Magic of "I Do"

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Desperately Seeking Excitement...

With the temporary prohibition on magic on the land of the Fae, Claire Thorne might as well go back to the Regency world. The haut ton has just as many annoying rules as her world, but at least they have parties and dances. Plus, the roguish Lord Phineas "Finn" Trimble is there...

When the feisty faerie tumbles into his room through a magical portal, Finn can't believe how completely unpredictable she is. Even ...

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Overview

Desperately Seeking Excitement...

With the temporary prohibition on magic on the land of the Fae, Claire Thorne might as well go back to the Regency world. The haut ton has just as many annoying rules as her world, but at least they have parties and dances. Plus, the roguish Lord Phineas "Finn" Trimble is there...

When the feisty faerie tumbles into his room through a magical portal, Finn can't believe how completely unpredictable she is. Even before the two stumble into a dangerous intrigue that threatens both their worlds, Finn discovers that his hitherto carefree life is about to go up in smoke...

Praise for A Lady and Her Magic:

"A dash of Jane Austen and a sprinkle of faery dust make this book a treasure."—Kathryne Kennedy, author of The Elven Lord series

"Charming and filled with the magic of love and faith...Falkner's tale whisks readers into a realm of enchantment."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

"Marvelous magical mayhem."—Midwest Book Review

"Absolutely enchanting...a delicious Regency fairy tale beautifully written."—Romance Junkies

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Falkner’s second paranormal Regency (after A Lady and Her Magic) suffers from scattered plotting and uneven chemistry. While her family is away, faerie Claire Thorne is placed into the keeping of her human brother-in-law, Lord Phineas “Finn” Trimble. They act on their mutual attraction while snowbound in Finn’s country home, but Claire then disappears to the land of the fae. When they meet again months later, the smitten Finn wants to marry Claire, but she is afraid of the consequences of a mixed marriage—the fae steal part-fae children and erase their parents’ memories—and refuses. They team up to investigate a murderer who is bent on revenge against Finn’s family, and in the process Claire’s objections mysteriously vanish. Plot threads appear and disappear, characters behave inconsistently and are frustratingly self-absorbed, and the intimate scenes have a naive overtone despite the characters’ forays to sex parties. Fans of book one will be confused and disappointed. Agent: Melissa Jeglinski, the Knight Agency. (June)
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" The hilarious banter between the characters in The Magic of "I Do" will make you laugh out loud, the danger will send chills down your spine and the romance will bring sighs of joy to your lips. 4 ½ Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Witty banter, great storyline, steamy sex, and faerie magic... A beautifully told story." - Up All Night Novels

"So much fun to read... " - Bitten by Paranormal Romance Reviews

"Wickedly funny... Filled with supernatural charm. " - Novels Alive

"Brilliant! I absolutely adored The Magic of "I Do." It was a lovely romance mixed with faerie fantasy-a perfect combination." - Imagine a World

"Move out of the way vampires, werewolves, and zombies, and make room for the faeries... Absolutely entertaining from beginning to end. " - Long and Short Reviews

"Charming and enchanting..." - What I'm Reading

"A lively paranormal historical romance that felt light and airy... " - All Things Urban Fantasy

"Tammy Falkner writes with a magical quill that will transport you to the land of Fae. You will find yourself immersed in an unforgettable story that you can't help but gobble up!" - Romance Junkies

"Quirky... unique... A wonderful read. " - Inside BJ's Head

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402268151
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 492,959
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

As half of the Lydia Dare writing team, Tammy Falkner has co-written ten books, including A Certain Wolfish Charm and In the Heat of the Bite. A huge fan of Regency England, her new series explores the theory that the fae can walk between the glittering world of the ton and their own land. Tammy lives on a farm in rural North Carolina with her husband and a house full of boys, a few dogs, and a cat or two. Visit her website: www.tammyfalkner.com.
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One

Autumn 1817

A faerie without magic was about as useless as a carriage without a horse. If Claire Thorne had known that this would be her reward for trying to save her sister from the dangerous Duke of Robinsworth, she never would have gotten involved in her sister's mission. She would have stayed at home. The land of the fae was so much more comfortable than the land where others resided.

Claire refused to look at her abductor. She refused to acknowledge his presence, although he did have her magic dust. It was in his pocket at that very moment. Despite the fact that she'd warned him it could explode in untrained hands, he'd taken it with no hint of hesitation. And now he refused to give it back. Claire lifted her chin and stared out the coach window. If anyone had told her a sennight ago that Lord Phineas would take her hostage, she would have laughed in his face. Yet here she was, at his mercy.

"Oh, blissful silence," he said. He must have said it to himself, because he certainly couldn't be talking to her.

