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Manic Monday | Drive-By Reviews ~ Beware of Biting, Horny, Little Unicorn!

Manic Monday | Drive-By Reviews is a weekly feature where we’ll share some mini-reviews Alice-style.

A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair #1) by Allison Pang

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” ~ Alice

Opening Line: “Cat piss and cabbages.” {Abby}
Closing Line: “And CrossRoads help me, one day so would I.” {Abby}

“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at.” ~ Mad Hatter

A Brush of Darkness introduces us to Abby Sinclair. Her boss, Moira, has taken off and left Abby in charge. Sounds normal until you throw in the fact that Moira’s a faery, who hasn’t been in touch in four months. Abby is her TouchStone. She’s kinda winging it, hoping Moira returns soon when sex Brystion walks into the shop. His sister has disappeared and he needs Moira’s help. Since she isn’t around, Abby does her best to help him find her. In a nice twist, he’s hot for her, but she keeps turning him down … for as long as she can anyway. 😉

The best parts for me were the horny, biting unicorn, Phineas, and the super hot incubus, Brystion. The addition of so many different and unusual types of supernaturals was a major plus for me.

This was a fun introduction into what I hope will be a great UF series.


“What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?” ~ Alice

Allison Pang was a new2me author.

“That’s just it. If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t talk.” ~ The Hare

Pro: I love Allison’s sense of humor! New supernaturals around every corner!
Con: A lot going on with minimal explanation. I hope to learn more about TouchStones in the second installment.

“Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.” ~ The Duchess

Where to start?! This book was FULL of LOL one-liners and funny scenes. Here are just a couple of my favorite quotes. My favorite scenes would be too spoilery to share. You’ll just have to read the book!

“Stick a ribbon on that ass and you could mount it on the wall. It’s damn near a work of art by itself.”
{Melanie says to Abby}
“If you masturbate, would that make you an incubator?”
{Abby asks an Incubus}

“We’re all mad here.” ~ The Cheshire Cat

This book receives the Cheshire Cat rating for introducing me to such a fun series & a new author. Abby is a hoot, Ion’s hot, Phin is a devilish little unicorn. I’m looking forward to learning more about Sonja and all the very colorful other supporting characters. I look forward to continuing the series. When’s the next coming out?

Until Next Week ~ Happy Reading!