"Fun, light-hearted fantasy read!"

Astiria Petrey was given a vacation by her sister—her married sister—to an island resort, Fantasy Quest. She has to admit, it is beautiful here. The only drawback so far is the fact she can't just sit on the beach and read. Tired of being approached by men, she's glad when one of the hotel employees suggests she go inside and play an online computer game. Of course, the storm blowing in might have something to do with Astiria getting off the beach. When she asks about how the storm will affect the computer, she's told not to worry about it. Not long after she gets to her room, she hears a knock on the door. It's room service delivering just the meal she wanted. A little freaked out now by how the hotel always provides just she wants, she still enjoys the meal. After she's done, she decides to try out the game, so she sets Max—her stuffed gargoyle—on her lap and gets comfortable in a chair. She picks out her character—a gorgeous redhead with "stripper boobs" but when she gets to creating a man, Astiria is a bit stunned by some of the personal questions. Gamely, she answers them and sees the man of her dreams whose name is Lerik. Then wham she's in the game itself! And her little stuffed gargoyle isn't stuffed anymore, but alive and breathing.

Totally freaked out now, she finds herself being attacked by a group of goblins. Just as she's taking out the last of them, who should show up but the warrior she created. Once they get back to his keep, Astiria finds out he sent Max to Earth to find her and bring her back to Verrath—where she is now. Turns out that Fantasy Quest has a portal to the other world.

Is this all a game Astiria is stuck in? Is Verrath real? Will Astiria win the man of her dreams? And will he want her for herself and not just for the body she has now?

FANTASY QUEST is a fun, entertaining fantasy story. Tina Gerow pulled me into the story with the very first page and kept me reading to find out how it ended. We follow Astiria in learning who she really is and becoming comfortable with herself. This story is exactly what it purports to be—a quick, engaging story that's a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this to all lovers of fantasies—and gargoyles!

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 17, 2010


Astiria Petrey wants nothing more than to lay on a sandy beach reading a good book at the exclusive Fantasy resort. Pestered by dumb jocks in tight shorts, Astiria decides to play the hotel’s role-playing computer game - Fantasy Quest. Only the game is more than she could ever imagine!

As soon as Astiria creates her perfect man—an online Warrior named Lerik, she is sucked through a portal to the mythical Verrath to meet him. There, Astiria must do battle against a host of trials.

If she is unable to succeed, Astiria becomes property of Marsoon, the Goblin King.

Accompanied by a real live gargoyle named Max, and Lerik, the sexy warrior she created from her wildest fantasies, Astiria must discover herself in order to not only win the game, but make her way back home.

Only then can she realize that true love awaits, if only she believes…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

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Fantasy Quest
by Tina Gerow

Sapphire Blue Publishing
July 1, 2009
Available: July 20, 2009
ISBN #1934657204
EAN #9781934657201
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