A Heart of Blood and Ashes
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Format: Print book
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Availability: 100 copies available, 1206 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Jan 12 - Jan 24, 2020
Countries available: U.S.
This book is a lusciously brutal foray into romantic fantasy, with a love story that burns so hot, you might singe your fingers while reading it. I devoured it in a single sitting and have been struggling to re-emerge back into the real world ever since. It’ll be a travesty if it doesn’t top the “Best Romance of 2020” lists.
“There are enemies, and there are monsters. Always slay the monsters first, because enemies may one day become allies – but monsters never will.”
I know we’re barely into ...more
2019 was the year of re-reads for me. But 2020 looks to be the year of amazing new books - if they follow in the path of A Heart of Blood and Ashes.
I've read books by Meljean Brook, and I've LOVED them - especially her Iron Seas series - so I was excited when I first heard she has a new barbarian romance series coming out under her pen-name, Milla Vane. So much so that I pre-ordered the book.<
The cherry on top ...more
- 4.5 stars -
I was excited to read this book ever since I laid eyes on the blurb and cover. When I started reading and saw how long it was I got even more excited. In the fantasy genre, especially if it is the first book in a series, it can get very difficult and sometimes chaotic when introducing a new world to a reader. So I really appreciate it when an author really takes the time to explain everything, but not dumping the ...more
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REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kelly
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
Maddek is out for vengeance and nothing will stand in his way. That is until he meets an unlikely ally. One that will test everything the Maddek knows and feels. Nothing will ever be the same for Maddek.
Yvenne has been looked away for all her life. But now she is free and she is determined to take what is rightfully hers. In order to do ...more
THIS BOOK. Remember when Game of Thrones (show version) wasn't a massive let down? So take that feeling, add a lot more consensual/non-incest sex, badass barbarian warriors, and dragons/demons/creatures and you've got this book.
The heroine's emotions did tend to bounce around between extremes, but given the circumstances and her history, it was definitely forgivable. Besides that one minor quibble I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
A barbarian king to be, who is stubborn, but a great leader
A princess with strength of mind and spirit, but don't dismiss strength of body
Side characters I would love to sit around a fire with and listen to their stories
The promise of a big bad I hope we get to meet
Amazing, amazing dialogue!
I'm all in for this series.
ARC provided through Netgalley.
Yvenne is the last of legendary warrior-queens and her frailty leaves her with only the protection of her wits. She proposes a marriage between them so that they ...more
B or ... B+?
SOMEWHERE IN THE B FAMILY.
I kinda wish I'd put what percentage/how far I was in the book when I tweeted this ... https://twitter.com/Limecello/status/...
but TBH I kinda felt that way for the whole thing - and wasn't ~ok with shit until 98%? So ... yeah.
Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing-and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are ...more