His Consort House of Maedoc #1 MOBI ✓ Consort House

His Consort House of Maedoc #1 MOBI ✓ Consort House


  • ebook
  • 284 pages
  • His Consort House of Maedoc #1
  • Mary Calmes
  • English
  • 19 March 2014
  • 9781640809628

10 thoughts on “His Consort House of Maedoc #1

  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    Lord did I hate this book I was tempted to DNF multiple times and started skimming halfway through The MCs don't meet until 40 percent The first half is pure filler specifically info dumping via monologue and long conversations The second half is all violence vampires and political intrigueThis story is an incomprehensible meandering mess Relationship development and romance play second fiddle to the saga of the vampyrs To be fair I've never been a Calmes fan Has this author ever written anything other than a first person narrative? Because I swear Jason sounded like every other MC she's ever createdAlso considering the current cultural climate in America which glorifies violence above all I resent the continuous focus on guns Please don't fetishize weapons There's nothing romantic about a man with a gunAnd why does every black woman have to be exotic and mysterious? That just smacks of revolting stereotypesI'm sure to be the sole voice of dissent because everyone seems to love Mary Calmes but I'm not going to apologize for my opinion Please read other reviews for a balanced view


  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    I am a hardcore Mary Calmes fan Jory is one of my all time favorite characters and her 'Matter of Time series is my comfort food ; You know what I am also a big fan of ?? Vampires So I figured this one would be right up my alleyWell turns out I was mostly right I enjoyed reading this one but I also have some nigglesLet me start with the things I liked ; Vampyrs I liked the world she created and how she showed us I love how she does PNR As some others have said it does kind of remind me of the Change of Heart  series I do think you have to be interested in Vampire law and things like that because there is some info dump going on ; For me because I am so interested in all things Vampiresit was pretty good Now as far as what I didn't like It takes the MC's a very very long time to even cross paths I am talking than 40 % here I don't mind a slow build romance but that is not what this was This is actually an insta love story but it just takes 40 % of the story before they lay eyes on each otherBecause it takes them such a long time to meet but such a short time to fall in love it felt a bit unfinished I needed of the two of them being together Maybe that is just my greed talking though ;All in all I think Varic and Jason were pretty great and HOT together and I hope we will get here's that greed again P My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Follow Us on➦ 


  3. Susan Susan says:

    I’m a huuuuge Mary fan but it seems her latest books are a bit of a miss for me There were parts in this that made me all oh yeaaaaaah now we’re talking And then suddenly I got bombarded with all kind of details about the vampyr world and I was all ooooooh noooo not this againI also felt that the relationship between Jason and Varic was pretty underdeveloped Now don’t get me wrong I love Mary’s crazy kind of insta love but I also need to see of the couple together to really feel their love And there was too much other stuff going on that detracted from thatThis actually reminded me a bit of the Change of Heart series with its rules and the mate thing and the world building And that series was a miss for me as well because just like in this book it sometimes felt as if the rules were just made up as they went along There was no real logic to it all Now sometimes in a Mary book that can be a good thing like in her contemporaries But when it’s shifters or in this case vampyrs I get lost in the rules and the world and the everythingWe also had the female best friend in this like in every Mary book and just like in all the other books I didn’t like her It felt like she was just filling And can I just say how ridiculous it is how in every book this best friend is super angry at the MC for getting himself in danger while it is never their fault As if Jason could have stopped someone from shooting at him Now it looks like I didn’t like this at all and that wasn’t the case either There were some lovely possessive moments a la Mary Calmes and those were wonderful But it just wasn’t as good as some of her other bookI have a feeling only true die hard Mary fans will love this Or not like me but I get annoyed at too much world building a lot so don’t pay attention to me An ARC of His Consort was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews


  4. Cadiva Cadiva says:

    45I love me some paranormal with a twist and that's what I got in His ConsortOn the face of it it looks like just another vampire story but there's lots of humour and an interesting back story and a slow drawn out narrative which brings the two MCs together like opposing magnets everything is leading up to the moment when they meetThe plot's a bit all over the place I will admit to that once Jason hit New Orleans I wasn't sure which sphere of the paranormal we were heading into and I am hoping this is the beginning of a new series as there's loads I want to knowBut oh lordy the sparks between Jason and Varic are lush it's all instant attraction without knowing who the other is There's dastardly plottings in the vampire world under attempts kidnappings and a whole host of chaotic action before outer two heroes end up looking at their HEA but I loved itThe setting and secondary characters also worked really well for me too I loved Varic's stoic Security Detail Head Guard Hadrian and his turbulent relationship with Taigo Advisor to the Prince and the guy Jason had saved from a bunch of deranged vampyrs at the start of the bookAs it's set in New Orleans there's a slightly odd note throughout the narrative and I think it helped to give a strange feeling to everything that was going onI'd love to see this as a Netflix special #ARC kindly received from the publishers Dreamspinner Press in return for an honest and unbiased review


  5. Line Line says:

    Uhhhhhhmmmmmmmm I have NO clue how to rate this On the one hand it was kind of fun especially in the beginning on the other I would have preferred Tiago and Hadrian's story also I can't figure out if the name Hadrian was ON PURPOSE and hinting at history or if it was a lucky happenstance?But as I said I liked the beginning I liked Jason and his 'take charge' attitude I liked his inuisitiveness and I liked his 'good ness'But THEN things took a turn for the weird and it was JarringSuddenly the language and actions of the characters became BOMBASTIC or achingly sweet sometimes at the same time Jason lost his spunk I think when Varic entered the stage uite late I might add and the friends went from being fun side characters to almost magical beings and it was OVER THE TOPAlso there was something with the language and sentences at times I normally don't comment on it but it felt like the editor missed something at times? And that seems abnormal since this is DSP and CalmesI get that Varic was supposed to speak like he's a THOUSAND years old but there was something off than once and it was strange will add examples later when my Kindle is in my handsI don't know I liked the beginning but it became soap opera crazy the further we got


  6. ~Volha~ ~Volha~ says:

    35 stars This was a tough one to rate I liked parts of it and despite many people hating the first part of the book I actually loved it the most After couple of chapters I noticed that Jason had an uncanny resemblance to Jory Harcourt It didn't bother me since I liked A Matter of Time series I actually enjoyed reading about Jason and his friends all the little things that he made possible to happen When Jason and Varic meet which is at about 40% of the book it kind of takes a little leap to the wild side First Varic reminds me strongly of Sam Kage what with being arrogant domineering and heavy handed I would not mind that kind of behavior if there was a passage of time and valid reasons behind it Second Jason is all reluctant and hard to get but next second it's destiny That was contradictory and a bit fast for me Third I liked Tiago and Hadrian much better The second part of the book has a lot of sweet and sugary moments interspersed with hot and heavy intimate encounters and everyone trying to get a piece of Jason cause he is just that irresistible But unlike with Jory Jason's naivete grated at times since it was a tad unbelievable him being former marine and POW to be so trusting and chucking it all on oh well I guess I am a bad judge of character sentiment This book is 5545 in how much I likeddisliked it I just wish that the characters themselves didn't remind me of the ones I already know BTW Ode made me think of Aja


  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    What did I just read?? Info dump? Check Never ending internal monologues? Check Repetitive dialogue? Check Superfluous characters? Check Unexplained basics of vampyrs? Check Way too much detailed explanations on “things”? Check Too much conversation during sex? Check Hard to believe behavior? Check Clueless vampyrs? Check Gushing loving declarations? Check check check This was my yearly foray into the land of Calmes This was disappointing than previous unsuccessful ventures—and that says a lot The biggest problem here was that iT was a big mess of an info dump with information that wasn’t really essential to the plot Speaking of plot there wasn’t much of one I guess some stuff happened in between the dumps but that would have needed a scant 59 pages to get across Jason the “human” MC changed from a solid kick ass ex marine to a a a something else I don’t know what exactly but it sure as hell was not the character we met at the beginning The only good thing about this was Scott R Smith’s narration So if you’re in for a repetitive history lesson on vampires that doesn’t amount to much of one this is your ticket Too bad I can’t undo my trip that ends up with a weak HFN


