Monday, October 22, 2018

A Princess's Duty by Sloane Murphy Release Blitz

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...

A Princess's Duty is the first book in the Of Fire and Frost duology. The story concludes in A King's Oath, releasing December 2018.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I'm new to the writing of Sloane Murphy, and this paranormal book has an interesting premise! Unfortunately, this story just wasn't my favorite, and I'm not sure if I'm in a book slump or just being too critical, but it didn't work for me.

The prologue was very interesting and it really grabbed my attention. It was a great introduction to the main characters, and a little of their history. Emilia Daarke is of the fae, a royal of the Summer Court (I have really no idea what this means, it was never explained fully), and the only female sibling in her family. Cade Vasara is the eldest of the Winter Court, and they are very close until everything falls apart.

I have no idea who or what the fae are or do. I don't know who or what the other three royal families are or do. I'm not sure if I need to read the author's other series to get this information, but I was hoping for some enlightenment.

The story moves along, some parts fly quickly while others just trod along. I did like the main premise: The Princess being forced to unite her people and bridge the gap (even though I'm not entirely sure what they're fighting about or who they’re fighting against). I just felt like I was missing a lot of information.

The romance was a bit cliché, I didn't feel the chemistry, but was hoping they'd come together. I never really felt anything for either character as the story was told to me.

I can say for certain that this story really gained steam toward the end! I have to say that the last chapter was the best, and based on that alone, I think I need to know what happens next to Emilia and Cade.

This is a solid three star read.

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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Princess's Duty (Of Fire and Frost #1) by Sloane Murphy to read and review for this tour.

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