Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Okay...check *this* book out...

Another chick-lit paranormal with enough humor and wit to definitely keep you smiling as you read.  If the back cover blurb (see below) doesn't get you totally hooked, reading the excerpt will!
 
Shanna Swendson’s debut mainstream novel, ENCHANTED, INC. is a magical story featuring Katie Chandler, a 20something, small-town Texas girl, who finds that being average in New York City is anything but.  Katie loves the energy of Manhattan, and if she finds some of the people odd, well, that's New York, right?  Where else would you see a person on the subway wearing fairy wings? In fact, if Katie wasn’t completely sure those wings must be a costume, she’d think they were real, the way they flutter in the breeze.  Certainly the gargoyle that perches above the door of the church she passes on the way to and from work isn’t real. Its eyes seem to follow her, and she could have sworn it winked at her once, but now that she thinks about it, it was really hot that day, and she hadn't eaten lunch....
 
 
Katie is still adjusting to life in the big city while working a for a nightmare boss, when she gets a fantastic offer to work for a mysterious company, MSI, Inc. Through her new job and the magical folk she meets, Katie comes to find out she isn't quite as average as she thought; and the fairytale life she has longed for begins to come true in surprising ways.  What Katie doesn’t realize is how rare and important being ordinary can be. In fact, it is her ordinary characteristics that make her the perfect secret weapon for MSI, Inc.  Suddenly the very qualities she thought made her average are what make her special!  Now she has magicians and fairies meddling in her attempted romances, a secret life she needs to keep hidden from her non-magical friends, not to mention that dangerous pull she feels for Owen, an attractive but shy wizard who might be the most powerful magic man since Merlin.
 
Okay...I've got to admit that the whole "average is actually diva material" thing absolutely hooked me.  And the excerpt is fab.  If you get a chance to read this book, let me know what you think!
 
Hugs,
Lucy

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