Collection of tales of love and magic, written by MARY JO PUTNEY, JO BEVERLEY, BARBARA SAMUEL and KAREN HARBAUGH. Quite excellent! I love all these authors but didn't realize I'd enjoy these faery/love stories so much.
What I really like about this anthology is that these are *real* fae characters, not the Tinkerbell kind. These is nothing wrong with Tink! I personally like mine beautiful, strange, sometimes deadly and always with an agenda, hidden or otherwise.
Beware of faery bearing gifts!
In this well-conceived and unusual anthology, four veteran romance writers (Jo Beverly, Karen Harbaugh, Barabara Samuel, and Mary Jo Putney) join forces (across the Internet) to create the magical and powerful world of Faerie, the setting for the four linked but separate novellas that comprise this beautifully done collection. Drawing on myth and legend, these stories depict the interactions between faeries and humans and their often romantic, but not always pleasant consequences, and will appeal to readers who enjoy both fantasy and historical romance set during the late Georgian and Regency periods.
Laurie G. (prettyjellybean) reviewed Faery Magic: The Lord of Elphindale / The Faery Braid / The Love Talker / Dangerous Gifts on
This is a delightful read with marvellous stories, full of enchantment and warmth.
The four stories in this book are by some of the best romance writers - Jo Beverley, Karen Harbaugh, Mary Jo Putney, and Barbara Samuel. Each story is complete.
From the back cover: Step into a world of myth and mystery, where mortal lives tangle with faery enchantment, but love proves to be the most powerful magic of all..... The Lord of Elphindale: A lovely lady discovers she is half-faery, created to bind a special man to the faery realm. But when he claims to love another, she defies the might of faeries to try and set him free. The Faery Braid: Stolen by Faerie to increase their powers, a beautiful changeling must choose between the lure of magic and the doomed mortal stranger who calls to her still-human heart. The Love Talker: A faery lord is condemend to haunt the misty glens, cursed by his need to seduce mortal women to their deaths - until a simple maid defies his spell and captures his heart. Dangerous Gifts: A shy mortal girl rashly accepts a faery lord's offer of beauty and charm. Then he comes to claim a terrible price - the loss of her new love and everything she holds dear.