A Viking Warrior vows to protect his pregnant omega.
Halvard is a renowned alpha viking. He lives for war, but in the midst of a raid, he finds a slave. In an instant, he knows he's found his mate. A man who heats his blood hotter than any battle.
An omega slave chosen by Odin.
Asgrim wasn't always a slave. He was the son of a Jarl but his destiny was ripped away from him. Yet, when the leader of a band of Viking raiders murders his captor, his journey to reclaim his birthright begins. The presence of his rescuer awakens a primal desire within, his first heat.
Asgrim seeks his destiny.
Their fate combined, the alpha and his omega set out to reclaim Asgrim's birthright. Halvard must fight for their lives and the life of their unborn child.
Together, they storm a path to glory...
Thrall is the first book in the Thorson Sagas and features vikings who are as sexy as they are brutal, a quest for glory, first times, knotty fun, mpreg (male pregnancy), an indulging alpha and a demanding omega. This is the first in a series, but these men find happiness by the end before the adventures continue in book two.
Rating: 3.5 cups of tea
I will start by saying that I liked where the story went and where the author wants it to go forward with the rest of the series.
First we have Halvard, who is basically a warrior for his Jarl. (I think I used the right one.) From what I got he goes on raids for Jarl Beorn, and when he's not doing that he works around the homestead.
Then there is Asgrim, who was taken from his father and forced to be a slave, but not a slave to the Jarl where he lives now. Their seer made sure of that, so that he can fulfill his destiny when the time comes. He is really the next in line to be Jarl.
The two meet, mate, and go after Asgrim's birthright. There is some sass, whit, and humor thrown in. The story will keep you engaged. I also liked the use of the God's mainly Thor, but I liked that their beliefs are wrapped around them all the same.
The reason for the rating is first, the names threw me off. I know the names needed to be old and unique, but damn my brain couldn't take it. And add in Jarl thrown in front of some of their names, and the fact that one of the characters names was Jorin, I was confused a couple of times. (Jarl is to me like the head Alpha or the King of the area.)
And finally when it came time for the MC's path in life to be chosen, I feel one of the MC's got the short end of the stick, and it wasn't far at all. It pissed me off. There should have been a little more discussion leading up to the decision making, instead of them having to make a decision right off the bat. All you get is both MC's need to make a choice and both of their chooses will affect the other. Then bam, we have a decision.
I will say that I want to read the next book in the series to see where their path will take them.
Themes: Omegaverse, Part of a Series, Magic, Historical, HFN, Full Length Novel, Vikings
Tattooing is Taran’s passion, and opening a shop with his four best friends is a dream come true. But when his fated mate walks right in the door on day one, he realizes life is gonna get crazy.
And then a rival tattoo shop opens right across the street. This alpha dragon’s got too much to handle, and if he’s not careful, he’s going to lose his passion, his friends, and his fated omega.
All Nosko wanted was a tattoo to remember his grandmother by. He didn’t think he’d meet the man he’d been waiting his whole life for. Is it the right time, though? His art gallery’s sales are dropping, and he needs to focus.
Just when he thinks he has it all under control, he gets mugged by someone who has a bone to pick with dragon shifters. How can he raise a family if he doesn’t feel safe in his own home?
With a rogue criminal targeting dragons and a flagging business, he needs to get his head on straight. And on top of that, Taran gets him pregnant.
What’s a guy to do?
Alpha Dragon: Taran is the first in a steamy new mpreg romance series centered around alpha dragons who love ink and getting inked. Each couple gets a HEA, but the books are best enjoyed in order. Warning: this book is so hot it’ll scorch your socks off!
Rating: 4 cups of tea
Taran is the first book in the Treasured Ink series and it kicks off with a bang. Taran is one of the owners of Treasured Ink with three of his best friends. He's got everything going for him then bam his mate walks into the tattoo shop. Taran doesn't know if he's ready for a mate, but when Nosko is in danger all bets are off. And to top it all off a new tattoo shop opens up next door like damn seriously.
Nosko knows about fated mates and when he meets Taran he's a bit skeptical but then he's all for it until things start going down in the magical community, where the mythical creatures are being targeted (later we find out it's because there are haters in the world. Yes I've read the entire series.) But that doesn't stop Nosko from wanting to open his own art gallery and started his own family.
I liked Taran, and as noted above I have read all five books Taran is the opening to the world of Treasured Ink and the challenges they face as a family and how they go about saving the mythical world. Each person is an important part of the series and it all goes together, even the mysterious tattoo shop across the street.
