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Her Sweetest Downfall is a short story/novella of 30,000 words. This is not a novel/full-length read, but works as a companion novel to THE FOREVER GIRL, Rebecca Hamilton's bestselling paranormal fantasy debut.

Ophelia's been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.

When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her worries. She’s destined to don a new mask—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.

What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man she loves.

Set in an alternate Regency England, "Her Sweetest Downfall" is a standalone novella in the "Forever Girl" series, written as a gift to fans of the Forever Girl series.

HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, fantasy, and vampire fiction.

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HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL
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1 person found this helpful
Loved it.
January 22nd, 2015
Hamilton manages to pack a lot of lovely storytelling into this novella. The opening scene is chilling and beautiful, and the rest of the story keeps a steady pace. While it doesn’t seem necessary to read Her Sweetest Downfall as part of the The Forever Girl series, it’s a great introduction for those who have not and a great addition for those who have. Check it out.
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Her sweetest downfall, indeed.
January 22nd, 2015
I must say that I'm ever impressed with Rebecca's writing and the way that this story, though a novella derived from The Forever Girl series, stands well enough on its own. While fighting the ache to be with a man named Ethan, an Ankou, Ophelia learns that the stories she was told as a child were real. Even more, she's given a purpose by the Universe revealed in the ouroboros that appears on her body. A purpose that involves her becoming the very thing she despises...a Cruor. This story weaves a delicate balance of dark and romance. This is a fast, satisfying read that I recommend to everyone who loves a good paranormal romance. I'm looking forward to more from this author, as I'm sure she won't disappoint.
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Loved this!
January 22nd, 2015
I read the first and second book in the series and when I saw there was some bonus content in the form of a free novella I was excited! Of course I would have preferred a full length story but for something so short the author really packed in a nice amount of action, romance and plot! This story follows a young woman who is cursed with a burning mark on her neck, ahe is working for a woman who her parent worked for before they went missing. She thinks the family has something to do with it. When Ophelia gets sent on a mission to deliver a note she is kidnapped but it turnes out her kidnapper is just bringing her in to the supernatural world for a role she needs to play. As everything is set up she starts to fall for him but once she "changes" they can't be together. With the change complete she gets into the good graces of a paranormal council of basically vampires. Then she basically is out in a situation where if she doesn't kill the man she loves she could lose her clout with the council and then she won't be where she needs to be. Great precursor for understand Ophelia's role in the first book in the series. I'm not sure if people who aren't familiar with the series will appreciate this as much as those who have read the series but I understand it was written as bonus content for existing fans anyway.
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Ok..
January 14th, 2015
This book was ok. Holding potential I will try book 2 in hopes this was just a warm up and is like some tv series where u have to struggle through the beginning to get to what will be amazing.
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Her sweetest downfall
September 14th, 2014
First and foremost,i wud like to tank the author for giving us all a little taste of her creativity on writing a great book #her sweetest downfall. I really enjoy it and i hope the she's doing a continueation of this story:)
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Her Sweetest Downfall
August 14th, 2014
Great book! Have to read the next !
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Too bad.
May 5th, 2014
Boring as hell! Good thing it was free or I'd demand my money back. Don't waste your time. Characters are shallow and poorly developed. Plot is unexciting. I guess you get what you pay for. I paid nothing and got nothing.
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Her Sweetest Downfall
May 4th, 2014
Good book by Ophelia's Journey,but not for me.
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Her sweetest downfall
April 11th, 2014
The story was rushed, details were forgotten then brought up later, the main character is meant to have an accent but it's randomly dropped for no apparent reason, and the love scenes are forced. This book was painful to read.
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More vampire drama
January 26th, 2014
Actually glad it was a novella as I think I am over the supernatural genre. Nothing new in it.
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Afternoon read only.
January 1st, 2014
Fast moving, wasn't sure what to expect and it it ended?
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Her sweetest downfall
December 28th, 2013
Kept me wanting more
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