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The Warlord's Concubine (The Warlord's Concubine #1)

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Mirella often wonders what her life would’ve been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one.

When a dark warlord from the north conquers her princess’ kingdom, however, he has plans for the dainty young future-queen. It makes the question all the more poignant, because now, more is at stake than just her rough treatment, but love and lust as well.

Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 15th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published January 30th 2013)
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My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

**Please note, gifted by the authors in exchange for an honest review**

"You'll serve me no matter what happens. If I come back defeated, and the witches sorcery has driven you mad, I'll grab you by the hair and drag you into the north to rut still."

~Kulav, aka God-King

Swooooon, isn't he sweet? The Warlord's Concubine was a tricky read for me. At first, it seemed to be a "pushing the envelope" type of kink fest. Then,
Tanilen Tanilen
Jul 05, 2013 Tanilen Tanilen rated it it was amazing
There’s not always a lot of originality in fantasy-based erotica. So much of what you find for the Kindle or on Smashwords are very short pieces that just check off a few key words (let’s see, an ELF chick gets banged by a DRAGON dude, go!), as if simply hitting a few tropes captures why people love epic fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

They miss the point, obviously. It’s hard for any story to be epic, especially when most of it is sex, when it’s only 3000 words long. E
Kathy Horsman
The Warlord's Concubine is a dark, seductive tale of an older handmaid named Mirella who is very good at surviving. When a strong enemy barrels into the kingdom and takes over, her talents will be put to the test. However, what starts as a plot to stay alive quickly escalates into a much deeper and personal ploy to not just win the approval but the heart of the new conqueror. While finding out about magic and treason, we see who who she really is.....and how far she is willing to go for her love ...more
Jun 25, 2013 Aliraluna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
My review:

"Mirella often wonders what her life would’ve been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one."

All starts when the beautiful city of Ariste is very illuminated... by the fire and war going in the city because of the invasion of the northern's; consuming everything that meant something for the elegant princess Anabelle Flair. While Anabelle was with her handmaiden; Mirella; in the height of the palace that took place in the slope of the Ariste Mountain, she aske
Jun 02, 2013 Connie rated it really liked it
First I want to say that I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest review. Although I have read ARCs in the past, this is the first one to which I can give a positive review. I really enjoyed The Warlord's Concubine. I was wary about what to expect but what I got was an incredibly pleasant surprise. The book was engaing and well written. The characters were clever and interesting as well as sexy. The story was descriptive and entertaining without being too brutal. It is action packed wit ...more
Shari Kay
Dec 20, 2016 Shari Kay marked it as skip-it
Personal triggers (view spoiler) Nope. Not touching with a 10ft pole. <--book 2
Jul 02, 2013 Monica rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic, arc, fantasy
I received this book from the authors in exchange for a review.

Mirella is a middle-aged handmaiden to a beautiful and spoiled young princess in a rich realm. She is not precisely ill-treated, but is disregarded and despised because of her lowly status in spite of her intelligence and attractiveness. She feels powerless and secretly resents the princess and the nobles in her court because she feels all that they have was not earned but inherited through no effort on their part. She is wily enough
This book is a unique story. An erotic historical romance with a touch of paranormal, and a great plot to tell the story, and enough sex to make it a steamy read. This book has a heat level of 4. A touch of capture fantasy a little noncon and some ff but that is a very small portion of this book it is more about the strength a devoted servant/slave can bring their Master. A great story with interesting characters. The characters are fleshed out and a bit of world building to bring everything tog ...more
May 19, 2013 Sapphire rated it liked it
“Mirella often wonders what her life would've been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one.”

A servant, Mirella, of a princess whose city is taken by God-King, Kulav, finds out when she becomes a concubine of Kulav. Able to become his favorite that he dares to spill within her womb his seed beyond the normal getting her pregnant (which she already was) with his child, she becomes more than she could ever thought she would be when she was just her princess’s servant.

Mary Mooney
Aug 05, 2013 Mary Mooney rated it really liked it
I received a free copy from the authors for my honest review, so here it is. A princess and her handmaiden are captured and kept with the other concubines for the God-King. While the princess is stubborn and unyielding, the handmaiden is very attracted to the God-King and will do anything to please him. He wants her to help the princess to become his wife and he can become ruler. While the handmaiden Mirella is falling for the God-King, she become pregnant and and willingly turns her body, mind ...more
May 31, 2013 Betty rated it really liked it
Mirella has been an indentured servant for most of her 30 plus years. She very often wonders what life would've been like if she were the princess rather than the slave. Kulav, a dark warlord conquers their kingdom and has plans for the dainty young princess.
Mirella sees the conquest as an opportunity to better herself. However, as she earns Kulav's trust, her own nature is challenged as well. The life of a slave has made her tough and she does whatever she has to do to earn the God King's tr
Bex 'n' Books
Nov 29, 2013 Bex 'n' Books rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 3.5 Fairies

The Warlord's Concubine is a hot read.

The storyline provides enough substance to keep you reading and enough conflict to keep it interesting. It's a erotic fantasy read, so there's little sense of realism; the author controls her world well and creates a strong visual setting.

I didn't especially bond well with the main character, Mirella, but I was interested enough to keep following. The spice level is definitely a 4, helping this book to be a 3.5 fairy read.

If y
Pam Louis
Sep 03, 2015 Pam Louis rated it it was amazing
18 plus book and it's a very dark paranormal romance.

