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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast

Wicked Enchantment (Dark Magick, #1) Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast








My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis:
When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…



My thoughts:
Wicked Enchantment is the first novel in the Dark Magick series by Anya Bast. Wicked Enchantment is the first Bast book I've read and I really enjoyed it.
It starts out with the Seelie Summer Queen, Caoilainn Muirgheal orders Aislinn Finvarra to be a guide to an Unseelie visitor and half-incubus Gabriel Mac Braire. He has one week to decide if he wants to make permit residence in the Seelie court. Being Unseelie is somewhat looked down upon for the Seelie, but to also be and incubus.. that's just plain trouble.
Aislinn doesn't want or need anymore trouble. And the spotlight is the last thing from her mind after the embarrassing ordeal with her jerk of an ex and the way he broke up with her. When all heads are turned towards Gabriel, Aislinn hardly sees the point. Sure, he's gorgeous, but what good could come of a man like him.
Aislinn wonders why would a Unseelie man, who is obviously close to the top with the Unseelie court, wanting to move? Something can't be right, and although he obviously wants to seduce her, could she go through another painful breakup if all fails?

Her love life on hold. Aislinn has bigger things to worry about. Things that should be kept hidden and kept secret forever, or her life may be in danger.

Aislinn is a fascinating character. Attractive, smart and bored. She has everything she could want in the Seelie court, but being safe isn't what she wants to live with. She feels incomplete and unfinished. Different..

Gabriel is a very fun and seducing character. But being seductive isn't all he is. He's caring and strong and most importantly, he's the leader of the wild hunt.

I really liked this new series. Bast is very imaginative and knows how to make great chemistry between her characters. Gabriel and Aislinn are packed with heat. It's also great that there's an amazing glossary at the end of the book, that gives you a load of useful information for the series. This book is packed with suspense and heat and has a terrific late twist. If you love paranormal romance and fantasy you'll love this book. I can't wait for the second installment in the series, Cruel Enchantment, which is due out September 2010.


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