. It wasn’t anything wonderful but it was solid and entertaining. I enjoyed it but was hoping for a little something more.
The universe is a bitch.
When Fisk, a cat shifter and thief, is sold into sex slavery, the most dangerous shifter gang in Haven City buys him: the Black Wolves. Problem is, Fisk stole from them three years before, and it cost the wolf gang precious territory. When they find out, they force Fisk to work off his debt. A debt to the tune of half a million dollars.
The universe has a plan.
Ian Black, the gang’s leader and alpha wolf, has plans for Fisk. It’s up to Breaker, the beta, to follow the boss’s orders. Breaker doesn’t expect to fall for the alluring feline with the bad attitude. He’s been nothing but loyal to his alpha and their pack his entire life. But Fisk wakes a desire Breaker’s never known. Only Fisk strikes Ian’s fancy too, and a beta can’t cross an alpha.
The universe has a sick sense of humor.
Fisk finds himself torn between two very different men – Ian, the sexy alpha and Breaker, the stoic enforcer. One of the wolves is his mate, but Fisk isn’t sure how to handle it. Sex is one thing – love is something else.
As passion sizzles between the three men, Breaker feels the truth – Fisk is his mate. How can he choose between loyalty to his alpha and loyalty to his heart?
Contains graphic m/m love scenes.
This wasn’t a book that I expected. The blurb is quite clear but I really thought it wouldn’t get to the point the story did. This lost me for romance. I really didn’t enjoy the whole sex three way thing. It wasn’t sexy or romantic or the like. It felt like a betrayal by Fisk and neither man later made any sort of deal out of it. I just can’t buy that there wouldn’t have been some fall out. I am trying to put it in “human” perspective but it still isn’t working for me.
The writing was good. The author made it dramatic and interesting. True I didn’t like the love triangle thing but the writing was well done. The characters draw you in and hold you. The thing with the writing was actually the relationships. Other than that the plot works. The descriptions are detailed and color the world well. I enjoyed that part of the book. The author does a good job with this world that was created.
As I have said relationships in the story weren’t done very well. I just didn’t feel that connection with the characters. The two that end up together, there just wasn’t that connection to fall in love. If I believe the mate thing is fate and they are supposed to know their mate then why did Fisk sleep with both men? If I believe that they don’t right away know their mate then how do they figure it out? Like humans do? Then I don’t see that they were together enough for love to develop.
Overall, I loved the regular plot of the book but the relationship aspect failed for me. So I will give it a medium rating. (Please keep in mind even if this is stated as the first in the Black Wolves series it is also third in the Haven City series. It helps with the world building to read the first two in the Haven City series.)
Contains the first two books in the Haven City Series:
Shadow Scars (Rogue Wolf Book One)
Conner, a rogue wolf and murder detective, isn’t looking for a lover when he moves to Haven City. He wants to solve crimes and keep to himself – unable to trust anyone since his pack betrayed him six years before.
But Seth Alwen, his new partner, is different. He excites the wolf’s animal instincts – waking up the passion Conner buried long ago. Seth’s not only beautiful and alluring; he’s also haunted by the death of his former partner. And despite his better judgment, Conner aches to relieve the man of his guilt.
Seth’s a seer, but ever since his old partner died his powers have been on the fritz.
Enter Conner Sharp, Seth’s sexy and mysterious new partner. While the dark-haired stranger ignites Seth’s desire, he also awakens the seer’s power with every touch. Seth sees their future together – a future rich with lust and danger – but is it a future the enigmatic Conner wants?
As the two men solve a series of murders, their sizzling attraction overflows into the bedroom. Is the overwhelming passion just a fling or is it forever?
Contains graphic m/m sex scenes.
Alpha’s Shadow (Rogue Wolf Book Two)
Conner Sharp, a rogue wolf and murder detective, was supposed to be an alpha – until his pack betrayed him and left him for dead. Then he met Seth Alwen, his new partner, and things started looking up. The beautiful seer lusts after him – even if he keeps an infuriating number of secrets.
But something dangerous is stirring inside Conner. The urges of an alpha wolf he buried years ago are rising to the surface. Whenever Seth is near, the beast threatens to unleash itself on the man Conner cares for the most – the man who might be his long lost mate.
Seth never thought he’d shack up with a shifter, but Conner’s allure is impossible to deny. How will his boyfriend feel about Seth’s carefully guarded past, and the secrets that could rip their relationship apart?
Can Seth deal with the new alpha side of his lover while confiding in Conner what their future holds?
While the two men grapple with desire and trust in their relationship, a new murder threatens Haven City and all her shadow folk. A murder that brings Seth and Conner front and center to a dangerous necromancer and the one group of people the seer wants to avoid more than anything: his own family.
Contains graphic m/m sex scenes
NOTE: This is a previously published work. The title, author, and/or publisher may have changed.
