High Roller: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #2


Axel gave Victoria an impossible choice, and she chose him.

Victoria
My brother is dead. He’s been dead for five years and no one seems inclined to bring those who killed him to justice. Well, no one except me.

Axel
I’m in negotiation with the Albanian mob. They think I’m going to stand with them against the others. They’re wrong. Atlantic City is my town… or at least it’s going to be. And then I see her across a crowded bar at one of the city’s best casinos.

When Axel saves me from a drunk at the Blue Eye, I let myself have a wonderful weekend of indulgence and pleasure. When Axel wants me for arm candy at a high stakes poker game I figure why not?

Only that poker game is about far more than I knew and now I’m caught up in it with no way out.

The Syndicate Masters are in the US! They were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.

On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos and gambling among other things. Get ready for over the top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates

The Reviews

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 5, 2023
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This is the second book in the Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard 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, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, confrontations, trauma, possession/possessiveness, compromise, treachery, conspiracies, acceptance, corruption, frustration, determination, patience, revenge/vengeance, betrayal, chaos, murder, grief, justice, mayhem, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a h who is looking for her brother's killer(s) and all she can think about is the revenge that she wants to deal out to said killer(s) and the H is the leader of the Scimitar Syndicate, a Scimitar cat shifter and in need of a mate.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion
Jen B.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Mobster and a Greiving Sister
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 31, 2022
Axel leads his clan and he loves it. He wants to find his fated mate because he understands it's time and he's ready. He even has a good idea who she is so he's delighted when he sees her in a bar. Tori is grieving the murder of her brother and is determined to avenge his death. She gets swept away when she meets Axel in a bar. The two of them find themselves in danger and have to solve a mystery to find their happily ever after.

Axel is an alpha, a gangster, the head of his clan, and he is trying to modernize his people (but only a little bit because he's still an "alpha"). I like that he was willing to let Tori get used to his world before he forced her to become a shifter. Tori is smart and capable. I like that she taught herself how to avenge her brother's death. They are a good couple. They do fall in love immediately and both accept that they are fated mates. The author did give an explanation for how they fall in love so fast.

I enjoyed this book. I think you can read this without reading the other books in the series but I would suggest reading the prior book first since the events take place at the same time. This is a contemporary romance that takes place in New Jersey.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU ARE NO LONGER ALONE
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 30, 2022
The story is the second in the Syndicate Masters—Eastern Seaboard series. While it will mention some of the people from the first book, this book will read well as a stand-alone. The story will mainly focus on the two main characters, Axel Crane and Victoria ‘Tori’ Houghton.

The story will have some back story of Tori and her late brother David. It is his death that sets Tori in motion for revenge, and she begins to execute her plans. Axel knows it is time to lay claim to his fated mate—something that will make his clan very happy to see happen. When Tori and Axel meet and decide to have a hookup, they sizzle. Axel knows who she is, and she knows him and his reputation—but not that he is about to claim her. The erotic chemistry between them sizzles off the pages. I liked them together, but I will say that one scene was shocking but eventually resolved.

Tori: I’m not sure what to do with you, Axel.
Axel: I have a whole list of items I’d like to do with and to you.
Tori: Do I want to know what they are?
Axel: Depends on how lucky I’m going to get with you tonight.
Tori: Just tonight.
Axel: Oh, yeah. I’m going to get plenty lucky with you.
Tori: You’re sure of that.
Axel: I am. The only question is when that’s going to happen because you and I are inevitable—some might even say fated.
Tori: Does that no strings attached drink transfer to a hot anonymous night with you?
Axel: It wouldn’t be anonymous, but it would be hot, righteous, and nasty sex. I’ll have you naked before I get you on the bed and I’ll be at you all night.
Tori: Yeah? I think I could do with a night like that, but come tomorrow morning, it’s neutral corners.
Axel: Neutral corners in the morning, but you agree to have dinner with me and come to a high-end poker game with me tomorrow night.

