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.
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!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- 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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️- 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.
Release Date: February 20, 2020Cover 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.
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!
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⭐️⭐️⭐⭐— 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.
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…
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.”
I’m one of the most alluring creatures in the world.
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?
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.
As a starry-eyed child, I wanted to believe my shining prince would ride up on a white horse, present a diamond ring, and carry me away to his castle. His love would be endless and our lives would be the happily ever after all girls dreamed about. I never knew the fairytale was nothing more than a lie.
I was a good girl.
Until one night, one tiny trip, one little mistake, one moment of indiscretion.
When I fell down the rabbit hole, I stumbled into the absolute fantasy, succumbing to their whims and rituals. As their very naughty girl, I embraced the nightmare and refused to ever leave.
The Darkland is mine.
And those monsters will kneel before their one true Queen.
I have to say Madness is by far the most dark and insanely twisted retelling of the sinister fairy tales collection so far. At least in my opinion. This book is as its titled… Pure delicious, mind blowing Madness! This take or retelling of Alice in Wonderland will leave you simultaneously blown away as wondering exactly WTF did I just read?!?!
This is Ellison’s story. She is nothing short of insane. She’s the driver of the crazy train y’all. She started off the book with her insanity and I was like “oh damn, well we going right to crazy town on the first page, okay, okay.” Now IRL Alice and Wonderland isn’t even a fairytale I care for, But I can definitely get on board with this kinda Wonderland! I mean this is a RH (reverse harem) so it’s a sensual and hot and dirty wonderland. Hells yes!
I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I will just say… Get ready!! Prepare to fall down a devious, dark and twisted rabbit hole of madness and mayhem. There was so much going on and it was crazy, and chaotic. It was wild and really dark. It will have everyone going just a little mad at least for a minute. I think this is definitely one of those books I could go back and read again and probably catch something I might have missed out on the first time, because there are so many characters and so much happening at one time.
I am just a fan of dark and twisted, so this is right up my alley. This sinister fairy tales collection is amazing and this is a fantastic part of it. Definitely recommend for those who love twisted tales. If RH or blood and gore offends you, then this is most definitely NOT the book for you. But if you are open minded about those things I think you will love this book!
My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book! ⭐️⭐⭐⭐️- Totally dark and twisted retelling. Recommend for dark romance fans who also love RH! 🔥🔥🔥🔥-CRAZY RH HOTNESS! 🧨 💥 🌪Cliffhanger Warning-No cliffhanger! 🔫Trigger Warning- This book does contain violence, blood, gore and is a Reverse Harem. If you are offended by these things this is Not the book for you!