Prince of Poison (Fortune Favors the Fae #7) by Alice Winters

Next up in the Fortune Favors the Fae multi-author series is Alice Winters' effort, Prince of Poison. Full of laughs and some amazing magic.

From the blurb:


The fae prince caught my eye the moment I saw him, and no, it didn’t have anything to do with the fact that he was being abducted. It’s not even that Callisto adores the large mount who wants to maim him. Or that every time he smiles, flowers bloom around him. No, there’s something else that draws me to him, though when the kingdom begins to fall apart around us, I realize I’m not the only one who wants him.

But the others want him dead.

With memories of my past hanging over me, I’m trapped between who I want to be and who I need to be to protect Callisto.


While being officially crowned prince should be my main concern, something isn’t quite right with the king—unless it’s normal to have an evil mist hanging around you. Then again, who am I to judge when I can poison someone with just a kiss?

When an attack on the royal court leaves me wounded, I have no one to turn to but Silas, but he wants to keep me at a distance… like he’s afraid of me finding out the secrets he holds.

Thankfully, with Dandelion (my sweet mount—don’t listen to Silas), a strange and suspicious coin, and Silas’s friend who can speak to animals (who don’t seem interested in speaking to him) at our side, we’re going to tip this fight in our favor and prove that heroes (and love) come in all forms.

Prince of Poison is a part of the multi-author series, Fortune Favors the Fae. From spicy to sweet, zany romps to epic adventures, there’s something for everyone in this mystical series. Discover destiny and true love and follow the coin on its fickle journey to the next world and a new magical adventure.

Jacquie's Review:

Ah, I loved this!

Prince of Poison is a complete standalone story with grumpy/sunshine and found family vibes. As with all Alice's books, there's plenty of humor and even some surprises.

The only element which carries on from each book is the magical coin. I loved how it was used in this book.

Each of the main characters has a darker past and are trying to live with it. I think that's part of why they work so well together. They are really cute as a pair when they learn to lean on each other. I really liked Calisto and Silas equally. It was easy to see why they fell for each other.

Lots of action and battles because the focus is on the plot rather than just the romance. It's lower heat because of this, which absolutely made sense to me. When they did have steamy times, they were filled with affection and humor.

The abilities the characters have are so cool! Calisto's powers, in particular, are fun. Especially when he gets the flowers and vines involved.

There are a couple of side characters who seem to have their own romance and I was here for it! I did want to know if Titus really was saying those things about Calisto - so funny!

This one goes in the re-read pile for some of the surprises alone. There are a few!

Prince of Poison is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.