High school teacher P.C. Cast parlays her job skills into an adventurous fantasy featuring alternate worlds brimming with love and laughter. With a puckish sense of humor, Ms. Cast delivers an action-packed fantasy filled with romance, duty, danger and magic, and characters that you'd love to meet.

English teacher Shannon Parker is just beginning summer break when she buys an old Celtic vase at an estate sale. The vase is a magical lodestone that transports her to an alternate world, unwillingly switching identities with her mirror twin Rhiannon, High Priestess of the Goddess Epona, on the day Rhiannon is to wed Clan Fintan, a shape-changing centaur.

Shannon discovers other mirror twins from her world in this new one, but only a few know of her secret. Selfish, over-sexed Rhiannon's left behind more problems than just a gorgeous (if part-equine) husband, foremost of which is the knowledge she never shared of an impending invasion of demon vampires. Though Shannon/Rhiannon is a GODDESS BY MISTAKE, she is truly beloved.

(January, 359 pp., $17.95)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper