Release: Masters of the Savoy 6

Great ending to the series! With this story, Ms. James brings to a close the wonderful series, Masters of the Savoy. We’ve been on quite a journey with these couples. This story is more stand-alone than the others although the h does work at the Savoy. Our H is once again a paranormal creature, and not one that we see often in many shifter stories. There are hints in there of things that I personally hope are to come, but only time will tell!

Reluctant Retiree

She only knows me from the online games she plays…

During the day Mazie Bridges is the electronic surveillance expert for the Savoy, but at night she takes refuge in becoming her alter ego, Knight Fury. In a newly released online game, she has teamed up with the mysterious Holden Tremayne to defeat the malevolent protagonist of the game. They seem to be the perfect partners. After all, Holden only plays after the sun goes down.

What happens when the online world tries to push through the Veil to perpetuate its evil in the real world? They say my kind keeps the evil spirits at bay… but what if I’m one of them

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Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different – more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out … you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows.

	Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
5.0 out of 5 stars Gargoyles, Gamers, and Great Passion - Oh My!
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2022
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“Release” is the 6th and final book in the ‘Masters of the Savoy’ series by Delta James. This book is a wonderfully creative blend of the paranormal, myths, legends, lore, history, curses, geocaching, a posh hotel and an elegant BDSM club. You can read and enjoy it as a standalone story, but you will get additional entertainment from it if you’re familiar with the books that came before.

Mazie is an expert in electronic surveillance and related matters. She uses her considerable skills in her job with the security office at the Savoy Hotel. In addition to her work, Mazie is a skilled player and an online geocaching game. At the time this story takes place, she is participating in a real-life version with teammates she’s never before met in person. Before he and his wife leave the country, the man who hired her gives her a sponsorship and guest pass to an exclusive lifestyle club in London.

Holden is a mysterious man with serious computer skills of his own. When he meets Mazie at the club he’s immediately attracted to her and intrigued by her as well. He’s a man of many secrets – some of them otherworldly. Once he gets involved with Mazie by being her Dom at the club, Holden is even more convinced that there is really a deeper connection between them. Did I mention he was already aware of her before he met her at the club? Not specifically. But that is one of his “many secrets” that I did mention he has.

Because this is a romance novel, you expect there will be some type of happy, satisfying conclusion. The story is so interesting and intense though, you might just forget that and be seriously worried about how it could possibly end well. Enjoy the author’s creativity, the chemistry between Mazie and Holden, the serious moments and the lighthearted ones as well. Be warned that after you read this, you may never look at architecture the same way again!

I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I also purchased a copy on Amazon.
JWV
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable series
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2022
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I read all of the books in this series in order. I loved reading all of them because the excellent characters developed are carried thru to the remaining books. The setting in London was fun and enjoyable with characters from history added to give the plot interesting spin. I love Delta James books. Just the right mix of well developed characters, humor, interesting settings and fun sex. Who would have thought of making a man part time gargoyle? So fun!! Thank you Delta James.
	Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars CAST IN STONE
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2022
Ms. Delta James has penned a unique and page-turning series of paranormal events and characters intersecting with myth and a curse. The story is the sixth and final book in the series and can be read as a stand-alone. The story will have a few people from the previous books. Still, this one will mainly focus on Mazie Bridges, an electronic surveillance expert at the Savoy, and Holden Treymane, a mysterious man, and Dom at Baker Street.

Mazie Bridges is young but talented. When Scotland Yard did not accept her, Gabriel Watson at the Savoy hired her. Now, Gabe and Anne have emigrated to America, and before they did, they gifted Mazie with a guest pass and sponsorship to Baker Street if she decides to pursue a D/s lifestyle. Mazie has another sideline, playing an online game, Castle Reign, which she is a top player known as Knight Fury. She has formed an alliance, Phantom Guild, with three other players, Rook, Bishop, and Silent Knight, to join forces and compete in a real-life quest with a half-million US dollars prize.

Holden Treymane is centuries old, a foolish, entitled young man that one dalliance with a young maiden eventually led to her witch sister placing a curse upon him. Holden is an immortal, a man by night and a cursedborn gargoyle by day—frozen in a stone sarcophagus until the sunset. He has evolved over the centuries, and his technical abilities have allowed him to invest and make fortunes. Playing as Silent Knight in Castle Reign has allowed him to get to know several other top players.

“You who dimmed the light that shone. Shall be forever cast in stone. To watch by day and live by night. Your cursed life can only be undone. When your devotion to the Light has begun.”

“Holden often thought that becoming a gargoyle had made him a better man.”

The story’s plot will have a little history of how Holden was cursed by a witch centuries ago. It will bring them to the present-day, where he is also a Dom at Baker Street and will be introduced to Maize Bridges, a new sub. But, she is no mystery to Holden, who knows her also as Knight Fury in the online game Castle Reign. The chemistry between Holden and Maize is instant, and their scenes are an erotic dance in dominance and submission.

Holden: I’ll have to remember you like it dark.
Maize: I’ll take it any way you want to serve it.

Now, he has a new dilemma, the Phantom Guild is to meet in person—and he isn’t ready to reveal himself to Maize as one of the players. The story has the mystery of Holden avoiding the other players meeting him because he is concerned about how Maize will react now that they are involved at Baker Street. But, things will take a nasty turn when one of four is murdered. Now, Scotland Yard is involved, and the two females, Rook and Knight Fury are sequestered at the Savoy. As the story unfolds, there may be hope for Holden to escape the curse by Saoirse. The story has several moments of life and death danger and proves her trust that she will submit to Holden to save her even when Maize feels betrayed.

