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King of the Unblessed
Realm Immortal I
by Michelle M. Pillow

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.
My review guidelines can be found HERE.

  • Smokey wash of gray seems touchable, as if you need to brush dust off the cover
  • Obligatory headless male torso
  • Creepy background of castle and goblins matches well with the internal descriptions

  • Paranormal Romance
  • Demons
  • Fae
  • Dragons
  • Mage

  • M/F
  • Menage
  • Bondage

  • Refreshing with classic fairy tale elements.

  • Labyrinth parallels: Sexy King of the goblins, hears her daydreaming wishes, steals the child(ren), sends her on a quest, including a journey through a constantly changing labyrinth, mischievous previously unknown magical creatures take an interest in the maiden.

  • I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next book in the series, Fairy Queen.

I received this book through the Holiday Heat Contest over at The Bradford Bunch.

Read a sentence from page 56 HERE.

Sweet daydreams...


I've read a few of Michelle M. Pillow's books & I really liked them.

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