Delta Blues by Ellen Cross

BLUES
Delta Blues by Ellen Cross
Publisher: Extasy Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (101 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

In a World where the Alpha are the law, Beta the order, and Omega the knowledge…the Delta have become the oppressed.

The night of Samhain is fast approaching, and for that one night a year, Gray and the last remaining Dire Wolves—amongst others—are entrusted with the protection of the veil between worlds, while it’s at its thinnest. Add in the threat of a new drug on the market, and they’ll have to work twice as hard to keep everyone safe. The last thing he needs is a sexy little Delta to save.

As a lowly Delta, Red Wolf shifter Ryan has never known peace. Cast away and unwanted, he is quickly taken captive and trained as a dancer at The Howling, a strip club in the worst part of Praeter. Hungry, abused, and kept in a drug-induced fog, his life is nothing. He is nothing but the orders and twisted demands of his captor. All that changes when he catches the scent of a wolf in the crowd.

Long ebony hair, eyes that can’t decide if they’re green or blue as they follow him on stage. Unable to stop himself, Ryan does the one thing guaranteed to earn him punishment. He touches the other wolf. Peace. For those few brief moments, the hunger, the pain, the torment…all gone. The price to feel that respite again, though, could very well be his life.

A fascinating and new spin on the paranormal romance, Delta Blues was the one of the best shifter books I’ve read in awhile. Ryan has lived a life of abuse and captivity but just one moment with Gray and he’s willing to suffer any amount of punishment for just one more moment of peace with him.

Gray, is an Alpha wolf and a Dire wolf to boot, which means when he shifts he’s huge, and very much in charge. He saves Ryan and their mating and love story may be fast forwarded but I felt every moment with them. I really hope to read more in this world. This book does a great job setting up the rules of the world and introducing characters who might want to take that world down and reshape it into a better world.

Ryan is a Delta and definitely not the type of character who would normally be in charge in situations but the way Ryan charges in to save the man he loves. I really loved that amount of moxie, It really made Ryan someone I could easily root for.

Overall, this is a great new world and series that I hope to spend more time in. I highly recommend it for fans of unique and fun MM paranormal romance.

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