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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.
"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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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