"You really should return my dust to me before it does you harm." She didn't look at him as she talked. She continued to stare at the changing landscape. They'd left behind the bustle of Mayfair and were headed toward... nowhere, it appeared.

"And just what kind of harm might a little bottle of shimmer do to me?" He looked much too composed.

"It could explode and blow off an arm." She finally turned to look toward him and found him grinning at her unrepentantly. That man had a smile that could stop a lady's heart. Though it had no effect on hers. Well, almost no effect. His sparkling blue eyes made him look impertinent enough to annoy her to no end.

He held out his hand and appraised his arm with a critical eye. "I can live without an arm." Lord Phineas swiped a lock of hair from his forehead and lowered his arm back to his side. He arched a golden brow at her as though taunting her to continue her threats. He hadn't seen threats yet. Just wait until she turned him into a toad. Or a pig so that his outside could reflect his inside.

Claire let her gaze roam up and down his body slowly. "It might blow off something you use on occasion." Her eyes stopped at his lap. He fidgeted in his seat. "It's really quite volatile in the hands of the untrained."

That wasn't true. Not in the least little bit. But he didn't need to know that. In his hands, the dust was useless. Just shimmery flecks of shiny things he didn't understand. In her hands, however, it was quite useful. If she wasn't afraid to commit one of the Unpardonable Errors-never use your magic to do harm-she would take a chance and wrest it from his possession. But if she had the dust in her hands right at that moment, she would use it to harm him. In a most satisfying way.

She forced herself into a casual shrug. "Take a chance. Blow off an appendage. Perhaps you'll be lucky and it'll be the smallest one. One you probably don't get to use much."

His smile vanished. "I can assure you there's nothing small about my appendage."

She grinned. "That's not what she said..." She left the taunt dangling in the air. His face flushed. She must have touched a sore spot. But since he was holding her hostage, he deserved to be just as uncomfortable as she was.

***

How the devil could a faerie be aware of his problems with his mistress? Katherine had only left him a few weeks before. It wasn't his fault that she'd spread a bit of a rumor about his prowess in the bedroom. One that was completely unfounded upon reality. He narrowed his eyes at Miss Thorne. "Are your people omniscient?"

She didn't answer. She simply turned to look out the window again. Blast and damn. The woman was already driving him toward Bedlam and he'd only had her in his possession for a few hours. His brother, Robin, would owe him dearly for this. Very dearly.

The carriage hit a rut in the road and she bounced in her seat. She uttered a most unladylike oath as her head bumped the roof of the carriage. "Beg your pardon?" he asked. He cupped a hand around his ear. "I didn't quite hear that."

"If I'd meant for you to hear it, you would have heard it." She adjusted her skirts, settling back more heavily against the squabs. The bounce had left her looking a bit disheveled, with a strawberry blond curl hanging across her forehead. She blew the lock of hair with an upturned breath.

She really was quite pretty if one could get over the shrewish behavior. Her body was tall and willowy, her limbs long and graceful. Her heart-shaped face would probably be beautiful if she ever graced it with a smile.

"Just where are we going?" she asked. She still didn't look at him. She gazed out the window with the countenance of someone who had the weight of the world upon her shoulders.

"My house in Bedfordshire."

Her shoulders stiffened and then she exhaled deeply.

"And just what recommends such a place?"

"It has bars on the windows and heavy locks on the doors." It didn't. But she didn't have to know that.

"It will take more than bars and windows to keep a faerie under lock and key." She sniffed and raised her nose in the air.

"Then thank God there are ropes aplenty. I will tie you to my side if I must. I did promise Robin I'd take care of you." That was a bit of a long and sordid tale, and he still didn't understand the half of it. "Pray tell me how you people came to exist."

She arched a delicate brow at him. "The same way you did." Her face flushed scarlet. "Do you really need me to tell you about reproduction?"

Damn her hide. He didn't need her to explain anything about reproduction. This lady knew how to jab him where it hurt, though. He would have to take great care with her. He grinned slowly and leaned forward. "Please do. If you're lacking anything in the telling of how babes are made, I'll fill in the blanks for you. Certainly, you have questions about it."

"Should any pressing questions arise, I'll be sure to let you know." She looked back out the window. Damn, he hoped that Robin finished up his business soon so he could free the harpy.

"How long do you plan to keep me there?"

"As long as it takes for Robin to finish his business." The sooner, the better.

"I'm certain he's done by now. So we can turn around and go back to the city." She looked quite pleased by that idea. A smile tipped her lips and the beauty of it nearly took Finn's breath away.

"He'll send word when he's done. I'll set you free not a moment before."

She laughed lightly, and the sound raked over his skin like silky fingertips in the night. "Only an idiot would think he can keep a faerie confined." She snorted lightly. It was a most unladylike noise, but he found himself biting back a grin at the sound.

