TITLE: The Night Queen
AUTHOR: Denise Daye
RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2022
GENRES: ADULT FICTION---Retelling
They call me the Night Queen, with a heart as dark as the night itself. And as such, I will rule my future kingdom. No light shall ever touch my broken heart again.
On her twentieth birthday, the beautiful but arrogant Princess Mina von Rhine crosses the point of no return. Unwilling to be married off to a warmongering Northerner, she defies her father, the powerful King of the Rhine, and ridicules all her potential suitors.
Furious at her appalling behavior, her father vows he will give Mina's hand in marriage to the first unmarried man who walks through the palace gates—be it nobleman or beggar. And when an impoverished Northern soldier arrives at the castle the following day, the king stands by his word and offers Mina to him.
This ill-suggested match, however, might prove of use to Mina after all. The Northern soldier doesn’t seem too fond of the marriage himself, so Mina offers the handsome but insufferable warrior enormous riches if he helps her escape into the North.
But the journey through war-torn lands forces the princess to realize that if she can’t melt her frozen heart, marriage might be the least of her concerns.
From the author: This is a beautiful, dark, and romantic re-imagining of King Thrushbeard, a long-forgotten German fairy tale that was first published by the beloved Brothers Grimm (whose works include such classics as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel). If you’d love to read an adult version of a compelling old fairy tale and enjoy enemies to lovers romances with sizzling passion, then this book is a must-read for you.
I would really like to dock a star for the ending cliffhanger lol but it was a great story and I'm totally grabbing Book 2 ASAP to see how our Night Queen fares with the new circumstances. This book has enemies to lovers which could almost also be friends to lovers in a way(you'll have to read to see why I say that 😉) romance,adventure, emotional family issues and a bit of spice! It was hard to put this down once I started reading it as the characters are compelling and complex! Definitely a must read!
Denise graduated with a master’s in Social Work from an ivy league school and has spent many years of her life supporting families and individuals in need of assistance. She has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn't until her baby boy was born that Denise turned her passion into her profession. Whenever Denise is not typing away on one of her books, you can find her chasing after her toddler and binging Netflix with her beloved husband. She is a recovering chocolate and coffee addict and considers her spoiled cat and crazy puppy her kids as well.
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