Friday, November 10, 2017

Release Day Review: At Sixes and Sevens (Fur, Fangs and Felines #4) by M.A. Church

at sixes and sevensTitle ~ At Sixes and Sevens (Fur, Fangs and Felines #4)

Author ~ M.A. Church

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 10th November 2017

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance, Shifters

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Synopsis

Werecats mating with humans was bad enough…. But an Alpha werewolf?

Aidric’s life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Alpha Carter Lovelock of the Dark Lake Pack—who is apparently his mate. Now Aidric must decide whether to accept the mate the goddess chose, or deny her gift because cats and dogs just don’t mix.

Carter is in a pickle. He always assumed his mate would be a female werewolf. How else is Carter supposed to carry on his line and retain Alphaship? When Aidric comes into his life, Carter’s ex, Sabrina, isn’t giving up easily. Her brother, Delaney, is a thorn in Carter’s side, and some of the other werewolves go out of their way to make Aidric feel unwelcome, including one of his deltas, Evan.

Unfortunately, what little headway they make is destroyed during a full moon hunt when enemy werewolves attack Aidric and threaten the pack house where the Dark Lake pups are kept—an ambush that could have devastating consequences on their future.

Werewolves are notoriously insular, and before Carter and Aidric can build the life they want with each other, they’ll face a fight for acceptance.

 

Debra’s Review

Four books in and this series is still going strong. If you want to jump in here, it can be read as a standalone as any history needed is recapped. Aidric has been around in the background as one of the clowder’s betas, but not much else is known about him. Carter is also new to the series, having come to deal with some trouble his nephew caused for the clowder at the end of It Takes Two to Tango. When Aidric and Carter met and realized they were mates, both their worlds were rocked. This book picks up from there.

The storyline differs a bit from the others, which all centered on new mates being brought into the clowder. Here, Aidric has found his mate in Alpha Carter Lovelock of the Dark Lake werewolf pack. Carter’s position in his pack means if the mating goes forward Aidric will have to leave the clowder and his position as beta to live with Carter’s pack. Both trust in the mating call and Aidric agrees to visit Carter and his pack and see what happens before anything final is decided. The two couldn’t be more different from each other and Aidric has his doubts about the mating of a cat and dog (not that the wolves like being called that), but he trusts his goddess has her reasons. Carter, on the other hand, seems to accept Aidric from the start and is determined to do everything he can to make life with his pack comfortable and appealing to Aidric so he will agree to the mating.

It turns out that the outwardly quiet Aidric is pretty feisty and doesn’t take crap from anyone, which is great for trying to find his footing in the werewolf pack. This also makes the sexual dynamics between him and Carter interesting as Aidric is not willing to be completely submissive regardless of Carter’s position and strength. He wants to make sure that Carter understands just what he needs if he’s going to uproot his life and live among the wolves. These two are seriously hot and a lot of fun together, dirty talk and exhibitionist tendencies included.

While Aidric is adjusting to his new place, Carter is not only trying to ensure that Aidric is safe, but is dealing with both family and pack problems. Suffice to say not everyone in the pack is happy with their Alpha’s mate and some are vocal while others are a lot more devious in getting their views across. Carter also gets some devastating family news that results in another big change in his life.

The story had a great pace and I love how it could easily go from sweet and adorable to heartbreaking to action-packed. There is a lot going on and the alternating points of view worked great for getting to know both Aidric and Carter, both separately and as a united force. The two communicate well both as humans and in their shifted forms and I was happy to spend plenty of time with them as cat and wolf. The emotions ran stronger here as well and there were a couple of scenes that had me pretty choked up.

Even though most of it takes place in the pack’s territory, there is time spent with the clowder, and Alpha Dolf’s desire to take them forward from the old ways results in one very interesting issue arising when Aidric’s beta position needs filling. I’m very glad that M.A. Church is still building on this world and that it wasn’t forgotten here.

This was my favorite book of the series so far and I’m thrilled that it seems there will be more books to come. Each book brings a little something new to this paranormal world while building on the ones before. If you’re a fan of shifter stories I would recommend you jump into this series for something fun and a bit different.

Purchase Links

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Fur, Fangs and Felines Series

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Trouble Comes in Threes (Book 1)

A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

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Behind the Eight Ball (Book 2)


A cool morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a werecat want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all, except a mate—a shifter mate, that is. The last thing he wants is one of those dangerous humans who kill without remorse. Heller knows about that firsthand. So what does the goddess Bast do? She gives Heller exactly what he does not want—a human: business owner Lawson Dupre.
Lawson hasn’t a clue what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute a cute client is about to pass out, and then he perks up and starts flirting. Next thing, he runs out the door like the hounds of hell are after him. Learning that Heller is a werecat doesn’t freak out Lawson. He happens to be one of those rare humans who knows paranormals exists. He even lives with one. Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson battle hurt feelings, misguided beliefs, and a power shift in Heller’s clowder.

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two to tangoIt Takes Two to Tango (Book 3)

Can two very different men find the love they need to survive?
Remi Ginn’s an easygoing werecat with a love of snarky T-shirts. He would be perfectly happy with a human mate. Is that what the goddess Bast gives him? Of course not. Instead she gifts him with Marshell, a Vetala, a snakelike nonshifter who drinks blood to survive. A man who’s just as toppy as Remi—and even more powerful than the West Falls Clowder’s Alpha and heir apparent.
While Remi is deciding whether he can handle the fates’ choice, hunters attack Marshell. Afterward, in an explosion of passion, Remi and Marshell mate and Remi declares Marshell his. Now they have to figure out how to make their relationship work as they dance around each other.
The clowder is in turmoil, and Remi’s acceptance of Marshell rocks the very foundation of the insular group. The consequences will be far-reaching. And if that isn’t problem enough, the situation with the hunters is far from resolved… as proved by the appearance of an Alpha werewolf.

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2 comments:

  1. Wow, what an awesome review! Thank you!
    ~M

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    1. Thanks MA. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

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