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I am first and foremost, a story teller. My passions are M/M fiction and fantasy, and I combine these two things in my work. Among other things, in my books you will find men in love (with each other), vampires, demons, angels and shapeshifters.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mate or Meal series

The Mate or Meal series rotates around unlikely pairings between predator and prey.

Series structure:
1. The Lamb Who Cried Wolf
2. The Wolf Who Hatched an Egg
3. The Love He Squirreled Away
4. The Lynx Who Claimed the Sun
5. The Shark Who Rode a Seahorse
6. The Gazelle Who Caught a Lion
7. The Demon Who Fed on a Shark
8. The Seahorse Who Loved the Wrong Lynx
9. The Lynx Who Purred For a Sidhe Prince
10. The Half-Breed Who Found His Other Half
11. The Swan Who Flew After a Wolf
12. The Wolf Who Fought for his Soul Mate
13. The Vampire Who Thirsted for a Wolf
14. The Warlock Who Hungered for a Demon



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 24.10.2011
Word count: 36.464 words

Blurb

Lunch or lover? That is the question that appears in werewolf Brody’s mind when he meets lamb shifter Carson. The answer is easy. Simply looking into Carson’s innocent blue eyes tells him that the lamb is his mate. If he’s going to eat Carson up, they’ll both enjoy it.
Carson has been isolated by his flock due to his inability to grow into a strong ram. When he is unexpectedly attacked by his half-brother, he does not expect being rescued by a wolf—let alone falling in love with him.
But in spite of Brody and Carson’s feelings, there are other forces at work, and people who don’t agree with Brody’s new plans and diet. If Brody can’t find a way to save their bond, Carson might become lunch, after all.


Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 7.11.2011
Word count: 40.703 words

Blurb
Snack or sweetheart? Definitely sweetheart. Or so werewolf Liam thinks when he meets swan shifter Shiloh. Shiloh is everything Liam’s soul yearns for, a gorgeous, feisty spitfire who turns his blood into flame and makes his entire being sing. But Shiloh is reluctant to believe in Liam’s good intentions.
Shiloh has been searching for The One for as long as he can remember. In his quest, he made several mistakes, and now he is reluctant to believe again, especially in a wolf. After all, wolves prey on his kind. How could he possibly entrust his heart to one?
As they struggle through misunderstandings and try to build a relationships, a third member joins their little family—a mysterious swan egg abandoned in front of their door. Will it strengthen Shiloh’s bond with Liam or will it separate them forever?



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 5.12.2011
Word count: 40.669 words


Blurb

 Stew or spouse? It is the dilemma werewolf Soren fights upon taking squirrel-shifter Daniel as his mate. His duty as an Alpha forces him to keep his mate a secret, while his heart and his beast demand to claim Daniel.


Daniel has always feared getting too close to others, since a lethal disease branded him as an outcast for his kind. He dares to make an exception for Soren, despite Soren’s difficult situation. Surpassing his feelings of inadequacy is a challenge, even if he knows Soren would never betray their bond.

But just as Daniel starts to make new friends within the pack, there are other forces at work that do not agree to the two men’s mating.  A vicious attack on Soren’s loved ones is pinned on Daniel and all loyalties begin to be questioned. How long will Daniel be allowed to keep his role as Soren’s spouse? 





Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 26.12.2011
Word count: 39.194 words


Blurb

Heartthrob or hot wings? For lynx-shifter Garth Mckenna, hummingbird Nicolas is both. Without a doubt, Nicolas couldn’t be hotter if he tried. He is Garth’s sun, his love, and his unexpected mate.

Between such different men, finding a middle ground is never easy. When Garth’s two sons reject Nicolas, Garth is torn between his boys and his mate. He does not know what to do and what to believe.

Nicolas doesn’t remember his past, and he has kept what little he does know a secret from his new friends. Garth brings love to his life, and he is hurt when Garth’s sons refuse his affection.

However, sometimes, the sun is too scorching even for its children. Nicolas’s mysterious past emerges to threaten his loved ones and it might eclipse all his hopes for the future. It is up to Garth to save them from perpetual darkness.



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 2.01.2012
Word count: 42.473 words


Sushi or soul mate? What a ridiculous question. There is no doubt in shark-shifter Byron’s mind that what he feels for seahorse Skylar is genuine. But Byron is well aware of the difference between them. He is a monster, and that puts sweet-natured Skylar out of his reach. In his fear of hurting Skylar, he pushes the seahorse away. But when Skylar is attacked, Byron knows he cannot stay away from Skylar anymore.
Skylar has always been searching for his soul mate, that special person he would share his life and innocence with. When he meets Byron, he instantly feels the bond between them. In Byron’s power and forcefulness, he finds an anchor. But even as they attempt to build a life together, there are still many challenges ahead. When Skylar unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Byron will have to learn to deal with fatherhood and protect his new family from an unexpected threat.



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 16.01.2012
Word count: 37.502 words



Angel or appetizer? The question never crossed Clark’s mind. Growing up, Angel was only his adopted little brother, a sibling he’d have done anything to protect. But twenty years seemed to have passed in the blink of an eye, and now Angel is a beautiful young man, and one Clark’s lion feels is his mate.

Angel doesn’t know when his brotherly affection for Clark turned into more, but he is well aware he can never let Clark know. The mere idea of Clark rejecting him, hating him, terrifies him. But as they begin new lives at the United Paranormal Academy, hiding their love from each other becomes even harder. When Angel is put in charge of an incubus student, the new arrival’s flirtation awakens Clark’s jealousy. And while Angel and Clark struggle with their emotions, a murder shakes the academy and is pinned on Clark. Can their love prevail?




Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 11.02.2012
Word count: 38.708 words



Darling or dinner? For incubus Alexis, shark-shifter Morgan is both, and so much more. But when Alexis is severely disfigured, Morgan also becomes a dream beyond his reach. After all, Alexis is a sex demon. The only thing he has to offer is his beauty, and with that gone, so is Morgan’s incentive to stay by his side.

Morgan knows how hard it was for Alexis to surpass the trauma of his scarring. His love for Alexis goes beyond appearances. Torn between his natural instinct to claim his mate and the desire to protect fragile Alexis, he refuses to leave the incubus.

But there are still those who don’t agree with the coupling between a shifter and a magical creature and Alexis still has many secrets to reveal. Can Morgan convince Alexis of his own worth or will they be parted by their own fears and the machinations of others?



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 10.03.2012
Word count: 37.834 words



Best friend or beloved? All his life, seahorse Layton believed he loved lynx shifter Corbin. But when his body and heart reach out to Corbin's brother, Preston, instead, he is left in absolute confusion, humiliated and afraid of his own emotions.

For years, Preston has known Layton is his mate. The only thing more painful than his mate choosing his brother over him is the knowledge of Layton's pain at Corbin's rejection. But then, his friendship with Layton suddenly becomes more. The knowledge that it could still be a one-time thing hurts more than Layton's platonic affection ever did.

When, as a result of their passionate encounter, Layton becomes pregnant, erratic emotions explode. What will happen when the reason behind Layton's confusion is revealed? Can Preston and Layton overcome the threat on their hearts, lives, and families?


Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 14.04.2012
Word count: 42.091 words


Ally or admirer? When lynx shifter Corbin Mckenna falls for Sidhe prince Winter Tomacelli, he doesn't expect being forced into a political marriage. What is more important—the happiness of two men in love, or the safety of two peoples?

Years ago, Winter lost his parents to an assassination, and he knows that now, the duty to protect the Sidhe falls on his shoulders. Secretly, he is happy when a wedding with Corbin Mckenna is suggested as a solution to improve diplomatic relations between shifters and Sidhe. With one kiss, Corbin is capable of turning his entire body into flame and sweeping him off his feet. But Winter fears what a bond with him will entail for Corbin. He fears losing Corbin, like he lost his parents.

To survive, their love will have to fight their duty, and an unexpected outside threat that could kill Winter. What will their future bring?




Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 28.04.2012
Word count: 37.091 words


Wolf or ram? Incubus or Sidhe? Isaac and Chantay have always faced the prejudice behind these questions. Their lives are continuous battles. But one fateful meeting changes the course of their destinies forever.

Isaac Wade has many people who love him. Even so, he knows none of them grasp the pain of being torn between two conflicting natures. He starts to believe that no one ever will, but he is proven wrong when his path crosses that of Chantay Arceneau.

For Chantay, meeting Isaac is a surprise, one he doesn't know how to deal with. All his life, he has struggled to suppress his incubus instincts, and the sexual chemistry between him and Isaac threatens to shatter those walls.

Just as unexpected circumstances cause Isaac and Chantay to mate, new enemies emerge, threatening their budding relationship. Can love defeat the prejudice and hatred trying to pry the couple apart?


Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 26.05.2012
Word count: 43.164 words

Mate or mistake? Twenty years back, werewolf Anson lost his first love to another man. Now, he realizes his true mate is actually his ex’s son, swan-shifter Reed. He knows that no one would ever believe his feelings for Reed are real. Wishing to protect Reed from the inevitable fallout, Anson restrains himself from claiming the swan.

Reed is disheartened by his mate’s refusal, his spirit and self-confidence destroyed by his fears. He knows Anson no longer loves Reed’s father, but the rejection hurts him deeply.

Anson’s injury in a previous expedition makes both men realize life is too short for doubts. They surrender to their desires, but Reed’s family doesn’t trust their unexpected bond. And then, a new interfering factor appears, the werewolf’s son, one Anson didn’t even know existed. When the boy’s mother insists Anson is really her mate, can the couple survive the challenges thrown their way?


Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 23.06.2012
Word count: 39.012 words


Claim or cower? Tainted by his mother’s machinations, Paris Marrow blames himself for her actions and seeks redemption. The only one who believes in him is his mate, Jace Wade. However, Jace is all too aware of Paris’s emotional vulnerability and is reluctant to force Paris into a connection he might not be ready for. At the same time, Paris feels unworthy of the other wolf’s affection, the mistreatment and loneliness of his childhood overcoming his sense of self-respect.

Even as the two wolves bond, their future remains threatened by their past. Paris and Jace embark on a quest to find Paris’s mother and her warlock ally. But the warlock’s plan is far more sinister than any of them expected. Paris will have to face his own fears, and fight for his soul mate. Can he find the necessary strength? Can Jace’s love wipe away the doubts and pain in Paris’s soul?



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 28.07.2012
Word count: 40.306 words


Blood slave or bonded? It is a question that has hounded vampire Kaname Yamamoto since he first saw werewolf Derek Wade. In all his years as an elder, he’s never experienced such a powerful pull toward anyone. But is their connection just lust, or something more?

Derek’s duty as an Alpha’s son binds him, keeping him from exploring his feelings for Kaname. But he cannot resist his desires, and as he returns into Kaname’s embrace, he realizes he doesn’t even want to. For the first time in his life, he opens his heart and trusts someone with his innermost vulnerabilities.

Even as the two struggle to balance a relationship in a world that still frowns on vampire-shifter cooperation, the tentative alliance between the species is shattered by an unexpected attack. Old wounds are stirred, and Derek’s relationship with Kaname is threatened. Can their bond withstand the weight of divided loyalties?



Published by Siren Bookstrand
Date of publication: 1.09.2012
Word count: 35.823 words

Disgrace or devotion? Plagued by the choices in his past, warlock Noah Hall cannot allow himself to claim Rhys Whitaker, the man—the incubus—he loves. He sees himself as a killer, having played a significant part in his own father’s death. Torn between shame, reason, and desire, Noah lingers in a platonic friendship that hurts them both, but that neither of them is willing to abandon.

Rhys has loved and desired Noah since the very moment he met the warlock. He knows that Noah is his other half, but when the other man rejects him, Rhys can do nothing else but respect Noah’s wishes.

When Noah’s dark secret comes out, Rhys is crushed. In the midst of a conflict between races, their fragile relationship threatens to be overcome. Can Noah let go of his doubts and protect his mate? Can Rhys heal Noah’s wounds in time to save them both?


