Tribute (Children of the Sidhe, #1)

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
It’s not easy being the daughter of a love god. Hazel wants no part of her father’s world, especially its men. But she's about to be drawn into a conflict with a legendary race over an impossible tribute. Can they face the cost when Otherworld’s enemies are denied what they seek? More
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About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a fantasy and romance writer from Oregon, USA. She lives with her husband and two daughters among the plentiful trees and clouds of the beautiful Willamette Valley. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series.

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Queen Witch
Chaos Calling
The Unseen Mirror (Forthcoming 2018)

Water Rites
Castle and Crown

The Harshlands and Eternal Summer
Mother Mala’s Kitchen
Giant in the Spruce
Samhain Born
Dragon Dead by Natural Causes
Mundane and Extraterrestrial Agonies
Fly Straight and True
Elle-Maid Will Make You Pay
In the Arms of Night

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Review by: C. Michael Hubbard on March 19, 2012 : (no rating)
Simply put, it’s a deliciously saucy ride through an Irish Fairy tale!

Hazel Finton, daughter to the Irish God of Love, Aegnus, tries her best to stay away from and out of her father’s world of Tir Nan Og. As these things usually go, she not only finds herself drawn into a possible oncoming war, which she may have helped start, but also falling in love with Ian Macllroy, the new God of the Forest. Together they must enlist the aid of her father to find a new Tribute to appease the Fomorii.

The novel? novella? is quite enjoyable, nice pacing, clear prose, and did I say racy? A nice new erotic take on Irish mythos. My only complaint is that while it did move quickly, J.R. could have taken some time to fill the mythos out. Very little time is given to the history of the Sidhe or the Fomorii or why they have such a tiff.

And while she did flesh out Hazel and Ian’s relationship nicely and playfully (and erotically), not enough time was given to the rest of their motivations or personality. She gives such a brief introduction to each character that you don’t feel you got to know them.

I also feel she could have taken us on a more in depth tour of the Otherworld. Lots of fun things to see there, and introduced us to more then generalizations of the Fae that inhabit the Otherworld.

That's just my take, but in conclusion, yes I liked Tribute, I really did. Thank you for sharing J.R.. I hope to see more of the Otherworld and its inhabitants in the following novels.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: TalkSupe Blogspot on Jan. 25, 2012 :
Now I don't know what exactly I want to feel or read in Tribute, I was just hoping that it's not very crappy but at the very least, I wish it were entertaining. With the bar set low, let me say that I was disappointed... and EMBARRASSED.

Because I ended up thoroughly enjoying the book!

The cover (the one I have is on the left) doesn't say much, in fact at first glance it looks to me like a Herbal Essences or Fructis hair shampoo ad. But behind that is a story that I can't let go. Usually novellas are a prequel or a filler story, ending in cliff hangers or a beginning of something epic. Tribute is NOT like your typical novella, it has all the elements that you'd find in a good para-romance novel and as much as I want to dislike the book I find it hard to truly do so. Let me break it down for you.

The Tribute is literally a tribute, it is Ian MacIlroy's family offering to the Fomorii to ensure that their line remains fertile. Unfortunately the key ingredient for the Tribute is already extinct and they need the help of the Irish love God, Aengus, to come up with an alternative else the line of Ian Macilroy dies. Enter Hazel Fintan, one of Aengus' many children, and with her help they set to find a solution.

So being the daughter of a Love God guarantees seduction and a lot of tumbles in the bed. And that did happen but what cracked me up was when Hazel discovered that Ian is the God of the Forest himself and after their first tryst his horns appeared. HORNS! Of course she freaked out and I can just imagine how hysterical she felt and how utterly ridiculous and traumatic that would be.

I wish that J.R. has been more descriptive about the Otherworld, I grew up with various stories about the Fae and how they seduce and kidnap people into marrying them or staying in their kingdom. I loved those stories which explains why I am so fond of stories about the Folk.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)

Review by: A.A. Chamberlynn on Nov. 27, 2011 :
A fun and saucy read! I don't usually read romance, but this was quite enjoyable. The premise is unique, and the characters memorable. Will definitely get your heart racing in the good way!
(reviewed 69 days after purchase)

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