𝕾𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖞 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓 #𝟗
⚔️🏰 𝓘𝓶𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓭 🏰⚔️
𝓑𝔂: K.L. Donn
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Dark, Fantasy, Menage, Romance
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: March. 03, 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…
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?
𝓐𝓭𝓭 𝓘𝓶𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓭 𝓽𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓣𝓑𝓡
⚔️🏰𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀🏰⚔️
❝Tʜɪs ɪs ᴀ ᴛᴀʟᴇ ᴏғ ʜᴏᴡ ᴍᴏɴsᴛᴇʀs sᴘʀɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ʟɪғᴇ, ɪɴɴᴏᴄᴇɴᴛs ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ ʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss ɪs sᴀᴅᴅʟᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀɴ ᴜɴsᴇᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ ᴄᴜʀsᴇ.❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟑/𝟓 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Imprisoned by K.L. Donn is book nine of the multi-author, Sinister Fairy Tale Collection. Imprisoned is a fantasy, menage romance and a dark re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, but with a big twist and a touch of paranormal.
❝Oɴ ʜᴇʀ ᴇɪɢʜᴛᴇᴇɴᴛʜ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ʟᴏᴠᴇ’s ғɪʀsᴛ ᴋɪss, ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss, Aʀɪᴀɴɴᴀ ᴏғ Gʀᴀᴇʟɪɴᴇ, ᴡɪʟʟ ғᴀʟʟ ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍ ᴛᴏ ᴀ ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ ᴜɴʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀɴʏ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ɪᴍᴀɢɪɴᴇᴅ, Wɪᴛʜ ᴛʜɪs sɪɴɢᴜʟᴀʀ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ᴛᴀᴋᴇɴ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ғᴏʀᴇᴠᴇʀ.❞
– Tʜᴇ Cᴜʀsᴇ
When the royals of Graeline’s lands are infested with sinister forces they need a hero to help save their people and put an end to the terror. But instead of one hero, they get two.
Young girls are going missing from the village and no one knows why.
❝Tʜᴇ Gᴏᴅ ᴏғ Wᴀʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ Gᴏᴅ ᴏғ Tʀᴜᴛʜ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴜɴɪᴛᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀғᴜʟ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄ.❞
Ares and Apollo suspect human trafficking is at play and put a plan in place to find the missing girls and put a stop to the sinister forces at play.
But before they can infiltrate the operation, Princess Arianna is taken.
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 told from Ares, Apollo, Arianna, AND Callista’s POV so sometimes things got a little confusing. Although I liked the characters, I didn’t LOVE them. I just didn’t really connect with any of them.
❝I ᴡɪsʜ I ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀsᴛᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴠᴇɴ’ᴛ ᴄᴀᴜɢʜᴛ ᴜᴘ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇsᴛ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ, ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ ᴍᴇᴀɴ ᴡᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴀʀʙᴀʀɪᴀɴs. Wᴇ ʟᴀᴜɢʜ, ʟᴏᴠᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴜʀᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sᴀᴍᴇ ᴀs ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ᴇʟsᴇ. Wᴇ sɪᴍᴘʟʏ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄɪᴢᴇ ɪᴛ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴛᴏ sᴇᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪᴢᴇ.❞
– Pʀɪɴᴄᴇss Aʀɪᴀɴɴᴀ
I have to admit that I did have trouble staying interested in the beginning. It just seemed to drag on a bit. But things did eventually start to pick up. I think a lot of that was because I was a little confused as to if the story was contemporary or not, it IS contemporary but the Kingdom of Graeline is kind of behind the times so it made it a bit confusing at first. I wouldn’t really call this one a “dark” romance, but it does have some heavy dark trigger subjects.
❝Sʜᴇ ʜᴜɴɢᴇʀs ғᴏʀ ɴᴏᴛ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴏᴜʀ sᴛʀᴇɴɢᴛʜ ᴀɴᴅ sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ ʙᴜᴛ ᴏᴜʀ ʟᴏᴠᴇ. Aɴᴅ, sᴏ ʜᴇʟᴘ ᴍᴇ, ᴇᴠᴇɴ ɪғ ɪᴛ ᴋɪʟʟs ᴍᴇ, I’ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ɢɪᴠᴇ ɪᴛ ᴛᴏ ʜᴇʀ.❞
Donn is a new to me author and from what I’m told some of the characters in Imprisoned were cross overs, I’m not familiar with her work so I’m not sure which ones but I felt like I was definitely missing some side stories.
