New Release and Review: Mirage by C.M. Radcliff

Title: Mirage
Collection: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: C.M. Radcliff
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: February 20, 2020 Cover Design: Black Widow Designs

My Thoughts and Review:
Overall this is a good read and well written.  The characters were great.  I loved Axel, he is an easy hero to enjoy.  Rush is an excellent secondary character, and quite frankly made the story.  Jasper is a villain designed to be hated.  Jaslyn, oh Jaslyn, I had some issues with Jaslyn.  I wanted to love her, but at the same time I just couldn't because she wouldn't stand up for her self.

This book was not at all what I was expecting as a part of the Sinister Fairy Tales Collection.  I didn't really feel like it was a retelling of Aladdin at all.  That being said, I still look forward to the second book in the duet.
Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
After the death of her father, his empire became hers and the princess became a queen. Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money can’t buy.
At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslyn’s world spiraled out of control.
Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quickly… until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.
From the wrong side of the tracks, Axel’s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches.
When you’re on top of the world, one mistake is all it takes to lose it all. And getting back up is always harder than the fall.
Getting his life back came with an offer he couldn’t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasn’t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldn’t escape.
She was his endgame and he would fight to the death to get to that finish line.
Together, they roll the dice and risk it all for love.
But when you gamble in the game of life or death, you pay a price.
And sometimes, that price could cost you everything.


C.M. Radcliff lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two demon children. Known as the Psycho Queen, she speaks fluent sarcasm, dark humor, and has the mouth of a sailor. If she isn't reading or writing, she's probably on an adventure with her little family. 
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