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In The Dark Kingdom, villains reign supreme.
Fourteen authors come together to turn your childhood stories into dark and sinful pleasures.
Step into a world where everything you loved just got a lot darker.
Where the line between love and taboo crosses without a second thought.
Are you prepared to enter The Dark Kingdom?

Join authors Alice La Roux, Anna Edwards, Brooke Summers,
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Published March 24th 2020
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Melanie (mells_view)
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Beast by any Other Name by Logan Fox - I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this short story by Logan Fox. This author has become one of my favorites, because they truly go there and don’t hold back with their writing. A Beast by any Other Name is a twisted take on Beauty and the Beast. It is pretty dark and haunting, but for most of the story you’re not quite sure WHY it feels that way. I really can’t say too much, because this is a short one, and I don’t want to spoil, but yeah. It’s ...more
Danielle's
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alice La Roux- The council of seven. Loosely based on Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

Imagine the prince wasn’t the one to wake Snow. Imagine she only had the dwarfs. We all know they love her but what if they wanted more?

This is a dark story with adult themes. Some readers may find disturbing. The seven dwarfs have their version of Snow and the can do as they like with her. This isn’t a happy-go-lucky fairytale. It’s twisted, dirty and there is room for more however the end makes sense.

This is
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Ann (Literary Lust)
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I do enjoy reading anthologies and overall I have absolutely loved reading the stories written specifically for this book. A couple of the novellas have been written by authors that are known to me and there are others by authors that I will now go on and read more books penned by them. Anthologies are the perfect way to discover new authors that will often become favourites over time.

I absolutely love the theme of The Dark Kingdom. The authors have done an incredible job of taking classic fair
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Andrea Thompson
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Imagine all your favorite fairy tales, but dark, depraved and twisted. That's this delicious anthology in a nutshell! Put aside any preconceived notions about your favorite heroes and villains and just buckle in for this ride.

I read all 14 stories and they are all great spins on all the fairy tales I grew up loving. These adult (VERY adult) versions will probably be everything your dark heart desires, just like mine.
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love anthologies and I was super excited to read this as there are a few to me authors in this. These authors give us their own spin on our childhood stories with a darker shade to them.

Can’t fault any of them at all. They were super great reads and I’m looking forward to reading more from them in the future.

As dark is my favourite genre I’m looking forward to reading more from each and every one of these authors. I highly recommend this anthology.
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Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I am not usually a fan of short stories. I prefer a book to be at least 150 pages long. I wanna get to know the characters. The worlds. I wanna get so caught up in their lives that I can feel what they’re feeling, ye ken?
But lately, I have read a couple that changed my mind on this matter. Skylar’s Story by V.T. Bonds really was sooo go
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Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
The Dark Kingdom Anthology is a really Fantastic Anthology of 14 authors who bring us some very gripping short stories! I enjoyed each and every one of these short stories! They each kind of have this new and twisted play on fairytales. Most are Dark and have mature content that could possibly trigger people, so please be warned. I feel like each story was very special and alluring! I am so happy to have had the chance to read them and discover some new to me authors! This isn’t exactly my norma ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Wow! I absolutely loved this Anthology. Dark is my favourite genre so, to have so many authors in one book write these fantastic fairytales with a dark theme, I was in my element!

I enjoyed all of the stories but there was a few that just had the edge for me. I love the fact that an anthology introduces you to author's that you would probably never read. I will be checking out these author's other books for sure! I would actually love to see a couple of these stories in a full-length novel, they
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Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Dark Kingdom Anthology! It has something for everyone! From light dark to the black hole dark, these fairytales kick ass! Each one of them was entertaining and I hope for more from most of them! All these fairy tales have a distinctive twist from the originals making each author put their mark on it! I fell in love with so many mad men and so many twisted vulnerable ladies! Each story leaves it's mark and I only hope these authors continue them! ...more
Treasa
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
DERANGED In Your Face EXPLOSION!
BEAST by any Other Name - Logan Fox. 5 Disturbing Stars!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
WOW! I'm Speechless! What the heck did I just read and fell freaking head over shrieking heels with. It's TWISTED demanding with an eye popping storyline that is disturbingly creepy, intense and brilliant. Logan always gives her readers a read that demands your attention with crazy twisted unique storylines that without a doubt is a perfect five star read and this one just adds to her crazy wicked talent
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Pamela
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
A dark, delicious retelling of fairy tales from fourteen different authors. Anthologies are a great way to read new authors and find more books. I have enjoyed reading this book.
Keema Osborne
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beast by any Other Name: This book is worth the ink it was written on. The author really has out did herself with this one. I love that from the start til the end your trying to solve Pippa and Brandon’s past. I must say that Pippa is very strong and resilient. As for Brandon he is a very laid back, workaholic, but can be the devil when provoked. Then you have the beast himself who is a pretender and wants to take the Baron’s place. Above all I loved that this book had me on edge and kept my min ...more
Misty Schott
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent anthology!!!

