- By Marcia Lynn McClure

Midnight Masquerade

  • Title: Midnight Masquerade
  • Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Midnight Masquerade Stavos Voronin was not as blind eyed as many nobles and royals Evony s physical gestures even the simplest movement of her hands revealed that she had not always been destitute The same was true of th

    Stavos Voronin was not as blind eyed as many nobles and royals Evony s physical gestures even the simplest movement of her hands revealed that she had not always been destitute The same was true of the children of their polished manners and the boy s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers.Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery After all, inStavos Voronin was not as blind eyed as many nobles and royals Evony s physical gestures even the simplest movement of her hands revealed that she had not always been destitute The same was true of the children of their polished manners and the boy s knowledge of horses and tendency to be bold and fearless of strangers.Ah yes, Stavos enjoyed a good mystery After all, interest in the inexplicable circumstances surrounding the royals of Abawyth was the very thing that had lured him to the kingdom the enigma of Abawyth s twelve sleepy princesses And yet now now his mind was all the intrigued Not only was the obscurity of what had caused the profound and baffling torpidity of Abawyth s princesses laid out before him, but also he found his curiosity intensely piqued over the riddle surrounding the very lovely Evony and her siblings.As Stavos strode through the village resting on the outskirts of Abawyth Castle, his mind reeled with possibilities His musings were drawn back to why he had come to Abawyth at all to solve the conundrum surrounding the twelve beautiful princesses of Abawyth kingdom to solve the seemingly impenetrable crux and thereby win the hand of one of Abawyth s princesses, as his father, King Letholdus of Ethiarien, had commanded.

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    1.  I'm a huge fairy tale retelling lover and this one was awesome!!I've always loved the 12 Dancing Princesses.  I've watched Lesley Ann Warren in Faerie Tale Theatre's The Dancing Princess more time than I care to admit.   So take a favorite fairy tale of mine and cross it with Marcia Lynn McClure and you end up with something I can rave about!This basics of the story I love were all there. 12 princesses, a silver forest, a hero to solve the mystery but Marcia took the story and made it her ow [...]

    2. I really enjoy MLMs fairytale retellings and I hope she does more. This is a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. There have been quite a few books based on this fairytale to come out lately, I really enjoyed Marcia's take on it and how she was able to make it her own. I liked that there were still the elements from the original fairytale, but was told from a different perspective. I also liked the reason behind the dancing, seemed more plausible than enchantments and magic. I liked our m [...]

    3. Midnight Masquerade is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Evony is a princess of a kingdom that I'll never be able to spell. Her Aunt, the queen of the neighboring kingdom, disappears. Within a week, her own mother vanishes too. Her uncle sends a steward to watch over her kingdom since her brother is not of age, but Evony quickly sees that her brother's life, and her own may be in danger. Evony and her younger brother and sister go into hiding. Meanwhile, Evony's cousins are lethargic [...]

    4. You can always count on Marcia Lynn McClure to whisk you away to another world filled with manly men and smart women who work together to solve the big plot problem. I've read a handful of her books (many, many of which are available on Kindle Unlimited, so I really should be downloading more!), and they always delight. The books I've read have had either historical or fantasy settings, but one thing stands out in what is billed as her "clean" romances: the kisses. She is able to impart such yea [...]

    5. Marcia Lynn McClure is a master at taking a story and putting her personality into it. She has such a delightful way of crafting a story and engaging the reader, not to mention, her kissing scenes are epic (and clean, of course)!! I love fairy tales and love to read what different author's do to re-tell those beloved stories. This is a great version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. I love the unique twists and turns and the interpretation.Prince Stavos is determined to solve the mystery of the [...]

    6. What a fun and unique take on The Twelve Dancing Princesses! Stavos Voronin is on his way to solve the mystery of the twelve lethargic princesses and literally runs into Evony. He meets her brother and sister and knows there's more to their story than they're letting on. The rest is full of mystery and romance and so unique that I don't want to give any more away. If you haven't read one of Marcia McClure's books before, you should know that she's known for clean romance with some great kissing [...]

    7. 2.5 stars.I definitely think I'm the odd duck out here. Everyone seems to love this book but me. I'm not sure what I missed here or if this is just not my thing. The writing was nicely done and the plot moved smoothly. The characters were well-defined and there was a lot of good points to this book. I didn't hate it. I just felt annoyed by the end.There were three things that came to mind. One is relatively minor, but I thought there was a lack of scene description. The rooms and outdoors were n [...]

    8. For quite a while, I have seen this author's name, and her books have been highly recommended. But this is the first of her books that I have ever read, and I had no idea what to expect. I sincerely anticipated that I would enjoy it. I didn't even read the synopsis--I just knew I wanted to read a book by this author. Maybe not the most brilliant thing to do--I have been burned before--but I hoped that this would become positive.From the first few pages, I was rather persuaded that I would enjoy [...]

    9. Reviewed onClean Teen Fiction I would consider this book a New Adult since the main character is in her early 20s, but lucky for us lovers of clean romance this book was clean just like all of Marcia's wonderful romance novels.I love fairy tales! This was such a unique retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I didn't know what to expect at every turn. Evony was a wonderful heroine: strong and brave, determined and kind. She was a joy to read. She only made me think, "No! Don't do that! That' [...]

    10. Anytime I pick up a book by Marcia Lynn McClure I know I'm in for a deliciously romantic read with amazing kissing scenes and at least one scene when the hero removes his shirt. I'm happy to say that Midnight Masquerade delivered on all three fronts.When I realized that Midnight Masquerade was a re-telling of the fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses I was even more excited to carve out some precious time to read this book. I'll admit that The Twelve Dancing Princesses is my favorite of the ma [...]

