Lee Savino-Siebold

Hurray! Another Berserker book. It’s been a while since we’ve seen these guys, and Siebold is a great way to get us back into the swing of things. This one isn’t a menage like most of the other books are, but not all, and we aren’t anywhere near any pack. In fact, Siebold has been kicked out of the pack, so that’s different.

Meadhan is a witch. She knows that she’s a witch. She does everything she can to avoid being identified as a witch, including living in a cottage away from the village, and appearing as modest and normal as possible when she does go to the village. However, the fact that she deals with herbs and remedies does kinda make people wonder about her. One day, she senses something. When she looks, she sees a wolf, but when she looks again, she Sees a warrior laid over the wolf. That reminds her of stories she’s heard about men who needed to be more powerful who were cursed to become wolves.

Siebold sees and smells something about Meadhan. He knows that he has to claim her. Sadly, at this point, he’s barely more than just a beast. He has spent more time as a wolf than as a human for a long time, ever since he was kicked out of the pack. But for Meadhan, he makes the effort. He becomes human and pays attention to her, and even manages to talk to her. He tells her that she is his, and she will only eat his meat. Yeah, that is actually said, more than once.

Meanwhile, there are some nasty mean who are trying to move into the village and take over. The local priest (boo hiss) supports them. He’s not a very nice guy, anyway. He has a son who he abuses and who he refuses to acknowledge. But he’s more than happy to help out the bully boys and point them at people he wants to get rid of.

I really like Meadhan. Unlike some of the other women who get involved with the Berserkers, she knew that she was a witch from the beginning. I’m not sure if she is a spaewife, like the others, because I don’t remember seeing anything being said about it. I think that she knows who she is and has no problem with herself, generally. She tries to hide her power, but considering her family history, I don’t blame her one little bit. I think that she’s really strong, and I wouldn’t want to piss her off, because I think that she’s going to hurt me, a lot.

Siebold is a lot more private than Meadhan is. We see in his head, but I think that he’s just so much harder to get a hold of, which isn’t a bad thing. I do like him though. He does seem to have a real honorable streak, which is always nice.

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You know what, I don’t think I have anything to put here. So, go check it out!

 

 

 

Lili Zander & Lee Savino- Draekon Pirate

Lili and Lee have come out with the 3rd book in their Draekon spinoff, with Draekon Pirate. These books are the ones about the original Draekons. They don’t mate in pairs, they are one on one. This is the story of Fourth and Diana.

So, Diana, and her friend Lisa, were two of the human women who had been stolen away. But instead of being tortured like all the other women we’ve seen so far, Diana and Lisa have actually been thriving. That’s because they were saved by some pirates. In the months since they were rescued, Diana has worked herself up to second in command of the ship, and Lisa is part of the bridge crew. They are happy, and they have discovered a family.

Fourth, like most of his brothers, has been sent to rescue the human women that were kidnapped. So, he pulls up to this pirate ship, disables it, walks on to it, and almost gets hit by a thrown knife that he barely catches. That’s when he finds out that the women really don’t want to leave. They are perfectly happy.

BTW? Diana is really good at throwing knives. Like scary good. She grew up in the backwoods, way off the grid. So far off the grid that those prepper nutcases are like dayum. Her father taught her how to hunt and survive, which has really helped her.

Anyway, so Fourth, who has renamed himself Mirak, is fascinated by Diana. There’s just something about her that makes him want to know more about her. And it didn’t hurt that she tried to knife him the first time she met him. And Diana can’t get Mirak out of her mind either. (I originally had mound there, which works too.)

I think that Diana is a lot of fun. There’s just something about her that I really like. She has her own serious issues, mostly spawning from the way that she grew up and the way that the adults in her family treated her, but she’s also incredibly competent, smart, strategic, and just fierce. I think that she really blossomed on the pirate ship. It really was the perfect thing for her.

