Of Dragons and Wolves 8: Indecision by Marcy Jacks

Title : Indecision                   Word Count : 35,536

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : After being kidnapped and supposedly murdered, Kendrick Ainsley has finally been reunited with the love of his life, warrior dragon Roman of the Firethorn Clan. Though months have passed, and they appear to be getting back on track with their relationship.

Or are they? While Roman was hunting the man who murdered his lover, Clatcher, another dragon warrior, kept him from going insane. Roman fell into dark times, and Clatcher prevented him from falling apart, and Roman is having a difficult time hiding how much he misses the warrior.

Kendrick understands. He really does. He was gone for many months, and Clatcher is everything he is not, a dragon who can watch Roman’s back in battle, handsome, and independent. Kendrick doesn’t want his mate to choose, so he will choose for them. He suspects that Roman mated with both Clatcher and Kendrick, and Kendrick wants to try a relationship between the three of them, before they break apart for good.

My Review :  Roman is caught between a rock and a hard place.  On one hand,  he is ecstatic and very grateful that his mate Kendrick  who he thought to  be dead , is now among the living again. There is only one small problem,  Clatcher the dragon who had been helping him to avenge his mate’s death is in love with him. Now that he is faced with both men, he realize that he has developed some tender feelings for Clatcher and just might be in love with both men. This leaves Roman feeling very disloyal to his mate, and he hates seeing the pain in Clatcher’s eyes. 

Kendrick doesn’t begrudge the comfort that Roman felt in Clatcher’s arms, but he can’t help but to  feel useless and unloved. He starts to question the bond that was so strong between him and Roman, a bond that defied even death. All of Kendrick’s insecurities are coming to the fore,  leaving him to think that maybe Clatcher would be a better fit for his mate since he has more to offer Roman .

When Roman  and a few other hunters are hurt by hunters, Kendrick is horrified that he might lose the man he loves. Clatcher stays by his side, feeling very guilty when he reveals that Roman was hurt while protecting him. Kendrick feels a twinge of  jealousy,  but he sets that aside and helps Clatcher with his wounds. When Clatcher undresses in the privacy of Kendrick’s and Roman’s room, Kendrick starts seeing Clatcher’s attributes  for the first time. Clatcher also sizes up Kendrick seeing him for the cute sexy little shifter that he is. 

Kendrick can no longer deny that  he sees something special between his mate and Clatcher.  He makes the decision that he would rather share Roman than lose him entirely.  Kendrick comes up with the plan to bring Clatcher into his relationship wholeheartedly.  At first, Roman is a little resistant to the idea ,believing that  Kendrick is forcing this relationship due to his fear of losing Roman. It soon becomes clear that  Kendrick is very much on board with the plan when he pulls Clatcher into a hot steamy liplock. They have a lot of fun figuring out the logistics of their threesome and it is apparent that there are deeper feelings amongst this trio.

The sex was exceptionally hot with these three sexy men.  I was  very connected to this trio and there are quite a few tender moments that got me teary-eyed.  I am very happy that they were all able to find something that was so unparalleled. This was the best of the series so far. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

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Of Dragons and Wolves 7: Hold On, We’re Going Home by Marcy Jacks

Title :  Hold On, We’re Going Home      Word Count : 39,447

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Kyle Abbot is tired of being sexually harassed in his own pack. The man after him only wants him to try and become the pack alpha, and Kyle’s not about to let that happen. His only choice for escape without shaming his entire family would be to take a mate with one of the dragons on the mountain.

Aiken never wanted to be mated again. After watching his previous mate be tortured and killed right in front of him, he never wants to tie himself to another ever again.

When the high dragon comes to him and asks him this favor, he cannot refuse.

At the sight of his future mate being sexually harassed by another, however, Aiken’s protective instincts come roaring back to life. Kyle belongs to him and no one else. Aiken wants to prove that to the wolf in bed, if only he can overcome the feeling that he’s betraying his former lover.

My Review :  This one was a little bit  weird for me.  I think maybe it was the anticipation of  Roman and Kendrick’s book which is next in the series. I just couldn’t connect with Kyle and Aiken, I couldn’t help but think that their story was just a placeholder. We hadn’t really been introduced to them before and in my opinion  their chemistry wasn’t genuine. The sex scenes were great, but it was like watching porn rather than a love story. 

