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Rock Star Baby by Erin M. Leaf

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Bad Oak Boys, 1

Ryan Oakley, lead singer of Bad Oak and heartthrob extraordinaire, isn’t looking for a girlfriend. He’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, but after the explosive encounter he has with a guy he meets backstage, he realizes he’s more flexisexual than he’d thought. Of course, suddenly being able to shift into a wolf is an unexpected side effect he didn’t expect and can barely control. 

Bardulf Forst is Alpha-Heir to his pack, but he can’t resist his little sister when she begs him to meet Ryan Oakley. When he realizes the sexy singer is his mate, he can’t deny instinct. He claims the famous rock star even though he knows his father won’t approve: heirs are supposed to have children and two males can’t reproduce. 

Little do they know that they’re about to experience an ancient shifter biological imperative: when two male Alphas mate, unexpected miracles sometimes happen.

Be Warned: m/m sex, MPREG

 

Excerpt:

Bardulf liked Ryan Oakley, a lot, and he usually didn’t like humans all that much. He didn’t dislike them; he just preferred not to get tangled up in too much humanity. It was dangerous for shifters and humans to mingle. However, his wolf liked Ryan Oakley, and that was downright disturbing. All his instincts screamed mine at him every time he glanced at the singer.

What the fuck was going on? He took a deep breath, letting the scent of the man tease at him. Ryan smelled like wood and wire and all the stuff that goes along with playing a finely crafted electric instrument, with an added little touch of “bad boy” flavor on top. Ryan smelled like someone he already knew, as if his essence had been hardwired into Bardulf’s psyche, and that was incredibly fucked up. His wolf growled softly at him, prodding him into moving closer.

“If you don’t want to do the kissing thing, I’m okay with that,” he offered quietly.

Ryan’s eyes widened a fraction. Bardulf watched the man’s pupils expand until the black almost swallowed the bright whiskey brown irises. He ached to run his hands through Ryan’s tousled dark hair. It just touched the man’s shoulders. It looked like sable. Jesus, he had it bad. He wanted to adjust his cock, but figured that would be a serious tell, and he couldn’t afford to spook the human.

“No, that’s okay. It’s fine.” Ryan smiled, though it seemed a tad forced to Bardulf. “Especially if your sister insists on it. I wouldn’t want to be the cause of any kind of sibling rift.”

If he only knew it wasn’t Faylen who is insisting on a kiss, Bardulf thought as he swallowed his wolf back. He’d perfected control over the years, with a lot of hard work. He’d had to learn to harness his beast, ever since he’d realized he was an Alpha, and therefore twice as dangerous as an ordinary werewolf. He would not act like a wild puppy. He also wasn’t going to dance around this situation like a teenager for much longer. If Ryan said he was willing to give up a kiss, then Bardulf was going to take the invitation. He stepped close enough to feel Ryan’s warmth. “If you’re certain, I’m not going to turn you down.”

Ryan licked his lips. “Yeah.” His voice cracked. “I’m sure. Go for it.” He lifted his chin. “We’ve got fifteen minutes before the rest of the guys come in for the meet and greet and general picture taking.”

Bardulf looked at him. Ryan was a hair taller than he was, and just as muscular, not that it mattered one bit. Weres were stronger than humans. He could rip Ryan’s throat out in the time it took for the musician to blink. But you wouldn’t do that to your mate, a voice in the back of his head said. Bardulf’s heart tripped at the thought. Fucking hell, he thought, mouth suddenly dry as a desert. Mate? Ryan was human.

“Well? What are you waiting for?” Ryan asked him.

Bardulf didn’t have the heart to tell him that instead of a kiss, he suddenly wanted a bite. He wanted to claim Ryan as his own. His wolf howled in his head and the tips of his fingers prickled as he took a deep breath and forced his body to obey his will. He would not fucking shift here.

“Okay, fine. If you’re getting cold feet, I’ll take care of it,” Ryan murmured, stepping close and grabbing Bardulf’s biceps. He wasn’t gentle about it, and that just made his wolf like the man even more. Bardulf steeled himself, and then Ryan’s lips were on his.

Soft. Sweet, Bardulf thought, and then his wolf growled. Mine.

Ryan gasped as Bardulf slid his fists into his hair and deepened the kiss. He licked inside, chasing Ryan’s taste. He had to get closer. He needed more. Ryan shuddered and kissed him back, fingers tightening to the point of pain on Bardulf’s arms. Bardulf didn’t care. His wolf liked it. He slid a thigh between Ryan’s legs and shoved. Ryan stumbled back and Bardulf followed until they hit the wall, and then he had to come up for air.