33 comments:

  1. I am looking fwd to Nico and Garth's story as Nico strikes me as a tough kick ass character. No helpless cry baby there...Although Angel and Clark's story is the one that wherein the suspense is killing me--- totally adore those two!

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  2. :) Quite true about Nico. And just a little longer until Angel and Clark's story. It was certainly very interesting to write it :D. I've wanted to do this for a while now, write a series with parents and children, and I'm glad I'm finally doing it :D.

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  3. I love love love this series! I am so excited to read more of this series. Really excited for
    The Gazelle Who Caught a Lion!

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  4. I am really enjoying the series :-) Also, I am hoping that Layton and Corbin will be mates and eventually get their own book. But thank you for writing all their stories..

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  5. @Mara - Just a couple more days until Gazelle! I hope you enjoy it.
    @Carla. Thank you. I'm glad you like MorM. Layton and Corbin are not mates, but they will get their own books, separately. Layton's book - book 8 is already written and accepted.

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  6. Keep em coming! I have a 200 dollar e book budget set aside for this entire series.

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  7. Damn. I really wanted Corbin to be Layton's mate.

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  8. This has fast become one of my favorite series..I enjoy each one that I read even more than the previous...or at least as much!

    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  9. When Will The Demon who ate the Shark be available on Amazon?

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  10. Ok I am dying here...when will we had Reed's book? He seems so sad all the time I am dying know who his mate is. I thought maybe it could be Isaac becasue of something that was said in Corbin's book but I just don't know!

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  11. Reed's book is coming. It's book 11 - The Swan Who Caught a Wolf. I have been struggling with some RL issues, but I will attempt to update the website soon with the blurb for it.

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  12. Hi I love his book ... one of Brazil.

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  13. Scarlet

    I absolutely love this series and I am so ready for reed's story to be told I have been wondering about whom his mate is and am intruiged that it is his fathers ex! I cant wait

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  14. I love this series and am so happy to read that there will be more. I would be sad to see it end.

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  15. You are the first professional writer that I see writing male pregancy. I usually just see it in the fanfiction world. And I'm happy to see someone taking its time to write and publish it. I'm loving this serie. It's really great. And know that here in Brazil, there is people who loves your work!!!!!

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  16. Cuando van a enviar en español sus libros? he comenzado a leerla en ingles pero me cuesta un poco. Es usted Fantastica¡¡¡¡¡

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  17. Just finished the latest.Next please!

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  18. Anyone know what the prolog to the newsest book is from? I believe its from an earlyer book but can't remember which.

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  19. It is connected to book 10, The Half-Breed Who Found His Other Half, aka Isaac's book. That is the book where Noah was first introduced.

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  20. Hi I love this saga, I want to write more but my redaction isn't good.
    I'm peruvian and I have a lot of friends who love your novels, thanks for that amazing job.
    Sofia

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  21. Do you have plans to continue this series?
    Thank you

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  22. I love this saga, but I don't like the covers of the books, sorry. The guys are not good-looking. There's someone with long red hair that it looks like isn't his, like a wig

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  23. I loved this series and I wanted to know if you plan on another book I just finish book 14. I loved it

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  24. just finished the series to book 14, i cant wait to see if you will do more for this series. Really enjoyed the story line and content.

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  25. Just re-read the series for the second time. Hope you do a few more to finish up the series! Can't wait for maybe Tucker/Yakumo, Elden/Cassyus, or Sterling/Shea/(Kieve?)'s stories?

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  26. Will there be more books in this series?

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  27. Where is the next book or next few? Please, you can't leave it here!

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  28. plss have more of this series come out..it took me 2 days to read it and i cant wait for the next few :)

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  30. Scarlet Hyacinth, your are a great writer, I love your series,
    love every book, but left me wanting to know more of this series, I wonder if it will continue it


    i´m sorry, I am Peruvian and my English is very bad

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  31. I was wondering if you were going to continue this series. The last book had a cliff hanger. Will King Sterling have his own book?

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  32. I feel sorry for prince sterling how long does he have to wait. And is he Goin to get a book. I hate that the story just hanging

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  33. I absolutely love this series and really really hope you continue it. Book 14 was one of my top five favorite's of all time.

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