This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Tristan is just days away from giving birth, Ushna is overjoyed that Tristan has agreed to bond with him and they are both still dreading heading to Georgia and the Elder Council. Bahbelle becomes a trial for Tristan as he faces down the Elder Council, sets forth the fate of those who attacked him and his pack, stumbles across a hidden prison and faces the loss of everyone that he loves.
Holy cow, this series just keeps getting better and better. This story picks up where Dreams Of The Forgotten ends, there is a brief summary covering some of what has come before but all the books do need to be read in order. Tristan and Ushna are looking forward to bonding now that Tristan has accepted that they are meant-to-be, they still mourn the loss of Brian (Ushna’s twin flame) and they begin to understand that what is between them was always meant-to-be. But danger comes when they are in Bahbelle, Georgia, on top of the challenges they face with the Elder Council and Tristan’s claim and pregnancy, Tristan makes a choice that could just permanently separate him from Ushna and a surprising twist awaits us all.
Lexi Ander has done it again, she has swept us along with her paranormal beings taking us to a fantasy world and dropped bombs into the storyline that shocks and astounds us. The beautifully created paranormal world we find ourselves in is beautifully described, it draws us in with its imagery and heart felt emotions, with its epic storyline and brilliant characters. The scenes we find ourselves in are amazing, standing with our enraged Xenres (prince) in Lupe form awaiting his orders when his beloved is endangered, or the soul crushing fear as we face a mythical creature. I honestly can say that this series is actually just one epic fantasy/paranormal with twists and turns and new discoveries that has your breath hitching and gasping in shock, it blindsides you with new details and has you desperate for the last two books… well although I really want to read them and enjoy them, I am filled with trepidation that this incredible fantasy world would come to an end.
I recommend this to those who love incredible fantasy, brilliant world building, fantastic characters, danger, love, hot sex and a brilliant continuous storyline. (less)
This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Tristan is struggling with his predator over his decision not to claim Ushna, the dreams that are plaguing him aren’t helping either and he has enough on his plate with his rapidly expanding tribe. As more factions come out of the woodwork, his ex-Twin Flames mate causing problems and the impending birth of his children, Tristan has to remember his dreams for him to find peace.
This is another exciting instalment of Sumeria’s Sons where more danger emerges, secrets are revealed and hopes are about to come true. Tristan and Ushna have a rapidly expanding tribe, their two childhood friends Stan and Jory are coming to the ranch and Tristan discovers his ex-Twin Flames children are being neglected. Ushna and Tristan have to pull together when the truth about Tristan’s dreams come out and Randy has a secret that shocks Tristan, more dangers come to light and Tristan has to face going back to Bahbelle to settle things with the council.
I found this to be an excellent addition to the series and it has answered some questions, but boy does it leave you with even more questions. Tristan and Ushna are a great couple and with us finally discovering, to a certain extent, the reasons behind Tristan’s dreams, it helps us understand the way the storyline has been crafted, although it also leaves us with more questions as well. When Stan and Jory arrive we discover that the plotting of other factions is more deeply woven than anyone realised, and as the story progresses hidden factions come to light which shocks the wolves. This is a wonderfully written story and each books flows into the next and although we do get a brief recount of sections of the previous book, I would recommend each book being read in order so this epic fantasy can be enjoyed in full without confusion.
I recommend this book to those that love fantasy, in-depth storylines, great characters, some sweet loving, twists, secrets, betrayal, danger and an ending that leaves you grinning. (less)
Although there are brothers in the relationship there is no ‘twincest’. Ian is looking forward to an entire summer at the family beach cottage, he hasn’t been in many years and it is just the place where he can relax and concentrate on his writing. Seeing two young men playing in the waves at the cove he decides to join them, but he could never have imagined who they really were or what they wanted from him. Bythos and Aphros are demigods and have waited many years for Ian and now he is within their grasp, convincing Ian that he is their consort isn’t hard but Ian’s heart is still held by his dead wife Diana.
So this is a paranormal/fantasy that also has a little bit of mystery and save the world from the mistakes of humans’ storyline, brilliant! Ian finds himself in the middle of an ecology nightmare when the Gulf oil spill does more damage than anyone could have ever imagined. Bythos and Aphros have the task of trying to clean up after the humans, Bythos is creating a new coral that will devour the oil and clean the water fast, but something has awoken and has been poisoned and driven insane. Aphros is given the task of destroying the twisted creatures that are being created before more humans and paranormal beings are killed. And, Ian, Ian is thrown into a world that he has no idea about and it changes him far more than any of them, but Gaia, could have known.
