Prince of Air and Darkness
by Jenna Black
Self-published on November 23, 2011
Hunter Teague is the prince of the Unseelie Court, the dark half of Faerie. Raised in an atmosphere of unspeakable cruelty, Hunter has learned the lessons of his mother, the Queen of Air and Darkness, and he’s ready to put them to use. He’s on a mission, one that will shift the balance of power in Faerie forever: he will seduce the Seelie king’s mortal daughter and sire a child upon her—a child who will be heir to both the Seelie and the Unseelie thrones. Hunter has never met a mortal woman he couldn’t seduce...until now.
Kiera Malone is a self-employed web designer and a self-professed cynic. She doesn’t believe in magic or soulmates, let alone her mother’s ridiculous claims to have slept with the mythical Faerie King. But when Hunter hires her to design a website, Kiera finds herself drawn to him in ways that seem almost magical. He’s gorgeous and sexy as sin, the kind of man any woman would swoon over—but her every instinct warns her there’s something dangerous lurking beneath his charming façade.
To succeed in his mission, Hunter must let himself get closer to Kiera than he ever planned. Soon, he finds himself burdened with the one thing a prince of the Unseelie Court can’t afford: a conscience. Now Hunter must betray either the woman who is slowly working her way into his heart, or the Queen of Air and Darkness...who would destroy him and Kiera both.
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Hunter and Kiera had explosive chemistry that was not based entirely on physical appearances (although that certainly never hurts! Have you seen the cover?!) but also on important qualities of character. There was nothing boring about the sex scenes. Let’s just say that I will never look at a petit four in the same way again! (Anyone know where I can order some of them??) Despite lies, deception and deadly obstacles, love blossoms between these two characters.
Jenna Black knows how to write complex supernatural characters who still seem all too human. It was great to see Hunter’s growth as a Fey, er… person. What mere mortal could resist that Alpha male self confidence, not to mention that delicious physique? Certainly not Kiera. It’s nice to read a story where it feels like both the hero and heroine bring equally to the relationship, where they are better for having been together than they would have been apart.
The ending was wrapped up with a neat little bow and left me wanting for nothing - a rarity amongst stand alone novels. I was already of fan of Ms. Black’s work, both her paranormal adult works and her young adult series, and this book is a wonderful example of why. I will read anything she writes and I suggest you do the same!
(You can buy Prince of Air and Darkness at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Air-Darkness-ebook/dp/B006PNR8VU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1324735000&sr=8-3 and coming soon for Nook at BarnesandNoble.com.)