Saoirse: You know, there are those who say immortality would be a blessing.
Holden: They are wrong. To watch those you love grow old and die is no blessing. I’ve come to believe that the sweetest thing in the world would be to grow old alongside the woman I love and to die holding each other as we pass from this life to the next.
Saoirse: I that it that’s what you would like to do with Maize.
Holden: I would ask no more of this life than that.

The final story has matters of life and death due to greedy players who are willing to kill top players in Castle Reign to win. A strict, take control Dominant, some punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. Throw in nasty gargoyles, a take-charge witch, and a strong submissive who finds the Dominant who is her love and Master—and the coveted happily ever after ending.

“He loved watching her enjoy what had become mundane to him. Mazie made everything right—bright, shiny, and new.”

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
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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!!!
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Bound: Masters of the Savoy Book 5

Delta has once again woven a genuine legend of London into her story line. Corinne comes from a long line of Protectors that stretches back to King Aurther’s time. Eddy is the last of Sage Matthew characters to make the leap to leave the Veil. Now, can the two of them work together to defeat the demon?

The Reluctant Retiree

There is a legend that when the Big Ben chimes thirteen times, the lions in Trafalgar Square will come alive to roam the City of London.

Corinne Adler, Night Concierge for the famed Savoy Hotel, knows just how wrong that legend is for each time Big Ben has struck thirteen, demons have tried to escape their prison in another realm. The responsibility of being Guardian of the Tower Clock has fallen to her, a duty which her family has served for almost two centuries.

Eddy Chastain is the last of the reoccurring characters in the erotic romance novels written by Sage Matthews. He is a hacker extraordinaire and prefers to remain deep within the pages of Sage’s books. But there is something about the Night Concierge of the Savoy that haunts him… a memory of sorts from a man whose creator never gave him much of a backstory.

When the stars align to cause Big Ben to strike thirteen, Corinne knows she and the lions must defeat the demons and keep the city safe. But the veil has become strained and the demons more clever. Can Eddy come to Corinne’s aid and keep the forces of evil at bay?
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Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different – more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out … you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows.

Marlene D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific read!
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2022
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Again, the group who used to be characters in Erotic Romance writer Sage's novels with the help of their entirely normal loves have to meet another challenge. In this case Corrine, an employee of the Savoy, who was actually from a line of matriarchs dating back to King Arthur's time, was tasked with protecting London when the demons rose after Big Ben chimed 13 times...interesting and compelling read.
JigsawGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars It Ended Entirely Too Soon!!
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2022
I had been waiting for Eddy's turn at having a story. This book was so entertaining. I can't figure out if it was a shorter read, or if I read it too fast. It didn't seem to me like Eddy and Corinne got to spend as much time together as some of the other couples.

From the very beginning, Bound captured all of my interest. Eddy behind the Veil kept me on the edge of my seat. Corinne spending time and getting to know the other ladies was fun.

The history, the mythology, suspense, danger, and excitement all proved to be quite the rollercoaster ride. It all seemed so fast paced, and then we reached the battle.

I did like Eddy and Corinne as a couple, but I wished there had been more time devoted to them getting to know one another. The back and forth dance the couples usually do makes for some of the enjoyable parts of this series. I was not ready for this book to end. I am going with 4.5 stars.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars THE RESPONSIBILITY NOW FALLS TO YOU. ARE YOU READY?
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2022
Ms. Delta James has penned a unique and page-turning series of paranormal events and characters intersect with myth and historical events. The story will have people from the previous books, but this one will mainly focus on Corinne Alder, Night Concierge at the Savoy, and Eddy Chastain, the hacker in Sage’s books. Once again, one of her characters will pierce the Veil and join the rest of them on Earth. The story is the fifth in the series, and while it could be read as a stand-alone, it would be better understood by reading the first three books in the series.

Corinne Alder has moved to London and, against her parent’s wishes, has reacquainted herself with her Aunt Peggy. When her Aunt’s caregiver called and said she was near the end, Corinne will rush over, and her Aunt had many important things to tell her—but is this delusional babble, or is what her Aunt telling her the truth?

“I have been given this gift of a period of lucidity before my end. You must listen to me. You must believe me. Promise me, Corinne. Promise me you will believe me and will continue studying with Holcroft. I swear to you, the stories, our family’s lineage, and legacy are true. You must pick up the sword and answer if destiny calls on you.”

“You are looking at Storm Shadow. She has been passed down through the female line of our family since the time of King Arthur. It is said that Merlin imbued the bow with the power of light and that it can defeat the darkness. The arrows have been made by the same family of fletchers since the Normans invaded England. Pick it up. Galatine has accepted you. Galatine is the sister sword of Excalibur. Each time the gateway into this world has started to crack, a woman from our family has acted as Sentinel and has called for the lions at the base of Nelson’s statue in Trafalgar. The Sentinel’s job is to keep the demons at bay and force any who try to make their way into this world back through the portal until it re-seals itself. The entryway will only be open for thirteen minutes and then it will close again. Swear to me you will answer the summons should it ever come.”

