Tag Team Freebie Event~ Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley ~ My Review and how to get your FREE copy!

Posted: July 27, 2014 in Freebies!, Novella, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews, Romance, Vampires, YA
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This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry.

 Elisabeth Wheatley has some exciting news to share with you about her YA Paranormal Novella, Fanged Princess. Read on to learn how you can get your free copy!

After reading my review, head on over to Sherry’s blog at fundinmental for more from Elisabeth and check out Sherry’s review!

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And now here’s Elisabeth!

After much consideration, I have finally made the first book in my Young Adult vampire novella series free. Why? Because all the cool kids are doing it and I know how much I adore freebies, so why not?
Fanged Princess is what I like to call a vampire love story from the perspective of the third wheel. It’s told in first person present tense by Haddie, the sister of a vampire prince who’s had the misfortune to fall in love with a human. (Though she has a bit of her own romance, don’t worry.)
I got the idea for Haddie’s story reading another vampire series and thinking how much it sucked (no pun intended) that the vampires I read about really tended to have crappy sibling relationships. As a tragically unsocial little country girl, my brothers were some of my closest friends and I thought it would be fun to transpose that onto vampires. Hence, the idea for Fanged Princess was born.
As always I am very excited to share this story with the world and it is my hope that through this I will be able to reach more people than ever before. So grab a copy at your favorite eBook retailer and tell your friends. Tell lots and LOTS of friends.
Thank you Laura for hosting me on your blog! It’s fun as always.
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It’s a pleasure having you Elisabeth!

Check out Elisabeth on her blog and tell her hi!

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My Review

Haddie gets it. Love chooses you and you’re powerless against it.  She doesn’t want to though. Like her brother Damian, she too fell in love with a human. And she wears the scars for her transgression.

Her father is the Vampire King and he’s okay with dallying with and feeding on humans, but draws the line at love.

So Haddie rushes to her brother’s side, determined to save him from the same horrific events she went through. And to save the life of the girl he loves, Madelynn.

Haddie (Princess Hadassah) won me over quickly. She went through a horrific punishment for her sin of loving a human. Her father extracted a terrible price and she wants to protect her brother from the same fate.

She knows the enforcers will be coming, led by the most feared one of all, her Uncle Devin. He’s cold, remorseless and efficient, always getting the job done. And he’s brought along the twins, Jerome and Ayden.

The author did an excellent job with the little details that make a story feel real, like this scene:

“I recognize them as Jerome and Ayden Thatcher, twin brother’s who’ve been working for my uncle for years. I’ve always had trouble telling which was which. They even smell the same.”

Even smell the same. That right there struck me. The author stayed in character, referencing their smell, something a human wouldn’t notice, but a vampire would.

There’s some humor here too. Take this scene when Haddie arrives to help her brother:

“Come off it Damian,” I say, dismissively waving my hand. “I didn’t come out here to eat your girlfriend.”

As the enforcer’s tightened the circle, getting closer and closer to these three, I couldn’t help but wonder how they’d survive. That’s where the author threw me a bone. A stranger who just might help them, if he doesn’t kill them too. I won’t mention a name, but I kind of hope Haddie and the handsome stranger get together. They’re a good match. Both fiercely loyal, tough as nails, and just as stubborn.

I could see this union infuriating her father even more. But, I’ll have to read Fanged Outcast to find out what happens with these two. And I’m hoping we get to meet some of the other beings mentioned in this first book. The rusalkas, makaras, koschei, harpies, ogres…and whatever else exists in Elisabeth’s world.

I read this in one sitting, racing to the explosive finale.

Who will survive?

Will family kill family?

The answer awaits.

5 STARS

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Check out this awesome trailer for Fanged Princess.

Synopsis

I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…

Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her harshly for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…

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Author Elisabeth Wheatley

 

Elisabeth Wheatley

Elisabeth Wheatley is a teenager of the Texas Hill Country. When she’s not daydreaming of elves, vampires, or hot guys in armor, she is reading copious amounts of fantasy, playing with her little brothers, studying mythology, and training and showing her Jack Russell Terrier, Schnay.
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For more about Elisabeth and her other books use the links below.
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Click on the links below to get your free copy of Fanged Princess!

This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry at fundinmental.

You can visit Sherry’s blog for her review and more from Elisabeth Wheatley  HERE.

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Comments
  1. I wish she did more with the cover art, it’s more like a fashion photo than a book cover because the title is small as well as her name. BUT I’m glad you loved it, I sure wouldn’t have picked the book up, good to know it’s stellar!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It is stellar! I opened the book to refresh my memory before writing my review and read it straight through again. It’s fast and furious with just the right touch to tease you for the next book, which I’m reading now.

  2. Reblogged this on Charlotte Gerber and commented:
    Freebies are always fun!

  3. Excellent review!!!

    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Taylor Dean says:

    So impressed by a teenage author! Gonna go grab my freebie!

  5. Elisabeth says:

    Thanks again for hosting me and I’m ecstatic you liked it! 😀 <3

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I didn’t just like it, I loved it! I’m thrilled to have Fanged Outcast and am just about finished reading it! I had to know what was going on with the princess and the hunter. LOL

  6. Eli Hinze says:

    Wheatley is a great author. You should check out her Argetallam Saga too! :)

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