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King Takes Queen

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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  41 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
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Published September 1st 2015 (first published 2013)
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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
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* Meli Mel *
Apr 09, 2013 rated it liked it
~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
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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
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KelticKat
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Patti
May 02, 2013 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
Sheryl
Aug 30, 2015 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
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Amber Rose
Apr 09, 2013 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
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Katherine McIntyre
Sep 13, 2015 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!
B.A. A. Mealer
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent story

The story was good, but I'd change editors. It would have been more enjoyable it the errors didn't keep pulling me out of the moment.
Linda Walters
Exceeded my expectations. I really like the "book come alive" story ideas. I thought this one was pretty well done, it just flew by and I enjoyed it. Maggie was one tough gal, and well skilled from her time in the Army. She IS still healing and working to overcome her nightmarish memories from the experiences of battle that brought her former career to an end. I did like what Lancelot said about her, her being a soldier. He told her that she wasn't a former soldier but once a soldier, always a s ...more
Avid
Nov 13, 2016 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
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★Bookish Girls★
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Il titolo tradotto in italiano letteralmente e’ “ Re prende Regina” e suggerisce un libro sadomaso o erotico al 100%, e invece no, o meglio le scene erotiche si riducono ad un paio….più che erotiche le definirei sensuali, nulla di troppo spinto.

Il libro è composto da 150 pagine, quindi si legge velocemente, la scrittrice però è riuscita a inserire in pochi capitoli una magica storia d’amore, un po come le storie della buonanotte che ci leggevano da piccoli.

La storia viene raccontata in terza pe
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Karlee
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maggie, now out of the Army has the scars to prove it. She has always been fascinated with the legend of King Arthur, so when a very naked man comes in claiming to be that very same Arthur, she just laughs. How could someone from that time be here in present day in her bookstore? Ever since Arthur and his team has been trapped on Avalon, he gets pulled to different time periods to fight. He never expected a beautiful woman would be here unknown to what his purpose was. When Merlyn comes in looki ...more
Christina
Jan 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked quite a bit of this. I usually avoid all books that have a military aspect to them. I was drawn into reading because of the King Arthur inclusion. What I liked was Arthur and the Avalon characters. What what I didn't particularly like was the attention to Converse and the whole woman that is a wounded soldier. She felt fake to me.
Katrina Berry
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
King Takes Queen by Monica Corwin is a delightfully sweet fantasy/paranormal romance that puts a modern twist on King Arthur’s tale. A definite must-read! Ms. Corwin is definitely on my go-to reading list.

Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Shirin
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ahh, the romance of King Arthur

This is a modern(ish) spin on the life after the greatest betrayal of all time. I love stories of Arthur and time travel. This story gives hope that life has a strange way of working out... or not.
Deborah  Colgrove
Great book

I had trouble at the beginning staying interested but that happens to me a lot. It picked up pace nicely and was a really good read.
Emily Turner
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steamy king Arthur.. yes please!!

This was a great book! I would love to see more on the characters and have a more developed story but all in all I found it fun, and engaging.
margaret l antes
Good book

I enjoyed this very much. 2 warriors helping to heal each other , past and present. Can't wait for the next one.
Kris
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A quick read!! This was very nice and I loved the characters. It’s only 150 pages so you can finish it up pretty quickly which I liked
Chrissie
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this was a very good book. There were just a few typos that kind of threw me off. But I will for sure be reading the second book in this series.
DiaryofaFangirl
Apr 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Read this book in less than one day. I really enjoyed the storyline but I wish it was a bit more fleshed out and longer. Overall though I am happy I read this. I really enjoyed Maggie and Arthur as characters and It made me want to read King Arthur's story. It was exactly what I needed, a quick fun read. I already preordered the second one. I'm excited to continue on with the story and I hope we get more Maggie and Arthur.
Torie
Aug 23, 2015 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
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Karen Voitik
Nov 05, 2016 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
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BBMoreB ~
Feb 14, 2013 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 pac ...more
Emily Maynard
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I picket up this novella to try out this author, and see if her writing style meshed with me. I knew that she had written a series about the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and I was intrigued. King takes Queen was my "try it before you buy it". And boy, was I glad I tried it! Corwin's style of storytelling is fun and easy to read, mixing just the right amount of humor with just the right amount of punch. I enjoyed King takes Queen from beginning to end, and wanted more when it was over, which ...more
Sharon
Oct 08, 2016 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
T.
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
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
Marbea E. Logan
Nov 06, 2016 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!
Becky
Sep 14, 2015 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.
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Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters...lots and lots of t ...more