“Tall, Dark and
Not So Faery” by Mary Janice Davidson
continuation from her short in the “No Rest for the Witches”
anthology, we meet Scarlett, a faery sent to count a
household on the edges of nowhere. Despite finding a car
that is possessed, a mixture of humans, weres and vamps all
living together, she is slightly more surprised to see her
brother, the Violent Fairy, living amongst them. But she is
even more surprised to meet Coffee Ray, a half-giant who
makes her six-foot-four-inches seem piddly. As this uptight
faery meets this laid back giant, things get interesting.
“Pixie Lust” by
had it all – escaped from his mother’s hippy beliefs, a
fiancé who looks great on his arm (and is the boss’
daughter, too), and a great development project that is
going to make his name in the business. Until the day
Avaline drops, literally, intro his life. His instant
lust/infatuation/love with her makes his goals all seem so
far away and when those former goals threaten not just their
love, but her, he knows something has to change.
“Dust Me Baby,
One More Time” by Michele Hauf
tooth faery for this sleepy little town loves her job. She
has worked hard to stay here and assimilate with the humans,
even getting a job as a librarian. But her hard-won freedom
is about to be eliminated by a group of uppity parents bent
on abolishing the Tooth Fairy. Help arrives in the
unexpected form of Dart Sand, a sandman with a premature
dusting problem, but with the abs of a god. Together, they
work to free the town’s children from a life missing the
Tooth Fairy and other childhood wonders.
“A Little Bit
Faery” by Leandra Logan
Tia gets booted
from her home because she just can’t seem to land a man.
Things are going great and then BAM! No more guy. She can’t
figure it out until one day her mother finally tells her
that she is half –human and the other faeries just can’t
stand the smell of her. So she heads off the mortal realm
in search of her father. In New York, she meets injured
firefighter, Alec, who runs the building she moves into.
And while it seems they are moving quickly, they both
realize they were meant to meet each other and help the
other find their way.
was one of the best anthologies I have read in a long time.
I love every story, with its very different take on the
theme of faeries letting loose. They were all charming,
funny, easy to read and overall worth the money and the
time. A definite must for fans of faeries and paranormals