The story will involve several things, the death of Corinne’s Aunt and her inheriting historical weapons and a warning of what was to come. It will have Eddy realizing that something big is ready to happen, and Saoirse agrees. Eddy will need to pierce the Veil, the last main character in Sage’s books. Corinne has had many changes in her life; she is still working as a night concierge, has just finished her schooling for a doctorate, and accepts a part-time position at the National Gallery. After losing her Aunt and moving to Rachel’s flat, the most significant change will be when she meets Eddy, her favorite character in the Sage Matthew books.

I love how Eddy decides to be upfront with Corinne about each of his friends and how they came into existence, including some of the things they encountered. These two have chemistry, yet they don’t have the time to develop a deeper relationship with evil coming. It becomes a matter of trust, one of the most profound emotions two people can experience.

Holmes: She needs to look at you as her champion-the one guy who can shield her from the darkness—even if you aren’t sure it’s true. She needs you to be sure.
Eddy: In other words, she needs a Dom.
Holmes: No. She needs you to be her Dom.

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil. It will have Eddy leaving the Veil, not because of the others, but because of Corinne. As her protector, he has his role in this, and she quickly acquiesces to him. Someone in London is causing problems, and it is more apparent that Eddy needs to be there for Corinne—but also the group needs to be together. They have made their plans, and now they wait. Will Big Ben chime out thirteen times at midnight? Will Corinne and the others be ready for the demons who want to take control?

Corinne: I don’t want to be a superhero. I don’t want any of it—well, except maybe you. I do want you.
Eddy: You’re frightened and have every right to be. There’s nothing wrong with that. True courage comes when you are afraid and do what needs doing anyway. But you are no longer alone.
Corinne: I’m glad you decided to come through the Veil to join your friends.
Eddy: I didn’t come through the Veil for them. Mostly likely, I would have remained behind the Veil until it was no more. I came through the Veil for you.

“She needed to learn from the first that he would lead, she would follow; he would dominate, and she would submit.”

The story has matters of life and death due to paranormal entities, some violence, a strict, take control Dominant, some punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. It does not end on a cliffhanger but gives the reader a satisfying conclusion. I love how Ms. Delta James can take myth, history, and present-day and merge them into a page-turning tale. The final story in the series, Release, will release on March 10th.

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The Joy of “Connected” Series

If you don’t know by now, you should. I love book series. I started very young when I first stumbled upon The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. This series ignited my love of books. It also led me to other short book series.

Somewhere along the line, I started reading “The Dragonriders of Pern” series by Anne McCaffrey. Between what Ms. McCaffrey has written, and the ones written by her son, Todd McCaffrey, this series currently stands at 25 books. Ms. McCaffrey has written several other series, but it seems that none of them connect to the others in any way.

Anna Lowe has also written several series, Twin Moon Ranch, Blue Moon Saloon, Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart, Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, and Billionaires and Bodyguards. While characters from one series are mentioned in the next, there is no real interplay between the two. So not exactly what I call “connected.”

So what do I mean by “Connected?”

I’m going to use the books of Delta James as my examples. Her books were what started me on this quest. Ms. James has written a number of series, some of which are obviously connected, others are not so obviously connected.

A prevalent theme throughout her books is the Dominant/submissive (D/s) theme. Keep that in mind during this discussion. There are things and places mentioned in almost all of her books that are tied to other books. This is the type of connection I am talking about.

In the Wayward Mates series, we are introduced to 9 strong-willed she-wolves (women) and the males who love them. I would say “alphas” but Nick from Claiming His Mate isn’t an alpha, he’s the pack Beta. None of these couples embrace the D/s dynamic but Marco DeMedici and the Florence pack own the club, Dante’s, in Florence, Italy. We learn this little fact in “In Vino Veritas

The next series is “Tangled Vines” and its Prequel, “Corked.” In the prequel is where the brothers, Damien and Linc Steele, buy the small boutique hotel and famed BDSM club, Torch Light” to renovate. Linc and his mate, Grace live a D/s life 24/7. Damian meets his mate in Uncorked with the help of Marco Demedici. As the series continues onward, more couples embrace the D/s dynamic in their lives. We also see them crossing paths and pursuing connections with the alphas from Wayward Mates.

Fated Legacy is a series that introduces us to the adult children of the couples from both Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines. Set 40 years after the two series, the new generation battles an evil force called the “Darkness” thought to have been vanquished by Jean Lafitte, the original alpha of the New Orleans pack. In this series, we are taken to the London club, Baker Street.

Now, I had to check this out and actually ask Ms James, but it turns out that Baker Street is owned by the Cerebus Group from Mercenary Masters! This is actually the first club in the group. You may or may not be surprised to find out that this group are all humans. Nevertheless, the players freely interact in each other’s series.

This club also features prominently in the current series, Masters of the Savoy. As a side note, the opening story, “Advance” has an interesting history. It began life as a story in the 2020 anthology Dirty Daddies. Expanded and rereleased as Best Seller, it was once again re-edited and found its place as the opening story in this paranormal mystery series.

The final set of connections that I’ve traced is to the stories of “Alpha Lords.” This series is set in the post-apocalyptic future and feature the packs of Calon ‘Onest and Ravenscar, among others.

It’s the many connections like these that keep my mind interested and involved with a story. See what connections you can find in your favorite series!

Contract: Masters of the Savoy Book 4

Book Blurb:

He is the Head Concierge at the Savoy; she’s an Irish witch haunted by a little girl in Victorian-era dress.

Saoirse Madigan, an Irish witch has seen the little girl in her visions since she was a child. Her investigation into who the child was and how she died has led her to the Savoy to seek out the answers to the mystery.

