Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: To Kiss a Leprechaun by Gemma Juliana

To Kiss a Leprechaun

by Gemma Juliana

Fantasy Romance
ebook, 86 pages
November 22, 2013 by Quartz Eagle Enterprises LLC
To Kiss #1

To Kiss A Leprechaun is a “sweet fantasy romance” since the hottest event is kissing and a curse word or two. A read for most ages (12+). Think “Beauty & The Beast meets Sleeping Beauty”…

Lorcan the leprechaun prince has been under an ugly spell for centuries. Every year, he gets to choose a village girl to kiss, and it brings prosperity and well being to the village. This year Aine Byrne is the lucky one – not!
Aine freaks out and tries to find a way out. She has a crush on another guy, and he’s downright ugly… but her village is counting on her.

The secret reason for the annual kissing ritual is so Lorcan can search for his soul mate. Only her kiss can break the curse. What are the chances he’ll find his true love when she must have a blend of human, fairy and mermaid blood pulsing in her veins? Worse yet, somebody wants to make sure he doesn’t find her.

This story is an adventure filled with fantasy, shapeshifting, witches, wizards and all sorts of magic. It’s a fun, lighthearted read for all ages.

My Thoughts

I don't usually read fantasy but this book is worth a shot. I love the characters, the folklore and the plot.

To Kiss a Leprechaun was set in the small of village in which Aine lived. That year, she was chosen to be the girl that would kiss Lorcan, the ugly leprechaun. Everyone believed that it was an honor yet she didn't want to kiss that ugly creature. If she kissed him, her crush wouldn't want her anymore. The day before the spring equinox when the kiss was supposed to happen, Aine went to the beach because it was the place that she could be truly calm. But instead the cause of her predicament was there, the leprechaun. They talked and she saw something different in Lorcan and she wanted to kiss him now.

Lorcan knew he was very close to finding his soul mate, the woman who would free him from the hundred-year curse. It wasn't an easy journey but luckily he was an immortal. But trouble aroused and time was running. He had save the woman who captured his heart from the evil force.

The story is an absolute page turner and I read it in one sitting. The setting was amazing and the thrill and suspense kept me hooked. Not only that, it gave a very important and sometimes forgotten life lesson. Don't judge someone's look by how they look outside and see their inner beauty. Definitely recommended!

I won a copy of this book and it doesn't affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Gemma Juliana has tried many careers on her path to writing, like working for an oil company, teaching, making jewelry, selling diet products, bookkeeping, reading tarot cards, casting astrology charts, and working on a cruise ship, just to name a few.

She always has a story “under construction” and at one time had about fifteen stories going. Recently she finished a few and now gets a thrill from writing ‘The End’ on a manuscript.

Gemma looks for a plot in everything, and some of her ideas come from very unusual sources. An overheard snippet of conversation, a real life newspaper story that can be tweaked in a different direction, or even the experiences of her friends. Yes, they know! Life presents lots of great stories, and there’s a golden nugget in almost everything, with the right dose of imagination.

Her favorite occupation is presenting her characters with torturous choices, putting their backs against the wall, and then helping them find a way out. She loves happily-ever-after endings and believes there is healing in every story that provides one. She has plans to write many books in various genres, for adults and children.

She currently lives in a cozy cottage in Texas with her own unique alpha hero, and a very clever curly-tailed dog.

Gemma is an avid reader. She loves hearing from her readers, and appreciates any suggestions and recommendations you’d like to share. Her greatest reward is hearing that you enjoy the adventures she crafts. Contact her here:

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reviewing my novella, Evelyn! I'm thrilled you enjoyed this magical story. To Kiss A Mermaid is the next one, and I will start (finally) writing it soon.