Today’s Author Spotlight is on Aldrea Alien, one of our incredibly talented host authors for the Kindle Fire 7 & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! By leaving a comment on this post, you will receive 1 Bonus Entry. You must enter the Giveaway to receive your 1 Bonus Entry. Enter Giveaway Here
Aldrea Alien writes romantic speculative fiction and her book, “Dark One’s Mistress,” is included on the winner’s Kindle and is best described as a clean, gothic romance. Here’s a look at the blurb:
When you’ve spent all your life in the same quiet village, what is there to fear?
As Clarabelle Weaver passes her seventeenth year, she still lives under the protection and shadow of the Great Lord’s fortress. The lord’s men patrol the land and keep the villagers safe, but no one has seen or heard much from the lord himself for years.
Then the Great Lord passes and Clara is abducted and taken to the fortress that has overshadowed her entire life. Lucias, the new lord, is hunting for a woman to bear his heir and ensure the safety of the kingdom, and Clara is his choice.
With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Clara must match her will against a man with dark magic at his beck and call.
But is there more to Lucias than the darkness she sees? Could this quiet, patient man be enough to replace her longing for freedom?
Fans of the original “Beauty and the Beast” or the Grimm Brothers fairy tales won’t want to miss this great tale.
Content: 4 Stars
Tone: 5 Stars
Prose: 5 Stars
Total: 4 Stars
“Dark One’s Mistress” has been a happy surprise for me. Given the title and a look at the blurb, I thought it’d be too mature for the AJ audience. But Aldrea encouraged me to take another look, and I’m glad that I did! This book is very well-written and hits a niche market of a clean gothic romance.
I really enjoyed this book. I have to agree with the blurb that it has a lot of elements of the original “Beauty and the Beast” and hits some Grimm Brothers fairy tales. I would have liked to have seen more of the world, since I found the premise quite interesting, but I did enjoy how character-oriented the story was. Clara is likable and her interactions with Lucias are also believable. The dialogue is snappy and witty, which really brought the characters to life.
I highly recommend “Dark One’s Mistress” for those looking for a clean, gothic romance!
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