Posts tagged “Sinister Fairy Tales

Starlet Release Blitz & Review

Title: Starlet
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2020
From USA Today Bestselling Author Cora Kenborn comes a dark and twisted enemies to lovers retelling of Anastasia.
They call me America’s Sweetheart.
Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.
Sole survivor of LA’s most infamous crime.
I’m not any of those things.
He forced me into the spotlight.
The liar with a perfect smile and cold blue eyes.
But Alexandra Romanov’s fate won’t be mine.
I’ll speak her lines. I’ll hit the mark. I’ll strike a pose.
And when the past and present collide, I’ll become their worst nightmare.
They told me to preserve the legacy.
Be careful what you ask for. . .
You just might get it.
**Please be aware this book contains dark themes and sensitive subject matter essential to the storyline that may bother some readers.**
Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Known for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before delivering a twisted happily ever after.
Cora believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on his toes, and she draws inspiration from the sassy country women who raised her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.

My Review

Starlet is the final book in the Sinister fairytales collection. Did they save the best for last? I think they saved one of the best for sure. Now, I’m not familiar with Anastasia nor have I read this author before but nonetheless I was blown away by this book. 

I am going to have to keep this review short and vague as to not give away anything at all. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is sinister and dark and suspenseful. You will be on the edge of your seat as you become captivated by this story, these complex broken characters with tragic pasts and the phenomenal way this author weaves together their story in a way that it unfolds throughout the book to keep you intrigued and engaged. This book is hot and steamy and it will definitely melt your kindles. But it also has some frustration going on and you will want to scream at times too. 

All and all I really enjoyed this last book in the Sinister Fairytales collection. But I happen to really love dark romance and will definitely check out this author again. If you have triggers and aren’t a big fan of dark romance then this is probably not the book for you. 

Zhanshi Release Blitz & Review

Title: Zhànshì
Series: Sinister Fairytales Collection
Author: Anna Edwards
Genre: Dark Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Lia has known she was different since the age of five when her father taught her the skills of her ancestors. His stories of heroic exploits have fueled her fantasies for years. Little did she know that her expertise would be called upon when two cities, two triads, go to war. Will it be a step too far to think she can hide who she really is? 
Jaxon has known his career path since he was a little boy when his father promised his only son to the leader of the Yu Shi triad. Jaxon doesn’t mind—it allows him to center his chaotic thoughts and fight his opponents to the death. But when he’s partnered with a mysterious new recruit, he begins to question everything he knows. What is the young boy hiding from him? 
Zhanzhi is a modern day retelling of the tale of Mulan for the Sinister Fairytales Collection. Warrior Lia must find her inner strength to defeat a deadly enemy, who’s been left bitter by his quest for absolute power, while at the same time falling in love when she least expects it. Nothing will be as it seems in this dark triad world where a moment’s hesitation can be your downfall.

My Review

Zhànshì by Anna Edwards is another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection. This is a dark retelling reminiscent of Disney’s  Mulan. 

This is the story of Lia, our modern day Mulan. Lia has gone undercover as Zhan in the Yi Shu( one of the Two Chinese gangs/Mafia running California), and that is where she meets Jaxon. A warrior serving in the Yi Shu. They have instant connections with one another. While he may not understand why he’s having such strong feelings for this man(which we know is not actually a man at all)

Before too long the truth will be revealed and Jaxon and Lia will have more problems on their hands. Will he be able to keep her safe when the others find out who she really is? Jaxon understands that she has such strength that she could be the difference in whether they will be celebrating a victory or defeat. 

This was a modern take, with a old world feel to it. Like it had modern day gadgets, but seemed somewhat old in weaponry as the like. 

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⭐️⭐⭐⭐️-I would definitely say this book was well written and flowed quite nicely. I like the main characters, and Lia was quite the bitty kickin chick I hoped she would be. 

🔥🔥🔥-Nice chemistry and steamy scenes between Lia and Jaxon 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! HEA 

🔫 Trigger Warning- The book as a whole wasn’t completely dark . However , this book definitely has some dark scenes. Some fight/battle scenes and non-consensual intercourse scenes. So I would offer these words as warnings for those with triggers. 

All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.
I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.

Winter’s Arrow Release Blitz & Review

Title: Winter’s Arrow
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 14, 2020
True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.

Winter Snow
My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?

My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter’s Arrow. Because I’m here to destroy them all.
Kazek Flor
I’m not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.
I’ll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we’ll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.
Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we’re thirsting for your blood.

