To save her family from a tyrant king, Mara of Aremond must win a tournament—and she won’t let anyone stop her from claiming the prize. Especially not Strax, the barbarian warrior who has tormented her every step of the way. But when a sorcerer’s trap binds them together, Mara must decide whether Strax is her greatest enemy, or if everything she seeks can only be found in the barbarian’s arms…
The audiobook version of this novella was originally featured on the Read Me Romance podcast. This release marks the first time this story is available in ebook or print, and includes a bonus epilogue and map not included in the podcast version.
Title: The Midnight Bride
Author: Kati Wilde
Narrators: Cassandra Myles and Brandon Utah
Genre: Romance – Fantasy
Part of a Series: Yes Book 3 of The Dead Lands series
POV: Mara and Strax
Steam Level: Slow Burn to toasty
I listened to this on the Read Me Romance podcast. While a fun listen and probably a great world to visit, I found the narration a bit distracting and annoying – not enough for me not to finish it but enough that I noticed it. This is the first book I’ve read by Kati Wilde and I liked her style, the strong characters and the lessons on love. I’d like to check out more of her books, just not with either one of these narrators.