[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, vampires, M/M, HEA] Wolf shifter Rex Vanderbilt has lived a life of luxury and privilege. That changes one fateful night following an attack by hunters that nearly kills him and his family. They seek refuge and protection at the private paranormal sanctuary, Shadow Creek. Rex discover[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, vampires, M/M, HEA] Wolf shifter Rex Vanderbilt has lived a life of luxury and privilege. That changes one fateful night following an attack by hunters that nearly kills him and his family. They seek refuge and protection at the private paranormal sanctuary, Shadow Creek. Rex discovers how little he understands his wolf’s blood after the strangest out-of-body experience in the presence of one particular shifter.Devon Michaels is a great horned owl shifter and part of the Creek’s top circle of guards. He prefers solitude after a betrayal that nearly cost him his life. When Rex arrives on the manor’s doorstep, he instantly recognizes the rowdy wolf as his mate. He has no interest in the irresponsible, spoiled man, but Rex has other plans to win Devon’s affections.When the Creek’s borders are breached by hunters and Rex is injured, Devon must make a decision. With the promise of another attack looming, time is running out. Can he let go of the past to protect his mate?...
|Title||:||Secrets In Shadows|
|Number of Pages||:||202 Pages|
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Secrets In Shadows Reviews
Ooh, a new-to-me-author of paranormal is like a river of chocolate to Augustus Gloop. Nothing makes me happier than discovering a new world along with interesting characters, hot sex, and a great plot. Of course, shifters are my favorite, and I was excited to find out more about Devon, a great horned owl shifter - I don't see too many of those in my reading - and a privileged, wealthy, ignorant shifter in the form of Rex, isn't the normal, either. As I dug further into this read I was very impressed with the author's worldbuilding. “You expect me to believe my mate has feathers? I’m a wolf. I’ll be mated to a wolf. Not a pansy, pointy-beaked air-flapper.”Shadow Creek is owned by Raul, soon-to-be the oldest wolf and pack leader, and he runs a fair but tight operation at this refuge for shifters. Anyone is welcome but it isn't a free ride. Everyone there is expected to work and they are all equal. Raul, Mallouch, the vampire king, and Abramelin, the sorcerer who governs the witches and warlocks, formed a partnership, an alliance, and created Shadow Creek along with the small town nearby, Shadow Falls. Any paranormal can choose to work in the town and earn a salary, but those who choose not to leave the Creek have many opportunities to farm, work with the animals, etc.To say I wasn't a fan of Rex’s in the beginning is an understatement. He's spoiled, obnoxious, vain, materialistic, and knows basically nothing about being a shifter. Granted, that fault lies with his father, Harris, alpha of their small pack, but Rex certainly doesn't make it a huge priority to listen once they reach Shadow Creek. Harris, was raised without a lot of information and he thought that having his sons merge more with humans would keep the hunters and other paranormal dangers away from them. Rex isn't exactly thrilled with his manual labor job of milking the cows and Devon isn't too excited when Raul asks him to keep an eye on the kid. Devon is the epitome of tall, gorgeous, and silent. As he says himself ”He didn’t do well with -ships. Relationships, friendships, companionships. It wasn’t in his nature.” He was betrayed badly in his past and now he's stuck with this spoiled kid as a mate. Devon likes being at Shadow Creek and his role as a guard, watching over and protecting many different paranormal species, and he has a ton of respect for Raul. But he sure wishes he had known that Rex was coming because he would have left before having to deal with him and everything a mating can bring.“Now, all he had to do was convince Devon that he could change, and that he would change if it meant winning his mate’s acceptance.”Even better than watching the love that grows between Devon and Rex, is seeing Rex embrace his wolf, something his father and brother have no interest in, and mature from a spoiled brat to a young man yearning to be loved by his mate, and eager to help protect Shadow Creek against the human hunters. The hunters are coming, there's no question about that. What Raul and his guards can't figure out is how they are getting through the protection wards, set by the fae, around their borders. None of that matters, however, when the attack comes and many of Shadow Creek’s residents are injured or killed.‘Secrets in Shadows’ far surpassed my expectations. The worldbuilding is wonderful, all of the characters, main and secondary, are complex and interesting, the romance is well done, and the sex is hot. Now I'm more anxious to start reading the second book since it appears to pick up right where this one ends, and I think Vuk definitely needs a challenging mate. *grins*
