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Book Birthday – Var – Mina Carter & Susan Hayes

Var (The Omega Collective book 1)

Published to Amazon on April 27, 2021

Author Mina Carter & Susan Hayes

She’d do anything to find her daughter - even make a bargain with a beast. Leia wants nothing to do with the aliens who invaded Earth. They’re powerful, dangerous creatures who are a threat to every surviving human, especially women like her. When alien raiders take her daughter, she’s left with only one chance to see her again. Find one of the aliens and offer him a deal. She never expected the beast she found would be the new Overseer’s personal bodyguard. And she never imagined what would happen when she agreed to be claimed by an alien warrior named Var... He came to this planet as a conqueror - only to find a female who brought him to his knees. Var’s orders were simple. Deal with a rogue warrior and protect the inhabitants of a human village. Then she ran into view... Leia isn’t like any female he’s ever seen. She defies and confounds him, but there’s no mistaking what she is… his. This series contains hot, growly aliens on a mission to find their mates - and a group of women determined to free their planet... and themselves.

Official published review:

Purr only for me

Holy wow! This book is phenomenal! I knew when these two authors collaborated together that the book was going to be amazing, but they have far surpassed my expectations. I love the characters! The human omegas are nothing like these aliens have seen before, and they sure give their alphas a run for their money. Var is my ideal of the perfect alpha, tender with his mate, but ready to throat punch anyone who looks at him funny. And Leia has a strength of character that made me cheer her on throughout. I can’t wait to read her daughter’s story, I can’t imagine her being meek and mild and she is sure to make life interesting for her alpha. The story itself was fantastic! I enjoyed the excitement and danger the authors brought into the depth of the romance, it kept the story moving and made the situations seem more realistic. The authors built this entire world full of multiple story opportunities with each new alpha we meet, I can only hope that the series will continue for a long time to come because I am hooked.

5 stars


Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days. So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all... (But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.) The boring part: A full time author, photographer and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her. Author’s Website: Author’s Facebook: Author’s Instagram: Author’s Amazon: Author’s Goodreads: Author’s BookBub:

Award-winning* author Susan Hayes lives out on the Canadian west coast surrounded by open water, dear family, and good friends. She's jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidentally swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef. If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she's too damned short and out of shape to make it on her own for long. To contact her about her books or to arrange end of the world team-ups, you can email her at If you'd prefer to stalk her from afar, you can sign up for her newsletter *** Winner of the Passionate Plume Award 2018 - Speculative Romance *** ***Winner of the Passionate Plume Award 2019 - Science Fiction, Historical or Time Travel*** Author’s Website: Author’s Facebook: Author’s Instagram: Author’s Amazon: Author’s Goodreads: Author’s BookBub:

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