Clutch (Forbidden Desires Book 1)

Bookish, snarky, and fiercely independent Nate Boudreaux leads a solitary life. Between teaching classes at the university and working toward his PhD, he doesn’t need a partner to occupy his time, and he certainly doesn’t need a man like Alistair Drake complicating his future.

Alistair Drake, black sheep of the tremendously wealthy Drake family, is more interested in adding another notch to his bedpost than another zero to his bank account. When a Grindr message brings him to Nate’s doorstep, then straight to his bed, he has no reason to believe that what they share will be more than a simple hookup, until, three months later, a tug on his soul informs him otherwise.

For the Drake family has a secret—one that will force Nate and Alistair together as much as it will demand that they be torn apart. One that Alistair and his brothers have carried all their lives… and one that Alistair and Nate’s future children will carry, too.

Bound to each other by three precious impossibilities, Nate and Alistair have no choice—no matter the consequence, they must fight for their forbidden clutch.

This is a M/M Omegaverse series. Enjoyable and funny. The Alphas are all Dragon Shifters, the Omegas are all human, or are they? The interaction between Alpha and Omega will stick with you! Try not to laugh out loud, I Dare You!

The Reviews!

L.D.
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars A Society of Dragons
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
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Clutch is the first book in the Forbidden Desires series, and an amazing way to start a new series. The series is set within a world very similar to our contemporary world, however, within this universe there are alphas, betas, and omegas as well as a hidden dragon population.

The hidden dragon society have their own laws and social norms, and one of those rules is to not get a random omega pregnant without the approval of the dragon council. Alistair breaks that rule when he hooks up with Nate, aka Iggy, after matching on a dating app. Iggy has to figure out how the dragon world works while caring for his offspring and falling in love with Alistair. There is so much humor, snark, and incredibly sexy moments throughout this book. The writing combo of Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly is electric—they are both great writers on their own and together they have created a fascinating and enjoyable story.

The audiobook was narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo who did a fantastic job. I love Michael’s voice and always enjoy his audiobook performances. He really nailed the personalities of each character and I was totally engaged with the story. The audiobook production was well done and I enjoyed this book immensely.
Mommainthezoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing start of a series, amazing writing collaboration!
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2018
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Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly have a winner on their hands! This is book one of what I can already tell will be an AMAZING series! This one gives you everything: sex, mpreg, eggs (or meggs) and dragons! What more could a reader want?!?

You also get a developing story of true love, and family - both created and blood. I love how the story builds, and you can see the sub-plots developing to become more stories.

Nate and Alistair start like most guys, through a one-time hook-up. What happens next is nothing short of amazing. Nate gets pregnant, lays eggs (because you know - dragons), Alistair rescues them, and Nate and Alistair fall in love. Along the way there is trouble with the dragon council, family, friends and a pig that becomes a pet instead of breakfast. But you never loose sight of the fact that they most important ingredient in this book is love.

This book perfectly sets up the next in the series, and if I'm honest, at least one other.... and I can not wait for those!
Morgan Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars - 4 stars -
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
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This is my second time reading and listening to this book. I have read a couple of mpreg books before, but this is the first series I have read that is an mpreg with Dragon eggs/egg laying and the concept is rather interesting to me. I don't know if I have a preference of which type of mpreg I like (egg laying vs. Human child), but I might prefer the egg laying because - at least in this series - the omega isn't saying "I hate you and this is all your fault that I'm suffering through this pain" during labor. Which I find it sad and rubs me the wrong way when I read someone say that as having a child is a 2 person process and it's something that you should want together, despite the pain and discomfort it brings. Also, the whole giving birth scene just seems to be more tolerable for me to read at times when it's about laying eggs and not about giving birth to a child.

* Spoilers *
I don't think I have a whole lot to say about this book. I did enjoy reading it and there wasn't a whole lot of angst as despite a few ups and downs, everything went pretty smoothly. I am curious if Nate will finish whatever he was doing at school at some point. Also, I am curious on if Nate and Alistair will have another clutch at some point in their lives. Can baby dragons be female alphas? Nate had named one of his baby dragons Malory and I thought that was more of a girls name than a boys name, but who knows. I am also curious with just how big their new house is, which I am guessing it's probably big, but not as big as what Ev and Sebastian have.
I did enjoy both Nate and Alistair as characters, but I felt like Alistair was very negative towards himself except towards the end. I'm guessing it's from all the other dragons - mainly his family - belittling him on who he is and what he does with his wealth. It kind of didn't make sense on what Ev meant by that Alistair always got himself into trouble and so on, when it was never stated how he got into trouble in the past and on what he even did to get into trouble. And if Alistair was brought up with his family constantly saying stuff like that to him, it's no wonder he kept looking down on himself, on what he had, and considering himself a failure as a dragon. I am relieved that Nate was perfectly happy with what Alistair had - and with who he was - and simply wanted to be with Alistair and their eggs/baby dragons and nothing more. Material possessions were pretty much bonuses for Nate. I do find it interesting and somewhat amusing that once Alistair started making more money and Nate saw what Sebastian and Perry had in their hoard with the bed, that he wanted something better than Alistair's throne in their new hoard. But it's understandable that he would have a few suggestions of what he wanted in their new home. I'm not exactly sure If I liked the whole "I provide for you" dynamic Alistair had towards Nate as it did make their relationship feel a bit unbalanced at times - mainly in the epilogue - but if their happy with it than it is what it is. I am looking forwards to rereading Harry and Ev's story again. The last time I read this series I only got to the beginning of book 3 and stopped because it just seemed stressful with the whole forbidden relationship, but this time around I plan on finishing this series. I am curious if we will see all of Alistair's siblings, since he said he had seven (?) other siblings (or maybe he said there was seven of them in the family?) But so far we've seen Ev, Sebastian, and Geoffrey, so I'm curious on who we will see next out of the siblings.

