Today I have a clever paranormal romantic comedic story: Love Lust and Pixie Dust, The Nether-Netherland Romance, Book 1 by Erica Ridley. Additionally – you can enter to win your own eBook copy of the book by simply entering this Rafflecopter, open to international entrants and will close at midnight on 3 April.
Love, Lust & Pixie Dust
Nether-Netherland Romance, Book 1
Paperback and eBook
About the Book:
MIXING MAGIC WITH PLEASURE
Daisy le Fey isn’t staying a wannabe pixie forever. As soon as she’s a licensed Tooth Fairy, she’ll finally be on the Nether-Netherland ladder of success. All she has to do in order to trade in her homemade glitter wings for the real deal is complete her first solo assignment. Only that’s no sweet child asleep on the pillow. It’s a sexy man who refuses to hand over the tooth. Desperate to save her would-be career, she fights for possession. So what if her wand misses and turns the man’s assistant into a pumpkin. It could happen to the best of fairies!
HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN
Anthropologist Trevor Masterson needs his latest find to save his job from impending budget cuts. But then a blonde bombshell wearing glitter wings sneaks into his tent at midnight, claims to be some sort of magical being, and tries to fly off with his discovery. When Trevor chases after the tooth–and the girl–no amount of science can explain their attraction or the chaos unravelling his carefully laid plans. But there’s no such thing as magic… right?
After finishing a series of darker reads, a romantic comedy was just what I needed to relax and recharge my reviewing batteries: this book did not fail to disappoint. With clever world building of the bureaucratic nightmare that is Nether Netherland, incorporating all sorts of paranormal creatures, rules, standard operating procedures and the peculiar prejudices that Daisy faced daily in her little office, her character’s desperation and determination to possess the real wings provided a solid backstory to her rather single-minded behavior. Much to the dismay of Trevor, who finds Daisy wholly attractive, if not more than a tiny bit nuts, and who has a similar battle awaiting him upon his return to the hallowed halls of the University.
Daisy was instantly adorable and empathetic, her frantic scrambles and solid determination to get Angus’ tooth and move up one more step on her corporate ladder. Trevor had instant appeal as well, his patience and humor in dealing with his students, and his frustration with the slow progress of his career and his frantic need to maintain his position and jockey for a tenured one were understandable. When the two meet, and the sparks and magic fly – the two must learn to cooperate, compromise and decide what really is needed versus what they think they must have.
The dialog and story line are liberally interspersed with laugh out loud moments of mayhem and miscommunication, clever conversations and an often baffled and bewildered Trevor trying to rationalize his scientific mind to allow for the possibility of magic not only existing, but being part of the life of the one he loves. And he does love Daisy, magically impaired, brilliant and sweet, with best friend Maeve: a sassy, snarky winged horse.
Yes, the book has it silly moments: pure escapist fantasy and it does that Oh So Well. Quirky and engaging characters that grow individually and together as the story progresses, this was a light, fun and highly entertaining read. A great introduction to the multi-faceted world of Nether-Netherland and the all too frequent incursions into the realm that we believe only humans inhabit.
I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review as part of the Indie Authors Rock at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up. Over the course of her school years, she graduated from self-illustrated stories written in crayon to dramatic sagas filling reams of spiral notebooks. Now, Erica writes paranormal, fantasy, and historical romances. When not reading or writing novels, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.