Title: Happily Ever Crowned: An Underworld Royals Tale
Authors: Lexi C. Foss & Anna Edwards
Genre: Dark Paranormal
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Two words that signed over my soul to a monster, all to save a kingdom I knew little about. This isn’t a fairy tale. No knights in shining armor, only kings fighting for power. And my heart is the key.
A game designed to shatter even the harshest of resolves.
My husband wants to debase me. To break me. To destroy my spirit. To possess every inch of my soul through acts so heinous, I can hardly breathe. And he’s using six men to do it. Including him. Adrik, Prince of Noxia.
Such a wicked twist of fate. Happily-Ever-After may not exist here, but amorous energy rises after a night of unbridled passion. A night I should hate, but don’t.. A night I long to repeat.
“I love you.”
A statement I will never say. Not even to him–my dark prince who plays in the shadows, engaging me in a forbidden dance of hope and adoration. He promises me a new crown, in exchange for my heart.
Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Happily Ever Crowned was so much more than I was hoping! It’s dark, depraved, yet somehow still filled with hope. Valora has been groomed her entire life to marry the King of Death. Something he uses to humiliate her. Yet Valora hopes to one day care for him. Until he shows his true colors. Until he shows the evil she knew always lurked in him. Then she learns she must fight. Fight for her freedom and fight for her power. It’s a long road though.
Valora has been basically brainwashed to be subservient to her husband, always. Yet from the beginning she shows a spark of defiance. I loved watching that spark grow bigger and bigger everyday. It’s a lot to change from the only way you’ve been raised. It took time, but when she emerged into the true queen she was destined to be? It. Was. Glorious. Now Adrick had me kinda iffy at first. You know his plan from the get go. But he falls so hard for Valora you can’t help but be swept up in the emotions he exudes.
Now, be reminded. Happily Ever Crowned is dark and twisted, but it is also beautiful. Not only do you see an amazing love grow between the pages, you also see a woman come fully into herself. One who thought she was nothing. Watching her grow overshadowed the romance for me. (Even though the romance is swoonworthy) Valora is one of the characters that you can’t help but want to become. She faces many horrific trials but still comes out on top.
Bravo Lexi C. Foss and Anna Edwards. You created a world I’ll revisit over and over again and one I can’t wait to see what happens next in.
I crouched before her, bringing us to eye level with one another. “Do you know what your performance lacked earlier, little one?”Silence swam around us, our audience awaiting her reply. Of which she gave none, her chin jutting out in a stubborn line that intrigued my instincts. It seemed the queen wanted to play. Good.
Her husband raised his fist as if to correct the behavior himself, but I held up a hand. “Allow me, My Lord.” I had a show to put on, one I hoped would gain me his favor and allow me some much-needed alone time with his wife. “It’s rude to ignore a direct question, Valora.”
Gorgeous light blue eyes met my own, her pupils flaring the tiniest bit to display her irritation. Mmm, she didn’t like this at all. Not that I blamed her. What would it take to prompt her rebellion? To provoke her enough to kill her own husband?
“Get it over with,” she demanded. “Fuck me, if that’s your choice. Use me. Do whatever it is you please, My Prince.”
Such fire and hatred. All for someone she hardly knew. I couldn’t help my resulting smile. “Enthusiasm,” I informed her softly, tilting my head to the side. “That’s the answer, sweetheart.”
Her lips flattened. “This game bores me.”
I chuckled, adoring this feisty side of her. “Does it? Shall we make it more interesting?” I slid my hand into my pocket, palming the blade I’d just used to take out half a dozen immortal men—for her. “Kneel.”
The king wanted a demonstration, so I would provide one unlike any he could have anticipated.
Anna Edwards – All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.
I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.