Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It’s the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.
A quick read for a novel, this story has a nice range of sweet but intriguing, surprising, and entertaining scenes centered on an arranged match between a city Alpha with a demanding, sophisticated, high-powered business family and a country omega with a loving, domestic family and a shadowed secret. The author starts with an intriguing and eventually dramatic introduction and then weaves scenes of past secrets and yearning dreams into the story of two separated would-be mates. I especially appreciated the depth of the supporting characters, from competitively friendly lawyers, demanding and over-protective fathers, wise and doting mothers, to conflicted music teachers.
“What…is that?” He muttered. Sure, he realized he had bigger problems on his hands, like how Keith apparently wanted to fucking eat him or something messed up like that, but he figured he might as well ask questions while he was still alive. He was beginning to think even that was useless, though, because Keith didn’t even answer him. The boy just kept grinding down against Lance’s crotch, making his face go red as he squirmed a bit more.
Author’s summary: Sent to marry the Hale Beast Stiles finds himself alone in a castle left to ruin and watched over by Kate Argent, who he thinks is sleeping with his new husband and seems determined to destroy him.
In the second half, the pace of the story ratchets higher, and there’s no let-up. There’s always something happening, and the last few chapters are so fast paced I had to stop and remember to breathe. More than once the story could have been tied up, but thankfully it wasn’t. As a result, the book is quite long with lots of plot twists and just when you think everything will be alright something else bad happens.
Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
Jump up ^ Wilson, A. B.; Orr, J.W. (2011). “The evolutionary origins of Syngnathidae: pipefishes and seahorses”. Journal of Fish Biology. 78 (6): 1603–1623. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02988.x. PMID 21651519.
“I can’t!! The egg, it’s too huge!” He cried, bearing down at another contraction and grunting and groaning while he pushed. The egg pushed out a little further, stretching him more. He could swear he was being torn in half from the egg and baby.
Dane’s company is making headlines for all the wrong reasons, as rumors of nefarious activity have begun to fly; and though he is a strong, commanding and charismatic alpha, even Dane cannot stand against the slanderous onslaught that threatens to take do…wn his business.
Adam having felt the gush of fluids come out of him, he knew and felt the row of eggs coming down his birth canal to get pushed out into the open. The other man started to leave his side as Adam started to panic wondering where he was going. However before he could ask, he felt a egg starting to be pushed out.
In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots’ one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn’t yield the best outcome every time.
”It’s Sebastian,He’s gone into labor and I wasn’t aware of it till I was finished giving birth! He needs you. Come with me!” Ciel almost demands before grabbing Grell’s hand and dragging him up to the bedroom to find Sebastian writhing in pain. Grell shoos Ciel and Ciel gathers his children and goes on his way,Worried for Sebastian. Grell climbs on the bed with Sebastian,Patting away the sweat staining his face.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single angel in possession of a healthy grace, must be in want of a mate. Unlike most angels Castiel was never too invested in the search for a mate. He knew his brother Balthazar was famous for conducting “extensive research” on the subject, but taking a mate just because it was expected of him wasn’t something Castiel was willing to do. So, he joined the ranks as a soldier and escalated quickly up the hierarchy of The Lord’s warriors. That is not to say that the idea repulsed him, quite the opposite. Castiel hoped to one day have a nest of his own, with a loving and caring mate and a flock of fledglings. As an Omega Angel he was given the gift to carry his own fledglings and dreamed of one day feeling the connection between him and his offsprings that many of the other omegas spoke of. Those dreams lost priority when he met the Winchesters.
He was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later a Super Bowl veteran. He was a star tight end on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contract for a record $40 million. Aaron Hernandez’s every move as a professional athlete played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life-one that ended in a maximum security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?
Thor smiled as a maid helped him dress (Name) in proper Asgardian infant attire. “Does your father approve of (Name)?” the maid asked as she handed a well-dressed (Name) to her father. For a moment Thor’s brow crinkled. “He has not truly met (Name) before. Tonight will be their first official meeting,” he murmured the woman. Thor masked his worry and took his child. He waved to the maid and whistled on his way to a dining hall.
Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court.
Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life – steady boyfriend, close family – who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life – big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel – and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy – but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.
Is it ever possible to rip happiness from disaster?Jude Now I’m out of the military, I want a quiet life. A nearby forest where my wolf can and hunt, and a wood-shop where I can work with the timber I feel an affinity for. I definitely don’t want a mate. And if I did, it wouldn&…
Everything is going fine for Dr. Jensen Ackles, a successful 3rd-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Grace’s Heart hospital in San Francisco. But when a 22-year-old art student shows up at claiming he’s pregnant, Jensen is completely certain he’s crazy. After a bunch of tests, a sonogram and a bizarre story about having invoked the wrath of a ram-headed Egyptian fertility god, it turns out that Jared Padalecki isn’t joking: he really did get knocked up! And when Jared insists on having an OB-GYN of his own gender, Jensen’s long stretch of successfully not falling for one of his patients is finally at an end.
