Sunday, 24 April 2016

Book Review: Riverdance MM Anthology (18+yrs)

Title: Riverdance Anthology
Author: L.J. Hamlin, Asta Idonea, Dale Cameron Lowry, Morwen Navarre, and Lynn Townsend
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publication Date: 16 March 2016
Pages: 81
Format: eBook- EPUB
Genre: MM
Source: Free Contributor Copy

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Riverdance is a compilation of all things Irish. From fae flitting hither and thither trying to trick their quarry, to a modern-day Highland games, complete with caber tossing and traditional dance, our romantic compilation of Celtic tales and lore are sure to remind readers that love is the pot-o-gold at the end of the rainbow. Morwen Navarre brings us The Sidhe’s Apprentice—a tale of a young man desperately wanting to be a wizard, like his grandfather, who never banked on falling in love with his mentor. In Finding Balance, Lynn Townsend sets readers in the middle of the Highland games—as well as between two former lovers who need to forgive and forget. L. J. Hamline’s tale, Luck of the Irish, tells of some lucky days that turn into lucky nights. Born of Fire, Dale Cameron Lowry’s offering, brings readers the abduction of a human by fairies—and the greatest lesson of all: love is more than superficial. Finally, Asta Idonea’s The First Swallow of Spring chronicles an annual pilgrimage to the land of the fae, and how the wiley lord tries to keep a human for his own. (Goodreads Synopsis)

The Sidhe's Apprentice by Morwen Navarre

This was a delightful short story that caught my interest right from the start. I liked the connection of magic with intimacy. The only thing I would have liked is to return to Lorcán at the end to get his reaction to it all. 3.5 stars

Finding Balance by Lynn Townsend

This contemporary story was a lovely tale of forgiveness. It made a great addition to the Riverdance anthology, because it was the only piece not to involve magic. 3.5 stars

Luck of the Irish by L. J. Hamlin

Luck of the Irish is a wonderful short story that really put a smile on my face. Lovely to see the hero rewarded for his good needs with a little luck and a lot of love. 4 stars

Born of Fire by Dale Cameron Lowry

I enjoyed this little tale immensely. The characters were well crafted, despite the short length, and I loved the way it combined so many elements from folklore and myth. 4 stars.

First Swallow of Spring by Asta Idonea

Naturally, I won't be reviewing this one, since it is my own! :)

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