Anthology-Auctioned

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

Intro

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

Raevyn London-Fight For Her

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

Leann Ryans-Unexpected Gift

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

VT Bonds-The Omega Spy

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

Merel Pierce-Eli’s Hellcat

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

Emma Mountford-Alpha’s Pet

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

Isoellen-Proper Behavior

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

LP Dillon-An Alpha for Dahlia

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

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

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Leann Ryans-Used

Used is Leann’s latest Omegaverse book. It’s slightly different to her other books. Mostly, because this one has a lot less consensual stuff going on than her other books. Elise goes through a whole lot of stuff in this one.

So, here’s how the way that this world works. Omegas are a commodity. When they come of age, they are supposed to go to a center so that they can be “matched”. For matched, read they are basically placed on a galactic auction site, where all the alphas basically try to buy them. The whole process is supposed to be good for the omegas, and they are supposed to be treated well once they are in the center, but that’s not how it happens. There are terrible doctors who don’t want to be nice to her, and nurses who enable them. But, there is one woman there who befriends Elise and tries to make everything better for her. Her friend helps her with makeup and hair, and promises that she’ll find the best match for Elise.

Fast forward a couple weeks, and Elise has been matched to Tiral. On her trip to his planet so that they can mate, pirates take out the ship she’s on. The pirates want to get to Tiral or his father, because they want them to make some changes. But, nope, they aren’t there. They have Elise.

I like Elise. I think that she is a little naive sometimes, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, really. At the same time that she’s naive, she also has a real understanding of her world and how it works when it comes to certain things.

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I like Leir, a lot. I like that he’s thinking about all the people and wants to make things better.

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

Eva Dresden-Destroyed

Destroyed is the 3rd book in Eva’s Omega Destruction series. The first two books have been pretty damn dark, and when I say dark, you know that I mean dark. But so good. So, so, so good. And the last one is no different. Eva took everything from the other books and built it into something that is just intense and perfect. It has its moments when it’s dark, but as is often the case with a trilogy, it does get a bit lighter as it goes. Just to warn you, there is likely to be spoilers from the other books, just because of the way that they were left.

So, here’s where we are. Quinn and Tobias are living in their house with their 2 beautiful children, as well as their staff. Tobias is still trying to get Quinn pregnant and forcing her to take fertility meds. They aren’t quite taking yet, and they are making her sick. She can’t keep anything down, can’t stay awake, and is just incredibly miserable. She keeps telling Tobias how sick she is, but he doesn’t just quite believe her.

She’s also struggling against the bond that he made her form with him. She’s fighting against having his feelings in her heart and head all the time. She keeps fighting because she feels like she isn’t fighting for her life, she’s fighting for her very self. And it’s hard, so hard on her to do it. Especially since she’s fighting herself almost as much as she’s fighting him.

I think that about 1/2 of the problems that Quinn and Tobias had in this book would have been solved with better communication skills. If they had stopped and talked about some of their issues, I think that they would’ve been happier sooner, and I think that some of the other issues would’ve been figured out sooner or not even able to form.

At one point, Quinn does something that makes Tobias understand some of what she’s been feeling in her life, and I think that gives him an epiphany. He really is a typical Alpha, and I mean, not only is he an Alpha, he’s the Alpha-iest Alpha around. He is so positive that he knows what’s best and he knows everything, and he will really just roll over everyone in his way. He may hear what Quinn is saying, but he isn’t really listening to what she is saying. She needs to get his attention to get him to listen to what she’s saying. She needs to smack him upside the head with a cluex4. Smacking him with the cluex4 makes him slow down, shut up, and actually focus enough for her to get him to listen. Of course, this is all metaphorical, and it had to happen a couple of times, to truly get her point across, but it eventually got there.

I also think that Quinn could’ve backed down a little bit more when it came to her fight. I totally get wanting to have her independence and not wanting to lose her sense of self in Tobias, but I think that if she had loosened up just a little, things would’ve been better.

I’d like to get a novella sometime in the future that is all about the Kahlers in the future. I want to see how everyone presented, and Tobias and Quinn as they age.

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I really like the doctor. I thought that she handled everything really well.

