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Owen Sanders has a lot on his mind. Ever since being kidnapped from the City, he's been trying to get back in order to rescue the twin baby brothers he had been forced to leave behind. The only thing stopping him is leaving behind his newly found mate, Maltok, and the feelings he has for the other man. Katrian Co-Alpha Chief, Maltok doesn't know why his human mate refusesOwen Sanders has a lot on his mind. Ever since being kidnapped from the City, he's been trying to get back in order to rescue the twin baby brothers he had been forced to leave behind. The only thing stopping him is leaving behind his newly found mate, Maltok, and the feelings he has for the other man. Katrian Co-Alpha Chief, Maltok doesn't know why his human mate refuses to bond with him. When he finds out about Owen's forgotten family, Maltok is hurt that the smaller man would keep something so important from him. Maltok agrees to help retrieve the children on one condition; Owen must agree to mate him when they return to the Village. Owen reluctantly agrees. The two men begin their journey and, on the way, learn that some misunderstandings must be resolved before they could have hope for their future. And when the City retaliates against their actions, the two men must make a decision that could save them all... And possibly destroy the City forever....

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Number of Pages : 252 Pages
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The Beast's Promise Reviews

  • Ami
    2019-04-20 21:27

    Predictable. Too much Melodrama. Simply without thrill or suspense or the sense of dystopian society like the first book Nature of the Beast (or at least first 2/3 part of that one). I already mentioned in my opinion for the first book that I worried the sequel would end up being a typical shifter story. I feel sad that I'm right.Maltok knows that Owen is his mate -- and trust me, the word mate is thrown so often, like in EVERY SINGLE PARAGRAPH, that again, it becomes one of my most hated words ever created -- but Owen is worried about his twin brothers that he cannot accept Mal's love yet. So, Mal offers to help Owen to save his brothers. They go. They conquer. They win. So predictable, I'm skimming those parts quickly. Even the 'supposed to be' last battle is so anticlimatic. Everybody is saved. Everybody is happy. Except me *sigh*

  • Serena Yates
    2019-04-05 01:24

    The second volume is just as interesting as the first, but focuses on getting to know the Katria side of the story. The mysterious ‘City’, almost referred to as a living being, continues to threaten the characters’ lives and existence. Everyone is sure that some sort of retribution will happen, they just don’t know when. Add to that the problem of Owen needing to rescue his younger brothers back, and you’ve got a lot of suspense to keep things interesting. Owen, forced to leave the City or be killed, gets to know Katrian life, but the constant fear of what is happening to his brothers stops him from really committing to his new life. And that includes his mate, Maltok. He can feel the pull, but will not give in before his brothers are safe. I liked that loyalty, and rooted for him the whole way as he took the dangerous trip back. Maltok, the man who turns out to be Owen’s mate, is understandably frustrated about Owen’s reluctance. As soon as he understands, he turns protective and supports what Owen needs to do. He is great with the children as well, and I can see him becoming a wonderful father-figure for them. One who can teach them the Katrian way of life.Some of the secondary characters from the first book were back, Ash and Raine were very much around and I can see the whole group becoming a wonderful extended family. Something that would never be possible in the City and forms a great counter balance to the rigid ways of technology and control. If you like sci-fi with a touch of the paranormal, if you want to read about an adventurous rescue and courageous mates who risk their lives for their partner and their family, and if a strong mate bond which helps characters survive and flourish is your thing, you will probably like this book as much as I did.NOTE: This book was provided by Silver Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Secretly Reading
    2019-03-27 00:19

