We’re in a world of Santa, elves and pixes. There’s also shifters and mates. That’s exactly what happens when Magnus sees Melody. He knows she’s his mate but Melody is a half pixie. How can anyone possibly love her?
Melody has no self confidence being half pixie so she doesn’t understand Magnus’ interest in her. Magnus knows she’s his mate from the first moment they meet. The Santa world is a cute addition. I like how Santa has an app and that there’s a real problem with marketing. Comedy comes off subtle and entertaining in this story. The romance really shines through. I absolutely love that even though they’re mates and that they’re attracted that the romance is a slow sizzle. It doesn’t feel rushed or slow but it’s the perfect pace to get you hot and bothered. The sex is seriously hot! They have such great chemistry.
Bear’s Beauty is a sexy tale you can read all year long!
Max never expects to meet mate but what surprises him the most is that she’s a succubus. Eva is used to the attention of men, but it’s always been lust. Max threatens her reality with love…
Being a succubus doesn’t really bode well for a relationship but what is Max to do? Eva is his mate. They have fabulous chemistry. Can Eva actually have sex with Max without killing him? I love how the author worked this angle. Amid the hot romance is a great suspense story that really keeps the story going. The scenery is so beautifully depicted here! There are a lot of characters and sometimes I had a hard time keeping track of who was who. It’s a minor detail. The ending is beautiful and sexy. I really enjoyed Max and Eva’s story. I’d highly recommend giving this paranormal book a try!
This is such a weird idea. A vampire working at the north pole. Yeah, it made me giggle. It is actually a really great story! Christopher is a tired Chief Toy Officer who happens to be a vampire. Samantha is tasked by Santa to be his assistant but both of them are having a hard time keeping it professional…
Quirky. Yeah, that describes this book. I love the twist in the story with Santa being a businessman rather that the jolly guy we know. The world is more of a modern factory type of place. I really like that twist. The chemistry between Christopher and Samantha is immediate. Both of them feel that pull but sneaking off to make out when toys are due is seriously frowned upon. I love, love, love (yes that needed to be written three times) these characters. Once the lust goes over the edge for these two it’s a steamy sleigh ride. (See what I did there?) Samantha is a bit awkward and Christopher is so damn sexy. But Samantha isn’t going to just fall into his arms, despite how hot he is, which makes me like her even more. I love this story and I’m not usually one for Christmas tales. The Beauty of Forever may have just changed my mind about reading more holiday books.
A must read no matter the time of the year! I cannot wait to read more books in this series!
Dark, dirty, dangerous ... lawless.
This is a twelve story anthology about all the sexy lawless couples you could possibly dream of. The one thing they all have in common is a lot danger and a lot of sexiness. These would be great to read before some alone time with your other half or with them!
The King of South Side by Loralynne Summers
Gentleman Jackson by Nicola Cameron
Hungry Eyes (The Covenant) by Gwendolyn Casey
Vandal by Amber Morgan
Given to a Killer by Sam Crescent
Angel Mine by Maia Dylan
Kiss of Death (Dark Heart) by Sandra Bunino
Hitman's Seduction by Olivia Starke
Hitman's Angel by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Eli Logan's Return by Lila Shaw
Trust by Kait Gamble
The Last DiLuca by Beth D. Carter
I can only say I had hard time picking just one story as my favorite. They each are perfect for romantic suspense readers such as myself. If I had to pick just one…damn I can’t! It’d be a three-way tie between Angel Mine by Maia Dylan, Kiss of Death by Sandra Bunino and Hitman’s Angel by Elyzabeth VaLey. They had the best stories that really packed a punch in such a short span. I wasn’t so crazy about the MC stories. Maybe because lately they all seem to have the same plot? One thing all the stories did deliver on was the sexy factor! Yummy!
If you’re looking to get a glimpse into some sexy stories but not commit to anything too long, Lawless should already be on your tbr list!
What happens when two alphas discover they’re mates? That’s exactly what happens to Lee and Alkaline. Despite the battle for dominance brewing, Lee will hunt his mate down and make him his…
Let me just start by saying, if you love Alpha’s that clash this is going to be a must read for you. I love the fight going on between Lee and Alkaline. Each man is a dominant, each one refusing to give in. That makes for an intense story. But as relationships go, it’s give and take. Reading how Lee and Alkaline had to compromise pulled my heart strings. When they do get together it’s like fireworks and flames. It’s fabulous, sexy and has that toe curling quality.
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Back List book: Linda
$5 Evernight gift card: Lee
Prize list book: Kim and Sassy
Title: Owned by the Alpha
Authors: Rose Wulf, Sam Crescent, Stacey Espino, Doris O’Connor, Lily Harlem, Maia Dylan, Michelle Graham, Elyzabeth M. VaLey, Wren Michaels, Beth D. Carter, Elena Kincaid, Roberta Winchester
Genre: romance, shifter, paranormal, anthology, erotic
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic!
If you love shifters and the search for their mates then you have to read Owned by the Alpha. It’s the newest anthology from Evernight Publishing and it’s amazing! Seriously, I couldn’t even begin to tell you which story is my favorite because all of them are tied for first.