Mirak really needed to figure out who he was after waking back up. I think that he was really kind of lost after waking back up and was a little bit scared of everything, even if he wasn’t going to admit to being scared of anything. Because, you know, big scary dragon.

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OMG, the horridness that came out of Mirak’s mouth. Diana should’ve shoved a knife in there. DEEP.

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

Lili Zander & Lee Savino-Draekon Conqueror

So, today we’re back to Lili and Lee’s Draekon world. Remember, these new books aren’t about the Draekons on the prison planet that we all know and love, and who come in pairs. These guys are the OG Draekon. The first Draekon ever to walk the universe. And they don’t need to mate in pairs. So, with that said, let’s talk about Draekon Conqueror.

Ruhan, AKA Third, found the first of the humans he was supposed to find, Amanda, and mailed her back to the rebellion, and yes, I mean that quite literally. He stuck her in a stasis pod and mailed her. But that left him free to go hunt down Lani, the other human. The two women had been together until pirates struck and the scientists who were torturing them managed to save only Amanda, leaving Lani to the pirates. They were planning on eating her, until she found out that they love storytellers. So, Lani played Scheherazade to the pirate captain, and she has survived for several weeks now. But, it’s getting close. His first mate has suggested that the captain could chop off her leg and still hear her tales.

Ruhan has signed on with the pirate ship as a mechanic. He knows that Lani is there, he just has to get her off the ship. His plan is to go in and grab her, go to an escape pod, and then take the two of them, plus his tech bot, which looks like a dog sized spider, Blue, back to his ship, on another planet. So, of course, when he goes to check on the escape pods, they are in terrible shape. So, Ruhan and Blue spend their night working on the escape pod so that when they get a chance to escape, they can. And seriously, it’s a good idea, because as soon as he gets the pod fixed, they get attacked. So, he goes and grabs Lani, and it turns out that the ship’s cook is also a Draekon, and they take him with him.

All goes well, until they get shot down over the nearest inhabited planet, and it turns out to be one that Ruhan devastated back in the day. So, whoops?

I really like Ruhan. I love his sassy, flirty attitude. He turns everything into a joke and doesn’t seem like he’s all that serious, which could probably get really annoying really fast, but the fact is, he is really serious, down deep. He’s a really good character, and I really like him a lot. That mix of flirt and sincerity is just a fun mix, and one that I really dig because I’m kinda like that too, at least at times. I love how he is so devoted to tech, and you might think that he does that so he doesn’t have to people, but he does really connect with people. I think that Blue is just so sweet too, and I think that I need more of him.

Lani is strong, brave, and very clever. I don’t know how she fell upon the idea to act like Scheherazade, but it obviously worked really well. I love how devoted she is to Ruhan, even before anything starts up with them, she just wants to be with him. She could really be traumatized by what happened, but the fact is that she is as adjusted as she is, and as enthusiastic as she is. I think that she and Ruhan are really perfect for each other.

I can’t wait for the next one. I need it now.

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Blue was incredibly brave during the attack, and I’m glad that he was around.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Lili Zander & Lee Savino-Draekon Warrior

So, Draekon Warrior is set in Lee and Lili’s Draekon world, but it isn’t a prison planet story. We’ve mated off all those women, and now we’ve moved to the rebellion part of the story. It turns out that another ship left Earth with another 10 women. And this is going to be their series.

Alice was one of those women. Instead of going to the fabulous alien planet she was supposed to go with her 9 friends, she ended up as a prisoner of evil Zorahn scientists. The women had been broken into pairs and spread through the universe. Alice ended up with Tanya, being tortured daily for 7 months. Alice kept fighting and fighting, even though fighting means that she gets beat and hurt even worse. Tonya, meanwhile, has pretty much completely shut down altogether, and is just going through the motions and listening to what the scientists tell her to do. It doesn’t save her from being tortured, but it does keep her from getting beat as much as Alice does. One day, the routine changes. Alice and Tonya are sold, drugged, and dragged away.

