Brianna Hale: I've got a spooky novella come out.
Me: Say no more fam.
Blurb: When I was a child he brought me back from the brink of death. Since that day I have borne his mark, a black star in the center of my left palm. The villagers say it brands me as evil. I think it means something far worse. It marks me as his.
The disease that nearly killed me has returned to the village and children are dying. I’m the only one who dares to climb the mountain and learn his secrets. In exchange I’m to clean his house and help with his strange experiments, but Meremon wants more. He wants me. And it isn’t long before I discover that his demands are as twisted as his experiments.
Warning: This story is a dark fantasy romance with scenes of non-consent and dubious consent. Additionally, Meremon is a necromancer and enjoys unusual things. Some sex scenes might be strange or creepy for some readers.
Review: There I was, patiently waiting for Brianna Hale's upcoming release when bam she blindsides her fans with a surprise novella. I had just been thinking about how I didn't have any Halloween romance novels on the docket and the moment I read the blurb I knew that I had to get my hands on an advanced reader copy... and I did... because nothing stands between me and a Brianna Hale novel.
Since it's a novella I'll try to keep my review short so as not to spoil it.
The Necromancer's Bride is perfection. Super weird perfection. It's spooky, eerie, edge-of-your-seat hot. Brianna Hale dug deep into her psyche to create this sexual masterpiece. There is nothing else like it on the romance market (and I've read some really weird shit, so I'd know). It's unique as hell.
No one can ever say that Brianna Hale isn't afraid to push the boundaries of acceptability in her genre of choice. The Necromancer's Bride isn't for the faint of heart. It's not gruesome or offensive... unless the thought of disembodied hands participating in sexual activities is offensive to you? Even if you think it might be, I promise it's not. Somehow Hale managed to make ghostly fingering the hottest thing since sliced bread.
Our heroine Rhona is the heroine you want to read about. Her entire village thinks she's cursed, shunning her and treating her like a pariah, but she refuses to back down. When children in the village start falling ill Rhona decides to face her greatest fear in the hopes of finding a cure. Too bad her greatest fear is a half-dead man who claims she's his wife.
Meremon is... oh boy, he's something else. What he lacks in social skills and grace he makes up for with total devotion to his bride and her... sexual needs. And there's no one more creative in bed than an experimental necromancer.
But the children in the village aren't the only ones who need saving. Meremon has a curse of his own. And it isn't until Rhona meets her groom that she realizes just how lonely and isolated her world is. Together they discover that the only time they feel alive is when they're together.
This novella screams Halloween, so if you're looking for something to fill your October for a very short amount of time (damn you novellas) then look no further! The Necromancer's Bride is the most necessary read of 2018. Your life won't be complete until you order it for a measly 99 cents. Click here.