The story is a fast-paced tale with things from the past and present intertwining. The chemistry also has angst besides passion. Not everyone is what they seem, some will betray those they call friends. The story has the good, the bad, and the dangerous. Life and death issues, murder, revenge, and resolutions are all part of this tale. I found the story exciting and the characters likable

High Stakes: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #1

A lone shot rings out, changing everything…

Killian O’ Neill controls the pulse of the vibrant horse racing world in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He also has ties to a powerful Syndicate in Ireland. Carlyn Murphy is the investigative reporter who took comfort in his arms for one night and then walked away.

On the trail of a story that could rock the thoroughbred racing industry and has far larger complications, a lone shot rings out. Instead of it hitting its intended target, Killian takes the bullet for Carlyn.

Saving his mate brings chaos, sizzling heat and enough chemistry to melt both your panties and your kindle.

The Syndicate Masters were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.

On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos and gambling among other things. Get ready for over the top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates.

The Reviews

	Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 4, 2022
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This is the first book a new series called Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard. It's a fast-paced and sequel to the book called The Pledge, that will keep you engaged from start to finish. 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, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, confrontations, possession/possessiveness, compromise, trauma, conspiracies, treachery, corruption, acceptance, frustration, determination, patience, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
In this story, the h and H have a history between them and someone wants her dead. The H is the head of the Firean Syndicate in upstate NY, the alpha of his black leopard shifter clan and controls the pulse of the horse racing world. The h is an investigative reporter and trying to learn what is happening to horses competing in the races.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion
	AP
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta James Writes A Winner
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 10, 2022
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Syndicate Masters series is simply fantastic. Ms. James has written a shifter romance that makes the reader fall in love with the characters, drama, and hot steamy sex. I would like the author to write an update novella on the other couples. In addition, James's stories need expanded in certain areas--Let the hero gangsters show some claws so the heroines can be the light to their dark and add some life or death drama at the climax. After the claiming, the story wraps up without a big ending. A big ending is needed in future books. One area James does fabulous is creating characters that leap off the screen and writing stories that are irresistable
	Donna L
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT START TO THIS SERIES
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 22, 2022
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This story was refreshingly entertaining and was set between New York
and Ireland. I enjoyed the cat-and-mouse game between Killian and
Carlyn. It was obvious that they were fated mates; the air crackled and
sparked between them. Killian had more patience than most Alphas
allowing Carlyn to follow her career as a reporter seeking answers to
her father's death. Killian did not overwhelm her until he took a bullet
meant for her. He was then possessive, protective, and determined to
make her his. Carolyn initially struggled when confronted with Killian
in all his glory but faced each challenge with playful enthusiasm. Her
initial attempts at shifting were laughable.

The story spanned ten years, with intrigue and danger set amongst a
background of horse racing. I thoroughly enjoyed this story by Ms. James,
and if this is the standard, we can expect, than we are in for a treat.

Hungry for the Wolf

Hungry for the Wolf
Kate Rudolph
(Guarded by the Shifter, #4)
Publication date: January 3rd 2023
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Bryan has one job: keep Kerry safe.

When Bryan’s assigned to guard Kerry before she testifies in a high profile case, he expects it to be a simple job. Falling for her is against every rule, but no shifter can deny the mate bond.

Kerry Delgado is anything but simple.

When the bullets and fur start flying, Bryan discovers that he and Kerry have far more in common than he imagined. His wolf demands he does everything possible to keep her safe, but she’s tangled up with dangerous men. And she may hold the key to the mystery of his pack’s existence.

He’s supposed to be a regular bodyguard, even if he’s a werewolf. But when there’s magic involved, nothing is simple. And if Bryan wants to claim Kerry as his own, he’ll need to unravel the mystery before it’s too late and he loses everything.


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The more Kerry thought about it, the worse things got. And by the time she was done showering off her run and changing into clothes that would have to do, her hands shook. Her stomach roiled, thoughts of hunger pushed away by panic.

They had to move. Someone could already be coming for her. What if whoever had sent those gunmen had already tracked her phone? She should have chucked it into the Hudson before they had the chance.

Bryan had been taking a shower of his own when she came upstairs, but the water was off now and the house strangely silent. Her father’s friends would be here sometime and she didn’t want to meet them. The people he called friends were all as slimy as they came and even worse than he was. She didn’t want to make small talk or answer questions.

What would happen if gunman attacked the house and only her father’s people were here?

