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Faeries Gone Wild

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  946 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
MARYJANICE DAVIDSON“Tall, Dark and Not So Faery”

Scarlett is not your typical pint-sized faery. At six feet, four inches tall, she’s an unlikely candidate for a match made in heaven. But when she ventures to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on royal orders to survey its extraordinary residents, she stumbles upon the one man who just may measure up to size…


Paperback, 389 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published June 1st 2009)
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Jun 27, 2009 Rhianna rated it really liked it
Winged Things

Four Minnesota based authors, four tales of faeries lusting and loving, one anthology full of humor and strange hijinks.

[TALL, DARK AND NOT SO FAERY:] by MaryJanice Davidson, When six feet and four inches of counting obsessed faery comes looking for Lent, the Violent Fairy to do the duty the faery king has sent her to do silliness ensues. Fortunately, Judith, the enchanted car decides there's another town resident that this gigantic faery should count and she won't take no for an a
Jul 26, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mary Janice Davidson Fans
An anthology with four short stories all focused on Faeries.

1.TALL, DARK AND NOT SO FAERY by MaryJanice Davidson
I strongly recommend reading the anthology No Rest for the Witches before reading this story. The story in that book takes place about a year before this story and you will get the background on the core group of the characters in that story.

In this story we are introduced to Scarlett who is a faery and a counter for the King. She arrives at a farm house in Cannon Falls, Minnesota (w
Dec 23, 2010 Debbie rated it liked it
This anthology has 4 separate stories .....
- Tall, Dark and Not So Faery by Mary Janice Davidson
A look at what would happen if a vampire, werewolf, talking SUV, dryad (tree creature) and a faery prince all live together and the faery census taker shows up to count everyone. Then there is the half-giant that talks to the SUV even though the SUV has a crush on the werewolf.
*** Yeah, a little confusing, lots of funny one liners and the concept of the story is hilarious but as a short story in an
Blodeuedd Finland
Jul 11, 2015 Blodeuedd Finland marked it as dnf
I read the first story, felt like I was drunk, it was confusing.
The second I read half, and then it was ewww.
Oct 29, 2009 Larissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
"Tall, Dark and Not So Faery" MaryJanice Davidson
Scarlett is on a mission. A very important mission. A mission from the King, and she will let no one stand in her way. Unfortunately for Scarlett it is not a person that is hindering her, but a large, heavy, wooden door that is constantly closing in her face. If she can just get through that door, Scarlett would discover a strange and odd mix of individuals, she would make new friends, find old family and quite possibly fall in love... But only if
May 26, 2012 Wendy rated it liked it
Overall a fun read. Loved the first story by MJD, but then I had just read her story in 'No Rest for the Witches' that was about these same characters. I absolutely adored the characters and really hope to see much more of them. They would make a fabulous new series!!

I really did not like Lois Greiman's story. The male character was so 'besotted' by his fairy lover that he was a bumbling idiot for the entire story.

The story by Michele Hauf was fun. The tale of two night working faeries, a tooth
The Flooze
Faeries Gone Wild is one of the better anthologies I've read. Three out of the four stories were pleasant and amusing reads, while the fourth still had merit despite some issues.

Tall, Dark and Not So Faery by MJD: Funny and cute, with a wacky cast. Now I need to get No Rest For the Witches, which has some of the same characters!

Pixie Lust by Lois Greiman: Verbose and meandering at times, but not bad. However, I wouldn't seek out more by the author based on this writing sample.

Dust Me, Baby, One
Barbara Elsborg
May 05, 2013 Barbara Elsborg rated it really liked it
One story I didn't like but the rest were fun and different. The one I didn't like was the first - I had a hard time following what was going on and I usually love MJD. But the book's worth it for the other stories. I loved the sand man's little 'problem' - hilarious. I also like Avalina - what a sweetie!
Apr 23, 2016 Maria added it
Oh my gosh! My much older sister recommended this book to me, & I'm so glad she did.
I had just finished a book, & was waiting for the sequel to arrive in the mail, so I went to
my shelf, & found this keeper. I thought it would be a good "in between" read, because
it's short stories, so I can stop at the end of one when my book arrived. I got so involved
that I finished the book, then started my sequel.