Marella is a slave to the princess but when she meets the war lord that just look over the city. She knew. She would do anything to be his. ANYTHING!
And boy does she ever! The war lord is taken with her as will but he still seems to want to keep his harem and have them all pregnant.
The story was dark and parts made me squirm. The devotions of Mirella to the warlord is far be on anything I could comprehend. It is a powerful story full of lus
Jul 04, 2013 Michele rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
I actually liked this book. I was a little hesitant during the first couple of chapters, I grew to like this book! I haven't read a book like this before and it was a nice change of pace for me. It is definitely dark and twisted and if you don't like to read about double crossing people you should not read this book. I liked that we were able to see that just because you have money, or were born into it, doesn't make you better than anyone
May 18, 2013 Celeste rated it liked it
Shelves: review-request
3.5 stars
It was interesting... All in all the writing was good, the characters were ok, and the story line was strong if mainly it was a bit out there.
Jul 09, 2013 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Great book, loved reading it, and there was such a good ending! The original princess really got on my nerves, you'd think she'd have royal training to keep her composed, at least more of the time!
Jul 30, 2013 Sasha rated it it was amazing
Obviously a dark fantasy, but done extremely well.
Milady Adler
Sep 03, 2015 Milady Adler rated it really liked it
Shelves: asked-to-review
I offered to read and review J.E. Keep and M. Keep’s two novels, The Warlord’s Concubine and The Warlord’s Queen and they sent me the novels in exchange for my reviewing it. So here is my first review for their novel, The Warlord’s Concubine.


I haven’t read much Erotic fiction, and to be honest I wasn’t sure how Erotic this novel would be, but come chapter two, there is no denying what type of book this was. Sex was definitely something that was going to prominent within this book, an
Jul 01, 2013 Dønná✨❤️✨ rated it liked it
This is a ARC given for honest review:
Mirella is a handmaiden for a princess , that all changes when their kingdom is attacked and overthrown by huge dark warrior , these soldiers are savages , at least that's the impression the princess has.
And they are to a point and scary but Mirella is completely spellbound the moment she lays eyes on what he is to be called and is known as the God King , the leader to all of them.
The relationship between Mirella and the God king grows within the story and
Aug 21, 2013 Dina rated it really liked it
I was given this book thru Goodreads, for an honest review.

First of all, although I've read many books in my life of all genres, I've never come across a book quite like this. It stands alone in it's originality and the fact that it was so enjoyable in so many ways, is remarkable. Even tho it was based in fantasy, the people and the plot were so incredibly real. Yes, this book was very different than what I've read before and sometimes a bit shocking, but it all made sense in the story and was t
May 24, 2013 Ursus rated it it was amazing
If you're thinking about passing up The Warlord's Concubine, think again! Like you, I thought this book would not be for me, but I found it to be an excellent and engaging read; short enough for an afternoon of steamy erotica but light enough to spread over a couple days worth of casual reading.

J.E. & M. Keep put forth a balanced story with strong characters and peppered it with exciting and well written smut that keep you wanting more. This is not just a smutty story, its a piece of erotic
Mar 28, 2014 Tamara! rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark, brutal, raw sex and then there's the parts I liked most: the magic and mayhem of a God King taking over a city and the concubine who embraces the changes. Mirella is a fantastic character in that she's not some young spoiled bratty nubile bubble head arm candy. She's real, gritty, and intriguing, in spite of some of the groveling she does to not only stay alive but become someone else! The ending was a delight!
Mar 16, 2014 Martine rated it liked it
I'm not really sure how to review this book. The writing style was very different from the usual books I read. I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I felt that nothing was properly explained. Half the time I had no idea what was happening but kept reading hoping something would come to light. I didn't get much insight into the characters, who they were exactly, had no idea what era they were in or even what world. But saying that I was intrigued and kept reading!
Dec 18, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. I just read it and I have to say I had to finish it in one day. The love Mirella had for him was something else that she gave everything up for. It was so awesome, as I have already said.
A. Cariou
Aug 07, 2014 A. Cariou rated it it was amazing
I liked this enough to buy it for my partner, and she was as thrilled with it as I was! More wonderful, salacious work from this author.
Kathy Harrington
Mar 19, 2014 Kathy Harrington rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
This was hot....I want to be a concubine too. Personally, I would have sliced that snotty princesses throat. The story was excellent with only some minor spelling errors. The sex... Dripping wet!
Jul 01, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
Unique. Different from what you normally see in a good way this book takes on aspects rarely seen. A mix between medieval and mystical. Hot and steamy. This is the story of a concubine...
Melissa Weeks
May 03, 2014 Melissa Weeks rated it it was amazing
a great book full of adventure lust and deceit its awesome
Reg Stoyles
Apr 13, 2014 Reg Stoyles rated it it was amazing
Not what I normally read but I enjoyed this story. Will look for more from this author.
Sep 09, 2015 Dora rated it it was amazing
Mirella was a handmaiden to the princess but she was cunning and knew her way. When the god-lord conquered the castle and took her and the princess as his concubines Mirella was ready to succumb to him in order to upper her state and she lusted for him so, she would pleasure both of them. She was smart and offered to help him gain the princess so she willing became his. But the task wasn’t easy and the princess didn’t trust her. Kulav kept Mirella and sent the princess to her chambers in the cas ...more
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J.E. & M. Keep love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating novels.

They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this, they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another, from elicit trysts to forbidden love.

Some of their work contains dubious consent and erotic pa
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