All in all, Imprisoned was a decent read but there was just that SOMETHING that was missing. Lock by Kimberly Knight is next up in the Sinister Fairy Tale Collection and I’m excited to see what’s in store.
❝Aʀɪɴɴᴀ ɪs ғᴀʀ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴀ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss.
Sʜᴇ’s ᴀ ᴄᴀᴘᴛɪᴠᴇ.
Iᴍᴘʀɪsᴏɴᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴀ ʜᴇʟʟ ғᴀʀ ᴡᴏʀsᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴡᴇ ɪᴍᴀɢɪɴᴇᴅ.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: We have TWO heroes this time around. Two men who were on the same team, Team Olympus, before everyone was slaughtered. Leaving only Apollo and Ares as survivors. The two of them had fallen apart while they both battled their own demons, but when Asher receives a phone call to help save a kingdom, there’s only one person he can count on to have his back.
❝Asʜᴇʀ ᴄʜᴏsᴇ Aᴘᴏʟʟᴏ, ᴛʜᴇ Gᴏᴅ ᴏғ Tʀᴜᴛʜ, ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ɪɴᴛᴇʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ ғᴀʀ ʙᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴡᴇ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴀᴜɢʜᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʀᴀɪɴɪɴɢ ᴏʀ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғɪʟᴇᴅ. Hɪs sɪʟᴇɴᴄᴇ ʜᴀs ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʙᴇᴇɴ ʜɪs ʙᴇsᴛ ᴛᴏᴏʟ.❞
Asher “Apollo” McCall – Asher is the calmer, sweeter of the two. He’s the interrogator, the truth seeker. He will whip (hehe😉) the truth of them if need be.
❝I’ᴠᴇ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʙᴇᴇɴ Aʀᴇs. Tʜᴇ Gᴏᴅ ᴏғ Wᴀʀ ʜᴀs ʟɪᴠᴇᴅ ɪɴ ᴍʏ sᴏᴜʟ ᴍʏ ᴇɴᴛɪʀᴇ ʟɪғᴇ. Uɴᴛɪʟ I ᴊᴏɪɴᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ Aʀᴍʏ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇɴ ʟᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴀᴘᴘʀᴏᴀᴄʜᴇᴅ ʙʏ Asʜᴇʀ, I ᴡᴀs ᴀ sʜɪᴛ ᴅɪsᴛᴜʀʙᴇʀ.❞
Matthew “Ares” Norbury – Ares has faced many losses and has many demons. Ares is a bit more of the “bad boy” and while neither of the guys ever imagined a future where they could actually be happy, Ares struggles with if he is good enough for Arianna.
❝I ᴀᴍ Aʀɪᴀɴɴᴀ ᴏғ Gʀᴀᴇʟɪɴᴇ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴜʀsᴇᴅ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss, ᴍᴇᴀɴᴛ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴏ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏ ʟᴏᴠᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴇᴛ, I’ᴠᴇ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ɪᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ғᴏʀᴍ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴍᴇɴ.❞ – Pʀɪɴᴄᴇss Aʀɪᴀɴɴᴀ
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Princess Arianna of Graeline… I wanted to like Arianna but there was just something that stopped me. I know she is young but I hated how reckless she was. I understand she wanted to protect the ones she loves but the way she went about it, it’s like she forgot all about the consequences and just went for it… I don’t know but I just couldn’t connect with her.🤷♀️
❝Bᴏʀɴ ᴛᴡᴏ ʏᴇᴀʀs ʙᴇғᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴄᴇss, I ᴡᴀs ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ᴍᴇᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ʜᴇʀ ᴅᴇғᴇɴᴅᴇʀ, ᴀɴᴅ ғᴏʀ ɴᴇᴀʀʟʏ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇs, I ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ.❞
– Cᴀʟʟɪsᴛᴀ (Tʜᴇ Mᴀɢᴇ)
❤️❤️ 𝓢𝓮𝓬𝓸𝓷𝓭𝓪𝓻𝔂 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Callista (The Mage), I usually wouldn’t do this. I would just add a section for secondary characters if I REALLY liked the character. But I feel like it wouldn’t be fair to call Callista JUST a secondary character when she completely stole the show for me.
