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Tag: Child-Rearing/Childcare

These works contain elements of child-rearing or childcare, whether with biological children, adoptive children, children of relatives, or as their job.

Novel Announcement | Dominate Me: Beta by Eve Healy

This is a boys’ love novel set in the omegaverse.

Despite being the son of a dominant omega and a recessive alpha, Casey never manifested as either an omega or alpha, which leaves him as a beta. Betas are the dominating secondary sex, but having grown up among his parents and the Cade family, all of which are made up of alphas and omegas, he can’t help but feel utterly alone in the world. After the Cade family moves away, separating him from his crush, the eldest son and alpha of the Cade family, Levi, Casey tries to take advantage and move on from his old first love and his own feelings of inadequacies.

Years pass, but Casey still can’t seem to put out the torch he carries for the little alpha he fell in love with as a child. Much to his surprise, he ends up running into Levi, and he’s all the dominant alpha that Casey knew he would be. To his surprise, though, he also runs into the second son, third child, and first dominant omega child of the Cade family: Gabriel. Even more surprising, Gabriel’s childhood crush on Casey hasn’t waned in the least.

Stuck between the one he wants but can’t have and the one who wants him, Casey has to make a decision. Will he finally let go of Levi and make his own happiness? Or will he never be able to let go of the reliable alpha from his childhood, even if it means heartbreak?

Manga Review | Sating the Wolf by Troy Arukuno

Title: Sating the Wolf
Author: Troy Arukuno
Artist: Troy Arukuno


Noah is a wolf, a carnivore, and in this world, most carnivores end up as betas or alphas, while herbivores manifest as betas and omegas. Noah, though, ends up manifesting as an omega, and due to his pack’s history with male omegas being the cause of violence and death, he is banished. On his own, he travels from village to village, trying to hide the fact that he is both a carnivore and an omega to survive. After some time wandering about, Noah finds himself in a herbivore village. He tries to stock up to move on to the next village.

While shopping in town, he encounters a shopkeeper, holding two young rabbit children by their ears and accusing them of stealing his wares. The children claim they did no such thing, but they have no way of proving otherwise. Standing amid the growing crowd, Noah sees the true culprit, a weasel, trying to slip away. Wanting to help the kids, Noah captures the weasel and reveals that he is the one that stole. Thankful for his help, the rabbit children insist that Noah come with them to meet their brother Henri so he can cook a meal for Noah as thanks.

Henri and Noah meet, and although Noah is a wolf, the same species that killed his parents, and the village ostracizes Henri’s family, Henri wants to take responsibility for Noah. Even more so when Henri manifests as an alpha because of Noah’s heat. Can a rabbit alpha and a wolf omega make it work? And can their love withstand the prejudice and judgment of the society around them?

Novel Announcement | Dominate Me: Alpha by Eve Healy

This is a boys’ love novel set in the omegaverse.

Nathan and Sam’s relationship didn’t start off all that wholesome. Nathan, a recessive alpha, went to an omega brothel known as the Omega House, looking for a dominant omega to have a good time with. Due to a door number mix-up, Nathan ended up in the room of the dominant omega, Sam, a tall, masculine, and very non-omega omega. Sam turns Nathan’s world upside down, and their steamy night ends up being the first of many as Nathan marks Sam, and they end up being bondmates, intrinsically tied for the rest of their lives. While they aren’t the standard alpha and omega couple, in more ways than one, they do follow the usual expectations of most alpha and omega couples.

They mark.
They marry.
They start trying for children.

Much to their joy, it isn’t long into their marriage that Sam finds himself pregnant, compounding the happiness they’ve built with each other tenfold. Just like they’ve done the entirety of their time together, Sam and Nathan jump into this new adventure headfirst. But, unfortunately, their hopes and dreams for their family come crashing down as Sam’s pregnancy ends in tragedy. Having never faced something so painful, the couple’s love and relationship are tested. Will they come out stronger together, or will even the ties of their bond break under the pressure?

Manhwa Review | Wolves Behind Bars by Joy

Title: Wolves Behind Bars
Author: Joy
Artist: SolWoo Lee


Kiyo is an omega and a struggling artist with an intense hatred for alphas due to his father. His father, a crime lord alpha, treated Kiyo and his mother as nothing more than commodities to earn money. Thankfully, Kiyo has escaped most of his father’s influence and has been surviving on commissions from people while he holds up in his small apartment. Unfortunately, after taking a gory commission from an anonymous client where he painted various murder scenes and posted them online under a series known as The Game of Darkness per the client’s instructions, Kiyo is arrested for the murder of various high-profile alphas, which were all depicted in his paintings with details that the police had never released.

