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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Author Erin O'Riordan Reviews “Faeries Gone Wild” by MaryJanice Davidson, Michele Hauf, Lois Greiman, and Lenadra Logan

Faeries Gone Wild by MaryJanice Davidson, Michele Hauf, Lois Greiman, and Lenadra Logan

This lighthearted romance anthology is as flighty and inconsistent as its fey protagonists. The most charming tale is Logan's A Little Bit Faery, in which appealing young faery Tia Mayberry becomes enthralled by life in Manhattan and a sexy mortal firefighter. In Hauf's whimsical Dust Me, Baby, One More Time, prudish fairy Sidney Tooth is forced to ally with the arrogant sandman Dart Sand against skeptical humans. Davidson pairs a tiny magical census taker with a half-mortal giant in the choppy, crowded Tall, Dark and Not So Faery, while Greiman's banal Pixie Lust sets up naïve California pixie Avalina and real estate developer Will Timber, whose characterization is as wooden as his name. Even the most forgiving fans are unlikely to be enchanted. (June) 
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Book Length: 432 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

In this adorable anthology, you will find four novellas of fairies in search of romance. They go mildly wild, yes, but sweetly. All of the authors are from Minnesota.

The 4 stories in the collection are:

1. "Tall, Dark, and Not So Faery" by MaryJanice Davidson. Faery princess Scarlett travels to the mortal realm to take a faery census in the home of her brother, the Violent Faery. He's just married a dryad, and they have a new baby. He also shares quarters with a vampire, a werewolf, and an enchanted automobile named Judith. Quite unexpectedly, Scarlett finds a love of her own...Coffee Ray, who happens to have some giant in him.

2. "Pixie Lust" by Lois Greiman. Fern faery Avalina travels to the mortal realm to protect an endangered species of her favorite plant. Accidentally plucked along with a flower while she's in her tiny form, she grows to human size and takes over the life of down-to-earth William. William must learn to rediscover his hippie heritage to rescue the fern, and Avalina.

3. "Dust Me, Baby, One More Time" by Michele Hauf. Sidney is a tooth faery with a boring social life and a liking for Carrie and the girls of Sex and the City. She literally bumps into Dart Sand, a sexy blond surfer-dude sandman, on the job, and there is an instant attraction. There's only one problem: when Dart gets excited, he dusts everything in sight, sending Sidney snoring. Will they be able to overcome his premature dusting problem...and a town full of women urging their children not to believe in the tooth fairy?

4. "A Little Bit Faery" by Leandra Logan. Tia Mayberry is stunned to learn her father is human. She travels to the mortal realm, hoping to meet him...and runs into Alec Simon, a hunky firefighter recovering from being injured in the line of duty. 

Reviewed By:
Erin O'Riordan
Author of Romantic Erotica and the Pagan Spirits series

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