Monday, March 18, 2024

#Audiobook #AvailableNow #ListenToday #RomanticDarkFantasy #VampireRomance - Disenchanted (A Lay of Ruinous Reign Book 1) by Brianna Sugalski

Title: Disenchanted
Series: A Lay of Ruinous Reign Book 1
Author: Brianna Sugalski
Genre: Romantic Dark Fantasy/ Vampire romance; quest fantasy; Arthurian fantasy; touch her and die; one bed romance; Elder Scrolls, Buffy, and DnD inspired
Audio Book Release Date: January 22, 2024

The Princess Bride and Buffy the Vampire Slayer meet Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass in this Breton-inspired fantasy debut brimming with wry humor, epic adventure, and an irresistible romance.

Lilac TrĂ©cesson is a prisoner in her parents' castle after a most wicked secret was revealed on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Years later, her Accession looms upon her father's decision to abdicate, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming noble bent on snatching her throne, she prepares for the worst… Until a letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, containing a curious offer to banish her curse forever.

She begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande, only to find herself cornered by a bloodthirsty barkeep who demands her help in exchange for protection against the even deadlier forces of the woods.

With only the protection of her inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—Lilac must find the impious enchantress and return in time to claim her crown. Pity the fool to underestimate the girl with subpar blade skills but the spite to make up for it.

This is the tale of a cursed princess,
A crestfallen killer,
The town that wants them to burn,
And the witch who can save them both.

"Girl meets boy, girl turns out to be heir to the throne, boy turns out to be a centuries-old vampire...tale as old as time, right? Wrong. Sure, Disenchanted delivers all the explosive romantic energy you'd expect when a woman on a mission to save her kingdom gets mixed up with a reluctant bad boy bodyguard. But, Brianna Sugalski's magical pen delivers so much more: adventure, intrigue, humor and the kind of deep and diverse world building that leaves you eager for more." - Sean Gibson, Best selling author of The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True and The Camelot Shadow
"Sugalski's writing is what predominantly adds the fantastical touches to this tale of risk and vulnerability. A lyrical prose coupled with vivid descriptions completely engulfs, effortlessly carrying away readers to another place and time. A straight-forward plot with the majority of its focus on the evolution of its characters transforms this epic romp into a very intimate illustration of personal growth and self-awareness. The mechanics used to build tension do so without flaw, which oftentimes had me audibly declaring "just one more chapter". It's easy to lose yourself in this world she's created, and I honestly couldn't ask for anything more." - Justine Bergman, Whispers and Wonder
"After being in a considerable fantasy slump this year and being underwhelmed by the depictions of vampires amidst their supposed resurgence in YA, I was pleasantly surprised to find Disenchanted. It feels like the love child of Armentrout's From Blood and Ash and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—two things you should know that I hold in the highest regard. It's such a strong debut... and I'm already anticipating the next book from Sugalski." - Meg, A Little Shelf Righteous

Brianna Sugalski is a multi-genre Dark Romantasy author with a soup addiction, who has spent much time creating TTRPG characters who never get played, so she puts them in books.

Also a history student and developmental editor specializing in Sword & Sorcery SFF, Sugalski spends her free time reading about diversity in the Late Middle Ages and within the realm of Arthuriana.

Sugalski lives in oversized sweaters and prefers exploring the more ominous—disenchanting, if you will—undertones of history, romance, and the arcane.


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