Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find my true mate in my ER. He’s handsome and everything I’ve ever wished for in a mate but will my age be a problem for him? And most importantly, what will the houseful of strays I’ve adopted think of Charlie? ~Dakota
Waking up in the hospital was not on my list of things to do but finding my true mate makes it worth the pain. My father pushed me out of our pack when I wouldn’t conform to his mold of what an alpha should be like but Dakota shows me I’m worthy of his love just the way I am. Not everyone in my instafamily welcomes me with open arms and I can’t help but wonder, ‘Will I ever find acceptance?’ ~Charlie
This 30,000 word novella is filled with adopted family feels, mpreg, and knotty fun and intended for 18 and over readers.
Rating: 5 Cups
Dakota is an older omega who never thought he'd find a mate. Not only that, he'd adopted a bunch of kids into a mismatched family of shifters and one human. He is a strong omega.
Charlie is a lost alpha. He's rejected from his father and pack for not being the alpha his father wanted. No job, no house, no family, no nothing. Until Dakota and his odd family.
This might be the first novella length story I've given five cups. I enjoy novellas but I don't usually love them. However, this story got my attention. The unique family hooked me. I love all the kids, Isiah especially! I can't wait for their book!
This book has a lot of things I love: instalove, mates, shifters, and mpreg. Add in a strong omega and a supportive alpha and how could I resist? I loved that Charlie found home and himself with Dakota and the kids. He was accepted and loved by them in a way he never was by his father. Omega or not, Dakota is basically in charge of the family. I love how pampered he gets by Charlie, he deserves it!
I loved how this novella didn't feel lacking. I didn't feel the need for more. It could be partly because of the series nature and knowing I'll be seeing more of the family in the future books. If you want a quick but great read, pick this one!
During the week Simon Seymore is a good little bookmobile librarian. He lives and breathes his job providing library access to the rural towns south of Grayson City. But every weekend he heads to the bar in search of another alpha to go home with. If he preps himself beforehand, they never have to know his secret: Simon can't slick.
Omegas who can't slick can't have children either, and alphas aren't accepting of that. At twenty seven, Simon's learned that relationships simply aren't worth the risk. It's better to focus on his job, and stop dreaming about the mate he's never going to have.
Art Hitchens buried the love of his life five years ago. At forty five, he has no intention of chasing after omegas ever again. But when a bookmobile librarian shows up in his hometown and gives him a wild proposition, Art feels alive for the first time in years.
Simon may be too young for Art and slow to trust after being rejected so many times, but Art feels a need to take care of Simon that's impossible to ignore.
The Bookmobile Baby is a 48,000-word May/December romance with knotting, MPreg, BDSM, and a nurturing Dom. It's the second book in the Nerds Who Knot series, but it stands alone.
Rating: Five cups
Simon has a heart of gold. He runs his little bum ragged trying to help out the tiny little towns with the bookmobile, off the books, of course. His boss's heart is more concerned with money than the literacy of the poor town.
Art is going through the motions of living but he's not doing much living. He expects to live without love for the rest of his life after his mate died. Simon changes things.
If you don't know, I LOVE age gap. I don't know why, I just do. Doesn't matter who is the alpha and who's the omega either, I've read some lovely young alphas with older omegas. Just. Give. Me. Age. Gap. And. I'm. Happy.
I loved this book so much. Simon and Art are hot as fuck together. FYI, they do it IN THE BOOKMOBILE! Yeah! I love that Simon isn't the perfect omega and Art is 100% okay with that. Art accepts Simon. We should all remember we don't have to be perfect to be loved and accepted, even in books.
What Amy Bellows does best though? Balancing angst. I'm an angst wuss. I don't like being sad. Reading is my escape, my happy place! Amy's books always have the perfect balance of angst. She'll hit you with it, hard. If I didn't cry, I sure felt like it. Yet, she doesn't let it linger too long. I don't have to wallow in the sadness so I get depressed (I've literally been put into a down mood from a book, I had to watch my fave happy movie to get out of the funk). She replaces the sadness with happiness as it should be. I adore this series! Read it if you haven't, you won't be disappointed! I am anxiously awaiting the next book!!
