Sara Fields-Rough

Sara has written a new book in her Alpha Brotherhood series. This is a dark omeagverse series with a wonderful overall storyline that keeps me really interested along with all that hot sexy sex. So, let’s talk about Rough, shall we?

So, we have Ariana, who is a member of the Brotherhood, and an omega. She’s being marched to Kingsworth because she was abducted by members of the evil Cult that she and the Brotherhood are trying to take down. She ends up in their dungeons with a lot of other omegas. After some testing, she gets dragged in front of some masked and robed people who tell her that she is going to be taken before the new king, Magnar, and is going to be gifted to him.

Magnar has spent years working his way up through the Cult so that he could be in the position that he is in. He has no plans to take an omega, ever. But, when he is gifted Ariana by higherups in the Cult, he knows that he has to take her. That’s OK, he has a special room attached to his room, and she will be able to live there, and he won’t have to worry about her making him weak. Nor does he have to worry about her finding out his secrets, because he has some. And his secrets could end up causing him some real problems.

Ariana, being the daughter of the head of the Brotherhood, is really smart and very well trained. She’s sneaky, tricksy, and very strategic. She takes any and all information that she gets, saves it, and then puts it into her brain where she can plug it in with everything else she knows. Because she is trapped in this room by Magnar, she has plenty of time to think. And she has a library locked in with her, and plenty of time to read. Knowledge is power, and Ariana is really powerful.

Magnar has more going on than it looks like. He’s really smart, but I think that he’s pretty happy to be underestimated by everyone, because it lets him do what he needs to do. He has some serious plans that I think that a lot of people wouldn’t like and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when those plans get put into place.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out. Happy reading!

Addison Cain-Corrupted

So, if you’ve read here for a while, you know that I love omegaverse. You may also know that Addison Cain’s Alpha’s Claim series was the first omegaverse series I read. And Addison has finally come out with the 5th book in the series, Corrupted. She’s been teasing us for so long with it, and finally she took mercy on us. And? The next one is already up for pre-order, and I’ve already hit that button, thank you very much.

We’re in Bernard Dome with Brenya and Jacques. She’s been forcibly pair bonded to him and she’s not really all that happy about it. She hates Jacques, and now she’s stuck with him in her head all the time. He, on the other hand, is thrilled as fuck. He thinks that he’s madly, passionately in love with her, and he has this omega now, and it’s perfect. He also thinks that Brenya is madly in love with him, even though it’s pretty obvious that she’s not. She just barely tolerates him, and the only thing that gets her through is a blank, quiet spot in her soul. She falls into that space when Jacques gets too overwhelming and is able to handle everything.

Meanwhile, Jules, who was also bonded to Brenya at the same time, is sitting in a cell. He’s just sitting in the same space, not moving, not doing anything. Just sitting. And, as we all know that Jules is Shepherd’s right hand man, I think that Jacques should be very worried about this. But, nope, Jacques is sure that he has everything under control because he has a rabid dog on a leash.

Over on the other side of the world, in Greth Dome, we have Shepherd and Claire. She’s getting healthier and she’s happy, but she doesn’t want to leave the house. Shepherd isn’t going to put up with this, so he’s being his normal autocratic assholeish lovable self. #AlwaysAndForeverTeamShepherd He has plans, lots and lots of plans.

I have ever liked Jacques, and I’ve never made any secret of it. He wants to be what Shepherd is, but he isn’t that smart. I mean, he thinks that he is, he thinks that he’s all that and an extra large bag of chips, but yeah, not so much. This book didn’t make me like him. In fact, I may even dislike him more than I did before. There is only one action that he took in this book that I am happy about. Other than that, he can just go and kick rocks.

I am #TeamJules 1000000%. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for him because he is just so very much together and so steady and stoic. I’m pretty sure that there is a whole lot underneath that we haven’t seen yet. Jules was a good friend and good support to Claire in her early days with Shepherd, and that’s part of my soft spot for him.

