Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Mate of the Tsatrya
Author: Ann T. Ryan
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 144 Pages
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Release Date: November 12, 2011
Available at: Ann T. Ryan
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Blurb: Joseph Archer never thought much of the Tsatrya race, only acknowledging they were superior to mankind in strength, speed and that they were blessed with extreme good looks. This all changed when he met Mykael of Lithonur. Not only was Mykael challenging what Joseph used to believe about his sexuality, he was also desiring a Tsatrya who ruled one of the continents of the New World. Before Joseph could stop himself, he had fallen deep for Mykael who was now trying to convince Joseph to become his true mate.
Review: I was going through a reading slump and absolutely nothing was grabbing my attention. Then I saw a request for an mpreg that was coming out next month and decided that maybe I should look through my mile long “to-read” list and see if I had an mpreg waiting on me. Well, lo and behold, I found this, Mate of the Tsatrya, and it was exactly what I needed to cleanse my palette and get my reading back on track.
Mykael and Joseph are of different species, but instantly attracted to the other. Turns out that our human, Joseph, has a little something special in his blood because Mykael isn’t the only one feeling the true mates attraction. These two meet and have sex almost instantly, but it worked for me. Not sure how, since I really struggle with insta-love, but I think it may have been the biology and the mixed species thing that helped pull it off.
This is a novella so things happen quickly, and the time frame jumps from weeks, to months, to a year later, from chapter to chapter, but that was kind of necessary to move the story along. I don’t feel as if I missed anything but filler so no big loss. The thing about short stories is that you just get the meat and potatoes of the story, and you normally only lose the long drawn out miscommunication, blah, blah, blah, that I love in novels. Most of the time, I want the full characterization and history and whatever else is needed for a full length story, and sometimes, like now, I just want to sit back and read for the heck of it. I got that with this story, I loved it and it was just what the literary doctor ordered.
This was written in 2011, and I am sad I left it sitting on my shelf for four years, but I got to it at the right time for me, and I recommend this book for those who want to read a quickie with mpreg and very likable characters. I just wish it had a sequel.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*