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Book Blog Tour: Gleam by Raven Kennedy, The Plated Prisoner Series #3


Love love loved it! Ugh, this world is intoxicating and I cannot get enough of it.

Auren is back with King Midas, but she has changed. She can no longer live her life in a cage and is determined to get back her freedom, but Midas has other plans. He keeps trying to force her back into the subservient saddle she once was, but she stands her ground!

Midas is probably one of my most hated characters ever. Having experienced a mentally abusive relationship myself, there were several passages between him and Auren that really struck a nerve with me. However, it's not enough that he's been emotionally manipulating her for years - oh no! Instead he has to brutalise and assault her, and it was all I could do to stop myself from screaming in rage! However, he got what he deserves and good riddance!

These books are decidedly Adult fantasy and there were some scenes that were (fan myself) very steamy! I've now grown into quite enjoying those sorts of scenes in my fantasy books (thank you SJM!). Slade/Rip/Ravinger has slid his way right onto my list of top book boyfriends ever and I cannot wait to see more of him in the next book!

Having all the main characters in one place (except for Malina, sorry!) really escalated the story and forced them all to develop for better or worse. Auren is a badass and has finally grown into herself and her power, and I'm all here for it! The ending of this book was EPIC and I cannot wait to read the next one!


Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for Gleamby Raven Kennedy hosted by MTMC Tours. Book 3 of this adult fantasy series continues in this epic story inspired by the myth of King Midas, fae, fated romance, and insurmountable greed.

Title: Gleam Series:The Plated Prisoner #3

Author:Raven Kennedy

Publication Date: May 31, 2021 Genres:Adult, Fantasy

Purchase a copy: Amazon| Book Depository| Indiebound| Blackwell’s Add on Goodreads!


"I don't choose him. Not anymore. I'm choosing me."

King Midas made me the woman I am today. Notorious. Unattainable. His.

The thing about being confined is that you believe it’s to keep the bad out. ...Until you realize it’s about keeping you in.

I’m now in a strange kingdom surrounded by liars, with no allies of my own, but I won’t sit idly by and let myself wither. No, there’s something that’s bloomed from the pit of my repression. Something dark. Something angry.

But the last thing I expected was for my anger to call out to him. King Ravinger.

He’s sinister and powerful and entirely too seductive. I’ve learned my lesson with trusting manipulative kings, so why does my chest constrict every time he’s near? I need to tread carefully, or I’m at risk of losing much more than just my freedom.

Regret and revenge war inside of me, and I need to figure out a plan fast before I get tangled up in the schemes of kings and queens.

Because I won’t be caught in a cage again. No, this time, it’ll be me setting the trap.

…I just hope my heart comes out of this unscathed.

Please note: This is an adult fantasy series with dark elements that may be triggering, including Stockholm Syndrome and emotional manipulation, as well as explicit romance scenes. Read at your own discretion.


INTL Tour-wide Instagram Giveaway! Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where you can win your choice of any book in The Plated Prisoner series! Ends on September 25th, 2021. Winner will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.


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About Raven Kennedy:

Raven Kennedy writes in a range of genres, including fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, dark romance, and romcoms. Whether she makes you laugh or cry, she loves creating worlds and making characters you can root for. She is a California girl born and raised, drinker of tea, and lover of dark chocolate. When she's not writing, she can be found binge watching The Office and The Great British Baking Show, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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Tour Schedule:

September 13 @paperfury - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @victoriabooklover- Bookstagram September 14 @bookishbellee - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @thebeautyandthebooks - Bookstagram September 15 @bookswithmichellee - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @jupiterdropsco - Bookstagram September 16 @thereaderandthechef - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @mtmctours - Bookstagram September 17 @nelthewhichcraftsbooks- Bookstagram+ Book Blog @journeybetweenpages - Bookstagram September 18 @a_bookish_dream - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @courtofbingereading - Bookstagram September 19 @my_heart_is_booked - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @books_over_everything - Bookstagram September 20 @larasbookcase - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @unexpectedbook - Bookstagram @clarkbookreviews - Bookstagram September 21 @pavlinamich - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @asternyx - Bookstagram September 22 @elle.cheshire - Bookstagram+ Book Blog @calmdust - Bookstagram

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