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Knight of Cups

(The Knights of the Tarot #2)

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When sexual abuse survivor Gwyndolen Darling travels to Scotland to meet the man of her dreams, she soon finds herself in a dark faery tale of epic proportions. Sir Leith MacQuill, the object of her obsession, isn't just a shapeshifting faery knight who's into BDSM, he also carries a curse that kills any woman who captures his heart.

When his usual methods fail to protect G
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Published May 24th 24 by Nina Mason Creations
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Alina
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, bdsm
Well, I sure as hell wasn't expecting this.
If you are into having BDSM ... with a scottish shapeshifter. No. With a vampire. No, wait...I think he is a knight faery who wears a kilt.

Seriously, Leith MacQuill. What are you exactly ?

Well, anyway. This book has an interesting concept and maybe other people will enjoy Dark and Stormy Knight more than I did.
Judi
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I recieved this book from netgalley for an honest review.
This is just the type of book that I can't put down. I finished it in just 2 days and really enjoyed the story. I loved that the author combined a overwhelming attraction between the characters with a strong female role and desire from each one to serve each other.
I definately would recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy romance.
Darlene
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy/paranormal romance
Recommended to Darlene by: Nina Mason
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC from the author NINA MASON-in exchange for an honest opinion. This is Mismousey's very honest opinion of her DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT .
Having read other books written by this fabulous -delicious and very talented author. I already knew that Ms. Mason has a true gift of creativity and imagination. She takes her readers on one wild ride after another. You never know what to expect next. Or even how the story will play out or end. Her characters are so well developed and described.
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Donna Sweeney
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.......

Seriously, this leading man took a while for me to warm up to, but when I did *fanself* what a darling !!!. He holds himself back for a reason.......want to know what ?.......read the book my lovelies xx

This is Gwyn and Leith's story. It can be read as a standalone but is actually book 2 on the series. At first I kept thinking what's this guy's deal ?. He just seemed so very closed off. Later you learn why. Gwyn, we
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Book Loving Fairy-Blog
4 stars.

Leigh is a Scottish Knight who gain immortality from battle. In the current day he is a writer. He is trying to save his castle but leads a lonely life due to a curse.

Gwyn is ready for her big break and travels to Scottland to secure the film rights to elusive author Lady Ruthven’s acclaimed novel. It is a great surprise to find that Lady Ruthven is actually Leigh.

When Leigh saves Gwyn it starts a wild ride to a relationship.

Leigh and Gwyn are both strong characters. Leigh has seen mu
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Layna Pimentel
Be forewarned: Your Kindle may go up in smoke with this one!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Being a fan of Ms. Mason already, I couldn't resist to see what sort of naughtiness she’d bring with her latest release with Lyrical Press (Kensington). Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Those who enjoyed the whimsy of Karen Marie Moning Highlander series, and appreciate a super hot read, will instantly connect with Dark & Stormy Knight. While this might not be a combination
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Maria11
Dec 07, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just couldn't finish this book. I got 30% into it and had to call it quits. I so wanted to like this book, it said it had all the stuff I like a Scottish dude, a curse, history, and hot sex. I was in, but it was just Yuk! The Scottish dude was an arrogant ass who seemed to have absolutely no redeeming characteristics and was the most crude thinking and talking character I have ever read. The sex was not great and the crude names for parts and thinking took away from it. I am all up for dirty t ...more
*Flora*
You can read my full review on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings...

...So, what did I like about it?
Nina Mason is a new to me author and I must say I am impressed. I found her writing style very easy to read and really liked the way she built her fantasy world and how it interacted with ours; the mix of historic fact, Celtic mythology and her own imagination creating a world that I enjoyed visiting (her take of vampires was refreshingly different too).
I like my female leads to be intelligent and
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Bianca78
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Dark and Stormy Knight is the ultimate steamy follow up to Nina Mason’s Starry Knight. Both are installments in Mason’s Knights of Avalon series, books chronicling the real world lives of ‘reformed’ knights of Avalon. Much like its predecessor, Dark and Stormy Knight is a blend of literary forms, combining historical fiction, mythology, the quest model, erotica, and even a smattering of comic relief. While the two book
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Patricia
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


This is the second book in the Knights of Avalon series and I was so excited when it came out . This series is such a great mixture of history, magic . BDSM folklore and a love that defies all . They are all blended into a story that will make you weak in the knees and shed a tear or two as you read .

