~ Books 1-3 of this five-book series in a single digital bundle ~
Half-Faeries and mortals. Black magic and genocide. Coming of age and coming into power.
~ Book 1 - NANDANA’S MARK ~
Melia longs to fly like the fullblood faeries.
Her mortal father plots to bring war to the Enchanted world.
Her faerie mother practice black magic behind closed doors.
Overshadowed by her parent's obsessions, Melia has become an outcast. She seeks aid from the mysterious Illustrator, who makes a strange mark on her forehead. The mark is meant to draw the help of a green-eyed stranger from distant lands. Before he arrives, a tragic accident destroys what's left of Melia’s already fractured family. Her mother is unforgiving. The punishment she metes out will leave her middle daughter torn between guilt and ecstasy—and will complicate her relationship with the green-eyed stranger.
~ Book 2 - THE FLOWER OF ISBELLINE ~
When a false marriage seduces Melia’s sister,
And the keys to power are at risk,
The cost of denying true love will be apocalyptic.
Melia is determined to stop her sister from pursuing their father’s damning legacy.
~ Book 3 - THE DRAGON CARNIVALE ~
In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.
In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.
In the Mortal World, Umbra pursues the halfbloods as vessels of incarnation.
Energies in the Enchanted World are shifting and new alliances are forming; the Battle of Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the halfbloods in the Mortal World that Umbra is coming for them--and face the powerful Dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.
In her life and in her writing, Heidi Garrett is fascinated by thresholds and borders between: human and divine, ego and Self, conscious and unconscious, reality and imagination.
Whenever she's lost her way, fairy tales and fantastical stories have restored her faith.
Whether you've picked up The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series, or a story in her Once Upon a Time Today collection of contemporary fairytale retellings, these stories feature female characters who must draw from their deepest selves to win.
Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle.
Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow and hopes to remind readers that:
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My Review: December 2013 ~ Review Copies ~
True Love's First Kiss by Heidi Garrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First, I would like to thank the author Heidi Garrett for giving me this book for an honest review. This book is books 1-3 of the The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series. I enjoyed reading this story. The characters are well developed and the world building is very good. There are different points of views throughout the first book the most, and it works as you learn a lot about the background and characters. I look forward to reading more of this series.
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