Title: Winter's Arrow
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 14, 2020
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
My "true love" conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I've been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I'm no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I'm coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?
My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter's Arrow. Because I'm here to destroy them all.
I'm not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.
I'll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we'll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.
Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we're thirsting for your blood.
“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.”
Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.”
I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand.
“No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully. She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me.
That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations.
She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut.
Tears collected in my eyes. I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need.
She’d won. After all that… she’d still won.
I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat.
And worse, arousal. Because I wanted him.
This was my first Lexi C. Foss book and I really enjoyed the story! Apparently this is set in her X-Clan Omegaverse world, and while you don't have to read those books, it might be helpful because there's a term that's used frequently in this particular story that I still know exactly what it is and how it's potentially fatal.
So this retelling is all about Snow White (or Snow Frost as she's named), and what she's endured over the years courtesy of her "stepmother" Vanessa, culminating with the plan between Vanessa and Snow's betrothed Enrique that Snow overhead the night before her wedding. With the help of her seven protectors (not dwarves this time), she manages to escape, and that's when the story really takes off.
There's no denying there's plenty of chemistry between Snow and the Alpha Kazek, who is filling the dignitary role for the Norse Sector at the the engagement festivities, and it just so happens that's who comes to Snow's rescue after her escape. A big learning curve for these two, especially when it comes to communication because goodness knows these two had my heart pounding at a couple of different points in the story.
Thankfully they finally manage to get themselves put to rights, after a much needed discussion between Kazek and the Norse Sector Alpha Ludvig, along with a surprising revelation about the connection between Snow and Ludvig. I loved how everything came together once the Norse Sector was back in the Winter Sector for the showdown. The only questions I was left with:
(1) How far into the future does this take place?
(2) What in the entire world is a knot and how is it potentially lethal?