    *Originally reviewed on The Book VixenWhat I Liked: Owen and Mal’s romance starts in book one but hits its richness here. I love their commitment to each other and how important they are to each other, even in the face of grave obstacles. This is a pretty drama-free romance and as I read more MM romance I’m looking for that honesty between the leads. I also like that their romance isn’t purely sexual but first they get to know each other and learn what pushes each other buttons.What I Also Liked: This author has created a compelling world in these two books. In the first one, readers are introduced to the oppressive City which controls and spies on its citizens. In this second book the City’s cracks are found and exploited. I loved this continued world building. The stark difference between City life and life Outside, where the shifter village is located, is nearly visual and I love that.The secondary characters are also good and give this book and the series a community feel that I like in my paranormal reads. I also like that the couple from book one play big roles in this book and it was nice to revisit them since I enjoyed their romance so well.What I Didn’t Like: I like paranormal series, I make no qualms about that. But what I don’t like is foreshadowing pairings. It feels like a cheap ploy to make me look forward to the next installments when in reality the fine world building and writing should do that. And even worse than this, I *detest* when children in books are the foreshadowed mates of adults in the book. It has an element of pedophilia to it and makes me want to discontinue reading.IMO: Even with this strong dislike, I really enjoyed reading this romance and well written novel. I think other MM fans will enjoy this book but should start with book one to get the full experience of the stellar world building.

  • Kerrysullivan
    2019-03-26 03:35

    This is a fantastic second book in a hot little series.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-05 22:09

    Book reviewed for Joyfully Jay 5/11/12.Rating: 4.25 starsWhen Owen Sanders was kidnapped and forcibly taken from the Domed City, he left behind 6-year-old twin brothers in the care of his grandfather. He is now mated and living with the Katria, cat shifters, which has given him a new perspective on the City and the life under the Dome. In turns out all he was told by the authorities in the City about the Outside was lies and he has found love with Maltok, Co-Alpha of the tribe he's living with. But his happiness is marred knowing he left his brothers behind and he can't rest until he knows what has happened to them in his absence.Maltok knows his mate is unhappy, but is stunned to find out about the family Owen was forced to leave behind. When Owen asks for Maltok's help in returning to the City, Maltok agrees if Owen will fully bond to him upon their return. Owen accepts and then feels guilty, first from putting his love in danger and then not telling Maltok how much he loves him before asking him for help.Both set off for the City, and the misunderstandings between them grow with each step they take. Heartbreaking surprises and danger await them within the Domed City. Owen and Maltok must come together to save Owen's family before they can have the future together they both desire.The Beast's Promise is the second in the Outside the City series from Lyn. Nature of the Beast is the first in the series and the stories should be read in sequence in order to fully understand the back stories and societies mentioned (Owen is kidnapped from the City during this first book). The Beast's Promise picks up before the epilogue in the first story, which is a little confusing in itself. The author assumes that one has read the first novel, so there are scarce descriptions of the dystopian society Owen came from and little of any physical descriptions of the Katria here. Raine and Ash from Nature of the Beast appear in this book but are naturally relegated to secondary status. But those tantalizing glimpses of Raine's gift appear here to my endless frustration. It's like dangling a piece of Godiva chocolates in front of a chocoholic. Tsking away here. But that said, Lyn's characters, action and wonderful plot more than made up for it. The author did a terrific job of pulling me into her world, enmeshing me into the plight of those who live within a Domed City, separated from nature and the world around them. This is an old plot device that Lyn has made fresh again by populating it with beings I cared about, political and racial grievances within the tribe that mimic those within our own society, and a good old fashioned mystery that moved the pace quickly forward.My enjoyment of the story was partially reduced by florid or repetitive writing in terms of physical descriptions, especially of Maltok. There is a mention of heaving chests, luxurious mane, and golden orbs; for a while there I thought Fabio was back. And of course, there were Owen's "shining blue gray eyes," "soulful blue gray eyes,"and more. But as the story progressed, the writing evened out so it didn't really interfere with my enjoyment of the book. While I wish that the author would find new ways to describe a character's physical appearance other than starting with the eyes, her strength is in creating characters that we care about, and then carefully constructing a world or worlds for them to inhabit. Just a lovely job.By the end of the book I was ready for another, hopefully featuring the twins, Lucah and Micah, two very endearing characters. Once again, Lyn left me wanting more of each character she introduced while leaving me with the impression that the next book might be even better.Cover: Another great cover by Reese Dante in this series. The young blond model in front is certainly in keeping with the descriptions of Owen. With the lion graphic in the background, it pulls everything together. Love it.

  • Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
    2019-04-19 22:11

    4 Hearts Review written for MM Good Book Reviewshttp://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/ This story is park of a series and best read in order. Owen is getting desperate, he needs to go back to the City for his grandfather and twin brothers so he has been denying his growing closeness to Maltok but now he has agreed to a deal but it isn’t quite how he hoped. Maltok has offered to help Owen get his brothers from the City in exchange for them mating, but they get more than they bargained for and now the City is out for revenge.This is a well written story that I have to say even if you haven’t read the first book doesn’t leave you confused or wanting for detail. When Owen was brought into the jungle he left behind his family, now he needs to go back and get them, with Maltok’s help they set off for the City and along the way they finally cut through the misunderstandings that had left both of them feeling guilt. Finding his family and rescuing them is an experience that neither man wanted but now they are finally together but they know the City will hit back in retaliation.I really enjoyed this story as it has a certain something that filled most of my needs, paranormal… check, science-fiction… check, violence… check, bloodthirsty… check, conflict… check, love… check, hot sex scenes… check, great storyline… check and a surprise twist… check, honestly what more can you ask for? There are one or two scenes that will bring tears to your eyes at the cruelty that people do in their indifference and lack of care and just plain nastiness. I must admit that I was disappointed not to have witnessed how Maltok dished out punishment; I would have been cheering him on. (Well I am bloodthirsty!)The story is filled with detail that keeps you reading, Owen and Maltok are a great couple and we see Raine and Ash and get a bit about their relationship progression, we see some new characters and some old and maybe we have met characters from future books as well ;-). We find out the truth about the City and Owen discovers a way to make all on the outside safe but it is a discovery that scares him greatly. Even though there is a huge fight scene near the end we don’t see much of it as we get it from Owen and Raine’s view as they make decisions for the rest of the villages. So in all honesty I think you’d be a fool to miss it and as a reminder… misunderstandings, paranormal, science-fiction, conflict, doubts, violence, bloodthirsty, love, hot sex, twists, great storyline, cute kids and a happy ever after… really what more could you want.

  • Valentina Heart
    2019-04-07 00:29

    This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.Second book in the OUTSIDE THE CITY series brings an already familiar Lyn's style, with her interesting take on shifters and colorful imaginary of a dystopian society. While the world was better worked through in the first book, seeing the Katria's side of the story was interesting enough to keep me reading.Owen was taken from the city when the characters in the first book escaped the prison, only his leaving was far from planned and resulted in him leaving his brothers and grandfather to the mercy of the city's officials.His life with Katria is new and exciting and the possibilities of having a relationship with the Co-Alpha Maltok is pretty much everything he could wish for. But Owen is desperate to save his brothers, and he knows he can't let Maltok get close until he has his family back.I must admit the reasons behind Owen keeping his situation secret from Maltok baffled me. They seemed perfect for each other, but neither character was developed enough for their love story to really shine. One moment they were at odds with each other, in the next they were mates forever willing to die for one another. The jumps in general were too wide with little explanation in between which left the book lacking in substance, something that made the first story stick out in a good way.As previously mentioned, the world descriptions were a lot weaker when compared to the first book and while I didn't mind the focus being away from the city, I did expect to learn much more about Katria. My favorite part of the book was the return to the city where the author's imagination really got to shine and where I had my glimpse of the style that had intrigued me so much in Nature of the Beast.The final conflict left a lot of possibilities for future books but wasn't as satisfying as I'd hoped. I did love the kids though and that alone should be worth reading the story. I am interested enough in Katria to read the next installment, but I hope we get more of the excellent imagination I had come to know this author for and that her shifters make us believe that what mates have is the real deal.

