Ironclad Devotion- Jami Gold

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Safeguarding her freedom,

a faerie princess locks down her heart,

but a blacksmith forges the key…

A faerie princess evading her fate…

Earth is no place for a faerie, but Kira can’t go home without dooming her people. Desperate to avoid the pull of her homeland, she fosters an abandoned girl, the child’s joy a source of much-needed energy.

A blacksmith with something to prove…

When Zachary Chase discovers he has a daughter, he’s determined to be part of his child’s life and not repeat his mother’s neglect. But to open the little girl’s heart, he must earn her foster mother’s trust.

One night is never enough…

Despite their rivalry, Kira and Zac’s desires tempt them into one no-consequences night. Yet the more passion flares between them, the more Kira risks destroying the life she’s carved out on Earth—and endangering those she cares about in both worlds.


What a cool story! I picked this up on NetGalley, mainly because the bright colors of the cover grabbed my attention, followed by hooking me in with a faerie princess mentioned in the blurb. There’s a lot going on in Ironclad Devotion, and the worldbuilding is almost unstoppable in how vivid it is. I want to be a part of Kira and Zac’s world, and couldn’t stop reading their story. I really loved Kira, and I thought she and Zack were a great fit for one another. I was rooting for them all the way through, even when their romance seemed to get way too complicated.

Ironclad Devotion is a swoon worthy romance of a high calibre, and definitely a story I’d recommend to anyone who is looking to find great fantasy that also has some scenes that will have you fanning yourself.

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Besieged by Rain by Michelle Irwin

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Clay Jacobs harbors a dangerous secret. Evie, the object of his teenage obsession, isn’t human. But instead of destroying the supernatural threat, as he’s been instructed by the Rain—the organization he belongs to—he let her escape.

The memory of the one who got away not only haunts him but holds him captive and assaults him nightly. Unable to escape the visions, and the guilt, he races across the country to locate her and correct his mistake. Instead of the monster he expects, he finds a woman who ensnares him with her charms. In her embrace, Clay dares to imagine a different life. One free of the constant need to kill.

His family—and the oaths he made to them—is not so easy to escape though. When the past catches up to him, it won’t only be his happiness but also the life of his lover at risk. What will it take to free himself from the grip of the Rain?

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I absolutely loved the concept of this book, right from the blurb. And the book itself didn’t disappoint. The Rain work toward the distruction of monsters and those they consider evil. Of course, since this is a paranormal romance, the main character, Clay isn’t so sure that the things he was raised to believe are true. I loved that this book had a bit of a gender flip from what you usually see in paranormal, it made for such a great read and lots of great, swoon worthy moments. It was nice to see the woman as the seemingly untouchable paranormal creature. And there’s a companion series to this one that explores Evie and Clay’s story from her perspective. So cool!

I don’t think the cover of this book does the novel inside justice. I like the typography and the water element, but thought the cover was overall a little cheesy and not quite as memorable as a lot of the other books we’re seeing released this year. Please don’t let that deter you from reading the book though.

Overall, this was a wonderful romance story with some really unique world building and plot elements. I’d love to see more people reading this book because I desperately need to obsess about it with someone. I’ll be hunting down the Daughter of Fire books shortly.

Blog Tour: The Demon Door by Kim Alexander

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Today I have a special feature. A blog tour stop celebrating this week’s release of The Sand Prince by Kim Alexander. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and had to jump at the opportunity to participate in the tour. It’s been way too long since I’ve read a great, original fantasy story. If that’s something you’re looking for too, then you’re going to need to give this one a read.


About the Book
0956870345642“When the storm came, it was made of magic, not rain, and when it had passed, the life and the city Hellne knew were changed forever.” In Kim Alexander’s debut novel she weaves a witty, epic fantasy brimming with diverse characters and plenty of intrigue.

Two worlds

On the war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, Hellne, the fierce young queen, fights to keep her people alive, and to keep her son’s parentage a secret.

On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, the demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and children still guard The Door between the worlds.

Bound by magic

Rhuun, the Prince of Eriis, uncovers a sultry book written by a human, sparking an obsession with the other world. When he is forced to flee Eriis, he must travel through The Door or pay the price in blood.

Divided by a door

The humans of Mistra are not what Rhuun was expecting—and one insufferable young woman in particular is about to find out that the demons of Eriis are not mythological after all . . .

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As you can likely guess from the blurb, this is a dynamic book with a lot going on. It covers two dimensions, countless incredible characters, and an epic storyline that is sure to span into a fantastic series. The world building is what really brought this story to life for me because even though there’s still a lot to learn about the main characters, the world is so unlike anything else I’ve ever read, and that’s what had me continuously turning pages. I’d love for the chance to escape from reality for a day or so and explore Eriis, though probably with an escort to show me the ropes!

Easily a four star read, and highly recommended for any fantasy fans. You’ll find elements that call back to all kinds of classic fantasy stories, with writing that is easy to plow through and a great fit for modern readers.


About the Author
Kim1Kim Alexander grew up in the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten undocumented years in the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an angry fish, and her extremely patient husband.
THE SAND PRINCE is Kim’s debut novel and begins the fantasy series THE DEMON DOOR.

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