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Top Dog MPreg Complete Series by Angel Knots

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This is the COMPLETE TOP DOG MPREG SERIES and includes CHOOSING THE OMEGA, BETRAYING THE OMEGA, and AVENGING THE OMEGA as well as an EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER only available in this bundle!
Colin is scared. After a lifetime of having no sex drive whatsoever, he’s suddenly an Omega in heat. The problem is, he’s never heard of an Omega. No one has… outside of Colonel Black and the top secret military program he runs for the U.S. government.
Ben Hart is an Alpha who struggles with his temper… and control of his pack. He needs the calming influence of an Omega if he’s going to pull it together and be able to lead them on the dangerous missions they’re being trained for.
Colonel Black manages to bring the Alpha and Omega together, and it’s better — and hotter — than either of them could have imagined. But Black has more in mind than he’s telling them, and when they find out what he really wants, Colin doesn’t know if he has what it takes to hold hot-headed Ben back from putting both of them in real danger…
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This bundle includes adult content, including sexually explicit scenes between a demanding alpha and a compliant omega. It contains male impregnation, knotting, and soul-bonded mates.

Review

This is (what feels like) one book, broken up into parts, so it’s great that it comes as a bundle.
Colin suddenly feels sick one day, fevered, flushed, and amazingly horny. It passes, but he goes to the doctor to find out what it is when the symptoms return. That doctor suspects he’s an omega and gives him something to smell. The test confirms it and Colin is shipped off to join his Alpha.
His Alpha is Ben and he’s part of a special branch of the military led by the evil Colonel Black. When Ben gets his first sniff of Colin, it’s over for both of them. They know they’ve found their mate.
It should be easy from this point forward, but it’s not because Black has an evil plan that involves breeding Omegas – including Colin.
Besides worrying about being an Omega, worrying about Ben and if he really loves him, worrying about being PREGNANT now he has to worry about Black’s evil plot.
**
This was a well-written, exciting, and sometimes very kinky mpreg, shifter romance.
If you like your Alphas very, very tough and your Omegas very submissive and your romances full of very smutty sex – this is the story for you. It was fun and I recommend it!

4 of 5 stars

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Trouble Comes In Threes Audiobook by MA Church Narrated by Ronald Ray Strickland (Review)

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A snowstorm in the South – on New Year’s Eve – is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay, even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters – and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

Review

(Previously reviewed book here: http://kimichanexperience.com/trouble-comes-threes-ma-church/)

Summary

Kirk is having a bad… life so far. Suddenly, 2 cats show up on his door, Snowball and Tiger (aka Tal and Dolf).

Dolf and Tal are already mates when they scent Kirk. They both know he is their (uncommon but not impossible) third mate.

Though it doesn’t take long, Kirk has to be convinced of the whole mating, shifting, moving part of his new life. The clowder is less than welcoming and this puts a rift in their relationship. To add to that, someone is targeting Kirk and physically attacking him as well.

**

I loved this book! It was exciting and a unique but still traditional take on shifter romances. The threesome really worked for me. I thought that each truly added to the relationship and though Dolf and Tal were there together first, Kirk really added a needed dynamic that kept them closely bound.

Audio

Hmmmmmm.

Well, I like Ronald Ray Strickland’s voice. It’s very smooth and easy to listen to. He tries hard to infuse emotion into his reading and he does a little bit of character voice differentiating.  He does a really nice job with the dialog, but the part of the story that wasn’t dialog came across flat and monotone.  Sometimes he felt a bit stilted, but… sometimes he was smooth as honey.

According to Audibles this is only his second narration, so I’m hoping that in time he’ll improve this technique. I also think he was matched poorly for this story, so that’s something he can’t control, either.

I think, overall, that though this didn’t add to my experience it didn’t detract, either. I loved the book and if you can’t read it, listening to this is a nice way to experience it, if not the most perfect way.

So… I stick with 4.5 of 5 stars as my rating – I still recommend it highly and if you can’t read it, don’t be afraid to listen to this very capable narration.

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Bear Essentials by Stormy Glenn

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[Siren Publishing: The Stormy Glenn ManLove Collection: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]
Bear shifter Rob Colton is excited about the future, and after graduating, he is ready to start the next phase of his life. He never expects that life to include a frightened young man that darts out in front of his truck. But one whiff of Casey’s sweet smell and Rob knows his future is going to be brighter than ever. He has found his true mate.
Orphaned at an early age, Casey Newton has bounced from foster home to foster home, never quite finding a place to call his own. When a big, burly man decides Casey is his true mate, the cold and lonely world Casey grew up in begins to change. For once in his life, someone wants him.
But wanting someone and keeping them safe are two very different things. When the man that has terrorized Casey for most of his life comes after him again, can Casey trust Rob to protect him or will he be tossed away like he has every other time in his life? And will the bond between mates be strong enough to withstand the threat of losing everything they hold dear?
A Siren Erotic Romance

Review

Casey is a runt, constantly getting beat up and hating life in the small town he’s grown up in as an orphan. His foster parents feed him, but they aren’t what you’d call supportive. He’s doing his best to finish high school and get the hell out of town.

