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King Takes Queen (Avalon)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Legend states when the King Arthur is needed most he will return. What if the legends are wrong?

Maggie Sanders gave six years and two feet of her now scarred and twisted body to the United States Army. She received a thank you note and a discharge in return. Effectively booted to the curb Maggie tries to pick up the piece of her life until her revival is interrupted by one
Published September 1st 2015 (first published 2013)
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It was a sweet romance in all the right places, contained humour that had you smiling and a softness that captivated and left you wanting more.

This take on Arthurian literature had my head in a bind and I loved every single minute of it. I've read quite a lot of Arthurian reads and loved this original take to it!

Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Fantasy/PNR

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"Suppose you are both telling the truth, magic exists, and you both are part of a prophecy. Where do I fall in all of this? Why are you both here in my life?" ~Maggie

Maggie Sanders suffered an injury while at war in Afghanistan, one that left her honorably discharged from the army. Now she is home in Washington D.C. running her mothers used bookstore. While working she accidently cuts her hand on
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
~Arc Provided by Author in Exchange For an Honest Review~

****3.5 Stars****

Maggie Sanders is now running her mother's bookstore, after being honorably discharged from they army for her leg injury. One day, she notices a book and it intrigues her. She opens it only to learn that it is in Latin and she can't read it. Frustrated, she pushes the book aside and accidentally cuts her finger and her blood falls onto the open book. Without knowing it, she has just summoned King Arthur.

King Arthur has bee
Oct 13, 2016 KelticKat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yes, I'm pretty much a sucker for an Arthurian Legend!

This was a great new twist on the often told story. Just like Arthur, Monica Corwin brought the old tale to modern day, dusted it off and polished it up til it shone like the time traveling portal/mirror that was used to bring him forward in time.

Female MC is Maggie - she's an independent woman, former Army Soldier, working hard to run her Mother's Book Shop. She has quite a bit of survivor's guilt for surviving when her teams convoy was blow
The BookChick
King Takes Queen was a quick read overall at about 150 pages. I liked the characters and the modern/time travel slant that the author took with the story.

King Author, Lady Gwen, Lancelot and some other Knights of the Roundtable have been thrust in a limbo situation. All the other characters cannot leave but Author is somehow transported magically to whoever "calls" him when they are in need. As a result, he has seen the world in small snippets while he was outside in the modern world. Task compl
May 08, 2013 Patti rated it really liked it
I received a review copy of Monica Corwin's Legend's Fall and I'm very glad I read it. While I'm not a fan of romance novels, I'm a big fan of Arthurian legends so I was looking forward to giving something a little bit different from my normal reading a try. The book did not disappoint. It's a fun, light, and slightly steamy hybrid fantasy/romance read that was a good choice for people like me who enjoy a few romantic scenes in books rather than a true outright romance. Perhaps it may be conside ...more
Nov 20, 2015 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
Monica Corwin is a new author I have discovered. I loved the story she weaved of King Arthur and the legend of his return.

Maggie Sanders is still recovering after her discharge from the Army, following her injury, she is trying to get her life back on track. When one day she is surprised by a strange, handsome man in her place. Who is he and what does he want?

Arthur Pendragon, legendary King, has been trapped in Avalon for 1500 years. He isn’t sure why he is able to leave, and has no choice in
Amber Rose
Apr 29, 2013 Amber Rose rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I will share with you all a little secret. So, when I was in high school in my English class we read about King Arthur. I always loved reading that story or any assignment that had to do with him. So when Monica asked me to read this and told me what it was about, I knew I had to read it. I always had a little thing for King Arthur. :)

Anyhow, lets get down to business.

This is a great short story. There is a couple of sex scenes that are like, Oh yeah!!! It made me love King Arthur
Katherine McIntyre
Sep 17, 2015 Katherine McIntyre rated it really liked it
D'awww, this was a story that left me with the warm and fuzzies! Though I got a little lost at points with the purpose behind the mirror, the characters were very well fleshed out, and I have to say, Maggie's one of the best heroines I've seen in awhile. If you're a fan of King Arthur and crew, add this to your collection!
Nov 13, 2016 Avid rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed King Takes Queen by Monica Corwin. I've always wanted King Arthur to have a happy ending and was truly delighted with the unique and creative premise of this story. It has romance, time travel, humor and of course a dash of magic as the old steadfast Merlin appears as a young teenager with headphones - perfect.

