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Kyan had never known true kindness, or what it felt like to be completely entranced by one person...until he met Blaise. When his life spins out of control, and a whole new world is opened up to him, he finds that the only human being he can turn to, may not even be human at all. Blaise has spent months trying to figure out the best way to approach his shy and nervous mateKyan had never known true kindness, or what it felt like to be completely entranced by one person...until he met Blaise. When his life spins out of control, and a whole new world is opened up to him, he finds that the only human being he can turn to, may not even be human at all. Blaise has spent months trying to figure out the best way to approach his shy and nervous mate. As the Packmaster in the small town of Rowan Oak, he isn't used to having to show restraint or patience . When he finally makes his move a turn of events involving a forgotten note, a disappearing mate, and trouble with a group of hunters leads to disastrous results. When Blaise finally catches up to Kyan, what he finds and the answers he gets are nothing like what he had been expecting. Will the pair be able to straighten out their misunderstandings and find the happiness they both long for, or will the Packmaster lose the only thing he has ever had to fight for? WARNING: This book contains mpreg....

Title : Packmaster
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ISBN : 27210842
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Number of Pages : 72 Pages
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Packmaster Reviews

  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    2018-12-27 12:38

    I liked this. A no frills shifter story featuring mpreg and an unconventional animal pairing. This is the start to a new series and ends on a pseudo cliffhanger - reassuringly it does not involve the MC's hea. However it sets the stage for even more different types of shifters, and a conspiracy involving nefarious hunters is in the works. I'll say I'm curious enough to continue with this when the sequel comes out.

  • V
    2019-01-14 14:26

    For me, and please read that part that it said "for me", this story felt like a horse race, everything happened so fast, it seems the author wanted to squeeze as much information as she could in 72 pages.It wasn't bad, but I can't sugar coated, you will need to read the sequel to keep going with the story, it's inconclusive and I'm not very fond of those kind of finales.I like this author, I have a soft spot for her because she is Australian, but...

  • blub
    2019-01-15 16:33

    The story needs a good editor who can read through and find the issues with this story. There was at least one contradicting passage in this story that I found. It was stated in a conversation between Kyan and Blaise that there was no dragon shifters. Blaise was pretty adamant about it when Kyan told him he wish he was a stronger or different type of shifter than being part rabbit. But at the end of the story. Blaise tells Kyan they found his friend Ashley. He mentions the Anax,a dragon shifting clutch, like he knew they existed all along....

  • Rick
    2019-01-11 13:34

    I really liked this story....... BUT - I would have given it all 5 stars IF it had been properly proofed..... I can't stand punctuation and spelling errors!!!! Drives me NUTS and ruins the story when I have to think about errors instead of the story!!! OK - getting off my soap box.

  • Ericka Walden
    2019-01-11 11:24

    3.75****almost a 4* simply because of the Author Note at the end. I hate cliffhangers! ! But I'm willing to withhold the mean scowl until I've read the next installment. Hopefully it's a bit more page wise than this installment.

  • T.K. Paige
    2018-12-25 12:41

    This book is exactly what I expect from a Jess Buffet story. It's a quick, entertaining read with some drama and humor. This was her first story with M-preg and I liked how she did it. I kinda like M-preg stories because I've had 4 kids & I get a kick of imagining my hubby dealing with pregnancy. :) I enjoyed how Kyan dealt with all the insane stuff happening to him. He saved his meltdowns for when it was safe and had no problem telling Blaise off if the almighty Packmaster wasn't being understanding enough. Blaise was likeable too, even if he was a bit idiotic(leaving Kyan to wake up alone in a hotel room without a note, really?) He definitely has the "I'm the Packmaster" bossiness down pat, but it is well balanced with his desire to love and protect his mate and child.I really enjoyed that it wasn't insta-love, there had been a slow, sweet courtship that took place before the first page of the book. During the book itself, it was more about everything coming out into the open and the two men choosing to reach for a love that was possible.There was a lot that didn't get wrapped up and she left us hanging on tease for the next in the series,but it is not a cliffhanger. It's just clear that the author's intentions are to continue the plots through future books. To me the book read more like a Part One of a larger book and that's how I'll be looking at the Full Moon Rising stories.*I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review*P.S. Jess, you left me with tease for my favorite shifters. That wasn't nice. LOL

  • Kara
    2019-01-17 15:40

    This may be a spoiler but I wanted to start of this book review with a little warning that this is a MPEG book. I know some like that and some don't that is why I wanted to give the warning. For me in this book I thought it worked. So you get Kyan who has fallen for Blaise who comes into Kyan's work all the time to eat. Well I cant get much more into it without giving away a lot of this book because it was such a short read. You get your misunderstandings, angst and sweet with this book which I thought was perfect with the way the author wrote these two characters and this story. Now the ending I am not sure I am a huge fan of that or not because now I kind of feel like what that was it but I wanted to know what happened with Kyan and Blaise also Kyan's friend. So yes I feel like I am left hanging right now but otherwise I thought it was a really good start to this series. All together I really liked this book! I would recommend this book! I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from Inked Rainbow Reads.