My Review

Winter’s Arrow is a dark retelling of Snow White and part of the Sinister Fairytales collection. While this is totally not my genre. Shapeshifters and post- Apocalyptic worlds are not something that captures my attention, I will say this book was very well written the details were great. I think overall it was a good addition to the sinister fairytales collection. This just wasn’t my typical type of book. However I think the author did a great job with it. This is sure to be fabulous for fans of both of retellings and shifter/PNR!  

“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.”
Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.”
I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully.
She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me.
That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut.
Tears collected in my eyes.
I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need.
She’d won.
After all that… she’d still won.
I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal.
Because I wanted him.

USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.


Abducted Release Blitz & Review

Title: Abducted
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K.I. Lynn
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 5, 2020
The mafia never lets you go.
I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.
A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.
Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.

Prologue – Somewhere in Chicago… The chains chafed my wrists, making me wish I were still in my cage. Though it lacked privacy, the cage at least had a bed, and in there I wasn’t restrained with my arms above my head. But I was in Domenico’s domain. The small bedroom-like area was created from a previous office. There was a lamp and a mattress with a blanket, but those were the only creature comforts. The rest of the room retained both the look and smell of the rest of the decaying structure. With no way to tell time, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been there. All I knew was that I was tired. Being held against my will caused spikes in my adrenaline, and the subsequent crashes left me drained. The small panic attacks had lessened over the past few weeks, but there was an undercurrent of strife, and I feared what would happen if things got out of control. I stared at the bed, wishing I were on it. All that did was cause the memories of him inside me to come slamming down. The absolute owning of my body by him and him alone. The way he made me come undone. Feelings that I shouldn’t have with his touch, but I did. Feelings I drowned in as he consumed me. I am Domenico’s…for now. And that was the thought that always sent questions spiraling out of control and a spike of fear to run through me. I was a caged bird. A pet awaiting a sentence bound to be more grim than any fairy-tale horror.

My Review

Abducted is yet another Ah-ma-zing addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection. This Beauty and the Beast re-telling is the most perfect combination of a really dark and twisted falling for her captor/mafia romance. It was so much more than I was expecting. 

It’s clear from the blurb and the title alone you are dealing with a woman who has been abducted. So right away you’d think that it’s a clear case of Stockholm Syndrome, right? However with Belle/Arabella and Domenico it’s so much more than that. They have this instant insane connection. He’s mean, nasty and does things that should most definitely be unforgivable to her. There’s a method to his madness though. The more that was uncovered about him the harder I fell for him. 

Arabella spent years running away from people like Domenico. She feels things she shouldn’t, and knows deep down he doesn’t know the truth about her. She hasn’t been able to trust anyone in a long time or she can’t trust anything Domenico says to her , especially after the things he’s done to her, or so she thought. I just love her character. My heart broke for her past, but holy moly she was booty kickin chick to the max! When things go off the rails what will happen when she has no choice but to trust him to keep her safe? 

Domenico wanted so hard for her to put her trust in him and he knew their relationship was based on more than just lust. He laid claim to her and everyone knew it.  I’m obsessed with this character y’all! He didn’t care. He was loyal to those loyal to him and he is all kinds of alpha and delicious! He wanted what he wanted and he took it. When he takes a chance and risks everything to save her will she finally accept that she belongs to him once and for all? 

While this is my first ever book by K. I Lynn I can guarantee it will not be my last. She tossed in lots of heartbreaking elements and unexpected moments that hit me right in my feelings and I couldn’t put this book down! It.Was.Fantastic! 

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⭐️⭐⭐⭐- Full of lies, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense, forgiveness, and twist and turns you could have seen coming. Definitely pick this up! It was phenomenal!!  It was all kinds of dark, dirty and deceptive. I didn’t see it coming. It was full of angst and suspense that kept me engaged. I devoured it super fast. I did not want to put this book down! 

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-Holy Hades Domenico and Arabella!! Yummy for her Alpha devilry that is crazy explosive! Licious smexy times!!

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! Amazing HEA

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about. Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

Stealing Cinderella Release Blitz & Review

Title: Stealing Cinderella
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: April 2, 2020
Every royal has their dirty little secret. His was… me. 
It should have been simple. 
Go to the ball, meet the prince, and secure his patronage for my favorite charity. 
But beneath the mask, the brooding beast of a man was not at all who I expected. 
He was dark and intense and eerily quiet. 
When I left, I could still feel the ghost of his touch branded into my skin. 
He haunted my dreams, but I never expected to see him again. 
Then he came for me. 
And he took me. 
And I learned that his darkness was a void I never could have conceived. 
He’s the crown prince of Norway. 
And, now, I’m his captive.

