Title: Consort of Secrets
Series: The Witch’s Consorts: Book 1
Author: Eva Chase
Pub. Date: March 8, 2018
Publisher: Ink Spark Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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Stick to your own kind. Never reveal your powers to outsiders. Take a consort from the witching families or kiss your magic good-bye forever.
For years I’ve been quiet, obedient Rose Hallowell. I accepted the man my stepmother chose for me. But I never stopped missing my long-ago friends.
Now we’re back on my childhood estate to arrange my marriage. The boys I grew up with? They’re still in town—and they haven’t forgotten me either. And damn if they haven’t grown up well.
They’ve got no magic, no place in my life. But they’re charming and sweet and infuriatingly hot, and I can’t seem to stay away. The more I try to resist, the more secrets I uncover about my family, my betrothal, and everything I thought was true about the witching world.
I’ve been lied to. I’ve been betrayed. So to claim my magic and my happiness, I’ll break every rule there is—and then some.
Don’t mess with this witch. Every rose has thorns.
Consort of Secrets is the first full-length novel in a steamy reverse harem paranormal romance series. Take a dollop of gothic atmosphere, add a heaping of romantic angst, and mix it up with five enticing young men and a passionate witch just coming into her own.
Rose Hallowell is a witch.
Rose Hallowell is also trapped — in her childhood estate, in an arranged marriage, and in her stepmother’s nefarious plot. She’s also running out of time. By her next birthday, if Rose doesn’t take a consort (read: a husband), she will never activate her magic.
Consort of Secrets, the first book in Eva Chase’s new paranormal romance series, follows Rose’s return to town, her attempts to escape her evil stepmother, and the romance she kindles with her childhood friends.
Friends that grew up hot.
My oh my, will this book make you blush!
Note that this book does contain detailed, steamily-written sex scenes (culminating in a very climactic scene near the end of the book — pun intended), so be mindful that this is not a chaste YA romance.
The evil stepmother plot lurks in the background for most of the book, leaving the majority of the reader’s time to get to know each of Rose’s boyfriends better.
I’ll hand it to Ms. Chase — she’s got something for everyone: your misunderstood ‘bad boy,’ your passionate artist, and a set of twins for good measure. Each chapter explores Rose’s relationship with her ‘boys’ and the romantic feelings she develops for each of them.
I was a little disappointed because this book is light on the ‘supernatural’ aspect of the romance. Since Rose hasn’t taken a consort, she can’t do much in the way of magic. Further, the book doesn’t feature a lot of world-building magic lore. I expected more of a magical, plot-driven coming-of-age a la Beautiful Creatures, but instead, the book leans more heavily (albeit, successfully) on the reverse harem romance.
Consort of Secrets is an excellent addition to the reverse harem romance genre – the male leads are individually varied and equally compelling, leaving the reader with four romance novels for the price of one!
Oftentimes in the romance genre, it’s hard to find a balance between plot and smut. Consort, even though sometimes it toes the line, never ends up crossing it. Chase brings all of the heat and romantic tension without compromising a healthy dollop of plot.
Giveaway Details: International
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Ends on March 27th at Midnight EST!
Eva Chase lives in Canada with her family. She loves stories both swoony and supernatural, and strong women and the men who appreciate them. You can visit her online at www.evachase.com.
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