Series Collection – Volume One
Release Date: August 28, 2015
“Touched by desire. Claimed by a dark hunger.”
Born the only hybrid between two warring factions, Mya’s life is all smoke and mirrors. Her true identity has been kept a secret inside the virtuous Seelie Court of the ancient Fae. But that time has come to an end. A dark and mysterious stranger has set his sights on her to possess, consume and claim her for himself. As he builds the trust between them, he uses her desire for him as a tool to break her down, leaving her soul raw and exposed.
As one of the leaders in the infamous Unseelie Court, Cole is determined to seize the powerful and magickal hybrid from the enemy’s Court on behalf of his people. Despite the consequences he faces for touching her, Cole’s dark and twisted hunger is unable to resist her allure. He craves her full submission, but in order to do that, he must strip everything away from her first.
Distorted truths from past and present threaten to annihilate what remains of their race as the veil of illusion drops between the rival Courts. The buried ancestors want Mya to restore their magick—but at what price? When Mya’s unique powers manifest, she disappears. Can Cole sacrifice his need for control and concede to a power higher than himself to save her?
Welcome to their twisted Faerie Tale.
Dark, Erotic Paranormal Romance with BDSM Elements…packed with a scorching heat.
Note:This book contains dark sexual elements that may be uncomfortable for some readers and is intended for adults.
*Two Bonus Wedding scenes included in the boxset*
I can’t imagine reading this series any other way than as a whole set. For me, it wouldn’t have been enough getting little pieces one at a time, but I suppose patience is not one of my virtues. The boxed set is the way to go if you’re anything like me. The four novellas are probably the equivalent of a long book anyway.
From the beginning, we know this is dark, paranormal erotica and I thought this would be an interesting combination to explore. However, while some of the elements of the story did resonate with me, others didn’t. At times I felt like I was reading two different stories; one about faeries and their kingdom and another separate story about a couple and their strange romance. I’m not sure why but I just felt unable to blend the two into one and this bothered me a little bit. This is only reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars.
On the other hand, I had no problem with the main characters, Cole and Mya. They were both likable and they didn’t get on my nerves (which has been happening to me lately). I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold and I especially liked Cole and his possessiveness. I have a thing for scars so the fact that he was scarred was the cherry on top for me! Mya was a worthy heroine as well, and her journey was compelling. There are quite a few mysteries surrounding the Seelies and even the Unseelies too so that part of the story was exciting too.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars
Riley Bancroft grew up in the heart of Texas. Ever since she was little she favored stories on the darker side, not just supernatural, but psychological as well. She penned her first erotic poems in college, but the pursuit of her writing career began when she wrote a short story based on the intimate scene missing in Twilight, to share with her friends. They encouraged her to write her own novel. And so, she did.