Audiobook Blog Tour Stop including Excerpt, Review & Giveaway – Determined Mate by Toni Griffin


Author Name: Toni Griffin

Narrator: Dominic M. McCartney

Book Name: Determined Mate

Series: Holland Brothers

Book: Two

Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment

Release Date: Mid-April


Jason Matthew’s is a broken man. He’s lived through hell and barely come out the other side. All he can think about is getting to his best friend, Brian, after that he has no idea. Jason’s scared out of his mind when he’s met by not only Brian but two large men as well, he does the only thing he can think to do. He tries to run. One of the men, though, turns out to be his mate. A mate he is in no condition to have or want, a mate that won’t allow him to flee.

Alex Holland is forced to stand by and watch as Jason is taken to the safest place they know, too scared to be around him. He knows something bad has happened to Jason and he’s going to need every ounce of his Alpha control to give his mate the time he needs to heal and start living again.

Audiobook Time: Approximately 5 hours

Categories: Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Wolf Shifters



Listen to audio sample here.


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Missy Fern‘s review

3-3.5 stars

Narration – it was pretty good, none of the voices were silly but sometimes the accent felt British, sometimes Australian.

This is the story of Jason and Alex. Jason, a shifter, has been hurt, physically and emotionally. He runs to his best friend, Brian, for safe harbor and finds himself face to face with an Alpha wolf. He’s Brian’s new pack leader. And Jason’s mate.

Alex was a great protector, gentle and patient. Jason was likable and he works hard to reclaim his life. I know this is fiction but a bit of realism was lacking in the way Jason recovers super fast from his trauma. And, I don’t think the story needed the bad guy coming after Jason. Jason’s recovery could have played out slowly in the book, rather than being sacrificed (resolved quickly) to make room for another plot point.

Regarding the spicy parts, the sex was pretty straightforward. If you are looking for creativity in the bedroom, it’s not in this book.

The book is heartbreaking and all kinds of vulnerable. If you like stories about overcoming tragedy and healing love, you will like this book.



Meet the author:

10628549_675271059224977_2145029851007874044_nToni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia’s capital cities. Born and raised in the state she’s a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated english with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers.

Now, though, she loves escaping to the worlds she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. She’s a single mother of one and works full time. When she’s not writing you can just about guarantee that she will be reading one of the many MM authors she loves.

Feel free to drop her a line at anytime.


Where to find the author:




Publisher: Mischief Corner Books


Cover Artist: Meredith Russell



Tour Dates & Stops:


The Novel Approach, Three Books Over The Rainbow, Velvet Panic, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue WordsBayou Book Junkie, Book Lovers 4Ever


Love Bytes, Nic Starr, Inked Rainbow Reads, A.M. Leibowitz


Happily Ever Chapter, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, MM Good Book Reviews, Alpha Book Club


BFD Book Blog, Mikky’s World of Books, Open Skye Book Reviews, Full Moon Dreaming


Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Havan Fellows, Outrageous Heroes, Kirsty Loves BooksAll I Want and More Books, Up All Night, Read All Day




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One Response to Audiobook Blog Tour Stop including Excerpt, Review & Giveaway – Determined Mate by Toni Griffin

  1. Missy C. says:

    I would probably be a Beta.