Since this is a box set I'm going to break down my review by story.

THE COUNCIL OF SEVEN by Alice La Roux - 5 Stars

This is a totally messed up and twisted version of Snow White and I loved every minute of it. It's a quick, dark read that will mess with your mind in the best way possible.

OSBOURNE by Anna Edwards - 5+ Stars

Wow, what a wonderful retelling of Robin Hood. This one is about the Nottingham Mafia and I loved the characters. Mary is a strong, capable lead character a
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Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
I don't even know how to start this review. I did not enjoy this anthology. I'm extremely shocked by that fact. I feel like giving it three stars in being generous.

The Council of Seven by Alicia La Roux

Alicia La Roux is a new to me author and I'm terrible sorry this is the introduction I got to her. I feel like had this just been a look inside of the book it would have been better. However, I just felt I had no idea what was going on through the entire thing,even after I finished this weird, dar
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Jen
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of "A Beast by Any Other Name" by Logan Fox. I've always been a big Logan fan, so I was excited to read her version of my favorite Disney fairytale. I can always count on her to keep me on my toes and make me uncomfortable with how dark her storytelling can get. This book didn't have that dark and twisted plot until the very end, but it still kept me guessing the whole time. I honestly didn't see that twist coming though, so she got me once again!

Pi
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Billie
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In The Dark Kingdom, villains reign supreme.
Fourteen authors come together to turn your childhood stories into dark and sinful pleasures.
Step into a world where everything you loved just got a lot darker.
Where the line between love and taboo crosses without a second thought.
Are you prepared to enter The Dark Kingdom?
Join authors Alice La Roux, Anna Edwards, Brooke Summers, Gemini Jensen, Isabel Lucero, Karen Frances, Krissy V, Leah Negron, Logan Fox, P.T. Macias, Raven Amor, Samantha Fontien, Se
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Andrea Morgan -Bookaholic Sisters blog
Review of KING by Raven Amor

An absolutely gripping read that has you consumed by the words on every page...

The story of baby girl and cub ( nera and beau ) will both melt your heart and break your heart, born into the world of the mc club its everyones belief that they are destined for a life together but as we know life never really goes the way we expect!!!

A truly fantastic super quick introduction into this mc world that will keep you on the edge of your seat with its gripping story line,and
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Laura
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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~Received an ARC addition of Innocence By Taylor Porter~

It can only mean something or someone bad is coming and I need to stay strong to get us out of this alive and in one piece.

Peter Pan is all grown-up and is a far cry from the bedtime stories we used to know!

Taylor creates a whole new Neverland with a modern twist, using characters and elements that we associate with the Peter Pan story...only with a darker, brutal and sexy twist.

I really enjoyed reading Innocence, Taylor touched on every
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Belle's Book Labyrinth
I love fairy tale retellings and The Dark Kingdom Anthology definitely delivers! Dark, twisted, haunting, disturbing. These are just a few words to describe these short stories. My faves were The Council of Seven by Alice La Roux, a take on Snow White, and A Beast by any Other Name by Logan Chance. I am a fan of Beauty and the Beast and love reading retellings of this fairy tale. I freakin' loved it but OMFG I need to know more!!! I did not like how it ended but of course, when it's a cliffhange ...more
Renee
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

In The Dark Kingdom, villains reign supreme. Fourteen authors come together to turn your childhood stories into dark and sinful pleasures. Step into a world where everything you loved just got a lot darker. Where the line between love and taboo crosses without a second thought. Are you prepared to enter The Dark Kingdom?

