Book Review: Stolen Midsummer Bride (Stolen Brides Of The Fae #3)

Title: Stolen Midsummer Bride

Author: Tara Grayce

Pub. Date: May 21, 2021

Pages: 193

Pub: Sword & Cross Publishing

Genre: Fantasy Romance Retelling

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


Steal a bride. Save the library. Try not to die.

Basil, a rather scholarly fae, works as an assistant librarian at the Great Library of the Court of Knowledge. Lonely and unwilling to join the yearly Midsummer Revel to find a mate, Basil takes the advice of his talking horse companion and decides to steal a human bride instead.
But Basil never expected to find a human girl waiting for him, wanting to get snatched. Nor had he expected a girl like Meg, an illiterate farmgirl who has no use for books.
With the barrier with the Realm of Monsters wearing thin and the chaos of Midsummer Night about to descend, will this unlikely pair put aside their differences long enough to save the Great Library from destruction? And maybe find a spark of love along the way.
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Book Review: Stolen Mage Bride (Stolen Brides of the Fae #2)

Title: Stolen Mage Bride

Author: Sylvia Mercedes

Pub. Date: May 14, 2021

Pages: 170

Pub: FireWyrm Books

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


A brutal king. A gentle mage. A bond neither of them desires . . . nor has the strength to resist.

King Lodírhal has no choice—he must battle the human champion in single combat and save his people from slaughter.

Mage Dasyra also has no choice—she must serve her masters and channel the powerful magic in her soul for a chance to stop the deadly fae king.

But when they meet on the battlefield, these two adversaries discover they have bigger problems in store. For they are fated by the gods to be each other’s True Love . . . and the moment they lock eyes, the Fatebond awakens. Now all that matters is breaking the bond before it can be sealed for eternity.

Can these mortal enemies work together and survive the perilous journey to the Sundering Place? Or are the demands of fate—and the desires awakening in both their reluctant hearts—too powerful to be thwarted? Continue reading “Book Review: Stolen Mage Bride (Stolen Brides of the Fae #2)”

May’21 eBook Haul

You know when you think you go crazy with the One-Clicking, but then you realize, you really didn’t?

Yeah, me too.

I for sure thought I’d purchased way more eBooks in May – enough to warrant their own post. It’s why I didn’t include them in my May’21 Book Haul post. I was terrible at writing down what I hauled last month, so I just assumed I’d hauled a bunch. I don’t know why I thought I hauled a lot – I know I looked at a lot of eBooks…so maybe that’s why. But in reality, I only accumulated a few of them. Bonus – this post is going to be really easy to write! I honestly can’t remember when I had a book haul of any kind that was only a few books long. This is going to be like a breath of fresh air.

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Book Review: Stolen Goblin Bride (Stolen Brides Of The Fae #1)

Title: Stolen Goblin Bride

Author: Emma Hamm

Pub. Date: May 7, 2021

Pages: 118

Pub: TBD

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


When a mortal girl steals a necklace from a Goblin, there will be a price to pay…

Esther knows the rules. Don’t talk to the goblins. Don’t look at the goblins. Above all else, don’t buy or trade with the goblins.

Then, one day before market, she sees a young rat faced boy selling a necklace that looks eerily like her mother’s, what’s a young girl to do? Of course she tries to buy it, but he won’t sell it to her. So she steals it because it’s her mother’s necklace.

Lux knows the rules. He’s a jeweler and he can sell his wares to those who want to faithfully buy them. Something doesn’t feel right about selling this particular piece to the beautiful young woman who immediately steals his heart. So he doesn’t.

But when he realizes the mortal girl stole from him, he’s forced to enact magic that can’t be unwritten. Stealing from a goblin always has a price.
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Book Review: Stolen Shadow Bride (Stolen Brides of the Fae #4)

Title: Stolen Shadow Bride

Author: S.M. Gaither

Pub. Date: May 28, 2021

Pages: TBD

Pub: TBD

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


A desperate sister. A cold Fae prince. A dangerous trick, and a spark of passion that might set a fragile peace ablaze…
Sephia has always known that her younger sister was destined to wed the prince of the Sun Court.

Long ago, the human kingdom of Middlemage struck a bargain with the neighboring Fae that resulted in peace between them. As part of that bargain, one of the two ruling Fae courts lay claim to a human bride from each new generation. As long as anyone can remember, this is how it has been: The Fae come to take their bride on her eighteenth birthday, the humans allow one to be stolen away, and the peace continues.

Until now.

Until the Sun Prince comes for her sister, and Sephia does the unthinkable: She disguises herself with magic and goes to the altar in her sister’s place.

And she doesn’t intend for her marriage to end happily ever after.

But Sephia soon finds that all is not as it seems within the cruel and sparkling Court of the Sun. The king is sick. Strange shadows paint the halls of his palace, leaving death in their wake. The prince is desperate to find answers, whatever the cost. And Sephia is the wrong bride, but she may be the right woman to help the prince save his world—

That is, if they can somehow find a way to work together… while ignoring the forbidden passion igniting between them.
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Book Review: Daughter of Darkness

Title: Daughter of Darkness

Author: Juliana Haygert

Pub. Date: December 11, 2020

Pages: 364

Pub: Independently Published

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

She is destined to kill a demon.
He is sent to protect her.
One of them is about to fail …

He spent centuries in the dark …

After 300 years spent in the underworld as a punishment, warrior Devon is called on by the gods for a chance to fix his mistake—and to win his redemption. But there’s a catch: the gods won’t tell him details about his mission. He’s supposed to suffer while trying to figure out what he did wrong in the past, and fix it in the present.

All Kenna ever wanted was to be the owner of her own life and destiny. But for now all she can do is run away from the evil wanting to claim her powers.

… until she came …

When Devon becomes unintentionally entangled in his new neighbor’s life, he can’t help but feel he’s closer to his purpose. Every moment he spends with Kenna makes him confused, and every time he touches her, glimpses of the past, of his failed mission, come back to haunt him.

… and showed him the light.

Darkness is closing in, and with Kenna’s help, Devon needs to put the pieces of the puzzle together before he fails his mission again and evil consumes the world.

Only this time, he’s sure he won’t be the only one damned.
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Book Review: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods #1)

Title: My Song’s Curse

Author: Poppy Minnix

Pub. Date: August 31, 2020

Pages: 350

Pub: City Owl Press

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren, Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

When she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars, all thoughts of normalcy fly out the window. The beautiful demigod cannot be controlled! He’s frustrating, irresistible…and utterly off-limits.

Alex has watched Olympus slowly fall apart. The old gods continue their archaic control of the Universe, denying the progress of humans and other deities. But Alex has plans to repair the damage, and Lula is a major player.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Falling for her is the worst idea. And just when things move in the right direction, danger arises that no one expects, plunging the sirens into the deadly Olympian spotlight.

With Lula’s sisters missing, and a pile of broken laws surrounding them, will Alex and Lula change the Universe for the better or destroy it?
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Book Review: Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters #1)

Title: Rejected

Author: Jaymin Eve

Pub. Date: December 8, 2020

Pages: 398

Pub: Independently Published

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

My father made a terrible mistake. One I’m left paying for.

As a wolf shifter growing up in a strong pack, I should be living my best life. But after my father tried to kill the alpha, I’m labeled an outcast, traitor, less than dirt.

When I can’t take pack life any longer, I run, but apparently they don’t like losing their punching bag. Torin, the alpha’s son, drags me back before my first shift… a shift that will reveal my true mate.

I never could have predicted who mine would be, but the moment my wolf looks upon him, I’m filled with hope for a brighter future.

After all, no one ever rejects their true mate, right?
Wrong. Very wrong.

When the wolves attack, my soul screams for vengeance, and somehow I touch the shadow world. Somehow I bring him to our lands.

The Shadow Beast. Our shifter god. The devil himself.

Turns out being rejected by my mate was only the beginning.
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