June 2019 – Page 2 of 5 – Beckie Bookworm

ARC REVIEW

Release Date-June 9th 2019
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-206 pages

There’s nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose.

New York Times and USA Today Best Seller L. Wilder brings readers Jasper Nichols, a sexy, totally alpha hitman, who will hold you captive in this new bad boy series.

Our lives are defined by moments, especially the ones we never see coming. For me, that moment came when I was given the opportunity to take from those who’d taken from me.

I became a hitman- killing mob bosses, drug lords and everything in between. With judges in their pockets, these men were untouchable by everyone–except me. With every hit, my plan was always the same:

Day one- receive the target. Day two- acquire their location. Day three- plan the kill.

Day four- complete the hit.

On day three of my latest assignment, everything changed. The moment I saw her, I knew she was different from the others. Madison Brooks wasn’t a hardened criminal with blood on her hands. She was innocent, untouched by my world, and undeniably beautiful.

On day three, I couldn’t get her out of my head. I kept imagining what it would be like to hold her, touch her, and claim her as mine.

On day three, I found myself questioning whether or not I could complete my assignment. In fact, I found myself questioning everything.

MY REVIEW

Day Three by L. Wilder
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Despite its description of a hitman contracted to take out an apparently innocent mark don’t go expecting a dark romance as this really isn’t one. At its heart, “Day Three” is a really sweet love story that combines suspense and action with an almost healing balm of how the right person can help to heal the broken pieces of a damaged psyche. This one is an easy read that is told in dual pov. Its very instalove, low on the relationship angst with a deep romantic vein. It did work for this and if you like your stories more on the warm side this one will definitely do the trick. I thought the epilogue was a sweet touch as well. So despite being fairly predictable in places, this was still an enjoyable experience. One last observation I did feel some of the actions taken by the hero were a bit on the DUH! side especially considering his profession, you would think he would no better. They were only small things like when Madison turned her phone on at the cabin when she was meant to be dead and when they run to his family as well as staying on for a meal with his family to please his mum when there was a hitman on their trail and they should be solely focused on their own survival. But they still niggled me slightly as I felt a hitman just wouldnt behave this way and make silly mistakes. I also liked the way this is set up for a tale focusing on the brother and I expect all the siblings will get there own story.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of Day Three (What Bad Boys Do #1).

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Release Date: June 21, 2019 As a bestselling author, Marlowe Nicholson strives to live the simple life while saving the intense storylines for her readers. So far, she’s succeeded… Until she wakes up one day in a cabin she doesn’t recognize. A year is missing from her memory, and the man serving her breakfast? He’s the long-time boyfriend she just dumped. Or so she thought. While Nate has all of the perfect answers to her persistent questions, she can’t help but feel as if there is more than he is telling her… And that he has much more to do with it than he lets on.

MY REVIEW

Deceitful by Victoria Ellis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars So this one was slightly swings and roundabouts for me. It wasn’t a full house from my camp but there was still plenty to recommend it there were just some things here that ultimately prevented me from rating this higher than I did. So the positives for me here was this had at its centre a really interesting premise, this was what initially hooked my attention and this did deliver in as such that I wanted to finish this just to discover the deeper mystery held within these pages. The concept here was definitely unique in that respect. This was told in a series of flashbacks from Lo’s POV and was predominately a psychological suspense which are certainly my jam. My negatives, well I thought the characters themselves could have done with a tad more fleshing out and I did find some of the scenarios here very far-fetched indeed. There were certain situations that I didn’t even believe were possible medically, I can’t really elaborate on this without spoiling. Despite the above, I did still enjoy this and I was invested enough to continue and finish. This one is going to be down to your personal taste and once I suspended my disbelief slightly we managed to rub along quite well.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of Deceitful.

Victoria Ellis is a new author who publishes Psychological Thrillers and Suspense novels. She is the founder of Cruel Ink Publishing, LLC and her debut novel is Sinners’ Retreat. Victoria resides near Chicago, Illinois with her husband and an abundance of animals.

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BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-January 27th 2015 
Publisher-Avon
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-390 pages

The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other—and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince’s reign . . .

Play with fire, pay the price

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife-edge

between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin . . .

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does . . . for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both . .

