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Overlord: A Dark Shifter Romance

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  392 ratings  ·  112 reviews
She was not asked. She was claimed.

Sloan has lived among shifters long enough to know what happens when an alpha takes a mate, but she never imagined that her turn would come to be marked and mastered. Until today...

Today Gareth of Ravenscar decided she was his, and she wasn't given a choice in the matter.

Now, with her cheeks blushing, her bottom burning, and the evidence
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published October 4th 2019 by Stormy Night Publications
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Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs, alphas-n-packs
I will tell you, I was saddened at the close of the Wayward Mates series. It had a unique twist to shape - shifters and some great world - building. I wanted more but understood that DJ had done everything she wanted with the characters. I was still hopefully it wasn't the end of that world.
I was so happy when "Warlord" came out and now this followup. At first, you don't know what time in history the story is taking place - before or after the Wayward Mates series. The world seems to hints of
Gareth turns a young woman without her consent, nearly killing her in the process. But, hey, in Delta James' world, that's love.

I've long thought that with each new book, Ms. James deliberately pushes the boundaries of non-consent, sexual violence and humiliation, and misogyny further and further just to see how far she can go -- it really does feel like a game. Given that the actions of her "fated mate" almost kill Sloan, the only step left for the author is one that would really put a damper
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books, ku
This was just "Do what I say or I'll spank you until you do what I say. You are a woman and no matter how capable you have shown yourself to be, you could't possibly be more capable than me, so you can't do anything at all but sit at home." It's also fated mates so there is no tension around them having to really do anything to make their relationship work.

This was not for me. I was so bored. Poor Sloan. The only thing she has to do all day now is wander around the keep and wait until her mate
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
It was a good book- it’s my first by this author. I liked how the heroine kept standing up for herself (though I do wish she had kept on going), however the hero was too harsh. It was his way or the highway, he knew her feelings and claimed to understand, but still punished her, even when her actions saved everyone. That to me is not love nor structure, it is punishment for the sake of punishment. He did not soften to her, even after he claimed to love her he didn’t change his behavior. That ...more
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. It is well written, entertaining and holds your attention. Gareth finds his fated mate in Sloan, who is human and does not want to be mated to anyone. As much as she fights the mating, Gareth is determined to claim her. There is a lot of danger, excitement and intrigue in this book and it is told in such a way that it is intriguing causing you to want to find out what happens next. As this is a continuation of Warlord, this book is equally a great read. I would highly recommend ...more
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this second book in the new series. It is amazing. I will admit that I thought that the mate for Gareth was Arielle. I laughed when I saw how wrong I was! It was Sloan who is his fated mate. Gareth, of course, is an overbearing male who will get his way no matter what. I do love these great male characters. Of course, their whole book is basically Sloan accepting that she is Gareth's fated mate with a lot of action thrown in. Just the way I like it! I hope the next book is about Ruari and ...more
Elsie Pitt
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another STEAMY story from Delta James will heat you from the inside!

Wonderful! This will keep you intrigued and keep you on the edge of your seat! Sloan knew she what happened between the woman and the shifters. She just didn't think she would be chosen. Gareth is one amazing masterful man! He is just what she needs and he is just what she wants. Delta you write steamy and sizzle with a flair for the naughty. Wonderful!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Sloan is a human living within a pack. She has been with shifters long enough to know what happens when a mate is taken. Fortunately for her, none of the males in the pack have shown any interest in taking her as a mate. At least, not until Gareth of Ravenscar arrived to help his brother, Sloan's alpha.

Gareth scents Sloan and knows she is his fated mate and he is compelled to claim her and make her his. Sloan is not so willing to accept Gareth's claim and runs. Against Sloan's will, Gareth
Kathy Heare Watts

Once again, Ms. Delta James has penned a page-turning, action-packed, romantic suspense filled shifter tale. Whether you have read her Wayward Mates series or not, the story will read well as a stand-alone. If you did read Wayward Mates, the story takes place many years into the future; a plague has ravished the earth, things are returned to the old ways, before technology.

NOTE: This is a post-apocalyptic dark shifter romance. It contains
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just a note before I leave my review.........this is a dark romance and it might have some content that may be triggering for some. This book was just as good as the first book. Gareth and Sloan are passionate in their feelings for each other but Sloan just can't help herself and keeps getting in trouble. I loved the interaction between them. Her stubbornness and feisty temper are great as I love a main female character that has backbone. Of course that gets her into trouble with her mate. ...more
Chris Jackson
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Warlord and Overlord, the next in the series, is even better I think. It has all the elements found in Delta's books, great story, good characters, kick ass heroine, steamy sex, romance and humor. And if you're a fan of the Wayward Mates series you'll find little links to the past.
Connie Feirick
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gareth and Sloan

From beginning when end this is an amazing read! With each new book in the the series it just gets better and better!! Sloan is a feisty and determined lady and Gareth her fared mate! Read this awesome book you will not be disappointed Thank you Delta James for another great hot story!!
Paula Waterfield
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I am becoming a huge fan of delta’s. warlord was great and overlord is just as good. I am hoping to see if there is a book 3 in the making. I loved it and you will too
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
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Rachel Lowes
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Convinced all the 5* reviews are because they were given free copies etc.

