High Bet: Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard #3

At night he invades my dreams… during the day I can’t forget the way he made me feel during those dreams.

Lauren
I’m the leader of a rogue band of vixens, who left our origin skulk to live our dream—owning a catering company. The problem is our dream costs money, and we don’t have any. The solution is doing what foxes do best… steal. Now I’m way in over my head. The only thing standing between us and real danger is Jace Evans.

Jace
I am the leader of the Calos Syndicate and the Florida Panther clan. I deal in gambling, arms dealing, smuggling, and a lot of legitimate businesses that aren’t nearly as much fun as the illegal ones. In the next few weeks, I’m opening a luxury casino featuring a roulette wheel that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade. Bonding dreams with my fated mate has been an unexpected delight and has revealed the truth of who she is. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! She is neither panther nor human; she’s a sexy fox-shifter with a nasty temper and a rebellious streak a mile wide. Turning her is forbidden and she’s determined to fight me. But what do I care? I love a challenge, and if it’s illegal, so much the better.

In the end I’ll win everything. She’ll come to me, and when she does, I’ll make all her deepest, darkest dreams come true.

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

Donna L
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING AND INTENSE. TRULY ENTERTAINING
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023
Nothing is more satisfying than relaxing while reading a shifter story by Ms. James.
This cracker of a story was fast-paced, action-packed, and had a solid storyline. The
characters were well-developed and realistic despite their paranormal abilities.

Jace was progressive in his attitude to his mate. Their link was established before they
met. A powerful Panther shifter and alpha to his clan. Head of the Carlos syndicate. He
connected with Lauren through Dreamtime on an astral level. He was content with the
knowledge that he would recognize his fated mate on sight and did not actively seek her
out. Once Jace found Lauren and her vixens, he offer them the protection of his clan.

Jace plagued Lauren’s dreams. His presence soothed her and left her feeling content.
Lauren and her small group of vixens turned to stealing to gain independence. This put her in the firing line of the Albanian mob. Keeping them safe took its toll. I feel that Lauren danced on a fine edge of fear and vulnerability, and was happy to hand the
responsibility over to Jace.

I loved this story with its larger-than-life characters. I liked the twist and turns that kept me glued to the pages. Entertaining from start to finish.
Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars I AM YOUR DESTINY—YOU ARE MY FATED MATE
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023
While the story is part of the Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard, it will read as a stand-alone story. The story was set up at the end of High Stakes and I was fascinated with what little teaser was shared. The story did not disappoint this reader. I loved the characters and their interactions. I loved how Jace and Lauren had a deep connection before they met—even if it began in the dream world. The role that Lauren acquired as Alpha of a rogue band of vixens was never her intent, but she took her responsibilities seriously and did the best she could.

“You can’t hide forever little one. The link between us is growing stronger, and in the end, it will lead me to you.”

The story is full of mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, and yes, definitely romance. I love the chemistry between Jace and Lauren and really hated to see their story end. The story has the good, the bad, and the evil in people and shifters. But, gladly, those who deserve retribution for their evil ways will find it in the end. Jace never really forces Lauren to accept his claim of fated mates—because they had shared on a higher plain with their erotic shared dreams. I think she was shocked to actually find him in person, and running away, but that won’t stop him from finding her. Every girl needs a strong man in her corner—even if she doesn’t think she does. I think that with all the responsibilities and burdens of leading the other vixens, giving over control to Jace was liberating.

“Be careful what you wish for, little one. You have a deal.”

When Jace and his soldiers come to the aid of Lauren and her vixens, they are kind, with reasonable options and solutions. There was no force, only realistic acquisition of the girls.
Lauren: Do I have a choice?

Jace: You always have choices, Lauren. It’s just that today I’m the best choice out of what I’m sure you see as a lot of bad options.

“Make no mistake, Lauren, you belong to me—heart, mind, body, and soul.”

Lauren: You’re impossible.
Jace: I am alpha and your fated mate. The whole kit and kaboodle of you will mind me.
What happens when evil comes to destroy? Has Lauren’s determination to make a stand from her skulk become her downfall? What will Jace do—or his team?
Jace: Little one, are you all right?
Lauren: I am now.
Jace: Then let me get you home.
Lauren: I am home. The minute you put your arms around me, I was home.

