Good morning! I always enjoy helping new authors launch their writing careers, and today is no exception. Say hello to the lovely and mysterious Krista Michaels.
Little girls all grow up on fairy tales, and as adult women, we’re still drawn to those stories of handsome princes and princesses, but fairy land is full of other magical creatures. The popularity of the television series, Once Upon a Time, proves we’re never too old for a little magic.
With that in mind, Krista’s come up with a new spin on an old favorite with her Lucky series, quick read paranormal novels best described as naughty fairy tales.
Do you recognize this guy? He gets a lot of press every year around St. Patrick’s Day. He’s a leprechaun, usually portrayed as a mischievous imp. Legend says, he hides a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but if you catch him, like a genie, he needs to grant you three wishes. Usually, the scamp find a way out of it, but if there’s a witch involved, all bets are off.
In Getting Lucky, Book One of the Lucky Series, Krista shakes things up just a bit.
Here’s the premise.
If Aralyn Croft doesn’t get the warlock the gold he requested, her own magic is as good as dead. Posing as a maid to sneak onto Gallagher Island, she plans to steal what she needs from the revolting leprechaun who lives there. What she isn’t prepared for is the sexy man she finds instead. When faced with the choice between saving her powers or betraying Drake, she is torn.
Drake Gallagher trusts no one. Everyone is always after his gold. He has had no choice but to shut himself away in his mansion on his own secluded island. He has never had reason to mingle with his vetted staff until, Aralyn, a new maid, wanders into his bedroom wearing nothing but a skimpy gown. His body reacts to this mortal in a way he never imagined it could. Will Aralyn and Drake get lucky? Or will they decide love is too big a price to pay?
Believe me when I say, the sparks fly between these two, and the combination is explosive, with just the right amount of erotic detail to quicken your pulse and raise your temperature.
Here’s a quick peek.
“A leprechaun? Are you kidding? They are revolting—almost as revolting as you.”
Aralyn Croft started to raise her hand but lowered it to her side. She would teach this warlock a lesson if only she had her powers. She stiffened her spine in defiance. Serevin lifted the black hood away from his shrouded head just so she could see the satisfied smile snake across his face.
“If you ever want to use magic again, you’ll get me what I require.” His amber eyes bore into her almost burning her skin.
“Without magic how am I going to trick a leprechaun into giving me his gold?” she asked through gritted teeth.
She’d realized what she was getting into when she’d come to the warlock for help, but that didn’t mean she had to like it. His eyes traveled over her body almost violating her. Unwelcome shivers crept down Aralyn’s back.
“I’m sure you’ll come up with something.” He held up his left hand. “Leprechaun gold,” he held up his right hand, “magic restored.” He clasped his hands together with a loud smack. “That is my price.”
Aralyn tossed her ebony hair over her shoulder and sucked in a deep breath. Just getting onto Gallagher Island, where the leprechaun lived, would be a challenge in itself. With an enchanted rainbow situated above the island, the location wasn’t the problem. It was how she would infiltrate such a protected place. The entire island would be charmed. Without an invitation or magic she had her work cut out for her.
“Fine,” Arayln growled. “I’ll get you Drake Gallagher’s gold. Just remember you owe me my magic.”
ARALYN’S IN FOR THE RIDE OF HER LIFE!
Think things will work out for our mismatched couple? Think again. Families can be difficult and when Cousin Darius discovers what’s been happening on Gallagher Island, he’s not about to sit still and neither is Harlow, Aralyn’s sister.
You’ll find magic and mayhem, and scorching scenes. Watch for Lucky in Love, Book Two of the Lucky Series coming soon.
Krista Michaels is a published author who writes romance with a twist of naughty. Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/kristamichaels_