Mulled Wine: Tangled Vines Book 6

Two lost wolves. She has been banished. He is without a pack. Can they find anything in common?

Chelsea Rhodes was ousted as Mistress of Coronado and banished to Hawaii. That doesn’t sound bad… unless you’re a wolf-shifter in a place wolves have never existed, the plantation you’ve been given teeters on the brink of bankruptcy and there’s a wolf skulking around saying he is your fated mate.

He is the illegitimate son of the Alpha of Wolf Song, but was raised as the son of the Alpha of Paris. His adopted father is dead, his brother is installed as the leader in Paris and his mother is reunited with her fated mate, Dax is trying to decide on his next move when an assassin almost succeeds in killing him.

His mother asks him to go and help Chelsea but she does not want his help or anything to do with him.

Will Dax be able to convince Chelsea that together they can build a successful business and pack before Christmas?

Sue T.
4.0 out of 5 stars An alpha will always get his fated mate…
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 6, 2022
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But that doesn’t mean that the path will be smooth. Suffice to say, Chelsea like all the feisty females before her made Dax work for it. My only regret was the rather abrupt ending as I would have liked to see more conflict with outside forces as has been the case in other books. In any event, it was a great read that will take its place in my prized collection of books by this author.
Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Family in Mulled Wine
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 25, 2021
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Did you wonder about Miles mate Chelsea? Here is your answer on the pack plantation in Hawaii she struggles and learns to be.a better person. Dax is her fated mate and together they grow as a new couple and a new pack fighting several people problems etc!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Y'all really need to grab it!! ENJOY
Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars A simply wonderful addition to this series thoroughly enjoyed every moment of book
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 23, 2021
Chelsea had been ousted as the Mistress of Coronado and had been sent to Hawaii quite literally, which may not seem so bad but still when you are away from everyone you know even the most beautiful place on earth is no substitute.

In Hawaii wolves have never existed and then suddenly she is thrown when a single wolf shifter comes across her and advises her that he is her fated mate, the illegitimate son of Wolf Song but he had been raised as the Alpha of Paris’s son.

Dax has been trying to decide what to do with his life and
His mother asks him to go and help Chelsea but she does not want his help or anything to do with him.

Will Dax be able to control his future, make his fated mate see him for the wolf shifter he is there is so much too do and so little time and he is so determined. He wants to have what his friends have found with their fated mates, the happiness that he has seen previous generations of shifters have with fated mates.

Read this wonderful story and I assure you that without a doubt you will not be able to put this book down until you reach the final page and discover the outcome.

I assure you that you will love every moment of this book it is simply a fantastic read.
I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing

The Women of Wayward Mates

While I was creating these images, I had the great pleasure of once again visiting each couple. I found things that I’d missed before. So, take a minute and revisit some old friends!

Reluctant Retiree

Brought to Heel

  • Name: Skylar Owens
  • Species: Wolf, Alpha female
  • Appearance: A rare woman—a tall redhead with an independent and fierce spirit. Her long hair was a mass of waves and half-formed curls. She had catlike green eyes, framed by long lashes set in a strong, but very feminine face.
  • Mate: Dylan Grainger, Alpha of Calon Gwyllt

Marked and Mated

  • Name: Darby Callan
  • Species: Wolf
  • Appearance: She was beautiful. Of medium height, she had beautiful pale blonde hair, blue eyes, and a decidedly feminine figure. Her breasts were a bit larger than average with enticing areolas and nipples. She had a lovely, rounded, firm bottom, a small waist, and long, lean legs.
  • Mate: Jean-Michel Gautier, Alpha of New Orleans

Mastering His Mate

  • Name: Rosalyn Kincanon
  • Species: Wolf, Turned Human
  • Appearance: Tall, dark haired.
  • Mate: Oliver Halsey, Alpha of Hamptons

Taking His Mate

  • Name: Madeline Stone
  • Species: Wolf, Turned Human
  • Appearance: The dark-haired woman was taller than Darby, but she had the same kind of lush figure. Her face was lovely with a smooth, pale ivory complexion and eyes the color of dark caramel. Her hourglass shape sat atop long, shapely legs. She had a casually elegant look with minimal makeup and her hair pulled back in a loose ponytail
  • Mate: Griffin Owen, Alpha of Bae Diogel

Claimed and Mated

  • Name: Catherine Livingston
  • Species: Wolf, Turned Human
  • Appearance: She was beautiful—tall, blonde-haired, with piercing blue eyes. She had beautiful large breasts and a well-defined waist that curved outward to form hips made for bearing his children. And her ass was a thing of perfection.
  • Mate: Marco DeMedici, Alpha of Tuscany

Claimed and Mastered

  • Name: Ava Rhys
  • Species: Wolf, Female Alpha
  • Appearance: The woman was stunningly beautiful—not overly tall, raven haired with a strong, athletic body with just the right amount of curves.
  • Mate: Declan Collins, Turned Human, Alpha of Wolf Storm

Hunted and Claimed

  • Name: (Colleen) Riley Gentry (Byrnes)
  • Species: Wolf, Female Alpha
  • Appearance: “That, my Galway Girl with the red hair and green eyes, is the true gift of the fated mate.”
  • Mate: Cameron Nicole, Alpha of Wolf Meadows

Captured and Claimed

  • Name: Shannon Livingston
  • Species: Wolf, Turned Human, Female Alpha
  • Appearance: Not described, probably similar to her sister, Catherine.
  • Mate: James Norris, Alpha of Ravenscar

Shifted Reality: A Multiverse Fated Mate Romance (Looking Glass Multiverse Book 1)

This is such a wonderful story. Almost like a retelling of Alice through the Looking Glass, but not quite. The theme of dominant males continues to hold sway with this new series. Angelique and Rogan are great together. I love her response to everyone. So looking forward to reading more!

The Reluctant Retiree

One moment in time was all it took…
I shouldn’t be here. I’m not even sure how I got here—wherever here might be.

Angelique
I find myself swept into the arms of a stranger before he passes through a looking glass into another world. He tells me I am his fated mate and he is claiming me. I don’t know him…except he looks eerily familiar to the alpha in my successful wolf-shifter romance novels.

Rogan
Imagine my shock when I looked through the mirror my mother has magicked and my fated mate was on the other side. I did what any great alpha would do… I stepped through and took her. She is mine and I will not allow anything to take her from me. Not even another reality in the multiverse.

Can Angelique find happiness with the alpha of the pack or will she somehow be pulled back through the looking glass?

Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read, great characters and storyline unable to put down once started reading
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2022
Wonderful read, great characters and storyline unable to put down once started reading
Lily who had been mate to the Alpha until he had been murdered had now been continued living with her son who had taken over the Summer Port pack as Alpha and like his father before him was a strong Alpha, he protected his pack and ensure that they were all well cared for.
Rogan had been looking for his Fated Mate and he had continued to search for her and was surprised when his mother Lily had told him that she knew where his Fated Mate was and that once found would never be separated from in life, in death they believed they pass into the ever-after together.
Lily had also been mated for the second time to her second fated mate and the fact that Bryson who was also his Beta and had known for many years that Rogan’s mother was his fated mate but had been prepared to wait until his Alpha was in agreement for them to be mated.
The fact that Angelique had been living her life through the void where she spent her days as an author that wrote romance books, at present she had been writing a small series of books that had been based on wolf shifters, they resided in Summer Port and the Alpha that had taken over after the death of his father was Rogan.
When Lily finally negotiates with her son that she had found his mate and if he would simply view her via the mirror if she was correct, he would have found his mate, if not the mirror would be lost forever and the void would close, no one but Bryson, Rogan and Lily would know about the magic mirror, it would no longer exist and his mother could then become Bryson’s fated mate, the mating agreement carried out before her son and omega with them instantly going into seclusion.
This is a wonderful start to this amazingly different series that already suggests a wealth of different characters and stories for us lucky readers to enjoy.
I assure you that you will love every moment of this book it is simply a fantastic read.
I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.
Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars this book was wonderful
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2022
“Magick Mirror on the wall, tell me who is the fairest of them all.”
"If all he’d ever given her was flattery, he wouldn’t be where he was—lost in the darkness and separated from the light, with only occasional glimpses into the lives and souls of those outside the Void… outside of time and space. But it is here in the inky blackness that he belongs, for he helped her with more things than just flattery. Many believe the tales of Snow White are fantastical and untrue. They are wrong."
James, Delta Shifted Reality: A Multiverse Fated Mate Romance (Looking Glass Multiverse Book 1) (p. 5). Kindle Edition.

Delta James has hit it out of the park with her new series, "Looking Glass Multiverse" and the first book, 'Shifted Reality' is beyond anything I expected. I've provided a small teaser from the Prologue of the book and it just gets better from there. I've sat here and typed, then erased several times trying to write this review but I find myself wanting to share so much of this story that I finally came to the conclusion I couldn't do it … not to another reader or to Ms. James, so this is what I'll tell you. As I was reading this story, I could literally picture Ms. James as the main character for a bit. I giggled at her attitude and could see her typing at the laptop and having those silent conversations with herself and it was like I was immediately a part of her life. Now, for the rest of the story. The Hero and heroine are absolutely the perfect foil for each other. Both with strong personalities. Rogen's mother Iris is a force to be reckoned with, for sure. As a matter of fact, she becomes a heroine in her own right. There are multiple fated mates at play here and a magical mirror who is trying to atone for misdeeds. If this is what is representing the remainder of the series I can barely contain my excitement because this book was wonderful
Amy Reads Romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta's best yet!
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2022
Iris, who dabbles in magick, has located her son's fated mate. She whispers to Angelique, giving her the wolf-shifters' stories. Angelique has no idea, until Rogan picks her up and takes her to his own reality. From there, the steam rises and threatens to melt your kindle.
Multiverses? Wolf shifters as the apex species in the world? Yes please! I've read most of Delta James' books, and each one outdoes the previous ones. Advance was my favorite book, but this one? Wowza. Plenty of spankings and alpha and beta wolf vibes abound here. When two couples find their HEA's in one book, you know the author is doing something right. The next book in the series is set up in the epilogue, and I'm waiting with bated breath for it. Seriously, one click this one right now and get lost in an amazing world.

I received an advance reader copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review

Ruthless Honor: (Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra)

His power is absolute.
No one crosses Roman Genovese and lives to tell about it.


Zia
I am a master thief, a cat burglar. I manage to get access to Genovese’s estate under false pretenses. He thinks I’m there to attend a fundraising gala; he’s wrong. What I want is a priceless Michelangelo he keeps in his study.

From the time I arrive at his estate, I am drawn to the compelling gangster in a way I have never experienced. Having sex with him was a mistake… a BIG mistake. He isn’t a man to let go of what is his, and there’s no question that I am.

But staying with him is not part of my plan.

Roman
From the moment she entered my home, I knew she would never leave. Her scent filled my nostrils and I knew I had found my fated mate.

There are secrets hiding in her eyes, but I will discover them all.

She is mine. The bratva have taken her and are keeping her in a gilded cage. They mean to use her against me and force me to honor their demands. My tiger will show them the ruthless honor of La Cosa Nostra.

Meet the men and women of La Cosa Nostra. Their motto is family honor above all. They vow to protect their clans and live by an oath of honor and loyalty. The men are gorgeous, dangerous beasts seeking their fated mates. The women they love are bold and brilliant. Their love blazes bright and hot.

