The Women of Wayward Mates

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

Reluctant Retiree

Brought to Heel

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

Marked and Mated

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

Mastering His Mate

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

Taking His Mate

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

Claimed and Mated

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

Claimed and Mastered

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

Hunted and Claimed

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

Captured and Claimed

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

Rules of the Pack

Alisha Knight is a down-to-earth woman who just so happens to have her sights set on the beta of a large werewolf pack. But despite the way her body reacts to his powerful presence, bitter experience has shown her that a wolf pack is no place for a human girl.

As his alpha’s trusted second-in-command, Phil McKenna takes his responsibilities seriously, even when that means taking disobedient females over his knee for an attitude adjustment. Though he is smitten with Alisha, the feisty little human friend of his alpha’s mate, humans and wolves don’t usually mix well and her presence could easily put both her and the pack in danger.

Yet try as he might, Phil can’t keep his hands off Alisha. His fearsome urge to mark her, claim her, and dominate her completely is only increased when her defiant attitude earns her a hard, bare-bottom spanking. But when the pack is attacked by a cunning, vicious enemy and Alisha’s life is put in grave peril, Phil must decide if he is ready to cast aside caution and take her as his mate.

Meredith O'Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Story!
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2015
Verified Purchase
Phil is the beta enforcer of a werewolf pack. He takes his job very seriously, handing out punishments when someone shows him or another ranking member disrespect or puts themselves or the pack in danger. Alisha is a human, but grew up knowing about werewolves her entire life. When she meets Phil, she knows that he's the man for her. The only problem is, Phil's not convinced that she would be a good mate for him because how do you have a human woman as a mate in a werewolf pack that is surrounded by danger?

This was a really great story. As I was reading, I thought I knew what was going to happen next and then a twist would happen, changing up the entire story.

I loved the tension between Phil and Alisha. They both clearly liked each other, but due to their pasts they both tried to fight their attraction for one another. Phil wanted to keep Alisha safe and Alisha also knew that being a human in a werewolf pack maybe wasn't the smartest idea. As the old saying going, 'the heart wants what it wants'. These two hearts wanted each other and when they finally got together, it was explosive.

Very well done Ms. Raine. I can't see what couple you write next for this series...maybe Cal and Portia...please. 🙂
	Laurel
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Pack Romance by Adaline Raine
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2015
Verified Purchase
Reading this second book of the gifted author, Adaline Raine, was a wonderful treat. It was like seeing old friends and catching up since Marked By The Alpha and more about the pack. It again had romance, suspense, danger, violence, erotic sex and spanking. I would love to see a third book, hint, hint.
Pizzalover
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Supernatural Story
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2015
Phil is the enforcer in the pack, he makes sure that everyone follows the rules and is respectful to one another. If they aren’t, he’ll give them a firm spanking. When he meets Alisha, a human, he can’t help but be attracted to her. Alisha is also attracted to Phil, but after a few bad experiences, she tries to fight her growing feelings.

This was the first story that I’ve ever read of Ms. Raine’s. I have to say, I found it quite enjoyable. This story flowed very well, even though it was a sequel, I didn’t feel lost while reading it. The sex and spanking scenes were hot! Especially the build up to Alisha and Phil finally mating!

I really liked all of the characters. They all seemed cool. I wish that we could have gotten to known Portia better. She seems like she’s hiding something. Maybe that was something in the first book I missed. If not, then I hope that there is a third book to explain what Miss. Portia is hiding.

Overall, this was a great story and I look forward to going back and reading the first in the series.

Marked by the Alpha

Dani had always been a lone wolf and she had no desire to join a pack, but that didn’t matter to a true alpha wolf like Mason Daniels. When he finds out that human hunters have been threatening Dani, he puts his mark on her.

Unfortunately, the hunters are foolish enough to disregard his mark, and Dani is captured. After Mason and his pack rescue her from certain death, Dani is given no choice about joining Mason’s pack for her own protection. She soon learns that Mason is fully prepared to spank her bare bottom as often as is necessary to teach her to respect and obey him.

