This is no fairy tale…
Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…
With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…
A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession of magic I could not control, I made a bargain for my life: to let the dangerously sensual fae noble known as Rogue sire my firstborn. And one does not break an oath with a fae. But no matter how greatly I desire him, I will not succumb. Not until I know what will happen to the child.
Though unable-or unwilling-to reveal the fate of human-fae offspring himself, Rogue accompanies me on my quest for answers. Along the way he agrees to teach me to harness my power, in exchange for a single kiss each day and sleeping by my side each night. Just as I am about to yield to temptation, I find myself in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an insane goddess. Now my search for the truth will lead me to the darkest of all Faerie secrets.
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in Facets of Passion has placed first in multiple romance contests and the follow-up, Platinum, is climbing the charts. Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency.
Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.
She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.
I loved this book! Fae are one of the few paranormal creatures I truly love reading about and when it’s a bad book about them, I’m appalled – but when its great – like Rogue’s Pawn, it’s truly magical.
The whole feel of a modern woman being flung into a Fae land was wonderful escapism and really reminded me of the CS Lewis books, obviously these ones are not suitable for kids though! The main character was strong and actually portrays a real modern gal as she should be, which can be rare in these types of romances.
From a writer’s perspective the author had the right amount of time spent on each part. One in particular to mention is the ‘training’ that the protagonist is given by two nasty, depraved Faes. It could have easily descended into an Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty S&M tale – or dare I say Fifty Shades, but it didn’t, it gave the reader enough to go on without being deliberately salacious.
I haven’t made my mind up about Rogue yet. I’m still reading the second book, Rogue’s Possession. He’s written beautifully as an alpha male, but I still don’t trust him – which just goes to show how much effort Jeffe went to in creating him as a character.
The front covers of both books are lovely and, to be honest, I couldn’t fault any part of it. I thoroughly enjoyed Rogue’s Pawn and am greedily awaiting a third book.
5 out 5 stars – if I could give it more, I would!