Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Collaring the Saber-Tooth by Trnity Blacio



Title: Collaring the Saber-Tooth
Series: Masters of the Cats, 1
Author: Trinity Blacio
Publisher: Riverdale Ave Books
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F, M/M, M/F/M, M/M/F/M, M/M/M
Page Count: 241  pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Light years away, the Tetraheros came together. Their creation, the Cometedge race, is on the verge of extinction, even with the female companions provided to them throughout the years. Meanwhile one lone rogue has tried to wipe out the feline shifter population on Earth. There was only one solution: The Cometedge Pact. Three warriors are bound to every female, connecting two separate races through a sense of duty, blood, sex, and love.






Review
I am such a fan of Ms. Blacio that when I saw she had a new series called Masters of the Cats I couldn’t wait to read it.  From the very first word of Collaring the Saber-Tooth I was hooked. Ms. Blacio usually gives us strong female characters thatunderstand pain but don’t dwell on it and Maya was no different.  When Maya’s entire family was slaughtered, she gained a new purpose in life.  She didn’t focus on her loss she focused on giving her life meaning even as she promised vengeance. 
That isn’t to say that Maya didn’t have insecurities to fight, she did and meeting Akaos seemed to bring most of them to the fore front.  And even as Maya tried to hide from what his entrance into her world would mean, she continued to fight only now it’s also against the over-protective nature of her men.  I enjoyed the dichotomy between these Alpha characters.  Who is going to win?  What will be lost?  What will be gained?  I thought Ms. Blacio handled the blending of not only Maya and Akaos but also her other two mates superbly.  We knew there could only be one top dog but respect was given and received during the “battle.” 
Speaking of Akaos, I adored this character.  He was head of his family and intended to remain so.  However he allowed for the strength of not only Maya but of his male mates, Warden and Tesuss.  Both men may not have been as strong as he was but he asked for, received and respected their counsel.  I loved that he understood no man stood alone. 
I am glad that Ms. Blacio gave each man a completely crafted personality.  She understood and appreciated the need for Maya to forge a different relationship with each man.   Her focus on each individual couple added to why they worked as a familial unit, which in my view did nothing but add to the story.  I am looking forward to where she will take us next in the interesting new series.
                                   

                  Five Shooting Stars



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