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The Gathering: Killian and Lyra

(The Gathering Tales #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  66 reviews
You are cordially invited to the event of the season…

Please be our guest as the National Association of the Lycan Brotherhood hosts the seventy-eighth annual Gathering. The biggest event of the social season, the Gathering has become the favorite method of networking among packs and bringing together fated mates. At the Gathering, shifters from across the country show up
Kindle Edition, 42 pages
Published December 7th 2014 by Kinship Press
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Short but I love Alpha wolf claiming his Mate. Love Killian and Lyra together.

“Anything you want. For as long as you want.”

"Yes, forever.”
Audra Hart
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fun mini romp

Sometimes I truly enjoy a quickie! This short, standalone read was fun. I recommend it if you want a quick, fun romp with a sexy, possessive shifter.
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dec-2014
OMKillian <3 <3 <3 <3

I loooooove Ellis Leigh. She’s filling my wolf shifter needs quota very nicely.

The Gathering is a multi part compilation of short stories happening during The Gathering of the NALB.

Killian is the Alpha of a newly introduced Appalachia Pack and he’s bringing his selection of males and females to the Gathering so that they might find mates. He doesn’t really count on finding one himself.

Lyra is one of the females in a
Crystal's Quirky Reviews
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
By Crystal's Quirky Reviews
Time for the annual Gathering of the NALB. Alpha Killian O'Shea of the Southern Appalachia pack finally meets his mate in Lyra. A she-wolf belonging to a disgusting Alpha that still practices the barbaric practice of Alpha's Prerogative. Can Killian get the sweet and sassy little nymph that's to be his away without causing a war?! Knowing Killian we all know the answer to this question or do we? I absolutely love this book. I
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, mc, paranormal
Everyone needs to stop and thank this author for creating Killian O'Shea. He's a complete Alpha male, and I was as drawn to him as Lyra was when he first walked into the room. I adore the mating pull in these books, but even more so with this one because Lyra's a shewolf and totally ready to ride off into the sunset with Killian. Another perk is getting away from her pack's slimy Alpha that wants her to warm his bed over the winter. Killian is more than happy to help her get away from him.

Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I had this story, after reading it I got the complete series. It is hot, full of alpha power and pretend alpha power, hot males, and females, with endless steam. Not only the act, but the sexual tension defines the word palpable.

Lyra is dealing with perfectly described as her "oily" alpha. He is demanding and what he demands female submission. The women in his pack have no rights, but those he allows. At the regional Claiming Ball, the packs meet at an elite function
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it

This gathering is Lyra's last chance to find her mate she's been chosen by her alpha as a bed mate and if she doesn't meet her mate at this event then her future will be that of harem girl to her disgusting alpha.
Killian O'Shea may be new to the brotherhood but he's been an alpha for nearly a century and he's here for the sole purpose of helping his pack mates find their mates he never dreamt he'd find his own.
Killian can't believe it, he's found his mate and Lyra is thrilled but her
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
a 'book' - no its more a novella. And it's pretty much what a novel of a series would be condensed into a few pages.

shifter male needs mate.....female is in another pack with a cruel alpha.

eyes meet across the crowded room.
The shifter is an Alpha knows it's his mate immediately and so does she.

A few ducking and Diving to get to the bedroom to claim each other before females Alpha can catch them.....

all live happily ever after.....I assume!!!
Big. Bad. Alpha with a kind heart .. just my type of hero ;)

Great little story from a new-to-me author! I couldn't put it down until I finishedit!
Loved that the Hero was a super Alpha with a kind heart
Can't wait to check out the author's other books and the rest of this series
Mar 26, 2015 marked it as tbr-lost-interest
26 March 2015: $0.00 FREE on Kindle
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Read in the box set.
If Killian had not basically taken Lyra, she would have been made to spend the night in her alphas bed even though she had met her mate.
I really want to know what happened to Cheyenne and Melody and Alpha oily f**ker. How can he be allowed to stay in power? Just wrong.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lillian and Lyra

Wow!!!! This book was hot! Passion from front to back. Hated the oily alpha. I just knew he was gonna be a problem. He tried but was stopped in his tracks by a real alpha, Killian. There was just one problem with this book. It wasn’t long enough. I want more!
Debra Lamey
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I really liked this story, strong alpha and stronger woman. Take charge and hold on tight. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone looking for hot short read
This was a hot but extremely short read and to the point. Can be read as a standalone.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really short, but I liked it!
Kelley DeLira
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I really loved this one! Quite entertaining.
Sam M
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Killian and Lyra

Cute steamy sexy story, definitely falls under erotica.. I enjoyed this for a nice read before bed.. Mmmm makes dreaming more creative.
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The Gathering: Killian and Lyra by Ellis Leigh
I grabbed this book off Amazon for free.
SO I am a huge paranormal girl an when I saw this was a free book in a serial I thought why the heck no
Debra Johnson
The Gathering: Killian and Lyra by Ellis Leigh
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance.
2.5 Stars
It was somewhat interesting. Not enough world build nor character build. The flow of the story is very choppy. There are a couple of typo/editing errors. I also had a few issues with so called rules that Lyra's alpha was allowed to enforce.
The best part about this story is Killian, his pack and his sister.
It is a short read and I kind of liked it.
I don't know if I liked it enough to read any other st
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: purchased
The Gathering: Killian and Lyra: I actually acquired this short story in January when it was being offered as free on Amazon, but I'd never gotten a chance to read it. Killian and Lyra's story was EXTREMELY HOT and funny. When I say Killian doesn't mess around, I MEAN it. From the moment his eyes met Lyra's, the sexual tension is palpable, and Killian takes no time claiming his mate. Now he has to get her away from her "oily" Alpha. Protocol out the window, Killian can barely control his beast, ...more
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He came, he saw, he conquered.

