ROYALLY BITTEN, the second book in the Blood Alliance Series, by USA Today Bestselling author Lexi C. Foss. ROYALLY BITTEN is out now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited
Title: ROYALLY BITTEN
Series: Blood Alliance Series
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release: January 31
About ROYALLY BITTEN
ROYALLY BITTEN Synopsis:
Once upon a time, humankind ruled the world while lycans and vampires lived in secret.
This is no longer that time.
Blood Day–the culmination of my training. The day I find out my fate.
I will not cry. I will not beg. I will remain calm.
Emotions are for the weak, and I am not weak.
My name is Rae and I will survive this.
But I never expected him to call my name…
Someone wants to frame me for immortal insanity? Be my guest, darling.
I’ll just pick a fighter as my bait, a consort with a hint of defiance.
And when the culprit attempts to bite, I’ll be the one who bites back.
Because no one touches what’s mine, including the fiery redhead at my side.
Welcome to Kylan City.
I dare you all to come out and play.
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My ARC Review:
This was my first book by Lexi, although it is book 2 in this series and I hadn’t read the first I took a chance hoping it could be read as a standalone without having missed too much from the first book – I’m a big PNR fan and this vampire / lycan world blurb had me itching to read it.
What I wasn’t expecting was to be absolutely blown away with this story – I can’t begin to tell you just how much I loved this and how immersed I was in the story line!! Is it too early to say this is going to be one of my top reads for 2019??
This is not your usual ‘fluffy and nice’ vampire world, excuse the pun, but this one has a bite to it, its a bit dark and nasty, but its absolutely delicious!! Set in a world where the vampires and lycans have ruled over the humans for the last 100 years or so, there is a queen and there are royal vampires and lycans who have their own territories. Humans are classed as property, they have no rights and are sorted according to their attributes. 12 of the top humans per year can compete for immortal status. Rules are to be followed, failure to do so will probably result in your death.
It is Rae’s time to partake in Blood Day when their fate is decided, she is hoping to compete in the Immortal Cup hoping her scores are enough to get her through. What she doesn’t want is to attract the attention of the oldest royal vampire Kylan, reknown for his harsh and brutal ways, but that’s exactly what happens when he picks her for his hareem. It seems Kylan brings out the worst in her, where she should be subserviant and passive, she is strong and determined and a fighter.
The world that has been created here has been brilliantly done and very easy to understand, ruled by different royals in different areas with some fabulous political moves going on and jostling for power. Humans now have no rights and are at the bottom of the food chain. Bred for food and service, totally powerless and under control.
Kylan is drawn to Rae and her strong will and determination, she is a challenge to him and he is determined to have her, mind, body, soul and heart. Kylan is fickle and not what I was expecting, he is controlling and can be cruel and sadistic but was also surprising in his manner with Rae, caring for her when his bretheren would have punished her. He is alluring and charming but does not let anyone get close to him, he relies on himself only showing no weakness.
Rae is a fighter, determined not to let Kylan break her, but she is slowly consumed by him, drawn to him, hating yet wanting him, yet she doesn’t fear him.
Kylan is being set up, being made to look like he is going insane due to his age, someone is plotting against him and he plans to use Rae as bait in order to draw out whoever it is. Kylan loves the fight in Rae and is determined to posess her in any way he can. The banter, the chemistry, the sexual push and pull between these two is absolutely delicious. There’s dirty talking and very hot steamy sexy scenes!
The story really captivated me in a way I just wasn’t expecting – I was immersed in this world oblivous to anything else around me, I was hooked!!! Brilliantly written, intriguing, stimulating, breath taking and so very full of emotions that I was not expecting to find!!
So after I finished reading this I immediately went and got book 1 (another review coming) and then did a re-read on this one – I can’t remember the last time I did that!! This really did tick all my boxes and then some. I can’t recommend this enough, seriously, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would, and that doesn’t happen often for me. I am very impatiently waiting for more in this series. I’ll just go read this again while I wait!!
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About Lexi C. Foss
Lexi C. Foss is an award winning and bestselling author of paranormal romance. She loves complex plots, twists and turns, and writing fantasy with strong, realistic elements. Many of her readers comment on how her worlds feel real, and she not-so-secretly wishes they were—at least some of them.