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low heat (no sex), some violence. Both become more as the series progresses to include graphic sex and violence.

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The Vargr series by Meraki P. Lyhne

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20 May 2021
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The belief in the old Norse gods may have been suppressed by Christianity, but that doesn’t mean the races of old didn’t survive. Like the Vargr wolves.

All Matt knows of his dad is that he was Danish and that he’d died in a motorcycle accident ten years earlier.

When Matt’s sixteen and a half, his mother declares it important that he at least knows the other half of his heritage, so she sends him from the States to Denmark as an exchange student for a year.

Matt’s not overly excited. Matt’s a loner who doesn’t connect with people. Going to a foreign country was never a part of his plans, but he’d do it for her. He’d go to where she’d loved the only man in her life. The love that gave her Matt.

Everything he’s heard from his mom and read about Denmark and the area he’s going to live in did not prepare him for what he finds, though—a heritage that has an old Norse god on the family tree.



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Guest Post By Meraki P Lyhne

With the release of Whispering Ember, Vargr #3, it’s been exactly one year since the Cubi series finished, and I alluded to a new series in the same universe in the last chapter. The third book of that new series is the one coming out today.

The responses to the Cubi series let me know that I’ve managed to build something that readers loved, and I was sad when I learned that City of Beauty would be the last in that series.

Writing series leaves authors falling in love with their characters and worlds, too. Even though Vargr is set in the same world, the premises for it is so very different from Cubi in that it has almost no sex in it. When it does, it’s to further something like character or worldbuilding.

Cubi was written because I needed a playground after writing a very plot, action, and research heavy series. Going back to writing such a series with Vargr, I’ve kept myself and my Patreons entertained by writing short fun and sexy snippets from both Cubi and Vargr—the scenes that don’t fit the overall feel of the main books.

One such short took flight, meaning the muse stuck around and kept tossing ideas at me. In fact, Aaron kept introducing new ideas and characters, and I recognized that my Patreons wanted more of the stripper friend who grew up with Daniel and got himself kidnapped to become an Untouchable to the Cubi King of the West. The main series didn’t get to explore him a lot. Now we get that chance.

And I don’t mind one bit! Well, he completely screwed over my WIP and writing plan, but, hey…we’re having fun with sexy times.

The book still doesn’t have a title because the Patreons will be helping me find that while alpha reading—meaning they read the first raw draft as I go, looking over my shoulder during the entire process. That also means a lot will change from first to final draft, but it’s a fun challenge to not be able to go back and tinker with worldbuilding and stuff. It’s fun to explore the story like this.

What I didn’t expect was that one of the characters turning up to have his say is an active feeder of women, but he loves big and strong men. This means that, unlike the main Cubi series, this one is bi-focused with MM, MF, and ménage that crosses all the possible pairings. It means there’ll be something for all readers, and they can skip some scenes and there’ll be plenty other relevant heat.

I did say I wanted a playground with Cubi, and these muses certainly delivered a new challenge. Since I rarely back down from those, they kept coming with ideas, and Aaron will be a series.

Top that off with a muse I constantly have in my ear, Nol-Elakdon, a new novel with him as an MC is in the works, too, and that’ll also have a lot of sexy fun, which will also be bi-focused. And it’ll also cross the Cubi and Vargr world.

But how to do that when I’m writing MM under Lyhne, and I can’t make up a new pseudonym because of the existing series? The last thing I want is to confuse my readers, making them doubt what they looking at. It was why I made Meraki P. Dark, too.

This became the solution: MF stuff will have Lyhne mirrored on the covers. The logo has been ordered, and it’ll go live with the release of the first Aaron or Nol-Elakdon book at the end of this year. There will be spinoff novels—especially for Patreons—with characters you’ll meet in Vargr #3, too.

But that’s not all. Considering there are suddenly multiple series in the same world, that world needed a name. Only my group members on Facebook, Merakinky’s Minions, know this because they helped pick the name.

“Vidundr”. It’s a Norse spelling of a word that means “Wonder”. That logo has also been drawn and will soon be handed over to a graphic designer along with a boatload of other original art like the Cubi language, the Royals’ crests, and Vargr symbols, runes, and sigils.

All this news hasn’t been shared before, and you (other than my Patreons) are the first to hear about it.

I hope you’ll find many fun and challenging hours in the world of Vidundr. News of this world will be shared on my Patreon page, in my Facebook group, my Newsletter, and on my website.

All links can be found here:


Reviewed By: Josh Dale


Having been a fan of Meraki’s and loving his previous series The Cubi. I had high expectation.

Well, I am not disappointed at all.

Matt is a young man on the verge of adulthood. He has agreed to go on a school exchange pretty much to please his mom, who wants him to learn about his late dad’s culture in Denmark.

Whilst in Denmark he certainly learns about his dad’s culture and his world is turned upside down.

Whilst out in town he comes across a demonstration that leads to a chain reaction and suddenly he is not only learning about a new countries culture but also the Vargr werewolf species, of which he belongs too.

If you have read any of this authors books, you will know he is a master Story world builder. I was amazed of his skill in The Cubi Series. Which I thought he could not improve. Yet that is exactly what Maraki has done.

In the first book of this new series, he has taken on a new sub-genre (werewolves) and added Denmark’s Mythology. As the foundations. The way he weaves the mythology as the basis of the werewolf culture truly enriches the story.

I really enjoyed the capitalism vs socialism argument and how he determined that one is not better then the other, and the middle ground would probably be a better way to live.

As he begins to learn about the Vargr side of him, along with the pack culture and hierarchy. Things from his past start to slot into place, such as being a loner and protective of his mother.

The surroundings are so vividly shown that I can place myself in the scenes. The cast may be a little larger than some might be used to, but each character is unique and brings different personality and skills to the story.

Though this first book is Young Adult and has a coming-of-age vibe. You get the feel that there is so much to come from the characters not only Matt, but the whole pack and friends.

I loved how Matt won two races against the unbeatable Klaus, by using his head. This creates a few very comical scenes.

I found the way Matt processed the news of his origins and the fact he is a werewolf, felt real and many if the questions he was asking, felt like the kind of thing I would ask in his shoes.

For me the best werewolf / shifter novels are the kind that show what it is like to be a wolf and in a pack. I like to learn about their culture and society.

I am looking forward to seeing how Matt grows in the future, as I think he is destined for a big future.

The Vargr series.

Out Now

#1. Slumbering Ember

#2. Awakening Ember


Releases 20th January 2022

#3. Whispering Ember

For more books by Meraki P Lyhne check out his Profile Page


Meraki P. Lyhne, real name Martin, is a Danish author spanning multiple genres and pseudonyms. Meraki P. Lyhne mainly writes contemporary paranormal LGBT fiction with various degrees of romantic heat, some with a HEA, some with a HFN, and some with white-knuckling cliffhangers. Mostly, he writes long series with focus on worldbuilding, action, and something epic.

Other than that, he’s a single dad to a teenage boy, the happy companion to a Rottweiler, and he lives in a very small village next to nowhere.

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