The story does have an epilogue—and the end of it is a setup for another book—probably another series.
	Auburn1234
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodness!!! One of the Best Yet!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 31, 2023
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I absolutely loved this story! Anxiety, check. Suspense, check. Alpha shifters, check. Fated mates, check. Set in one of my favorite parts of the U.S., South Florida a panther shifter and his fated mate, a fox shifter find fated love. Don't miss this one!

Defiant Mate: Mystic River Shifters Book 1

 Great start to a new series!

This is such a wonderful starting story for a new series and group of shifters. Asher and Nicole are so good together. I truly enjoyed the references to both the Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines series. I’ve noticed in other stories that more than one heroine has been a writer. Lovely to see!

The Reluctant Retiree

The sound of a cord snapping abruptly ends her climb, leaving her stranded as an arctic storm bears down. Can Asher find his mate before she freezes to death?

Nicole is done with men. Her husband left her for a thinner and younger model and never looked back. She has worked hard to be an independent, successful woman without a man. Although she is still a curvy woman, she is healthy and loves outdoor activities. Climbing Pyramid Mountain is the next adventure on her list of things she wants to accomplish. So why does she feel drawn to Asher, the know-it-all US Forest Ranger telling her she can’t make her climb?

Asher Wells has found his mate, at last. He should have known that his spirited, fated mate wasn’t going to listen to reason. With an arctic storm bearing down on them, she was hell-bent on Pyramid Mountain for her first solo, technical climb. Luckily he managed to get an emergency beacon into her pack. Unfortunately, something has happened and Nicole has activated it.

Come visit Mystic River, Alaska. A small, remote town that has always been a safe community for different types of shifters. These shifters are gorgeous, possessive, and finding their fated mate is high on their priority list.

Take a walk on the wild side with these curvy heroines, their sexy fated mates, and scenes that sizzle.

The Reviews

Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EVENT PLANNER AND THE FOREST RANGER
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2023
The story is the first in the new Mystic River Shifters. It will have a great cast of characters, including humans and shifters. The story will involve Nicole Sullivan, a human, and alpha wolf shifter, Asher Wells.

Nicole Sullivan has gone through a divorce, moved to Seattle, Washington, and opened a satellite office for event planning with her boss, Judith in San Francisco. Nicole has taken up many adventurous hobbies including kayaking and training for mountain climbing. She decides to travel to Kodiak Island, Alaska, to look at it as a destination for future events. While there, she plans to do a solo climb up Pyramid Mountain.

Asher Wells and his alpha father do not get along. Asher left his pack in Mystic River and went into the Navy, becoming a SEAL. Now, he is back and head of the U.S. Forest Rangers in Alaska. What a surprise to meet Nicole, and realize she is his fated mate, a human, and stubborn.

The story’s plot will have Asher and Nicole meeting, butting heads, having lunch, and then to his cabin where the night is spent in pleasure. Asher is hoping to convince Nicole to forego a solo climb, wait until he can join her, and keep her in his bed. Nicole needs to do this climb for herself, which she believes she can do. She isn’t figuring out the volatile weather that will strike while she is on the mountain. That will take this story into life-and-death danger. Asher is determined to save his mate, even if it is from herself.

Asher: Do you read a lot of romance novels?
Nicole: There’s nothing wrong with that.
Asher: Not at all. Just trying to learn about you, and what makes you tick; what turns you on.
Nicole: You. You turn me on.
Asher: Ditto. Careful, Nicole. You don’t put yourself down or deflect how I feel.
Nicole: Is that a rule?
Asher: Yes, and there will be more of them. You’d best accept that you’re going to follow them and when you don’t, there’ll be consequences.
Nicole: What kind of consequences?
Asher: I found a bit of discipline can do a lot to keep a relationship on the right track.
Nicole: What kind of discipline?
Asher: A firm male hand applied to a shapely feminine backside can go a long way to curbing bad behavior and not allowing things to build up.
Nicole: Are you threatening to spank me?
Asher: No threat. I don’t make threats Nicole. I make promises and I want you to know up front what the consequences for things are. So yes, if your behavior is bad enough that it warrants you getting your backside blistered, I’m the man to get the job done. Be and good girl, and I won’t have to resort to that.

