Book & Author Details:
Doyenne by Anne Malcom
Publication date: 25th June 2019
Genres: Urban, Contemporary, Romance
I don’t know what it’s like to feel.
The ability was stolen from me in my youth.
I consider that theft a gift.
Feelings got in the way when you were building an empire.
I had the empire.
I had the power.
One moment in an alley changed everything.
What took over a decade to amass was snatched away in a second.
He killed for me.
But he didn’t save me.
I’m not entirely sure that dark completely covers this story.
There is something completely compelling about this tale. No lightness. No humour. No hearts and flowers. And yet still an intense and visceral, non transitional love story.
Don’t come to this book expecting to be lifted in mood. This is relentless in its darkness. And yet, completely wonderful, in a perverse sort of way.
I couldn’t put it down.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.