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

Isoellen-Choosing Her Alpha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sara Fields-Marked

Sara is back with an Omegaverse-esque book. Marked is kind of an alien version of Omegaverse. They never say the words Alpha or Omega, but Kendra does have a heat, so that’s why I’m calling it Omegaverse-esque.

Anyway, here’s our story. Kendra is wandering through New York trying to find a job. Her rent is nearly due, her bills are overdue, and if she doesn’t find a job, and soon, she’s going be up shit creek and out on the street. So, she goes to a dive bar called the Salty Dog. She tries to get the bartender’s attention to see if she can get a job, but his isn’t the attention that she gets. She gets the attention of a huge dude named Silas. He decides that he’s going to pull her out of the bar over his shoulder. They get out to the alley, and she tries to attack him. Except, that doesn’t work out so well for her. Next thing she knows, he’s hauled her up to his apartment and whips her ass. Then fucks it.

The next thing Kendra knows, she wakes up at home, tucked into her very own bed, stark ass naked. She’d think that this was a dream, except she can feel every single thing that she and Silas did the night before. So, it wasn’t a dream. But weeks later, she seems to be living a nightmare of several varieties.

I like Kendra, a lot. Sheis a total badass. I mean, she tries to slice Silas’s neck the first time they meet. Then, he gives her the knife back, and she fights him again, and does pretty well too. That badassness will really serve her well in her life, I think. I think Silas is going to have his hands full when it comes to her.

I mostly like Silas. There are a couple of times when I am annoyed by him, but, other than that, he’s not bad. And he does redeem himself from when he annoyed me. So, that worked out well. I do think that he is overall going to be good for Kendra. I think that he will let her be the badass that she is and that she needs to be, but will also keep her under control as needed.

I really loved this book and what happened in it. I would really like to see more about this world. It doesn’t have to be more about Silas and Kendra, but at least more about their world.

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I wouldn’t mind more Attitude in another story. He seemed to be nice enough.

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

2019 Round Up-Top Omegaverse Books

We’re back to my year-end round up from last year. Today is going to be my best Omegaverse books. I’m not sure how long this list is going to be, because some of the books I would put on this list I listed elsewhere, so… We’ll just have to see, won’t we?

Tabitha Black-Primal Mate

OK, I’m not just putting Primal Mate on here because the main character is named after me, really I’m not. The reason I am putting it on here is because I really liked the way that Clara interacted with the world. She is an Omega and knows that she’s an Omega, but she tried really hard to act like an Alpha. She trained herself to do it. She learned how to walk, talk, dress, and behave like she was an Alpha, until she couldn’t. I really liked watching her character and how she reacted once she went into heat and things changed. And hey, the fact that Tabby likes me enough to put my name on one of her characters is just really fucking cool.

Anna Wineheart-Gareth’s Boy

Anna released a few books this year, and I tend to reread her books too. I like the characters in them. They give me all the feelz. I’ve already had one of her books on my Top 10 list, and here’s another with Gareth’s Boy. This book is the second one in a spinoff series from the Men of Meadowfall books. This one goes on this list because of how Gareth changes his mind about Flores and how he wants to protect him. When you read this one, watch out for the carrots, snakes, and honey. Oh my. Do be aware that you will have all the feelz.

Leann Ryans-Hired for Heat

Leann took the Omegaverse and flipped it upside down. In Hired for Heat, instead of the Omegas having to be segregated, it’s the Alphas. Once a man presents as Alpha he is put into a camp and either has to work or, if he’s lucky, become a stud who helps Omega women through their heats. It is a fascinating idea and a very new way of looking at the O-verse. Leann has another book in this world, and I’m living for the series.

L.V. Lane-Taking Control

L.V. Lane’s Taking Control is another great take on the O-verse. In her world, there are more than Alphas, Betas, and Omegas, and they all have their own jobs. There are also people who don’t present at all. The reason that there are any Alphas et al in this world is because there was a virus that was released, and now everyone is at war. I am a couple of books behind in this series. I have all the books, I just need to sit down and read them. I just find this to be a really unique take on the O-verse.

Sara Fields-The Omegaborn Trilogy

I can’t really separate out Sara’s Omegaverse books out. That’s because the Omegaborn Trilogy has to be taken together, I think, as one big unit. Even though each book follows a different grouping of one Omega and several Alphas, it has a much larger story arc, and you need to read all of the books together to get the full impact of what is going on. We don’t often see a lot of Betas in the O-verse books, and I really liked what Sara did with it.

