Review: Irish Mist by Erin Quinn

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For Kasey MacGrath, success means everything and too much is never enough. But when a distant relative is killed, Kasey travels to a land he’s long forgotten, and discovers in the mists of the Irish countryside the entrancing woman named Delaney Ballagh, who mysteriously haunts his mind and his heart. In the village of Talamh an Óir, simplicity is the order of the day, but something mythical and unfathomable terrorizes both the community and the beautiful woman he wants to protect.

For Kasey to help free them from evil, he must open himself to possibilities he’s never considered. But can he truly believe in the magical gift Delaney possesses and a way of life he’s shunned—both of which promise to be the key to his personal salvation? Will he trust the bond he’s formed with the woman who stepped out of his dreams and into his arms, or will he lose everything in a single mistake?

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Delany Ballagh was pulled into a vision where she watched as her cousin Tommy was killed by Adhamh, the evil leprechaun, in Chicago. There was nothing she could do. She was just an observer. As she was leaving the vision and waited in the fog of the go between, a man appeared. He could see her and he even touched her. Delany is shocked. That has never happened before.

Once she is back in her house and out of her vision, she hears a car. She knows exactly who is driving it. Kacey has come to inform Tommy’s family that he is dead. He has been driving around looking for the mystical place he remembers as a boy. He comes face to face with the woman he saw when Tommy was killed. They are drawn to each other instantly, like they are two halves of a whole. They are now set on a course to rid the town and Delany of the evil leprechaun, Adhamn. Both Delany and Kasey fear what he might do since Delany refused Adhamn’s offer. They team up refusing to lose each other in the process of their plan.

This novella was full of Irish lore. Nothing like an Irish town being terrorized by an evil leprechaun, especially after some of the boys from that town stole some of his gold.

I liked the magical spin that the author threaded throughout the story. Delany’s visions were fascinating. What a special, but scary, gift to have. Her visions are what got her in the situation she is in. Her cousin’s rash actions set everything in motion.

The story was very short and I would have liked it to be longer. There wasn’t enough time to develop a lot. I would have liked to see the Leprechaun captured by the Fae King and also when he was lured to the fountain. I felt a bit cheated in that sense. The overall feeling for me was not enough to the story. So I give it a 3 out of 5.

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