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The Lamb Who Cried Wolf (Mate or Meal #1)

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[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, bondage, sex toys]

Lunch or lover? That is the question that appears in werewolf Brody’s mind when he meets lamb shifter Carson. The answer is easy. Simply looking into Carson’s innocent blue eyes tells him that the lamb is his mate. If he’s going to eat Carson up, they’ll both enjoy it.

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ebook, 124 pages
Published October 24th 2011 by Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I enjoyed the book overall, it was amusing and funny in parts. I think I enjoyed it a lot more in the first half than last. So yeah lots of WTF going on but I did still like the story and would recommend it for someone in the mood for something different and not too heavy or horribly angsty. There is Angst but not an unbearable amount. I am looking forward to reading the Swan Book next.

The cover though I am not sure a sheep between two gay guys. I was kind of wondering if I should laugh or be o
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bookwatcher by: Lola
Shelves: glbt-gay, romance, shifter

Soooooooo soooooooo soooooooo cute!
It's a lovely romance, with a VERY cute end! I love it and can't give less than 5 stars

Why maybe you didn't took me seriously.. let me say it again...

it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!
a wolf shifter
that love a lamb shifter!!!

but a warning.... you can imagine it's will not be easy to them, and some parts can be also brutal, but I didn't give up... I'm one of those romantic girls that love to read romantic stories. So, I endure it,
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is not one of those cute books I mostly read.
This story has plenty angst, some part are sad although some others are lovely.
Overall it was a great story and I loved it.

Serena Yates
Oct 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
I have to admit that the idea behind this series intrigues me. There are a few shifter books where a 'predator' shifter mates with a 'prey' shifter, but to have a whole series based on that principle is new. It could be quite fun, I think.

Carson, the lamb shifter, doesn't exactly have it easy with an elder brother who makes his life hell. Falling for a wolf shifter doesn't help, but Carson holds up quite well. Being a lamb by nature, he doesn't fight back when their relationship is threatened, b
Lexi Ander
Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-shifters
I have to admit that when I first started this I wasn't for sure how interesting a lamb shifter could be.

Quickly I found Carson to be the cutest lamb shifter ever. Baah. Brody was the typical wolf shifter, dominant, possessive, and protective but they live in an interesting world where the predators still hunt and eat the prey. Sure the werewolves could go to the grocery store and buy their meat but then they wouldn't be true to themselves now would they? All the shifters operate on these tradi
Nov 04, 2011 rated it liked it
2.75 Stars

This book was *ahem* interesting. Ahhh yeah it was. Carson is a lamb shifter. Yes, a lamb shifter. He is attacked by his brother who is apparently a sadistic maniac. He is rescued a by a werewolf, Brody.

As soon as Brody sees Carson he knows he has found his mate. Even if Carson as a lamb normally would be more like a snack to Brody's wolf.

This book was fairly entertaining, and at times for the TOTALLY wrong reasons. There were a few WTF? moments, but I rolled with the punches. It was r
Dec 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-male-male
Very cute read. Didn't go into reading it expecting much, but enjoyed it nonethless.
This was cute, but nothing awesome. I think it went on a bit longer than it needed too, and the editing was pretty horrible.
Dec 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-worth-it
The whole thing was crazy. We have a bunch of cannibalistic shifters who literally eat each other for sustenance. Yuck.

The writing is abysmal, the story is boring, the characters barely two-dimensional. There are no descriptions, no explanations. Unless you have read a lot of shifter books, you'll have no idea what in the nine hells is going on.

It seems like the writer read up on a lot of shifter books and checked things off the list like: damsel in distress, dominant male to the rescue, mates,
Elisa Rolle
A shapeshifter grey wolf falling in love for a shapeshifter white lamb? The odd pair was a sure titillating push for me to read this novel as soon as it was out. Of course, due not only to the inter-breed romance, but also to the same-sex relationship, it was due that the reason why wolf Brody is fatally attracted by lamb Carson is the mate bond. From what I understand, Brody was not gay, he is simply answering to the mate calling, and the fact that Carson is a man and a prey it’s not enough to ...more
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great start to a new shifter series because the predator/prey combination was such an interesting twist. I loved Carson from the very beginning and felt so bad for him because of his dickhead brother Ray (I wished for many painful things to happen to Ray as payback). I was a little worried when Carson and Brody immediately bonded so early in the book. I was afraid I'd be bored with the lovey-dovey couple because they got together too quickly and easily. I wanted conflict, and we soon ...more
Julia ♥Duncan♥
I didn't hate this. That's pretty much the only positive thing I can say about it. I absolutely hate fated mates. I can handle it if the mate bond is separate from the characters getting to know each other and falling in love, but that wasn't the case here. The characters pretty much became one instantly, with all the mind reading, feeling each others' pain, and telepathic connection stuff that often goes with fated matings. If I'd know this book had that I definitely would not have read it.

Trisha Harrington
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Trisha by: Bookwatcher
I liked the angst here. I am becoming a fan of the whole true mates thing. The best part of the book was the epilogue. It made me smile. The couple were cute. And I did adore the whole lamb thing, it was the first lamb shifter book I read.

