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Title: Fairy Compacts: The Trilogy
Author: Katey Hawthorne
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre/Sub-Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance
Aeron stepped through the tear in the worldfabric to meet his destiny at last. Instead, he found a shy young forest-priest with halting speech and a ridiculous smile—who claimed to know absolutely nothing about why his voice had been stuck in Aeron’s head for decades. Not to mention why they both have the strange feeling they’ve been bound, somehow, for a very long time.
Tammas tries his hardest to unravel this riddle—and not to be too pleased by Aeron’s presence. That voice in his head was his only friend for long years, and Aeron’s magic both complements and augments his own in the most beautiful ways. But just as their affection for each other is deepening, they discover the origin of the bond is darker than either of them imagined.
In this omnibus edition of all three Fairy Compacts novellas, follow the adventures of the earnest, mendicant mortal Tam and the snarky, winged fairy Aeron. Together, they navigate their growing affection and the sins of their parents in The Dangers of Fairy Compacts; investigate fae court intrigue and the unsettling practice of thralldom in Life as a Fairy Thrall; and face their own greatest fears and mortal prejudices to fight for their home in Fairy Bound.
Life as a Fairy Thrall and Fairy Bound contain beautiful illustrations by Ruxandra Lache.
The Fae are a notoriously fickle brand of magical creature. It’s an umbrella term that can stretch from the English Romantic idea of fairies (see the Cottingley hoax that fooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and Tinker Bell, to Selkies and other skinchangers, to the creatures of Pan’s Labyrinth and everything between. A lot of us were raised on fairy tales, in both the fae sense and the Brothers Grimm sense, so it’s not such a surprise that they get under our skin. And there’s something kind of awfully charming about a people who can help or hinder, but only do it as it suits them—something childlike and occasionally sinister that appeals and repels at the same time.
Plus, I mean, I was brought up on comics, so the idea of wings? Pretty hot, if you ask me. Just saying.
So, when Miya Kressin gave me an idea for a fae story, I couldn’t resist. The thing is, there’s sooo much excellent fae lit out there—where to draw from and where to go my own way? Miya got me going, but here’s a partial list of stuff I know I had in mind:
-Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel by Susannah S. Clarke – which is, quite possibly, my fave fae-centric book ever.
-Books of Magic (Neil Gaiman) and its Books of Faerie spin-off – DC/Vertigo graphic novels. Gotta love it, right? Has a lot of references to…
-A Midsummer Night’s Dream – seminal fae stuff, right there. Look at them just screwing with each other for fun, bossing around their servants and being all terrible. Fickle, fickle things.
-The Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti – beautiful poem of sisterly love and the wiles of the fae.
Ah, the imagery of my childhood, right? But it didn’t end there. I still love all things fae, when it comes to my more modern reads. Some of my favorite current ones are:
-The Under His Skin books by Mina Kelly. Hotttttt.
-Amy Lane’s Green’s Hill. Enough said.
-The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire. I mean, come on. Amazing, amazing fae-ness all over the place. And Toby <3
-Pretty much anything by Sasha L. Miller. I finished Stolen Hearts not so long ago and… yeah. Her takes on fae magic vary, but they’ve all been spellbinding, for me.
-Speaking of, if you want to talk Fairy Tales, the Fairy Tales Slashed anthos from LT3, with Sasha L. Miller and Megan Derr? Yessssssss.
And yeah, of course I watch Lost Girl, come on. Bisexual fae hero? So in. I know there are tons more, so share your favorites with me? I’ll give away a free omnibus of my Fairy Compacts series to one commenter!
About the Author:
Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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