She was tempted to call him and warn him, but a dark part of her said that he’d gotten her into this mess in the first place. If she hadn’t been moving mysterious boxes for his associates, no one would have attacked the gallery.

She’d stopped trafficking in those crates and her father hadn’t insisted that she start up again. But that wouldn’t last forever.

His men could handle themselves. And hopefully no gunmen would come.

She heard Bryan’s footsteps before he stopped in front of her slightly open door and knocked on the frame, pushing it further open so he could lean in the doorway. “Hey,” he said softly.

Her mind flashed back to the kiss, her body suddenly hot before a cold wave of dread washed over her. They’d been out in the open back there. Someone with a sniper rifle could have taken them out. And neither of them would have seen it coming.

What were they thinking?

Stupid werewolf hormones were going to get them killed.

“We need to clear out.” She tried to sound calm, commanding. In control. Her voice didn’t shake, so she was calling it a win. “My father called. He’s loaned this house to a friend and expects us gone before his guests get here.”

“How did he know we were here?” Bryan didn’t move into the room, and his voice was all business. Maybe he was trying to pretend the kiss hadn’t happened.

Good. They could both pretend and go back to a purely business relationship. One hurdle down.

Liar, the voice that sounded a lot like her inner wolf whispered. He’s ours.

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Amato Sisters of La Cosa Nostra

An Art Thief, an Information Broker, and a Jewelry Designer each meet the Italian Mafia boss of their dreams. (Even if they wouldn’t agree with that assessment at the time!) This series is just what you wanted. Enjoy people!

The Reluctant Retiree

Ruthless Honor

Lucrezia Amato – Oldest of the three sisters. Trained in Art & Antiquities, “Zia” makes her money as an art thief under the pseudonym of “El Spirito”.

Roman Genovese – Poseidon’s Tiger, head of the Poseiden Syndicate.

Feral Oath

Rafaella Amato – What was once known as “black hat hacker”, now called an “Information Broker”. Under the pseudonym of “La Pantera”, she is hired by Nico to find the stunning submissive he played with at Dantes.

Nico Falconeri – jaguar, Predator of Palermo, Rapace Syndicate

Defiant Vow

Serena Amato – youngest of the three siblings, jewelry designer

Aries Borgia – Lion of Atlantis, Lionheart Syndicate

Defiant Vow: Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra #3

She had long ago given up on finding her hero. He would make her believe in happy ever-after again.

Serena

There was a time, a very long time ago when I believed in fairytales and happily-ever-afters. Those dreams died a painful death he night my parents were murdered. I need to get close to Aries Borgia in order to get information about my parents’ murderer. What started as a sizzling affair on Aries yacht tuns dangerous when we are attacked.

Aries
I am the head of the Lionheart Syndicate and she is my fated mate. I know she is seeking information but I will do what is needed to claim her. I will teach her to believe in dreams again.

Can they find their happy-ever-after before the murderers strike again?

The Reviews

VMG 💯dle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta James DIDN'T Disappoint 🙅💯, period !.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 14, 2022
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THIS !?, Alliance Series was fresh, creative, individual, well developed, flowed in story symmetry.
(👉 the connections from Serena's other sisters & bringing the end of their Parents murder / Their own Foster Care nightmares; FULL CIRCLE 💯💯)

Well Done & Very Plausible.

The AMATO SISTERS as well as each MFC ( FATED MATE) are TOP TIER !!😎👏.

Smart, Kick Ass, Intelligent, Talented, Skilled, Professional, "Got My Own" & Beautiful, in their own rights. Alphas as well.

Each MMC ( ALPHA SYNDICATE LEADER ) comes to know their mate's WORTH 💯.

And vice versa.💯 The ALPHAS👑 don't DISAPPOINT either.

The loyalties & unities come through as well.

The Author has managed to "sprinkle" extra sassy, sarcastic yet humorous moments in each read, without sacrificing the HEAT 🔥🔥🔥, SMEXY 😜😜, & SWAG 😎💯.

Those "sprinkles" ??, actually get "🤭 giggles". The backstory ( explaining more about Estella 😲) was good.

DO NOT 🙅 SIDE STEP MS. JAMES' TRIGGER WARNINGS, "potential readers & purchasers👏👏💯💯.