This book is filled with so many great retold stories. If you love your stories o
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Carol 27
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
BEAST BY ANY OTHER NAME by Logan Fox

An eerie, twisted tale with a dark, Gothic vibe… 4 stars

Pippa has just started a job as a nanny in an isolated, centuries-old manor house… one with no electricity or telephones, but one with an abundance of secrets and mysteries. Pippa’s hiding several secrets of her own; she’s not exactly the shy, demur young woman she appears to be. Good thing too since she’s going to need all the courage she can muster when she comes face to face with the beast of the manor
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ReadingInPyjamas
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is amazing, the number of brilliant authors that are in it makes it hard to choose what to read first. Twisted fairy tales make a fun read. The wonderful thing about short stories is the fact that the author can get right into the meat of the story and this anthology was a delight.

A Beast By Any Other Name by Logan Fox caught my attention the most. The mystery and suspense, kept me glued to the pages, and honestly, I didn't want the story to end. Pippa and Brandon's actions were intrig
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Cheryl
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! A Beast by any Other Name by Logan Fox, as part of The Dark Kingdom Anthology, was freaking FABULOUS!!!! Decadent, creepy, frightening, romantic, eerie. Just plain THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!! It’s the story of Pippa who is hired to care for a new-born baby, Rose. Rose is the child of Brandon.

But, there are so many secrets, destruction, hidden truths, and lots of mystery. I didn’t want this story to end….it was twisted and mesmerizing!!!! LOVED THIS STORY!!!!!! I’d give it more than five st
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Elizabeth
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beast by Any Other Name

This was such a different book for Logan Fox but it was really great until the end. There was mystery and intrigue and a poor helpless baby. It was inevitable that Pippa and Brandon would get together but all the other details seemed to fall by the wayside. Why was Mrs Potter so mean to Pippa? What happened to her at the end? What happened to Norm? Did Pippa escape from the law for killing her husband and son. While I really enjoyed the book, I felt that something was mis
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Carly Wilson
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Dark Kingdom Anthology is a great collection of short stories written by 14 separate authors. If you like alternative retellings of fairytales, then this collection is for you.

The stories all range on the hotter scale of romance, but are easy to read, keep your attention and have some very strange and unexpected twists.

I throughly enjoyed the different slants on fairytales I’d come to love, and the sinister twists only added to the drama.

An ideal collection for anyone who may want to sample
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Ashleigh
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Beast by Any Other Name, Logan Fox:

I am not sure that I even know where to begin writing a review for this because it is truly an awesome experience.

I loved everything about it - the characters, the plot, the emotion, the writing.
The author had a tremendous ability in telling the story that had me wanting this book to go on and on.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Julie Workman-Bookaholic Sisters Blog
King by Raven Amor.

This story is full of everything you would ever need in a book, Love, lust, gut wrenching heartbreak and brutal danger.
It's my first one written by Raven and MC is my favourite genre, she did not dissapoint, I was on the edge of my seat, from the very first page I was gripped.

Page by page this story broke me down, broke my heart and filled me with rage, then that explosion of an ending left me begging for more

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
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Marilyn Smith
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Beauty by an other Name by Logan Fox is a dark version of Beauty and the Beast. It’s a story that will grab you and keep you reading until you reach the end to see where it will take you! This author does a wonderful job with the chand the storyline! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Ri
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.4 stars

Great collection of short stories, some were "sweet" compared to some of the much darker ones that had some serious depraved things going on. I loved finding a few new authors out of this that will feed my dark soul.
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Morgan Brittany
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beast by Any Other Name by Logan Fox
Five AMAZING Stars

I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Logan's contribution.

Logan's reimagining of the Disney classic is so good. She brings her signature dark twists and turns and creates something amazing. Even though it's a condensed story you are still able to understand and like the characters.

I'm honestly interested to see what the other stories are like now.
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