Felix Spenser, the Head Concierge at The Savoy, knows she is his soul mate from the first time he met Saoirse. He is convinced that her obsession with one of the Savoy’s famous ghostly residents could be dangerous.

When Saoirse begins to question those who have kept the secret for more than a century, she unknowingly sets off a course of events that will prove Felix right.
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Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different – more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out … you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows.

The more I read by this author, the more I find myself appreciating the sheer amount of research that she puts into each book. She researches not only the places, but the people as well. With this fourth book in the series, we are introduced to yet another historical figure. While the prince doesn’t appear himself, other historical characters from around him do. It’s fabulous.

	Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars THE IRISH WITCH AND THE SAVOY CONCIERGE
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
Ms. Delta James has penned a unique and page-turning series of paranormal events and characters that intersect with historical events. The story will have people from the previous books, but this one will mainly focus on Saoirse Madigan, an Irish witch, and Felix Spenser, the head concierge of the Savoy. The story is the fourth in the series, and while it could be read as a stand-alone, it would be better understood by reading the first three books in the series.

Saoirse has been in London, where she felt that she was needed, and she was, helping free Anne Boelyn from her state of limbo at the Tower of London. During her time in London, she stays at the Savoy, where she has become friends with Felix, and others that either work or live at the Savoy. There is a flirtation between Saoirse and Felix, who she would prefer to call Spense, for some time, but in this story, they will take things from friends to lovers. Spense is dominant, and while Saorise isn’t naïve to a dominant-submissive relationship, she had a very negative experience with her ex-husband. Her complete trust in Spense will turn her feelings around about a D/s relationship.

Saoirse: I’m not your sub or romantic partner.
Spense: Not at the moment, but the future is rarely static.

The story’s plot will revolve around the Savoy ghost, a young girl wearing a yellow dress that would fit the Victorian era. Saoirse has encountered the ghost since she was a young child, but now she will speak to Saoirse with a riddle.

“They did not search for those who died;
The chapel bell did not knell;
When the Irish witch can answer why,
Then our spirits will arise from Hell
And with the King of Kings we will abide.”

The story will have the four couples working on the history and trying to determine who the little girl is, how she died, why she is trapped on Earth, and how Saoirse can free her. But it turns out; it isn’t one little girl; it is five, and evil surrounds their demise.

The story is also about the newly formed relationship between Spense and Saoirse, where she is learning that not all men are like her ex. Spense is dominant but loving, showing her D/s isn’t about him, but them. Saoirse knows that Spense, Gabe, and Roark all came from the pages of Sage’s well-known novels, but then Anne was a Queen. The relationships between the four couples are strong, and they each have faced some form of terror. Saoirse will be a catalyst for helping innocent souls find their peace in the Light. Can she use her magick and powers for good and help banish evil?

Spense: Perhaps I’m the man who came through the Veil to protect you so you could work your magick.
Saoirse: I think you’re right about your fate. I think you came through the Veil to protect me. I’m awfully glad I am your destiny.

“She’d been waiting her whole life for him to step out of a manuscript and become her perfect lover.”

The story has matters of life and death due to paranormal entities, a strict, take control Dominant, some punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. It does not end on a cliffhanger but gives the reader a satisfying conclusion. And it won’t be the end in this series; there are at least two more books.
	Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars CONTRACT 5 STARS
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2021
What can be better than a Ghost Story in an iconic hotel like the Savoy. Contract picks after the weddings of Holmes and Rachael and Anne and Gabe. Saroise again sees the little girl in the elevator. She has seen the child since she first stayed at the Savoy as a girl, And just like that the game is afoot!!! She and Felix begin to research the ghost with help from Sage and Roark. As they find out more about the haunting Saroise and Felix begin to find each other special!! I really enjoyed learning more about the history of the Savoy Hotel and we learn more about Jack the Ripper and Speculation that was a the son of Queen Victoria. All of this is woven into a finely crafted mystery with magic, mayhem, love, and a great history lesson!! Thanks MS James!! Y'all really need this book it is SOOOO GOOOOD!!!!!
Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Series
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2022
I just finished reading Contract by Delta James and again it was one of those books that once you start it is so hard to put down. This series is one of my favorites by this author. It has everything I enjoy in a good book. A little historical, mystery, suspense and of course a great love story. Saoirse and Spense are the perfect characters for this story, there backgrounds are so interesting and just adds to the fun of reading this book. I received a copy of this book to review and the opinions expressed are my own.

Negotiation (A Paranormal Mystery Book 2) 

DSI Michael Holmes is one of three individuals in London that started out as characters in author Sage Mathew’s book series. A year or so ago, for reasons yet unknow, Felix and Michael found themselves crossing over to our world, followed a short time later by Roark. Roark has since married and collared his creator, Sage.

Michael still isn’t sure why he was able to cross over, but he is biding his time until he gets an answer. In the meantime, he takes the time to play at Baker Street, the BDSM club in London.

Dr. Rachel Moriarty makes her living by leading small groups on customized tours of London. That’s how she met Sage, Roark, and Michael.

Now she has reached out to Scotland Yard and is referred to Holmes. Maybe the young officer sent her to him as a joke, but her problem is no joking matter. Her last tour was of Jack the Ripper’s victims home. As they left the room of his last known victim, something strange happened. Something evil..

Just remember, Jack the Ripper was never found….

I love the fun the author is having with the characters and the echoes of Sherlock Holmes. The mystery just keeps drawing me in deeper. I don’t remember who owns “Baker Street” but I enjoy the way it keeps popping up.

