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Meet the Author:
Cassandra Gannon began reading romance novels when she was twelve, much to her mother’s dismay. It only made sense that she would eventually start writing them herself. She also collects nail polish, enjoys old movies, and does her best to eat chocolate chip cookies every day. Cassandra lives in Florida with her sister, Elizabeth, who is also a writer, two goofy dogs, and the world’s meanest cat.
A Kinda Fairytale Series
The Kingpin of Camelot
Published July 31st 2017
Genre: Fantasy Romance
The Queen: Guinevere must save Camelot. Ever since Arthur died, the evil Scarecrow has been trying to marry her and gain the crown. If she and her daughter are going to survive his mad schemes, Gwen needs to find Merlyn’s wand. Fast. Unfortunately, the only man strong enough to help her on her quest is Kingpin Midas, a flashy, uneducated mobster dealing with a curse. Gwen is a logical, rational woman, though, and she can draft one hell of a contract. She’s pretty sure she can come up with an offer not even the kingdom’s greatest villain can refuse.
The Kingpin: Anything Midas touches turns to gold. Literally. The curse has helped him to rule Camelot’s underworld with an iron fist. He has more money and more power than anyone else in the kingdom. He’s convinced there’s nothing he can’t buy. One look at Gwen and Midas knows that he’s about to make his most brilliant purchase, yet. He’s about to own the one woman in the world he would give anything to possess. All he has to do to claim her is somehow win a war against the smartest man in Camelot, hide his growing feelings from Gwen, deal with his overprotective bodyguard’s paranoia about the queen’s hidden motivations, and adjust to a five year old demanding bedtime stories from a gangster. Simple, right?
The Contract: Gwen’s deal is simple: If Midas marries her, she’ll make him King of Camelot. It’s a fair bargain. Midas will keep her enemies away and she’ll give him the respectability that money can’t buy. She never expects Midas to agree so quickly. Or for their practical business arrangement to feel so… complicated. Midas isn’t the tawdry, feral animal that Arthur railed against. He’s a kind and gentle man, who clearly needs Gwen’s help just as much as she needs his. In fact, the longer she’s around Midas the more Gwen realizes that their “fake marriage” might be more real than she ever imagined.
WOW this book made one hell of an impression on me!!!!!
First, Ilona Andrews recommended this book, and that woman rarely recommends books, so I immediately paid attention and I was so glad I did because this book ROCKED!!!
I love fantasy. But even more so I love books that color outside the box. When authors take a genre, or an idea and put it on its head – color me intrigued!!!
The Kingpin of Camelot was my first book by Cassandra Gannon but it won’t be my last. She impressed the hell out of me. Not only with the story, but also by writing an absolutely appealing heroine and let’s not forget a charmingly clever Midas.
So, to give you an idea what this book is all about. The author took the legend of King Arthur and Guinevere, added some OZ and other fairytale characters and turned everything upside down. Nothing was as it seems or as we knew it. This story offered all kinds of new opportunities for the characters as well as interesting character building – or not. 😀
I was ENCHANTED!!! Truly, this book was immensely enjoyable, captivating, and fabulously entertaining. I LOVED it!! It made me HAPPY!! And that’s exactly how I felt reading it, I caught myself smiling throughout the book.
I’m not sure if any of you have read Amanda Quick. I read ALL of her books years ago, and still have favorite paperbacks on my shelves. My absolute favorite title was RAVISHED. But what always stood out for me was how she wrote the spunkiest heroines EVER!!! Those woman were married, or engaged to incredibly powerful men, often with the blackest and darkest reputation around town, but these heroines never saw it as such. They only saw what was deep inside their men, the GOOD, the NOBLE, and the hidden COMPASSION. And that’s how Cassandra Gannon wrote her Guinevere – and I was immediately enchanted.
Guinevere felt she was the heartless queen, and Midas the noble one. I was laughing my ass off. And Midas, smart and clever as he was, let her believe just that and went on conquering his queen. He was always a few steps ahead of everyone else especially when it pertained to Guinevere. He made damn sure that nothing would EVER come between him and her – SWOON!!!!! My heart went all gooey and fuzzy for him.
Now, on top of having TWO absolutely awesome main characters, Guinevere and Midas, the author managed to write two more personalities that stole the show and turned the duo into a quartet of the most memorable cast. These characters made me deeply fall in love with this story but also with the author. I can’t wait to dive into book 1 (Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. 🙂
So, long review, short story. READ IT!!!
If you are anything like me, and you love an unique storyline with a fabulous cast – give this book a go. It’s currently, on kindle unlimited. Another reason to get KU – the most interesting authors are on it. TJ and I talked just yesterday about how many of our ARC’s end up on KU as soon as they are being released. We are AMAZED by the offerings.