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The Halfling’s Court (A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale Book 1) by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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The Halfling’s Court (A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale Book 1) by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Genre – Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Faerie Fiction
Page Count – 196 pages
The rumble of a Harley…
The gleam of black leather…
The shine of polished chrome…
The freedom of the open road…
Motorcycles meet magic and mayhem as Lance Cosain, the halfling leader of The Wild Hunt MC, protects his turf and his people from attacks ordered by Dair na Scath, the high king of the fae.
Holding his own against rogue fae, redcaps, and pissed-off road gremlins, all Lance wants to do is settle down with his lady. Instead, he goes toe-to-toe with the high king’s champion over an ancient dagger and his claim to the throne.
Who will triumph? The king of the road or the king of the realm? Either way, the Hunt is on!

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Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com).

Her published works include seven novels, Yesterday’s Dreams, Tomorrow’s Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court, The Redcaps’ Queen, Daire’s Devils, and Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo collections Eternal Wanderings, A Legacy of Stars, Consigned to the Sea, Flash in the Can, Transcendence, Between Darkness and Light, and the non-fiction writers’ guides The Literary Handyman and LH: Build-A-Book Workshop. She is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Gaslight & Grimm, Side of Good/Side of Evil, After Punk, and Footprints in the Stars. Her short stories are included in numerous other anthologies and collections.

In addition to her literary acclaim, she crafts and sells original costume horns under the moniker The Hornie Lady Custom Costume Horns, and homemade flavor-infused candied ginger under the brand of Ginger KICK! at literary conventions, on commission, and wholesale.

Danielle lives in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail and two extremely spoiled cats.

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To Be A Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Sarah Hammel

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To Be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland is a very interesting take on the faerie stories, though I was not expecting the story to be about a Titania and Oberon that were not THE Titania and Oberon that end up ruling over the Seelie court together. The pacing at times felt a bit awkward, there would be an event that would happen but would not get talked about and I would have to go back to see if they had even finished the event or if it was going to be continued later. Other than that, I did really enjoy the story of Titania coming into her own power and faith of herself as she deals with anxiety and having lost most of her family, it can be seen in a very inspiring way. It was also very fun to see it bring in witches and vampires into the storyline to bring those genres together. I do always enjoy watching characters go from one type of life and must adjust into another type of life very suddenly. This is recommended if you enjoy anything faerie related.

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Stephanie Chapman

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tricia Copeland’s To Be A Fae Queen introduces Tirania’s fast introduction into becoming the monarch of her kingdom and her struggle to maintain her title. Titania finds herself falling in love with Foster, a soldier that is assigned to guard her. After several battles and defeating the kobolds, Titania learns her father and trusted advisor plan on marrying her in order to have a male to lead the kingdom. What path does she choose to take? Is there anyone she can trust? What happens between Foster and Titania? Reading this book will answer these questions and capture your imagination as you follow the personal growth of a faerie princess.

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Elora Noel

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tricia Copeland’s To be a Fae Queen invites readers to join Princess Titania on her journey from princess to Queen. This is no simple tale of a coranation gone wrong. This adventer starts in the fae realm with a thieft of a resourse so important it could disrupt realms and kill everyone in the kingdom. Titania is not just a princess she is a worrior and will stop at nothing for her people. On top of this a chalenge for her newly appointed crown may devide her beloved kingdom. Many paths lay ahead but which will she choose and will it be the right choice for her people?

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Carla Clemmons

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This epic fantasy read kept me up feeling all kinds of emotions! Titania is the fearless character everyone loves to read about. Having to decide what is best for her and the kingdom is not an easy task. I love how the author ties in real life complications in a fae world. I also love Tricia Copelands descriptions of the fae world and their traditions! I will definitely be reading more from this author!

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Kasey McElroy

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you’re looking for something cute and relatively light, overall, this is a great choice. A few times, the book seems to move way too fast, and other times, it moves way too slowly, and some of the character relationships seem a little two-dimensional. However, overall, the main character has some interesting challenges she has to overcome. Though I did feel that I was somewhat “tossed into the world,” with very little explanation as to what was and wasn’t allowed to happen, you definitely pick it up fairly quickly. It’s a fun little adventure that I found myself captivated by, despite some of the things I thought I maybe didn’t like.

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Anantha Rusum

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To Be a Fae Queen is the first book in The Realm Chronicles by Tricia Copeland. This epic fantasy adventure is centered around a 15-year-old princess Titania, who is forced to take on the throne after the death of her three brothers. Her father trains her in weaponry, music, books and history making her a well-rounded capable woman. But, when the real calamity hits, he stonewalls his daughter and entrusts his army to trace the enemy. But when the army fails, Titania has to take the responsibility on herself to find this new enemy who is responsible of stealing something very valuable which belongs to her and her father.
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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Carly Vogler

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland is the first book in the Realm Chronicles Series. It is a story of trials and triumphs, sure to keep you actively reading. With twists and turns at every corner, you are not sure Titania, the main character, is going to catch a break. While Titania is still trying to heal from trauma in her past, she is thrown head first into trying to fight for her right to rule her kingdom. Will Titania be able to handle the immense pressure of being born into royalty, or will she cripple and leave her family torn apart?

Copeland delivers a great tale of a young girl fighting for her kingdom in this
magical, adventure packed tale.

Reviewed by @carlyvogler

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland- Review by Erica Shoebridge

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a Fantasy and YA book lover, but this is my first Fae novel… I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. I have to say that I was impressed. Tatiana is a great heroine, smart, fearless, brave, and compassionate. She knows her mind, and is unafraid to be stubborn and follow the paths her instincts tell her to be true. This book has all the markings of great YA lore: a gutsy hero, an adventure to save a kingdom, and many trials along the way for Tatiana to prove her worthiness, or die trying. She is a well-rounded character and as admirable as any in the face of battle. Her close compatriots are also very well crafted and diverse: Foster, her potential love interest; Kane, the loyal and smart general; Tatiana’s own father, the king, whom she admires and is often a confidante. I was very invested in the outcome, and impressed with the depiction of the magical world. Copeland is very skilled at drawing the reader in with her characters, beautiful word illustrations of Middle Earth, and lots of battles and tests to keep readers engaged. A good escape that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland – Review by Samantha Snow

To be a Fae Queen (Realm Chronicles #1)To be a Fae Queen by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

To be a Fae Queen is the first book in it’s series. First read from this author for me and I love her work already. I felt this story was very well written and such a great read. Once started I was drawn into the magical world of the faes and had to know all that was happening, couldn’t set the book aside until finished. The characters were amazing, along with the story line. The story had magic, fae, drama, action, coming of age. Was very engaging throughout the entire story. I am really looking forward to what comes next of the fae world.

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