The dragons that slept for 500 years are awakening one by one...but although Kol the dragon is a jade statue his Shadow roams free to protect his sleeThe dragons that slept for 500 years are awakening one by one...but although Kol the dragon is a jade statue his Shadow roams free to protect his sleeping kin. He has seen and is drawn to Hallie, who is not who she seems. Each has a past, relationships that they have to come to terms with. But oh boy when they get it together, well Kol's a big boy and for those aroused by fisting scenes and dragons how can you resist this, setting is a pool of warm water too, delicious thoughts :) However, I advise the omnibus of Sleeping Dragons as easier on the purse. I got first free and snapped them up separately before the omnibus came out...but only got to them now, silly me.
Four stars for definite from me...who'd think dragon shifters would be such an erotic theme :)...more
This story was a free read, courtesy of Candace Blevins...and in hope of my honest review...here it is.
Theresa, later renamed Queenie, at the start isThis story was a free read, courtesy of Candace Blevins...and in hope of my honest review...here it is.
Theresa, later renamed Queenie, at the start is a lone, downtrodden werewolf, who's been taken in by the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, and is working as a prostitute for them and herself after her lifetime of cruelty and abuse with another pack Alpha.
Gavin, powerful, long lived, a highly intelligent and aware vampire, and second only to The Abbott, head of this region's vampire clan. He uses the RTMC prostitutes for feeding and sexual purposes. He senses and sees Theresa.
Through their senses they are attracted to each other, but in a use and be used, slave/Master situation, no erotic romance here. His needs are for food, someone to hurt to his sadistic and sexual satisfaction come what may. Her needs, to serve...but also with hope of future independence and place in her society. There is an honesty to each other in their story.
The interrogation scenes are torturous, and at times vicious, the control, feeding and sexual links are depraved, but also highly erotic in the dark ways vampirism and werewolves can evoke in us. There is a sharing and use of slaves by other invited vampires and one ménage scene elucidating such.
This has a story, but is a complex scene setting too. I'm hoping this was the start of their stories and time together, I want to read more about them, and found this story far too short to do them justice. I like the way Candace is adding her own rules to the ever growing mythology of the vampire and werewolf subgenres within the paranormal umbrella. But this is a series, whether Gavin & Queenie/Theresa are the focus in future stories, we the readers can hope and wait and see. But I for one wanted more!
I had mixed feelings about this story, which is the first I've read by Kari Gregg whom I've heard a lot about. I had initially thought it a m/m romancI had mixed feelings about this story, which is the first I've read by Kari Gregg whom I've heard a lot about. I had initially thought it a m/m romance but although towards the end there's an element of romantic attachment between the two main characters there's a lot of dark non consensual sex and rape before any consensual leaning. I'm happy reading dark and erotic stories and this is definitely that.
However, I felt as though some major elements were missing. The setting and explanation of the world these men and werewolves exist in is very different to the one currently inhabited by humans. There's an element of distopian along with the paranormal, and I was curious and would have liked to seen more world building and also character development of at least the main characters. I also would love to see more of where they were heading. So I felt it was half or two thirds of a story, so this knocked a couple of stars off for me...but then the sex, cross specie, mm, so naughty, so deliciously erotic and for the story we did get it has to be 3.5 stars. But not quite four.
I'm hoping there will be more of a complete novel like this rather than a novella. I somehow had the feeling the writer may have been testing the water as to how far into the dark side she travelled, ;) knots and all, and many of us, me included, are happy to read of cross specie stories where wolves are top predators in all aspects of life and sexuality. Hope there will be a sequel or expansion to this....more
This is erotic horror, BDSM borderline in as much as controlled and tied up for IT's pleasure. I agree with others who have said this has elements ofThis is erotic horror, BDSM borderline in as much as controlled and tied up for IT's pleasure. I agree with others who have said this has elements of traditional Gothic horror stories.
Kraken, I dispute term for this creature as this is a cephalopod... Yet as a title it catches the eye better than cephalopod. I love octopi and admire their intelligence in real life, and in this up to the end Cyrus is intelligent while his nicety of lovey gave me the creeps especially as his true nature is revealed.
This is the good story teller bit., M. Caspian reveals his story as the niceties that degenerate to the horror, despair and awfulness of story and what this creature's nature is.
I'm glad the end was as it was. However, it left me some strange questions...as how could Cyrus do what he did to Will and Will still be alive...how and when was the regeneration aspect added to Will? Overall though it has put me off swimming in the sea again...not so much Cyrus, but 'whitey'! The description in that scene freaked me and my heart was in my throat, pounding and threatening to stop as well as a couple of other places. It has it's erotic moments too but guiltily weird feeling eroticised through such situations as non con and rape.
Short story in a series of loosely linked stories of werepumas/werecats and setting up of the moon prides. This one has Ben, beta, loyal to his AlphaShort story in a series of loosely linked stories of werepumas/werecats and setting up of the moon prides. This one has Ben, beta, loyal to his Alpha Jude who are looking for an Alpha female. Kara has become the victim of a psychopathic manipulator, cruel and determined. Here she uses magical resources to free herself from him and soul bond with Jude and Ben and hence the Turquoise Moon pride begins. Some erotic scenes and a good over evil story. Has to be sound three stars and written by a writer I have previously read and enjoyed stories from, Ann Mayburn. This is ideal for a lunch break time filler....more
This is a short story, well written, of shifter werecats, pumas. Ménage and fem fem action. How Alphas sometimes want a Beta to make their ménage. ItThis is a short story, well written, of shifter werecats, pumas. Ménage and fem fem action. How Alphas sometimes want a Beta to make their ménage. It is evocative of US mountain and forest regions and from the story clarity of region and characters. I would have liked to have read more of these character in a longer story. I'd rate it at 3/4 border so have 4 starred it. I hope to read more of this Moon series by Ann Mayburn...more
Nice short story of werecat shifters. Beta Ben meets up with an Alpha of his past. Some history between them leaves the situation of death or resolve.Nice short story of werecat shifters. Beta Ben meets up with an Alpha of his past. Some history between them leaves the situation of death or resolve. Lovely erotic scene to resolve and start Emerald Moon Pride into existence. Ann Mayburn writes well, and story is edited. Just tips in at 4 stars for me....more
Good as I've found with all of Cherise's stories, but not quite on par with Hour of the Lion
It has lovely Breanne, awful start in the story and I feltGood as I've found with all of Cherise's stories, but not quite on par with Hour of the Lion
It has lovely Breanne, awful start in the story and I felt for her. Her nature is a mix of caring, compassionate, loving, fight, bravado and brave as her traits. The initial hell hound scene and subsequent descriptions of them and their behaviour had me glad they aren't real - they equate to the worst psychopaths and sociopaths of the world.
Zeb and Shay, mostly loved them, and they are so naturally Alpha, and so opposite to the packs first alpha and hideous bullying brother and bitchy Alpha bitch and yet despite the reasons given I felt a little let down by how much the story twisted to meet the outcomes and felt some characters weren't quite in character at times. I expected more from them I guess.
That being said, I still liked the story, would recommend it and am hoping we have a were bear story with Ben soon too. I would love there to be shifters like these in the world. How glad am I we have people with such superb imaginations that create stories that feel so real and plausible for us to read. First book I wasn't sure about the sprites and pixie people but now it seemed right and was incidental and not overdone.
The sex scenes were very erotic, and BDSM minimal - domination, submission and spanking.
I considered this for 4 and 5 stars and compared with her other stories plumped for 4 stars overall. ...more