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by Christine Warren

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: MILD

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Warren has made a name for herself in the world of paranormal romance. She expertly mixes werewolves, vampires and faeries to create another winning novel in The Others series. Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale showcases Warren’s talents for creating consistent characters with strong voices and placing them in a fantastical world.

New York reporter Corinne D’Alessandro has been assigned a new case, to investigate leprechaun sightings. And boy does she have a sighting — not a leprechaun but rather a gorgeous fairy and the captain of the queen’s guard. This tantalizing man is going to test her new personal vow — to not date other species.

Luc has been assigned to find the queen’s nephew and bring him back. He’s wreaking havoc in the human world and bringing danger to the fae. Meeting Corrine may be the answer to his prayers; he really could use her help. But the attraction between them may be more dangerous than they both realize. (ST. MARTIN’S, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Annette Elton

Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S

Published: November 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 2:37pm.

Our Review [by Michelle L. Olson - LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha]:
This book came up in my Amazon recommendations list. I snatched it up because it looked good, only to read it and find that it was the best Fae book I had ever read.
Christine Warren is an amazing story teller. Her characters are witty, strong, independent, and identifiable and her story is well crafted and fluid.
I found out after starting this book that it is actually the 12th of the Others series, but I wasn't lost at all (though I did read somewhere that this was actually a rewrite of a story done with Ellora's Cave and therefore was more standalone than the other of the series).
Corinne is a reporter with multiple friends who have become involved with or married members of the supernatural community. She has basically sworn that while she loves them, she will never be one to date outside of her species.
Luc is the captain of the guard for Queen Mab of the Summer Court. He is sent to the human realm to find and bring home the queen's nephew, Seoc, before he can cause too much trouble and spill the secret of the Others.
The minute Luc sees Corinne he feels something he has never felt before, and 1 touch is all it takes for him to know that it's more than just idle attraction. Once some things are brought to light, Luc can no longer deny that Corinne is his heartmate and he knows that he'll do anything to keep her by his side.
Corinne plays coy and puts on a good poker face, but she can't deny the feelings that Luc imparts. After teaming up to find Seoc together, thus getting her story for her boss, keeping her friends safe and helping Luc with his mission, one things leads to another and she is helpless to do anything but feel.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Not your Ordinary Faerie Tale 5 skulls and would recommend it to everyone - Paranormal Romance lovers, Urban Fantasy readers, and anyone who likes strong, witty female leads, sexy, alpha, sensitive male leads, and a story with just enough twists and turns to keep you engaged from the 1st to the last page.