Brenya? Yeah, she is pretty fucking awesome. She’s not in a good spot, and she doesn’t handle the world she’s currently living in well, but that’s not a huge surprise. I mean, living in this rarified lap of luxury where pretty much everything goes has to be so weird for Brenya, who is very much by the book rule keeping kind of person. She has figured out how to deal with the world where she grew up. She liked that world. She understood the rules, the edges, and the boundaries. But there are no rules where she is, and the boundaries shift constantly. She can’t cope. But, for all of that, she’s still pretty fucking awesome. She is brilliant, and she manages to make connections that no one else would make.

I am, as always, madly in love with Claire and Shepherd, and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen with them next.

I have so many thoughts, but I’m not putting any of them here, because they would be spoilers. Just know that the book is great, and there is so much going on in it, and I’m still trying to see if I can guess what Shepherd’s plans are. I’m pretty sure that I can’t.

Susi Hawke-The Devoted Alpha

We very recently had a Susan Hawke book on the blog, and today we’re back to Susi, her mpreg MM omegaverse name. The Devoted Alpha is the 3rd book in Susi’s West Coast Wolves series. These are best read in order, because they really do build on each other, so you’ll miss stuff if you don’t read them all. But that’s OK, they are good books, and they are all in KU, so you can read them that way.

As a quick brief on this world, it’s a shifter omegaverse with mpreg. Wolf packs are divided into alphas, who lead, and then betas, deltas, gammas, etc. And omegas, of course. When a ruling alpha has more than one alpha child, they have all the heir they need, so they kick all the following alpha children out at 18. The theory is that it’s impossible for more than 2 alphas to get along. But Nick and his friends proved that wrong. The 4 of them, all alphas, got together in a motorcycle club and all was good. Then Matty got called back to his birth pack, and became the alpha of the pack, and they found out that there were omegas that had been stolen from families. So, that’s the basic plot of the first two books. So, let’s talk about Nick and Tom.

Tom was stolen as a baby and his family were told he was stillborn. He was raised with his “brothers”, all omegas in the same state. When he was rescused, he stayed with the pack that saved him, since his brother mated the alpha. On an incredibly dramatic day, Tom helps out at the tasting room of the winery the pack owns, when he meets Nick.

Nick was given a pack when his friend Matty had one pack too many. He’s been trying to help out his pack, but there are all kinds of things going on that he has to maneuver around. Luckily, the territorial alpha has been helping out, and approves of Nick’s plans. So, after he manages to make things happen, he meets with the territorial dude in order to make sure everything is ready to go, but then they find out that the need to go to the winery where one of Nick’s brother alphas has become alpha. When he gets there, he senses Tom and fireworks.

I really like Tom. I like how he doesn’t have problems saying what he thinks about certain things. He doesn’t want to be that omega that anyone one walks over, he’s had too many years of everyone telling him what to do, thing, be, and he’s not going to do that anymore. I think that he’s really strong. He has such a sweet and loving heart too.

Nick. Nick is twisty af. He thinks about 13 steps ahead of everyone else. He thinks about everything that someone else could do and he makes a plan to counter that and to make the other person do what he wants. He knows all the laws and rules and regulations, even the really obscure ones, and he has no problem using them to get what he wants. I wouldn’t want to cross him. I love how patient he is with Tom and how he has no problem letting Tom take the lead.

These two are going to be a massive power couple. I can’t wait to see where the world is going to go.

Leann Ryans-Owned

This is another Omegaverse story by Leann. Owned is the 3rd book in the Omega Market books. This is the series where omegas are collected at a central collection center, and then they are auctioned off to the highest bidding alpha. This is a more scifi series, with alphas and omegas coming from all kinds of worlds and all kinds of species. In this case, we are on an alien planet, with a human omega and an alpha of unknown species.

We start with a young Lena. She and her parents have moved to a new planet. Her father is a very, very ambitious man, and he has goals. Goals in which she is very involved. Right now, she’s just barely started going from child to teen. She’s at a dinner with her parents and her father’s new boss and his family. He has an alpha son named Ivar who there are obviously plans about when it comes to Lena. Her father keeps telling his boss that there are ways around the collection center. Ivar tells Lena that one day, she will be his mate. She’s not all that excited. She’s not the only one.

Several years later, and Lena is turning 20 and is about to go to the collection center. Of course, everyone knows that it’s only a nod to the rules because somehow her father and Ivar have figured out a way that Ivar will win her auction. So, she heads to the center with just the bare minimum of what she needs because everything else can just be sent to Ivar’s house.