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MY REVIEW

Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the gripping night prince series and I absolutely devoured every word. Though a reread ready for the final book in this series I still enjoyed and appreciated this just as much the second time around. I think out of this series this is my favourite so far this one is just so gut-wrenchingly raw and I could feel every emotion amplified tenfold as I immersed myself fully in what has become one of my favourite vampire series ever. With Bound By Flames prepare to have your heart ripped out as the shocking events play out in full technicolour. I was weeping right alongside Leila at her brutally cruel treatment at Vlad’s enemies hands. Her strength and resilience were severely tested with the trials she is forced to endure and what could have ripped them apart only solidified there bond, cementing their ties fully and I could feel the love and emotion here just projecting off the page at me. The Darkness and brutality here also have some much need lightness injected here in the form of a splash of humour usually delivered with Vlad’s deadpan delivery. This was needed to cut through some of the heavy happenings and was like a breath of fresh air. This one didn’t end on a cliffhanger but it is obvious there is still more to come. There is still one more book to go in this series and I am really looking forward to it but I will also be sad to end this journey we have traversed alongside Leila and Vlad.

I am also definitely going to check out the Night Huntress series from this author next so will definitely be adding it to my huge TBR pile.

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BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-March 26th 2013
Publisher-Avon
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-389 pages

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

MY REVIEW

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this is the second book in this series and another re-read for me. It has slightly more going on than the first book here and that HFN we get at the end of “Once Burned” is blown sky high here literally. Another mysterious enemy seems to want something from Leila and she has no idea who to turn to or who to trust. So after fighting there feelings and miscommunications from both sides, Leila ends right back where she started in Romania again under a certain Dark Princes protection. Throughout the whole of this, my heart was in my mouth so many times and when the pieces here did finally start to fall into place all I can say was it was pure magic. This also was so much more romantic than book one and the contrast between this and Vlad’s brutal nature was just brilliant. Leila is the only one really who seen a side of him that he shows to very few, she is his Achilles heel if you will even if she is mostly unaware of this particular fact. This was a fantastic re-read and I also really liked where we left off here in regards to the relationship between Vlad and Leila.

This one has just so much going for it in terms of plot direction and I really couldn’t put it down.

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ARC REVIEW

Release Date-June 27th 2019
Publisher-Penguin UK
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-448 Pages

One missing. One a murderer. One trying to find the truth.

Flora has her whole life ahead of her – until the summer night she vanishes.

Her sister Heather was a good girl – until the spring morning she kills two people.

Jess Fox was once like a sister to them both.

But called home to investigate Heather’s crime, she begins to wonder if she really knew either sister at all . . .

MY REVIEW

And Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this one it was just amazing. My third book by this author and by far my favourite. I just adored how this was all connected together and I’m blown away with how the author has managed to connect the dots to make sense of everything while still managing to keep me in the dark through the journey. This was such an impressive feat and managed to keep me guessing as well as constantly surprising me with its many twists and turns. From that shocking beginning where two people are shot down in cold blood seemingly at random to that final end-game, I was seriously transfixed. This had such real characters with flaws and all and I loved that nobody here was perfect. I thought Jess herself was such a raw and real person who was by far her own worst critic. I felt such sorrow for Margot who had lost one daughter only to potentially love another. I changed direction in my mind so many times over where this might go. This really was a work of pure genius and I really can’t recommend this enough.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of And Then She Vanishes.

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REVIEW

Release Date-June 26th 2012
Publisher-Avon
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-373 pages

Spinning off from her wildly successful, New York Times bestselling Night Huntress novels featuring vampire soulmates Cat and Bones, Jeaniene Frost kicks off the thrilling new Night Prince series with Once Burned. Vlad Tepesh, the ruthless master vampire and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s dark legend (but don’t dare call him Dracula) encounters a mortal woman with unimaginable power… including the ability to enflame his cold heart. Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans who hunger for the novels of Kim Harrison, Christine Feehan, and Charlaine Harris are going to love The Night Prince and this dark and steamy tale of supernatural attraction.

MY REVIEW

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this was a re-read and I enjoyed it just as much the second time over. This book holds a place in my heart as one of my all-time fave vampire reads. I adored the idea that here we are dealing with the Vlad of legend, the most famous vampire Bram Stokes inspiration for Dracula himself. His Pyrokinesis abilities, the old style way he spoke and the at times arrogant way he conducted himself around others. I just found him so endearing and irresistible, the ultimate bad-boy and for me, he was just the whole package. I also adored Leila her feisty take no prisoners attitude combined with her extraordinary abilities and personal self-reliance she was more than a match for Vlad in that regard. This had it all suspense, intrigue and romance aplenty. Also had some really great secondary characters. This was all wrapped up in a HFN and we will get to catch back up with Vlad and Leila again in the next instalment where their story continues.

