Review ~ Blade Dance by D. L. McDermott

BladeDanceBook: Blade Dance

Series: Cold Iron #4

Author: D. L. McDermott

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 222

Published: Pocket Star, September 21, 2015

Source: Publisher

Boston schoolteacher Ann Phillips knows better than to trust the Fae, but when one of her second graders turns up to class with both arms covered in magical tattoos, she has no choice but to turn to Finn MacUmhaill, the dangerous and charismatic Fae crime lord who controls Charlestown, for help.

Finn MacUmhaill, leader of the Fianna, has had his eye on Ann Phillips for months, but a recent showdown with an old enemy has left his house broken. Between the crippling blow dealt to the Fianna and his son’s recent defection, he hasn’t had time to woo the pretty redhead. When she turns up on his doorstep asking for his help, he thinks he’s found the way to win her, but before he can act, the child goes missing, kidnapped by a rogue Druid who has discovered the key to destroying the wall between worlds.

Now, Finn and Ann must ally themselves with an old adversary—the treacherous Prince Consort—to save the boy, or risk the destruction of the wall that keeps the corrupt Fae Queen and her Court at bay…

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Another book in a favorite series finished in the blink of an eye. I feel like one minute I was anxiously settling in with a hot drink and getting comfy, and the next, the book was over! How, pray tell, am I expected to wait so long until the next book?

Fae are probably the least known creatures by yours truly. I was first introduced to them in yet another favorite series, and after that, this one happened. I’m not complaining though. I’m happy to be learning different aspects of the Good Neighbors in different stories, from different authors, and honestly? I enjoy them all immensely.

Never disappointing with this series, especially in the last few books, are the heroes and the heroines. Fae, although believed to be cruel and deadly-with good reason-, turn out to have conscience and hearts after all. And the women they rightfully fall for are the epitome of strong and confident female characters.

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Review ~ Stone Song by D. L. McDermott

StoneSongBook: Stone Song

Series: Cold Iron

Author: D. L. McDermott

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 320

Published: Pocket Star, June 9, 2014

Source: Publisher

Sorcha Kavanaugh never believed Gran’s stories about the Fair Folk, until one of the creatures walked into a bar where she was singing and stole a year of her life. So when Elada Brightsword, the right hand of South Boston’s renegade Fae patriarch, interrupts her set at the Black Rose, Sorcha knows trouble has found her . . . again.

The Fae warrior has admired Sorcha Kavanaugh from afar for months, but he’s aware of her unhappy history with the Fae, and has been waiting for the right time to approach her. Unfortunately for Elada, time has just run out. An old enemy, the malign Prince Consort, has identified Sorcha as a Druid descendent with the potential to become a stone singer, a bard with a voice that can shatter the strongest magical constructs.

Now, if she wants to survive, Sorcha must learn to trust one of the creatures she fears most.

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Ah, the Fae. Well, wolf shifters, dragon shifters and vampires, you’ve got some serious competition. And when I say serious, I mean deadly. If you’re familiar with the Fae folk, you’ll know they’re cruel, sometimes sadistically so, they’re careless, mostly senseless, very passionate, and did I say cruel? And yet I can still want one for myself. It’s all thanks to the hero of this book. As infuriating as they could be, after reading about the most gentlemanly of them all, if you could believe it, I do feel a lot warmer toward them.

Ever since he first appeared alongside his mage friend, and my most favorite Fae, Miach, Elada was the silent mystery I wanted to know more about. Extremely loyal to his long time friend, Elada was a skilled fighter, better with his sword hand than with his magic words. And while reading his story, I realized it could just be so easy to warm up to a Fae. I wasn’t kidding when I said he was a gentleman. He was passionate, thoughtful, caring, kind-when the occasion called for it-, so basically he was everything a Fae usually isn’t. Though I did like the characteristics of Fae in this series, I would be lying if I said Elada’s more human side wasn’t his most endearing to me.
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Review ~ Silver Skin by D. L. McDermott

SilverSkinBook: Silver Skin

Series:  Cold Iron

Author:  D. L. McDermott

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Format:  e-book

Page Count:  369

Published:  Pocket Star, April 2014

Source:  Publisher

Helene Whitney has been losing time. Not losing track of time, but missing hours, finding whole blank spaces in her day she can’t account for. A year ago she would have put it down to overwork and exhaustion, but that was before she found out about the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae.

Ancient, immortal, tricksy and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day, gaining access to the collection at her museum and searching for ancient objects of Fae power.

Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer, Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.

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I was anxiously waiting for this book. I’m already smitten with the world of the Fae, and ever since reading the first book, and being introduced to the ruthless Fae sorcerer Miach, I wanted more.

It’s no secret that I love these cold creatures, I mean, don’t we all find the cold and dangerous ones so sexy? Many of my book boyfriends tend to be on the dark side, I guess it’s a weakness of mine. And Miach, well, let’s just say he seems to have all the delicious cookies.
I was already drawn to Miach’s character from the previous book. He was portrayed as the embodiment of the true Fae character, with his cold and calculated view of life. Fae people are not ones to bring home to your mama, let me tell you. They’re very hard to deal with- a test for your wits and patience-, and Miach was very much Fae. But of course, to go with his scary character, he was also very much human. Sure, he had a tough guy facade going on, and he was a criminal through and through, but he was also the kind of guy to hold a grudge against the young man who seduced his granddaughter and got her with child-childbirth is very dangerous for the Fae.

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Review ~ Cold Iron by D. L. McDermott

ColdIron

Book: Cold Iron

Series: Cold Iron #1

Author: D. L. McDermott

Format: e-book

Page Count: 381

Published: Pocket Star, February 10, 2014

Source: Publisher

 

 The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes Sídhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until she discovers a tomb filled with ancient treasure but missing a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. Gold does. Beth knows from past experience that if she isn’t vigilant, Frank will make off with the hoard.

So when a man—tall, broad shouldered, and impossibly handsome—turns up in her bedroom claiming to be the tomb’s inhabitant, one of mythic god-kings of old Ireland, Beth believes it is a ploy cooked up by her ex-husband to scare her away from the excavation.

But Conn is all too real. Ancient, alien, irresistible, the Fae are the stuff of dreams and nightmares, their attentions so addictive their abandoned human lovers wither and die. And this one has fixed his supernatural desire on Beth.

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I’m no stranger to the Fae race. Although, they weren’t exactly the bring-home-to-your-momma kinda heroes. They still aren’t in this book, but at least you can assure your mom that your man loves you and would pretty much give up his immortality to be with you. Well, Beth Carter can. Me, I haven’t found a gorgeous Fae of my own to play with. Yet.

Beth is an archeologist who has a knack for finding ancient Celtic sites to dig, and she believes her ability depends heavily on instinct. Well, she’s about to be proven wrong when she stumbles upon a tomb filled with treasure, and the owner seems to be mysteriously missing. With a precious sword coming to her possession and the tomb owner, beautiful Fae Conn hot on her heels, as well as others, Beth is catapulted into a world of magic, beauty combined with cruelty, and discovers that her instinct may just be something a little bit more.

 

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