X-CLAN SERIES BOOK #1

Andorra Sector: A Shifter Omegaverse Romance

(X-Clan Series Book 1) / Zombie Year 2099

by Lexi C. Foss 

5+ Stars


Oh my word Lexi C. Foss can sure write good books!

For some reason Andorra Sector felt much more akin to an omegaverse romance than it did a shifter-based paranormal one. And I loved that it did. In fact I found myself frequently comparing it to many of my favourite omegaverse stories and finding it held it’s own against them. It’s not as dark as either the Alpha’s Claim series or the Omega’s Destruction series, but it definitely had it’s moments. Particularly in emotional/psychological aspects.

The only criticism I have is that I would have liked a little more world building. What there is was great (as I’m used to with this author), but I just needed it to be a little more defined, a little more delineated. Now this is part of a multi-author series, so it might well be that she was constrained in how much the setting/world could be developed. What I did find was that I relied on my familiarity with shifters and omegaverse type dynamics – or my assumptions – to fill in some gaps.

Anders and Katriana are very much the focal point of this tale. We don’t get to see much other than them, mainly in their apartment, either together or alone, but that was fine because they are strong enough characters to carry this story. Indeed they are an amazing couple, filled with their raw and powerful chemistry, consumed by their clashing of wills and wants and hobbled by the whole slew of misunderstandings littering their path.

I was drawn into this book within the first few pages, subsumed by the powerful story unfolding before me, consumed by the emotions and passions portrayed so well. I made the mistake of thinking I could just read the first few chapters and then put it down. It was well gone midnight, and knowing that my alarm was set for just after 6am, when I had to admit that I needed some sleep, so finally put it down. Needless to say I picked it back up and finished the story at the earliest opportunity.

I hugely recommend this and can’t wait for the other stories planned for this world.












Katriana Cardona
 
My life ended the moment the X-Clan found me.
 
Bitten.
Turned.
And claimed by him.
 
My genetic markers label me as a rare Omega. But inside, I’m all female alpha. And I will not heel. Not even to the Alpha of Andorra Sector.
 
Ander Cain promises me protection.
A new world of pleasure and pain.
But he wants all of me in return.
Even if it means taking me by force.
 
I’ll be damned if I give up my inner fight. I spent the last twenty-one years battling the walking dead. These wolves won’t know what hit them when I’m through.
 
Ander Cain
 
My life began the moment I found her, my darling little mate. She’s the force of nature Andorra Sector needs to give us hope for a future. A reason to keep going and to protect our lands from the zombie infestation beyond.
 
Yet she refuses to play by our rules.
 
Born in a time where humans will do anything to survive, she’s not used to the pack hierarchy or the laws our kind abides by. Oh, but she’ll learn. And I’ll thoroughly enjoy being the one to train her.
 
Katriana Cardona can fight me all she wants, but in the end, she will be mine. Whether she submits or not.
 
Note: This is a standalone shifter romance with omegaverse and dystopian elements. There will be three main novels in the X-Clan series, all featuring different couples. Novellas may appear in between about side characters as well.




Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081GB5R7Y/
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HIS WILLING OMEGA #1

Yes, Alpha (His Willing Omega, #1)
by Merel Pierce



Not just Yes, Alpha, but yes please and thank you very much Alpha!

This is a short read that managed to provide some great world building alongside making me fall in love with both Daniel and Meghan. Whilst Daniel is all alpha and Meghan an omega, this is not the dark omegaverse worlds we are more familiar with. Instead this is a BDSM story, heavy on the consent, lighter on the kink and chock full of heat. I adored this opening episode, which could in theory be read as a standalone, since it ends on a HFN note. However once you’ve experienced the sheer smexiness that is Daniel, and the beautiful soul that is Meghan you will not only want, but will also need, to follow their story until the end.