While Mateo quarrels with his inner demons, Lance battles his conscience.
Mateo’s has found his fated mate and to make their family complete, he longs for a baby. Despite the bliss, dark memories have come back to haunt him. These horrific reminders could hamper their attempt at creating a new life.
After taking a needed leave of absence to care of his omega, Father Lance worries that he won’t be able to continue his work at Holy Father and be the alpha Mateo needs.
Will Mateo overcome his nightmares and be able to carry their child? Can Lance find the zeal he once had to continue his life’s work?
Together, they must search for the answers to restore their faith in their commitment and each other.
Renewed Faith is book 10 in the second season of the multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It is the continuation of Mateo and Lance’s book, Breakable Faith.
This story is an omegaverse with the possibility of male pregnancy. Hot sex and romance are included along with sweetness. Might need your rosary and holy water for this one!
Warning: Flashbacks detailing a violent attack and potential rape.
Rating: 4 cups
I confess I am way, WAY late on writing this review. I read this book months ago. However, between life and my health, it didn't get written. The brain fog I'd been having for probably two months finally lifted last week, yay! Time to get some reviews done. Better late than never, right? Onto the review.
As readers, we've always wondered, what happens after the book ends? This book addresses that question of what happens after Breakable Faith. Mateo and Lance got a happy ending but there was enough left unsaid for another story. Renewed Faith is that story. Mateo struggles a lot emotionally, dealing with the aftermath of his attack from the previous book. Lance's struggle is of balance. He lets his alpha instincts take control and they lead him away from his faith and the church.
I enjoyed Renewed Faith. Mateo and Lance are great characters. I love that I got to see the after, the what happens next. Them having a family!! It was what I expected and want in a what happens next kind of book. It was more of an internal struggle for each character to adapt and cope. Their lives and who they are changed. Change isn't easy or painless. Mateo and Lance find that out but in the end, they get through it together.
The two books are perfect to read right after each other and I know I'll be reading them in the future. Imagining what happens next is all well and good but it is nice to read what happens from the author's perspective too.
A Standalone MPreg Romance in the Vale Valley Series
One alpha dragon…
Meets another alpha dragon…
And can’t even see the omega who’s right by his side—the one who’s been loving him for years.
Unless they realize they all three belong together—and always have.
I had found my calling at the Vale Valley Repertory Theater. Not as an actor—my plans aren’t that grand—but as a stagehand.
I’ve worshipped Aidan since I met him. When Tyson joins the cast, it’s all I can do to contain my lust. If only they’d realize I’m here, watching them. Waiting in the wings.
Hooking up with another alpha dragon is playing with fire. As much as I adore Tyson, I’m afraid his passion for me could burn out overnight, leaving me heartbroken and alone.
And if I stick with Tyson, I might never get the chance to pursue the quiet warlock stagehand, an omega I’ve had my eye on for months now.
When I took the role in the February play at the Vale Valley Repertory Theater, I never expected to meet not one, but two of my soulmates there. But what will we do when this play is over and our lives change again?
And what will we do if that pregnancy test Brent just took is positive? If we can figure out how to stay together, will our love take flight?
Waiting in the Wings is book 2 in the second season of the multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It's a shifter MMM Mpreg romance featuring two gorgeous dragon alphas who know how to bring the knotty heat, a warlock omega who needs the magical love his alphas have to give, and a surprise gift that will warm your heart, all set in the mystical, magical, love-filled Vale Valley! Pull up a chair, grab a box of chocolates, and settle in for this sexy and sweet standalone Valentine’s Romance read!
Rating: Four and half cups
I was apprehensive to review this book. Threesome romances in a novellas are iffy for me; often I find they feel incomplete in someway. Either the characters are indistinct or the story doesn't feel complete. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised. Coyote Starr made this threesome romance feel complete.