❝Bᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ɴᴏᴡ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ I ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴏɴʟʏ ʜᴇʀ ᴀʟʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛᴏʀ ʙᴜᴛ ʜᴇʀ sᴀᴠɪᴏʀ. Tʜɪs ɪs ᴡʜᴀᴛ I ᴡᴀs ʙᴏʀɴ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴍʏ sᴀᴄʀɪғɪᴄᴇ ᴡɪʟʟ ʙʀɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜʟᴛɪᴍᴀᴛᴇ ᴠɪᴄᴛᴏʀʏ.❞
– Cᴀʟʟɪsᴛᴀ (Tʜᴇ Mᴀɢᴇ)
Callista is the mysterious mage and at first, I wondered if her character was actually friend or foe. She speaks in riddles and leaves it up to you to figure out the meaning of those riddles. But there’s just something about Callista that drew me in.
❝Asʜᴇʀ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜɪᴘ ʟᴇғᴛ ᴍᴇ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜʟᴇss ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʟᴇᴀᴅɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ᴍᴏʀᴇ. Mᴀᴛᴛʜᴇᴡ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜɪs ᴋɴɪғᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴍᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴅɢᴇ ᴏғ ᴇᴄsᴛᴀsʏ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴏғ ᴘᴀɪɴ.❞
– Pʀɪɴᴄᴇss Aʀɪᴀɴɴᴀ
🔥🔥🔥 𝟑/𝟓 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻: There is some steam… but I think because of the “triggers” in this book… I couldn’t really get into the steam as much as I normally would have. There was definitely an insta-love feel to this one and absolutely no romantic build up and if it weren’t for the magical aspect, it wouldn’t have been as believable.
❝Tʜᴇ ᴏᴅᴅᴇsᴛ ᴛʜɪɴɢ ɪs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡʜᴇɴ Aʀᴇs ᴀɴᴅ I ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ ᴛᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ, I ғᴇʟᴛ ᴀ sᴇᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ʙᴏɴᴇs. Sᴏᴍᴇᴛʜɪɴɢ sʜɪғᴛᴇᴅ ɪɴsɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴍᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ I ᴋɴᴇᴡ ᴡᴇ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴍᴇᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇᴇᴛ. Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴍᴇᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴜs.❞
🌪 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Nope, no cliffhanger. There is a happily ever after for these three. BUT there is a second epilogue that makes me think Callista’s story will be coming as well.
❝Oᴜʀ ʙᴏɴᴅ ᴜs ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ sᴏᴜʟ-ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɴᴏᴡ; ɪᴛ’s ᴇʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ. Iᴛ’s… ᴍᴀɢɪᴄᴀʟ.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. human trafficking, sexual and physical abuse. If you would like to know more about those, feel free to DM me!
❝I ᴛʜɪɴᴋ sʜᴇ’s ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ’ᴠᴇ ʙᴏᴛʜ sᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴀ ʟɪғᴇᴛɪᴍᴇ ғɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴇᴛʜᴇʀ ɪᴛ’s ᴄᴏɴᴠᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴏʀ ɴᴏᴛ, I ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴛʜᴇ ᴜɴɪᴠᴇʀsᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɪᴛ ᴀɴʏ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴡᴀʏ.❞
𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓫 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓬𝓸𝓹𝔂 𝓸𝓯 𝓘𝓶𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓭!
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𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓬𝓴 𝓸𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓹𝓲𝓬𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓳𝓸𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓰𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓪𝔀𝓪𝔂!
𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻
International Bestselling Author K.L. Donn, AKA Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Krystal has over forty 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.
She loves to write about insta-love between couples looking for love. She has a passion for contemporary romance and springs into menage as often as she can. Krystal experienced her own insta-love at 17, she has been married to her husband for sixteen years and they share four beautiful red headed spawns together.
She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)
From dark & devious to sinfully sweet Krystal has written everything a reader could want to get lost in. The Adair Empire takes you on a dark path of redemption and love. The Hogan Brother’s show you that love is worth fighting for. Find a connection through the Love Letters series with the written word. The men of the Possessed Series will grip your tight and hold you on the edge of your seat until they reach their happily ever after. The Protectors Series will give you hope for the future.
𝕬𝖑𝖘𝖔 𝕬𝖛𝖆𝖎𝖑𝖆𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕴𝖓 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕾𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕱𝖆𝖎𝖗𝖞 𝕿𝖆𝖑𝖊 𝕮𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖔𝖓
Venom (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection #1) by Dee Garcia
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