When Rob runs across Casey just after Casey’s been in a fight –again – he realizes Casey is his True Mate. Though bears and humans don’t generally mate, he knows for sure Casey is his forever Mate.

The two have to convince the bully to leave Casey alone and convince the bully’s Sheriff father that they aren’t doing anything to malign the pack. Fortunately Rob’s family is awesome and supportive and together they uncover some secrets about Casey that make everything both easier and more difficult than ever.

**

This is a fun shifter romance of two mates – one alpha and one “omega”. It’s pretty hot and sweet, just like you’d expect from Stormy Glenn.

I recommend it to fans of shifter romances.

4 of 5 stars

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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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Blood Tied (Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge Book 2) by Jacob Z Flores

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Thad Blackmoor’s heart is as cold as his icy magical abilities. He considers emotions a waste of his time and prefers to study the arcane, using the sacred books of his coven to grow in his craft. He aspires to supersede his father and elder brother Pierce in power, and now that his younger brother Mason has tapped into the rare warlock power of darkness, he needs to work harder than ever.

But Thad’s ambitions are halted when he saves Aiden Teine, a fire fairy, from a banshee. Thad’s immediate attraction to Aiden catches him off guard and thaws his cold heart for the first time. As Thad, Aiden, and his brothers investigate the connection between the banshee attack and the vampyre and shadow weaver who almost killed them, Thad tries to dodge Ben, a sexy warlock who won’t let him be after a one-night stand.

Their search leads them to the Otherworld, where something even more insidious is at work—something Thad will need more than logic to stand against.

Review

In this, the second book, Thad, the brother with the power to freeze and the oldest brother, we see our warlock family still struggling against the vampyren. This time there is an attack on Ben, another warlock and Aiden, a fire fairy.

Unknowingly, Thad attracks the malicious attention of Ben, while hoping for the undivided attention of Aiden.

Thad was hit the hardest by his mother’s death and the seeming inattention of his father. He studies hard and that’s what defines him most days. When he has an unexpected liason with Ben, followed shortly by his immediate attraction to Aiden, everyone is surprised by his actions, including him.

There is much drama following Aiden and (later) Ben, too. The whole family must (again) band together to fight the most recent batch of evil in order to keep Aiden safe.

**

Blood Tied - Jacob Z. Flores

Jacob Flores has done an amazing job with this series. It has a little bit of something for everyone in it. Fantasy, magic, romance, danger… you name it.

This heavily relies on knowledge from book one, so I don’t recommend it as a standalone. The author has created a complicated and intricate world and it’s built upon in book two, from book one.

I loved book one very much (see review here: http://kimichanexperience.com/spellbound-warlock-brothers-havenbridge-book-1-jacob-z-flores/) and found this one to be very entertaining. I rated it only slightly lower because I didn’t connect with the MCs like I did in book one, but I’m still very excited to read book three coming out next month!

4.25 of 5 stars

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Heart in Hand (Warders Book 3) by Mary Calmes

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Simon Kim is very much in love with Leith Haas, but Leith is a Warder. His job-hunting demons-is dangerous and important, and Simon doesn’t want to distract the man he loves more than life with the small stuff. But he doesn’t quite get that when a Warder takes a Hearth, the Warder gives his heart without reservation. When Leith claimed Simon, Leith bared his soul, leaving himself vulnerable before the only man he’s certain he’ll ever love.When Simon is sucked further into Leith’s perilous world-and into an alternate dimension-Simon realizes that the only strength he can give his Warder is the strength of his love. Can Simon sacrifice the control he has come to treasure for the man who already owns his soul?

Review

Simon and Leith are a Harth and Warder. They knew from the start that they were meant to be, but neither has really trusted the relationship. Leith resents the time away from him when Simon has to work and Simon has a hard time leaning on Leith like he’d want.

Simon goes on another work trip, but this time things go horribly wrong. He’s sucked into a demon’s dimension and forced to help his co-workers try to survive while being “attacked” by one of the demon’s solidiers.

Fortunately, at their core, his friends and lover are good people and Simon is able to use that to save the day.

**

This was a really interesting story. In addition to being hot and sexy at times, it also had a bit of a psychological/ thriller component. This is a bit scary at times!

Simon is snarky and sweet at the same time. His friends and lover are willing to follow him (literally) through hell, but he doesn’t see his own value.

Warders are super heroes but they have flaws and Leith’s is insecurity despite everything to the contrary. Having Simon literally see him and love him at his worst was the perfect way to cement in his mind that Simon really and truly loved him.

I love this series and have read it over and over. Each couple are so unique and different from the others but with that underlying thread of deep, unshakable love.

One thing I appreciate the most about Mary’s writing is that she isn’t afraid to have flaws in her characters- they make “human” choices even when those aren’t always the “best” choices to be made. Even her “super heroes” are down to earth and approachable in their “imperfectness”.

4.25 of 5 stars

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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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