Each author has their own unique style of writing. Each story, although faery related
Cassy Kennedy
Jul 29, 2009 Cassy Kennedy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fantacy
First story I read was "Dust me, Baby, One More Time" by Michele Hauf. This story was a cute romance between a tooth fairy and a sandman. It's a cute well written little story that is niether too long and not cut short, a relief in short stories. I look forward to seeing a full story from her, if there isn't one already.

"Pixie Lust" by Lois Greiman was a huge disappointment. The two protagonist seemed to have two personalities. The woman was a protective 'tree hugger' and then a ditzy blonde. T
Another anthology featuring MaryJanice Davidson's Canon Falls motley crew. "Tall, Dark, and Not So Faery" is definitely best enjoyed if you read it's predecessor in No Rest for the Witches. None-the-less, I definitely enjoyed this installment and look forward to another where Ezra will find his intended mate.
"Pixie Lust" was a really difficult read for me. I found the writing very difficult to follow and found myself re-reading several pages. I battled through it to the lackluster ending however
Dec 06, 2012 Tess rated it it was ok
well, I don't know what I was expecting from a collection called "Faeries Gone Wild," but I wasn't pleased with what I got.
The stories went from confusing (Pixie Lust - the author couldn't even figure out the main characters' names) to boring and cliche (Dust Me Baby One More Time).
The only story I remotely enjoyed was the last one, A Little Bit Faery.

I think the problem, besides it being a collection of fairy romance stories, is that they were too short. The authors had to make their own Fae wo
Nov 28, 2011 Tasneem rated it liked it
Shelves: faery
This was a fairly enjoyable read. The stories were different, original, though the writing style of some were a bit simple. Not bad entertainment though.

Tall, Dark and Not so fairy was I think the best of the lot. MaryJanice Davidson's offering was funny though I found the writing a bit dis-jointed and I didn't like the language. She seems to miss out words. I enjoy reading full grammatical sentences.

Pixie Lust was just a bit foolish and I won't be searching for more by Lois Greiman based on thi
Kathy Davie
Feb 04, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
A collection of frivolous stories about faeries that are off the beaten track.

MaryJanice Davidson's Tall, Dark, and Not So Faery definitely went off the usual faery track with a six-foot, four-inch faery obsessed with counting who falls in with a seven-foot-plus half-giant in Minnesota.

Lois Greiman's Pixie Lust is a cute, quirky romance between a money-obsessed man about to marry money and raze a woods who falls in love with a woods-obsessed fairy.

Michel Hauf's Dust Me, Baby, One More Time is a
An entertaining read, light and chick-lit romance in focus. I liked 3 of the 4 stories in this anthology, which ain't bad!

The first story by MaryJanice Davidson was very funny - I just wish she had saved the concept for a full-length novel so I could have gotten to know the characters better. The premise was a group home for magical creatures, including the faerie king's brother, his visiting sister, a werewolf, a couple humans, a dryad, a person enchanted into a car, and a half-giant mechanic.
May 31, 2012 Jmichaud rated it it was ok
I picked this to read basically for the story by MaryJanice Davidson. Turns out, for me, hers was by far the weakest of the four stories here. "Tall Dark and Not So Fairy" seemed like she wrote it in her sleep..or halfway drunk. My favorite story was "Dust Me, Baby, One More Time" by Michele Hauf about the Tooth Fairy and the Sand Man. I loved it. Funny and cheeky romance. "Pixie Lust" by Lois Greiman was confusing. Her fairy began as intelligent and just turned into a sexbot basically for the l ...more
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How I found and am reading a very fantastic great read! I love reading about mythical creatures of every kind, and I have to tell you, that, when you sink your mind into this exciting baby, you won't want to put it down for a minute. I never can wait to get back to it, and guess what eles I have a stack of books that I am reading, such as eclipse by stephenie meyers, as good as dead by charlaine harris, night terrors anthology blood bound books etc, and I tell you that
Karla Mata-soto
Sep 26, 2014 Karla Mata-soto rated it liked it
This made me laugh. It was definitely entertaining.
Jan 29, 2016 Charity rated it liked it
these were very cute storie:-)
Amanda Reinier
Jun 12, 2011 Amanda Reinier rated it it was ok
In the first story Tall Dark and Not so Faery I felt as if I got to know these great characters and then it was over. I was so disappointed that it didn't go on to tell more of a story but as with a lot of short stories it's short. The next story was Pixie Lust this was very hot with a descent story line. The third Dust Me Baby One More Time had a cute out look on the mother versus tooth-fairy battle. The last one A Little Bit Faery had me wondering why I was reading it but it turned out to be a ...more
Jun 15, 2009 Rae rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, fantasy
I got this because I enjoy Mary Janice Davidson and figured I'd at least enjoy one story in the book. Not so much. I wish I could return it and get my money back. Davidson's story, the first in the book, isn't too bad but it was written weird and there was never an explanation for the quirkiness. I'd say the last story in the book is probably the best even though it was a little too complicated for a short story. Still, it actually had characters I liked and that's more than I can say about the ...more
Dec 12, 2010 LondonFog rated it did not like it
Shelves: witch-reads
Awful. Air-headed. Painfully simplistic and... cheaply done. Just my opinion. The book was written too sloppily and crass along with too vulgar for anything "enchanting" to transpire. Just toss in our already sleazy world and toss in some air-headed pixies, faeries, werewolves, and some added griminess just for the heck of it (oh yeah, and the addition of typos. Heh.) If that's your thing, you'll love this book. Otherwise, if you're looking for depth, foundation and solid characters (+ romance) ...more
Jun 17, 2011 Julie rated it it was ok
Well, although the title "faeries gone wild" is funny and cheesy enough for me to have gone through with reading this book(I didn't pay money for it, though), for some reason, the use of the "e" in the spelling just annoys me.
I suppose I am just more of a cheesy vampire type person than a cheesy fairy type.(?)
Anyway, I gave it two stars because sometimes the stories could be funny, and I guess it didn't make me want to throw the book across the room.
Super cheese, but not my cup of cheese.
Debbie Waters
Apr 08, 2011 Debbie Waters rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: read-in-2011
Lots of the reviews I read raved about the first author in this anthology. If this was an example of what all her writing is like, I am not sure what they found so wonderful. Rather a disjointed style, which I guess one could learn to love, but the ending of the story? Came out of nowhere and seemed to apply to nothing that had previously occurred in the story.

Of the four stories, I like the last one best but not in a hurry to read about any more faeries. A shame, really....
Jun 14, 2009 Darcy rated it did not like it
I really like most of Mary Janice Davidson's stuff, so gave this one a try. I do remember reading the other story that was before this. I just didn't get this one. I could barely remember the people and as I was reading them didn't really care what happened to them. I tried to read the other short stories, but those bored me after 10-15 pages. I wanted to like them, as I like to read local MN authors, but they just couldn't keep my interest with these short stories.
Apr 12, 2011 Jodi rated it it was ok
Shelves: rt2010, 2011-read
This anthology was unexpectedly dull. With the exception of the MaryJanice Davidson story which featured her stock-in-trade quirky characters, the other stories were unmemorable and largely uninteresting. Each story has an interesting take on Faery but none of the romances felt real, the connections were all contrived and though most were nearly 100 pages each, the story was too short to have evolved into something interesting.
Nov 20, 2011 willaful marked it as dnf
Shelves: bye
Not rating this because I only read the MaryJanice Davidson story. This is a follow-up to her story in No Rest for the Witches (Nightcreature, #7.5) (Magic, #3.5) and had some of the same good natured charm, but was a bit abrupt and felt unfinished.
Jun 12, 2009 Katy-Del rated it liked it
It was okay.

I don't remember which anthology had the first MaryJanice story with these characters, but I like them. They are all weird and funny and I really enjoyed her story.

The second story was so so.

The third and fourth were enjoyable, but not inspiring enough to make me look for their full novels.

I'd say, good for the beach, pool side, or making time pass in a waiting room.
Aug 26, 2009 E. rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, erotica
Tall, Dark and not so Faery by MaryJanice Davidson is a madcap spoof of most of the paranormal stereotypes that include a possessed SUV, OCD Fae, various hybrids and a virtually endless census task. The rest of the short stories in this anthology are in a similar vein, giving a new perspective on the traditional paranormal roles. Somewhat stilted stories and several disconcerting typos.
May 28, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
Good summer read, the first story was so funny :)
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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005.

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