Claimed by Wolves (Call of the Wolf #1) by Diane Leyne


  

Published

September 3, 2013
Publisher
Siren Publishing, Inc.
Pages
148

Samantha agrees to go to her grandparent’s old house and spend time there and explore her roots with no intention of staying. She then meets the McAllister brothers who think that she is their mate and set out to woo her, well except the older brother who wants to spy on her in wolf form. She decides that a fling and games what she wants. Granted Gabe sort of started it by spying but then again maybe Samantha did by hiding who and what she really was, then toying with Gabe. Talk about acting like fickle teenagers. I really liked the 4 younger brothers, Bart, Nick, Eddie and Andy, they were genuinely trying to woo her and wore their hearts on their sleeves.

Honestly, I was bored and frustrated before I ever hit the middle of the book and am so surprised that even made it to the end, with all the edits and inconsistencies. I think the worst inconsistency was at the lake, how can Samantha be treading water when she had already gotten out of the water? Doesn’t Diane Leyne or Siren have any proof readers to edit the story, ugh!!

Heat Rating
The sex scenes were decently written or over the top graphic and probably the best part of the whole boring book.

Book Cover Rating
The cover isn’t bad and is probably the best thing about the whole darn book.

Book Blurb Rating
I had high hopes for this story when I read the blurb, pity the book itself was such a letdown.

Book’s Blurb
Samantha Anderson is carrying out her grandmother’s last wish and visiting the Northwest to learn about her family’s heritage.

She’s surprised by her immediate attraction to the five McAllister brothers: sexy big brother and pack alpha Gabe, hot carpenter twins Bart and Nick, and young and sweet fitness trainer twins Eddie and Andy. She’s even more surprised when they all decide to pursue her.

What she doesn’t know is that the wolf-dog shape-shifting brothers have recognized her as their mate and are determined to win her over so she’ll agree to a formal mating ceremony which will tie her to them forever.

The only holdout is Gabe, who worries about mating with a human and wants to learn more about her before revealing their secret. To do this, he decides to spy on her in wolf-dog form. That’s when he finds out that Samantha has a secret of her own.

Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.

A Siren Erotic Romance

[Siren LoveXtreme Forever: Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M/M/M/M, shape-shifters, spanking, HEA]

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Design for Dominance (Club Libertine #10) by Diane Leyne

Design for Dominance (Club Libertine #10) by Diane Leyne

Published
July 21, 2014
Publisher
Siren Publishing
Word Count
31,365
Pages
84

I was given Design for Dominance for and honest review by Manic Readers

Alexi is an Architect and during his down time he trains new Dom’s at Club Libertine with his favorite Sub Angel. To him it is just a partnership with benefits, until the night he leaves her with an untrained Dom alone to deal with an emergency.

Maks is too busy growing his and Alexi’s company to date or play much. When a business meeting at the club brings him into contact with Eve everything changes.

Eve/Angel has secretly loved Alexi but he isn’t her Dom they are team training new Dom’s. She will not tell him how she feels because she is will to take what he is willing to give. Her life however is about to change after a new Dom decides to disobey the Dom training him.

I am only giving this book one star, because even though the story line was interesting the lack of drama, consistency and editing was not. How can Maks have luggage if he lost it at the airport? And how can Alexi push Eve down on the bed when he had just done that? There were sentence that made absolutely no sense, misspelled words, missing words and a few spots where there was a “she” instead of “he”. It was like the author was just decided to write the story then publish it without the care of going back to read her own work or have someone else read it for errors.

Book Cover Rating
I really liked the cover it was probably the best part of the whole book and deserves a positive review.

Book Blurb Rating
The books blurb was decent but again should have been checked for editing and accuracy. For example the jealous co-worker, ok, yeah she was jealous but how much trouble did she really cause? She was almost none existent as a trouble maker.

Book’s Blurb
Left alone with a green Dom by her training partner Alexi Andreivich, sub Evangeline “Eve” Brookdale is rescued from the overly enthusiastic beginner by Alexi’s older brother Maks. Maks is visiting the club to present his firm’s design ideas for a brand new Club Libertine.

Brought to the presentation while she recovers from the bad scene, she speaks her mind about the new building design in front of the owner of Club Libertine. Her honesty and insight results in a new job working for Maks and Alexi.

Their relationship grows quickly as they all experiment with their first menage relationship. Maks has spent a lifetime looking after his younger brother and would make any sacrifice for him. Can a jealous co-worker, who would like Maks for her own, convince him to walk away from the woman he loves by convincing him this is what his brother needs?

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