I am use to using other reviews to bounce around ideas with but this one just doesn’t have many out there. In the story we have two injured souls, I really feel they were both betrayed by family. I could see how they could connect with this between them.
Seth is recovering from losing his best friend and partner to a on the job shooting that he had forseen and didn’t tell her about. He is plagued by guilt that is added by his family that he didn’t save her. Connor is Seth’s new partner. Connor is a rogue wolf, made that way by his own family that ambushed him and left him for dead. He feels something for Seth right away but it isn’t what a mate is suppose to feel like and Connor is rogue so believes he CAN’T have a mate. Connor also hates lies…he knows his partner is lying to him so how can he be falling for the man.
I liked the plot line. It was paced well with an interesting premise to it. The crime and the mystery around it are interesting. I admire the author’s ability to weave together several storylines and connect them throughout the book. The trouble I had was the wording. I think it was a little over the top, especially during sex scenes. Sometimes a little is better than a lot. There also was one word that kept bugging me…”buckle”. I always have seen this as “My hips buck into my palm” not “My hips buckle into my palm”. I know this is small but it REALLY bothered me.
The characters were very well drawn. I felt like they could be real. They fell into their character lines and grew appropriately within them. The author really does have flair for creating characters.
I enjoyed this story overall. I did wish the descriptive verse used by the author was toned down just a bit, other than that it was a captivating story with amazingly realistic characters. I will be looking to read more in this world.
When jackal shifter Quade Danas was banished from his pack for being gay, he spent years in the military escaping his father’s prejudice before returning to civilian life as a bodyguard for Roman Howell, the teenage son of a very rich man. After Roman is in an accident that leaves him physically scarred and emotionally distant, Quade is the only one who can get through to him. As Roman becomes a man, he realizes what he wants—his bodyguard by his side and in his bed. Unfortunately, Quade can’t seem to see past the kid Roman once was to the man he has become, certain Roman’s feelings are merely misplaced gratitude. But Roman knows a lot more than Quade realizes, and he’s used to persevering, no matter how many impediments life throws his way. He wants the chance to prove to Quade that he’s strong enough for a jackal alpha to call mate.
Despite the decades Quade has been away, and the heartache of his father’s rejection, his inborn loyalty to the pack remains, and his abrupt departure left the jackal shifters without an alpha heir. As a psychopath shifter staking claim as alpha draws Quade back home, and Quade feels compelled to heed the call, he may be forced to make a choice he never anticipated. But doing so means he must leave Roman behind… unless somehow they find a way to make loyalty and love work together.
This was a nice shifter story. The story starts out with feeling like you get dropped into the story part way through. There was a lot of filling in of back story to do and it broke the rhythm of the book. It was interesting to watch Quade struggle with his feelings for Roman.
I will admit right off that I didn’t care as much for this book. I love the story line and side characters but the book went so fast. With the feeling of being dropped in part way through and the speed of it I just couldn’t connect with the characters. I didn’t get why these two had such strong feelings for each other. I get there is a lot of past and the whole you see me for me but it just didn’t ring right with me.
Unlike others I wasn’t disturbed by the age difference. It really didn’t bother me. I had no issues with either of the characters. I have always enjoyed the author’s characters and the snark and humor in her stories. The writing with regards to that was a good as always. I just didn’t get the depth to the story and characters as I usually do.
The writing was well done. The author is always very descriptive. The scenes come alive and are very vivid. The plot makes sense and leads in a logical progression through the story. As I said though there is something missing to this story that I usually get in her other books. I just couldn’t grasp the emotion to connect to the characters.
I did enjoy the story. I hope there is a follow up to the book with the descriptions of the other male characters and the way they are acting. It would be interesting to hear what they do:)
Sequel to Body Magic
Triad: Book Three
Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a bloodlust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.
Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.
This is the third book of the Triad series. After reading the last two books I was anticipating this book and the conclusion to the story arc for Gray and Simon. I thought that we would get more of the relationship of Cormac and Liam but this was sadly lacking. The story was geared more towards ending the story arc.
The writing was well done. I was left wondering through most of the story what would happen next. I love the characters as well. They are so vivid and interesting. I will admit I still didn’t see Liam very clearly. He was a fairly shallow character. I would have loved more development of the story between Liam and Cormac. Still the part of the story that involved concluding the story arc was fascinating to me.
I enjoyed the story even though it wasn’t what I was expecting from it. I look forward to the next book in the series and where the author will take it next since this story arc is complete.
Danny loves Alaska, but it doesn’t seem to love him back. The full Wolf Moon sparkles over Fairbanks, but he’s alone for those long nights. He wants to come out of the closet and date, but his frail family might implode. All he wants is the right man in his bed.
Brandon and Justin are lovers and wolf shifters native to Alaska. They’re out to protect their way of life, and sometimes that means extreme measures. When Danny’s brother proposes aerial wolf hunting, Danny enters their sights. Danny was the closet case in high school, and now, he’ll be their sex toy. The shifter pair is ready to do whatever it takes to stop the hunting and maybe add a sexy human man to their pack.
