Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bloom by Nikki Rae Release Day!

The Order Series: Book 1
By Nikki Rae

Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the rich and powerful. When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order live. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own. 
Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape. 
Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.

 My Review:
It started like most dystopian novels; doom and gloom. I thought I was in for much of the same that I have experienced so far from those kids of books, but Bloom shines with its complex characters. They and the dark story took my breath away. I wanted to Like Master Lyons. I thought I had him pegged, but I had it wrong and what I learned about him didn’t cause me to love him. I understood his actions better, but I still kind of despised him for them. Fawn on the other hand, she was strong. She knew how to play the game, but she hated it. Her situation sucked, but she never stopped trying to change it. Even when she learned what was really happening.
When I get the chance to review for Nikki Rae, I take it. Her writing has always left me satisfied. Her characters are filled with beauty,strength, and a darkness that sets them apart from the typical heroines I usually read about. Bloom is a story of pain and struggle, but underneath is a glimmer of hope. I have hope that Fawn can know a better life. I am sad that I have to wait for her to finish writing book two. I am so looking forward to reading about what happens next in Fawn’s story!

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Author Bio: 
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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I didn't allow myself dreams. They were unrealistic and unfair. Cruel. There was enough cruelty in my life; I didn't need to inflict it upon myself. It was difficult at first, telling my brain to shut off so completely that even when I wasn't in control of it I could rely on the images within to be shrouded in black. They say everyone dreams and they just don't remember. I don't think my mind is capable of conjuring up images—nightmares or pleasant dreams. Not anymore. Reality was a nightmare. Dreams didn't come true. Once you knew that things couldn't get any better and that things were and will be the scariest you could ever experience, the imagination simply died. So instead of dreaming, I planned.