Goodreads MOnday: King’s Bride by Beck Michaels (+ Special Artwork!)

Thanks to Joanna @ TheGeekishBrunette, I discovered Goodreads Monday, in which I shall choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. This was originally hosted and created by Lauren’s Page Turners and has now been taken over by Budget Tales Book Blog. Feel free to share something from your TBR pile by putting it (or a link to your post) in the comments!

Title: King’s Bride
Series: Standalone in a Prequel Series set in the same world as Guardians of the Maiden
Author: Beck Michaels
Age Group/Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dark Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Pluma Press

Releases on May 23, 2023

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He’s the God of Death. She’s the bride sent to kill him. Their union may be the end of them both.

The Everfrost is ruled by the King in his castle of ice. Some call him the Ice Phoenix, others the God of Death. The clans survive by one law alone: pay the King the homage he is due and never take what belongs to him. But when Sunnëva Morkhàn’s brother falls gravely ill, she will have to do exactly that.

Against every warning, she sneaks into the castle to steal the one thing that would save him—a magical rose. But you don’t steal from the King and live to tell the tale. When the Ice Phoenix discovers her theft and demands payment, the cost is too steep. Mourning and enraged, she challenges him, only to lose. To spare her clan from the King’s wrath, her father offers her as a bride, and for a reason she cannot fathom, the King agrees.

Revenge is a delicate game Sunnëva is determined to play, even if killing the God of Death is no easy feat. But as secrets unfold around the alluring King, and dark threats emerge from the shadows, Sunnëva struggles to hold on to her hatred—and her heart.

Inspired by Beauty and the BeastKing’s Bride is the first book in Beck Michaels’ companion prequel series, the Chronicles of Urn—dark fables founded in forbidden love and strong-willed women who bring kings to their knees.

(Contains strong violence, past SA trauma, language, and explicit content. Recommended age 18+)

Beck is offering swag packs for preorders (including ebooks) while supplies last (including bookmarks and the beautiful art print below)! Click below for more info.

Here is a gorgeous cover art for the exclusive edition that is up for preorder at Bookish Signs and More.

Are you interested in this book? I’m always down for a (properly done xD) B&B retelling, and I know from experience that Beck’s writing is really top notch so I can’t wait for this one! ~Let me know in the comments!~