A Very Faerie Christmas

A Very Faerie Christmas

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A Very Faerie Christmas by Meara Platt, Avril Borthiry, Ruth Vincent, Jack Heckel

Join award winning, USA Today and bestselling authors for a journey into the enchanted realm of the Fae with this collection of brand new holiday stories spanning from humorous Regency and tender historical to quirky contemporary and gritty urban tales of faerie magic, human redemption, and the power of love.

Meara Platt - A Mistletoe Kiss: When Lady Imogen Fairchild wishes for a faerie godmother, her Christmas wish goes awry and she finds herself with Beogrin, a handsome Fae warrior, instead. Beogrin is duty bound to serve her and is not in the least happy about it. Neither is Imogen, for she cannot have a hulking, brawny soldier following her around. But will Imogen ever be able to release this Fae warrior from his obligation to her now that he has conquered her heart?

Avril Borthiry - Matthew's Hope: Set in England's rural north at the turn of the 20th century, Matthew's journey from boy to man is plagued with challenges. Yet throughout, he never forgets the little girl who saved his life, the girl no one else could see. Was she real? Or had he imagined her? As Britain and Europe descend into 'the war to end all wars', Matthew must face his greatest challenge of all. It is at his lowest point, his darkest time, that the girl he has never forgotten returns. Her name is Hope. Is she real? Because she is exactly what Matthew needs.

Jack Heckel - The Holly And The Ivy: By most measures, Malcolm has a great life, but nothing seems right, not even his perfect girlfriend. After leaving a party, he encounters the faerie Phaedra, but can her magic help him find true love in time for Christmas? And if so, is he willing to pay the price? A story inspired by the Christmas carol of the same name.

Ruth Vincent - Above Thy Deep And Dreamless Sleep: When the Fairy Queen tries to guilt-trip her changeling daughter, Mab, into returning to fairyland by transforming Mab's loved ones into mannequins in the New York City Christmas store window displays, Mab must outwit the Fairy Queen's tricks to save her friends and learn what it truly means to go home for the holidays.

Michele Lang - The Laws Of Magic: When a wicked army of Night Fae invades the small coastal town of New Castle, Connecticut, Ayna Cassidy, human chaos machine, must somehow overcome her painfully tangled past and stop them from ravaging her home. With the help of a magical lawyer, Rowan Royall, Ayna seeks both true love and salvation - but first she must unlock the secret magic hidden deep in her heart.

Bishop O'Connell - The Greatest Gift Of All: Wraith is a spell slinger, able to manipulate reality itself, but she's been on the streets since losing her parents and her life has never been easy. Through all the darkness, she's always tried to help the other children living at the fringes of society; the dejected, the ignored, and the forgotten. Now, the Fae court needs her help in finding a solstice child. If Wraith succeeds, the child will become a beacon of hope. If she fails, the child will become a monster, inspiring anger and rage. Wraith has faced all manner of terrors, both mundane and supernatural, and has never backed down from a fight. Can she save this solstice child and bring hope to the hopeless when she's never had much of that even for herself?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158739965
Publisher: Meara Platt
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 90,623
File size: 736 KB

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A Very Faerie Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LGuilfoil1 More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful anthology of 6 holiday-themed novellas revolving around the existence of the Fae. Several of the stories have a connection to other books in those author’s worlds, and I’ll definitely be seeking them out. The stories may have all been very different, ranging from Regency England past to urban fantasy present, but they all shared the same excellent story-telling from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a solid collection of novellas centered around interactions between humans and the Fae, in and around the Christmas season. The six stories range in tone and style from Victorian romance (Meara Platt's A Mistletoe Kiss, which starts out almost reminiscent of Peter Pan, before quickly veering into light and semi-steamy romance) to urban fantasy (Ruth Vincent's Above Thy Deep and Dreamless Sleep, which features a changeling P.I. dealing with an unusually difficult family situation over the holidays) to a Dresden Files-esque potboiler (Bishop O'Connell's The Greatest Gift of All, which is dark, gritty, and thoroughly modern.) There's enough variety here that you probably won't love every piece. I really enjoyed the more modern settings, and had a bit more trouble getting into the earlier pieces, which are set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On the plus side, though, if you enjoy well-written fantasy, you'll almost certainly find something here to love - particularly if you're a fan of faeries and/or Christmas, and who isn't? Bottom line? If you're into fantasy literature, there's almost certainly something here for you. Highly recommended.