Fae Hunter, A Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy (Soulstealer Trilogy #1)by Nicolette Reed
Valora Delos is a Hunter, charged with tracking the treacherous Soulstealers and bringing them to justice. Unlike the other fae of her kind, Valora was born with stunted wings that render her flightless, driving her to prove herself in the eyes of King Aric, with whom she has been infatuated since she first set eyes on
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Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy (Adult)
Valora Delos is a Hunter, charged with tracking the treacherous Soulstealers and bringing them to justice. Unlike the other fae of her kind, Valora was born with stunted wings that render her flightless, driving her to prove herself in the eyes of King Aric, with whom she has been infatuated since she first set eyes on him as a young prince.
She descends to Earth and finds herself trapped in suburban Seattle after the portal to her world closes. With the help of a sexy half-fae named Dooley, Valora must find her way back to save Dell'Aria. Dooley uses his own brand of magic to help Valora discover memories buried deep within her, which produce more questions than answers- questions about her growing attraction to Dooley and her devotion to her King. Uncovering who the Soulstealers are and who is behind the destruction of Dell'Aria brings Valora a truth she may not be able to handle.
Meet the Author
Nicolette is a mother, wife, paralegal, writer, knitter, traveler, violinist and anything else she can get her hands on. She turned to writing stories at an early age, when filling out Mad Libs just wasn’t enough.
She enjoys watching dark comedies, warped fairytales, and cheesy 80s comedies. Her interest in music spans from George Winston to Thrill Kill Cult to Bel Canto and U2. She loves to travel, and plans to do more as her son grows older. In her younger days she loved to go out dancing, and you may still, on occasion find her shaking her booty during 80s or goth rock nights at the few clubs they still exist at. She is constantly picking up new hobbies and interests. She knits socks, grows mini cucumbers in her garden, and played the violin for 5 years. She has a pug dog with a nervous temperament and speaks a little Spanish. She’s eclectic.
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Valora Delos has a chip on her shoulder, but she handles it in a good way. She tries to prove that she is just as good as any of the other fae out there. When a blight strikes the land of Dell'Aria, draining the magic of its people and eventually killing them, Valora quickly joins the Hunters. The Hunters are a team of Fae dedicated to tracking down those responsible for releasing the blight on their land, the Soulstealers. Valora has always had a cruch on King Aric, so when he asks her to take on a special mission to Earth, normally a forbidden realm, to track down a Soulstealer that he believes will have the answers to it all, she jumps at the chance to prove herself to him. Little does she know that this one mission will turn several worlds upside down. On Earth, she meets Dooley, a very woodsy and down to earth guy that seems to have a strange pull on her. This is where I thought the steamy stuff was going to start - but I was wrong. It got close - and I'm not going to tell with who - but then it just seemed to taper off before it was able to really get started. The longer Valora spends on Earth, the more confused she becomes, and I did right along with her. I wasn't sure which guy I should be cheering for, who the Soulstealer was, or if Valora would even be able to figure it out. The characters she meets along the way, both from Earth and Dell'Aria, were fantastic, but seemed to muddle things further by putting their own opinions out there trying to influence Valora's opinions. For hard core romance fans, this will be too tame for you. For those of you looking for something a little more wild that a typica urban fantasy or paranormal fantasy book, this would be just right. The heat is there, it's just not there all the time.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to have found this book because there is not a boring part within it's pages. Reed has built for us a world filled with fae, selkies, half - fae, humans, dwarves, and even demons. There are many different realms in the story, with Earth being one of them. Valora is a Bounty Hunter who's assigned by her king to travel to Earth and find Brokk, the fae who has become a SoulStealer and bring him back. King Aric says that Brokk is the key to stopping the diseased Blight that is taking away the magic of their realm (Dell'Aria) and causing massive death of the fae there. With her friend Kali's help, Valora travels to Earth via a portal that is suppose to lead her directly to Brokk so she can capture him right away and escape back to Dell'Aria with him in tow. The mission should have taken maybe five minutes. It didn't, and this is when you should buckle up and enjoy the ride as Fae Hunter takes you under it's wings - pun intended.