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2022
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This is the first book in a new series called Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, mistakes, honor, loyalty, defiance, acceptance, possession/possessiveness, revelations, violence, hope/hopelessness, forgiveness, assumptions, mistreatment, denial, greed, consequences, blackmail, respect, frustration, determination, patience, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a H who is a Atlantis tiger shifter and head of the Poseidon Syndicate (mafia lord) and the h is a master thief known as The Ghost. The H is throwing a gala at his castle (Castello d' Onore) for charity and the main attraction is a sketch by Michelangelo.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion
JWV
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation of a world of shape shifters
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2022
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Delta James is becoming my favorite author. Her imagination and creativity has created a complete and connected world. I really enjoyed reading this latest book finding a fun story woven in previous characters from her other shape shifter books. It adds so much more to the story. Love the strong female characters and excellent dialogue. I would recommend this book and all her previous stories. What an enjoyable way to spend an hour or more reading Delta James books!
Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars His Mate
Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2022
This is part of the Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra so, buckle up this is a wild ride, dangerous men, alpha personified, possessive, oh, so gorgeous, brooding all the makings of a deliciously story 😊. There will be suspense, shifters, fated mates, secrets reveled, violence, hope, forgiveness, and maybe love. By the time you’ve figured out who is who and what is what, you’re already hooked, and you may as well give up the fight and prepare yourself for an all-nighter!
Can’t say I didn’t warn you.
Roman sexy as all get out Poseidon’s tiger part of the La Cosa Nostra possessive never really thought he would find his fated mate alpha of Castello d’Onore, Genoa, Italy, considered by some as a leader of the local criminal underground. He is holding a fundraising gala, where he will have a Michelangelo sketch on display, being guarded by a group of dangerous men led by Yuri Nikitin, the museum director in Venice who only got his job through his father’s Bratva connections like I said dangerous. Zia intelligent, and professional thief she hasn’t had a good life because of an assumption that her father was part of a criminal, so she and her sister were separated and thrown in foster care but as the oldest she worked her butt off stealing things to get her sisters out of the system. Her sister Rafi is an expert at information gathering and brokering, with the reputation of being La Pantera, and hacking security systems to help Zia on her illegal jobs to steal artwork. Serena became a master jeweler, often using loose precious stones Zia picked up during her work, to make exclusive pieces of jewelry and one main goal for Zia is to put the blame on the museum director because of his mistreatment of many young female docents trying to learn about the masters of art. Yuri is one step away from having to return to his father in disgrace and he is certainly not up to the job of the Bratva or even his father’s wishes for him. Zia gets herself invited to the gala, aiming for the Michelangelo sketch, now with all the warning from her sisters to not try anything in Roman’s home he is dangerous she had to have that painting. When she arrives early, to take advantage of a room to rest and change in, before the gala, she is met by the man himself, who realizes she is his fated mate and he is plans are to make her his as soon as possible and never let her return to whatever life she had before he met her! But he doesn’t know about her sisters or what she will do to keep them together so him trying to keep her isn’t something Zia is happy about, especially with her sisters although she can’t deny the very strong attraction to him, but her job is to steal the piece of artwork and give it to her broker waiting by the gates, until she is caught and punished for disobedience, finding herself even more turn on than she has ever been. But she can’t stick around too long without him making her his captive so using one of her well planned emergency plans set just for situations like this escaping and making sure her sisters know she is safe but just by her being with him at the gala a target has been placed on her and her sisters placing them in danger from his enemies and those that would use his influence to get something they want, by threatening Zia and her sisters. Zia finds out his secret, yet she still does not take lightly to his demands on her obedience and forcing her acceptance of she cannot return to her normal human life ever, but she won’t give up her sisters or Estella, their housekeeper from their childhood and part of their family. Roman has finally found his mate and his match in Zia. Challenge him on all fronts despite the punishments he dishes out, she will also be a powerful ally and lover in his live moving forward but will she accept him in all his glory, will he accept her sisters, their housekeeper as his family, will he make sure they are protected, and can they find their own HEA?.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marsha
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, sexy, full of danger. A great start to the series.
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2022
Ruthless Honor is a wickedly sexy beginning to the dangerous and intriguing world of La Cosa Nostra, part of the Syndicate Masters world. This was my first experience in this world and I did not feel the least bit lost, the transition into this new spin-off was smooth as the intensity of the story quickly ratcheted up.

Zia and her sisters have had a rough life, and their answer to that adversity is fascinating and challenging. As a master thief, Zia has made many people pay for what was done to her family while ensuring that she and her sisters continue to survive on their own. She’s very good at what she does and she’s going after a huge prize nestled in Roman’s estate. But this heist isn’t going to go quite as Zia expected.

There is a lot to be found in Ruthless Honor, an intricate plot, some dangerous situations, rich history for Roman, a new life for Zia – and some intensely sexy Dom/Sub moments. The villain here is particularly vile, and I wasn’t the least bit sorry when they got what was due for their actions. I loved Roman even if he is overbearing, arrogant beyond measure, and sexy as sin. There were enough glimpses of another Roman to give this man my heart quite willingly. I adored Zia. She’s feisty, fierce, stubborn, and resourceful. Her antics produced more than a few chuckles and mental fist pumps along the way. I got lost in their world, and I love when a story takes me away from my world and deposits me in the world of the characters so smoothly. I had fun here, and really, that’s the entire point.

If you love a definitely sexy romance, some battles of will, a taste of danger, and an unusual love that blooms in spite of how it started… then you’ll love Ruthless Honor.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*

Tangled Vines Boxset, Volume One: A Paranormal Shifter Romance

Come visit the Packs of Tangled Vines… where the men are sexy beasts, their women are independent and sparks fly.

The new exciting series by USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James. Set amid the wine country all along the western coast of the United States, a group of ruthless Hunters has vowed to eradicate the wolf packs of the vineyards of the Pacific Coast. Join Delta as she takes you for a dazzling ride across the globe where alpha wolves find, claim, protect and cherish their fated mates.

If you like she-wolves who like to cause trouble, commanding men who think to tame them, and the sparks that fly when they clash you’ll love USA Today’s Best Selling Author Delta James’ intriguing shifters

The Reviews!

Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars HARVEST--CORKED--UNCORKED--DECANTED
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2022
Harvest: Tangled Vines (prequel)
Xander and Stephanie
As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, two wolf shifters meeting, realizing they are fated mates, which she will fight, but never wins. But then, beyond how they come together, accept fate, and the relationship, the story is new. This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards.
Stephanie Savik is a human, turned wolf against her will, but she accepts what has happened after a year. She has lived under the protection of the DeMedici pack with Marco as her alpha. But, it is time for her to enter a new chapter in her life; training as a vintner, she is moving to California's wine country to work with Evan as an assistant vintner.
Alexander "Xander" Charles was under Damian Steele's command in the military, and when he sustained a life-threatening injury, Damian turned him to save him. Now, he is the Beta of the Luna de Lobo pack. He is also a Master at Torch Light, a BDSM club.
The story will have Stephanie traveling from Italy to California, planning to stay a day in the city, attending club Torch Light, and then on to her new position and pack. What a shock when she is getting settled in at Torch Light and in walks Master Alex—both know the feelings mean their 'fated mate' is nearby. Once Alex sees and talks with Stephanie, no one else will touch his mate—they agree to scene together, and no matter what Stephanie thinks she can manipulate, Alex is one step ahead of her.
"Are we negotiating, or do you just lay down what you want like the big bad wolf?"
"I do have eyes that see you better than most, and part of what I will require does involve my eating you up."
"Xander enjoyed her spirit. She was going to be a challenge, but then he liked a good challenge, especially one that had her figure and whose arousal smelled as sweet as hers did. "I'm going to ask you one last time for your safeword. If I don't get it, I'll assume you have none. You should know, little wolf," he whispered, "I can feel the same thing and mean to claim you as mine. Watch how you speak to me, mate."
"You're awfully confident for a Dom who knows nothing about me."
"I know everything I need to know. You are my fated mate, and you will take your vows to me—one way or another. Mine is the last voice you will hear before succumbing to me."
OMG, I love the angst, the chemistry, the erotic passion between Stephanie and Xander. While this wasn't something she wanted, she also has been around others and knows that "fated-mates" are not something that can be denied or ignored—she knows that they are fated mates and fight it or not, she won't win—so she accepts the fact and enjoys the ride.
"One of the things I learned from what happened to me was that nothing in life is certain and that when something good comes along, you have to grab it with both hands and hang on."
The story is a fast-paced tale, a spin-off from the Wayward Mates series, and has several people from that series. It also will take place in America but will have ties with Europe. There is trouble brewing, Hunters coming, and she-wolves are the target. I can't wait for the next book out later this month.