Everyone has "levels, boundaries, tastes, & limits"
💯💯💯. Knowing yours, you know how to proceed ???, or not🙅.

Obey/ Play isn't the BOOK👈.

However, this is the Author's "Genre". 💯

The entire Series is Good 👍👍.
Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 15, 2022
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This is the third and final book in the Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra 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, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, kidnapping, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, threats, mistakes, honor, loyalty, defiance, acceptance, possession/possessiveness, revelations, hope/hopelessness, forgiveness, assumptions, mistreatment, denial, greed, consequences, blackmail, respect, frustration, determination, patience, betrayal, heartache, murder, justice, attitudes, obsession, confrontations, lies, rivalry/rivals, misunderstandings, alliance, miscommunication, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
OMG! What a fitting ending to this series. All of the secrets are revealed about the death of the three sisters parents.
In this story: the h is the youngest sister, a jewelry designer and has been claimed by the last of the Syndicate Masters. The H is head of the Lion heart Syndicate of Atlantis and a notorious gangster/arms dealer. They met at a photo shot on his yacht. Mates!
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion.
Jen B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally A Conclusion To The Story Of The Amato Sisters
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 17, 2022
Don't read this if you haven't read the prior 2 books. This wraps up a bunch of stuff and it completely overlaps the prior 2 stories.

Serena isn't looking for a man. She wants to exact revenge on the people that destroyed her family and killed her parents years ago. In order to fund her revenge, she runs a jewelry business that is just starting to gain some recognition and success. Aries is the head of the Lionheart Syndicate. He is stunned to discover that he has finally found is fated mate and she's human!

Right off the bat, you have to embrace with your whole self the idea that Serena is submissive and will just accept Aries as a dominant. Period. You have to just accept that they go from not knowing each other at all to love and devotion in an instant. Period. If you can't do that, don't read this.

Serena is the youngest Amato sister and often feels like her sisters treat her like a baby. During the course of the author doesn't really give Serena room to grow because the suggestion is that she is already strong. Aries is more of a sketch than an entire character. I was glad that his time in the military was included in his character development. The reader doesn't really see him interact with his people so there is no sense of how he leads other than he's not his father or uncle.

I felt like the author rushed one of the big conclusions of the story of the Amato sisters. Yay that they finally know who done them wrong all those years ago and everyone has paid for their crimes but it almost felt like an afterthought. I wanted the women to have their big BAM moment but instead, it was more of a reveal, reveal, reveal, and done moment. Another issue I had was that one of Aries' lieutenants really didn't like Serena at first. I wanted a moment of reckoning like her sisters got in their stories but all Serena got was the mention that the individual now likes her. Huh. Kind of lame in my opinion.

So why did I give this 4 stars if I wasn't really moved? Simply stated, I wanted the solution to the mystery of the Amato sisters and the readers get that. Period. This story takes place in Italy and the Carpathian mountains. It includes mention of and cameos by characters from prior books/other series but it's all related. I will read move from this author in the future because I have thoroughly enjoyed other books even if this one fell a little flat in my opinion.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 18, 2022
The story is part of the Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra series. The story will mainly focus on Serena Amato and Aries Borgia--the head of the Lionheart Syndicate. The story will include cameo appearances by other couples from previous stories in this series, and behind the scene appearances of those from the previous series.

The story has what we all come to know, love, and even expect within Ms. Delta James series, strong, dominant men and equally feisty females. You'll have power exchange, dominance, submission, control, and surrender. Secrets, mystery, suspense, good and evil, and shifters. I love the cat-and-mouse game between Aries and Serena--she thinks she can evade him, but she is definitely wrong.

Serena: I think it would be best if I joined my friends.
Aries: Unacceptable. This is better, I would prefer we have our disagreements in private, but be warned, if you misbehave in public, I will ensure your discipline is delivered the same way.
Serena: You can't speak to me that way.
Aries: I can and will when you're being unruly or are misbehaving.
Serena: I don't know who you think you are.
Aries: I am Aries Borgia, the Lion of Atlantis, your fated mate and the man who was born to tame you.
Serena: You can't just unilaterally decide we're in a relationship.
Aries: You'll find I can pretty much do whatever I like. The next time you raise a fist or a foot to me in anger, you won't sit down comfortably for a few days. In my lap or at my feet between my legs. Submit, Serena. You aren't to worry, Serena. Everything will be as it should be. No one will ever harm you again.

