I’m dying to know – will Katie and Owen live enchanted ever after? I finished the first chapter . . . A sample designer wedding dress sale . . . with magical fights over the perfect gown. I’m can’t wait to read more!
Book 9 . . . Wedding Bells or Magic Spells?
Katie Chandler’s wedding day is coming soon, and she and Owen Palmer have a lot to do to make sure the event is magical. That makes this a very bad time for rumors about magic to be hitting the general public, even the television news.
The secret about magic has been safe for centuries, but can it survive an era of cell phone cameras and the Internet? As Katie delves deeper into an online anti-magic underground movement, she starts to suspect that there’s something more going on. Someone in the magical world is trying to expose magic to ordinary people. The fallout for the magical world could be devastating, and without the restrictions to keep magic out of the public eye, unscrupulous wizards might run amok. Worst of all, the culprit is trying to pin it all on Owen, who makes a handy scapegoat.
Katie’s got to track down and stop the plot—and fast. Otherwise, society will be forever altered, and Katie’s wedding may be missing a groom.
Started 8/21 Finished 8/26
Last time I wrote how the Enchanted Inc books were all memorable. Well, all except for this one. When I read the Author’s Note and chapter 1, I thought I hadn’t cracked open the cover. Nothing rang a bell.
But as I kept reading, it all came back. There’s a new, I mean old villain in town. The one behind Idris, and the people who backed him. They ARE called the Collegium, and THEY want to hire Katie.
I just read one of the best chapters – how they interviewed Katie for a job. There’s nothing like a writer who thinks outside of the box! Thanks, Shanna, for another great read! (I can’t wait to finish – I’m only 1/3 of the way through the book.)
Book 8 . . . The weather is getting cold, but the frog population in New York is on the rise, thanks to a magical mafia that has a unique method for getting their enemies out of the way. When wizard Owen Palmer at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., gets a cryptic threat that the secretive organization called the Collegium is gunning for them, Katie Chandler puts their wedding on hold and goes undercover as a compromised magical immune to infiltrate the enemy.
It’s not easy pretending to work for a psycho who not only wants to take over MSI but also pull a coup in his own organization. It’s even more difficult having to pretend to cut all ties with MSI. But with prominent magical citizens disappearing and anyone who crosses the magical mafioso landing on a lily pad, Katie knows she doesn’t have a choice. It becomes personal when her friends become targets. It becomes an urgent crusade when Owen disappears.
When the final showdown comes, Katie’s going to have to kiss a lot of frogs to have the allies she needs to save MSI – and if she ever wants to see her fiancé again.
Started 8/14 Finished 8/20
It’s interesting – with a well written series and characters – each one is memorable, even Book 7.
What I remember most is how Owen and Katie were working to solve a mystery in one chapter, but in a coffee shop in the next. It threw me again, for a moment, till I remembered Katie had been enchanted. Owen too.
The Elf Lord was clever – Shanna Swendson too! He set his prison to look like New York City, and he gave his prisoners their fantasies to live out. I’m glad Katie and Owen figured it all out, again!
Book 7 . . . With great power comes great danger…
When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she’s vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking up another scheme in his bid for power. Anyone who gets in his way disappears—including Katie and her wizard boyfriend, Owen Palmer.
Now Katie’s under a spell that obscures her true identity, living a life right out of a romantic comedy movie in a Hollywood set version of New York. Will she be able to find her true Mr. Right in time to break the spell with a kiss and warn everyone, or will she be trapped forever, unaware of the doom facing her world?
Started 8/9 Finished 8/14
Are you ready for a quest? I am! Owen and Katie are searching for an enchanted sapphire – whoever holds it, controls the world. Elves, gnomes, gargoyles , and wizards – all in a magical fantasy! This is my kind of quest!
A Questing We Will Go - Now that the Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. team has defeated the nefarious Spellworks, the only “competition” in town, Katie Chandler doesn’t have much to do as director of marketing, and she’s starting to question her role at MSI. Her boyfriend Owen Palmer, on the other hand, is in hog heaven, translating an ancient and powerful magical manuscript.
But then he finds that the cryptic text describing the location of an enchanted gem known as the Eye of the Moon has radically changed. This deadly stone gives its holder enhanced power over others and a craving for more power. It once caused a terrible war before it was safely hidden and then lost – and now it seems to be in New York and set in an elven brooch that renders its wearer invulnerable. Whoever has this brooch could take over the world.
Katie and Owen must find it before anyone else does, and they’re not the only ones searching. They’ll need all the help they can get, including Katie’s visiting grandmother. But who can they trust when their allies fall under its spell? Not to mention the new enemies who are deadlier than anything they’ve faced before.
Started 8/5 Finished 8/8
Is there much ado about magic in Book 5? Oh, yes! Katie and Owen need spells, marketing, and common sense to save the world from a mystery villain who’s determined to take down Magic Inc, and Owen too.
To Do: Manage Magical Mayhem, Save the Company, Save the World
Katie Chandler is back in New York and at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. – and just in time. The city’s in the grip of a magical crime wave from spells that wizarding whiz Owen Palmer thinks look awfully familiar, and the rogue firm Spellworks is raising its profile in the magical world by selling protective amulets. It’s Katie’s job as the new director of marketing for MSI to fight this battle of public perception while Owen and the other wizards try to uncover what’s really going on.
What Katie doesn’t realize is that her idea to stage a showcase for MSI’s magical achievements is playing right into a devious plot more than three decades in the making. Now Katie has to do damage control that has nothing to do with marketing. To save the magical world, she’ll have to prove who the real enemy is, and doing that will require digging deeper into Owen’s mysterious past than he wants anyone to go. If she fails, she not only stands to lose a magical war, but she could also lose the man she loves.
Started 7/31 Finished 8/4
What do you do when your boyfriend stops saving the world, to rescue you? If you’re Katie Chandler, you head home, but don’t mess with Texas. Or with Katie, Owen, or Magic Inc!
Everything’s bigger in Texas—including romance, magic, and danger!
Katie Chandler has fled fast-paced Manhattan and returned home to a simpler life, working at her family’s feed-and-seed store in Cobb, Texas. In a painfully selfless gesture, Katie had left the sexy wizard Owen Palmer to battle his demons in the magical realm–after all, Katie just seemed to attract evil, which only made Owen’s job a lot harder. But now it seems that trouble has followed her home: Despite the fact that Merlin, Katie’s old boss at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has assured her that Cobb is free of enchantmen, (magically speaking), Katie begins to notice curious phenomena.
Cobb is being plagued by a series of inexplicable petty crimes and other devilish mischief, and after her experiences in Manhattan, Katie knows “unauthorized magic” when she sees it. As this new darkness strikes deep in the heart of Texas, Owen appears (literally) to investigate. Now Katie’s friends and family must show the bad guys why it’s bad luck to hex with Texas, while Katie and Owen combine their strengths like never before to uncover a sinister plot before evil takes root in the Lone Star State.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!