Corked: Tangled Vines
LINC AND GRACE
As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, but this one will involve a human and a wolf. Lincoln Steele is an Alpha, but not over a pack—yet, not a lone wolf. When he meets Grace Marlow, not only is he impressed with her credentials as a chef, he learns she is also a submissive and wants to play at Torch Light—she is his fated mate. Grace is human, and that isn't going to stop Linc—he will wine and dine her and win her over.
This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards, and in this story, it will have Grace applying to be executive chef for both Lobo Bahia and Torch Light for the Steele brothers.
Linc: "I think I've found our head chef. She's human. She's also my fated mate. No admonition that I should seek another—that turning a human needs her consent and is not for the faint of heart."
Damian: "Look, Linc, consent can be interpreted in many ways. Most of the best pack mistresses had to be persuaded to one degree or another—Skylar Grainger, Catherine DeMedici, Riley Nichols. Then go get your mate, little brother."
Linc and Grace will conclude their business with him, making her an offer, and she will accept; then later, she will meet him at Torch Light. Linc puts the word out that no other Dom will be involved with her—she is his. They will scene together, which is detailed in the story, and then he takes her home.
The chemistry between these two is instant for both of them. Not only do they pair up well as Dom and sub, but as a couple. But, then there is the danger of the Hunters, and before Linc has a chance to wine and dine her, to win her over, she is kidnapped so that they can destroy him. So the story has plenty of angst, danger, along with passion and romance. There are the D/s between them, but also a spanking scene and intense sex scenes. Unlike some fated mates, Grace learns what fated mates mean and what will take place, and she is willing to accept his claim and make her vows.
"Oooh, great sex and courting. I may have hit the jackpot. Careful big guy, I could fall hard for you. I feel like I've been waiting for you my whole life."
"I feel the same way about you, Butter?"
The story is a fast-paced tale, a spin-off from the Wayward Mates series, and has several people from that series. It also will take place in America but will have mentions of Europe. There is trouble brewing, Hunters coming, and she-wolves are the target.

Uncorked: Tangled Vines
DAMIAN AND KINZIE
As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, two wolf shifters meeting, realizing they are fated mates, which she will fight, but never wins. But then, beyond how they come together, accept fate, and the relationship, the story is new. This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards.
Kinzie Edwards lives in Paris is a freelance reporter for various food and wine publications. She has gone to Florence, Italy, to meet her sister and brother-in-law, Kayla and Evan, and then travel to DeMedici villa. Kinzie and Kayla are identical twins—but one is now a she-wolf, and the other does not know. As they travel, their driver notices something is wrong with the car and instructs them to prepare to jump when he gives them the signal.
"One moment she'd been happy, talking to the driver, the road safe, the day sunny. All of that was shattered when she'd heard Kayla scream and an ear-splitting blast echoed all around her. In that fraction of a second, her world was torn apart."
When Damian and the Luna de Lobo pack are informed that Evan and Kayla did not make it to their destination, the driver and car not found he will immediately head to Italy. Arriving, he feels a call, a pull, and with a helicopter team, he sees the blast site. What appeared to be his two friends, Evan and Kayla, another woman, is unrecognizable. But when he hears a moan, he realizes that 'Kayla' is still alive and a medical team brought in. Damian is called to Kayla—but that is odd; he's known her for years and never felt this way. During her recovery—he will not leave her and eventually returns her to their pack.
"Her soul recognized his in a way she'd dismissed when her sister proclaimed Evan to be her soul mate. Whoever this man was, he provided her a tenuous hold onto her life and eased her suffering."
The plot of this story is heart-wrenching as death comes to not one but two packs. To learn that Kinzie survived and, in many ways, Evan saved her life before dying. Damian has now met and claimed his fated-mate, but she wants nothing to do with him or his claim.
"She briefly wondered how she'd fallen through the looking glass and what might lie on the other side."
"I am your lord and alpha. My word is law for you and the rest of our pack. I miss them, too. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a twin. Then to wake up after a horrible attack to find your DNA has been over-written without your knowledge, and you're called to a fated mate, a concept completely foreign to you."
The story is a fast-paced tale, a spin-off from the Wayward Mates series, and has several people from that series. It also will take place in America and Europe. There is trouble brewing, Hunters attacking, and she-wolves are the target. Kinzie will come face-to-face with danger, fights off one attacker, and has words with another Hunter.
I love the angst, the chemistry, the erotic passion between Damian and Kinzie. While this wasn't something she wanted, and new to her, she knows how Evan and Kayla were soul-mates and learns that "fated-mates" are not something that can be denied or ignored—she knows that they are fated mates and fight it or not, she won't win—so eventually she'll accept the fact and enjoys the ride—but not before she goes on a merry chase.
"Kinzie knew this wasn't lovemaking; there would be time enough for that later. Right now, she understood his need to dominate her, to ensure she acquiesced and submitted to him in all things."
"I had a very wise woman point out to me that happiness was standing right in front of me if only I had the courage to reach out and take it."
The good, the bad, and the ugly play their roles. Kinzie must accept that her life has changed, her DNA has changed, her sister is gone, but she has a new life and happiness to be found, if she will only open her heart and soul. Damian held out for a fated-mate and will do whatever it takes to keep her and make her happy. The hunters are bold, and now they have a few names and faces to add to their intel.
"You old flame is about to find out what happens when a Hunter becomes one of the hunted."
The story does have power exchange, male dominance, feisty females, who eventually learn submission is powerful. There are explicit scenes and discipline. While the story does not end on a cliffhanger, it does give us insight into the next book.

