Posts Tagged With: alpha

Book Review: Hell’s Kitchen by Aiden Bates

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Hell’s Kitchen
Author: Aiden Bates
Series: City Wolves #1
Heroes: Danny & Mike
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 67 pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 21, 2016
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Danny escaped his pack, and the traditional life of an omega, ten years ago. He loves his life in New York and wouldn’t trade it for the world. When the past comes walking into his favorite bar, in the form of the alpha his father ordered him to mate ten years ago, can Danny keep pushing his biology aside and keep his independence? Or will he submit to his desire for Mike?

*Disclaimer*: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content with an intense sex scene, male breeding and knotting and dominant alpha with his delicate rare omega. This should not be viewed for anyone under the age of 18.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: To Touch You by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: To Touch You
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #4
Heroes: Salvatore Rossi/Yoram Smith
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: “His name is Salvatore Rossi. He’s a vampire. And he’s my true mate.”

By not relying on anyone except himself, Salvatore Rossi escaped a dead-end existence and reached the height of corporate success. But just when he has everything he always wanted, fate throws Salvatore a challenge he can’t solve alone and a young wolf shifter comes to his rescue.

Since childhood, Yoram Smith’s family was certain he would grow to become Alpha and save their beloved pack from its slow demise. When the time comes for a new leader, Yoram is forced to juggle his duty to care for a splintering pack with his duty to care for an absent mate, and his own strength suffers.

Being turned into a vampire didn’t alter Salvatore’s life philosophy: if you don’t rely on anyone, nobody can let you down. But when the boy who saved his life becomes a man who needs his help, the icy vampire must find his humanity.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Pride Before the Fall by Devon Rhodes

Reviewed by Morgan 

31734029Title: Pride Before the Fall
Author: Devon Rhodes
Series Sequel to Pride and Joey
Heroes: Brady/Mason
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 99 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: September 20, 2016 (Pride Publishing)
October 18, 2016 (Amazon)
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble 
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When Brady was given a free pass to sow his wild oats, as long as he’s back with the pride before fall, he never dreamed he’d meet his mate…or that his mate would be a man.

As the pride’s alpha heir, Brady knows the weight of responsibility. He’s expected to settle down, find a mate and have an heir of his own. But first he’s given the opportunity to travel and visit other prides, an unspoken opportunity to get his attraction to men out of his system before he comes home and does his duty.

Mason has his hands full fostering Jonah, an abandoned teen soon to have his first shift. He doesn’t have time to babysit a visiting alpha heir, but duty calls. As the second son of the alpha, he knows his place and when he’s given a task, he does it.

Brady and Mason realize almost instantly that they are mates…and both also know that it can never come to pass. With the expectations they need to fulfill, this short time together will be the only chance they have to taste what could be. But they are tied together by more than just instinct—old crimes and hidden connections come to light and they are forced to make hard choices between duty and love.
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Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Halloween Mix Up by Jackie Nacht

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

27427214Title: Halloween Mix Up
Author: Jackie Nacht
Heroes: Marshal/Brandon
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 34 Pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: November 1, 2015
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  One guy with a bad nose and the other unable to taste blood, this werewolf and vampire have one awkward mix up.

Marshal is just having a good time at an abandoned house near his pack territory. When he’s shoved in the darkened den for a childish game, seven minutes in heaven, he decides what the hell and has some fun with the guy accompanying him in the darkness.

Brandon wasn’t sure what happened. One minute, he’s getting a moment alone, the next, he’s getting real close to a guy that stumbled into his solitude. Not all is as it seems, and when the lights come on, all hell breaks loose.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C.

Reviewed by Susan65

15760973Title: Wake Me Up Inside
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #1
Heroes: Zev Hassick/Jonah Marvel
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 250 Pages
Publisher: The Romance Authors
Release Date: July 31, 2015 (2nd Ed.)
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can’t be gay, right?

Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn’t easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor. And then things grow more difficult when Jonah becomes his own patient. Before he can make a life with Zev, he has to understand his past and cure the unexplained ailments that plague him.

Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they’re facing traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets that may threaten any future together.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
Heroes: Wyatt/Cole
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.

Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.

As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Blue Mountain by Cardeno C.

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Blue Mountain
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Series: Pack #1
Heroes: Simon Moorehead and Mitch Grant
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: Book – 148 Pages / Audio – 3 Hours, 38 Minutes
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
Release Date: Book – November 21, 2014 / Audio – December 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.

A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Wake Me Up Inside by Cardeno C.

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Wake Me Up Inside
Author: Cardeno C.
Narrator: Charlie David
Series: Mates #1
Heroes: Zev Hassick/Jonah Marvel
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: Book – 250 Pages / Audio – 7 hours, 20 minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Book – August 15, 2012 / Audio – August 19, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Zev Hassick is surprised and confused when he finds himself attracted to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. Zev is the son of the pack Alpha, regarded as the strongest wolf in generations, born to lead. And everyone knows a male shifter has to mate with a female of his own kind to keep his humanity. So shifters can’t be gay, right?

Jonah Marvel wants a relationship with Zev, his best friend, the man he has loved since childhood. It wasn’t easy to maintain that relationship over years spent living apart while Jonah studied to become a doctor. And then things grow more difficult when Jonah becomes his own patient. Before he can make a life with Zev, he has to understand his past and cure the unexplained ailments that plague him.

Zev and Jonah know they’re destined for each other, but they’re facing traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets that may threaten any future together.

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Calmes Week Review: Change of Heart

Guest Review by Gyn

Title: Change of Heart
Author: Mary Calmes
Series: Change of Heart #1
Heroes: Jin Rayne & Logan Church
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 8, 2009
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: As a young gay man—and a werepanther—all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jin’s old life doesn’t want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn’t want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them.

But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won’t give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint. Continue reading

Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published Before 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments