Complication (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 2)

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

The Reluctant Retiree

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

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

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

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

Complication is a fated mates provocative paranormal romance.

The Reviews!

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

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

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

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

Alliance (Syndicate Masters: Northern Lights Book 1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a "REAL, GROWN PNR,👉PEOPLE" 💯

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

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

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

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

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

Delta James PNR DARK GENRE is very INTENSE.

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

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

The Understanding: (Syndicate Masters Book 4)

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

This is such a great story and ending to the series. The couple are ones that you can easily identify with. I could swear I saw hints in the ending of things to come in future series. That makes it so much better while I wait!.
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The Reluctant Retiree

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

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

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

The Reviews!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heartquake – Tour

Heartquake

by Terry Newman

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Coffee shop owner, Charlee Lightheart, views corporations with contempt. She believes her father died at the hands of the pharmaceutical industry. When she’s approached to run for city council on an anti-fracking platform, she’s reluctant. She’s not sure this movement is her cause.

Billionaire Riley Brockton has given up on love. Then he walks into Charlee’s shop. All he wanted was coffee and muffins. From that first electrifying touch, he knows he needs more. He withholds one piece of vital information: he’s a lionshifter.

A rogue reporter sets out to reveal the one secret that can destroy the anti-fracking movement and the couple’s relationship. Can their love survive the truth and public exposure?

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She’s also worked as a reporter, a communications specialist and a freelance writer. She’d had clients worldwide, and researched and wrote hundreds of eBooks and print books as well as ghostwrote novellas and short stories.

One day she woke and decided to make her dream of writing her own novel come true. She sets all her stories in fictional towns in northeast Ohio and writes about things she loves—like coffee.

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She has a daughter, a son-in-law, and a grandpuppy, and lives in North Lima, a real town in northeast Ohio.

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The Pact: Syndicate Masters Book 2

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

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fierce Predator

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

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

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

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

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

Reviews:

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

This is such a fantastic ending to the series. Piper and Remy have known what they are to each other for years. Unfortunately a decision he made when they were both much younger has come back to bite him. This plays out almost as a “Second Chance” romance. The only question is if they will get that second chance before the Darkness comes for them.

Reluctant Retiree

Book Blurb:

My life has always been lived on my own terms.

I’ve known all my life that my fated mate was Rémy Gautier, the son of the Alpha of New Orleans, but he walked away from me a long time ago.

Now, he’s come back wanting me to fall into his bed and share with him the one thing that has kept the Wolf Meadow pack strong and distinct—the secret of the ancient dire wolves.

The Darkness has returned ready to obliterate the one thing it hates most—Rémy’s pack. With the help of an elemental sorceress, can we turn the tide and destroy the Darkness once and for all?

Touch of Destiny is a supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers. A second chance romance that includes a she-wolf who knows who she wants, a stubborn fated mate and an evil that wants to destroy their destiny.

Dorothy
5.0 out of 5 stars happy 😃 but yet a little sad 😢
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2022
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Another great series comes to an end. Remy finally claimed his fated mate Piper. At first Remy believed he had nothing to offer Piper that is why he left to become a Navy Seal leaving behind a broken heart Piper. But loved won out in the end. As they defeated the darkness that was set on destroying Remy’s family. Great story. I enjoyed this series very much. It was great to read about the parents in the Wayward Mate and the Tangled Vines series but to read about the children all grown up and finding their fated mates just makes you go aww 🥰. Great job Delta James.
Irene Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES....
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2022
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This is the fifth and final book in the Fated Legacy series. It's a fast-paced and continuation from the previous book that will keep you engaged from start to finish.
The year is 2048 and what started in New where a dark evil entity was on the loose and is now moving around the globe looking for a body to attach t itself to. The "Darkness" continues to rain havoc and the battle against it continues to grow. Now the "Darkness" has returned and is ready to obliterate the one thing it hates most: the H pack.
OMG! What a fitting ending to this series. This is the H and h story to save Riviere Du Loop and the shifters. But they need help....all the characters from the first four books are all brought together to plot and plan the fight against the "Darkness". Do they win?
Read to find out what happens.
Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars Remy and Piper
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2022
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I always dread when a series is complete. I miss the characters from all the books. But this books brings them all back together and I get to say a fond farewell and hope to read about them again. Remy intrigued me from the start. Where will he fit in, who will he find is his fated….all was answered in the best way. I loved this series as I did the one with their parents earlier.
Redrabbitt
5.0 out of 5 stars TEXAS COWGIRL AND NEW ORLEANS SEAL
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2022
The series is an ongoing saga, and this is the sixth and final story. I love that we see the next generation—the offspring of those from Wayward Mates and Tangled Vines—but we also get to catch up with the couples from the first two series. The story begins in 2028 with seven-year-old Piper Nichols and her mother chatting about her abilities and love of the ranch land. It picks up in 2039, she is grown up, and they are at a party where Rémy Gautier is preparing to leave and go into the Navy as a SEAL. Both Piper and Rémy know they are fated mates, but they are young, and he leaves anyway, leaving Piper broken-hearted and determined not to let another male wolf hurt her. The main story takes place in 2048 and moves around the globe.