This was such a fabulous page-turner and I am off now to re-read the second book in this series.

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ARC REVIEW

Release Date-June 25th 2019
Genre-General Fiction
Publisher-Pan Macmillan
Kindle Edition-400 pages

A Nearly Normal Family is the stunning psychological thriller from M. T. Edvardsson and asks what would you do if your child was suspected of murder, how far would you go to protect them? Do you want to know the truth? If you loved A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window or J. P. Delaney’s The Girl Before, you will love this.

Every murder case starts with a suspect. What if the suspect is your daughter?

Would you believe her, or the evidence against her?

The Father
Believes his daughter has been framed.

The Mother
Believes she is hiding something.

The Daughter
Believes they have no idea what she’s truly capable of . . .

There are three sides to the story.
And the truth will shatter this family to pieces

MY REVIEW

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Really interesting story one I wasn’t expecting to appreciate as much as I actually did, So first this is a Swedish translation which I didn’t realise before starting and am not usually a fan of. To be honest, I didn’t really notice and It affected my overall enjoyment not one bit: this has been translated really well. So this had quite an unusual story format and it is split into three parts The Father, The Daughter and lastly The Mother. Out of the three, the middle one (The Daughter) Is the one I enjoyed the most. Closely followed by Part one (The Father ) and finally part Three ( The Mother.) Each separate part here focuses entirely on a member of this nearly normal family so each participant here gets to have their own voice and all the parts here slot together to make a cohesive eventual whole: it was very well done. The question at the heart of this book is how far would you go to protect the ones you love? And the answer in most cases is whatever it takes. Certainly here Stella’s parents are prepared to scale mountains to protect her even in spite of the many doubts they have concerning their daughter’s actual innocence. What was fascinating to me was how the same exact event could change slightly depending on who we were with at the time, each perspective evolving and changing the narrative solely dependent on who is driving the story. I also think that the author here used the father’s profession that of a well-respected pastor and man of god to showcase that stripped back and laid bare we are all equally fallible. The father here may seem beyond reproach in his belief system and basic morality but basically is as human as the next man or woman especially when it comes to his family. It did get a trifle long-winded at times but I did enjoy this it was a solid read that definitely makes me think.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of A Nearly Normal Family.

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Series: The Masks of Under #4 Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley Genre: Dark Adult Fantasy Romance Release Date: June 18, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing The blood of my friend is on Aon’s hands, a King who would do anything to protect me. He believes his actions are justified because of a prophecy by the Ancients predicting my undoing by the hands of a friend.  I refuse to accept it. Nothing can justify what Aon did, what he took from me.  But as one threat is buried, another arises. The other Kings and Queens of Under are waking up from their crypts, and a war among us is imminent. The need for revenge and power is driving immortals to the brink of madness. While the other Kings and Queens of Under are blinded by their own selfish conquests, something big and more dangerous than anything we’ve ever faced is about to shake Under to its core.  There’s one King who seems to hold the key to it all, the answers to our fate. A white-winged angel, a legion whose mind is made of a thousand souls with magic strong enough to hold the Ancients captive at the bottom of the pool.  I just need to determine whether he’s an ally…or the worst enemy Under has ever seen.

