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AUTHOR: Sarah A. Parker

PUBLISHER: Self-Published

RELEASE DATE: July 24th, 2021

GENRES: ADULT FICTION—Dark Fantasy, Romance, Retellings, Rapunzel

BOOK LINK: Amazon Goodreads


“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. A unique new fantasy series perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout, guaranteed to grip you from the very first page.

I enjoyed reading this. Fantasies are my fav genre although I don’t read them a lot. Massive thanks to Sarah A. Parker, and Turn The Page Tours for this amazing ARC copy.

You can read other reviews, mood boards, and quotes on the book here

This is an unputdownable Fantasy with mind gripping characters and a twisted plot to keep to on the edge of your seat, mind whirling, eager to read more. A fantastic retelling, I adore the Rapunzel-like plot – especially Orlaith and Rhordyn. I like the tension between these two, their dialogues, and the words they throw at each other now and then.

It was emotional as well from the beginning, making me teary eyed. The descriptions were just incredible, I could picture it right before me. I liked most of the characters, their backstories as well. Sometimes Rhordyn annoyed me but well, he’s still trying his best. That tension between them cannot go unnoticed.

It was a bit complicated for me to read at first, but I adjusted to it in the subsequent chapters. I was surprised by how the plot twisted now and then making it an amazing and enjoyable read. I recommend this book to Fantasy lovers. You won’t regret reading this.

Can’t wait to read the sequel and more of Sarah A. Parker books ๐Ÿ˜


Iโ€™m in love with a man whoโ€™ll never be mineโ€”whoโ€™s unavailable in every way, shape, and formโ€”and Iโ€™m certain itโ€™s going to ruin me.

Itโ€™s a pretty lie I like to paint; a fabled reality where he needs me just as much as I need him. Something that helps tame this unwanted feeling sprouting in my chest.

โ€œIt doesnโ€™t matter who you are, where youโ€™ve come from; itโ€™s in our nature to fall in love with the shackle that binds us.โ€

โ€œYouโ€™re going to be the death of me.โ€
โ€œSo long as you take me with you.โ€

He pillaged my weakness. Offered me a drink from his well and I gulped with greedy draws until I was intoxicated and mindless. Then, he tossed me down the hole and left me there with no way out. Now all I can do is drown


Sarah is an international bestselling author who also writes under the pen name S.A. Parker.

She lives in Australia with her husband and children, and spends her days with her nose in a book or her mind in a world of her own creation.

Her genre of choice is epic fantasy romance, and she thrives off dreaming up complex characters and immersive worlds to get lost amongst.

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