Friday, April 29, 2022

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Monster Inside by River Starr @river_starr @XpressoTours

Monster Inside
River Starr
(Shadow Pact, #1)
Publication date: April 21st 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Sometimes the most enchanting monsters are the ones you can’t see, only feel…

I am a survivor. For the past ten years, I’ve been forced to give every part of me to sinister vampires in a feeding community. But when I touched an ancient book and recited a spell out of sheer desperation and zero arcane knowledge, a dark entity came to me. Rescued me. Mrak helped me escape.

I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into. But Mrak has been at my side for the last three months—well, inside me, anchored to my existence and lovingly tender with his ethereal touches. It’s not quite possession, not quite a haunting. But it’s real, it’s sexy as hell, and he’s mine. Or I’m his. Either way, we’re now in this life together.

Mrak is distracting, seductive, and powerful, but he’s also keeping a secret. One that’s now put me in immense danger despite his claims he’ll do anything to protect me. Because the cops have come calling. Bodies have turned up. And despite his reassurances, I’m starting to wonder if Mrak has a hidden agenda that he’s somehow kept secret from the inside.

My life might be in my monster’s debt. My body might be his for pleasure. But my future is mine no matter how much he wants and uses my body. I’m no longer the weak woman he saved from a vampire lord, and it’s time to take my body—and my life—back.

MONSTER INSIDE is the first of a M/F paranormal monster romance duology.

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My Review:

Ten years ago Aisling was sold to vampires as their blood slave. Aisling has spent most of her time there thinking about and trying to come up with a plan to escape. She knew her days as a blood slave were numbered just as many before her. She knew when her time was up or she made that fatal mistake she would be taken out or made a vampire.

Aisling wanted no part of either. Before she knew it that awful day was upon her. Aisling escaped by using a spell from a book she found. She made a pact with a monster. The monster agreed to help Aisling escape the vampires. But there was one little catch. Aisling must agree to allow the monster to take up residence in her body. Aisling didn’t like this agreement but without any other choice, she accepts his deal.

Aisling could feel and talk to the monster inside. Aisling came to like all the attention that her monster, Mrak gave her. But Aisling knew that her little monster was hiding something from her as she could sense something was off about him she had no idea what it was at the moment but she would find out somehow.

I do believe that the Monster Inside was a little different than any other paranormal romance book that I have read. I love that it had many different paranormal creatures like vampires, werewolves, witches, and demons.

Every time Aisling used her magic I could just see it all. I could see Aisling standing there as if she was holding out her hands and the magic just pouring out of them and then slamming into her victim. It was surreal and magical all at the same time. Once I picked up Monster Inside it was as if I was instantly transported to dreamland. I was lost in this dreamland until I read the last page.

I would like to recommend Monster Inside to all paranormal romance fans! Grab your copy of Monster Inside and be transported to your own dreamland today!

Author Bio:

River Starr writes books that help you escape, especially fantasy romance full of magic and supernaturals. Favorite things: coffee, wine, chocolate, and a heavy dose of books to chase away the dark... or invite delicious darkness in.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like a very creative read!

bn100 said...

nice review