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.
Like your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie...only way more gay.
An alpha dragon in denial...
Sebastian Wallace spread his wings (literally) and left Vale Valley for business school in the city the moment he was able. Ambitious and full of big ideas, he wanted to find his own place in the world. With an MBA under his belt and a startup business venture in New York, things are looking up. Until he gets the call that his mother has passed away and left him The Dozing Dragon, her bed and breakfast, in the will. Sebastian returns to his hometown, hoping to make it a quick trip. But when he reconnects with a sweet omega in the Valley, everything changes.
A haunted omega...
Will Sterling can see things no one should. In a town full of shifters and other paranormals, you'd think seeing ghosts would be no biggie. Afraid of his own power, Will does his best to live a "normal" life and keeps himself busy at the local garden shop. But things are starting to change in Vale Valley. The yearly Festival of Lights ended five years ago when faulty wiring sent the place up in flames. And now The Dozing Dragon's sudden closure fills Will with dread for what might come next. When the owner's son returns to town, dare he hope for a better future?
With Sebastian's help, can they save the Dozing Dragon and bring back the Festival of Lights in time for Christmas? And does Will's secret power hold the key to both?
Mated Under The Mistletoe is the first book in a multi-author series about Vale Valley, a small town open to everyone in need of love and a home. It contains way too many dirty jokes, plants with a mind of their own, mpreg, and more sweets than Willy Wonka's factory. Pull up a chair, grab your hot cocoa, and settle in for this heartwarming holiday read!
Cups: 4 and a half cups
Like my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie but way more gay? Count me IN! If Connor was looking for a way to hook me in, he found it. If they had gay Hallmark movies, I'd be ALL. OVER. THAT! All the sweet, fluffy gay kisses. Is it too much to ask for some sweet gay kisses? *Sigh* Am I the only one?
Sorry, got off topic but sweet gay kisses! Can you blame me?
Back to business!
Sebastian is cray cray. I mean, what kind of dragon wants to live as a basic human? Cray cray! You're a dragon! That's awesome! How boring to suppress your instincts and live as a stupid, boring human in a stuffy office. Boo for Sebastian. Let your dragon out, dude!
I found it kind of sad that even in Vale Valley with shifters and other paranormals, Will feels like a freak for seeing ghosts.
Sebastian left Vale Valley and his mother years ago. His mother's death brings him back. Among dealing with his regrets of not coming back to see his mother before she died, he stumbles upon his mate in Will. Sebastian is forced to make to choice. Does he stay in Vale Valley with his mate and save The Dozing Dragon? Or does his drag his mate back to the city where he'd be miserable and save his company? He doesn't have the money to do both.
The underlying theme of this book is that leap you have to take to be who you truly are. To accept who and what you are. Both Sebastian and Will had parts of themselves they couldn't accept and spent good portions of their lives doing everything they could to hide and run from them. Together, they found love, acceptance, and happiness. It's a great fluffy story. A perfect Christmas read!
P.S. I am legit watching a Hallmark moving while writing this review, lol. If only it was a gay romance. *sigh*
Ambrose’s family tradition destroys his plan to be a forever bachelor.
Although Ambrose doesn’t wish to be with anyone long term, he must find a spouse immediately. According to the rules, no one inherits the throne unless they’re married. Additionally, his father wishes for Ambrose to seek a human. Despite not being elated with the decision, Ambrose figures doing the necessary requirement of mating and impregnating will be enough.
Max, who identifies as non-binary, is tired of being shamed and manhandled. They wish to make a living off their “hobby” but it’s not in the cards. Relationships aren’t even on their list of things to strive for, and they don’t want to change. Unless the person is a certain Hollywood star they have a crush on, Max isn’t interested.
When Ambrose meets Max at their place of employment, Max refuses to give the alien king-in-waiting the time of day.
Little does Max know Ambrose’s calm exterior is a cover up for the monster willing to go great lengths to claim them for a partner.
This title is a standalone dark romance with forced mating, dub-con, MPreg, and smartass aliens who hate to be wrong. On page violence, rough sex, and knotting are included.
