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Aliza Mann

Tinkerbell Need Not Apply: Faerie in Paranormal Romance

When someone says “faerie,” ’fess up: Do you think of Tinker Bell? A tiny little blonde who hangs around with a tribe of cute and helpful, frolicking pixies?

Those are not the particular brand of fae I want to discuss. So put all that sweetness and light out of your mind, and head with me to the darker side of faeries.

Perhaps the most well-known and recent occurrence of faerie is in [highlight for spoilers] Season 3 of True Blood, where we discovered that Sookie is part-fae, and then some other fae strolled into Bon Temps, Louisiana, [highlight for spoilers] and tried to destroy the town and its inhabitants.

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