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Highland Queen: The Celtic Blood Series, Book 4 by Melanie Karsak – My Review

Title: Highland Queen: The Celtic Blood Series, Book 4 *Audiobook*

Author: Melanie Karsak

Release Date: June 27th 2019

Genre: Historical Romance

The king is dead.

Long live the queen.

With Duncan defeated, Gruoch becomes Queen of Scotland. Now, she must rule at Macbeth’s side, a difficult prospect as the new King of Scots grows increasingly unstable. To keep her son, her love, and her country safe, Gruoch must call upon the raven.

Dive into the final installment of Gruoch’s epic tale in Highland Queen, a Scottish historical fantasy, book four in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak.

A stunning conclusion to this series! The last installment was phenomenal. Gruoch is faced with many more challenges but they are on her terms. Emotional at times, the story was fast paced and fantastic helped by the lovely voice of Lesley Parkin. It’s so hard to say goodbye. I have grown very fond of these characters. I loved the ending. Farewell my friends. Till next listen. I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Highland Vengeance: The Celtic Blood Series, Book 3 by Melanie Karsak – My Review

Title: Highland Vengeance: The Celtic Blood Series, Book 3 *Audiobook*

Author: Melanie Karsak

Release Date: October 29th 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

Scotland, 1032.

Everything Gruoch loves has turned to ash.

With Gillacoemgain gone, Gruoch rides north with her newborn son and a broken heart. While she desperately clings to hope, Gruoch’s new alliance with Macbeth proves more challenging than she ever anticipated. Only her unexpected reunion with an important person from her past offers solace. All may yet be well, but the raven’s wary eyes cannot help but notice clouds gathering on the horizon.

Continue Gruoch’s epic saga in Highland Vengeance, a Scottish Historical Fantasy, Book 3 in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times best-selling author Melanie Karsak.

This one was packed with so much! Gruoch goes through so much and is tested in many ways. Every time I get into this series, I truly feel like I’m taken back in time. I went through many emotions throughout the book. Even shouting at some parts. Yes I am nerd for doing so but my fellow bookworms will and can relate! The narrator’s voice is lovely and brings this story to life. Lesley Parkin’s voice is melodic and is one of my fave narrators! I can’t wait to start the next! This fast became one of my favorite series! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Highland Blood (The Celtic Blood Series Book 2) *Audiobook* by Melanie Karsak – My Review

Title: Highland Blood (The Celtic Blood Series Book 2) *Audiobook*

Author: Melanie Karsak

Release Date: January 5th 2017

Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy

Scotland, 1032—When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she’ll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man. Her dreams shattered and rattled by unexpected brutality, it becomes more than Gruoch can handle. The raven, however, is no stranger to carnage. Fierce power grows inside Gruoch, and more than anything, it craves bloody revenge.

Fans of Outlander and The Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

I am totally hooked on this series! The story pulls you in right from the beginning. This was easily a wonderful escape read for me. I wanted more! I love all the magic and lore woven into the story. The narrator’s voice was perfect and I felt it enhanced the story even more for me. I can’t wait to read more!! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


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Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1)

By Sherry D. Ficklin

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia–at any cost.
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family–and herself–Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?