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(Legends Unleashed – Book 1)
by Helen Scott & Lacey Carter Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Medium Burn RH, PNR
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
The childhood legend gets a fresh coat of paint in this exciting, though albeit often confusing, Reverse Harem tale. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Say my name…
They tell you I bring death and carnage. They believe I’m a curse, one that’s contagious.
But they’re wrong.
I was locked away for protecting the innocent. And while my name does bring violence and bloody destruction, it’s only to those whose very souls are corrupted by the violence and hatred they harbor within.
So say my name if you need my help. I’m Bloody Mary, and I promise I’m more than a legend; I’m a witch with the power to save you.
But when four sinfully sexy men make promises to free me from my prison, for the first time in my life, I need to trust someone else to save me. Because the dark powers that trapped me long ago aren’t about to let me go free, at least not without a fight
DON’T SAY MY NAME is a paranormal reverse harem with a tough, sarcastic heroine, four unique supernatural men, and steamy scenes that will leave you breathless. So if you’re looking for something with a spooky edge and some humor that will leave your mouth watering, click to grab your copy.
Thoughts on Don’t Say My Name
While I didn’t quite love this books as much as I thought I would from the premise and that first chapter, I still really liked it – and I will continue the series as the books drop. Bloody Mary… what’s not to love there? We’ve all heard of her, and most of us have tried to summon her visage in the mirror as the pre-teens we all once were.
This Reverse Harem takes that legend and builds upon it, giving Mary, Mae, a history filled with betrayal and magic – and a present saving victims lost to the fists and desires of their tormentors. It’s a good premise, really. How many times have YOU cried in front of the mirror? Alone, in the bathroom? I know I’ve cried plenty in the supposed privacy, but for some, those tears are birthed by dark circumstances few of us wish to contemplate. Enter Bloody Mary, who, in her captivity, serves as the silent heroine the lost so desperately need. And now, there is a group of mismatched supernaturals who wish to save her for a change…
It’s messed up and rather fascinating, two of my favorite things. The only reason this didn’t gain a 5 star from me was the way the narrative stumbled in places, or advanced in odd ways that the authors seemingly believed the reader would just understand. Banshees? Why? I needed more explanation there, along with a few other events that made me pause. Regardless, this was still a good book.
- Blood Mary!!! LOVE her!
- I like the mishmash collection of guys.
- Hints and clues are dropped, but no answers.
- The narrative advances in odd ways.
- Introduction to the world is scattered without explanation.
- I don’t get the ages…. really, I don’t. It’s the same guy?
First Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Don’t Say My Name
Bloody Mary gets her own back story and potential HEA in this mysterious Reverse Harem, filled with magic, intrigue and danger. Not to mention Mirrors. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published May 8th, 2020
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