Saturday, August 28, 2010
Title: Fairy Kisses and Magical Dreams
Author: Raine Delight
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
ISBN: 978-1-60168-153-7
Genre: Erotic Paranormal
Reviewed by: Carla-Elaine Johnson
Rating: 3 Stars

Prince Aryan has searched his world for the one woman who is his destined mate but has just about given up when he is led to the human world. Even though it is forbidden to fall in love with a human, he finds Skye Andrews completely delectable and wonders if she is his chosen love.
Skye Andrews has had it with men. After another disastrous date, her aunt gives her a love potion to try. With a magic spell and a mysterious face haunting her waking days, will Skye find the love she is looking for?

I loved the premise of this brief e-book. What could be better than the combination of the Fae world with human sensuality? The eroticism builds most carefully in the sex scenes between Aryan and Skye. I looked forward to finding out how Aryan, the hero, would navigate the human world without violating the rules of the Fairy world. Some of the more compelling characters were actually minor ones, such as Aunt Mary. I wanted to know more about whether Aunt Mary’s experimentation with witchcraft was affecting Skye, not mentioned in this work. She sees the image of a face, which the reader can presume is Aryan, but we don’t know. Ms. Delight has striking images of Skye herself and Aryan when Skye sees him in the flesh. She also uses her secondary characters well, such as Aryan’s mother, Queen Gwenith as a matchmaker. The twist with Gwenith both enriches the story and brings laughter. She moves the story forward and helps with the time constraint of three weeks. I found that the character of Gwenith is a common.

What left me dissatisfied were the tiny time gaps between chapters. First, Ms. Delight excels at sexual tension between Skye and Aryan. The sexual sizzle starts when they finally face each other and doesn't let up. However, I wanted to see more of Skye and Aryan’s interactions outside the sexual realm. The carnal desire sizzles between Skye and Aryan, which heats up the final chapters, needs to be balanced by the goal which Aryan states halfway through the book: he wants to get to know her better to see if she is the one for him. I was left wanting to see more about all four characters: Aunt Mary, Queen Gwenith, Skye, and Aryan. For sheer sexual tension, this is a good short juicy read.