The Sunday Post #21-25

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Dragon Down by Julia Mills

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Be careful what you wish for. Kamdyn and Callum should have remembered these old sayings!

Starfighter Command by Grace Goodwin

I love how this couple came together. Watching them was so satisfying. The couple are well written, you can almost see parts of yourself in them. The story continued easily from the first book. Now, I can will be on pins and needles until the final one comes out!

Fire Maidens: Scotland by Anna Lowe

Wonderful Second Chance romance with a sexy dragon Shifter. The descriptions of the places are everything we’ve come to expect from Ms. Lowe.

Breathe by Delta James

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.

Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden

Mrs Wilder is fantastic as a matchmaker. The world building is something you have to read to believe. There’s humor and romance a plenty in this delightful story. What appeals to me is the leads to the next story. Which, by the way, I can’t wait to read!

It’s Been One of “Those” Weeks!

I spent most of last week without my car. When you get to be my age, that can be an absolute pain in the rear. Let me give you a little background though.

This past January I received a coupon for an oil change from AAA. One of their Car Care Plus centers is near my house. Our car needed an oil change so we took it there. While they were changing the oil, they also checked such things as the fluids, the brakes, and so forth.

The front brakes were fine, but the back brakes would need to be changed before long. It took a month or two, but in April we had the work done. Unfortunately this time as they were doing the complimentary checks, they noticed an oil leak. My husband insisted that it wasn’t anything that needed work on immediately and we took the car home.

Maybe we should have had the work done then, I don’t know. A week ago while driving home from the store, we heard a noise but couldn’t see where it came from. The next day I had a warning light come on to “Service Battery Charging System.” That was my second clue. Two days later the car was dead on it’s axles at the house.

Ted, our carpenter friend, came up to help with it. We checked the battery, we charged the battery, nothing. Using a battery charger/starter, we got it started. The light was still on! Then Ted noticed that the Serpentine belt was missing. That being broken was the noise we heard!

So I called AAA Roadside Assistance and had the car towed up to the Car Care center. Late that day, I got a call back with the bad news. The belt had broken because that little oil leak my husband dismissed had been leaking onto the belt. Once the belt became saturated, it broke. They would need to clean the engine in order to find the source of the leak. We needed the car fixed so we reluctantly agreed to this.

Mid afternoon the next day we got the news. They’d found the source of the leak, but they were going to have to remove several things in order to reach that gasket. It would take replacing the timing cover and seal, the front oil seal, the oil pan gasket and a complete oil change to fix it. Ouch!

It was Friday afternoon before I was able to pick my car back up. That little oil leak in April lead to a $1600 dollar repair in June. The biggest single item on the bill was the labor. The good news is that since the Car Care Plus center is own and operated by AAA, the repairs are guaranteed.

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!!

Corked: Tangled Vines 0.5

Grace’s life is on a roll, but San Francisco’s hills are steep and one small misstep sends her tumbling into the arms of Lincoln Steele.

A lone wolf, loosely attached to his brother’s pack, Linc has been consumed with eradicating the humans known as Hunters. He has returned to the City by the Bay to renovate a small boutique hotel and a famed BDSM club. Now all he needs is an Executive Chef to head up the restaurants at both establishments. The pretty blonde chef seems to be everything he was looking for… and something he never expected.

From the time Grace enters the hotel to meet with Linc, she is inextricably drawn to the charismatic businessman and Dom. When Grace visits Torch Light, she finds herself partnered with the enigmatic Linc.

After a night of passion, Grace is taken by hunters. Can Linc use their connection to find her before it is too late?

The Reviews!

	Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars LINC AND GRACE
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021
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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.
Anne Young-Cronister
5.0 out of 5 stars Linc and Grace get together 💕
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021
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I’m loving this new series of Wolf shifters from Delta James. Linc and Grace are the subject of this book. It was an awesome story. The steamy scenes and the exciting twists that make this story fantastic. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Definitely a must read!
	Elaine
5.0 out of 5 stars A short read....
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021
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I loved this story. This is a well written BDSM/ shifter story and the characters are great. This was a quick easy read for me. I would encourage anyone who likes BDSM and Shifter stories to get this one. This is the first book by this author that I have read but it will not be my last. Please remember this is a BDSM story so if you don't like that type story you don't need to get this one. Awesome short story!!!!!
	Linda W
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! This book was great!
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021
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Linc & Grace’s story was incredible!!! I love the initial meetings and the movement to the incredible enlightenment.
Grace didn’t know anything about the shifter world until Lincare walked in the door and she felt the Alpha wave. There’s no going back!
I’m in love with the series! I can’t wait for more.

The Sunday Post #21-20

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Guarding Her Dragon by Julia Mills

This is the first of many holiday stories in the Dragon Guard series. Julia doesn’t hesitate to use every and any mythological beings in telling her tales. It’s only one of the many reasons I love her work.

Is It Time To Check Yourself?

It’s been a year since the pandemic started wrecking havoc on the world. So many things flew off the shelves as people did everything they could to keep their family safe. Are you still doing this?

Fire Maidens #1: Paris by Anna Lowe

Our story moves from Hawaii’s beautiful shores to the many great cities of Europe. The Fire Maidens seem to have been lost to the passage of time, or have they???

Harvest: Tangled Vines Prequel

Do you ever wonder how some of the supporting couples met as you connect with a new series? This couple contributes so much to this new pack, so here is their story!

Viken Command by Grace Goodwin

Take one woman, who’s life has been destroyed by her father’s lies, add 3 men currently working undercover, who need to lie to her to keep her safe. Mix in a past that comes back to haunt all of them and what do you get?

Purrfectly Kissed by C.D. Gorri

Another one bites the dust! Another single Tiger of the Maverick Pride. Or in this case, a Tigress bites the dust! Will this dauntless Tigress catch her reclusive Bear?

The ups and downs of diets!

The original concept behind the word “diet” is simply “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” A secondary definition includes the concept of restriction to obtain a desired outcome i.e., loosing weight. Remember that!

After my husband’s scare with an infection in his leg, I kept tabs on how swollen his leg looked to be. Somehow, it never seemed to go down any significant amount. So I asked his Primary Care doctor the last time we saw him.

He ended up reading us the riot act. The problem, it seemed, was the amount of sodium in our diet. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think we were that bad off. I don’t use a lot of salt when I cook, we don’t eat processed food that much. So to say I was perplexed is being mild! Then I looked a little deeper at the problem.

The problem isn’t “salt,” it’s “sodium!” A lot of the foods we routinely eat have sodium in them that we don’t expect. I was surprised to find that almost all seafood has more than 300mg of sodium in it, even fresh!

In the near future, I’m planning a full post on the hidden sodium that we don’t expect to find. At the same time, I’ll give you some of the alternatives that I am finding to get around the sodium. Your food doesn’t have to be bland to be low sodium or sodium free!

Harvest: Tangled Vines Prequel 1

This is one of two prequels to Delta James’ new series, Tangled Vines. It provides a much needed segue from the events of the last book of Wayward Mates into this new series. It is only available by signing up for Delta’s newsletter on her website.

Having triumphed over being kidnapped, turned against her will and sold to a pack of wolf-shifters, Stephanie Savik is now on her way to a new job as the assistant vintner at the Luna de Lobo Vineyard. To celebrate her success, she opts to spend the night in San Francisco.

Alexander Charles was also turned without his consent—the difference being it was done by his best friend in order to save his life. Xander is now second-in-command at Luna de Lobo.

Neither believes that they will ever experience the wondrous phenomenon known as a fated mate. Imagine their surprise when they discover how wrong they are in the unlikeliest place… the famed BDSM club, Torch Light.

The Sunday Post #21-19

The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and showcase books and things I have received. Share news about what is coming up on the blog for the week ahead.

