Motor City Fae (Urban Arcana, #1)
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Motor City Fae (Urban Arcana #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  258 ratings  ·  44 reviews

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn't mean the gorgeous stranger's crazy story�that she's a half-elf, half human heiress�is true. But Meagan can't deny the evidence of her own eyes�he's Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf�and a man she just can't get enough of.

Ric Thornhill's assignment just got a lot more compli

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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published (first published May 26th 2010)
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Barks & Bites
I listened to Motor City Fae as an unabridged audiobook. It is a light and frothy, fun filled read but it goes crazy overboard on the sex scenes. Normally I wouldn’t say such things because a well written and creative sex scene can enliven even the blah-est of stories, even if only for a few minutes, but this time I felt as if I were reading the same scene over and over and it got a bit stale and same-old. Yeah, I know the heroine has soggy panty syndrome and the hero has a huge one that hardens...more
Melindeeloo
Motor City Fae was sexy but fun. I loved both of the leads: artist Meghan, who learns the surprising truth about her birth parents, and musician Ric, who is both bard and spy for the Fae Queen - Ric is tasked to find the lost heiress or suffer dire consequences. I really liked the romance between Meghan and Ric and the fact that they are both so surprised by the attraction between them. I also really liked that the obstacles that they have to overcome to be together are external ones. And I was...more
gigi pryce
Here is what goodreads says about Motor City Fae-

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn't mean the gorgeous stranger's crazy story—that she's a half-elf, half human heiress—is true. But Meagan can't deny the evidence of her own eyes—he's Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf—and a man she just can't get enough of.

Ric Thornhill's assignment just got a lot more complicated. The more time he spends with Meagan, the harder it is to see her as a...more
CaliGirlRae
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Jess
I read this for one of my group's BOM, otherwise I'm not sure I would have picked it up. Not that the description didn't sound good, it's just that I didn't know anything about it. In the end, I'm happy with the book. It had a nice mix of romance and plot.

The main character's name is Meagan and she is just a regular old artist that's living in Detroit and she has some weird dreams every once in awhile. When she has a strange dream that's not her usual dose of crazy she gets a little freaked out...more
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
May 19, 2014 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans, Urban Fantasy fans, Fantasy fans, Science Fiction fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Goodreads
Shelves: 2014, paranormal, reviewed
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This is such a simplistic and gritty writing style. This book shouldn't be doing this to me. How? How is this quite possible? The plot is usually the type would be pissing me off, but I'm really liking these main characters; they are making me not give a s&^t!
Jennifer
Motor City Fae was a light, fun and carefree read with extremely likable characters. I felt as though I had known the characters forever. Each time a new character was introduces, I cared about them wholeheartedly.

There were many erotic sex scenes in this book and the sex was absolutely necessary to the storyline. It was pretty damn hot, too. I'm just not sure it was really necessary for Megan and Ric to have sex so many times. Two or three times would have made the point without making me want...more
Cindy
Good read with a nice balance between action and relationship. This is the book that put Cindy Spencer Pape on my must have list.

I picked this up originally because of the title - I mean the Fae [who one always imagine in green leafy glades or dancing under the moon] and Detroit which is perceived as the capital of the rustbelt and poster child for urban blight? Really???

Yeah, really. The author made it work and work well. I loved the hero [who doesn't love a Fae bard with cool friends?] and the...more
Emily
Motor City Fae was an unexpected treat. I mean, I don't typically request review copies of books I don't think I'll enjoy, but I wasn't prepared to be engrossed in this book the way that I was. The characters were interesting and well developed, the romance was sweet and engaging, and the supernatural elements involving the fae were interesting as well. I wouldn't go so far as to say that this book teachers the old dog elements of the genre new tricks, so to speak, but it was definitely an enjoy...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
*Review ARC from Netgalley*