But what no one knows, except for, well, himself, is that Remi is bound and determined that Ivar is not going to win, because Lena is his. And he knows how the fix is working, and he’s going to fuck it up. He wants Lena, and he’s going to get her. It helps that he’s now a partner with Ivar’s father and the boss of Lena’s father. Remi also has friends in places none of those men do, and he has information. He hoards information and then uses it to his advantage.

So, Ivar is a creepy little fuck. Lena doesn’t like him, and frankly, I don’t blame her. Like I said, he’s a creepy fuck. Her dad isn’t any better, only he’s a creepy big fuck.

I like Lena. She has tried so hard to do everything that she is supposed to do. She really is a good girl, and one who has been under so much pressure her entire life. Her father has never really seen her as a person ever since she presented as an omega. She’s really spent her life being a bargaining chip to her father, and he has no problem trying to cash in on her. I think that she is just such a sweet and lovely person. She’s really open and she just wants to be loved.

Remi is one of my favorite kinds of heroes. He’s devious, sneaky, tricky, and he is bound and fucking determined to get what he wants, when he wants it, and he will fuck over anyone who tries to get in his way. I really like him. Within his own personal framework and the framework of the world that he lives in, he’s a good man, and one that I wouldn’t mind knowing, because if he’s on your side, he’s on your side.

I can’t wait for the next book!

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I have to say that Lena’s mom fascinates me. I don’t know how much she knew and how much she didn’t. I’d like to think that she has some insider knowledge that she’s been using to help things out. I don’t know though.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Top 10 MM Books of 2020 pt. 1

I am persnickety on some things when I’m reading, but whether it’s MM or MF isn’t one of them. I will read MM, MF, FF, and everything in between, in whatever combinations and numbers possible. For me, it isn’t just about what parts go into which places, although that is nice, it’s also about the connection between the characters, and that connection doesn’t matter if you are male, female, trans, non-binary, or gender fluid. And technically, this should be classified as LGBT instead of MM, because one of the books has an NB character. But, the books on this particular list focus on the more male side, so I’m going to go with MM. So, in no particular order, let’s get to the first part of my list.

Susan Hawke-How to Forgive

How to Forgive (my post) is the 6th book in Susan Hawke’s Lovestrong series. This is Susi Hawke’s contemporary pen name, under Susi, she writes omegaverse. I would really put this book as a campanion book to How to Heal, which is book 5, more than just the next book in the series. It involves Grayson, who is non-binary, who has come home after college and is trying to build their life back up in their hometown. Gray finds their ideal job, but their bossis Clark, their old bully. I loved this because we really get to see Gray’s journey and what they have gone through. We’ve seen Clark’s and how he tried to change, so I loved seeing the other side, and how Gray works to build their relationship with the big bad biker. I love Susi’s books, no matter what name she’s writing under.

Piper Scott-Single Dad Sundays

Piper writes omegaverse, and one of her series is called the Single Dad Support Group. It’s a bunch of guys who were single dads who got together in an online forum and gave each other a lot of help. There are chats throughout each of the books, and on her page every Sunday, Piper would have a question that a reader asked, and the dads would all reply to it. Well, Piper pulled all those Sunday chats and turned them into this book. It’s funny as hell, and I will never see the word placenta in the same way again.

Kai Butler-The Earl and the Executive

This is a Regency romance. But it takes place in the future. In space. Yeah. You wouldn’t think that those 3 things fit together, but Kai made it work, and made it work well. You get an impoverished Earl who is looking for a wealthy spouse to marry. It’s a lot of fun, and you get to see spaceships set against the ton.

AJ Sherwood-How to Shield an Assassin

AJ writes some funny books while still keeping up some intense action, and that’s what she did here. This is the first book in a series, all focusing on different guys in this friend group. You see them all show up in each book, so you really have to read the books. This one is about Ari, who is an assassin, who is out doing his job when a little girl asks him to help her out with her step-dad. He takes care of the dude and then adopts Remi, as one does, you know.

Make sure to read the content warnings on this, because they are funny af.

