This exciting erotic paranormal novella introduces an unusual perspective on the Wild Hunt with glimpses of several individuals who hopefully will get their own chance in the spotlight. Those who are squeamish should be forewarned that there is a fair amount of blood and gore permeating the tale but there are also plenty of heroic feats and demonstrations of intense loyalty, not to mention sensual and heartwarming interludes. There are a few frustrating episodes that are not quite well-developed enough for me, including the events that lead to Harley’s brother’s fateful decision, Harley’s blithe acceptance of Calan’s alternate appearance, and the naivete that seems to allow Raul to find Harley but this is a definitely action-packed introduction to what promises to be a compelling series. An entertaining quick read filled with creative twists on familiar myths.
“Hunter Deceived” by Nancy Corrigan is the first book in the ‘Wild Hunt’ paranormal series and centers around Calan, the leader and eldest sibling of the feared and legendary Huntsmen. The curse of Dahm has endured for centuries of nightmarish torture of the Huntsmen and will only be broken if one of his half-breed children can be convinced to help them. Harley Callahan has been plagued by death following her throughout her entire life and only the support of her brother Ian has helped her keep ahead of the inimical red cap Raul. Calan and Harley must find a way to form a bond and trust each other completely but the obstacles that they must overcome may be more than their developing relationship can survive.
Originally reviewed as Hunter Betrayed in Sep 2014. Title has been changed to Hunter Deceived.
He was born to kill her…but he’ll risk everything to save her.
Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created for one purpose—to exact vengeance against the Unseelie Court. He hunts the corrupted fairies and returns them to the Underworld. He is not supposed to fall in love with one.
But Harley, a half breed fairy who is teetering on the brink of madness, captures his heart and soul with only a glance. Learning that she’s resisted the lure of evil because of him seals his fate.
He’ll take on hell to love her. But saving her from a fate she can’t escape could damn them both…and leave the world open for destruction.