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ARC Review | Mirage | Sinister Fairy Tale Collection #8 | by C.M. Radcliff

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๐•พ๐–Ž๐–“๐–Ž๐–˜๐–™๐–Š๐–— ๐•ฑ๐–†๐–Ž๐–—๐–ž ๐•ฟ๐–†๐–‘๐–Š ๐•ฎ๐–”๐–‘๐–‘๐–Š๐–ˆ๐–™๐–Ž๐–”๐–“ #๐Ÿ–


๐“‘๐”‚: C.M. Radcliff

๐“–๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ป๐“ฎ: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Duet

๐“ก๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ผ๐“ฎ ๐““๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ: February. 20, 2020



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.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money canโ€™t buy.

At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslynโ€™s world spiraled out of control.

Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quicklyโ€ฆ until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.

From the wrong side of the tracks, Axelโ€™s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches
When youโ€™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 couldnโ€™t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasnโ€™t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldnโ€™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.

๐“๐“ญ๐“ญ ๐“œ๐“ฒ๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ฎ ๐“ฝ๐“ธ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป ๐“–๐“ธ๐“ธ๐“ญ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ญ๐“ผ ๐“ฃ๐“‘๐“ก โžปย shorturl.at/bfjzP

๐Ÿงžโ€โ™‚๏ธโœจ๐“’๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ผ ๐“ž๐“ฏ ๐“ ๐“‘๐“ฒ๐“ซ๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ธ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“ก๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ฎ๐”€โœจ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Confessions 5 Stars

โ๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’”๐’๐’Š๐’‘ ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ๐’”, ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’•๐’‰. ๐‘พ๐’†’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’˜๐’†๐’…, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’–๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•…โž

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธย ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ“ ๐“ž๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ช๐“ต๐“ต ๐“ก๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ: Mirage by C.M. Radcliff is book number eight in the Sinister Fairy Tale Collection! Unlike the other books in the collection thus far, Mirage is NOT PNR. Mirage is a contemporary, modern-day re-telling of an old-time favorite of mine, Aladdin! You know the story, he’s poor and comes from the underground, she comes from a world of privilege, he wants to show her a whole new world… (Haha, corny I know but I had to do it! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚) All the elements of the classic tale are there but Radcliff went in and added her “magic” to it, making it all her own! Told in dual POV, Mirage is filled with suspense and enough twists that will keep you right on the edge of your seat… and you’re jaw-dropping with the dramatic cliffhanger!

โ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’…๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰. ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฐ ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†, ๐‘ฐ’๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’†๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Ž๐’†.โž


Now, although I really enjoyed Mirage, it’s actually one of my favorites from the Sinister Fairy Tale Collection it’s not really what I would consider “dark”. Besides the treatment of Jaslyn, there wasn’t that DARKNESS that I was looking for or am used to from Radcliff. Either way, it didn’t take away from the story and I still really enjoyed it.

โ๐‘ฐ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’”.โž

C.M. Radcliff is most definitely one of my one-click authors I am a HUGE fan of her work.ย  Her plots and her characters never disappoint and Mirage was no different. Beautifully written, and the twists that she’s added to this age-old tale has drawn me in hook, line, and sinker! From the blurb to the prologue, to the very last page I devoured this book! Mirage is most definitely a page-turner that will have you begging for more!

If you enjoy new twists to those old classics, then I recommend checking out Mirage!

โ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’Š๐’”๐’’๐’• ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†. ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’.โž

โค๏ธ (๐“ฑ) ๐“—๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฎ: Jaslyn Astor grew up in a life of luxury. Her father was a very successful man and after his passing, he left everything to his princess, his daughter. After her father’s death, Jaslyn leaned on the one person she thought she could trust, her father’s business partner, Jasper Lafar. But Jasper is NOT the hero he pretended to be and is much more sinister than Jaslyn could have ever imagined. Now Jaslyn lives in a beautiful “castle” but that castle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, more like a gilded cage. Jaslyn is a strong but broken woman and even though the longer she is with Jasper the more danger she is in, her father’s legacy and his entire empire are at stake. Jaslyn may seem like a weak character but it’s her little acts of silent defiance that let us know there is a fighter still inside of her just waiting to break out.

