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Fairyville (Fairyville #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  1,662 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
The USA Today-bestselling author of All U Can Eat returns with Zoe Clare, a medium who has trouble getting her feelings across to eligible bachelor Magnus. When Zoe reunites with an ex love, Magnus's jealousy gets the better of him. Includes a bonus new chapter.
Paperback, 310 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Jul 31, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: The purvettes! Oh, and Emma Holly fans of course!
This is another hot, fun read from Emma Holly!
I didn't like this one as much as Demon's Fire, but hey, beggars cant be choosers ;)

This is a story about a girl named Zoe that can see dead people. And Fairies. She has been able to see them since she was a kid. Everyone thought she was weird except Alex. He loved her for who she was... then he left, in the midst of scandal, and she was devastated.

Years later, she has her own "psychic shop" where she communes with the dead. Her landlord Magnus, i
Dec 29, 2008 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica-romance
Holy Cow. This is why I love Emma Holly. This book had an element of fantasy in it (no, not in the sexual way) with fairies and the mystical. Usually I don't love that aspect as much as the vampire/paranormal (yes, there is a difference in my head) but this didn't interfere with some of the hottest sex scenes I have read in awhile!

Consider yourself warned: there is a threesome scene as well as some hot guy on guy action. And more than just in passing. There are a number of detailed scenes and a
Jan 24, 2009 Anita rated it really liked it
The is paranormal erotica, so if that's not your thing, stop reading now.

Emma Holly is gifted when it comes to writing erotica. The back story was pretty good, and the sex scenes were very entertaining. There's nothing vanilla about this book. Premise: Zoe is a medium and lives in a town called Fairyville in the southwest. There's folklore surounding the town and "psychic" experiences, which the townsfolk have capitalized on, Zoe included. She's secretly in love with her friend and manager, Magn
Feb 12, 2009 Rhianna rated it did not like it
Zoe Clare talks to dead people... and fairies. Communicating for the dead to the living in Fairyville, Arizona might seem a bit eccentric but she's certainly not the only oddball in town. Her manager—the man she wishes was her own—is a bit quirky too. Magnus Monroe has a lot of secrets, deepest of which is why he can't be more than just friends with Zoe. Bedding a new lady every full moon is the only way to maintain his residence in Fairyville and stay close to her.

When her high school flame an
Isa Lavinia
I really couldn't bring myself to appreciate this book because I simply disliked Magnus too much.

Bryan, Alex, and Zoe were enough (more than enough, lol), and the plot was engaging.

But the here would come Magnus again...
I just didn't like that dude, some of his practices were morally dubious or outright creepy. And they were that much more gross considering how great all the other characters were...

Oh, well...
This is one of those you just have to read and see if it's for you or not.
Jul 25, 2016 Abra rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, hated, urban-fantasy
I got about half way through this book before I decided that even skimming was too annoying. Emma Holly's books are very inconsistent. The good ones have strong plots, interesting world building, introspective (but not whiney) heroes, and strong heroines to go along with the erotica. The bad ones are truly terrible. Fairyville has lame world building, lots of hand wringing by two of the three heroes, and an amazingly forgiving heroine.

The setup is a UF version of a cheesy porn flick. Yes, this
Jan 10, 2009 July rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
I loved the storyline. I wanted more of the plot. I kept hoping for more... But I felt in the end it was more about the sex instead of the story. Yeah I know it is an erotica but still it had the potential to be an off the wall paranormal. Don't get me wrong I loved all of the Emma Holly books I have read in the past. I just felt this one could have been GREAT. The other side of Fairy wasn't even touched on. I was a little disapointed.
The books is about Zoe Clare a special medium who sees ghosts
Dec 14, 2007 Paxnirvana rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
ohmigod... crap. Not sexy. Not interesting. And not even trashy enough to be mildly engaging in the ugh-car-accident-horrified-can't-look-away way.