But you couldn’t move out of his way. How could you? You had to rescue Kaneki from Yamori despite Ayato yelling he was dead. You could remember Touka’s distraught face when she tried to attack him but you stopped her. You became angry he was trying to tear down her strong will. She was his sister after all! What an arrogant prick.
An independent Omega wants to stay unmated and run his bakery in peace – too bad his fated mate won’t let that happen. Avery Blue is a young Omega and the owner of the new bakery called the Halo Muffin. He’s determined to stay unmated and show the world there’s more to an Omega than just popping out babies and being toys for Alphas. Enter the walking wall of muscle named Lucas Kochalka, Alpha of the Kochalka Pact. He rushes into the store and tries to stomp away with his mate.
The only thing that helped combat his depression besides the comfort of his mate was currently laying curled up mostly in a tiny ball against his chest suckling hungrily at a nipple. He had refused pain meds as he wouldn’t have been able to nurse if he was on one of the many common ones they had on board the base. And he absolutely did not want to bottle feed his only kit. Ulaz had agreed to it so long as he remained on bed rest and ate everything that was brought to him that would provide the proper nutrition for not only him but his tiny daughter.
Groaning aloud, he panted once the pain subsided and allowed him to catch his breath. The mass in both his vagina and anus had moved down a little more thankfully, but not much. Wondering if maybe he could feel it with a finger, he reached between his legs and groaned while he inserted a finger inside himself.
Immediately at odds the pair struggle to connect beyond surface pleasantries; but where Eli may be uniquely equipped to help Arden gain a sense of humility, Arden just might be able to help Eli discover a long-buried truth about himself that’s been begging to be unearthed his entire life.
I have to say that I enjoyed this book. I cried for Ed, and I love it when a story pulls those emotions from me. Mal, is still my favorite character so I was hoping to see more of him than I did, but who doesn’t hope for more of their favorite character.
This book makes my heart break – the way omegas are treated in this world is especially brutal, some of the worst I think I have read in ABO romance, honestly. However, the romance between Braun and Tarek is some of the sweetest, sappiest, wonderful-est things I have read, and that did help offset the brutal world that omegas live in.
Francis eyes widened. He could die? He shook his head fervently and blinked back tears as he tried to centre himself for the next contraction. He focused on the intense burning sensation in between his legs and willed the baby to move downwards. When the next contraction came, Francis scrunched his face in pain and shuddered violently. His toes curled and he flung his head back, crying out as both shoulders crashed through his anus. He panted hard then pushed again, gasping the moment his baby slipped free.
Thanks for your answer! By the way, do you know some omegaverse stories with female main characters? Because it seems like there is a lot of yaoi omegaverse, but I haven’t seen a yuri omegaverse yet…
Before I start, a few more general things: The following is a summary of my respondents’ replies to three questions, namely if A/B/O was love at first sight, what they like best about the genre, and what they like least.
“Eat me Lance…please, I need your tongue…eat my ass out Lance!” Keith begged, although Lance would’ve also believed that he was merely demanding, not that he had a problem with either of those so long as he got to do exactly what Keith was currently asking for him to do. He leaned his head forward, never one to know what it meant to be shy, and dragged his tongue against the rose-pink entrance experimentally. Keith keened in response and pushed his ass back more, encouraging Lance and exciting him more than he already was. His pressed his tongue back against the hot pink hole and began licking side to side before dragging it in circular motions, eyes focused on his actions as he tasted its surface and the slick that it was producing. All of it was unbelievably hot and it just tasted so Keith, whatever that meant. The smell of his heat was especially strong with Lance having his face pressed up against his ass, and it drove him crazy. It seemed to drive Keith crazy, too. The boy was clawing at the bed sheets and pushing his ass back.
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The sound of horses in this part of the woods isn’t unusual, but as far as Castiel knows, the next hunt is weeks away. The Duke may be neglectful and distant, but he’s always let Castiel and the other guardians of the park know in advance before anyone is expected to pass through his land, if only to ensure that they will have supplies and food waiting for them as is necessary.
A nest is usually a place where an Omega can be comfortable, whether if he is in heat or just having a bad day. It can be a closet or a couch, a small room or a bed. It will usually be filled with soft things, the most smelling like his/her mate if they have one. It usually makes them feel comfortable in all times, even if they feel they are about to murder someone. With Omegas being the small fragile creatures they are, it can help them rest. As they get closer to their delivery date, they will most likely spend more and more time in their nest with their Alpha.