โ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’š๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’†๐’Œ, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’‚๐’…๐’†, ๐’‚ ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’†๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‰๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’† ๐’‡๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’“.โž


๐Ÿ’™ (๐“—) ๐“—๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ธ: Axel Reed, the tortured anti-hero, Axel is an underground illegal street fighter from the wrong side of the tracks. Axel was once on the top and now he’s fighting (literally) his way back to it. When a wealthy man makes Axel an offer he can’t refuse, it sounds too good to be true but after meeting the man’s beautiful but battered fiance, Axel takes the deal. I adore Axel. Who doesn’t drool over a sexy man who can kick some butt and wants to protect you? Axel knew his future was at risk but he still takes the deal in hopes of protecting Jaslyn… and showing her a whole new world. ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ๐‘จ๐’๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’˜. ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’š๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’‚๐’. ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’…๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’‚๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰.โž

๐Ÿงžโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐“ข๐“ฎ๐“ฌ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ญ๐“ช๐“ป๐”‚ ๐“’๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ผ:ย I can’t NOT mention the legendary “Genie”, A.K.A Rush! Rush is Axel’s best friend/brother. The two grew up in the system together and while they aren’t biological brothers, they are extremely close. Rush completely stole the show whenever he was around. He’s loyal and extremely funny but I feel like there’s a lot more going on with Rush… I know this is set to be a duet but I’m actually hoping for a spin-off because I would LOVE to find out a bit more about Rush.

โ๐‘จ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’˜๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’Ž๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“.โž

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ“ ๐“ข๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ถ ๐“•๐“ช๐“ฌ๐“ฝ๐“ธ๐“ป: There isn’t a TON of steam in this one, but there is a whole lot of sexual tension that had me blowing on my Kindle to try and cool that bad boy down and once they finally collide… sparks are FLYING!

โ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’š ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’†, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’š๐’, ๐‘ฐ’๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’–๐’„๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š.โž

Mirage Teaser

๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ“ ๐“’๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฏ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ: HUGE, MAJOR, JAW-FREAKIN-DROPPING, CLIFFHANGER!!! This was another difference between Mirage and the other books in the collection thus far. Although releasing in the Sinister Fairy Tale Collection, Mirage is actually book one of the Veiled Love Duet and the conclusion of the story will not be released until the Fall of 2020! Trust me, this one is definitely going to leave you wanting more so if you aren’t a fan of cliffhangers or waiting around for the next read, you may wanna wait before jumping into this one.

โ๐‘ถ๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’…๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’˜๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”.โž

โš ๏ธ ๐“ฃ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.G.โ€” cheating, mental and physical abuse. If you would like to know more, feel free to DM me!

โ๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†, ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’˜๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’?โž

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๐•ฒ๐–—๐–†๐–‡ ๐–ž๐–”๐–š๐–— ๐–ˆ๐–”๐–•๐–ž ๐–”๐–‹ ๐•ธ๐–Ž๐–—๐–†๐–Œ๐–Š ๐–™๐–”๐–‰๐–†๐–ž!

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๐•ฌ๐–‘๐–˜๐–” ๐•ฌ๐–›๐–†๐–Ž๐–‘๐–†๐–‡๐–‘๐–Š ๐•ด๐–“ ๐•ฟ๐–๐–Š ๐•พ๐–Ž๐–“๐–Ž๐–˜๐–™๐–Š๐–— ๐•ฑ๐–†๐–Ž๐–—๐–ž ๐•ฟ๐–†๐–‘๐–Š ๐•ฎ๐–”๐–‘๐–‘๐–Š๐–ˆ๐–™๐–Ž๐–”๐–“

Venom (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #1) by Dee Garcia

Venom Review


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Cold Queen (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #2) by K. Webster

Cold Queen Review

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Sacrifice (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #3) by Isabelle N. Blanco

Sacrifice Review

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Insolent (Sinister Fairy Tale Collection #4) by Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Insolent Review

Insolent by Cynthia A. Rodriguez

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Madness (Sinister Fairy Tale Collection #5) by Kailee Reese Samuels

Madness Review


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Siren (Sinister Fairy Tale Collection #6) by Hazel Grace

Siren Review

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Legend (Sinister Fairy Tale Collection #7) by M.R. Leahy

Legend Review

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๐“๐“ซ๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ฝ ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฎ ๐“๐“พ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ธ๐“ป

C.M. Radcliff

CM Radliff

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 isnโ€™t reading or writing, sheโ€™s probably on an adventure with her little family.

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