Gwyn the young heroine of our story , an aspiring screenwriter , has been a mouse of a person her whole life. She has had a history of abuse and neglect her whole life . So to make a change in he
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I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


As much as I enjoyed the first book in this series, I think I loved this book more. I don't what it is about this installment. If you analyze things, the characters are pretty much similar. The heroes are always isolated men who like their privacy. The heroines are always the brave women wh

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Tracey
Gwyn has always felt in the wrong era, she's quite shy but loves cosplay, she also has a slight obsession with Leith MacQuill. She's not had is easy, she is a sexual abuse survivor.

Leith is a knight from times gone by, he was made immortal after a near death injury in a historic Scottish war. He has many attributes, dark hair, rugged good looks, some great chivalrous behaviour from being a man from the past and his also into BDSM - he has a dungeon full of toys in a castle - how sexy is that! Le
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Laura Reading
Oh, the curse of a kiss. A fantasy tale steeped in mythology, composed of depth and layers.

A tale of never-ending contrasts. Atmospheric, dangerous and romantic. With a prophesy...

She wanted to be a screenwriter, she had to become a role-player.
She was extremely shy and inhibited, she wished to be bold and adventurous.
Her stepmother inflicted pain with her cruelty and torture.
He taught her her how fine the line is between pain and pleasure.

He was a warrior, a leader, a risk taker. Now he is a re
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JoRead
“The world fell away. Time stood still. There was only his key winding her up, only the building tension in her spring, only the hammer preparing to strike her chimes.”

Magic, fantasy, BDSM, mythology, and passion, all beautifully blended to create this unique tale of love and liberation.
Gwyn, our heroine, travels to Scotland not only to secure the film rights to a novel but because she felt it was her chance to do something different. Once Leith lays eyes on her he sees an opportunity to eng
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Elizabeth
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
It is only a matter of weeks since I read my first Nina Mason book. Starry Knight is the first in The Knights of Avalon series about a group of Scottish Knights (tall, handsome, well endowed) who gain immortality from the killing fields of bloody battles - Flodden Fields, Bannockburn - to be used as drones...sex slaves...to Morgan La Fae at Avalon. No, not at all nice work if you can get it.

Since Starry Knight I have been gorging on her books till Dark and Stormy Knight was supplied to me by Net
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Angela Withrow TheArdentReader
This is the second book in the series and I will say, out of the 2, I LOVED this one just a teeny bit more.
Why? One word..Leith.
At first, I didn't care for his closed off attitude. But we eventually find out the reasons behind his demeanor.
Gwen is a very headstrong woman and she knows what she wants. What she wants right now are the screenplay rights to a novel.
She has no idea how far she is going to "travel."
Leith is an obstacle for her. And a Knight is shining armor as it turns out!
He rescues
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Jirinka (sony08)
I haven't read any of the books from this series so this for me was a standalone novel and it read well like that.

At first I loathed Leith's character and couldn't get to like him. He was arrogant, cruel and some of his thoughts painted him in quite a selfish picture. But as Gwyn managed to get Leith to admit his true feelings and the history behind his curse came to light I understood why he was like that. He protects himself and anyone crossing his path by being unreachable.

After reading the f
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Ruckasaurus Rex
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**advance reader copy received via NetGalley**

“He stole a glance at her around the seatback. She was looking out the window at the moon, wearing a dreamy expression. She looked so radiant and brave. And so beautiful his chest hurt to look at her.” – Dark and Stormy Knight, Nina Mason

This second book in Mason’s The Knights of Avalon series is just as charming and steamy as Starry Knight, the first book. This tale revolves around an aspiring screenwriter who is tracking down a romance author for f
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S.M. Lowry
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Dark and Stormy Knight by Nina Mason is a sizzling romance packed full of fantasy, which is a combination I can’t resist. The characters are well written, and I easily became attached to them. Leith is a brooding man with an extremely long stroke of bad luck, especially where women are concerned. Despite his curse and the extreme abuse he’s suffered at the hands of the Faery Queen, Leith has a big heart and made me fall in love with
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Mary Lou Hoffman
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mary Lou by: Nina Mason
Title: DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT
Series: Knights of Avalon #2
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Lyrical Press via NetGalley (in exchange for an honest review)
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

This is the second book in the Knights of Avalon series. Each will stand alone, but it will be best to read them in the order of publication because of the overlaying arc of the stories.