Secrets in Shadows is the first book in the Shadow Creek series, and it starts with a bang! Rex is held within what could be a vicious circle - his father didn't want to be a wolf, so concentrated on fitting in with the human world and passed no information onto his family. Unfortunately, that meant that Rex and his brother grew up knowing very little about what it means, and how to survive. When they are attacked, they head for the only sanctuary they know. It is here that Rex learns just how bratty he has been, and figures out what he must do to change. I'm glad he figured it out, because he was a pain to begin with! Devon is the strong, silent type, and doesn't want a mate, let alone someone like Rex. However, that doesn't stop him from helping Rex when some hyenas get out of hand.Being the first book, there is a lot to take in as you figure out a new world, new rules, new wars. It never feels like an info-dump though, and is spread out throughout the book. With no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, I was engrossed with the story and found the pacing to be just right for me. I have no hesitation in recommending this book for all fans of #M_M #PNR.* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *MerissaArchaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Secrets in Shadows by Leah Blake is the first book in the Shadow Creek Series. I actually loved this introduction to a multi-shifter world. I liked that there are not just wolves in this book. I like meeting new to me shifters.Rex is a wolf shifter. He has been sheltered all of his life. He was never taught what he is or how to shift. He was expected to be human. He excelled at that, that is till the hunters changed everything. Now he is in Shadow Creek. He is thrown into situations with shifters and flounders at how to be a shifter. To top it off he has a mate or someone who says he is his mate. This person really thinks Rex is beneath him. Rex does not even know how to be a shifter. How can he learn when no one gives him a chance not even his mate?Devon well when I first met him I thought poor Rex really got screwed in the mating category. Devon is arrogant, mean, and judgmental. Lucky for Rex, that is to protect his once broken heart. Devon is really not all those things. That is the armor he wears to protect himself with. Once we get past the ego and find the real man underneath I really liked the owl shifter.Over all really good book. I liked meeting some of the pack. I also liked the mix of paranormals in the pack. I am looking forward to more from this series. I would love to see who falls in love next. Five Shooting stars
Not awful, but shallow (too many clichés along with a boring pair of mates, whose embodiment of the opposites attract trope failed to convince me) and undistinguished. The abrupt storytelling presuming too much from the reader and the confusing world building which avoids the pitfall of info dumps by scrimping and scraping badly needed information, are indeed much less good than the writing, which exhibits decent English, if somewhat ornery, and manages to be often picturesque or evocative. A rare original idea used to powerful effect was the hallmark of mates finding one another - they experiment (bouts of) mind swapping. I do not think I have ever found this elsewhere; a far cry from the tired merging of the minds many mated couples experiment after the bite. As the first entry in a series, the author had to set the foundations for her larger universe; even with this qualification in my mind, I failed to see the appeal of much of the book, which gave me the distinct vibe of being filler. More attention ought to have been given to smoothing out the edges of the progress of Rex and Devon's relationship, which looks a bit too much like a senseless tug of war. One star and a half rounded up to two.
What an amazing surprise this was! I love finding new to me authors who can write the hell out of a story!This is a very complex world with several MCs and secondary characters who later get their own story. The world building is excellent and the romance is equally tied or more than emphasized than the mystery – which – to me – is important.Rex is so clueless!! He is a total d bag at the beginning and it was great watching him mature. This part felt very natural and time appropriate.I thought Devon was DREAMY and I fell in love with his mysterious persona and strengths.Our MCs have “pet names” for one another and it’s really adorable how they use them “sweetly” with tongue in cheek.This is an action filled, romantic, fast paced and fantastic read!Highly recommended!4.5 of 5 stars
While I was a little confused at the beginning with how this world works... all in due time.. some of us faster than others get it than others.. ahem.. As I was saying, This was great! Some brattiness.. that I thought was just slightly exaggerated at the beginning but then turned into some true braty. A strong but emotionally crippled alpha male mate and a wolf coming into his prime.... gotta be honest, wasn't sure quite what the meaning behind that is supposed to mean. Rex is portrayed as small compared to the other wolf shifters so is that because he isn't in him prime yet? Or because his demeanor is going to hint towards more submissive? THAT I find to be a hard sell. In the bedroom yeah but out, no he's more headstrong.I'm looking forward to see what comes next!
Secrets in Shadows [Shadow Creek 1]This was pretty good I Liked it and will be reading the next one in this series to see if it's just as good ...