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4.5 stars Angst Level Bi-Sexual Book Contemporary Exploration Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Homophobia m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat mpreg Music/Rock Star New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Shifter Virgin

Rock Star Baby (Bad Oak Boys #1) by Erin M Leaf

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Ryan Oakley, lead singer of Bad Oak and heartthrob extraordinaire, isn’t looking for a girlfriend. He’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, but after the explosive encounter he has with a guy he meets backstage, he realizes he’s more flexisexual than he’d thought. Of course, suddenly being able to shift into a wolf is an unexpected side effect he didn’t expect and can barely control.

Bardulf Forst is Alpha-Heir to his pack, but he can’t resist his little sister when she begs him to meet Ryan Oakley. When he realizes the sexy singer is his mate, he can’t deny instinct. He claims the famous rock star even though he knows his father won’t approve: heirs are supposed to have children and two males can’t reproduce.

Little do they know that they’re about to experience an ancient shifter biological imperative: when two male Alphas mate, unexpected miracles sometimes happen.

Review

Ryan is the hot lead singer for a rock band. The PR folks come up with a contest where some lucky girl can win a kiss from him. Unfortunately, the lucky winner can’t make it, so she sends her brother, Bardulf, in for a photo-op instead.

Not to be out-challenged, Ryan goes ahead and kisses the guy and sets off a string of events neither man could have predicted.

Turns out that though Ryan identifies as straight, Bardulf – who identifies as gay – realizes that Ryan is his Mate. Which can’t be, because Bardulf needs an heir and … well – ya know how that works, right?
But… there are some twists and turns to follow. How can a famous rock star keep secret that he will now turn into a wolf sometimes? How can these mates stay healthy when they must be separated for so long with their respective “jobs”? What about that heir? What about being gay? What about.. and so on.

In the end – with a few new truths dug up from the ancient records – we find our answers and then some!- and get our HEA.

**

I just fell in love with this book. It was funny, moved along a good clip, had ROCKERS in it and it’s mpreg (no spoiler – it tells you that right away in the blurb). Sure, I got frustrated by the separation and I wanted them together for more page time. I also felt like we got some world-buidling stuff kind of dumped on us at times. But for the most part this was a great shifter book with the added bonus of mpreg and humor.

4.5 of 5 stars

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Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Fated Mates Gay Heat Index m/m Mid level angst mpreg Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter

Scorch (Fated Mates Book 2) by Wolf Specter and Angel Knots

 

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For two hundred years, Maksim has kept his true nature as a dragon shifter secret from the humans he lives among. Secrecy means that he can’t allow himself to get too close to any of the men who flow in and out of his life, but that’s never been a problem. Maks doesn’t like complications. He prefers things to stay easy and fun. Lately, though, he’s been restless.
His oldest friend is now mated, and a father, and even though Maks has never wanted a family of his own, seeing his friend Dane’s happiness has started to make him annoyingly dissatisfied with the life he’s been content with for so long. Maks is drawn to spend more and more time in Dane’s territory, and eventually he realizes why when he finds, Devin, his fated mate there.
Fated mates are two halves of the same soul, destined for each other—but fate isn’t going to make it easy on Maks, because the one man Maks needs is also the one he can’t have. Devin is married. Devin has a child, and a pregnant wife.
Regardless of what fate has in mind for him, Devin is not available.
Scorch is the the second book in the Dragon’s Destiny: Fated Matesseries. It is a standalone novel with a HEA ending, a satisfying epilogue, and NO CLIFFHANGERS!
Series Spoilers: Although it’s not necessary to read this series in order,Scorch contains “spoilers” for Heat, the first book in the series.
Content Warning: This book is a steamy gay romance of approximately 55,000 words that contains explicit, unprotected love scenes and male pregnancy, or Mpreg. Adults only shifter romance!

Review

Maks is a dragon shifter who learns his mate is a married man. Have no fear – there is no cheating in this book! Maks and his mate, Devin, do the right thing, but it does take a fair bit of time – loads of time for sexual tension to build.