Meghan is a total newbie to the scene, so I felt that Daniel’s insistence on taking things slowly was perfect. I just know that the heat level will increase ten-fold in the next book, and Daniel will push Meghan to the very edges of her limits. I don’t want to spoil anything but there is a beautiful example of not only how consensual all activities are, but the depth of caring that Daniel showed to the relatively inexperienced Meghan, towards the end of the book. When you get to the piece of black fabric you’ll know what I mean. To my mind this was perfect, allowing Meghan to build trust with a man who was still relatively a stranger to her.

The book is written third person and, even though view points change fairly often, I never struggled with knowing which character I was following. Best of all the dual point of view really allowed me to get a feel of both characters, seeing the desperate loneliness of an isolated and misunderstood omega and the dominant but deeply caring nature of the alpha who was called by her. I just hope Merel Pierce cracks on with writing the next book as I already have a Daniel and Meghan shaped hole in my heart.





Meghan

I don’t belong here.
A BDSM club isn’t a safe place for an unattached Omega.
I should know better, but I can’t help myself.
He’s just too perfect an Alpha to resist.

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Daniel

She’s so sweet and vulnerable,
I can hardly stand it.
She needs a real Alpha to show her how it’s meant to be.
She may not wear my mark,
but she’ll wear my collar.


***His Willing Omega is a novella length Omegaverse/BDSM romance. It is a work of fiction meant for adults. While the relationship between the main characters is consensual, it will contain aspects of power exchange. If you are uncomfortable with this trope, please consider whether or not this book is right for you.***





AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS

Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Omega’s Destruction #2

Damaged (Omega’s Destruction #2)
by Eva Dresden


MY REVIEW – 4.5 STARS

A descent into cruelty and madness.

I think Eva Dresden is even crueller to Quinn, than Addison Cain is to her omega heroines! However the fires of hell have truly forged her into a strong weapon, one who bides her time, chooses her moment and is prepared to sacrifice her very soul to save her daughter. This book is not just dark, it is viscous in its evil intent, dragging your soul down into its murky depths and tearing at your heart. And I loved every minute of the pain and despair.

Quinn forgot an essential truth, that an omega can never trust an alpha, forgot they view her as little more than an incubator, forgot her value lay in her ability to breed. Promises are lies, and kindnesses hide true intent. With a child to protect Quinn balances on the edge of a knife blade, trading her body for supposed safety, trading her soul for enough sanity to survive.

Tobias is determined to claim back what is his, but will he want want Quinn when he sees the damage wrought to her body? When he sees the evidence of the price of her survival? If he finds her will he forgive her? Can she forgive him?

Despite being determined to reclaim her, whatever the costs, despite thinking he’s doing what is right, I’m not sure if Tobias has earned any forgiveness yet. He clearly hasn’t heard the saying “If you love someone set them free”.

I really don’t know how Quinn holds on to her sanity and hope. I’m sure if it wasn’t for Elise, Quinn would have let go of both by now. Her spirit was ‘Broken’ in book #1, her body and mind were ‘Damaged’ in this book, I hate to think what will happen in ‘Destroyed’! I have a sneaking suspicion that Ilya and Curtis may be involved, along with some nefarious plans.


PS It’s a while since I read book 1 and so much happens towards the end of it that I do recommend a quick re-read of at least the last third.


AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS

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Quinn Ivers thought she knew hell.

Taken by Tobias Kahler, the cruel Alpha that claimed her, she found herself isolated, mother to another’s child, and pregnant. Her choice had been removed.

Yet the road through hell is long and dark.

Now she finds herself in the glimmering city of Highwater and under the thumb of the Alpha named Lee Grimes. Quinn is caught in a tangled web of deceits and horrors, but she’ll do whatever it takes to see her daughter safely out of Lee’s clutches.

The players might have changed, but her goal remains the same.

Freedom.


Damaged is the second book in the Omega’s Destruction series, a raw and thrilling Omegaverse tale. It is not a traditional romance, containing dark, explicit themes and complete power exchange. These scenes are graphic and may trigger some readers. If this material offends you, please do not purchase.

Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

RAIDER’S BOUNTY

RAIDER’S BOUNTY by Leann Ryans

A story that captures your heart, just as Raider captures his Lyric

Raider’s Bounty is set in a ‘middle-ages’ type world, similar in feel to some Viking romances and a little like Lee Savino’s Beserker world, but definitely something of the author’s own creation. Whilst the world building wasn’t massively detailed it also wasn’t really necessary, as this is a story that focuses very much on the two main protagonists. What we do get is a well written, entertaining and nicely paced love story.

Lyric is an omega and Raider is not only an alpha but the leader of his tribe. The tribe who attack Lyric’s village, leaving death and destruction in their wake and capturing a handful of female omegas.  Leann Ryans writes a more gentle alpha-omega dynamic, one where omegas are not repressed and alpha’s to do not have the right to subjugate them. This doesn’t take anything away from the book but does offer an alternative for those who don’t always want, or enjoy, a darker read.

Over the course of the book not only do you get to know both main characters, but I found myself really connecting with them both and believing in their feelings for one another. It’s actually quite a slow burn book, with only a couple of steamy scenes (and they are VERY steamy). I was caught up in enjoying the story that I didn’t even miss them!


This is an ideal book for those who love a ‘captive romance’ but don’t enjoy dubious/non-consent.

AMAZON US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VRMRJBX/

AMAZON UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VRMRJBX/

GOODREADS – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47301958-raider-s-bounty

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When Lyric’s quiet life is shattered by a group of alpha warriors attacking her village, she thinks her worse fears are going to come true. When an omega is captured by an alpha, there’s little question about what is going to happen to her, but is this life any worse than the one her father had planned for her? Will she have a chance of being treated like a person and, maybe, find happiness?

This is a Barbarian Omegaverse Romance with mature themes meant for an adult audience. This book is a standalone with a HEA.

OMEGA OF SATHION

Omega of Sathion by Ana B Starr – 4 stars

This is a good debut book, one that I really enjoyed reading

For me, this book ‘picked up’ and improved as the story progressed. I would hazard a guess that this was in part due to the author honing her writing skills as she got further through the book. In addition she was trying to give some background to the main character, without dwelling too much on it. After a couple of chapters I was soon caught up in what is very much an engaging sci-fi story. I would go so far as to say that this felt as much more sci-fi in nature as it did Omegaverse, which is not a criticism at all.

There was some very well executed world building, the sci-fi element was clearly important to the author and her hard work paid off. I absolutely adored Vinz! As I’ve already said, the first couple of chapters contain some significant jumps in time and details are focused on scene setting. Once Faye leaves Earth then the adventure (and action) really begin. The story flows well with natural changes in tempo and cadence, ebbing and flowing to give you the highs of action, peril and threat along with gentler periods where characters connect with each other and Faye learns about new worlds.

We don’t meet the hero of the story for a while, as the book is written first person and entirely from Faye’s POV. My preference in first person is to have BOTH view points, as this allows me to connect to both main characters, but I can appreciate why the author perhaps chose not to do that for this book. Both Faye (h) and Irikav (H) were likeable characters, with Irikav’s species being much more gentle, respectful and caring of omegas than is more frequently seen in Omegaverse stories. 

The sex scenes between Faye and Irikav were consensual and not as frenzied as in the darker OV books. With the exception of the knot and some interesting alien appendages they felt more akin to contemporary love scenes. Whilst there are one of two ‘darker’ elements and scenes, I personally don’t believe that there is anything too extreme or of an offensive nature in the book.

If I have any advice to offer the author it would be to add more emotional depth. This is a personal preference of mine, and I know it doesn’t bother many readers but in order for me to ‘love’ a book, I have to connect emotionally with the characters. Whilst I knew if Faye was happy, or sad or scared etc, it was on a fairly superficial level. I want a description of physiological responses to emotions along with ‘x made her happy’, ‘y made her sad’ etc. Did her palms get sweaty with terror, was her heart in her mouth, pounding so loudly it might be overheard? 

For me that would have lifted this from a good and enjoyable read, one I’m happy to recommend to others, into a truly great read. However I am still impressed with the quality of this debut novel and will be following this author and reading more of her work.

