Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blog Tour ~ #Review ~ The Beast and the Sibyl By AJ Adams

Title: The Beast and the Sibyl (A Prydain Novel #2) 
Author: AJ Adams 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: March 10, 2017 

“We caught a Beast! A real live poxy Beast!” Bastards. Calling us beasts while they cheat, steal, and lie. I got kicked in the ribs, a whip laid about my shoulders, and all the time they were screaming. “Hang him!” “Beat him!” “Kill the Beast!” Then I saw her. She was standing there, staring right into my eyes. For a moment, I thought I was looking at a Valkyrie, one of Valhalla’s shield maidens. She had hair the colour of ice, and eyes as blue as the sky. Tall, willowy, and silent, she looked unworldly. There was a wolf at her side, too. I blinked, expecting her to vanish, but it wasn’t a vision. She was real. The knowledge hit me with a punch that sucked the breath out of me. She was one of us, a Skraeling of Thule. She leaned on the wolf, controlling it with a touch of her hand. “Lady Freyja always advises counsel before action.” A Skraeling woman who invoked our goddess yet who was a traitor. I was filled with sudden hate, poisoned by the thought of one of our own people contaminated by foul betrayal. If the will were a weapon, she would have fallen on the spot. Instead, the world blurred again. I think I passed out for a few moments because when I opened my eyes, he was there. The Patriarch. A cheat, a liar and all-round scum bucket He certainly hates us Skraeling. “Glorious Ullr will bring us wise counsel. And tomorrow we will flog the Beast to cleanse him of his sins, and then we will burn him alive!”
He’s a vicious Beast, violent and dangerous. Bliss knows she ought to walk away. After all, she has a dark and dangerous secret to preserve. When she can’t leave him to burn, her rescue tumbles them both into danger, adventure and romance.

Read a chapter from The Beast and the Sibyl


Humour and heart make for a stellar read!
I’ve visited Prydain before and I couldn’t wait to get back! I read Fletcher out of order but both stories are very much stand-alone stories. Other than the great writing – the humour, the bravery, the thoughtfulness – that has created a new, irresistible world!
“I had found the perfect woman and brought her home. Now all I had to do was make sure we’d live to enjoy our future.”
Romeo and Juliet it may not be but Siv and Bliss are definitely coming together from two very different cultures and backgrounds. They should hate each other for no reason other than who they are. When they are forced to rely on each other – for food, warmth, shelter, survival – their preconceived notions are going to war with feelings and truth they’ve never faced…
I LOVE this imaginary world of witches and warriors where wild animals are friends and not every enemy is black and white. The challenges and battles that both Siv and Bliss face – whether physical or mental – are human to the core. Love, loyalty, compassion. Bravery, honour and strength. Whether you are a fierce Skraeling or an honorable Prydain, those words means more than lip service. You live and breathe them in every word spoken and action taken.
The writing is stellar with fantasy and romance paired up perfectly with snappy dialogue part of every sweet moment and swashbuckling action scene. Swashbuckling? Well, it feels like it at times with heroes in tunics and all. There is humour and heart in these characters who stay true to themselves even as they open up their minds to more of life’s truths. This story does not deliver a message with a golden ruler but instead allows the character’s voices to remind us that our lives only get richer when we open up our hearts and our minds.


If you love romance with an edge, you're in the right place.
With AJ Adams you enter into the violent world of the Cartel, Camorra, Belial's MC and Prydain where death and romance go hand in hand.
All my novels are all self-standing and although some feature the same families, you need not read them all - although it would be awesome if you did!
If you aren't sure about how dark you like your stories, start with Dirty Dealings or The Beast and The Sibyl.
Of all the titles so far, Beast is the darkest.
I also write sweet romance under my In Real Life name, Ellen Whyte.
Want to chat? Come and see me on FB! Warning: I love cats!

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