Not even the promise of boysmut or threesomes was enough to save this for me. "Arrogant, uber-sexed, irresistable fey" is a cliche that just turns me off. Not to mention the author bit off way more than she could chew... too many plotlines poorly reconciled, imho. She should have stuck with Mr. Denial and his lady-obsession and all the ways they could
Mar 02, 2014 Inara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like to read paranormal erotica
This was the first book I´ve ever read by Emma Holly and I´m still undecided if Ishould give it a three or four stars rating. I tend to give a 3,5 but since this isn´t possible (yet) and I´m in a good mood and feeling generous today I give it 4 stars! There were some storylines I wasn´t really very fond of (and that was not the m/m –sex) and there were storylines who made my heart sore. First I thought, oh no, not again such a novel with not much plot but much sex but then the more I read the ...more
Jan 19, 2012 Crazy4more rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for plot and 5 stars for erotic & romance.

To be fair, the plot was decent so if you're looking for a "distraction" book for gym or destressing, this is it. Be warned, it's hot, steamy, sensual, erotic and romantic! I loved the dialogue, the characters and heartfelt storyline.

Sweet Zoe loved her sweet-kind manager-advisor-landlord, Magnus, for the last two years. To make things worst, once a month, she'd hear stories of different bedmates and the raunching time they'd shared. What s
Jane Stewart
Ok, but I wouldn't recommend it unless a reader is eager for a lot of erotic men with men scenes.

The author gives us an interesting view of fairies living in the human world both by choice and also as changelings (babies switched at birth). The story and characters were ok, but I wasn't drawn to them the way I would have liked. One should read this for the sex, not for the story.

Zoe is human and loves Magnus. She doesn't know he is a fairy. He must have frequent sex with other women
Fairyville is a weird town.

Zoe Clare is a medium that has a small shop where she helps people get in touch with their loved ones. She has a mad crush on her manager Magnus but can't get him to notice her and she hates that he takes a new lover every full moon and never choses her. Truth is he wants her but can't have her because he is Fey and can't tell her the truth of his situation in her world.

Then her old boyfriend Alex comes back to town and brings with him his PI partner Bryan to investi
Brenda (b)
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This book wasn't good and wasn't bad. Just blahhhhhh. It had potential but never got good. I don't know what to say. It should have been good, but it just wasn't. There were some funny phrases that made me laugh when it probably shouldn't have, lol. Example : talking about how "my pussy has been pummeled", lol. Doesn't sound to fun to me. The thought of someones lady bits getting "Pummeled" just doesn't sound like a pleasant experience.

I have heard that Emma Holly's other books are very good so
Apr 10, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Emma Holly brings out the extremes in me - I tend to either love it or hate it. This is definitely one of the loves - if you could imagine Jennifer Crusie writing an erotic, this is it. Wacky, Tinkerbelle style fairies, a psychic that talks to dead people, old lovers, new lovers, [sometimes both at the same time:], and let's not forget changeling babies and the psycho Queen of the Fey...this book melds them all together with a fine and humorous hand. If m/m and multiple-partner sex bothers you - ...more
Jun 22, 2008 Ladiibbug rated it really liked it
This was very enjoyable, I loved the story and writing!

I was surprised at the explicit M/M sex tho ... lots of sexy/erotic paranormals out there, but this is the first paranormal with such graphic M/M sex *blush*.

It did fit in with the plot and the entire book was one of the better written books I've read lately. I kept hoping for a sequel as I read ...

So if very erotic sex is not your cup of tea, be forewarned!

Emma Holly is one (more) author I keep trying to read more of ... " ... so little tim
Mistress SuckMyBlackDagger
I really liked this book. It was nice to read something a little different as in the hero being Fairy. Don't think I have come across another title yet that involved 6ft5 hunky fairy men. LOL. The story consists of a main story involving m/f and a side story consisting of m/m. I liked both sets of "heroes" and how they all come together into one main story. I however felt the ending was a little sloppy and rushed but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
Oct 01, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal erotica
A super hot read.