Unfortunately, the client was using an untraceable online presence, and the payments all originated from the accounts of dead people, so Kiyo is the only one in the crosshairs for these crimes. He is arrested and taken to prison until his trial and possible sentencing are complete. Due to a clerical error, though, Kiyo is placed in an alpha-only institution. The head of the prison wants to avoid any complaints or scandals, so he quietly brushes the error under the rug while pushing for a transfer as soon as possible. In the meantime, Kiyo is forced to room with an alpha named Iri, placed there by the warden to protect Kiyo until he can be transferred out.

Iri doesn’t seem good or bad, which in a prison teeming with alphas that want nothing more than to break Kiyo is better than nothing. Even so, it is impossible to tell if Iri is truly Kiyo’s ally or his enemy, as there are plenty of people gunning for Kiyo both because he is an omega and because of his father. With no one else to turn to, Kiyo relies on Iri emotionally, but over time he soon begins to rely on him physically. As Kiyo and Iri start a physical relationship, Kiyo does everything he can to fight against the overwhelming lust and love he begins to feel for Iri because what is more important is survival. Will Kiyo be able to survive prison? Even if he does, will he be able to prove his innocence? And what are Iri’s true intentions for Kiyo?

Manga Review | Perfect World by Rie Aruga

Title: Perfect World
Author: Rie Aruga
Artist: Rie Aruga


Tsugumi has been in love with Itsuki since high school. They were never in the same class, but they would often share moments in the library or the hallways, and in these innocent times between friends, Tsugumi’s love for Itsuki blossomed. Itsuki was an active and popular kid, ready to take on the world. He dreamed of becoming an architect, and Tsugumi was prepared to support him. However, just as Tsugumi was working up the courage to confess to Itsuki, he gets a confession from someone else and begins dating her. Heartbroken, Tsugumi fades into the background of Itsuki’s life, and the two naturally grow apart.

Now, Tsugumi is a grown woman working at a job she loves as an interior designer. Deep down, though, she can’t shake the torch that still burns for Itsuki even after all these years. One evening, she is invited to a small reunion with her classmates, and Itsuki happens to be there. They hit it off immediately, which only fans the flames of Tsugumi’s dormant crush. Feeling like this might be destiny, she begins working up the courage to pursue him again, but as everyone begins to leave, Itsuki asks for his chair. He has a spinal cord injury from a car accident and is now wheelchair-bound.

This shocks Tsugumi, and she’s unsure if she can handle dating someone in a wheelchair, but as time goes on and she finds herself actively seeking out Itsuki, the fact that Itsuki is in a wheelchair begins to matter less and less. However, Tsugumi’s acceptance of the new Itsuki isn’t the only problem. Since his accident, Itsuki has sworn off love. Can Tsugumi break down the walls Itsuki has put up around himself? Or are they destined to forever orbit around each other?

Manga Review | Aishiteruze Baby by Yoko Maki

Title: Aishiteruze Baby
Author: Yoko Maki
Artist: Yoko Maki


Kippei Katakura is a player. As one of the most attractive guys in his high school, he has no shortage of partners to play with every day. However, Kippei’s days of playing bachelor are coming to an end when a major family event rocks the foundation of the Katakura family. Kippei’s aunt Miyako lost her husband. Unable to handle the pressures of single motherhood, Miyako leaves her five-year-old daughter Yuzuyu in the care of Kippei’s family until she can get on her feet.

As the only family member old enough to care for her and with enough free time to do it, Kippei is designated as Yuzuyu’s primary guardian. Yuzuyu quickly takes to Kippei and begins relying on him heavily. Similarly, Kippei finds himself increasingly attached to Yuzuyu, and soon those irresponsible player days feel like a distant memory. It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, though. Kippei and Yuzuyu constantly face prejudice, trauma, and the many struggles their unique relationship creates. As their bond grows stronger and stronger, the looming threat that one day they will have to part only grows along with it.

Manhwa Review | Beware the Villainess! by Berry

Title: Beware the Villainess!
Author: Berry
Artist: Blue Canna


Melissa Foddebrat is the villainess of the novel All the Men That Loved Her, but the Melissa we are following is not the actual Melissa from the story. Instead, she is a Korean woman who has somehow reincarnated into this novel. Having read the story herself and knowing that her fate is to suffer and die, Melissa is determined to defy the world she has been thrust into and forge her own path.

In doing so, she rescues the female lead from her own fate at the hands of the men that vie for her attention, earns the trust of her family and employees, and even befriends and gains the admiration of an abandoned werewolf. All the while, though, the main plot of the novel continues. Will Melissa actually be able to defeat fate? Or is she destined to fall?

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