Monday, June 13, 2016

New Review! The King's Fate by Rissa Blakeley, 5 Cranky Stars

The King's Fate
Corvidae Guard, Book 1
by Rissa Blakeley

Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 7, 2016

In a world where Fae and Vampire will forever be at odds, a Vampire wins the crown, ruling the Fae Realm for the first time in history.

An Incubus, Leolin Kyffin, and his barren Succubus, Louise Bach, plot to end King Zachariah Orsova’s life, allowing them to rule the Fae Realm.

Through Louise’s encouragement, Leolin walks into a female Vampire’s dream and mates with her, breaking Zachariah’s law. His hope is to create what he thinks will be the most powerful half-breed known to the Realm.

When Zachariah kills the Succubus, Leolin vows revenge, sacrificing his half-breed son, Monty Saxon, and using him as a pawn to tear out the King’s heart, hoping to make him feel the pain of death while living.

When Leolin walks into Zachariah’s dreams, he fills his mind with unimaginable thoughts and desires. Doing the same to Monty, he secures his devious plot, patiently waiting for the precise moment Zachariah and Monty will be brought together as one.

The choices Leolin makes all add up to delivering a fate worse than death to his half-breed son and the King of the Fae Realm. Will Leolin avenge the murder of Louise? Will Zachariah and Monty survive, or will they be left suffering in the end?

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Review: This is a book way out of my usual read. Filled with many, many types of sex scenes, it is not my normal kind of read. With that said, the story is so emotional and dark. The author has a command of words that dives deep into the reader's heart. The story begins in a realm where the Fae and vampires, humans and angels coexist, but conflict between the species bubbles underneath the surface. It is in this context that Leo, the incubus and his beloved, Louise, the succubus hatch a vengeful and diabolical plot. They plan to kill the vampire king and rule over the Fae world. The plan goes horribly wrong, setting off a chain of events that have the now ruthless Leo playing with people's thoughts, desires, and hearts. Motivated by anger and vengeance, Leo is determined to rule the world. The author has a magical way of weaving an emotionally driven storyline that even after finishing the book, the reader craves more. The plot flows smoothly and Ms Blakely's characters are so well-rounded, including the pawn Monty, Leo’s son, that you can feel them. While I did not find this book to be my cup of tea, I would highly recommended it to people who like erotic scenes with their plots. The paranormal theme and the revengeful plot should appeal to many readers. This is the first book in the series and although some aspects weren’t to my taste, the storyline and gripping characters are compelling enough that I still want to know what happens next.

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About the author

Rissa Blakeley is the author of the paranormal series, Corvidae Guard, and the post-apocalypse saga, Shattered lives, which features a paranormal twist. Her short story, A Little Taste of Naughty, was part of the best-selling anthology, Just Desserts.

As a native New Yorker, Rissa is now a Georgia transplant, who is completely addicted to black coffee, La Croix and obsessively listens to songs on repeat. Her days are full of characters screaming for more scenes, cats living up to their Harry Potter namesakes, lazy dogs, a teenage daughter bringing Emo back, and a Viking husband, who finds her puns less than funny. When Rissa isn’t writing, she can be found procrastinating on social media.

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