The relationship between Bythos, Ian and Aphros isn’t easy as they try to mesh three personalities into one relationship, they have many ups and downs as the demigods are forbidden to tell anyone some secrets and Ian wants to know everything, where protection given in secret is discovered and where lingering old love causes problems and truths are thrown out into the open. While I really liked Bythos and Aphros and the way they both were, Ian was harder to like just because of his attitude, talk about ‘I have to know everything’. Hold on Ian they are demigods who have important jobs to do whereas you are a writer, a human, so wind your neck in, sheesh talk about creating angst.
The actually storyline I loved, the Gulf oil spill being woven into a paranormal story where a resting deity is poisoned and driven insane, now that deity wants revenge on the ones who caused the poisoning. Demigods creating a new way for the planet to heal itself, trying to fix what the humans created and destroy what the deity has poisoned. A human, the consort to twin demigods who is drawn into the paranormal world and investigates for himself when he doesn’t get the answers he wants. The parts that the others gods play is great and the absolutely fantastic showdown near the end, spectacular. There are plenty of incredible sex scenes and the relationship between the three is good.
I will recommend this to those who love paranormal, fantasy, save the world, three sexy men, dangers, shattered beliefs, incredible sex and a happy for now ending. (less)
This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Zygi is a Dom and he has his eye on sexy shy man Mo, Mo seems interested and Zygi can’t wait to have him bound to his bed, but something isn’t quite right and there is a overheard conversation lurking in the back of Zygi’s mind. Mo wants nothing more than to claim his mate Zygi, but first Mo has to come clean as to who he really is and with Zeus and Ares interfering it isn’t easy.
This story is a great ending to The Gods series. We get to see Zygi and Mo start a tentative relationship, moving slowly before interference causes them problems. Mo is an absolute sweetheart, he’s shy and quiet and although he knows what he wants, he is nervous about asking for it. Zygi is a man used to total control and recognises a submissive at first glance and Mo is definitely submissive and Zygi wants Mo to be his. Mo has his secrets though and no matter how much he wants to confess them he is scared of what Zygi’s reaction will be. Zygi doesn’t know if he will be able to forgive the loss of control but Zygi is made to face what he was being protected form.
Hmmm BDSM woven together with an innocent God and an interesting storyline, what more could a kinky gal ask for? I really liked this storyline and the characters, Mo and Zygi were perfect together and it was beautiful to see Zygi drawing Mo out, guiding him through the first stages of BDSM and giving Mo confidence. Mo brought out the Dom in Zygi very easily and reacted to the Dom sweetly and sexily. There is some tension and angst when Zygi discovers the truth and Zeus has to have words with him to get him to admit the truth of his own reaction. The story is well written and we see all the guys from the previous books. There was one part of the story that caused me to nearly die, Mo gets the ultimate revenge on Ares and it was so unexpected and funny that I sprayed tea everywhere, snorted it out of my nose and choked as I inhaled it… I have so got to stop drinking tea when I read.
I recommend this to those who love Gods and BDSM, hot sex, plenty of horny foreplay, great characters and a very happy ending. (less)
This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Cam (Cupid) has got Jeff in his sights, Jeff laid a challenge down at Cam’s feet and now he is taking up the gauntlet, Jeff will fall in love and Cam knows just the man to fill the position. Jeff had a bad experience with love in the past and will steer clear of it now, but when he meets Cam he finds him irresistible and finds himself rethinking everything he knew about love.
This is a cute story with a large dose of the Gods and rethinking one’s self-image. Cam has a very active role in this story as he becomes one of the MC’s, Jeff is the man he wants as a mate, but first he has to coax Jeff into wanting more than just one night, it also doesn’t help that Zeus doesn’t approve of human mates. Jeff was burnt badly in the past and now has a love ‘em and leave ‘em attitude, meeting Cam is a shock, especially when Cam turns him down and it isn’t long before Jeff is hooked, but he still has to be careful of his heart. Things start to go wrong when Zeus interferes, Jeff’s ex-boyfriend turns up and Jealousy rears its ugly head.
