The choice is simple: Go with him or die.
Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good - happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick's, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father's, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she'd get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her...or die.
Warning: This book contains hot sex, violence, trickster goblins, overly helpful sprights, a king of necessary evil who lives to get his way and a woman who would dare to deny him.
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By Amanda on 17-01-14
A fun book :)
What did you like best about King of the Unblessed? What did you like least?
I enjoyed the whole plot to be honest. I found it to be quite an enjoyable adult fairy-tale. I enjoyed the funny characters and their little banters and also how Michelle .M. Pillow wove the imagery into such fine words that I was able to picture the whole story. Over all I enjoyed the adventure, the silly banter and oh but of course the sex scenes :)
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I wasn't ready for it to end. It did what book series do, which is leave me wanting more, but also pleased with what I know has already taken place.
Have you listened to any of Ross Pendleton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No I have not, but after listening to his voice, that will be rectified. He has such a soothing voice and omg the voices he gives some of the characters had me laughing as well as enchanted. Let me just say I enjoyed listening to him quite a bit :)
Did King of the Unblessed inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to want to listen to the narrator again and to grab another book by the same author.
Any additional comments?
Overall I found this book to be quite enjoyable and would give the book a thumbs up (a high 3.+ stars). I found that I liked things in this book more than I did not like things (which were quite few in # meaning that after listening to the whole book I can't even remember them). If you ever get a chance I suggest listening to this book or even picking up a copy just to read. Michelle .M.Pillow is an awesome author and I would suggest pretty much any of her books, and the narrator Ross Pendleton, let's just say I can listen to him anytime.
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By D. J. Potter on 08-04-14
Sexy and Enchanting!
Ms. Pillow recreated what I call the adult version of Labyrinth with KING OF THE UNBLESSED! I don’t know how she did it, but she even came up with a sexier “goblin king” than David Bowie! Yes, I believe I blushed more than once.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare, wants nothing more than a grand adventure before she is to be married. When one lives in the land of the Fae, one must be careful of what they wish for. She is a bit naive and does not know the really know what the world hold. As there were times I really wanted to grab a hold of the girl and shake her and say get it together chicka! I truly loved Juliana. She was a woman thinking outside the box and wanted what she wanted. In many ways she did get them!
Merrick, the King of the Unblessed, is dark, sexy and powerful. OMG, the long blond hair, I just wanted to run my finger through it. He is one of those Alpha’s alphas! He wants something and he gets it no matter what. But God, those eyes that make you want to melt. Kings have to do what kings have to do! I so fell in love with him!!
Merrick gave Juliana the adventure she wanted. Along with magic, deception, a bunch of magical creates to guide her along the way and passion beyond what Juliana could have imagined, she unknowing walks right in to the Unblessed Kings waiting hands. Merrick’s own deception turns on him, when he realized Juliana just might be more to him than her though she should be.
I want to start out by saying I am not much of a Historical romance reader. It’s not that I don’t like that aspect of romance, I have a tendency to get lost in it, but do I love the way they speak. I am however a huge paranormal romance fan. KING OF THE UNBLESSED was a surprisingly exciting read for me. Not only was it paranormal and fantasy together and had this wonderful historical setting that just blew me away. Mega props to Ms. Pillow for this awesome world building in the series. Yes I am a huge fan of world building. Not only is this Merrick and Juliana story, but you can see so many other story lines that could very well be a good book coming in this series!!
I listen to the audio version of this book. I have to be honest I had a little trouble with the narrator. Please do not give me wrong, Ross Pendleton, did an excellent job narrating. I had a hard time getting used his style. Upon the second listen of the book I was very much able to enjoy the wonderful enchanting tale that was told.
If you want to get lost is a fairytale that will heat up the pages as you are turning them, I suggest you go with the KING OF THE UNBLESSED.
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