The story starts out with Tyson and Aidan already together. Brent lusts after the two alphas because they are hot as fuck! DRAGONS!! I love dragons!
When Tyson and Aidan ask Brent on a date, how can Brent refuse. It's all casual and temporary. Tyson and Aidan are only in Vale Valley temporarily and Brent lives there. None of them intend for their relationship to become permanent or for true feelings to develop. But as often happens, intentions mean nothing when the heart gets involved.
Coyote Starr did a great job with how the story was laid out. It gave it a good progression and a feeling a completeness despite the novella length. The pregnancy progressed the story well. It forced them to make a decision: were they casual or was what they had real?
A great novella filled with hot, hot sex with hot dragons and a cute omega. I definitely recommend.
Like your favorite Hallmark movie...only way more gay.
An omega too busy helping others to find his own happily ever after...
Nathan Willis doesn't need an alpha. At least, that's what he keeps telling himself. He's content enough crafting magical clothing for the people of Vale Valley, thank you very much. When a spell backfires, he becomes part of his very own Cinderella story--now if only he could forget the handsome alpha who mistook him for someone else...
A sweet-toothed alpha looking for a place to call home...
A wolf without a pack, Caius Valens longs for someone to treasure and take care of. It's hard to find someone to get close to when they don't know you're a shifter. His travels lead him to Vale Valley and the local Chocolatier's Gala, where he falls into his very own fairy tale. Right down to the mysterious beauty disappearing at the stroke of midnight.
Can they find their way back to one another before the spell breaks? And will both men find themselves along the way?
Welcome back to Vale Valley, where love is always in the air and magic lies around every corner.
That Magical Moment is the first book in the Vale Valley Valentine's series. If you're looking for a sweet and steamy small town open to everyone in need of love and a home, you've come to the right place. This book contains magical clothing, incredible edible sculptures, way more than a dozen roses, and a feel-good happily ever after. Grab a glass of wine, a box of chocolate, and curl up with this heartwarming holiday read.
Rating: Four and half cups
Nathan's an interesting fellow. He seems to believe he doesn't have a chance to find love, thus he doesn't try. Only through the fervent begging of his psychic friend and a backfired spell is Nathan forced into a situation where he can find his alpha.
Caius is a wolf on the run. He's alone and hiding from abusive pack. Caius doesn't expect to find home in Vale Valley or a mate.
Who doesn't love a fairy tale re-imagined? I know I do. I would have liked the mystery of Nathan's identity to remain a mystery a bit longer.
I confess I wanted more of this story. It's novella length and truly, I enjoyed every minute of it, which is why I wanted more. Their romance was so sweet, even without either being dragons (which I sooo love from Connor Crowe), why wouldn't I want more?
I can't seem to rate novellas a five, my personal flaw I suppose. Maybe they just aren't long enough for me to have time to love them? Anywho back to the review!
Sweet romance with lovable characters. I'd definitely read it again. If you haven't read it, get on it!
When this alpha and omega meet, it’s love at frost sight!
Omega Slade Webster has been on the run for years from his abusive ex. He and his young son found a home in Vale Valley and found happiness making sweet, delectable treats for the town. Seriously, you should try them.
But what’s not so sweet, is that Slade is lonely. He’d love to settle with an alpha who would treat him right.
It looks like he’ll have to spend another Christmas alone. That is, until he caters his son’s Nutcracker performance at the Vale Valley Event Center and meets a cop who’s just as interested in him as he is about his donuts.
You know what they say, the way to an alpha’s heart is through his stomach. Especially if that alpha is a cop and you make legendary donuts.
Except that Zach Beau isn’t a cop. He went to the police academy, sure, but after he moved to Vale Valley for his ailing mother, he took a job as a security guard for the event center. It’s not that exciting.
That is, until he tries Slade’s donuts. And he can’t wait to taste more donuts and the omega.