	Marlene D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rachel and Michael's story
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2021
Rachel Moriarty is a transplant to London, running a specialty tour group business...but on her last visit to the infamous Mary Kelly house, the last of the victims of Jack the Ripper, she encountered something strange and has been seeing an apparition since...so she takes her case to Scotland Yard, meeting DSI Michael Holmes. Michael is friend of Roark the famous detective and Felix, the concierge of the Savoy...none of whom existed before the writing imagination of Sage Matthews...they went through the veil, becoming real people instead of characters in a novel...and Holmes is convinced that whatever Rachel is seeing is real, as now there is broken obsidian mirror which Ripper used to escape whatever curse held him in the mirror since the late 1800's...but you will need to read this spooky but tantalizing story to see what happens...I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
	Donna L
4.0 out of 5 stars MIND BLOWING
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2021
This book was seriously entertaining and right up there with
one of the most quirky paranormal romance book that I have
ever read. I should not have been surprised that this talented
author could send me into a spin, but she did just that and so
much more. The story was rich with imagery, complexity, and
imagination. I suggest reading book one to familiarize yourself
with the characters and their backgrounds. This is not a long
read, but it was truly entertaining and needed all my attention
to get on top of the storyline. Once I had this under control, it
was smooth sailing.

Dr Rachel Moriarty was a discrased professor now living and
working in London. She gives small private tours in the seedier
parts of London. When Rachel finds a powerful evil force trying
to harm her she is so unserved that she recruit Detective Michael
Holmes from Scotland yard to protect and solve the mystery.

Michael's attraction to Rachel was immediate. She awakened the
sleeping Dom. He realized that Rachel was deeply submissive, but
oh how she struggled. He would do anything in his power to protect
her including enlisting the help of his friends Roark and Sage. Here
is were you need to believe that a veil can exist between two worlds
and try and make sense between the unexplainable where the past
and present connect causing an electrifying conclusion.

I felt that the secondary characters played an intrinsic part and added
depth to this story. Loved the concept with it's a constant build-up and
plot development. Except the unexpected.
	Amy Reads Romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2021
Michael Holmes is a Scotland Yard Detective. Rachel Moriarty is an owner of a tour company, and when she is dealing with a malicious spirit haunting her, she reaches out for help, and Holmes steps up. It is love at first sight for him, and she is soon on board. Roark Samuels and other characters from Advance help, along with her college roommate, but you will have to read the book to find out more.
The cover got my attention. The first paragraph drew me in. This book is incredible. I'm a big fan of Delta James, and have read most of her books. Beautifully written, this is my favorite. The Hero is over the top, but that is exactly as he should be. Rachel is feisty, and perfect for him. If I could give this book six stars, I would. It is that good.

I received an advance review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review

Advance: A Paranormal Mystery

This book has an interesting history. Originally released in the Dirty Daddies 2020 anthology, it had a definite age-play theme. Ms. James expanded the story and released it for a short time as “Best Seller”. Updated and expanded to lead a paranormal mystery series, it is now available as “Advance”.

Sage Matthews is a bestselling author of romantic suspense books featuring the hot stud Roark Samuels. She feels like she’s gotten into a bit of a “rut” with the stories, but her agent is demanding that she continue with the books. Like many plus sized ladies, she has self-confidence issues. Here of late, however, she has started to dream of Roark…

Roark has watched Sage as she worked on her laptop. He’s been with her since the beginning of her career and has watched her blossom. But now, now someone is threatening her and that’s not something he’s willing to tolerate. Once again, he examines the boundaries that imprison him. Something has changed, the boundary between him and Sage is thinning….

As readers, we don’t always remember that “Paranormal” doesn’t just mean our favorite shifters. It encompasses so much more!

The Reviews!

Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars WHEN CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
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Wow, did Ms. Delta James pen a unique and page-turning tale. All the jokes about book boyfriends, but in this fantastic mystery-suspense story, he won’t just be a fantasy; he will become a true hero. The story was initially released in the 2020 Dirty Daddies Anthology under the name ‘Best Seller’ and did have the daddy/little girl vibes—but not in the rewrite—which has also been expanded.

Bestselling Author, Sage Matthews, has had a great run with a series of wildly popular romantic suspense books with a hot main character, Roark Samuels. What had been meant to be a single book became a series. Each book sold more than the one before it, making her shoot to the top of the bestsellers lists. Roark Samuels was just a little bit kinkier with each book, and that worked with her readers and publisher. But Sage wants to write something new, and her publisher, Gail Vincent, is fighting her on it. A trip to a book signing in London is the last straw for these two. A nasty breakup will only be the beginning.

The story has the good, the bad, and the ugly of people. Several things have law enforcement worried about, but there is nothing concrete for them to establish who is stalking Sage—yet the threats are real and are becoming bolder. How far is a killer willing to go—from the USA across the ocean to London, England. When Sage tries to expand on her newfound freedom, it nearly cost her her life. When she comes too, she will find herself rescued by none other than her character, Roark Samuels.

“She didn’t need a keeper who would try to box her in. What she needed was a Dom—someone who would act as her protector, confidant, mentor, anchor, disciplinarian, and lover, and dominant—and she would obey and submit whether she liked it or not.”

I loved how several characters from her stories will find a crossover dimension, leave the web, and find themselves at the Savoy in London. Nothing like writing heroes and being rescued by them too.

