Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Maya Tyler and her paranormal romance novel, A Fairy’s Quest .
A century ago, the fairy crown was stolen from Alina Lehrer’s clan, but now the usurper is dead and it’s time to reclaim what’s theirs. Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, is The Court’s most trusted assassin who always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist. Fate has placed them on opposing sides for the crown, but Alina soon learns Fate isn’t set in stone.
This is complex review for a complicated book.
The many things I liked: Maya Tyler writes well. She deftly combines description and dialog and she is particularly adept at interjecting her POV character’s thoughts into a situation in a way that elicits empathy and the occasional chuckle.
Main character Alina is multifaceted and intriguing, and yet she has a level of integrity that makes a reader want to root for her. I enjoyed being in her head and sharing her adventures. She inhabits a fully developed world and her story is intricate and interesting.
What I struggled with: I expected a stand alone story in a collection of fantasy romances when in fact Alina enters this novel with an already developed backstory involving refusing an arranged marriage. Was it covered in previous books? I couldn’t tell. Characters from earlier novels make appearances too and their arrival is confusing. (What? There are vampires in this world, too?)
Also, this story jumps to a tale from the past (as read from Alina’s magical old book) to Alina’s current life and then onto various scenes from her childhood and back again. The mix of three narratives overwhelmed me and I kept thinking there had to be a way to tell this tale that left the reader more continually engaged.
So while I enjoyed much about the book, I recommend it to those who have read the previous two, or to those who enjoy a complex fantasy romance and don’t mind the extra effort of getting caught up and then of following multiple story lines. I also think this writer has a lot of potential and I look forward to reading more of her stories.
About the Author
Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.
Find the Author
Maya loves to hear from fellow authors and readers! Please connect with her through social media.
Buy the Books
A Vampire’s Tale: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Tyler_Maya/a-vampires-tale.htm
A Wizard’s Choice: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Tyler_Maya/a-wizards-choice.htm
A Fairy’s Quest: http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Tyler_Maya/a-fairys-quest.htm
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My Favorite Excerpt
I’m going to Paris, the city of love. Maybe I’ll even have a passionate love affair.
Alina jerked her head up at the sound of the stranger’s lilting French accent. “Hello.” Hello, handsome. Did my imagination conjure this hunk?
“First trip to Paris?” His pronunciation of “pah-rhee” rolled off his tongue like honey.
“Yes.” Alina twisted in her seat to get a better look. Her perceptive eyes sized up her companion. He was a gorgeous specimen of a man. Dark brown, shaggy hair. Hypnotic brown eyes. Strong jawline. Just a hint of stubble, like he had shaved that morning. Stop staring. “What gave it away?”
“The guidebook in your tote?”
“Yeah. That’ll do it.”
“Business or pleasure?”
Alina flashed him a suspicious “you’re a stranger, I’m not telling you anything” look.
He threw his arms up in mock defeat. “I am Rylan Jackson.” He extended his hand.
“A—” Wait a minute. I don’t need to give him a real name. It’s a good time as any to try on a new persona. “Allie.” She picked an alias, not so different than her real name, before reaching out to shake his hand. His hand was warm, rough, like he used his hands to make a living. Touching him sent a buzz of awareness swirling through her body.
“Now, we are friends, oui?”
His sultry smile disarmed her objections to the friendly conversation. It can’t hurt to flirt a little while I wait for my flight. It’ll be good practice.
Maya Tyler — we appreciate your sharing your book A Fairy’s Quest with us! Best of luck with sales, and with all of your future writing.