Obsession (Royal Blood Book 1) by Alexis Calder

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I just finished reading β€˜Obsession,’ Book 1 of Royal Blood Book Series by Alexis Calder and it was super FAB 🀩! (FYI, I’m not affiliated with the author, not in the book biz, reading is just a HOBBY, and I’m just a regular reader that is super passionate πŸ’— about spreading the word on GREAT books!) There are NO spoilers! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Ok βœ…! So it was a Sunday afternoon and I am in the middle of a TONS of series that I really should be reading instead of starting a new series, butttt … well… I LOVE πŸ’• to start a new series like no other πŸ˜‚! Ehhhh 😬, I really am a MOOD reader first and foremost and basically, I just had a hankering to try something new! And oh boy πŸ™ŒπŸ»! Am I glad I did πŸ€—πŸ₯³! I read this book in one day!! 😲😲😲

First off, why haven’t I heard of Alexis Calder 😳😳😳???? This chick CAN WRITE ✍️ a GREAT 🀩 page-turner and honestly πŸ‘†πŸ», this book is right up the alley for those who LOVE books with lots of streamlined movement, like β€˜Hot Vampire Next Door’ by Nikki St Crowe! And, I don’t know if it was because the MMC kept calling the FMC β€œLove,” πŸ˜†β€¦ but I literally couldn’t stop thinking of Bones 🦴 in the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost πŸ‘πŸ»! I really loved this MMC! 😍πŸ₯΅πŸ”₯

Alright πŸ‘ŒπŸ» already!! So the story! I really LOVED πŸ₯° it you guys! Starts off with a MMC who is a POWERFUL VAMPIRE KING πŸ‘‘ who is searching for his DANGEROUS πŸ”ͺ brother! We don’t know a lot about what’s going on & why… but we DO know he has to go back to his former home where the Crescent City pack resides! And not only the pack, but OUR GIRL… who is merely human πŸ‘©πŸ», but somehow has all these guys in this book OBSESSED ❀️‍πŸ”₯ with her! Including! The HOT πŸ₯΅ alpha of the werewolf pack’s son! Our girl is pretty sexu@lly empowered πŸ’ͺ🏻 and decides to take this dude for a spin πŸ’‹, only to be tied up in a coat πŸ§₯ closet… in her BDAY SUIT!… annnnd SURPRISE 😳! In walks mister HOT πŸ”₯ and POWERFUL KING πŸ‘‘ of the FANGS 🦷 !

Seriously from Chapter 2, I was HOOKED into this story πŸ‘πŸ»! I just LOVE how this chick has all these different dudes jonesin’ 😍🀀 over her (it’s not really a love β€œcorner πŸ”Ίβ€β€¦ it definitely feels like there is a F/M πŸ’˜ endgame going on here!) And I REALLY loved her personality πŸ™ŒπŸ»! So pragmatic, but also BALLSY! I love FMC’s that stick to their gutt$ and this chick doesn’t waiver! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

I really love the world 🌎 that is being built with this story πŸ‘πŸ»! A world where sups rule and humans are basically sl@ves… pledged ✌🏻to them (again, reminds me of HVND a little and I’m HERE FOR IT πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜!) I love the DRAMA 🎭 that unfolds throughout the book between the alpha son 🐺 & our FMC πŸ‘©πŸ»! And then the vamp πŸ§› king & the alpha son 🐺 & our girl πŸ‘©πŸ»! There was a bit of a murder MYSTERY πŸ”Ž going on, which to be fair, I didn’t really guess ❓ who the bad guy was (which is awesome πŸ‘πŸ»!) But I was happy how it all went down! 😯😯😯

And what about the SPICE 🌢 ?! This writer can do SPICE πŸ”₯! She is super SMARTπŸ’‘in hitting it EARLY to hook πŸͺ us steam-lovers ❀️‍πŸ”₯ and then finding a way to fold it into the plotline in a way that continues to work ❀️‍πŸ”₯! It’s not overpowering, but it’s HOT πŸ₯΅ and I LOVED IT πŸ‘πŸ»! This is definitely an author who knows what she is doing! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Honestly, I’m super STOKED πŸ‘ŠπŸ» about Book 2 coming out next month (July!) This was one of those books that I knew early on I’d be writing an Emoji Review πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ₯΅πŸ”₯πŸŒΆβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯🀩πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€¦ and then as soon as it finished, I put my Kindle down…fired up my MS Surface and started typing ⌨️ away! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

So if you LOVE a human πŸ‘©πŸ» FMC thrust into a supernatural world 🌎 where dudes are OBSESSED 😍❀️ with her, some decent HOT πŸ₯΅ steam, all kinds of sups 🐺 πŸ§› πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ πŸͺ„ , and some pretty engaging DRAMA 🎭 … give this a shot! It’s free on KU and you never know, it just may be your next book OBSESSION ❀️‍πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯.

Key elements for those who like a more streamlined review!
πŸ₯€ Paranormal Romance, but takes place in a modern world similar to ours so slight Romance Fantasy
πŸ₯€ F/M
πŸ₯€ Werewolves 🐺, Vampires πŸ§›, Witches πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, Fae πŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, Humans πŸ‘©πŸ»
πŸ₯€ Really cool world where humans are essentially pledged to sups as slaves
πŸ₯€ Definitely steam πŸ”₯, but it’s not dominate. Pretty perfect amount I thought!
πŸ₯€ Starts off with a human FMC that has been sold to a werewolf pack and has the alpha’s son jonesin’ for her! She decides to give him a spin (just for fun) and gets tied up in a cloak closet in her Bday suit for …wait!… a vampire king to stumble upon her!
πŸ₯€ Murder mystery
πŸ₯€ MMC is like Bones 🦴 from Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost (so he’s basically smokin’ hot & powerful!)
πŸ₯€ FMC is awesome! She is a fighter and sticks to her gut in the name of self preservation!
πŸ₯€ No romantic HEA πŸ’˜ as series continues
πŸ₯€ No cliffhanger!
πŸ₯€ Book 2 comes out next month and I am DEFINITELY reading it! Super excited 🀩!
πŸ₯€ Like how have I not read this author before?????
πŸ₯€ Author’s FB Group: Alexis Calder’s Court
πŸ₯€ At the time of writing this, this book only has 150+ ratings of close to 5 stars (this needs to change, folks! This book is definitely worth folks talking about!)
πŸ₯€ FREE ON KU πŸ₯³
πŸ₯€ If you love Bones from Night Huntress, Hot Vampire Next Door by Nikki St Crowe, and Reject Me by Kel Carpenter/Aurelia Jane… your gonna love this!