Where to begin with Shadowfae? A friend of mine, Debbie, found this book and decided I must have it. She even got it signed for me. I don’t give paper books preference over say…the hundred or so books on my Kindle…but this was signed. Call me crazy, (you wouldn’t be the first) but if an author knows a book is intended for me–even during the two seconds it takes them to sign their name and mine–I can’t help but view it as a promise that I will read the book.
Even so, it took me a while to get around to it. (Yes, yes, okay, Wicked Kin consumed the past six months of my life. Moving on…) I’m not sure what I expected. Maybe a sexy little read with a touch of magic? Or perhaps I went into the book with the wrong expectations–thinking Fae=familiar. Whatever I thought, I was wrong in an unexpected and marvelous way.
I have spoken to so many people about this book since I sat it down, and I still have difficulty expressing my opinion. It breaks down to this–reading this book was an experience.
The author’s voice sank hooks in me. There is so much description, the reader becomes drunk on it. The world is vivid, yet gritty. The content is highly-sexed, but with strong emotional overtones. It made me shiver and sigh. Reading this book was like reading color straight off the page. Shadowfae almost has a taste I will remember because of the amazing detail spent on each character and their actions. Even the ending was somewhat of a surprise. Once in a while it’s nice to see a book full of magic tell us that sometimes in life, there is no magical fix for your current situation. Often, your happiness is the direct result of making the most of what you already have.
If you want a unique read best described as a palate cleanser, I suggest you give Shadowfae a try. I’ve moved on to Shadowglass, and can’t wait to see what’s next for this new-to-me author.
In a city infested with psychotic fairies and run by sadistic vampire mafiosi, life as a soul-sucking succubus rarely involves lacy lingerie, hot guys or great sex.
Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade must spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell’s minions.
Then, she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she’s ever loved to a lifetime in hell.