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!

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
Verified Purchase
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.

Sealord (Alpha Lords Book 6)

She will be claimed and bred, but first she must be tamed.

Only one thing could have awakened Kellan from long centuries of sleep. The scent of his mate.

Míorúilt has the blood of dragons in her veins and taming her will be no easy task, but Kellan wouldn’t want it to be. While he slumbered he dreamed of how sternly and shamefully he will punish her defiance and how thoroughly he will claim and ravage her beautiful virgin body.

Now it is time.


Mom12
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Dragon story
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020 Verified Purchase
This was the second book in the series, staring the second Dragon to awaken, Kellan and M (I can't remember how to spell her complicated name). I really liked how the story centered on women pushing back against being forced to marry and do what the men want them to do. Unfortunately, there is genetics and traditions, and Kellan has decided to teach M what it's like to be a female dragon. The other women are super strong and loved their varied ways of dealing with the upheaval of being forced to leave their home. There was an interesting bit revealed that might complicate the relationship between Kellan and M.
Patricia Hoffstaetter
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020
I really enjoyed reading this outstanding, dark dragon shifter romance & it can be read as a standalone. It has a well-paced, strong plot filled with some unexpected situations & it certainly grabbed my attention within the first few pages & kept it until the end. The characters are strong-willed individuals with unique personalities that display a determination to succeed although the female character portrays realistic defiance & tries to avoid an inevitable future. There is good support from the secondary characters.
It is about: the second male dragon shifter & Lord of the Sea (Kellan) has finally awaken from his slumber with one thought in his mind & that is to claim his mate (Miorúilt) of whom he has been dreaming about but she is not too keen about this idea.
There is: dragon shifters, friendship, fated mates, action, adventure, twists & turns, intrigue, suspense, drama, tragedy, sanctuary, dreams, determination, confrontations, manipulations, defiance, threats, coercion, some dubious/non-consensual scenes, emotional turmoil, discipline, spankings, steamy scenes, contentment & a very interesting ending that is paving the way for the next book in the series. I enjoyed read this dark dragon shifter romance & would recommend it to people who enjoy reading this genre. I sincerely doubt that you would be disappointed.
“I received a complimentary copy, and this is my honest & voluntary opinion”

Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars This is another wonderful addition, dragon raised from their deep sleep
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2020
Mioruilt is a young woman that has grown up working on the land she is a special sort that is absolutely full of attitude and life and she is not in anyway aware that she is actually the last female dragon until one day she finds herself quite literally in a collision course with a dragon.
Kellan is Lord Of The Seas and he has recently waken from a sleep that had been induced by a wizard, during his time sleeping he recalls that he had dreamed of a female who he had never seen before and yet he knew in his heart she was special to him.
This was a simply splendid read and I know that you will not be disappointed, it is a wonderful addition to the previous story and I am sure like me you will be left waiting for the next book.
You will be totally blown away, something that Delta James has become extremely proficient at…..
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.
CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Kellan Awakes
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020 Verified Purchase
Míorúilt. is the farm girl who isn't aware she's the last female dragon until fate takes a hand and puts her on a collision course (in the air) with Kellan, Lord of The Seas - the next of the elemental dragons to wake from the long sleep. Marvelous second story in the series with what we usually expect from Delta - strong hero, kick-ass heroine, great action and steamy in all the right places. Can be read alone but Delta's books are like potato chips - you can't read just one.

Dragonlord (Alpha Lords Book 5)

A dragon does not ask. He takes.

When Bridget set out on her own, she sought freedom from the strict rules of her pack. What she found was a beast more stern and demanding than any alpha wolf, a creature of legend intent on claiming her as his mate and breeding her to bring his kind back into the world. A dragon.

Gideon did not ask the little she-wolf if she wanted to belong to him. It was not up to her. The moment he awoke and smelled the scent of his mate, she became his. He tracked her down, punished her defiance, and then ravaged her until a thousand years of lust was fully slaked.

He did not mark her with his teeth like a wolf. He did not need to. Her body knows its master.

Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from a great author!
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020Verified Purchase
I loved this story. It is set in the world of Warlord, Overlord and Wolflord. In fact, Bridget is the widow of the former alpha of Dundalk. She decides that she wants to be treated as equal to the males of the pack. "...but I think I'm done with having males decide my fate." She leaves and goes to find somewhere for women to live free. A lot of this stems from her belief that her objections to be mated to the alpha were overlooked and she was forced to comply. She loved him, but she wanted to be able to make her own decisions as well. While travelling she meets Gideon who is a dragon. He starts the process for her to transform to a dragon without even telling her and he is not apologetic at all, in fact he is smug. There is conflict, but there is a HEA for our dragons. I will say that Delta loves to write about overbearing males. They have redeeming qualities, but they are definitely a**es. Saying that, I look forward to more stories about the dragons.

Mom12

4.0 out of 5 stars First James book
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020Verified Purchase
This was my first book by this author and it said it was a standalone in the same world as others so I just dove in. I do think I would have benefited reading the others for the beginning, because I was a bit lost and it started in the middle of a battle. However, I really enjoyed the story and the world building. It had some editing issues and some clunky dialogue trying to mimic a sort of Elizabethan form of speaking, but not really committing to it. I still loved the characters of Gideon& Bridget, and enjoyed their origin story. My favorite parts were about the dragons and how they became near extinct. The sex scenes were great and interesting without the same old same old. I look forward to more.
CWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Gideon - Dragon-shifter WOW
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020Verified Purchase
I read an advanced copy of this book and I just bought my own copy. WOW. Been waiting for this one and it's worth the wait. It contains everything Delta's books are known for: kick-ass heroine (Bridget), strong, noble hero (Gideon), wonderful interaction between them, adventure, romance, respect and great steamy sex. If you like the Wayward Mates and Wolf-Shifters of the future you'll love the DragonLords
Brenda
4.0 out of 5 stars Darker side of romance
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
If you're looking for a light and airy paranormal romance, let me just stop you now because you're not going to find it here. Delta James' paranormal romance are on the darker side. Now, if that's what your're looking for, please, carry on. These books are not set in todays time, it is somewhere in the future after a planet changing event. Females in this future setting do not have much say in their lives. They are expected to follow orders and do as they're told and disciplined for disobeying. The discipline consists of being spanked, standing in a corner, etc. The sex scenes are plentiful and quite detailed.

This newest book by Delta James follows along with "Warlord", "Overlord" and "Wolflord". Characters from those books make brief appearances in this book, with the exception of Bridget, from "Wolflord", who is a main character in this book.

Bridget, looking to start a sanctuary for females that don't want to be claimed as mates, sneaks away to look for a lost city. Gideon, one of the last dragon shifters, awakens after a 1000 year sleep. When he catches Bridget's scent, the chase begins. When he finds Bridget, he immediately goes to her and stakes his claim. Bridget, not wanting to be mated again, sneaks out and runs. But Gideon is not going to allow his female to escape, she is his one true heart, something all male dragons yearned for. She was his to love and protect from now on, whether she wanted it or not.

If you are unable to get past my first paragraph of this review I do not recommend this book to you. Don't get this book and then leave a bad review because you didn't like the contents. For those that don't skip a beat with that first paragraph, give Delta James a try if you haven't already

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.
AudiobookObsession
AudiobooksUnleashed
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. 💖👍💋👻

Wolflord: Alpha Lords Book 3

Ruari of Clan Dundalk knew Arielle was his mate as soon as he set eyes on her, but he had planned to court her properly. When she arrives in his lands as an uninvited stowaway, however, he decides it is time for this beautiful, headstrong female to be taught her place over his knee.

As she is led to her new mate’s castle naked, blushing, and sore, with only a sheet to hide her helpless arousal, Arielle’s fury at being bared and spanked is exceeded only by her desperate need to be thrown to the ground and ravaged by the brute who just punished her so shamefully.