  8. BWT (Belen) BWT (Belen) says:

    I enjoyed this and feel like it was a solid start to hopefully a new series Mary Calmes does a great job with building this new world of Vampyrs though it took me some time to stop hearing Ze Frank's voice in my head every time I saw the word Vampyr pronounced apparently as vam pier His Consort is told from the single first person POV of ex special forces soldier Jason has uite a bit of action some humor and ends like it's laying a lot of the groundwork for this to become a series Fans of Calmes Change of Heart series will find similar world building and premise including the main characters not actually meeting until almost halfway through Actually there are a lot of parallels between His Consort and Change of Heart Soif you loved one you're probably going to really enjoy the otherIt definitely left me with uestions than answers and has me pining for I hope it turns into a new seriesParanormal with romantic elements action single POV and a HFNHEA ending375 stars rounded up Advanced Review Galley copy of His Consort provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest reviewThis review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews


  9. Renée Renée says:

    Mary Calmes does vampires Or well she does vampyrsIndicative from the slight change of the word Calmes weaves a tale of vampyrs living amongst the world of humans that is just a bit different from other vampire storiesI enjoyed the similarities and differences alike such as vampyrs being born and not turned Their governance structure and the wars between socio economic classes were interesting tooIn typical Calmes fashion she gives background through the main MC jumping from one thought to the next relaying different memories which have brought him to the presentIt was the romance that I enjoyed the most about this book These two seemed real than I would've though from a Calmes paranormal story I expected a growly alpha vampyr totally possessive But Varic was charming and sweet too The juxtaposition of those traits against the alpha Vampyr Prince was done really wellAnd Jason never crossed into doormat territory which could have happened in this type of world He belongs to the Prince after all It never went therehe always kept his own mind The heat was awesome hawt I'm not normally a fan of blood play but Vampyrs know how to do it wellFans of MC won't be disappointed And she leaves it slightly open for from this world The side characters were definitely a bonus


  10. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    15 starsIt was like reading the Change of Heart series which I seriously disliked only set in the world of vampires Or rather rolls eyes vampyrs Jason Jin Varic Logan I nearly DNFd several times


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10 thoughts on “His Consort House of Maedoc #1

  1. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    Lord did I hate this book I was tempted to DNF multiple times and started skimming halfway through The MCs don't meet until 40 percent The first half is pure filler specifically info dumping via monologue and long conversations The second half is all violence vampires and political intrigueThis story is an incomprehensible meandering mess Relationship development and romance play second fiddle to the saga of the vampyrs To be fair I've never been a Calmes fan Has this author ever written anything other than a first person narrative? Because I swear Jason sounded like every other MC she's ever createdAlso considering the current cultural climate in America which glorifies violence above all I resent the continuous focus on guns Please don't fetishize weapons There's nothing romantic about a man with a gunAnd why does every black woman have to be exotic and mysterious? That just smacks of revolting stereotypesI'm sure to be the sole voice of dissent because everyone seems to love Mary Calmes but I'm not going to apologize for my opinion Please read other reviews for a balanced view

  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    I am a hardcore Mary Calmes fan Jory is one of my all time favorite characters and her 'Matter of Time series is my comfort food ; You know what I am also a big fan of ?? Vampires So I figured this one would be right up my alleyWell turns out I was mostly right I enjoyed reading this one but I also have some nigglesLet me start with the things I liked ; Vampyrs I liked the world she created and how she showed us I love how she does PNR As some others have said it does kind of remind me of the Change of Heart  series I do think you have to be interested in Vampire law and things like that because there is some info dump going on ; For me because I am so interested in all things Vampiresit was pretty good Now as far as what I didn't like It takes the MC's a very very long time to even cross paths I am talking than 40 % here I don't mind a slow build romance but that is not what this was This is actually an insta love story but it just takes 40 % of the story before they lay eyes on each otherBecause it takes them such a long time to meet but such a short time to fall in love it felt a bit unfinished I needed of the two of them being together Maybe that is just my greed talking though ;All in all I think Varic and Jason were pretty great and HOT together and I hope we will get here's that greed again P My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession Follow Us on➦ 