In Detroit, Megan believes her dreams are her inspiration for her art. She is unaware thta she paints the landscapes of Underhill, the Fae realm where her father was once know as Lord Rose. Underhill is facing rebellion and the Queen has sent her favoured bard, Alaric to find Megan and secure her vote. Blissfully ignorant of any ulterior motive, Meagan is stunned by her attraction to the mysterious Ric. Alaric can't hide teh truth of his mission for long, Owain is det...more
Linda Andrews
Artist Meagan Kelly has made a success of bringing the fairytale scenes from her dreams to life on canvass. Unfortunately, her adoptive parents never lived to see it. She's considering searching for her birth family when Ric Thornhill finds her. There's more to Ric than a successful music career. He's a fae, and not just any fae, he's been sent by the queen of the fairies to find the daughter of the House of Rose. His scrying techniques lead him to Meagan.
And since the bad guys followed him, the...more
Brandy

Meagan Kelley reminds you of the girl next door. She's an artist who doesn't get out much and doesn't remember the last boyfriend she had. Did I mention that Meagan is half-fey but knows nothing about it??? Adopted as a baby, she spends all her time painting and listening to her favorite music artist Ric Thornhill.

Ric Thornhill is your basic Elf musician, who also happens to be a spy for the Seelie Queen. He spends most of his time in the human realm. Ric's newest assignment is to find the lost,...more
Anna
Artist Meagan Kelly has always had a feel for things. She knew when good or bad things were about to happen. She never knew why she could sense these things, but she always took them for what they were. When hunky Ric Thornhill tells her it's because she's half-elf, it is a lot to take in but she doesn't have a hard time believing him at his word. A new world is opened up for her, one where she has enemies that don't want her to take part in the important vote being held by the Seelie council.

I...more
Miz Love
Ric is a spy for Llyris, Queen of Elfhame. He’s been sent to find Lady Rose and take her back to Underhill, but there’s a problem. Lady Rose doesn’t know she’s Lady Rose and a Halfling—half human and half elf.

When he meets her for the first time she’s Meagan, an artist who teaches others the craft. Something zings between them, and he has a feeling he’s found the woman he seeks. The other problem is, he knows he’s not going to be able to just take her back to Underhill without losing his heart....more
Maria
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Felicia
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Anukriti
its a goodreads to say for Motor City Fae:


According to me its a five star story:

story start with a search for a missing fea in detroit city.

Meagen Kelly is an artist how is always intuitive skills , but don't know that she is not human, its all confusing for her, with in few day her life change from top to toe, where in her life there was no fun, no change and all of a sudden after an entry of one handsome man in her life and every thing start changing, few people try to kill her, she become ri...more
April
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This was a really interesting read. Most of the time the story revolved around the vote at court, so the world building was no as in-depth as I would have liked. It was an interesting story and entertaining just more of a steady flow than fast paced.

Meagan is actually a really awesome chick, I love that she did not go all damsel in distress and helped save herself. I would definitely be interested in hearing more about her powers. I loved...more
Angela
I'm a well-documented sucker for books involving the Sidhe, as one would guess given that I've actually written one! But that's also a bane when it comes to writing reviews of similar books, on the grounds that I have to acknowledge a certain "but I would have done it differently" factor. Such is the case for me with Cindy Spencer Pape's Motor City Fae, the first of her Urban Arcana series.

We fire this one up with a pretty standard urban fantasy/paranormal romance trope: surprise, heroine! You'r...more
Heather
A couple months ago, I got a Nook Color, and I’ve read about a book a day ever since. Earlier this week, I came across Motor City Fae, by Cindy Spencer Pape.

Authors, editors, and publishers often wonder how people come across books, so I’ll tell you how I found Cindy Spencer Pape. Like many with an eReader, I am not wild about agency pricing for eBooks, so I have been sniffing through the good indie presses. There are differences in tone and pace at the indies - it seems to me that my made-for-i...more
Kelly
Why did it take me so long to pick up this series? It's fun! It's sexy! It has fae who are a little edgy! And some of them are bad! And some of them are wicked! And some of them I want to read moooooorrrrrre about.