*Narration*
The narration definitely heightened my enjoyment of the story. At times it was a little hard to tell who was speaking, but that only happened occasionally. There was a couple other issues I had, but weren't exactly too big of a deal. In the beginning when Alistair is telling Nate repeatedly to nest so that he can heal him and also allow Nate to calm down, more than once it sounded like the narrator was saying rest instead of nest, except for maybe the very last time Alistair said to nest. So that whole nest and rest mix up was a bit confusing. Another time the sentence that Alistair had spoken was completely cut off from the audio, so it would sound a little odd if you weren't reading along, even though it was a very long sentence and the meaning of it was pretty much repeated after he had said it. And then the narrator accidentally said siblings instead of hatchling towards the end of the book, which it also has the same meaning in that moment. So basically the issues I had aren't really that big of a deal for me and it's probably just me being nitpicky.

Overall, this is a pretty good book and I would recommend it to other people if they were interested in this genre with mpreg.
Joelle M
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes. Yes. A million times yes.
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2019
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I can't even tell you how much I love this book. I couldn't stop reading and finished it in one sitting. I love that it literally started out with a bang and just kept going. There was never a dull moment and I couldn't help but fall in love with Nate and Alistair. They were so funny and sweet. Nate's friend Harry was totally adorable. His excitement was contagious. Alistair's brother Ev was a jerk to everybody but not with Harry. I can't wait to see where that goes. But I really loved seeing Nate with his eggs. His emotions were zinging all over the place at first but then he got fiercely protective. It was adorable. I loved seeing his bond with them grow. There were some really cute moments with them. I loved how Alistair's brothers were incorporated into the story and I hope we get to see more of them. I honestly can't get enough of these guys. I already want to go back and read this book again

Breathe: Tangled Vines #3

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself needing to refresh your memory with this one. So many of our favorite couples make an appearance in this one. It really makes it enjoyable to see the continuity from one story to the next.

It should be easy when the Alpha of Otter Crest decides to claim his fated mate.
The only problem is… she’s hunting him.

Ethan Storm had survived more dangerous missions than most men. It was only after he was mugged and his life hung in the balance that he was turned by one of his men.

Returning home, Ethan had hoped to be able to resume his relationship with the love of his life, Marissa Prentiss.

The only problem is that with the exception of her sister, Marissa’s family has become entrenched with those that hunt the wolf-shifters. When her sister is murdered, Marissa joins the Hunters and vows to end those of Ethan’s kind.

When new information regarding her sister’s death comes to light, can Marissa bring the real villains to justice and find her own happily ever after with the only man she ever loved?

The Reviews

	Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethan and Marissa
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2021
Marissa intends to destroy the lives of the men who had raped and murdered her sister, including their father. Erin, her sister, was a wolf shifter and she was killed by a group of Hunters, who want to destroy all shifters. Of course, the men of the wolf packs decide that she needs to be rescued. Marissa doesn't need to be rescued, she wants to be left alone to finish her retribution. But, Ethan Storm is a past love and when he was made a wolf shifter to save his life, he realized then that Marissa was his fated mate. Six years later, he finally decides that he needs to claim her. The result is a very entertaining story.

Delta James is one of my favorite authors. I really enjoy the stories she writes about shifters. I can't wait for the next two books in this series.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my honest opinion
AngelaC
4.0 out of 5 stars Breathe
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
A tangled vine of drama, mystery and romance when Marissa's understanding of her father's betrayal leads to revenge and feelings of guilt. But when she realizes that the lies she believed have put her into the crosshairs of the hunters, her only hope is to take them out first. But will her actions also put her into the sights of her fated mate? Will Ethan's determination to track her down first become the delay that leads to doom? Or will their connection become even stronger than before?
Sherry W
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! Well written!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
Wow!! This book will grab you right from the beginning! And it will keep you reading non stop to the end! It's full of action, mystery and suspense throughout plus plenty of hot steamy sexy parts including a knot!! Wow and YES!! This is a book that you definitely want to read!!

