|"an intriguing tale of love, lust, and what happens when you're not careful what you wish for."
Book: Realm Immortal: King of the Unblessed
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Version: Print and Ebook
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PRINT ISBN 1-59998-054-1
This book has been getting a lot of fan mail recently and out of all the books I have, I see it blogged about the most. Recently released in Print Version, you can find it at bookstore or online at the above link.
Those of you who follow my work know that I have many voices and genre hop like mad. This dark fantasy is close in tone to the Tribes of the Vampire, but not as gory at the vampires. This came from my love of movies like Legend, Dark Crystal, labyrinth, and from years of fairy tale classics. I hated that the bad king never got the girl. ;)
Immortality has a way of changing fate. Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good - happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick's and, on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the blessed, coveted by the damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father's, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she'd get what she wished for. When her fiance is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her...or die.
Road to Romance, Recommended Read, April 2006
"5 STARS! This was an intricately plotted fantasy that would be at home on the bookshelf next to any classic story of that genre... " Kirra Pierce, Just Erotic Romance Reviews (JERR), Feb 2006
"Ever watch a video or concert and feel the singer is singing to you? The same phenomenon happens, very rarely, when reading fiction. It is not often a writer possesses the ability to give the narrator such voice, such presence, that the words float off the page and whisper through the reader's mind, as if the narrator is speaking directly to the reader. ...Michelle M. Pillow's vivid storytelling, unique characters, and action-packed adventures make Realm Immortal: King of the Unblessed a must-read for all readers of fantasy! Ms. Pillow's fantasies will definitely be on my auto-buy list after this steamy romance." Joyfully Reviewed
"5 Wands! This is a gripping tale of fantasy, romance, intrigue and humour, boasting a fabulous, unforgettable cast of characters both human and fairy. Magical creatures, wizards, possessions, divinations Â it's all here. If you like Terry Brooks, then you'll love this!" Autiotalo, Enchanted Ramblings, Jan 2006
"5 HEARTS! Ms Pillow has penned such a rich world with multi-dimensional characters that leap off the pages...her fans will love it for sure." Valerie, Love Romances, Feb 2006