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5 Star Review for Audiobook: Determined Mate (Holland Brothers #2) by Toni Griffin (Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney) (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) #MM #Shifter

image1Title: Determined Mate (Holland Brothers #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Toni Griffin (Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney) – Mischief Corner Books
Publication Date & Length:April 2016 – Approx 5 Hours

Synopsis

Jason Matthew’s is a broken man. He’s lived through hell and barely come out the other side. All he can think about is getting to his best friend, Brian, after that he has no idea. Jason’s scared out of his mind when he’s met by not only Brian but two large men as well, he does the only thing he can think to do. He tries to run. One of the men, though, turns out to be his mate. A mate he is in no condition to have or want, a mate that won’t allow him to flee.

Alex Holland is forced to stand by and watch as Jason is taken to the safest place they know, too scared to be around him. He knows something bad has happened to Jason and he’s going to need every ounce of his Alpha control to give his mate the time he needs to heal and start living again.

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**AUDIOBOOK**
This was a much more angsty and sad book than the first book. There is a lot more going on outside of the relationship. The fact that Jason has been kicked out because he’s gay and had an incident happen that messed him up in the first place that caused everyone to find out is the beginning of it. Then we have the person behind the crime… Then there is the over protective alpha.
It was just a great story to watch unfold and watch the characters bloom and develop as they find their way with each other.
I have to say that I enjoyed for once seeing mates that were fated to be together and knew that they wanted to be together, but were also willing to do the work they needed to in order for it to be a healthy relationship.
The narrator did a good job with this book as well as the first one.
Renee

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5 Star Review for Audiobook: Unexpected Mate (Holland Brothers #1) by Toni Griffin (Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney) #MM #Shifter

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: Unexpected Mate (Holland Brothers #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Toni Griffin (Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney) – Mischief Corner Books
Publication Date & Length: Agust 1, 2013 – 124 pgs

Synopsis

Brian Townsend was having one hell of a week. Rejected by his parents, kicked out of his pack and now his car breaks down on his way south. What else could go wrong? He soon finds out when the police rock up, and the sexy cop turns out to be his mate. What he didn’t expect was his mate to walk away from him, without so much as a backward glance.

Marcus Holland was having one hell of a week. Breaking up with his girlfriend, and then copping an earful from his mother about settling down and having kids. All he wanted was to go home and relax. Little did he know one last call-out on his way home would change his life for ever.

Can Marcus come to terms with the fact his mate is a man or will he risk losing Brian forever. However, not everyone in the pack is entirely happy with this mating.

NOTE: UM has been re-edited, and expanded by over 17 K.

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**AUDIOBOOK**
Brian is having a terrible week… then he finds Marcus, his mate, who only makes it worse… Marcus, who has always thought he was straight suddenly finds his mate is a man.. needless to say there is a whole lot of drama that goes on.. Brian is dealing with pain. Marcus is dealing with a mate that wasn’t the expected gender.
However, somehow, it all comes together so perfectly. This was a great story. I really enjoyed watching Brian open up as he became more and more comfortable with Marcus and their mating.
This was quite the fluffy love story since there wasn’t all that much angst, but I still found that I liked it more than I normally do such light stories since there was the whole unexpectedness of Brian being Marcus’ mate.
I do have to say I didn’t particularly care for the narrators voice for Brian, but that’s the only real issue I had with the narration.
Renee

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New Release: 4 and 3.5 Star Reviews for Wolf, Becoming by Rory Ni Coileain (AUTHOR INTERVIEW) #MM #Paranormal @RoryNi

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Title: Wolf, Becoming
Author Name & Publisher: Rory Ni Coileain (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 24, 2016 – 28, 871 Words

Synopsis

Volyk learns very young that he has to hide what he is—oboroten’, shape-shifter—after his father is killed and skinned by a hunter, and the pack that takes in his pregnant mother is hostile to his kind. When Volyk is ordered to fight the pack’s beta to prove his fitness, but instead obeys his hormones and tries to mount him, he’s declared an abomination and forced to flee.

Ilya, too, hides a secret. Being young and gay in modern Russia is dangerous, and he knows it. But the truth eventually gets out, and his brothers lure him into the forest to kill him. They’re stopped by Volyk, who hides the mortally wounded Ilya in his den. The only way to heal the human is to turn him into an oboroten’.

Unfortunately, Ilya’s gentle nature is ill suited to the life of a wolf. But when Volyk’s old pack returns, seeking to take away Volyk’s magickal den, Ilya will have to embrace – truly become – the wolf Volyk made him, to save both his mate’s life and his own.

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FourStars

This was a good book, but different. The concept and the plot line is very original and unique.

The author takes the legend of the werewolf and puts in a bit of a twist. I love that. I don’t want to say too much to give away the surprise and the uniqueness of the story. Suffice it to say that this is a really good story.

The first half of the book, though, is a bit confusing. Each chapter is of a different time period and I had trouble weaving them together. There was no introduction or leading paragraph to connect them. So they felt jumbled. After the 50% or so mark, then it made more sense and the story improved greatly.

I do recommend this story. Especially for werewolf story lovers. This one is unique and a must read for the wolf shifter m/m story lover.

Ariel

ThreeandHalfStars

This was a new author for me and I really hate it when I don’t enjoy the book. It was very hard to read and I kept putting it down and struggling to get through it. It felt very chopped up and that made it hard to read. The story behind all it seemed to be very good and that is what kept me reading the book. I never really connected to either of the MC’s but like the story itself. The story did seem to kind of end rather abruptly and would have liked to see an epilogue.

Lynn

Excerpt

And the angel said unto them, be not afraid…

Ilya was not afraid. Enraptured, yes. Entranced. But not afraid. He had been ready for death when he closed his eyes in the wolf’s embrace. Instead, he was whole, and awake, and in the arms of a man more handsome than any angel. Volyk’s long thick hair was the brown and gray of the wolf’s pelt, his cheekbones angular, his lips full. And his eyes were the same beautiful fiery amber as the wolf’s.

Maybe he had only dreamed the wolf. Or maybe he was still dreaming. Surely he had done nothing in his life to earn the gift this moment would be if it were real.

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