“Fucking hell,” Ryan whispered, lips wet and red as he stared at Bardulf.

Bardulf agreed. Mate, his wolf rumbled.

****

Ryan couldn’t breathe right. He also couldn’t move, not with Bardulf’s leg thrust between his and rubbing in the perfect spot, right up against his dick. He wasn’t sure he wanted to move. Instead of struggling, he grabbed Bardulf’s face and drew the man in again, kissing him harshly. If he was going to turn gay in a fraction of an instant, he was going to fucking enjoy it as much as possible. The stubble on Bardulf’s jaw scraped over his palms, and he shivered, liking that more than he ought to. Although, when have I ever done what I was supposed to do? he thought, licking into Bardulf’s mouth eagerly.

Bardulf didn’t resist. Instead, he shoved closer, pushing Ryan into the cinderblock wall hard enough so that he could feel every goddamn inch of his muscled body. The sensation of Bardulf’s heart thundering against his own was only vaguely reassuring.

“What the fuck is happening?” he managed to ask, in between kisses that resembled bites more than anything else at this point. Bardulf smelled amazing—better than any other lover he’d ever had. And he’d had a lot, before his self-imposed moratorium last year. He’d decided he didn’t want another random hookup because those encounters always left him feeling empty, but Bardulf didn’t make him feel like that. He smelled sort of familiar, like he already knew the man. The scent was something like a forest mixed with hot steel. Wild and fucking impossible. This wasn’t a kiss. This was fuck-at-first-sight. Something he swore he’d never do.

“Fuck,” Bardulf growled as if he were reading Ryan’s mind. He tightened his fingers in Ryan’s hair hard enough to hurt.

After only sort of catching his breath, Ryan barked a laugh. “Yeah, no. There isn’t enough time for fucking, hot stuff.” But he wanted to. Oh, God, he wanted to. And isn’t that just fucking ridiculous, when you always thought you were a straight boy? he asked himself incredulously. He felt as if some wild proto-human instinct had risen up inside his body and taken over. You don’t know the first thing about fucking a dude, anyway, so get a grip, Ryan.

Instead of replying, Bardulf kissed him again, then scraped his teeth down Ryan’s neck, pausing to bite gently on the tendon between his shoulder and jaw. He froze like that, breathing heavily. The warmth of his mouth on his skin nearly put Ryan over the edge.

 

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  1. Loved 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2016

    Thanks for writing this wonderful story. I fell in love with Bardulf and Ryan equally and intensely. Definitely some unexpected twists but much appreciated. :)


  2. Rainbow Book Reviews 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2016

    "The closer he and Ryan got to each other, the harder it was to keep from touching. Bardulf knew it was because Ryan was his mate. The urge to touch, to claim, was biological. Instinctive. Ryan, however, had no clue what was going on, and Bardulf wasn’t about to tell him five minutes before the man had to go on stage."

    There is nothing I love more than discovering a new-to-me paranormal shifter series with mpreg. Life doesn't get much better than that, my friends. So, when I read the description of Erin M. Leaf's 'Bad Oak Boys' series, I was intrigued. But when I started reading book one, 'Rock Star Baby', I was hooked. Sometimes I take a chance on a new-to-me author and the writing is only mediocre. Well, that isn't the case here. The writing is really good, the storytelling is wonderful, the characters are interesting, and the sex is hot. A total win-win for me.

    Bardulf carries the weight of his shifter responsibilities as Alpha-Heir, particularly in the face of his father, the Alpha's, increasingly unstable mental state. A fated mate is very rare, and the fact that, as a gay shifter, Bardulf even has one is amazing. But there's no getting around the fact that he's supposed to provide an heir, an alpha no less. Ryan is just confused in the beginning and when he and Bardulf both make stupid choices, they almost fade their bond completely away. Luckily for both of them, they come to their senses. But how is all of this going to work for a rock star who tours and his mate who must remain with his pack?

    "She smiled. “It is the mark of an Alpha-Progenitor. Few are blessed with it.”
    Bardulf had no idea what that was. “Which means?”
    “You’re with child, my boy,” Ulric said, smiling now, too."

    What a wonderful introduction to a series. I loved the evolution of Bardulf and Ryan's mating. I mean, they struggled with having to be apart, and they dealt with issues normal couples have. They had extra stress with discovering Bardulf's dad being poisoned which caused him to go insane, and Bardulf becoming alpha, plus Bardulf getting pregnant and then finding out that hadn't happened in over a thousand years, and on top of all of that, Bardulf got elected as Alpha Leader of the Wolf Council. That's about three things too many for a new couple to handle.