No real plot. Meet, he forcibly claims and marks her which then almost kills her. She is obviously upset but he won't be understanding because they are fated to be together therefore he is simply "saving time" by ignoring her rejections.

Love spanking. But it is heavily overused. You can't read a sentence without it being mentioned. It is constantly threatened even when unnecessary such as sloan just having some fun by
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed.

The plots for this and the first book in the series was good but repetitive. In each book it was a forced mating, where they were humiliated (what the alphas called “humbling”) where is was basically stripping them naked and “spanking” them. I like dark themed books as much as the next person with a bit of kink, but this book was more focused on JUST punishment and spankings than the plot or the supposed love the alpha had for the female characters. They went from being free
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Extremely enticing! Delta mesmerizes with this satisfying block busting bombshell with all the protective, possessive, alpha male deliciousness you can handle. She not only hit the motherload, she blasted the vault wide open in this delightfully, delectable wild ride. A swirling multitude of vexing circumstances and surprising events that leave you breathless, craving more. Pushing forward through the trials and tribulations along with a horde of twists and turns fuse
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
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Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Not much relationship but lots of punishment

So Overlord by Delta James was something mixed for me. I definitely really liked parts of the book and also hated other parts. This is the story of Gareth and Sloan. I adored Sloan and her ability to be strong in the face of everything, including her mate Gareth. But Gareth was a non-starter for me and I detested him. He was not a protective Alpha as he did not protect Sloan from himself. Instead it was much more like he owned her instead of her being
Kristy Mills
Dec 20, 2019 marked it as gave-up
Shelves: audiobook, gggrrrr, 2019
I'm not going to give this rating any stars because I didn't finish it. I could barely get through the first couple chapters. I have never considered myself a feminist. I think a lot of my beliefs would on gender roles would horrify feminists in fact and maybe even mainstream. I'm a little old fashioned in my thinking. BUT I've also been raised in a time where women can do anything. So, Although I like the man being the head of the family. I like a strong alpha. I also like a strong female who ...more
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fated Mate

Enjoyed reading Garth and Sloans book .
The alpha of Ravenscar, the brother of Alaric who is mated Rowan.
Nice that it started where Warlord ended.
Love how the alpha's tame there fated mates . Even when they want to resist the alpha call.
Sloan was a human taken in by Rowan . When she was caught stealing because of her circumstance.
Garth thought he would get mild she-wolf again . But fates had something else in mind.
Excited to read the next book in this series. Love the dark erotic
Christine Mulgrave-King
Nov 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
I just can't with men beating women

I am so done. I got through most of the story, but the whole I will beat you if you disobey me to protect you women are small children that don't have minds of their was too much. Then when it is their mate it always turns sexual as the woman says it hurts please stop I will be good. Too much. So tired of these books where women are not respected.
Penny Ellgass
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of this series. As with the wayward mates series I will binge it when the series ends to be able to live in the world.
We met Sloan in Warlord, she is a human and part of the pack at Calon Onest. When Gareth of Ravenscroft comes to help his brother he doesn't expect to meet his fated mate, he just wants a sweet, biddle wolf, not a bold outspoken human.
Enjoy the adventure of love and war, with a lot of sparks. If you like shifter romances you will love this one.

I received a free
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is utterly and completely addictive. Well written, entertaining and fully engaging. The characters keep you hooked from page to page, their interactions made me laugh and cringe, dependant on the circumstances. The setting was original, a mix of historic based in the technology free future. The storyline gripping, rolling from situation to incident, and back.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kristine L.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gareth has gone to help his brother Alaric defeat an army marching to Alaric and Rowan's keep. While Gareth is there he looks to find a mate. He almost settles for second best again but keeps smelling something that has his wolf take notice. He finds Sloane. What a courtship. Adventure, drama, escapes, hiding, fighting, you name it Gareth and Sloane battle out their attraction for each other especially since Gareth has found his fated mate. Wow, is all I can say. This was such an outstanding ...more
Marie Keagy
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
It started out ok and then it didn’t get any better. The connection between the two was solely instinct and nothing else. Me man you will do as I say. Meh. Don’t get me wrong I love an Alpha make but I also want him to have some actual feelings. I didn’t get that at all nothing to endear him to her or vice verse.
Christina Standridge
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sloan has been living with Rowan and her pack since being caught stealing. She tends to Rowan and the pack how ever she can. She wanders about how it feels to be a wolf but doesn't actually want to be one. Gareth comes to his brothers land to help ward off an attack and smells something good. He has a hard time trying to figure out what the smell is until he meets Sloan. Gareth knows that Sloan is his fated mate and sets about getting her. Sloan pushes Gareth away and runs away from him. Gareth ...more
Oct 14, 2019 added it
Shelves: read-ku
I enjoy a good spanking as much as the next masochist but I require consent and respect. Both consent and respect were sadly missing from this book.
Dec 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
I had a very hard time reading this book and DNF. I'm not a prude and love an assertive alpha. This went too far in the spanking and punishing part of the story. Sorry but not for me.
Night Reader
Feb 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I can't continue reading this. Too boring and icky.
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