The rebellion has heard about these human women who have been stolen away, and they are determined to rescue all ten of the women. They have a secret weapon. Well, make that 5 secret weapons. They are Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. They are 5 of the first 6 original Draekon. Not just, you know, early generations, but numbers 2-6 of the original creation. They were born and bred to be warriors. They are big, smart, vicious, cold-blooded killers. They have also been kept in stasis for a thousand years. The stasis tubes were found by archeologists and the rebels claimed them. So Rahit’vi and the rest of the powers that be in the rebellion decide to wake up our guys so that they can go find the women. So, each of the guys goes off to find a pair of women.

Second is sent after Alice and Tonya. But Second has a secret that no one else knows. He named himself. Kadir ab Usora, Warrior born from the Light. None of the 6 were given names, and if anyone found out that he had named himself, he would’ve been severely punished. He has never told anyone his name, not even his brothers. At least, no one until he meets Alice when he rescuing her, and she punches him in the jaw, breaking her wrist. But Kadir was impressed.

I really like the story here. I mean we’re getting a lot of adventure in this one. We’re also learning new things about the Draekon. I mean, we thought we knew all about them, but these guys are changing all the rules. For one thing, they aren’t mating in pairs. For another, they don’t have to wait to mate to be able to switch to dragon form.

One thing I really like about Alice is that she always sees Kadir. She never sees him as Second. He is always Kadir and she sees the truth of him. Everyone tries to tell her that he’s a crazy, crazed killer and he’s on the edge and very possibly suicidal. But none of them have really spent more than just about 2 seconds with Second, which means they haven’t taken the chance to know him. And the rebels forced our guys to go out and search for humans by injecting them with a long acting poison. Which, you know, kinda makes them no better than a lot of the other people who have been around. That means a whole lot to Kadir. There’s never been anyone who has done that for him.

Kadir really is a good guy. He’s got a really good heart and is incredibly honorable. He feels a lot of responsibility. I really like him a lot.

 

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First interests me, but not necessarily in a good way.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go check out all the books and enjoy them all. Happy reading!

Lee Savino & Golden Angel-Alien Tribute

Alien Tribute is the long awaited second book in the Tsenturion Masters series by Lee and Golden. As a quick reminder, the planet Tsentur was blown up by the Vgotha, and there are just a few (relatively) Tsenturion left. They work with the Jabol, who have hooked them up with human women so that they can rebuild their species. The way that it works is that the Jabol suck women in through a tiny wormhole, train them, and then give them to the Tsenturions. The first Tribute, Dawn, went to the High Commander. Now, we have Pareena and Bogdan’s story.

So, Bogdan is the second in command of the Tsenturion. He really doesn’t want to have Tribute. He thinks that it’s too early to bring in Tributes, because their enemy is still out there. He also has a history that no one else knows about. But, just because he doesn’t want one doesn’t mean that he’s going to not have one. When his High Commander says that his tribute is ready, he has no choice but to accept her, even if he really doesn’t want to. His plan is to not bond with her, but to train her and make sure that she’s taken care of.

Pareena, Dr. Pareena Singh to be precise, is dying of cancer. She’s been stuck in the hospital, and is at the point where her life is now measured in days, rather than in months and years. So, when she gets an ereader loaded up with all her favorite type books, she’s going to spend as much time as possible reading it, because it takes her out of her real life. Bt when she finishes one particular book, she gets a survey at the end with the suggestion to swipe right for abduction. So, you know, she does. And is pulled into a wormhole and into what she is pretty sure is a coma dream and she’s dying.

She gets trained by the Jabol and sent to Bogdan, who is pretty cold to her, at least sometimes. Other times he’s pretty damn warm to her. Which is confusing as all hell to both of them.

Oh, Bogdan pisses me right the hell off sometimes. I mean, I totally get where he’s coming from and why he has made the choices that he has, but I just don’t like the way that he treats Pareena some of the time. And it’s not because he’s the whole Domly type, it’s his choices that he makes. When it comes to the D stuff, he actually rocks my world. And, I guess probably Pareena’s too.

