Wednesday, June 13, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Fae Worlds by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Jillian Stone, Lisa Kessler, Marie Andreas, C.C. Dowling

39892020Title: Fae Worlds
Authors: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Jillian Stone, Lisa Kessler, Marie Andreas, C.C. Dowling
Format: Kindle
Published: June 4, 2018 (GothicScapes)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: One of the authors
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One Veil . . . Five Worlds

Only one veil keeps the human world separate from the Fae born. Some believe it’s safer this way. That magic and mundane simply shouldn’t mix. But what happens when worlds collide, and the veil is crossed? Or worse, broken?

Fae Worlds is a limited edition fantasy romance anthology featuring five unique and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED novellas ranging from sweet and playful, to downright dark and dangerous.

Travel into new worlds of magic and possibility, danger and desire, brought to you by five best-selling and imaginative authors. Come along. Indulge in the magic. 

Linda's Thoughts:
Fae Worlds is a limited-edition collection of five brand new fantasy romance novellas. Boxed sets are usually a mixed bag for me. I’m happy to say that I enjoyed each of the stories within this boxed set. Here’s a very brief synopsis of what is included in this compilation along with a favorite quote from each:

1) The Enchanted One by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Set in Ireland, Teryn Amelia Clark, an American heiress of Veil Cottage, and Aedan, a gorgeous and mysterious guardian of the veil between the realms, face a contingent of dark beings in a harrowing adventure. Keep your eyes out for dragons in this tale!

Finding her soul would be a good thing if she had somehow misplaced it.

2) Night Bloomers by Jillian Stone

Set in the vicinity of Paradox Lake in the Adirondacks, Elsbeth Moonflower and Deputy Sheriff Owen Brady are granted a second  chance at love as their paths cross again when the Sheriff is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a developer.

“If someone had told me I’d be attracted to a quirky girl who hangs out with faeries, I would have told them to check themselves into the psych center in Albany.”

3) Forbidden Hearts by Lisa Kessler

Lisa weaves an often humorous tale of sprites, selkies and love’s magic. Fairy Princess Kathryn has been raised knowing that her life is to be sacrificed to save her people. Desiring a last fling before she meets her fate, Kathryn traverses the veil to attend a Comic-Con where she meets Scott Jones, who works at a Jiffy Lube in La Mesa and likes working out at the gym and gaming. Once she discovers Scott, she can’t help but wonder if things could be different…

She wet her lips, her voice a little breathless. “No one has ever touched my wings before.”
He blinked. Did I just do something… intimate?”
A grin brightened her face. “Not exactly, but in my world, if my father had seen you touch them, we would be betrothed.”

4) The Hidden War by Marie Andreas

 Set in the country of Cadair, Eladrea and Conall embark on a perilous journey to investigate the mystifying disappearance of entire villages emptied of their citizens. This tale is teeming with secrets, action and danger.

“You don’t stop a hungry bear the same way you’d stop a snake.”

5) Lost Boys Bar and Grill by C.C. Dowling

Fairy royalty Naevenalary Valedionna and ex-military Deryk star in a unique tale of good versus evil.

“Everything I’ve read about Peter Pan is clearly wrong.”

Fae Worlds is delightful anthology of well-written and interesting paranormal novellas. None of the stories are linked to the others other than each encompasses faeries in some way. There’s not a bad tale in the bunch, though I will admit that I loved some more than others. Not only are there fae, but there are also dragons, sprites, selkies and elves. LOL! Peter Pan and the Lost Boys even make an appearance! If you enjoy fae tales as I do, I would encourage you to grab this set at its bargain price while you can, and be prepared to be swept away into five magical journeys.

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