Review of:  Snow Kisses for My Omega by C.W. Gray (audiobook)

TITLE: Snow Kisses for My Omega (audiobook)
AUTHOR: C.W. Gray
SERIES: Hobson Hills Omegas book 2
PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE: Mpreg
RELEASE DATE: Aug 05 2019

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Story takes place in the Omegaverse. Hobson Hills Omegas: Book Two.
Greyson Bishop is a hot mess. He’s pregnant, and his alpha dumped him. His boss is stealing his work and claiming it as his own. His roommate is abusive, and his landlord just gave him a week to move out. Most importantly, he’s in love with a man that’s way out of his league. He needs to get his shit together so he can be a good father and maybe, just maybe, catch the alpha of his dreams.
Harper Wilson has his shit together but desperately wants the omega he’s fallen in love with. Grey knows Harper is a demisexual and accepts him, lock, stock, and barrel. All he needs to do is figure out how to get his omega out of Florida and into Harper’s home in Maine.
The two men are meant for each other, but vile exes and lying bosses do their best to ruin the happily ever after Grey and Harper deserve.
Author’s note: 30,000+ words. This is a m/m, non-shifter, mpreg love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA. There are a few potty mouths, so beware. 18+ listeners only, please. It is the second book in the series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins.


Narration: This was a Curtis Lee narration. And because I’m new to audio, he’s a new one for me. I liked his voice. The audio was clean and easy to listen to. His cadence was good, and his emphasis was spot-on. Because I’m a huge C.W. fan, I jumped on this audiobook and wasn’t disappointed.

Story: C.W. is a guilty pleasure for me. (The POVs aren’t marked, and a bit of head-hopping, but I just love the stories).

Snow Kisses for My Omega is book 2 in the series, and can be listened to as a stand-alone, but its much better in order, even at this point in the series. The series follows the men of the Wilson family in Hobson Hills, Maine. It’s a small town where everyone knows everyone, and it revolves around everything the Wilsons run in and around town. But don’t get the wrong idea, these are great people who will support anyone from the town who needs it!

This book focuses on Harper Wilson and Greyson Bishop. It’s marked as no angst, but there is a little bit, but it’s needed in the story, so lol it was okay. I’ve not read too many demisexual romance books (this is my second – also from CW), but I think CW brings that to light here. I had to ask my teenage daughter about it, but I think it affects a lot more people than others think.

Harper is a sweet alpha who needs a little more to feel sexually attracted to anyone. Because of that, he has trouble with relationships until he meets Greyson over the internet.

With Greyson so far away, Harper gets to know him over the time he needs and falls in love with him. But Greyson has a HUGE secret and a jerk for a roommate. It doesn’t take long for Harper to figure things out where the book starts, and he rescues Greyson. But in true Wilson fashion, he brings Greyson’s Abuela along with them!

This is a sweet mpreg series that I’ve found myself addicted to not only the Kindle version but now the audio as well.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review of:  Hillbilly Diner’s Omega by Corie Rosling (audiobook)

TITLE: Hillbilly Diner’s Omega (audiobook)
AUTHOR: Corie Rosling
SERIES: Sugar Beach
PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE: Mpreg
RELEASE DATE: Apr 16 2019

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One omega on the run.
One alpha resigned to a life alone.
Until the day their paths cross and their fates are sealed.
Dai
I thought I had an alpha who would love me forever. But I found out the hard way I was wrong. Broken and bleeding, I have no choice but to run, but I have nowhere to go. No one to turn to. Until I meet him — Jace. He promises me a home. Safety. Maybe even a second chance at love. I want to believe that’s possible. But after all I’ve been through, how can I trust another sexy alpha?
Jace
I’ve always been looking for something I couldn’t find — that one special omega who could become the center of my world. I’ve almost given up hope when Dai walks into my life. One look at him, and I know. So I give him a home. A job. My heart. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect what we’ve built. The omega is mine. And I’m going to prove it to him.
Hillbilly Diner’s Omega is a steamy non-shifter mpreg 34,000-word novella set in an Omegaverse. This is a steamy younger man/older man mpreg story.


Narration: Richard Sack narrated this. It was a first for me with him, and I wasn’t a fan. His voice is older sounding, so the Dai parts just didn’t work for me. It was okay for Jace since he was older, but that’s it…just okay. I felt he read too slow in most parts and it was a bit stuttered. In parts, it was a struggle for me to get through the whole thing. But I thought the story was cute, so I kept at it.

