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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Magic by Anne Kane

Christmas Magic b Anne Kane
Sugarplum #3
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Holiday
Length: Short Story (21 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Tali's been secretly lusting after Jax since the spring breakup, but he insists on treating her like a sister. Tonight, all of the adult elves at the North Pole will be at the Sugarplum Ball. It's a night of Christmas Magic and dreams come true, and if Tali doesn't wake up in the morning with a naked hunk of an elf in the bed beside her, it won't be for lack of trying.

This is a story of seduction, and love and passion.

It's time for the Sugarplum Ball, a time when fairies find someone to love and spend time with. Tali has been trying to get Jax to notice her since spring. Tonight, she is determined to grab his attention, and go home with him. Jax has struggled to keep things platonic with Tali, citing their fifty year age difference. But what is fifty years to someone who lives more than a thousand years? Can Tali convince Jax to take a chance on them? Will the Christmas Magic of the Sugarplum Ball work on Jax? Can Tali convince him that she isn’t too young for him? Can these two find the happy ever after that Tali wants?

Anne Kane has built a wonderful world, one of fairies and imagination, and romance. I love the idea of the Sugarplum Ball, where fairies go to find love and their heart’s desire.

Tali is a young fairy, determined to have the one male who has been treating her like a brother for months. I liked watching her seduction of Jax, and her stubborn streak that kept her focus on her goal. She is determined to prove to Jax that, at one hundred seventy five, she is old enough to know what she wants.

Jax is hot and sexy, and he wants Tali. But he feels that she should look for someone closer to her age. I liked that he tried to be noble, but admitted his attraction for Tali. And his way of ‘giving in’ was fun to see.

This is a very short and screaming hot story, perfect for a cold winter night when you just need a quick pick me up to excite the senses and fill a few minutes. And there is a happy ever after that makes this worth the reading.

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