  • Molly Lolly
    2019-01-14 09:53

    Original review on Molly LollyFour stars!I enjoyed this story. I liked the scene where Blaise helped Kyan through his first shift. Blaise was so gentle you could feel how much he cares. Kyan seemed to take everything in stride when he found out about shifters and how the guy he went on a date with turned into a big bear. There was a ton of action that had you wondering if they were going to make it. The one thing I would have liked to see was maybe one less sex scene to show more of Blaise and Kyan building a relationship. This is definitely the first book in a series though because some things happen at the end that makes you want to read the next book to find out how they get handled. I can’t wait to read it when it comes out to see more Blaise and Kyan along with Blaise’s brothers and their future mates.

  • Amy
    2018-12-20 16:54

    3.5 stars. Looking forward to more.

  • Tracie Runge
    2018-12-20 12:44

    3.5 Stars I liked Packmaster, this is a short mpreg story and an overall good start to a new series. Kyan and Blaise were enjoyable characters and the promising storyline make me look forward to reading more.

  • Christopher Robb
    2018-12-30 09:43

    Great readI was really surprised how this book started. I didn't think I was going to like it. But it got better and then I couldn't put it down.

  • Ramona
    2018-12-21 12:54

    Sehr kurze, aber nette Unterhaltung. Leider hat Jess Buffett extrem nachgelassen.

  • QUEERcentric Books
    2019-01-17 15:25

    Reviewed by Nikki K. for QUEERcentric BooksThe first book in Jess Buffett’s Full Moon Rising series, Packmaster, hit some notes but also fell flat on others. I doubt I will read any more books in this series.FELL FLATThere were a number of editing errors throughout this novella. A more thorough editing job could have done this story a world of good. For instance, when one character says to another that it’s time to go on the defense, when he obviously meant the offense, it completely jerked me out of the story. Other examples include wrong tense usage, missing quotation marks, etc.A good content editor could have also helped with the continuity problem that showed up at the end of the story. Don’t tell your reader that a certain kind of shifter doesn’t exist and then have him pop up at the very end.KYAN WAS PRETTY FUNNYKyan was pretty funny, though. He had some quick and witty retorts at times. Plus, references to movies and TV shows that I enjoy are also always nice to read. It makes my nerd heart happy.Pacing in short stories and novellas can be difficult. Trying to fit in as much as you can in less than a hundred pages can prove challenging. At times, Packmaster seemed to be rushed. There was a lot of information thrown at the reader (and Kyan), especially towards the end, to set up the next book.While technically an HEA, there was a bit of a cliffhanger in this story. Not enough that I felt compelled to read the next book, mind you, but if you are someone who enjoys things that are wrapped up nicely in each individual book, then you probably wouldn’t enjoy this ending.THERE WAS A BIT OF A CLIFFHANGERI would have liked more of the romantic build up between Kyan and Blaise. You pretty much get dumped into the middle of things and have to muddle through to the end. You’re told Kyan had been crushing on Blaise for weeks, but the story begins after their first date.Actually, the prologue is just after their first date, then chapter one jumps forward four months. A lot of character and plot development was skipped over.Unfortunately, this wasn’t one I would recommend to most people. If you are particularly fond of shapeshifter or mpreg books, then you may want to check out the series. Better proofing for the next book and I may be talked into reading the next one.

