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.
A Swan for Christmas is Book Four in the Vale Valley shared world series filled with lots of mpreg and sweet forever-afters!
An Alpha wolf and an omega swan can’t be fated mates… Right?
Abandoned by his swan herd and lost in a snowstorm, Kellan has nowhere to go. When he’s near death, he’s discovered by a wolf shifter in the woods surrounding a mysterious town filled with magic and hope. Could there also be love?
Vic, the owner of Vale Valley Inn and Restaurant, has been alone since a virus claimed the lives of most of his pack. He’s found acceptance and built a good life for himself in the beautiful town that has become his home. Still, facing another Christmas without a mate is heartbreaking, even if he’s accepted that he’ll never find his true wolf omega.
When Vic rescues Kellan, he plans to do anything he can to help the skittish man forge a new life in Vale Valley. He’s all too familiar with having to start over. But as they grow closer, something else starts happening that he’s not familiar with—the mating pull and a swan’s heat.
A Swan for Christmas is the fourth book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. Each installment can be read as a standalone. This mpreg romance story features an omega virgin desperate for love, a lonely Alpha who is perplexed by the mechanics of nesting and a whole lot of hurt/comfort and smexy times. So curl up by the fireside with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy a Happy Holiday with two men who are destined to be together forever and raise a beautiful family!
Rating: 4 and a half cups
Kellan is the kind of character I want to just cuddle the hell outta. The poor guy had a rough life. He is overwhelmed by a bit of kindness, a touch of affection. How can you not feel something for a character that is so starved for love and affection? Kellan is the sweetest, a pure heart that went through hell.
Vic is a little gruff but a true sweetheart. Kellan has his attention from the start. He lost most of his pack and knows his share of pain too. All Vic wants is to protect Kellan; he feels Kellan is his mate, even if he's not convinced a wolf and a swan can be fated mates.
This is a quick read, you'll finish it in no time flat. I was wishing Season Two was out; I would have dived right into A Hatchling for Valentine's! In the mood for low-angst, sweetness, fluff? This book is calling your name! It brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my lips. Another winner for Vale Valley, woot woot!
Rider Jones is almost thirty and recently dumped by his cheating ex. He’s an omega, and if you don’t have an alpha and a baby on the way at his age, your odds of ever finding domestic bliss are slim. He decides his only option is a matchmaker.
Jax Hamilton has grieved the loss of his college love for twenty-years. No one will ever replace what he had with Thomas, and he doesn’t even want to try. Unfortunately, the family name will die with him if he doesn’t produce and heir. He’s stalled as long as he can, but he’s forty-five and time is running out. He too decides his only choice is to use a matchmaker, so he can find a mate who understands this is purely a business arrangement.
When Rider and Jax meet, there’s undeniable chemistry between them. Jax is drawn to Rider and he pursues him, hoping the sexy omega will agree to his offer of an arranged marriage. While Rider is attracted to Jax, he’s not sure if he’s built for a loveless marriage.
Eventually Rider gives in. After all, the chance of having a family of his own is too tempting to pass up. He’s running out of options.
Once the two men are living in the same household, their attraction grows. Rider is confused by his need to connect to his new alpha, but Jax is still trying to keep him at arm’s length. Even though Jax is insisting the marriage is only a business deal, he can’t deny he’s feeling things for Rider he hasn’t felt for anyone in decades.
When Rider gets pregnant, things become even more confused as need and raw emotions run wild.
Rating: 4 and half cups
I am quite familiar with Beau Brown. I'm on his ARC team. I didn't manage to read this one in time since it was during the holidays even with the extra time he gave because I forgot after the relatives left, oops! I've liked all of books, if you haven't read him yet, give him a try!
I happen to adore the theme of arranged/fake relationships evolving into loving, real relationships. How can you not?
Rider is desperate. He put his money on the wrong alpha and now he's running out of time to find a mate and have a family.
Jax is also desperate. He lost the love of his life 20 years ago and he's going to make sure Thomas stays the love of his life by never loving again. (Never mind that he hasn't been living in the 20 years since his death).
Desperate times call for desperate measures: a matchmaker. Neither is what the other expects. The attraction is immediate. Jax doesn't know if he likes that Rider isn't a submissive, pushover that challenges him. Rider doesn't know if he can commit himself to a relationship that will never turn into love, especially considering how Jax already makes him feel.
Both take the chance. It's awkward at first because they're strangers, plus they are fighting their instincts. Jax wants to view Rider as the bearer of his children and that's it but it's not that simple. He is his omega and Jax's alpha instincts know that. Rider tries to tell himself not to fall for Jax but it isn't easy.
They forget themselves, letting themselves fall into their emotions but then pull back. The conflicts come when they pull back.
I was with them all the way. I loved the push-pull of their relationship. As much as I want all fluff, all the time, and yes, sweet gay kisses. I realize there needs to be some, *sigh*, conflict. Their relationship developed at a great pace. It felt natural. Watching them fall in love was awesome. And the sweet gay kisses are always appreciated. The hot, sexy kisses are even more appreciated! Rider and Jax have great chemistry together.