My Review

Holy Sinister Diamond-Studded Slippers!! This retelling was Phe-nom-enal! A.Zavarelli took classic Cinderella and put a modern, sinister, dark, dirty, and deviously-delicious twist on it. She tossed in lots of heartbreaking elements and unexpected moments that hit me right in my feelings and I couldn’t put this book down! It.Was.Fantastic! 

Thorsen Lykken is no ordinary Prince Charming. Tragic events from his past made him the man he is. The reputation he’s earned as an intensely dark and secretive man is an understatement for what truly lies inside this beautifully troubled man. When he meets Ella he is immediately captivated by her innocence and beauty, he’s drawn to her in a way that he’s never been to anyone. He has to have her, so he takes her.

He’s dealing with personal issues and finding it hard to struggle with the balance of conflicts going on inside him. He’s never really dealt with women on his own. However he finds himself very dominant and protective over her where others are concerned. What I loved the most about his character was the amazing transformation we saw. I mean this man was night and day, from the beginning of the story to the end. 

Ella was the beautiful and innocent girl living a pretty sad existence. Walking around with the burden of your fathers death on your shoulders and then being abused and mistreated for years by the only other family you have left, had to have been devastating for her. Finding solace at the animal sanctuary near her home. A one night reprieve gifted to her in the form of an invitation to a ball leads to a chance meeting with Prince Thorsen Lykken that will change her life forever. 

There are many things that happen after which I won’t go into detail so as not to give spoilers. But ultimately those will inevitably end with her ending up at Thorsen’s estate in Norway. Given all that she goes through in the days surrounding her arrival at Prince Thorsen’s estate I found her character to be resilient and tough and just the balance he needed to his rude and rough. Instead of doing what we all expected she did the opposite, she was so loving and caring and couldn’t help but want to fix this broken man, and fell for him hard core in the process. 

“I think I know deep in my soul this is a suicide mission. He’ll never be able to love me back.”

I love this story because it’s such a story of transformation and healing. Now, it’s all kids of devious and dirty and twisted and unexpected and I love that. But I love that the Thorsen we meet in the beginning is not the Thorsen of the end. I love the journey these two broken people went on together. Their love healed each other. It was emotional and angsty and just all around a wonderfully awesome addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection. 

*I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complimentary copy of this book! 

My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- I’m absolutely in love with fairytale retellings and this was one of my favorites in the Sinister FT’s Collections. I love A. Zavarelli and this was just another amazing example of how talented she is. From Mafia romance  to Fairytale retellings she can write it all. 🖤🤎

🔥🔥🔥🔥- This was down and dirty and dominant! Holy Heck was it ever Hot y’all 🔥🔥

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger! This was a fairytale ending HEA 👸🤴🏻

A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.
When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research. 
She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies. 

