Review: Opaque Melodies by Natalie Bennett

Length: 162 pages

Published: January 30, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Alaric Schuyler.

Enigmatic, cocky, and my new brother-in-law.

He had cerulean blue eyes and a smile so beautifully devious it could entice the devil to do his bidding.

We were never supposed to happen.

One night changed everything, tying him and me together in a sordid twist of fate, trapping me in his dark, chaotic world.

The lucid dreams and sick fantasies followed.

He became the star of my nightmares, always lurking in the shadows, awakening dormant demons one esoteric melody at a time.

I became his muse, a part of everything he did.

He would be the death of me.

And in the end, I wanted nothing more.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

*** Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, explicit scenes of horror, and very dark themes.***

My thoughts 💭

This book was good and definitely a page turner for me. You know something isn’t quite right and you have to keep reading to try to understand what’s really going on. Alaric has finally found a woman whose crazy calls to his crazy and intends on keeping her. Cat has no idea if what’s happening to her is real or her mind is playing tricks on her. I definitely can’t wait to read the next book!

Review: Marked by Sara Fields

Length:178 pages

Published: January 17, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

First he marked me. Then he took me.

I know how to handle men who won’t take no for an answer, but Silas isn’t a man. He’s a beast who takes what he wants, as long and hard and savagely as he pleases, and tonight he wants me.

He’s not even pretending he’s going to be gentle. He’s going to ravage me, and it’s going to hurt.

I’ll be spanked into quivering submission and used thoroughly and shamefully, but even when the endless series of helpless, screaming climaxes is finally over, I won’t just be sore and spent.

I will be marked.

My body will no longer be mine. It will be his to use, his to enjoy, and his to breed, and no matter how desperate my need might grow in his absence, it will respond to his touch alone.

Forever.

Publisher’s Note: Marked includes spankings, rough sexual scenes, intense and humiliating punishments, and strong D/s themes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

My thoughts 💭

If spankings from a strict alpha male isn’t your really your thing please be wary…if it is I totally recommend reading this book. The way the Khadu find mates is interesting! Silas takes Kendra for the ride of her life by handling her the way no male has done before then waits to see if her body accepts his mark. There’s a some betrayal, a whole lot of spankings and little bit of sweet. I enjoyed reading this book.

Blog Tour/ ARC Review: The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

THE HUNTED, a dark fairy tale retelling

by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: January 6, 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Elements, Fairy Tale, The Little Mermaid

SYNOPSIS

Let the hunt begin …

After witnessing the murder of his mother by a mermaid, Prince Eryx Bloodhurst of Atlas makes a deal to sedate his need for vengeance: they’ll catch the mermaid who did the deed, but he’ll pay for it with his crown.

Arelle, third princess of the Blu Sea, has never known the true cruelty of the forbidden lands firsthand, but she will soon. The halfling prince with murder in his eyes and the sea’s songs in his blood will make sure of that.

He should kill her.
Perhaps, keeping her might be worse.

Two kingdoms are falling. One king is losing it all and another threatens to ruin everything. The rules of the land and sea are changing. Secrets of the past are spilling.

And all because of a prince and his little mermaid—whether they live or die—nothing in the realm will ever be the same.

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In The Hunted, Bethany-Kris opens a new world—the 9INE REALMS—for readers with a dark fairy tale retelling, and pulls inspiration from the cult classic favorite and the Hans Christian Andersen original to redefine what it means to be The Little Mermaid.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I enjoyed Arelle and Eryx story! Their chemistry was hot and I loved how they were together. This book grabbed my attention from beginning to end! The lies, betrayal, and secrets both on land and in the sea makes me need more! This was an interesting read and I definitely recommend it!

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Cover Reveal: The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

THE HUNTED, a dark fairy tale retelling

by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: January 6, 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Elements, Fairy Tale, The Little Mermaid

Cover Reveal Credits: London Miller

SYNOPSIS

Let the hunt begin …

After witnessing the murder of his mother by a mermaid, Prince Eryx Bloodhurst of Atlas makes a deal to sedate his need for vengeance: they’ll catch the mermaid who did the deed, but he’ll pay for it with his crown.

Arelle, third princess of the Blu Sea, has never known the true cruelty of the forbidden lands firsthand, but she will soon. The halfling prince with murder in his eyes and the sea’s songs in his blood will make sure of that.

He should kill her.
Perhaps, keeping her might be worse.

Two kingdoms are falling. One king is losing it all and another threatens to ruin everything. The rules of the land and sea are changing. Secrets of the past are spilling.

And all because of a prince and his little mermaid—whether they live or die—nothing in the realm will ever be the same.

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In The Hunted, Bethany-Kris opens a new world—the 9INE REALMS—for readers with a dark fairy tale retelling, and pulls inspiration from the cult classic favorite and the Hans Christian Andersen original to redefine what it means to be The Little Mermaid.

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He found she was still standing at the far end of the room and Gods … what a sight she was. Wrapped in silk, with fire-red curls that sprung out in every direction, and something haunted in her beautiful face.

A treat, really.

It took every ounce of willpower he had to stay right where he was and not cross the room to go to her. Despite how the last while had been meant to force her into coming to him, it hadn’t been particularly easy or kind for him, either. Not that he’d expected it to be, but he certainly hadn’t thought it would be this hard. For one, because he suspected none of this would end the way he wanted it to. And for two, because he was determined to get his answers tonight.

He couldn’t do that if he were fucking her.

However, it simply confirmed things he believed.

Something was different with them.

She would tell him what it was.

“What would happen,” he started, tilting his head toward the doors that led to the stairs currently kissing the sea with every wave that rushed up to touch the marble. “If I opened those doors?”

Arelle’s gaze darted from his to the rain-drenched glass. “The rain and wind would get in, wouldn’t it?”

“And make a mess.” He chuckled. “But that isn’t what I mean. What would you do?”

“I …” Her pretty bow-shaped lips turned down at the edges. “I don’t understand.”

“If I opened these doors, stepped back, and said go … what would happen?”

Her sharp inhale rattled through the room.

The following silence echoed.

At her sides, the shaking hands she balled into small fists hid the truth of her nerves. Not that it mattered because he had already seen them. He wondered if she might lie again … would she make him chase circles that answered nothing and leave him with more questions?

She surprised him.

Shocking.

She was always doing that.

More so than she should.

“I would go home because it’s the only place I know.”

“And?” he pressed.

Her audible swallow had him taking three steps closer to her. He still had quite a way to go to reach her spot, but this gave him room to still breathe.

“And what?”

The sting in her tone had him grinning. A defense of hers, he’d noticed, just happened to be that she got a little nasty. It meant he was hitting a raw nerve and she wanted him to stop. Except he couldn’t—not on this.

“And what would happen after you went home?” he asked.

Arelle’s jaw worked with the words she tried to hold back, but she still spit them out at him, anyway. Like they were dirt she wanted out of her mouth. A truth she wished she could hide. He saw and heard it all.

“I would be forced into a mating with a man who isn’t mine, and who I cannot be mated to. And when the bond didn’t take like they all know it should—”

“They’ll know the truth,” he interrupted, his tone saying calm.

Although how, he didn’t know.

Her chin quivered. “They’ll know it’s already been done. I’ve already mated.”

“When?”

“Eryx—”

When?”

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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New Book Announcement: The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

THE HUNTED, a dark fairy tale retelling

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Publication Date: January 6, 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Elements, Fairy Tale, The Little Mermaid

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE: $3.99!

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SYNOPSIS

FULL BLURB COMING DECEMBER 16th!

In The Hunted, Bethany-Kris opens a new world—the 9INE REALMS—for readers with a dark fairy tale retelling, and pulls inspiration from the cult classic favorite and the Hans Christian Andersen original to redefine what it means to be The Little Mermaid.

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ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Review: Aries: The Zodiac Queen Book 1)

Length: 88 pages

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published: October 1,2019

Source: Purchased

Synopsis

Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

The first time I met the boys of the Zodiac Brotherhood, I was forced to my knees for the introduction. Still grieving the death of my parents, I was a child queen, a pawn in my uncle’s agenda for wealth and gain. As my guardian, he had the authority to arrange a marriage upon my eighteenth birthday.

That meeting took place six years ago.

Now those boys are powerful men.

Twelve virile men that want to own me.

And I must spend a month with each one.

Bending and yielding to their desires and commands.

Shedding pieces of my innocence so long as my virtue remains intact.

Because they want a virgin queen after the last month concludes, and my uncle plans to auction me off to the highest bidder.

Out of the twelve men, only one has my heart.

And only one can claim my hand in marriage.

If only it were up to me to decide.

My Thoughts 💭

I’m unsure about this series. “A lifetime of servitude to the man she’s to marry…..”. So 12 men just pass her around no feelings but she’s to be submissive until one gets her at the auction? Liam seemed like he cared at the end but I’m not even sure the other guys want or like her. Liam also avoids her so idk. Maybe I had the wrong idea about reverse harem romance. It was listed as reverse harem but that’s not what I got from it at all. They’re competing for her hand then one buys her at the auction? And does anyone care that her uncle gave her away to have control of her lands??? Heath is next and seems like she’s already in the dungeon with him.

Review: Red And The Wolves by Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Length: 198 pages

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

A Dark Reverse Harem Romance from USAT Bestselling Authors Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley 

This is no fairytale… 
As the Blood Moon rises, I’ve been chosen. 
Chosen to serve, to obey…to die…for no one survives their time with the Wolves. 
As I am dressed in the ceremonial Red Hood, all I can think of is escape. 
But there is no escape. 
The lives of my village depend on my submission to the accursed Wolves. 
There are five of them. 
Five men cursed to live as Wolves. 
Cursed for generations, forced to protect my village from the dark forces. 
But they demand a heavy price for their protection. Me. 
Five against one…against me alone. 
My only hope for survival is to tame the wolves…but submission is not in my nature. 

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not purchase.

My Thoughts 💭

A dark paranormal fantasy. Red is the blood moon sacrifice and she’s terrified of being eaten by the wolves. The defiantly eat her just not in the way she’s been led to believe. Grimm, Helm, Rood, Canis and Beo have been cursed and betrayed by the elders. They’ve accepted their fate but Red comes along and she doesn’t accept how they’ve been treated. They are stern and mean but soften towards her a little. This was an ok dark fantasy.