There will be secrets and surprises with the mystery and unveiling of this story. Good and evil fight for power and control. Dominant men, who love their women, aren't afraid to allow those women a say, and even listen to their input. One thing they never will allow is for them to be in danger. Yes, more comes out about the murder and mystery of the death of the Amato sister's parents.

Serena: You have things to do.
Aries: Nothing is more important to me than my fated mate. Nothing.
Serena: It's all so fast.
Aries: It is, but that is usually the way of fated mates. It will be fine, Serena. You just need to trust that. It will be fine, cara.
Serena: Because you want it to be?
Aries: Because I will it to be.

No fear, Delta keeps the pages turning, unraveling relationships, and mystery, while still allowing the characters to engage in power exchange while taking the reader on an erotic journey of shifters and their fated mates.

The Women of the Pack

I almost didn’t read this duo. But then I noticed the fact that Delta James mentioned that she used the same world as these are set in for her Wayward Mates series. The rest, as they say, is history.

  • Name: Dani Dixon
  • Species: Wolf, Female Alpha
  • Appearance: her own hair was a deep, dark red that complimented her dark brown eyes though her skin tone never tanned much beyond pale.
  • Mate: Mason Daniels, Alpha

Story: Marked by the Alpha (Available on Amazon and Audible)

  • Name: Alisha Knight
  • Species: Wolf, Turned Human
  • Appearance: Alisha was tiny. Her friend was dark-skinned, with rich brown hair and hazel-green eyes,
  • Mate: Phil McKenna, Beta

Story: Rules of the Pack

Shifted Existence: Looking Glass Multiverse Book 2

One moment in time was all it took…

You have two options. You surrender or you run.

Bailey
The world as we knew it unraveled three years ago. Our government enjoyed the perks that came to them when they agreed to opening the portals to the multiverse. Unfortunately, it was a trojan horse and the females on earth became the spoils of war. The shifters that came through the portals need mates. They have given us two options… You surrender or you run. Those that run are declared feral. I chose to run.

Talon
I am alpha to the Storm Rift Pack. When our universe realized we were sowing the seeds of our own destruction, we united with another realm and invaded Earth. They had the one thing we wanted: female breeding stock. I had never thought to return to Earth, but the mirror has shown me my fated mate. She is one of the ferals.

Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars CHOICE IS SOMETHING OF AN ILLUSION FOR ALL OF US
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 22, 2022
As an avid fan of Ms. Delta James and her paranormal and shifter series, I was surprised by the uniqueness of this new series. Shifted Existence is a cross between her series that crossed the Void and her shifter series—and it was fascinating. I loved the characters, the unexpected, and the passion within the story. Each book will read as a stand-alone and can be read in any order. Book two, while having the Void and fated mates, it is a new realm and characters.

Earth and its leader’s arrogance cost them a high price when they are invaded and must now capitulate to wolf shifters who hold all the power. Now, it is known as the Conquered Realm. One of the costs, all females of age able to bear children must be available. If a woman refuses to enter their organized training camp, she will be deemed ‘feral’ and placed in an area without any means of food, clothing, shelter, or protection. She will be on her own, and anyone found helping a feral will face punishment. Twice a year, a portal will open where wolf shifters can come hunt and claim a female.

Talon, Alpha of the Storm Rift Pack in the Eclipse Province, has watched many of his warriors use the Void, going to the Conquered Realm and claiming a mate. He has never felt the need to go—but that will change. A voice will call to Talon and show him his fated mate. With the Hunt of the Wolf Moon, which opens tomorrow on the Conquered Realm, this time, Talon will be joining his single warriors.

Voice: She awaits you on the other side. I am no trick, Talon of the Eclipse Province. I have seen her and your fated mate waits for you on the other side of the Void. I do not wish to fight with you, Alpha, merely to help. She is there, and she needs you.
Talon: Mine.
Voice: I thought you might think that. She is called Bailey Pierce and she is located most often in a harsh and heated place known as Pictured Rocks in the northern province by the great lakes known as Michigan.
Talon: You have done me a service. What favor do you ask in return?
Voice: Only that you find true happiness for the rest of your days and beyond with your fated mate.