SYNOPSIS

Sathion. A new home, where humanity can start over. The planet was gifted to us by a benevolent race of aliens. They intend for us to colonize. I am one of the rare humans who has been chosen to go there. 

But en route our transport ship was attacked by pirates, and my friend and I have been kidnapped. These new aliens tell us we are ‘Omegas’. They tell us we are meant to pair and breed with ‘Alphas’ of any race, be they human or alien.

I don’t know what it means to be Omega. But what I do know is that I was just given a second chance at life, an opportunity to live it on my own terms. No matter what my captors say, I will find a way to get to Sathion. No one is taking this away from me. 


“Ana B. Starr has made herself right at home in the Omegaverse, brightening a normally dark and moody genre with just a hint of sugary sweetness to go with all the interstellar excitement packed between these pages. Five stars!” – Merel Pierce, Author 

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The Omega of Sathion is a Sci-Fi Omegaverse Romance, which may include themes of power exchange, dubcon, noncon, violence, alien interactions, and more. If you enjoy these tropes please continue, if you don’t, this book may not be for you.


AMAZON US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TSYZVLX/

AMAZON UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Omega-Sathion-Sci-Fi-Omegaverse-Romance-ebook/dp/B07TSYZVLX

GOODREADS https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46738514-omega-of-sathion

BROKEN by Eva Dresden

Broken by Eva Dresden – 5+ Stars


Damn, five stars is just not enough for this book!

I’ve been lucky enough through my blogging that every now and then an author contacts me and asks if I would read their new book. I’m always a little nervous that I’ll really not like it and have that awkward moment of wondering whether to slink quietly away or say something. 

When Eva Dresden offered me an arc copy of Broken, promising a dark omegaverse read my greedy little soul couldn’t resist. I mean dark AND omegaverse, two of my most very favourite tropes/genres in a book. Anyway it was gone 11 pm when I picked it up, but I though, ‘go on, read the first chapter, see what it’s like’. Yes curiosity will not only be killing the cat, it will also leave me with very little sleep!

So just gone 2 am, with gritty eyes and a huffing husband, I had to put the book down. Thankfully I started it at the weekend so as soon as I was awake the next day I got right back to reading. I ignored the housework, my husband and basic hygiene because OMG I had to finish this book.

Anyone who is a fan of Addison Cain needs to read this book. Seriously. It is on a par with her Alpha’s Claim series but is still very much it’s own book and world. A world that it dragged me into, a dark and sometimes violent world, a world of lies, deceit and heartache. Eva Dresden has an unusual writing style, both good and easy to read but also – hmm- slightly cloudy? It’s hard to put into words but it’s an implied and suggested style of writing, sometimes vague in detail which perfectly matched the confusion and bewilderment of Quinn. The writing mirrored the feel of the story, adding atmosphere, depth and emotion just at the point it was needed.

I just don’t have adequate words to do justice to this book. I have words, words like DARK, other words like AMAZING, and still further words like WOW, OMG OMG OMG I NEED MORE NOW. But those words don’t tell you how fantastic the writing is, how powerful and domineering the alpha’s are, how sweet and gentle, bloody but unbowed Quinn is. They don’t describe the emotions and feels I got from this story. The sadness of Quinn’s situation and treatment, the frenzy of the lustful rutting, the ‘you go girl’ at her inner strength, the terror of being powerless and the horror of out of control, uncaring, a-hole Alpha’s.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that this book made me cry. Well if we burrow down to the truth the mistreatment of Quinn and her brokenness made me sob. There are a whole heap of Alpha males who I would like to slowly torture before removing their genitals with a blunt, rusty table knife. Oh yes my lovelies it is one of THOSE reads.

Please if you know someone who loves dark omegaverse books let them know about this one, for no other reason than the fact that in their place I would want to know about it. There is no financial gain for me, just the knowledge that I’ve helped boost an amazing author to an audience that will love her work.

AMAZON US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TT7HFC5/

AMAZON UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TT7HFC5/

GOODREADS – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46755543-broken


Synopsis

Quinn struggles in a world where Omegas are viewed as less than nothing and Alphas reign supreme. She scrapes by one day at a time, selling the illusion of sex with trays full of drinks.

