Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
Laurel’s life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel’s life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.
You can read the first sixty pages of the book online here:
“I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said.
“And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.
“Then I guess I’ll be waiting forever.”
Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world.
But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel’s feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.
And, you can read the first sixty pages of Spells online here:
We are giving away a copy of Wings and Spells to ONE lucky winner. To enter, leave a comment here – you can either let us know if you’re Team David or Team Tamani, or if you haven’t read the books and/or don’t have a particular team, you can enter by telling us who your favorite fairy is. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and will run until Saturday, May 22 at 11:59PM (PST). ONE comment per person, please! Multiple comments (and ISPs) will be disqualified. Good luck!
shipaMay 20, 2010 at 2:53 am
My favorite fairy/faerie is Tybalt from Seanan McGuire’s (aka Mira Grant) October Daye books. 😀
Bella F.May 20, 2010 at 3:22 am
I just found him to be so much more interesting and exciting 8) thnx 4 the giveaway 😀
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AlisonMay 20, 2010 at 3:46 am
I don’t know a lot about faeries but I did find the fey in Lament interesting.
EttaMay 20, 2010 at 4:08 am
I haven’t read these books yet, so I can’t declare a team, but my favorite fairy would be a close race between Holly Black’s Roiben and Melissa Marr’s Niall.
DonnaMay 20, 2010 at 5:01 am
Well, I haven’t read either of these but after seeing so much of them both lately on the book blogs, I really would like to read them.
Um, favorite fairy/fey would be either Chap from the Noble Dead series or Genny from the Spellcrackers series.
SherryMay 20, 2010 at 6:09 am
I’m with MM’s Niall, but I also like my own Fae, Christopher, in my book that’s coming out in September. 😀
JenPMay 20, 2010 at 6:20 am
My favorite fairy has always been Tinkerbell.
AngelaMay 20, 2010 at 6:23 am
I’ve had these books on my TBB list for a while, so I can’t say what team I am.
Favorite fae though, hmm…I guess V’lane from KMM’s Fever series, or Doyle from the Merry Gentry series. If one can’t count my own WIP.
ChristaMay 20, 2010 at 6:27 am
I haven’t read these yet, so no official team today.
As for my favorite, either Kosmo & Wanda from Fairly Odd Parents when I want a laugh or Kay from Holly Black’s series if you want a more serious answer. : )
Thanks for the giveaway!
Katie P.May 20, 2010 at 6:37 am
I haven’t read these books, but my favorite fairy is Puck!!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
JoyMay 20, 2010 at 6:38 am
Well…. I haven’t read these (but now I can find them at the library), but I like Oberon in Shakespeare’s play.
KatieMay 20, 2010 at 6:38 am
I havne’t read the books so I can’t pick a team. But I have always been partial to the Fairy Godmother. I wish she would drop by my house. 😀
RosieMay 20, 2010 at 6:38 am
I like Ash from IronKing! This is a great contest!!!
Elie NMay 20, 2010 at 6:45 am
My favorite Fairy has to be Jenks from Kim Harrisons Hollows series. (I think he was a fairy-it has been a while since I read that series-I am letting them stack up so I can read them in a run)
Thanks for the giveaway.
CeliaMay 20, 2010 at 7:07 am
My favorite fairy is Applecore, from Tad Williams’ The War of the Flowers. Thanks for the giveaway!
Bookworm134May 20, 2010 at 7:16 am
I am so excited to read these books. I have not had the chance yet, so thanks for this great opportunity. My favorite fairy would have to be Merry or Doyle from the Merry Gentry series. I just love the passion, heart, and love they show to each other. Can’t wait to start on these!
kathybaugMay 20, 2010 at 7:43 am
Thanks for the contest. I like Puck from The Iron King.
MarieMay 20, 2010 at 9:37 am
I haven’t read these books, but they sound interesting.
My fave fairy…hm, I would have to go with either Rhys or Doyle, from the Meredith Gentry series.
LexiMay 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
Puck, in all forms
Van P.May 20, 2010 at 10:24 am
I like puck from The Iron king and Toby from the October Daye Novels.
thanks for the giveaway!
Rachael LMay 20, 2010 at 10:42 am
My favorite fairy is Puck from The Iron King.