  • Phaney
    2019-03-26 01:08

    Huh. This wasn’t bad. There are some issues, sure, but overall I liked it.Let’s start with that very avoidable conflict near the beginning. Why on earthy doesn’t Owen simply say, “I want to be with you regardless, but we have to get the boys first; they need me.” Maltok is bound to understand about duty and family, so why does Owen have to pretend even for a second that he enters the agreement just to attain his goal? Oh well, it’s resolved thankfully fast.I do wish Owen would include his grandfather whenever he thinks about or mentions the family he is planning to create with Maltok. After all, unlike the reader, he does not know yet the old man has died. Apparently he’s not only dead but also forgotten, unimportant. Poor man.One of the things making this book worthwhile for me was (view spoiler)[watching those little children being saved from one of the worst situations I’ve encountered in fiction. (The parameters being, dealing with children and without a sexual component.) (hide spoiler)]Several points more for this book, because sex apparently is good without penetration too. We have actual plot happening. Sex mostly does not occur willy-nilly but instead when it matters.On the downside, some of the motivations and resolutions are a bit flimsy, and it is probably best to not question the backdrop and plot elements too deeply.Another downside lies in how fast our big buff hero is ready to resign himself to death – not once but twice. And when he’s done, Owen starts up with it. Overuse of a dramatic device tends to detract from its impact.Still, emotionally this one mostly works for me and that’s all I ask for here.The way the ending plays out is both harsh and courageous. For the author especially. I definitely respect that, and it does fit in with the entirety of the series. No throwaway volumes thus far. The changes with each are fundamental.I wonder if this series will be continued. I do have the next book, but clearly (view spoiler)[the other twin (hide spoiler)] has been set up already as well, so we need at least a fourth. Well, we’ll find out. I am getting ready to go on my annual break anyhow.

  • Jess
    2019-04-04 03:30

    I enjoyed the story alot. Its a solid three star rating.A couple of things would have made it better - mainly the author telling us not showing us things that were pretty vital or could have really added to the tension. eg: 2 hrs is how long it took us to make our way across the city...then there is a bit of a battle JUST when they are 100m from the freedom. (bit cliche really). What I would have liked to see is a sense of danger from them as they try to hide - yes this would have made the word count longer but there was other parts of the story the author could have shortened or cut out completely.Basically I see a lot of potential for this story and I honestly think it would have been better if it had a rewrite or two to sharpen it up.I still think its interesting, I still think its worth reading, I think the characters are pretty awesome but the book/series has some serious flaws.

  • Amy
    2019-04-05 21:20

    One of the things that annoys me the most about MM romance is the sheer amount of grammatical errors and typos to be found in a book. It drives me nuts! This book has quite a few, more than the first book in the series. Authors, editors, beta readers...listen up!Singular: WomanPlural: WomenSee the difference? (This a mistake that bugs the crap out of me whenever I see it in a book!)Other than that, I very much enjoyed this book and I really like this series!

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-03-26 05:15

    A very good follow up to the first book. I think I enjoyed the first one a bit more since it focused on the society living in the City more than this being a more run of the mill shifter/mate story, but I'm still glad to see that Owen got his happy ending and I like that it has set things up for future books. I can't wait to see what will happen next.

  • miss_chams
    2019-03-28 02:06

    It was pretty much the same as the first one with the same sort of issues. The male human mates still read like females, the word "mate" is still used way too often, and the spelling mistakes and occasional poor sentence structure is still there.That being said, if you liked the first one, you'll like this one.

  • Clover
    2019-04-08 23:07

    It was very good. Love the world created by the author. I'm looking forward to the next books !(view spoiler)[we learn in this book that at least there is 2 more mates so that means 2 more books !!! (hide spoiler)]

  • Wendy
    2019-03-31 04:28

    I liked this book

  • Kristy Maitz
    2019-04-11 23:18

    In these book we get new little faces (kids) and we also get new faces and we are show opportunities for 2 new books or 2 more couples. I had great time reading that book.

  • Ice
    2019-03-29 00:36

    One of my favorites of all time.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-04-14 22:27

    Reviewed by: KevinPublisher: Silver Publishing Genre: M/M ParanormalRated: 5 HeartsCheck out the review at: http://heartsonfirereviews.com

  • Sarah
    2019-04-08 05:36

    A book that keeps you hooked until the end, great characters.

  • Midia
    2019-04-09 03:34

    3,5

  • Emily
    2019-03-24 05:22

    Originally read March 26 2012

  • Shelley
    2019-03-27 22:34

    3.5 stars