Winter’s Arrow Release / Review Blitz (May 14)

Title: Winter’s Arrow
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 14, 2020
True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
Winter Snow
My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?
My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter’s Arrow. Because I’m here to destroy them all.
Kazek Flor
I’m not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.
I’ll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we’ll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.
Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we’re thirsting for your blood.
“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.” Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.” I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully. She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me. That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut. Tears collected in my eyes. I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need. She’d won. After all that… she’d still won. I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal. Because I wanted him.
USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.
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My review of Winter’s Arrow

Winter’s Arrow by Lexi C. Foss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sizzling Snow White and the Huntsman post zombie apocalypse!

This was a very strange and somewhat wonderful post apocalyptic world. It is Earth broken up into sectors, there were some American cities mentioned that I recognized so it is in the not to distant future, but much of the human race has been decimated by the zombie virus, though some communities of humans do still survive.

However this Sinister Fairy Tale centers around wolf shifters, who are immune to the virus. Though Zombies still can feed on shifters, they can’t spread the virus to them. So the shifters clear out the Zombie nests wherever they are found. This tale begins in the Winter Sector where the engagement of beta Princess Snow to Alpha Enrique is being announced by Queen Vanessa, who took over as queen of the Winter Sector and has been mentor to the princess since her parents passed away.

The Sector Alpha from the Norse Sector, sends his second in command, Alpha Kazek to attend the festivities and to see if he can determine what is going on since nobody really trusts Queen Vanessa and it seems strange that she would want Princess Snow to marry another Alpha. Then they would become King and Queen since the princess is the rightful heir to the throne. Being a beta, the princess could never have the throne on her own without marriage.

The day before the wedding, Snow overhears Vanessa and Enrique Plotting to kill her, so she and her seven guardians find a way for her to escape by stowing away on one of the ships. She hides on Alpha Kazek’s ship and he finds her after he lands. Though it seems that Vanessa has been more duplicitous than anyone could have imagined.

This book is super steamy and the romance is over the top hot. Though it takes the Alpha, Beta, Omega thing a bit too far in my opinion. I know that they are wolf shifters and supposedly that domination, submission and all that, especially sexually is supposed part of the nature of the beast. However, aren’t shifters also part human with working brains also, and this is supposed to be in the future not in the past.

Pet Peeve Alert So the whole punishment or humiliation of someone for speaking your mind just because you stand up to someone more “Alpha” than you. When they can’t get the same kind of punishment for doing the same things to you is ridiculous to me. I just hate that kind of thing. It is one thing if it is just fun in the bedroom between two people but if it is in public and the punishment is in front of everyone, I don’t like it. It isn’t democratic or fair and that shouldn’t be how any society is based in an intelligent world.

Other than that, this book was terrific, so I am only going to take one point away for that which also includes the time when Kazek rubbed his seed all over Snow, now known as Winter, and they walked all around his sector naked so that everyone could know at she was his. Oh yes. That happened!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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