I totally understand why Pareena wants to see this as a coma dream. I would probably want to see it that way too, because it would be much less scary. Of course, much less scary doesn’t necessarily mean all that much sometimes.  I really like how well she and Bogdan mesh when it comes to certain things.

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Hmmmmm, certain warriors have made… interesting choices in this. I don’t support his choices, and I’m pretty sure his bosses won’t either.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s Sun

Renee and Lee are back to those bad boy biking werewolves of Arizona. This time, we’re back with Titus and Sunny. We’ve seen them before. In fact, their kids are mated, so we’ve definitely seen them before.

Here’s how the story goes. Titus has been sent to New Mexico to find a friend of his who is a lone wolf. He’s hoping for more information about the labs where all the experimentation on the shifters has been going on. This friend of his lives way off grid and he might know about the goings on and if there are any labs in the area. So, he pulls into town and finds out that he’s in a little open air market kind of thing. And who should he see but Sunny. They had a thing for a couple of days a couple of years ago, but she left without telling him. Of course, she had her reasons. He’s kind of hung up on the fact that his ex was a bitch (literally, hahahahaha) and left him high and dry. So he doesn’t want a relationship, and Sunny senses that about him.

Sunny is a free spirit. She creates art, she teaches sunset yoga on top of a restaurant, she is just free and happy and shares of herself. She travels through the country selling her art, but she’s currently based in Taos. And it suits her well. She also sees auras, and she sees Titus’ inner wolf. Of course, she thinks it’s a spirit animal, and not, you know, a werewolf, but she still sees it. I personally think that she is psychic, so that works well. When she sees Titus, she’s more than happy to see him and maybe get some more hot lovin’ from him. Which, yeah, does happen. But he still has issues.

There are a lot of things I like about this book, but one of them is that we have an older couple. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading about hot 20-somethings getting their freak on, but as a 47 year old woman, it’s nice to see the heroine near my age. And not just a heroine near my age, but one that is having an epic and passionate love affair. That gave my heart a little happy.

Titus is a good man, but I think that he’s very stuck in the past. Yeah, his ex screwed him but good, but that was a long time ago and he needed to put his big werewolf panties on and deal with it. He also has a lot of issues with duty and what he thinks he should do vs what is the right thing to do.

I love Sunny. I think that she just has a wonderful sweet spirit that just flows out from the pages. I really would love to know her, because I’m pretty sure that she would bring a lot of love and light and laughter into anyone’s life, and I don’t know about you, but I could really use that, most days.

I had a lot of laughs in here, some anger, and more than a few tears, but it was a wonderful book and a series that have loved reading. I’m looking forward to seeing where these ladies are going to go next, because I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be awesome.

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I love how Sunny and Titus managed to scar their adult children for life. Because of course it was funny as hell.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check out the entire series, you won’t regret it. Happy reading!

Lee Savino & Stasia Black-Innocence, Awakening, and Queen of the Underworld

Innocence, Awakening, and Queen of the Underworld are a 3 book serial that is, among other things, a modern twist on the Hades and Persephone story. I thought about reading them as Lee and Stasia wrote them, but I decided that it would be much safer on my poor heart if I waited for Queen to come out and read them all at once, so that’s what I did. Since they are a serial, it will affect how I review them here. Mostly, I’ll give some info about the first book, and then highly gloss over the rest of the books. You know how I do.

So, a brief brushup on the Hades/Persephone thing. Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest has a daughter known as both Kora and Persephone. Hades, God of the Underworld wants a bride, and he spots Persephone. He manages to take her, gets her to eat 6 pomegranate seeds, and says he’s going to keep her. Demeter goes on strike and there are massive famines, droughts, all that. Zeus steps in and the agreement is struck that Persephone will reign in the Underworld for 6 months, and be above ground for 6 months. Zeus, by the way? Persephone’s daddy and uncle. Which also makes her husband Hades, her uncle. Those Greek gods, all kinds of incestuous.