    I loved this book! It was sexy, romantic, had a lot of the shifter tropes that I enjoy, and added some new lore to my ever increasing stack, plus the birthing was probable enough to not have me rolling my eyes. *grins* I'm jumping straight into the next book.



  3. The Romance Reviews 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jun 2015

    A kiss is just a kiss, right? Not if you are Bardulf Forst and your sister is sending you in her place to claim the Win a Kiss prize. That prize just happens to be delivered by rock star Ryan Oakley. Author Erin M. Leaf has written a fun paranormal tale in ROCK STAR BABY. Interestingly enough, Ryan had never been drawn to a man before, although Bardulf clearly prefers men. The catch, though, is that Bardulf is a shifter. What follows is a love story told in traditional Erin M. Leaf format. There's plenty of spice, but it's perfect for the storyline. Add some extra twists courtesy of the paranormal aspect, and the reader has a front row seat to some intense m/m action. It's not only a story of a wolf finding his mate, but it's also the story of accepting family tradition. For a paranormal story, this was rich in shifter details, complete with intrigue among the pack community. - See more at: http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17156#sthash.NAyKUJe4.dpuf


  4. Love Bytes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2015

    Ryan Oakley is on top of the world living the dream. The girls want him and the guys want to be him. His life is perfect and on track what could go wrong?

    Bardulf Forst is on a mission of mercy for his love stricken sister who won a kiss from “The Ryan Oakley”, he is going to retrieve it from him. Being gay and a good brother Bardulf figures he can bite the big one and do it for her.

    I have read many m/m books but this is one of my first few shifter books and my very first M-preg books. I was not sure what to expect. Actually, it turned out to be an advantage. I had no preconceived notions of what it should be when I realized that there were no glittery vampires I figured count me it.

    The book full of humor and wicked funny dialog. Bardulf’s 16 year old sister is madly in love with Ryan Oakley, she wins a kiss from him in a contest. She cannot go so she sends big brother Bardulf in her place. Bardulf goes and gets the kiss meant for his sister but before going he cannot resist and takes a bite for himself. Unfortunately in doing this he claimed Ryan Oakley as his mate. That was certainly not what he had planned.

    Ryan is coming to terms with his new condition all alone. He does not understand the metamorphosis that has taken place. Ryan aches for Bardulf not only for answers but also for companionship.

    Bardulf Frost is an Alpha Heir, and is required to produce an heir and take over the pack. He cannot leave this responsibility to his sister because their father is ill and there may not be time. Bardulf takes this responsibility with respect and dignity.

    Somewhere in Ryan’s family tree, someone else was wolfie too, and to his surprise occasionally when two Alphas “hook up” babies can happen. This information freaks Bardulf right out. Being pregnant was not on his five year plan and he whines when he gets morning sickness like most men do when they get a cold.

    The psychic bond between the men grows and they are determined to be together. They have to take their time and educate people and still maintain authority and credibility. Both men have to compromise just a bit with the situation and they do not like that. Bardulf is forced to have difficult conversations with his family and tribe. Both men come out and proud.

    I honestly did not think that I would like a shifter story it just seemed a bit far-fetched but I just went along for the ride and I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked and cared about the characters. It takes a subject that makes the reader suspend some degree of belief but the author tells it in an entertaining way so that did not become an issue.

    The storytelling was not boring; it was funny and very entertaining. Also seeing a man have a baby is too funny. Both men are strong personalities and alphas, but Bardulf out ranks Ryan in terms of the tribe dynamic. He treats his father with respect and his grandfather is a wonderful advocate for him.

    I really liked the secondary characters; I found them interesting and believable. I wish that we saw more of them; the author did a good job of doing this too. I just wanted more because I found them to be so fascinating.

    Rock Star Baby had a satisfying ending leaving the door open for perhaps a few other stories like Ryan’s cousin for instance. I would also like to learn more of Bardulf’s tribe in the next book as well.

    This is a good book and was not at all what I expected it to be. For my first book to read about shifters, and male pregnancy I am pleased that I chose this one. I look forward to reading more in the future.