With more hunters closing in and the pack under threat, Mason begins to realize that he must claim Dani as his mate for life—whether she likes it or not—before his need for her drives him mad. At the same time, she is forced to learn her role in the pack and come to terms with her instinctual need to submit to Mason as her alpha and her mate.

Tiffany
4.0 out of 5 stars Marked By The Alpha
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2014
Verified Purchase
Dani and Mason immediately draw you into their story and world of shape shifters. Dani is a feisty independent wolf shifter who has ran into problems with the local hunters. Mason is a man who is most definitely all Alpha and determined to protect not only those in his pack but ones like himself.

Right from the start I drawn to Dani and Mason and the passion that sizzled between them from the first time they meet. Dani has always been a loner and never had the love of a pack or family behind her except for her best friend Alisha who has caught the eye of Mason's second in command Phil.

If you like hot sex, strong alpha's and feisty women not mention a hint of danger all rolled into one story then I highly recommend Adaline's paranormal erotic romance. You won't be disappointed.
Renee Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shifter spanking!
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2013
Verified Purchase
This is a fun were-spanking read! Dani, an alpha female who has grown up without a pack, finds herself attracted to the alpha male of a large pack but is unwilling to commit herself to pack life, especially trusting and leaning on others. Mason gives her a few over the knee lessons in respect and obedience, but resists claiming her until she's on board with it.

I enjoyed this first book from Adaline Raine and look forward to reading future books by her.
Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2021
Mason and Dani spar from the very beginning. They are both alpha wolves, but he will be respected, or her butt will pay. Dani is slow to trust anyone except her bestie, so she won't be sitting pretty. This is the first book I've read by this author. Looking forward to more, especially since this tale is set in the same world as one of Delta James' Wayward Mates series books. Mason is much more likeable though.
Tara finnegan
5.0 out of 5 stars much more than you expect
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2013
Verified Purchase
On the surface this is a paranormal werewolf romance and discipline and alpha male story but what I really loved about it was the way it put into a story the conflict in a modern woman's mind of the need to be independent, strong and self-sufficient versus the much deeper and harder to define desire to submit in spite of her independence. A book that can speak to your soul as well as your imagination

Wayward Tails: An Alpha Shifter Novella Collection

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

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

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

The Reviews!

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

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

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

Complication (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 2)

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

The Reluctant Retiree

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

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

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

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

Complication is a fated mates provocative paranormal romance.

The Reviews!

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

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

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

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

Alliance (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a "REAL, GROWN PNR,👉PEOPLE" 💯

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

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

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

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

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

Delta James PNR DARK GENRE is very INTENSE.

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

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

The Understanding: (Syndicate Masters Book 4)

Once I have her back she will understand.
I get what I want and I want her.

This is such a great story and ending to the series. The couple are ones that you can easily identify with. I could swear I saw hints in the ending of things to come in future series. That makes it so much better while I wait!.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review

The Reluctant Retiree

Braden Hughes is the last of a long line of illegitimate descendants from the great kings of Wales… and the syndicate kingpin of Cardiff. I know his secret and he wants me back at any cost.

Carys
Five years ago I knew love until I saw something I shouldn’t have and ran!
He has been hunting me since I disappeared that fateful night.
But now he is not the only one hunting me…

Braden
Four years, eleven months, two weeks and six days.
That is how long she had been gone when we found her.
But someone else found her first …

The Reviews!

Roxanne Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars End of the series
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2022
Verified Purchase
This fourth book winds up the saga of the UK shifter/protectors. Again we have a Dominant alpha male and a strong willed, highly intelligent female who is anything but submissive. He's keeping secrets from her for fear of losing her but could lose her for being less than forthcoming. Still when they are united in purpose, they are a force to be reckoned with. While not a cliffhanger, the end introduces the prospect of a continuation of the characters in a new series. Gotta love Delta James for her creativity and imagination
	Mom2three
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing finish
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2022
Verified Purchase
I didn't want this series to end, but since it has to this was the best way it could have happened. I loved Carys and her fiestiness. I also loved Braden and his over the top Alpha-ness. The story was fantastic and had all the action and heat I've come to love about Ms. James, and the HEA was spot on. I like that the stories in this series can be read as stand alone a, but I always recommend reading them in series order
Sara B.
VINE VOICE
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but just not my favorite Delta James book.
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2022
The 4th book in the Syndicate Masters has a storyline that grabs you attention and keeps it until they very end of the book.