Here’s how our story goes here. Cora is a sweet 19 year old girl who has run away from her tyrant of a mother, Demi. Her mother kept her completely isolated on a farm in the middle of nowhere. She would lock Cora in the cellar, yell at her, mistreat her, and be an all-around nasty bitch.  Cora wants nothing more than to get as far away from her mother as possible, and runs away to New Olympus.

Cora, who pretty much has no clue how the world works, because she’s been isolated on a farm all her life, ends up being a live-in nanny. After one particularly bad day, she heads out to a club with some friends. But, she also ends up drugged and dragged out of the club. She manages to get away from the asshole who has her and runs through a door, where she meets Marcus.

Marcus is known as the Lord of the Underworld. He’s a very powerful man in New Olympus. He is taken with the beautiful young woman who is drugged and soaking wet from the rain and takes her home. He woos her, cherishes her, and whisks her off her feet.

But of course we wouldn’t have 3 books if it was as easy as all that, would it? There is a whole lot that happens in these books. Marcus isn’t what he seems. Cora isn’t what she seems. Secrets swirl around her, and they aren’t ones that she is holding. In fact, she is like Jon Snow, and starts out knowing nothing. That slowly but surely changes, and things that Cora never expected or even imagined could happen actually happen.

I hate Marcus sometimes. I mean, downright can’t freaking stand the man. Of course, as we learn more about him, we find out why he has made the choices that he has, not that I’m excusing him in any way, shape, or form. He’s a grownup, he’s reasonably intelligent, he could’ve chosen other options, but he didn’t. Other times, my heart truly aches for him. He does put himself into some nearly impossible situations, and I don’t know why he chooses to do that. I think he’s operating under faulty logic.

I like Cora, most of the time. I think that she needed to grow up a little faster than she did. She really did hide her head in the sand almost willfully sometimes. But, when she decided to make her stand, she really made her stand. You’ll see what I mean. I think that she will end up as a serious force to be reckoned with, and that she’s going to make people see her. If they try to ignore her, I’m pretty sure that she’s going to hurt them, big time.

We have some great secondary characters. Armand, Anna, Olive, Andrea Doria, and definitely Sharo. All of these people are related to other mythological figures, and they all play fairly heavily into the story. Then we have Waters and Sturm, who are very interesting characters.

Along with the main Hades and Persephone, we get a glimpse at Orpheus and Eurydice, and Ares and Venus. I love how those got wound into everything else and how Lee and Stasia made it all fit together.

For more information about how the various characters relate back to mythological characters, check out the end of book 3. Lee left a nice message for everyone.

There are going to be more books in this world, featuring more myths. I’m really looking forward to reading them.

 

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Ugh. Demi. What a bitch. I mean, burn in hell woman. A lot. In a big firey pit.

Poor Sharo. His story was just so sad.

AJ needed serious, serious, serious punishment.

OK, that’s all from me. Go check out these books. Happy reading!

Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s Blood

Every. fucking. time. Every fucking time these two come out with another book in the series, I swear it’s the best one evah. Then, they write the next one. And the cycle starts all over again. I’ll bet that Alpha’s Blood is going to be hard to beat though. Now watch them make me eat my words. Because you know that they will try.

Lucius is the King of Tucson, when it comes to vampires. The centuries old vampire is the one in control of the area and he keeps all the vamps to the rules that he makes, and if they start to screw up, then he will do what needs to be done. He has something that isn’t quite an alliance with the werewolves in the area, maybe it’s more that they exist in a perpetual state of detente. Both sides recognize the authority of the other and that they both need to exist, and they will even work together toward a common goal, but in general, they really, really don’t like each other.

Lucius’ biggest curse is his sired. They all turn against them at some point. And he knows that they are up to something now. That means that he’s going to have to figure out what it is so that he can thwart it and punish the ones doing it. And for thwart, read kill. So, when he gets a sudden invite to a shifter auction, he knows that something is definitely up. Then he sees her. Selene.