FYI Jax's assistant is a bitch.
This a great read! I definitely recommend.
The Accidental Everything: A M/M Nonshifter MPreg Story Set in the Omegaverse (Nerds Who Knot) by Amy Bellows
Some omegas go to clubs to pick up alphas. Isaac Evans cruises his poetry readings. It’s not the most professional choice, but what’s a horny omega to do?
He doesn’t mean to have sex with Rhett Donovan of the Donovan Poetry Fellowship—the prestigious grant he dreamed of receiving before he slept with the alpha who awards it. And when Rhett gives him a unique career opportunity, Isaac doesn’t mean to fall in love. If anyone found about his relationship with Rhett, it could mean a career-ending scandal for them both.
He doesn’t mean to get pregnant either. His life is full of accidents.
After Isaac’s made every possible mistake, he has nothing but his poetry to keep him afloat. But in the game of love, poetry might be enough.
The Accidental Everything is a 24,000-word, nonshifter Omegaverse story featuring Mpreg, knotting, and adorable dads. It is an M/M romance intended for an 18+ audience.
Rating: 4 and a half cups
I found this via a Facebook group. I found out this was Amy's first book and she was giving out ARC copies for honest reviews. Happy to help out a new author and someone who seemed to be a genuinely awesome person.
Isaac is an interesting character. On the surface, Isaac could be seen as just another sex-driven easy omega, who gives his body to any alpha who is willing. But scratch the surface and there is a lot more underneath. His poetry is about sex. It's taboo because he's an omega; that's why people pay attention. Go deeper and he's an omega damaged by his past. Rejected by his father and his past boyfriend, Isaac doesn't believe an alpha will see him as worthy of more than sex.
Rhett is the rich guy from the prestigious family in the poetry world. He's not what you'd expect either. He's the black sheep of the family because of a situation that happened when he was young. I liked the surprise, so I'll leave it vague as to what exactly it is.
Their relationship starts as a one-night stand. It's rocky and emotional. They are from two different places, with their own baggage. One part about tears out my heart and stomps it to pieces. Gut wrenching!
Isaac finding out he's pregnant changes everything. It's the catalyst for change.
In the end, it works out. They get their happily ever after. I need it as much as they do!
I was really impressed by this book. I haven't read a book set in the poetry world before and I really enjoyed the new experience. I never lost interest and I read this book straight through. It's a really good book. For a first published book, it's even more impressive. I cannot wait for more from Amy Bellows!
The book is available for preorder and will be on KU. It comes out January 25th. Set your calendars!
Can a cheery reindeer omega help heal a snow leopard Grinch?
Max is a snow leopard alpha on the run from a painful childhood. He left his hometown at 19, settled in Vale Valley, and never looked back. He's happy living a solitary life. Or so he thinks.
Then, he meets Ren. The thought of relying on anyone emotionally sends Max into a tailspin, but he can't resist Ren's scent, nor his delightfully delicious crepes, so they decide on a casual relationship full of heat and passion. But when tragedy strikes, can Max take a chance on something real?
And will Ren show him the true meaning of Christmas?
Ren, a reindeer omega, is all about holiday cheer. Rejected by his reindeer herd as a child, he settled in Vale Valley and is now running his very own creperie, Sweet Bites.
He's been content to dabble in casual affairs, but when he gets a taste of Max, he begins to crave something more.
Misfortune brings them closer, but when Ren discovers he's carrying a Christmas bundle of joy, can he learn to trust again and let Max into his heart?
His Christmas Lullaby is the sixth book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It's a shifter mpreg and features a sassy omega, a brooding alpha, delicious crepes, and enough holiday spirit to last you all year! Grab your hot cocoa, snuggle up on the couch, and settle in for a knotty, heartwarming holiday read!
Rating: 4 and a half cups
Ren is one of those cheery, happy kind of people. He could be one of Santa's reindeer considering how into Christmas he is. Max, on the other hand, is nothing like Ren. He's a loner. He goes to work and that's about it. He hates Christmas and wants nothing to do with it. Might as well call him Mr. Grinch, right? Grinch and Santa's reindeer, could they be more opposite? Opposites attract, yum!
Their romance starts casually and as much as they try to pretend, deep down what they feel isn't casual. You naughty woman, Leyla, you know how to get me, don't you? Casual with feelings, gah! I cannot resist! It's just sex they lie to themselves as their hearts fill with love, awwww. I'm such a sap. No wonder I can't handle an unhappy ending.
Ren gives Max life; it's really sweet to see. Before Ren, Max was existing, not living. Ren takes his lonely, sad existence and gives him love and life and family. They even confront the pain of their pasts. A sweet, sexy story where the grumpy loner finds love and family. I really enjoyed it.
P.S. Leyla is absolutely part of the blame for my current obsession with grumpy men falling in love. I. CAN'T. STOP. READING. GRUMPY. MEN. FALLING. IN. LOVE. I am obsessed.
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.