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Review // The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout

July 28, 2021

The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout

He was the strongest, the deadliest of his kind, and that knowledge did nothing to dampen my appreciation of his masculine beauty.

The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout


A Wicked Trilogy #3.5
Release - August 14, 2018
Genre - Fantasy Romance
Single POV - Brighton
Heat Level - 2.5 / a couple of scenes (one of which didn't involve actual sex)
Format/Source - Kindle purchase
Page Count - 192
Publisher - Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

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She’s everything he wants….

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.

She’s everything he can’t have…

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

She’s everything he’ll take….

But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.

She’s everything he’d die for….

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Here's the thing... I thought with this book being called The Prince that it would actually be about... you know... The Prince. And while Prince Caden was all over this story, it was really about the idiosyncrasies of a girl named Brighton.

I haven't read the Wicked Trilogy (yet), but this novella gave enough of a hint to make it all pretty understandable. There are Winter Fae (who are evil) and Summer Fae (who are not). Caden is the Prince of the Summer Fae and keeps getting in the way of Brighton finding vengeance for the vicious attack that took her mother and nearly took her own life. As part of The Order, who monitor and protect against the evil fae, Brighton has never been taken seriously. She has no skills, she can't fight, and she has been relegated to desk duty. At least as far as they know.

This girl has made it her mission to find her own justice against the fae who attacked her. She's this close to the ancient one who led it all... too bad Caden's also looking for the same male. And then there's the sexual tension that seems to bleed into every interaction between the two. Can they have some hot sex already???

Wanna know how I know this author can write? I couldn't stand the protagonist, but still found plenty to enjoy about this story. I would have given my left fang for just a taste of Caden's perspective, even if it was just to break up the monotony of Brighton's nonsense. I'm not a fan of single POVs, but I'm interested enough in this story to give The King a chance. I wonder if Brighton will finally act like a grown up and if these two will finally just get it on!!


Irritated that he understood why I needed to do what I had to, but was trying to stop me, I threw up my hands. "You can't stop me."

He arched a brow at that as he sat back. "I can stop you."

Caring and sharing time was so over. "You know what? I don't even get why you care. We barely know each other. You're the Prince, and I'm just... I'm just me. I'm a —" I almost blurted out ghost, but stopped myself.

"You're what?" Curiosity crept into his features.

I shook my head. "It doesn't matter. I appreciate your concern. I do. It's unexpected, but I appreciate it. It's not going to change —"

"You're what?" he repeated.

Pressing my lips together, I shook my head in frustration.

What were you about to say?" he persisted.

"I'm just a ghost," I blurted out, surprised that I allowed the words to take flight, because once spoken, you couldn't take it back. "That's who I was before the attack and..."

He was watching me intently. "And you're not a ghost anymore?"

"I don't know what I am anymore," I admitted, blinking back the stupid burn of tears again. "And I don't even know why I'm telling you this. I don't even like you."

"You don't even know me."

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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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Unspoken by Ari Reavis // ARC Review

March 08, 2021

Unspoken by Ari Reavis

I feel myself losing control again. Feel the magic churning in my gut like it wants to completely overtake me and burn this palace to the ground. I have never felt so desperate, so reckless. And even with so much power, more than I've ever felt before, I have never flt more powerless. I have magic I cannot use. A title that offers me no protection here. And a father who is feeding me to a monster piece by piece, and all with a smile because he thinks it will save him from the very same fate.

Unspoken by Ari Reavis

Unspoken by Ari Reavis


Standalone - Nur Series #1
Release - April 12, 2021
Genre - Fantasy Romance
Single POV - Ameera (heroine)
Heat Level - 3.5 (a couple of scenes)
Format/Source - eARC provided by the author
Length - 295 pages
Publisher - Indie

The Unspoken One has been banished for many years, his very existence erased. Ameera must find his true name and summon him if she has any hope of saving her kingdom from war, and herself from marriage to a ruthless king.

The Kingdom of Nur has been suffering for years under Ameera’s father’s rule. She's bid her time, carefully keeping her secret hidden and waiting to become queen so she can repair what her father has broken. Then an unwanted marriage to the brutal king of Nur’s enemy threatens everything she’s worked towards.