Britt, Book HabitueMay 20, 2010 at 11:20 am
Haven’t read them yet, but they look sooooo good!
I love Puck from Michael Buckley’s The Sisters Grimm books! He’s nuts.
TiahMay 20, 2010 at 11:24 am
I haven’t read these book yet so……Team Jenks!
John J.May 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm
I haven’t read these books, either…hmm. I’ve had them on my list for a while, though, especially with the new movie shaking up some more interest (Miley Cyrus – ugh!). Kay from Tithe would be my favorite fairy from literature. My favorite fairy of all time, though, is Tinker Bell! Aside from dying, she was pretty sweet. 🙂
danielleMay 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm
I don’t really think this is much of a question: Tinker Bell. Der.
Chelsea B.May 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm
I have not read this series but wow it sounds amazing! And my favorite fairy is TinkerBell
Amanda IsabelMay 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Fairy … hm ….That’s a tough one …
I’d say Crysta from FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Raquel Vega-GriederMay 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm
I Have Not Read Those Book But My Favorite Fairy Is Aislinn From The Wicked Lovely Series By Melissa Marr. You Just Get So Pulled Into Her Story That You Are Invested In How Everything Turns Out.
JillMay 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm
Ok my favorite fairy isn’t one that other people know. It is the Project Fairy. When my daughter was little she had so many projects she loved but there was no way we could keep them. We invented the Project Fairy to come and take her projects at night because the Project Fairy LOVES projects that little kids make. It worked really well!
Heather (DarklyReading)May 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm
These books sound great! My favorite fae is Tybalt from the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.. he’s yummy!
Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy]May 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I’m team David right now, but Spells may change things 😉
Angie DMay 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
I haven’t read these books yet but have been really wanting to! And I haven’t read a lot of fairy books either:( So I guess my favorite fairy would be Tinkerbell. Does she count?
Thanks for the giveaway!
Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover)May 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm
I am totally team Tamani! And I still have to read Spells! I really hope he pulls through in the end.
Lisa RichardsMay 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm
I’ve not read these books but after Tinkerbell of course, my favorite fairy would be Keenan from Melissa Marr’s book “Wicked, Lovely”. That was my first clue that fairy’s weren’t are cute and glittery.
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Donna WMay 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm
My favorite fairy is Toot Toot from Jim Butcher’s Dresden files.
vvbMay 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm
Team Tamani – oh yeah!
Beverly H.May 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm
I haven’t read Wings yet, but my favorite fairy is Prince Ash from the Iron King. Thanks for this contest!
RachaelfromNJMay 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Tinkerbell of course! 🙂 Great contest. I’ve wanted to read these!!
DottieMay 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm
My favorite fairy stories are Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series and Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files (TDF has something for everyone; vampires, wizards, fae).
Thanks for another great giveaway!
Stacy StewartMay 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm
I haven’t read either of these, but my favorite fairy or fey would be Luke Dillon from Lament by Maggie S.
Myra C.May 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm
I have not read these books yet but I would love too. My favorite fairy is Toot-Toot from Jim Butcher’s The Dresden files.
Jennifer MMay 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm
I haven’t read these (would love to win!) but my favorite Fae is Zee from the Mercy Thompson books. Most swoonworthy is Doyle from the Merry Gentry series.
Falling Off The ShelfMay 21, 2010 at 4:32 am
OOh great giveaway! I haven’t read either of these books yet, but really want to.
My favorite fairies of the moment are the ones from the book Eyes Like Stars, love her little friends, they are just hilarious 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway!
Sara S.May 21, 2010 at 6:41 am
I was a fan of David in the first book, but from the excerpt I read of Spells, Tamani is gaining a lot of ground. So far I like book 2 better than Wings. I really want to read the rest of Spells!
I live on an Air Force Base in Turkey and can’t get ahold of this book here.
KathrynMay 21, 2010 at 6:55 am
I haven’t read either book, but my favorite fairy is probably one of Melissa Marr’s (it’s been too long since I’ve read her books to remember a specific one, but I really liked her books).
MargayMay 21, 2010 at 6:56 am
I haven’t read these books yet, so I don’t have a favorite team yet. My favorite fairy to date, though, has to be Tinkerbell, but I have room for more!