Voice: He is coming.
Bailey: Who is he?
Voice: He is your fated mate.
Bailey: Not if I have anything to say about it.

The story’s plot is unique and a page-turner. I love the characters, the angst, with a touch of mystery and suspense. Read and learn what happened that set this invasion and claiming in motion. The wolves are dominant males disciplining their naughty mates, but they also pleasure them. Talon had decided he would not take a mate, but after the Voice from the Void shows him his mate, his plans change, and he is ready to claim her. Bailey knows the Hunt of the Wolf Moon is ready to happen again, and she does what she can to prepare and stay hidden. The Voice in the Void lets her know her mate is on the way. Let the games begin—of cat and mouse—hunter and hunted. No matter what, in the end, they both win.

“Enjoy your run, my mate, for I will enjoy running you to ground.”

“Let the past and the Conquered Realm go, Bailey. There is a whole wonderful future stretching out before us.” --Dani

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil. I love how, while Talon is a dominant and controlling Alpha, he still respects Bailey and her abilities—at least when they are not trying to avoid him and his capture. He trusts her abilities enough when danger is present for her friends and the other ‘ferals’ to allow her some control. In the end, it is a positive for all those in the Eclipse Province. Bailey is well received and an asset to all
	Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read to say the least
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 29, 2022
'Shifted Existence" is Delta James' second book in her unique series, "Looking Glass Multiverse".

"If all he’d ever given her was flattery, he wouldn’t be where he was—lost in the darkness and separated from the light, with only occasional glimpses into the lives and souls of those outside the Void… outside of time and space. But it is here in the inky blackness that he belongs, for he helped her with more things than just flattery. Many believe the tales of Snow White are fantastical and untrue. They are wrong."
James, Delta. Shifted Existence: A Multiverse Fated Mate Romance (Looking Glass Multiverse Book 2) (p. 6). Kindle Edition

For every action, there is a reaction and that reaction brings forth some type of consequences. The mirror is facing him and that's where Talon and Bailey, our Hero and heroine, come in. As alpha of the Storm Rift Pack he is expected to take a make in order to have an heir but Talon has made up his mind to forgo having a mate and name the son of his second in command as his heir. That is until a disembodied face in the river tells him his fated mate is waiting on the other side of the void and she's in danger. The Moon Hunt is coming and there are only two sections for the lottery winners to get a mate on Earth. Either the soft, weak ones being trained on how to submit or the women who have refused to submit and are running wild with no discipline at all. The defiant, wild ones are known as ferals and Talon's fated mate is among that group. Bailey has learned through the last three years not to get attached to any of the other women running for their lives. It's hard to make a friend, get attached, and then watch them be captured and forcibly removed from Earth. When the disembodied face comes to her body of water to let her know her fated mate is coming for her Bailey decides she'd rather die than be captured by a mutant and taken to another world. This is a unique world with a completely new set of circumstances which makes this storyline fascinating. And to have the magic mirror working for good in order to pay penance makes it all the more surreal. A great read to say the least.
Dorothy
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 24, 2022
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This was pretty good. I am not going to lie this wasn’t as good as the first one but still enjoyable. Bailey was told that wolf-shifters abused their women and use them as breeders and throw them away when they have no use for them. Talon didn’t want to take a puny human for a mate, until the mirror showed him his fated mate. I love the ending when they kicked that evils wolf butt. Good read

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
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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
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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.

Shifted Reality: Looking Glass Multiverse Book 1

This is such a wonderful story. Almost like a retelling of Alice through the Looking Glass, but not quite. The theme of dominant males continues to hold sway with this new series. Angelique and Rogan are great together. I love her response to everyone. So looking forward to reading more!

The Reluctant Retiree

One moment in time was all it took…
I shouldn’t be here. I’m not even sure how I got here—wherever here might be.

Angelique
I find myself swept into the arms of a stranger before he passes through a looking glass into another world. He tells me I am his fated mate and he is claiming me. I don’t know him…except he looks eerily familiar to the alpha in my successful wolf-shifter romance novels.

