Bride of the Shadow King review

If you’re looking for romantic fantasy where plot comes first, action is second and romance claws it’s way into third, with princesses, fae vs. humans, trolls (ahem, trolldefolk) and arranged marriage (or if you thought yes to any one of these things), might I enthusiastically suggest this Bride of the Shadow King review? Read on!

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Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Farraine is a disgraced princess with a painful empath gods-gift; Vor is a hunky half-trollde, half-human king of an underground realm. These two hit it off right away, but unfortunately for them, it’s Faraine’s younger sister Ilsevel who’s destined to marry Vor in this twisty and exciting romantic fantasy.

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If you’re hoping for a tidy romance, this book will leave you in agony! Farraine and Vor are truly star-crossed, and constant unexpected events (plus the great action sequences I now expect from author Sylvia Mercedes) keep the course of love rocky as a trollde hide. This is truly an eventful book, full of swoony touches and missed connections.

This excellent book’s plot is riveting, and the traditional fantasy feel of Vor’s perspective was a welcome surprise. I enjoyed both POVs equally and grew fond of supporting characters like Hael and a certain sister of Farraine. Beyond telling you I can’t wait for book two, I honestly don’t think I should tell you more! That’s how chuck full of plot twists it is.

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The Fishermen’s Princess Cover Reveal!

It’s cover and synopsis reveal time for my new serial novel!

(Be warned, this is a graphics-heavy post!)

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Looking good so far...Looks like the title is...

The Fishermen's Princess

A Serial New Adult Fantasy Novel by C.K. Beggan

The Little Mermaid is turned upside-down and inside-out in this creative retelling about merfolk, true love, wicked and benevolent pirates and a princess trying to find her place in the world.

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Drina can really rock a sleeveless gown.

Advisors tell Princess Alexandrina that fishermen are the lifeblood of their corner-of-and-island nation. Folklore says the fishermen serve the merfolk more than the crown. So why on earth are the fishermen following Drina?

When Drina sneaks out of the castle, the fishermen are there. When she plans to outsmart the meddling Cardinal and her formidable mother, they are there. And when Drina just might marry the prince she wants to (instead of the baron she’s supposed to), they are there. Just like they were there when her father, the lowly fishermen who married a future queen, was buried at sea.

As Drina fights for a love story of her own, tragedy sails ever closer to her kingdom, and its black sails carry the standard of the sea’s most terrifying pirates. Can the fishermen help Drina when she needs it most? Or do they only serve the crown beneath the sea?

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Ta-da! Isn't it gorgeous? Thanks to Jesh Art Studio for this beautiful cover!

This serial fantasy novel is packed with romance, danger, adventure, pirates and of course, mermaids. Join the CK. Beggan author mailing list to receive a new chapter in your inbox each month.

I’m so excited to begin sharing this story with you all. Please join me as we see how Drina’s story will unfold, together!

That’s all for now. The next post will be an in-depth review of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s wonderful and heartbreaking Gods of Jade and Shadow.

Cheers and be well,