Saturday, October 21, 2017

Seen by A.M. Arthur


Hell is a six-by-six jail cell and no hope for the future.

Kell Iverson has never raised his hand against another person in his entire life—and yet somehow he’s been arrested and charged with the murder of his alpha mate Krause. Sure, Krause brutalized him on a daily basis, and Kell hated his mate, but he never wanted the man dead. Not fighting the charge and accepting his fate is the easiest path—except Kell doesn’t think he’ll survive a week in prison, and he doesn’t want to disappoint his younger brother Braun by giving up. He also doesn’t expect to recognize the lawyer who shows up to defend him.

Ronin Cross was barely eighteen when he felt the mating bond with then-fourteen-year-old Kell, but his family moved away before Ronin could decide what to do. For the last ten years, he hasn’t forgotten teenage Kell, hasn’t mated, and now he’s in Sansbury Province to defend adult Kell from a capital murder charge. The mating bond is still there, but now isn’t the time to pursue anything with his fragile, battered, emotionally-damaged client.

For Kell, the term “kind alpha” is a contradiction, because he’s never known one. He went from abusive father to abusive mate, and for twenty-four years, he’s simply done what he’s told. But Ronin asks Kell what he wants. What he likes. Ronin sees him, and it’s both confusing and delightful. But Kell is facing prison time at best, execution at worst, and as his trial date looms, he can’t indulge in a fantasy that will never come true… or can he?

NOTE: This is a non-shifter Omegaverse story with alpha/omega/beta dynamics, heats, knotting, and mpreg. In this world, omegas are second-class citizens with few civil rights and almost no protections under the law. Trigger warnings for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/M Omega Story, Romance
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This is the second story in this series and it is powerful, heartbreaking, anger inducing. and in the end, redeeming.

You start with seeing Kell as a young Omega. He knows that his father doesn't think much of him, but he wants to try and protect his brother as best as he can. On his birthday, he decides that he will get a treat and runs into Ronin, an older Alpha.

Ronin, for his part, is not really a part of Kell's story until he is called in by Tarek, his old college friend. But when Ronin comes back in to Kell's life, he does so with a purpose and he is fighting not only for Kell's life but for his own happiness.

This is a story about being beaten down, without being broken. Arthur was able to weave a tale of desperation, solitude, and then redemption and love. While the subject was hard to read about, it was a story that was told in a very organic manner and I loved how everyone interacted.

I hope there are more in this series, as I have enjoyed them a lot.


Also Available in the Breaking Free Series

Book 1
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A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland. She's been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn't been coined yet back then) with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories. A.M. Arthur's work is available from Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, SMP Swerve, and Briggs-King Books.

When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.

Contact her at am_arthur@yahoo.com with your cooking tips (or book comments).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Seen: An Omegaverse Story (Breaking Free #2) by A.M. Arthur to read and review.

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