Ric has a certain sexy something that worked for me. He's been given a tough task by the Queen and it's made even tougher when he falls for Meagan. I liked the guy. He's blindsided by his attraction to her and he's unable to keep away. Meagan has a lot to deal with once she learns who...more
Estara
Jun 19, 2011 Estara rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Estara by: I just liked the idea of Detroit and Fae
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2011
Hmm, this book didn't have enough pages for character development and the sex started way to early between the actually quite nice and likeable main characters.

If we could have gotten more pages to expand on the friends & family relationships between Meagan, Alaraic, Aidan, her best friend Jace (?) and his potential love interest who is both werewolf and seems born into a crime family, etc., etc. it would have really made this book. The plot as such was pretty pedestrian for my personal tas...more
Chantal
I like the world building but wish it were more fleshed out. The characters are ok, but again I wish this book allowed for more growth and personality development. Maybe I'm just used to 5-book series, but I felt this book was rushed.

It read like a first draft of a great idea for a book by a writer just starting out, even though it wasn't.

Romance was rushed. Very 'love at first sight' for no reason. Not a fan of those types of books. I'm ok with lust at first sight, but love at first sight witho...more
Johannes
A predictable romance novel can be forgiven - a fantasy book without proper world-building, though? That's just not done.

I give it two stars since I actually managed to finish the book, but the story would have been much better suited as a regency romance.

Petula Darling
This book was pretty silly. I don't usually go for romance novels and probably should have selected something else when I realized this book was put out by Harlequin. I would have given it 2 stars, but for the romance genre it actually wasn't bad (granted I have pretty low expectations of the genre). It was fairly entertaining and avoided many of the plot devices that are so often overused in these books.
That said, the sex scenes made me laugh out loud (at them, not along with them). Also, the a...more
Sarah
Here we have another story where the hero and heroine are inexplicably drawn to each other through some sort of magical connection that sparks instant lust and leads miraculously to the joining of souls. While I've seen this scenario work in some instances, for the most part, and in this particular instance, it feels like a cop-out. Why bother developing a realistic relationship for the circumstances? It's much easier to add a supernatural element (fae magic, imprinting, etc) that supercedes the...more
Jasmyn
Meagan is a Detroit artist, finally breaking through and making money on her paintings. Then one day she stumbles into Ric Thornhill, and boy does he have a story for her, one that she finds hard to believe. Meagan is not just your ordinary person. In fact, she's a half-elf/half-human, and to top it all off she's an heiress that has an assassin out to get her.

Ric and Meagan must fight not only for their lives, but for the fae city and society. The imagery of the fae world is fantastic. A pleasan...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Motor City Fae uses the world of the fae but not as enemies. Meagan Kelly is a Detroit artist who does not know she is half elf and half human and an heiress in the world of the fae. Megan holds the deciding vote on who rules in the Fae Council and Ric Thornhill is an elf that has been sent to find Meagan. He must keep her from harm and deliver her in time to keep the peace between humans and the fae. Cindy Spencer Pape’s world is filled with otherworldly people who hide what they are when in th...more
Gaylin Walli
I admit my initial attraction to this series was based heavily on the fact that I live in or near most of the settings of a portion of they story (that's Detroit Motor City to all y'all). I stuck around for the pleasant story line and the likable characters, problems and all. I admit I got a little worried when I was almost to the end and I'd not seen (in my opinion) that "blackest moment" experienced by the hero and heroine. But I got it and resolution in just enough time. I liked the story. I'...more
Deena
This was a fun story, and I think I liked it even better than the Gaslight Chronicles titles. The features reminded me strongly of those in Kalayna Price's Alex Craft stories (not alleging plagiarism by anyone), which I like very much also (although probably a bit more than this). The end was rather abrupt, but I'll certainly read the next one.
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Cindy Spencer Pape has been, among other things, a banker, a teacher, and an elected politician, though she swears she got better. She volunteers in environmental education, when she can fit it in around writing. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two teenage sons, a dog, a lizard, and various other small creatures, all of which are easier to clean up after than the three male humans.
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