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How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days (The Embraced Series) by Kerrelyn Sparks. Release & ARC Review

The Embraced Series
By Kerrelyn Sparks
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

**On Sale March 7, 2017**

Kerrelyn Spark’s previous series, Love at Stake, constantly hit the New York Times bestseller list and created a massive fan following for her witty vampires. With the end of her vampire series, comes the start of an extraordinary new fantasy romance series called The Embraced beginning with HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; March 7, 2017). Set in a medieval mythical world, the series explores a special group of people with powers born when the two moons of the world form an eclipse. In the start of the series we meet Luciana, who can speak to the dead, and the Beast of Benwick who can controlling lightening.

Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy - and her father's life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage...until he discovers she's vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?

Filled with romance, humor, and a beautifully imagined new world, HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS is a fantasy in the vein of Game of Thrones with all the fun of The Princess Bride. Luciana is a vibrant leading lady that will have readers rooting for her spunk and devotion to her family while the Beast is a swoon worthy hero worth taming.



Luciana Vintello has been brought up in a convent as an orphan.  She and the other girls on the island consider themselves sisters.  The reason for Luciana being hidden since birth soon becomes apparent.  Her special gifts will be very valuable when her new life starts.  
Leofric of Benwick is the Lord Protector of the realm and nephew to a devious king.  He is also known as the beast because he can kill with just a simple touch.  His gift has caused him pain and torment all his life.  
This is set in a fantasy land with four kingdoms who are always at war.  It will take a lot of magic from the "Embraced" to bring peace to just this one of the kingdoms.  
Lots of wonderful adventure and what looks at first like a hopeless love story.  Secrets and political intrigue spice it up nicely.  
This is obviously the first book in a series and I can't wait to read the next one.  I loved it.  


About the Author
KERRELYN SPARKS is the New York Times bestselling author of the Love at Stake series. Visit her online at

Praise for Kerrelyn Sparks:
"A deeply satisfying, delightfully swoon-inducing close...full of vulnerability and tenderness."
Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire

"Mixing paranormal romance with humor, Sparks clearly has a style all her own, one that readers love."
USA Today's Happily Ever After blog

"Sparks skillfully infuses her writing with a deliciously sharp wit."

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