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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days
     

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days

by Kerrelyn Sparks
 

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From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...

As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has

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From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...

As one of the Embraced—one born with magical powers—the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast—Lord Leo—in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire—even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Sparks starts a delightful new paranormal-romance series...Readers will relish Spark’s lovingly detailed and memorable tale and look forward to the next." --Booklist

"Sparks creates an intricate, layered world that’s easy to fall into without tons of backstory needed. This story is a joy to read. The Beast, Lord Leo, is everything you’d want, without being so dark he irks you. Readers will be fully invested in this Embraced series!" --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

Kirkus Reviews
2017-01-23
Two of a king's pawns have to learn to trust each other in the first installment of a new fantasy romance series.Luciana has grown up on the Isle of Moon believing she was an orphan. She, like other children born when the two moons in the sky align, has special powers; on the island, these children are called the Embraced, but on the mainland they're considered an abomination by priests for the Light, who fear their powers. She is understandably surprised when a man comes to the island claiming to be her father and asking her to return to the mainland in place of her dead twin, who was supposed to marry the Beast of Benwick. Leo, her future husband, is also Embraced but doesn't have to fear those who would have him killed. He gains power from lightning—he kills anyone he touches with his bare hands. Leo and Luciana (posing as Tatiana) must marry or fear violent retaliation from the king. Of course, it doesn't really matter that they're being forced into a relationship, because they're instantly attracted to each other. If only they could actually touch and...other things. While it takes a while for the tone of the novel to match that of the more playful title, this is an entertaining first entry for Sparks' (Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire, 2014, etc.) new series. But with all the intrigue, the spies, and the angst, most of the resolutions happen a little too easily; actions that severely betray characters' trust are brushed away with little more than a shrug. Many subplots are solved swiftly, and what should have been the book's great climax peters out with little excitement, fanfare, or even remark. Fun but anticlimactic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250108210
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/07/2017
Series:
Embraced Series , #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
79,327
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing sixteen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and new out-of- this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.