The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his people, even though he is struggling with his own feelings of pain and anger over his father’s treachery, he goes for a walk in a forest near the palace to try to clear his head and determine how best to choose a female to rule beside him.
While walking Uaine discovers a human female running loose in Fairie, which is against the most basic tenets of Fae law. Furious at one more problem he must deal with, he takes her prisoner and locks her in the dungeon; only to discover later that she is his soul-mate. The magical bond between them means they are meant to be together forever, but humans can’t feel the magic of Fairie. Will Uaine be able to win her heart and convince her that she can trust him to keep her safe from all the dangers of Fairie…including himself?
Roni is a human con woman and petty thief. Having run afoul of the local crime syndicate in the city where she is staying, she finds herself running for her life. Trouble is no stranger to her, but when she falls through a hole in a wall and finds herself in a world with carnivorous trees and rocks that eat people she realizes she may have found more of it than she can deal with. Rescued/arrested by the prince of the Summer Court, it doesn’t take long for her to formulate a plan to use him to get herself home. Unfortunately for her, she soon finds that her heart, which she had thought long ago turned to stone, has begun to feel the love she has been playing at. Will she be able to overcome a lifetime of caution and allow herself to follow her heart? Can a criminal love a cop?
Please be aware that this book contains explicit sexual scenes, depictions of BDSM, and anal play. If these things disturb you, then this may not be the book for you.
Age: Thousands of years old
Hair: Curly, white-blonde, waist-length
Body Type: Tall and thin
Facial features: Sidhe features
Skin type/tone: Very pale
Where and when were you born? I was born in Fairie’s Summer Court
Where have you lived? In the Summer Court, and often in the palace.
Family members? I have no close blood-relatives, but the Summer queen is as a sister to me.
Schooling? It’s different in Fairie.
Hi Jillian, how do you feel about the ending of the book, without giving too much away?
Very happy for the prince and his Anamchara.
What words of wisdom would you give Mistral if she decided to write another book with you in it?
Focus on my relationships with others, you may notice a pattern.
Do you think that Mistral portrayed you accurately?
I do. I am something of a private person, and people don’t always understand everything about me right away. I believe Mistral understands who I am on a deeper level.
Was there ever a defining moment of your life?
When I realized I could not be loyal to the entire Summer Court, and had to choose which of the royals would have my backing. Fae politics can be brutal.
What is your most closely guarded secret?
I don’t have any secrets, but I don’t always discuss aspect of myself with everyone I meet. Those who wish to know me should spend time with me.
How do you envision your future?
Helping Uaine and Roni to bring peace to the Summer Court, and make the transition of them filling the roles of king and queen as seamless as possible. Also, I will always do everything in my power to ensure the safety and well-being of all of the Summer royals who demonstrate honor.
How do you decide of you can trust someone?
It is not always easy, sometimes people can be deceptive on the surface.
What parts of loving come easy to you ? Hard?
I find it easy to love others. I have many friends who I am loyal to, and enjoy the company of other people. But if you spend time with me, you may notice something about me that is different than many Fae.
What are you most afraid of?
That Briallen will never fully recover from the loss of her husband.
Is there something you are especially proud of in your life?
That I’ve been able to help ensure peace in the Summer kingdom, and that my actions helped prevent a war.