(Asphalt Bay Pack Book 1)
Declan Devine is the soon to be Alpha of the Asphalt Bay Pack. He's a total playboy that refuses to settle down. He enjoys having his pick of any partner with no regard for what's between their legs. Well, until his father decides to force him into a mating before becoming Alpha. With no time to search for his true mate, Declan chooses the next best candidate.
Liam "Lykos" Cassidy is a very powerful demigod. The result of a joining between the sea god Poseidon and a wolf shifter. Favored by his uncle Zeus, Lykos has extra special abilities given to him by Zeus himself. As a "Fixer" for the Paranormal Council he uses his abilities and knowledge to solve any problems that arise. Bordering on psychotic with some of the things he does, he's a force to be reckoned with.
Will Lykos finally have someone to call his own despite his frigid personality? Will Declan reject the gift given to him by fate for the sake of duty? Or will everything go the way fate decided it should?
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Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 66+
Protagonist 2 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Alpha Character, Badass Hero, Criminals & Outlaws, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Mpreg
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
I woke up with the sunlight streaming through the blinds hitting me right in the face. I flinched away from the light before forcing my eyes open. My head was pounding, which was strange for a shifter but not unheard of. I must’ve drank way too much the night before. Too bad I can’t remember any of it.
I look around the room suddenly aware that I am in an unfamiliar place. I should’ve known I wasn’t at home with the sun coming through the blinds. Blackout curtains were made for a reason and since there are none here I’m certain that I am not in my own bed.
I stand up and stretch my arms above my head taking a deep breath as I do so. Suddenly, a tantalizing scent hits my nose and I suppress a groan. I slowly turn around and say “Holy shit, what have I done?
There’s this little town, on the east coast no one’s ever heard of. It’s a cute little place surrounded by forests and mountains and tons of wild animals. A little place called Asphalt Bay. You’ll never find another town like this one, trust me. Why you ask? Well, Asphalt Bay is home to a wolf pack but not just any wolf pack. The wolves of Asphalt Bay are shifters. This is a town created by shifters for shifters and all that hoopla.
Of course, times have changed and you can’t just go around discriminating against other paranormals. Lest you have the Paranormal Council on your ass. You do not want to deal with those guys. They’re like our version of the human’s mafia. We all have our own councils of course. There’s a Shifter Council, a Vampire Council, and so on but when they can’t deal with the problem the Paranormal Council does and well, let’s just say you don’t want them dealing with it. So, because of that there are some vamps, other shifter types, and even a couple witches in town.
The place isn’t that large, only home to a few thousand people, most of them pack. The hierarchy breaks down the same too. There’s the Alpha and his mate, the betas, the enforcers, the trackers, the gammas and then the omegas. We have a few of the last two but there aren’t many. Oh, and then you have me, the Alpha’s oldest son. Next in line to take over the pack.
After me are my three idiot brothers, Wyatt, Joshua, and Caleb. My sister Eloise doesn’t count because well, she’s only ten. She was the surprise my parents weren’t expecting but welcomed anyways. My father plans to retire sometime this year. He hasn’t specified the day but with his birthday coming up in a few months it will probably be soon. As for me, I’m not looking forward to becoming Alpha. At first, it was something I was excited to be able to do but, that was until my father had to go and ruin it.
See, I thought being Alpha would help get me laid, not that I need help in that department but it would mean more partners for me. Understand what I’m saying? So, I was all prepared to become Alpha and lead the pack like a good Alpha should while also getting laid but no, I’m not allowed to do that. I have to find a mate even though I don’t want one. Mates are a hassle, at least bonded mates are. They’re free to cheat and lie. Some of them are high maintenance assholes no one wants to deal with. I swear if I have to listen to my mate yap like a fucking Chihuahua I’ll shoot myself.
If I have to take a mate, I would prefer it to be my fated mate instead of a bond mate. At least, then I know they won’t be able to cheat, and with a mind link it’d be easy to figure out when they’re hiding things. Not that it’s likely we’ll get one since a lot of fated mates don’t anymore but I have hope. I probably sound naïve wishing for this perfect relationship where my partner won’t have to lie or hide things from me. I just want it to be open and honest because if I can’t have that then I don’t want a mate at all.
Lisa Oliver on Amazon wrote:
I loved this book. This is a new author to me and I got a copy to check out and WOW. Funny and well written. I did not mind the different back and forth between characters. I will say it is a quick read. Only took me just under 2 hours. I am totally looking forward to what comes next. This author is being added to my must have list. I am going to have to check out what else is available.
I agree with the other reviewer that there were some content issues when the story was first published, but after a couple of chats with the author, she assures me that a new file has since been uploaded.
The story though and the characters, Declan and Lykos - amazing guys. I loved how bad-a** Lykos was in the beginning, but you just knew he had to have a tiny soft spot in there somewhere, and then along comes Declan and yep, those two didn't make things easy for each other. This is only a short read, but there's a lot packed into this story. I totally loved both characters and some of their dialogue had me laughing out loud, especially with the twist at the end. But you have to read it for yourself to find that out.
Definitely looking forward to more by this author. She has other books published, but this is the first in the M/M genre. Ezra has a young voice, but a confident one, and I for one am looking forward to seeing what else she can come up with.