Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fairyville” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fairyville (Fairyville #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,722 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Sexy, contemporary fun from the USA Today bestselling author of All U Can Eat.

Meet Zoe Clare, a medium who has no trouble communicating with the dead. If only she could get her feelings across to Fairyville?s most eligible bachelor, Magnus Monroe. Fortunately, a tryst with an old flame sparks jealousy in Magnus, which gives Zoe satisfaction?in so many naughty ways.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Berkley (first published September 4th 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fairyville, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fairyville

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Dec 28, 2008 rated it liked it
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 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to read paranormal erotica
This was the first book Ive ever read by Emma Holly and Im still undecided if Ishould give it a three or four stars rating. I tend to give a 3,5 but since this isnt possible (yet) and Im in a good mood and feeling generous today I give it 4 stars! There were some storylines I wasnt 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 I ...more
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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)
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faery, erotica, m-m
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
I thought it was going to be a good story. I mean comeon, I thought it'd be all happy and fairy tale like since it included someone who could talk to fairies! Well, let me just put it this way, there is a reason why the word FAIRY is in the title. This is not just about romance and paranormal, but also about gays and bi-sexuals. I was quite surprised. I wish there would have been a warning for that, or I wouldn't have wasted my time to read the first chapter and a half. No stars for this one, so ...more
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nicole C.
Nov 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was definitely hard to tell who the romance was between- it seemed to keep changing. There was a threesome with the heroine and two men who were both NOT the hero. There was more time spent on M/M scenes (including one with the hero and a member of the threesome) than on the romance between the two main characters. I couldn't keep reading because it became highly unfeasible between the paranormal aspects and the sexual musical chairs. I normally like Emma Holly's brand of sensuality but this ...more
Jun 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal erotica
Shelves: 2009
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.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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..
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
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.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s full of trademark Ms. Holly-isms - explicit sex, lusty characters, and paranomals - this time, fae and fairies. I wasn’t sure how Zoe was going to get her HEA or who it would be with, I like how it resolved. I also enjoyed the changeling subplot, Just lots of neat stuff all put together as only Ms. Holly can do.

Bought from kobo
I love this story. I love how open minded Zoe is. I had read this one years ago, but couldn't remember it exactly. I am so glad that I reread it. It is magical and mystical, heart-aching and heart-healing, fun and serious, lots of sex and lots of love.

I highly recommend this book. M/M included.
Christine D
Oct 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars
as for paranormal romance, it is smoking hot.
but paranormal romance isn't really my thing.
the characters are sorta likable and the erotica scenes are off the charts but paranormal stuff isn't my favorite. But I gave it a try.
Aliki Spanos
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Guilty as Sin (Phoenix Rising, #4)
  • More than a Bargain (Leashed #2)
  • The Haunting of St. Xavier
  • Zack & Ace (Circe's Recruits, #2)
  • Blood Rose (Blood, #2)
  • Maxwell's Fall (Wolf’s Heritage, #3)
  • Love's Fortress (Brothers in Arms, #7)
  • Wolf Tales III (Wolf Tales #3)
  • Whispers in the Night (Moonlight Breed #3)
  • Dominic (The Lords of Satyr, #4)
  • Victorious Star (Interstellar Service & Discipline, #1)
  • Animal Attraction (Neuri Chronicles, #1)
  • The Wounds in the Walls
  • Rocked
  • Aggressive Alpha (Twin Pines Grizzlies #7)
  • Blood Rite (Spark of Magic, #2)
  • Voyeur
I'm a USA Today bestselling author who LOVES the hot stuff, both to read and to write. My favorite obsessions are all things coffee, almost everything on HGTV, and dreaming up new stories.
More about Emma Holly...

Romance Deals

  • Everything We Keep (Everything #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick #2)
    $4.99 $2
  • Before I Knew (The Cabots, #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • Spiraled (Callahan & McLane #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Fatal Pursuit (Aegis, #3)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Not Quite Dating (Not Quite, #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • The Laws of Gravity
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Claiming Bailey (Ace Security #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Girl in Times Square: A Novel
    $10.99 $1.99
  • A Daring Arrangement (The Four Hundred, #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Not Quite Forever (Not Quite, #4)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Return to Homecoming Ranch (Pine River Book 2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Not Quite Perfect (Not Quite Series, #5)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Fired (Worked Up Book 1)
    $3.99 $2
  • A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)
    $4.99 $2.49
  • Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • The Third Wish: A Novella
    $2.99 $0.99
  • The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • She Can Run (She Can Series)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Walking on Her Grave (Rogue River, #4)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Repressed (Deadly Secrets, #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • Beautiful Broken Promises (Broken #3)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15)
    $7.99 $2.99
  • From Sand and Ash
    $3.99 $2.00
  • Dreamology
    $4.99 $1.99
  • The Curse Breakers (The Curse Keepers #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Gone (Deadly Secrets, #2)
    $3.99 $2
  • Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4)
    $7.99 $1.99
  • Hour of Need (Scarlet Falls, #1)
    $3.99 $2
  • The Devil's Love
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Chilled (Bone Secrets, #2)
    $4.99 $2.00
  • Not Quite Mine (Not Quite, #2)
    $3.99 $2.00
  • The Curse Keepers (The Curse Keepers #1)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Love, Chloe
    $3.99 $0.99
  • Bearly in Control (Shifters Undercover, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • A Love of Vengeance (Wanted Men, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • She Can Hide (She Can, #4)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Not Quite Enough (Not Quite, #3)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Sheltering Rain
    $9.49 $1.99
  • She Can Scream (She Can Series, Book 3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Someone like You (Someone to Love, #2)
    $3.99 $0.99
  • All I Need Is You (Thrillseekers Anonymous, #1)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Fraternize (Players Game, #1)
    $4.99 $2
  • Buried (Bone Secrets, #3)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Hidden (Bone Secrets, #1)
    $4.99 $2
  • Beautiful Broken Mess (Broken #2)
    $3.99 $1.99
  • Only for You (Sugar Lake #2)
    $4.99 $2.00
  • One More Night (Thrillseekers Anonymous, #2)
    $4.99 $1.99
  • Midnight Exposure (Midnight, #1)
    $3.99 $2.00