"An excellent and entertaining magical romance."
Magic here and magic there, spells and counter-spells
galore! Nic Stone is a fairy, a fae, who twenty-five years
go loved a mortal woman so much that he bargained with
Titania, queen of the faery folk to give his beloved wife
Anna eternal life. The only trouble was that when he
returned to Anna to tell her, he found her dying. It seems
Titania forgot to mention that to gain eternal life you
must be born into it. It's been twenty-five years and Nic
now seeks his reincarnated and immortal lover, but finds a
puzzle instead. Two women face him, Dianna Fielding, a
popular music star who looks like his beautiful Anna, and
her sister Stacy, who Nic feels an immediate attraction to.
But he believes that attraction is probably the work of
Titania who has her own plans for Nic. If he declares love
for the wrong woman, then he'll be condemned to become the
faery queen's personal slave in the magical realm for all
Nic must win his lady to his side and make sure she's the
right one or wind up painting Titania's toenails... or
something like that... for eternity. He knows that Dianna
has to be his Anna, but she's in love with another man and
somehow he doesn't find her kisses half as interesting as
Stacy's. Stacy is used to losing a man's love to her pop-
star sister... it's happened many times before. But there
are a lot of strange things going on. For example Nic tells
her only immortals can see pixies like the ones that infest
her house after she tics-off Titania. So how come Stacy can
see them and Dianna can't?
The answer is pretty obvious, but this isn't intended to be
a mystery. The fun comes in watching Nic and Stacy deal
with their dynamic relationship, as well as the preparation
for Dianna's upcoming road show, while coping with
Titania's tricks. The practical jokes that the pixies play
kept things moving right along -- never a dull moment with
them around. And Nic is forever using his magic to make
things right. Believe me, there are times when I'd love to
have someone able to whisk me off to Paris for dinner or to
a tropical island for a couple of days. And you just can't
beat him as a plumber.
But when he's forced to use just his innate talents as a
lover, Nic needs no magic just his lips and. . . stamina.
Now if he could just figure out which woman to be using
them on... That's what makes Cupid's Melody an excellent
and entertaining magical romance.
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted February 20, 2003