Book Reviews

Claiming His Alpha (Scent of a Mate 7) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 28-February-2016

Book Blurb

Reece Marshall isn't happy about being pulled away from his undercover assignment for the Feline Council, but one doesn't argue with a summons from an elder. Discovering he's been brought before the elder as a potential guardian to a new alpha makes him wish he was back on his mission.


Šílené Bolond never wanted to be an alpha, but forces greater than him seem to think he should lead the Blackthorn Pride. When five enforcers are presented to him as possible guardians, one stands out. Šílené's heart breaks when his offer of submission is rejected, and he realizes his dream of having a mate will never be realized. 


But the forces that turned an omega into an alpha have other plans. When Reece's undercover assignment becomes too dangerous, the only safe place to go is to the pride of the one man Reece craves, but can't have. With danger and betrayal around every corner, Reece and Šílené have to turn to each other if they want to survive, and they just might find love if they can survive that long.


Book Review

Alpha Aldo, the villain of the first five books of this series, may be dead, but the consequences of what he did are turning out to last way beyond the end of his life. For one, it seems that he has pulled other alphas into his sphere of influence, and they are still very much alive. Whether it is illegal fight rings or omegas who have never been reported to the feline council, his “legacy” gives the members of the council of elders more than one headache. The many sons he left behind are mostly settled, but there are a few still unmated.  They have their hands full trying to bring order to the many prides still in disarray, and I can only hope that banding together as they are, at some point they will succeed.

Reece Marshall, one of the Marshall brothers from earlier books, is on an undercover assignment for the council when he gets recalled. He has suddenly become a potential guardian for a new alpha, Šílené , who is more unusual than any alpha ever before. Reece is not amused, doesn’t want to be mated, and tries to avoid  Šílené a much as he can. Fate has other ideas though, but even after it becomes clear they are mated, Reece resists. Šílené misunderstands, picks another man as his guardian, and returns to the pride he has won leadership over when he defended himself against his cruel alpha and killed him in the challenge. Reece has no alternative but to return to his assignment, only to find out that the sh*t has truly hit the fan.

Šílené was born an omega and the last thing he wants is to be an alpha. He hates confrontation, doesn’t want to give orders, and hates all the fighting an alpha has to deal with. Especially one who looks slight and harmless as a human, so he gets challenged often. He is an orphan and had to learn to defend himself, so his cat is stronger than people suspect. In fact, his cat is the one who is an alpha, and he is the strongest tiger around. What Šílené sees as rejection from Reece breaks his heart, because all he ever wanted was a mate and a quiet life. But he is also not one to shirk his responsibilities, so he does what needs to be done, and tries to be an alpha against his better judgement. When he finds Reece turning up on his doorstep, so to speak, needing his help, everything changes. He has his mate – now all he has to do is survive the ever increasing attacks so he can enjoy mated life.

If you like stories about unusual alphas who are omegas at heart, if you’re up for a suspenseful story full of misunderstandings and fighting, and if you’re looking for an intense read that is suspenseful, hot, and touching, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 40539 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-February-2016
Price $4.99 ebook
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