𝕾𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖞 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 #3
⚡️🏛⚱️ 𝕊𝕒𝕔𝕣𝕚𝕗𝕚𝕔𝕖 ⚱️🏛⚡️
ℝ𝕪𝕫𝕖 𝕊𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝟛.𝟝
𝔹𝕪: Isabelle Blanco
𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dark Romance, Standalone-Series
ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: Nov. 12, 2019
Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection and part of the Dark Paranormal Ryze Series, but can be read as a Standalone!
We all know the story.
How it ended.
He survived and conquered each task.
Became the hero of all heroes.
And in the end he became a legend.
What no one told you is that I was there. I was helping him . . . and when he ascended, I was left behind to rot.
Herakles never knew I sold my soul for his success—he didn’t need to. Had I been enough on my own, he would’ve chosen to stay.
Instead, he rose to full glory.
I was dragged straight to Hades.
I lost track of him for nearly three millennia, but I’ve found him.
I will kill him.
He chose to become a god; I was forced to become a nightmare.
Now it’s time for us to meet again.
I abandoned my family mere moments before the Greek pantheon fell.
‘Till this day the whispers accuse me.
Had I been there, perhaps they could’ve been saved.
But I no longer gave a fuck.
Funny how vanity can blind a male to what really matters.
It took less than a year on Olympus before I began searching for her again.
I never found her.
Now, two-in-a-half-thousand years later, here I am.
An immortal ghost, simply getting by.
I should’ve never left her.
The only thing I had was hoping the last of her mortal days, wherever she ended up, were happy . . .
Joke’s on me.
A darkened, twisted version of my female returns, demanding my head for every one of my sins.
And she shall have it.
But first, I’m saving her from her curse.
I’ll sacrifice every ounce of my sanity left to free her . . . right before I let her end me once and for all.
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Sacrifice by N. Isabelle Blanco is the third book in the Sinister Fairy Tales Collection! THIS COLLECTION, OMG! This Sinister Fairy Tales Collection just keeps getting better and better! We went from Venom a Peter Pan retelling, to Cold Queen a Disney Frozen dark retelling, to Sacrifice a dark retelling of everyone’s favorite Greek hero… well, mine anyway, HERCULES, or as he’s called in Sacrifice, Herakles! Hercules is known for being the golden boy, the hero, Zeus’s favorite son… but all those stories you’ve heard, forget them all!
We all have heard the stories, the myths, the legends about each and every trial that the demigod Herakles went through to win his way to immortality and his place on Olympus.
But what all those stories left out was Herakles had a helping hand during those trials. Megara of Thebes made a deal to make sure Hercules secured his spot as a God.
Only for Herakles to leave her behind.
Unbeknownst to Herakles, the moment he left Megara behind he damned her to a lifetime of brutality and abuse in Hell.
Herakles received his immortality, and he made it to Olympus. But, he’s spent his immortal years living in regret for leaving Megara behind.
He’s searched for thousands of years trying to find where Meg’s mortal soul ended up.
Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think she would ultimately end up as a prisoner and an assassin for Hades in the Underworld.
Now, two-thousand-five-hundred years later Hades sends Megara on a mission to kill Herakles and to finally get her retribution after all these years. Kles can’t believe it’s actually Megara, his Meg, standing in front of him, and that she’s immortal! But that’s not all she is…
Nothing is ever that simple with Hades though. Hades offers Meg and Kles a deal. Complete a mission from him TOGETHER, and he will grant Meg not only her freedom but to take her revenge on Herakles.
But as they battle enemy after enemy, those old feelings, memories are stirred, and lines begin to blur. Before long enemies aren’t the only thing Meg is fighting against, but her desire for Kles as well…
❝ My downfall wrapped and delivered in the most delicious package I could’ve ever imagined. He destroyed my life once. He’s about to do it again.❞
Will Meg be able to finally take her revenge on the God that left her to suffer?
Is Herakles the golden boy everyone believes him to be?
You’ll have to read Sacrifice to find out!
