Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale

Rated 4.50/5 based on 6 reviews
Cover Art by Daniel Chon

Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam.
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About Claudette Melanson

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Kitchener, Ontario with her four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.

In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories...along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings. An advocate for good health and ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a snow-filled wood in the Yukon—the perfect writing spot—and the completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

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Connie Cockrell reviewed on on Oct. 2, 2016

What a wonderful tale of love and loss. The imagery was just as sparkly as you'd expect for a tale about elves. A short but delightful read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Fee Roberts reviewed on on July 2, 2016

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a short story of Elven love. It has the air of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It's a delightful quick read.
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
Eamonn Gosney reviewed on on June 20, 2015

I only vaguely recall my last last fairy tale; it may have been a bedtime story when I was a child many years ago. This brief story of Claudette's was just too sad for me. Perhaps a sequel—Shimmer Two—where Ariane and Aureliam return in their next lifetime, and henceforth live happily ever after, will cheer me up.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Chevoque reviewed on on Oct. 27, 2014

A lovely story that everyone should read!
Melanson is a great author and is definitely here to stay!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
luvidlooooo reviewed on on Sep. 11, 2014

First of all, thank you for giving this to me for free. it made me really happy because i could read a new story today. Ariane and Aureliam's love will be with them forever. It shows how selfish and cruel humans are. even though i am a human too, i felt sorry for Ariane and Aureliam but I guess, it's okay. since, they're together right now. when I was reading it, there's a tight knot inside my body holding my breathe. My problem is it's too short for me, the story. I would love to read a novel length version of this. :)
reading your story proves that I am really not reading titles word by word. I thought it might be a happy ending then I saw tragic! haha. I love it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Catherine G. reviewed on on July 6, 2014

I think that this short story is an interesting display of love between faerie, faerie and human. Ariane and Aureliam have an good relationship and know that they'll always be together, but that is soon destroyed when someone else intrudes. My only problem is that it's a little bit too short for me. I'd absolutely love to read more into this and I'd certainly enjoy a novel length version!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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