Claimed: Prince of the City, by Nicholas Bella
Title: Claimed: Prince of the City
Series: Prince of the City, Season 3, Book 2/New Haven Series Bk13
Author: Nicholas Bella
Genre: Dark Paranormal/Erotic Horror
Length: Novella (104 pages)
Publisher: Nicholas Bella (May 31st, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating:♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Deacon: Tonight is the night I begin the Claiming ritual with Elijah. He’s still trying to pretend that he doesn’t have feelings for me, and he’s being quite mouthy about it. But all of that will end with a little discipline.
Noel: I’ve learned so much training with Marco, I thought I could fight, but he’s showing me what true fighting really is. I just hope I can survive his lessons.
Théoden: Dante, my stubborn son, will needs a serious attitude adjustment and no one is better equipped to do that than me. I’m going to beat him into submission until he understands who his Master really is.
Warning: This serial contains strong adult content not meant for sensitive eyes. The novelettes in this serial will be filled with dark, twisted, raunchy and steamy scenes between powerful, sexy men that will either offend you or get ya revved up.
This series will not be pulling any punches, and it won’t apologize for hurting your feelings, either. You’ll find no fluff and ruffles here. The vampires are not misunderstood, hopeless romantics looking for love. The werewolves are not cute and cuddly and the dragons aren’t the ones from your childhood.
This is NOT a romance.
There are approximately 34000 words in this novelette.
Review: I thought Théoden was a badass before, but NOW, he is sadistic badass. Wow, the alphas have come out to play. Whether it was Théoden, Marco, or Deacon, they all had a point to make and god help you if you were on the opposite end of their wrath.
Someone else who is a badass…Dante. Boy, when are you going to learn? He is super mouthy and apparently had not suffered enough to learn his lesson. Théoden has never met a challenge he didn’t win and he was determined to break Dante. You got to give credit to Dante for not going down easily, and I think had Théoden not discovered his weakness, he would still be fighting him. He is one of the characters that I am most eager to see where Nicholas takes him.
Another one not willing to be outdone was Deacon. I think he kind of thought Elijah would have conceded by now but he is just as hardheaded as his master. Because Elijah is Deacon’s mate, he was being very liberal with him but Elijah’s hostility was getting out of hand.
There are three mating rituals to go through before their mating is complete. With each one the bond seems to be forming stronger between them. I am anxious for Elijah to concede because I think he and Deacon will be a really hot couple together. I like Deacon, I like the way he handles those closest to him, but I’m concerned with his intentions to outwit Théoden.
The most important issue right now for Deacon is mating and claiming Elijah. Two wolves together equal HOT and you certainly don’t want to miss this moment. There are many hot scenes to encounter and Théoden has fun with a dragon and his flexible tongue. You definitely don’t want to miss that.
I am so impressed with Nicholas’s creativity and the way he pulls the reader in with each scene he writes. The plot is so thick now with several different entities at play. It doesn’t matter if it is vampires, dragons, or werewolves taking over the plot. Every character Nicholas has created is addicting and easy to fall in love with. It almost seems the more brutal and sadistic their behavior…the more we love them.
The New Haven Series is compiled of 13 books so far and in no way, shape, or form, are his fans getting bored. Each one just gets better and better and as readers we can’t seem to get enough. The dialogue is fresh and his resourcefulness is brilliant.
If you haven’t tried any of these books by Nicholas Bella, you need to read the warnings, first and foremost, and if you think you can handle it, you need to jump in and take the plunge. Warning…they are addictive. As usual, I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next one.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *