Changeling

Fairies are not always bright shiny things Even the Seelie can have their darkside I love that Debbie Herbert kept her fairies a bit sinister They are tricky and conniving and look down on anything

Fairies are not always bright shiny things. Even the Seelie can have their darkside. I love that Debbie Herbert kept her fairies a bit sinister. They are tricky and conniving and look down on anything outside of the Fae. This includes the changeling, Kheelan, and the human girl, Skye.Kheelan was amazing. He was just the right amount of dark and brooding with a bit of wistfullness about him when it came to his human family. He's instantly enthralled with Skye the first time he sees her and isn't surprised to find out that she's something a little special.Skye on the other hand, wasn't quite as strong a character for me. She was very well-rounded and I loved her reactions to finding out about her true past, and she had a bit of a goofy, humorous side to her personality that Kheelan was definitely missing. They made a great combo and are a pretty good example of opposites attract and all.The fairy realm was still one of wonder and enchantment - but it was a world at war. The Seelie were looking for a savior and the Unseelie were looking to stop a savior. There's a good dose of excitment and battle of sorts in the pages. My only complaint was the ending. It was, in theory, a very satisfying conclusions. But it lost some of the gritty edge that I had really enjoyed throughout the story and got just a tad bit sticky sweet in comparison.*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*Good Changeling By Debbie Herbert is Kindle Alternate Cover Edition B016OWYMN8As a changeling and a witch work together to restore order in Fairy, they discover that love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment.. 2017 RITA Finalist for Paranormal Romance in the national contest sponsored by the Romance Writers of America Debbie Herbert, a USA Today bestselling writer, pens romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels reflecting her belief that love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment She s always been fascinated by magic, romance and Gothic stories Married and living in Alabama, she roots for the Crimson Tide football team When not working on her upcoming books, Debbie enjoys recumbent bicycling and jet skiing with her husband A past Maggie finalist in both Young Adult Paranormal Romance, and a finalist for the Rosemary Award, YARWA, she s a member of the Georgia Romance Writers of America Debbie has a degree in English Berry College, GA and a master s in Library Studies University of Alabama.. The best Book Changeling The Changeling is my first Debbie Herbert book! She’s a delightful author who was gracious enough to interview me, so I couldn’t wait to read her work. The story of Skye the young witch starts quickly. While she is at work at a metaphysical store called the Green Fairy, she stumbles onto a mystery in the back rooms. Someone is drowning pixies in an iron pot. Kheelan is a young changeling who serves the fey and has been sent on a mission to find this pixie killer. Of course they are a destined match. It’s a paranormal romance, a crime drama, and a coming of age/emerging adult tale as boy and girl discover each other and also learn what sets them apart from their peers. This is a well-developed story with a charming ending. My only pause was my own lack of familiarity with Celtic fairy lore, standard witchcraft and the various fey races. A glossary would have cleared this up for me.

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  1. 2017 RITA Finalist for Paranormal Romance in the national contest sponsored by the Romance Writers of America Debbie Herbert, a USA Today bestselling writer, pens romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels reflecting her belief that love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment She s always been fascinated by magic, romance and Gothic stories Married and living in Alabama, she roots for the Crimson Tide football team When not working on her upcoming books, Debbie enjoys recumbent bicycling and jet skiing with her husband A past Maggie finalist in both Young Adult Paranormal Romance, and a finalist for the Rosemary Award, YARWA, she s a member of the Georgia Romance Writers of America Debbie has a degree in English Berry College, GA and a master s in Library Studies University of Alabama.

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  1. The Changeling is my first Debbie Herbert book She s a delightful author who was gracious enough to interview me, so I couldn t wait to read her work The story of Skye the young witch starts quickly While she is at work at a metaphysical store called the Green Fairy, she stumbles onto a mystery in the back rooms Someone is drowning pixies in an iron pot Kheelan is a young changeling who serves the fey and has been sent on a mission to find this pixie killer Of course they are a destined match It [...]


  2. 2013 Maggie runner up for Best YA Book, Georgia Chapter,Romance Writers Writers of America2014 Top 3 finalist for Rosemary Award in the New Adult Category YA Romance Writers of America


  3. Fairies are not always bright shiny things Even the Seelie can have their darkside I love that Debbie Herbert kept her fairies a bit sinister They are tricky and conniving and look down on anything outside of the Fae This includes the changeling, Kheelan, and the human girl, Skye.Kheelan was amazing He was just the right amount of dark and brooding with a bit of wistfullness about him when it came to his human family He s instantly enthralled with Skye the first time he sees her and isn t surpri [...]


  4. I absolutely adored this enchanting tale that blends Fae lore with the fascinating world of witchcraft in a coming of age story that will touch your heart with angst, humor, romance, and charm Teen witch Skye wants what every young girl wants for her secret crush to fall in love with her Tanner, childhood friend and her brother s BFF doesn t return her love Enter Kheelan, a Changeling stolen by the Fae and forced into their service his entire life His interest in Skye is strictly business, or so [...]


  5. I was given this book by Rebecca Hamilton in exchange for a fair and honest review.I really enjoyed this book, even though it s not my usual genre It was amusing and well researched into fairy lore, crystals and prophecies Two very strong and entertaining main characters , who finally get to a happy ever after The book was well written and had fluid and continuous dialogue I found I had to keep reading it as it had totally grabbed my curiosity Definitely recommended for your reading shelf


  6. This book gave a new twist on the fairy area Kheelan is drawn to this fiery red head, but why He cant seem to stay away Skye is shy, wondering why her magic never works right, why the love spells wont make him come to her.So shes use to the boring, everyday routine.But then it all changes She never knew the type of upheaval her life was about to come to Its a good book, and the writing is great You can really tell how she feels in this coming of age book Her true past will come colliding down on [...]


  7. It was a long wait, but Changeling finally made it to the top of my To Read list and I wish it had sooner Ms Herbert created a complex magical world it was everything you d want in a fantasy novel and Dynamic characters, unexpected plot twits, and a little mystery A quick, super enjoyable read, and definitely worth your time I highly recommend it now patiently awaiting the second book in the series A copy of Changeling was provided by the awesome Debbie Herbert.


  8. A great, entertaining story, woven with such detail and little snippets of well done research into fairy mythology and crystals and magic, it wrapped me up in the worldbuilding and fully pulled me in It had a definitive New Adult feel to it, with the hero and heroine trying to find their place in an adult world A recommended read for lovers of PNR and all things fairy


  9. Another five star read for the second installment in this series I loved hearing Skye s story The paranormal in Changeling built on the Charmed and Dangerous book The mystery was very interesting and I enjoyed trying to puzzle it out Looking forward to books in this series A five star read from this awesome author


  10. Skye is a witch and being a student, she works part time in the Green Fairy, a New Age shop She is not very good at casting spells but has a strong affinity for crystals She has had a crush on her brother s best friend Tanner forever She even resorts to do a love spell to attract his attention, to no avail This doesn t do much for her confidence in her love life Kheelan was abducted from the human realm by the Faes when he was two years old and is treated as a lesser being and or less a slave H [...]


  11. Skye is a young witch who is struggling with spells but does have an affinity for crystals She has a crush on Tanner who is a childhood friend and her brother s best friend tanner does not feel the same way toward Skye There is a mystery about who is killing pixies and right at the Green Fairy which is where Skye works and she is pulled into the mystery Kheenah comes into Skye s life Kheenan is a changeling who was stolen from his natural parents when he was around around two Kheenan was taken b [...]


  12. Skye is a witch, who isn t very good at casting spells She wants to create a love spell to make Tanner, her brother s friend, have feelings for her But when she tells him the truth, he doesn t see her that way Kheelan, a Changeling, was taken from his real parents when he was around two by the fae, and has been essentially a slave to them his whole life When he learns that Skye is The One, that will save the Seelie Faries from the Unseelie Faries, he wants to be able to escort her there so he ca [...]


  13. As usual, Debbie Herbert created a stellar story that will stay with me for a long, long time Skye is the young lady most of us were in our late teens a confused, still searching for herself adolescent who doesn t give herself enough credit I loved how well I could relate to her character Kheenan was complex and multi dimensional, demonstrating the effects of a lifetime of abuse and neglect while still allowing the story to stay light The magic and world building was astoundingly vivid and color [...]


  14. CSI Fairy StyleYoung college student Skye is not good at witchcraft, but has an eerie affinity with crystals She works among the glittering globes in The Green Fairy, an unusual shop She also has a crush on Tanner, her brother s best friend and football player interested in his sorority girl entourage Kheelan is human, stuck in unending bondage to the Seelie Court He s a hunting a murderer who preys on the fairies After years of abuse and manipulation at the hands of the inhumans, he has some m [...]


  15. Saying this book was great is not enough This book had everything action romantic and magic I was not able to turn the pages fast enough I would just like to say kheelan is anyone s next book boyfriend.Debbie Herbert great job If you write about kheelan and skye im reading it I would also like to say that I would not have been able know about or to read this book if not for entering and winning a free copy at Giveaway.


  16. This is a paranormal romance in the New Adult category Skye is in her first year of college and works at a New Agey psychic store where they sell charms and do psychic and tarot readings She is a witch, and when she meets a handsome young man named Kheelan, who she later learns is a changeling a child stolen by the fae and replaced by one of their own, who is enslaved to the fairies, her life gets interesting Faeries, witches, magic, mystery and romance abound in this novel I received this book [...]


  17. This new adult fae tale is not only a wicked mix of light and dark, it reflects the author s research of crystals, tarot, absinthe and the like to bring depth to the story She even wrote a slew of little poems spells I caught myself than once rereading a line because I loved a unique analogy or turn of phrase However the rest of the collection goes, it will be worth it for this well researched tale no cliffhanger Bonus


  18. Lucy PearsonAs usual Debbie Herbert has written an intriguing and interesting book This story has, fairies, pixies, and witches Who is killing the pixies A witch who can t do a spell right and you also have a half human who is enslaved by the face Of course there is romance, too You can t Go wrong buying this book.


  19. I got this in exchange of an honest review, I loved the plot and flow of this story, the characters Skye and Keelan were charming Skye is a witch who had to confront a lot to become her true one self and it was great watching her as well as Keelan its a story full of suspense coming of age great work


  20. Great story with quirky characters and nice magical content There were some interesting and grose creatures I enjoyed the personal dramas and the tentative relationship as it developed between Skye and Kheelan.



  21. This book was a good read The characters were interesting and the story line well thought out This was the first book I have read by Debbie Herbert but it definitely won t be my last.





  22. Some of them are kindle unlimited, but most seem not to be Confusing as to what is going on, mostly because of unnecessary and lengthy side trips, and seems like the start of a Jerry Springer show or something Normally don t mention typos or other grammar issues, but when it messes up the flow of the story and the meaning of the sentence, yeah that isn t good, and it keeps happening Try some beta readers and a decent grammar program, there are no such words as there re not in accepted English it [...]


  23. Highly recommended for early teen upA well crafted, page turning paranormal read While this story may have the barest hint at a romance occurring between its main characters, the plot itself drew this reader in, reminding me why I fell in love with paranormal so many years ago, and kept me reading until the end Either the author is very well versed in lore or she s quite good at her research Perhaps a bit of both The world building is tightly knit, her characters charming and portrayed just as o [...]


  24. This was a good read and I maybe liked it better than the first book It s hard to say because the books are quite different This was a re read for me and although I remembered parts of it, most of it had faded to the recesses of memory I really liked the characters, even the bad guys, were fairly well fleshed out I especially loved the last chapter, mostly because I m a mom and a sap when it comes to HEA type endings It is always great to see the underdog come out on top and in this case we had [...]


  25. Another beautiful story by Debbie Herbert The contrast in worlds between Callie s story and Skye s worked beautifully while still making sense together Without giving too much away, this book is intriguing and wistful It gives the reader just enough clues to follow along with the mystery while keeping the interest where it should be It was wonderfully done But as I m quickly learning with Debbie s books, it left me wanting to know a little not necessarily in a bad way though Who is the mysterio [...]


  26. Wonderland of Magic and DangerIf you are looking for a magical excitingly dangerous adventure look no further This story has it all and is a awesome addition to this entertaining series.Skye is a spunky witch the hat thought she know who she would always belong with untill she runs into Kheelen and he opens her eyes to a whole new world that forever changes her They each find so many things have changed since their adventure began Can love really save them from forever being trapped by the fae L [...]


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