    11. I'm always excited to get my hands on a new Marcia McClure book. Why? Because I know I'm going to get some fantastic kissing scenes. Ones that will curl your toes and make your heart beat a little faster. I also know that romance will be oozing out of every page. The male lead will be hot stud no matter where the time or setting. He will be strong, protective and manly in every way. Yes, Marcia writes romances for the senses. I can feel, smell, hear and envision her books. What could be better t [...]

    12. First off- I love love love Marcia McClure books! I buy her books before I even read the synopsis. I can guarantee that I will love it. “It’s all about the kissing” is her motto. They always take me to another place and time and I can really escape reality. Her books are clean and fun. I love that she puts real personal touches in her books at the end. At the end she tells another story of how the book came to be and “snippets” of information contained in the book. In this book she tal [...]

    13. The Waiting is Over, Let the Dancing Commence!The author had to delay the publication of this book and I (im)patiently waited, & waited for it. Well, the waiting is over!! I had been eager for the book's release because I've read every one of MLM's books and I needed a new FIX! Based on the cover alone, I assumed the book was a regency era romance with a masquerade ball, mistaken identities well, I was mistaken. Evony and her siblings start out as a bit of a mystery; why is she 'hiding' Miko [...]

    14. *I received a copy of this book for review from the author for promotional purposes. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.*I am a total sucker for fairy tale retellings—especially when they are for my favorite fairy tales, one of which is Twelve Dancing Princesses. When I got the e-mail informing me about Marcia Lynn McClure's upcoming blog tour, I didn't even finish reading the blurb for the book; I was already filling out the form on the website.Midnight Masquerade is told in third [...]

    15. I received a copy of Midnight Masquerade in exchange for an honest review and I'm so glad I did!What an absolutely perfect fairy tale. I loved loved loved Midnight Masquerade. The characters, the setting, the story, it was beautiful. Evony was amazing. Stavos was perfect. The bad guys were evil. The queens were missing. I literally sighed when I finished it. This book brought back my love of fairy tales I had forgotten that I had as a child. What girl doesn’t want to be a princess with her own [...]

    16. This is my first book by Marcia McClure's and I have to say, it won't be my last. This was such a beautifully written story, a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I so love fairy tales, don't you? I truly loved this book! From the very first page I was captured, each page after that was just pure bliss. This is the first book in awhile that I've been able to finish within a day, with three kiddies it's a really hard thing to do.Evony, she's such a wonderful character, she's strong, sweet [...]

    17. I have long been a fan of the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I'm not really sure what intrigues me about it (not being a dancer or sneaky), but it's a fun story that I've enjoyed several versions of.Midnight Masquerade is the first book I've read by Marcia Lynn McClure. I thought her version of this classic fairy tale was quite intriguing. The eCopy I read had a few typos and could have used some editing in some parts that were quite verbose, but on the whole it was enjoyable.I wouldn't [...]

    18. Marcia you are an amazing story teller! I love that you get inspiration for your characters through your personal interactions and really appreciate your author's notes at the end. I forget that even authors as wonderful as you have down in the dump days like the rest of us. I'm super grateful that you were able to crawl out and finish your retelling of the twelve dancing princesses. I couldn't put it down, it was the best one I've read and I read a lot. Stavos is a hero from his first entrance [...]

    19. My absolute favorites of all of Marcia's books are her fairy-tale-retellings. I was so excited to get my hands on another one. I was not disappointed. The "Twelve Dancing Princess" is a terrific story in own right. Add Marcia's own twist and I loved it. Kingdoms in peril, lovely princesses, and a dashing and courageous hero. What more could you ask for? I loved her note at the back that said she names the princesses after the kids in her Sunday school class. She also said we can expect more fair [...]

    20. I LOVED this book!! As a general rule I haven't loved the story of the 12 dancing princesses. There is just something so unappealing about a dark king trapped in the underworld I don't like that so much of the plot occurs trapped entirely away from the sun. But Marcia has remedied that problem for me in this version and has created the most delightful characters!!! I was entirely captivated the entirety of the book! The only part that gets a little slow for me is the very end but even then the s [...]

    21. Midnight Masquerade was simply enchanting. This is unlike any Twelve Dancing Princesses I've ever read. It has turned the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses into a mysterious subplot with the romance taking the main stage. This kept it from feeling too cheesy, something that tons of fairy tale retellings fall victim to. I love love loved the heroine. Evony is everything you could ever want from a fairytale princess and more! And the romance, oh, the romance! Midnight Masquerade was my first [...]

    22. 12 Dancing Princesses is one of my favorite stories so I was so excited to read this retelling of the story. I really liked it. Loved the twist and turns and really enjoyed finding out how the mystery was solved. The characters were great I could easily picture them. Of course there was some great kissing. I learned much from reading the authors notes. I really enjoyed this book and will read it again.

    23. I love her books. They're so kissy :)I actually really liked this version--it's from a different standpoint--not one of the 12 dancing princesses! Also, there's not magic in this one, which I actually was a little grateful for. I thought I was sick of the 12 dancing princesses stories, but this one was different enough that I really liked it. Generally great, in my opinion.

    24. Interesting retelling of the 12 dancing princessesked the story line a lot. Love the cover. Another great one by MLM. Moral Note: Some passionate kisses, a couple of dang, the H/h get partly undressed to use heat to warm her up, some mild/heavy violence.

    25. I loved it loved it loved it! One of my favorite fairy tales by one of my favorite authors, how could you go wrong?

    26. Swept away by another Marcia Lynn McClure book! Love her retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses!!

    27. This was a really cute book! Stavos's character was awesome, I really enjoyed this book because of him!!! ;)

    28. A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Loved McClure's take on it and added a bit of a twist. I liked the heroine's strength and sense of adventure. Fun read!!!

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