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When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle, the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son's mates are out in the world and are human!
Fearing that their future daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done. After gathering all of the warriors together in a fake award ceremony, the witch Elder casts a spell to pull the warrior's mates to them, whether they want it or not.
Aiden McKenzie is adamant that he doesn't need a mate and that she would only get in the way. He doesn't have time to coddle a female. He likes his world run with military precision. Little does he realize, Fate is sending him his mate first! He meets his destined mate Meryn Evans and things go downhill from there. She is the embodiment of chaos. In the first 24 hours she kicks, screams, and knocks her bear shifting mate unconscious.
Eventually they discover that life before finding each other may have been good, but life afterwards is perfect, even if it involves super soaker battles and accidentally discharging hand grenades.
Unfortunately the joy of their mating is overshadowed when Aiden and Meryn find themselves embroiled in a missing persons case assigned to Aiden by the Lycaonian Council. By assisting Aiden, Meryn finds herself the focus of a demented killer.
Can Aiden and the elite warriors from the Alpha Unit keep Meryn safe? Or did Fate bring her to Lycaonia to die?
©2014 Alanea Alder (P)2017 Alanea Alder
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5 out of 5 stars
By Suzy on 04-25-17


I absolutely LOVE this series! I read each book as fast as it's out! This series has a unique blend of danger, intrigue, comedy and romance. Add in paranormal and its explosive! I have so much fun with charachter development and the plots! thank you Ms Alder... just... thank you. I can wait until the whole series is on Audible!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lostime4me on 05-03-17

Hysterically Funny & Irreverent Paranormal Romance

Don't you love it when a "first" book you listen to makes you immediately want to buy the entire series? That's what happened with this book. Within the first few chapters I stopped listening for just a moment to search and buy the other books --- they weren't there. NO...NO...NO. I NEED a My Commander fix NOW!!!

This is the funniest paranormal romance I've heard. It takes irreverent pokes at society. The author wrote things that I've often wanted to say and sometimes did much to my embarrassment. They say "the truth will set you free" and Meryn Evans spoke it with a good dose of "hoof and mouth disease". If you want tears running down your face with laughter, pee in your pants giggles and a snort thrown in for good measure, then listen to this book. Meryn takes on paranormal high society in the funniest way.

Aiden McKenzie, the Apha Unit's Commander, is out patrolling when a tiny human climbs the warded fence and throws his life into chaos. A human is his mate and she is everything he doesn't need to fit into his station in life. Not only is she human, she is an introverted geek and a computer genius. So, after she knocks him out (spoiler alert) he does the only thing he knows how to do. He locks her in the trunk and takes her home to his parents. They can figure out what to do with her. Let the hi-jinks begin.

I saw that one person hated the narrator. I thought she did an awesome job with her characters. Maybe that reviewer just doesn't have the same sense of humor that I do. Take the time to listen to the sample to see if the author's humor is the same as yours. It definitely tickled my funny bone. The only negative is the book stopped too soon and I felt left hanging as if I was at the end of a chapter rather than the end of a book. Otherwise, it's a 5 star laugh out loud book of wonder.

If you hurry, this book is a whispersync $.99 Kindle and $1.99 audiobook when purchased together. (5/1/17)

There are 8 -12 books (includes novellas) in the "Bewitched and Bewildered" series and sadly, this is the only one in audio format at the present time. Alanea Alder also has another 8 book series, "Kindred Of Arkadia". This author could be my "New Favorite" author if the other books are similar to this one. Now if Audible would just publish the other books in audio format.

Over 28,000 people on Goodreads rated both series with an average of between 4.19 - 4.38. We couldn't all be wrong.

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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Grant on 06-24-17

What a story!

Not your usual shifter sex antics that you come to expect in shifter books. This book actually had a back story, a heroine with flaws, a loving hero who adored her because of her flaws, a supportive family and lots of friends for a girl who had neither for most of her solitary life. I just loved this book, it had me laughing out loud, getting strange looks from my husband. I can't wait for the next one to come out, with the mate who keeps having accidents!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ms. N. Stewart on 04-06-17

brilliant series

absolutely love this series, so glad it's starting to arrive on audible! can't wait for the rest to arrive.

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3 out of 5 stars
By MadHatter on 04-03-18

The first 1/3 was hilarious

Genuinely, Look Like A Crazy Lady (because you randomly burst out guffawing in the middle of the supermaret), humourous. However... any giggle worthy part got repeated or reused over and over, and over... and over.
Ehhh, not so funny anymore.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 01-11-18

A great read

this book is smart, sexy and funny. It made me buy the series. Can't wait for the next book.🙌

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