By Shanna Swendson
To-do: cease the undesirable men. Rescue the wizard. locate the best outfit for brand spanking new Year’s Eve. ultimately, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the braveness to get Katie Chandler less than the mistletoe on the workplace vacation occasion. yet simply while it appears like Katie has chanced on her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda’s timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched through MSI’s rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal good friend Ari, threatens to reveal the company’s secrets–and the very lifestyles of magic itself. Even worse, it might additionally suggest the top of Katie’s happily-ever-after. Now Katie and Owen needs to paintings aspect by means of aspect (but unfortunately, now not cheek to cheek) to thwart the villains’ plans. Braving black-magic-wielding sorceresses, subway-dwelling dragons, lovelorn frog princes, or even the scary journey to satisfy Owen’s mom and dad at Christmas, Katie and her beau are in a conflict to overcome Idris at his personal sinister video game. All mischief and issues of the guts will come to a head at a massive New Year’s Eve gala, whilst the crystal ball will drop, champagne will pour, and Katie will locate herself really spellbound.Praise for Shanna Swendson’s as soon as Upon Stilettos“Magical and completely pleasant . . . [a] quirky, lighthearted romance.”–freshfiction.com“A speedy and humorous learn. Chicklit meets city fantasy.”–Mary Jo Putney, writer of the wedding Spell
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He patted the fat envelope he carried. ” “Oh yeah, that. ” “No, that’s fine. ” “Sure. ” “I don’t know if you know this already, but I’m going home with Owen for Christmas. ” He gave a low, long whistle. “Oh boy. ” That sounded even more ominous than Ethelinda’s blank pages. “Pull up a chair,” I told him. He grabbed a chair from the lab outside, then turned around and waved his hand at the lab doorway while muttering some words under his breath. “An alarm, so he can’t sneak up on us,” he explained before sitting down.
And breakfast is served,” he said. “It looks great,” I told him as I took my seat at the table. Loony immediately jumped into my lap, but Owen snapped his fingers and pointed, and she jumped down again, looking offended. “I hope you don’t mind that we didn’t go out to eat,” he said as he took his own seat. ” He sounded discouraged. ” “Oh. ” I ate some more, keeping my mouth busy with the food so I wouldn’t be tempted to say something stupid. After a while, though, I couldn’t help myself. “Could it be an ex-employee?
Thanks! I’ll never forget the look on her face,” I told him, then I hurried back to Ethelinda before he could say anything. I hoped she hadn’t done anything else while I was gone. “For what it’s worth,” I said as I took my seat, “there are reasons other than romance for men and women to have dinner together, and you might want to be sure of the reasons before you interfere. ” She gave a haughty sniff, then summoned dessert. I thought she might have forgotten about my own issues in all the excitement, but just as I dug into the chocolate cake, she asked, “And things are going well for you otherwise?