A really interesting and short novel (only 70 pages).
Laithe is a leo-man, an alien feline breed. He senses he have a mate among the human and decides to take her and bring her in his planet. But for they laws, and for the lack of women, every woman of the leader of a pride must be shared with all the component of the pride... and the Laithe's pride has seven member!!!
Rowan is shocked: she is immediately attracted by Laithe and also by Fahd, the second in command. She realized that, between Laithe and Fahd there is a relationship much more stronger then only friendship. And she is willing to share Laithe with Fahd, and herself. But all the others? is not the same thing.
Fortunately seems that all other member of the pride have just find their mate... among the pride itself!
The book is the first enstallment of a series and close exactly when starts the second enstallment.
Maybe a little too short, but probably, when all the series will be completed, reading it together it will be better.
Amazon Kindle: The Felidae 1: Laithe's Pride
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (January 26, 2007)
Asad's Mate (The Felidae 2) by Jade Buchanan
At the end of the fist enstallment of this series, I have read of the kidnapping of Catan, the lynx the Gatti brothers (from the Leo people) have reascued by certain death.
Catan was raped and now he fears the human contact, even the contact of Asad, the bid Leo who obviously loves him. Catan is small and tender, almost defenseless: he can't bear the thought to share his body with more than one male, as the Leo people are used to do. He wants only a mate, Asad.
Asad wants Catan for him, but he doesn't want to raise bad memories in the small lynx; but he also doesn't want to share "his" mate with his companions. So soon he has to claim him for him and him only.
This is a very short book, an enjoyable reading to finish in a rush. Now, I think, I would like to read about Usama, the white leo Asad's brothers, and Rajiv, the big tiger.
Amazon Kindle: The Felidae 2: Asad's Mate
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (March 2, 2007)
Usama's Journey (The Felidae 3) by Jade Buchanan
Usama Gatti is the youngest of the Gatti brothers and also a white leo. Cause his particular nature, he can't fight or hide so he was not trained to be a warrior. He is like a mascotte for the pride of his brother Laithe.
But for Rajiv, the very big tiger of the pride, Usama is not at all a mascotte: he is his mate and now Rajiv is tired to wait for Usama to accept him. Rajiv is waiting, but has no intentions to allow to Usama to deny him.
Rajiv loves that Usama is weaker than him, and also that the leo lets him drive his life: in no way Usama doubts that Rajiv is stronger not only of him but of all the member of the pride. And he willingly allows Rajiv to take decision for him, but also he is secure that everything he will ask to Rajiv, the big tiger will do that.
A very short story with two interesting characters. Like in the second enstallment of the series, Asad's Mate, is the weaker character who holds the story: in spite of his inability to fight, Usama convinces everyone around him to do what he wants him to do.
Amazon Kindle: The Felidae 3: Usama's Journey
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (April 6, 2007)
Lev's Discovery (The Felidae 4) by Jade Buchanan
This is the last enstallment in the Felidae Series by Jade Buchanan.
Lev, one of the Gatti brothers, and partner of Morgan, of the Pardus breed, has discovered to have a mate, an human mate, Aaron. But he is in love with Morgan for more than ten years, and he doesn't want to cheat on his partner. But the bond mating is too strong to be ignored and also it means he is a pride's leader.
Aaron has no intention to stay in this strange planet, he wants to return home, on earth, but he begin to fantasize about Morgan, and then abour Morgan and Lev... and his desire is so strong that he can't deny it.
Morgan wants only to be with Lev; he is grown with him and loves him so much, and now this little human arrives to steal Lev from him... but maybe Aaron is not so bad, and he can love him as much as Lev.
For different reason this three men have to learn to love each other and to live together.
Of the four book of this series I prefer the second, Catan's story, and the third, Usama's story. But this is a good conclusion to the series.
Amazon Kindle: The Felidae 4: Lev's Discovery
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (May 11, 2007)
Navin's Master (The Felidae 5) by Jade Buchanan
I was expecting another couple to be man characters in the fifth enstalment of the Felidae series by Jade Buchanan. In a recent chat we both have attended she said that she is writing the story of Morgan's brother (main character of the fourth enstalment). So when I have seen this ebook I was surprised and now also a little disconcerted... cause the end seems pretty definitive... always time will say.
Navin is Rajiv's brother. Like in always the other tales in this series, he is the omega male, a mate who needs a stronger mate. And he finds that in Isha, a big tiger. Navin is arrassed by Pran, another tiger, who was pissed by Rajiv, and searches his vengeance with Navin. So Navin needs a protector and Isha agrees to play the role if Navin will become his bed partner and babysitter for his little cub. And Navin agrees...
So really, this is the most "family" like gay romance I have read. The classical story, only here one of the character is not a fragile female, and both the characters have tails!
Like all the Jade Buchanan's stories I have read (and Changeling press' books...) this story is short and fast and enjoyable. You can read it without trouble before sleep and it's a good. Even if the end lets intend a stop in the series, I have read hints of a story also for Pran (and his mate-to-be Khalid) and I know about Morgan's brother. So I think this is not the last enstalment I will read of this series.
Amazon Kindle: The Felidae 5: Navin's Master
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (August 3, 2007)
Paperback: 382 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 21, 2012)
Series: The Felidae
1) Laithe's Pride
2) Asad's Mate
3) Usama's Journey
4) Lev's Discovery
5) Navin's Master
Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bott