Title: Desprite Measures
Series: Caledonian Sprite #1
Author: Deborah Jay
Published: Dec 7/13
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It’s all going fine - until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.
Escape is only Cassie’s first challenge.
She’s smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?
And what do you do when your boyfriend starts to hero-worship your persecutor? Not to mention that tricky situation of being the prize in a power contest between two rival covens of witches.
So when Gloria’s temper erupts and she sets out to murder the magician, can Cassie keep her loved ones safe from the cross-fire, or will she be sucked into the maelstrom of deadly desires and sink without trace?
I quite enjoyed the characters that Jay developed to carry her story forward. They were unique without being abnormally so. This allowed me to get to know them well without feeling a sense of separation from them and what they experienced. That said, the characters were also supernatural, so that gave them an extra, magical kick.
This was definitely a great introduction to this series. It was a unique read that left me satiated at the end.