Reviews on Goodreads mentioned the book having lots of typos/grammatical errors, perhaps the book has been updated because I didn’t notice them. What I did notice is that the author is British, as am I, so it might just be that she wrote using our grammar, wordage and spelling. All I can say is “Suck it up buttercup” because we have to mentally translate all those books written to suit the American market. 😂
I found this to be a really fun, light read, very low on angst between the main protagonists but with a nice amount of peril thrown in to add enough interest. It was an “easy” read, one that doesn’t feel like an effort or need a lot of brain power but one that entertains nevertheless.
The male characters were clearly distinct from one another and had defined personalities, which many authors fail to achieve in stand alone RH stories. The story arc involving the Blighten needed just a bit more fleshing out and progressing a little further. There needed to be just a few more mentions and the slow drip feeding of more details so that by the end I was invested in that part of the story line.
The time spent building the male characters and developing each individual relationship with Belle did feel like it came somewhat at the expense of plot development. We seemed to spend a lot of time at Belle’s cottage, with the journey to her new home feeling rushed. Moving some of that character building so that it took place during the journey, would have made the book feel more balanced to me. That said, I did like how the Silas and his brothers gently led Belle into her first heat rather than just forcing her into anything and that did require a slower pace.
Belle really amused me, even if she was occasionally stroppy and frequently bratty, and almost just for the sake of it. There were times when I was cheering her on with this – especially when she was thwarting the brothers’ attempts at disciplining or controlling her. In fact I loved that wilful and belligerent streak, it was fun to see Silas, Nate, Dax and Bram realise that they might own her body, heart and soul but they would never truly control her.
Personally I would disagree with the view of others that there is no/little world building in the book. It isn’t the most complex and layered one, but there is a distinct feel to the society/world in which the books is set along with what life is like. It is omegaverse and as such there are innate rules and expectations, just as there are for an MC or mafia book. I wouldn’t expect any of those tropes to explain the rules/expectations in great detail to me.
I did find myself believing in the connection between Belle and her men. Did it feel rushed? At times yes, but a good deal of that is part of the alpha/omega bonding dynamic rather than poor writing. The bite and resulting bond opens up an emotional connection and that aspect was very nicely portrayed throughout the story. I would definitely read more work by this author.
I am prey. This is not pity talking, this is an acknowledgment of a fact. I am small and weak; I am an Omega. I am a prize that men war over. For a year I have hidden in the distant corner of the Empire. But I am running out of food, and I am running out of options. That I must leave soon is not a decision for today, though, but a decision for tomorrow. Only tomorrow’s choices never come. For tonight brings strangers who remind me that I am prey.
Publisher’s Note: Prey is a fantasy reverse harem omegaverse with three stern Alphas, an Alpha wolf-shifter, and a stubborn Omega prey. It includes smoking hot sexual situations, spankings, and domestic discipline.
The perfect soft to my hard, laughter to my growl.
Can I just say, **swoon**?
The author has taken the world of omegaverse, written a grumbly, growly, alpha male who is very VERY much in charge of things but given it softer edges and gentler mores. There are all the expected – required! – elements, such as bonding, knots and slick, but where some Alpha’s seem to be all take and no give, Monster/Darre balanced his domination with incredible caring and gentleness.
His hands were perfection – big and rough. She was small and delicate in comparison. He gave her the gift of feeling infinitely cherished. It made her so happy, she felt as bright as the sun streaming into the room, as if she could glow forever and a day with the feelings he inspired.
Naya could so easily have been a weak as dishwater, doormat type character but somehow she wasn’t. In fact she felt the exact opposite. I found her to be resilient, strong yet flexible, so as to whether the tempest that is her Alpha. I quite simply adored this pair and very much enjoyed their journey.
She ignored him as he growled and snapped at her. She wasn’t one of those betas and drones frightened of his snarls. She’d given him her mark. She’d obey him, but she would not fear him.
The portrayal of their bond was so incredibly well done, not only convincing me of the depth of their feelings but also how perfectly suited they were for one another. Naya had spent her whole life pleasing others rather than being herself, and Monster had allowed a youthful loss to twist and warp his entire being. Together they found healing, found love, found acceptance and found the most wonderful of futures.
I’m not quite sure how Isoellen achieved it, but along with all the omegaverse tropes, this also had strong elements of romantic suspense about it. If you enjoy omegaverse, or are looking to try your first OV book, then this is one I’d happily recommend to one and all.
