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Siberian Tiger shifter, Aleksi Rykov, is amused to watch the enemy chasing one of their own, psy, Seth Tilton, until he realizes it's his mate. Rescuing his mate isn't difficult for the powerful Alpha but keeping his mate safe from the war raging between their races may be more difficult. Seth is taking a chance running to the one man he knows can keep him safe, Aleksi. Seth knows the psy's secrets and the psy will do anything to get him back but with Aleksi's help Seth can help turn the tide of the war and uncover the horrible truth. The question is will Aleksi be willing to help the enemy? Both sides are against their mating and doing their best to tear the two apart but Aleksi and Seth are determined to stay together against all odds. Can Aleksi and Seth manage to find happiness by mating the enemy?

©2012 Shea Balik (P)2020 Shea Balik

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Mating the enemy

Thank you for the Audio, I voluntarily give this book an honest review. after the birth of their race, the supernatural's have their own land after three hundred years of fighting. Now a new fight is about to begin if Seth can't get to the powerful alpha who for some reason he just knows will help him wither he was a  psy  or shifter never dreaming the big man was his mate.
Aleksi spots his mate immediately for who is is but can he save him in time. How will he handle the news that he is to be claimed as his? Will he have to war his own just to keep his mate as well as the PSY's coming after him? Wonderful narrating by Gavin McAllister on bringing all the different characters to life.

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Very good

Almost better than reading it, can’t wait to hear the next book. Very good job

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Very Enjoyable

This is a fascinating unique story of the paranormal. It has shifters, psy, and mystics. I love this world and journey this story takes. It's adventure from the very beginning and I can't wait for more.
Narrator Gavin McAllister does a fabulous job.

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Loved it

I loved reading this entire series. I am so happy that I can now listen. Looking forward to more on audible.

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A good prologue

Plot: Seth and Aleksi’s instalove, prologue to longer saga spanning multiple books of shifters warring against ability users called psy (assuming short for psychic) in order to save humankind and the world
Feels: Couldn’t really connect with either MC
Drama: Considering Seth is running away from his psy family (a family focused on world domination) and Aleksi is an enemy shifter...tons
Heat: 2/5
Characters: There are no references to A/B/O specifications often found in other shifter stories, but there were quite a few instances of Aleksi treating Seth as ‘lesser’ or needing protection, to which Seth reacts like a ruffled porcupine, apologies happen, and repeat
Pacing: ok
Length: short
Ending: HEA for Seth and Aleksi (following books cover different couples), HFN for backstory
Performance: Good solid narration

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Great story

Liked it. great performance and I am looking forward to reading the next book too.

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love wins against the odds

This was a heart tugger paranormal take on romeo and juliet type of relationship that captivated my interest quickly. Yay Seth and Aleksi , because love wins. Both main characters won me over and I rooted for them. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator was good.

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Fun read

I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. Quick recap: The Gods feel that humanity will soon ruin the world. So all over the world babies with pets are born knowing that they were created to save humans from themselves. Can you guess what happens? Humans react as they always do to something different. Most people fear it and refuse to try to understand what's happening. So they shun kill, or experiment on the babies. BABIES!

I could see the events of this book happening in real life and this book would be a good escape of what not to do. I could make a historical comparison but.... Moving on!

I'm giving a 4.5 star rating only because at one point I wanted to beat up some folks. However, that means the book made me feel somethings so Mixon accomplished Ms. Author.

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Fascinating take on Paranormals

This was a fascinating listen on the world of paranormal. It had a mixture of Shifters, Psy (capable of mind control and telekinesis), Mystics (able to control the elements) as well as regular Humans. I enjoyed this world that Shea Balik created. There's lots of action and steamy scenes. The one thing I didn't like in the story was the fated mates aspect. I didn't feel Alek explained it very clearly to Seth before they mated. I enjoyed Gavin McAllister narration as well and only had one issue. I don't believe it was with his narration but with editing, there was a kind of pause after every sentence that made it sound like you stop and start the story again that I found distracting. Overall I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next one. I was given this audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this review.

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This is a really great shifter book.

I enjoyed the story. I like the mate aspect and how compelled they are to be with each other and to protect. I like the narrator he did a really nice job with the emotions and different voices.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 10-09-20

Only just begun

This book has such a great storyline. There’s so much more to come. The characters are well written and very likeable. The dynamic of this M/M relationship is perfect, I love the strength of the Alpha’s mate. Excellent performance from Gavin.

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  • Gwen
  • 11-02-20

The Alpha shifter and the psy

Seth is running for his life right into his enemy’s territory. Alek sees a psy being chased into his land. This psy intrigues him as much as the chase. When Alek saves his enemy he also saves his mate. The relationship is a bit strained with all the misconceptions of his people and the bad stuff the psys have done to them. But Seth is different, way different and he will show them all. Good world building. I enjoyed the action and also the blooming romance. Both main characters are fair and strong. And the narration is really good.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 10-20-20

Fantastic characters

These characters were so likeable and interesting. There is so much fantastic world building and the storyline was compelling. I needed to listen to this book in the one go as I couldn’t stop it. It was so good.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 05-05-20

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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  • AiboPals
  • 04-22-20

Great Story bought to life

The story has a great balance between world-building and the story for the characters, brought to life excellently by the narrator, I look forward to more of the series on audio

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  • Rebekah
  • 04-09-20

Brill

This is a brilliant start to the series and I really enjoyed listening to it.
The narrator really brought the story to life.

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  • KR Phoenix @ Books, Tattoos and Tea
  • 04-04-20

Thrilling!

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
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A complex and gripping tale set in a futuristic world at war. I loved the details that make up the world and story. I could imagine every element. I loved the mates' element but even felt the instant love connection between Alek and Seth. I can't wait to see what Seth can do in future books. He's already so powerful and to mate with the alpha of all shifters, they make the ultimate power couple.

A great world, with an array of unique characters just waiting for their own story, I really enjoyed this one and can't wait for more in this unique and imaginative world!! Fantastic narration too!

Thanks for reading!