First off, this will not be a book for everyone. It is a dark romance. It does involve a man being kidnapped and married to an alien. If that's not your wheelhouse, no worries.
I am not typically a dark romance person. However, I have been drawn in a few times by dark romances. It's all in the writing. If I'm thinking about how wrong it is, I'm definitely not enjoying. That was the last thing I was thinking about reading this story. For me, that is essential to being able to enjoy a dark romance.
Max identifies as nonbinary, which is the first such character I've read. Exposure to a new type of character is great, expand my horizons a bit. Nothing wrong with that. Max is incredible. Max is strong and confident and feisty and vulnerable and ugh, I love them so much!
Ambrose sees Max and knows in an instance, they are for him. It's true love at first sight and good intentions be damned of taking things slow, Ambrose's monster takes over and he kidnaps Max. He can't understand why they fight him. Kidnapping a mate may be normal to him but it sure isn't to Max. Ambrose does try to do everything he can to make Max fall for him, although he does reach his breaking point eventually.
Max and Ambrose's romance is by no means conventional but in this fictional world, it works. They work. It's a struggle, damn but it's a struggle. It's sad, like to the point that Max is begging for death over life with Ambrose. I feel bad for them.
They have had a hard life and I was rooting for them to find love with Ambrose despite the circumstances. I wanted them to find their happily ever after. Max fights, fights hard.
Few appreciate Max's feisty fight aside from Ambrose and Minerva, Ambrose's mother. Ambrose's father wants to kill Max and have him choose another mate. Again, the people on the planet see from their own perspective and not from Max's.
Then, Max starts to change, physically, mentally, and emotionally. He starts to fall for Ambrose and his body starts to change into the crocodile creature Ambrose is. I loved reading Max and Ambrose in love. Max comes into their own as they change into their croc creature and how they interact with Ambrose is hot!
I enjoyed it all. The struggle, the angst, the fight, the give, the fall, the love, the pregnancy, the HEA. I loved the characters, the world, and the romance. It was a great book. One I'll read again. I happen to have won the Mandrake's Protekt series, and I can't wait to get started on that next.
War's Mate, book 1 in the series was one of my earliest reviews but I got caught up in lovely world of KU. I finally swung back around to finish the series in one go.
Troy's Warlock - Book 2
Troy left his den in Alaska when his Alpha wouldn’t accept same-sex matings, even if they were fated. Tired of being alone, and knowing his mate wasn’t going to be a woman, he set out in search of not only his fated mate, but also a den and Alpha that were accepting of not only him and his bear, but also male-paired fated mates.
Elliot grew up in the coven his Papa was master of. Two of his brothers have found their One, and one a mate the fates destined for them. After a year of being drawn to Alaska, hoping to find his One, he’s called back to Amherst and then Honey Creek where his youngest brother has mated with the Den’s Alpha.
The last thing Troy ever expects is to scent his mate at a den celebration. When he realizes it’s the Alpha Mate’s older brother, will his Alpha accept him as a member of the family? Will the young warlock’s centuries-old terrifying parents be welcoming? Even polar bears know not to piss them off.
Witch problems are escalating; old hook-ups are showing up; babies are starting to crawl; more babies are on the way; mates are cranky; and warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times. Will Troy and Elliot ever sleep again?
Troy’s Warlock is book two in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots and lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies, lots of babies. These bears will do anything their mates ask, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Troy and Elliot's story is 40,000 words.
Rating: 4 cups
Troy and Elliot fit well together. Troy is the kind of attentive alpha I find hard to resist. He lives to care for his mate and will do anything for him. He's really a marshmallow with him. Elliot is a strong warlock who loves Troy with all his heart. He's pretty feisty, he's not nicknamed firecracker for nothing. His pregnancy is hard at times and he takes it out on Troy but who can blame him? Not me.
I liked seeing the characters from the previous book. Although the resolution with the villain from the first book (in this one) was anticlimactic.
