Sunday, January 8, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale

Christine Warren Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that...

When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

 Not your Ordinary Faerie Tale, Book #12 of the Others series
Author:  Christine Warren

After her two best friends marry a blood-sucking vampire and furry-faced werewolf, Corinne D’Alessandro is making a vow of her own: NO interspecies dating. But when her editor asks her to investigate “leprechaun” sightings, the sassy New York reporter finds herself on the trail of the hottest story of the year—and the sexiest man alive…
His  name is Luc, and he’s as gorgeous as any Prince Charming in any bedtime story. There’s just one problem: He’s not human, he’s fae. A captain of the Fae Queen’s Guard, Luc is on a dangerous mission—and he could use the help of a certain leprechaun-hunting reporter. But when their two worlds collide, the sparks begin to fly. If Corinne and Luc can’t control their lust—and focus on the villains in this story—their faerie-tale romance won’t end happily ever after…

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha]:
This book came up in my Amazon recommendations list.  I snatched it up because it looked good, only to read it and find that it was the best Fae book I had ever read. 
Christine Warren is an amazing story teller.  Her characters are witty, strong, independent, and identifiable and her story is well crafted and fluid.
I found out after starting this book that it is actually the 12th of the Others series, but I wasn’t lost at all (though I did read somewhere that this was actually a rewrite of a story done with Ellora’s Cave and therefore was more standalone than the other of the series). 
Corinne is a reporter with multiple friends who have become involved with or married members of the supernatural community.  She has basically sworn that while she loves them, she will never be one to date outside of her species. 
Luc is the captain of the guard for Queen Mab of the Summer Court.  He is sent to the human realm to find and bring home the queen’s nephew, Seoc, before he can cause too much trouble and spill the secret of the Others. 
The minute Luc sees Corinne he feels something he has never felt before, and 1 touch is all it takes for him to know that it’s more than just idle attraction.  Once some things are brought to light, Luc can no longer deny that Corinne is his heartmate and he knows that he’ll do anything to keep her by his side.
Corinne plays coy and puts on a good poker face, but she can’t deny the feelings that Luc imparts.  After teaming up to find Seoc together, thus getting her story for her boss, keeping her friends safe and helping Luc with his mission, one things leads to another and she is helpless to do anything but feel.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Not your Ordinary Faerie Tale 5 skulls and would recommend it to everyone – Paranormal Romance lovers, Urban Fantasy readers, and anyone who likes strong, witty female leads, sexy, alpha, sensitive male leads, and a story with just enough twists and turns to keep you engaged from the 1st to the last page.

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