The plot was thin, and more than a little far-fetched (even for a paranormal erotica novel), but it was easy to overlook the negatives because of how incredibly well Emma Holly does hot and steamy. The sex scenes are intense, plentiful, and about as far away from straight vanilla as you can get.

Will definitely be reading more from this author.
Low Simmer...

I had a constant low simmer instead of burning heat for this story. The sex scenes were hot but the book itself just wouldn't stay in my hand. The men were crying or fighting tears about half the book and it was just to sensitive for me. I wouldn't get the next one...
Jan 26, 2012 Martine rated it it was ok
How very disappointing, I didn't really enjoy this book. I found that the very little story line was weak and predictable and felt it was very much like watching a porno! I didnt really get the characters and really struggled to finish it.
Sep 30, 2010 NanaVamp rated it it was amazing
Now I know why they call Emma Holly the queen of paranormal erotica. I always seem to try to guess what happens next in a book because it can be predictable....not this one..
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This was a funny tale which all I remember was the sex. M/M, M/M/F - it's all good. Erotic and sexy I enjoyed the two men fighting for Zoe. Quick and fast read.
Aliki Spanos
May 12, 2015 Aliki Spanos rated it really liked it
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Mar 21, 2015 Lokki rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
Fairyville offers an interesting blend of erotica and paranormal romance, the setting and unusual characters providing a paranormal twist. Zoe Clare communes with dead people and fairies. Luckily the inhabitants of Fairyville, Arizona are used to the out of the ordinary and so they don't find her talent particularly strange. Zoe has been pining for her landlord and manager, Magnus Monroe, for quite a while. Although Magnus has an unusually strong sex drive and has gone through most women in the ...more
Jade-Elise Newell
Jan 16, 2014 Jade-Elise Newell rated it it was amazing
Well where do you start on a book like this? I innocently borrowed this book from the library to take with me to the hospital whilst I recovered from major surgery. My goodness did it keep me enthrall enough for me to wish away visitors so I could get back to the book that was just pulsating with raw and pure lustiful sex! Not really reading anything before starting my jaw hit the floor after the first chapter, and then I was hooked!
I believe a good book isn't neccisarrily dictated on words, st
Mar 23, 2014 Melinda rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Fairyville was the first Emma Holly book I read and I was hooked. I enjoyed the idea of this town in AZ that is into the mystical tourist trade but also sits on the magical border with the Mageverse. You have all of this overlap of magical beings playing at being human. In this case, two of these folks have the hots for Zoe. She's a mystical human in that she hears dead people and sees fairies. She has the hots for the new guy in town who also has the hots for her but he can only sleep with a ...more
Jan 20, 2012 Angelina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: to anyone who like emma holly stories and not afarid of mmf
Recommended to Angelina by: nobody
Ok Fairyville all the characters was great love how they stand by themself but also be grouped and ur not getting bored with them. Of course there are Fairies in the story but I don't want to give everything way. Even though there was some sex sence I could live with out I couldn't stop read and that what I like about Emma Holly she makes u love the characters that u want to know what next, will they get what the deserve... For me it makes me look over the MMF !!!!!! If u don't know what MMF ...more
Jun 03, 2012 Starry marked it as to-read
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Dec 12, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
I love each of the characters in this books, but felt that the plot, though interesting as a whole was stretched a bit thin to elongate the book. Like all of Emma's erotica I reread it until the bindings crack...the woman writes great sex...really great sex. Zoe, a psychic who is protected by fairies (the little ones) and Magnus, a big fairy disguised as a human, make a smokin' couple. But the real karisma happens between Alex and Bryan - college friends who started a PI firm. Their relationship ...more
Jul 23, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book it was the first one I've ever read by this author. If I had to say one bad thing about this book though it would have been that the back didn't indicate that there would be a homosexual relationship between Alex and his work partner Bryan. And yet it is the first sex scene she describes in the book. This however didn't bother me I found myself loving the book and Alex and Bryan as much As Zoe and Magnus. Though I'd have liked to know before hand that it had MM because this ...more
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