Lock Release Blitz & Review

Title: Lock
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Kimberly Knight
Genre: Dark Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.
Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.
If only it were that easy.
Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one …
Because freedom always comes at a price.
“Now, son”—Frank squeezed Frank Jr’s shoulder—”tonight, you can have any one of these ladies that you want. More than one if you’d like.”
My heart, which had finally returned to its regular beat, felt as though it was cracking in my chest as I listened to what Frank said. Of course, that was why they were here.
“I told you I wasn’t a virgin,” Frank Jr. said in a low voice.
Frank chuckled. “That may be, but any one of these ladies will make sure you’re well taken care of. You might learn some things. It’s your birthday, enjoy it.”
Frank Jr. replied, his voice still low, “Whores aren’t my thing.”
“These are the finest ones around, son. You’ll be in safe hands. Take your pick, and then I can pick mine.”
“And if I don’t?” Frank Jr. asked.
“Then you’ll piss me off,” Frank stated, giving Frank Jr. a stern look.
“I can assure you,” Madam cut in, “all of my girls are clean and well trained. They aren’t like high school girls.” She chuckled.
Frank Jr. looked at his father another moment and then stepped toward the line of girls. He still hadn’t taken a sip of the vodka in his hand, and that made me nervous. I wasn’t sure what Madam would do to me if Frank Jr. asked for something else. Was Grey Goose not a good brand?
Just like Madam had done not ten minutes prior, Frank Jr. walked by each girl, looking them up and down from their heads to their feet and back up. When he got to the end, I expected him to walk back down the line because he hadn’t made a decision yet. Instead, he stopped in front of me, looking back at Frank and Madam. “I choose her,” he said.
My eyes widened as Madam said in a raised voice, “Zell isn’t one of the girls.”
“She’s not?” Frank Jr. questioned and turned his head to look at me.
I lowered my gaze while I waited for Madam to respond. I expected her to say something about me being her daughter, and therefore, off-limits. Instead, she said, “She’s never been with a man before. She wouldn’t know what to do. Pick one of the others. They will show you a good time.”
My face got hot again, and I was certain I looked like a tomato. I couldn’t believe that Madam had told Frank Jr. I was a virgin. I’d read about a virgin once. She met a guy with a helicopter and had weird sex with him. She seemed to like it, but that didn’t mean I was ready for this handsome boy to know I was a virgin.
“Is that true?” Frank Jr. asked as he looked into my eyes. “Are you a virgin?” I nodded, not able to speak. He turned back to Madam and his father. “Then, yes, I want her.”
“She’s not even groomed,” Madam stated to Frank.
“Son, why don’t you pick someone else?”
“With all due respect, Father, you brought me here to, what was it? Become a man? Being a man is choosing who I want to sleep with, and I choose …” He paused for a moment. “Zell.”
The tray I was still holding fell from my grasp and clattered onto the floor. Madam’s gaze snapped to me, and my eyes widened before I quickly bent to pick it up. My heart was beating so fast in my chest that I was certain Frank Jr. could hear it. I kept my gaze on the floor, not able to look at anyone. I couldn’t believe this was happening.

My Review

Lock is a fairly fast paced darker and sinister re-telling of the original Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm.  It is the story of Zell and Frankie. Zell, hardly a princess, but a beautiful girl whose tower is a high rise balcony overlooking New York City. Our prince was more a Mafia prince. Heir to the mafia throne, being groomed to take over the family business. Full of suspense, twists and turns. It will keep you guessing until the very end as to if you will get the outcome you are hoping for. Buckle up baby, it’s gonna be an engaging ride!!  

In this exciting tale you read the story of Zell, who caught the eye of Frankie on his eighteenth birthday when his father brought him to the penthouse to introduce him to parts of the family business he hadn’t known about up until that point. When given his choice of companions for the evening he sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent Zell. 

While spending time with her secrets are uncovered and plans are made. In order to rescue Zell, Frankie will have to go head to head with his father and deceive everyone he’s ever known. Will Frankie be able to save his princess Zell or will his father and the evil Saffron keep her locked in her tower?! 

Zell is innocent and beautiful. She has been locked in this penthouse her entire life. It’s all she’s ever known. Although her mother is cruel,she has formed a bond with the other girls that live there. 

When Frankie and his father show up she starts to question everything she’s ever known. When Frankie promises to come back and rescue her from her tall tower, is he telling the truth or is he as untrustworthy as his father and everyone else in this deviant world? He has shown her respect and care so far, but when secrets are revealed and her world comes crashing around her, will Frankie be her Prince who rescues her or a villain just like his father? 

This Sinister Fairytales Collections series is the best, people. With that said, I have definitely liked some of the re-telling more than others, and this was one of them. This was a take I wasn’t quite expecting but I liked where she went with it, and I’m glad that we are going to get some more from this world in a future book. This book was the perfect length and it kept me engaged and entertained. It had suspense, mystery, good character development. All in all I was a happy girl so I flew right through it.

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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- Overall this was a good read! Lock was another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales Collection. I loved Frankie and Zell as well as Quinn, Jackie and  Erin. I’m so glad we are getting Erin and Richardo’s story in Deliverance.

🔥🔥- There was some chemistry between the main characters, but due to their ages and the subject matter, it really didn’t allow for much sensual contact! There was one scene, but it wasn’t what I would call a super hot scene but any means. I don’t want to give spoilers. Their kisses were chemistry filled. So there was that. But remember these characters are 18 and this deals with some heavy subject matter. So this was appropriate for this book! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA. No cliffy!! Our mains did get a perfect HEA 😍 We will also be getting another book from secondary characters you met in this world! 

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.