The story has mystery, suspense, danger, and some surprises. I loved the story of Nicole and Asher. The chemistry between them sizzles off the pages. When they are together, it is as if fate ordained them to be together.
Sue B
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read, great characters and plot I loved every moment of this amazing book
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2023
A wonderful read, great characters and plot I loved every moment of this amazing book

Nicole had discovered after walking in on her husband Kevin and his Bimbo girlfriend making use of her bed, her silk dressing gown and all of this whilst she was supporting him whilst he was taking the bar, she had been working non stop without so much as a thank-you.

Newly divorced she had decided to open a new branch with her boss after inputting a good deal of her divorce settlement and although it had taken hard work the event planning business had been a great success and life had been good.

She had also written a bucket list and had started to do more of the things she loved kayaking, white water rafting and also had been learning how to mountain climb and decided her first solo climb was going to be in Kodiak Alaska and she could not wait.

When she reached Mystic Falls and had visited the Ranger Station to discuss her climbing intentions she had met the chief ranger Asher and something had clicked, they had lunch together and he had shown her around the small town. Then they had spent the night together and it was as though they had always been together, Ashe’s love making had rocked her world and she felt as though they had known each other forever.

The climb is hard but is going well until on the decline the weather changes and taking all the steps taught to her she has one of her ropes bread and barely stops herself with her new ice pick but she had hurt her wrist and knew she had to use the emergency beacon to let the Rangers know she was in trouble.

Asher had known that his wolf was desperate to get to his mate and would do whatever it too to reach her no matter what it takes, the thought of a world without her in it was not worth contemplating.

It was fortunate that her love of shifter titles and the way in which mates were turned were her favourite read. She also loved Asher and even though she was human in her heart knew that there was something very special between them.

I guarantee that when you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down and you will be fascinated by the interactions between Asher and Ellis his Sire and Gemma his mother, they are so alike and both men constantly come to blows but his mother is a diamond.

Then there are the details behind Nicole’s rope that had failed on the climb and now it appears that perhaps someone may have been behind it but you will have to read this for yourself and I assure you that once you begin reading you will not stop until you reach the end.

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.
Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2023
This is one of the best books I've read by Delta James. You can see the pride she takes in her growth as an author. The book is well written and the chemistry between Nicole and Asher is combustible. Nicole is a strong woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. Asher is dominant, but not overbearing. Their story is fun to read and there is a surprising twist at the end that I did not anticipate. Great job! I can't wait for the next book in the series.

I received an advance copy and this is my honest review.

The Women of the Syndicate Masters: Northern Light

Alliance

Marley Knight – His arm was wrapped around her hips, while the other hand fisted the black locks of her hair, holding her in place as he pounded into her, reveling in her wet response that told him anger was not all she felt.

Gunnar Madsen, the Ice Lion of Aarhus, Blood Eagle Syndicate

Complication

Gabriella Broussard – By the time she’d pulled her long red curls up into a high ponytail and adjusted the shower temperature, she’d finished her first. His Gabriella wasn’t much shorter but had a far more curvaceous figure. She had an interesting, intelligent, and pretty face, large firm breasts, a smaller waist, and generous hips a man could use to his advantage when he fucked her. Her legs were long and well formed.

Anders Jensen, Snow Leopard, I am the Sentinel of Sabu, Valhalla Syndicate.

Judgement

Rhys Donovan, – A stunning blonde with violet eyes, her hair the color of honey, entered the room and a shroud of silence fell over the lounge. She glanced around, spotted him, and then took a table at the opposite end of the lounge. She was dressed in a lilac corset with raised embroidery of the same color and a matching thong.

Lars Jakobsson- Winter Tiger, Berserker of Gotland, Head of the Berserker 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.

Feral Oath: Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra #2

She has become prey for the powerful head of a syndicate, and he means to make her his own.

Raffi

Betrayal and heartache have been my friends for far too long. I did what was needed to find my sisters and rebuild our family. I will not let one night of blazing passion get in the way of fulfilling the oath I made to find who murdered our parents.