Decanted: Tangled Vines
HUDSON AND SHASTA
As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, two wolf shifters meeting, realizing they are fated mates, which she will fight, but never wins. But then, beyond how they come together, accept fate, and the relationship, the story is new. This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards.
Shasta Warren, daughter of Artemis Warren, sent her to Sonoma Pack because he was tired of dealing with her. She has earned a reputation of being difficult, but Xander Charles, from Sonoma, shows her kindness compared to her father's Beta. When she goes to the Sonoma Pack, she is a bitter she-wolf, uncooperative, but she isn't mistreated.
Hudson Rhodes has recently ended his military time as a Navy SEAL and is ready to take his rightful place as Alpha of Coronado—removing his older brother, Miles, and his mate, Chelsea. After he sets things right again, he will be going to Damian's for a meeting of other Alphas to discuss the issues with the hunters. What a surprise when he arrives and can smell her—his fated mate.
"Hudson had finally found her. His fated mate was here."
The plot begins with a group of Alphas coming together at Sonoma Pack and having Shasta use their businesses to attempt to make her escape. She may get away on Zeus, Damian's stallion, but once Hudson catches her sent, he is in pursuit, going a different route provided to claim his fated mate. The story has plenty of angst, action, adventure, mystery, suspense, and danger. Before Hudson can claim Shasta, they will come under attack by Hunters, and he is injured helping her escape. Shasta will direct others to his location, and while she might be able to slip away, she doesn't; she waits for Hudson—for the medics—and then must decide her future.
"I'm not afraid of the big bad wolf because I am one."
"I won't be playing. When being punished, your likes are not high on my list of concerns. I'm going to take fiendish delight in the way I deliciously discipline you."
"But who will save you from me? And will I be safe there"
"Always, my fierce, beautiful, courageous fated mate. Always."
The good, the bad, and the ugly play their roles. While Shasta would rather be by herself, a lone she-wolf, especially with the danger of the Hunters, is foolish. There is something about Hudson that calls to her, she watched him risk his life to save hers, and he treats her well. But that isn't enough for her to slip away while he is recovering—or him to come to NOLA and find her. The Hunters are becoming more brazen, and the risk is high—but maybe, just maybe, Shasta will be able to convince one of them that they are being played.
"I once thought I wanted no wolf at all. But a wise friend once told me that when happiness with your fated mate presents itself, you are a fool to turn away." –Darby
"Shasta, I want you to know that not only do I recognize the gift you gave me, but I will cherish it always."
"I'm thankful to have a mate who knows me so well, but still chooses to be with me."
"I have no choice, but even if I did, I would always choose to love you and call you mine."
The story does have power exchange, male dominance, feisty females, who eventually learn submission is powerful. There are explicit scenes and discipline. While this story does not end on a cliffhanger, several people mentioned in it will have their own story next.
	Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2022
Whether you've read each individual book as they were published or you've been waiting on the series to come out in a box set so you didn't have to wait between books, now is your chance to get this captivating series in its entirety. Volume One includes:
Set includes:

Harvest (prequel 1 never previously published)
'Harvest' is the first prequel in Delta James' new series "Tangled Vines" and if the rest of the series is as good as this book, then I just know it's going to be one heck of a ride! We immediately start with a scene where Stephanie and her sister were being chased by so many they finally split up thinking that would help. Stephanie wound up being chased by three men and two wolves into the dead-end of an alley. Just when it came to the climax of the scenario Stephanie wakes up. Was it a dream or her reliving a memory? Remember this is a quick, easy read prequel so I don't want to give away too much. Both women are members of the DeMedici pack in Tuscany and Stephanie has been hired as the assistant vintner for the Luna de Lobo pack in San Francisco which also gave her a new pack of family and alpha. Making the move has given her WAY more than she bargained or anticipated. All she was going to do was go to the local BDSM club for some stress relief before checking in with the new alpha. Instead, to her dismay, she meets her fated mate! I loved the book and can't wait for what promises to be a phenomenal series!

Corked (prequel 2)
Grace had won an international cooking contest last year and after a year of working at Michelin star restaurants for additional experience and reputation, she's been offered the position of head chef at Lobo Bahia hotel and Torch Light, a BDSM club. Both were owned by Damian Steele, Alpha of the Sonoma Pack and head of the Luna de Lobo Vineyard in San Francisco, along with his younger brother Lincoln, aka Linc. Wonderful news, huh? Just two small problems with that statement. First, Grace is human and has no idea what the Steele brothers are. Second, while Damian is the romance between them and has always been looking and waiting for his fated mate, Linc has always believed fated mates were a myth that was used to coerce fractious she-wolves into pairings. Until he met and interviewed Grace. And lo and behold, it turned out it wasn't a myth after all. Grace was his fated mate. It gets a little more complicated when you add the fact that Linc had a tough time reintegrating himself into civilian life after he left Delta Force and encountered Hunters. They're a group of humans who knew of the existence of wolf-shifters and are dedicated to exterminating wolf-shifters. Ever since it has been Linc's mission to turn the tables on the Hunters and make them the hunted. He had already gone rogue at one point but Damian was afraid he'd go completely feral. That's why he introduced Linc to a BDSM club and that's where Linc found peace, pleasure, and the self-control he'd been missing since leaving Delta Force. This short, second prequel in the Tangle Vine series is as captivating as the first one and only makes me want the first book sooner

Uncorked
I, plus I'm sure so many others have been anticipating this book with patience I didn't realize I had and Delta James has delivered in spades! 'Uncorked' is the first book in her "Tangled Vines" series. If you've read the prequels or even just the blurb then you'll know there is an evil entity out there. The Hunters seem to be organizing in their quest to exterminate wolf-shifters. Kinzie, her twin sister Kayla, and Kayla's mate Evan were going to meet and visit the DeMedici Pack. On the way from the airport, a bomb had gone off, blowing up the car and throwing the driver and three passengers, ultimately killing all but Kinzie. There's a great deal of confusion because few know Kayla had a sister and even fewer knew she was an identical twin. So much intensity is displayed, whether it was loyalty, anger, fear, chemistry, or love amongst these characters. Then you have the intrigue and suspense of what's around the corner and what the Hunters are planning. I couldn't be more pleased with the start of this series and am highly anticipating the next book. Now if I can just wait without fidgeting.

