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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Omegas by Annie Nicholas

The Omegas by Annie Nicholas
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (74 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Only a vampire is man enough to teach werewolves how to fight.

Pretty librarian Sugar wants her life to stay quiet. That’s hard enough when friends and neighbors turn into furry wolves every full moon. But when a hot vampire gets involved, life’s bound to get complicated.

The Omega have always been the pansies of the paranormal. Now Chicago’s top werewolf pack has issued them a life or death challenge. Their only option: hire a vampire warrior to teach them the moves.

Daedalus has been a powerful vampire for ages. Intrigued by the chance to train the geeks of the underworld, he wasn’t bargaining on losing his heart to a human. Can he make the Omegas a success, fit into Sugar’s quiet life, and avoid being ripped to shreds in the process?

There is nothing sweeter than Sugar.

When a misfit group of werewolves is issued a challenge from another pack, the group of geeks realizes they need help. Hiring Daedalus Pal Robi, a bad ass vampire, to teach them how to fight is the only way out of the mess they find themselves in.

Sugar is the human girl that lives next door to the pack of misfits. She has known Eric, the alpha, since childhood, and remained friends with him after he was changed into a werewolf and is very protective of him and his pack. As I read, I made a connection with all the characters and enjoyed the inventive twist on the werewolf theme.

It is not hard to like Sugar from the beginning of the book, but when sparks start to fly after meeting Daedalus, and seeing her determination to make sure this vampire teaches her friends everything he can so they can survive the challenge made me shake my head and wonder if she was a little crazy. She won my heart and made me smile at her protectiveness for the misfits. Watching a shy human female stand up to a big bad vampire on behalf of the group of werewolf geeks left me laughing.

I discovered, too, that a man with a baldhead could be sexy. Daedalus is like most alpha men but when he comes face to face with Sugar he falls, hard and fast for the little human. He tries to keep business and pleasure separate but there is something about this girl who wants to mother a pack of misfit wolfs that draws him to her. Daedalus made me dream of a big tough hero like him to sweep me off my feet.

Even though there is some bloody and violent detail showing the predator nature of the wolf, the plot was entertaining and well-written. Ms. Nicholas did an amazing job of taking the old myths of werewolves and vampires and turning it into a new and refreshing love story. This book is a welcome addition to my library and I would encourage anyone to add this one to their to be read list.

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