Title: Imprisoned
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K.L. Donn
Genre: Dark Fairy Tales Retelling
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Once upon a time… 
Isn’t that how love stories begin? 
Not this time. This is not a love story. 
This is the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and how Princess Arianna of Graeline was conceived out of darkness and lies.
Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as protection against a vengeful curse. 
A love curse.
Malevolence has invaded the land of mystery, and the dark mage has decided it’s time to collect on her favor. The price…
The princess.
Until the king calls for a savior. Or two?
Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead.
Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world. 
How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs?
Can these two “princes” beat the odds, save the princess, and live happily ever after?
Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?

My Review

Imprisoned is a fast paced version of the  “untold” story or sinister retelling or take on Sleeping Beauty. However, here our story is a little darker and sinister, with a bit of a paranormal vibe.  

Be ready to dive into a tale full of suspense, twists and turns as you read the story of Princess Arianna of Graeline, who was locked away as a means of protection for the cursed bestowed upon her from birth. Though she is a beautiful princess, she is not just a damsel in need of rescuing. She’s actually pretty tough and awesome and her chemistry with Apollo and Ares…Holy Crap is it ever smokin hot!! 

Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury are our hot alpha-heroes that set out to save the princess. They were tough and had never really imagined much of a future until they saw her and she had them re-evaluating everything. 

Will they be able to save their princess or will the evil witch destroy the one they love?! 

I’m absolutely loving the Sinister Fairytales Collections series, my friends. So I will say, this take on Sleeping Beauty is definitely a different take. TBH I am new to this author, and I’m not really a PNR fan however, I still managed to enjoy this book. It wasn’t all that lengthy and it kept me engaged and entertained. It had suspense, mystery, good character development, and the chemistry was hot. All in all I was a happy girl so I flew right through it. 

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- Overall this was a pretty good read! Imprisoned was another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales Collection. 

🔥🔥🔥- There was yummy chemistry between the three MC’s in this book, y’all! Yes, Yes, it was definitely steamy! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA. No cliffy!!

Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book. 
Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together. 

MIRAGE Release Blitz & Review

Title: Mirage
Collection: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: C.M. Radcliff
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 20, 2020 Cover Design: Black Widow Designs
Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
After the death of her father, his empire became hers and the princess became a queen. Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money can’t buy.
At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslyn’s world spiraled out of control.
Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quickly… until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.
From the wrong side of the tracks, Axel’s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches.
When you’re on top of the world, one mistake is all it takes to lose it all. And getting back up is always harder than the fall.
Getting his life back came with an offer he couldn’t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasn’t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldn’t escape.
She was his endgame and he would fight to the death to get to that finish line.
Together, they roll the dice and risk it all for love.
But when you gamble in the game of life or death, you pay a price.
And sometimes, that price could cost you everything.

My Review

Holy Moly!! Y’all!!  I am loving these Sinister Fairytales and Mirage, OMG! Let me just tell you it’s right up there with my favorites of them. This one is a take on Aladdin. But if you’re looking for it to be just like Aladdin it won’t be. I mean there are a few similarities, but it’s just so amazing all on its own! If you had never even heard of the original story you would still love this. 

Axel (our Hero) is this sexy, street fighter with a heart of gold. He grew up rough, tough and poor. But in the street fighting world he’s kicking rear and taking names. When he is approached with an offer to be an exclusive fighter for renowned Heart surgeon Jasper Lafar, it seems almost too good to be true. There is most definitely something untrustworthy about Jasper. But the allure of Jasper’s fiancé, the beautiful and sweet Jaslyn, whom Axel is sure Jasper is mistreating, is too much to resist so Axel accepts the job. 

Jaslyn feels trapped, stuck in her pretty dark mansion . No one knows the suffering she endures daily at the hands of her fiancé. She’s a tough girl, she puts up with so much more that most could even fathom. When Axel came along she couldn’t help but be drawn to this gorgeous street fighter who vows to protect her. But will their attraction become too much and will they give into temptation? If Jasper were to suspect they were anything to each other it cost them everything, including their lives. Will they take that risk? 

This book is good y’all! I really won’t say more because I don’t want to give anything away. It got me so excited, super frustrated, on edge. It was Angsty and full of suspense. It had heat and sweet moments. It had a frustratingly jaw dropping cliffhanger! Another great addition to the Sinister Fairytales collection! 

 My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐— Jaslyn and Axel are going to ruin me before this is all over. I just know it!!  This book left me breathless y’all! 😱

🔥🔥🔥🔥- Were these the office the charts hottest scenes ever, well no. But they were sweet and had heat and that was great to me! I wasn’t disappointed AT ALL! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪 YOU’VE BEEN WARNED! Cliffhanger Alert!! This book ends on a cliffhanger. 