Aiken  had a mate before who was murdered by Templars and he is very hesitant to be mated again . He mates Kyle out of duty to the dragons. Kyle is a beta wolf , one of Connor’s older brothers.  Kyle  is also doing his duty to his wolf pack by mating with the dragon. Here we have two strangers coming together who seem so very unsure throughout the whole book whether they wanted to be together . Aiken  doesn’t want to let go of his past and Kyle has no clue what his future holds.

To be honest , I was more invested in the tidbits of Roman and Clatcher. It is finally revealed that Kendrick is not dead and has somehow been reincarnated and is back in the body of a fox. It was a real tearjerker to watch Kendrick and Roman’s reunion.  I feel really bad for Clatcher who is left out in the cold, but he is oh so gracious about hiding his hurt feelings. I can’t wait to  read their story next. Look out for my next review. I give this my ratings of 3 – it was ok, give it a try.

Of Dragons and Wolves 6 : Falling in Love Again by Marcy Jacks

Title :  Falling in Love Again      Word Count : 35,801

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Garret Abbot is an alpha wolf amongst a clan of dragons, and the gorgeous healer, Kristoff, has caught his eye. Now he can’t go back to his pack.

Garret is driving himself and his wolf insane by keeping away. He hasn’t been interested in more than a one night stand since the death of his mate and child, and now here is someone else he feels the mating call for.

Garret feels it so intensely that he comes on too strong during their first round of fabulous sex, and he bites Kristoff without his permission, sealing them together forever.

Kristoff was forced once before, and he never wants to be in that position again. If Garret doesn’t want to lose his new mate, he will do everything in his power to make up for his mistake, including giving his life to make sure hunters don’t harm the only man he’s come to love in years.

My Review : Conner’s  older brother Garett is very confused about his feelings after meeting the dragon doctor Kristoff.  He has only ever had one night stands after his female mate died in childbirth and he has never been attracted to a man before. On the other hand, Kristoff senses the attraction that the alpha wolf feels for him , but it scares him. 

After weeks of watching Kristoff with such intensity,  Garett decides to approach him. He goes to Kristoff’s room with the intention of speaking with him , but as soon as he sees the sleep rumpled healer his body gets other ideas. Before he knows what’s happening,  he is kissing and seducing Kristoff.  Garett has a very domineering personality that scares Kristoff,  but makes him oh so hot. Kristoff decides to accept the alpha’s dominance if only to prove to himself that he is not broken. Kristoff was attacked and raped by wolf alphas previously and this is where his fear stems from.

Garett is so carried away by his lust that he bites Kristoff and mates with him. Kristoff is furious that once again something is taken away from him against his will. When Aris the high dragon gets involved Garett sees the error of his ways. He decides to curtail his dominance and try to woo his mate instead. Kristoff is very impressed with his alpha, but before they can further their relationship Garett is shot while protecting his mate and some other dragons of the castle. Garett’s bravery goes a far way to solidifying the peace treaty between the wolves and the dragons.

Their relationship changes for the better when Kristoff realized how close he came to losing Garett. They had amazing chemistry and they were on the road to having a blissful life together.

We get glimpses of Roman who is still hunting for the shapeshifter who killed his mate Kendrick. Clatcher , another dragon warrior has been helping him. Clatcher makes it very clear that he is in love with Roman, but Roman tries to gently rebuff him as he is still pining over his dead mate. When Clatcher offers his body to be used in place of his true love, Roman can’t resist his physical need. My heart aches for both these men, because Roman’s feelings will always be held back because of the love he feels for another. Clatcher is so desperate to be loved by Roman that he will endure any emotional turmoil just to have a piece of Roman. Things are getting  really strange at the castle. Can’t wait to see what happens.  I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Of Dragons and Wolves 5: Mate of the High Dragon by Marcy Jacks

Title :  Mate of the High Dragon     Word Count : 36,045

Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Conner Abbot is about to have his first, and possibly his only, child with the love of his life, high dragon Aris Macleod. The problem is that Aris is a dragon and Conner is an omega werewolf who already has a bad heart. If he shifts into his wolf while pregnant, he could possibly die. He might even die just from carrying the hatchling at all, but it’s a risk he’s willing to take, and one that his mate is having a hard time accepting.