“Sometimes, a clever she-wolf will not show all she can do. Keep something in reserve that no one knows about in case you ever need it.”

“Make him sweat, make him work to earn your love. Then, if you still feel about him the way I think you do, graciously forgive him and hold it over his head for the rest of his life.”

As this series saga has unfolded, it is a battle of good versus darkness. The Darkness is returning to New Orleans, growing more powerful, and intended to destroy the Gautier family. With the joining of so many fated mates, and unique abilities and powers, they are preparing for a final battle, one they must win. First, the last two unmated children, Rémy Gautier and Piper Nichols must take their vows, but Piper has been hurt, bitter, and angry. She won’t just lie down and accept her fate easily; she is determined that Rémy needs to pay for the pain and heartache he caused her. She runs from him—but he follows her.

“On a good day, Piper was the sexiest she-wolf that ever walked the face of the earth, but when she fought dirty, oh yeah, that really did it for him. It meant he could unleash his own beast to claim her. She was his perfect mate—the yin to his yang, the soft to his hard.”

The story’s plot is the relationship between Rémy and Piper, but it is also how the various couples must pull together to overcome The Darkness, not just to slow it down but to destroy it for good. It is plotting and planning, and it will include several couples to make it happen. One, being, Rémy, and Piper. Timing and unity are crucial for it to happen.

I loved the chemistry between Rémy and Piper—they both know they are fated mates, yet it is a decade before they get together. Piper was hurt and has held onto that anger of rejection that Rémy must work through. Once she knows he is here to stay, he isn’t leaving her and even accepts her help; they find happiness.

Rémy: I am the wolf who was born to take you in hand.
Piper: And what does that make me?
Rémy: The she-wolf who was born to rule my heart and soul.

The good, the bad, and the evil finalize this last book in the series. As we all know will happen, Good wins over Darkness, but it is because of unity and love. I don’t know if Ms. Delta James will do another spin-off from this series, but a few things within the story gives this reader hope that she will.

“I am here, my beloved. I will always be here.

Touch of Ice: Fated Legacy Book 4

I struggled with this one. It’s well written, both main characters are great, but… The heroine is decidedly strong-willed and is a missing piece of the puzzle that is needed to finally get rid of the Darkness, but ….. There’s just something that isn’t sitting so well with me.

Book Blurb:

The Darkness has never seen anything like me.

I have been rejected my whole life because I am a sorceress and a wolf-shifter. I have only shifted a few times in my life. I live outside of the closest pack on unclaimed land and have worked hard to make a life for myself in a small village in the Outer Hebrides.

Branson Norris is the son of the Alpha of Ravenscar and the Madonna of the North. He’s a man who is celebrated for his family and his accomplishments; he thinks he can claim me as his fated mate.

He is willing to take on the Darkness and the Ruling Council when they try to intervene. He will stop at nothing to claim what he thinks is his.

We must face the Darkness together to begin understanding the evil that is stalking our world.

Anne Young-Cronister
5.0 out of 5 stars Bran and Renata💕
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2021
I loved this story!! Renata’s character has a rough start in life but definitely overcomes that! Bran has everything he could want except a fated mate. The two of these characters come alive when your reading this book! The emotional ride of their romance sucks you in to enjoy it also. And as you know, the path to a fated mate is never truly very easy. The loneliness and seclusion is not a good thing for anyone. For this writer to actually convey such feelings makes such a wonderful read!! Of course, the HEA is an absolute rewarding thing of beauty. I love this series that Delta James has created is just so detailed that I feel as the reader that I’m actually have stepped into that story. I definitely recommend if you like a good book!!

I reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Marybeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Renata and Branson
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2021
We are getting closer to the end. They have found their sorceress. Renata is both a wolf shifter and a sorceress. She has been raised outside of the packs, so she is at a loss when dealing with an alpha. Branson is an alpha and he has found his mate in Renata.

This is a wonderfully complex book. The author skillfully weaves all the different threads together to give us a better picture. This is not the last book in the series, that is still coming. I loved the HEA for Renata and Branson and am looking forward to the next book.

I received this book as am Advanced Reader Copy and this is my honest opinion.
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Fury of Destruction: Dragonfury, Book 7

The long awaited return to the world of Dragonfury is here! For those of us who have been eagerly waiting for this book, the author doesn’t disappoint. The story picks up almost seamlessly from the previous book and gives us the story of the next Nightfury to find his mate. Along the way, we see couples from the previously books and get what I consider to be hints of action to come!

Book Blurb:

A man on the warpath…

Dragon warrior Gage has earned his brutal reputation. He strikes hard and fast, killing without mercy or remorse. But with the Nightfury lair full of females and a newly adopted son to protect, his ability to focus takes a hit. When one mistake leads to another, putting an innocent woman on enemy radar, he’s forced to decide—keep her safe by taking her with him or roll the dice and hope she goes unnoticed by the Razorback pack.

The woman in his way…

Samantha Redhook isn’t a pushover. She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. But with her business failing, desperation pushes her to take a contract she normally wouldn’t have, landing her in a world of trouble. Can she save the situation before things get worse or will an error judgment put an end to her dreams, and then her life?

HunnyB
4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for Nightfury fans
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2021
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This book was a long-awaited continuation in the Nightfury saga. While the book was mostly about Gage returning home and adjusting to life away from his time in captivity, it was also moving everyone else's story right along with him! A lot happens here, and I do mean a LOT! Gage finds his prickly mate while laying a trap for the Razorbacks. Once he realizes he is in the presence of his mate and muscles his feisty Samantha away to safety, the multi-story arcs kick into high gear!! We get a much closer look at Azrad (his talents and intellect are eye-opening) and his pack to see how events are coming together with Ivar's plan for the HE female breeding program. Angela and Rikar are soon front and center for a surprising revelation after her brief exposure to Ivar's lab. Bastien and Myst are worriedly preparing for the arrival of their son. Sloan is finally in the spotlight and steps up in huge ways to help out his pack and to rejoin the land of the living. We get to know all of the metallics (Haider & Nian along with Gage) and Osgard more clearly. We see how they are working through their shared trauma together and coming along as a family. We also start to see outside alliances forming to aid in the war against Rodin. Zidane and his death squad and mercenaries are officially in the Seattle area and gunning for the Nightfury pack. That may not be his only agenda however... Lots of action sequences, surprising abilities being revealed, as well as steamy bonding time between Gage and Samantha as she finds her way in her sudden new reality.

Rethinking Audiobooks

Books on tapes are nothing new. I can remember hearing about them when I was much younger. At that point in time, they were primarily intended for blind or visually impaired individuals. If I’m not mistaken, they tended to be the classics. They had a special cassette player you were given and then you checked the individual books out of a library.

Spin the years forward to today. Now Audiobooks are widely available. Most authors readily embrace audiobooks as a way to reach yet another segment of the audience. Also, they are available from more places.

Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 different sources. There are more. I can think of NetGalley, BookFunnel, iTunes, and Audible. These are the ones I use.

So why would you listen to an audiobook? There are many reasons, while taking a long trip, while shopping, walking the dog, taking a hike. I’m sure you can think of others. Recently, however, I came across other reasons.

Since I’m somewhat of a speed reader, there are often things that my mind just glosses over. When you are listening to an audiobook, you can’t do that. So details that previously escaped you are brought out. No matter how many times I read “Brought to Heel” by Delta James, I completely missed the fact that Dylan’s pack is located in the Tidewater, Virginia area.

After listening to more of that series, I was delighted to hear how the narrator was able portray the assorted regional accents the characters would have. It also helped me to locate where Ravenscar was. Ravenscar is a major pack in the Alpha Lords series. Obviously, I knew it was in Great Brittan, but until I listened to the last book in the Wayward Mates series, I didn’t know it was located in England itself.

Something else that others may find happening while they are reading. Foreign names just fly by me. I can’t pronounce them to save my soul! But when Anna Lowe had her Aloha Shifters recorded, her narrator does an absolutely fabulous job of the tongue-twisting Hawaiian names!

So there are many reasons to listen to audiobooks. I hope you’ll try some soon!

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