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Featuring duet narration by the amazing Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter, this is one hot book. 

He's the most brutal crime boss in the galaxy - and she belongs to him now. Payment for a debt owed. Pawn for an act of vengeance. Property to be used.

Irresistibly gorgeous mafia king Nikolai Skolov is dominant, hard, possessive - and determined to bend innocent Dahlia Lundin to his will. But she is equally determined to resist. The lives of those she loves depends upon it. 

Except Dahlia isn't prepared for the insatiable hunger the warlord's discipline awakens. Or her soul's recognition that her new master is also her fated-mate. 

As dangers mount and betrayals loom, all Dahlia knows is turned on its head. Allegiances are tested. Secrets exposed. Until Dahlia is not sure if her ruthless enemy is the monster who will destroy her or the only one left who can save her....

Ruthless King: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance is a scorching hot stand-alone novel that includes:

  • A ruthless alien mafia boss
  • An innocent heroine growing into her power
  • Warring families 
  • A forced marriage
  • A fated bond
  • A long-suffering hero waiting years to claim his female
  • Plenty of hot omegaverse action 
  • Betrayal, murder, and revenge
  • Serious plot twists 
  • And an epic romance that proves love will always triumph over hate
©2021 Alison Pion (P)2021 Alison Pion

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Abused to punish

I have a personal campaign against glamorizing spankings. As part of foreplay that’s fine but to spank a woman because she needs to be punished, controlled, taught a lesson or to comply to the male wishes is just totally wrong. If it is OK, why not just have the hero punch her in the gut instead. This kind of literature allows females to believe it’s OK to be hit by her male companion without her participation or approval. The male is so weak he can’t control his female by any other way then to hit her.

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Rape is not Romantic

Full stop. This is not my first Omegaverse novel or series and the dynamic is normally a relationship driven by intense desire between Alphas and Omegas and that desire is equal between the males and females. This author sadly perverts that construct where the Omegaverse is a place where ALL females are born into sex trafficking and males are satisfied most by their rape. Specifically, the male role in this story is the textbook definition of a power rapist. Look it up if you have to and then read the following very carefully: NO FEMALE IN ANY UNIVERSE FALLS IN LOVE WITH THEIR RAPIST. The suggestion that they do is repugnant. Given that this story is a heterosexual "romance" and that most of the readers/listeners are female it is nothing short of disgusting that any one of them find the basis of this plot acceptable. There is nothing sexy or romantic about sex trafficking. There is nothing sexy or romantic about rape. This plot is dead in the water before it ever begins making the remainder impossible to accept. The author goes way beyond dominance or sexual aggression into something perverse and sadly that literal definition happens to make up more than half of the sexual predators currently incarcerated today. Those who acted on the delusion that somehow their victims enjoyed their rape and would desire to see their rapist again. To the author Alison Aimes, that's just plain gross. Do some research, educate yourself and/or see a therapist. To my favorite narrator, Jason Clarke, I see you as an actor who played a villain. Please take the extra step to investigate this particular villain and understand that someone you know (friend or family) has most likely been the victim of this kind of predator and it is NOT, repeat NOT sexy, NOT erotic and NOT romantic. At the very least this title needs a trigger warning and because it doesn't have one I have already requested a refund.

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A SOLID GOLD FIVE STAR SCI-FI BLOCKBUSTER

My particular male kryptonite are.. bad boy Bikers, bossy Billionaires, moody Rockstars, Mafia bad men and all the rest of the delicious men that come under the umbrella of hot alphas.. and, after this amazing listen, I can also add a horned, fanged, ruthless bastard Warlord King too.. especially when he’s brought to life by Jason Clarke 🥰. I’m in awe with the world-building skills and structure in this thrilling story which is very cunning and deliciously creative.. Anarcheim - a violent Space Alliance where Alpha aliens are dominant and rule, rut and have protocols in place to keep their aggression towards each other from boiling over. Betas are subservient and serve their Alphas.. and Omegas are pawns to be punished, manipulated, bartered, abused and used.. and, on very rare occasions, they can become Prime Omegas - a fated bond mate. They should also be able to access powerful visions.

Nikolai Skolov.. sexy.. strong.. powerful.. wealthy.. cares for and leads his siblings.. he’s fuelled by revenge and he’s determined to avenge his family by annihilating the Lundin bloodline. Dahlia Lundin.. an innocent Omega, a pretty pawn in Nikolai’s revenge plan.. but don’t underestimated this Omega. Chemistry, lust, a cruel Father’s debt, a daughter’s duty, a bond formed when they briefly met years earlier, a powerful and angsty push n pull, owning, possessing, claiming, bonding, character growth and this is how Dahlia becomes treasured.. a fated-mate and an Alpha’s prized Queen. But War is coming to the Brotherhood of the Alliance.. there’s enemies planning amps pulling strings in the wings.. and they’re much closer than you think.

Worth a credit? Yes, I loved loved loved it.. it’s an exciting, off-world, unique, fast-paced, thrilling, hot, climactic Sci-Fi romance with awesome awesome duet-style narration by Stella Hunter and the very talented Jason Clarke.. who has some dirty dirty lines.. you’re welcome ladies 🤭🤫🥰.

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Ruthless King – Dahlia and Nikolai

This is my first Alison Aimes book and it was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book jumped from present to the past where we learn some of the things that happened in Nikolai’s young life and when he first met Dahlia. This was confusing at first and then it became clear. At first, I did not care for him because he was much too dominant and I did not like the way he spoke to Dahlia. His temper would flip at the snap of a finger trying to keep his ruthless king persona. He grew on me as he tried to do things to please or to make Dahlia happy. Nikolai had to fight for everything he and his family had and was very protective of those he loved. Dahlia’s mother and father were horrible. It was awesome when Dahlia’s powers came into full force and she was able to confront Nikolai’s enemy (Nikolai did not know this person was his enemy). Nikolai was set on revenge and wanted kill off Dahlia’s family with good reason. Dahlia’s father treated the young Nikolai like a slave. He tried to treat him as a s&x slave but Nikolai was willing to fight so that would not happen. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. There was a set up for Nikolai’s brother’s story. Would love to hear more about Dahlia and Nikolai in the next book. Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter did an outstanding job with the narration.

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Omegaverse and Jason Clarke?? yes, please

Anytime Jason Clarke is narrating I will automatically agree to listen! He and Stella Hunter are fantastic together in this mafia omegaverse book.
I've already read book 2 so I knew going I would enjoy listening to this fascinating multi trope audiobook.

Jason and Stella as Nicholai and Dahlia brought this story to life for me and made it easier to follow along with the storyline.

If you're a fan of dark romance/mafia with a sci-fi edge to it, you will enjoy this book. Prepare for lots of steamy scenes and enjoy the ride!

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What a surprise!

This is the first book I’ve listened to from Ms, Aimes and I admit, I’m glad I took a chance! This story is so much more than the typical romance plot we’ve seen so much of. The author does a fantastic job of world-building- the writing style draws you in and really makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters. At the same time, she doesn’t add unnecessary overly-long descriptions just to add length (as seen in so many of these types of books) As this story is set in an Omegaverse, I expected the male lead to be aggressive, dominant and unrelenting in the pursuit of his Omega; but what caught me by surprise was his true motivation behind his actions. The female lead was just the right mix of defiance and submission- never doing anything “just to be contrary” She too, has hidden motivations and strength. There are so many twists and turns in the plot that even when you think you’ve gotten everything figured out, Ms. Aimes throws another curveball and the story takes you in a different direction altogether. As a voracious reader, and a listener who tends to get bored (and sometimes not bother to finish the book) I was pleasantly surprised to realize that this story kept me on the edge of my seat for all 10 hours! Well worth a credit, I highly recommend this book. I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of the series on Audible!

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This book did not disappoint….

This was my first Omega-verse and it won’t be my last. The story was well written and the narrators where great. Who doesn’t love a story about a HOT Alpha and his omega . I mean I was ready to submit after only a few chapters in..

Jason is a GOD , I don’t think there is anything he can’t do with this voice.. He just blows my mind and ears with his talent and he has such a deep growly voice that lets you know he’s serious and in charge..

Stella is awesome as always. She brought out the emotions in Dahlia. I definitely can’t wait for the next Installment… Yes this book is considered a stand alone but, you can keep following the family of Alphas ..

Alison: you did a wonderful job with this book and I m so excited to see whats next…

And I have to say this duet style of narration is my fave. This made the story flow so much easier then having just one person do all the voices per chapter, Even though both narrators can do both male and female voices..




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Cheesy

very predictable to the end. couldn't wait for it to be over. don't waste a credit.

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OMeGaverse

I have never read any book with this type of content nor any Sci-Fi or Paranormal either. I can tell you that I will listen to more of those types. This story was so intriguing and unique and so much fun to listen to. It kept me captivated till the very end and I loved the characters. Within the story, there are many Alpha growly men and lots of Alpha sex between the H/h. Definitely, these scenes are scorching hot just the way you would expect dominant sex to be.

