When woodland spirit Mirabelle falls in love with lonely artist Jay, their relationship is limited by her inability to touch or speak to him, no matter how much she yearns to. Realising that Jay needs human company, Mirabelle sets out to find Jay a friend in the form of hippy woodworker Will. However, when the two men hit it off rather too well, she feels left out of their passionate encounters, and the only way to join them entails paying a heavy price.
The thrill of romance is something not too far from fear. The unknown sends
a shiver down our spines, much more so when it’s truly otherworldly.
In Josephine Myles‘ “In the Greenwood”, woodland spirit Mirabelle falls in love with lonely artist Jay, but they cannot touch. She sets out to find Jay
a friend — and if she is brave enough, she might find something for herself, too. “Said the Spider to the Fly,” by ND Drake, is about Elijah and Jamie, vampires and soulmates. When a woman sitting in a café captures Elijah’s attention, Jamie is jealous, but soon discovers there is joy in the hunt.
In “Jolene,” Giselle Renarde‘s heroine throws a bash to show off her new lover. When Wesley shows up with a boyfriend, all three are sucked into a
situation beyond imagining. “Changeling,” by JL Merrow shows that identities are fluid when Meg sets her heart on a boy who isn’t who he says he is. Will
the faerie queen unravel the riddle for the humans in her clutches?
Finally, in BA Tortuga‘s “Moasi,” Tom has only weeks to live unless he
accepts the offer of the mysterious healer Pax to abandon everything and find a cure. When Tom’s wife, Jenn, shows up with divorce papers and a gun in hand, only Pax can guess how this scorned woman will ravish them all.
In Taken, five authors explore what it means to lose yourself in love.
Edited by KIL Kenny
Published by BBA, an imprint of Torquere Press, as an ebook and paperback, October 2010.