Fur Ever Yours: Black Paw Pack Book 1

When his father is killed by a coven of witches, Rafe Erickson claims his destiny by becoming the Alpha of Black Paw Pack. Or so he thought…

An ancient prophecy tells the tale that all Black Paw Alphas will find their mates during Yule. The attraction will be instant. The craving will be unlike any other. Everyone knows you can’t fight Fate. Or can you?

To Hell with that! 

Rafe has no desire to find a mate and tells the Fates to take their prophecy and shove it! Witnessing the devastation caused by his father’s death was enough for him to know that he’d never purposely put someone through that kind of pain. As far as he’s concerned, his pack is his destiny. All he has to do is stay away from the newcomer who crossed into his lands looking for help.

Escape & Survive! That’s all Mina had to do. The Alpha of Twisted Tail Pack has plans and she has no desire to play any part in them. He is evil. The worst of their kind. He’d kept her against her will and threatened her family. If she doesn’t give him what he wants, it could mean the end of her life along with everyone she loves. 

Mina’s only hope is to build up her strength so she can save her mom and sister from the monster they’ve been forced to follow. She unwittingly runs right into the path of an ancient prophecy. Will her freedom be short lived when a sexy new Alpha sets his sights on her? Will she be able to save herself, let alone her family?

Only the Fates know…

The Reviews!

zoey
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read...
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2021
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The h is a wolf shifter on the run. She escapes from the clutches of the evil Alpha from her pack. He is not her true mate but he is forcing her to be his mate. The H and his pack find her close to passing out because she was wearing a collar that sapped her strength. They save her and give her protection. The H immediately knows that she is his true mate and vice versa with the h. The h’s evil alpha and her former pack show up to kidnap the h. The H and his pack save her. He and the h find their HEA.

A cute read. I liked the characters. I thought they were well developed. The story moved at a good clip. Lots of excitement. Good supporting cast of characters.

A 3.5 star recommend.
	LNIKKI-G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Shifter Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
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I loved this shifter story! Mina was raised in a pack that is run by an evil, Alpha Wannabe. He rules the pack with so much cruelty, torture and hate that no one knows what life exists anywhere else. Mina escapes and in her plight to reach safety is cornered by another pack, one that she soon learns is a world apart from what her people have been lead to believe. This story is her journey from fear, and the depths of evil. Is there any other life? Is the world really as evil as she has been taught to believe. This book is a great read with revelation and upheaval from her world to a world that promises a life. Thanks Melanie for creating such great characters who have a depth and personality that keeps the reader engaged. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!.
	Betty Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome Wolf Shifter story
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2017
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Mina is a wolf shifter from the Twisted Tail Pack who has been abused and is malnourished. This was done by her Alpha Griffin Engle because she refuses to be his mate. She escapes from his clutches and wolves from the Black Paw Pack find her and bring her to their Alpha Rafe She's so browbeaten she won't even look at Rafe. When he gets her scent, he realizes he has met his mate. He sees how scared she is and he sets out to show and prove to her how different his Pack is.

This is an awesome Wolf Shifter story. Mina comes into her own especially since she isn't abused anymore and has the love of Rafe and his Pack. Loved this story and Rafe is awesome-has such patience with Mina. There are a few surprises which made the story more fantastic. Has romance, surprises and some angst but what a story!
	Diana Page
4.0 out of 5 stars A Yule Time Alpha
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017
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After years of abuse Mina goes on the run rather than be mated to an Alpha that shouldn't carry the title. Enter Rafe, Alpha of the Black Paw pack and her True Mate, who literally sweeps her off her paws and marks immediately upon meeting her, but her old Alpha is not giving up and he reigns destruction down in her new pack as well as her sisters. Great first book in what i think will be a wonderful new series by Melanie James. While not as wise cracking as her " Leigh" witch series, this has plenty if humor, intrigue, and hot sex !! There are a few controversial subjects mentioned; such as beating women into submission and killing for the sake of evil, but they are not delved into heavily, but should be noted for readers under 18 and anyone with psychological triggers. 4⭐'s !! And I can't wait to read book 2 !!

Firelord (Alpha Lords Book 8)

First he will punish her. Then he will breed her.

An arrowhead forged in dragon fire should have killed the beast Caitlyn came to slay, but she missed. Perhaps her aim was poor… or perhaps her body knew its master and betrayed her.

Either way, it doesn’t matter now. She is at her enemy’s mercy, and he is not going to be gentle.

She will be spanked until she is sobbing and begging, but the real screaming will begin when the Lord of Fire claims his mate, ravaging her quivering body in the way only one of his kind can.

Soon she will know what it means to be bred by a dragon.