Both main characters have strong personalities, Braden is a very dominant alpha who when he sees what he wants, he makes sure he claims it.

Braden gradually sweeps Carys off her feet and she is later installed in his castle, and treated as if she is Mistress of his clan. Their passionate relationship blows up when Carys sees something she shouldn’t have seen and that Braden had kept secret. But she doesn’t give him the chance to explain or ask him any questions - she just runs and hides from him for years.

Due to not being open, Braden loses his fated mate for nearly 5 years. They get a second chance when Braden pulls an very alpha move that changes the dynamic of their relationship that may cost him what he really wants. Actions have consequences and Braden doesn’t realize his actions aren’t justified because those actions made him feel better. He seems to have not learned his lesson on keeping secrets from Carys and almost loses her again.

The story is compelling and the characters are engaging on the surface, but I just don’t connect with a book when authors separate a couple over miscommunication or secrets, and especially when the separation extends for several years! I’d rather the characters have a blow up fight, then cool off and discuss what’s going on or what they thought happened vs reality - ya know, actually be adults instead of running away.

My frustration with the extended separation increases when the female is presumed or said not to have any relationships while apart, and then alternatively, the male waits a short time before he just has to give in to his uncontrollable sexual urges and have sex with other women.

In this case, and in my opinion, him thinking about the love of his life while using someone else for a sexual release just boils my blood and makes it even worse. To outright use one woman while claiming another is the love of your life is just BS and demeaning. Just no. This also really does nothing to propel the storyline along, it just detracts from the sexiness of the male character

I found it almost impossible to find Braden to be a romantic or loving male. Yes, Carys ran away from Braden, but his actions and intentionally keeping secrets is what put her in the position to freak out and run. I feel he is doubly wrong and then how he reclaims her just is a step too far. As much as I wanted to like this alpha male, he just pushed too many of my buttons. Carys’ actions are also frustrating and hit some of my hit buttons.

The majority of books I’ve read by Delta James are easily solid 5-stars reads. My opinion on this book only being a 3-star is my opinion and I’ve spelled out what upset me, but this is my opinion because you may have an entirely different tolerance for those plot points.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars engaging to say the least
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2022
'The Understanding' is the fourth book in Delta James' "Syndicate Masters" series. I have to admit this one had a more dramatic, adventurous feel to it. Perhaps a bit more drama. Braden, the Alpha of the Smilodon Sabretooth Clan, often referred to as the Beast of Penarth has known Carys is his fated mate but doesn't actually meet her until the day of her mother's funeral when he attends to pay his respects. For some reason that causes her mother's extended family to become rude and hostile towards the man. But as time progresses Braden maneuvers himself to be at the coffee shop where Carys goes and they wind up seeing each other. There are several miscommunications between these two and because both have such strong personalities it plays havoc on the D/s relationship Branden is trying to cultivate with Carys. Twists and turns in the story, along with a plot for murder, keep it engaging to say the least. Of course, it's a Delta James paranormal fated-mate relationship so you know the chemistry is off the chart. I was thrilled when they finally got their happy ending and then the guests showed up and we have a whole new scenario playing out. I can't wait to see where Ms. James takes us on this one

Kinn (The Omega Collective Book 3)

I’ve always loved Science Fiction and to find this series that also contains Alphas and Omegas? That felt like the icing on the cake. In very quick order, I found myself devouring the entire series!

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

She hates the alien warriors that conquered her world. All of them but one…

Serena lived by three rules – Survive. Fight back. Stay hidden. But that was before. Before she was caught and brought to T’Kinn, the most arrogant, annoying alien she’s ever met…and the sexiest.

This alien isn’t just a warrior – he’s a healer, and a threat to every secret she has. He’s determined to discover what she is and he’ll use every tool at his disposal… including her own desires.

He thought she was the key to unlock the mysteries of these human females – but she is so much more.