Selene is the lone survivor of the massacre of her pack. She was saved from the foster system by a vampire named Xavier, who spent all her formative teen years being trained to kill Lucius, because Xavier showed her proof that he was the one who killed her pack. Now, after all the years of pain and training that she’s gone through, it’s time for the ultimate payoff. She’s standing on the stage at the shifter auction waiting to be sold, and the plan is that Lucius will buy her, because she’s perfect for him. And of course, Lucius does. Because our story would be so short otherwise.

I’ve respected Lucius every time we’ve seen him in other books. He seems like he’s as benevolent a king as he can be. I don’t think that benevolent is quite the right word, but he’s not a complete tyrant or anything. He doesn’t necessarily rule by fear, and he does give his sired and the vampiric citizens of his kingdom free will and enough rope to hang themselves by, but he also isn’t going to let them run willy-nilly over him. He’s willing to work with other supernatural types, as necessary. He’s ruthless when he needs to be, and rather pragmatic, I think. I really enjoyed getting to know more about him and about his history. Overall, it made me respect him even more, and definitely like him a whole lot.

I like Selene. I think that she’s a fantastic character. I also think that she started out the book a little emotionally stunted, but that’s pretty natural, considering what happened to her and the fact that Xavier wasn’t there to make sure that she was emotionally mature. He just wanted a fighter and he wanted a fighter who believed in what he believed in, and that’s what he got. I like the journey and the growth that we get to see in her over the book. It’s not easy for her, and I don’t think it was ever going to be easy for her, but it was a fantastic journey to read.

I can’t wait to see what Renee and Lee come up with next. I think that Lucius and Selene, and how perfect is that name for a werewolf, are going to be really hard to beat.

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The whole electrical scene? I’m pretty sure that my Kindle melted down after that one for a little while.

Also, I think that Selene and Lucius are going to be so fucking great at their roles.

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

 

Renee Rose & Lee Savino-Alpha’s Prey

When I sat down to write this blog, I was surprised to realize how many books in this series there are now. I think I saw that Alpha’s Prey was book 11. No wonder these books are so good, Renee and Lee have plenty of practice in this world, and all that practice goes into making books that just get better as the series goes on.

So, even though this series started out in Arizona with werewolves, this book doesn’t have any of those wolves in it, except very tangentially. Nope, we’re in the mountains of New Mexico with a growly, grumpy bear.

We met Caleb in the last book, when he was pulled in by the wolves to fight Grizz. We really don’t know much about him though. We basically only see him as the fighter. But now we really get to meet Caleb and appreciate him. He has been going through the last 3 years as almost a ghost and in near hibernation. He lets his bear rule him a bit more than he should, since he has spent a lot of time as a bear. He spent enough that the wolves had to come and force him out of bear shape into human shape. His mate and daughter were killed by something that seemed unnatural, and he just went… bear. Even now, he only deals with the world in the summer when he goes to get work and spends most of the winter in as close a state of hibernation as people can get. But this winter, he’s awake-ish, thanks to the wolves.

Miranda is an ecologist. She’s studying global warming and is tired of the men in her department. She’s had to work a whole lot harder than they to get to the same place, and she has a Ph.D., just like them. But that doesn’t stop them from talking to her tits instead of her face or treating her like a secretary. Now, she has to go up to a cabin in the mountains to get more research info, and she’s actually looking forward to it, because she loves the mountains and nature, even in the winter. On her way, at a tiny little town, she’s warned off by local people because there are 3 other women who have gone missing, and a crazy bear in the woods. Then Miranda meets the crazy bear, as he looks in her window to try to see what’s going on. She thinks he’s less crazy looking and more intelligent.

OK, first of all, I love the idea of the ecologist and the werebear mountain man. I mean, are there 2 more compatible people because they are both concerned with what’s going with the natural world, the climate in general, and the ecology of any particular area? I snerked about that, because I thought it was just too funny.