OK, that’s all my books for today. I have one more round up list coming, so stay tuned!

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Lexi C. Foss-Andorra Sector

So, Andorra Sector is the second book in the Zombie Year 2099 shared world. This one is also the first book in a new series, the X-Clan Series, which is a shifter Omegaverse series, so you know that I am going to be all up over that bitch, right?

So, Andorra is a tiny little country in Europe, high up in the mountains in between France and Spain. In our book, the zombies have been around for a long time, and Andorra is ruled by wolf shifters. The main city is a domed city, and they specialize in high tech. There are humans around, but not all that many of them, and what few there are living in caves and are barely scraping by. The wolves use them as kind of an early warning system. The zombies are going to go after the humans first, and the wolves will be able to protect themselves by rooting out the zombies.

So, with all that said, here’s our story. We have Kat, a human, and Ander, the Alpha of the Andorra Sector. We meet Kat because she is with a bunch of humans who are trying to find food. The guy who is leading them took them to a food shipment vehicle. Which, of course, goes to the wolves, which is basically suicide by wolves. That’s what happens. The wolves find the humans trying to take the food, and all of the people are killed. Well, all but one. The guy in charge of the raid sees Kat and there is just something about her that he wants to learn more about, so he takes her back to the city, where he’s going to have some testing done, and see if they can turn her into a wolf.

Meanwhile, we have Ander. He’s a really strong Alpha. He wants to make sure that his people are strong. One problem is that they don’t have enough Omegas. Omegas are rare enough anyway, but among the X-Clan wolves, they are even rarer. The other X-Clan enclaves won’t trade Omegas over to Andorra, so he’s trying to come up with another solution. In this case, that means trading Omegas for tech from another clan of wolves, and hoping that they are compatible. But then, Kat shows up.

Kat gets tested and they give her the serum to change her, and change her it does. It turns her wolf, but more than that, it turns her into an Omega. Kat, being Kat, isn’t going to let anything stop her, and she decides that she’s going to escape. And she does, for about a hot minute, before she runs into Ander. Quite literally.

I like Kat. She is fierce and determined. In the blurb, it says that even though she’s an Omega, she’s an Alpha inside, and I totally would agree with that, 10000%. She’s a fighter. She’s had to be, just to survive the shitty life that humans live now. When I say that she’s a fighter, I really mean that. She’s a fucking fighter, as in she kinda sorta stabs some wolves in her escape attempt. She’s also confused as to what is happening, and at an extreme loss.

Oh, I kinda really hate Ander a lot of the time in this book. He’s really a prick. There are times when I do like him. He’s still a prick at those times. I think that’s the mark of a good writer and a good character. If you can feel such extremes in one book for one character, and sometimes feel them at the exact same time, then you know the author did their job, and did it well. Anyway, Ander is a good leader. He wants to have the best for his people, and he’s willing to do just about anything to help them and to keep them flourishing. Then there is Kat, and what he wants from her. He wants her to be his mate, and knew that she would be from the second that he saw her.

I’m really looking forward to reading more in this world. I think it’s going to be truly fascinating.

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I hate, hate, hate Ander for saying something stupid. All he had to say was this one stupid thing, and that was all it took. He was also operating under a set of circumstances that may or may not have been faulty.

I’m really glad that Riley was there.

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

 

2019 Round Up-Top Ugly Cry Books

I don’t know if there are going to be 10 or not, so this is probably just going to be a 1 part post. For me, an ugly cry book is different from a book that makes me cry. There are some books that will give me tears because there is something sad going on, a break up, a death, so on and so forth. Generally, they last for a couple of minutes, and they are just tears running down my face. An ugly cry is just that, really ugly. Full on tears, snot running out of my nose, sobs, the whole 9 yards. These are the reads that make my husband ask me if I’m OK. He’s learned to accept the answer that it’s just an ugly cry book. So, here are some of the books that made me ugly cry this year. There are some that I’ve already mentioned on other lists that gave me ugly cries, Nicky James’ Long Way Home and Eva Dresden’s Broken, so they are just getting Honorable Mentions here. So, let’s get on with the ones that made it, shall we?

