The Flame and the Arrow
Book 1, The Annika Brisby Series
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"Don't do it, Annika," he taunted. His eyes were no longer bright and charming but dark and intense, yet they still twinkled. He was tempting, but was he harmful?
Aspiring rock star Annika Brisby thinks she knows where her life is going until she steps through a broken portal that leaves her stranded in a realm of fairies, vampires, and other mythical beings. Unable to return until it's repaired, she's rescued by wood nymphs who believe her sudden arrival is no accident.After being taken in by a prominent family of elves, Annika finds herself struggling to resist the seductive spell of their youngest son,Talvi. Equal parts arrogant and alluring, the notorious heartbreaker seems like the perfect distraction for her homesickness. Her new friends warn her that she'll probably regret ever laying eyes on him, and what begins as a casual fling quickly burns too hot to handle. By the time Annika learns the consequences of their forbidden trysts, Talvi's already under her skin and dangerously close to her heart. But on the journey home she discovers that there's a mountain of secrets that he's not telling her, and Annika can't help wondering who's really in danger.
You'll enjoy this edgy & dark blend of New Adult Romantic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance if you're a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton, Kresley Cole, Donna Grant, Charlaine Harris, Karen Marie Moning, Jeanine Frost, J.R. Ward and Lynsay Sands.
I absolutely loved this book! Balkin Magic is well written and comes alive with beautiful imagery. The story line is quick paced and has lots of good plot twists and leaves you wanting more! Luckily there is a sequel to keep you caught up with Annika and her adventures!
Annika Brisby - My New Best Friend
The character development is phenomenal! Being able to become so entirely invested in Annika and her friends is refreshing. Ms. Cannaday has created a world I would gladly call my own.
magic, silver trees and elves
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I have recently began reading more about elves, nymphs etc. I am so glad that I read this book. This has a little of everything in the book. You get completely swept away with this book. Annika is transported to a different place. Not able to leave when she wants to she has to help figure out why. Along the way, she finds out who she really is.
Emigh is a magical writer. She is able to capture the magic that is in this book. She takes you on a great journey. She makes sure you see the silver trees, and the two moons that are in the sky. She also makes sure that you are feeling everything that is going on. Never in my wildest imagination would I have ever thought about a place like this. I can't wait until I read the next book in the series.