Maggie, a strong young woman and former military, was severely injured in the Middle East and is now trying to put her life back together. She's struggling to bring her
Karen Voitik
Nov 05, 2016 Karen Voitik rated it liked it
>Book Review – King Takes Queen

>I am an independent reviewer. This book is a standalone novel with an HEA. The story is a time travel take upon the King Arthur story. Maggie is a war veteran, injured and disillusioned. She is trying to set up and run an old book store while dealing with her injury and PTSD. After finding an unusual book, a naked man appears in her store. Arthur is used to being sucked in to the future, usually to fight in wars or to help someone. As a result, he isn’t as u
Dragonpoetikfly Poetry
Nov 06, 2016 Dragonpoetikfly Poetry rated it it was amazing
Great and modern way to blend past and present drama with a happy romantic twist. I also liked that the author mentioned several of my favorite books and authors in this novel. Also I would've kicked Gwen's ass just because she really deserved it. Not really hurt her, but scare the bajeezus out of her timid trifling behind. I'm glad Maggie's gonna help her out and not give her the hand to the face "girl bye" lol! Awesome story very eventful!
Tera Comer
Oct 23, 2016 Tera Comer rated it it was amazing
Now this is my favorite way a historical Romance is done. I love how magic carries those from the past into our time and watching how things transpire. I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it.
Nov 24, 2016 Tai rated it liked it
This is a quick, sweet, and fun read with a twist to the King Author story. This is a stand alone book with an HEA.
I voluntarily reviewed an Author's copy of this book
megan wykle
Oct 16, 2016 megan wykle rated it really liked it
Well.written time travel romance. Modern Maggie meets Medieval King Arthur. Unique twist on this tale.
I enjoyed reading it.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy.of this book.
Oct 15, 2016 Eurydice rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed it, but I wish it had been longer to give us better insight into the characters and they world they live in. also I cheered when a certain someone got punched.
Oct 08, 2016 Sharon rated it it was amazing
What a surprising and quite interesting premise. I love this time travel story with Maggie of modern times and King Arthur! Arthur and the other Knights of the Round Table are trapped on the mythical island of Avalon and cannot leave. Only Arthur can be summoned if someone calls for him in a time of need. Maggie, a modern day soldier was severely injured in the war in the mid-East. This is the first book I've read by Monica Corwin and it was a wonderful read. The characters were marvelous, but I ...more
Sep 30, 2016 T. rated it liked it
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I received King Takes Queen as a free copy from the author (via InstaFreebie). The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. A good story and very imaginative from several points. There was also a lot of stuff that seemed unnecessary, only because it wasn't relevant to the story line and/or left unexplained, so it seemed out of place, or random. The writer shows a lot of promise and has a great plot concept but too many threads weren't explored fully (simply ...more
Sep 25, 2016 Mercedes rated it really liked it
Love King Author.
Great fantasy.
Really enjoyed reading.
Sep 23, 2016 G rated it liked it
I liked it.
Torie James
Sep 15, 2015 Torie James rated it it was amazing
Shelves: smexilicious
Being a huge fan of all things Arthurian and even bigger fan of Ms. Corwin herself, I happily and deliciously got lost in this offering!

I love the aspect of time travel and how its incorporated into the overall storyline. Consigned to a hazy, purgatorial dimension, Arthur, Lancelot, some members of the Round Table posse and of course, Guinevere, these characters do their best to go about business as usual.

Arthur, however, bears the singular power to leave this place…but only if summoned by one
BBMoreB ~
Apr 25, 2013 BBMoreB ~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This book presents the legend of Arthur Pendragon in a unique way; it is an awe-inspiring romantic story with a paranormal edge. The chemistry between the two lead characters is prevailing and realistic. The book is well-written and engages the reader immediately. The author has created an interesting concept with just enough differences to make it memorable. She managed to pack in enough character development to keep me invested in this couple's relationship and the story line was perfectly ...more
Sep 23, 2015 Becky rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge-18
**THIS BOOK CONTAINS ADULT SITUATIONS** - not intended for those under 18

The idea should get 5*, but the writing was not so great. I'm not judging - I couldn't write a story if someone had a gun to my head. If she writes more in this series I'll surely read them. Great little smut book combining the legend of King Arthur and romance and giving him a happy ending for once.

At only 116 pages, it was a cute quick read.
Sep 19, 2015 Chele rated it it was amazing
I had to say it twice.
The Happy Ending That Arthur Deserves!
Since watching Merlin on BBC my Interest in The legends was rekindled, so when I saw this book was Monica's take on the legend I knew that I had to read it and I am glad I did.
Monica Corwin has portrayed Arthur in a whole new light.I recommend this book to EVERYONE!
I look forward to more .
Aug 30, 2016 Noha rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is a retelling or a twist to the story of King Arthur, Lancelot and Marlin. It involves bookstore, time traveling and war veteran who- in my opinion- has one of the coolest jobs that I want to try aka working at a bookstore. It was really short, I'd love to know more about how Arthur and the others survived all these years stuck in Avalon and how Maggie suffered the war and her coping mechanisms after. It was indeed a short but lovely read.
Victoria Miller
Aug 31, 2015 Victoria Miller rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Arthurian romances I've had the pleasure of reading. Arthur was fantastic, and I can't wait to see what happens next with the characters. If you love King Arthur stories, pick this one up!
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Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who attempts to make romance accessible to everyone no matter their preferences. As a new Northern Ohioian Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and disliking Michigan. When not writing Monica spends time with her daughter and her ever growing collection of tomes about King Arthur.
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