Linda Reads
VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars Two stories in one: Firelord finds his true heart and the possible end for someone else
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020 Verified Purchase
Truly engrossing fast read from Ms. James. A little comical too. 😉 The Firelord is the fourth Elemental Dragon to find his true mate as Kellan, Duncan and Gideon before him. With the Firelord’s reawakening we are closer to the ending of the saga that caused their thousand-year sleep. But first Seth, the Firelord must tame his true heart and keep her from trying to kill him! Caitlyn has trained for the day when she can kill Seth, and eventually take over the realm according to legend. She’s good with a bow and arrow but is she good enough?
And then there is the reason all the Elemental Dragons have been brought out of their long sleep: the war is coming and a vampyr of old is trying to take over. Can they stop him and his league in time?
Keep in mind that this is a discipline story with lots of spanking and lots of “making up” afterward. 😳 Really steamy stuff. This was a real page-turner and I loved it. My only problem with it was that there were a few places where the shift from scene to scene was not clear whereas in others the delineation by asterisks was clear. Fix those and it is a five-star book. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and if you like spanking discipline and its aftermath 😜you will want to read this book.
Latoya
5.0 out of 5 stars It All Comes Together 
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020Verified Purchase
I loved this book. I don't usually do reviews, but this was too good not to. To not give too mugh away, I will only say that this brings everything together in the end and is definitely worth the read and positive reviews. Delta, you've done it again!
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JTC
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020
I have not been overly fond of this series, and my reviews have been on the negative side due to repetitious stories and characters (male) who are interchangeable. I was surprised that I enjoyed Seth and Caitlyn's story so much. I figured Seth would be another arrogant, domineering dragon who didn't show growth or change, but he was the best of the bunch! Yes, he was still arrogant and changed Caitlyn without her consent. And punished overly harshly at times. But he was at least willing to accept Caitlyn for who she was, and allowed her to use her strengths and talents to help him. He was also more laid back and willing to see humor when his mate was "sassy" than the other dragons. Kellan is still the worst of the bunch - his mate is dragon-born and he STILL tries to keep her away from any type of interaction that could be deemed dangerous!

I loved when the female dragons met and got together to put a halt to their husband's school-yard behavior! Also loved that Caitlyn got a few licks in on Seth at the beginning. Yes, she fell to his lust WAY too fast, but at least she made him work for her! I so enjoyed that she was able to allude him for a few days!

The battle scenes were a bit anti-climatic. Again, I thought it was stupid to make the women stay back at Gideon's stronghold instead of helping. They're dragons for Pete's sake! They would be so much more valuable in a battle than mere humans! And could have, like Caitlyn, stayed back but still had a part. Enjoyed seeing the wolves show up and form a new alliance, but wish Emma could also have played a bigger role. But this was by far the best in the series.

Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU WAKE
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020
Once again, Ms. Delta James has penned a page-turning, action-packed, romantic suspense filled shifter tale. Whether you have read her Wayward Mates series or not, the story will read well as a stand-alone. If you did read Wayward Mates, the story takes place many years into the future; a plague has ravished the earth, things are returned to the old ways, before technology.

NOTE: This is a post-apocalyptic dark shifter romance. It contains explicit sex scenes and may seem like non-con or dubious consent—but it is the way of life among these shifters---especially when they are fated mates. It is a way of life, with a strong, dominant alpha male and an equally strong submissive female who eventually capitulates and finds the pleasure in his control and mastery over her body. Yes, it even comes with the coveted HEA ended.

The story is the fourth of the elemental dragon shifters and will be Seth, the Fire Dragon. He is also the one that was known to enjoy women frequently. When he returns to Stone Fire, he will have two women at his ready to slake his long-overdue lust. But after the first one, he will be attacked. His assassin will escape, and he must go after them, but what he finds is a shock; it isn’t a man but a woman.

“I am Seth, Lord of Fire, and who might you be? More important, why are you trying to kill me?”
“I am death,” she hissed.
“Curious name for a beautiful girl. I will teach you to threaten your dragonlord.”

The story will have a powerful chemistry between Seth and Caitlyn, and while she tried to kill him, he has great admiration for her. When she escapes, he is lost without her, but he will find her and bring her back home.

“Stay safe, my true heart, but know I am coming, and I will make you pay dearly for your latest misadventure. “

The story also brings a danger that will have the four dragons and the alpha wolves together to fight evil. It will be good versus evil, and this is the battle that decides the future. It was fun seeing all the alpha wolves, their mates, the dragons, and their mates all working together.

While Caitlyn may have wanted to kill Seth initially, she has great respect for him and he for her. He teaches her how to fly, being positive, and even agreeing to allow her to be with him in battle. Unlike the other dragons, he has waited to breed her because of the immortality issue.

“There is nothing more important to me than you. You are my lover and my mate—my beloved and my comrade. Yes, my love. We will see it through to the end—together.”

As with the other stories in this series, it contains discipline and explicit sex scenes—but there are some unique characteristics to a dragon---read it and find out! I don’t know if this will be the final story in this series, but this is the battle that everything has been leading up to, and they claim their victory.