Aris loves his mate and wants everything for him, but seeing him sick and in bed all the time hurts him. He’s terrified to touch his mate, despite the sexual desires still pounding through him. He doesn’t want to do anything that will harm Conner or his child.

But Conner won’t have that. He’s determined to show Aris that just because he’s pregnant, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy each other in every way possible.

My Review :  Sweet little Conner and his High dragon Aris are back. Only their wedded bliss is not so blissful anymore. Aris just found out that his sweet little wolf is pregnant with his dragon egg. Aris is horrified and filled with panic,  Conner is the first wolf to be impregnated by a dragon and they are just not sure of the outcome. Conner is very sick and it seems that the egg is causing complications already and making him weaker. Aris fears for his mate’s life and this causes a lot of strife and tension in their relationship.

Aris has stopped having sex with Conner out of fear of hurting him. Conner tries to tempt his mate back to his bed because he misses him and because his wolf needs to play. This is the only exercise that his wolf is getting  since  he can’t shift due to his pregnancy. Conner is also feeling the pregnancy blues, wondering if his mate still finds him attractive . When Aris finds his mate crying , he realizes that by trying to protect his mate , he is actually causing him emotional turmoil. Aris makes an effort to do better and reassure Conner as best as he can. This goes a long way in building up Conner’s self esteem and repairing some of the torn threads in the fabric of their lives. They have a lot of sexy fun. Finally , when things start getting back on track , tragedy comes to their doorstep.

There is  a true shapeshifter who has been creating havoc in their castle for sometime. He is intent on having Aris’ old flame and Conner’s friend Kendrick for his own. Ailiwen, one of the servants turns out to be the shapeshifter. He kidnaps Kendrick and Conner. Aris is furious and very worried,  so is Roman, Kendrick ‘ s mate. When Aris and Roman finds where Aliwen is holed up, they are successful in retrieving Conner , but Ailiwen throws Kendrick over a cliff before Roman can save him. These secondary characters are so strong and Kendrick’s death was devastating  and truly heart-rending. 

Life goes on and the day finally comes when Conner is induced and has a cesarean section to have his hatchling. Conner and Aris has a beautiful baby boy , but it is a bittersweet time for them, because Aris is not able to share it with Roman his best friend who has gone hunting for his mate’s killer. There are some things that are unexplained and keep us guessing. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Falling for the Captive (Of Dragons and Wolves 2) by Marcy Jacks

Title : Falling for the Captive (Of Dragons and Wolves 2)

Word Count :31,894                  Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb :Beta wolf Tom Parker only wanted to protect his little brother. He didn’t want to work for dragon hunting Templars. To make matters worse, one of the dragons he brought in is his destined mate.

Grant Hamilton is disgusted when a wolf comes to him for sex, although he cannot deny the lust he feels for Tom, who is handsome, so he will play along simply for the pleasure. But he also cannot deny the urge to protect Tom when the wolf helps him escape.

Now Tom is a captive amongst the dragons, and though he has his brother back, he is miserable because the mating is one sided, and Grant’s entire clan hates his existence. Though Grant tries to stay away, he cannot, and when he learns that Tom mated with him before being ordered to by the Templars, he will do everything in his power to make up for bad behavior.

My Review : In order to save their pups, Tom and other beta wolves agree to work with an overzealous religious  group called the Templars to capture dragons. After capturing twin brothers Fraser and  Grant, Tom realizes that Grant is his mate. He is so overcome with passion that he takes matters into his own hands in the bathroom, not knowing that there is a camera planted there by one of the Templars. This guy uses this as  blackmail, forcing Tom to sleep with the dragon as a way to glean important information about the whereabouts of the dragon’s castle.

