"Every fairy tale has to have some basis in fact, right? That's what Eliza thought as she made a desperate plea to the legendary Goblin King. If he could grant her wish, she'd finally be safe. He would protect her. But what would he ask in return?"
Pages: 16 pages
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Published: August, 2011
Form: E-book (free from Amazon)
Series: Shadowlands #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Amazon: Free Read
The Prequel starts 9 years before The Goblin King with teenage Eliza in her brother's house party harassed by one of her brother's older friends, things escalate and she runs and locks herself in the bathroom, but one without a lock, panicking she grasps at straws and summons the goblin king to help her.
Roan, the Goblin King, a king once cursed to become a horrific goblin due to his lust and greed of gold, doesn't want to answer summons and reluctantly makes an appearance, but seeing what's going on he decides to help after all, which in return makes him feel less like a goblin and more like a human.
Battling his greed again to take Eliza back with him in to the Shadowlands, he has to decide if he want to hold onto his soul and his leftover humanity or give up and become more goblin and take the golden haired girl as his prize.
Great way to get a reader excited! I loved this little story and liked Roan's dilemma, I think The Goblin King coming out October 2011 will be a good read based on what I just read.
I loved Roan's inner battle, his beast like appearance anywhere except in Summerland where Eliza saw his human face instead of the goblin. I think he'll be interesting to read.
I loved the idea of greed, what got him there and what he has to battle not to take Eliza with him.
For a small free read from amazon this was entertaining and set the stage well for...
"Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen?"