Skylord (Alpha Lords Book 7)

She set out to slay a dragon. She ended up claimed and bred.

When Duncan awoke from long centuries of sleep, Aurora was waiting for him, ready to strike him down and avenge her ancestors. But the Lord of the Sky is not so easy to kill, and she ended up punished, sore, and screaming with every helpless climax as he ravaged her mercilessly.

But the ancient beast didn’t just strip her bare, spank her until she was soaked and sobbing, and then use her as savagely and shamefully as he pleased. He did much more than that.

He bred her, seeding her virgin body ruthlessly and thoroughly, over and over again.

When a dragon claims his mate, he leaves no doubt she is bound to him forever.

The Reviews!


Linda Reads
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Was Dragon lore distorted? If so, by whom and why? Steamy PNR!
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020 Verified Purchase
Aurora has been taught that the Elemental Dragons were not worthy and must be killed. She knew that there were two still “sleeping” so she decided to secretly enter their cave and kill them. Duncan is the third of the Elemental Dragons to awaken from their thousand-year slumber. What woke him or rather who?
This was a fascinating and very steamy paranormal story told in dual points of view about ancient times when dragons roamed the lands and protected the people from other shifters or just others…If you’ve ever read a Delta James book you know what I mean by steam. Lots and lots. Clever story with connections to the previous two books in this series of standalones, DRAGONLORD and SEALORD. Short but thoroughly entertaining if you like steamy paranormal dragon stories with spankings and blushing “cheeks.”
I volunteered to review an ARC of this book and now want to read the other two as well as the last in this series! Love the cover too. Something is coming and this world will need these four dragons…

Bobbi Koe
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story, captivating characters, a CAN'T-MISS paranormal romance!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020 Verified Purchase
Author Delta James has once again claimed the 5+STAR recommendation only because I cannot award more stars. SKYLORD, Ms. James’s latest standalone paranormal romance, is set in the same world as WARLORD and DRAGONLORD. A world that is both seductive and complex, where paranormal beasts rule over lands filled with their kind and humans both, and a world that is so compelling that it is difficult to come back to life’s reality. This world has given birth to six intriguing and captivating stories and the promise of at least one more – though I am hoping for so many more! Within this dangerous world, author James has given her readers alpha men who have both the strength and daring needed to tame the strong women they need to sire their young and stand next to them as they rule and protect the beings they have sworn to protect. SKYLORD finds our heroine, Aurora, finally at Dunnet Head and ready to do what she must to stop the last two dragons resting there from waking, forever. Instead, she must deal with an awakened Skylord, our hero Duncan, who recognizes Aurora as his mate and true heart. With prose both alluring and descriptive, Ms. James weaves her tale of two strong personalities who find themselves at cross-purposes and pulls her readers into the middle of that action. Where characters who seem both real and worthy are struggling to be the leaders their positions require and a deserving mate to their true hearts. If you are 18 or over and are not offended by spankings and sexual scenes, then SKYLORD should be your next romance purchase! I volunteered to read a copy of SKYLORD and this is my honest, voluntary review. I have purchased a copy of SKYLORD as well and plan to put it in the FAVORITES collection on my Kindle. Happy pages! 😉
Mom12
4.0 out of 5 stars Two more dragons emerge
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020 Verified Purchase
I thought it was a fun story with lots of history that helps reconcile with what has already happened in this series and what's to come. There are 6 sentences with missing words, so while it isn't a huge deal, I would have someone edit one more time. I wish we got more of Stanis, but maybe its still coming in the next book?
CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Skylord
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020Verified Purchase
Delta never lets her readers down. The story of Duncan and Aurora is complete in itself and continues the saga of the awakening dragon lords. As always we have a heroine who is brave, strong and amazing and a hero who we'd all like to have in our own lives. In Delta's books we can always depend on a great story and the best steamy love scenes. Delta never lets us down.

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1: Lure of the Dragon

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one.Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

Laure Eccleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Peril in paradise
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2017Verified Purchase
Tessa is a private chef, she is hired to cook for Damien Morgan, a rich real estate developer. He is so much more than that though, and he attacks Tessa while she is in his kitchen. She is rescued by her next door neighbor, who explains to Tessa that Damien Morgan is a dragon shifter and he is very dangerous, then she sends Tessa to her friends. Tessa arrives at Kia Point Estate in Maui, where she will meet Kai, a dragon shifter, and his friends, all of them shifters. Tessa will learn things about her family and herself that she never knew. She and Kai will have to battle Damien Morgan and his cohorts in order to keep an ancient jewel, and Tessa herself from being captured and used by the evil dragon.