Jeff and Cam make a great couple, Cam has to break down Jeff’s walls and he has a great plan to do it, Cam has a patience to make Jeff fall in love with him, but they have obstacles to overcome. Jeff has always been in charge and his sex life is no different, but he struggles within himself, when all he wants is Cam to take him. This storyline is quite good, Jeff finally finding true love, but his true love turns out to be Cupid who has a dark side. Cam defies Zeus to take a human mate, and Cam struggles to control his green-eyed monster.
Although I enjoyed this story it fell a little flat, both characters changed for the other person, Cam his age and Jeff his sexual preferences, if they were really meant to be together, like Cam said, then neither one should have changed. They are really hot together and there are plenty of steamy scenes between them. It was wonderful to see Garrett and Randy (Priceless) and I also really enjoyed the interplay between Mo (God of Dreams) and Zygi (Jeff’s best friend) and can’t wait for their book; there were a few loose ends that will hopefully be tied up then.
I will recommend this to those who love paranormal, Gods, finding love, putting the past behind you, loving your partner warts and all and a very happy ending. (less)
Oh. I was so looking forward to this one and it was worth the wait. Culebra is the incarnation of the Lost God, Basilisk. He goes through life feared, hated and worshiped, never able to see, as his eyes are covered to prevent his deadly gaze from killing. But, now one of the Roses has him in their hands and the fate of the world rests in the hands of the lover he drove away; the Captain who comforted him, his kidnapper and his kidnapper’s closest friend.
A great re-written story based on the original blog story. The story-line may have changed, but the plot is still the same (well with one added addition). Culebra is still reeling from the shock and horror of listening to one of his lovers being killed by mermaids and driving his other lover away. When he gets a visit from Captain Midori (now a Lord), he begins to think he might be able to put the past behind him. Cortez is given little choice in the matter of kidnapping the Basilisk Prince and it leads to an outcome that nobody could have foretold. Dario was pushed away by Culebra after the death of Dario’s brother. Now, he has been kidnapped to force the prince to do as he is told. Fidel has also been kidnapped, as a way to force Cortez to do as the cult wants. Now, as they all come together, the actions of a few have terrifying repercussions that could affect the world.
Okay. After all that and getting all the main characters a mention, I’m tired *sigh*. Okay, I’m refreshed, so this installment of The Lost Gods saga has quite a bit going on and is separated to different character’s POV. Luckily, we don’t lose track of what is going on or what is happening to whom, and although there are five MCs it doesn’t lessen the enjoyment of the story. We have seen Culebra and Midori in previous books so we have a good idea of their back stories. Dario is the bodyguard who was also Culebra’s lover and also the brother to Culebra’s other lover (confused?). Cortex and Fidel are former members of The Brotherhood of the Black Rose. I will be honest, for more information you will have to read the book otherwise this review will be an essay!
Culebra and Dario’s relationship was torn apart when Granito died. The trouble they find themselves in pulls them back together and add a new third to their relationship. We get to see a bit of M/M/M and we also see some hot sex, but it is far from that important to the story; finding that Schatten (the country) and Teufel (the God Licht’s companion) is involved in the plot to harm the Basilisk prince is. We also see the Gods from the previous books as well.
Well. I recommend everyone read this book, but then I am bias, so I will just say this, if you enjoy kidnappings… well, multiply kidnappings, snakes, assassins turning good, earthquakes, sword fights, chases through the mountains, throwing ones-self over a waterfall and a happy ending then I recommend this book for you. And for those of you who read the original then this is definitely worth reading.(less)
Tadd (Ares) and Declan (Hermes) are living happy mortal lives when they discover Sofia (Athena) dead in their foyer, now they are commanded by Bront (Zeus) to discover who the murderer is. But investigating their fellow Gods and Goddesses is not easy, and the strain starts to show in their relationship as the death count mounts and their fellow Olympians cause problems.
This is a very interesting storyline of murder and revenge amongst the Greek Gods. Tadd and Declan are happily married and they own successful businesses, but a spanner gets thrown in the works when they discover the body of a woman in their home, and even worse she was the Goddess Athena. Now they have been told by Zeus to discover who committed the murder but the bodies keep coming and they are no closer to finding the murderer. Their own lives come into danger as they try to track the killer and their relationship begins to fall apart when Declan listens to whispers.