I like Caleb. He is just a downright good man. I think the only mean bone or bad bone in his body shows up when he is being protective, and even then, he’s only mean to the people who deserve it, not the innocent people around him. He’s just good, and even better, nice. We see examples of it through the book, other than the way he is with Miranda, because it’s easy to be good to the woman you are interested in but not so nice to other people.

I totally get Miranda. She’s so tired of being seen as her body instead of her brain, or instead of seeing that the brain and the body are part and parcel. Caleb sees that from the very beginning. I think that he’s probably the first person who has ever seen Miranda for Miranda, and it can be terrifying to have someone see you so intently. It can also be wonderful, to be the focus of someone like that.

I thought that they were perfect each other, because they both were drifting through life, not quite awake. Their meeting shook them up and woke them up and made them discover what they had been missing.

I can’t wait to see where Lee and Renee are going to go next.

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I both dislike and pity the bad guy. I mean, yeah, he’s fucking insane, but he’s also a victim. Of course, he took the bat shit crazy part a lot too far, and I would like to know if he was crazy before he went through what he did or if it happened because of his experiences. Interesting question, no?

OK, that’s all I have to say right now. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Lee Savino-Tamed by the Berserkers

It’s been a while since we have had the pleasure of a new Berserker book from Lee, and Tamed by the Berserkers was totally worth the wait.

Of all the Berserker books, even my all time favorite, Kidnapped by the Berserkers, none of the books have wrung me out the way that Tamed did. Seriously, Tamed totally destroyed each and every single one of my emotions and left me completely empty. Lee just absolutely killed it when it came to this book.

Sorrel is one of the spaewives who was rescued from the Abbey. She was supposed to be mated to Thorsteinn and Vik and even wore their mating marks, but they dropped her off with the unmated spaewives and then went out on a long patrol. After spending a long while there, she was found off the mountain with an empty sling and another spaewife who was unconscious and had a bloody head. Now, she’s about to go on trial for what she’s done, and she has no mates there to protect her since hers abandoned her. But, just in the very nick of time, up come Thorsteinn and Vik ready to save the day and their mate. The guys come up with a plot and life happens.

Of all the heroes in all the Berserker books, I have never outright and flat out disliked one. At least, not until Tamed. I really didn’t like Vik and Thorsteinn in the beginning, and frankly, it took me a long while to warm up to them. It did eventually happen, but it took them a lot to make me forgive them for everything they did. I think Sorrel forgave them before I did.

I really identified with Sorrel for so many reasons. One is that she never really felt like she fit in with the rest of the spaewives at the Abbey. She’d rather be out in a pair of breeches with her bow, hiking through the woods and hunting. She really feels like no one understands her and like no one is there for her. The majority of the other spaewives make fun of her, especially since her mates abandoned her, and her very few friends are either mated or just can’t be there with her all the time. I can totally relate to feeling like you don’t feel like you connect with anyone and that you don’t belong anywhere. I can also relate to feeling abandoned by the people who are supposed to love you, protect you, and keep you safe for the rest of forever. I mean, can you imagine how hard it is for Sorrel to see all of the other orphans mated off happily to their mates while hers have abandoned her? I can’t imagine how heartbreaking and gutwrenching that is. See why I don’t particularly like them at first?

I can’t wait for the next books in this series. I think the next one is Sister Juliet’s story, and that’s going to be a really interesting one to read.

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When Thorsteinn and Vik told the Alphas that Sorrel wasn’t their mate? Yeah, that right there is what made me really not like them. I was only annoyed when it turned out that they left her in the unmated spaewives house, but that? That moved annoyed to dislike. The fact that they took her out and let her blow up things made me start to like them more. I saw that they actually saw her, and they were trying really hard to tame her but not break her.

OK, that’s all I have to say on this one. Go check out all of the Berserker books. I love them so much. Happy reading!