Naya was a good girl. She never argued or fussed, even when an archaic society demanded she choose a husband and marry. She had done everything right… Hadn’t she? So how did she end up here, in the hell they called Sector 2? Stolen from her home in the dead of night and thrown at the feet of a man that people only dared speak of in whispers, everything has gone horribly wrong in the blink of an eye. Treachery brought them together, but fate would see them bound. There was no escaping this crumbling kingdom once the mad monster set his mind, and his heart, on her.
Unlike many M/f omegaverse stories, Flawed is very consensual and low on angst. It has an alpha male, Terille, who treats his omega with care and respect. He might be an Alpha, driven by the instincts of the dynamic, but he isn’t ruled by them. He is in control of his actions and I adored him for that. I did like that idea that an Alpha could still have empathy.
He ignored the need that filled him to show her she was his in a physical way, trying to find words that would explain his desire for her instead. Her scars didn’t diminish her in his eyes – he’d already seen the beauty of her in her bravery and tender nature. Marred flesh would never make him give her up.
It took a while for me to see Cassie’s strength. It wasn’t that she felt weak or like a doormat, but more as though she allowed life to wash over her and happen to her rather than living it fully. Though given all she had been through it was perhaps understandable. I did like her as a character, she quickly recognised the good in Terille and worked with him to make the relationship work, rather than pointlessly against him.
It was a touch on the instalove (lust?) side for me, though that can somewhat be explained by the dynamic of an Alpha/omega pairing. The author did convince me of their feelings for one another, though again more so when we had Terrile’s perspective. I very much liked both main characters and found the story easy to read, there was a good balance between plot and steam, with all the sexual elements being totally consensual.
Personally I would have preferred to have gotten to know both main characters BEFORE they met, or to have spent more time seeing them building their life together. Whilst there were several plot points that allowed for conflict or complications, any strife was fairly easily resolved. At times I just wanted something that would give me a little more depth, a little more uncertainty and emotional upheaval. It was a bit of a “disneyfied” version of an omegaverse, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It just wasn’t quite as meaty a story as I prefer, but it is an entertaining read.
Damaged. Unwanted. Flawed. That’s all Cassie thought she’d ever be. Dedicated. Emotionless. Controlled. Terille smothered his feelings a long time ago, but the omega with big brown eyes pulled at something inside him. The others thought he was crazy choosing the one they saw as useless, but he wasn’t going to let her go.
Oath of the Alpha (Blood Rites Duet #2) by Eva Dresden
His pride fell to ash, the arrogance of his ego dust as he murmured the pleading words against her slack lips. Er’it begged with his heart in a raw ruin within the softness of her palms, his soul hers to do with as she wished if she would but open her eyes. He would no let her go, not now, not ever.
A monumental ending to an epic story
At the end of book #1 I really didn’t care for Er’it, but in book #2 I’m pleased to report that he redeemed himself admirably. And it wasn’t through grand gestures or sweeping statements but in small moments and tiny detail. Aida is a true dichotomy, easily cowed, gentle of nature and delicate as bone china yet also as strong as steel, ready to stand against injustice and to protect others. Together this pair have a connection, a chemistry, a bond that eclipses time and space but is powerful enough to bring about the end of times too.
All along Er’it has been honest in his deadly intentions for Aida. His gods have shown him the way, but that way ends with her as sacrifice. In Rite of the Omegahis treatment of Aida was beyond deplorable, it was horrific, inflicting both physical and mental harm. This book begins where that book left us, and whilst it appears that Aida may well have exchanged the frying pan for the fire, it does have some benefits.
A very cleverly woven plot thread, involving Er’it and the sources of his magical power, transitioned what could have felt like an abrupt change in his character, instead affording it a more believable mien. Er’it remained the same growly, hard and demanding Alpha, but with Aida no longer subject to the whims of his vehemence. Still determinedly set on the path ordained by his gods, it made his tender attitude to Aida feel even more cruel than his violent one did.
It took me a long time to appreciate the dreadful sacrifice that Er’it was willing to make for the sake of his people. I was amazed that the author could turn my mind so completely. What at first seemed a selfish choice to me, an evil decision, morphed into the most selfless act of self-sacrifice. A bad thing done for incredibly good reasons, and a choice that would not leave Er’it unscathed.