Rogan
Imagine my shock when I looked through the mirror my mother has magicked and my fated mate was on the other side. I did what any great alpha would do… I stepped through and took her. She is mine and I will not allow anything to take her from me. Not even another reality in the multiverse.

Can Angelique find happiness with the alpha of the pack or will she somehow be pulled back through the looking glass?

Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read, great characters and storyline unable to put down once started reading
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2022
Wonderful read, great characters and storyline unable to put down once started reading
Lily who had been mate to the Alpha until he had been murdered had now been continued living with her son who had taken over the Summer Port pack as Alpha and like his father before him was a strong Alpha, he protected his pack and ensure that they were all well cared for.
Rogan had been looking for his Fated Mate and he had continued to search for her and was surprised when his mother Lily had told him that she knew where his Fated Mate was and that once found would never be separated from in life, in death they believed they pass into the ever-after together.
Lily had also been mated for the second time to her second fated mate and the fact that Bryson who was also his Beta and had known for many years that Rogan’s mother was his fated mate but had been prepared to wait until his Alpha was in agreement for them to be mated.
The fact that Angelique had been living her life through the void where she spent her days as an author that wrote romance books, at present she had been writing a small series of books that had been based on wolf shifters, they resided in Summer Port and the Alpha that had taken over after the death of his father was Rogan.
When Lily finally negotiates with her son that she had found his mate and if he would simply view her via the mirror if she was correct, he would have found his mate, if not the mirror would be lost forever and the void would close, no one but Bryson, Rogan and Lily would know about the magic mirror, it would no longer exist and his mother could then become Bryson’s fated mate, the mating agreement carried out before her son and omega with them instantly going into seclusion.
This is a wonderful start to this amazingly different series that already suggests a wealth of different characters and stories for us lucky readers to enjoy.
I assure you that you will love every moment of this book it is simply a fantastic read.
I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.
Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars this book was wonderful
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2022
“Magick Mirror on the wall, tell me who is the fairest of them all.”
"If all he’d ever given her was flattery, he wouldn’t be where he was—lost in the darkness and separated from the light, with only occasional glimpses into the lives and souls of those outside the Void… outside of time and space. But it is here in the inky blackness that he belongs, for he helped her with more things than just flattery. Many believe the tales of Snow White are fantastical and untrue. They are wrong."
James, Delta Shifted Reality: A Multiverse Fated Mate Romance (Looking Glass Multiverse Book 1) (p. 5). Kindle Edition.

Delta James has hit it out of the park with her new series, "Looking Glass Multiverse" and the first book, 'Shifted Reality' is beyond anything I expected. I've provided a small teaser from the Prologue of the book and it just gets better from there. I've sat here and typed, then erased several times trying to write this review but I find myself wanting to share so much of this story that I finally came to the conclusion I couldn't do it … not to another reader or to Ms. James, so this is what I'll tell you. As I was reading this story, I could literally picture Ms. James as the main character for a bit. I giggled at her attitude and could see her typing at the laptop and having those silent conversations with herself and it was like I was immediately a part of her life. Now, for the rest of the story. The Hero and heroine are absolutely the perfect foil for each other. Both with strong personalities. Rogen's mother Iris is a force to be reckoned with, for sure. As a matter of fact, she becomes a heroine in her own right. There are multiple fated mates at play here and a magical mirror who is trying to atone for misdeeds. If this is what is representing the remainder of the series I can barely contain my excitement because this book was wonderful
Amy Reads Romance
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta's best yet!
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2022
Iris, who dabbles in magick, has located her son's fated mate. She whispers to Angelique, giving her the wolf-shifters' stories. Angelique has no idea, until Rogan picks her up and takes her to his own reality. From there, the steam rises and threatens to melt your kindle.
Multiverses? Wolf shifters as the apex species in the world? Yes please! I've read most of Delta James' books, and each one outdoes the previous ones. Advance was my favorite book, but this one? Wowza. Plenty of spankings and alpha and beta wolf vibes abound here. When two couples find their HEA's in one book, you know the author is doing something right. The next book in the series is set up in the epilogue, and I'm waiting with bated breath for it. Seriously, one click this one right now and get lost in an amazing world.

I received an advance reader copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review
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