When he stays late to help Slade clean up after the performance, one thing leads to another, and suddenly Slade may be carrying a special gift of his own.
But can their Christmas magic last?
O Little Town of Vale Valley is the tenth book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It’s perfect for readers who love stories with second chances, beautiful dreams between two men, male pregnancy, cute babies, and amazing HEAs. It will leave you singing!
Cups: Four and a half
Slade's a great dad of a precious little boy. Both escaped an abusive alpha and deserve a chance to find someone who will love them the way they deserve. Zach's the dutiful son, who came home to help care for his mother after her stroke. Neither is living the life they imagined but both have hope for the future.
Sparks fly the moment they meet. The donut shop owner and the security guard/mistaken for a cop, could they be more perfect? They are definitely hot together!
I loved the strength Slade showed when the abusive ex showed up. The memories, the fear he felt were pushed aside to protect his son and Zach. And it's nice to see the good guys win. Too much, that's not the case with domestic abuse.
Zach is wonderful, sweet alpha who loves both Slade and his son the way they deserve. I loved the nesting Slade did. I was in the mood for a good nesting! Jess, Zach's boss was damn funny too. I love those blunt characters. Dive into this novella, you won't be putting it down until you're done.
Damn, I really want a donut now. This book needs to come with a donut or two!
When Grayson makes a proposition to Chance for them to become lovers, does he say yes? Or does he walk away from the man that could be his heartbeat?
Following his family’s advice, Grayson goes off to college to expand his horizons beyond his small hometown. Years later, Grayson is ready to head back home after accomplishing his goals, both socially and academically. The holidays are the perfect time to return home with a mission in mind. Grayson is ready to start the next stage of his life, a new business and the man he’s been lusting at from afar for years, the sexy as hell Chance Knight.
Chance is a mechanic who owns Knight’s Auto Repair by day and the drummer for his local band Scott and the Crimson Knights by night. He enjoys his life in Vale Valley, and he has a thriving business and friends, the only thing missing in his life is a lover. With the holidays right around the corner, Chance envies the couples he sees around Vale Valley. It’s been a while since he’s had a warm body to cuddle with on the cold winter nights. A night playing with his band ends with a surprise, a sexy little thing he can't get out of his mind.
The Drummer's Heartbeat is the eleventh book in a shared world series about Vale Valley, a small town that is open to all who are searching for sweet love and their own happy ever after.
Cups: 5 overflowing cups
Utter perfection for me. Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm a Gia superfan. *rolls eyes* But listen, this had that something special. That indescribable element. The balance that's hard to find but so very sweet when you do. Pacing, story, characters, everything came together just right. Read it, I hope you feel that special something I did!
This was my kind of holiday story. Full of kinky, sexy love and great characters. If I could have, I would have read this book straight through. Believe me, I really, really wanted to. It grabbed me from page one and I didn't want to stop reading. Daddy kink, BDSM, shifters, yum! I don't know who was sexier, dominant Chance or submissive Grayson? Gia wrote this for me, she won't admit it but come on, hits so many of my buttons! Plus, sex in a lake? Hot!
Chance and Grayson were meant for each other and deep down, they knew it. God, they are so sexy together. This is the first merman story (although he's only part merman) that I've finished and I definitely need more merman stories now (feel free Gia!). Grayson sounds like a gorgeous merman, irresistible.
As always, I loved the side characters. Gia knows how to create characters, both major and minor that are unique and easy to fall in love with. She made me want to live in Vale Valley. There is a surprise at the end that was unexpected but important for the HEA.
I've read all of Gia's books and this is one of her best. I'd give it a million stars if I could. I loved it and can't wait to read it again and again.
Their love can save him from a cold life...
An Omega on the Run
All his life, bobcat-shifter omega Noah Kimbrough knew his role: be bred to the domineering alpha who controlled the New York pack. But when the time came to fulfill that obligation, Noah couldn’t stand the thought of a life without love. So he fled.
