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To Bleed a Crystal Bloom

By: Sarah A. Parker
Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens,Troy Duran
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Summary

"What a pretty flower to keep locked in a big, rocky tower."

Nineteen years ago, I was plucked from the heart of a bloody massacre that spared nobody else.

Small. Fragile. An enigma.

Now ward to a powerful High Master who knows too much and says too little, I lead a simple life, never straying from the confines of an imaginary line I've drawn around the castle grounds.

Stay within. Never leave.

Out there, the monsters lurk. Inside, I'm safe...though at a cost far greater than the blood I drip into a goblet daily. Toxic, unreciprocated love for a man who's utterly unavailable.

My savior. My protector.

My almost executioner.

I can't help but be enamored with the arcane man who holds the power to pull my roots from the ground. When voracious beasts spill across the land and threaten to fray the fabric of my tailored existence, the petals of reality will peel back to reveal an ugly truth. But in a castle puddled with secrets, none are greater than the one I've kept from myself.

No tower is tall enough to protect me from the horror that tore my life to shreds.

To Bleed a Crystal Bloom is a dark Rapunzel reimagining full of immersive imagery and breathtaking angst.

©2022 Sarah A. Parker (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Unexpected

After reading almost every single adult fantasy romance out there, I thought I’ve read all there is, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The description labels it right - this book is angsty, hear-breaking and a bit steamy. I’m excited for the next instalment coming out this month.

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  • 04-04-22

Yes Yes Yes!

I've read the book 3 times now, So listening to the audio book was like entering the author's world all over again. The narrators were phenomenal. it took me a minute to get used to Laith's voice since I pictured it differently in my head, but her narration grew on me. I enjoyed every minute of it and really cannot wait for the next chapter of this growing story.

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  • Shannon S.
  • 16-03-22

Quick read! Ready for the next book

I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the second in the series to come out this year! The narrator performance was incredible, it’s a huge reason I originally pre-ordered the book after hearing a live stream of the recording of this book on TikTok. The story was pretty good, slightly difficult to follow at times, but overall a quick read! I definitely can’t wait to learn more about Orlaith and the characters as the story progresses in the next book!

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  • Mariella
  • 08-03-22

Perfect Dark Fantasy Romance!!!

One of my absolute favorite books of all time was perfectly narrated! I’m super picky with narrators and both Chelsea Stephens and Troy Duran did true justice to this phenomenal story! Cannot wait for the second installment!

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  • Allison Kelley
  • 18-04-22

Great audiobook for a great story

I absolutely fell in love with this book before the audiobook. I don't normally listen to audiobooks, but figured I would give this a go since I can't get enough of Bloom. Definitely worth the purchase. I love Rhordyn’s narration. Definitely recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-22

I’m hooked!

Loved it! Beautifully written and narrated! Can’t wait for the 2nd book to come out!

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  • Gina
  • 06-04-22

I need book 2

This was surprisingly good. Couldn't stop listening. stayed up all night LOL. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-22

Very good writing

I love to read and have read hundreds of books. Only a few have thought provoking ideas, characters and worlds. This book is in a class of it's own. The characters are believable. Their actions justified by their personality and life experiences. Also how they change and grow from their surroundings and the actions of others. I was blown away by the poetic way this book is presented. The plot pulls you in. The characters bring forth feelings toward their plight. The sizzling chemistry between the two main characters makes you bite your lip. This book is easily within my top 5 from the hundreds I've read. Read it. You won't regret it. Already I'm on pins and needles waiting for the sequel.

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  • Leah Hamilton
  • 14-06-22

Amazing narration

I loved the narrators. The story truly came alive. Good story. So many questions about what, she is what magic is in play and what will happen. Looking forward to book 2.

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  • Ashlee
  • 13-06-22

Absolutely fantastic

What an edge of your seat wild ride this book is! It’s an absolutely fantastic start to what I am certain will be a new favorite series of mine. Great narrators that truly capture the voice and personality of each character, and a mysterious unraveling of a future, past and present that makes for an utterly gripping story. I love that this could go so many ways and I’d probably happily go along with wherever the story takes us. Many questions were answered, and even more were set up for the next book. Can’t wait for it now!

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  • Emily Novak
  • 18-09-22

Looking forward to Book 2!

So well-written, it was impossible to put down! I have deliciously mixed emotions about Orlaith’s relationships, and questions I can’t wait to discover the answers to in future books. The author provides the perfect amount of teasing hints and mystery to keep the reader yearning for more.

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