Also in this series: Regally Bitten, Rebel Bitten , Kingly Bitten
Series: Blood Alliance #2
Published by Self Published By Author on January 19, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy Romance, Dystopian Romance, Futuristic Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Once upon a time, humankind ruled the world while lycans and vampires lived in secret.
This is no longer that time.
Blood Day--the culmination of my training. The day I find out my fate.
I will not cry. I will not beg. I will remain calm.
Emotions are for the weak, and I am not weak.
My name is Rae and I will survive this.
But I never expected him to call my name...
Someone wants to frame me for immortal insanity? Be my guest, darling.
I'll just pick a fighter as my bait, a consort with a hint of defiance.
And when the culprit attempts to bite, I'll be the one who bites back.
Because no one touches what's mine, including the fiery redhead at my side.
Welcome to Kylan City.
I dare you all to come out and play.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Royally Bitten is the second book in the Blood Alliance series by Lexi Foss and it’s a indie urban fantasy with some paranormal aspects. I wouldn’t call this a paranormal romance series, its way more intense and darker but also the setting of this series is definitely dystopian and has a more Urban Fantasy feel to it. I was so impressed with the first book of the series “Chastely Bitten” and I knew that I needed to read the rest of the book and want to explore more of this series. I was first introduced into this series by Jenn @ The Book Refuge (A romance YouTube book channel) and she fell in love with this series and I have been making an effort to read more indie romance, mostly because lately I have tended to enjoy it way more, it just seems to be less restrictive than traditionally published works tend to be.
Royally Bitten is an intense and gravitating installment that features:
- Kylan– Kylan is alpha male, King of his territory, member of the Vampire species, and one of the oldest of his kind. Takes care of his own people while giving off a brutal exterior to his enemies
- Rae– a human female, entered training to be part of the twelve elite hoping to be chosen to be immortal, one of the trio of the friends part of the same training, brave but understanding of her place in society and hides her defiance beneath a submissive exterior.
Royal Bitten begins with our heroine, Rae, who has been brought before the council along side with the other twelve humans, she has spent years in training for this moment alongside with her two best friends. They have been talented in hiding their true affection for each other, and they have no idea what is ahead for them. All they know is that they must endeavor to win what is ahead or its death. But what Rae never expected is to be the one chosen by Kyylan. Kylan is rumored to be the most brutal of his kind, but even though she fears him, Kylan senses more in Rae than the average fear and submissiveness that he has seen in many other humans. He senses a bravery and resistance that appeals to his darker nature. So he takes her as his own. Kylan may be the most feared, but that is how he has learned to survive. Everyone must believe that he is the most brutal of his kind. He keeps those he trusts close to him and hidden from the world so they don’t become discovered because they are his vulnerability. As Kyland and Rae explore these feelings that they have for each other, they explore the sensuality that is building between them and slowly forming a bond of trust and affection. Rae doesn’t really know Kylan though. But as they are learning together, they are also searching for those trying to undermine Kylan and his territory. But will the traitors be closer to him than he realizes? And will he be able to protect Rae or lose her forever?
This was the predator. The animal. The male who wanted to devour me. And all I could do was accept him.
I honestly fell in love with this book, and man these books are so addicting. I don’t know why it took me so long to read this one. I read the first book back in February (So yes it happened during my blog hiatus) so I will get to putting the review of that one of my blog soon there. I really love this series so much. Now it does have some paranormal aspects but due to the setting, I would definitely put these books more into the Urban Fantasy genre. They are very romance focused though, and each one ends with a HEA guaranteed. I really loved this author’s style, I found it truly superb in every way. I couldn’t put this book down last night, it was such a quick read, and this pairing is so captivating.
My lips tingled. Actually tingled. I resisted the urge to touch them. Raelyn made me feel… young. Alive. Oddly at peace.
It definitely has its aspects of darker elements. I mean it is DARK as in the heroine in this book is literally a slave to the hero. This is their culture but its not that cut and dry. The hero and other characters in the series are fighting against the laws that dictate how humans are treated so the overall series plot is so intriguing. The romance between Kylan and Rae was so interesting. It was such a compelling relationship, and I didn’t mind the power dynamics in this one at all. (I rarely do in romance) but they are present so just be aware of that in this installment. I am really intrigued to see where this author goes from here on, because I find this world so darkly gravitating and I am so addicted to her writing. It is so easy to get into and I just want to explore it more especially around this time of year. They are just perfect.
A warrior spirit I long to tame for my own use, a body I desire in my bed more than I probably should, and a mind filled with an intelligence I feared was lost among the human race centuries ago.
Overall I found Royally Bitten to be an astounding work that offered more depths into this series, it’s a romance of angsty tension, darkly elements that are addictive, a rich sensuality to satisfy your craving, and characters that you want to fight for…..its a guaranteed romance to steal your heart in every way!