Decanted
'Decanted' is Delta James's second book in her "Tangled Vines" series. That being said, if you haven't started it yet you have no idea what you're missing. This storyline starts off running and doesn't stop until the end of the book. Hudson was a Navy SEAL and just took his unit through their last mission before returning home to Colorado where he intends to reclaim his land and pack from his elder brother and his mate. After being used for his own personal gain, Shasta's father has kicked her out of the pack and sent to the Sonoma pack. Shasta has had enough and has decided she is not going to be an Alpha's mate and plaything. She's an Alpha in her own right and intends to keep her freedom at all costs. The rollercoaster of events and emotions as these two come together is riveting. The tension is explosive, both inside and out of the bedroom. Add in the fact that The Hunters have amped up their game and killed several of Hunter's pack alone, not counting the deaths from other packs and I found myself completely engulfed in this book. I can't wait to see what happens in book three, 'Breathe'.

Wayward Tails: An Alpha Shifter Novella Collection

Come take a walk on the wild side. These delightful novellas weave into the Wayward Mates Series. Enhance your enjoyment of the series or enjoy these tales as sexy one-offs.

A collection of bonus novellas USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James.

Buy Wayward Tails Today!
Includes Claiming His Mate, Denying Her Fate, A Tale of Two Mates, and Claiming The Alpha’s Daughter.

The Reviews!

TCH
TOP 500 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read
Reviewed in Australia on May 28, 2022
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Whilst reading this book, I have learnt the history behind the Wayward Mates Books. It was very enlightening. Thank you Delta for the insight.
JigsawGirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition To the Wayward Mates Series
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2022
This is a good set of companion stories to the Wayward Mates series. I think these novellas were more enjoyable after having read the series.

These novellas definitely had the same feel of the Wayward Mates series. I appreciated being given more detail about some of the history that was briefly mentioned in the original series.

On another note, I could see a someone new to the series reading this collection to see if they were interested in reading the series.
Nancy Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good stories
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2022
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I enjoyed all of the stories in this book. I would recommend all of Delta James's books to be read as they keep getting better and better

Wicked Predator: (Masters of the Deep Book 4)

Fast, Strong and Laser-Focused, Logan Knight knows the water like the back of his hand.

The ocean is his first love.
His obsession to guard and protect. That’s why the oil slick hit him so hard.
The surf he prizes polluted and poisoned. Torn by its predicament, he sets out on a mission to safeguard the sea.
But he gets more than he bargained for when he meets Sydney.
The woman sent to clean the spill, Might just save his soul.

The Reviews!

Amy Reads Romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Logan and Dallas
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2022
Logan Knight is swimming offshore when he comes across an enormous oil slick. Horrified, he goes back to his partners and reports it. They go to the headquarters of the oil company, where he spots Dallas Miles, and knows she is the only woman for him. She works for the oil company, and is in charge of the cleanup. Will they be able to work together to save their beloved ocean?
This is the fourth book in the Masters of the Deep series, and it is just getting better with each book. Delta James and Felicity Brandon together are a thing of beauty, and this series, as campy as it first sounded, is delicious. The five Heroes are loners until they meet their women, who are feisty, independent and self sufficient. Eli Green, the bad guy, is still around, and the overarching story keeps getting deeper. Because of the story line running through the series, the books are best if read in order. So worth the one click, I give this one five stars.

I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.
JigsawGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars The Danger Intensifies!
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2022
This book , like the others in the series, seemed to be such quick reads to me. I know it was because I got so involved at the very beginning and stayed that way until the end.

Logan and Dallas' romance was intense and steamy from the very beginning. It was absolutely instalove, but didn't feel that way. With so much action, danger, suspense, and Intrigue occurring, it seemed as if they had known each other much longer. Logan was immediately as protective of Dallas as each of the other SEAL'S were of their SO's.

Dallas seamlessly fit in with the rest of the team. I liked that they all accepted her so easily. I also like the way the entire group works together for the same goal, and treat each other as family.

I was holding my breath on and off during this book as I kept waiting for that other shoe to drop. This book, as well as the others, did not end on a cliffhanger. The story is not complete. Eli Green and his minions are evil. The mystery has not been solved. The danger is real and lurking around every corner. No one is safe. The suspense is next level. I am truly looking forward to Nash's book.

I suppose this book could be read as a standalone. I would suggest it be read in order. Each book very briefly mentions something from previous books, but the only way to get a full, complete picture is to read the series in order.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Cheryl B
5.0 out of 5 stars Drama-filled, exciting story!!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2022
Wicked Predator by Felicity Brandon and Delta James is the story of Logan and Dallas. He’s a shark shifter who, along with his comrades, protects…unknown to others. She is a fierce protector of the ocean and responsible for the cleanup of a massive spill. Together, they can accomplish much….if they can get past everything else!!!

Enjoyable, exciting story….with a lot of smack….great read!!!! The characters are strong, determined, and fiercely protective of loved ones!!! Plenty of intrigue and heat!!

I am volunteering to leave a review for an Advance Reader Copy of this book
Rhonda
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my shark shifter guys!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2022
The 4th book in this series is Logan and Dallas's story! As you can probably guess, I loved it! Logan comes upon an oil spill while out swimming in the ocean. Dallas is the chief clean up person for the oil company. When these two meet up, sparks are gonna fly. She's a sub and with him being a Dom, you just know things are gonna get heated! The story flowed so well and while this is a stand alone, I really recommend you start at the beginning because the characters are all in each of the books. These shark shifters have drawn me into their little world and I can't believe how much I really love them. And you know there is going to be danger involved. I really couldn't put the book down. I was traveling when I got this so my husband had to listen to music while I read! LOL! Such a good story and now I need Nash because I'm a little worried about him!!!

Complication (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 2)

The action between this couple are almost too hot to handle. They simply reach out and grab your heart right from the start. Thankfully, the hopping back and forth time wise is kept to a minimum. But I’m still dying to read the next one!

The Reluctant Retiree

Little did I know my search for stolen art would become a complication for the boss of the Valhalla Syndicate. A complication he has decided to keep.

I knew who he was when I met him at a fundraising event. Anders Jensen, is the boss of Norway’s most powerful criminal organization, the Valhalla Syndicate. He heard I was hired to find a painting stolen by the Nazis. He has offered to fund my expedition in exchange for one of the other looted paintings he wants for his personal collection.

Accepting his offer has drawn me into a web of intrigue and danger. When a sniper’s bullet nearly ends my life, I find myself in Anders’ embrace and under his protection.

Then he showed me his secret… Now I’ll never get away.

Complication is a fated mates provocative paranormal romance.

The Reviews!

	Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2022
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This is the second book in the Syndicate Masters Northern Lights series. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survived, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, tens, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, hope/hopelessness, threats, kidnapping, deceit, manipulating, contentment, violence, compromise, frustration, determination, patience, evil, rivalry/rivals, corruption, murder, conspiracies, defiance, acceptance, disagreements, confrontations, revelations, loyalty, consequences, attitudes, honor, freedom, understanding, chaos, respect, betrayal, forgiveness, alliance, communication, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about looking for stolen art from the era during the Nazi plunder from WW II.
In this story, the H is a snow leopard shifter who is known as the Sentinel of Sabu and the boss of Norway's most powerful criminal organization called the Valhalla Syndicate. The h is an art historian/lawyer who helps reunited stolen art from the Nazis to their rightful owners. When they meet, he recognizes her as his fated mate.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion.
Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping His Mate Safe
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2022
This is the second book in the Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights series each book reads as a standalone yet connected but you do not need to read the first in the series to understand this one, each book has a sexy as all get out shifter and their mate. Buckle up this is a wild ride, dangerous men, alpha personified, possessive, oh, so gorgeous, brooding all the makings of a deliciously story 😊. There will be suspense, betrayal, expeditions for lost paintings, secrets reveled, violence, hope, forgiveness, and maybe love.

Once you start this book just like the one before it you won’t stop even when you have things to do so by the time you’ve figured out who is who and what is what, you’re already hooked, and you may as well give up the fight and prepare yourself for an all-nighter!

Can’t say I didn’t warn you.
Gabriella smart, strong, self-sufficient, an historian/attorney so she knows the legal way of doing things, they do not submit to anyone other than their mate (sometimes not even then 😊 depending how they are feeling) and she didn’t apologize for her human flaws in fact she demanded that you accept her just as she is flaws and all. Gabriella is on the hunt for a specific painting a priceless piece that was stolen by the Nazis during World War two (I learned a few things I didn’t know about the WWII) and when she is contacted by a man, she pays it very little attention. Anders sexy as all get out boss of the Valhalla Syndicate who usually gets who/what he wants when he wants them/it, knowing his mate is the beautiful historian(he has kept a very close eye on her of course without her knowledge) he has to have her by any means necessary, so if that means getting her to work for him (basically trapping her to himself) just to be around her he thought would be enough but no it wasn’t she defies him at every turn, spankings don’t mean much to her when she has her own agenda but they are a lot of fun (in true Delta James fashion all her females are strong willed, defiant but love just as hard) just the right one for Anders she won’t take his none of his mess. So, when he approaches her about finding a treasure, she isn’t impressed in fact she doesn’t even like him or she keeps telling herself because the attraction was off the charts from the moment they met. Gabriella agrees to help him find his treasure, but he wants to go along with her which she isn’t agreeing to until someone takes a shot at her sister barely missing her and in steps Anders who strong arms (shhhh persuade them) into the Sabu Stronghold as guest who aren’t allowed to leave under the name of protection (of course he has an ulterior motive -his mate ) getting her right where he wants/needs her and of course she isn’t too happy in fact she is so upset with him and she doesn’t mince her words on letting him know either. But going after the painting is her goal so when he shifts showing himself to be a snow leopard she escapes to continue her mission of finding the painting but there is danger someone do not want her to find the painting and will do everything in their power to stop her but Anders isn’t going to allow anything to happen to his mate and she will feel his displeasure in leaving his protection but will they find out who wants her dead, will she find the painting, will he find the treasure he was after, will she submit to being his mate, will he give her reason to want to be his mate, will he keep her safe through the twists & turns, and will they find happiness along the way?.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
	JWV
4.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend reading the books in this series in the correct order
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2022
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I really am enjoying this series as usual with Delta James books -great characters,fun plots with humor and snarkiness decorating it from the start of the book. BUT, I gave this book only four stars because I got really bored and was starting to lose interest in the plot in the middle of the book. I really enjoyed the main characters and decided not to stop reading this book. I love history and Art so the sub plot looking for stolen Art from the Nazi plunder from WW11 was fascinating because of all my previous research. I would definitely recommend this series also because I love animals. Once again Delta James books are great!

Alliance (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 1)

Alliances are made. Complications are kept. Judgments are demanded.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James, a stunning book in the Syndicate Masters, Northern Lights romance series.

I am a pawn in a dangerous game. One he will take by any means.

Years ago an alliance was made between the Tiamat Syndicate and the Northern Lights Coalition. I was promised to Gunnar, the head of the Blood Eagle Syndicate. Our families believed an alliance was the only way to prevent all-out war.

With my father dead, my brother Joshua refuses to force me into Gunnar’s bed until he needs to forge an alliance with Gunnar against a common enemy-the Bratva.

I am a pawn to both sides. So I ran. I ran as far as I could to get away from him. I should have known better… Lions love to hunt.

Once he catches me he expects me to play by his rules. He thinks he can bend me to his will. It would be so much easier to fight him if we weren’t fated mates.

When the Bratva attack, can I use the war to escape him, or will I join him in the battle?

Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars brings excitement and anticipation that does not disappoint
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2022
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'Alliance' is the first book in Delta James' "Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights" series. It picks up right where book four, "The Understanding" in her "Syndicate Masters" series left off. So if you thought the original series was exciting and wanted to know what happened after the bonding ceremony, then be prepared because the underlying plot that carries through brings excitement and anticipation that does not disappoint! The joining of Gunner and Marley sealed the alliance between the Tiamat Syndicate and the Blood Eagle Syndicate. Made by both fathers when the Tiamat Syndicate needed physical and financial aid, Joshua, the eldest son and now leader has given Marley a reprieve by not enforcing it since both fathers have passed. But when the Tiamat Syndicate needs that alliance again in order to stand against an attack by the Bratva, Joshua has no alternative but to honor the original alliance and hand Marley over to Gunner. Marley, on the other hand, has been coddled, spoiled, and let them have her freedom and independence. As a matter of fact, she's a world-renowned deep-sea diver. She has no intention of being subservient to any man even if Gunner thinks they are fated, mates. It was fascinating to watch both characters grow into their own as an epiphany after epiphany came to mind. But regardless of how much their minds argue and fight there's no denying the chemistry of a fated mate and it's evident within these pages. And when Marley finally receives a new nickname from Gunnar it absolutely melts my heart.
	Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars ALLIANCE:Syndicate Masters Northern Lights!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2022
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Alliance is an amazing book!! It grabs your interest from the beginning and doesn't let go!!! Several times I found myself holding breath wondering OMG what had she gotten into!! Marley is smart stubborn and definitely doesn't want to be where she is!! Ms. James manages to get her characters in and out of trouble all the while you are frantically turning pages to see how!! Buy this one y'all. It is so worth it!!
	VMG 💯dle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars For MATURE READERS is MAXIMUM CORRECT 💯
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2022
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Please don't underestimate the above reader's caption 🙅💯.