“Don’t you die on me, Sage. Come back, do you hear me? Holmes was right, you know, you need someone to look after you, but I’m here, love. Your Master is here.”

“This guy looked exactly like she had always seen him in her head and had described him, and he acted like Roark, except for the whole Dom thing—but that wasn’t possible. Roark was someone she had created—a figment of her imagination. Or was he? the voice whispered again. Shut up! No one knew Roark was actually every hope, every dream, every fantasy she’d ever had rolled into one.”

Has she got into the head of her hero character, or has he reached into her head? Roark brings out a new dynamic that Sage never introduced in her stories, a Dom, and proving to her she is submissive. He is strict, demanding, and knows exactly what she needs---even if she doesn’t believe it.

“A book? How could this be happening? Was this all some crazy dream? Had she died? If so, was this heaven or hell? Maybe she was just in a coma and would wake—but what if she didn’t want to?”

The story has a strict, take control Dominant, matters of life and death, well-earned punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. Best of all, it has the villain captured and new life for Sage and Roark. But that won’t be the end—this is a new series, and the next book, Negotiations, in The Paranormal Mystery, will feature another character from Sage’s bestseller books!
Castiel
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2021
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This is the third incarnation of this story that I’ve read (it was a short story in an anthology, then a longer standalone, and now this expanded series starter) and each version keeps on getting better!

Sage (h) is a great character - well-rounded (in shape and personality) with all her quirks and cares and insecurities, who has written her perfect hero in Roark.

I’m so glad that there will be more of these, as I want to see more of this couple, as well as the other characters who have ‘escaped’.
GOODREADS Review:
Kathy Heare Watts rated it FIVE STARS (it was amazing)
Shelves: adventure, anal-play, authority-figure, betrayal, bullying, conspiracy, contemporary, control, crime, dark-and-dirty
WHEN CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE

Wow, did Ms. Delta James pen a unique and page-turning tale. All the jokes about book boyfriends, but in this fantastic mystery-suspense story, he won’t just be a fantasy; he will become a true hero. The story was initially released in the 2020 Dirty Daddies Anthology under the name ‘Best Seller’ and did have the daddy/little girl vibes—but not in the rewrite—which has also been expanded.

Bestselling Author, Sage Matthews, has had a great run with a series of wildly popular romantic suspense books with a hot main character, Roark Samuels. What had been meant to be a single book became a series. Each book sold more than the one before it, making her shoot to the top of the bestsellers lists. Roark Samuels was just a little bit kinkier with each book, and that worked with her readers and publisher. But Sage wants to write something new, and her publisher, Gail Vincent, is fighting her on it. A trip to a book signing in London is the last straw for these two. A nasty breakup will only be the beginning.

The story has the good, the bad, and the ugly of people. Several things have law enforcement worried about, but there is nothing concrete for them to establish who is stalking Sage—yet the threats are real and are becoming bolder. How far is a killer willing to go—from the USA across the ocean to London, England. When Sage tries to expand on her newfound freedom, it nearly cost her her life. When she comes too, she will find herself rescued by none other than her character, Roark Samuels.

“She didn’t need a keeper who would try to box her in. What she needed was a Dom—someone who would act as her protector, confidant, mentor, anchor, disciplinarian, and lover, and dominant—and she would obey and submit whether she liked it or not.”

I loved how several characters from her stories will find a crossover dimension, leave the web, and find themselves at the Savoy in London. Nothing like writing heroes and being rescued by them too.

“Don’t you die on me, Sage. Come back, do you hear me? Holmes was right, you know, you need someone to look after you, but I’m here, love. Your Master is here.”

“This guy looked exactly like she had always seen him in her head and had described him, and he acted like Roark, except for the whole Dom thing—but that wasn’t possible. Roark was someone she had created—a figment of her imagination. Or was he? the voice whispered again. Shut up! No one knew Roark was actually every hope, every dream, every fantasy she’d ever had rolled into one.”

Has she got into the head of her hero character, or has he reached into her head? Roark brings out a new dynamic that Sage never introduced in her stories, a Dom, and proving to her she is submissive. He is strict, demanding, and knows exactly what she needs---even if she doesn’t believe it.

“A book? How could this be happening? Was this all some crazy dream? Had she died? If so, was this heaven or hell? Maybe she was just in a coma and would wake—but what if she didn’t want to?”

The story has a strict, take control Dominant, matters of life and death, well-earned punishments, and sizzling hot explicit sex scenes. Best of all, it has the villain captured and new life for Sage and Roark. But that won’t be the end—this is a new series, and the next book, Negotiations, in The Paranormal Mystery, will feature another character from Sage’s bestseller books!
MGKA rated it FIVE STARS (it was amazing)
So different!

The plot of this story was fantastic! Completely original and so entertaining! I had a feeling Gail was not the person she appeared to be, but taking scene from Sage's books to threaten her with...yikes. I loved how Roark was able to break through right when she needed him the most to save her in so many, many ways. Great read! Excellent characters!

Bold: (Ghost Cat Canyon Book 3)

There’s a new Lion in charge

Everyone thought Cash was the calm, cool and collected brother. They were wrong.

As the investigation into his father’s death continues, Cash arrives at River Run in Colorado to buy a rare bull. The moment he hears Evie’s voice he knows she is his bonded spirit. He’ll pay her asking price with the addition of one thing… her.

Evie is an Alpha she-cat who is too busy saving her ranch to consider a mate.