  3. Susan Susan says:

    I’m a huuuuge Mary fan but it seems her latest books are a bit of a miss for me There were parts in this that made me all oh yeaaaaaah now we’re talking And then suddenly I got bombarded with all kind of details about the vampyr world and I was all ooooooh noooo not this againI also felt that the relationship between Jason and Varic was pretty underdeveloped Now don’t get me wrong I love Mary’s crazy kind of insta love but I also need to see of the couple together to really feel their love And there was too much other stuff going on that detracted from thatThis actually reminded me a bit of the Change of Heart series with its rules and the mate thing and the world building And that series was a miss for me as well because just like in this book it sometimes felt as if the rules were just made up as they went along There was no real logic to it all Now sometimes in a Mary book that can be a good thing like in her contemporaries But when it’s shifters or in this case vampyrs I get lost in the rules and the world and the everythingWe also had the female best friend in this like in every Mary book and just like in all the other books I didn’t like her It felt like she was just filling And can I just say how ridiculous it is how in every book this best friend is super angry at the MC for getting himself in danger while it is never their fault As if Jason could have stopped someone from shooting at him Now it looks like I didn’t like this at all and that wasn’t the case either There were some lovely possessive moments a la Mary Calmes and those were wonderful But it just wasn’t as good as some of her other bookI have a feeling only true die hard Mary fans will love this Or not like me but I get annoyed at too much world building a lot so don’t pay attention to me An ARC of His Consort was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews

  4. Cadiva Cadiva says:

    45I love me some paranormal with a twist and that's what I got in His ConsortOn the face of it it looks like just another vampire story but there's lots of humour and an interesting back story and a slow drawn out narrative which brings the two MCs together like opposing magnets everything is leading up to the moment when they meetThe plot's a bit all over the place I will admit to that once Jason hit New Orleans I wasn't sure which sphere of the paranormal we were heading into and I am hoping this is the beginning of a new series as there's loads I want to knowBut oh lordy the sparks between Jason and Varic are lush it's all instant attraction without knowing who the other is There's dastardly plottings in the vampire world under attempts kidnappings and a whole host of chaotic action before outer two heroes end up looking at their HEA but I loved itThe setting and secondary characters also worked really well for me too I loved Varic's stoic Security Detail Head Guard Hadrian and his turbulent relationship with Taigo Advisor to the Prince and the guy Jason had saved from a bunch of deranged vampyrs at the start of the bookAs it's set in New Orleans there's a slightly odd note throughout the narrative and I think it helped to give a strange feeling to everything that was going onI'd love to see this as a Netflix special #ARC kindly received from the publishers Dreamspinner Press in return for an honest and unbiased review

  5. Line Line says:

    Uhhhhhhmmmmmmmm I have NO clue how to rate this On the one hand it was kind of fun especially in the beginning on the other I would have preferred Tiago and Hadrian's story also I can't figure out if the name Hadrian was ON PURPOSE and hinting at history or if it was a lucky happenstance?But as I said I liked the beginning I liked Jason and his 'take charge' attitude I liked his inuisitiveness and I liked his 'good ness'But THEN things took a turn for the weird and it was JarringSuddenly the language and actions of the characters became BOMBASTIC or achingly sweet sometimes at the same time Jason lost his spunk I think when Varic entered the stage uite late I might add and the friends went from being fun side characters to almost magical beings and it was OVER THE TOPAlso there was something with the language and sentences at times I normally don't comment on it but it felt like the editor missed something at times? And that seems abnormal since this is DSP and CalmesI get that Varic was supposed to speak like he's a THOUSAND years old but there was something off than once and it was strange will add examples later when my Kindle is in my handsI don't know I liked the beginning but it became soap opera crazy the further we got

  6. ~Volha~ ~Volha~ says:

