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!
by: Khloe Wren
Length : 52 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic
This had the potential to be a phenomenal book. Unfortunately I think the author didn't choose to give the story the length it truly deserved to let it shine to its full potential. There were so many great ideas (the idea of earth/Feury having been split to give the dragons & humans their own worlds, the virus that killed all the females, the mating connection between dragons and humans, etc.) and only 52 (48 really) pages to explore. When you add in the many sex scenes, there just wasn't room enough for a real plot to come through.
What I liked? Eilagh and the magic that brought her to Feury. She didn't let being transported to another world completely knock her for a loop. Of course, she wasn't given much of a chance to react before she was mated and having lots of sex with her two dragons. Dimitri and Max (the dragons) had every reason to be very attached to Eilagh, since she was their “Destined” (fated mate), and the fact that she was one of the only females they had seen since the virus.
The problem for me, because of the length issue, there was no real chance for Eilagh to truly, believably, fall for Dimitri and Max. Nope, just poof, she’s there, no chance to react, and suddenly she’s all hot and horny for the dragons. There’s a small kidnap plot and potential rebellion among the dragons (understandably, given the shortage of females, but still), but it just didn't feel right given the length. I’m not knocking the book for being short – short books can be great. It’s just the fact that the story FELT like it should have been much longer and I would happily have read it.
So – if you want dragons, humans, and hot sex…go for it!