Wow, fascinating, sizzling hot characters, an exciting plot with some suspenseful moments, and a happily ever after make this a must read shifter romance. Fantastic book, I loved it.
Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Tessa and yummy Kai
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017Verified Purchase
Lure of the Dragon brings Tessa to Kai's doorstep literally. I loved Tessa and her inner strength. As the story progressed you could watch the changes in Tessa as she accepted a legacy that she didn't have the first clue about. And then there's yummy as pie Kai! The man who would beg for her. Kai and his band of brothers know how to deal with the problem that Tessa is having. It felt genuine to have the close knit group accept Tessa easily. Of course, since she's a chef and they say the way to a man's heart is his stomach…

The men are all super heroes getting involved and not letting the danger to close to Tessa. The motley crew is made of different shifters, not just dragons. Yeah! That means as I go through the series I will get all my favorite shifters. The little tidbits of each man, the tiniest inkling of who they are, made them very warm and likeable even Cruz.

I can't wait for Silas' story. There was just enough hinted to intrigue me into wanting more. I know from reading the excerpt that the next book won't be Silas. I'll just have to wait, probably until the last books. This is the first in the Aloha series but is a stand alone book.
midniteink
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING ROMANCE - SUSPENSE - DANGER
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017 Verified Purchase
This romantic adventure sends the reader to the exotic island of Maui where shifters hide in secret. Suspense, action, and danger fill the pages as life threatening incidents occur. The intriguing plot holds your attention until the conclusion and picturesque and powerful scene descriptions charm you. There is, of course, toe-curling sizzling romance and a happy euphoric ending after all the hurdles are defeated.

A fantastic fast-paced story which is skillfully written by a truly gifted author. The full cast of characters is praise-worthy, and the engaging witty dialogue is impressive. Tessa is definitely feisty and a force to be reckoned with; not afraid to stand up to the powerful dragon Kai who slowly bends to accept her independent persona. The romance between Tessa and Kai is certainly convincing and their love for each other shines in this story. I adored all the characters in this story and await the next one in this thrilling new standalone series. If you treasure shifter romance this is definitely a fabulous addition to your library. {I loved this story so much I reviewed an advanced copy.} Without reservations, I recommend this book.

RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars "Dragons, bears, wolves... Oh my!"
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017 Verified Purchase
Rated 1-5 stars w/ 5 being the best

Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

Love this new series by Ms. Lowe. It has everything I love such as dragon, bear and wolf shifters. Oh yummy!

I really enjoy the fun pace of Ms. Lowe's books. I loved how the story was modeled after Magnum PI a show I totally loved for its quirks. The description of the island, the homes, and the cars was fantastic.

The narrator Kelly Osbourne has grown on me after hearing her narrate several books now. I'm starting to really enjoy her.

The couple in this story are Tess and Kai. I loved them both instantly. I loved how they interacted and how they seemed to just fit as a couple. Kai was so understanding and Tess was a bit of a surprise especially when she got angry at Kai for telling her what to do. Sparks galore.

The secondary characters were pretty awesome as well. I'm looking forward to learning all about Boone in the next book. It was pretty sweet to have a nod towards the Twin Moon Pack in Arizona.

**Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book.**

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Fated: (Alpha Lords Book 4)

For centuries Emma has sought to keep herself from being bound to a mate, immortal or otherwise. But Jean-Cristophe is an alpha wolf, and he will take what belongs to him.

She will be claimed, marked, and ravaged until she screams his name, even if that means first stripping her bare and spanking her until she is sore, sobbing, and shamefully in need.

CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is a big WOW
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020 Verified Purchase
I read an advanced copy of this book and couldn't wait to buy my own copy - which I did the moment it came out. If you're a fan of the Wayward Mates and their Post Apocalyptic descendants then this book has it all. You can read it as a stand-alone but if you like it you'll want to read the rest.
Meet Regency Emma who is turned into a vampire and follow her story as it draws her towards her "fated mate", Jean-Christophe the alpha of post apocalyptic New Orleans.
Can wolfshifter DNA give a vampire the gift of seeing the sun rise again?
It's probably an understatement to say I loved this book.....................
Melbelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
This is not my first Delta James so I know what to expect and she did not disappoint. In her books, she usually has discipline in the form of the Alpha Hero spanking the strong willed heroine. This book was pretty steamy hot and I really liked the time lapse involved in the story. Until the next listen, which there will be from this author and narrator as he does a great job also.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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AquaVenatus
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely PNR about fated mates and conflict amongst the species.
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
I enjoyed the way the author switched the sex of who was the wolf and who was the vampire. And, the author was clever in having the story told during different eras, which made for a complete understanding of both the plot and the subplot.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this "series."

Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Story
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
I really loved the story of the young girl, well woman, who is kidnapped and turned into a vampire. The sex is way overboard for my taste and after a while i just skimmed through it. Unfortunately when i do that I definitely feel that i am losing out on parts of the story, potentially. But we jump from Regency into the Future and our Vampire Heroine is now a sexy predator but still unfortunately hunted by her Vampire Sire. Like I said, lots of really good story here.