Alice Winters-How to Vex a Vampire

Alice is another writer like AJ. (my post) Her stuff is funny as hell, she writes outrageous characters, and you still get these intense stories that drag you in. This book is the first one in a series, and you have to read them in order. Each book is about a new couple, but you see everyone in every book. This series is an urban fantasy, and has vampires, both born and created, and focuses on a vampire police squad. I honestly want to just take Finn home and keep him.

This is another one where you should read the content warnings.

OK, that’s the first part of my Top Ten MM books from last year. Check back tomorrow for more. 🙂

Leann Ryans-Hired to Breed

This is the 3rd book in Leann’s Hired series. And I’m really here for it. I really enjoy the way that the omegaverse trope works in this particular world, and I think that Hired to Breed really emphasizes it, and we get to see where things might be changing.

Since it’s been a while since we’ve been in this world, let me do a quick refresh. In this world, alphas are isolated from society. When boys exhibit alpha traits, generally when they are teens, they are taken from their families and sent to Alpha Camps, where they finish growing up, get schooled, all that. Some of the guys stay in camps and do construction work, logging, all that kind of stuff. Others will go to the various stud houses to act as a breeder or to help an omega through her heat, or be trained as personal security. But basically, they spend the rest of their lives in an Alpha Camp, isolated from the rest of society, not having a family of their own, and only able to see their birth families for a limited amount of time. Of course, that changes if they manage to bond with someone, but there are regulations around that too. Omegas are in a better place when it comes to the world, but basically, the entire world is designed for betas, and omegas and alphas are just tolerated, or worse.

In this world, we have Annalise. She is an omega, who was born to betas and has a beta sister. Annalise wants to have a baby, but she doesn’t want a mate or a man around. She can do it herself. Her sister, who Annalise is close to, wants her to find a beta to have a child with. Annalise has decided that what she’s going to do is contract with a breeder. He’ll service her through her heat, and then stay with her during her pregnancy since omegas need the alpha father there during the pregnancy. Annalise didn’t know that part and it came as a surprise to her. And so it meant that she had to come up with a plan for that.

Liam is the stud that she chose. There was just something about him that appealed to her when she saw his picture. Then she found out more about him, and she was even more determined that he would be her breeder. One of his big selling points is that he is very family oriented and one of his brothers already had children, so that would be good.

When Annalise found out that she had to stay around the alpha father, she found out that she could stay at Eden, which is technically an Alpha Camp, but practically it’s a place where all dynamics are equal. She gets an apartment for her and Liam to stay at.

I really felt for Annalise. I really just wanted to just jump into the book and give her so many hugs. She has to have so much control over her life because it’s the only way that she’s been able to survive the chaos of her younger years. And when we are talking about Annalise’s past, I think that chaos is the right term for what we learn about her. I really want to dig up her mother and kill her again, so there’s that. There are things about Annalise I really relate to, and I thought that she was doing so well to be at the stage where she was. She’s just a really strong woman.

I think that Liam is really patient, especially when he really wants to just run in and make things better/different, but he makes himself go at a pace that is best for Annalise and not for him. I think that if he had done anything differently to how he did it, then Annalise would definitely have run far and hard away from him.

OK, that’s all for today. Nothing under the picture. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Check back after the New Year because I’m going to have a special giveaway from Leann for everyone!

Sara Fields-Primal

So, several weeks ago I promised back to back Sara Fields books, but Amazon was all kinds of fucked up with one of them. Well, Amazon finally got their heads out of their asses and now we have Primal, so yay! This is the second book in the Alpha Brotherhood books, which is a dark omegaverse series. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

We met Luna in the last book. Freya saved her because she was being kept as the evil king’s omega. Poor Luna was just terribly handled. She was in not good shape. So Freya, being the awesomeness that she is, brought Luna home and took care of her. Now that Luna is starting to feel better, she’s making plans. Her plans though, probably aren’t the same plans that Freya would have for her. Luna’s plans include escaping back to the castle where she used to live. She doesn’t want to go back there, for a whole lot of reasons, but she does have to go back there for one very good reason. She has a daughter. Luna hasn’t seen her daughter in years, all she knows is that she’s been kept somewhere in the castle. So, Luna is going to go back there, find her daughter, and rescue her.

