Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in February 2019 but didn’t post my review here, I’m remedying that right now …
Golden Stair (Blood Prince Series #3) by Jennifer Blackstream
A devil-may-care incubus with a ravenous appetite…
Adonis is a demon determined to bury his desire for love in the pleasures of the flesh. Bound by a vow to maintain his physical form, Adonis requires a great deal of energy just to live, energy he can only absorb through the carnal arts…more energy than any one woman could ever provide. Adonis knows he could never offer a woman the fidelity she would deserve as his wife, and so carries on with his wild ways, his cryptic smile hidden behind a puff of smoke. No woman can reach beyond the heat of his embrace to touch his heart. Not even the golden-haired maid whose lonely eyes keep wooing him back to her side.
A damsel in distress with the power to destroy him…
Ivy has lived in a tower, locked away from the rest of the world, for her entire life. Her mother, a witch who leads the resistance against the bloodthirsty kings of the five kingdoms, is her only company. Ivy knows that her battle-weary mother relies on the golden power flowing through her veins for the energy to continue the good fight, but she can’t completely smother the selfish yearning to see the world beyond the safety of their hidden valley…especially when her wildest fantasy almost literally falls into her lap. Despite their best intentions, they’re drawn together like phoenixes to flame—and if they’re not careful, they’ll both burn.
An incubus can only deny his nature for so long…
Long golden hair. A tower with no stairs. A witch with serious possession issues. Debilitating blindness. None of these are enough to keep a demon from climbing…the Golden Stair.
I am a fan of Ms Blackstream’s writing style; I love the way she mixes well known (and beloved) fairytales and gives them a new perspective in this series.
I downloaded the narration of this book too. Once again, Matt Addis’ performance was amazing. The pace of reading transported me to the scenes and his tonal characters’ variations brought them to life. He is a talented voice actor and I would happily buy books narrated by him in the future.
I love our romantic couple; Ivy is kind, loving, loyal and has oodles of gumption. I already had a soft spot for Adonis as he appears in the previous Blood Prince books too but I enjoyed getting to know him more intimately in this novel.
I love the prologues and epilogues that Ms Blackstream gives us in these books that progresses the background story of Eurydice’s quest within The World Tree and I can’t wait to read the next story.
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts.
I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉
Bye for now,