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Nicolina Martin-Redemption

Redemption is part of Nicolina’s Russo Saga, and is its own Duet with Absolution. (Expect to see that one show up tomorrow or Wednesday.) Anyway, no matter what the title says, there isn’t a lot of redemption going on in this book. This is the story of Christian and Kerry. Kerry is just a nice, sweet woman who happened to be working at a childcare center where a mobster’s son went. When she asked him a question, he sent Christian after her. When we first met Christian, in an earlier book, I really liked him. I didn’t by the end of this book. In fact, I downright fucking hated him. When Nicolina read my GR review on in, she asked me what my ugly cry moments were, and there were moments, not just a moment. Because it is a duet, it is a cliffhanger, but the second one is already out, so there’s that.

Addison Cain-Ravaged Captive

Ravaged Captive is the 4th book in Addison’s Wren’s Song books. They are Omegaverse and RH. All of the books have made me cry, but this one really made me cry because everything started to really fall apart. Caspian, Toby, and Kieran are at each other’s throat, Wren has been tossed out and thought dead, and the doll is in the way. I think that it was the addition of the doll that really got to me. I expect that the next one will also give me an ugly cry. Sooooooon.

Anna Wineheart-The Pretense

Anna is one of my favorite MM Omegaverse authors, and I’m lucky enough to be able to ARC her books. All of her books have some strong emotions in them, but The Pretense was just loaded with it. It’s a second chance, pretend boyfriend kind of story. It can be read as a standalone, but if you read all the Men of Meadowfall books in order, you’ll enjoy it more. They are all interconnected. There is one very particular moment that gave me a seriously ugly cry. There are some other spaces where I got teary, but this one particular scene was so hard, so heartbreaking that it really stuck with me, and made me ugly cry hard.

India R. Adams-Blue Waters

Blue Waters wasn’t published this year, but this was the year that I read it, so it counts to me, and since it’s my blog, that’s all that matters. This is the first of the Tainted Waters series that feature Whitney, Link, and Crash. All of the books in the series have made me full on ugly cry, but I’m just going to go with the first one here. It’s not a very long book, but it is very intense. Everything builds on the things before, but you do get a second to catch your breath in between. The entire series is worth reading. I don’t know that I would recommend reading them back-to-back, because of the intensity, but I would definitely recommend reading them.

B.B. Blaque-FTW

FTW doesn’t mean for the win here. It’s outlaw MC slang that means Fuck the World, and that is pretty much what happens here. This is the 3rd book in BB’s Masters MC series, and it is dark. I fell in love with Colt, Tuesday, Kash, and Barely when I read their books the first time, and I was really looking forward to this one. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a happy book. There were terrible, terrible things that happened, and I was devastated. BB will have GFY, Go Fuck Yourself, out soon, and I can’t wait.

OK, there they are, the Top 5 ugly cry books from this year.

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2019 Round Up-Top 10 Darkest Reads, Pt. 2

Hopefully, you’ve read the first part of this particular list, if not, go check it out here. Like any of my Top 10 lists, the books are in no particular order, because I find it really hard to put things in order like that.

Kay Elle Parker-Monsters and Guardians

Monsters and Guardians actually got banned from Amazon because of how dark and noncon-y it is. This is probably one of the most noncon-y books I’ve ever read, and considering how much I enjoy reading noncon, dark, and disturbing, that’s saying something. M&G covers a whole lot of tropes/genres. It’s RH, shifter, and omegaverse-light. And Raine, the heroine, for all the fucking hell she goes through in this one, is pretty damn kickass. One of my favorite moments is when she hits one of the guys, then apologizes to him. And as a result of talking about it here, I’m currently rereading it. The next book is what I will be rereading when I’m done with M&G.

Scarlett Snow & Loxley Savage-Saphyre

Saphyre is literally the only book I’m aware of that was banned by Amazon under 2, count them 2, different names. When it got banned under Saphyre, Scarlett and Loxley put it out under Ember, with a little editing, which then got banned too. So the ladies went out and found a new place to sell it, and that’s when I was able to get a hold of it. This is dark, post-apocalyptic, disturbing, absolutely brutal in places, and dystopian. It was also fantastic. Saphyre, our heroine, is rather tricksy, and I lived for it.