Meanwhile, Ghost, the head of the Brotherhood, has other plans for her. He has talked Vikar, one of his alphas, and set Vikar on her. So when Vikar realizes that she’s left, he heads out to track her. He’s going to drag her back to safety, and oh yeah, he’s going to claim her too. So, track her down he does. And then does it again. And, oh yeah, maybe 4 or 5 more times too.

I like Luna. She tries so hard to get back to her daughter. She isn’t going to let anything get in her way, including huge scary cat monsters and random alphas who think that she is going to listen to them and do what they want her to do. I think that she is very clever and very determined. We get to see her resourcefullness and strength several times during this book. She fights through a lot of stuff and endures a whole lot to get her daughter. I truly respect that.

I like Vikar too. Once he realizes what’s going on with Luna, he’s literally there doing everything he can to help her. And there are times when it is really hard for him, but even during the hard times, everything that he is doing is for Luna’s benefit and to make sure that she gets everything she needs. Notice I say needs, because there are times when she wants something in particular, but needs and wants aren’t the same thing.

There was one part that really broke my heart on Luna’s behalf.

Sara Fields-Savage

This is another double header day. Only today we’re getting a Sara Fields twofer. We’re going to look at the first two books of her new Alpha Brotherhood series, with Savage being the first book. These are MF post-apocalyptic omegaverse stories.

So, we have Freya. She’s a very rare alpha woman, and she’s also a very fierce fighter. She’s probably the best warrior her city has, including their king. After their last big battle and their last win, the king decides that he’s going to have a big celebration, and he’s going to announce that he’s going to take a mate. And oh, guess who that mate is going to be? Yeah, you guessed it, he wants in Freya’s pants big time. Except, yeah, Freya ain’t about to let that shit happen. So she grabs her handy dandy knife and beats the shit out of the king, and then jams her knife into the side of his head. Now she’s Queen Freya, and is fierce AF and is taking over the world.

We also have Aric. He is an alpha and he is a sage in a secret Brotherhood charged with keeping the balance of light and dark in the world. He has been summoned because Freya is threatening the current balance of the world. She isn’t doing it on purpose, it’s happening. But the Brotherhood knows one thing about Freya that not even she knows about herself. She has both alpha and omega genetics. Her omega genetics can be awakened by a compatible alpha. And Aric would be the compatible alpha. So, his job is to go infiltrate her city, and to deal with her, however it needs to happen. He decides that he’s just going to show up in her bedroom and force her into estrous and then bond with her.

I love Freya. She really is smart, fierce, and is incredibly competent. She is a great fighter, and her people like and respect her, which doesn’t always happen when it comes to rulers, but it does with her. I think it’s because everyone knows that she will do everything she can for her city and her people, up to and including laying down her life. She’s not one of those rulers who sits on her ass back in her safe castle, she’s out there, on the ground, leading from the front, getting bloody and fighting the enemy. I have mad respect for her.

Aric is a good man. He wants to do everything he can to maintain the balance of the world, but then he meets Freya, and while he’ll still do what he has to, Freya immediately becomes his first priority, which is how it should be, of course, but it doesn’t always stay that way. I’m impressed with him and how he handles Freya and the fact that she’s a queen and powerful in her own right.

I just love how Aric and Freya interact everywhere. While their dynamic changes, depending on where they are, they are both happy with the way they are interacting with each other. They are definitely so much better together than they are apart.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! And hang on for the next one. Happy reading!

Leann Ryans-Autumn’s Rescue

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen one of Leann’s barbarian omegaverse stories. I am more than happy to read a new one with Autumn’s Rescue. I’ve been looking forward to this one, since we left Autumn in such a precarious place at the end of the last book.

For those who may have forgotten what happened, Autumn is an omega who was captured on a raid, and then traded to another tribe, with her cousin, Iris. Iris mated the leader of the village, but he declared that Autumn was going to choose her alpha.

To that end, he had her placed in a cave with 12 alphas. They used that cave as their bedroom. Autumn had her own space there, but the goal was for her to get used to the alphas, and to see which one worked for her. We don’t get to know all of them, luckily, becaue that would be a whole lot of alphas for us to remember, but there are a few that we learn about.

The primary ones are Dracon, Kull, Aesir, and Kantor. There is another alpha, but we really only see him as a side character. We do mostly get chapters from the POVs of the others.