Kinn’s orders were clear. Find out why the females of Earth are different. Serena’s arrival in his hall gives him the perfect opportunity to learn more – if only she’d stop fighting him. Fierce, determined, and beautiful, she’s a constant source of chaos in his well ordered life.

But once he learns her secret, all bets are off, and he will do whatever it takes to claim her as his own. Even if keeping her was never meant to be.

Jeanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning About Commitment
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2021
Verified Purchase
Kinn is the top Warrior Healer of his clan and has been given the order of trying to find out what makes Earth females so different from those off planet.
Serena has been found by patrolling warriors, injured and half starved while hiding from violent rogue warriors from a separate clan.
Trying to convey that his clan is honorable and cherishes females, Kinn is not making much progress.
Serena has seen horrific atrocities happen to women caught by the original clan that came to Earth looking for their fated mates but took without asking or naturally connecting first.
Can a love be strong enough to survive giving freedom of choice?
A very emotional heartfelt story.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book.
Sydney M Neblett
5.0 out of 5 stars I would do anything for love
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2021
Verified Purchase
Oh my WOW! This addition to the series is my new favorite book! I love how Kinn would do anything, even go against his nature, for his little star. This is an epic love story that truly shows only we can choose to change. The authors kept me glued to my seat with this fast-paced high intensity read. And then they gave me the nudge to want to read more. Is Mother Superior more than what she seems? How about that subtle little nudge from the man in charge to his warrior? Could he have his own plan that only he is aware of? So many fantastic possibilities! And I can’t wait to see what happens.
Kricket
5.0 out of 5 stars This was my favorite one yet!
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this one. Loved the more in-depth book. I enjoyed seeing more into the aliens interactions with each other. Would most love a full novel detailing what Rett is undertaking. How his first interactions go with the humans. How does he learn the human slang? What does he do or say when what is said doesn’t translate? How does he get out of those situations? How does he deal with hearing what was really happening to the humans for the past 20 years? How does that effect his integrations into the humans resistance? I know it’s a ton of questions but I think it’s a fascinating idea for a novel. Maybe a sexy romantic comedy novel? 😉

The Pact: Syndicate Masters Book 2

I love where Ms. James seems to be taking this series. The origin of the shifters is definitely different. It’s not the first Shifter Mafia book I’ve read, but she adds a good twist on it!

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

Gavan Drummond is the most powerful man in Scotland, he is neither pure nor innocent. Can I trust him to save my company?

My family has been making single malt whiskey for centuries and has a world-renowned reputation. A rival has been trying to put us out of business and acquire both our distilling methods and our land. In an effort to save me from a forced marriage, my grandfather leaves Drummond 51 percent of the business to hold in trust until I marry.

Now my grandfather is dead and I have to deal with the distillery, the rival family wanting me dead, and Drummond – the black tiger. But I don’t know where else to turn to for help.

Gavan offers me a Pact … submit for a year or lose my legacy. If I accept, will I be sharing the bed of a man or a beast?

The Pact is a dark mafia romance in the Syndicate Masters series. If you like intrigue, men determined to possess their women, and the strong intelligent women who stand up to them, then you’ll love Delta James’ newest Kindle melting paranormal romance.

Buy The Pact today, for a growly tiger shifter, enemies-to-lovers romance with twists that will keep you guessing.

Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining story about a sexy Scottish shifter!
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2022
Verified Purchase
“The Pact” is the second book in the ‘Syndicate Masters’ series by Delta James. Strong characters, drama, intrigue, passion and the paranormal excitement of shifters combine in this fast-paced story. You can read and enjoy this book as a standalone.

Lord Gavan Drummond is the head of the Gallogass Syndicate in Scotland. Although it’s a mafia and a criminal organization, he has his own strict moral code of right and wrong. He and his clan also have a huge ancestral secret . And, along with his vast array of properties, legitimate businesses, and not so legitimate businesses, he owns the majority interest in Club Termonn, a BDSM lifestyle club. Blaise Munro was orphaned when an accident killed her parents. She was raised by her maternal grandfather. He raised her with love and with his knowledge of the family business, the Kilted Fire distillery is on Isle of Skye in Scotland, which is also where Castle Cat-Sith is located – the ancestral home of Gavan Drummond.

