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The Rose Contract

(Sleeping Lotus #1)

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LOVE IS FREE. INNOCENCE HAS A PRICE.

Raena Barren was born with a secret: of all the magic users in the kingdom of Soma, she is the only one who can hide her power. As a child, she used this magic to help her survive on the streets--until she saved the life of a strange boy called Jorr Portent. He rewarded her with a job in the castle of Soma--and Raena spent the next ten y
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Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published March 14th 2020 by Elusive Press
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Blurb:
LOVE IS FREE. INNOCENCE HAS A PRICE.

Raena Barren was born with a secret: of all the magic users in the kingdom of Soma, she is the only one who can hide her power. As a child, she used this magic to help her survive on the streets--until she saved the life of a strange boy called Jorr Portent. He rewarded her with a job in the castle of Soma--and Raena spent the next ten years falling in l
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D.K. Marie
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has been in my TBR pile since it was released earlier in the year. I was hooked within the first few pages, and I'll be reading the whole series.

This book was intriguing, HOT, and complex. All of the characters were well developed, as was the storyline. I devoured it in a day (granted, it is a small book, maybe even a novella size), and I can't wait to read the next one.

If you love steamy, original, and intriguing stories, do yourself a favor and get this book!
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Blurb:
LOVE IS FREE. INNOCENCE HAS A PRICE.

Raena Barren was born with a secret: of all the magic users in the kingdom of Soma, she is the only one who can hide her power. As a child, she used this magic to help her survive on the streets--until she saved the life of a strange boy called Jorr Portent. He rewarded her with a job in the castle of Soma--and Raena spent the next ten years falling in l
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David Cleden
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you like richly imagined fantasy settings, well-drawn characters plunged into dark intrigue, facing peril with every twist and turn of the story, and searingly hot erotica that manages to be integral to both plot and character development, I don't see how 'The Rose Contract' can fail to disappoint. I was lucky enough to receive an advance reader's copy and very glad I did.

'The Rose Contract' is a shortish book (147 pages) so it takes you to the heart of the story quickly and once there, it ke
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Amanda Titter
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Scottie Kaye built a world in this first book that I cannot wait to learn more about. She put a lot of thought into the nuances of a flipped society where women have control. I've only read a few other erotic books and the writing of this one blows those away. It is integral to the plot and character, not just thrown on top of a mediocre story. Scottie Kaye writes the erotic parts in a sophisticated way, not cheesy. I can't wait to see where Raena's story takes her.

I received a copy of this book
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Amelia Foster
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am kicking off my return to the readerly world with The Rose Contract, the debut erotic romance fantasy by Scottie Kaye. This is a book that I think can appeal to a wide variety of readers because it pulls elements from many beloved genres and melds them into a unique end result.

We meet our heroine when she is only a child, young but not so innocent in the ways of the unique and complex world she lives in where people wear nullbands around their wrists to keep those who possess magical powers
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Mark Farley
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every book in the Sleeping Lotus series is a gem. Just when you think the last story can't be improved on, Kaye delivers yet another incredibly engaging read. From the very first page of the very first book (The Rose Contract), we are drawn into a stunning fantasy world crammed with spies, secrets, intrigue and magic overshadowed by oncoming war. ...more
Marilyn Barr
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
“The Rose Contract” is a sexy novel filled with twists and morally gray characters, perfect for any fantasy or spy-thriller fan. I didn’t have any preconceived notions or prior knowledge of this book other than it was a fantasy erotica. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up to an 8-year-old main character in chapter one! Hang in there, Raena grows up before it gets steamy. The childhood chapter establishes her relationship with older and more affluent Jorr, although it is unclear how much olde ...more
Lexi Miles
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Rose Contract by Scottie Kaye
Novel: The Rose Contract
Author: Scottie Kaye
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Scottie-Kaye/e...
Rating: 5 STARS
Reviewer: Lexi Miles
Posting: MF, Sensual Romance, Series, Paranormal (PNR)
Pages: 154
Released: March 2020
Review Date: 9-26-2020

What a ride! Intense, Hot, and Magical!–Lexi Miles, Author and Reviewer

Summary

Raena Barren is a magical force to be reckoned with. Not the best thing in a world where nullbands (magic inhibitors) must be worn on the wri
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Glen Grasier
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Go for it!

Okay, I’m not exactly in this book’s target market. I stumbled across it and was curious what a combination of fantasy and erotica would be like.

Turns out, the combination works very well. The fantasy and erotica elements cooperate without either overwhelming the other. In fact, the blend breathes fresh air into the story: the plot reads more like an erotica than like a typical epic fantasy, making it new and unpredictable if you’ve mostly read traditional fantasies.

The characters, s
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Octavia Atlas
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Rose Contract, by Scottie Kaye, is the first book in the Sleeping Lotus, an erotic, dark, fantasy series. It’s a strong and intriguing start, with a main character who’s stubborn and determined, even if she might be in over her head. I enjoy Raena’s quick thinking in a dangerous world, where trust seems to be in short supply.

