Thursday, July 26, 2018


  Good Thursday all , today I am going to review an author who I just adore . Jessica Aspen has gone back to the Crimson Court with  ASHES  .

                           BOOK BLURB

An enslaved princess, a charming thief, and a power-hungry step-mother out for revenge…
ASHES: a twisted Cinderella fairy tale of romance and magic
Princess Ellasin has been living a life of drudgery in her own castle working for her step-mother, the Crimson Queen. When sexy, devil-may-care Finn Aduain breaks in and invites her to take a walk on the wild side, instead of danger—Ella sees opportunity.
Disgraced prince turned charming thief— Finn has his own secrets. But when he meets the charmingly innocent ash-girl, he’s intrigued. Seducing Ella into leaving the life she’s always known becomes his new mission.
Desperate to for power, the queen has decreed a ball for Ella’s step-sisters to find husbands and Ella decides—this is the perfect night to escape. With the assistance of Finn, the castle ghost, and her own surprisingly strong magic, Ella finally discovers freedom. But freedom comes at a price. Ella learns that her step-mother drained Ella’s father of his life and his magic—and now intends to drain her too. Ella vows to take back her throne and put an end to her step-mother, once and for all.
Dare to discover Jessica Aspen’s world of steamy, fantasy romance in her brand new twisted fairy tale series: Tales of the Crimson Court

                       MY REVIEW 
  Ashes is a twist on Cinderella with elves, fairies . and witches . Ellasin is living the life that is not hers. She is working as a maid in her step mothers court . No one knows who she actually is . Until the day she accidently meets Finn a sweet thief who asks her to take a walk on the wild side . When there is a ball announced for the step sisters . Will Ella and Finn figure out how to save each other and take back the kingdom from the evil step mother. 
  The characters in this story are so well written . Ella is such a sweet girl a little naïve . Which for me is all part of her charm . She has been basically forgotten most of her life . So when she comes into her own she really comes into her own . I really liked Ella , you want to hug her and take care of her all through out this story.  Finn well what can we say about Finn. He is a brooding prince turned thief . But there is more to him then we see at first . This brooding ,sexy man has a mission to find his sister . Which has him on a one track mind . He doesn't think he is good enough for anyone let alone Ella .  They both have so much pain in their backgrounds you hope and pray that they can come through it . The step mother is evil I mean really evil . There is really nothing nice about her . She would even pit her daughters against each other . With no real power she has to siphon power off those that are stronger . I really just kind of wanted her to get what is coming to her . 
   I know there are so many books that do the Cinderella twist but I will say that this book is different. This book has so many great aspects to it . The characters are well written and complex. The story has so many twists and turns that will keep you reading . Also the heroine isn't a damsel in distress, she holds her own with those around her. The author has tied this story in with her other fairy tale books of the black court series . I truly enjoy theses books . They will take you away into a fairy tale , with romance and magic and some great characters .  This would be a great summer read for those long lazy days by the pool . Check it out if you love fairy tales that are turned on their ear you will not be disappointed .  

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