  • Katherine
    2019-01-03 12:40

    I enjoyed this story for how short it was.There was a surprising amount fo development of relationship and world for such little time. Mostly it was done in forms of things like 'info dumps', but a bit more graceful. For example, the relationship is laid out as not being instant- there was a sweet courtship and a lovely logical progression, but it was told as a memory of Kyan's as he contemplated how he ended up where he was. It was well done, though could have also been done fully written out and I do slightly lament the loss of that. Time progression is approached much the same and was nicely done.There were some things that irked me in this story. Really the big one was the time on the run. Kyan has no evidence of being someone who could run- a normal guy with a basic job. Not really the skills for being on the run. Yet, when time jumps we find out he has successfully been on the run for almostthree whole months . This feels awfully unlikely especially given what we later learn. (view spoiler)[ When Kyan visits the doctor he is injected with a tracker. So, we he runs at three weeks, he has a tracker in him; said tracker has the hunters finding them easily when their own the road. Yet, for three months Kyan eludes them, tracker and all? I cry foul.(hide spoiler)]Okay, so there is the bad, but there is also the good. I loved the characters. The relationship was sweet, even the described part of their courting. The romance and geek references were to die for. These made it very easy to suspend disbelief and embrace the story.This relationship story is complete, but there is allusion to further story to be told. I worry since this was put out in 2015 and I would like to read the next part. Without it this story does feel a bit incomplete, but it is readable on its own.

  • Tina
    2018-12-25 15:31

    After a night of passion, Kyan is hurt waking up alone. He thought it meant more to Blaise but he picks up, dusts off his heart and disappears. But he leaves carrying a bit of Blaise with him.I am usually a fan of Jess Buffett’s work but Packmaster fell a short for me. I loved the premise and adore male pregnancy so I was looking forward to reading this story. Where it fell short for me was the connection between Blaise and Kyan. Kyan ran and when Blaise found him he didn’t make Blaise work for it. I mean the secrets hidden, the consequences of their night and with little discussion Kyan is right back in Blaise’s arms. This story had little passion or character depth. What type of man was Blaise? What type of man was Kyan? How could the two blend? I mean you learn shifters exist and oh by the way they can get a man pregnant and with barely a whimper you accept and move to happily ever after. It felt stiff and phoned in to me. I enjoy the nuances and Ms. Buffett usually gives us those but it was missing for me. I wanted to feel Kyan’s fear. I wanted feel Kyan’s disbelief. I wanted to see Blaise work to right a wrong. I wanted to see more of who Blaise was to his pack. I wanted more information on hunters and why the hunted, much less were able to continuously track Kyan. I wanted to connect with the characters and I wasn’t able to. While this wasn’t my favorite story from Ms. Buffett I will continue to read her in the future because I have read her in the past and know she is a truly amazing author. This one is just a miss for me.Three Red Stars

  • Ariel
    2019-01-06 14:35

    This book started out rushed. The prologue covered how Blaise and Kyan met and got together. I wish this would have been expanded cause I really would have liked to have read their conversations and more detail on the beginning of their relationship. Chapter one started the story four months later and then continued on a present timeline.It's a great story overall, though. The plot line is interesting, the dialogue is really good and funny (love Kyan's sense of humor), but I wish the characters and relationships were more developed. An idea would be to have a genesis book. The background story about the beginning of Blaise and Kyan's relationship. I believe that would give all of us readers what we're dying for: how they met and about those four months in much greater detail.This book is part of a series. Two more books are scheduled to follow. Each book telling the story of the brothers.I would recommend this book to others because the plot line is different from other shifter stories that I've read being that it includes hunters and a very special car. Also, this book included an mpreg which fit in nicely with the storyline. That makes me wonder if the other two books will also include mpreg. That would be a very interesting read. I can just picture the cubs running around with the brothers watching over them being all protective.I received this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review from Inked Rainbow Reads.

  • Liza Kay
    2019-01-02 13:39

    So, this is one of those shifter knocks up unsuspecting guy who is also his mate, and then they lose touch and the pregnant guy has to deal with it alone books. And it works for this book! Poor Kyan has been drooling over a sexy costumer for weeks and months and is overjoyed when Bryce finally asks him out on a date. But then he wakes up alone the morning after, in a motel and without a note from his date. I would be pissed. And so is Kyan. He jumps to the wrong conclusion, thinking that Bryce has ditched him after the sex, and leaves. Not enough, he quits his work at the diner because he's afraid of seeing Bryce again.Bryce, the sexy dumbass, not only forgot to leave a note for his lover while he's out looking for breakfast, he forgot to tell him they were mates, too. To be fair, he thinks Kyan knows about shifters and mates because Kyan smells like a shifter. But Kyan, being a half-breed, is oblivious to his shifter genes and then, yeah. Shit hits the fan.I loved both MCs. Bryce as the big alpha male who is a bit clumsy when it comes to romancing someone. And Kyan who is a feisty little firecracker. The chemistry between them was hoooot. Although they have plenty of sizzling sex, they are actually talking with each other, too, and that made me very happy. Bryce brothers were hilarious and I hope they will get their own books!

  • Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
    2018-12-29 12:33

    ***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***Kyan has been crushing on one of his customers at the diner where he works for a long time, when Blaise asks him out to a concert, he all but jumps at the chance. Things progress quickly with them and they enjoy a passionate night together, but when he wakes up, Blaise is not there, and after two hours he feels used, so he leaves. When Blaise comes back with breakfast he doesn't find Kyan, and when he returns to their hometown, he's unable to find him, either. Kyan has no clue that their night together has consequences and spends the next four months on the run; until Blaise finally finds him. But he's not the only one that wants to find Kyan and now Blaise has to tell Kyan all about shifters while they escape from the humans that want to hurt his mate.This was a very enjoyable book! It has enough action to keep you interested, and the concept is fairly original. Plus, pairing a bear and a bunny shifter is not something you read everyday. Kyan and Blaise are very likable and I loved their interactions and that despite the difference in size, Kyan could hold his own pretty well against Blaise. I'm really intrigued over the reason Kyan is being followed and hope we get a bit more answers in the next book of the series. Rating: 4 Stars!!!

  • Deirdre
    2019-01-15 12:34

    Very enjoyable first bookIt's been a while since I read a book by this author. I was very pleased with my selection except I'm still waiting for the bundle of joy. I was expecting a Wolf alpha, but instead what I got were some big ole Bear shifters. What a pleasant surprise! The Bear Packmaster spent the story timidly watching his mate, foolishly letting him slip through his fingers (paws), then ruthlessly trying to protect him once PaPa Bear finds his mate again.What initially drew me to this story was the concept of an unexpected Human male's pregnancy, after an one night stand. I've recently enjoyed a similar plot and was once again intrigued to see how this author would handle that premise. I was happily surprised.I guess I wasn't paying attention, but it wasn't until the end that I realized this book was part of a series. Though not surprising since I buy so many books weekly and select what I read at random. I was glad about this revelation, but upset that I would have to wait to find out what happened. I prefer buying a couple/few books in a series and reading them all one right after one the other.This book was full of action, angst, baby bumps, bears, hunters, and surprises. I eagerly await the release of the next book.

  • Avid Reader
    2019-01-11 17:47

    Packmaster (Full Moon Rising Book #1) by Jess Buffett3.5 starsM/M Shifter, male pregnancyI was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.This was a strange story for me. It was filled with fast paced scenes, some sweet scenes and then scenes that I was not really understanding. It was also somewhat contradictory. You have a shifter predator who is mated to a prey shifter, male pregnancy thrown in, a group of hunters who you know almost nothing about - only that they are hunting, but not why, then, I felt like I was left standing over a cliff - not sure if the wind would blow me over or pull me back.The actual characters, I felt, had very little development. I like that you were able to see the beginning of their relationship, but the middle was just filled with sex. There was this strange jump in time and despite knowing that mates will always find a way to forgive, I felt that with how hurt Kyan was, he forgave too quickly. Blaise was just that, a blaze through the story. I never quite pinned him down for what type of character he was. I think that I would like to see where this goes, but would have liked the story more had it been more developed.

  • Cookie Moretti
    2018-12-31 13:49

    "Packmaster" by Jess Buffett (MM, Shifter, MPreg)A copy of this book was provided to me by Inked Rainbow reads in exchange for an honest review.***3 STARS***When I read the description, I had assumed that "Packmaster" would be a werewolf story. I was wrong. lol. Blaise is a bear shifter, the alpha known as Packmaster. The first chapter jumped 6 months into Kyan and Blaise's meeting. I was disappointed cause I wanted to read that. Kyan is already on the run on chapter 2, skipping ahead to 4 months later. He's being chased by hunters and Blaise saves him.They were a cute couple. Kyan was a rabbit shifter, which was funny to me for some reason. I thought Kyan was going to be a sad, needy guy, but he wasn't. He was actually feisty. I liked that. Blaise I really couldn't connect with. Not enough time for both characters to be fully developed in my opinion. 70+ chapters should have at least given me that. So 3 stars. Also, Blaise told Kyan that there are no dragon shifters, yet at the end, Blaise tells Kyan that his long lost friend is a Dragon shifter and is the twin of one of his other friends. That didn't make sense... Ah well. All in all, it was okay. :)