Until Tobias Kahler appears, ruining everything. Ruining her.

Taken by an Alpha who will not be denied, she fights to keep her sanity and herself alive. Broken, she’s forced to endure untold evil.

For the spark of hope buried under all of the pain, she’ll do a lot more than that.

Broken is the first book in the Omega’s Destruction series, a raw and thrilling Omegaverse tale. It is not a traditional romance, containing dark, explicit themes and complete power exchange. These scenes are graphic and may trigger some readers. If this material offends you, please do not purchase.

HIRED FOR HEAT by Leann Ryans

4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A very different take on the omegaverse world

A lot of the M/f omegaverse stories out there are quite dark, but not this one. In Hired for Heat Leann Ryans has put a whole new twist on the dynamic by writing a world where the Beta’s are pretty much in charge and Alpha’s are segregated from the rest of society. I very much enjoyed the world building in this story and can’t wait to discover what journey the author will take us on. I’m already looking forward to reading more books set in this world.

Sandra is a successful businesswoman who has refused to let her omega dynamic hold her back or restrict her life. Curiosity leads her to using the services of an Alpha-for-hire facility during her next heat. It’s at the facility that she meets Austin, an alpha resigned to his fate of never being free. His hopes are to make some good memories before he spends the rest of his life in one of the Alpha Camps. Things don’t go quite as planned, leaving Sandra and Austin fighting for the chance to be together. 

Both characters are very easy to like, they share an amazing chemistry and you can feel their emotions. I totally felt their pain at being separated, the almost physical agony this caused them was so well portrayed. The pace of the story is perfect, the plot moves along with enough speed to maintain your interest and I soon found myself caught up in the wonderful story line. Between wondering what would happen next, fearing for a HEA and perplexed as to how Sandra and Austin would even find their way back to each other I just couldn’t read this story quickly enough.

This book is perfect for those who enjoy omegaverse stories, with their different dynamics, omega heats and alpha knots, but who are not so much into it being dark. It’s also one that I’m happy to recommend.

AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS


Blurb
***This is an Omegaverse story set in an Alternate Universe similar to ours***

When Alphas are considered a menace to society and are relegated to living in Alpha-camps, they can only hold specific jobs, and being a stud is the best one. 

Being an omega in a society without Alphas roaming free, the only way to have one tend you during your heat is to hire them.

Safeguards are in place to prevent pregnancy and bonding when an Alpha is Hired for Heat, but what happens when one of those fail?

Hired for Heat is a stand-alone story meant for a mature audience. 

RAVAGED CAPTIVE by Addison Cain

4.5 STARS ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ✨

Oh the lies we tell ourselves in order to stay sane

If you’re thinking of reading this book then you should by now have read the previous 3 books in the series, so you will know what to expect. Or will you? Because if you’ve ever read an Addison Cain book then you will know that she takes great delight in trampling your emotions into the dust. She savours ripping your heart to shreds and then puts the cherry on the top with a twist that you couldn’t have predicted with the help of Nostradamus and every computer in the world working on it.

This ends not so much with a cliffhanger as a tiny nugget of informational gold that could spin out in one of a hundred thousand myriad ways. Ms Cain also works her magic of changing your mind about the bad guys! My heart actually broke for Rosie, and even though Doll is causing problems, she is as much a victim as the rest are. And at heart those three men are like wounded animals, snapping and snarling to stay on top but carrying hurt in their soul. I might even be developing a soft spot for Caspian – GASP!

Oh Caspian you fool – when will you open your eyes and actually see the truth that is laid naked before you? Why is it that Toby, the maddest of them all, is the one who sees most clearly? And Kieran, what a sorry mess you have tangled yourself up in, how will you ever pick your way out of it? The more they sink down, the stronger Wren/Jax grows and this book felt like a turning point in both her life and her mindset.

Ravaged Captive wasn’t as much of an emotional maelstrom which, strange as it might sound, I loved. A break from all the turbulent feelings allowed both the plot and characters to develop even further, it allowed us to see more clearly the mud caked picture before us. I’m also sure there are equal number of false leads and red herrings as there are breadcrumbs of truth and that is what makes this book, this series of books, such magnificent and captivating reading.