I’m going to start by saying this book did not work for me. It is fairly rare I read a book and do not really like it. I will say it isn’t horrible, but just had a very flimsy plot line that didn’t work for me at all. The story ends up being more about the sex than the story itself and the sex isn’t very well written either.
Danny has been forced to return to his home in Alaska after his father becomes ill. Because of the attitude in Alaska and his family Danny believes it best to stay in the closet. Unfortunately for Danny because of the small town atmosphere he can’t get laid either. Justin and Brandon are well known to Danny. Unknown to Danny is the fact that they are wolf shifters. The two overhear Danny and his brother talking about hunting wolves from a helicopter and decide to take drastic action.
I didn’t buy that these two men would even hatch up this plot to kidnap, have sex with and blackmail Danny. Hello, talking sooooo much easier! I get that Justin has wanted Danny for a long time but still it really doesn’t sound like the most well thought out plan. The rest of the story progresses from there. We only get the bare outlines of these men’s past and how they even related to each other. The story is short and not well thought out. Just way to simple and easy at the end.
Book three in the Supernatural Mates Series
Sometimes people aren’t quite what they seem.
James Everett moved to a shifter town to escape his shifter-hating father. Little did he expect to catch the eye of the town’s sheriff. Louis Arktos can’t resist the new human.
Something about the other man calls to his bear shifter nature and makes him want to protect the human from all the dangers in the world. When James’ life is turned inside out, Lou rushes to save him from unexpected dangers and most of all from himself.
If you have read any of Amber Kell’s books, especially the others in the series, then you know what to expect of her writing style. If you don’t like that kind of writing don’t read it.
This isn’t the best written, plotted, and detailed, with great characters books out there. Amber Kell’s books are more about enjoyment. This is light read with fun characters and a guaranteed HEA.
Lou is the Sherriff and he has been interested in James for a while now. James believes his life is too much for anyone else to handle. He is in constant pain that is BARELY control by his medication. Lou won’t take no for an answer where his mate is concerned.
I enjoyed the characters and the read. This is not a deep read nor is it the best writing. The plot line is simple and easy to follow, predictable. The characters are a bit shallow. The overall read is a simple and fun read. This is a read to have when the day has been hard and you need a pick me up that is easy.
A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood series.
By the time the alpha of the Morvan werewolf pack approaches l’Institut Marcel Chavinier for help solving his people’s fertility problems, pack numbers have dwindled and the remaining members are desperate. Though the wizards at l’Institut have no experience with werewolves, their lore, or their brand of magic, Raymond agrees to help.
At l’ANS headquarters, Raymond finds Marc Gourlin, a young wizard fascinated with werewolves. Marc agrees to visit the werewolves’ home to study their rituals for the source of the problem. But when he arrives, he finds himself distracted by Adenet Silaire, the pack shaman. The attraction between them is powerful, but though Marc suspects he might be Adenet’s mate, Adenet rebuffs him. Marc is a man, and Adenet’s sense of responsibility will not let him take a male mate when the pack so desperately needs children.
Meanwhile, Jean and Raymond discover the Aveu de Sang allows a vampire’s Avoué to calm his inner beast. For Jean and Orlando, this is wonderful news—but it only convinces Thierry how much Sebastian is missing out on because they cannot form an Aveu de Sang. Determined to give his partner everything he can, Thierry sets out to recreate the bond denied them by Sebastien’s past.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I actually recognized Tristian when he came into the book; I read his story looooong ago. The writing was well done. I think this author really does do a good job with her writing. The world is complex yet simple to understand and the descriptions are vivid enough to bring you into the story. The characters are real enough that they are enjoyable. They aren’t perfect but they are realistic.
The storyline is fairly simple and really the only thing that I can gripe much about is how the story is split up with all the different couples and not concentrated on the main story line. Still if you have enjoyed the original series that this is “spun” off of then this is a good update on what is happening with them and how they are doing in their lives.
The story is fairly simple for the main thread. Adenet is the shaman of the wolf pack that comes to Raymond for help. Raymond sends Marc to help with the pack’s fertility problem since Marc knows the most about werewolf lore that Raymond can find quickly. Adenet thinks he must participate in the ritual and help the pack by providing pups. It is obvious to the reader what the problem is but that does little to detract from the story other than a mild frustration. I must admit to not really liking Adenet. Even at the end I find myself still upset with the guy. He is just so dumb about the whole thing. I don’t understand why he is like that when even his own Alpha is pushing him towards Marc. Marc I felt was a little too “easy”. I thought he would have fought more when Adenet was such an idiot. I think that detracted a little for me. Most people would have been more upset than Marc and not apologized for running away. *sigh* I just want those in the story happy at the end but they have to REALLY realize what they have and pay for mistakes so they get how precious it is.
Overall I must say this is a very good book and well worth a readers time, even if, like me, you haven’t finished the original series that this came from.