Story: This is an insta-love non-shifter mpreg story. It’s a short cute read that had me saying aww a couple of times. Hillbilly Diner’s Omega was also my first Corie Rosling book, and if she has a new narrator, it won’t be my last listen. Otherwise, I’ll have to stick to their written books.

This is an Alpha/omega world built well in the short amount of time the author had here. I found myself pushing for Dia to have his HEA within a few minutes of starting the book. He’s a sweetheart who tried to take care of everyone he could.

Jace is a proud hillbilly that made me smile. He may be older, but it wasn’t because he was out doing every omega he could, but that he just hadn’t found the right one for him yet. I liked that since we see too many man-whore-to-perfect-mate stories out there nowadays.

I liked how there was no angst between the MCs, just the back story and the ass that Dai was with before. I was a little off about Dai’s parents and why they weren’t there for him, but it was just a niggle, nothing major.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of listening this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Heart Held Hostage” by Jo Tannah

TITLE: Heart Held Hostage
AUTHOR: Jo Tannah
SERIES: Chronicles of the Serai
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela Waters
GENRE: Sci-Fi; Mpreg
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 104 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2018
PRICE: $4.99 – e-book/ $5.50 – paperback

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The Serai have won the galactic war. Tasked to take charge of the human assimilation into their herd, Prince Jytrerd never thought to find a mate among the human slaves. He learns that the human Captain Ian McCaskey is his potential breeder and saves his life. Because they are sterile, the Serai need the genetic materials their captives give to father their younglings. But Ian resists, and it doesn’t take long for Jytrerd to realize that for their relationship to flourish, the two of them must connect on a deeper level. It is now up to Jytrerd to make Ian understand that he is valued above all others.
Warning: this book contains m-preg.


Heart Held Hostage is the first book in the Chronicles of the Serai by Jo Tannah. I liked this book. I loved the cover of the book, and I will admit to wanting to read the book just because of the beautiful cover. What can I say, I like Centaurs, and after reading the blurb I decided to give it a try, and for the most part, I wasn’t disappointed.

There were a couple of things that the author needs to keep in mind when writing future books in the series. The size of the humans relative to the size of the Centaurs especially when the Centaurs are so much larger than the humans. How an equine body would move around a room, going upstairs, getting into and out of a bathtub, sitting down on furniture, stuff like that. A lot of the time, the author has the Centaurs moving around a room and doing basic things like taking a bath or sitting on a chair like a human would and that tended to pull me out of the story since I work with horses daily and know how they move and lie down so I know what situations would be feasible and what just wouldn’t work with their equine bodies.

I also wish that the story was told in a dual point of view. I think if we had Ian McCaskey’s POV that it would have made the book so much better and helped me feel the emotional connection between Prince Jytrerd and Ian.

I did like how Jo Tannah made the Centaurs her own and changed up where the male anatomy would be. Unlike a traditional Centaur where the male anatomy is the same as a male horse, these Centaurs have their male anatomy in a hidden pouch in the chest area of the horse where it ties in with the front legs. At least that’s what I got from the author’s description. I liked the idea that the Serai are sterile and that instead of killing off all of their enemies after a war that they test them to see if they would be useful as potential breeders or sex slaves. I wasn’t so keen on having the human woman with no weapon skills being the ones to dispatch the ones that aren’t chosen as breeders or slaves. I thought it was a little cruel. But it does fit with how the Centaurs are depicted at that point in the book, which is as a superior, arrogant, and cold race.

I did like how the story progresses and the relationship between Prince Jytrerd and his potential breeder Ian. It has its ups and downs, and Jytrerd will have to change the way he treats his mate and his other slaves if he is going to be truly happy.
I also loved Woll and Sebastian and Francis. I hope to see more of them in the next book in the series.