Killian O'Shea never expected to find his mate the minute he walked into The Gathering, but there she was. Unfortunately, her Alpha had other plans for Lyra, but the idiot soon learned there is no stepping between Killian and his mate.

This was such a cute little story, it brought a smile to my face. It was short, yet sweet, sexy and hot. I loved Killian to bits, the guy was a hoot, especially when
Galina Sulaiman
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kyra is a wolf that feels trapped by her alpha, she is part of his harem, he is a greasy selfish prick of a wolf. He takes her and his other tow females to the gathering. A place where the wolf packs gather to find mates. Killian is a long established alpha that joins the coalition because his pack hasn't had a mating in 20 years. He walks into the gathering with his sister and several others in his pack , in search of mates. He sees Lrya and sparks flare, he has found his mate! But her alpha do ...more
Linda Levine
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read multiple stories about The Gathering. I have enjoyed them all. They are short and move very fast. There is an intense attraction and recognition that they are mates but another alpha is trying to manipulate them and get in the way of their love in this story. Killian is the not the type to let anyone keep him from something he wants. Lyra is in a touch situation and is doing the best she can to protect herself. If you enjoy this story, please do read the other stories with other fami ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
CAPTIVATING HOT NEW SERIES!!!!!, December 15, 2014 By Patsy Sacco "Patsy Sacco" (Huntsville, AL USA) This review is from: The Gathering: Killian and Lyra (Kindle Edition) Great new wolf series. Needed more. Hated for it to end. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. I love how when he spots his mate and she sees him, there is no stopping him from claiming her, but he's still a gentleman and won't force her. It was great how his sister helped him. I received this book as a gift for an honest ...more
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

As with all the books in the companion series, The Feral Breed Brotherhood, I loved this book. Ms Leigh has a way of making her shifters more real, of showing the connection between their wolf instincts and their human sides. I've yet to read a book by her that I didn't enjoy. Even in this shorter book, that didn't have the mystery and intrigue that the Feral Breed books have, she still made every page, every word cou
whitney glover
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So glad I checked this one out

First I've read by Ellis Leigh already diving into 2nd of the Gathering trilogy. Really liked it, hoping they figure out a way to get rid of Lyra's previous Alpha. Sure she's free of him but what bat the rest of her old pack. I also liked something Killian mentioned, it was up to the female of the mating decides if the mated couple stays with her pack or his. Nice, something new. Looking forward to the rest of Ms. Light's books too
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jillian Locked Eyes With Lyra...

They never had a chance. Once Lyra seen Jillian she knew that she wanted was him...Before going into the room the where the gathering was taking place Killian kept having this strange vibe. But once he walked through that door his focus was on his mate Lyra. And no old no good slimy Alpha was gonna keep them apart. That might be her after leader but she was his mate. This book captivates you. Trust me you would love this book.
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Gathering – Killian and Lyra by Ellis Leigh was a fun novella length introduction to a great read. I personally loved that Killian was tall and sexy and gorgeous, and could barely contain his wolf when he scented his mate. Lyra felt the same way however she was stuck with a backward thinking pack alpha who paled in comparison to Killian.

It was a fun ride! And it was hawt. Whew! I want to read what happens next! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Sandi Ramirez
THIS is a very short read.42 pages but a good read and looking forward to more in this collection. each book is a stand alone but connects with each other. I liked the idea of a gathering where Alphas meet and sniff out their mates. I picked this up to read while waiting for my grand daughter's birth and ready for the next installment. I picked this up on Amazon but it is also part of their kindle unlimited program.
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gotta Love A Dominant Alpha Male!!

ELLIS LEIGH starts this series with the Sexiest Mating. Both her main characters know what immediately who they want even though they are trying to be blocked by an alpha who cares little for the happiness of anyone in his pack. A wonderful start to the Gathering storyline by Ellis Leigh. I'm on to the next addition to see what happens next and with whom. I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND YOU CHECK Out For Yourself!!
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A storyteller from the time she could talk, USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh grew up among family legends of hauntings, psychics, and love spanning decades. Those stories didn’t always have the happiest of endings, so they inspired her to write about real life, real love, and the difficulties therein. From farmers to werewolves, store clerks to witches—if there’s love to be found, she’ll write ...more

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“I’d hoped to make our first time special or some such shit.” I moaned as he thrust his hips into mine, his hard cock pressing against my clit in the most delicious way. “As long as we end up with your dick inside me, that’ll be special enough.” 0 likes
“I’m your fucking mate. This?” I cupped her pussy as I slid my fingers out of her, making her moan and shiver from the pressure of my palm against her swollen and sensitive clit. “This is mine now.” 0 likes
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