During a murder investigation is not the best time to claim a mate.

It won’t stop Cash.

Is the price too high?

Who killed Cyrus?

The Reviews!

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
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This is the third book in the Ghost Cat Canyon series. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the previous book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Warning: this book does end on a cliffhanger! There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, tension, arrogance, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, doubts, murders, complications, death, evil, violence, confrontations, jealousy, contentment, possessiveness, acceptance, protection, frustration, determination, loyalty, deceit, rivalry/rivals, betrayal, hope/hopelessness, sacrifices, conspiracy, manipulating, desperation, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a young woman (h) who is desperate to save her family ranch and the H is wanting to buy her bull. When he meets her, realizes that she's his bonded spirit mate.
Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
	Dorothy
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 ⭐️s
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
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Wow this was good. Cash is like the macho nerd of the group. He knows how to run his ranch and now someone else’s ranch but he is also man enough or should I say Lion enough to back up his _hit. He lets Evie know from the start he was in charge and he wasn’t taking any crap from anyone. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.
	Redrabbitt
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE'S A NEW LION IN CHARGE
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
The series will be an ongoing saga, so for those who get upset that the story does not end and consider cliffhangers or unanswered sagas an issue—this is your warning. The sons of Cyrus and Hannah Waverly, Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, will each be involved in the storylines. The series is a paranormal shifter tale with steamy heat and power exchange and includes dubious consent and consent. The story is full of action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, passion, romance with a dominant man and a woman who loves him enough to acquiesce and submit.

The story's plot will have Cash Waverly meeting Genevieve' Evie’ LaSalle about buying a prized bull known as River Run Royal. While selling the bull is the last resort, unless they sell off land, it isn’t something that has Evie happy, but without the sale, River Run will foreclose. Cash is floored when he meets Evie, realizing that she is his bonded spirit. With this new fact, knowing the situation her ranch is in, his offer will change.

Cash: “I’ll give you an even million which will pay off your note entirely. I will give you enough straws to impregnate your Japanese Black and heritage herd of Black Angus for the next three years.
Evie: “Cash, I don’t know what to say.”
Cash: “Before you decide that everyone is wrong and I’m some kind of benign white knight in shining armor, there is one more thing I want from River Run.”
Evie: “Name it, and it’s yours.”
Cash: “You.”
Evie: “Exactly what is your proposal?”
Cash: “The rest of this lifetime and all the ones to follow.”

Cash: “The money had nothing to do with it. I would have found a way to claim you, Evie. You are my bonded spirit. I not only got the bull and the girl but the ranch as well.”
Evie: “I’m not so sure you made a very good bargain. The bull is amazing, the ranch is knee-deep in debt, and I’m told the she-cat is a bit—“

The relationship between Cash and Evie sizzles with passion. He doesn’t force the issue, and she comes to him, willingly submitting and accepting his claim as bonded spirits, along with his dominance. His worth is proven when he agrees to stay and help out River Run, keeping her at home and supporting her claw. He isn’t afraid to discipline or love her, and they are well-matched in the steamy sex department. Not only will Evie accept his leadership, but those of her claw will.

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil of people/shifters. It will have Cash and Evie finding each other—where he recognizes them as bonded spirits. His original plans will change, River Run, along with Evie, needs him and his leadership, and now that he has angered rivals at Flying Aces, he will need reinforcements from Koyama. With danger coming, an insider will be found aiding the enemy and be evicted. There are still unanswered questions surrounding the death of Cyrus and even Hannah—now Clay is in hiding, being accused of murder. The plot only thickens, and new information will be revealed in the following book, Fearless.

“Until now, it had never occurred to her that Cash was feeling his way through this. He’d come to buy a bull. Now he was mated, head of a dysfunctional claw, and involved in a range war.”
 	Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild in both human and animal form
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
“Bold” is the second book in the Ghost Cat Canyon paranormal series by Delta James. The series is an ongoing saga, so this book does not end with a complete resolution. I believe you can enjoy this one if you haven’t yet read the first book because the author does a good job laying things out. The series focuses on the four Waverly brothers - Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, who are lion shifters.

Cash visits River Run because he wants to purchase a prized bull for his own family ranch. The people at River Run are also lion shifters. There, he meets Evie LaSalle, the young woman who owns River Run. Her father neglected to properly care for the ranch and at this point unless they either sell off land or the prized bull, the bank is going to foreclose. When Cash meets her in person, he immediately realizes they have a spirit bond. The chemistry between Cash and Evie is intense. He’s a dominant alpha but the relationship between them is ultimately consensual. In the following conversation, hard-edged Cash is almost poetic:

Cash: “Before you decide that everyone is wrong and I’m some kind of benign white knight in shining armor, there is one more thing I want from River Run.”
Evie: “Name it, and it’s yours.”
Cash: “You.”
Evie: “Exactly what is your proposal?”
Cash: “The rest of this lifetime and all the ones to follow.”

He’s a noble guy and a noble lion, a combination of assertive and kind of sweet. Evie is a smart and beautiful she-cat. She’s honest with herself as she finds unexpected satisfaction in a D/s relationship behind closed doors with Cash. He treats her with respect, and as a partner in the ranch.

I don’t want to go into much more about the plot because as I mentioned, it’s ongoing and to be continued in the next book, ‘Fearless.’ The overall story is a solid one and the personal relationships are dynamic. There is plenty of drama and intrigue, loyalty and betrayal, interesting secondary characters and possible paths for the future. There’s also some lighthearted banter to provide just enough counterpoint and levity. I’m very much looking forward to the next book in this series.

