Release Blitz and Reviews: Dark Sexy Knight: Katy Regnery

by - Sunday, June 05, 2016

DARK SEXY KNIGHT (A Modern Fairytale)
Katy Regnery
Expected June 5, 2016
Special release price of 2.99!

From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes another timeless tale of love everlasting!

Loosely inspired by the legend of Camelot, Dark Sexy Knight tells the story of dinner theater knight Colt Lane, who meets down-on-her-luck Verity Gwynn on the worst day of her life. Evicted from their home, Verity and her special-needs brother, Ryan, must find jobs or risk being separated. Colt, who is the furthest-possible thing from a white knight in real life, comes to their unlikely rescue, quickly cementing his place in Verity’s heart.

Colt has dark, deeply buried secrets that keep his smile hidden and his eyes down, which has kept people away . . . until he meets Verity, who seems immune to his gruff manners and taciturn ways. The more time Colt spends with her, the more he longs for her sweetness in his life and yearns to be the knight in shining armor she so desperately needs. Certain he will lose her if she learns the truth about his past, he must decide if he can trust her with his yesterday in order to build a beautiful tomorrow.

**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.

Colt Lane never planned to be someone's white knight or savior. He's really more of a dark night and he even plays one at a Medieval dinner theater. He is a longer, broody, and keeps people at arm's length. But one look at Verity Gwynn and her special needs brother, Ryan, has him uncharacteristically offering help and before he knows it, they are even staying in his house.

Verity is sweet, tenacious, beautiful, and is used to taking care of her brother. But no one has ever really protected or taken care of her. She is patient, kind, and a good judge of character. She does her best to take care of herself and those she cares about.
Colt does not feel worthy of love and light. He isolates himself and hides his heart under a gruff exterior. He has serious anger and control issues. He's got secrets from his past that are both negative and positive. He protects those he cares about and that can get  him into trouble. But the way he handles one of his obligations could be a conflict with Verity. 

These two develop a connection fairly quickly. I loved their interesting courtship and their chemistry. They can see the good in each other and how that brings positivity and good luck into their lives. They find some happiness and a sweet spot with each other. But both are used to bad luck and Colt's issue is hard to control. Eventually they will begin to face challenges that they will have to navigate. It will come to a point where they will have to decide if they can hold on during the hard times or if Colton will take his job as protector to the extreme and choose to protect her even from himself.

This is a modern day fairy tale loosely based on Lancelot and Guinevere. I am a sucker for any Camelot stories and I loved this one from the first page. I loved the dual points of view. I felt for Colt who was so broken and lonely, but had such a good heart. Verity was such a sweet, bright spot but had her own issues and needs. Her brother, Ryan and his cousin, Melody were big scene stealers and they made me smile.

This is a story of two people being brought together that have the potential to heal or destroy each other. Their bond is intense, but still new and tentative. They both have obligations and issues. They both have fears and insecurities, and the thought of feeling love then losing it is terrifying. But this time will their bad luck or new found good luck win out?

This story was heartfelt, passionate, romantic, emotional. I loved the characters (except the antagonists who I disliked with equal intensity). Even though it was a bit predictable, I was engaged and invested in their story and I was actually sorry to see it end. This is another wonderful addition to this modern day fairy tale series and I am looking forward to more.

I was gifted a review copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Colt Lane is broody, hard, and quick to anger. Though he may work at a dinner theater where he plays a Viking knight, he has never rescued anyone nor does he plan to.

Verity Gwynn is out of luck. As she struggles to find jobs for herself and her brother, their situation sinks from bad to worse.

There at just the right moments, Colt offers solutions to the most pressing of Verity’s concerns, surprising both of them with his influence. I loved that aspect of the story: that everyone discounted Colt’s ability to care except for Verity. He had always closed people out, but for some reason found himself pulling her closer.

Colt is a gruff man, so there were times it was definitely hard to like him. His propensity to run hot and cold was as frustrating to read as it was confusing for Verity. Though once he figured out his head, that aspect of the story took a backseat to other challenges these two needed to face, including Colt himself.

There was good conflict both between Verity and Colt and from other threats. Verity is not a character to turn to Colt whenever she has a problem. She shows her own strength even as she begins to depend on him.

Loosely based on Camelot, there is plenty of fairy tale romance in the story. Beyond the names though, these characters have a story to tell that is all their own. I love the connections that are drawn and the way these two seem to compliment each other so well.

This was a feel good story with an easy plot line and low drama factor. The handling of a developmentally disabled character was particularly sensitive and avoided fitting him into stereotypes or caricatures. 
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Dark Sexy Knight is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now - Kim's 4.5 star review
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now - Our 4.5 star reviews
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available  now - Our 5 star reviews
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available  2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available 2017
Katy Regnery
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Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.

The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" will appear in the upcoming (Jan '15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" appeard in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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