Today we are excited to introduce you to Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper.
Wishful Thinking (How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother In The World (Or Die Trying)
Muddled magic. Missing faeries. She’s having one spell of a day at work…
Saffron Sawyer aspires to rise from the magical world’s bottom rung. But when her wish to join the renowned Office of Faery Godmothers is granted, bullies make her first day on the job unbearable. And to add to her misery, she discovers that someone is abducting her coworkers one-by-one.
Desperate to prevent another kidnapping, she scrambles to piece together the clues. After teaming up with the handsome and powerful Devil’s Advocate, she uncovers a strange connection between the disappearances and her lowly former gig. But when Saffron learns her promotion was only a ploy, she vows to ruin the devious plan.
Can Saffron muster enough magic to trap the villain before she’s sacked or stolen?
Wishful Thinking is the first book in the refreshingly original How To Be The Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World (or Die Trying) urban fantasy series. If you like determined heroines, enchanting spins on old tales, and clever twists and turns, then you’ll love Helen Harper’s captivating story.
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Wishful Thinking Excerpt:
It was fortuitous that the delivery faery had appeared at that moment. It would give me the perfect chance to introduce myself properly to the Director. What would I say to her? I ran through various possibilities in my head. I’d aim for polite but not obsequious. Confident but not bolshy. Intelligent but not geeky.
I was pondering the merits of using a casual ‘hello’ over a more formal ‘good morning’ when I heard the murmur of voices and looked up to see the Director walk out of a room with the Devil’s Advocate by her side. I jerked forward. This was my chance. Unfortunately, however, as I began to move, my toe caught on the edge of an expensive rug, laid out across the floor. The upper half of my body continued to propel forward while my legs were yanked back. I threw my arms out in a desperate bid to steady myself, flailing them around in order to keep my balance. The box flew out of my hands and went sailing across the room just as I managed to grab hold of the corner of the nearest desk and steady myself. If it weren’t for the lightning speed reactions of the Devil’s Advocate, thrusting his arm out in time to block it, the box would have hit the Director smack bang in the centre of her forehead. It tumbled to the ground while I straightened up and wished that the same ground would open up and swallow me whole. Every single head in the office swivelled towards me.
‘I … uh … I …’ I stammered.
Alicia, who’d appraised the situation with astonishing speed, sprang towards the Director. ‘I can’t believe she almost hit you in the face with that thing! You could have broken your nose! It’s awful, simply awful. I’ll retrieve it for you straightaway.’ She knelt down to pick the box up. She never got that far, however. Her fingers hadn’t even touched it when her eyes widened and she began to scream.
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About the Author: After teaching English literature in the UK, Japan and Malaysia, Helen Harper left behind the world of education following the worldwide success of her Blood Destiny series of books. She is a professional member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and writes full time, thanking her lucky stars every day that’s she lucky enough to do so!
Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales when she was a child growing up in Scotland.
She currently lives in Devon in the UK with far too many cats – not to mention the dragons, fairies, demons, wizards and vampires that seem to keep appearing from nowhere.
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