General: 4
Characters: 4
Plot: 5
Sex heat: 4

Length: 57538 words / 169 pages
Genre: Menage MMF, paranormal, contemporary
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Author’s blog: Zoey Marcel

This story took me per surprise. I really was not expecting this werewolf story to be so different.

First I thought that the plot was totally original. I was kept on my toes from page one.

Second I enjoyed very much the tormented characters

This menage is not a MFMMM story as stated by the publisher. Yes we have one sex scene with 4 guys but it is clear that it is 2 distinct relationships, 1 MMF and 1 MM. Now, I checked also on the author’s blog, Zoey Marcel and it also says MFMMM but in truth it is really not.

So here we are with a bunch of werewolves and the alpha is a bit more than an alpha. The heroine is a banshee. That is completely new and I must take my hat off to this author because she truly found a way to surprise me here. I read many many werewolf stories and to find a story that surprise me is becoming a challenge now. But Zoey Marcel succeeded. I had no freaking idea what was a banshee and I had no freaking idea what was a dire wolf either.

I liked that the author made some historical references but kept her story in today’s world.

Now. I need to make some recommendations here. There are references of rapes, the scenes are not described but the reference is there. There is also a scene that may disturb which is the forced seduction of one main character. It starts that way but end not too bad, without trauma but still again the forced seduction which is mentioned dubious consent but clearly because they do not want to scare the readers if they put rape instead. One of the character is more traumatized because he liked it rather than the act itself. But still, when I read forced seductions scenes, I feel uncomfortable. I generally do not like it much if not at all. Here, I could tolerate it so that gives you the level that it is not that bad.

I think that the 5 characters were very interesting. Were they totally credible? Not always but I understood them and knew where they were coming from and who they became. I did not feel the urge to know more of their past which is often the case.

Even the epilogue was fine with me and this is not generally the kind of epilogue that I enjoy because I am into equal attention but it turned out that it was the right one for this exact story. I really enjoyed one the character’s surrender.

I found in the sex scenes some new kinky scenes and that was fun to read! It is mentioned caning but I do not even remember the scenes so do not think it is a hard bloody sexual story because it is not at all. The description looks more than what it really is. There is a lot of exaggeration. Yes it is all that but once. Like the fetish, but really a little and it is a fun cute fetish. Do not expect a BDSM relationship (as stated in the publisher’s description) Yes there is a Master/sub but it remains a bedroom bondage rather than a true BDSM lifestyle. The submissive was born gay and for him being with a girl is an alien concept…

So we have gay, bi and straight turning gay and bi. I liked it that it was all mixed up.

I thought overall that the author gave us something more exciting than the usual other menage stories.

So yes. I liked this story. When I finished it, I was totally surprised that Siren Publishing accepted this book. I would have thought Loose-id or maybe Samhain or Liquid Silver but Siren Publishing? nope. That is okay. It is just surprising because it is generally not their kind of story. They would be a bit more classic. It is hard to explain. Could be the dubious consent that Siren Publishing does not offer us much in general.

But it does not matter really. What matter is that I had the chance to read this new author and it seems that book 2 and book 3 have been already accepted an planned to be published before june of this year.

So well done Mrs Zoey Marcel! I look forward to read more of your ménage stories!

Publisher’s description:

Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M/M/M, with M/M, werewolves, dubious consent, public exhibition, voyeurism, BDSM, spanking, sex toys, caning, fetish, sex in shifted form

Morrigan, a resurrected banshee, is attacked by a harpy and saved by two werewolves. Jack is the eccentric alpha and Mark is his handsome beta. They invite her to stay with them on their ranch in Wyoming for protection. She meets two more werewolves, Quinn and Damon, who are lovers. Her mates introduce her to the world of BDSM and act as her guardians to protect her from the forces of evil that are after her.

Jack is torn between his love for Morrigan and the mission hell sent him on—to drag her to the underworld where Death can claim the woman who escaped him. Jack’s heart forbids it, but Death has others in line to kill her and eternal punishment in store for Jack if he goes rogue.

The pack must overcome their differences and band together if they are to protect Morrigan and redeem their soulless alpha.

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About Mary's Ménages Reviews

I read, review, beta read and blog about erotic ménages romances since 2005. Welcome to my world! :)

4 responses

  1. Zoey Marcel says:

    Thank you so much, Mary for reading my book and taking the time to review it! I appreciate all the compliments as well as your honesty. I love to hear back from readers and it means a lot that you liked it. 🙂

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    • marynaughtywhispers says:

      Indeed I liked it a lot.
      Thank you very much Zoey for taking the time to comment my review 🙂
      Now I will look forward for book 2 and hopefully it will be another menage romance 🙂
      ~ Mary ~

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      • Zoey Marcel says:

        Oh yes, I’m having a lot of fun writing menage. 🙂 Book two is F/F/M and book three is F/M/M/M with a HEA for everybody together.

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        • marynaughtywhispers says:

          I am not surprised about book 2 and I know already one of the heroine so this should be very fun!

          YAYYY about book 3!!! cannot wait!!! 3 guys 1 female will always be my favorite!

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