Review: Before Midnight (Blood Prince Series #1) by Jennifer Blackstream

book cover for Blood Prince 1 - Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

Hello Avid Readers. Today I’m sharing my thoughts about Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream. The first book that kicks off her bestselling paranormal romance series, Blood Prince.

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 the summer of 2017 but didn’t post my review here, I’m remedying that right now …

What’s Before Midnight About?

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Review: Before Midnight (Blood Prince Series #1) by Jennifer BlackstreamMy Rating:
Title: Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream
Published by Skeleton Key Publishing on 14 April, 2016
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes
No. of Pages: 212

A twisted Cinderella tale of Loupe, an enslaved maiden cursed to be a loup garou, and Etienne, the fierce werewolf prince whose fate lies in her hands. An alpha wolf fighting a powerful curse...
The werewolf prince Etienne is turning into a human. A fierce and loyal pack, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw-literally-for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly stealing the beast from inside him. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf-one who was not born with the beast inside-can save him from losing everything. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the curse. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul even as she tempts him into primal pursuits of an entirely different nature...
A maiden enslaved by her stepfamily, who dares to reach for more... Loupe lives in terror. Terror of the bloodthirsty stepfamily who treats her like a slave, and terror of the beast trapped inside her. Bitten by a werewolf while dealing with the illegal gains of her stepfamily's poaching, Loupe's dreams of a strong husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence are over. A woman who becomes a mindless beast on the night of the full moon has no place in a marriage bed. Not even if that bed belongs to a prince with the manners of royalty and the hungry eyes of a wolf.
Will Loupe overcome her fear of the monster inside her in time to save Etienne from a mortal fate? Or will her bloodthirsty stepmother and stepsisters hunt them down and destroy them both?

Source: Bought
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
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What did I think about Before Midnight?

 A Gripping New Twist To A Favourite Traditional Tale.

I really enjoyed this book. I have come across Ms Blackstream’s unique storytelling before and like the way she takes traditional tales and makes them her own. This time it was Cinderella that gets the Blackstream treatment!

I found Ms Blackstream’s writing style very easy to read, the pace and plot development was well balanced, I enjoyed the twists and turns and enjoyed that there will be a mystery to solve in the background story arc that will continue through this five book series.

I will be adding the whole series to my wish list.

Keep reading to find out more about this paranormal romance series and it’s author.

Blood Prince Series by Jennifer Blackstream

Click below to read my reviews or buy the books yourself.

Buy BLOOD PRINCE series in print, audio and eBook formats through the usual sources including:

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ Audible ¦ Book Depository

About Jennifer Blackstream

Author - Jennifer Blackstream

Jennifer Blackstream is a USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She is amazed and grateful to have made a writing career out of a Master’s degree in Psychology, hours of couch-detecting watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and endless research into mythology and fairy tales. She firmly believes that whether it’s a village witch deciding she wants to be a private investigator, or a single mother having a go at being a full-time writer, it’s never too late for a new adventure.

A fervent devotee of cooperative board games, Jennifer sets aside at least two nights a week for team-based adventures such as Mice & Mystics, Sentinels of the Multiverse, or Harry Potter: Battle at Hogwarts. She uses games with dice-based mechanics to lure in her ridiculously lucky-rolling son and daughter in the hope that they too will develop a passion for cooperative escapism.

About Matt Addis

Narrator - Matt Addis - Photo by Michael Shelford

Matt Addis was born in Abergavenny, Wales UK. He's an actor and voice artist. He's worked in theatre and television and is a popular audiobook reader

He enjoys reading poetry and, in addition to live performances, is a regular on BBC Radio 4's Something Understood.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Before Midnight. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles. 😉

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(4) Comments

  1. […] Blackstream’s short story “The Final Straw” (found in the anthology, Once Upon A Curse) and Before Midnight (the first novel in her Blood Prince series). I find her writing style intelligent and easy to […]

  2. […] Midnight” the first novel in her Blood Prince series and really enjoyed that too (read my review here). So, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to help spread the word about her fantastic new urban […]

  3. […] ~ Wolf Bride by T.S. Joyce ~ Hunter’s Moon by Felicity Heaton ~ Sinless by Juliet Lyons ~ Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream ~ Hounded by Kevin Hearne ~ The Bite That Binds by Suzanne […]

  4. Cinderella is my favourite fairy tale and I enjoy paranormal stories too, so this one does interest me.

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