At last, Elle (never call her Cinderella) is reunited with Alec, the Prince of Le Charme Jewelers. Yay! But the pair soon discovers that Alec’s gemstone empire is about to go bankrupt. Boo. So our favorite couple devises a kick-ass scheme to save Le Charme. To announce their plan, Elle and Alec will hold a Glass Slipper Festival complete with music, dancing and cake. Lots of cake.
There’s only one problem. The Unseelie fae have returned.
Talk about bad news. No one combines lovely looks with dark intentions better than the Unseelie. Now, those nefarious fae want to destroy Elle, Alec and any hope for Le Charme. It doesn’t end there, either. The Unseelie are also targeting Elle’s stepsister, Agatha, as well as her old friend, Jacoby. And when will the Unseelie launch their deadly schemes? The Glass Slipper Festival.
Because fairies and frosting don’t mix.
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FAIRY TALES OF THE MAGICORUM
1. Wolves And Roses
2. Moonlight And Midtown
3. Slippers And Thieves
4. Shifters And Glyphs
5. Bandits And Ball Gowns
6. Fire and Cinder
7. Fairies and Frosting
8 Towers and Tithes
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I stand before Manhattan’s Apex Towers. Imagine a Sharpie pen and a space ship making a skyscraper baby. That’s the Apex. My boyfriend, Alec, waits nearby.
“This place is huge,” he declares. “Hard to believe it’s empty.”
“Only the top levels are occupied,” I state. “My inside source confirmed everything. Right after Lady R bought the towers, she sealed off most floors.”
Lady R (aka the Lady) is the world’s most powerful internet influencer. And when a billion folks follow your webcasts, it seems you can do kooky stuff with real estate and it’s no problem. We’re here today so the Lady can interview Alec about his company, Le Charme Jewelers, and its upcoming Glass Slipper Festival. In less than a week, the festival will launch Le Charme’s new product line… and hopefully keep the company from going bankrupt.
I give Alec the side eye. “Speaking of the Lady, do you think she’ll actually interview you this time?”
“I’d say the chances are fifty-fifty. You?”
“By my calculations, there’s a ninety-eight percent chance that she bags on us both.”
The Lady requested my presence today because—as her email put it—Alec is Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor and everyone wants to meet his new woman. That’s code for, I’ll plug the stupid Glass Slipper Festival if I can ask Elle embarrassing questions. Which is fine with me. Hell, I even shaved my legs for the occasion.
But now that the interview approacheth, a thread of worry winds its way through me, along with an ugly question.
Am I really ready for a billion views?
I inspect myself in the building’s glass exterior.
Blonde tresses? Check.
Blue eyes? Check again.
Nervous energy? Check, check, and check.
For his part, Alec sports tawny hair, an easy smile, and a jeans-n-sport coat combo. Both of us are eighteen in calendar years and a thousand when it comes to life experiences. Case in point: Alec just escaped a magical prison hidden inside a gemstone. I’m not even kidding.
I shift my weight from foot to foot. That dainty thread of worry is quickly becoming a transcontinental cable of anxiety. Why did I wear this outfit again? I’m not Sundress Girl. My style is more, let’s steal things while wearing whacky disguises. I fluff my hair and turn to Alec. “How do I look?”
Alec scans me carefully from head to toe. “Like a princess.”
That’s a good answer.
Going on tiptoe, I brush a kiss across his full mouth.
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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