A Fang in the Sass: Sassy Ever After Book 6

Aria Valderi is a day walker, a vampire that can walk in the sun. Being a descendant of the original queen of the vampires has its perks, but finding out her mate is a wolf shifter isn’t one of them. He’s insufferable, bossy, and too damn sexy for his own good. 

Trevan Stone knows Aria is his. Unfortunately, his tough little vamp has been wreaking all kinds of havoc and now too many people want her dead. It’s going to take more than Trevan can do as a shifter to protect his woman.

Trevan has a secret. One that could put an end to their future together, but it’s not nearly as big as the one her people have, which could end the future of the entire clan. If he can save her from the vampire council that wants her destroyed, there might be a chance for them to work through their issues. But saving her means giving up the reason for his existence, the drive that has pushed him for the last eighty years.

This was such a great continuation of the story. I loved this couple. It may not seem like it, but I thought they fit together well. Wonder if the author plans to add more?

The Reviews!

No Genre Left Behind
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fang in the Sass
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2016
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This is actually the first in the Sassy Mates series that I've read. I would recommend starting from the beginning, there were a few things I had to catch up on that I assume happened in previous books (I bet they're fantastic). That being said, this was still an amazing romance story that was exciting and hard to put down.

Aria and Trevan have met in a previous story, but they are both experiencing some denial when it comes to their attraction to each other. Partly because they are different species and neither one of them seem to really like the other. But fate has other ideas, because their worlds are about to collide in a spectacular way. And even their past seems to be drawing the together in a strange twisted way.

Aria is wrapped in defending herself to the vampire council for killing a human blood slave trader. But treachery from within her clan has the council believing it to be murder. As she tries to put together the proof to show her actions justified, the whole things keeps getting bigger and bigger. The trade is larger than she ever knew.

There's a few epic fight scenes - which are hard to find in a romance - and they are done just right. Aria is a strong woman, but also realizes that it's OK to rely on friends and allies to help her out, that she can't do it all by herself. This was a very beautiful love story with forgiveness, trust, and respect becoming the backbone of their future.
Nicole H. Vela
5.0 out of 5 stars Mate of my heart!
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016
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Aria is anicent as she is beauty and beloved by her coven. Although her nemesis are seeking her destruction. She is also experiencing some baby fever, seeing her friends makes her long for it. Her first choice is her bloodmate Trevan.
Trevan Stone- equally handsome in his wn right, he hs scented his mate. Aside from that was his need for vengeance, on the perpetrators who killed his pack. The only cavit... his mate is also the enemy.
When they are together they burn the brightest... the passion and lust its all consuming. Together they are formidable, but when they ae threatened.. they are fiercely protective of each other. Lies are revealed and secrets long buried come to the surface. This is not your typical paranormal/supernatural romance. This is Milly Taiden at her best.. raw and uninhibited. The excitement revolving around this new world is just the beginning!! If you loved the family..love,drama and adventure hold on to your hat your in for the ride of your life!! A Sassy World. Milly Taiden is an author who mesmerizes, tantalizes and creates new and extraordinary characters and opens new worlds to us the reader. Is there anyting she can do....
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars anyways I love this series and this wasn't any different
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2016
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I finally got around to reading this book. Unfortunately, I am so busy I cant read new releases right away....*sob*. Ha...anyways I love this series and this wasn't any different. Loved it. I've been waiting to read Aria's story for awhile. Trevan...holy hotness! They are mates but have sorta been avoiding each other a little bit. She's a Vampire Queenish and he's a werewolf. Secrets of the past will either drive them apart or pull them closer. Aria is afraid for her mate and wants to protect him. He's beyond pissed when she sends him away after they first get together. Trevan being a smart wolf understands and goes and does his own investigation about the disappearing people and Aria's wanting to bring her clans into the 21st century. Not to feed on humans anymore so they can walk in the sun like she can and change is never easy or accepted. She's also in trouble with the Council and trying to clear her name at the same time proves troublesome. As powerful as Aria is she sorta gets humbled after she gets her butt kicked and Trevan saves her life. 🙂 Its a great story and all is revealed and I sorta want to see how Alain fairs and Roan but I dont know if we will get any stories about them.
Lourin Top Contributor: Baby
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, Sexy, and Steamy! Don't hesitate to pick this one up!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2016
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In Milly Taiden's Sassy Mates we got to meed Aria and Trevan in the final book.

Aria is a day walker. She's one of the few blood borns and is considered queen of the clans. After taking care of Filip and his followers she's trying to ensure the rest of the South clan is clean and living by the rules set by her grandfather. But her only problem isn't just the clan problems, there's someone trying to finish the job of ending the Valderi line once and for all, and a mate that she has left unclaimed.

**"If you tell anyone, I'll make sure you remain soft for a long time before I make you hard again."**

Trevan has spent the last 80 years bent on revenge against the vampires who killed his pack. But finding out a vampire is his mate changes his mission in life. Now his mission is to claim and protect his mate at all costs, even when she doesn't think she needs the help.

**"And keep your smells to yourself too. I don't want to breathe in your-...Desire for her, passion to strip her naked and play hide the cannoli?"**

I absolutely love Aria and Trevan! Hot wolf mate and sexy curvy vampire mate you can't go wrong. It also doesn't hurt that there are extremely hot, melt your panties off sex!
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