Now he’s on the run, and the entire New York pack is tracking him, all the way into Pennsylvania. Noah knows they’ll catch him—and when they do, his punishment will be severe. But then he stumbles into a small town, and wonder of wonders, his old pack passes it by.
Two Alphas in need of a Third
Alphas Kord Harmon and Elijah Baker love their life together—but they both agree that it could be even better with a third, and with the chance to build a family. So when Noah tumbles into their lives, they jump at the chance to help him escape his old pack. With them, Noah finally has a chance to come in from the cold of his unhappy life and to enjoy the warmth of real love.
But Noah’s life until now has been traumatic, and Kord and Elijah aren’t at all sure they have what it takes to help him overcome his past. Together, they’ll all have to learn if the love of two good alphas—and the magic of one small town—can heal Noah’s wounds…and if they’ll ever be able to build the family they all long for.
Omega, It’s Cold Outside is part of a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It's a shifter MMM Mpreg romance featuring two gorgeous alphas who know how to bring the knotty heat, an omega who needs the love his alphas have to give, and a surprise gift that will warm your heart, all set in the mystical, magical, love-filled Vale Valley!
Bobcat shifters! Yay! I love me some cat shifters! Just picturing those big ole paws when Noah was running through the snow got me excited. (I know, I'm weird. Sue me.)
Noah gets out of a bad situation and manages--through magic--to end up in Vale Valley. Noah is tough. He knows if he gets caught, he will suffer horribly but he's not willing to simply give up without a fight. Noah wants love.
Kord and Elijah are an established alpha/alpha couple. While they love each other more than anything, both want children. Elijah, the softer and more emotional alpha, seems more open to a third in their relationship, Kord, the more dominant and possessive alpha, is less open.
What I liked best about this novella was the three were hot together. Even that first kiss was steamy. Yum! I would have liked to get to know Kord, Elijah, and Noah more but sometimes, we just want to read a sexy novella about two sweet alphas and a brave omega.
When a lonely omega witch casts a holiday spell to fetch the alpha of his dreams, can love heal two damaged hearts?
A lonely omega witch casts a forbidden spell.
After his adoptive grandmother dies, initiate witch, Mark has only a dead end job and no romantic prospects. Worse, despite being raised by the coven leader, Mark can’t even manifest a familiar, the minimum requirement to become a full witch. Mark recognizes he’s a magical dunce, but if he could find love, maybe saying goodbye to his dreams of being a real witch won’t be so bad. So he takes a desperate step, casts a forbidden love spell, and everything falls apart.
A jaded paranormal investigator has one chance to save his career.
Jaded alpha and paranormal investigator J.C. Hart doesn’t believe in magic or crystals or anything but himself. He’s on a mission to debunk the supernatural, but with his ratings falling, he has to produce a blockbuster holiday special that shows his softer side. Will a trip to the magical town of Vale Valley, and a handsome omega witch, restore J.C.’s faith in the fantastic ...and love, before the town’s source of magic is destroyed?
Find out in A Holiday Magical Mixup, Book 7 in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. This book contains witchcraft, sleight of hand, pseudoscience, humor, mpreg, holiday feels, a hint of danger and most of all a very happy ending. Pull up a chair, grab your hot cocoa, and settle in for holiday romance.
If you're looking for a holiday read that keeps you turning pages, makes you laugh out loud, and leaves you with a grin at the end, grab A Holiday Magic Mixup today!
This book is different from all the others I've read in the Vale Valley collection. The others are heavily romance focused, which is to be expected. This one was driven by the action/adventure/mystery of what is going on in Vale Valley.
J.C. Hart is a typical cynic. (Hate to say, I'm a cynic too. Is that why I like paranormal books so much?) He doesn't believe in anything paranormal and wants to expose everyone for the frauds they are so no one is taken advantage of.
Mark is a witch who can't seem to do any magic right. Lonely and feeling like a failure, Mark is feeling down when Hart comes to town.