I'd love to live in this world. Poofing places, snapping in food. It'd be awesome. Although it does make me think. How is it they are hiding from humans? I mean, they are living very, very long lives? And they don't seem to be moving all that much. Wouldn't humans be noticing families that don't appear to age normally? Maybe Rylan has an explanation. The unanswered question doesn't affect my enjoyment of the story though.
This is a story who love soul mate, insta-love type stories. It's full of hot, knotty sex, family bonding, and love. If you are looking for an angst-free, sexy, love story about soul mates, this is it.
Ryker's Enchantment - Book 3
Ryker loves his job as a Park Ranger. It allows his bear the time he demands outside, even if it’s not always in bear form. When he gets offered the position of head ranger in Flathead National Forest, he’s hesitant at first, but his bear all but demands he go. He learned long ago to always listen to the cranky beast, so he agrees. Never did he expect that his Kodiak was telling him he’d find his fated mate there, but the cute little warlock smells like theirs.
Arin is the only unmated member of his family. Something he’s completely happy with. The last thing he wants is a mate or One, as warlocks call them. He has enough problems trying to master his magical powers that he’s been given and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t quite get it. Besides, warlocks almost never find their One until they’re around a century old. He’s only just turned twenty-nine so he has plenty of time, right?
When Ryker scents Arin, he and his bear know immediately that he’s their fated mate. But trying to get the stubborn warlock to agree is another battle altogether. What’s holding him back? Doesn’t he feel the pull as well? That’s how it’s supposed to work.
Twins are crawling, triplets are still adorable, omegas are getting pissed, old Alpha’s are showing up and causing problems, warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times, and Ryker’s behind may never recover from Arin’s teleporting. Will these two ever get mated?
Ryker’s Enchantment is book three in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots and lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies, lots of babies. These bears will do anything their mates ask, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Story is approximately 42,500 words
Rating: 4 cups
Arin is very insecure. His self-worth is extremely low. Years living in his family as the one having difficulty controlling his magic has taken its toll. Arin doesn't believe he is worthy of a mate. He flees the moment he hears Ryker's growl.
Ryker is devastated when Arin poofs away. He is set to leave the area after being rejected by his beautiful mate. Ryker is quite understanding when Arin comes back to say he wasn't rejected him, only scared and insecure. What I loved most about Ryker is he never sees Arin as flawed or less than. His less than perfect control over his power never bothers Ryker. Improving Arin's self-worth is important to Ryker and I loved that.
Poor Arin gets very sick during his pregnancy, can't help but feel bad for the guy!
A new nemesis is introduced, foreshadowing for the next book. Nothing really happens in this one.
Another good soul mate book. More hot, knotty sex, family bonding, and love. This one had a bit more angst than the previous but it works out in the end. It's a good love story about soul mates.
Grayson's Enlightenment - Book 4
Since Grayson was a young cub in Alaska, he’s always wanted to be a park ranger. But when a rogue Alpha attacks their small den unexpectedly, Grayson’s alpha father manages to get some of his family as well as two other families out of their village unnoticed. They flee for their lives, and head in the direction of Honey Creek in hopes of finding a welcoming den.
Park Ranger Jai wasn’t happy about getting relocated to Flathead Lake Park in Montana but he had to go where the Park Service sent him. Once there, his bear felt happy and content. Jai had hoped to find his mate there, but alas, nothing. Still, his panda grumbled any time Jai even thought about asking for a transfer, so he made the most of it and made Honey Creek his home.
When Grayson scents his mate on his first day as Flathead Lake’s newest park ranger, he’s not ready. He’s what most people would call a “baby alpha” as he’s just turned twenty-one. He’s not prepared for a mate yet. His family is still recovering from losing everything and he hasn’t had time to establish himself in his position. But fate has other plans.
Things don’t go so smoothly and Grayson almost ruins his chances with his mate. When the same alpha shows up in Honey Creek, set on wiping out all male omegas, Alpha War and his den gear up for a fight for their lives.
Twins are wreaking havoc, triplets are starting to crawl, omegas are going into heat, old Alpha’s are showing up and causing problems, warlocks are still “poofing” in and out at odd times, and Grayson is head over heels in love with his little mate.