❝ Whether I decide to kill him, or keep him, he belongs to me.❞
The Ryze Series was one of the only things I hadn’t yet read by Blanco so of course once I found out that her book in the Sinister Collection would be apart of her “Ryze World“ I snatched the series up quick, fast, and in a hurry and binge read them ALL in 3 days, I was completely enthralled! Every book I finished left my jaw on the floor but Sacrifice, Sacrifice blew me away and I never saw it coming! Blanco has created this whole new world filled with Gods and Goddesses, some you may have heard about, and some that she has created herself. But I can guarantee, the way she tells the story, you have NEVER heard them like this before. She has delivered this mythological series and then twisted the myths and characters to create a dark retelling that will BLOW YOUR MIND! I absolutely LOVE mythology, I mean what’s NOT to love about Gods and Goddesses?! So I was extremely excited to find out about this series, and that Hercules was the dark retelling Blanco choose! Darkness, suspense, trickery, action, and unexpected twists around every turn, Sacrifice has it ALL!
Megara is a complete badass! What fighter this chick is! Even after all the brutality and all the pain she’s experienced, she STILL came out on the other side tougher than ever. You could feel how much she was fighting against what was between her and Kles, what had ALWAYS been between them. Even though she should hate him, she surely has every right too, the more time she spends with him, the harder it is to hold on to her anger.
I wanted to hate Herakles. I really, really did. As much as he loved Megara… as much as she loved him, how could he just walk away? But, you could FEEL how much he’s suffered and missed Megara. Especially after finding out what he ultimately left Meg to suffer through, his guilt was palpable. But Herakles isn’t the golden boy hero that we all know from the stories, there is something inside of him… something he is fighting, while still trying to understand WHAT exactly it is that’s taking over him… what he is becoming. Trust me, your jaw will hit the floor when you find out!
The hatred, the desire, SHEESH! These two had it ALL in spades! I was literally DYING for the first steamy scene, and let me tell you… it took a while, longer than I thought it would. I’ve read books by Blanco and usually, she’s not stingy with the steam, I feel like this time around she was a little stingy with it! BUT the scenes we had… GODS! Herakles has a filthy mouth! Like I said, Greek mythology is my jam and I surely didn’t see it coming from the ‘Golden Boy’, but then again, this story is NOTHING like you would imagine when you think of the story of Hercules we’ve all been told.
❝ I’ll do whatever I have to do, be whatever I have to be, just to have a chance with you again.❞
I have adored Blanco‘s writing for some time now and with each new release, I’m reminded of why she’s on my one-click list! The way she describes this world leaves a perfect image in your mind of each and every scene that your reading. The fight scenes, WOW! They were just graphic enough that I could see myself off in the corner, eating popcorn and watching the H & h wreak havoc all over Earth and the Underworld. Oh and let’s not forget the BEAUTIFUL formatting and header images at the beginning of each chapter and the character POV breaks, STUNNING!
Sacrifice was a perfect addition to the Sinister Fairy Tales Collection, as well as Blanco‘s Ryze Series! The story did leave off with a sort of lead up for the next Ryze book and I am beyond excited for the continuation of that series, as well as the next book in the Sinister Fairy Tales Collection, Insolent.
If you enjoy mythology, and all things dark and twisted, you are going to want to check out Sacrifice, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – N. Isabelle Blanco has created this whole new world filled with Gods and Goddesses, some you may have heard about, and some that she has created herself. But I can guarantee, the way she tells the story, you have NEVER heard them like this before. She has delivered this mythological series and then twisted the myths and characters to create a dark retelling that will BLOW YOUR MIND! I was extremely excited to find out about this series, and that Hercules was the dark retelling Blanco choose! I absolutely LOVE mythology, I mean what’s NOT to love about Gods and Goddesses?! Darkness, suspense, trickery, action, and unexpected twists around every turn, Sacrifice has it ALL!
🔥🔥🔥 – I have to say, for a book by Blanco, this one didn’t have as much steam as what I’m used to seeing from her. Usually, she’s not stingy with the steam, I feel like this time around she was a little stingy with it! BUT the scenes we did have… GODS! Herakles has a filthy mouth and when two powerful beings overcome by desire collide… SMOKIN’ HOT!
🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – There wasn’t really a CLIFFHANGER per se, BUT there were still a few unanswered questions and the way the story left off was like a lead up to the next book in Blanco‘s Ryze Series. ( That I’m beyond excited for!)
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N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I. Lynn, and many others.
At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
That is until coffee came along and took over everything else.
Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control.