CLAIMED BY THE KING
by Lorelei Moone
Shifters of Black Isle, #1
Publication Date: July 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Shifters, BBW, Novella, Standalone
About Claimed by the King
Abandoned by her people, a young woman was being sent to her doom.
Kelly was going to be a prisoner; a slave. At least that’s what she thought as she waited for the mysterious giants that lived on the Black Isles to claim her. A human sacrifice, once every eight years. That’s what it took to keep mankind safe from these savages.
The human would ensure the survival of his bloodline. Whether he liked it or not.
Broc’s reign as King of the Black Isles had lasted seven years already. That was a long time to go without a queen and therefore, an heir. He knew what he had to do; to claim the human offering and make her his own.
When they met, it changed everything. A glimmer of hope, even of love, in unexpected places. But life on the Black Isles was far from simple. And there were powerful secrets, yet to be uncovered, that could change everything yet again.
Claimed by the King is the first in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.
As far as shapeshifter/paranormal books go, I definitely liked the concept of Claimed by the King, but it didn’t go in the direction that I hope it would. However, I still enjoyed reading this one, it just needed a bit more. I was a bit surprised to see how short it was and insta love is not an unknown concept in shapeshifter reads, so that wasn’t a big surprise to me. I was hoping for a bit more character development, more on what Broc was like growing up and being the shifter that he is.
I loved the unique-ness of this story, the whole reaping was rather interesting. Can’t say that you’ve seen much of that in a book before, but I definitely wanted to know more history about that. The story definitely could have used a lot of more about just everything, so even if it didn’t quite work for me, it could for someone else. It wasn’t too bad of a start for this series, it seems like so much more about this world will be revealed with the books to come.
ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.