The cynic and the witch, opposites attract, no? Mark gets to be J.C.'s cohost for the show in Vale Valley. Mark stresses about succeeding at magic, not revealing magic to L.C. and his cameras, and his attraction to L.C. He knows something is not right but he's not sure what is going on. L.C. is fighting to keep his job, getting something at Vale Valley is his last chance to save his show and his job.
Vale Valley is in trouble for this one. The spell protecting the town is weakening. Something weird is going but what is the cause? The different story style was refreshing. I was captivated and needed to finish the book fast to find out what happened. The more mystery driven style hooked me.
Of course, this is supposed to be a romance too. The romance of the book isn't apparent at first. Yet, I can see how vital it was to the story. They don't get to have the traditional going on dates, building a relationship sort of romance. It's more of a soul bond they have to recognize. I won't spoil anything but their bond is the key to everything. Without it, Vale Valley would be lost.
P.S. Writing this review made me realize exactly how much I enjoyed the book. Bumped up the rating from 4.5 to 5. I kinda want to read it again now, lol.
One night equals a test of faith for Father Lance…
Trouble always finds Mateo and he’s succumbed to it several times with or without help. However, after running with the wrong kinds of people, he’s decided to turn a new leaf. His attention to detail lands him a job as a tattoo artist, making people’s dreams come true through body art. With this steady gig and his grandmother’s support, Mateo is convinced he can live mostly anxiety free.
Father Lance has always suppressed his needs to care for others. The older alpha is Vale’s most handsome and available bachelor, but Lance has no interest in hooking up. Instead, he puts all his energies into his church. Although loneliness is a constant partner, Lance refuses to let it stand in the way of his goal.
One wintery night, Lance spots a man in need of assistance and immediately calls for help. Despite Lance’s instincts crying out to the victim, he ignores those desires.
As he's being rushed to the emergency room, Mateo feels his destined mate near. Once he recovers, he’s determined to find his forever partner to build the relationship that will stabilize the young omega’s life.
Warning: On page violence and a near death experience. This story is set in an omegaverse with the possibility of male pregnancy.
Breakable Faith is the eighth book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. This story features a tattooed omega that has the hots for the priest. Naughtiness and general unholy thoughts are the running theme in this book. Be prepared to clutch your rosary and have a fan nearby.
Cups: 5 cups
Ready for something deliciously sinful, I know I was. Gia teased with the hint of sinful sex in the church and the dirty, dirty perv I am, I had to buy the book. I did not regret it.
Matteo and Lance are the epitome of opposites attracting. Matteo is the young, wild omega, sexually confident and experienced. He doesn't have to go looking for trouble, it always finds him. The last person I'd imagine him being mated to is a priest, so surprise! Poor Lance, where to start. Repressed doesn't cover it. Dude hasn't been kissed yet! He let a previous, sort of boyfriend(?)/crush shutdown his sexuality altogether. Lance is a virgin in all aspects. Socially isolated and inexperienced. He needs more than a hug, he needs to start living.
It's fascinating how two so vastly different people can help balance each other out. Lance is pushed out of his comfort zone of social isolation and Matteo's wildness is tempered a bit by Lance's steady moral compass. They have their share of bumps. Matteo isn't as respectful to Lance's boundaries as he promises and Lance has to follow his morals despite what everyone else tells him. But with the struggle and the angst comes growth. Lance is given the opportunity to think about more than the church, to think about himself and about Matteo. To live and love. He is allowed to live. As different as they are, Matteo and Lance are perfect for each other. I loved every minute of reading them fall in love. And they were definitely deliciously sinful together!! In my imagination, they have many, many beautiful babies in the future. Mischievous, adorable babies.
My second favorite Valley Vale story so far, I'm reading them out of order. I'm glad I decided to buy, definitely worth it. I'll be back for many re-reads. Funny and sweet, sexy and emotional, I loved this book.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.