I was kindly sent a free digital copy of this short story via the author’s own website. The Wolf and the Fairy is a paranormal short story referred to as ‘A Contemporary Adult Fairy Tale’. Apart from a paranormal tale there’s also romance – sort of. Here is my review:
Tania is a werewolf hunting fairy. When her last encounter with wolves leaves her bruised and battered, will she realise that someone’s been watching her? And who?
I wanted to read a quick short story for Halloween and opted for this one as it was offered. ‘The Wolf and the Fairy’ sounds like an interesting paranormal story but it’s more a paranormal romance with the romance being a little more erotica style (though nothing really explicit) than I had expected. The story follows Tania a fairy who hunts and slays werewolves as part of the ‘family business’. I won’t go into too much detail as this is a short story but the romance part picks up after she’s fought with some werewolves.
The setting is good and I like the new twist on fairies being tougher than the typical fairy/pixie kind of image I’m used to with paranormal stories. The overall plot for the story isn’t bad either but I did struggle with this story. There were several conversations in the story, always between two people. While the actual conversations were good and sounded real, I was always reminded of who was talking. While it’s important not to be lost as to who’s talking, the conversations were only ever between two people so I knew who was talking but every piece of speech involved a ‘he/she said’ moment which detracted from the overall mood of the characters.
I also didn’t enjoy the romance parts so much. I do love romance stories and I thought, as I was reading this, it was going to be a paranormal romance but the romance was more like mild erotica. Now while I’m not a fan of erotica I do enjoy a good romance even sometimes with a bit of sex thrown in but this felt more lust filled rather than romantic and more geared towards erotic physical feelings rather than the emotional romance I prefer to read. There’s nothing in the description that says this is even a romance so this surprised me; as did the sudden location change in one scene from kitchen to living room.
Overall this isn’t a bad story. The basic idea of a fairy hunting werewolves is original and I enjoyed the paranormal parts of this book. However this isn’t a story I personally enjoyed. If you enjoy paranormal romance where the romance is more on the physical side than you’ll probably enjoy this story, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Author’s website: https://spookymrsgreen.com/
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