MY REVIEW

King of Blood by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So with king of blood book 4 in this series we are back where we left off previously. Can Lydia find it within to forgive Aon his past crimes, committed despite his nature ultimately to protect her? So when Lyd in true bad-ass style forces Aon’s hand and outplays the master laying all his vulnerabilities bare in front of an unwanted audience my heart kind of broke slightly. This end game also forces Lydia herself into choosing one or the other hence the attitude from her corner. Well played warlock I salute your devious nature even if it slightly back-fired. We also get to see Aon’s madness erupt so violently and also unexpectantly when he kinda loses it not believing anyone person least of all the woman he adores could feel anything remotely real and true for him. My heart really did hurt with this moment it was just so tragically sad. For such a self-possessed individual he lacks the confidence in his own allure to retain her affection for him he also doesn’t believe he is worthy of such a prize as she. We also did get to experience a much more loving and playful side of Aon which I especially appreciated. Q; I am totally adoring that hilarious sidekick he has all the best one-liners and I love everything about him including his interactions with Aon, so funny. More kings and Queens are added to the overall mix agitating the pot and that ending it was just so explosive. The two reveals regarding the prophecy I did actually guess though I wasn’t expecting it to go down quite the way it did. Despite guessing It didn’t take away my enjoyment, still fully onboard and invested. Love this series and can’t wait for the next instalment after that cliffhanger ending. An observation and it is only an opinion: but I do think this would be even better with all the x-rated stuff included, Aon and Lydia have such chemistry and I do so love me a sadist. I also know I can read it on the author’s website and I most definitely do indulge myself there but it would be so much better if included. This series and Under have such a dark vibe that It really doesn’t seem like it would be out of place. Despite that, I am still hard-core fangirling this series it is fantastic and one I highly recommend.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of King of Blood (The Masks of Under #4).

Kat has always been a storyteller. With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze classes.

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They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.


The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

“Are you ready, child?”

Maria nodded at Father Quinn, trying not to fall into the black well of despair. She had crawled out of the abyss once. She wasn’t sure she had the strength to do so again.

He checked his watch. “It’s past midnight. The club will be brimming with carnal sinners. Do you have your cards?” Maria checked in her purse for the ID card the priests had supplied her with and the card that allowed her into the club. Father Murray told her no questions would be asked of her—it was club policy. “Keep that purse with you at all times. And press that button when you see him, or if you feel you are in danger.” Maria nodded again. Her voice was silent as she mentally prepared for what was about to happen.

Maria made for the door, but Father Quinn stopped her with his hand on her arm. She spun around, and Father Quinn pushed a rosary into her hand. Maria had left hers at the convent for safekeeping. She missed the beads as they slipped through her hands in prayer. “Keep this with you, Maria. Do not wear it around your neck or have it where anyone will see. But keep it with you for courage. To know the Lord and Mother Mary are with you.” As soon as the rosary was dropped into her palm, peace filled her. She looked at the new rosary in her hand and studied the red beads and ornate silver cross, Jesus hanging on the crucifix, redeeming mankind’s sins. On closer inspection, Maria noticed a miniscule “B” carved into Jesus’s chest. “It’s beautiful,” she whispered. “But what does the ‘B’ stand for?”

Father Quinn’s eyes flashed with something she couldn’t understand. But he quickly recovered enough to say, “I was told it was originally to represent the Boston archdiocese.” Maria nodded, although she was surprised she had never seen such a design before. Father Quinn laid a hand on her shoulder. Maria froze. She wasn’t comfortable being touched. Especially by a man. Father Quinn leaned in close. “But I like to think it stands for ‘Baptist.’ As in John the Baptist. The man whose sacrifice paved the way for Jesus to save all mankind.”

Maria let those words wash over her. “I like that too,” she replied and kept the rosary in her hand. She turned to the door and, without looking back, stepped out into the hallway and began her mission.

In the privacy of the elevator that would take her to the hotel’s foyer, Maria tucked the rosary into her left bra strap. If she couldn’t wear it publicly, she would wear it as close to her heart as she could manage.

Her legs were jelly as she crossed the marble floor of the lobby and walked on unsteady feet out into the frigid Boston winter. The club was only a few yards away. Keeping her head held high, she played her part as best she could. Feigning confidence had been the greatest challenge so far. Maria was used to keeping her eyes to the ground, hands clasped in constant prayer. Her hands were not linked, but she could still find peace in her faith. Hail Mary, full of grace, Maria prayed silently in her mind as she approached the liquor store. She walked through the automatic doors and headed to the back room, praying she had the entrance right. A steep staircase awaited her on the other side. A large man stood at the bottom of it. Maria handed him her cards as he looked her up and down with a salacious smirk on his face. Handing back the cards, he opened the gate that allowed her to pass upstairs.

Maria heard the music from inside pulsing against the walls. She clutched her purse tightly. Maria had never been to a club before. Before she was taken by William Bridge she had been too young. When she was freed, she pledged herself to the church. Maria was sheltered in a way most twenty-one-year-olds were not. Normally, she was thankful. Right now, she wished she had some prior knowledge of what she was walking into.