With her wedding drawing near and the future of her kingdom in peril, she finds the forbidden name. She knows The Unspoken One is her last chance to save Nur, but she risks much in summoning him. His magic is not understood, the crime he was banished for is unknown, and speaking his name carries an unbearable punishment.

For Nur, for herself, she must risk it all. Or lose everything she holds dear.

She speaks the name too many have paid a painful price for uttering. Nothing, not the kingdom, their lives, or her heart, will ever be the same.

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Unspoken by Ari Reavis

I have read every book that Ari Reavis has published and Unspoken is unlike anything that I've read from her before. And it's not just because it's a fantasy romance, something new the author has done. It's the story's tone. At once somber and hopeful. Dark and light. It had an optimistic lean to it that got me through its darkest moments. This author's voice is beautiful and needs to be heard!!

Ameera is the last living child of a ruthless and tyrannical king. Desperate to save himself from impending war, he promises his daughter's hand to an equally devious, if not murderous, king to unite the kingdoms. Too bad Ameera has no intention of tying herself to man who cares only for himself, imposing death, conquering lands, and starving his people.

She has hopes that when it is her turn to rule, she can fix what her father has broken. She can begin to rebuild her once glorious home. But she cannot accomplish all she hopes for alone. She must invoke the name of the man who was banished from Nur. A man who is called upon to right wrongs, to fight for justice. A man who could bring about her end before she's even started.

I found it impossible not to want to join in on Ameera's fight. This woman, who has been beaten down by her father since her birth. This woman, who has been humiliated before the entire kingdom. This woman, who only wants to bring prosperity and success to her people. This woman, who is absolutely deserving of the greatest of loves... How could I not want her to triumph?

And the love story that developed? I couldn't have asked for more. So much can be said without saying a word and the author did an incredible job of capturing that. The tension between Ameera and Hamza... their chemistry... I lived for their every interaction!

With Unspoken, I was lost to the magic and the wonder that was created. I was easily able to picture the halls of Ameera's palace. I believed I could feel Nur's cool autumn breeze or the bitter cold of Sameer. From the downtrodden and the oppressed to a princess who was treated as a pauper, this story made the fantastical seem real.

Ari Reavis is a wife and mother of five. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, she enjoys staying in, devouring books and watching movies. Her kids are running around, her husband is trying to show her martial arts moves, and she's trying to write. Her day in a nutshell.

Find more about Ari and her books on her site: https://arireavis.wordpress.com/

Incandescence by Elena Leman

October 01, 2020

Incandescence by Elena Leman

LOVE, the only crystal I'd never bothered to collect, in fear it would stop me from flying. But now I was floating in space, with my man next to me, with no rules, no portals, no solstices. Free.

Fire, Fury, Faith by N.D. Jones

September 18, 2020


Fire, Fury, Faith, an angel romance, is an African American Paranormal Romance by USA Today Bestselling Author N.D. Jones

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken

September 04, 2020

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken
"You'll have no time for mourning... Because what is destroyed here, will rise again."

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken


In New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken’s gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at her back, she’ll risk everything for victory . . .

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN


Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side.

The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . .

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

June 24, 2020

“That's the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”

House of Earth and Blood Crescent City Sarah J Maas
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

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Ascending From Madness by Stacey Marie Brown

February 15, 2020

Ascending From Madness by Stacey Marie Brown

"Dying for a better world is worthier than living in one because of fear. There is no freedom in living if you are only existing."

Descending Into Madness by Stacey Marie Brown

February 13, 2020

Descending Into Madness by Stacey Marie Brown

“If you don’t know where you are, what does it matter where here is? Here is merely relative to knowing where you are.”

Legend by M.R. Leahy

February 06, 2020

Legend by M.R. Leahy

"Through darkness you were born, now darkness you will live. Bound are your powers, no longer able to shift. Hidden throughout time, you will cease to exist until the chosen one appears with our God-given gift. When the marks unite, the prince shall change and the one true king will take his name."

Dragan by D.B. Reynolds

February 04, 2020

Dragan by D.B. Reynolds

Get your copy of this surreal fantasy romance today!
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Siren by Hazel Grace

January 04, 2020

Siren by Hazel Grace
In my humble opinion...

Siren is the first book I've read from Hazel Grace and she's made me a fan on her first try! It was dark and delicious, entrancing, captivating, and utterly spellbinding!

