By Shanna Swendson
To-do: cease the undesirable men. Rescue the wizard. locate the correct outfit for brand spanking new Year’s Eve. finally, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the braveness to get Katie Chandler below the mistletoe on the workplace vacation celebration. yet simply while it seems like Katie has discovered 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 by means of MSI’s rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal good friend Ari, threatens to show the company’s secrets–and the very life of magic itself. Even worse, it could possibly additionally suggest the tip of Katie’s happily-ever-after. Now Katie and Owen needs to paintings facet through facet (but lamentably, 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 concerns of the center will come to a head at a tremendous New Year’s Eve gala, whilst the crystal ball will drop, champagne will pour, and Katie will locate herself actually 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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I got my coat and purse and went downstairs to find Ethelinda waiting for me on the sidewalk. This time, she was dressed like the Sugar Plum Fairy in a really old production of The Nutcracker, from back when they wore their tutus almost down to their ankles instead of in a little ruffle around their hips. Her previous outfits, including the rose velvet and green silk, hung out from under the hem, and the blue satin of her bodice was so faded it was almost white. It was missing a few pearls around the neckline, the threads that had once held them hanging free.
There went my plans for a quiet evening at home alone, but I didn’t feel I had much choice. She’d probably set off more fireworks and annoy the neighbors until she got her way. I got my coat and purse and went downstairs to find Ethelinda waiting for me on the sidewalk. This time, she was dressed like the Sugar Plum Fairy in a really old production of The Nutcracker, from back when they wore their tutus almost down to their ankles instead of in a little ruffle around their hips. Her previous outfits, including the rose velvet and green silk, hung out from under the hem, and the blue satin of her bodice was so faded it was almost white.
I soon realized she was leading me toward Owen’s house. She wouldn’t, would she? I made up my mind to refuse to go if that was her plan. I didn’t want him thinking I was so insecure about him that I’d resorted to consulting a fairy godmother. Fortunately, she came to a stop in front of a neighborhood tavern around the corner from Owen’s house. There was a chance that he’d be there eating dinner, but I suspected if he’d planned to eat out, he would have invited me to join him on our way home from work.