Name That Book

Today, I got an email from Fiona, asking if I could identify a book for her. It didn’t ring a bell for me (or, rather, it rang a sort of bell, which turned out to be the wrong bell), so I thought I’d call in my crack team of book experts, i.e. you, to see if anyone else could put a name to it.

Here’s Fiona’s description of the Demmed Elusive Book:

I read it about 5 years ago, was paperback, cover was kind of cartoony; was it purple with the scene of her standing by a basement door that was cracked open and all you could see of her was from the waist down and she was wearing a skirt and heels?

Woman inherits house, it’s a sanctuary/safe house ends up with a big male fairy, and vampire living with her, for some reason there is a guy with a sword after her or a housemate, there are wards around the house. she and the guy get together, think she finds being near a really big tree on property comforting???????

the guy has a sword, only he seems to get through the ward, none of others he is with can

not sure if mixing books, but think there was something in attic, bit grumpy and got left alone.

I was initially thinking possibly Tanya Huff’s Summon the Keeper, because of the something grumpy in the attic– but I don’t think that one has a fairy.

Can anyone name that book?

Also, does anyone else have unidentified books that have been plaguing them? If you do, I’m happy to post here and see if anyone can name them!


  1. Miss Eliza on July 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I have an unidentified movie that’s been plaguing me for years, but no books. Has Fiona tried google searching the cover she describes? I’ll try that as well!

    • Eirene Ritznore on July 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      I’m curious. What’s the movie? (Even though I know that’s not the topic.)

      • Miss Eliza on July 16, 2017 at 3:06 am

        It has two girls in a very autumnal setting finding what they think is a spellbook and putting a “spell” on their young female teacher who then falls in love with their father. They don’t like this and then do another “spell” on her to get her to go away and she develops a rash, but the rash is really from a sweater the girls mother made which had dog hair in it. See, it’s oddly specific and yet no one knows what it is.

        There was another film with a Kathy Ireland type farmgirl who gets pregnant by the master’s son that I’ve been trying to remember, but here it’s too nonspecific!

        • Tara on July 16, 2017 at 7:54 am

          The farm girl one could possibly be The Dwelling Place.

          • Miss Eliza on July 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm

            And it’s on Youtube… excuse me while I go research this 😉

  2. Miss Eliza on July 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Also, it does sounds kind of like a paranormal cozy, so I’d search there…

  3. Tara on July 16, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I have been trying to find this movie for years in which these children go to a mom store, literally a store where they sell different kinds of moms, and they purchase a new mom. Later, of course, to want their own mom back.

    • Miss Eliza on July 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Sounds like Trading Mom (1994) Sissy Spacek and Anna Chlumsky.

      • Tara on July 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

        Yes! Thank you 🙂

  4. Tara on July 16, 2017 at 8:09 am

    For Fiona’s book…

    The cover looks right on Terri Garey’s Dead Girls Are Easy.

    Maybe it’s by Charlaine Harris ?

    And, try these sites…

    • Miss Eliza on July 16, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Def. no Charlaine Harris. I’ve read all her books and it doesn’t fit with the attic stuff…

  5. Daniele K on July 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    It sounds like Fiona is talking about a book from Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series.

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