  5. The Romance Review TRR 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2015

    A kiss is just a kiss, right? Not if you are Bardulf Forst and your sister is sending you in her place to claim the Win a Kiss prize. That prize just happens to be delivered by rock star Ryan Oakley. Author Erin M. Leaf has written a fun paranormal tale in ROCK STAR BABY. Interestingly enough, Ryan had never been drawn to a man before, although Bardulf clearly prefers men. The catch, though, is that Bardulf is a shifter. What follows is a love story told in traditional Erin M. Leaf format. There's plenty of spice, but it's perfect for the storyline. Add some extra twists courtesy of the paranormal aspect, and the reader has a front row seat to some intense m/m action. It's not only a story of a wolf finding his mate, but it's also the story of accepting family tradition. For a paranormal story, this was rich in shifter details, complete with intrigue among the pack community. - See more at: http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17156#sthash.aoiGHZOq.dpuf


  6. Gay Guy Reading and Friends 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Apr 2015


    This is a fun ass book. There is a Sexy Alpha shifter and a Sexy Alpha Rocker and when these 2 got together, I got the sexy, the comedy and a great story. Bardulf is heir to his pack and he was swindled by his little sister to head off to New York and kiss a member of the rock group “Bad Oak”. You see Bardulf’s sister entered a contest and the prize was the backstage kiss, only she was too young, so she put her brother’s name on the form instead, him being gay and all.

    Imagine Bardulf’s surprise when he finds out the kiss is to be with the lead singer, Ryan Oakley and he smells and makes him feel as if he is his mate. The heat between them as their lips press against each other is WOW. These are 2 Alpha males which for me took the heat register over the top. Here is yet another example, although it ended up on the good side, never trust the “Don’t worry we don’t need a condom” statement. Babies can happen because of this, which comes up later in the story in a bit of a comedic way.

    I really loved this book, not just enjoyed but loved. I like the way the author put the whole package together from Bardulf’s sister and Ryan’s band mates the whole story felt really good and it had a bit of realistic tone. There wasn’t a lot of story taken up on the werewolf side it centered more on Ryan and the band. The pregnancy moved by really quickly, for me it didn’t make a bit of difference whether I saw all of that or not. The story was more about the relationship between Bardulf and Ryan or should I say the attempted relationship. These guys agonized over each other when they were separated for such long period of times. Bardulf was dealing with pack business and Ryan was on the road and while apart, here is where Erin did a spectacular job of bringing the reality to the pages, each of the characters had responsibilities and she had them living up to them. Erin told us a story of what Bardulf was dealing with and also what Ryan was dealing with, just really well done.

    The name of the series is Bad Oak Boys so I don’t know if this is going to be based around the band or the shifter pack, I really cannot wait to find out. My recommendation? Get this book if you like Alpha Males, Shifters and Rockers.


  7. Night Owl Review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Apr 2015

    Rock Star Baby is the first book in the Bad Oak Boys series by Erin M. Leaf.

    Ryan Oakley is the lead singer of Bad Oak. He thinks he is straight until he meets Bardulf Forst, his mate. Bardulf is the Alpha-Heir to his pack. When he meets Ryan he realizes who he is and mates, and bonds with Ryan while Ryan learns what everything means after it happens. Now Ryan and Bardulf try to make their relationship work while they have drastically different lives.

    The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. At by the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The author did a good job of drawing the reader into her world. She did a great job of making it very realistic. The pace of the story was a bit slow at some points and fast is others.

    The main characters and the secondary characters were interesting and realistic. Both Ryan and Bardulf had faults that they each had to battle making them realistic. The point of view alternated between Ryan and Bardulf, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat storylines. The main conflict of the story is the relationship between Ryan and Bardulf and how complicated it is. At times how complicated the relationship between Ryan and Bardulf was overwhelming. The dialogue between the characters was genuine and distinctive. The characters voices matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a wonderful journey. I hope we get to see these characters again in the future.


  8. Rock Star Baby 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2015

    I just loved this book. Their are a lot of surprises in this book. The two main characters fell in love despite all the up and downs they are facing and found out that the one's closet to them accepting them for who they are. I can not wait for the next book to come out. Erin


  9. Very good book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2015

    I would recommend this book to everyone it is funny. Also, it has turns and twist In it to keep your attention:)


  10. Great start! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2015

    Not a typical shifter story, I really liked the premise of this one and how the story flowed. Bardulf is the Alpha heir and discovers his mate is rock star Ryan. One bitten, Ryan shifts discovering he has a werewolf somewhere in his family history. Some angst, time apart, a family tragedy and a HUGE surprise round out this story. Engaging and well written, I look forward to the sequels in this series!


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