I l
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at Romance Authors at Large Hot Reads
Be forewarned: Your Kindle may go up in smoke with this one!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Being a fan of Ms. Mason already, I couldn't resist to see what sort of naughtiness she’d bring with her latest release with Lyrical Press (Kensington). Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Those who enjoyed the whimsy of Karen Marie Moning Highlander series, and appreciate a super hot read, will instantly connect with Dark & Stormy Knight. While this might not be a combination
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Sheryl
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Nina Mason. This is book 2 of her series Knights of Avalon.

Gwyn Morland is on her way to a Scotland castle to show the author her adapted screen play of the authors book but what she gets is far more then what she ever imagined. Leith MacQuill doe not like the tourist who come to his castle but when he is drawn to a tour bus crash and find Gwyn he tries to keep her at arms length because of the curse.

This book has characters of Gwy
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Tammy
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gwyn travels to Scotland to secure the film rights to an acclaimed novel written by the elusive Lady Ruthven. Gwyn nearly dies in a bus crash but is rescued by a handsome stranger named Leith. Leith is a shape shifting faery and is cursed, the woman he gives his heart to will die, and therefore he is only looking for someone to join him in his erotic fun. But as they spend more time together, his feelings change and he and Gwyn must travel to the realm of the faeries and end the curse before it ...more
Heather Stanley
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all I love the details and fact that Nina Mason puts into every book, it makes the whole so much better. The writing as always is top of the line!!!
Starry Knight is the first to this series and even though they can be read alone I would suggest reading them in order for the overall total story!
This story revolves around a screenwriter who is tracking down a romance author for film rights, when Gwyn’s life is in danger, Leith jumps in to save her. It doesn’t take Gwyn long to discove
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Katrina Berry
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book by Nina Mason that I’ve read and I have to tell you I was not disappointed. She’s now on my go-to reading list.

A strong female paired together with a powerful yet damaged male in an amazing story filled with the right blend of history and myths...awesomesauce! This was a truly great combination and watching Gwyn come into her own and realize she’s not as weak as she had thought was utterly fantab. Ms. Mason created suc
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Amy Sheets
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off let me say that I do not like reading old English proper grammar books. But this book right here I absolutely loved. It took me a few days longer because of the writing but to be honest I don't think it could be written any other way. this is the first book I've read by this author and it will definitely not be my last. This book has a lot of turns and unexpected rivals Orwell turns I would have liked to see how it all ended are they going to live forever or are they both like human or ...more
Patty Beaty
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tale wove together using fact, fiction and myth and some amazing history. Together they make a wonderful story you won't want to put down.
A cursed Knight refuses to get close to any woman in fear of falling in love which will cause her death. Along comes a woman, his wee mouse, with her heart set on her Knight. Can he resist falling in love and ultimately causing her death? A must read book about Sir Leith and Gwenyth, his fight to avoid love, her fight to save her Knight. This is one adventu
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United Indie Book Blog
I read this as a standalone and I enjoyed it. It was a little slow for me at the beginning and I was a little freaked that Gwyn wasn't freaked out more from Leith. There are some pretty hot steamy scenes. I love the magical world and the different view on it. It was a well written book and the characters are string and supporting. Look forward to reading more.
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Heather andrews
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
********************SPOILER ALERT*********************


Sometimes Leith's reactions amuse me, "he scowled at her. “Mind? Why would I mind? I’m the p***k who put it in there.” Hugging his head, she held him against her belly." I liked this book, Leith was strong, sexy and I loved his accent.
Samantha
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this as Advance Readers Copy, totally loved the characters and can't wait for more books in this series to come out.
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Nina Mason is an incurable romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten. Her genres include erotic paranormal and historical romance. She also has written a political thriller.

Born and raised in Southern California, she now lives in Woodstock, Georgia,
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