Finn leaned over and looked out the window at the cloud-filled sky. If he couldn't keep her confined, the inclement weather would. Unless he was mistaken, the snow would begin to fall before they reached their destination. Then she would be as confined by the elements as she was by him. Perhaps he wouldn't have to tie her to him. He'd have to wait and see.

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

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    I do believe this was my favorite book in the series! I loved th

    I do believe this was my favorite book in the series! I loved the passion,chemistry,mystery and pure hotness of the book and I laughed my butt off!¿Claire is basically kidnapped by Lord Phineas (Finn) while his brother sorts out his love life to her sister in the land of the Fae.  Finn is a ladies man until he meets the one fairy that he can’t keep his hands off of.They share one magical night and she disappears, leaving Finn heart broke. Until months later she falls into his room through a magical portal. Now that she is back he will not let her go again.¿Claire and Finn head butt at every turn and she gives him a run for his money! She also has a secret that will change everything between them. Together they stumble into a dangerous intrigue with an old family enemy that may end up costing their lives and new-found love.¿This was one of those stories that stayed with me and I still find myself thinking about!

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    Posted June 12, 2013

    Loved it.

    I really enjoyed this and the first one as well. I got them on a whim when I was looking fir cheap books to read. I really am glad that I did. Was pleasantly surprised. I NOW HAVE A NEW AUTHOR TO KEEP MY I ON.

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  • Posted June 8, 2013

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    The Magic of ¿I Do¿ is the second book in the Faerie series by T

    The Magic of “I Do” is the second book in the Faerie series by Tammy Faulkner. Claire Thorne is the daughter of a faerie and a human. She has spent her entire life with the Fae being raised by her grandparents. She is also a mission faerie and came to London on a mission with her sister Sophie. When the book opens she finds herself in a bit of a pickle. She has been abducted by Lord Phineas (Finn) Trimble, the brother of the Duke of Robinsworth. Claire and Finn are forced to stay at his home when a snowstorm occurs and the sparks fly between them, culminating in Claire losing her innocence to Finn. She is taken away by a faerie wind before they can talk about what happened. When circumstances throw them together again, Claire is increasing and worried about what it will mean. Finn, in the meantime, is just happy to see the woman who has been on his mind since they were together.
    This was an interesting blend of paranormal and regency. The Rules of the Ton and the Unpardonable Errors of the Fae serve to cause difficulties for the two lovers. Even though they are attracted to each other, Claire knows from her own life experience that a fae child of a human parent causes problems in both worlds. Added to the mix, a vengeful Earl is determined to cause Finn and his brother trouble. Claire being a mission faerie and Finn being an Agent mean that they are both headstrong and wanting to rush right in when there is a problem. They are stubborn when it comes to their feelings for each other as well and it takes time for them to realize that they can’t live without the other.
    I don’t usually like to read books out of order and I didn’t realize this was a sequel until I had already started it. I was enjoying the story so I kept going. As soon as I finished, I made sure to purchase the first book “A Lady and Her Magic”. The next book in the series “ The Magic Between Us” comes out in January of 2014.

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  • Posted June 4, 2013

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    I don't know how many of you know of my thoughts on faeries. Wel

    I don't know how many of you know of my thoughts on faeries. Well, if you don't, I still think they are mischievous bunch and I don't think my opinion is going to change anytime soon. In the meantime, I have finished next installment of Tammy Falkner's Faerie books which happens to be The Magic of "I Do".

    In this story we get know Claire Thorne a little better. When you first meet Claire in A Lady and Her Magic you actually get the impression that she's not really an impulsive type. Let me just say, that would be a misconception. Actually she is quite impulsive at times and usually at the wrong time. Hence, the reason she ends up with Lord Phineas Tremble (Finn). Finn is your typical second son. However, when he's with Claire it seems like magic between them.

    Oh dear, mischief between these two abound in abundance. I mean second sons are always finding themselves in a bit of a jam here and there and faeries tend to have trouble follow them. So, Claire and Finn find themselves in precarious situations in the book. However, they seem to manage when they work together. 

    Overall, I found The Magic of "I Do" charming and enchanting like A Lady and Her Magic. I do adore Claire, but I'm not going to lie she's a bit standoffish in beginning. I think a lot of it has to do with her need to follow the Unpardonable Errors. However, she slowly melts away that icy exterior and I really start to like her. Finn, well, I have a soft spot for second sons, but he's actually not really that bad of a rake once you get to know him. He's actually kind of endearing. So, if you are looking for a little magic, I would suggest checking out The Magic of "I Do". Who knows you might find yourself in of a little magic.

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