DAUGHTER OF THE SPELLCASTER
Shayne has done it again, masterfully weaving a story as fast-paced and captivating as the previous Portal book. This has everything readers have come to anticipate and expect from Shayne: strong characters, a searing love story and that little something extra that’s pure magic.
Second-generation witch Magdalena “Lena” Dunkirk has always known what her Prince Charming looks like, and one magical night she finds him. Ryan McNally is no one’s idea of Prince Charming but he is instantly mesmerized by the overwhelming chemistry he has with Lena. Unfortunately for them, the clock has to strike 12 at some point. Six months later, Lena is making a quiet life for herself and her unborn child when she is reunited with Ryan. A dark force begins to build, forcing her to play her part in a centuries-old curse. Lena and Ryan will have to hold onto each other so that history doesn’t repeat itself, and keep the darkness from their child. (MIRA, Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)