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Tears For Her Dragon by Julia Mills

Escaped from hell on earth, lost and alone, a wail in the night calls to not only his beast but also his heart. Finding this tortured woman is all that matters.

On the run, hiding in plain sight, the icy fingers of doom invade her soul. The pull of the world she fled tears at the fiber of her being.

Rebel Alpha by Anna Lowe

All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal — her first love, her only love, and her destined mate — unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires too. But trouble — as usual — is hot on his heels

Decanted by Delta James

The Hunters are becoming bold. Damian Steel has called a summit of all wolf packs along the Pacific Coast. When Hudson Rhodes arrives on the same motorcycle Steve McQueen once rode, he is expecting nothing more than to come up with a plan to eradicate the Hunters… turning predators into prey.

Hunted by Grace Goodwin

Vice Admiral Niobe has resisted the temptation of the Interstellar Brides Program for years, certain there is no male in the universe willing to sacrifice his vision of a perfect life to be with her. Shocked to be matched to her father’s home world of Everis, she transports, expecting to find an eager mate waiting for her. Instead, she arrives within a secret Hive integration center to find him resisting a merciless enemy.

Purrfectly Mated by C.D. Gorri

He’s the leader of his pride, she’s a normal with no idea Shifters exist. Can Hunter convince Elissa she’s his purrfect mate?

The leader of the Maverick Pride needs a mate and who better to help him out than the incomparable Gerri Wilder!

My apologies for how late this podcast is. It’s been one of those weeks!

Decanted: Tangled Vines #2

He only has plans to eradicate the Hunters…until he must chase down his fated mate.

The Hunters are becoming bold. Damian Steel has called a summit of all wolf packs along the Pacific Coast. When Hudson Rhodes arrives on the same motorcycle Steve McQueen once rode, he is expecting nothing more than to come up with a plan to eradicate the Hunters… turning predators into prey.

The last thing he expected to feel was the call of his fated mate. Shasta Warren, the bad girl of the Sonoma Pack, is only willing to be the mistress of her own destiny. But when the Hunters attack and Hudson sends her away to save herself, Shasta can’t help but come to the brooding alpha’s aid.

As Hudson recovers from his wounds, Shasta slips away to begin a secret new life in the Crescent City. But she won’t be able to hide forever. The Alpha of New Orleans is known as an incurable romantic and jumps at the chance to help his old friend, Hudson, bring his fated mate to heel.

The Reviews!

	Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars HUDSON AND SHASTA
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
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.
Ashley A. Carr
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Hudson and Shasta
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
Another wonderful read by this author! Hudson and Shasta balance each other out perfectly. He is an alpha and protective and dominant whilst she is sassy, bratty and willful. Shasta has been a thorn in the side of her Alpha. When Hudson shows up at her pack wanting to discuss the Coronado Vineyard he declares her his mate and let the games begin. The Hunters are becoming more and more bold, what will happen when Hudson is attacked by said Hunters? Will Shasta come to his aide? After she disappears will Hudson track his wayward mate down?
Aunt G
TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Tension, steam and danger
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
This book easily swept me up into its captivating storyline. The combination of emotion, drama and action is potent and consuming. Shasta and Hudson were amazing characters that really deliver a rock solid one-two punch right to your heart. Shasta was feisty and so easy to feel for and Hunter will have you swooning with his hot intensity and alpha tendencies. Tension, steam and danger keep you on the edge of your seat while being bombarded with heat and excitement. This is my elective, candid review.
Brina
5.0 out of 5 stars Decanted
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
Another fantastic and amazing story! Each book features the same storyline, but highlights different characters. It is all highly entertaining and engaging.
I am voluntarily leaving a review after receiving an ARC.

Uncorked: Tangled Vines

Tangled Vines is a follow up series to Wayward Mates. All of the packs involved operate vineyards on the West Coast. There are quite a few references made to people and situations from Wayward Mates. The prequel, Harvest, is available for free by signing up for her newsletter.

