Welcome to Notes From a Romantic’s Heart. Today we’re visiting with author Cherie Colyer and featuring her new book, Merry Little Wishing Spritz, a paranormal holiday romance from The Wild Rose Press’ new Christmas Cookies series. You can find all the stops on Cherie’s tour at Goddess Fish Promotions. Also, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway. The entry form is at the bottom of this post.
GENRE: Paranormal Romance (Holiday)
Modern-day witch Cassie Moore’s cozy life turns upside down when her friend foresees the wrecking ball that threatens to destroy Cassie’s home and workplace. But Cassie isn’t giving up without a fight. She casts a well-intended spell meant to save her apartment and her job. But magic is unpredictable, especially when her friend casts a little charm of her own that has Cassie lusting after the man she desperately wants to despise.
Jack Quinn has had his eyes on Lakeside Books for years, and he couldn’t be happier the owner is finally ready to sell. He has big plans for the cozy waterfront property, but he didn’t expect to care about the store or its employees. And he never imagined he’d be drawn to a certain brown-eyed saleswoman.
Almost as if by magic.
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Jack tucked the midnight blue candle under his arm and picked up one of the beaded bracelets.
“The magnetite stones help to ground the wearer,” I said.“Do you believe in that sort of thing?”
I nodded. A person didn’t have to be a witch to believe gems, stones, and herbs had mystical properties. He rolled the black beads between his fingers. “Magnetite also attracts love, loyalty, and commitment, if I remember correctly.”
“You’re right,” I said, amazed he knew the property of the stone.
He held onto the bracelet and wandered to the suspense sections.
I followed. “If you buy Lakeside Books—” His gaze met mine, one eyebrow hiked. “ ‘If’?” My fingers trailed over the nicked shelves as I walked. “Now that word is out the store is for sale, you might not be the only one interested in purchasing it.”
The corners of his mouth curved into a smug smirk, implying he wasn’t worried. Would he up his offer if I countered? Jack reached for a book.
Frustrated at the whole store situation, I flick my finger, sending several paperbacks flying off the shelf with the one Jack grabbed. Books pelted his chest.
I jumped back, acting shocked by the books jumping off the shelf. I couldn’t exactly tell him I did it. “We must have packed them in too tightly.”
I pressed my lips together to hide my smile and helped pick up the fallen books.
“This is quite popular.” I held one out. “Lots of twists and surprise attacks.”
Jack glanced sideways. “Is that right?”
Merry Little Wishing Spritz is a wonderfully entertaining take on the holidays. I loved the comic magical elements in this enemies-to-lovers story.
The author took an often-overused trope and turned it on its ear! Even though the story is short/novella length, the story is well developed. The heroine and her bestie were totally likeable in every way. Our erstwhile hero went from all business, to someone who came to understand the magic of the holidays. And, of course, fell for the heroine. Was it magic? Or, the real thing?
Highly recommended. What a fun way to get into the holiday spirit!
Professional network technician by day, novelist by night, Cherie lives a quiet life in the Chicago suburbs with her charming husband. She has four amazing sons who she loves dearly. Cherie magically weaves together stories with a paranormal twist. She’s the author of the Embrace series (Embrace, Hold Tight, and Entwined), Challenging Destiny, Damned When I Didn’t, and Friends to the End. She waltzes into the adult novel world with this enchanting holiday romance, Merry Little Wishing Spritz.
Cherie Colyer will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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