Friday, May 31, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Realm by Alexandrea Weis

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Alexandrea Weis's Realm! On our tour stop today, we have a review and a book trailer to share! We also have a tour-wide giveaway to share, too! So... Take a look at what I thought about this historical romance and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Only love could defeat the greatest conqueror the world has ever known

Historical Fiction/Romance
Publish Date:
May 14, 2019
Vesuvian Books

Based on a true story.

When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.

Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide.

Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior’s arms.

However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.

History tells his story. This is hers.



***About the Author**
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

I don't read historical romance much since history isn't really a strong point with me. Anyways, of course, the history/story of Alexander the Great is pretty much known. So, with that, Alexandrea Weis tells of the life of Alexander's first wife, Roxana.

The author delves into the history of Roxana's journey from daughter of a Persian chieftain to Alexander the Great's wife. From beginning to end, We learn of Roxana's life as she is thrown into Alexander's world of war and intrigue. Her life isn't simple anymore, and she has to learn very quickly how to navigate through it.

Alexandrea Weis has created a fictional life story based on history. From what I have read of other reviews, Realm is said to be historically accurate which would seem that an abundance of research was done when the author wrote this novel. I wouldn't be surprised with that. Alexandrea's knack for writing well-developed characters and incredible world building set the groundwork for taking readers into history and journey of this woman's life as the wife of Alexander the Great. But, of course, we have to remember that this is still a work of fiction; moreover, this is an interesting and intriguing journey at that.

I was intrigued from beginning to end. With a touch of romance, Realm is a captivating read of fiction, based on historical events; however, the pacing was a bit slow for me. But, other than that, Realm is a fascinating read for those who enjoy historical romances.

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  1. This sounds like a fun, unique read! Great review, Jasmine!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it was an unique and fascinating read.

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    1. Totally my pleasure! This was a captivating and intriguing read.