January 23, 2012

Tribute (Children of the Sidhe) review & Giveaway

read an excerpt
Now I don't know what exactly I want to feel or read in Tribute, I was just hoping that it's not very crappy but at the very least, I wish it were entertaining. With the bar set low, let me say that I was disappointed... and EMBARRASSED.

Nelson's Faerie
Because I ended up thoroughly enjoying the book!

The cover (the one I have is on the left) doesn't say much, in fact at first glance it looks to me like a Herbal Essences or Fructis hair shampoo ad. But behind that is a story that I can't let go. Usually novellas are a prequel or a filler story, ending in cliff hangers or a beginning of something epic. Tribute is NOT like your typical novella, it has all the elements that you'd find in a good para-romance novel and as much as I want to dislike the book I find it hard to truly do so. Let me break it down for you.

The Tribute is literally a tribute, it is Ian MacIlroy's family offering to the Fomorii to ensure that their line remains fertile. Unfortunately the key ingredient for the Tribute is already extinct and they need the help of the Irish love God, Aengus, to come up with an alternative else the line of Ian Macilroy dies. Enter Hazel Fintan, one of Aengus' many children, and with her help they set to find a solution.

So being the daughter of a Love God guarantees seduction and a lot of tumbles in the bed. And that did happen but what cracked me up was when Hazel discovered that Ian is the God of the Forest himself and after their first tryst his horns appeared. HORNS! Of course she freaked out and I can just imagine how hysterical she felt and how utterly ridiculous and traumatic that would be.

I wish that J.R. has been more descriptive about the Otherworld, I grew up with various stories about the Fae and how they seduce and kidnap people into marrying them or staying in their kingdom. I loved those stories which explains why I am so fond of stories about the Folk.

Anyway, there's happily ever after but before that war, seduction and betrayal happened first and though there's some sort of closure in their story, the Children of the Sidhe is far from finished. The next novella is already out titled Vessel.

    An average of 4.0 star rating          Released Nov. 25, 2011
      on Amazon & Goodreads

Book Giveaway time!

Thanks to J.R. Pearse Nelson, we're giving away an e-copy of her series.
This is open internationally but before you join,
make sure that the title is available in your country just to be sure.

Just to reiterate, if you fail to meet the mandatory requirements, that automatically disqualifies you. 

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I like UF about vampires, mages, fae, shifters, etc.

  2. I read a lot of UF, and what I've found is that I can read good UF about anything! It's all about the world-building to me (as opposed to when I read PNR). If the author is pulling me into that world pretty quickly, I'm along for the ride!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  3. Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :) I read pretty much any UF books. I'm a little more into Were's but as long as the book is good I'll read it ;)

  4. I really like reading about werewolves, witches, vampires, and the fae.

  5. I like those about the Fae and vampires. With Urban Fantasy I'm pretty open to meeting unusual creatures and welcome it.


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