A Princess’s Duty (Of Fire and Frost #1), an all-new Dark Fae Romance by Sloane Murphy is NOW LIVE!
✫.•° Synopsis °•.✫
Bestselling author Sloane Murphy presents the first book in a new paranormal Fae series, A Princess’s Duty.
Emilia Daarke has wanted to escape the Summer Court her entire life. She’s not brutal like the other Fae. She’s not savage. But they are.
When the boy she loves, Cade Vasara, Crowned Prince of the Winter Court, kills Emilia’s twin, they are torn apart and Emilia’s love for Cade dies just like her sibling did.
Years later, she has fallen in love with a Hunter – a forbidden love that goes against all that she has been taught. A man her father will never approve of. When her secret is outed, her father captures her Hunter and gives Emilia an ultimatum.
If she succeeds, she’ll lose the one she loves. But if she fails, he will die, and she will never be able to forgive herself…
I finished reading this book about 3 hours ago. When I finish reading it I just sat staring at my Kindle in shock! Let me just say, I did NOT see that coming!
OK, so that I give nothing away I’m going to dive into reviewing everything not plot related, I can’t post spoilers!
A Princess’s Duty for me was fantastic. It starts off with a gentle pace but picks up speed as it progresses. This story is full of twists, turns and a whole heap of emotions too. The story flows smoothly from page to page.
Characters have charm and characteristics that will grab a hold of you and suck you right into their story. It makes you feel a part of everything; all the good and the bad. I felt the emotions coming from these characters as though it was my own. Each of them has a unique knack that will make you love or loathe them, some in equal measures.
Sloane’s writing style once more captured my attention and held it until the bitter end; and what an end it is! It’s so easy to see and feel the world that has been created for these characters around yourself as you read. I felt like I could have reached out and touched everything as I was reading. There’s a natural feeling flow to Sloane’s words, it’s almost as if it’s been effortless to write.
I’ve enjoyed reading A Princess’s Duty and I cannot wait for book 2.
Is it finished yet Sloane?
✫.•° About Sloane Murphy °•.✫
My name is Sloane, but people call me a variety of names, particularly after they read my books. If you’ve read them, I’m sure you can use your imagination to work them out. I was born in England and have lived in small towns and cities ever since.
My husband, Chris, is the most supportive person in my life. Without his love, help and patience I wouldn’t be where I am today. Living my dreams, with him by my side and our crazy fur baby creating chaos.
At school I drifted through, achieving average grades. I fell into administration and sales jobs, thinking that I couldn’t really do anything else, despite always wanting more.
I’d been writing poetry and song lyrics since the age of about 11, but my love of reading has always been strong. In 2012, I got my first kindle and discovered the works of Samantha Young, Addison Moore, Amanda Hocking, Tijan, A.E Murphy and many many more.
In 2015 I stumbled into the indie world by accident. I emailed a certain indie author after falling head over heels for her books, and she became one of the best friends I will ever have. She’s a gladiator! But she pulled me in, and took me to my first book signing. She encouraged me to start my blog. She encouraged me to put my art out into the world, first with teasers & covers.
Then when I finally told her about my stories, she encouraged me to put them out there. Between her and the one I love the most – thank you, Lauren Rowe – (my twinnie, and my best friend) I found the confidence to put myself out there, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Where do I start? I’ve had Descent on my TBR list for a while now, but I just never seemed to get round to reading it. Then I saw that Sloane was looking for some people to review for her. So I thought “now’s my chance”. So I did. And boy am I glad I did.
I finished reading this at 1.20am on February 15th on my break at work and I was genuinely disappointed that I didn’t have book 2 to continue with straight away. Anyways I digress… back to my review…
Descent is written in dual POV. It goes between Addie and Xander. Each chapter is clearly labelled so there is no confusion at any point. I really enjoyed the dual POV, I thought it added more depth to the overall story.
I found the characters to be well developed and realistic too; well, as real as a Vampyr can be. They are not portrayed to be perfect, they have their flaws which helps with the realism of them. The bad guys play their roles well and I found that I both loved and hated them for it.
Addie is a very determined young woman, she has her dream of being in the Red Gaurd and is hell-bent on proving herself more than capable; even though no females have ever been in the Red Guard before.
Xander is a Vampyr who is trying to keep his real feelings hidden and also trying to protect Addie. Xander knows more than he is letting on about Addie, I can’t help but wonder if this will eventually come back and bite him on the arse though!!
The plot is enjoyable, easy to become immersed in and holds you captive until the end, where your left wanting more. I felt completely surrounded by Addie, Xander and their thoughts, feelings and emotions throughout. Just when I thought I was starting to figure out where we were heading, BAM, I would encounter another twist/turn that I hadn’t expected.
Descent has action, romance, humour and plot twists throughout, and Yes there is a cliffhanger ending!!
For me, this was a great starting point, and I for one am hooked! I cannot wait to start book 2!!
✫.•° Crash; Immortal Chronicles #2 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫
✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
In that one moment everything changed. Everything I thought I knew shattered with just a few words.
Who knew the truth could be so devastating.
I need to decide which side to take. But can I even trust myself?
She’s gone, but I’ll scorch the earth to find her if that’s what it takes.
I’ll call upon friend and foe for the battle that is to come. The fires of hell couldn’t keep me from her and whoever
thinks they can take what is mine, is going to regret it for all time.
One thing is for sure. The Crash could ruin us all
I read Descent in a little over a week & had my review written within a day of finishing it. Then I began reading Crash knowing that I would have book 3, Soar shortly after. I’m so glad I did.
At the end of Crash, I was left reeling, I honestly couldn’t believe that Sloane could do such a thing right at the end! Yes, there is a cliffhanger, but what a cliffhanger it is!!!
