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.
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.