I totally believed in the depth of love this pair held for one another. Felt every drop of blood, bead of sweat and shed tear as though it were my own. This tale is gripping, powerful, tumultuous, heart-rending, intense and prodigious. A book you don’t want to put down, a story you can’t stop reading, a couple you never want to leave behind.
The Blood Rites Duet is one I highly recommend to those who enjoy dark romance, dark fantasy and omegaverse tales.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Oath of the Alpha (Blood Rites Duet #2) by Eva Dresden
Captive. Sacrifice. Ultimate power. This is Aida’s life now. Among the ruins of her birthright, the Usurper demands the incredible power she harbors for his own. King Er’it will make of her a bloody sacrifice, vowing to steal the magnificent force of her magic. Yet they are both torn between bitter hatred and savage need as Aida learns what it means to be free and Er’it swears his oaths. An irresistible bond pulls them closer, growing stronger day by day as they near the ultimate end of their journey. The great King is as helpless as his captive Omega to deny the claim they set upon each other. In the end, they must discover if the need for power will succeed or if the heart will triumph.
Shadowlands Sector, Two (Shadowlands Sector #2) by Mila Young
I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment of the Shadowlands Sector Trilogy. You do need to have read book 1 prior to this, and it does end on the cliffiest of cliff-hangers.
The story picks up right where we left the action in book #1, with the infected attacking the Ash Wolves compound and Meira using it as an opportunity to escape. A third alpha male is added to the mix – it would seem that Meira’s wolf isn’t happy with just 2 fated mates! The scenes between Meira and her new mate are scorchingly hot, and we also get more scenes with Dulsan. I do feel Lucien hasn’t been given his fair share of her time but I did enjoy how Meira’s relationships with all three males have evolved and I liked how their personalities and characteristic have also been developed.
Unlike many reverse harem tales, this had plenty of action and adventure to enhance the story. And with how this book ended – well I can’t wait for book #3.
It’s only a matter of time before I destroy them all… A raging, bloodthirsty wolf isn’t the only deadly thing inside me. So, I have to do what I’ve always done best. Run. Leaving my alphas and the first taste of love I’ve ever known is the only answer now. And even when Fate steps in and puts us all back together, including a sexy new alpha with troubles of his own, I can’t stay. Even though it’s killing me to go. The pain of being away from them will literally kill me, but no matter what happens to me, I can’t let them pay for my weakness. I can’t save myself, but I can save them. I can save them from seeing what I will become… But my dominant alphas are better hunters than I am prey, and they’re determined to keep me…whatever the cost.
Well excuse me Myra Danvers but who the heck do you think you are leaving me stranded at that point of the story? 😉
Renegade is the opening book in what seems to be one heck of a gripping series. Some elements of the story may appear familiar if you’ve read Hunting the Renegade Omega by M.D. Pentacles, as this is not only a reworking of that story but a major re-writing with plot added and nipples removed (it’s gone from 17k to 55k words). It’s in effect a brand new book, and one that I enjoyed.
The world is complex, the building of which is done slowly, so whilst there is no huge info dump there are times when you might be feeling a little “huh?” or “wassat?”. Keep going, keep reading because our little omega Renegade is so worth the time and effort. I loved that devious little minx and her shenanigans. The males we get to know to a slightly lesser degree with Sinadim and Balkazar standing out the most, though Micha and might just be my favourites at the moment.
This is an omegaverse story, with all that world entails. Our renegade omega goes into a natural heat attracting a small group of males, all of whom she mates with. This is a very steamy, and at times dub-con read, with lots of fluids leaking and splashing around, not to mention ruts and knots.
As my first line suggests, this ends on a cliffhanger. Whilst it’s not at a crucial point of the story, I was so invested that my first instinct was to scream in frustration.
She is the key to his revenge. What was once a treasured possession of his father is now the most valuable thing in the ravaged kingdom beyond the wall. A female boasting ancient bloodlines and a body which cries out to be mastered. A rare prize many would kill to claim. Defiant to the whims of fate, she dares resist, believing the wilds of the forest could hide and protect her. But nothing will protect her from him. She will bow at his feet and birth him an army. From her lips, he tastes vengeance… and soon, the Alpha will rise again to reclaim his throne. But he is not the only contender… And the hunt has begun.
Oh my poor, sweet Aida. If you want some help disemboweling Er’it with a rusty spoon then I am more than happy to offer my services.
