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Peek Inside Radiant Desire

Kaia Verde is one of the Faerie Handmaids of Zafira, Queen of the Fey. The Handmaids seduce and humiliate mortal men. When Kaia sets out to seduce Garrett Jameson, but ends up being the one surrendering to pleasure, Zafira is furious. Kaia's punishment is simple: make Garrett fall in love with her, then break his heart, or face eternity without her wings—or her soul.

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The object of every man’s fantasy just lost her wings…

Kaia Verde is one of the four Faerie Handmaids of Zafira, Queen of the Fey. To redress an ancient wrong done to Zafira by a human king, the Handmaids make sport of mortal men, seducing and humiliating them. When Kaia sets out to seduce Garrett Jameson, but ends up being the one surrendering to pleasure, Zafira is furious. Kaia’s punishment is simple: make Garrett fall in love with her by the summer solstice, then break his heart, or face eternity without her wings—or her soul. To make the task harder, Zafira tells Kaia she cannot use her faerie magic or charm to lure Garrett into her bed.

…and now she’s losing her heart…

Kaia thinks her task will be relatively easy—as a faerie, she understands lust, and can love be much different? But once she is living among the humans, Kaia discovers the race she once disparaged is far more complex and beautiful than she imagined. She learns before she can break Garrett’s heart, she must find a way to heal it. And eventually, discovers that losing her wings may be a far easier price to pay than losing her heart.

Praise

Review

"More sensual delights than a waltz through a fairy garden! Inara Scott's tale of hope and surrender had me turning pages late into the night. One of the most enjoyable paranormal romances I've ever read!" 
~ Jeri Smith-Ready, PRISM-award-winning author of SHADE and WICKED GAME --book cover

"A sweet and sexy story the kind of fairy tale you WANT to come true!"

~ Jessa Slade, author of The Marked Souls series--book cover

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781937044312
Series: Handmaid's Seduction, Book 1
Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
Page Count: 282
Imprint: select otherworld
Genre: fantasy, gods and goddesses, paranormal, urban fantasy
Tropes: fish out of water, forbidden love/off limits, overcoming odds, redemption

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By Romancing the November 09, 2011

Review by April: Like a long luxurious bubble bath, Radiant Desire is a sinful and indulgent story that you wish would never end. A contemporary fairytale, this is a story that will take the reader beyond the land of the Fey, beyond rational thoughts and beliefs and bring a world of glorious roma... ...more

By Donna October 23, 2011

My thoughts:

Radiant Desire effortlessly melds the world of fantasy with reality in this enchanting romantic read! From the first time I saw this beautiful cover, I knew I wanted to read Radiant Desire. This book combines elements of faery magic, lust, romance, and friendship creating a story that... ...more

By Kat August 12, 2013

Hadas. Lujuria. Hombre sexy e irresistible. Amor.

¿Qué mas puedo pedir para un libro?
Bueno, empecé este libro con muchísimas ganas porque la sinopsis me encanto, dije: "¿hadas y sexo? Si, gracias jajaja." El libro empezó con la misión que Zafira le puso a Kaia, que era romperle el corazón a Garre... ...more

By Kendra September 27, 2011

Favorite Quote:

“When people come to the "flower shop, you know what they want to say to each other? Two things: I’m sorry, and I love you. That’s it. They say it different ways and with different words, but it comes down to the same thing each time. So I think that’s what it means to be human. I... ...more

By Wendy January 14, 2012

Kaia is a faerie handmaid, a light faery of grace and light. Given a command by Queen Zafira to seduce mortal Garrett James, capture his heart and then leave him wanting, Kaia makes haste to accomplish her task. Such an ordinary task that should be easy to complete, it astounds Kaia when she stil... ...more

By Avery October 03, 2011

While this book is geared towards adults I think that mature young adult readers will enjoy just as much, if not more than the intended audience (note that there are a few explicit sex scenes in it which may not be appropriate for younger YA readers). This book possess traits which will appeal to... ...more

By Rachel October 19, 2011

I've been a slave to this book for a while now, waiting for a break in edits so I could sink my teeth in. The cover is amazing and I'll probably by the book just to go on my pretty cover shelf. And the inside is even better.

Ms. Scott has managed to create a fun contemporary world with a blending... ...more

By Kitty October 30, 2011

"RADIANT DESIRE" BY INARA SCOTT

I have never really been a fan of the sparkly winged fairies unless they were part of fairytales; but the fairies in Inara Scott's book are much more than your sweet, winged, brightly colored variety. The portrayal of fairies, especially the ones of the female persu... ...more

By Tracy February 22, 2012

A Surprisingly Radiant Read
It was supposed to be an easy task, one that she'd done countless times before as a Handmaid of the Queen of the Fey. In punishment for the perfidy and betrayal of mankind, Kaia Verde and her three Faerie Handmaid sisters are regularly tasked by their Queen to cross ove... ...more

By Meaghan November 18, 2011

Radiant Desire is title from Entangled Publishing that I think could be a great crossover book. It has a contemporary vibe, but with a fairy tale/paranormal twist. I never thought I would be one to like a book that even remotely read like a contemporary, but I could not help falling in love with... ...more

By Crystal October 03, 2011

The cover is what first caught my eye of this book, the beauty of the colors and the Faerie on the cover. I admit to falling for covers and having to read the books. Sometimes the books live up to the covers and sometimes they don't. Radiant Desire is an example of the book being so much more tha... ...more

By Karen October 17, 2011

ve become rather jaded reading paranormal romances as of late. They have been repetitive and downright depressing with all the "I'm not worthy" and torture….. I had pretty much given up on the genre that brought me hours of fun escapist reading. Then I saw on Twitter that author Jeri Smith-Ready... ...more

By Sunnykimmy March 07, 2012

This book was amazing. It was so engrossing and sexy and just plain beautiful.

