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Fae Worlds by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, et al. #Review, #Anthology #Paranormal


Title: Fae Worlds

Authors: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Jillian Stone, Lisa Kessler, Marie Andreas, C C Dowling

Publisher: GothicScapes

Pages: 523

Published: June 4th, 2018

Rating: 5/5



There are five separate novellas in this collection, all linked by the overarching theme of Fae Worlds. The authors have each created their own distinct worlds and none of the stories are directly linked to any of the others. They’re each brilliant reads in their own rights, just what I’d anticipated from the authors whose work I’ve enjoyed previously and reading them all has now introduced me to other new-to-me authors who I’ll definitely be looking out for in future! If you enjoy fun fairy tales for adults filled with magic, adventure, drama and romance, you’ll probably love these as much as I did!

The novellas are:

The Enchanted One by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom – Brilliant start for the collection with an unexpected inheritance from a grandmother you were unaware of leading to adventures in Ireland including danger, battles and even dragons!

Night Bloomers by Jillian Stone – As Deputy Sheriff Owen Brady starts to investigate the death of a local entrepreneur he discovers rumours and myths sometimes are rooted in fact. Get ready for Fae encounters with a difference!

Forbidden Hearts by Lisa Kessler – When a faerie princess ventures into a Comic Con, she’s in for a big surprise as she encounters all the folk in character costumes, meets a warrior and discovers she really doesn’t want to be a sacrificial offering. Can she change her fate now she’s met her true love? A beautiful adventure starring a water sprite and a selkie.

The Hidden War by Marie Andreas – When whole villages are being mysteriously emptied of their citizens, dangers threaten everyone. Eladrea had been in one such village and was the only survivor. Now the mysterious disappearances are starting again, can she lead a small band of warriors to thwart the threats? An action packed, perilous journey with danger all around, secrets to be revealed and love to be found!

Lost Boys Bar and Grill by C.C. Dowling – Definitely different alternative Fae adventure involving Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and battles between good and evil to rule the Fae. Definitely enjoyed this but don’t want to say anything to spoil it for you!

So impressed with the caliber of all these stories – what a highly talented group of authors! I have no idea if any of the authors intend developing their individual Fae worlds further in future books but have to admit that I hope so. Each story had well developed characters, an intriguing and very different plot together with scenarios that take the reader into these Fae worlds. Congratulations to all the authors for putting together such a great collection. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys well written paranormal stories!

I requested and was given a copy of this anthology with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read all five stories in it.


One Veil . . . Five Worlds 

Only one veil keeps the human world separate from the Fae born. Some believe it’s safer this way. That magic and mundane simply shouldn’t mix. But what happens when worlds collide, and the veil is crossed? Or worse, broken? 

Fae Worlds is a limited edition fantasy romance anthology featuring five unique and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED novellas ranging from sweet and playful, to downright dark and dangerous. 

Travel into new worlds of magic and possibility, danger and desire, brought to you by five best-selling and imaginative authors. Come along. Indulge in the magic.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

9 comments on “Fae Worlds by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, et al. #Review, #Anthology #Paranormal

  1. Lisa Kessler
    June 8, 2018

    Thanks for reviewing FAE WORLDS!!!

    So glad you enjoyed all the magical stories! 🙂


    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      June 8, 2018

      Definitely my pleasure, Lisa – I loved escaping into your very different Fae Worlds via this anthology, hope you’ll all be writing sequels to your stories in future!


  2. marieandreas2014
    June 9, 2018

    Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Fae Worlds! You rock!


    • bicted
      June 9, 2018

      Definitely my pleasure! Thanks for writing an intriguing novella – hope there will be a sequel, I’d love to learn more about the worlds after Nox!


  3. carhicks
    June 10, 2018

    Great review Elaine. I am not really a reader of this genre, but maybe novellas might be the way to check it out.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      June 10, 2018

      These would be a great introduction for you, especially as they’re by five different authors, each with their own style, setting and characters. I enjoyed all of them in their own right. Two are by authors whose books I always grab when available but it is the first time reading some of the others and I’ll definitely be looking out for more by them in future.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jillian Stone
    June 10, 2018

    Thanks for reviewing Fae Worlds. Glad you enjoyed all the novellas. —Jillian Stone

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bicted
    June 10, 2018

    My pleasure, thanks for commenting! I loved your brilliant Fae community and the humans who interacted with them . . . . Definitely a case of if you go down to the woods today you’ll have a big surprise!


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