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Grimbold Drake, influential patriarch of the Drake family, revels in his solitary life of order - a life which is thrown into chaos when his son pays him an unexpected visit, bringing with him a broken but gorgeous young man more than a millennium Grimbold’s junior. A man Grimbold instantly finds himself yearning to fix, protect, and claim.

Meek, subservient, and eager to please, Wally Brand doesn’t doubt the tales he’s been told of the cruel and deceitful Amethyst clan. So, when he’s forcibly taken from his home and entrusted to Grimbold Drake - the most powerful Amethyst dragon of all - he knows he won’t be long for this world. 

Only, there’s a gleam in Grimbold’s eyes when he looks Wally’s way and a tenderness to his touch that Wally can’t understand. All he knows is one thing: Whether Grimbold means him harm or not, if he can be good to his dragon captor, maybe...just maybe, he’ll get out of this mess alive.

Swallow is a steamy omegaverse mpreg-ish romance set following the events of the Forbidden Desires series. It contains a broken young man who badly needs love, a curmudgeonly dragon with a heart of gold, new nicknames, familiar faces, and the sweetest dog known to dragonkind. 

For maximum enjoyment, Swallow is best listened to as a companion piece to the Forbidden Desires series. 

©2019 Piper Scott; Virginia Kelly (P)2019 Piper Scott; Virginia Kelly

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Fun, tender and moving hurt / comfort story!

I don’t normally like shorter stories but this was exceptional. Head of the Amethyst Clan, Grimwald Drake, is a very old and powerful dragon. When one of his sons brings Grimwald a broken omega called Swallow (Wally), the pair embark on a journey of healing and trust. This was a very tender and moving story. Wally has been systematically physically and mentally abused and brainwashed; he has no hope or trust and his thoughts and reactions are well-written. I enjoyed Wally’s focus on Buffy, The Vampire Slayer - one of my all-time favourite shows. 🎧 Michael Ferraiuolo again puts in a superb performance, his vocal range stretches from the deep, gruff Grimwald, the smooth tones of Everard, the squeaky voice of Harry, all the way to the soft tones of Wally.

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Masterful!!

Make sure you’ve read the Forbidden Desires series (Clutch, Bond, Mate) before starting Swallow as you will need the background to get the most out of this very sweet and delightful story. Piper and Virginia have once again excelled at this shifter/MPreg tale incorporating some hurt/comfort elements – as well as making me want to eat a bunch of eclairs! This whole universe is one of my most favourite things ever and Swallow creates even more depth and sweetness to the Drake empire. The Audio is also superb with a masterful performance by Michael Ferraiuolo which just adds a whole new layer to the pleasure!

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  • Alex
  • 05-01-2020

Interesting story

I enjoyed the way this novel built on the world that it spun off from. Lots of cameos from past couples, which could get overwhelming for a new listener. Wally certainly had a ton of trauma to work through, it felt like he maybe got over past mistreatment a touch too easily. The villain was enjoyable to hate. Courtship by dessert is a win, and I enjoyed the way Wally's favorite fandom carried through with little details and larger themes. Well narrated, emotional listen.

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  • AC
  • 04-01-2020

Fantastic!

I love all of the audio books in this series. The narrator does a fantastic job bringing all of these characters to life. I was very excited that the narrator didn't change how Grimbold sounds. I was afraid that he would try to tone down the gruffness of the character's voice as it sounds in the other three books. But he doesn't do that and I absolutely loved it. Fantastic job.

