Title: Blood & Vows
A Twisted Legends Collection Standalone
Author: Amanda Richardson
writing as K. Easton
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2022
Never make a deal with the devil–especially if that deal entails holy matrimony.
There’s only one rule my mother passed down to me before she died: never venture into the east side of Edinburgh.
I never questioned it. There are creatures in this world that could hurt us, she said.
So I stay away–until my life hits rock bottom, and I find myself curious about the forbidden side of the ancient city.
It doesn’t seem all that different here–bars, clubs, restaurants. Just like the human side.
One too many drinks later, he finds me.
A silly poem and a whispered wish are all it takes for him to rip through the mirror between realms and pin me against a wall.
Cruel, inhuman, cunning. A demon–an actual prince from hell. With horns.
What could he possibly want from me?
Because as it turns out, Bloody Marius is dead serious about upholding his end of the deal.
Blood & Vows is a dark retelling of the legend of Bloody Mary. It is a paranormal romance novella that will leave your kindle sizzling. Please note that this book has dark themes such as forced marriage, kidnapping, dubious consent, violence, and explicit language, which may be triggering for some.
I really enjoyed this – part of the Twisted Legends collection, this is novella in size and I devoured it in one sitting!! A retelling of the Bloody Mary urban legend, this gave me a real taster of what a full size story would be, and I must say I am looking forward to that immensely!!
The world building for this was great – full of demons, fae, vampires and other mystical creatures. It definitely gets a little hot and spicy as it gets going with mating bonds, knotting and a tail that can do wonderful things!!
Liz has had a really bad week and ends up going to a part of Edinburgh that her mother warned her to stay away from – she’s inquisitive and needs some alcohol! She goes into a bar, Dante’s Inferno, and quickly gets wasted, going to the bathroom she finds a mirror with rhyme attached to it, which she repeats, unknowingly reaching into another dimension and calling upon Marius.
Marius has been looking for Liz for the past 18 years, after her mother called upon him to cure her daughter – the bargain being her daughter’s hand in marriage in return for the cure. But she managed to obscure Liz from Marius so he couldn’t find her. But now she has called him herself, and he is going to have what is his.
This is going to be a fantastic world! I loved the characters and their potential – I can’t wait to read a full version of this story. Definitely worth the read for any dark pnr / demon lovers out there!
Kory (K.) Easton is the paranormal romance pen name for Amazon bestselling author Amanda Richardson. She gravitates toward dark tales of otherworldly creatures and beasts. She currently resides in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two kids.