Review & Giveaway: The Impaler's Wife by Autumn Bardot

The Impaler's Wife by Autumn Bardot

Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Flores Publishing
eBook; 452 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance

Legend, history, and passion collide in this gritty, evocative, and sensual story about history's most notorious price and the woman who paid love's ultimate price.

The year is 1464, and young King Matthias controls Hungary, his family, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, Prince Vlad Dracula.

Ilona Szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. Dracula is determined to marry into the Hunyadi family. It is love at first sight…but the king has other plans. The Impaler Prince, however, never takes no for an answer.

This begins Ilona’s journey into the treacherous world of court intrigues, family betrayals, and her husband’s dark desires. Eager to become Vlad’s trusted confidant, Ilona soon discovers that marriage to a man tortured by his past comes with a price.

Woven throughout is a peek into the life and times of one of the world’s most enigmatic and maligned rulers…the man before the legend.

With Bardot’s decadent period detail and a cast of gritty evocative characters, The Impaler’s Wife offers a fierce yet sensuous glimpse into the violent 15th century.



I've been fascinated with Vlad Dracula since I was a little girl. Don't judge, I was a little macabre as a kid :) I haven't read much about him as an adult so I jumped super quick to pick up The Impaler's Wife and I am so glad that I did. It's phenomenal! Author Autumn Bardot expertly crafted a fascinating look into Vlad's life and his relationship with his wife, Ilona. I did not want to put it down!

It was dark, twisted, passionate, sexy, and absolutely riveting!

The Impaler's Wife starts off at the coronation of King Matthias of Hungary when his cousin, Ilona, meets his political prisoner, Vlad who is a Prince of Wallachia. Despite the machinations of her Aunt who wanted her sister to marry Vlad, Ilona steals his heart and they begin their life together. Jumping back and forth in time we also get glimpses into Vlad's youth, where he spent much of his childhood as a prisoner with his brother in order to make his father the King behave. Vlad honed his violent tendencies and acquires his infamous torture method of impaling from his enemies.

Ilona's character was great and a perfect match for Vlad. Despite his violent past and rumored temper, she is drawn to him. They were a great match in bed too :) Be prepared for some sexy scenes!

"A storm rages inside Vlad Dracula, one you must learn to control and subdue."

There's nothing better than reading a book that makes you think about it all day until you can finally sit down to read it and that was The Impaler's Wife for me. I cannot wait to read more from Autumn Bardot!

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About the Author

Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction and erotica about sassy women and daring passions!

Her erotic fiction includes Legends of Lust, Erotic Myths from around the World, published by Cleis Press. Confessions of a Sheba Queen (erotica) will be available Jan 2020.

The Impaler's Wife is her debut historical fiction, releasing in April 2019.

Autumn has a BA in English literature and a MaEd in curriculum and instruction. She’s been teaching literary analysis for fourteen years

When Autumn’s not writing or working, you'll find her hanging out with her ever-growing family, spoiled husband, and pampered rescue pooch. Her favorite things include salty French fries, coffee, swimming, and a great book.

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