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  • Nova
  • 04-01-2020

Nice job Scott and Kelly

Awesome narrating by Michael Ferraiuolo, as always. Nice to hear his music too. Great short listen to tie up a really great series. Nice to see Grimbold get another chance at love and a mate. No one deserves a solitary life. Wally so deserves a HEA and a family to Love and protect him... Hopefully there are more stories to come, I'm a fan of the Scott, Kelly team of writing. Well worth you credit and your time. Enjoy the cameos from the forbidden desires series cast of characters...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Tory Thai
  • 09-11-2020

A so-so decent novella

This was by far a definite miss for me but I enjoyed the expansion of the story in a epilogue feeling last few chapters. I don't really recommend this unless you absolutely need more of this universe. It doesn't really add much, it features one l short Erotic scene towards the end and the relationship is very cringe at times. The introduction of such a damaged loved interest was slightly a drag. I really didn't like how extreme and hopeless it felt. Any story about fixing a damaged person is never really my cup of tea. I felt disconnected to it as well. The love interest felt undeveloped and barely any back story or attachment ever occurred to me that get you to care about him. This also did not feel like a 'spin off' especially when so much of the original story is its building blocks and it takes place after the events of prior books. It feels just like a perspective change, it feel like any other sequel except this time you get less for your money.

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  • zoe pappa
  • 07-10-2020

oh I loved it

This was really really wonderful! I loved it so much!! And all the the Buffy references made me so very happy! Great book and the narrator was amazing!

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  • Karlene Anderson
  • 24-08-2020

This writing team is great

I have really enjoyed this series! I there is another book after magpie! There are so many things the authors could explore in the world they built

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-08-2020

Grimbold was good - Rest of the series is better.

Enjoyed this entire series - Michael F is fantastic narrator. These two know how to write fantasy - you laugh, you enjoy - and you get background, which is big to me, important to know the characters. I enjoy this for the days you just want a little bit of calming entertainment - lighthearted and joyful - and just a little bit whimsical!

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  • Sin2sea
  • 24-07-2020

A wonderful age gap omegaverse

First of all don’t let the length of the story fool you. Though it a novella the story is well developed and the characters are well rounded. I love seeing this side of the head of the amethyst clan. His care and compassion for Swallow(Walter) moved me to tears. Walter is so broken by the abuse he suffered in his clan’s hands and I love how well suited they are. Totally enjoyed the immersive experience that is Michael’s narration. He just brought out all the feels. I will definitely recommend you listen to the previous books in the series because of the world building. The characters from previous books do have cameo in this one and I don’t know how he kept them straight in his head. Get it! Worth every penny.

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  • Diane
  • 16-07-2020

Love this series

Getting past what happened to Walter, it was a fairly low angst read. It took a little bit for Grim to show him that he was safe and wanted.

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  • Sue C
  • 06-06-2020

always knew Grim was a softie!

Would I listen to it again: absolutely Did the story keep me engaged: completely Was I invested in the characters: totally Story comment: Another great addition to the Forbidden Desires series, it would be best enjoyed if the reader is familiar with the dynamics of this Dragon shifter series, it could be a little confusing if you are unfamiliar with the other characters and some of the terms. I enjoyed Grim's story and i'm happy he got a second chance at love and we got to see see a softer side of the gruff Drake patriarch - I wish this had been a full length novel, Grim and Wally are a great couple and I would have liked to see more of their time together. I can't imagine a better narrator for this book. Michael Ferraiuolo's narration style is perfect for this series. Each character has a separate voice to the narrative that reflects the character's personality and accent perfectly. His rhythm, inflections and intonations all work to bring the story to life.

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  • Laora
  • 10-11-2020

Grimbold Drake finds love

Grimbold, the head of the Amethyst clan loves order in his live. But then his son brings a 'broken' Swallow/ Wally Brand who has spent his live in the horrific cloisters op the Topaz clan. He does not trust, especially Amethyst dragons. However Grimbold feels a deep need to to care of him. Wally is afraid and just wants to be good to be able to stay alive. The men find an unexpected love. This is like a daddy with his boy he just wants to care for and protect Sweet story and the narrator gives an extra layer.

