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Review: Kingdom Series Collection (Books 1-3) by Marie Hall

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Kingdom Series Collection by Marie Hall
Publishers: Marie Hall
Published: November 10th, 2012
Pages: 307
Her Mad Hatter:
Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate--and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys--throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.
The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice.
Gerard's Beauty:
A not so classic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, as seen through the eyes of the villain... Betty Hart has had it with men. Jilted in love, her life now consists of shelving books by day, watching too much Anime by night, and occasionally dressing up like a superhero on the weekends with her fellow ?Bleeding Heart? nerds. Men are not welcome and very much unwanted. Especially the sexy Frenchman who saunters into her library reeking of alcohol and looking like he went one too many rounds in the ring.
Gerard Caron is in trouble. Again. Caught with his pants down (literally) he?s forced to seek asylum on Earth while his fairy godmother tries to keep Prince Charming from going all ?Off with his head?. Maybe, messing around with the King?s daughter hadn?t been such a great idea after all, not that Gerard knew the silly redhead was a princess. But his fairy godmother knows the only way to save his life is to finally pair Gerard with his perfect mate, whether he?s willing or not.
From the moment Gerard lays eyes on the nerdy librarian he knows he must have her, but Betty is unlike any woman he?s ever known. He thought Betty would come as willingly to his bed as every other woman before her, but she is a woman who demands respect and even? horror of all horrors? love. Is it possible for a self-proclaimed Casanova to change his ways?
Red and Her Wolf:
Long ago there lived a beautiful child. Her name was Violet. Fair of skin, with blonde hair and large blue eyes. Born of wild magic, she was a woman with a child?s heart. Innocent and lovely, but not at all what she seemed--you see Violet went by another name: The Heartsong. She was the child of fairy magic, the physical manifestation of all fae kinds unbridled power. Cosseted and pampered, she grew up in isolation, never knowing who she really was, or why there were those who?d seek to harm her.
Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan is a wolf with a problem. He?s been sent to kill the Heartsong, but the moment he lays eyes on the blonde beauty he knows he?ll defy the evil fae he works for to claim Violet as his own.
This is the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, as it really happened...

This is my first time writing a review for more than one book per review, so hopefully I'll be able to keep everything straight! I'm also going to share the individual covers so this will have slightly more pictures than I'm used to! Here goes! As an overall review I have to say I really, really like these stories. They do have some more explicit sex scenes, but I don't mind that one bit! I really like how the author uses characters that we might not automatically think "fit" into the fairy tales. But they work. Alice in Her Mad Hatter is Asian. We have a girl who loves to go to comic conventions and likes to LARP (live action role play) in Gerard's Beauty and in Red and Her Wolf Little Red Riding Hood isn't so innocent - quite the opposite actually!! I hope you guys give these books a go(at the time of posting they're FREE on Amazon), and let me know what you think!

Her Mad Hatter

This book is all about a grown up Alice in Wonderland. Alice Hu has been in love with the Mad Hatter her whole life, he was what got her through a serious illness when she was younger and now after she's opened up her own bakery, things are about to get even crazier than the Cheshire Cat on a sugar high. Not only does the Hatter save her, she saves him and they have a ...mad... time together.

Gerard's Beauty

When Gerard gets himself into trouble by frolicking with the wrong woman (think princess of Kingdom) he's sent to Earth to be united with his mate, Betty. 
Betty, however hates men after getting over a pretty nasty breakup that involves the new girlfriend of her ex leaving threatening voicemails. Enter Gerard, super flirt, to put it nicely. I referred to him as a player while reading and I think Betty uses the same term somewhere along the line. When they two get bound together on threat of death for Gerard the two can do nothing but get through this crazy ride with there hearts entwined. 

Red and Her Wolf

Ok, Red annoyed me. A lot. She was one of those heroines that decides that this just CAN'T be and so she does everything in her power to fight back, when even she knows that fighting is stupid. I'm not saying fall head over heels in one day, no, but don't be stupid and get yourself into trouble. When you have multiple people telling you these things you go with them. You already know that there is magic in the world - you're over 500 years old or something or other, and you're aware of this fact. You know you can do incredible things, so why fight it anymore. She just gave herself a headache and had me rolling my eyes. She's the reason I deducted a triquetra to leave this with 4 total. 

Overall, the series is really great and I'm going back for the rest of the stories. Marie Hall is a funny writer, and the stories are re-imagined with a worldly quality that many wouldn't have thought to place in them. 

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