When Hunters strike at the wrong prey, Damian Steele will stop at nothing to claim the ultimate prize… his fated mate.

On the backroads of Italy, a fatal accident takes the lives of three of the four people in the car. The only survivor is an unconscious Kinzie Edwards, who is mistakenly identified as her twin sister. In a targeted act of violence, Kinzie loses her sister, Kayla and her humanity.

Damian is the brooding Alpha of the Sonoma Pack and the head of the Luna de Lobo Vineyard on the California coast. When Hunters strike at his people, Damian rushes to Italy to care for the mate to his omega. Except it isn’t Kayla he brings home.

While Kinzie hovers between life and death, a powerful change within her DNA occurs and she wakes as a wolf. Kinzie knows nothing about wolf-shifters or fated mates, unlike her sister who had been a wolf-shifter.

Thirsting for answers and revenge, Kinzie leaves the safety of Damian’s embrace to confront those who murdered her sister. Can Damian reach her before the Hunters claim her as another trophy?.

The Reviews!

Bookworm555
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Karter and Ronan
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
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After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.

(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)

This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter was tested years and years ago and has been too busy to have any thoughts of a bride. Ronan is also a Commander and is just as intense as Karter due to the heavy weight of responsibility demanded by their positions. Erica has always loved the stars and jumped at her chance to be among them, especially after her testing as part of a Prillon sandwich (her words, not mine).

This story is told from all three POV and we get to see just how tortured Karter is and how much weight is on his very broad shoulders. I really loved Karter and Ronan and even though Erica is just a feisty as the other Interstellar Brides, I guess I just wasn't as impressed with her as I was with the other brides - she does love both of them and fights for a true mating but that's about it. BUT, Karter and Ronan make up for any deficiencies I felt Erica had. The new development in the war is a major game changer and the Coalition is going to have their hands full dealing with it.

I love this series and while I have received advanced copies of these books (yes, I joined Grace's review team to get my hands on these books as soon as possible), I have purchased every single one. Purchasing these books and writing reviews so that others have a chance to discover this talented author's work is my way of supporting her and my habit 🙂
Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read, impossible to put down once I started reading
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
Kinzi had been waiting to see her identical twin sister Kayla and husband Evan for some time and now they were all together again the limo that had been sent to collect them and drive the around. Who would have thought that the laughter and the love she had seen and heard in her sister and the love of her life Evan’s eyes would be permanently changed and there was not a damn thing she could do to stop it from happening?
When Damian had heard of the attack by the hunters and the death of his two packmates his vintner assistant and Kenzi and his Beta Evan. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the woman, he found was Kinzi and that she is his Fated mate, unfortunately being close to death and already undergoing the change to wolf he has a lot of explaining to do if she survives the transgression fully.
Damián has never been happier he has discovered his fated mate and now he has to explain to Kinzi what is happening to her body and also explain why her sister and her mate were killed as they were all travelling in Italy, unfortunately she has other ideas.
When Damian discovers that his recently marked mate has made a run for it he is furious and also frustrated, when he discovers she is on the way to Italy he knows she is looking for the hunters and for retribution he knows her life is at risk.
This is a wonderful read and it is simply wonderful to meet up again with Marco and Catherine in Italy along with Damian’s brother and his recently turned mate.
This is a wonderful read and I guarantee that once you start reading you will not be able to put this book down until you reach the very last page.
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.
  • “A fantastic paranormal shifter romance to lose yourself in: hot Alphas, strong Women, and some throw-me-a-towel-and-give-me-some-water fiery sex.” – Amazon reviewer Suzy.
  • “With a new ensemble of headstrong, spunky ladies and hot alpha men, Tangled Vines will give Wayward Mates a run for its money.” Goodreads reviewer Dana
  • “Their story is absolutely jammed pack with twist and turns to keep you reading till the very end then wanting more.” Goodreads reviewer Liz
  •  “A sensually woven story that you can’t put down.” Bookbub reviewer

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.