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  • HelenMK69
  • 16-03-2020

Great book, great series

Read and listened to the audio versions of this book. I loved it so much I had to read it twice. The series is so good, especially if you like dragons and Mpreg. The details and the characters are lovely even when the characters are flawed. But always am HEA even for the most unlikely. A great read. Thank you.

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  • Emma Burbidge
  • 23-01-2020

Daddy dragon and his little Wally

I've been greatly enjoying this series by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly, and Michael Ferraiuolo does a wonderful job of bringing the dragons and their people to life. This was a fun insight into the big daddy of the Amethyst clan and head of the Dragon Council. He's certainly taken by surprise when Wally creeps timidly into his life. I love Wally he's such a sweet, gentle soul and I'm glad that Daddy Drake nurtures and cherishes him as he so desperately needs. Highly recommended fun dragon MPreg story.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 19-01-2020

Loved it

This was a really great audiobook. I love this story and I loved listening to it brought to life. Definitely a must read.

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  • Headinabook
  • 18-01-2020

4.75* of dragon greatness

The first in a spin off series following the events in the brilliant Forbidden Desires series written by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly, narrated wonderfully by Michael Ferraiuolo. We are back with the dragons, yay, and Geoffrey, Everard and Harry make appearances as Grimbold comes face to face with the neglect and abuse his lack of attention has caused and has regret, shame and guilt for that in the form of the young dragonet Wally, who has had a traumatic beginning, I’m not giving anymore away. I loved the first series and this spin off is just as good so if you like hot dragons, who like to claim what is theirs, then this is the book/series for you.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 17-01-2020

Loved it!

The Forbidden Desires series was one of my top audiobook favorites last year, and Swallow, its first spin-off, was just about as amazing. Michael Ferraiuolo is one of my favorite narrators and while I wasn't sure I was going to like listening to Daddy Grimwold's voice for too long—he sounds old, which well, he is and I already knew after listening to the Forbidden Desires series, LOL—but he looks hot on the cover, so it kind of ruined the fantasy for me at first. However, Michael's performance and Piper and Virginia's words won me over to the dark side and I ended up loving him despite Grimwold sounding old. Hahahahaha! He was so patient and gentle with Wally, despite being a formidable clan master and a centuries-old dragon. Wally was sweet and Michael captured that perfectly. And of course, getting to revisit my favorites, Everard and Harry, was delightful, too, which, coupled with a strong storyline and some fun, hot and even jaw-dropping, twists and turns, made for a great start to this new spin-off series. I'm already looking forward to more and I can't recommend this audiobook enough.

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  • Kirsty Mc
  • 16-01-2020

Great dragon tale.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Grimbold from what we saw of him before, however Swallow changed that and now I love him. Poor Wally has had such a bad past and my heart really broke for him. I loved how Grimbold helped him come into his own. The narration really worked and I loved all the characters as portrayed by the narrator.

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  • Gwen
  • 16-01-2020

Grimbold!

Grimbold is an ancient and powerful dragon. He gets to take care of Wally, a very shy and misguided omega. Their relationship is one that has to be handled with outmost care since Wally has been made to suffer and everything makes him suspicious and untrusting. It’s a very different story but one with lots of heart. The voice of Grimbold threw me off a bit but I am a fan of Ferraiuolo so I won’t hold it against him.

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  • Joanne1988
  • 15-01-2020

excellent

I love Wally (walter) he is so sweet, he just tugs at your heart strings and the narrator did his voice beautifully. It was lovely seeing a sweet and caring side from Grimbold. I have loved every book in this series and harry still makes me laugh

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  • Lisa Hughes
  • 15-01-2020

Great story, not a stand alone

I received an ARC of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this spin off story. It was such a sweet tale and great to see Swallow get his well deserved HEA. Although the story is about one couple, you get to see the established couple and their children too, which adds to the fun. Michael Ferraiuolo does a great job. as the characters were already established the voices can't be changed but, and this is just my personal taste and no reflection on Michael at all, I couldn't find Grimbold's accent sexy.

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