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(Wyrd and Fae #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  602 ratings  ·  112 reviews
All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life.

When Lilith Evergreen receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.

Cade Bausiney is the future Earl of Dumnos, but at present he just wants to bolster tourism to help
Paperback, 214 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by Sanguibahd Press (first published August 31st 2011)
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Karla BookAddict2
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: romantic, favorites
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Midu Hadi
Oct 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans
I got this book as a giveaway from Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics to read and review. Okay, so I started off liking Elyse-a sweet girl who cares for her mother and even loves her bitter sister. By the end of the book, she had become someone else. Yes, I know living for hundreds of years can make you bitter but she disappointed me. Galen and Dantha came off as a too horny couple, rather than the sweet love birds I thought them to be. Also, the book was too short and the events seem ...more
Joey Woolfardis
Feb 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
Initially, this book seems promising from the first couple of pages. Could it be, a book not solely focused on one young, horny woman but a nice couple exploring lands together?

Oh no. Should really read those blurbs...

It isn't terrible written, just a bit weirdly written. The thesaurus should have been put down. The main thing, aside from the Mary Sue protagonist and obvious love interests, is the ridiculous plot and total butchery of England done by the author. The Severn "Sea"? What even.

The a
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this! It is a very unique twist on the fairy tale. It is the story of Lilith Evergreen who is living a life that she believes she is enjoying but really she is just going through the motions. When life decides to shake things up for her, she finds herself in a real life fairy tale, full of magic, fairies and even a prince charming. But don't let that fool you, it is not that simple. Like most fairy-tales, there are a couple of conflicts before she gets her happily ever after ...more
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not 'cause I am obliged, but I would really like to thank R2R and the author for giving me a copy of this book. I absolutely enjoyed it.
If I should use only one word to express what I think about this book, it would probably be

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Yeah, that's the word..and the expression.
I am not much into fairy stories, but I was really captivated by this one. I guess it's all due to L.K.'s great talent in leading the story from past to present, creating a story within the story.

"Silver and gold find yo
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I really enjoyed Give Me, A Fairy Tale. It had all the entertaining elements of a great fantasy with witches, spells, and castles. The story grabbed me from the beginning with a twist I had not expected so soon between Lilith and her boyfriend which really got the ball rolling sending Lilith off on a fantasy vacation into a place far far away from her home in California and into the reality of her dreams.

The history drew me in of The Wyrding Witch and the God Aeolios who demanded she hand over o
Erin Dameron-Hill
Sep 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think I'm in love...Yes, this hardened feminist shell that I wrap around me like a coat-of-arms melted as I read this delightful piece of pure romance. GIVE ME, A FAIRY TALE literally gave me wings and sent me soaring above the clouds. Oh, cheesy sentiment but I can't help it! This tale oozed love, sticky with romance-honey!

Our sweet and used heroine, Lilith, had literally hit rock bottom. She slammed her entire face into it head first and it left her a bit dizzy. Her would-be fiancé ditched h
Liz at Fictional Candy
For such a short story (although that term is a bit deceiving here) this book packed quite a lot of information in it. I love that. There are scenes from the past, memories, dreams, other planes, and the present. It’s a lot to keep up with, but the author did a beautiful job and you don’t get lost trying to keep up.

This is a love story, and there are so many triangles and loops, its hard to tell where one heart begins and another ends. I am secretly hoping this is going to be a prequel to a mor
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review: Give Me (A Tale of Wyrd and Fae #1) by L. K. Rigel Publication Date: 12th June 2014
Publisher: Beastie Press
ISBN: 9781468118353
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 2.5/5
All she wanted was a vacation … but Dumnos offered a new life Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, a castle by the sea, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and ra
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I simply loved this book. I loved it so much that after I read it on ebook, I had to have it in paper back form. So many "adult fairy tales" are simply retelling of stories we already know with some foul language and sex thrown in to make it for adults. This tale, however, is refreshingly different and sucks you in from the very beginning. The characters were well written and the story cast a spell on me. I could not put it down. I have become a "book release date" stalker, checking here FB ofte ...more
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished the book, and still can't decide if it was good ... so I guess it wasn't. There were parts that I really enjoyed, but I guess there was too much sensuality where I was looking for fairy magic. I finished the book and didn't even wait a breath before I archived it off my kindle. Can't say that I hated it, because I liked certain aspects - but I couldn't recommend it to anyone :-( ...more
Apr 06, 2013 marked it as tbr-later  ·  review of another edition
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Rarely does such a short story impress me as much as Give Me, A Tale of Wyrd and Fae did. I mean, you'd think at about 120 pages (an ebook equal to), there wouldn't be much to it - NOT TRUE! This story runs deeper than you may think. It has a little of everything: romance, magic, lust, mystery, secrets, betrayal, etc.

Let's begin with some betrayal.

Lilith is all set to begin her life with her boyfriend Greg. In the beginning of the book
Overall this wasn't too bad of a read. At times though I was a little confused. It did go back and forth between the past and the present. By the end though I had everyone figured out. Which was nice. Everything worked out in the end and everyone was happy so that was good. There are more stories in this world so I will have to check them out sometime. ...more
Amber Tesia
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Give Me, A Fairytale was an interesting read. I loved the synopsis and couldn’t wait to get stuck into it. However, I had to read prologue a few times, as the somewhat obscure names (Igdrasil, Aeolios, wyrding) rendered the text a little difficult to understand after a first read. Still, I suppose the names were needed, due to the era. Anyway, moving swiftly on.
I was immediately sucked into the engaging narrative. Lily is a likeable character from the outset. I really felt I could identify with
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Melissa Lummis
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Just finished Give Me by LK Rigel last week. Wonderful story, well-weaved!