Rite of Omegais, quite simply, a captivating, dark, fantasy omegaverse tale. It was a story I couldn’t put down, a story of pain and suffering, a story of dark deeds and twisted souls, a story of a corrupted alpha and an unwitting omega. Eva Dresdenhas created a dark, middle ages style world, one where magic is every day and omegas are more rare than the Gutenberg Bible. The author imbues such emotion into her descriptions, painting mesmerising images with her words. She leaves some of aspects a little open and vague, allowing the reader to make their own interpretation of it.
As the first of a duet, there wasn’t a great deal of ‘romance’ in this part, just as there often isn’t in the first half of a novel. I know without a doubt that this will unfold in the second half. Possibly when absence makes the heart grow fonder, or indeed wakes up the block headed lout and opens his eyes to the future he may just have squandered. There is an undeniable chemistry between Aida and Er’it, and it was during these passionate scenes that he showed glimpses of just how caring he could have been, though often it angered him so much he reverted to his poor treatment of her. I couldn’t help but adore Aida, what some might consider doormat tendencies, I saw as years of abuse and conditioning to never question, keep your head down and follow the rules.
Initially, I though Er’it might discover some redeeming features, might show some care for Aida. Boy oh boy I couldn’t have been more wrong. The inhumane and degrading acts he subjected Aida to were, at times, heartbreaking. Yet I found myself unable to hate him, like Aida there was something about him that called to me. He has a long way to go before he has redeemed himself, and I’m almost hoping it requires him walking barefoot over hot coals, strewn with broken glass, whilst being whipped with stinging nettles. Even then I might need to see more suffering from him. Perhaps Kel will stick that horn where the sun doesn’t shine, Er’it deserves it.
I can’t wait for part two – particularly not after that intriguing cliff-hanger.
Title – Rite of the Omega (Blood Rites Duet #1) Author – Eva Dresden Genre – Dark Fantasy Omegaverse Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50263074-rite-of-the-omega Blurb – Orphan. Jealously guarded possession. The object of her cruel guardian’s desires. These are the only things Aida Vertia has known in her life. Locked away in the high towers of Logoria, the seat of Aeslomor, she has little contact with the outside world. Knowing nothing of its splendor and beauty, she sees only the cruelties within the sooty stone walls of her prison. Then he comes on the crest of a raging inferno. Destroying everything she’s ever known. Freeing her from one prison for the cold, hard chains of the next. They call him the Usurper. A blood crazed mage, no different than the one before. Yet he is wholly different. Forcing her to bend to his will, she is helpless to stop the way he makes her soul sing. No matter the murderous vengeance in his eyes or the vicious oaths he swears. He claims she has a purpose that he’ll see fulfilled, but amid the ruins of her past, she’ll find a destiny far more devastating.
I could be tempted to be as cruel as the author, and give this book zero stars just because of how terrible she was for leaving the story at the point she did. How can I function, how will I ever sleep, what will I do until the next book is released?😉😂
This ends on the cruelest of cliff-hangers but even so it is 100% worth reading this book. I love Gina, Zeke and Rowan, I’m undecided on Axel and I currently loathe Seif with passion that borders on insanity. I started off with pity and sorrow for him, since the core of his quest was built on the very best of intentions, however his total disregard for anyone other than himself, his unrelenting pursuit and treatment of Axel and Gina, soon made me dislike him. A lot.
Then the hulking brute would do something nice, something that felt almost honorable, and my feelings would waver. Sadly he would then return to being that arrogant, self-centred, thoughtless posterior-hole that left me wanting to skewer him with a rusty fork. Until that man shows an inkling of empathy, emotion or care for someone other than himself he can rot in the blackest, most remote edges of the web for all I care. In fact that’s far too good a fate for him at the moment. There is a huge part of me that is kind of hoping Gina escapes him, though I’m sure by the end of the series I will have made a whole 180 flip on that and will adore the very ground Seif walks on. And won’t that just encourage the insufferable alpha.
God I love a book that makes me feel. And this had that in spades. It has sweet moments, angry moments, happy moments, anxious moments and despairing moments, all of which combined into an amazing must read story. Gina is so strong, so independent and so determined to avoid a dire fate. She is tough, resourceful and caring and you can’t help but love her. Zeke and Rowan are amazing and the perfect Beta’s for this Omega. The glimpses we got of Axel at the very beginning of the story did endear him to me, though his treatment of Rowan knocked that sideways. I need to see more of his pov in the next book to help me get a true feel for him.