Overall, not a bad start to a new series and I liked it enough that I will read the next book when it comes out.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Orion’s Circle” by Victoria Sue

TITLE: Orion’s Circle
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
SERIES: Sirius Wolves series
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: –
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter; Mpreg
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 172 pages
RELEASE DATE: Nov 7, 2017
PRICE: $1.18 -e-book

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According to legend, when humankind is at its most desperate, the goddess Sirius will send three of the most powerful werewolf shifters ever created to save mankind. However, because they are so powerful, they will need a fourth to complete them, to calm them and help them reach their full potential.
Aden, a young were, has been his pack’s omega ever since, at the age of fifteen, he didn’t shift like everyone else. Caught, reviled, and tortured because of his empathic abilities, he knew on the night he was told to run as sport for the pack hunters that it would end in his death. What he didn’t know, however, was that on the same night he’d also meet the love of his life and a pathway to answers, because Aden is far more than just a pack omega.
What begins as a hunt soon becomes a new adventure as Aden discovers that he has not only one, but three destined mates, and his role as lover is far more than trivial. The fate of all humankind rests upon it.


Aden is a young omega who’s been mistreated and tortured by his pack for years. One night, his pack decides to hunt and probably kill him when three mysterious wolves came and rescued him.
Aden understood that he’s met his fated mate. The three of them.
Blaze, Darrick, and Connor, are the Orion’s circle, and they were created by the goddess Sirius herself to protect mankind. They’re mated, but didn’t expect to meet their fourth mate, the sweet and beautiful Aden.

Orion’s Circle is the first book of the Sirius Wolves series.

Aden is young, sweet, and beautiful with a great heart, he’s an omega and an empath. After years being tortured by his pack, he didn’t expect to be saved, and most of all, to be loved. I like Aden, even if he seems fragile and weak, he’s not. He’s stronger than a lot of people. He’s a survivor and still cares for his pack and people.

Blaze, Darrick, and Connor are the most powerful wolves among all the wolves. They’ve known each other since they were born (literally), they grew up together, fought together, and love together. They’re fated mates, and after six centuries on earth, they know each other like no one else. But They’re also different from each other. Blaze is the protector, Connor the empath (most powerful empath) and Darrick is the reason.

I like this book. It the first one of the series, and it put the background, the universe, the characters and the plots into place for the series. There’re two plots, in my opinion. The main one with Aden, Blaze, Darrick, and Connor mating, the second one is more complicated and darker, with the introduction to werewolves to human and all the ramifications that it implies. It also introduces a lot of secondary characters, some are interesting and intriguing, while others are clearly despicable, and I loved hating them.
Beside the fact that it’s a M/M/M/M and Mpreg, it’s hot and sexy, and I enjoyed it a looooooooooot.

It’s a good start for the series.

3.5 OtpimuMMs for the Omega and his Alphas.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Review: “Slow Heat” by Leta Blake

TITLE: Slow Heat
AUTHOR: Leta Blake
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: Dar Albert
GENRE: Paranormal; Shapeshifter; Mpreg
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 354 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017
PRICE: $5.99 -e-book / $14.30 –paperback
  

BLURB:

A lustful young alpha meets his match in an older omega with a past.

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he’s long since given up hope that he’ll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He’s fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.

When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can’t be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.

But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha–as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn’t sure it’s worth it. But Jason isn’t giving up his destined mate without a fight.

This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong happy ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.


The one thing that stands out the most is the amazing world Leta Blake has created. It’s a dystopian-like society with very strict rules. What really impressed me was that the author took the time to think of the effects of male pregnancy. In fact, a lot of the storyline is in regards to the biology of humans with a wolf-like mentality. The reader is not left taking things as a fact but given the reasons.

Another interesting fact is that, at it’s core, Slow Heat is a May/December romance. Vale is an omega in his mid-thirties while Jason is a 19 year-old alpha. I love when authors go against the stereotypes. In fact, there are quite a few examples of it in the book. Not only is Vale older but he is also a professor while Jason is just a student. This to me is a prime example of how and where roles come to play in their relationship. Another pair who do not fit the typical mold is Jason’s parents. There is something special about an alpha male that cooks.

The book is appropriately named because the courtship of Vale and Jason is slow. They have to follow the rules of being bonded. I was starting to struggle with reading it because I feared the author had limited the possible outcomes. This was not the case. The omega rights and restrictions reminded me of battles we humans have had and are continuing to fight.

With all the groundwork and research Leta Blake did, I really think this should be a series. For one, I must find out what happens with Xan. He’s one of those characters that you love even when he makes you mad. I would like to see a change in omega rights. There is so much potential here for a beautiful series. Did I mention that I would really love a Happily Ever After for Xan?

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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