Day and Knight: All's Fae in Love and Chocolate #1
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by Michelle L. Levigne
Description: Glori loved working with children--and not just because children produced magic that fed her own Fae magic. But when her magic started going wonky and all her maintenance spells for the daycare started working backwards, not even her Fae administrator could fix what was wrong. Lance Knight faced a lonely future, thanks to a family curse that turned him into a mouse at the dark of the moon. Lonely, except for the ghosts of all his angry, misogynistic male ancestors. And he would join them someday, if he didn't find a woman to love him despite the curse. He needed the kiss of a Faerie princess to break the spell. When he got called to Glori's daycare center to deal with an unbelievable bug problem, and realized she was a Fae, he thought his problems were solved. Glori hated telling Lance that the Fae didn't have hereditary royalty anymore, but she promised she would try to find him a solution while they worked together to solve her problem. Things got sticky when she realized that she was going through the Fae equivalent of puberty, and Lance might just be the answer to her problem. If only his nasty, ghostly relatives wouldn't keep getting in the way.
eBook Publisher: Uncial Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: July 2011
2 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [142 KB]
Reading time: 86-121 min.
"What a hoot! ...a modern day fairy tale that makes you laugh out loud and fall in love with the characters. Both Glori and Lance have their own issues and needs, but together they discover that they've each got what the other needs. Glori's life and libido are out of control but she never loses her faith in magic. Lance has only received the short end of the stick, magic-wise, but with a little help from his unknown Aunt Matilda and Glori, he realizes just how "Glorious" magic can be...a wonderful job weaving the magical Fae world into the real world, making it all seem not only plausible but also enjoyable. Keep this one to read over and over again. 5 Angels!"--Trang, Fallen Angel Reviews "...the whimsical tale of two lovers who must find a way to be together in spite of resistance from all sides, from a pack of irascible, ancestral ghosts of the Knight family who haunt Lance, to Matilda, Regional Coordinator for Fae Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health. They have some unexpectedly powerful allies as well, the short, cute, lovable kind that go to Daycare and need naps. Fans of dark paranormal romance or three hanky stories need not apply, this is strictly the lighthearted stuff, and for a day when you need something fun." Lisa Baca, Romance Reviews Today "...truly an interesting and captivating journey for the reader...lyrical prose makes this a truly exquisite and sensual journey... The interplay between Glori and Lance is at times, humorous, sexual and oh so romantic...Lance is a wonderful blend of alpha maleness and exudes sexuality that made this reviewer want to lie down and say take me....Each page will deliver a new thing to sigh over... 4 Hearts!"Dawn, Love Romances
"Ah... If you'll come inside, maybe we can get started?" she managed to say in a reasonable tone of voice. Somehow, Glori slid her hand free of his grip and took a step backwards. She pulled the gate open and gestured for him to walk down the yellow brick walkway to the front door.
"Are you free for dinner, ma'am?"
"Call me Lance." He offered up a grin that showed off nice, white teeth and a dimple in his left cheek.
"You might not be free. The bugs could keep you very busy." She turned her back on him in desperation. If she looked into his big cobalt blue eyes for a few seconds longer, they both might be frozen there until morning. That wouldn't look good for her business, would it?
"No bug ever kept me that busy," he mumbled, behind her.
Glori closed her eyes as she gripped the door and spelled the lock open. She took a deep breath and braced herself to bolster the magic, altering it just enough to let them in without letting the bugs out. The door swung open. Every surface in the main room was...moving.
How could this have happened to her? It had never happened before, in all the years since she bought the building. How could so many bugs have showed up in just one weekend? It wasn't as if her children were messy. No more messy than any ordinary children. Just a few buckets of paint and modeling clay, two spilled glasses of juice, maybe a cup of cookie crumbs spread over a playroom thirty feet by thirty feet. Glori thought about it again, even knowing that considering her problem would create another headache--and she was totally out of chocolate.
No, the only explanation she could come up with was that her magic had decided to take a vacation without warning. And whatever "temporary" magic had come to take its place was working totally backwards!
Lance took one look, braced his arms on the doorframe, and went pale.
"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
The music whispering through the back of his mind, in time with his racing heart, didn't sound like the theme music from Jaws. But it came close.