An 18+ read, Ravaged Captive is set in a dystopian omegaverse. It is part of an ongoing series and can not be read as a stand alone story.

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“Devilishly deviant!” –In Between the Pages


The ultimate sacrifice… 

Drenched in wealth and power, Caspian holds my city by the throat. No man or woman denies him, not even me. 

But he owes me a debt I intended to collect. 

Our trade was fair—my submission to his pack for the lives of my wards. 

Pleasure, willing female attention, affection, he’s starved for such things.

Starved for me. 

And though he may have tricked me into his bed, he will never have what I know he longs for most. My heart. 

Not so long as he holds the lives of my family hostage. 


Ravaged Captive: Wren’s Song Book 4 is a dark, sinister Omegaverse Reverse Harem tale for those with twisted tastes and a love for unabashed bad boys. Complete power exchange dominates these pages, as do THREE smoking-hot Alpha antiheroes. 

GOODREADS / AMAZON US / AMAZON UK

PRIMAL POSSESSION by Tabitha Black

4 STARS – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Please sir, may I have some more?


I’m half omegaverse whore, half omegaverse snob. That is to say I’ll metaphorically drop my knickers if the book has omegaverse in the blurb but I’ll quickly pull them back up and walk away if the writing isn’t up to par. Happily Primal Possession is a super hot, darkness tinged, well written story. It has an excellent plot, some very good world building and two finely crafted main characters.


The setting of the story held all the ‘key’ features I have come to expect from an omegaverse book whilst also having a sense of individuality. There were lots of hints of life outside the palace walls that have me intrigued and wondering where the next Alphas of Sandor book will take us. This was further enhanced by the quality of secondary characters, most of whom added substance to the story rather than just merely being present. 

I loved how Ms Black took me from disliking the hero, Arius, at the start of the book to ultimately being a little in love with him by the end. He was a very imperfect hero, unafraid to admit when he had made mistakes, yet still very dominant and alpha throughout. We really got to know the man that at first seemed a monster, kudos to some amazing writing by the author to maintain his core personality whilst allowing him to mature and grow.

Saskia was a wonderful heroine, who also developed through the story. She picked her battles wisely and thankfully wasn’t prone to impulsive behaviour – I can’t abide a TSTL character. There were several moments where both characters had ‘come to Jesus’ moments, I didn’t agree with Saskia at first, on one of them, but by the end she had totally convinced me of her decision!

It just remains to say that this is omegaverse, if you hadn’t noticed, and that means lots of very hot and heavy sexual encounters with copious amounts of slick and several alpha knots. Phewy I either had several menopausal hot flushes or this book was seriously steamy, yet the scenes were neither gratuitous nor excessive.

In summary I feel this is a perfect book for dipping your toes into if you’re new to the genre, it’s also a great read for those well entrenched in the alpha/beta/omega dynamic. I also think those who love darker reads, sci-fi or even contemporary and want to find something new would all very much enjoy this.

BLURB

I never really thought I’d be captured… 

Despite being born an Omega, I refused to spend my life in a facility, waiting for a suitable Alpha to claim me as his. Instead, with the help of my family, I broke the law, hiding among the Betas, trying to live a normal life. I enjoyed five years of freedom… 

…then they caught me. 

Now I’ve been chosen by Arius, the second most powerful Alpha in Sandor. The moment my scent reached him, overcome by the rut, he had to take me. As his mate, I can have anything my heart desires – anything he has the power to give. 

The only thing I don’t have is a choice. 


Publisher’s Note: This dark MF Omegaverse romance contains elements of power exchange and explicit scenes which may trigger some readers.

GOODREADS / AMAZON US / AMAZON UK

THE SACRED OMEGAS: DECEMBER by Merel Pierce

5 shining gold stars for this debut novel
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This is one amazing debut novel.