Now along comes the Hero who is a Wolf Shifter. And there's all kinds of good details set up in his back story. Unfortunately he's got that Domestic Violence versus Domestic Discipline thing going on ... Let's face it, this Author enjoys having her heroines being bruised up by their men. Flung around a room, against walls, onto floors, furniture, terrorized, bleeding, injured - its all OK because the guy loves her and she gets orgasms so what's the problem? And in this case the Heroine points out REPEATEDLY to wolfboy that there is no difference between what he is forcing on her than what her Vampire Sire forced on her. Yet he's pissed at her VS? So why is he doing the same things if not worse to her? But wolfboy is like well that doesn't matter because you are my fated mate so i can treat you however i want and you will just have to put up with it.

There's romance for you, folks.

Still, fun story. Especially the little twist at the end. 💖👍💋👻

Overlord: Alpha Lords Book 2

She was not asked. She was claimed.

Sloan has lived among shifters long enough to know what happens when an alpha takes a mate, but she never imagined that her turn would come to be marked and mastered. Until today…

Today Gareth of Ravenscar decided she was his, and she wasn’t given a choice in the matter.

Now, with her cheeks blushing, her bottom burning, and the evidence of his rough conquest still dripping down her bare thighs, she is beginning to understand what it truly means to be claimed.


Marybeth

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019Verified Purchase
I love this second book in the new series. It is amazing. I will admit that I thought that the mate for Gareth was Arielle. I laughed when I saw how wrong I was! It was Sloan who is his fated mate. Gareth, of course, is an overbearing male who will get his way no matter what. I do love these great male characters. Of course, their whole book is basically Sloan accepting that she is Gareth's fated mate with a lot of action thrown in. Just the way I like it! I hope the next book is about Ruari and Arielle. There is a HEA.

CChase

5.0 out of 5 stars Fated Mate
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2019Verified Purchase
Enjoyed reading Garth and Sloans book .
The alpha of Ravenscar, the brother of Alaric who is mated Rowan.
Nice that it started where Warlord ended.
Love how the alpha's tame there fated mates . Even when they want to resist the alpha call.
Sloan was a human taken in by Rowan . When she was caught stealing because of her circumstance.
Garth thought he would get mild she-wolf again . But fates had something else in mind.
Excited to read the next book in this series. Love the dark erotic shifter romance.
This one click ebook. For everyone that loves shifter spanking and hot romance.

Amanda Clark

5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely and enthralled and can't wait for more stories!
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2020Verified Purchase
I have read all of the books following this series of Delta James's books! I am wanting more to follow and cannot wait to see what else is in store. I love how Gareth ends up besting Sloan in a way that he was still upset at her for but still showed that he cared in a way as well as understand that even though she disobeyed him. She done so to help keep her mate and pack safe accepting him as her fated mate and that she loves him and promised to return back to him.
RICK’s wife Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars I like the strong women
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020Verified Purchase
I’m enjoying the series. And will probably purchase the paperbacks. They are well thought out and written. I found one small error where Rowan was named instead of Sloan, which brought me up short for a moment but didn’t detract from the story. The women protect their mates and their people just as the alpha’s do.

Wolves of Willow Bend 5: Bayou Wolf

The rise of so many lone wolves into a prospective sixth pack brings the Alphas of all the North American packs to Willow Bend for a summit. Having so many powerful dominants in one place invites challenges and hazards. No protocol can be ignored and none feels the strain more than Lincoln Buckley. He’s been charged by his Alpha to act as liaison for the Delta Crescent Alpha—the fierce and wildly beautiful Serafina Andre.

Serafina stands apart from her ‘fellow’ Alphas. As the only female to hold sway over a North American pack, she only has Delta Crescent’s interests in mind. She expects challenges from the other male Alphas, dominants all, due to their need to protect females. It doesn’t surprise her in the least to find out the wolf assigned as her liaison has also been tasked with her protection. What does startle her is the depth of her interest in him.

An Alpha doesn’t submit, no matter how much the woman in her might crave him. Her pack must come first, especially since what Willow Bend proposes is insanity…


Carol LaGatta
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense, suspenseful, funny and sexy
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2018 Verified Purchase
Tensions are high in this book as we meet all the Alphas. The severity of the prospect of a sixth pack has Mason calling for a summit of all the Alphas, but Emma also needs to speak with the other healers regarding the issues from Hudson River. Thus the Alpha must bring their healer, since no Alpha will let harm come to a healer.

Mason is a crafty devil, I swear it! His choices for each Alpha's liason is genius. Claire for Cassius, Dylan for Diesel, Owen for Brett and Linc for Serafina. Claire because of her relationship with Cassius, Dylan and Owen because of their strength, and Linc because of his Alpha potential although he doesn't want it.

I couldn't believe Diesel's audacity, or for that matter Alexis storming in, between Mason and him. A hold your breath moment for sure even before the first summit meeting.

