Genre: NA Fantasy
LOGLINE: Dawn can’t steal bubble gum, much less a powerful charm capable of releasing an imprisoned succubus. But to save her sisters from becoming demon chow, Dawn will do anything, even steal the charm from its steamy guardian, Kalan. But Kalan has his own agenda, and catching and seducing the charm-stealing Dawn is the first step in his plan.
Don’t look, Dawn. You know what happens when you look.
I looked up. It was inevitable. When you tell yourself not to do something, you usually do the exact opposite.
The park vendors swarmed me like a pack of rabid dogs. Their voices tore into me, snarling off sales pitches. I gave them the same answer.
“A beautiful necklace for a beautiful—”
“Would you like a subscription to The Vigrith—?”
“Mini glow-in-the-dark helicopters for sale! Buy ‘em by the dozen.”
“What? No. What the hell would I do with glowing helicopters?”
I didn’t wait for a reply. I walked as fast as I could without drawing attention. Luckily for me, their tiny carts were only set up at one entrance to the park. Turning into a large clearing, I glanced around for Cassie before settling at an empty picnic table.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find one in the shade. The heat was bearable, but the sun that had me worried. Ultraviolet rays plus white girl equaled a sunburn no amount of aloe vera could soothe. Hey, at least I had a gorgeous view...
Who was I kidding?
One half of the park had a dried-up garden with a statue of the plump Lady Fredericton; the other side had a few trees, twice as many picnic tables and a pathetically empty sand pit. Small boutiques lined the square, all with limited choice. For a girl who’d lived in cities her entire life—
Power washed over me, stopping my internal chit-chat and, for a second, my heart.