Anthology-Auctioned

Auctioned is a MF omegaverse anthology. There are 7 authors, some of whom I’ve read, some I haven’t. I used to be able to keep up with all the new MF o-verse authors and books, but there are enough now that it’s hard. Which is a good thing. More authors means more stories for me to read. I’m always happy to have more things to read. So, without further ado, let’s talk about the stories, shall we?

Intro

The intro lets us know what’s going on, Basically, there is this festival called the Rathsima Unity Festival that is celebrating the end of a war. The high point of the festival is the huge slave auctions that go on, where all kinds of beings are sold.

Raevyn London-Fight For Her

Raevyn is new to me, but I will be reading everything I can find, for damned sure. This starts with Anders, who is an alpha who was stolen from his village in a raid. He’s just been sold, when he discovers where a scent that has been distracting him comes from, and her name is Kasi. This was a really sweet story of alpha finds omega and does what he has to do to protect her.

Leann Ryans-Unexpected Gift

Leann is an old friend of the blog. I know that I’ve talked about how much I enjoy the way that she takes on the omegaverse. Working within the framework, she twists things around. She does that in this one too. Instead of being Mf, it’s Fm. We have Scarlett who is a female alpha, and her friends are going to give her a gift. It’s an omega male that they are buying for her. We haven’t seen a lot of Fm, at least not on Amazon yet. I’m sure there are some on Wattpad and Radish, but I haven’t had a chance to get over there to read them. I have a hard enough time making sure that I have the time to read all my books. I won’t tell you what my TBR looks like. Anyway, I loved Leann’s take on this, and I would love to see more of this world.

VT Bonds-The Omega Spy

VT is another newbie to me, and if the rest of their stories are like this one, I’ll be right on top of them. We have Omega, who is a spy and has been altered many times to kill people or get info. Now she’s been altered again to go find a specific alpha. Alpha buys her, and much mayhem ensues. One thing I really liked about this story is that we never learn names for our Omega and Alpha. I thought that it worked really well, and gave us a really interesting mix of distance and intimacy.

Merel Pierce-Eli’s Hellcat

Merel is another old friend, and she gifted me this book, so thank you so much, Merel! This is a MMf book. Well, sorta. When you read it, you’ll see. Elias and Lorin are alpha guards over the slave pens, but they are also lovers. Eli also likes females, and he’s been eyeing an omega slave who is scheduled for disposal. I really like the relationship dynamic between Eli and Lorin as well as Eli and Magda, and even Magda and Lorin. It’s a really interesting look at the world of omegaverse. I would really, really, really love for Merel to write more about these guys. (Hint, hint)

Emma Mountford-Alpha’s Pet

Goddamned motherfucking authors who want to go and rip my fucking heart out. Pay heed to the disclaimer. It’s a true thing. Fucking hell. I’m haunted.

Isoellen-Proper Behavior

I’ve read Isoellen before, and I’m pretty sure I reviewed her here. Like 99% sure. Well, she has a great story in this one, and I really enjoyed it. We have Druku, who is a genetically engineered being who was created for war. He’s been sold as a slave, but was supposed to be disposed of. But, these things happen. Omega Niddie is trying to run her uncle’s estate, but it’s not working well. Luckily, Druku is there. I really like him a lot. He’s really such a sweet guy, for, you know, a genetically engineered killing machine, which may be one of the weirdest sentences I’ve written in a while. But, it’s really true. I would love to see more of them too.

LP Dillon-An Alpha for Dahlia

LP Dillon is another new one for me. This was their first omegaverse story, but I really hope it won’t be their last. I really liked their take on it. We have Lia, who is a beta and whose beta lover is urging her to let them get together, but she really wants an alpha. She was willing to stay with him, but things happen, and she ends up with Bain. There are a lot of secrets and things happening in this one, and it really kept my interest. So, I’ll be keeping my eyes out for LP Dillon.

OK, if you’ve been thinking about dabbling in omegaverse, or you want to stay on the lighter end, mostly, then Auctioned is perfect for you. Go check it out!

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Isoellen-Choosing Her Alpha

Isoellen is the newest omegaverse author to publish on Amazon. Choosing Her Alpha is her very first published book, but she has been publishing on Wattpad, I believe. One of the things I really like about the omegaverse is that it’s still a new enough sub-genre that there are still a lot of fresh and new ways to look at the world. And Isoellen really managed to come up with something new and interesting, and I’m looking forward to seeing where she’s going to go with her world.

So, here’s how it goes. We have the A/B/O breeds and then we have the drones. The drones are basically your bog standard humans. They are very much like bee drones. They do the scut work, and are the lowest of the low. In some sectors, they are kept as slaves. After massive disasters, the humans were genetically modified, creating the new breeds. So now, alphas are at the top of everything.

The world itself has been broken down into one kingdom with 12 sectors. Each sector has its own alpha leading it, and there are rules that govern all kinds of things, including registering omega breeders. The women get to go to Selection when they mature so that they can choose their husband-mate. The rule is that the omega chooses.

Sasha is 18, but she hasn’t had her first heat yet and so she hasn’t physically or sexually matured. You see, in this world, until an omega has her first heat, she basically has a child’s body. Then when she hits her first heat, she starts to get a womanly figure and her body transforms. Her next heat will let her mate, if she wants.

Sasha’s mother is on her third husband, and he’s kind of slimy. He has taken their family inn and turned it into a brothel and trashed it. Her mother is dying, which isn’t as much of a loss as it sounds, since the woman is homicidally insane. She hates Sasha and wants to do everything she can do to make Sasha’s life miserable, up to and including trying to kill her. Maura knows that she’s dying, and she and Merrick have cooked something up so that Sasha is going to be fucked, and not, you know, in a good way.

Sasha doesn’t want that to happen. She knows that if Merrick gets control of everything, including her, that things are going to be seriously bad. The only thing she can think to do is to find a stronger alpha and offer him the inn and the recipes for the gin and mead that she makes. So, when she hears Merrick talk about Constantine Kane, she knows that he has to be the person go to see. She sneaks away and crosses other sectors to get to where he is and sneaks into his house. Which of course, leads to all kinds of other issues, and loads of things that she didn’t expect to happen.

I like Kane. We don’t know a lot of what’s going on his head. In fact, a lot of the time he’s off doing other things, so we can’t even necessarily get to know him from the scenes he’s in. But, he appears to be a really honorable man, even if he’s a little bit, or maybe a lotta bit, rough around the edges. Ok, a really huge bit violent around the edges. And probably the middle too.

Sasha is a really interesting character. She is this real mix of naive and worldly. She’s lived in a brothel, so she knows what sex is, but she doesn’t know how it really works and she doesn’t get the appeal of the whole thing. In fact, she thinks that it just sounds messy. She really doesn’t know how the world outside her sector and her inn really works, so as strong as she thinks she is, and she is, it’s not quite as strong as she really is because the world is different and she doesn’t know how to cope.  She’s also very smart, which can sometimes get her in trouble.

I really like the worldbuilding that Isoellen has put into this world, and I’m not doing it enough justice because to do that, I would have to go way in. Just trust me when I say that it’s a different version of the omegaverse than some of the other worlds.

I don’t think that I have any spoilers today. I don’t think that I could pin it down to just one or two things, and everything ties into other things so well, that I don’t want to mess anything up. So, go check it out. Happy reading!

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