Serafina comes on to Linc pretty strong, but he fights his attraction for the sake of the summit. That is until he can't.

After the matings in the previous books, I can't help but wonder if Mason already knew Linc and Sera would become mates.

I did quite a bit of giggling, held my breath more than once, I even sniffled a few times. Yet another book I couldn't put down until I turned the last page.
Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars Linc and Sera
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2015 Verified Purchase
This series is detailed, suspenseful, complex and addictive. The characters are three dimensional and the world building is superb. The storyline for this book involves politics, loyalty, compassion, diplomacy, arrogance and sacrifice. I loved it. The author is on my auto-buy list and her books are on my reread and recommend lists. I can't wait for book six.

In Book Four, an Italian alpha and her lone wolf mate began a new sixth pack, made up primarily of lone wolves. Mason, Alpha of the Willow Bend pack, has invited the other four Alphas to meet with him at Willow Bend to discuss the issues and come to a decision about the new, illegal pack. He assigns Lincoln, triplet brother to AJ and Tyler, as liaison to Serafina, Alpha of the Delta Crescent pack.

Sera is a strong, beautiful, and intelligent woman, and she was Mason's former lover when he was a lone wolf. Mason warns Linc that she is strong willed and tends to get what she wants, usually without her prey realising they have been manipulated. But Linc is an alpha, too, built like a tank, and a carpenter by trade. He is respectful but isn't intimidated by Sera or her position. What he is, is attracted at a very cellular level. So when Sera pursues, he knows standing his ground won't be easy.
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Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars FEMALE ALPHA AWESOMENESS
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2015 Verified Purchase
Bayou Wolf is the 5th book in Heather Long‘s Wolves of Willow Bend series. Bayou Wolf is a great story about a female alpha. The author amazes and stuns with her ability to pull off such a strong female character – I am talking ALPHA strong – and have her remain such a feminine presence. Her insight and strength created a fresh feel pushing an Alpha story up to a new level.

Bayou Wolf in its entirety is a very unique story. All of the Alphas from North America have come to Willow Bend creating a tense situation. The fate of many lies in their hands and how they interact provided a clear glimpse into each of the Alphas. I loved this dynamic that was intertwined with the story of Serafina (Alpha of Delta Crescent) and Linc (Willow Bend pack).

The honesty between Serafina and Linc was part of the allure of this story. I enjoyed their interactions and attractions during every part of the story.

I am not going to lie here. This book contained so many things I already love. Yet, those things were not the basis of what made this a great story. If you have not read this series and love pack dynamics and werewolves, you do not want to miss this series. I cannot wait to see what happens next!

I rate Bayou Wolf 4.5 out of 5 Bullets!
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MELINDA G
5.0 out of 5 stars Willow bend wolves
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015 Verified Purchase
Heather long has out done herself. In this fifth book of the wolves of willow bend we get to see Linc the last of the triplets, that is not mated, go up against a woman who is more powerful and determined than he is. Sera is a strong alpha that has had to prove herself capable enough and willing to take care and be responsible for her pack. Putting these two strong personalities together could be very explosive making everything that Mason is trying to do fall apart. I could not put the book down until i finished it.

This is one of those books that I want to go on and on because i can see not only the two high profile characters in this story line but also at least six others like Ranae, Brett, Cassius, the Yukon pack, Trish, Jerome,, and Amy. I will definitely continue to follow this series.
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The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch 6: Desert Roots

Daredevil she-wolf gets a taste of her own medicine with a bad boy who won’t play by the rules.

Daredevil Carly Hawthorne, youngest of the Hawthorne wolf shifter clan, doesn’t believe in true love. At least, that’s what she thinks until bad boy Luke Brandstetter comes along, refusing to play by the rules.

Luke is a man with more wrongs than rights in his past, and his scarred shifter soul yearns to turn over a new leaf. Somehow, he has to prove himself worthy – not just to Carly, but to her powerful pack of wolves. Can he protect his stubborn beauty from encroaching evil and earn a fresh start in life, or is love just another cruel trick of fate?


Dreamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Action, twists, and true love
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
A bad boy with a past trying to turn over a new leaf but hitting obstacles at ever turn. With everyone one riding his back and his mate fighting against the pull of love...this man stands tall. Overcoming pride, building his new life in spite of expectations. But is it enough or will her walk away alone once again? A great read you will not want to put down
Teddy bear
5.0 out of 5 stars Abundance!
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2019 Verified Purchase
Oh I wish I could have reviewed each book as I went along.. But I just couldn't. Once I started reading this series and I had the whole set i couldn't stop it was that good. Anna Lowe has done such an awesome job on this series.

Melvena Asa
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Roots
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019 Verified Purchase
Exciting and full of surprises. From the very first page until the very last page it will keep you on your toes. Definitely a great book.

Sandy Davidson Scheer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
Liked every well written book in this great series. This one was a good ending with excitement and drama along with a love story where everything seems to go wrong.
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