The story is one roller coaster ride and it hurtled at break-neck speed from the very start of the book. It’s not even a quick read, and by the end I felt as though I’d been dragged through the mill, but in the best way possible. I will warn that this Gina and her mates don’t actually get to the Academy until almost the end of the book. There is one heck of a lot that happens before that point – and all of it is good. I may just have a slight book hangover from this unputdownable story!
Title – Fortune Fae Academy #1 Author – J.R. Thorn Genre – Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
I never asked to be an Omega. I’m a Fortune Fae—I see the future. But I didn’t see this coming. My Alpha will stop at nothing to possess me and has dragged me all the way to Fortune Fae Academy to join the other wide-eyed Omegas-in-training. He believes I’ll survive–and I hope he’s right. He also believes I’ll kneel at his feet. He couldn’t be more wrong about that. I don’t need three broody Betas and an asshat Alpha telling me what to do. When I graduate the Academy as an ascended Omega, I’m rejecting my mate-circle and getting the hell out of here.Except there’s one slight problem. My Alpha has seen the future too… and he knows something I don’t.
Whatever he thinks is going to happen, his cruel smirk says I’m not going anywhere.
For the first time in what feels a long time, mainly due to the uncertain times in which we presently live, I have read a book that I just didn’t want to put down. A book that drew me totally and profoundly into it’s world, had me utterly entranced with every word, had me battling between the need to read quickly and find out what would happen next with stretching out the experience and time with the characters for as long as possible.
From the blurb I was expecting a far less battle-ready Snow/Winter, I also thought it suggested a timeline of months or years, rather than a week or so. And that is the ONLY fault I really found with the story. Also, if I’m being totally honest, I wasn’t sure how a more fantasy style story, suggested by the blurb, would have fitted into the x-clan series. It wouldn’t, so the fact that this was very muchin line with the rest of the series was actually a relief. In this book, and the series as a whole, the author has created a world that I never want to leave.
Winter and Kazak get off to quite an explosive start, albeit a shaky one too. They have barely exchanged more than a few words when circumstances force their hands into embarking on a very unexpected and very complicated journey. Twists, turns, harsh lessons, shocking discoveries all play out into a layered story that enables (forces?) both Winter and Kazak to undergo personal growth in a way that felt utterly believable – even if this is a paranormal/dystopian/omegaverse story!
Whilst the basic rule of law is that Alphas lead and Omegas submit, Winter never once came across as weak or powerless. In a very short period of time her entire world was tipped upside down and she had to learn new rules and adapt VERY quickly. Yes some of her decisions were reckless, yes she made some errors, but more as a consequence of the situation forced on her rather than a weak or irritating personality. I loved her.
I also loved Kazak, mainly because he respected her capabilities and needed her strength, though pack law meant that in public Winter needed to mind her step. He was occasionally an alpha-hole, but his willingness to listen, to explain, also made him very redeemable. His very imperfections were what made him perfect, particularly the fact that he was, sort of, willing to admit to his mistakes.
This pair, their journey (both physical and emotional), their passion, their learning, their story was just perfect. So as I said at the beginning – I want, no I NEED, more!
True love is a myth. A trick. A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
Winter Snow My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne. But they failed. I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too. Who needs dwarves when you have wolves? Who needs blades when you have arrows? My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter’s Arrow. Because I’m here to destroy them all.
Kazek Flor I’m not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine. I’ll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we’ll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors. Run fast, little wolves. Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side. And we’re thirsting for your blood.
Excerpt: “Help,” I begged. “Need… help.” Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.” I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully. She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me. That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut. Tears collected in my eyes. I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need. She’d won. After all that… she’d still won. I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal. Because I wanted him.
Lexi C. Foss Author Bio: USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.
This is an anthology of quicker reads, ranging form short story to novella length. I have to admit that am very hard to please when reading stories of this type, as my enjoyment comes from connecting with the characters and feeling their emotions. Word count constraints can leave me with a feeling that the story could have just been so much more. So, rather than focus on what was lacking (because I WILL feel that for 99% of short reads) I’m looking for the good, highlighting the positive, since I know I won’t ever feel the same about a short story/novella as I do a novel.
Fight For Her by Raevyn London 3 stars – Liked it.