Grant is very shocked at the way his body responds to one of his kidnappers. He is disgusted and upset after participating and he pushes Tom away thinking that he whores himself out on a regular basis for the Templars. As punishment and retribution he decides to take Tom whenever he gets free from his prison. Tom feels horribly ashamed for what he’s had to do to his mate and he finds a way to free his dragon by taking a beating from some of the guards.

When Tom finally comes around he finds himself in the dragon castle in a comfy bed. He tried to submit to his dragon for punishment,  but Grant lets him know that dragons don’t lay a finger in anger on their mates. Grant tries to care for his mate by being with him physically.  The sex is really explosive between Grant and Tom that it causes Tom to blackout from exhaustion.  Grant decides to keep his hands off his mate and Tom takes this to mean that his dragon doesn’t want him. This kills a part of Tom and he starts withering away from his mate not touching him.

 Grant forces Tom to snap out of his funk and when they finally have a heart to heart, all the misunderstandings are cleared up. They realize that they both adore each other. This was a sweet romance throughout with not too much drama. It was a very comfortable read. I give this my ratings of 3- it was ok,  give it a try.

One True Sacrifice (Of Dragons and Wolves 1) by Marcy Jacks

Title : One True Sacrifice  (Of Dragons and Wolves 1)

Word Count : 36,602    Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance

Blurb : Conner Abbot is the youngest, and weakest, of many brothers. A runt and an omega, he is unable to hunt after a dragon attack left him scarred. Though he’s worthless to his family, he knows they love him, and he loves them. Which is why Conner volunteers to mate to a dragon for peace, rather than watch one of his brothers be taken away.

Aris Macleod, high dragon of his clan, wasn’t happy with the arrangement. Peace is more important than his happiness, however, and he will go through with the mating, even when the wolves insult him by sending him a weak omega.

Aris is stunned when the frail omega has some bite in him, and as he slowly finds himself falling in love, he comes to the terrible realization that Conner may never love him back, and the only way to make his true love happy will be to send him back where he came from.

My Review : Conner , the youngest wolf pup out of all his siblings sacrifices himself as a means of procuring a peace treaty between wolves and dragons. In a world where strength is  highly valued, Conner is tired of feeling useless due to his small stature and a limp that was left over from a dragon attack in his youth.

Aris, the high dragon is slightly offended when he realizes that the wolves have given him an omega who is weak and has a limp. When he finds out that Conner is the one who offered himself up as the sacrificial lamb , he is intrigued and he works at bridging the gap with his mate.

Although Conner is an omega , he is definitely not timid, he is very brazen and he shows Aris how fearless he is in the bedroom when he offers up his virginity. The sex between these two men was fantastic,  they were really hot together. Conner knew that it wouldn’t take too much for him to fall in love with his dragon and Aris found himself having feelings for his little omega. Aris really appreciated the spunk and fire that his little omega had within.Conner showed him that even though he was small , he could protect their love and all that it entailed. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear. 

Captured With His Pregnant Mate by Marcy Jacks

Title:Captured With His Pregnant Mate     Word Count: 35,558         Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:Roarke O’Neil is an alpha Luna Werewolf who has just been captured for wandering into a pack’s territory. This is nothing new, and he’s not afraid, until he catches the scent of his mate being held in a cage nearby. His mate who is pregnant by someone else.

Westley Moore has lost all hope of surviving after multiple escape attempts, and he feels he is dying along with the pup he is carrying, but then he catches the scent of something that is like breathing in strength itself, and he knows he’s found his mate in the oddest of places.

They must work together to escape the pack that wants them dead, made all the more difficult by Westley’s pregnancy and their constant need to mate. But there is no nearby pack for Luna Werewolves where they can run to for protection, so Roarke decides to make one of his own and stand his ground.

A Siren Erotic Romance

Review:

This was one of my first books from this author and I can’t wait to read some more. I loved the chemistry between Roark and his pregnant mate.  I just love an alpha male taking care of his smaller mate. So precious. If you are not into werewolves or male pregnancy, this is not the book to try. At first i wasn’t quite sure about the mpreg theme, but more and more i find myself searching for these types. I like a little fantasy/ paranormal every now and then. I love the mpreg theme, keep them coming. I have high hopes for the other books in this series.
 
My Rating: 5 Get the Vibrators out