Review: The Warlord’s Concubine by J.E. & M. Keep

Posted July 20, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Warlord’s Concubine by  J.E. & M. Keep
The Warlord's Concubine by J.E. Keep and M. Keep
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Published by Createspace on May 15, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 294
Source: Author

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Book Description:

Book Description:
Mirella often wonders what her life would’ve been like had she been born a princess, rather than the property of one.

When a dark warlord from the north conquers her princess’ kingdom, however, he has plans for the dainty young future-queen. It makes the question all the more poignant, because now, more is at stake than just her rough treatment, but love and lust as well.

The Warlord’s Concubine is the tale of two women and the dark warlord that dictates their fate.

As an indentured servant and handmaiden to the princess for much of her life, the middle-aged Mirella sees the conquest of the land as an opportunity to elevate herself. Though as she earns the trust of their conquerors, she finds her own nature challenged as well. A life of callous disregard has made her hard, but as she battles the princess’ will for the first time and finds new allies and friends, does she have what it takes to win the love and favour of the brutal warlord? Will love and friendship be her downfall? Or will her station in life yet again be her undoing?

Caution: The Warlord’s Concubine is a dark fantasy novel that contains explicit scenes, and a twisted romance between a handmaiden and a God.

Lynn’s Review:
Anabelle Flair is a princess who is watching her city, along with her handmaiden Mirella, being overtaken by some very big warriors.  First impression is that Anabelle is a spoiled brat.  Both Anabelle and Mirella end up being concubines of Kulav who Mirella calls God/King.

For me, this seemed to be a very predictable beginning.  We have the big bad warlord who overtakes the palace, women are taken for his pleasure, and sex comes almost right away.  I hate to say this but I would have liked less sex and more storyline.

Our authors made Mirella a very smart and clever woman.  She grew up learning how a woman must survive during this period of time.  Mirella also knows how to use her body to her advantage.  Those around her don’t realize how smart she is.  For women back then, sex could be a means of survival for those that were captured.

Men seemed as if they were entitled to have as many women as they wanted – love played no part in these instances.  The women who loved them had to put up with the competition.  I don’t know how I would feel about being one of so many waiting for the man to show me some affection.  I would feel more like a toy that he could pull out of the closet when he wanted something new to play with.

In my opinion, this book was mostly about the sex with a little story put in.  If you like erotic reads, then you just might like this one – the sex is very graphic.  There were some fantasy undertones but I found this more historical given the assumed time period.

At the start, I thought I would like Mirella and that she and Kulav would fall in love.  But the more I read their story, I didn’t feel a connection between them and only felt that Mirella was using sex to get what she wanted.  There was a point in the story where things turned around and I actually did enjoy it until the end.

Even though there were parts I did and didn’t like, I’m willing to give the authors another try.  I would like to sample more of what they have written.  They write a genre that I enjoy so I’m not going to give up on them after reading just one of their books. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

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