Hello and welcome to my blog stop on the Brutal Curse Blog tour. Today you can check out an Excerpt of the first chapter. First lets look at the beautiful cover for this book. What do you think? The snippet of the book is only the beginning and it gets even better from there. You should all go check it out. And be sure to keep following the blog tour. Comment below after you check out the excerpt below. ❤
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a young fae princess. The child was raised in opulence. From birth, she was a fearsome member of her parents’ court; a power to be reckoned with, wearing glittering gowns, shoes encrusted with diamonds and rubies, and a smile that sparked intrigue and fear in the bellies of her people.
When the King and Queen bothered with her at all, it was only on the rarest occasions that they dared utter to her the word no.
She grew more beautiful with every passing year. While most knew her for her stricking appearance, even more came to know her for her cruelty. Dor she was envious of what others had that she did not possess.
The princess had every material thing her heart had ever desired, but there were things, she learned that could not be bought with emeralds and gold. Things much more precious. Things like love.
When she asked her mother about the emotion, which seemed to stir the depths of human and fae alike, she was scolded for placing too much value on such a fleeting and frivolous emotion. Love, her mother explained, made one weak, and weakness in their world was death.
He never loved her at all. He didn’t even know what love was. But she did, and she never wanted to feel it again.
No male – human or fae – would ever break her again. ANd she would waste no more of her infinite existence on such a silly thing as love.
Her brutality from that day forward would become the stuff of nightmares…
Prince Carden of Tierney lost his home, family, and claim to the throne in one fell swoop when he rebelled against his father for a cause he knew was right. Instead of wallowing in despair, he embarks on a new journey, starting a new life on the Southern Isle. When he finds himself caught in a web woven by the famously ruthless fae queen, Coeur, he insults her and she vows to teach him the most difficult and heart-breaking lesson he will ever learn: that humans are incapable of love, and that hearts are beastly things.
Arabella wasn’t really living, she was existing and surviving as best she could. A chance encounter with Carden changes everything for her, but the deadly game he’s dragged her into might cost her life.
Still, she agrees to play. The rules the fae queen gives them are vague, and it’s obvious there are things Queen Coeur isn’t telling them. She’s sure of it. But what she does know is that together, she and Carden must pass a series of tests and trials. If they fail, game over. But if they succeed, she just might be able to restore her family and carve out the life she’s always envisioned.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.
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