Please RESPECT that the Author DELTA JAMES is BACKING UP HER pre-warnings to the FULLEST. 💯

There's NO "skirting around" the content of this book. It is IN FACT a Dark Mafia PNR 💯💯

This is a "REAL, GROWN PNR,👉PEOPLE" 💯

It is also a reader's "GROWN PERSON INDIVIDUAL CHOICE" to or not to read. Judgement FREE 💯.

The actual story ( as it pertains to the story👈,
was ( wisely handled by the Author) , in her layering & creating a storyline, characters, background developments, a concise history behind the Alpha Male; as well as his More Than Equal to him, "fated partner". 💯

The Mafioso Alpha Persona and Energy, the definite push & pull, plots, the unforseen 😯, the betrayals, the loyalties, the action & the ending ??
ALL THERE & ON DECK💯.

The Author also layered in some sensuality ( another wise choice ).
👉Some👈. NOT enough to "touch nor change" ANY pre-warnings.

It skimmed off a "few" edges of it, IMHO.

Delta James PNR DARK GENRE is very INTENSE.

Obey/ Anyway 👈, is exactly what this reading genre is, teeth bared.

Hence, the pre-warnings 👈. Appreciate the Author for that.....

Inheritance: Masters of Valor Book 3

I did not believe it when they said you can hear the sword sing … I should have. My life changed forever the day I acquired the sword.

Gillian
Telling anyone you are a dragon shifter is difficult, telling your lover – nearly impossible. I have been hiding for years after escaping my origin clan and their plans for me. When the first dragon showed up I thought I had been found. But now that he is dead, I hoped he never had the chance to tell anyone where I was living. I was wrong.

Ford
Gillian was everything I could ever want from a woman. I knew she was meant to be mine, now I just need to convince her. I feel like she is keeping something important from me.

The odds are not in our favor – four humans against a whole clan of dragons.

Can we save Gillian when she is taken by her origin clan, even with the swords?

The Reviews!

Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SCORE STANDS, US: THREE; DRAGONS: ZERO
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2022
I would strongly encourage anyone reading the Masters of Valor series to read the Prophecy prequel, which sets up this series. It will help the reader understand the four main male characters, Gabriel Watson, Tristan Crawford, Bennet Greyson, Ford Montgomery, and the magical swords, Courechouse, Clarent, Arondight, and Caliburn. I would also say that because these books are told in chronological order, you should read them as such.

The third book will focus on two main characters, Ford Montgomery and Gillian Millhouse. She is the owner and operator of the Page and Quill B&B; Ford is a construction contractor. These two have danced all around their feelings for one another. She is sassy, a former Marine, and carrying a deep secret.

The story’s plot will have more about how Ford acquired the fine sword, Caliburn, and include scenes of how he must use it to defeat dragons. It also continues from the previous story, where a fire has damaged Gillian’s B&B, and she, along with Ford, are staying at White Falcon Manor, the home of Anne and Gabe. A big part of the story will involve the newfound relationship between Ford and Gilly and throw in a murder, dragons, and secrets.

“You have to believe, my friend. The world is full of unbelievable things if you just open your eyes to it.”

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil in the world. Eventually, the truth about Gillian being a dragon shifter will be revealed. She has been in hiding for years, going into the Marines when her Alpha father has arranged a union with Darius. After a nightmare of her capture and the destruction she inflicted upon the enemy, she was ready to separate from the military. Still, she refused to return to the west coast and her origin clan. She wandered until she found Rackham’s Roost, met Faith Goody, and decided to settle, making a peaceful life. But that peace was destroyed by Wyvern, Richard Davenport, and Sheriff Larsen. Will Gillian need to leave and find a new safe location? What will happen when her closest friends, and now a man she has feelings for find out what she is?

I love the fast-paced, action-packed, mystery-suspense supernatural story. With each story, more details come to light. It is far from over, and what will happen when Anne learns about Gillian? Will they all blame her for an invasion of dragons? Or will they be willing to join her in fighting against them? I love the chemistry between Ford and Gillian together when they finally stop fighting their feelings and embrace them instead.

“Some women dream of being rescued from a tower. You slayed an actual dragon for me.”
ltfrombc
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Shifters! Mystery! And Romance!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2022
I thought this book would be a good one after how the previous book - Deception - ended. I loved this story so much. Gillian and Ford are meant to be together...even though it takes some time to get there. Unbeknownst to all Gillian's friends, she is a dragon shifter and the experience with dragons has not been good for the 4 warriors and their mates as they settle in their new community. But as most anyone knows, you cannot hide secrets such as this for too long before they are found out. By the time Ford does find out about Gillian it may be too late. This is a a very suspenseful story that began in the very first book and it grew along with the mystery. The connection between Ford and Gillian is quick to grow and a love like theirs is soon at risk. But there was a reason Ford and his friends have their swords. It was meant to be. It was a very good book. I enjoyed it a lot. I hope to here how they are doing in future books of this series (much like the author has done in previous ones) They are the best. So while you are sad to see the story end, you get updates on them in other books. Well worth reading! But I strongly recommend you read the previous books in the series first as each book builds upon the previous one. So good.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
YHR
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating!
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2022
Ford Montgomery, part of the Steel Knights investigation based in Rackham’s Roost, won the sword Caliburn at an auction in London. Caliburn, the last of the four magical swords wielded by the Knights of the Round Table, has found its rightful owner in the present day.
Gillian Millhouse , a purebred drakaina, and decorated Marine, has found the perfect place to heal from her traumatic experiences at the hands of insurgents. She has found peace and comfort in building up her business, the Page and Quill B&B, in Rackham’s Roost. None of her friends know she is a dragon shifter and although very attracted to Ford, she is very concerned that he will reject her when he discovers she is a drakaina. To add to her stress, she believes that her clan of origin has discovered where she is and will force her to return to Crater Lake, Oregon to fulfill her responsibilities as a mate to the Alpha.
The ongoing mystery of the whereabouts of Blackburn’s treasure as well as the unsavoury plot behind Wyvern’s and Davenport partnership is finally resolved. A dramatic and impressive ending to the series.
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