I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the KINGDOM OF BLOOD & SALT by Alexis Calder Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

An epic enemies-to-lovers fantasy romance perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Raven Kennedy, and Sarah J Maas.

After spending years training to defend my people from our enemies, I never expected that my enemy would be the one keeping me alive.

Athos is the last human city. A treaty with the Fae keeps the fae, the vampires, and the wolf shifters at bay, while we fight against the dragons at our border. Being a human in this world is dangerous and we all make sacrifices to survive.

When the delegation sent by the Fae King arrives to claim the human tributes required by our treaty, I never expected to forge a connection with their leader.

Ryvin is as dangerous as he is handsome. I know he’s my enemy, and I know I’m supposed to hate him, but with each passing day, he’s more difficult to resist.

But things are changing in Athos. Humans no longer want to bend to the Fae King.

Alliances blur and centuries of lies begin to unravel.

And I’m faced with a choice.

No matter how much I hate him, Ryvin might be the key to preventing war.

But it may mean sacrificing everything….

Kingdom of Blood and Salt is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy with fae, vampires, and shifters. This enemies to lovers series contains violence, mature language, and spice. This is a NA/adult fantasy romance and steam level will increase as the series progresses. Mind the cliff.


I fell in love with this story, just by reading the dedication. A book written for those of us who want the villain to get the girl, finally!!!

Then there’s the map. Hearts came flying out of my eyes.

I enjoyed Kingdom of Blood and Salt, it’s its own unique fantasy story with ancient Greece vibes (mainly the clothing, thought, tbh).

I found our MC Ara to be.. not necessarily selfish, perse, but something akin to it. Granted, she’s kind of in the dark 97% of the story, so it’s hard not to have certain feelings toward her. She definitely has her moments when she’s a great character.

The twist in the story really caught me off guard. I was heavily leaning one way, thought I had the story figured out. I was mistaken.

That being said, some of the cryptic-ness got on my nerves, and I just really wanted the characters to say what they meant.

The romance is akin to fated mates, I’d have liked it to be a little more hashed out. I’m not a fan of insta-love, and even though Ara fought her growing attraction to Ryvin, it still seemed like she fell super quick for him.

Kingdom of Blood and Salt ends on a cliff hanger that has me slightly intrigued.


Enemies to Lovers







Content Warnings:




Alluding to and Attempted R*pe


I rated Kingdom of Blood and Salt four stars.

About Alexis Calder:

Alexis Calder writes sassy heroines and sexy heroes with a sprinkle of sarcasm. She lives in the Rockies and drinks far too much coffee and just the right amount of wine.

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One (1) Winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

Ends April 18th, midnight EST.


Title: KINGDOM OF BLOOD & SALT (Blood & Salt #1)

Author: Alexis Calder

Pub. Date: March 30, 2023

Publisher: Illaria Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 328

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/KINGDOM-OF-BLOOD-SALT

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