Review: Tangled in Thorns

The first time Catherine got mixed up with the fae, it cost her dearly. This time, they will take it all.

Magic is dangerous. No one knows that better than Catherine. She thought she would be content with her garden and a quiet life. But she longs for connection. When she tries to reach out to others, disaster strikes. Creeping vines emerge from Faery choking the gardens of Thornwood, corrupting the minds of those who encounter it and turning them into raving zombies. Among those infected is Catherine’s niece. And her only hope at a cure is Ray.

After the accident, she swore never to speak to Ray again. But with three days until the plant kills, she must put aside her vow to save the village. To stop the spread, they must find the plant’s origin and destroy it. Catherine’s magic can do that if she can learn from Ray. As her magic flourishes beneath his tutelage, so do her feelings that she’s tried to deny.

Embracing her magic means luring in the fae and losing a piece of her humanity. Caught like a fly in a web of intrigue, Catherine struggles to find a balance between her desire to be human, the threats that lurk in shadows, and the ancient songs of Faery calling her home….

Get lost in the magic of Tangled in Thorns, the second in this gothic romantic fantasy trilogy. Fans of Uprooted and Daughter of the Forest will not want to miss this tale steeped in fae intrigue, romance, and mystery.

Review: Heart of Thorns

They told her the fae weren’t real. She pretended she couldn’t see them. When she met him, everything changed…

Catherine’s first memories were of the fae and the misfortune they brought. No one believed her and told her she was insane. When Catherine arrives the country estate of Thornwood, she is determined to put her past and the fae behind. That is until she meets Ray Thorn. He challenges her prejudices and sways her heart. But can she trust him?

Ray introduces her into his world of the mesmerizing and deadly faery. Then a woman is murdered by one of the fae. She knew she shouldn’t have trusted a fae. But as more bodies turn up, Catherine realizes they’re targeting women like her, and she is their next victim.

She cannot find the killer alone, but is trusting Ray worth the price? Can Catherine find the killer in time, or will she lose her heart?

Dive into the slow burn romance of Heart of Thorns, the first in this gaslamp romantic fantasy trilogy. Fans of Carnival Row and Jane Austen will not want to miss this tale steeped in fae intrigue, romance, and mystery.

Review: Pricked by Thorns

All wealthy men are in want of a wife. And a mad woman is in need of an escape.

Catherine swore she wouldn’t go back to the asylum. Her parents locked her away for seeing ghosts and fae, but years of treatment couldn’t cure her. Spirits still haunt her, and the fae continue to taunt her. Her treatment might have failed, but if Elk Grove taught her one thing, it was how to impersonate a sane person. Finally free of the institution, she will do anything to remain so, even if she has to trick a man into marrying her. With the family’s debt hanging over her head, Catherine’s mother is insistent she marry.

Lord Thornton is the perfect candidate: a rich bachelor as charming as he is generous. But Catherine has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving and a charismatic mask can hide nefarious intentions. However, with creditors knocking down their doors and time running out, Catherine doesn’t have time to be particular. Either she marries or she will be sent back to the asylum.

When a ghost makes an ominous prediction regarding Lord Thornton, it brings into question not only Catherine’s sanity but her plans to wed. Elk Grove told her ghosts weren’t real, but can she ignore the warning when it’s her life at stake? Now she must make a choice: Defy her parents’ order and be locked away for good, or risk her life and marry Lord Thornton instead.

This romantic gothic fantasy tale, a prequel to the Thornwood Fae, is sure to delight fans of Carnival Row and Jane Eyre.

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