    35 stars This was a tough one to rate I liked parts of it and despite many people hating the first part of the book I actually loved it the most After couple of chapters I noticed that Jason had an uncanny resemblance to Jory Harcourt It didn't bother me since I liked A Matter of Time series I actually enjoyed reading about Jason and his friends all the little things that he made possible to happen When Jason and Varic meet which is at about 40% of the book it kind of takes a little leap to the wild side First Varic reminds me strongly of Sam Kage what with being arrogant domineering and heavy handed I would not mind that kind of behavior if there was a passage of time and valid reasons behind it Second Jason is all reluctant and hard to get but next second it's destiny That was contradictory and a bit fast for me Third I liked Tiago and Hadrian much better The second part of the book has a lot of sweet and sugary moments interspersed with hot and heavy intimate encounters and everyone trying to get a piece of Jason cause he is just that irresistible But unlike with Jory Jason's naivete grated at times since it was a tad unbelievable him being former marine and POW to be so trusting and chucking it all on oh well I guess I am a bad judge of character sentiment This book is 5545 in how much I likeddisliked it I just wish that the characters themselves didn't remind me of the ones I already know BTW Ode made me think of Aja

  7. Eugenia Eugenia says:

    What did I just read?? Info dump? Check Never ending internal monologues? Check Repetitive dialogue? Check Superfluous characters? Check Unexplained basics of vampyrs? Check Way too much detailed explanations on “things”? Check Too much conversation during sex? Check Hard to believe behavior? Check Clueless vampyrs? Check Gushing loving declarations? Check check check This was my yearly foray into the land of Calmes This was disappointing than previous unsuccessful ventures—and that says a lot The biggest problem here was that iT was a big mess of an info dump with information that wasn’t really essential to the plot Speaking of plot there wasn’t much of one I guess some stuff happened in between the dumps but that would have needed a scant 59 pages to get across Jason the “human” MC changed from a solid kick ass ex marine to a a a something else I don’t know what exactly but it sure as hell was not the character we met at the beginning The only good thing about this was Scott R Smith’s narration So if you’re in for a repetitive history lesson on vampires that doesn’t amount to much of one this is your ticket Too bad I can’t undo my trip that ends up with a weak HFN

  8. BWT (Belen) BWT (Belen) says:

    I enjoyed this and feel like it was a solid start to hopefully a new series Mary Calmes does a great job with building this new world of Vampyrs though it took me some time to stop hearing Ze Frank's voice in my head every time I saw the word Vampyr pronounced apparently as vam pier His Consort is told from the single first person POV of ex special forces soldier Jason has uite a bit of action some humor and ends like it's laying a lot of the groundwork for this to become a series Fans of Calmes Change of Heart series will find similar world building and premise including the main characters not actually meeting until almost halfway through Actually there are a lot of parallels between His Consort and Change of Heart Soif you loved one you're probably going to really enjoy the otherIt definitely left me with uestions than answers and has me pining for I hope it turns into a new seriesParanormal with romantic elements action single POV and a HFNHEA ending375 stars rounded up Advanced Review Galley copy of His Consort provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest reviewThis review has been cross posted at Gay Book Reviews

  9. Renée Renée says:

    Mary Calmes does vampires Or well she does vampyrsIndicative from the slight change of the word Calmes weaves a tale of vampyrs living amongst the world of humans that is just a bit different from other vampire storiesI enjoyed the similarities and differences alike such as vampyrs being born and not turned Their governance structure and the wars between socio economic classes were interesting tooIn typical Calmes fashion she gives background through the main MC jumping from one thought to the next relaying different memories which have brought him to the presentIt was the romance that I enjoyed the most about this book These two seemed real than I would've though from a Calmes paranormal story I expected a growly alpha vampyr totally possessive But Varic was charming and sweet too The juxtaposition of those traits against the alpha Vampyr Prince was done really wellAnd Jason never crossed into doormat territory which could have happened in this type of world He belongs to the Prince after all It never went therehe always kept his own mind The heat was awesome hawt I'm not normally a fan of blood play but Vampyrs know how to do it wellFans of MC won't be disappointed And she leaves it slightly open for from this world The side characters were definitely a bonus

  10. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    15 starsIt was like reading the Change of Heart series which I seriously disliked only set in the world of vampires Or rather rolls eyes vampyrs Jason Jin Varic Logan I nearly DNFd several times

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