Give Me, A Tale Of Wyrd And Fae

Rated 3.69/5 based on 13 reviews
A young witch with a good heart. Two lovers in mortal danger. A spell that ends in disaster.

This is the Smashwords Edition of Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae, the first book in the Tethers series. More

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Words: 47,370
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452476506
About L.K. Rigel

L.K. Rigel lives in California with her cat, Coleridge. She wrote songs for the 90’s band The Elements, scored the independent science fantasy karate movie Lucid Dreams, and was a reporter for the Sacramento Rock ‘N Roll News. Rigel received her BA in humanities from CSU, Sacramento. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama and Tattoo Highway.

Her short story "Slurp" appears in Anne Frasier's 2011 Halloween anthology Deadly Treats published by Nodin Press.

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Review by: pj13 on Nov. 11, 2011 :
After reading the description for Give Me, a fairy tale, I knew that I would like it, but by the time I was finished with the book, I was very surprised just how much I did. It was the perfect blend of paranormal and romance and the romance wasn’t sickly sweet. The POV switches from past to present were sometimes a tad jarring, but it actually worked really well for this story. Lilith was a believable, relatable character that I really connected with from the beginning until the end. I love that the love interest wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous. In fact, I do believe that at one point, Lilith wasn’t sure if he was strangely handsome or strangely ugly (or something like that). I’ve often had to explain to people my attraction to a man, so I totally understood what she was thinking in that moment.

My only complaint about this book is that it was over too quickly. There are so many things that I want to know about and I’m hoping that this is the beginning of something bigger. There are a lot of characters past and present that I would like to see more of and I wouldn’t mind seeing what life is like for Lilith and Cade and if she ever tells him about her new found secret.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Anjana Vasan on Nov. 04, 2011 :
This book had an excellent plot.. It had a bit of everything and managed to mix different paranormal beings into one novel smoothly.
'Give me, a fairytale' kept me guessing the entire had magic,love/lust, a bit of mythology, fae and an intriguing fantasy world set in England! The descriptions were really good and I enjoyed the characters. The contrast in the beginning between Elyse and Diantha's personalities was written really well and they actually had me feeling the emotions that they were going through. The different points of view and the frequent shifts between the past and the present was especially interesting. It was also nice to know parts from both Cade as well as Lillith's POV.
A unique and captivating novel and definitely an enjoyable read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ria Amber Tesia on Oct. 31, 2011 :
Give Me, A Fairytale was an interesting read. I loved the synopsis and couldn’t wait to get stuck into it. However, I had to read prologue a few times, as the somewhat obscure names (Igdrasil, Aeolios, wyrding) rendered the text a little difficult to understand after a first read. Still, I suppose the names were needed, due to the era. Anyway, moving swiftly on.
I was immediately sucked into the engaging narrative. Lily is a likeable character from the outset. I really felt I could identify with her. She’s unassuming, but has an opinion, and is considerate and honest. Her feelings for Greg (her first boyfriend) were authentic and the author cleverly sets up Greg’s betrayal without giving much away.
I love the paranormal romance genre and this book is a good read. There were a few instances where I thought points could have been expanded upon (ie when Lily was mysteriously booked into a hotel in England without booking it herself). If someone had booked me into a hotel and I found out about it later, I would have made a bigger deal out of it (but then again, my mind does work overtime). Still, this was just a teeny, tiny gripe.
Cade as the love interest is brilliant; super hot, thoughtful and I wish he existed in real life! I don’t want to give too much away, except to say that the ending had a nice twist and not what I was expecting. Not many authors can achieve this without making it obvious, yet the author’s hypnotic text made this possible.
I love the author’s attention to key plot points too. For example, electricity / wifi doesn’t work in the magical country, which accentuates the story’s supernatural element. Magic is a part of the text from the outset and I loved that. The author successfully weaves a paranormal tale expertly and I look forward to reading more of her work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ronda on Oct. 31, 2011 :
Enchanting!!!! What a truly wonderful tale, an adult fairy tale...

I loved Lilith, I loved how she was compelled by dreams to visit a place that she had discovered existed and I loved her imagination.

A fairy tale usually holds a sadness, a sadness that should turn out to be a happy ever after and this story was no exception. The twists and turns of events had me hoping that things would turn out well and I was also quite surprised at the slight misleading Marion, whom I thought was going to spoil the happy ever after!!!

I truly loved Cade and the fact he was no 'Prince Charming' in the looks department, I loved his confidence and chivalry, but not as much as Lileth did, obviously!

I feel this story would go down well with fairy tale lovers and the fae... fae being the surprising element! It was short, fun and wonderful to read, I loved it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Luz Del Angel on Oct. 28, 2011 :
I love this book.

This book it's not simple, the fae world keep me intrigue. The characters aren't predictable and the history it's not common. Lilith it's really lovely and I'm interested in reading about the history of her mother and the lovely father.

I didn't like the unanswered questions, too much of a puzzle for me and that keep me thinking that it was a little rushed at the end.

I really would like the read a sequence of this book. It's a must!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christopher Bennett on Oct. 28, 2011 :
I enjoy reading modern retellings of classic fairy tales, and that was what I expected when I started Give Me. If it is a retelling of a classic, it is one which I haven't heard of before, but this did not detract from the wonderful story that L.K. Rigel told. The writing was smooth and fluid, and I enjoyed the story which was told as well.