Then, just when things are beginning to get interesting, Maks’ brother tries to steal Devin and their baby!

Luckily, Maks has actual friends, despite what his brother Ivan would have you believe, and together they fight for Devin and the new baby.

**

This is another fun mpreg where Devin gets to experience all the wonders of being pregnant and Maks gets to be the hot dragon mate.

It’s loads of fun, well written and we get to catch up with the guys from book one and there’s a big hint as to who’s going to find a mate next… will it be Ivan? Will it be Ty? Will it be Ivan and Ty?

I highly recommend this for fans of dragon shifters and mpreg romances.

4.5 of 5 stars

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Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Bi-Sexual Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Fan Art Fated Mates Firefighters Gay GFY/OFY Heat Index Hurt/Abuse Karrie Jax m/m Mid level angst mpreg Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter

Dragon Fire (Wild Fire Series Book 1) by Wolf Specter

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Ancient dragon shifter and arson investigator Liam Morgan has fought against his instincts to take a mate and sire a child for centuries, but now his dragon is fighting back. When a new case puts him face to face with an insanely attractive officer who sports a dragon tattoo, it’s all Liam can do to resist the urge to claim the man as his mate.

With a serial arsonist on the loose, Shane McKenna finds himself turning to Liam to help solve a case that could finally give him the respect he deserves.

But he never expected to find a much-needed kinship with the stoic scientist. And he definitely never expected to dream about Liam in a way that leaves him questioning his sexuality… and craving the touch of one very specific man.

As their case–and their relationship–heats up, Liam can’t fight the powerful force that draws him to Shane.

But claiming him has dire consequences. When an old enemy threatens to once again destroy everything Liam holds dear, he’ll stop at nothing to protect his mate and their unborn child.

Dragon Fire is a standalone novel with a HEA ending, a satisfying epilogue, and NO CLIFFHANGERS!

Content Warning: This book is a first time gay for you / straight to gay romance. It contains explicit, unprotected love scenes and male pregnancy, or Mpreg. Adults only shifter romance!

Review

Liam lost his love centuries ago and has been fighting his dragon side recently to find another mate. Dragons who go without mates too long can become dangerous to themselves and others, but Liam isn’t ready for another mate.

Shane is just a police officer assigned a potential arson case who happens upon the sexy shifter. Shane, up until this moment, has always identified as straight. Sure, he’s lonely, involved in a bad “relationship” with a woman using him to get to his brother, and unhappy with his family – but interested in a man? He’d never thought that he would be.

The oracle is supposed to pick Liam’s mate… what happens if that person is Shane? What happens if it isn’t?

**

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Shane and Liam have a super-hot chemistry with one another. The back and forth between these guys is played just right.

There is a bit of a mystery and the fun of a true dragon battle extraordinaire and… it’s mpreg! Wooot!

I was very pleasantly surprised by this. It was very well written, had some complex characters and plot and the smexy times were as hot as I’d hoped for.

I highly recommend this to shifter fans, especially of dragons and mpreg.

4.5 of 5 stars

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Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Hopelessly Crying m/m Military mpreg Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter

Heat Fated Mates by Wolf Specter

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Mankind doesn’t know that dragon shifters like Dane Bennett exist, even though their history has been manipulated by the arrogant beasts for thousands of years. Unlike the rest of his species, Dane has dedicated his life to caring for humans, looking out for them, fighting for them, protecting them — and never, ever letting them know what he really is.
Wesley Byrne just broke up with his boyfriend, and he certainly isn’t looking for another. His twin brother, Ty, thinks a night out with some of the soldiers he serves with will be just what Wes needs to stop moping over a man who doesn’t deserve it.
After four hundred years, the dragon inside Dane recognizes Wes as his destiny, but Dane doesn’t trust his dragon. He’s convinced that humans can’t survive a dragon’s heat, and if he gives in it will force him to break the vow he made the day he discovered his true nature — to never take a human life.
But neither Dane nor Wes can resist the powerful pull of a fated mate, and each of them will get more than they bargained for when they finally come together.