She won’t have to wait long…


CWJ

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW For Wolflord
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019Verified Purchase
I read an advance copy of this book and, as I always say, my review is that I just purchased my own copy. The story of Ruari and Arielle and her journey from expecting to be the perfect:"mistress of a great pack" to kick-ass mate. Ruari will discover that what he thought he wanted may not quite be what he gets when "fate" strikes. Loved it. As usual a great story, well written characters, romance and sizzle. Thanks Delta
CChase
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruari and Arielle's story
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019Verified Purchase
Holy hotness. Loving this series.
I love that Arielle isnt as meek as everyone thought. She has the fire and Sassines like her sister. Love seeing her give Ruari fits , not giving in so easy. Even though she knew he is her fated mate .

Ruari takes over his clan after his brother is killed in battle. Becomes Alpha . He knows Arielle is fated mate even before he takes over his clan . He was ready to send a message to Alaric for Arielle. But instead finds her on the ship as a stowaway.
Loved how she didnt go easy off the ship. She soon found out what happens next.
This amazing story. Hope that Ruari brother widow finds happiness again .
One click see how Ruari tames his mate .
Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Arielle is not the sweet young thing they imagine
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019Verified Purchase
I love this next book! Ruari has become the next Alpha of Dundaulm after his brother died. When Arielle escapes Calon Onest she ends up with Ruari who already knows that Arielle is his fated mate. But Arielle doesn't go easy and the story getting to their HEA is wonderful!
Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars SUCH IS THE CONFLICTING NATURE OF WOLVES
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019Verified Purchase
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 as 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.

Now that Rowan has mated to Alaric and Sloan to Gareth, Arielle fears that she will be next for a pairing but decides to head out on her own, maybe start a female pack as their former ancestor did—but running away has her running to her future. Raised to be the mistress of a pack is one thing, being forced into it is another.

“She-wolves in their society had few choices and even less power.”

The sweet, biddable, normally obedient Arielle has more of Rowan in her than most realize, and she will start to assert herself, her wants, and it includes disobedience that will land her in trouble with her Alpha, Alaric, and over the knee of his Beta, Tristan. She isn’t going to have it and makes plans to leave, to branch out on her own, and it starts as a stowaway heading to Erie.

“I want you to be safe and happy, whether it’s in this pack or another. And for that to happen, you need to learn to behave—even when it’s not something you want to do. If you plan to be an effective mistress to a great pack, you will need to obey your mate and alpha.”

“Let this be a lesson to you, Arielle; little she-wolves who break the rules and disobey their alpha get their bottom turned bright red and have to stand in the corner until they have atoned for their behavior.”

Now that Ruari has become Alpha of Dundalk after the death of his brother, he knows it is time to claim his mate. He has felt her calling, and what a shock when he learns that Arielle is a stowaway on a warship sent by Alaric to his waters. He is ready to claim her, but she refuses his claim. She will fight him, but he will win.

“We have a difference of opinion. I suspect we will have more of those than I originally thought. Part of the lesson you need to learn today is that my opinion is the only one that matters. Nay, lass, we are more than well suited, and you know it. You are my fated mate and will do better if you learn to obey me from the start.”

The story has plenty of angst between Arielle and Ruari, and she fights him on his claim, demands the right to run, and still, he must show her his dominance when he catches her. She brings trouble to herself with her attitude, and he shows her she will not be allowed to get away with it. When trouble is on the way, heading straight for Gareth and Alaric, Ruari will not be able to go into seclusion with his mate, but instead must leave her and go to their aid. She wants to go, and he refuses—but will she listen or allow her strong-will to disobey him, knowing what the punishment will be?

“No, you are the daughter of an alpha, sister to a rogue female warrior, and cherished mate to the alpha of Dundalk. In my absence, in most ways, you will rule here. Our clan will look to you for comfort and guidance. There will be those whose mates are with me and do not have your strength, skills, and pedigree. I leave our lands and our clan in your most capable hands.”

“You wanted the Arielle that they all thought me to be—sweet, obedient, meek.”

“I may only be a wolf, but I am your fated mate. I could no more deny that than you. Thus is why it takes a she-wolf who knows her own mind and is beyond compare to take pity on a poor alpha, such as myself, to lower herself to accept my dominance.”

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.