There were a couple of flashbacks during the story that I thought could have been introduced better, it took a page or so to realize that it was an actual flashback and not a dream of Lilith, which she has throughout the novel.

Overall, I enjoyed this new fairy tale. It was well written and moved along well. I would have liked to know some more background on the characters and had a little more clarity in the switch between the present day and flashbacks, but overall the story was very good.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gina S on Oct. 27, 2011 :
Such a great short story that took us on this fairy tale with Lilith and the females of her past. Although we do seem to experience everything and find out most with Lilith, but then we are given more insight into her past and the women surrounding them. I liked it not just because it was an intriguing story but because we didn't really want to guess at what was going to happen because we were so caught up in reading the story to guess at what was going to happen. We are told just enough information to satisfy us without overdoing it or to ask for more when we finish the novella. It also finishes beautifully so that we are not on a cliffhanger but we are also satisfied with the ending that we don't really need to think about what would happen next and if she ends up putting the ring back on because we are satisfied with what we've been given and decide to let the story rest on that. We get to know each different character present in the story, whether past or present, and we connect to them and try to understand their world and their motives and are given just enough time with each of the characters in their world before switching to another one.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Liz on Oct. 27, 2011 :
For such a short story (although that term is a bit deceiving here) this book packed quite a lot of information in it. I love that. There are scenes from the past, memories, dreams, other planes, and the present. It’s a lot to keep up with, but the author did a beautiful job and you don’t get lost trying to keep up.

This is a love story, and there are so many triangles and loops, its hard to tell where one heart begins and another ends. I am secretly hoping this is going to be a prequel to a more extensive series, I would love to learn more about Lilith and her lineage. Or perhaps something about her mother, or Aubrey.

Lilith is the central character in this story. Her heart has just been broken by her jerk boyfriend. I am willing to bet everyone who reads this will want to pummel that guy!!! Right then I was hoping she was some witch and would just obliterate him! Instead she feels compelled to take a trip to Dumnos Village, a location she sees in a brochure that she drug out of the trash of all places. But she’s drawn to it, and makes plans to go immediately.

I love all the little hidden things in this book. Like her ex’s new girlfriend’s name was Sarumen, same as the company he worked for. I’m very curious to know how that plays into the story since that was a rival kingdom to Dumnos.

If you are looking for witches, fairies, royalty, mystery, catty French girls, and a bit of lusty love – then this book is for you. I feel it was well written and easy to follow. The characters were interesting and multidimensional. The landscape was rich and full of history. I really can’t say anything bad about this book at all, except for the fact that it wasn’t longer!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Midu Hadi on Oct. 26, 2011 :
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: nicole passante on Oct. 17, 2011 :
I enjoyed this book, it was a quick read, entertaining and had a couple great romances going on at once. I didn't find it hard to read with POV and timeline switching around but I did find that it ended rather abruptly and that's why it is getting 3 instead 4 stars.

I wish the rating system allowed halves because I feel that it deserves more than 3 but not 4.

I would absolutely read another one if this became a series and I will be watching this author for more books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ananda on Oct. 15, 2011 :
I am not much into fairy stories, but I was really captivated by this one. I guess it's all due to L.K.'s great talent in leading the story from past to present, creating a story within the story.

"Silver and gold find you
Silver and gold bind you
Serve not desire, but enhance delight
All will be well, all will be right."

Don't you just LOVE these words? It's freakin' poetry!!!

For all you fairy lovers (and those that are like me, not that much into fairies) L.K. has a great story to tell. Story about the past and the present, story about Gods and fairies, story about lovers separated from each other for centuries.

Lilith Evergreen just got dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to leave home for a vacation, but ends up running toward her destiny instead. Connecting the past and the present, Lilith and Diantha, Cade and Galen, the story will take you on an enchanted journey to a world where everything is possible...

Welcome to Dumnos, a magical fairyland.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: karlaihdez on Oct. 11, 2011 :
This book was absolutely adorable.

First of all I want to point out that the witting style it´s so different to what I’m accustomed to, that it was refreshing and a great part of why I loved this book so much.

The story in itself is full of magic and wonders and was very easy at least for me to get lost in it, almost since the start.

Lilith is a lovely character with her ups and downs and human imperfections and at the same time her supernatural quality sparkles here and there through the book.

L.K. Rigel is a wonderful storyteller, the fact that she could take us so easily between present day and past, it´s a wonder in itself, cause that’s not an easy feat to accomplish, and it work perfectly to enclose the story and the feel of it.

Give a Fairy Tale is not just a love story, is a story of present and past love, a story of envy and human nature, is the love story that we all should feel at least once in a lifetime.

I look forward to read more of the Fae world that was so easily described in this book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Stephanie Overton on Sep. 04, 2011 :
Another wonderful book from author L.K. Rigel. Pages filled with tension and wonder, we are taken on a trip. Where the past and present intertwine, is where we find ourselves.

Needing to get away Lilith decides to take a trip. A trip she would have much rather been taking on her honeymoon. Little did she know the trip wasn't merely a last minute decision, but something that was meant for her to do regardless.

The time has come to settle in with this wonderful tale, in hopes that maybe . . just maybe, we can find a fairytale.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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