I really liked the book. An easy 4 stars.
This is one of those on the surface reads where you expect absolutely nothing from the book and as such enjoy it despite its absolute simplicity. I knew from the get go I was in for a bit of silliness and that’s exactly what I got. Maybe a little bit ridiculous, but enjoyable just the same solid 3.5 stars.

Carson is a lamb shifter, and a weaker one at that. The other rams won’t let him help guard the town from marauding wolves and they pick on him readily and often. In fact his half brother is on
I never rate a book low because of my dislike of a theme/character/genre/etc, I only lower a rating a little even if I really really hate something (one thing) about it. For example, I wouldn't rate a book with 1 start, just because it is historical if I didn't liked historical books.

The book itself is well written, except a few mistakes, inconsistencies (like the handcuffs episode and others written below). Even if I get past the cannibalism, it wasn't well done at some parts. If the main hero
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Well that was totally adorable.

This book isn’t fine literature, but it’s romantic and entertaining, with a careful balance of sweetness and adversity. Carson the lamb was surprisingly complex. It was interesting to see how the mixed-species pairing would work out. The MCs can’t help their mutual attraction, due to the fated-mate bond, but even with this factor it didn’t feel like insta-love. They both struggle with the strangeness even as neither attempts to deny his feelings. (I liked the detai
Pamela Su
I knew I absolutely had to read this book when I saw the blurb. It was everything I expected it to be and I enjoyed it for what it is.

This book is about as straightforward as it gets. The writing is alright but there's no particularly earth shattering revelation or deep character moments. It's not intentionally funny and the storyline is pretty serious. I was honestly entertained.

I think Carson was rather cute as a little lamb. His baa moments were adorable. The wolf vibe wasn't so strong for me
Dec 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Simplistic prose and a frightening lack of maturity when it comes to detailing the world and real people's emotions. Whole people are written off in one or two sentences; their motives are completely illogical, they change their minds in a few seconds flat...

The only saving grace for this one was the baaas. I guess I have a soft spot for sheeps. I can't help it. Writing is a little bit better than the likes of Stormy Glenn/Lynn Hagen, so if you're looking for a brain dead read and don't quite wa
Cassie Richards
May 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: shifters, insta-love

This just wasn't for me. I don't like fated-mates especially not when combined with insta-love and that was right at the heart of this book so it's not too surprising that I didn't like it.

I was kind of hoping it might be so-bad-it's-good territory, but alas it took itself too seriously for that :(

It's not badly written, it's just not my thing. If you like unusual shapeshifters and don't mind insta-love then you may well enjoy this book.
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, shifters
I'll admit that the premise of this series sounded quite silly to me. But I'm very happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with this book.

Carson is a very sweet lamb shifter (shouldn't that be a Ram by now though?) and Brody is the big bad wolf. Lucky for them, even though their path to happiness isn't an easy ride, they do get there in the end.
Kristy Maitz
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
What to say? It was interesting coupling but that is all what I like about that story. The story plot is to childish and we have sexs, sexs, sexs. So its easy reading with awareness that you can't expect quality.

To Scarlet Hyacinth - Epilogue is nice.
Sep 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Was looking for something similar to the Midnight Matings series. And I think I've found it! The story surprised me with its depth. And I'm excited to read about all the different types of shifters in the series.
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Those children are adorable. :)
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Reviewed by: Kevin
Publisher: Siren
Genre: M/M Paranormal

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Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Yay!! 500th book!!
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
It was trash, but that's what I needed today.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
Lord Jesus, what am I doing with my life? I figured I should take a break from Marcy Jacks and try out a different author. But I was still in the mood for sex, gay shifters, and a short yet interesting plot. The plot to this book would have been interesting (wolf and a lamb, how cute) but it was an instant mating and I lost interest before I got to anything having to do with how Brody's clan would react to him running off with a lamb shifter.

Which leads me to what ultimately made me unable to f
Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, shifters
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I found this book intriguing and look forward toward the rest of the series. Brody is a wolf shifter and is out scouting when he comes across a bunch of Rams scaring a Lamb. He confronts the Rams and they run off he then turns to the Lamb and discovers his mate. Carson was just trying to go home when he is accosted by his older half-brother and some of his friends, it’s really not going well when a Wolf chases
I liked this! There were some WTF moments, but since this story was unique I kept on.

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Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A wonderful improvement to the book i read earlier today. A few places are touch and go but ultimately they form a very well paced story. Several times I was considered with the typical approach of the characters. lamb/ wolf yeah it doesn't get much more basic with predator and prey. Yet incredibly this covers their typical characters with true story. it's not as simple as happily ever after. tried and tested at every turn these characters work for their happy ending. I' am truly pleased to see ...more
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Scarlet Hyacinth was born in 1986, in a Romania still struggling under the weight of the communist regime. As a young girl, she started studying the English language and fell in love with books.
After a childhood spent devouring hundreds of pages of fantasy literature, Scarlet found her calling. While at uni, she discovered with the help of a dear friend that she had a knack for writing. The rest,
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