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Tag: Marking/Bonding/Imprinting

These works feature some kind of marking, bonding, or imprinting that intrinsically ties an individual to another as a primary source of conflict or simply a key element. Examples may include biting the nape of the neck in an omegaverse story, meeting a fated partner, etc.

Manga Review | Your Love Belongs to Me by Honoji Tokita

Title: Your Love Belongs to Me
Author: Honoji Tokita
Artist: Honoji Tokita


Mochizuki and Ishio have a lot in common. They are both captains of their respective martial arts teams, have secondary sexes, and hate each other. Mochizuki is an omega, and Ishio is an alpha, but they aren’t drawn to each other. The only reason they interact at all is that they are forced to share a dojo, which results in numerous skirmishes between the teams. To assert their dominance, the two captains spend much of their time trying to embarrass or fight each other, with little to no success.

One day, while Mochizuki changes in the dojo, Ishio walks in on him. It is then that Mochizuki notices how shy and nervous Ishio gets around him when it comes to anything remotely sexual or affectionate. With this new insight, Mochizuki changes his method of harassing Ishio, which entails hugging, cuddling, and all but sexually assaulting him. Naturally, Mochizuki is beyond pleased with this development until Ishio makes it clear:

If Mochizuki isn’t careful, Ishio might just mark him as his.

Giveaway Announcement | Dominate Me by Eve Healy – 100 Google Play Book Copies

The third novel from the Dominate Me series is about to be announced. To celebrate, I’ll be giving away 100 copies via Google Play Books. Unlike the Goodreads giveaways, thus far, this is a first come, first served giveaway. There are only 100 available, and once all 100 have been claimed, that’s it. If they haven’t, they’ll be available until February 28, 2023. No purchase necessary!

Manhwa Review | Dine With a Vampire by PANGIN

Title: Dine With a Vampire
Author: PANGIN
Artist: PINKO


Sooin spends every day living in utter hell. He lives in a world stuck between guilt and rage, love and vengeance, and complacency and revenge. The best he can do on a day-to-day basis is to try not to anger his roommate Sungha. Why Sungha? Because Sungha spends every day torturing and beating Sooin because Sooin fell in love with him. Sooin could leave, but his guilt won’t allow him to, as he feels his love for Sungha has turned him into a monster. So he endures Sungha’s cruelty, but not without hoping that someday he can escape.

Then, while at work, Sooin meets another kind of monster. He runs into the owner of the restaurant he works at, Chi-hwan, because of a cut on Sooin’s finger. It turns out that Chi-hwan is a vampire, but not just any vampire. Instead, he is a vampire that can’t drink human blood and must subsist off the hearts of his fellow vampire brethren. But for some reason, he is drawn to Sooin’s blood, and when he gets a taste of it, he finds it perfectly palatable when human blood hasn’t been for so long.

Desperate to ensure Sooin stays alive and well so he can partake in his blood, Chi-hwan makes him an offer Sooin can’t refuse. Chi-hwan will kill for Sooin, including Sungha. All Sooin has to do is give him blood.

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?

Novel Announcement | I Want You to Own Me by Eve Healy

This is a boys’ love novel set in the Dom/Sub universe.

The heir to the Griff family company and wealth, Anthony Griff has everything going for him. He’s just graduated high school, looking to attend college fully paid for by his Dom parents, and all he has to do is get his secondary sex of Dom confirmed so he can attend his preferred Dom-exclusive college. Yes, everything in his life is set in stone until he gets his results back. He isn’t a Dom, despite his mother and father both being Doms. Instead, he is the worst possible option: a Sub.

Anthony can no longer take over the Griff family company, he can’t attend the university he intended to attend, and his parents no longer feel the need to support a child that can’t meet their expectations. With his world turned upside down, what Anthony had planned for his life is no longer a possibility. So begins his life as a Griff Sub, which entails being sold off to the highest Dom bidder, and in this case, that bidder is Daniel Abbott, a much older Dom and the brother to the current CEO of Abbott Industries. All Anthony can hope for now is that Daniel is kind and they can someday be happy together, his life no longer being his own.

That is until a pink-haired, golden-eyed Dom named Noah breaks into Daniel’s home while he is away, only to find Anthony there. Noah doesn’t seem that bad of a guy, all things considered, and he is a Dom to boot. On a whim and in an attempt to take control of his life, Anthony demands one thing from Noah:

“Steal me.”

Novel Announcement | Dominate Me by Eve Healy

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

Liam is a dominant alpha. He’s earned himself a great job at a great company, and alongside his recessive alpha buddy Nathan, things can’t get much better. That is until after a night of drinking games with Nathan. Liam wins himself a fully paid evening at the nearby omega brothel known as the Omega House. Liam’s never been fond of brothels or omegas, but at Nathan’s insistence, he gives it a shot.

He has no intentions of actually participating with whatever omega he chooses. Still, upon meeting the mysterious and alluring Raven, a recessive omega, he finds himself inexplicably drawn back to the Omega House. While Raven and Liam grow closer and closer physically, their emotional ties are limited by Raven’s refusal to be owned or bonded to any alpha. Liam could easily dominate Raven and make him his, but surprisingly he would much rather be dominated by him.

Can Liam overcome the instinct he has to dominate and make Raven his? Will he be able to break down the walls Raven has built around his heart? Or will Raven slip out of his grasp?

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?

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