The worldbuilding is clear and vibrant. I especially like the magic system that’s based on sensory abilities. There’s also a strict hierarchy, where some people abuse th
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Kimberly Christensen
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
From the first chapter, I wanted to know more about how this fantasy world works. The writing is descriptive and engaging and I was immediately spellbound. I love romance that actually has a solid and intriguing story behind it, and I was drawn in right away by Raena and Jorr's chance meeting as children trying to survive in a harsh world, and by Raena's magical ability to enhance the sensations that people are feeling.

At the start of chapter two, I thought "wow, happily ever after has already h
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Jean
'The Rose Contract' markets itself as fantasy erotica, and you should absolutely take that description seriously.

To be clear, this is not a romance novel. Very little, if any, of the sex in this book takes place between the main couple (view spoiler)

That said, if you're into creative, thoro
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Ork Wumin
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who reads some, but not a lot, of erotica I wasn't sure what to expect. I was very surprised to discover this book was a wonderfully written story with depth and very interesting characters that has erotic scenes which fit within the tale perfectly. Some books feel like a bunch of sex scenes held together by loosely written, nonessential text; this is not one of those books. One quickly becomes absorbed in who these characters are, what they mean to each other and the part they play i ...more
Stephen King
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining and beautifully written.

This is not normally a genre I would read. That said I am very glad I did. Scottie Kaye as a beautiful way with words; not too complicated, yet intelligent and thoughtful. I was transported to a strange land of magic and assassins, and women-power. Did I mention this is also a sexy read?

I am hard pressed to critique, so I am just left with a desire to read more by this very talented author. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes well crafted, an
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Gina Urso
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read the whole book in one day. I couldn't put it down. The writing is smooth and the characters are rich. The story pulls you by the nose chapter by chapter wondering what will happen next and the erotic parts are so integral to the story the book wouldn't be the same without them. I didn't see any of the twists and turns coming and was eager to know what would happen next. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to pick up book two because I know what I wan ...more
Karen Bynum
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced, steamy, and intriguing read!
THE ROSE CONTRACT has believable characters that you love reading about. The world-building is fascinatingly detailed but still easy to follow. And the steamy, twisty plot keeps you turning the pages! Thoroughly enjoyed and can't wait to dive into the rest of the series! Highly recommend for readers of tastefully written erotic romance with magic, castles, and forbidden love.
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Shawna Mitchell
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Woah! I was not prepared for this book. It was amazing and steamy and, is it hot in here orbit that just me?! I love the way Raena thinks. She is a survivor and quick on her feet. She slides around problems like a skilled boxer dodges fists. I’m still determining what I feel for Jorr, but only time and more books will tell. I recommend giving this a read if you like steam and intrigue.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rodrigo Cambará
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With the perfect mix of sex and magic, the world of Raeden comes to life with unique spells and hot sexual encounters. Both the story and the eroticism grow in intensity as we turn the pages, and we can't wait to see how her Rose Contract is going to unfold. ...more
Bailey
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was sexy and fun, with an enjoyable story and was exactly the sort of thing I've been looking for. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed.
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Trupti
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing fantasy series. Have read them all and am a fan of the author. Will be reading everything she writes. The characters are very well defined, extremely believable and relatableand . Emotions feel real and the story plays out excellent. Loved it.
Kimberly Hart Madril
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very intriguing read. Don't know why I wasn't expecting it to end where it did, and now can't wait for more! Some great chatacter development and setting of a different type of magical world not before done. Definitely kept my attention and has me hooked to read more. Would recommend for sure! ...more
Cecily Winter
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-read erotic adventure in magic, intrigue, and deception.
Jennifer Ann
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great introduction to a new fantasy world. I love the emphasis on consent and its importance. I only wish it was longer, but I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
Gypsie Holley
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A pleasant surprise. Magic system was very interesting and has my undivided attention.
Kate
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and went on to read the entire series! I loved the fantasy world and memorable, multidimensional characters that Scottie Kaye created. Tons of action, intrigue, and plot twists! The book is marketed as erotica, so expect lots of sex--I appreciated the emphasis on consent. I hope to read more books set in this world and with these characters!

Trigger/content warnings: sexual assault, attempted rape, murder
Chelsea DeVries
Jul 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Magic meets romantic suspense in this first installment of the Sleeping Lotus series. Raena Barren has magic power, and she's the only person in the kingdom who can hide it.
She survives on the streets of Soma using the magic until she comes face to face with Jorr Potent, and she must save his life.

After he gives her a job in the castle, Raena spends ten years falling in love with him.

Overall, I found McKaye's writing to be poignant and page turning but at the same time I felt the story lacked so
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Kerri Stonehill
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book... found it kept me up just to find out what happened next...
Darby Cupid
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book draws you in to an interesting world, with hidden abilities, spies who use sex for information and a forbidden love. I didn't read the blurb before I started, so the graphic nature of the sex was a bit of a surprise. That said, it was well written and I the rest of the series are on my TBR list. :)
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