This is a pleasant, sweet read of an alpha rescuing his mate, and himself, from the slave arena. The conflict is easily resolved, but then this is a short story in an anthology, so there isn’t the time to develop a full depth story. I felt we got to know Ander’s really well, maybe more so than Kasi, both main characters were likeable and definitely had personality. I found the authors writing voice easy to get along with, it had a nice tone and flow. The story was entertaining, easy to read and I enjoyed it – so job done.
Unexpected Gift by Leann Ryan 3.5 stars – Definitely liked it.
This was a wonderful twist on the usual Alpha-omega story. I really enjoyed this new take on the dynamic, the emotions portrayed and the integrity of Scarlett. Other than the circumstances in which they met, this is one of the most consensual omegaverse stories I have read. It was a wonderful, warm and light tale perfect to lift the heart and left me wishing it was a full length story. I’d love to have spent more time with this couple.
The Omega Spy by VT Bonds 4 stars – Really liked it.
This is a darker omegaverse, we don’t experience too much of the non-con directly but it does occur in ‘present’ time. This is more akin to the M/f omegaverse stories many of us are more familiar with. It found this to be a really well thought through and nicely plotted story. There was enough world building to draw me in, and I felt as though I knew both characters. Given the limited ‘time’ of a short story, the author managed to pack a LOT in to this. So much so that I would LOVE to see this expanded into a full length story at some point in the future.
Eli’s Hellcat by Merel Pierce 5 stars – It was amazing.
Another really great story, this focused on three individuals, building their characters and connection to each other. The plot was strong, but pared down to allow for the emotion and depth of the story. Merel Pierce writes strong omegaverse stories, this had dark themes, though within the story itself there is nothing that would require a trigger warning. Every word, deed and action built into knowing and understanding the characters in this story, particularly Lorin and Eli. I would have loved to have spent more time in Magda’s head – I just knew there was so much more to her story than we heard.
Alpha’s Pet by Emma Mountford 3.5 stars – Definitely liked it.
I wish this story had been a little bit longer, there was a lot of plot to get through and I just needed a little more time on them forming a bond/connection. It’s quite a poignant story and has quite an open to interpretation ending, which won’t be for some. I liked Rayne and Elland, I felt as though I got to know them as they are in the now, and the author certainly wrote a story that caught and held my attention.
Proper Behaviour by Isoellen 3 stars – Liked it.
The story of Druku and Niddie was quick and sweet, leaving me wanting to know more about their world. The pace was good and the story flowed nicely. If this was extended to a novella I could see plenty of opportunities for extra scenes that would add extra depth, more understanding and smoother continuity to the story, creating a really great read. However this is still a steamy, entertaining and nicely written story.
An Alpha for Dahliaby L.P. Dillon 3 stars – Liked it.
Dahlia and Bain’s story is very sweet and cute. The plot was really interesting and had plenty of great ideas, though some of them had to be a little rushed in order to fit it all in. This is another story that I could picture being extended into at least a novella, if not a full length story. There was an element of tell, not show, about this story, I particularly felt this more towards the end. My preference is for emotions/feelings etc to be demonstrated through description rather than statement, one puts me in a characters head, the other feels like a script being narrated. That’s a personal preference though, and as far as characters and storylines go I did enjoy this.
Algar-Din Crown jewel of the Rathsima Empire. Home to the finest flesh markets in the galaxy. To be featured in a market square auction during the Unity Festival meant only the highest class of clientele would have the opportunity to bid. It was a reassurance that meant very little to the men, women, and aliens who were forced onto that stage and made to listen as the crowd decided how much – or little – their lives were worth. The most one could hope for was a merciful owner. But what if they found their mates instead? ~~~~~ This fabulous group of authors has joined together to bring you an Omegaverse/Sci-Fi crossover anthology filled to the brim with all the dark and naughty fun you’ve come to expect from these genres. All kinds of unique relationships between dynamics can be found within, as well as a variety of orientations. One thing they all have in common? That Alpha growl. Join Leann Ryans, Merel Pierce, Raevyn London, Isoellen, L.P. Dillon, Emma Mountford, and V.T. Bonds for a sexy ride through the lives of the men, women, and aliens who pass through the Rathsima Flesh Markets – But don’t wait too long, this anthology is only available until July of 2020! ~~~~~ This book is set in a world where criminal and questionable behavior is prevalent. There will be strong language, violence, and the occasional scene of assault that may trigger some readers. You may cringe, you may cry, you may rage, but if you can bear to fight through that darkness, HEA’s (for most) wait for you on the other side. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.You have been warned.