Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Playing with Fire (Magical Romantic Comedies #1) by R.J. Blain

Title: Playing with Fire
Series: Magical Romantic Comedies #1
Author: R.J. Blain
Publisher: Pen & Page Publishing
Publication Date: January 30th 2017

Print Length: 294 pages
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romantic Comedy

What do you get when you mix gorgons, an incubus, and the Calamity Queen? Trouble, and lots of it.

For Bailey, catering to the magical is a tough gig on a good day, but she has few other options. She can either keep spiking drinks with pixie dust to keep the locals happy, or spend the rest of her life cleaning up some of the world’s nastiest magical substances.

Years after helping Police Chief Samuel Quinn escape an unhappy marriage, Bailey is once again entangled in his personal affairs. To make matters worse, Quinn’s ex-wife is angling for revenge, tossing Bailey into the deep end along with her sexiest enemy.

Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

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“I thought this place hired faery.” The business man glared down his nose at me, his perfect black suit and white shirt tempting me to chuck the fresh pot of coffee all over him. “Isn’t your shop called Faery Fortunes? I came here to see the faeries!”

I pointed at the nearest writhing mass of sparkling winged bodies. During the throes of their sugar high, some of them had spread dust and glitter, and I tried not to think of all the health code violations they were committing on the table. When my shift ended, I’d leave that train wreck for my boss to clean up; it’d serve her right for abandoning me. “What can I get for you, sir?”

The businessman stared at the faery, narrowed his eyes, and turned his attention back to me. “You have pixie dust here?”

“We stock C and better, sir. Our regular brews use B, but we have all other grades available.” I prayed he wouldn’t ask for the two better grades. The last thing I needed was the paperwork and having to confirm his permit.

“Espresso, A+, heavy on the dust.”

I bet the human would take flight before he made it out the door. I rang his order up and struggled to hide my shock at the amount. I smiled. I smiled so much it hurt. “That’ll be three hundred and ten dollars, sir.”

“Credit,” he barked, slapping his card on the counter.

I ran his card, handed him the payment terminal, and went to make his coffee. Anyone else who worked in the store had to wear a mask and gloves when handling the vials containing the most potent of the pixie dusts, and I was the only employee certified to handle the best of the best.

Not even my boss could.

Sometimes, immunity was as much of a curse as it was a blessing. Why couldn’t I drink my cares away like everyone else? Even the time Mary had shattered an entire vial of A++ dust, I hadn’t felt a damned thing while she and the rest of my co-workers spent the following six hours giggling over everything, unable to handle even the simplest of tasks without dissolving into a laughing fit.

I checked to confirm the transaction had been approved before measuring out the dust and adding it to his coffee. I offered it to him, my smile still fixed in place. “Have a great day, sir.”

“I better, seeing how much this garbage cost.”

I already missed the centaurs and the cops. A glance at the clock informed me I had survived through three hours with no sign of Mary. When she got back, we’d have words, and unless she had a damned good reason for abandoning me so she could take a ride with Chief Quinn on the worst Monday morning shift I’d ever seen, I knew exactly which two words I’d say.

RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.

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  1. This book sounds interesting.

  2. I love the cover and cant wait to read

  3. Interesting! Expect to read soon!

  4. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  5. I loved the blurb. It sounds like a great start to a magical series!

  6. This sounds like an awesome book!

  7. I like the title subject and cover for this amazing read.
    Thanks for sharing the review.

  8. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  9. The cover looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love the cover!! The background is stunning!!

  11. Sounds like someone is really playing with fire here :) love it and what a magical cover this is.

  12. How long did it take you to write your book?

  13. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

  14. Can't wait to start this!! Thank you for sharing

  15. Sounds like a great book, love the cover

  16. I liked both the excerpt, and the gorgeous book cover.