He may have secrets, but I have secrets of my own.

Nico
She thinks she can say no to me and get away with it. She thinks she can walk away after an intense night of passion. One taste and my beast knew she was ours. I don’t care what it takes.

A jaguar always captures its prey.

Meet the men and women of La Cosa Nostra. Their motto is family honor above all. They vow to protect their clans and live by an oath of honor and loyalty. The men are gorgeous, dangerous beasts seeking their fated mates. The women they love are bold and brilliant. Their love blazes bright and hot.

The Reviews

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 19, 2022
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This is the second 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, 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, honor, murder, justice, attitudes, obsession, confrontations, lies, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
This is a story about a H who is the head of the Rapace Syndicate, a jaguar shifter and a Dom. The h is a hacker known as the La Pantera and a sub. They receive an invite to the famous BDSM club Dante's and have been matched together.
Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion.
Sara B.
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars The second book in this series La Cosa Nostra is steamy and full of action!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 16, 2022
The second book in this series La Cosa Nostra is steamy and full of action. I’ve been on the lookout for the ARC to be available via Booksprout and when I saw it I jumped at the opportunity.

Raffi/Rafaella and Nico are paired for an invitation only event at Dante’s. Nico recognizes her as his fated mate and is determined to break all the rules to find out who his anonymous sub is and where to find her when she disappears from his bed.

Raffi is on a mission - well really 2 missions - get justice for herself and her sisters from the people who murdered her parents and the woman who profited from putting them is horrible circumstances within the foster system; and stay out of Nico Falconeri’s grasp and bed! She recognizes he is the perfect man/Dom for her, but she doesn’t think she has time for live right now.

Raffi takes Nico for a wild adventure as she hides from him and his efforts to uncover who she is and where to find her. I love how close he is to finding her the entire time, but he doesn’t put all the clues together.

I loved how she captained the rescue effort for bringing Nico home and how easily she took control over the clan, caused absolute havoc for the men, and won everyone’s affection and love. I am disappointed this time period (approximately a week) is only described as having happened versus actually having it happen on the page. The storyline jumps from the dangerous situation after leaving Milan, to Nico’s e rescue. It sounds like what happened during the week Raffi was in control was an absolutely amazing adventure!.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.. I’ve been on the lookout for the ARC to be available via Booksprout and when I saw it I jumped at the opportunity.

Raffi/Rafaella and Nico are paired for an invitation only event at Dante’s. Nico recognizes her as his fated mate and is determined to break all the rules to find out who his anonymous sub is and where to find her when she disappears from his bed.

Raffi is on a mission - well really 2 missions - get justice for herself and her sisters from the people who murdered her parents and the woman who profited from putting them is horrible circumstances within the foster system; and stay out of Nico Falconeri’s grasp and bed! She recognizes he is the perfect man/Dom for her, but she doesn’t think she has time for live right now.

Raffi takes Nico for a wild adventure as she hides from him and his efforts to uncover who she is and where to find her. I love how close he is to finding her the entire time, but he doesn’t put all the clues together.

I loved how she captained the rescue effort for bringing Nico home and how easily she took control over the clan, caused absolute havoc for the men, and won everyone’s affection and love. I am disappointed this time period (approximately a week) is only described as having happened versus actually having it happen on the page. The storyline jumps from the dangerous situation after leaving Milan, to Nico’s e rescue. It sounds like what happened during the week Raffi was in control was an absolutely amazing adventure!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rhonda Hicks
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the irony that came with the hunt
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 17, 2022
“…in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea…” Plato, 360 B.C.
James, Delta. Feral Oath: A Dark Paranormal Mafia Romance (p. 6). Kindle Edition.

"What the old philosopher hadn’t known, what had never been recorded by man, was that having foreseen what was to come, their patron god Poseidon had sealed their fate. The Atlanteans sent forth three of their bravest and wisest warriors, but they did not send them in the guise of man; instead, their master sorcerer granted them the ability to shift between man and beast. And so, the lion, the tiger, and the jaguar were sent to keep alive the story of Atlantis and to see that their seed never perished from the Earth.
Once safely delivered to the mainland and hidden from the sight of the Greek Gods, the three creatures spread across the land, seeking a new homeland and a new people. The tiger settled in Genoa, the jaguar in Sicily, and the lion in Sardinia."
James, Delta. Feral Oath: A Dark Paranormal Mafia Romance (p. 6-7). Kindle Edition.