C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably on an adventure with her little family. 

Legend Release Blitz

Title: Legend
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: M.R. Leahy
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 6, 2020

Far, far away, hidden on Insula Sacra—Island of the Accursed— lives a forgotten world of man and beast.

Damned by the Gods, and forced to live in everlasting darkness, they continue to fight a war that has long since been buried in time.
With each rise and fall of the cursed moon, they are reminded of all they’ve lost.
Desperate for freedom, they await the night the one true king will rise to power and free them from the curse.
The King, however, cannot rise without his Queen—both blessed with the mark of the Gods, they must end the war to save them all.
Or so the legend says…

My Review

Legend was a super quick, faster paced, retelling of the story of Tarzan and Jane. Now, here our story is a little darker and more sinister version, with a paranormal twist.  That’s the fated to be together love story of Karzan and Janey that you get. This is my first time reading this author and I thought her writing style was wonderful. 

I am really loving the Sinister Fairytales Collections series. So while Tarzan isn’t a fairytale that I cared all that much about and I had never heard to this author before , I still managed to enjoy this book. It wasn’t all that long and did keep me engaged and entertained so I flew right through it. Legend was a great addition to the Sinister Fairytales Collection. 

⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- Overall this was a good read! 

🔥🔥🔥- There was a long time before the MC’s were even together , but when they finally did it was steamy! 

🌪Cliffhanger Warning- HEA. No cliffy!!

“They abandoned us, cursed us. An endless war, a dying race…the prophecy states that once united, the chosen one, bearing the mark of the gods, will bring forth the one true king.” Balling my hand into a fist, I turn and face the great room. “I will be that King. No matter what it takes, no matter how many people must burn to make it so, we will rise again and this time, not even the Gods will be able to stop us.”


Siren Release Blitz and Review

Title: Siren
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Hazel Grace
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: January 7, 2020
I’m one of the most alluring creatures in the world.
A siren.
One of seven princesses of Lacuna.
But I wanted more than that, so much more than the trinkets I stowed in my caverns. I wanted my own piece of the world.
And I got it.
However with that wish came a price, and that price came with secrets.
Two of which should never have been able to set foot on where I reside.
The fate of my heart belongs to Lacuna, but whose heart belongs to me?

My Review 

GAH!! Holy Freakin Under the Sea!! This is probably my absolute FAVORITE if the sinister fairy tales yet!! Yes, my friends it’s that fantastic! I’m talking all the Stars 🌟 y’all!

So this is the story of Davina, daughter of King Triton, Princess of Lacuna. Davina’s story is a twisted and amazingly angsty and suspenseful take on The Little Mermaid. She’s one of seven daughters of King Triton.
When a mysterious and alluring stranger, Dagen the Blood Axe Viking shows up on her island she quickly captured him and sets out on a quest to serve up revenge and find answers as to who, what, when, where, why, and how he came to be there. The chemistry between them was off the charts hot. It was anger filled and sexually charged and it was EVERYTHING!! 🔥🔥

Dagen was waiting for his chance to escape and serve up some revenge on Davina and her sisters himself. Sent on a mission to the island by his father he began to question everything. He finds himself conflicted when he wants to own her body as much as he wants to harm it. He is brute and gorgeous and all man. I love the dirty talking, manly Viking that he is. Then we see a soft side of him at times when he’s with Davina, this protective side comes out. Good gracious it’s so freakin hot.

There are so many secondary characters in this book that add so much to this story. It literally keeps this story flowing so fast and there isn’t a moment that I wasn’t on the edge of my seat excited and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. Then Hazel Grace completely obliterated my heart for a minute there and I was left a devastated crying mess. Thankfully she put me back together in the end. This is a must read for those who are fans of the fantasy romance genre. This is such and amazing “re-twisted-telling”! I cannot give it enough stars or recommend it enough.

My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!
⭐️⭐️⭐⭐⭐⭐️- This book had ever single thing I’m looking forbade SO MUCH MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER FATHOMED!! I had to throw in a sixth star because five just ain’t gonna cut it! This book stole my breath y’all! 😱
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥-HOLY HOT HADES The Love Scenes *Fans self*
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! After I stopped breathing and cried several times, I got my HEA I was hoping for and it was Perfect!! ♥️

Hazel Grace is an avid music lover and hardcore Oakland Raiders fan from the mitten state of Michigan. Her writing goals are “what the f*ck” storylines while enjoying her readers private messaging her to cuss her out.