Ignoring her shaking hand, Maria opened the door to the club and almost stumbled at the sight that greeted her. She froze on seeing a woman tied to a wooden stake in the center of the room, bound by leather straps and metal chains. She was naked but for a strip of black material in her mouth . . . and there was a man, dressed in a three-piece suit, flogging her with a thin leather strap. Even over the blasting music, Maria heard the strap lashing, marring the woman’s skin. There was even blood. But what disturbed Maria more was the look of ecstasy on her face.

Maria could barely breathe. There wasn’t a part of her that was functioning as it should. Her breathing and heartbeat were too quick. Her eyes were too wide and her mouth was dry in shock.

What was this place? Maria wanted to run.

MY REVIEW

Raphael by Tillie Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow just wow, I absolutely inhaled this book, I mean I was expecting great things here but this surpassed all my exceptions with its addictive and unique storyline and I can’t wait for the next one in this series to release so I can continue my onward journey alongside the Fallen and The Brethren. We are originally introduced to “The Fallen” in the prequel to this, so you really do need to read that before this just to get a heads up into the way this world has been set up. This one concentrates on Raphael and Maria it’s dark, depraved and twisted from the onset. Just how I like them The reality that we face here is so far from the normally accepted view of what is morally right but Gabriel The Fallens kind of self-appointed priest has put in place a set of tenent’s to protect not only the innocent but to also shield his brothers while also sating their inner monsters by setting them free on those that he feels deserve there particular type of justice. So Maria manages to get herself caught in the crosshairs of both The Fallen and The Brethren, sort of collateral damage if you will. The dance then between her and Raphael was just so intense from the minute he lays eyes on her he knows shes it and the commandments hes lived by up until now take second place to his new obsession, his Rose. This was a battle between light and dark and Raphael to me was all about contrasts. Take Raph’s Roses the similarities there were in the way he nurtures and coax’s them to full bloom before plucking the flower and the way he views his Rose. The same hands that seem to deliver both life and death. Raphael’s own internal image of love has been completely warped by his past affecting all his interactions beyond what’s considered normal and Maria’s own dark past has also damaged her leaving her very susceptive to Raphael’s unique brand of care. This was everything I adore in a new series and I was gripped and invested instantly. The ongoing battle with the Brethren was nicely continued and set-up for future story growth and I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us. Highly recommend this one especially if you like them dark and unusual on that front this one delivers in spades, bring on the next.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of Raphael (Deadly Virtues, #1).

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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They say the fae used to take the most beautiful maidens and make them their brides.

They lied.

What they do with them is much worse.

After the seven lords of Sidhe are massacred in one day, the thrones of the fae realm pass down to their heirs.

The Iron Circle remains leaderless, as its true lord lives in another world.

The nobles of the realm will find the heir, and they will destroy him.

Or her.

West, in the Silver Circle, a new lord has taken the throne.

A warrior who never hesitates to crush ants for the good of the world.

A man whose rule will change the fate of their realms.

Melpomene has never known where she came from, and after centuries, she’s stopped caring.

Until the fae take her, dragging her to a land where bloodlines and power is everything.

To survive, she needs to embrace the monster buried inside.

MY REVIEW

King of Ruin by May Sage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really enjoyed this one the finale for this felt a tad rushed but all else I thought was fab. It was imaginative with great world building and really set the stage ready for this series future growth. Its told in dual POV Mel (Melpomene) and Caim both seemed really well-developed characters with interesting personas. Mel herself is supposedly a muse with a muddy pedigree descended down from immortal gods. Caim is an Unseelie who has managed to acquire the silver throne. When these two immortal destinies cross there paths become entangled. So this is very much slow burn in regards to our central pair and any romance this really does concentrate on selling you this world and its story. This is also a totally unique take on the whole fae concept with spaceships and Tartarus I really did love this and it made this just so distinct and original. Adored the wicked dispositions and cruel intentions of those in this land of monsters and I am ever so interested in seeing where this series is going next as this really did manage to grasp my attention. Lastly, we get some long-awaited action and a small cliffhanger of a finale and as I said earlier the finish for me did feel a tad abrupt and rushed and I also would have liked some prior build up to the long-awaited action as it just seemed to come out of nowhere. Only small niggles and as I have said all else I adored. I will most certainly be reading the next in this series how could I not. This was one I really enjoyed a thumbs up from my corner.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of King of Ruin.

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