I have got to admit I was excited when I first got this book; the cover interested me, so I read the blurb and it intrigued me, someone is picking off the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus and it is one of their own number. It had me interested even before I opened it and yes it was pretty good but I found the writing strange, instead of pulling me into the book and living it with them, it felt like I was just an observer on the side-lines, as though the author was setting the stage each step of the way and the characters were actors being given direction.
The storyline was good and the mystery was interesting, and I must admit discovering who it was and why I felt sorry for the poor Olympian and, well, let’s just say I may have snapped hundreds of years before, lol. The interaction between the characters didn’t work for me, I just couldn’t connect with them and I don’t know if it was because of the way it was written, but I couldn’t see any real connection between Declan and Tadd other than them saying they loved each other.
I will recommend this to those who love Greek Gods, murder, mystery, revenge, angry Gods and Goddesses and a happy ending (for some of the Olympians anyway).(less)
Daniel’s a sorcerer, Liam’s a Hunter both fighting for the same side against the hell spawn and Idonahites. Daniel despises Liam for his callus attitude and his bed hopping and bragging and Liam hates Daniel for his cold snobbish behaviour, but when they fall for a trap Daniel has to take drastic action. Liam and Daniel end up in the land of the Gods to get back home they have to face gods, monsters and their own truths before finally arriving home just in time to help in the final battle.
This is a pretty good fantasy story where two men hate each other, but when they are searching for a way home they begin to understand what drives the other. Daniel has great power and he has a special power that makes him invaluable to the fight against the hell spawn, he can hear their thoughts, but it is a power that comes at great cost. Liam is a hunter and it is what he is good at, well that and seducing any man he sees, he was a street rat and the hunters saved him from a life on the street or prison. Liam lives each day to the fullest and grasps any hint of happiness in both hands. Daniel protects his heart from hurt and keeps everyone at arm’s length.
Both Liam and Daniel are well written characters, the story switches between their perspectives so you get a very clear picture of what each of them think of the other. Liam gets on your nerves a bit with his sluttish attitude and bragging skills and the way he callously treated Daniel when they first met, but as you get to know him he sort of grows on you as you begin to figure out that his attitude is its own shell to protect Liam. Daniel is the one that you get close to straight away because his damage is all there for us to see as soon as we get in his head, his botched romance, and the debilitating pain he suffers from because of his powers and his wish that he had someone just to talk to.
The storyline is quite good with the twist of going to the Gods lands and having to cross the lands to get back to the human realm, with the monsters and mind games that is thrust upon them. I liked the way that both men first started out as tentative friends but then turned to adversaries when Daniel discovered Liam’s plan to seduce him then brag about it. The way that on the journey they began to understand why the other ticked and came to a sexual understanding and then love, only to have it implode just before they got home and then after the final battle they both put aside their pride to maybe start something meaningful.
I recommend this if you love fantasy, hellish creatures, magic, dealing with the Gods, finding love that is rocky and a happy for now ending that could well be a happily ever after. (less)
Bren is on the run with an angel, he is running for his life after being told he is part God and a homicidal God wants the powers he will develop. The only good to come out of his new found knowledge is his protector Dar, the hunky angel, who Bren has fallen in love with. Dar knows full well that Bren is holding enormous power that is just waiting to be tapped into, but being chased down isn't making it easy to train Bren. Calling in Gods to assist in protecting and training Bren is easier said than done, but protecting the demigod he has fallen in love with is his most challenging task yet.
This is a pretty good paranormal/fantasy story that entertains with its gods and goddess', power struggles and god fights. The first thing I will say about this story is it shouldn't have been titled 'Strange Angels' it should have been titled 'Strange Gods' because these Gods are strange. Bren lived his life as a simple human before being attacked and rescued by Dar, but now he is a demigod in waiting on an adventure that takes him through gods dimensions and meeting temperamental gods some who want to destroy him.
We don't really see much of Bren and Dar's relationship other than charge and protector, but we have brief moments where we discover how close they are either through words or actions. This story is all about Bren and his struggle to gain control of his powers while dodging the gods who want the power for themselves. We meet an interesting selection of strange gods and there are some humorous moments, there are also attacks and some power struggles and mini battles as the gods choose sides.
I recommend this to those who enjoy angels and gods, a love that is strong and fierce, some humor, interesting characters, a great storyline filled with danger and a touch of angst and a really sweet ending. (less)