I’ve got to admit, I love fairies faeries. I’ve loved the idea of their existence ever since I saw a faerie movie when I was a kid. (And no, it wasn’t Peter Pan, although I do have a soft spot for Tinkerbell). But I’ve... ...more

By Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) October 10, 2011

Radiant Desire is the first book in Inara Scott's brand new series, Handmaids Seduction. I am a huge fan of Inara Scott's YA novel, The Candidates, that when I heard she had an adult series I was eager to get my hands on a copy. Thank goodness for Netgalley!

Radiant Desire starts off with Queen of... ...more

By Caro December 24, 2011

I really liked Radiant Desire. It was neither the most original work out there, nor was it particularly deep and meaningful.
The story is about a faerie called Kaia Verde who is sent by the faerie queen, Zafira, to seduce a human called Garrett. Zafira apparently holds a grudge against all human m... ...more

By Emily October 20, 2011

Usually I hate romance novels, the ones that seem to take a turn for the more scandalous and cliche connections. So when I picked up this book I was fully prepared to loathe every second of this book and either A.) Get bored and never finish it. Or B.) Over analyze everything about it and pick it... ...more

By Melissa April 15, 2012

Radiant Desire is set in modern day Miami and Faeria, the home of the Fey and their queen, Zafira. The story takes place over the span of a month or so as Kaia tries to complete the task set her by Zafira.
I think everyone knows by now how much I love Inara Scott. She is just too wonderful for wo... ...more

By Jacinda January 07, 2012

I heard a bit of buzz about Radiant Desire on Twitter talking about how surprised they were about this one! I haven’t read an Inara Scott book before this one, but I have The Candidates on my shelf so I was curious about her adult title.

Radiant Desire starts off…well with a bang. Sorry the pun, i... ...more

By Yamil May 21, 2013

lo ameeeeeeeee!!! cuando me oncontre con este libro no pense que estaria tan bueno , es perfecto y me gusto leer algo de hadas que es un poco fuera de lo comun ^_^
me gusto mucho esta parte que Kaia le dice a garrett :
—Ok, dime. ¿Qué significa el ser humano?
—Cuando las personas vienen a una tiend... ...more

By Aimee September 28, 2011

I wasn't sure what to really expect when I began this novel. I was pretty stoked in starting and I was glad that I was given a chance to review it. The story was full of tender moments that left me breathless and eager to continue on. Inara Scott has a gift when it comes to romancing her readers... ...more

By Kate (VerbVixen) February 26, 2012

You know how I love Inara Scott’s young adult series Delacroix Academy. Well, good news for adults, her romance series is awesome too. True to Scott’s hallmark easy to read style, Radiant Desire (Handmaid’s Seduction #1) is everything you want from a paranormal romance and more. In addition to he... ...more

By Jessica March 28, 2012

First i wanna say that i adore the cover, to be honest thats also a little bit the reason that i bought the book in the first place. The colors are just magical when you have the book in your hands.. it takes you right into fearie :)

I just finished the book and all i have in my mind right now is... ...more

By Rebecca December 30, 2013

A very well told fantasy love story. The Characters were very likable and the Development of the main character was very good. I liked watching her opinion about humans change as more and more showed her kindness and compassion. The story had just enough love scenes. To much would of messed up th... ...more

By Christine January 27, 2012

Where to begin... I am a huge fan of anything Fey. Kaia is a Faerie Handmaid and brings to life the Queen, imps, satyrs and boggles. With a task to break Garrett's heart, she does the worst thing imaginable. I enjoyed the twists, turns and detours and especially the garden/flower element. Looking... ...more

By Holly October 12, 2012

This is one of the better Fey books I have read in a very long time!! The characters are very easy to like and the story line is very well written! The only thing I would have liked to have seen was a little more insight/background into the Fey world. Was a definite page turner and I found myself... ...more

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Inara Scott

About the author

Inara Scott

Inara wrote her first book when she was fifteen--a romance called "A Wild and Stormy Passion" that featured swordplay, a pirate heroine, and plenty of naughty bits (all of which came entirely from her imagination). Since then, she's written romances of the category, contemporary, and fantasy varieties. Her books are sinfully sensual and deeply emotional. Inara reserve the right to enjoy country music, puppies, and love-at-first sight. When she's not writing, she enjoys to spending time wandering around in the woods and has been known to occasionally dress up her little white dog in princess costumes.

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