Book Reviews

Pixies and Paperwork by Cassia Rose at Thornfeather Press

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Interspecies / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 29-July-2020

Book Blurb

Micheal Donovan’s family has kept the peace between mortal and magical realms for generations, but Micheal traded adventure for accounting.

When his cousin meets an unfortunate end on All Hallows’ Eve, Micheal abruptly inherits all the prestige and responsibility he didn’t want. With only his possessed goldfish for help, Micheal’s attempts to find the fairy Winter Court on the week of the solstice leave him with nothing but a bad cold. He’s too stressed to handle his coworker’s attempts to get him into the holiday spirit, but Ryan might know more about the magic of the season than Micheal realizes.

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, December 2016.

Book Review

When all you want is to be “normal” – with a standard job and no magical hijinks like any other mortal – but circumstances or karma or your destiny decide differently, you have a problem. Mícheál, or Micheal for those who are not aware of his ancient Irish roots, has done his best to stay away from his family’s obligations of peacekeeping between the magical and mortal realms, only to end up the Riftkeeper by default when an overzealous cousin has an unfortunate and quite deadly run-in with a dragon.

Micheal fights this responsibility with everything in him. He has a job as an accountant and all he desires is to fit in with what he considers to be normal. Micheal hates the idea of having to deal with pixies, fairies, and other magical beings. He doesn’t want to be the “diplomat” in charge of keeping the peace at the solstice, or to go to any parties and other social occasions when his “job” requires his presence. In fact, he is extremely grumpy about it, especially since the “key”, a tattoo-like sign on his right hand, has appeared and has caused tingling, itching, and even pain that won’t go away.

Ryan is Micheal’s next-door neighbor at work. He is cheerful, friendly, extremely social, and seems to have made it his mission in life to make Micheal feel better by spreading holiday cheer. Unfortunately all the decorations attract pixies like nobody’s business, and Micheal has his hands full trying to get rid of them. Ryan has his own secrets though, and when Micheal discovers what is really going on, he isn’t sure whether to be even grumpier or whether to breathe a sigh of relief. Being Micheal it is more of the former, and poor Ryan has his hands full trying to deal with the mess.

If you like magical beings and the mayhem they can cause in the mortal world, if a grumpy main character fighting his destiny is your thing, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read with some very funny moments, then you might like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 65 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-January-2020
Price $2.99 ebook
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