Their courtship will save the world... if they don't kill each other first.
The magic that holds both the Upperworld and the Underworld together is crumbling. Fast. And if someone doesn't fix it soon, everyone and everything will die.
Maren uses her magic—her connection to the Underworld—to call up the elven shadow king, Kynan, to discuss a prophetic dream. Instead of having a helpful chat, Kynan drags her to the Underworld and demands that she mate with him to repair the magic of the realms.
When she demands answers, he refuses her. Brooding, secretive, and harsh, Kynan uses his shadow magic to control her and tells her little to nothing about the supposed prophecy that involves her ability to speak to the dead. He locks her in a fine chamber in his castle and treats her like his queen, but she refuses to bend to his insane idea until she learns the whole truth of the situation.
She is willing to sacrifice her life in the Upperworld if she must, but she's not giving up everything on one dark king's word.
As she explores the Underworld with Kynan looming over her every move, she learns just how much power is within her. And, the hardest lesson of all:
All is fair in love, war, and saving the world.
Stolen by the Shadow King is book one in a completed duology set in the world of Kingdoms of Lore. You can start with this book! A passionate enemies-to-lovers fantasy romance with tension galore and a dash of spice in book two, this is an epic story of found family, blossoming magical powers, and true love.
4. Romance with a bit more moderate content (fade to black sex, no sex on the page)