A dramatic event in her life connects Gavan and Blaise in unexpected and complicated ways that increase the attraction between them from a low-key simmer to a blazing inferno. Additional drama reveals itself as unknown persons are after Blaise and her distillery. She and Gavan enter into an intense D/s relationship with wildly rough (but consensual) physical intimacy. I thought a few of the secondary characters were very good, particularly Vera, Hamish and Dougal. There is a nice balance of the predictable and the unexpected. There are also little entertaining nuggets of familiarity when mention is made of places or characters from other books in other series by the author. I’m looking forward to meeting the next Master in the Syndicate.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I also purchased a

Fierce Predator

The story continues with Zak and Trinity as the stars. Trinity is working as a diver and ocean biologist with an emphasis on Sharks when she meets Zak. Zak, well, we all know what Zak’s main job is! As a couple, the steam is hot and hotter! Another HFN.

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

It was only supposed to be a brief liaison. One blistering visceral connection.

Trinity should never have wanted more, Should never have wanted him… Zak was as sexy as hell, but there was something fierce about him. Something dangerous that called to her. Something lurking in the depths that took her breath away.

She wasn’t falling for him. Trinity didn’t need a man. But this time, she had to wonder, Had she bitten off more than she could chew?

Reviews:

YHR
5.0 out of 5 stars The Naughty Kacken Mystery Continues!
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2022
Trinity Dare drops into the Rusty Pelican for a good burger and a one-night stand, no names, simply a one-time hot episode. A one and done. No name Zak fills the bill but demands more from Trinity. Not at all interested, she runs at the first opportunity. Trinity is a shark expert and tour guide for Ocean Adventures. Zak, a shark shifter who guards the Kacken, literally runs into her in the Sea Of Cortez as she is engaging in a shark excursion. Later they meet again at a dinner party on a yacht. While she is a guest, Zak is there as a guard and he recognizes her immediately. The chemistry between Zak and Trinity is fierce. However, Zak does not believe in power exchange of submission. Only he has the power; he would command and she would cede. They are also working at cross purposes. He wants Trinity to prove her loyalty before he opens up to her and share he’s feelings while Trinity is waiting for him t show her some affection and caring so that she can trust him. In order to teach Trinity a lesson for disobedience, impertinence and insolence, he decides to cage her. Her nightmare of being horribly tortured and caged by a cartel in the Mexican jungle comes screaming back. This is a line that Zak was going to regret crossing.
The plot adds another layer to the continuing mystery involving the Kacken. Trinity witnesses her boss, Barry Driscoll owner of Ocean Adventures and Schumacher, Zak and his shark shifter team’s troublesome handler, together during the dinner party. Trinity sees them sneaking some merchandise off the yacht during the function. Somehow Barry and Schumacher are connected in what appears to be some nefarious dealings. There are some racy, spicy scenes between Trinity and Zak which keeps the reader engaged.
Great story and can’t wait for the next one!
Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars He's my favorite so far
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2022
Verified Purchase
What an incredible storyline this one turned out to be. Now we have a mystery going with Zac, Trin, and the rest of the team. I can't wait to see how this will turn out .
Rhonda
5.0 out of 5 stars Zak and Trinity equals a spanking good time
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2022
I'm not a fan of sharks but that said............this series has me hooked. I love shifters of all kinds and honestly, never really gave shark shifters a thought but when two of my favorite authors come up with this idea and start writing it, I can't help but give in, settle down and enjoy the ride that is Masters of the Deep! I loved Mason and Shiloh in the first book but Zak and Trinity in this one is off the charts hot!! If you don't like rough sex, kinky sex and a dominant alpha shifter, well, you're missing a really good story. You can feel the sexual tension between the characters so that means I couldn't put the book down. There is a running theme throughout each book so far and I have a feeling we won't get ALL the answers until the last book but hey, that's what awesome writers do. Do I want the answers? Yes! Will I read each book to get the answers? Of course! These two ladies have outdone themselves with this series and I'm sitting here eagerly waiting for the next book!!!
One person found this helpful
%d bloggers like this: