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Review & Book Giveaway: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall by Author Eva Darcy

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Book: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall

Publication date: September 11, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Price: free with Kindle Unlimited, $2.99 without

Link to purchase: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall

Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall is a standalone erotic charged retelling of a classic Greek myth. Persephone daughter of Demeter Goddess of harvest and agriculture is taken by Hades the God of the underworld, Ms. Darcy puts spicy spin on a much-loved classic. This book is not for the faint of heart, this story contains scenes that some might find disturbing. If you have a great appreciation for dark erotic romance and can keep an open mind, this will be a satisfying short read.

The story opens with Kore a young woman eager to see the world, she falls in love with the idea of being desired. She soon learns that seduction is a dangerous game with costly consequences. Aidoneus is a tortured soul who does not believe in love, when his eyes lands on the beautiful Kore he is drawn to her innocence and her naiveté. Kore learns that being in love is not all roses and sunshine when your love interest is the God of the Underworld. Erotic romance writer and history scholar Eva Darcy weaves her extensive knowledge of the Greek Gods into a tasty morsel of forbidden romance. The only growth area in this story is it was too short, it leaves an ache to read more and to know more.

The characters were complex, well-developed and believable. The scenes were painted exquisitely on each page, pulling the reader from reality and into a world created by Ms. Darcy. If I had to describe this story in a few words it would be fresh, enticing and electrifying. This is a story told by maiden Kore and then by Persephone the Queen of the Underworld. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Darcy.

After reading this story I loved it so much that I am giving four of my readers an opportunity to read this wonderful book. Below is a link to a digital book giveaway, four lucky readers will be gifted Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall by Eva Darcy. In support of indie authors don’t forget to leave a review as a courtesy, it is not required but will be appreciated.

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Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall Digital Book Giveaway

About the Author

Eva Darcy is a writer of erotica with a grad degree in history, who used to teach Western Civ. (And secretly spent too much class time dreaming about the stories behind the ancient stories…) Love of writing, love of history, and a slightly naughty romantic streak have all converged into writing stories based on mythology and history. She began with the ancient Greek myth of Persephone because that myth has always resonated so strongly with her. When she saw Bernini’s “Rape of Proserpina” statue in the Borghese Gallery in Rome, she knew she had to write Kore’s story. SUMMER MAIDEN is a stand-alone story, but Darcy intends to write more stories in this world, so expect more cross-over characters in other erotic romance novellas. Next up? Apollo and Daphne.

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Reborn: Princess of the blood Review & Giveaway

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Marie Josette d’Orgemont cousin of Louis XVI was erased from history and forced to live in the shadows. One tragic night robbed her of her life, her loved ones and now she is a prisoner to the night. Family is the only important thing to her, after living for centuries as vampire the only thing she cares about is preserving her human blood line and protecting her last human relative Abigail.

Odin Ulfsson is next in line to be Alpha of his pack. Being immortal and without love has made him restless . He resists his father’s orders to marry a mate of his choosing. When rogues threaten to reveal their existence, he runs into a sexy vampire who he can’t resist. Marie haven’t felt an intense attraction to anyone other than her late human husband; Odin unleashes a desire in her and she can’t seem to ignore it. Marie must stay focused to protect Abigail but a certain sexy wolf won’t let her out of his grasp.

Reborn the first book in the “Princess of The Blood” series is an addictive paranormal romance with a special helping of history. Reborn holds your attention and doesn’t let go until the end. Marie is a well-developed and relatable character that mesmerize, not only the wolf Odin but the reader as well. This is a well-researched book that touches on old traditions and breath-taking imagery of France and the paranormal world nestled in the states.

A love story within a love story is the only words to describe Reborn, the supporting characters Abigail and Egon adds color and depth to an amazing love story. A perfect exploration of an immortal in a modern world, I believed in these characters and I fell in love with them. The only downside of reading this book is it didn’t quench my thirst, it left me desperate and wanting more. Reborn is a beautifully told paranormal love story with a cliffhanger. I look forward to following the story; after reading this story the characters have become a permanent fixture in my life and I must see where life takes them.

Thank you, Ultimate Fantasy Books, for giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful book.

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Thank you Jane Ederlyn  for an amazing book.

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As a special thank to my readers click the link below and enjoy a free kindle edition version of Reborn the first book in the “Princess of the blood” series. It is first come first served so get your copy while it lasts.

Reborn: Princess of the blood Book 1 Giveaway

 

Thank you for reading.

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Review and Book Giveaway: The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir

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Ahmed Al-Qasimi also known as the Playboy Sheikh seeks to live his life to the fullest. Being the youngest son of the Sultan of Sharjah comes with its special kind of hell. Tired of his brothers and father’s lectures he takes special interest in a caterer Melanie Martin. Melanie is a hardworking chef with her own catering company, she never had to depend on anyone but herself. When the sexy Sheikh Ahmed unleashes his charm she melts and realizes she doesn’t want to turn down his advances. Known for her all work no play demeanor this sexy brunette finally let’s her hair down and shows this sexy royal a side a New York he’ll never forget. Sultan Mohammed Al-Qasimi has had enough of his son’s reckless behavior bringing dishonor to their family name. He arranges a marriage for his youngest son with a woman he sees as the perfect wife to tame is irresponsible son. Ahmed is faced with a tough decision, he must choose between his duty as the Sultan’s son or true love. Can these two star-crossed lovers find true love no matter the obstacles in their way or will duty and life little surprises get in the way?

The Sheikh’s Accidental heir is the second book in the Sharjah series and it can be read as a standalone. This is a happily ever after love story with no cliffhangers. This book shows the allure and the beauty of New York City and it further delves into Arabian culture and customs. The characters were imperfect and relatable. Melanie Martin is an independent woman from a free world and it was refreshing to see her navigate a culture where women don’t have the same rights as she does in her home land. Real fears present themselves but the story shows me why I love romance so much; love really conquers all.

The only growth areas in this book was I would have loved to see more of Sharjah the place. She showed him her home (NYC) it would have been nice to see Ahmed in his own land showing her the splendor of a country with such a rich culture. I enjoyed reading this book and as a follower of the series, Sharjah became a real place for me. The Sheikh’s Accidental heir is a story about love, family and making tough decisions.

If after reading this review you would love to read this book, click on the link below. I am giving 10 readers a free copy of this wonderful love story. Hurry up and get your free copy while it’s there. It’s first come first serve.

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How I became a fan: Book Giveaway

I would like to say thank you for reading my blog. I am giving 6 readers a chance to read books that I have enjoyed. These authors have consistently satisfied my reading appetite, with high quality genre fiction. I am giving away 2 kindle edition books of each of the following:

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When I discovered this book, this was the first time reading a book like Shadow’s Edge. After I read it, I  was so impressed by the originality that I read the entire series that week. To enter this giveaway click the link below.

Shadow’s Edge Giveaway

 

eli and gwen

I came across this book on NetGalley, and I fell in love with the story. It was a well written contemporary romance that deals with themes of moving on and forgiveness. I love that even though it had a happy ending it was real. It’s a story about real people falling in love after betrayal.

Past Review: That Thing between Eli & Gwen

To enter this giveaway click the link below.

That Thing Between Eli & Gwen Giveaway

 

 

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I discovered this book after signing up for Kindle Unlimited on Amazon and I fell in love with the series. I have read all  Suzanne’s shifter series books and I love the suspense, the action and the love that each character have for their family and for each other.

To enter this giveaway click the link below.

Feral Sins Giveaway

 

These were the first books I read from each author.After reading each of them I followed the author and discovered more great books. I hope that after reading this post that I helped someone discover a great book.

Thank you for reading,

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