Heat: Fated Mates is a standalone novel with a HEA ending, a satisfying epilogue, and NO CLIFFHANGERS!
Content Warning: This book is a steamy gay romance that contains explicit, unprotected love scenes and male pregnancy, or Mpreg. Adults only shifter romance!

Review

Wes has been jilted – again. His twin takes him out for consolation drinks and there he sees across a crowded room a man who sets his insides on fire, Dane.

Dane, who was in the military with Wes’s twin, sees Wes and knows he’s found his mate. This doesn’t bring him happiness, only terror and sadness, because he knows that if he claims his mate, it will kill him.

But… Dane’s dragon half cannot resist Wes and mate they do, despite Dane’s concern.

When Wes ends up pregnant it’s up to Dane to explain his new lot in life and how it may be ending in a few months time.

Luckily there’s more about Dragons than Dane knows and if he finds this out soon enough he may save them both.

**

This was so much fun! There’s the insta-love that you expect from a shifter story, but it builds, too, over time as Dane and Wes learn about one another beyond the mating heat.

The mpreg stuff is always a hoot and watching Wes navigate the vomiting, emotional swings and weight gain was hysterical. Dane was so sweet to him even though he was torn up inside about the baby.

I didn’t love that Dane was willing to walk away from Wes and leave him to die alone… but he totally redeems himself and makes it seem like the right thing to do at the time, especially when you consider the “mating fire” part of the equation.

I thought this was a creative world and hope to see more of it in the future. Maybe with the twin? Or Ben?

(PS super hot cover!)

4 of 5 stars

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Bear my Stripes Audiobook by Artemis Wolffe Narrated by Gus Klondike

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Mark Bruner is a bear caught in the middle. While Mark has always harbored feelings that his father’s ancient clan might consider abhorrent, he’s been able to keep them in check for years in order to better serve his family’s needs. But, in the fallout of his brother’s ill-timed actions, the clan’s financial empire begins to crumble, and Mark finds himself with a plane ticket to Mumbai. Once aboard, he can’t help but be shaken up by the tattooed shifter in a nearby seat and those long-repressed feelings threaten to reemerge.
Zeke Kaplan isn’t like most tigers. Where any other tiger would prefer to roam wild and run free, Zeke has been desperately searching for the mate he knows can calm his inner-beast. So when he catches the eye of a weary-eyed bear with a chip on his shoulder, Zeke knows he’s found the one. Convincing the sexy and broad-shouldered giant, however, turns out to be more than a little challenging.
As Mark and Zeke’s forbidden romance buds, an old and dangerous enemy rears his head once more, threatening to destroy everything they’ve come to hold dear. When flight no longer remains an option, Mark and Zeke must fight back or lose each other forever. Can they overcome a force that would see them dragged into eternal dismay, or will they have to face a harsh truth and realize that sometimes romances should remain forbidden?

Review

This is a lovely sequel to Striped and Bear. In Striped and Bear we saw a Bear who wanted to roam and now we have a Tiger who wants to nest.

The couple meets on the plane to Mumbai – not knowing they are going to the same place – and realize they are mates – but fighting the attraction.

When they part ways at the airport they don’t expect to see one another again so they’re shocked to run into each other at Zeke’s brother’s house.

There’s a fight to be together that results in a delightful HEA and we get to check up on our previous MCs who are now expecting!

I love these two books and the narration by Gus Klondike is just perfect! He does the emotion so well and I love his pacing and voice quality. He does a nice job with the voices and making the listener feel like they’re part of the story.

Highly recommended for fans of shifter romance!