The characters in this book are so multi-dimensional. The ones you think you hate when you first meet them, have a knack of growing on you & before you know it you think they’re great & you’re rooting for them.
Addie is a strong, stubborn, in depend.it woman. Her strength & willpower are to be tested to the absolute limit in the book. Xander has my heart & has completely ruined me in this book!
I found Crash to be darker, more emotional & more twisted than Descent. But the world that Sloane has created continues to grow with each page & each book. Crash has helped to clarify some of the issues raised in Descent but I have been left with just as many new questions; that I know are answered in Soar book 3 because I’ve already read it 😉
The characters become further entangled with each other & allies found where you wouldn’t expect them to be. This book is a complex twisted web of details that are only unravelled when Sloane decides to tell you. The way Sloane writes shows the passion she has for these characters & this story, as well as the emotion & thought that has been put into creating such an enchanting world & collection of people.
✫.•° Soar; Immortal Chronicles #3 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫
✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
There is only so much one person can endure before they break.
There was nothing I ever wanted less than to be Princess at the Royal Court.
After devastation rocked my whole world, the return of my mother doesn’t seem like the dream it was supposed to be.
I know how to be a warrior. I have no idea how to be a princess…
With her whole world turned upside down, and her heart still broken, who will
Addie be at the end of it all?
Hearts can break, faith can plummet, but souls can Soar.
So book #3 of The Immortal Chronicles… I read this straight after book #2 & I’m so glad I had this ready to read. I’m going to try & keep this spoiler free. What to say… Firstly you MUST read books 1&2 before reading Soar.
Soar throws us right back to where Crash left off. We rejoin Addie as she tries to deal with the events of book #2. We watch as she is given no choice but to join her family & take her rightful place in it.
These characters are amazing. They are so lovable & so realistic. Their emotions are so strong & consuming both for them & for us as readers. It’s clear to see just how & why they feel the way they do, everything about the characters draws you in & allows them further into your heart.
The overall plot is an intricate, tangled web of action, drama & details that is carefully unravelled before our eyes. Soar grabs a hold of your attention from the very beginning & pulls you further into the story & doesn’t let you go until the very end. Which then leaves you wanting more!
Sloane has written a powerful, beautiful, descriptive piece of awesomeness. Seriously this book is so good! As I was reading I was trying to guess what was coming up, but I never managed to guess correctly. Just when I thought I had an idea; BAM; I was met with an unexpected twist.
Even though this is book 3, I feel like those characters & this author have a lot more to give. I’m intrigued to see just where we will be taken in book #4. Soar does end on a cliffhanger, compared to the cliffhangers at the end of the first 2 books, this one is EPIC!!! 🙂 No way in my wildest dreams did I see it coming!
My initial thoughts at the end of Soar were WTF? Sloane, how the hell could you do that? Did you really end it there? Where in the name of all that is holy is book #4? I NEED Book #4!
Sloane, you’re evil, EVIL I tell you!
Honestly peeps if you haven’t read this series, please do. But be prepared for a ton of emotions & heartache.
Awesome Book Sloane! Can’t wait for book #4.
✫.•° Rapture; The Immortal Chronicles #4 by Sloane Murphy °•.✫
✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
The Final Instalment
I never wanted to lie to her, but I knew I couldn’t keep her safe if she knew.
I hurt her, more than I ever wanted to and I have to live with that each day that I’m away from her. But one day she’ll know, that every day spent away from her was hell.
I have been sat (im)patiently waiting for this book ever since l finished reading book 3. I wanted to read this book so bad but at the same time I didn’t because I know it’s the end of the series & I don’t want to say bye to these characters, but I have now 🙁 I honestly did not see that ending coming, I was most definitely not prepared for that ending.
It’s safe to say that after reading books 1-3 I had become quite attached to these characters, I mean really attached, but Xander & Addie more than the others. I thought Sloane had destroyed my heart in book 3 but I was wrong, so wrong! Now however I know she has, she has literally destroyed my heart, shredded it into tiny little pieces!!! I cried, twice!! -I’m saying no more for fear of spoiling the story for those who haven’t read it yet!
These characters have grown & flourished in every book & Rapture is no exception. Addie continues to adapt & grow with every challenge she faces. In book 1 I never would have thought Addie would be willing or capable of being a Princess but she steps up to the challenge & I think she nails it!
All of the characters; I won’t name names just in case you haven’t read the other books in the series; play their roles exceedingly well. They all bring different elements to the overall story & help to weave a spellbinding tale for us readers to devour.
The overall plot is not what I was expecting to happen. There are twists & turns that I didn’t see coming, & when you least expect them. I felt like there were a couple of parts that were skipped over, they were mentioned after the event happened as opposed to us experiencing the event alongside the characters. It doesn’t really take away from the story as a whole, it just made it feel a little rushed in those particular places. The ending is… one hell of an ending! As much as it wasn’t what I thought would happen, it is right, it fits perfectly. I fully understand the reasoning behind the ending especially as I know Addie.
Sloane’s writing has been a pleasure to read once again. Her writing creates a world that sucks you in & holds you captive until the bitter end. You experience everything with these characters as if you are physically alongside them. You cheer them on, fear for them, cry for them & your heartbreaks right along with theirs!
I’m truly sad to say goodbye to this lot. But I’m excited to see what Sloane comes up with for us readers next.
✫.•°Meet The Author °•.✫
Hi everyone! I’m Sloane *waves*. I’m 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I’ll be branching out into other Romance genres too.
I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.
Please don’t be afraid to come and say hi! I don’t bite I swear 🙂