In the South Seas, mermaids are real. They lure unsuspecting travellers who venture too far or hunters who seek to kill them for fortune, with their looks and their songs... with their magic. They can be vicious and cruel, especially when it comes to protecting themselves and those they love. Dagen learns this the hard way when his search for a trinket to bring hope and prosperity to his people lands him in the laps of not just any mermaids, but the princesses of the sea. He's stumbled upon an island that no one but the sirens should be able to see and the seven princesses will use whatever means necessary to find out his true intentions. Can love blossom in the midst of torture and death? You better believe it can!

I was told that this is the author's first attempt at a fantasy romance and I think she did an incredible job with it. From the world building, the intricacies of the plot, the many hidden gems I discovered, the intensely developed characters, and the descriptive colors of the people and their surroundings, it was easy to fall in love with Grace's writing. I highlighted so many great lines and then realized I couldn't share them because they contained spoilers and I don't intend to ruin this for anyone. Siren is a raw, gritty, addictive, mystical read with surprisingly tender moments. These characters were amazing and I hope to see them again.

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So why not FIVE STARS?! It really all comes down to the author's word choice. There was poor placement all over the place. Words that were misleading or didn't mean what the author was trying to convey. Luckily I could understand what she was trying to say, but it was annoying. Examples include 'brustle' instead of 'bristle', 'alluding' when nothing was being alluded to, etc. I'm not sure if the editor(s) have caught it yet so that these errors don't make it into the final copy, but I can only hope. Sometimes using big or complex words, especially when they're not words you mean to use, isn't the best option. Simple is always better because it leaves less room for mistakes... in my humble opinion.

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About the Book

Siren by Hazel Grace
I’m one of the most alluring creatures in the world.
Dangerous.
Beautiful.
Powerful.
A siren.
One of seven princesses of Lacuna.
But I wanted more than that, so much more than the trinkets I stowed in my caverns. I wanted my own piece of the world.
And I got it.
However with that wish came a price, and that price came with secrets.
Two of which should never have been able to set foot on where I reside.
The fate of my heart belongs to Lacuna, but whose heart belongs to me?

About Hazel Grace

Hazel Grace is an avid music lover and hardcore Oakland Raiders fan from the mitten state of Michigan. Her writing goals are "what the f*ck" storylines while enjoying her readers private messaging her to cuss her out.

The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

January 01, 2020

The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

Let the hunt begin...

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

December 10, 2019

From ​the New York Times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.

COLD QUEEN by K Webster

October 27, 2019

COLD QUEEN by K Webster

Is your heart frozen, cruel one?

THE BLACKSMITH QUEEN by G.A. Aiken

August 18, 2019

DARK ALPHA'S REDEMPTION by Donna Grant

July 30, 2019

DARK ALPHA'S REDEMPTION by Donna Grant
Standalone - Reapers #8
Release - August 6, 2019
Genre - paranormal romance
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat - one scene (3)
Format/Source - eARC provided by the publisher (NetGalley)

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FORTUNA SWORN by K.J. Sutton

July 21, 2019

FORTUNA SWORN by K.J. Sutton
Fortuna Sworn #1
Release - June 26, 2019
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - fade to black
Format/Source - ebook provided by the author

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IMPRISONED IN STONE by Helen B. Henderson

July 20, 2019

IMPRISONED IN STONE by Helen B. Henderson
Magic imprisoned Dylan’s soul, but not his will. Love released both.

Standalone
Release - November 29, 2013
Genre - Historical fantasy
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Format/Source - ebook provided the author

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Review of SACRED PLACES by Mandy M. Roth

April 16, 2019

Sacred Places by Mandy M. Roth
Release: June 17, 2014
Genre: Erotic Fantasy Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat: Explicit
Standalone - Druid #1
Length: 170 pages
Format: ebook purchased from Amazon

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Review of Shine by Dannika Dark

March 30, 2019

Shine by Dannika Dark
Release: December 19, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Multiple POV - heroine (1st person) and everyone else in 3rd person
Heat: briefly descriptive
Type: Book #5 of the Mageri series
Length: 367 pages
Format: ebook purchased from Amazon
The Mageri box set (books 1-3) - ★★★★✩
Gravity - ★★★★✩

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