Moonlight and Moonshine Review & Spotlight … 7.5 out of 10!

Fae Haven 0.5

Author:  Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban

Release Date:    September 25, 2017                                                                        Price:  $2.99

Reviewed by Elaine

36320037Cover Art:  The cover’s background appears to be the woods at night, awash with blue moonlight and bits of fog surrounding the man in the frame.  He is shirtless, wearing only what seems to be a kilt.  The title is in gold font, and the authors’ names appear in white.  The Loose Id Logo is on the top left and the series stamp – a Celtic knot with the words A Fae Haven story lets you know that it is part of a series.

Synopsis: The synopsis is the perfect length, and describes the story to a tee.  We have a trickster couple – the king and queen of the Fae themselves, and the lives of the four men they have decided to meddle in.  The book itself contains a warning for the sexual content.

Main Characters: 

Bryan Stephens, knight with sword

Alex Gutmann, tavern wench

Quentin James, guy with guitar

Jeff Reynolds, blacksmith

Although the book is a light, sassy read, the four friends are each lost in their desire for more.  Individually, they are struggling with their feelings and are afraid to test the waters, and potentially miss out on a precious friendship.  I can feel their hesitancy and sadness, especially from Alex.

Secondary Characters: 

King Oberon and Queen Titania of the Fae

Puck, King Oberon’s lover

Playful and sassy, “Obie” and Puck play the game, but the king especially warms the heart when he has to decide between the game and true love.  

Plot:  The king and queen of the Fae have engaged in this year’s Midsummer Prank.  The queen has hidden the king’s powers inside a vessel.  One of four humans attending the Faire is the unwitting recipient of the king’s powers, and the king has to find out who it is, or he has to give up his unicorn to his queen.  Add moonshine, a mischievous Puck, and King Oberon, and the four friends with secret desires will never know what hit them.

Flow/Continuity:  The flow was quick and light, and there was nothing that took away from the continuity of the story.

Conflict and Climax:  Light and simple, the climax is straightforward.  Can the four friends work out their feelings and admit what they feel?  A little moonshine and some trickster Fae help them along in their journey.  It’s not all fun and games when you are sharing your deepest desires, sure your feelings are not reciprocated.

Writing Style:  The book is written in third person.

Editing:  There were no editing issues found.

Formatting:  Formatting was excellent, no issues were found.

Conclusion:  This novella, Moonlight and Moonshine was a quick but enjoyable read.  I have not read the author before, so I am not sure if this world is intertwining at all, but it is part of a series and seems to be the prequel so it can be read as a standalone title.  I definitely will be looking into the rest of this series.  “Faire” warning, this book packs a lot of sexy m/m/m/m heat!

I give this a 7.5 out of 10 stars

Blurb:

The annual Haven City Renaissance Faire is a time of magic and adventure. Or so the brochures all say. To Bryan, Jeff, Alex, and Quentin, it’s a home away from home. A chance to let loose and live in a fantasy land for a few weeks every summer, while staying close to the ones they care most about–each other. But no matter how deep their feelings might run, the worry that they might ruin their friendship runs deeper.

In the human realm searching for his missing powers, King Oberon and his sweetheart, Puck, find themselves befriending four young men terrified of how much they want each other. The human boys are all determined to hold onto what they have instead of taking the gamble for what they want, but the tension is working its way between them already. No matter what they tell themselves, change lurks behind them.

And then there’s a midsummer evening, Puck’s moonshine, not to mention a misfired spell. When all the cards are on the table–and the magically created mattress–it’s up to the four humans to decide if they have enough courage to love as freely and openly as they’ve always dreamed.

Buy links:

http://www.loose-id.com/fae-haven-0-5-moonlight-and-moonshine.html

https://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-Moonshine-Fae-Haven-Prequel-ebook/dp/B075Y687VK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-and-moonshine-elizabeth-silver/1127154506?ean=9781682523971

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Elizabeth Silver

Elizabeth Silver is a writer, a tarot reader, a Level Two Cat Lady, and an internet junkie. Her day job is terribly dull, her hobbies oddly specific and quirky, and her husband the most patient person a writer could ask for.

A New Jersey native, Liz is a proud nerd and an awkward human being. She likes to think it makes her endearing. When not writing, Liz can be found collecting tarot cards, cursing at tangled yarn that was supposed to be a crochet project, fighting her way out of YouTube spirals, and/or performing online searches that will probably land her on a government list somewhere someday.

Where to Find Elizabeth Silver Online

Liz on FaceBook

Liz on Twitter

And her blog: http://www.IDKmyBFF.com

 

Jenny Urban

Jenny is a card-carrying crazy cat lady who lives not too far from Las Vegas. She likes a show about dysfunctional monster-hunting brothers, tall men and driving her family up the wall. When she’s not writing, she’s singing or playing the piano, reading other people’s books, or providing chatroom commentary on awards shows.

Where to Find Jenny Urban Online

Jenny on FaceBook

Jenny on Twitter

And her blog: http://www.IDKmyBFF.com

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