Calling all M/f omegaverse lovers!  The Sacred Omegas – December is an absolutely fantastic story and one you really should read. The majority of the plot is set within a small number of rooms/buildings, so we don’t get to experience much of the outside world. However some very good world building at the start of the story helped set the scene, along with conversations, memories and the dynamic between characters. 


I found the mafia/omegaverse blend to be both intriguing and captivating, the two aspects worked really well together. Along with both of these was a lots of steam and an excellent romantic suspense element. These all wove together to produce a well written and engaging story, one that easily held my attention both with it’s interesting plot as well as it’s good pace.


December and Nikolai totally made this book work for me. I loved both characters; December with her strength, fortitude and tenacity and Nikolai with his dominance, perseverance and tenderness. Whilst Nikolai is not a man to be trifled with, and though he made some mistakes with December at first, he was an alpha hero in every sense of the word. In general he treated December with respect, displaying a level of empathy not always found in his dynamic. 


December experiences some harrowing times during this book, just be aware that there are potential triggers around sexual assault. However these scenes involve secondary characters, rather than the hero, so whilst this is a dark romance it isn’t at the very blackest end of the spectrum. I have to admit that I had been lulled into a false sense of security, given Nikolai’s almost gentle treatment of December, so these passages really did knock me sideways. What further impressed me was the very genuine feelings that plagued December afterwards. She wasn’t miraculously ‘cured’ nor was she gagging for her alpha within minutes of being rescued. The lasting effects of her trauma and her responses to them felt very real.



The connection between Nikolai and December was very convincingly portrayed. The passion between them was incredibly hot but, more than that, I believed in their emotions too. It was only too easy to accept their feelings for one another.


*** Whilst this followed the general ‘rules’ of omegaverse works, it still had a fresh and fairly unique feel to it too. If you’re unfamiliar with the world, this book reads very much like a contemporary romance, but where the alpha and omega release pheromones that the other can scent. The omega will have heats and produce slick (lubrication) in response to growls from the alpha male. The alpha male produces a knot at the base of his penis, much like dogs and wolves do, that ties him to the omega. They DO NOT ‘shift’ or change into wolves/animals, they are more like modified humans.

AMAZON US / AMAZON UK / GOODREADS

BLURB

In a desperate bid to find relief from a mysterious illness, December steals from the most dangerous crime syndicate in the city. Her botched burglary attempt leaves her at the mercy of the Bratva and its leader Nikolai Petrovski, and after an incident with one of his men lands her in the hospital, the horrible truth is revealed.

Nikolai wants to punish the tiny female who wreaked havoc in his holding pens, but after catching the scent of the girl his enforcer almost strangled to death, instinct prompts him to alter his course. When doctors confirm what was believed to be a sickly beta woman is actually a chemically sterilized omega, a plan to secure himself an heir becomes his first priority.

When December awakes, it is Nikolai himself who breaks the devastating news. The faulty device that the state implanted in her when it deemed her unworthy of breeding has been removed, and she will soon experience her first true heat as an omega. December owed a debt, and she’d pay with her body, or her life.

But what would happen when the alpha Nikolai discovered just how valuable a prize he’d caught? Would he honor the terms of their arrangement once he realized she was one of “The Sacred Omegas”?


-“Ms. Pierce has made her own niche in this genre. This story made me feel everything. I wanted to throw something, cry, laugh and claim my hubby throughout the story. Sometimes at the same time. “

Goodreads reviewer. 

-“I loved this mafia-meets-omegaverse romance, and I enjoyed the blend of fantasy and Bratva worlds. It was complex, with a lot of characters all having a part to play in this action-packed book.”

Goodreads reviewer


This is a Dark Omegaverse Fantasy Novel. Omegaverse often features themes of noncon, dubcon, power exchange, and more. If you enjoy these tropes, please continue. If you don’t, this book may not be for you. 



*****WARNING*****
This book is set in a world where criminal regimes reign. There will be strong language, violence, and scenes of assault that may trigger some readers. You may cringe, you may cry, you may rage, but I promise, if you can bear to fight through that darkness, light and a HEA wait for you on the other side. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. You have been warned.