Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes
The Ancient Flame Series Novella
by Julie Wetzel
Published: May 26th, 2015
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre: NA Urban Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Violence, adult language
Recommended Age: 18+
Leprechauns don’t exist. Or that’s what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
“Should I take him at face value?”
“I would never take any fay at face value.” Mitzy rested her chin on her arms. “But he did say you caught him. That means he has to grant your wishes.” Mitzy sat up. “You did make wishes, right?”
“Yes.” Cathren spun the bracelet again. She did that a lot when she thought of Patrick. Somehow, the movement was very soothing.
“Were they good?” Mitzy grinned.
Cathren blushed. “They were kind of vague,” she admitted.
Mitzy held up an eyebrow waiting.
“True love, happiness, and waffles.”
Mitzy threw her head back and laughed. “That should keep him entertained for a while,” she said once she finished wiping the tears from her eyes.
“That’s what he said,” Cathren said glumly.
Mitzy reached over and patted her on the hand. “Don’t worry.” She smiled. “The fay love a good challenge.”
“You say that like they’re real.”
“Real or not, you should be happy.” Mitzy’s smile widened. “If I’m remembering him correctly, you have a really hot guy whose sole purpose in life is to find you true love and happiness.”
Cathren grinned. “And waffles.”
“And waffles.” Mitzy laughed. “How hard can that be?”
“He brought me Eggos.”
“Oh.” Mitzy’s face fell slightly. “You didn’t let that slide, did you?”
Cathren laughed. “Of course not.”
“Good, and don’t let him half-ass the true love and happiness thing either,” Mitzy said pointedly. “If it’s not true and doesn’t make you happy, don’t let it slide. Fay are bad at living up to the letter of the law but not the spirit.”
“Umm. Okay.” Now Mitzy was starting to worry Cathren. Did she really think Patrick could be a real leprechaun?
Mitzy pulled the mostly empty beer bottle out of Cathren’s hands “Now, why don’t you go give him a second chance on those waffles?”
“But I haven’t seen him since he stopped in to the shop,” Cathren protested as Mitzy pulled her to her feet.
“Then now’s the perfect time to go see him.” Mitzy steered her towards the door. “He’s had time to think about how he’s going to grant your wishes. Besides, tonight is game night. He’ll be at the shop until dawn.”
“Wait.” Cathren dug her heels in, making Mitzy stop. “You know this guy?”
“Yes.” Mitzy shifted her grip on Cathren, forcing her to start moving again. “And if you want a say in who your true love is going to be, then you had better get over there before Patrick ropes some sorry sucker into dating you.”
This got Cathren’s feet moving. She didn’t just want any man forced into being her true love. She wanted someone that wanted her!
Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
Julie Wetzel is the author of her debut novel Kindling Flames. Kindling Flames was released through Crimson Tree Publishing in 2014.
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