I love this collection. The different characters, hot alphas and their sexy mates to be alike, are great and each story of its own is sexy, suspenseful, intriguing and sizzling hot. A few authors were new to me and I think I want to read some more of one or the other. And the authors I already know and love, well, love your stories and can't get enough of your work.
7 NEW Dark Paranormal Romance Stories by International Bestselling Evernight Authors!
The Alpha lives for the hunt...
Driven by instinct, an Alpha shifter recognizes his fated mate from one scent, one touch. He'll pursue his man, regardless of the cost, and anyone else would be smart to get out of his way. He won't stop until he takes possession of his prize.
Although the hunter doesn't need convincing, his mate certainly does. The Alpha will have to prove himself as a lover and convince his man that he plays for keeps.
Be Warned: m/m sex
A Tiger’s Luck by Maia Dylan
Last Alpha Standing by James Cox
Mooncrest by Jules Dixon
His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid
The Scarf by L.J. Longo
A Matter of Trust by Pelaam
Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakeley
On the whole, this was a good anthology that showcased a nice variety of stories all within the set Alpha theme. There were things I liked about all of the offerings presented here and while some stories were more successful than others, there wasn’t a story that I didn’t like. If you enjoy paranormal books, namely shifter stories, and like your men dominant and in charge, I’d recommend checking this book out. A Tiger’s Luck by Maia Dylan 4.5* This was my favorite story in the set and was a great way to start off the book. I really liked the set up and thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters. I will admit to thinking Yuri was in the mob for the majority of the book and was therefore surprised, but not disappointed when I learned the truth. Really enjoyable story with believable characters and reactions. Last Alpha Standing by James Cox 4* Another winner in the book, this was probably one of the more unique stories and I liked it a lot. The characters were well done and I liked how ‘winning’ the competition became less important than the two men wanting and getting to be together in the end. Mooncrest by Jules Dixon 3.5* This one had a kind of Romeo and Juliette vibe only better because there were shifters and no one died at the end. I do wish that I had been able to see the main characters spending more time together, especially before the first declaration of love, but I also understand that they knew each other, at least a little, previously so it wasn’t completely implausible. Nice story with good pacing. His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid 3* This was the shortest story in the collection and I’m sorry to say that it showed in not so great ways. I did really like the premise of the story and the beginning was great for setting things up but the rest kind of failed to deliver in any meaningful way. Things were way too rushed and the get together between the main characters wasn’t believable, especially seeing as how they initially parted ways. It was a nice story in general but more for the premise and what could have been rather than what was actually there. The Scarf by L.J. Longo 3.5* I had mixed feelings about this one. Firstly, the premise and world set up was great! I loved the differences here between the shifters I’m used to seeing and what the author actually did; it was also nice seeing a few different kinds. When Tru started his little daydream about what he’d do when he found the owner of the scarf, however, I rapidly began to lose interest. I honestly didn’t care much for the bulk of the story past the beginning and it was only at the end that I regained the desire to read the story. I can totally appreciate the unique elements and the fact that this was a nice start to finish case, but I would’ve liked a bit less fantasizing and more seriousness on Tru’s part, especially during the part where his character was being established. A Matter of Trust by Pelaam 4.5* Another great story; I really liked the character development and interactions here. It was also great having a character that wasn’t a shifter but that at least was familiar with shifters in general, even if he hadn’t had any meaningful interactions with any before this point. It was fairly obvious what kind of shifter Tudor was but it was nice that his ‘alphaness’ didn’t overwhelm all of his interactions with Rylan. Enjoyable story that made use of miscommunication effectively without wanting to make me bang my head into the wall. Definitely one of my favorites in the book. Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakeley 4* This was a good story to end the collection; I enjoyed the opposites attract aspect of the story but would’ve liked a little more push/pull between the characters as a result. The reason for the frame up is never explicitly stated but I got enough of an idea that the overall story and ending made sense and I got a nice happily ever after to walk away with. Good premise and interesting characters; it would be great expanded a bit but I was happy with it overall.
An amazing collection of M/M romance that anyone who enjoys the genre would enjoy. I'm definitely going to search for more by these authors.
OWNED BY THE ALPHA: MANLOVE EDITION is a brilliant group of short, steamy, shifter stories that are guaranteed to delight. There is one theme that runs through them, and that is finding your fated mate. Some are already shifters so they know the score. Others are human and didn't have a clue. Regardless of which way the story goes, all of these stories are individual enough to 'stand out from the pack', whilst keeping the flow from one story to the next. All of the stories in this collection are very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow. Some of the authors were already known to me, but I now have others to watch out for. For a quick steamy coffee break book with one story at a time, or for a long session involving all of them, this is a wonderful collection that is definitely recommended by me. - See more at: http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=24826#sthash.Luy8Dm7c.dpuf
This box set is 7 Dark Paranormal anthologies. They each contain an Alpha male falling hard and fast for his man. I have three favorites: A Tiger's Luck by Maia Dylan, Conflict of Interest by LD Blakeley and Last Alpha Standing by James Cox. All of the stories are all hot and sexy and ranged from good to great. I'm sure there is something in this anthology for every book lover. I would highly recommend it. I received a copy of this book directly from the publisher.
Another wonderful anthology from Evernight that features MM alpha's going after their man. From Elena Kincaid to Maia Dylan to Jules Dixon and James Cox. All 7 stories kept me totally engrossed. Found a few new authors also and am looking forward to reading more of their books. If you like MM stories, this is very well worth picking up to read.
Let’s start with the good, and when I say good, I mean amazing! Conflict of Interest by LD Blakeley and Last Alpha Standing by James Cox are, hands down, my favorites. They are edgy and wild. I totally fell in love with the characters! Eamonn in Conflict of Interest is freaking adorable and funny. Gah, love him so much! Their romance is entertaining and sexy. Marcus from Last Alpha standing is so damn hot. I want him. I want him now! He is sweet when he talks about his brother but also sarcastic and a serious badass. When he meets the beta prince, Christopher I definitely felt myself swoon. These stories really grabbed me. I know I’m going to read them again and again ... and again. The others stories range from really good to okay. I think they’re a combination of interesting and promising. Although I got this book for an honest review, I still would have purchased it. For those two phenomenal stories alone, hell yeah, I would have bought it. I found some new authors to add to my tbr pile. Owned by the Alpha: manlove Edition is highly recommended!