BOOK TOUR: Gleam by Raven Kennedy

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for Gleam by 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. On my stop I will be sharing some brief thoughts of the book and a journal spread inspired by the series and Auren! On my Instagram, I’ll also be sharing micro review of the book, so make sure to go over to my page to check that out! You can see the whole tour schedule at the bottom of this post to see what else everyone is doing!

Title: Gleam
Series: The Plated Prisoner #3
Author: Raven Kennedy
Publication Date: May 31, 2021
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis: “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.

The Plated Prisoner Series:

Time for a book review!!

I have really enjoyed this series and this book is no exception. With each book we get to learn a little bit more about Auren and I find myself liking her more and more. In this book we really get to understand her backstory through multiple flashbacks and this really helps to feel like I know her a little bit more. This really helps to fix the issues I had with book one which was I felt she was a little flat but I am so glad, she is growing and we see more of her character.

Again I always enjoy Raven’s writing and I feel like it is just getting better with each book I read. Her world building is excellent and she tells such great stories. The series is really giving me ACOTAR vibes and I am loving it! I can’t wait to continue on with book 4!

(Please note photos are not my own and have been sourced from Google images, credit to the original owners)

Journal Spread

So for this book, I decided to make my spread for my reading journal more about Auren and the series itself rather than just about Gleam but pulling on a lot of the ideas from book 3 since I have added a few quotes. I love making my book journal and when a book gives off very good vibes and images, it’s so much easier! I of course had to include an image of a goldfinch for Auren and of course so many different gold related images as well!


Enter the Rafflecopter below to win kindle copies of all three books in The Plated Prisoner series!! Ends on September 25th, 2021. Winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter and contacted via email by MTMC Tours.

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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.

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

Thank you so much to MTMC Tours for including me in this tour and for providing me with a copy of the book.

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