'Feral Oath' is the second book in Delta James' "Syndicate Masters: La Cosa Nostra" series and it's riveting. The story opens up with an event at Dante's BDSM club for a celebration to be attended by invitation only. As a matter of fact, it's a masked event where each Dom has been assigned a sub who has either already played with that Dom or specifically requested to play with him. That's when we meet Nico Falconeri, aka the Predator of Palermo, who is the Jaguar shifter from Sicily. Not only that but his sub for the evening is none other than Rafaella, aka Raffi, Amato, aka La Pantera. Sparks fly, chemistry sizzles, and the scenes are hot as blue blazes but Raffi has made a solemn vow to follow the trail of who killed their parents, had the three sisters separated, thrown into three different foster homes, and sold their family home and possessions. She knows there's some kind of connection between her and Nico but she has convinced herself she doesn't have time for a relationship of any kind until her vow is fulfilled. Nico, on the other hand, knows she is his fated mate and doesn't intend to let her go but after falling asleep with the intention of claiming her the next morning, he wakes to an empty bed. The hunt is on and he intends to find her. There are a lot of twists and turns in this one with some secrets being revealed. Both of these characters are strong, alpha personalities in their own right … combined they're almost magical. This is a great read and now I can't wait for 'Defiant Vow' to come out.
Redrabbitt
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PREDATOR OF PALERMO AND LA PANTERA
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 8, 2022
The story is another spin-off in the Syndicate Masters series and will take place in and around Italy. The story will have a special event at Dante’s where Nico Falconeri was one of the invited single Doms, and they are paired up with single submissives. The event was masked and confidential, which meant there was no way for either sub or Dom to be sure with whom they were playing.

“The club had gone to great extent to ensure that the sub was willing to meet the needs of the Dom to whom she’d been assigned.”

“Sir, I have the submissive assigned to you. If she is acceptable, take her hand, and I will leave her to your care.”

“How could a creature this magnificent not be acceptable? A Dom who would not give everything to spend the evening with her is not a Dom worthy of her.”

Rafaella Amato is one of the subs attending the event and is paired with Nico Falconeri—even though neither knows who they are with. From a public exhibition to a private room, the night meets both of their needs. Rafaella will leave before Nico wakes, and he is unhappy. He knew from the moment they met that she was his fated mate. Marco isn’t budging, threats are working, and even hiring someone off the black web isn’t working. How will he find her again?

“There will come a time, Rafaella Amanto, that the right Dom will come along to take you in hand. When that time comes, I will gift him with a handmade strap he can apply to your backside.”—Genovese

The story has mystery, suspense, secrets, danger, life and death, and romance. The chemistry between Nico and Rafaella is immediate, and full of erotic passion. Now that Nico has had a taste of her, of his true fated mate, nothing will stop him until he finds her. I love the game of cat and mouse played, but in the end, the jaguar will capture, conquer and claim his mate.

“I have you now, my sweet mate.” “The tide had turned, and time and patience were now on his side.”

Nico: You have been a most precocious pet. Take my hand.
Raffi: You can’t order me around. You can’t do this to me.
Nico: I rather think I can. You will learn, my mate, that it’s better to accept my discipline than to fight it. I am your lord and master, and you will obey me or face the consequences of your actions.

“Rafaella needed to submit to him in the same way he needed to dominate her—completely and fully.”

“You are mine. You will be one with me.”

The story is a great addition to this series, and while it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, the epilogue is a setup for the next book, coming on October 6, 2022. The story does have scenes of dubious consent, dominance, submission, exhibition, and power exchange.

Judgment: Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights


Lars Jakobsson, the leader of the Berserker Syndicate controls everything. He is also my only hope.

Lars
Rhys Donovan is mine. The moment I laid eyes on her she became my obsession. We had one fabulous night together before she disappeared from my bed. In the end, she’ll come to me because I marked her and started her transition. And when she does, I’ll demand judgment.