The plot of this book is mostly about searching out a missing Autumn. This is not a spoiler, since the early part of this book overlaps with the last part of the last book, so, I’m not doing anything that will spoil you.

Autumn is very shy. I wouldn’t call her completely submissive, but she does lean on the submissive side. There are moments where you get to see flashes of internal fire, and even when you don’t see them, you know that they are there. I think that she’s hanging on as well as she can, considering all the things that have happened to her. Everything has changed in her life, and it has to be really scary, and then as she manages to get her feet under her, they are pulled out from under her again.

Of the 4 named alphas, I really like Kull and Dracon. It’s obvious that they are really, truly, concerned about Autumn and her comfort and wellbeing. I found it interesting that of all the alphas there competing for Autumn that they were often thought of as weak by the others whose POVs we get. I think that Kantor is slimy, and he’s sneaky and gross. Aesir’s a player, and I think that he’d be happier being a player. He’s not really a one omega kind of alpha. Dracon and Kull would definitely be that kind of person for her. I think both of them are strong and silent. They watch things and observe everything and think about what’s going on. I think that makes them stronger, and shame on anyone who can’t see that.

There aren’t any spoilers down below, mostly because it’s a short book. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Susi Hawke-The Reluctant Alpha

Susi is one of my favorite MM omegaverse authors. She writes shifter and non-shifter books, her Hollydale books are fucking hilarious, especially anything with Tom, and under Susan Hawke, writes some great contemporary MM fiction. Today, we have The Reluctant Alpha, which is the first book in a new shifter omegaverse series, and I really can’t wait for the rest of the series.

So, we get straight down to business here. Matthias and his friends are in a bar when Matt gets a phone call. It’s his old friend Jared, and Jared has a proposition for him. He tells Matt that he needs to come back to his family pack, take over, and oh yeah, save an omega from sure and certain death. Jared is an alpha wolf, and his besties are 4 other alpha wolves, who have all left their home pack for one reason or another. In this world, no one thinks that a pack can have more than an alpha and an heir, but these guys have proved that’s not true. The 5 of them have created a motorcycle club called West Coast Wolves, and among other things, they try to help out those in need. Which means that when Jared calls and says that his family pack is now leaderless and that the old alpha’s pregnant omega mate is now dying, Matt has to do something. So, off he goes to the town he left behind 10 years ago, to try to pull his pack together.

Elisha is an omega who was stolen away from his old pack by an alpha named Horace. He forced a bond on Elisha, and was basically a complete asshole. Then, after 6 months of trying to negotiate with Horace, Elisha’s father came and challenged him. Horace is now dead, and Elisha’s father left him for dead, because Elisha no longer fits into his father’s plans, so who cares if he is going to spend 3 months dying in pain. Matthias walks into Elisha’s room and discovers that not only is Elisha about to become his mate, but that they are true mates, which works out really well.

Susi says that this one is a little darker than some of her others, but I don’t think it is all that dark. I mean, I don’t think it is all that dark by anyone’s standards, let alone my “I read pitch black” standards. There are a couple of moments that are intense, and more intense than you might see in most of Susi’s books, but overall, it is very Susi. Which is a good thing. You get strong characters, both alphas and omegas, a lot of love, and some humor. And those things are very much alive in this book.

Elisha is really just a sweet and loving guy. He’s also ruthlessly practical, I think. He has no problem with seeing what needs to be done and doing it. He has his fingers on what’s going on in the pack, and he loves the pack. He does everything he can to make the pack better. I think that Matt will really depend on Elisha and his good ideas.

Matt is a good guy. He has some ideas that are contrary to the way current society runs, but they make his path to work better. Like, he won’t keep Elisha or other omegas as second class citisens, but tells everyone that Elisha is his partner and equal. Not only tells them, but actually treats him accordingly.

Jared was a nice little addition, as were the other 4 alphas, who we’ll be seeing more of in upcoming books.

No spoilers today. It’s a quick, easy read, and one that I really enjoyed. So, go check it out! If you’ve wanted to try out MM shifter omegaverse, I’d definitely sugget this, and if you want to try MM omegaverse, check out Susi’s Men of Hollydale books. Happy reading!