From the moment I opened the book, I was exactly where I most love to be: in a magic-filled world of witches - wyrding women, in this case - and mythos. Even when the ancient, wind-swept beach cliff turned into sunny California, 21st century, I willingly, hopefully followed. I trailed after Lilith, scared for her, angry for her, sad for her. Lourdes and Elyse lured me into their world of woes, while Bausiney and Marion bro
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, books-i-own, kindle
After reading the description for Give Me, a fairy tale, I knew that I would like it, but by the time I was finished with the book, I was very surprised just how much I did. It was the perfect blend of paranormal and romance and the romance wasn’t sickly sweet. The POV switches from past to present were sometimes a tad jarring, but it actually worked really well for this story. Lilith was a believable, relatable character that I really connected with from the beginning until the end. I love that ...more
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I have never read a novella before so I wasn't sure what to expect (a lot of people complain that because of its length, there is no real character development and by the time you start enjoying the story, it's over). However, I found that once I started reading, I could not stop and I finished the book in a couple of hours. The story is wonderful and the ending sweet (though perhaps open for a sequel?) and the characters very lifelike, especially Elyse, whose progression from reluctant wyrder t ...more
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enchanting!!!! What a truly wonderful tale, an adult fairy tale...

I loved Lilith, I loved how she was compelled by dreams to visit a place that she had discovered existed and I loved her imagination.

A fairy tale usually holds a sadness, a sadness that should turn out to be a happy ever after and this story was no exception. The twists and turns of events had me hoping that things would turn out well and I was also quite surprised at the slight misleading Marion, whom I thought was going to spoil
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another great book by L.K. Rigel. It was wholly different from her Apocalypto books, but completely engaging. I was sucked into the story right from the beginning and was hooked all the way through to the end. I read it in one sitting..... The plot was interesting, the characters were well developed, and the story flowed very fluidly- all things I think are difficult to achieve in a shorter story. I was surprised at the change in emotion I felt for one of the characters toward the end, and it ad ...more
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a young woman caught up in a past she has no clue about. Lilith is dumped by her boyfriend. Having seen a travel brochure for "A magical fairyland" trip to Dumnos, she decided to get away for a while.

The story goes back & forth between long, long ago, and the present, weaving a tale of wyrders and lovers and magic spells.

I found the story fascinating and totally different from anything I've read before. This is a new genre for me, but I have to admit, I really enjoyed it. I hi
Oct 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fey
First I just wanted to say thank you to the author and Read to review!

I enjoyed this book, it was a quick read, entertaining and had a couple great romances going on at once. I didn't find it hard to read with POV and timeline switching around but I did find that it ended rather abruptly and that's why it is getting 3 instead 4 stars.
I wish the rating system allowed halves because I feel that it deserves more than 3 but not 4.
I would absolutely read another one if this became a series and I wil
Rita Kiss
Oct 15, 2011 rated it liked it
I have read this book participating in an R2R event. (Thanks to Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics). Overall I liked the book but I wished it would be a little longer. First, because I enjoyed the story and secondly, because I found some details a little confusing and I thought in a longer book they could be explained better.L.K. Rigel created a nice atmosphere both talking about the past and the present. The character development of Elyse was sad but it seemed real. I really liked th ...more
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fairy tale, historical romance fans
Recommended to Jenna by: from read to review
I loved reading it. A bit of modern world mixed with historical romance drama with mixture of paranormal fairy tale. I liked the short read. It was a fast read but the story held so much potential that can still be made full if the author wants too. The book cover is gorgeous. The title suits right. The setting of the story was good and perfect. The characters were really interesting, as well as the story. I wish there was more though, the ending is such a cliff hanger. The story is great, I cer ...more
Alex Owens
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have so many good things to say about this book. First, it's a very well written novel and the intricate weaving of a couple of timelines was done very well. The characters, while not always likeable, rang true and clear. The setting and descriptions made it easy to transport myself to this strange land as I read along.

The author's take on the Wyrding and spells was a breath of fresh air, as was her take on fairies. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes their fantasy/ paranorm
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I got this book in R2R.

This is a delightful short story that packs a lot of information which keeps things moving. One would think this fairytale would be predicable, but there were twist I didn't predict. I wish I could have seen more of Cade and Lilith story, but I won't take away points for it. I was certainly never bored and felt the relationships as true as written. It would be nice to read a continuation of this story.
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Wow, for such a short book it packed a lot of detail and character development. There was enough back story so you knew what had happened, with the current story to draw you in. L.K. Rigel pulled you in from page one, it was hard to put down. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more by L.K. Rigel.
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Great concept, poor execution. There was some character development, particularly Lilith and Elyse, but it didn't go nearly far enough. Same for the overall story - not enough depth, and everything was just tied up too neatly and quickly. ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.75 stars
This had potential but dragged on. The back and forth storytelling was disruptive too.
The writing quality was good (for a freebie) but it's not a series I'd pursue.
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LK Rigel is the author of the Apocalypto series:
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Her My Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre Retold) a retelling of the Gothic novel set in a future utopia.

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