Rhys
The moment our eyes connect my world shifts. I give myself one night with him and then I slip away. He isn’t a man to let go of what he considers his easily, and there’s no question that I’m his. I have never found myself so completely mesmerized by a man.

The question is not would I submit but would I survive?

Alliances are made. Complications are kept. Judgments are demanded.

The Reviews

Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2022
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This is the third and final book in the Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights series. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, surprises, mystery/secrets, family, friends/friendships, anger, fear, pain, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, hope/hopelessness, threats, kidnapping, deceit, manipulating, contentment, violence, compromise, frustration, determination, patience, evil, rivalry/rivals, corruption, murder, conspiracies, defiance, acceptance, disagreements, confrontations, revelations, loyalty, consequences, attitudes, honor, freedom, understanding, chaos, respect, betrayal, forgiveness, alliances, communication (lack of), judgments, obsession, sadness, retribution, desperation, mayhem, heartbreak, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love.
OMG! What a fitting ending to this series. In this story, the H is a white tiger (snow), leader of the Berserker Syndicate, Guardian of Gotland, a Dom and lives in Runestone, Sweden. The h is human and works for Lloyd's of London in their art theft and forgery division. She meets the H at the Baker Street BDSM club and....
You're just going to have to read the book to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion.
Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Judgment was passed.
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2022
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Lars and Rhys had a rocky start, with him staking his claim from the jump. Rhys slipped away from him having no knowledge of her new self. She's searching for justice and if the authorities won't help her, she'll use her feminine wiles on the local gangster. Of course Lars cannot let her go, bringing her kicking and screaming into the fold. She challenges him at every turn, earning herself some hard time over his lap. Sensual and steamy as any DJ novel. The plot with the painting was intricately woven into the love story and had a satisfying ending. A good read indeed.

I received an ARC from Booksprout for an honest review.
Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
4.0 out of 5 stars A different twist on a paranormal story
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2022
“Judgment” is book three in the ‘Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights’ series by Delta James. Although it’s part of a series, it can be read and enjoy it as a standalone story. It’s a paranormal romance that unfolds differently from most stories with shifters.

Lars Jakobsson and Rhys Donovan meet at a BDSM club in London. They scene together in a private room, and it’s an intense experience for both of them. Unbeknownst to Rhys, Lars is a tiger shifter. He recognizes her as being his fated mate. She’s human, though. Instead of talking to her about the situation, Lars decides to claim her and bites the back of her neck, an act that begins the process of transitioning her into a shifter. He doesn’t get her consent to do so. Rhys has no idea what he’s done, or even that the bite was much deeper than rough play. They both fall asleep after their encounter come on and when he awakens, he discovers she’s left him. It's a big problem because they never even exchanged names, and she has no idea she’s going to become a tiger shifter. There are lots of surprises in this story. Plus, Rhys has a missing sister who was working undercover with Interpol investigating Lars and his syndicate. The sisters were supposed to meet in another city, but only Rhys showed up. Now, someone is targeting Rhys.

Lars is the head of a massive criminal syndicate, but it seems that he it’s the only one who can help protect Rhys figure out what has happened to her sister, and who is targeting her. There is intense chemistry between Lars and Rhys, with the strong D/s dynamic this author is known for creating in the intimate scenes between leading characters. There are good secondary character, including the villains. The mystery is a solid one, and the solving of it is entertaining.

I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily sharing my thoughts and opinions. i also purchased a copy.

The Women of the Syndicate Masters

The Bargain

Katharine Donnelly – So, Con wouldn’t touch a dark-haired girl… that was interesting.

Conchobar O’Neill – black panther, Devil of Galway, Con was a mountain of a man with broad shoulders, a sculpted chest, lean waist, and washboard abs.

The Pact

Blaise Munro – She tossed her curly red mane, which fell past her shoulders, back over her head before donning the cap and scarf. Her stormy green eyes, normally tranquil, blazed with emotion and concern.

Gavan Drummond – Black Tiger, Gallowglass Syndicate – Tall with a muscular frame, dark hair, dark eyes, and permanent dark stubble.

The Agreement

Peyton Cooper- No, it was the patrician beauty with hair as black as his and ice blue eyes who he wanted beneath him.

