Welcome to my MTMC Tours stop for A Lust For Blood by K.C. Smith!
This is a genderbent reimagining of the Jekyll and Hyde with strong Witcher vibes, set in a fantasy world with a spooky haunted forest and impossible curses and trickster demons and world-shattering plot twists. It’s a fantasy romance, focusing on two perspectives told by our main characters: Oriana and Garren. They’re both tenacious and driven people who have lead hard lives filled with intimate and bloody pain, and they complimented each other excellently.
Oriana is fighting with her dark side: where under the blood red moon she turns into a monster that will rip out hearts and throats with no remorse. Garren is a demon hunter, driven to the career by personal tragedy, and his attention is caught by this town trapped near the Phantom Wood and haunted by a malicious demon. He meets Oriana when she’s, you know, not being a blood-curdling monster and is very enamoured with her…which of course is going to cause infinite problems later when he discovers the truth. It promises a collision of passions and hidden identities right from the get-go which landed both captivatingly and intriguingly.
It also has a lot of themes about inner peace and fighting your demons, but also about finding peace for yourself. I also am always here for books with spooky woods so that was entirely fun. I also found the writing really easy to fly through.
“I don’t think I could ever be lost from you, not truly, for I know you will always be there to find me.”
It is a love story full of monsters and demons, twisted woods and wicked hearts, with all the female antihero content you could ask for.
Also check out my instagram for the giveaway!! Thanks to MTMC Tours & the author for the copy of the book.
Title: A Lust For Blood (Realm of Curses #1)
Author: K.C. Smith
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Genres: Adult Fantasy
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There is no escape when the monster is you.
When Oriana awakens in a field of blood and bodies, she is devastated to realize the patchwork of death was caused by her own hand. A curse lingers in the air, and there is only one option to save herself from further bloodshed. Oriana uses her magic to create an enchanted forest imprisoning the monster responsible for the massacre–herself.
Garren has built a career around slaying demons. When he learns of a centuries old creature locked away in the strange Phantom Wood, the opportunity is too great. He will stop at nothing to destroy the demon filth that lurks in those shadows if only to satisfy his own haunting memories.
Oriana soon finds herself caught in a cat and mouse game, fighting to keep her identity secret. As the two grow closer, secrets unravel. But could they each be the answer the other has been searching for?
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde meets the Witcher in this debut Adult Dark Fantasy novel by K.C. Smith.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and bred in Maryland, Katelyn has always had a great love for all things magical and fantasy. Her love of the genre began in elementary school through reading The Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborne. Her obsession only grew stronger as she ventured into high school and was given many Young Adult Fantasy books by her older brother. Her strength during grade school was always in math, but she enjoyed writing short stories in her free time throughout middle and high school. Once she began college, her interest in writing a full novel took root and writing kept her sane as she worked her way through obtaining an Accounting Degree. The following years would find Katelyn continuing to write, but never fully completing a novel until many years after college in 2021. Her debut novel, A Lust for Blood, is set to release November 1, 2022 from Phantom House Press. When not writing, Katelyn can be found rock climbing, spending time with her husband and their chihuahua, and traveling the world! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
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