Emma is called home after her Aunt Chloe’s death. The Bed
and Breakfast she has inherited and the nearby forest
harbors magical beings. Emma has never believed in fairy
tales and the Fae. It’s harder for her to dismiss the
stirrings of her heart. For her, Kian tests the boundaries
of reality and fancy. Emma is about to be awakened to love
and the Faery World.
Kian Sean Puca defies Fae law to protect humans. He is
exiled from Tara to the mortal realm for his caring.
Hundreds of years pass, and his longing for true love grows
deeper. The wildness inside his heart is replaced by a
deeper hunger for Emma.
I floated inside a pink cloud of quixotic whimsy while
reading Puca. It’s gorgeous. The setting,
the characters, and the language are lustrous, subtly
flavored with enough Irish folklore you’re never left
wanting. The characters are classic, enhanced by Penny
Ash’s devotion to their creation. Emma is an artist,
sensitive without being a wuss or a damsel-in-distress
archetype. Kian is all Alpha, yet openly expresses his
feelings. Emma is a good girl with a naughty side to
challenge his bad boy façade housing his inner romantic.
is a story I’ve recognized a thousand times, in countless
places on different shelves, revived and retold with
radiance and pleasure. The unfolding, the revelation of the
narrative makes this tale as rare and exquisite as a colored
diamond. Heartwarming, humorous, and sensuous, the brighter
landscapes are visually and literally explored while a few
twists and turns venture into the more sinister avenues of
jealousy, lust, greed and revenge. Relationships are
examined from all angles, explored in terms of friendship,
marriage, and family. The perimeters are stretched by
magic, hot nights, and sacrifices made, weaving an amazing
celebratory pattern, layer upon layer. Ms. Ash expresses
her love, skill, and knowledge in a work that encompasses
all the qualities I appreciate about paranormal romance.