Enchanted Darkly (book 1)

Jennifer MacKell had long ago suppressed her inherited magickal gifts in the pursuit of a normal life. But this choice has included a stack of unending bills, a mind-numbing job, and an uninspiring marriage to her best friend, Jim. After moving with her husband to the picturesque town of Madison, Georgia, Jen’s world is turned upside down when she meets the darkly handsome Steven Dunne. Jen is drawn to him for reasons she doesn’t completely understand, and although she fights the growing attraction, fate works against her and she accepts a job as a waitress in his café. If Steven’s untimely arrival into her life weren’t enough of a complication to her plans to remain normal, Jen has been targeted by Hueil, a banished unseelie fey warrior with secrets and an agenda all his own.

Both Steven and Hueil will force Jen on a quest of self-discovery as she questions her choices, values, and hidden nature. While learning to discern truth from fantasy, she will have to master a witch’s spellcraft and learn the rules for dealing with the dark fey in order to protect herself and the man she is truly destined to love.

A Bonus: Dark Craving, a Darkly Short Story. The missing tale of Millicent Trace and her sacrifice to the Seelie Court.

If you are a Karen Marie Moning fan, you’ll love Tarrant Smith.


A friend told me about a friend who had written a book and published for the Kindle. As a fan of independent authors, I checked out the book description. And, truthfully, the description doesn’t do it justice.

Jen, the heroine, doesn’t fully understand her heritage. In Enchanted Darkly, you journey through her rediscovery of her talents and her discovery of real happiness. You find yourself rooting for her and Steven. You will worry over Hueil’s motives. You will want to destroy Barrett yourself. But it all ends wonderfully and gives you a peek into what’s to come in the next book, Bound Darkly, which I cannot wait to read.

I fail to understand why some publisher hasn’t picked up this author.

Evocative With a Touch of Darkness


If you love paranormal romance without the fluff, this is the perfect book. There was nothing predictable in this love story and I enjoyed the courage and honesty of the heroine Jen as she made some potentially painful decisions. Tarrant Smith does an outstanding job of blending Celtic folklore and Pagan practices into a contemporary love story. There are a few noticeable editing errors but they certainly do not detract from the story. The author has a unique voice and the characters are creative and often complex. The character Hueil is fascinating and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series…

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