  • Coral Mitchell
    2019-01-14 17:25

    Kyan had never known true kindness, or what it felt like to be completely entranced by one person...until he met Blaise. When his life spins out of control, and a whole new world is opened up to him, he finds that the only human being he can turn to, may not even be human at all.Blaise has spent months trying to figure out the best way to approach his shy and nervous mate. As the Packmaster in the small town of Rowan Oak, he isn't used to having to show restraint or patience. When he finally makes his move a turn of events involving a forgotten note, a disappearing mate, and trouble with a group of hunters leads to disastrous results.*explicit content*A fast paced, MMpreg story. This can be read alone and leaves an ending to continue this story line. Kyan assumes the worst when we wakes alone in the hotel. Blaise steps out to do something nice and returns to an empty room. Both assume things and the trouble begins. Kyan is running for his life and Blaise is desperately searching for him. We get hints at an anti-shifter organizer, the General, but nothing else. I did not like the adamant denial of a certain shifter type to have the same person reveal that shifter later.

  • Janka
    2019-01-05 16:35

    Received a free copy for an honest review.This book is something like I haven't read before. I love MM. I really do. Not sure about the pregnancy thing but I want to see what will happens next. So here we meet Kyan and Blaise, after a hig misunderstanding they part ways only to find each other under very dangerous circumstances. I find Blaise a bit annoying with his one word answers and gruff attitude but he is perfect for Kyan who has no idea who he is and what is going on. A bit goofy and funny he is a great character. Sex between them is great, steamy and explosive. The story ends on a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • SiKReviews
    2019-01-07 17:54

    Kyan's heart broke when he woke up to an empty bed and no note. I mean if you are going to leave the next day with the hopes of having more, leave a damn note! Seeing no note, Kyan left the hotel room heartbroken.When Blaise saves Kyan months later from Hunters, I was like about time!!!!! Then he realized he saved more than just his mate. Blaise is packmaster and no one would ever cross him, but I like how Kyan does and that they balance each other out. Blaise has a soft spot for Kyan, but then that is what a good mate to an alpha does.This is a short book in a new series that I really enjoyed. I can't wait for more in this series.

  • C.
    2018-12-30 15:45

    I actually read the sample for this before buying and I was pretty excited about the mpreg. Can't exactly point out at which the story derailed, but it sure did. It was really rushed, and I think it deserved more pages for the story be better developed. The hunters that were so dangerous and such a threat were apparently dealt with "offscreen". Not to mention some contradictions. And I now have to read the other books on the series to know what happens with Kyan and Blaise, 'cause their story wasn't exactly finished - that in itself does not constitute a good book for me.

  • Lee Todd
    2019-01-03 10:33

    *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis is Jess' first foray into writing MPREG and I think she made a great start!Kyan and Blaise are beset with bad timing, misapprehensions, angst and ultimately sweetness. Kyan is snarky and clueless as to what he really is while Blaise has always been aware of his place within shifter heirarchy.This was well written and very enjoyable.

  • Maria Aguilar
    2019-01-13 17:29

    Where to begin, I really love this story. Both Blaise and Kyan have wonderful chemistry with Blaise one word, rough personality and Kyan sense of humor and witty personality. This story made me laugh and got my inner girly to aww at there cuteness. The only reason why I did not give a full 5 stars is one the baby was not yet born and left the ending with a major cliffhanger and I'm not a cliffhanger fan. Overall I love and can't wait for the next book.

  • Ilona
    2019-01-06 10:29

    So I'll start with saying that the book is only about 72 pages so if you are after s longer read don't bother with this one. That said for 72 pages the author managed to pack in a fast and entertaining story with touches of humour. However, although it doesn't finish on a cliffhanger as such, it does leave a lot of things waiting for the sequel to explain and round off properly. So if you don't mind a short fun and action shifter story with mpreg and a few loose ends then this is for you.

  • april
    2018-12-24 15:31

    This was a fast paced quirky story. It has places that you laugh out loud, and a turn of the page and you want to smack Blaise across the face. Blaise being the large packmaster that he is, meaning he just grunt as an answer. Kyrt as his small uniformed mate is the lovable, panic attack half human, half rabbit shifter. whom is now pregnant. It's a great story. that ends in a cliffhanger.I was gifted this book for an honest review.

  • Gwen
    2018-12-22 12:41

    Slightly DisappointedI knew from the beginning that this was a MM with male pregnancy, and shifters. I've read books from this author before and liked them. All of those things are what usually makes a good story for me, but - Editing. Editing. Editing. I include stating one type of shifter doesn't exist and later saying it does. The reference to Supernatural that one reviewer derided, I thought was funny. For me it is solely - Editing. Editing. Editing.