Scent of Destiny by Rose Wulf
Taken Mate by Sam Crescent
Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino
The Hunt by Doris O’Connor
Alpha at Altitude by Lily Harlem
Fated to the Razorback Demon by Maia Dylan
Running Home by Michelle Graham
Alpha’s Sunshine by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Checkmate by Wren Michaels
Frozen Heart by Beth D. Carter
Wolf Hunter by Elena Kincaid
Returning to the Coyote by Roberta Winchester
It’s like a buffet of hot men, sex and engaging plots! I’m totally in love with this anthology. I think Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino may have inched out in the amazing department. I’ve read it twice and still enjoy every second of the story. But don’t discount the other stories! What an amazing bunch of sexy shifter tales.
Love anthologies? Read this! Love shifters? Read this! Love romance or drama or action....Basically, read Owned by the Alpha!
Oh my God. Okay. I have to try to put what I feel into words. Give me a second here. Deep breath.…
Seamus’s Mate is about Kaila who has to enter a demon’s lair to save her sister. She’s been avoiding her mate Seamus. But when they both become trapped she has no one to turn to except him and his muscular arms. Wink. Wink.
So much feels. So much good, good feels. Oh, right. Grown up words. I’m working on it. I love this book. I mean totally love it. Kaila is focused and stubborn, she’s not putting up with Seamus’s crap which makes me love her even more. She’s saving her sister and that is that. Seamus is the sexy alpha male who is so dominant he makes me shiver. Together they get into a crazy situation with well plotted action, super sexy romance and an ending that makes me yearn for more in this series. That’s all your getting from me. Go buy the book for yourself!
Seamus’s Mate is like candy to sexy alpha lovers. Sink into this sweet, tasty treat and enjoy!
Light will become shadow. Love will become hate. Good will become evil. The Darkness is here. There will be no escape.
Morgana has spent her life learning to fight beside her mother, readying herself for the arrival known as The Darkness. Her mother dies, her visions are unclear and she meets a magical man named Christopher.
Morgana and Christopher are a fantastic couple. I love the dynamics between them, the push and pull. She’s trying to resist him and he’s laying it on nice and thick. Their romance is sexy and steamy. This is a twist/play on Beauty and the Beast but certainly a lot more entertaining for an adult to read. I would have liked more world building and more magic explanation. I really enjoyed Beauty in the Beast!
Reine is a broken man, losing his family, friends and status as alpha protector. Mystique knows he’s damaged and that being with him is a bad idea but how long can she resist him?
Reine, poor Reine. He is so beaten and broken. I really wanted to read about him finally finding a happy place. Having the book from his point of view pulled me in quickly and refused to let go. Mystique is troubled as well, dealing with a hurtful past. I love how these two broken souls lean on each other. It really makes their romance believable. As much as I like the characters and romance, there isn’t much else to this book. There isn’t much action or world building. The sex is steaming hot though, so that’s a big plus.
If you’re looking for romance with a hint of paranormal, Reine’s Salvation is highly recommended!
If you love snarly Alpha males and sassy in your face females, you want to read this anthology. A variety of shifter types from dragons to foxes, all of them are badass alphas who get mates whether they're wanted or not.
For Blood by J.R. Gray - 5/5, To forge peace between packs, this Alpha is mating the enemy’s sister. How can he trust her? She wants him, always has. Can she change his mind?
Destiny Realized by Khloe Wren - 5/5, When your sister sees yours and your brother’s destiny, what can you do? Stop the car like she asks and find your mate.
Exiled Alpha by Amber Morgan - 5/5, When you need help, who do you ask? The exiled alpha that your dad ran out of the pack. Oh and he’s your mate.
Drakon’s Prize by Moira Callahan – 5/5, When a human spy for the council invades the dragon clan, what’s the Alpha to do? Bed and mate her of course. Was this the council’s plan?
Tiger’s Mate by April Zyon – 5/5, A tiger assassin is in town to take care of a problem. What he finds instead is a psychic. She’s his mate, but his job puts them both in danger. Maybe it’s time to give up his day job.
Dark Heart by Elyzabeth M. VaLey – 4/5, When a human agent from one of those alphabet agencies of the government comes recruiting, this alpha says no. But when her life is in danger, he comes to his mate’s rescue.
Resisting His Mate by Lynn Burke – 4/5, On the run from her abusive bear shifter ex, Clare doesn’t know she’s a hawk shifter. Until she’s rescued by an alpha hawk, who helps her find the animal spirit inside her.
The Alpha’s Vixen by Jocelyn Dex – 5/5, This alpha fox shifter doesn’t want a mate. And he really doesn’t want a mate, ever. Then a sexy little vixen thief steals his heart.
Always Midnight by Ashlynn Monroe – 5/5, Taryne’s world is turned upside down when a rogue wolf bites her brother, turning him into a werewolf. Now the King of the pack needs this problem taken care of. Instead the hunter helps them both when the rogue bits Taryne too.
Becoming His Mate by Harper Shaddock – 4/5, She just wants to be left alone, for her ex to never find her. After hearing his lone wolf mate howl, this alpha needs to find his mate before the neighboring pack finds her. He knows she’s strong enough, but does she know it?
This is the first anthology in a long time where I hadn’t read any of the authors previously. I enjoyed these stories a lot. The writing styles were all different, as were the shifters and situations in the stories. All of the authors wrote great characters and entertaining stories. I recommend this anthology, I found new authors to follow and so will you!