JessieMay 21, 2010 at 7:47 am
Favorite fairy will always be Tinkerbell. She’s just so sassy
JulianneMay 21, 2010 at 7:59 am
Sorry to say I have not read these yet, but Aprilynne, I so intend to. ASAP! Congrats on your success with the series!
So my favorite Faery has to come from a different series. I love Kim Harrison’s Jenks, personally. 🙂 And Bananach and Niall from Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series.
Caitlin UMay 21, 2010 at 8:29 am
I loved WINGS and was Team Tamani and can’t wait to see what happens in SPELLS
CrystalGBMay 21, 2010 at 8:44 am
I have not read these books. They sound good. My favorite fairy is Tinkerbell. 😉
Michelle MMay 21, 2010 at 11:42 am
Wonderful giveaway. Since I haven’t read either of these books, I’m going to have to go with my favorite fairy. Who just so happens to be (at this moment) Niall from Melissa Marr’s wicked Lovely books. Very, very good bad dude.
meredith gMay 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Team tamani all the way. Laurel has to make herself enjoy the moments with David.
Patty MagyarMay 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm
My fav fairy of all time is still Tinkerbelle…can’t help but love her… 8)
Lisa B.May 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm
I love Jenks from Kim Harrison’s series. I haven’t read WIngs or Spells yet, but I’ve heard great things!
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Donna SMay 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Team David. Cant wait to read Spells and find out what happens next.
Amy CMay 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm
I’ve read Wings but not Spells and as of right now I’m Team Tamani though my favourite faerie overall is not quite a faerie so much as he is a air spirit but I’d like to consider them one and the same for this 🙂 It’d be Ariel from Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev!
KatieMay 22, 2010 at 5:26 am
Team Tamani, although not without reservations! Looking forward to Spells.
Linda HendersonMay 22, 2010 at 5:56 am
I haven’t read any books by this author yet, but I’d certainly like to. My favorite fairy is Tinkerbelle.
BrittanyMay 22, 2010 at 7:52 am
Team David! He is so sweet!
ElizabethMay 22, 2010 at 8:03 am
I am team Tamani! Loved Wings.
I Heart Book GossipMay 22, 2010 at 8:48 am
RoxyMay 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm
My favorite faerie is Adam Black even though he’s more like an ex-faerie.
alanaMay 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Sad to say I don’t have a favorite fairy. One just hasn’t stuck yet.
Angela MesserMay 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm
No favorite fairy, but my favorite pixy is definitely Jenks!!
Christine HMay 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Love this giveaway thanks!
David is fantastic! I choose team David
ShirleyMay 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm
I read Wings after my daughter did, she loved it. I agree Team David!!
AnonymousJune 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm
OMG.Im totally in love with Tamani and Shar!!!!
Can’t Enchantment hurry up and come out????!!!!
KatJune 23, 2010 at 11:20 am
Team Tamani for sure he is always there waiting for her and the descriptions of him and his love for her are so cute. I wish she had chose him. They would have been pefect together and Tamani is exciting and sweet and attractive. 🙂
Sha ShaAugust 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm
I am soooo team David! I mean I haven’t read Spells so I don’t know what will happen but in Wings Tamani seemed just really creepy…
Ashley PhoenixOctober 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm
WOW! That’s a really hard choice…hmmm. I think I would choose T-man or Tamani because…he really loves her it seems not that David doesn’t but…I don’t know I just choose TAMANI. DID I WIN THE BOOKS!!!! WHAT I DID? YES!!!! (no that wasn’t weird it’s called a confession, i believe that i will win. YES!!) 😀
FarahOctober 25, 2010 at 6:51 am
Tamani the truth is today I had finished reading the story I was really disappointed when I finished plzzzzz tell me there is another audition so I can go buy it
ney neyNovember 26, 2010 at 7:48 am
Team David.. I really like his character!! 😀
NikkiDecember 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm
Totally give wings a ten! Only read part of Spells, can’t find it anywhere in my stupid small town. Tamani is cool. 😯 😛
Colleen MaddenSeptember 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm
TEAM TAMANI FOR SURE! It’s a shame that I missed this giveaway.
AnonymousFebruary 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm
My favorite fairy is laural in the wings series i love her so much.
DianaMay 11, 2015 at 10:38 pm
definitely team TAMANI!!!!!