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And If I Offered Thee A Bargain
Author: Jules Jones
Publisher: Musa Publishing

Release Date: September 2012
ISBN: 9781619374270

Book Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, GLBT

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And If I Offered Thee A Bargain

158 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Annette Gisby (author,reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Nov 11, 2013 ] - See all my reviews
This was a wonderful, passionate short story that keeps you reading from the very first line. It being set in Ireland endeared it even more to me, being Irish myself. It was lovely to read again some of the legends I grew up with and the twists the author added to them.

Sci-fi and fantasy fan Jack falls asleep on an Irish hillside while listening to his latest audiobook. When he wakes, a handsome stranger with pointed ears and golden cat-like eyes is staring down at him.

Jack at first mistakes the man for an escapee from a nearby fandom con, but he soon discovers the truth. The stranger is one of the Fair Folk, the Sidhe, also known as elves. There is an instant attraction between them and after they first make love, Fergal the elf offers his bargain. One night will pass in Jack's world, if he will stay with Fergal for seven years in the land of the Sidhe.

But can you ever really trust the Sidhe?

This was a short story, but was as satisfying a read as longer novels.

It's told in first person from Jack's point of view, and while that normally isn't my preference, it works here so that you too are drawn into the mystery and magic with Jack.

Fergal and Jack were both great characters and they feel well-rounded, even though it's a short story. I loved the fact that the elves adored stories and Jack spent many a night reading from his ebook collection to rapt elves.

The ending is bittersweet, but it couldn't really be otherwise for this story. If I had one complaint, it would be that it could have been longer. I would have quite happily tarried a good long while in the magical world the author created.
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JulesJones (author)
And I'm pleased to say that it's back in print. :-) NineStar Press have released an anthology of my short stories, Stormy Nights, which includes this story.
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JulesJones (author)
Unfortunately this one's currently out of print, as the publisher has closed. I hope to have it available again at some point.
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  Annette Gisby (author,reviewer)
I'm sorry to hear that, Jules. Good luck in finding a new home for it, the book deserves it :)
[ Posted: 2 years ago ]

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