I am so excited to be participating in Jennifer L Armentrout‘s blog tour for her newest release A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. I absolutely loved book one of this series and cannot wait to dive into this one. Read on to find out more about the book, my dreamcast, and be sure to enter the giveaway.
Blood and Ash Dreamcast
The first book in Blood and Ash is one of my favorite reads of the year (you can see my full review here). I love Poppy and Hawke. These two characters play off each other very well. The chemistry is a slow simmer that is just waiting to explode. As I began thinking about who could play these two characters, I thought about more than just the looks. I factored in the chemistry too. Below are my picks for our two main characters in the series.
A lock of auburn hair…
I stared into my green eyes. My father had passed that color onto Ian and me…I had [my mother’s] strong brow and her oval-shaped face, angular cheekbones, and full mouth…
I looked at my left cheek…I didn’t look at the scars often, but I did now. I studied the jagged streak of skin, a pink paler than my skin tone, that started below my hairline and sliced across my temple, narrowly missing my left eye. The healed injury ended by my nose. Another shorter wound was higher up, cutting across my forehead and through my eyebrow.From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Hawke was…well, he was beautiful.
It wasn’t often that could be said about a male, but I could think of no better word to describe him. He had dark, thick hair that curled at the nape of his neck and often fell forward, brushing equally dark brows…His cheekbones were high and wide, nose surprisingly straight for a guard…His square jaw was firm, and his mouth well formed…But his eyes were by far his most captivating feature.
They reminded me of cool honey…From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Return to the land of Blood and Ash in….A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Blood and Ash #2
Published by Blue Box Press on 2020-09-01
Length: 637 pages
Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.
Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.
But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.
Now for a sneak peek….
Don’t miss the beginning of Poppy’s story in….From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Blood and Ash #1
Published by Blue Box Press on 2020-03-30
Length: 634 pages
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.
- $100 Gift Card to The JLA Shop
- FIVE Signed Paperback copies of FROM BLOOD & ASH
- Open Internationally
- Runs 8/28-9/14 (ends at 11:59PM EST on the 14th)
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By far my favorite series I have read in a long long time! Jennifer licked it out of the park with this book! I love your fan cast ♥️
Completely agree! This is the book I didn’t know I needed until I read it. So fantastic 💗