Piper and I are very excited about the start of a new joint series, published by Republica Press, that we're calling "Little Magic". We're already working on two other series together (Lucky Moon and one that has one book complete but is still forthcoming). This time we're doing it a bit differently! Instead of writing each book together, we're alternating and writing every other book on our own. It's something we've done with short stories in the same world, in the Crossbones Anthology, now it'll just be with full books:)
This first one, A Little Bite of Magic, is a paranormal romantic foodie comedy (say that five times quickly!). The first book is light and fun, but the tone will change for each book depending on the two romantic leads.
Here is some blurb action:
In a family full of powerful witches, Frankie Vallerand is the black sheep. He doesn’t care about honing his magic. All he wants is to open up a restaurant and spend his days serving up delicious food. But when he sees a customer crying and wishes for her to be happy, he inadvertently transforms his old wooden soup spoon into a wand, and realizes that maybe a little bit of magic is just what his customers need.
Addison Allbright is The Phantom Foodie, an anonymous food critic notorious for his scathing reviews. For most people, being paid to eat would be a dream job. Not for Addison. He doesn’t care for overpriced designer food. He’s a tea and toast kind of guy. Until both the food and the owner of L'Osteria Di Pomodoro sweep him off his feet and throw his neat, orderly life completely off-kilter.
Frankie isn’t sure how to tell Addison he’s a witch, or that he charmed Addison’s food the night they first met, without sounding totally crazy. But little does he know that Addison has secrets too. Not only did he snark Frankie’s restaurant in his last review column, he’s also engaged to be married…to a woman.
Since it's the start of a new series we're running TWO simultaneous contests:) See below for full details.
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The Rules (For the Special Contest): You will need a second part to your comment if you'd like to play the Special Contest...it's time to be creative!! Tell me what power you'd want the most if you were a witch. AND this is the time to make stuff up! It can be combinations of things you've heard of, something totally new. Anything you want!
For this one, I'm going to pick my favorite:) You'll get a copy of the book, of course, AND you'll be a supporting magical character in the next "Little Magic" book that I write with the character name of your choice! (Piper is writing these books as well, so it may not be the second in the series).
**If the magical skill winner happens to win the drawing, I'll draw again, so there will be two books given away no matter what.**
...And that's it! Contest ends: 9/12/2011, Monday, at 9PM PST Note: We will contact the winner via email. The winner will have 48 hours(until 9PM PST, 9/14/2011) to contact us, or we will draw again.
Winner will be chosen by random drawing.
And I know it shouldn’t have to be said, but if you win, please respect the intellectual property of the author and don’t share the book or give it away to anyone else. ~*This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age.*~ This contest is open to everyone no matter where you live! Be sure to addA Little Bite of Magicto your TBR shelf!
Edited to add: Last minute details were taken care of. The book for sure comes out tomorrow!!