“If you were to ask the Fae about their origins,” begins Christine Warren, New York Times Bestselling author of Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale and over a dozen other Fantastic novels, “they would be happy to point you to the stories that say they began their existence as gods, the Tuatha de Danann—the people of Danu, Mother Goddess of the Celts. According to those stories, they ruled the earth and all of its inhabitants until the rise of humans forced them to move underground to their own lands, ceding the earth to the primitive newcomers.
“Of course, they’ll also tell you that they’re still gods, and you should feel free to start worshipping any time now.
“That’s probably where some of the stories about what humans call ‘faeries’ came from—that attitude of arrogance and the petulance engendered when no one falls in line with their commands. It’s easy to see how humans began to view such creatures as mischievous, troublemaking, and occasionally malicious. The Fae aren’t those things, at least no more than all humans are those things; just like us, they have some heroes and some villains and some spoiled brats walking among them. My theory is that the spoiled brats just make the best fodder for stories and traditions.”
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- Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale is Book 5 in Christine’s Novels of The Others and features Luc, a captain of the Fae Queen’s Guard. Luc is on a dangerous mission and could use the help of Corinne D’Alessandro, a sassy New York reporter whose editor has asked her to investigate leprechaun sightings. Despite Corrine’s determination not to date outside her own species (one of her best friends has recently married a blood-sucking vampire, and another BFF became the wife of a furry-faced werewolf), sparks between human Corrine and Fae Luc begin to fly. But if Corinne and Luc can’t control their lust—and focus on the villains in this story—their faerie-tale romance won’t end happily ever after…
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Christine Warren is the author of thirteen novels and two novellas about fairies and other Fantastic creatures. Be on the lookout for her newest book in The Others series, On The Prowl, which released April 24. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two dogs and her neurotic horse. Read her full bio at her website.