Joshua Knight – Black Lion, Tiamat Syndicate.

The Understanding

Carys Mathieson – She wasn’t one of the lithe redheads or brunettes with gorgeous faces and perfect figures that he was photographed with so often. Carys didn’t think she was bad to look at, just nothing to really write home about—average, pleasingly plump her mother’s relatives had called her.

Braden Hughes, Beast of Penarth, Black Sabretooth

The Women of Tangled Vines

Uncorked

  • Name: Kinzie Edwards
  • Species: Wolf, Turned human
  • Mate: Damian Steele, Alpha of Luna De Lobo

Decanted

  • Name: Shasta Warren
  • Species: Wolf
  • Mate: Hudson Rhodes, Alpha of Coronado pack

Breathe

  • Name: Marissa Prentiss
  • Species: Wolf, Turned human
  • Mate: Ethan Storm, Alpha of Otter Creek

Full-Bodied

  • Name: Whitney Morrison
  • Species: Wolf, Turned human
  • Mate: Jameson Sinclair, Alpha of Earthly Spirits

Late Harvest

  • Name:Charlotte Beaufort
  • Species: Wolf
  • Mate: Daniel Lawson, Alpha of Wolf Song

Mulled Wine

  • Name: Chelsea Rhodes
  • Species: Wolf
  • Mate: Dax Lawson, Alpha of Ring of Fire pack

Becoming the Alpha – Tour

Becoming the Alpha

Wolf Hollow Pack Series Book 2

by Nicole Howl

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Lily watched as her mate, Jason, fought for – and won – the right to claim her. She didn’t realize that meant without her consent.

Jason has just challenged his father – Alpha of the Wolf Hollow Pack and King of the wolf shifters. The rebels have decided to use this challenge to state their demands for the future of wolf shifters everywhere. Jason’s father, The King, is attempting to kill them all – because they didn’t have enough to deal with already.

Lily has to figure out how to forgive her mate, Jason has to figure out how to survive, and the pack has to figure out how to manage through this turbulent time. Lily and Jason need to secure their relationship, their status, and the pack before everything devolves into chaos.

This is book 2 in the Wolf Hollow Pack series.

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Claiming My Mate

Wolf Hollow Pack Series Book 1

Lily has spent the last year as a captive of the Huntington’s, the Wolf Hollow royals. They’ve been away touring their other pack lands, but they’re back now…and have turned her new life upside down.

Jason is the future Alpha and King of Wolf Hollow. He’s just biding his time until he can do whatever he wants without the threat of his father hanging over him – at least, he was until he met his mate.

With every aspect of their lives attempting to keep them apart, can Lily and Jason get a happily ever after?

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Nicole Howl is the pen name for Kaylee Johnston. She is a paranormal romance author who has an obsession with wolves, vampires, and witches. She’s currently got 9,743 stories in her head and is writing as fast as she can to get them on paper. She lives with her husband, Russell, and beagle Bassett hound, Ollie, in Southern California. She’s obsessed with animals, books, and several TV shows that annoy the crap out of her husband (Gilmore Girls, Friends, New Girl, and How I Met Your Mother). She has a touch of awkwardness – hence why she’s referring to herself in the third person and is a big personality. Drop her a note to say hi!

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Secret Omega – Tour

Secret Omega

A Sweet Omegaverse Romance

by Romy Lockhart

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Secret Leto is going stir-crazy in the small town she grew up in. Full of Betas, Silver Lake is the safest place for an Omega in hiding, but she can’t stand to spend another second trapped there.

Passing for a Beta at Goldcrest College is so much harder than she expects. The big city is full of Alphas, and she’s starting to attract some attention that could ruin her shot at freedom.

Meeting a rare male Omega and his Alphas, her perfume is triggered, and there’s no going back. She can run from herself, but she can’t hide from her true mates.

Secret Omega is a standalone sweet omegaverse romance with college-aged characters, serious steam, and an HEA.

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Romy Lockhart writes paranormal reverse harem and M/F contemporary romance. All of her books contain steamy scenes between consenting adults. All of her reverse harems have harem ever afters, and all of her romance novels have happy endings.

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