When Omega figure skater Jeff and incognito Alpha Prince Henrik spend one steamy night together at the Olympics, they find themselves with a surprise pregnancy on their hands.
Now, the star crossed lovers must decide what they want. Can Jeff give up his career in America for a family life in Sweden? Can closeted Prince Henrik come out to claim Jeff and their unborn child with a royal wedding?
An Omega too famous to find love.
As an Olympic figure skater, Jeff was known far and wide. He had no problem finding men to date, but finding men that wanted him for himself and not his fame? Not so much.
An Alpha too far from the throne to matter.
As the youngest of four royal siblings, Prince Henrik is used to living in the public eye. But as the head of the Swedish delegation to the Olympic Games, he finds himself in the spotlight more than ever. So when given the chance to sneak into the Olympic Village and attend one of their infamous parties, he takes it.
Just a one-night stand.
Sassy Jeff is more than a match for the hot, tall blond on the dance floor ...and in bed. But there's no chance of them working out. They're too different, and the Swede has a secret.
Jeff can't stop thinking about the hot Swede, Henrik, whoever he was. Henrik's attempts to ease his heartbreak at letting the American go by throwing himself into his official duties do him no good.
When a chance encounter reunites the lovers, it seems like fate has given them a second go at the lives they both yearn for.
Can Prince Henrik tame the skittish figure skater Jeff and prove that their relationship could work, especially with a baby on the way?
Omega's Prince is a steamy 60,000 word Mpreg gay romance with a sassy twink, hot texting, royal wedding, baby and blissfully ever after.
Rating: 3.5 cups of tea
Ok so this is the fifth book in the Baby Makes Three series by Bella Bennett. The last four books were my cup of tea, this one was too, but it sort of pissed me off at the same time.
Here we have Jeff who is an Olympic figure skater who is skating in the Swedish Olympic Games. Then you have a Prince, who is not next in line for the crown, but sweet baby Jesus a Prince non the less. Henrik is at the games helping to represent his family along with the King and Queen.
Jeff and Henrik meet when Henrik goes undercover to have a normal night out in the Olympic Village where a party is being held. They meet and after a bumpy start the sparks start to fly, and boy those sparks are enough to start a flipping fire. They continue to see each other while Jeff is in the country and when he does leave to go back to the states they continue to talk with each other. By a stroke of luck, well not luck, Jeff gets a job offer in Sweden. Where it brings him back face to face with Henrik.
Okay this is where it starts to p, me off. All was good, until the truth came out, and I swear the Queen had me wanting to slap her upside the head and Jeff was no better. I’ve noticed that Ms. Bennett likes to make her couples work for it, mainly the Alpha, and that’s all good when it is warranted. The conflict for me was lack of communication on the Omega’s part. All was going well, then bam, we have conflict that if Jeff would have talked to Henrik, then it would have been okay. Well to me anyway.
Overall I did enjoy the book, and I will continue to read the Baby Makes Three series. Can’t wait for the next book.
Themes: Omegaverse, Non-Shifter, HEA, Part of a Series
Rating: 5 cups of tea
Now this is the second book in the series and if you haven't read the first book then you definitely should. For the simple reason that it is awesome and that is where we first meet Wolf.
Since the first book, the mercenaries have settled down and are now building a garrison, and in order to do that, they need humans. Chief has rounded up some humans who need a fresh start, and the kicker is Wolf is stuck with the teens/young adults and he doesn't like that one bit. I mean at all.
In walks Cyrus, who has his own past, but is determined to move past it. Cyrus has had a bad experience with an Alpha, and the mercenaries do what they need to to put his mind at ease. He has come to live with the mercenaries so that he can apprentice with Weston, Chief's mate, who is a Katari healer.
Throw in a group of six teenagers who have nothing to lose, but want a better life, a grumpy man who is set in his was, and a determined omega and you have an awesome story. The dynamic between all the characters flows smoothly and they all work together. Although the MC's in this book do not become pregnant, one of the mercenaries does, and you get the full experience for it. There is a reason why the main MC's do not have children of their own, but you will need to read the story to find out why, although Wolf and Cyrus do get their own family.
And I can't wait for Tiger's story next!
Themes: Alpha/omega non-shifter, mpreg/mating/knotting
Hi, my name is Vanessa. To be honest I never truly know what to say for these things, is it too much or is it too little. Full disclosure here.