First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Happy Friday everyone! This week went by incredibly fast and I’ve only been reading one book this week as work’s been keeping me pretty busy. But I am loving the book I’m reading and so I’m including it this week for First Lines Friday! I know this genre is not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but the opening lines are amazing and so I had to share them with you all!


The Temple of the Star Goddess was a pretty prison. Four years ago when I applied to be an acolyte, I was a heartbroken fifteen-year-old. I didn’t realize I had sentenced myself to a life spent caged both literally and figuratively,

First Lines Friday reveal…….

The Unseelie King’s Rebel by Alisha Klapheke

I am currently reading this one and loving it so much! It’s a fast read with a lot of action and steamy romance between the human girl and the clawed Fae King! Monster romances have been my thing the last few weeks and this one is quite the joy to read!

Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Cruel Prince, this fantasy romance standalone about an Unseelie Fae king and a human dancer will keep you turning pages into the night…

Bronwyn is desperate to escape.

After four years trapped in a temple watching the world pass her by and suffering at the hand of her cruel House Mother, temple dancer Bronwyn is willing to risk entering the Seelie Fae forest and dealing with whatever monsters lie within to experience the wondrous realm beyond the Veil. At least, she thinks she’s up to the challenge until she’s face-to-face with the silver-eyed, claw-fingered king of the Unseelie.

And he has a bargain for her.

King Toren must return home to his people. But he needs a willing soul to invite him past the temple wards so he can reach a forgotten portal. So when a human female with absolutely no worldly knowledge comes tumbling into his life, it’s almost too easy. Or, it would be, if she weren’t watched day and night. And if the stakes of losing weren’t quite so high.

This dangerous alliance might just be the only way out for both of them, if it doesn’t get them killed first.

***This book is upper YA/NA and includes mature situations. The romance includes mild spice on the page.

The Unseelie King’s Rebel, a fantasy romance standalone set in the Realm of Dragons and Fae world, will thrill readers of Tessonja Odette’s Entangled with Fae series and Elise Kova’s Married to Magic series. If you like cozy fantasy (albeit with some fantasy violence and a bit higher stakes), romantic fantasy, dragons, Fae, and happily ever after endings, you’ll love The Unseelie King’s Rebel. Start reading today and enter a lush world of magic…

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