Thursday, May 21, 2015

Faery Tales

Book Description

May 16, 2015
*All new, exclusive stories!* Six brand new tales of adventure, love, and treacherous fey magic from six award-winning, bestselling authors. Enter these fantastical realms where dark powers lurk and the ordinay world can be transformed in a heartbeat to a place of wonder—and danger. From the hidden fae folk dwelling among mortals to the challenges of babysitting a malicious fairy, these tales will cast their enchantment over you!

THE MORRIGAN – Phaedra Weldon
Irish folklore student Tam Kirkpatrick finds himself the focus of dark Faery forces intent on stealing his shillelagh. The catch is—Tam never knew he had one, let alone that he was the son of a Leprechaun. Now he must find his shillelagh and claim his heritage, before it’s too late.

THE SWAY – Amy Patrick
A member of the Dark Court, Vancia has spent her life among humans—together but separate, hiding in plain sight. Now Pappa says it’s time to put her glamour to use against the unsuspecting humans and worse, agree to an arranged political marriage with the reclusive Light Elven prince.

HOW TO BABYSIT A CHANGELING– USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp
When a mortal boy is exchanged for a hideous faerie creature, Marny Fanalua steps up to help her friends in their battle against the Dark Court.
*NOTE * The events in this novella occur simultaneously with Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom. Reading the complete Feyland Trilogy first is recommended if you would like to avoid spoilers.

FAELEAHN – Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Meghan and Cade are ready to pledge their souls to one another in a traditional bonding ceremony of Eile. While sharing their news with friends, the faelah bounty hunter and the princess of Erintara grow even closer as their love is reflected back to them by those they hold most dear.
*NOTE* The events in this novella take place after the conclusion of Luathara, the third book in the Otherworld Trilogy. If you wish to avoid spoilers, you might want to read the first three Otherworld books (Faelorehn, Dolmarehn and Luathara) before reading.

ARRANGED – Julia Crane
Magick’s been restored on earth but it comes at a crippling price. With the planet on the brink of destruction, an unlikely pair must work together to try to bridge together a lifetime of hatred. Will their forbidden romance bring their worlds together or tear them apart?

WITHOUT ARMOR – Alexia Purdy
The Unseelie are up to no good… My name is Benton, and I hunt the darkest of creatures in existence. Especially when they get unruly and try to invade my home, the human realm. Betrayal, broken hearts and uncharted magic…I never saw it coming.

***I received a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review***


The Morrigan starts out with a riveting and exciting scene that creates an thick fog of anticipation. This book is fast-paced with an amazing energy. The prose is unique with interesting factors that captivated my intrigue.  The execution is flawless. The imagery is descriptive to the point of easy visualization without a sensory overload. I really enjoyed Tam's quick-witted logic and the over all story. It's honestly a great fantasy.  I'll definitely be reading more by this author.

The Sway: A Hidden Trilogy novella

I could not put this book down. The story-line held me entranced in an elven world, hiding in plain sight among mortals, seeking domination while a greater mystery unfolded. I was flipping through the pages faster than ever in dire need to find out what happens next in the female protagonist's life and if she will ever find a back bone to defy her overly obstinate , adoptive father's plans for her life. The cliff hanger at the end drove me somewhat insane, but it is an exemplary novella for the YA audience that I HIGHLY recommend. On a side note, I am still overly desperate to learn the gran scheme of things behind the conspiracy theory. I will be reading the other books. I HAVE to read the other books.

How To Babysit A Changeling

It took me a moment to realize I'd read book one in a previous anthology involving faeries.  It's one of the many novels I've not gotten around to reviewing yet and worth the read. This story is a quick, entertaining read. In a world that vastly revolves around technology, I can see the young adult audience finding immense enjoyment in How to Babysit a Changeling.  Marney's character is down to earth and I find myself not only wanting to read more of her, but the FeyLand series as well.


This novella has been anticipated for quite some time!  The Otherworld was my first Fae series and the driving force behind my addiction. I've never been fond of reading about weddings, but Faeleahn had me in awe and in tears. It is more eloquently written than most novels I have EVER read and astonishingly,  Johnson's writing improves with each new release. It is absolutely perfect. If you are one of the many Otherworld fans, you do NOT want to miss out reading more about Meghan and Cade,  as well as their families.  It's not disappointing in the least and I honestly cannot praise Faeleahn enough. I've already informed many fellow fans and it hasn't even been released! I can't imagine anyone not loving this series, but I feel it's a fair to warn some readers that there is a more steamy scenery involved than the former novels. I don't feel it's anything too risqué and it is tastefully written. I know most will be thrilled, but if you're a parent it doesn't hurt to read ahead for your own stamp of approval.  Personally,  it melted my heart. The romance between Meghan and Cade is swoon-worthy It is a fast, fun read that will have you author stalking by the end.  5++++ Stars!


I found Arranged downright fascinating.  It is a dystopian/science fiction/faery tale mesh up. Science Fiction isn't typically my preferred genre, but it had more of a fantasy vibe flowing. I loved Tulupea and Michael was just a really sweet character. I really fell in love with some of the characters and loathed the despicable ones.  Arranged is a great story.  I'm really hoping there is more to this story because I am absolutely dying to read more. I loved it!

Without Armor: Elemental Fire
Having read books by Alexia Purdy before I knew I could expect an excellent story from her. She's amazing with words. I became extremely enthusiastic upon discovering Benton has a love interest, but it left me feeling more on the melancholy side. I hope I get the chance to learn more. It was a nice little story.

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