Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books. I would like you to vote on a choice. Yes! You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month. I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy. I will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.
This month I bring you dueling anthologies!
Faery Magic by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Barbara Samuel, and Karen Harbaugh
From four of today’s finest talents comes an enchanting collection of romantic tales. Set in glamorous Georgian and Regency England, these four stories are filled with myth and mystery, and illustrate the magical, sensual and humorous events that can occur when the worlds of mortals and faeries collide.
In “The Lord Of Elphindale” by Jo Beverley, Lovely Gwen Forsythe has loved Drew since she was a child. Both are half-faery, but Drew has denied the non-human part of himself for years. In an attempt to forever remove himself from the influence of the magic glen, he plans to marry another woman and move far away. But the faery people have other plans and take steps to again bring Gwen and Drew together.
Karen Harbaugh’s “The Faery Braid” tells the story of a beautiful changeling, Rowan; handsome Sir Jonathon Bradford; and the love that Rowan’s still-human heart can’t deny.
In “The Love Talker” by Barbara Samuel, Faery Lord Galen is cursed, condemned to a life of roaming misty glens and seducing human women to their deaths. But lovely, innocent Moira enchants him, and when he falls in love, the spell is broken.
Mary Jo Putney brings readers “Dangerous Gifts”, a tale of true love and dangerous desire. Beautiful Leah and handsome Duncan fall in love, but the Faery Lord Ranulph schemes to seduce the lady. If Ranulph’s plan succeeds, Leah will lose Duncan and everything she loves.
Down the Rabbit Hole by JD Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, and Mary Kay McComas, and RC Ryan
Five all-new stories told through the looking glass, where things are never quite as they seem, inspired by Lewis Carroll sending Alice through a magical mirror. Contains:
Wonderment in Death by J. D. Robb
Alice and the Earl in Wonderland by Mary Blayney
iLove by Elaine Fox
A True Heart by Mary Kay McComas
Fallen by R. C. Ryan