by M.C. Solaris
(Orion’s Order #1)
Publication date: May 15th 2020
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If you enjoy Psy-Changeling and Black Dagger Brotherhood, this new series is right up your alley!
Sexy shifters. Hot vampires. Intriguing immortals. Strong heroine. Sizzling romance. Page-turning plot full of emotion and excitement. Modern and fresh take on fated mates.
Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I’m well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn’t think so. That’s probably a good thing though because I have… And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me… which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.
My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I’m just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream… paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I’m not really sure… but it’s not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams… like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?
I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion’s Order, a pack of… well, not wolves. We’re an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion… a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.
Welcome to The Order and a secret world of magic and mystery, where a pack of unlikely friends find love and fight against an ancient evil force.
Devour this addictive series at your own risk…
+ Happily Ever After
+ Steamy Paranormal Shifter Romance
+ Multiple POV
+ Mature Content
CALYPSO’S HEART is an adult paranormal wolf shifter romance. If you like swoon-worthy males, heroines with feminine strength, an engaging plot, satisfying relationships, steamy love stories, happy ever afters, and getting sucked into a supernatural story, then you’ll want to immerse yourself in the world of species!
You’ll feel right at home if you’re a JR Ward, Nalini Singh, and Dannika Dark fan.
“It has the elements you need – love, pain, heartache, action, revenge, some light comedy, etc. I thought the sex scenes were SPOT ON! Like damn those were great. I really felt immersed in it at times and I felt transported into the story.” ★★★★★
“The descriptions and imagery are on point. It’s easy to picture the characters and scenes. I like the multiple POV shifts to better understand and immerse myself in the character’s mind. The sex scenes are steamy and kept me turning the pages.” ★★★★★
“…if you are looking for a book that punches you in your face, right out the gate, with unrealistic action, tasteless sex scenes, and emotional turmoil, this won’t be it. Go watch Shameless instead. But if you are looking for something that unfolds at a pace that gives you time to decipher the characters, setting, and complexities of the story that is to come, then this is for you…” ★★★★★
“…at one point in the book, a group of characters are all introduced in a short amount of time. While this might not be standard protocol for fictional stories, it’s realistic. Trust that it was done with purposeful intent. Without giving away too much about the story, you get to learn about a pack of males in their environment, doing what males do…” ★★★★★
4 out of 5 (very good)
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For a long time, I couldn't figure out what wasn't quite working for me, then the penny dropped. And this is the ONLY reason I cannot give this book the full 5 stars.
It is multi point of view. Which usually doesn't bother I rather enjoy hearing from everyone, even the bad guy! But it flips from one person to the next, from paragraph to paragraph, and there is no warning! I mean, one paragraph, Caly says something to Blake, who then gets a sentence about what he is thinking about. Blake then talks to Nico, who also gets a sentence about what he is thinking about and so on and so on. Some structure, some indication would be nice. It just felt like from time to time, my head was flipping back and forth, almost like watching a tennis match, you know?
That said,, once I got my head round the ping pong point of view thing, I really rather enjoyed this!
Yes it shows in places that this is a first time author (apart from the ping pong thing) but I didn't really care. Yes sometimes some things aren't explained very well, or repeated, but again, I didn't care!
Its a long book though, and I think maybe it could have been trimmed down, cos in places it waffles a bit. Again, though, I didn't really care, but it does need mentioning.
The story of Caly and her heritage and the species that live in our world is great. Different, and I do love me some different. ALL the major players get a say, at some point, but the bad guy does too, or rather, the bad guy's lackey does. The ACTUAL bad guy doesn't. . .yet.
I loved the supporting cast, and the slap upside the head clues about who ends up with who, and who maybe coming next.
Will i read the next one, cos this is billed as book 1 in the Orion's Order series? Yes, I certainly will! Can't wait to see what this author does next.
But please fix the ping pong, it gave me a headache!
4 very good stars
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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M.C. Solaris’s life took an unexpected turn during the super blood moon eclipse on January 20, 2019. She woke up and began writing bios for her imaginary friends that she met that day. As soon as the pen hit the paper (or fingertips to the iPhone), she couldn’t stop. It was kind of like one of those fire hydrants, spewing copious amounts of water all over the place. The characters and their stories just flowed out of her. She is honored to be the scribe, getting to share her friends’ stories. You can read all about her gifted friends in the Orion’s Order series (Book 1 is Calypso’s Heart). On a personal note, M.C. Solaris is actually the pseudonym of Marina Schroeder, women’s health enthusiast and lover of all things paranormal romance (PNR) and happily ever after (HEA). When she is not curled up on the sofa with her partner’s oversized hoodie, a PNR novel, peppermint tea, and one of her three cats, you will find her either at the ocean with her toes in the sand or in a forest hugging a tree. Well truthfully? There is one more place you might find her: trolling the aisles of Whole Foods for a satisfying combination of salty and sweet while hiding in her partner’s hoodie… like any proper PNR-writing introvert. Want to get the latest scoop, sneak peeks, and short shares all about her imaginary friends? Go to www.mcsolaris.com and sign up for the newsletter. Welcome to The Order! Author links: https://mcsolaris.com/ http://instagram.com/mcsolarisauthor https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20295545.M_C_Solaris https://www.facebook.com/mcsolarisauthorofficial/