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Ember by Bettie Sharpe review (one delightfully messed up fairy tale)

Ember by Bettie Sharpe

free ebook from author's website

Synopsis from Goodreads
Everyone loves Prince Charming. They have to—he’s cursed. Every man must respect him. Every woman must desire him. One look, and all is lost.

Ember would rather carve out a piece of her soul than be enslaved by passions not her own. She turns to the dark arts to save her heart and becomes the one woman in the kingdom able to resist the Prince’s Charm.

Poor girl. If Ember had spent less time studying magic and more time studying human nature, she might have guessed that a man who gets everything and everyone he wants will come to want the one woman he cannot have.

Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and naughty words.
It’s based on a fairytale, but it isn’t for kids.
You must be over 18 to read.

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This book was a riot! :) Don't be put off by the warning - there is no violence and less sex than in  an average paranormal romance.

Stella from Ex-Libris mentioned this book in her fairy tale week, and I downloaded it. It was amazing, twisted, charming and amusing. I definitely will be reading more of Bettie Sharpe's Dark Fairy Tales.

First of all, Prince Charming aka Adrian Juste (if I remember correctly) is cursed. We don't know how he really looks, but to each of us he looks like an ideal man who is impossible not to love. His curse lets him get everything he wants, he takes his virgins and stops wars and whatever he does people are charmed. Only on the nights of full moon he hides in his quarters as everyone knows that the light of a full moon reveals any truth behind witchcraft.

Ember is a blood witch who sacrificed her little finger to the fire to be free of the pull of Prince's curse. She is not a kind witch, but she is just and vengeful. Cross her, and she will make your life hell. She is beautiful but on the wild side - red hair, almost black eyes, intense...

When her mother, also a witch, dies, her dad decides to take a new wife and brings a whore (literally) with two "daughters" from the neighbouring kingdom.  If you didn't realise yet that you can't expect anything predictable from this story here is your first shocker ;)
Ember likes the girls, she asks them to treat her father kindly and she will get out of her way to make them comfortable. They live in peace together.

When her dad dies and they discover that he left them no money, the girls and her stepmother decide to open a brothel to pay Ember for her kindness and provide for her(!). So here they are whoring and she is looking after the books and scaring bad clients when one day Prince decides to visit the brothel...

Loved the book, great writing, expect the unexpected and remember:  
This is no fairy tale.

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Совершенно свободная для прочтения книга, идите и скачивайте у автора здесь!!!

Огромное спасибо автору, проглотила эту замечательную книгу за вечер и просто наслаждалась :)))
Это взрослая книжка по перевёрнутой с ног на голову сказке о Золушке и Прекрасном Принце.

Прекрасный Принц - Адриан, был проклят при рождении ведьмой - все женщины влюбляются в него с одного взгляда, все мужчины ему поклоняются и никто ни в чём не может ему отказать.

Золушка, она же Эмбер, дочка ведьмы и кривоножка, видит его мельком в юности, влюбляется и испугавшись силы его проклятья, отрубает себе мизиниц и жертвует его огню, чтобы противостоять его проклятью.

Проходят годы, мама Эмбер умирает, а папа снова женится на шлюхе из соседней страны, которая приезжает к нему жить с двумя "дочерьми". Эмбер сразу видит её такой как она есть и заключает с ней договор, она присматривает за её папой и не гуляет на стороне, а Эмбер ей будет во всём помогать.

Когда отец умирает, девушки и мамочка остаются без денег, так как он всё растранжирил, и решают открыть публичный дом, чтобы отплатить Эмбер за её доброту. Так что они живут себе припеваючи, а Эмбер следит за счетами и отпугивает грубых клиентов своими зельями...

Продолжать не буду :)) И так уже много раскрыла, но блин, как замечательно написано! Смеялась, так как очень много ссылок на другие знакомые нам сказки также перевёрнутые вверх тормашками и это прекрасно! ЧИТАЙТЕ!

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