By the Magic of Starlight by Serena Gilley
Series: The Forbidden Realm #0.5
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 7th 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
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Beyond the limits of sight, magical beings live in the Forbidden Realm. The two worlds were once connected, but the desires of man forced their separation. Now, desire may bring them back together . . . Raea is a fairy with a secret. Beneath a veil of moonlight and mist, she did the unthinkable: shared a night of exquisite passion with Kyne, the fairy-human hybrid whose touch makes her tremble. Now she can't forget the feel of his hard body and hot kiss against her skin. Their connection is undeniable-and forbidden.Kyne's hunger for Raea is insatiable. As a fairy, he should be beyond the lure of lust, but as a man he can't resist the pleasure only she can provide. Yet if the Fairy Council is correct, their love will unleash a secret with the power to destroy the Realm forever . . .(25,000 words)
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Although it is #0.5 I believe this novella is set after the first installment of the series. But even when I haven’t read that one (yet) I could follow the story with no problems. This is my first book ever where the H is a tiny, sparkly fairy. But boy did the author make it work for me.
Raea and Kyne can’t help but give in to the passion they feel for each other despite the fact that it will cause them dire consequences. So of course, they find themselves with no other choice but to escape from their home in the Forbidden Realm to keep Kyne safe. But soon they’ll find that what they thought was a refuge might be the most dangerous place for them yet.
Filled with intrigue and way hot sexy scenes, this was a delightful read and I’m going to make the time to read the first 2 main books to the series. My only complaint would be that the story ended rather abruptly, but this could be more about the fact that my kindle said I still had about a quarter of the book to read when in actuality it had a sneak-peek into book #3.
I think the readers of the series will find it much more enjoyable because they are already acquainted with the characters. That said, it didn’t take away any of my enjoyment with this being my first encounter with The Forbidden Realm series.
Rating: 4 Sparkly Fairy Stars
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