Felicity Brandon-Daddy’s Little Captive

Daddy’s little Captive is the first book in Felicity’s newest trilogy. It involves Sophie, who has had a hard time with her husband, because he’s vanilla and she’s rocky road. So, she went online and was talking to people in a kink forum, which led her to meeting Jared. I had a hard time with this one, mostly because I hated Jared, a lot. It is dark and a lot of terrible things happen in the book. The second book came out a couple of weeks ago, and now I’m waiting for book 3, because Felicity is mean and left us hanging.

Brittany Cournoyer-Sinister Shadows

Sinister Shadows is the only MM book on this list. I think that I’m going to have a Top 10 MM books coming up. This one is dark, mostly because it’s a mindfuck. Duncan wakes him, doesn’t remember what’s going on, nor does he remember the man who says that he’s Duncan history. We spend the whole book trying to figure out what’s going on and who everyone actually is. I wouldn’t call it a romance so much as I would call it suspense or a mystery.

Ivy Chapman-Torn Apart

Torn Apart is a very, very dark Omegaverse story. It is seriously dystopian. It is one of those dystopian stories that make you worry about reading dystopian stories ever again. This story is about twins Seraphine (F) and Arden (M), who are both omegas in a time when there aren’t a whole lot of free omegas floating around. We get the stories of both twins, and they aren’t pretty, not at all. This one left me breathless.

OK, that’s my Top 10 darkest reads of 2019. Most of them appeared on my blog during the year, so if you want more of what I thought of them, you should be able to find the posts pretty easily.

I hope everyone had a good holiday!

 

Leann Ryans-Bear’s Honor

So, Leann has written another one of her barbarian Omergaverse books. Bear’s Honor is the second one in the series, and it is an enjoyable read. Leann tends to write on the lighter end of the ‘verse, and this one fits right into her groove.

So, Rune is another of the Omegas that Raider’s people stole from their village. She is living with the other Omegas in Raider and Lyric’s house while they are trying to figure out who they are going to mate. The other unattached Omegas aren’t having any problems, but Rune is. She likes the quiet and likes to be left alone. But sadly, that doesn’t get to happen. All the Omegas have to be escorted everywhere they are going, because there are only 3 of them and a whoooooooole lot of Alphas. Plus, they don’t know the language of their new village well, if at all. Rune doesn’t think that she’s going to be anyone’s first choice, because she’s not a dainty little Omega like some of the others, so she’s perfectly happy to be by herself and away from everyone. She makes it to the healer’s house and the healer offers to train her to be the next healer.

Meanwhile, Bear, Raider’s Second, has sworn that he isn’t going to take an Omega, but then there’s Rune. There’s just something about her that really attracts him to her, but he doesn’t want the rest of the tribe to think that he’s taking advantage of being the Second by taking one of the 3 unmated Omegas, so he has sworn on his honor to not do it. Idiot.

One day, when going to the market for the healer, Rune is accosted by an Alpha who tries to drag her away to his house. He won’t listen to her when she tells him no, so she tells him that she’s chosen Bear to be her mate. Bear makes her feel safe, and she feels drawn to him, so she’s pretty sure that’s all good. Except, Bear doesn’t know, and when he’s told that by other Alphas, he denies being chosen by her, which causes problems. So, to fix it, Rune calls for an old tradition to be put back into place. It allows everyone to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt who should be mated.

Bear really is an honorable man, but an honorable idiot. A big idiot. Everyone tells him how much of an idiot he is, and he just passes over it and tells everyone that he’s being honorable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for honor and all, but he’s one of those that take it 50 steps too far. He’s a good man though, a really good man. He does everything that he can to make sure that his people are taken care of and is very responsible. If I were Raider, Bear would absolutely be the person that I would choose to be my Second.

Then we have Rune. I like her a lot. I totally get the wanting to be left alone a lot of the time, because I’m like that too. Too many people and my brain melts down. She doesn’t think much of herself, but she’s had her brother in her ear for years telling her that she’s not worth much, so of course she doesn’t think that. I, however, think that she’s worth a lot. She’s smart and caring. She is a quick learner too, I think. She’s just an all around nice person.

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Amara is tricksy as hell, and I absolutely love her.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check out all of Leann’s books. If you want to try MF Omegaverse and you don’t want to walk on the dark side, even though we have cookies, then she’s a good place to start. Happy reading!