Jason and Stella have become my all-time favorites when it comes to duet narration. When they are telling the story it is so fluid through the dialogue. It is as if they are not reading pages but just sharing a story or experience with the listener. Jason is perfect as the growly and brooding Alpha and is flawless when changing voices for various characters in the scene. I love listening to books read by Jason. Stella although she is a new narrator to me I also enjoy listening to her as well. She plays the Omega well. She has a pleasant and calm sound to her character.

I look forward to reading more of Alison Aimes book. This book is a great story. It's a story that moves right along and keeps you intrigued till the end.

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Ruthless King is audio 🔥🔥🔥

This audio (and book)…so, so good! Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter narrate in duet, and they are perfection. Nikolai (H) is a Super Alpha, and Jason’s bring all the growls, passive, arrogance to life. Dahlia (h) is an Omega submissive, which Stella expertly portrays, and with some backbone. They performance draws you into the story, the torment, battles, tender moments, passion, and the sexy times…this book is hot, y’all! Excited for the next book in the series. Get this audio, you won’t regret it!

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  • Katharoo
  • 07-28-21

Exciting Omegaverse Story

Nikolai and Dahlia

I haven’t listened to an Omegaverse story for a long time. Allison weaved an exciting world with a really detailed story that really held my attention. How she brings in the past of how these two meet , and see in one another something even at a young age got my interest and held it from the beginning.

Dahlia is treated horribly by her father, Oland and this book starts with her being sold off to pay off his debts leaving me shocked and that was just the beginning. But that’s what Omegaverge stories do to me, 😝 shock me more!

Nikolai is demanding ,an Alpha and out for revenge and he will get what he needs from Dahlia so he can get that revenge.

There’s so much revealed as this story goes along. Really hawt sexiness between Dahlia and Nikolai. It was really wonderful seeing these two bonding together as the story develops. And we see this bond helping Dahlias gift of seeing visions come to light.

I so didn’t see the twist coming that changed who I thought was the bad guy in this book. And happy to have a HEA for Dahlia and Nikolai. Yet there’s a whole bunch more siblings to get their own stories so I can’t wait.

When I saw who was doing this audiobook, I knew instantly that I was in for an awesome listen. These two are professionals and can change their voices to several characters making them all distinct. Really enjoyed this one, fingers crossed they are in the other audiobooks for the series.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 07-26-21

Amazing listen!

What a wonderful surprise! I am not normally the listener of Omegaverse stories, but this one was recommended and thought I would give it a try, and I am so glad I did! Alison Aimes is a talented author, and she weaves a story of Alpha and Omega with a suspenseful mystery! Dahlia is given to Nikolai, the most brutal crime lord in the galaxy as payment for a debt. But there is much more to their story. This is not the first time they have met, nor is it a surprise they are together. There is bad blood between families, and Dahlia has no intention of making life easy. Will Nikolai be able to tame his new Omega? Will her power help him seek the revenge he needs? And when the truth comes out, will their relationship be able to take it? I loved it! Nikolai is such the alpha male, always in charge, but his vulnerability is such a refreshing change when he lets his guard down. Dahlia is much stronger than she appears, and I love her take charge attitude. She sits still for nothing and plays a pivotal role in Nikolai's life. Suspense, deceit, surprise, love, it's all here in this wonderful listen. Looking forward to book 2!

Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter give us this treat as they tell us the story. It's characters have a lot of depth, and each one brings it to the surface. Jason Clarke as Nikolai flexes those alpha muscles with a voice that is commanding, yet loving. Stella Hunter as Dahlia brings out the stubborn, independent attitude that is inherently Dahlia. I loved these two together, it's a wonderful listen!

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  • MummysVampire
  • 07-21-21

Brilliant start to this amazing new series

It’s been a long time since I read a good smutty book and I forgot how good an Omegaverse story can be. It can be quite shocking when you haven’t read one for a long time but I loved it.
As with all omegas Dahlia has had a tough life but hers has been exceptionally bad. Her alpha father regularly beats her, has kept her under lock and key her whole life and sees her as nothing more than a bargaining chip to further his power and agendas as one of the reigning crime bosses in the galaxy. He has racked up debt and she is to be sold off as payment to clear the full amount to his enemy.
Nikolai in some ways has had a tougher life. His mother and twin siblings were killed by Dahlias father and he is intent on using her to get the revenge he is owed.
I listened to the audio version and the duel narration was amazing really bringing these two beautiful tortured souls to life.
If you love audiobooks this one can’t be missed a listen.
If you love Omegaverse with a dash of Mafia Dark romance then you are really going to love this combination of genres!
5/5 and can’t wait to check out more on this new series.