4.25 of 5 stars

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Omega Born by CR Guiliano

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Arri had been abused and picked on all his life. Born a runt, and then maturing into an omega, he was cast out of his pack. Figuring he’d not find another pack willing to take him in, he struggled to make a life for himself in the human world.
If he didn’t have bad luck, he had no luck at all. Jobs were hard to come by, and he wasn’t able to keep them for long, his omega empathy causing humiliating meltdowns.
He’d been robbed, mugged, and nearly raped too many times to count. Arri’s wolf was fundamentally broken, with no way to emerge, or protect him, finally withdrawing deep within him and remaining silent.
Then, a day came when things changed. Answering yet another employment ad, he was stunned to find the source of the advertisement was a beta wolf, then was shocked further when he was presented before the alpha of the Woodlynn pack. He’d heard rumors about this pack, the alpha considered one of the strongest on the continent.
He believed the rumors after meeting the large male.
Arri’s silent wolf had awakened, whispering to him, calling the alpha, mate, which was ridiculous. Alphas didn’t mate with lowly omegas. Especially male omegas, even though Arri was perfectly capable of giving an alpha pups, or so he’d been told by the old ex-beta he’d befriended. But then again, male omegas were rare, and thought little of, viewed as weak, considered unnatural. So, he would ignore his wolf, do his job, and keep his head down, not causing Alpha Dryden any cause to fire him.
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Dryden knew there was something different about the assistant his beta, Vann, had brought to him. He was human, yet he smelled of wolf. But not a scent Dryden had ever experienced before. Vann hadn’t seemed to notice, though Dryden suspected his beta was still angry at Dryden insisting on a human assistant.
How could he tell his beta he’d felt an uneasiness in his pack, a danger that he couldn’t put his finger on, and didn’t want to trust any pack-mates to handle his affairs?
As time passed, his instincts that something was wrong within his pack grew, along with the certainty that Arri was not what he seemed.
It was when Dryden was visiting another pack, tremulous negotiations for an alliance in the works, and Arri was attacked, that the truth came out. Dryden’s assistant was an omega wolf. And not just any omega, but a Fae Omega, which would be the reason Dryden hadn’t known.
Omega wolves were rare, and most packs banished them for their weaknesses. But a Fae Omega was unheard of, most believing them myths. The Fae had died out a long time ago, and for an omega wolf to be born with Fae blood was incredible.
But that wasn’t Dryden’s biggest problem. The moment Arri had shifted, Dryden’s wolf went into the blood-mate fever, the need to claim the omega the only thing he was capable of thinking about.
But to claim Arri, Dryden would have to fight the alpha of Arri’s home pack, and he wasn’t sure he could win. And, then there was the unknown threat within his own pack that he still needed to figure out.

Review

Well, there’s no need to “re-cap” this book, the “blurb” does enough to tell you pretty much exactly what’s going to happen.

I liked this book. There were times when I was pretty annoyed that Arri didn’t just ‘fess up to being a wolf, especially when it became clear that Dryden might be in danger and…I got tired of Arri being involved in one dangerous situation after another…and I got frustrated that Dryden kept having sex with other people… and I really wanted the couple to have more time together.  I felt a bit cheated that we only got a small glimpse of them as a happy couple (expecting a baby!) for a moment before the book ends.

But… it was a fun mpreg book, full of angsty omega self-esteem issues and lusty alpha mating drives.

So if you’re looking for some hot shifter mpreg action I recommend giving this a go.

3.75 of 5 hearts

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Ben’s Wolf Surprise (Second Pack of Cameron) by Bronwyn Heeley

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There’s something unsettling in having to tell a one-night stand that you’re pregnant with his child. When you yourself are a man, it gets…let’s call it complicated.

Review

So… Ben and Shad end up finding each other one night in a bar and hooking up. Shad is Ben’s mate but he screws up – a lot!

Ben ends up pregnant (yay mpreg!) and alone and Shad ends up miserable and unable to get it together enough to find his mate.

When they do finally find each other there is hell to pay but in the end it looks like it’s going to work out!

**

So I love mpreg. Love it. That’s why I’m able to give this so many stars. If I didn’t…

There were times that were fantastic. I loved Shad’s misery and Ben’s vomiting – call me cruel, go ahead! But it was fun and funny and a little bit sad and sweet.

The writing was unique if a bit uneven at times, but I enjoyed the overall story very much.

I wish we’d spent more time with the couple. I felt like it was just a tasty morsel of a story rather than a full fledged meal (or even a snack!).

I will definitely look for more from this author and I hope to see longer works in the future.

3.5 of 5 stars

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