Author: Cardeno C.

ALL OF ME by Cardeno C.

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ALL OF ME by Cardeno C.All Of Me by Cardeno C.
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

It was decided to merge together the Nasa River Pack and the Sunset Valley Pack by bonding together the next generation of Alphas to make one larger, stronger pack.  Once Abel Nasa was born followed by Zakai Berura a few years later a blood bond ceremony cemented their mating.   Even when Kai’s father died and another was chosen as Alpha until the boys came of age to formally mate the agreement stood.

 

On the day Abel expected to mate with Kai and merge their packs together the young Nasa River Alpha witnessed his bond mate from the Sunset Valley pack taking part in an unforgivable act.  Shocked and inconsolable Abel called off the merger.

 

It has been almost a decade since Kai broke Abel’s heart.  The stoic Alpha controls the Nasa River pack with a firm, just hand and ignores any news or gossip from the nearby Sunset Valley pack.  Each day he puts one foot in front of the other and mentally counts down the hours until the day is done.  When the sun comes up the ritual begins again.  Every day is like the last until the day Kai’s younger sister comes knocking and calls Abel a coward to his face for turning his back on his mate.

 

Destiny misfires for fated mates in All of Me.  A darkness descends on two packs and their young Alphas in a tale of major miscommunication.  Abel is justified in feelings of betrayal, Kai in his feelings of being worthless.  Their journey is bittersweet for both.  A lot of swirling emotion is packed within All of Me.  The one who causes all their misery is built up as all powerful and clever, but the confrontation is a letdown.  All of Me has sympathetic characters in an engaging plotline with a less than sterling climax.

UNTIL FOREVER COMES by Cardeno C

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UNTIL FOREVER COMES by Cardeno CUntil Forever Comes by Cardeno C.
Series: Mates #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press on 2013-05
Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Pages: 204
Reviewed by Lisa

Known throughout the pack as the runt, the weakest link, twenty year old Ethan Abbatt can’t even shift.  Boys typically shift at puberty yet Ethan’s never managed to call forth his wolf.  To make matters worse he lives with debilitating pain where even in human form he’s unable to keep up with his peers. If not for his own family’s acceptance and love Ethan would’ve given up long ago.

Vampires and shifters are sworn enemies.  The only reason shifters survive an encounter with the stronger bloodsuckers is because shifter blood is poisonous to them. 

Recently a coven led by four century old Miguel Rodriguez arrived in town.  Ethan and some friends intentionally seek them out to cause trouble.  The inevitable outcome has the wolves crawling away, but Ethan stays hoping for an honorable end to his troubles.  Scenting Miguel for the first time changes everything for the young wolf.  Ethan’s found his true mate, a rare occurrence for shifters, unheard of between a vampire and a wolf.  Whatever it takes, Ethan will make Miguel his own.  Convincing the vampire that their bond is real and forever is only the first step.

Until Forever Comes creates the perfect balance of drama, character development, and a sure fire action packed plotline.  Ethan is an irresistible, realistic character who tells their story in first person point of view.  Taciturn and dangerously dark Miguel is a compelling true mate for the spirited little wolf.  Carnal encounters add fire to an already intense storyline.  Suspenseful, raw sexuality, and great characters make Until Forever Comes a memorable hit.

 

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