Grayson’s Enlightenment is book four in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots of knotting during growly sexy times and babies. Did I mention babies? These alphas will do anything for their mates, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order, and not necessarily as standalones, even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Rating: 4 and a half cups
The glimpses of Jai from the series have intrigued me. Something about him draws me in. He's a sweetheart. And a panda shifter! I need more panda shifter in my life! So adorable and floofy!
Grayson's parents are not a good example of true mates. His dad is distant and kind of cold. Grayson lets fear overshadow the joy of finding Jai. A little bit like Arin, he thinks he isn't enough for Jai. Enough of an alpha.
This is the most angsty of all the series thus far. I enjoyed seeing the emotional growth of their relationship. Grayson learns how to be a good alpha and accept his youth.
The crazy alpha and his pack show up and battle is made. It's more developed than the other books in this review but does not feel vital to the story.
The angst at the start of their relationship helped give this story a bit more oomph and got me a bit more invested in their story. Plus, I connected with adorable panda Jai! I just picture so many little panda cubs.
Gage's Serenity - Book 5
Not everything in life turns out how you expect it to. Sheriff’s Deputy Gage has always felt as if he didn’t quite belong where he was in life. After he lost his parents several years ago, he felt completely alone and often didn’t involve himself with the rest of his den beyond what was absolutely needed. He did what he could to try to fit in, but it never seemed to work, and he constantly messed things up.
Linus fled the only home he ever knew and traveled thousands of miles with his parents trying to escape the evil clutches of Alpha Hank, who was out to end all male omegas. On what should have been the worse day of Linus’ life, he scents something truly wonderful. His mate. Only Gage has been seriously injured in the confrontation with Hank. Would fate be so cruel to give Linus his mate, only to immediately take him away?
When everyone thinks Linus is too young and distraught to mate, Gage reluctantly agrees that he’s not what Linus needs just then, even if his mate is going into heat after having spent a night in bed with him. Things go haywire and consequences are unlike any the den has experienced before. Through it all, Gage and Linus discover each other, and that they are a stronger couple than either of them could have ever imagined. They’ll have to be to get through what fate has thrown at them.
Gage’s Serenity is book five in the Honey Creek Den Series. Each book contains a fated mate pair, Mpreg, lots of knotting during growly sexy times, and babies. Did I mention babies and pregnant omegas? So many pregnant omegas! These alphas will do anything for their mates, just read and see. The Honey Creek Den Series is meant to be read in order, and these books aren’t necessarily considered standalones, even though each book focuses on a different couple. This book is intended for adults only as these shifters tend to get growly and don’t watch their language.
Cups: 4 cups
Another angsty start to a mating. Like Arin, Gage is very insecure. His clumsiness and absentmindedness has completely depleted his self-worth. He doesn't believe he deserves a mate or that any mate would want or choose him.
Linus is 18 and just lost his parents. Finding his mate, Gage, is the one thing keeping him from total despair. He isn't alone because he has his mate. But Gage doesn't want to claim him, refuses to fight for him when War tells Gage Linus is too young. In heat, Linus is miserable and in pain. He cries for his mate but Gage is nowhere to be found.
Gage does come back and they finally mate. Linus builds Gage's confidence and doesn't let him continue to believe Linus doesn't want him.
Something else goes wrong though. Linus isn't pregnant. He isn't pregnant during his next heat either. Gage isn't worried, saying it will happen when it meant, but Linus isn't comforted. Guilt and sorrow eats at Linus when he fails to give Gage a child.
The reason why is discovered and Linus does get his wish of a baby.
I liked how they switched roles, going from supporter to the one needing support and back. It wasn't all one-sided.
I was sad to see this series end. I enjoyed it. Rylan has flawed characters. They aren't perfect and that's okay. In fact, their mates seem to think they are perfect just the way they are and I like that. Who doesn't want to have a partner that loved them as they are?
The sex is hot, the men are sexy, the babies are plentiful and adorable. It's a good series to read. (I could have used more Jai but who wouldn't want more adorable panda????)
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.