How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days: A Novel Of The Embraced by Kerrelyn SparksHow To Tame A Beast In Seven Days: A Novel Of The Embraced by Kerrelyn Sparks

How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days: A Novel Of The Embraced

byKerrelyn Sparks

Mass Market Paperback | March 7, 2017

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From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced...

As one of the Embraced-one born with magical powers-the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast-Lord Leo-in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo's immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman's life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire-even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?

Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing sixteen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as hig...
Title:How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days: A Novel Of The EmbracedFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.88 × 4.37 × 1.12 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250108217

ISBN - 13:9781250108210

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read Honestly I've been waiting on another series from Kerrelyn Sparks after Love At Stake, so when I saw this book I was all in. Once I started reading it I never wanted to put it down but I dreaded coming to the end. It was an amazing amazing story and I adored the characters, there were so many times when I could help but laugh. I love Ms Sparks ability to make me fall inlove with the characters of her stories and I can't wait to read the others.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book, terrible cover. WHY? Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: When I saw Kerrelyn Sparks’ name pop up, I instantly wanted to read this book; her Love At Stake is one of my guilty pleasures. Imagine by surprise when this book featured a meatier fantasy setting than her other vampire/urban fantasy series, and was funny and touching to boot! I consumed this book in a single day, tumbling through it as the intrigue, magic and love story developed. It was an enchanting with fabulously loveable characters and both humour and tragedy throughout. Part of the charm is the world itself: the island-dwelling moon worshippers are female-led and accepting of magic users, and the male-dominated sun worshipping society tries to kill suspected magic users as soon as they are born. Somehow it doesn’t feel clichė’d; the mythology is well established and interesting, and not everything is black and white. One example of a magic user who lives on the mainland is Lord Leofric, whose lightning imbued body kills all who touch him. This makes him a great weapon in the King’s army, but also an aberration who is feared across the land. He has a few friends, but even they are careful when dealing with him. He also has the misfortune of being the mad King’s nephew, making him a target for assassins whenever his power levels get low. He defends a country who hates and fears him, but still tries to do what is best whenever he can. He knows that he can never touch Luciana, his decreed betrothed, but he still vows to protect her and her father from the King’s machinations. Luciana was everything I love in an heroine: she’s brave, she doesn’t let Leofric or any other man walk all over her, makes mistakes sometimes but is devoted to her family and her new country, despite having grown up apart from them because of her powers. Oh yeah, she can talk to the dead, too, which at first thought would be weird, but is used in really clever ways throughout the whole book. My only issue with HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS is the terrible title and cover. Spark’s previous books were a bit cheesy, and the chest/cheese combo worked. This book is so much better than that, and I’m so worried that it won’t get into the right hands. This is a proper fantasy novel. Yes, it has some PNR tropes, and it has a sexy love story, but it’s so much more than that. I really wish they had gone with a more serious cover - this atrocity will turn off so many people and makes reading it in public difficult. It doesn’t match the quality and tone of the book at all. It looks like The Embraced series will have at least 5 books in it, and I can’t wait to discover more of the mainland countries who have been at war with each other as long as anyone can remember. The mix of political intrigue, magic and romance is such a perfect balance that I can’t wait for the next book, SO I MARRIED A SORCERER… I can only hope the sorcerer has a shirt on the cover.
Date published: 2017-03-23

Editorial Reviews

"Sparks starts a delightful new paranormal-romance series...Readers will relish Spark's lovingly detailed and memorable tale and look forward to the next." --Booklist"Sparks creates an intricate, layered world that's easy to fall into without tons of backstory needed. This story is a joy to read. The Beast, Lord Leo, is everything you'd want, without being so dark he irks you. Readers will be fully invested in this Embraced series!" --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)