Asleep (Fairytale Collection, book 2)

By | September 13, 2017
Asleep (Fairytale Collection, book 2)

From a bestselling author, a new adult fantasy romance reboot of the sleeping beauty fairy tale. Contains some mature content.

When her beloved Prince Devaran is abducted from her parents’ castle during their engagement announcement ceremony, Princess Jessmyn vows that nothing will stop her from bringing his abductors to justice. Rescuing Dev won’t be easy, and Jess will have to form an alliance with the other Realms if she’s to win the most important battle of her life.

Imprisoned in a forbidding tower, Dev tries to find a way to warn Jess of the perils she’ll face. Weakened by deprivation and by the drugs administered by the madwoman who kidnapped him, Dev drifts between sleep and consciousness. As he relives cherished moments spent with Jess, Dev wonders if he’ll ever again be with the woman he loves.

2 thoughts on “Asleep (Fairytale Collection, book 2)

  1. PatF
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not at all what I was hoping for, June 22, 2013
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    PatF (Pacific NW) –

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    This review is from: Asleep (Fairytale Collection, book 2) (Kindle Edition)
    I enjoyed “Eye of the Beholder”, Darcy’s first book, so much that I couldn’t wait for this one to be published. From the title, I was expecting a new take on Sleeping Beauty. Didn’t get that…other than the main character being trapped in a tower and his fiancee having to rescue him. I found both the main characters rather wishy-washy and whiny, and hard to like. There was no magic, either, which I was hoping for…isn’t that what a fairy tale includes? The biggest turn-off, however, was the author’s inclusion of a sex scene. Once I hit that, that finished the book for me. One of the the reasons I enjoy fantasy is not having to put up with that kind of stuff, and I was really disappointed to find a totally unneccessary scene added in there. What ever happened to letting the reader’s imagination supply the details?
    All in all, I was so disappointed in this that I probably won’t read any more of Darcy’s books. No magic, a sex scene, and wimpy characters…the kiss of death.
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  2. Jskinz
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Roofied…, June 19, 2013
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    Jskinz (New York, New York United States) –

    This review is from: Asleep (Fairytale Collection, book 2) (Kindle Edition)
    I wouldn’t consider this a fairy tale because there was no magic, and I wouldn’t consider this a re-imagining because it is a totally different story. I would say it was slightly influenced by Sleeping Beauty. This is a stand alone novel without a cliffhanger.

    If you’re looking for the story where a jealous wielder of magic puts an entire kingdom to sleep for 100 years out of sheer jealousy, then a royal battles dragon’s and magic, finally breaking the spell with the story ending in happily ever after, then you will be sorely disappointed. When I say there is no magic in this book, I mean it. This story takes place over a few weeks and the prince is the victim, but he is kidnapped and drugged. He is not “asleep”, he goes in and out of consciousness. The love story between the Princess Jess and Prince Dev is told thru flashback’s when Dev is drugged, and the majority of it is about their childhood. There is one love scene and it’s not steamy. It’s more PG-13 and because of that I would consider this book more in the YA category. The majority of the story that takes place in the “present” revolves around court politics and war strategies. When the rescue finally does get underway there wasn’t very much action.

    What I did like about this book was the strong female character’s. There was never an doubt that Jess would be queen of her land, and she was a warrior. In fact Jess’ mother is also a warrior, and their kingdom has a long history of warrior queen’s. Also, of the two lands Jess negotiated allegiances with one was ruled by a queen. The villain Ellaria was also female, although her character was not really flushed out, instead she was just a crazy lady with delusions of grandeur. The men and women were equal in this world and that was refreshing. I won’t be going back to read the first book in the series, and I am on the fence about reading future installments. If there was magic, less planning and a lot more action I’d probably be on board.

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