Spells and Sorcery
S. Usher Evans
(Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
You have magic.
One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I’m not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.
Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb–she’s magical.
Now the girl who never made waves is blowing up her nightstand and trying to keep from wreaking havoc on her school. When a kind stranger shows up with all the answers, Lexie hopes he’ll be able to help her control her newfound powers. But Gavon may not be as kind as he seems, and soon Lexie finds out that being magical is the least weird thing about her.
Spells and Sorcery is the first YA fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, the Madion War Trilogy and Empath.
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Memory flooded back, and I ripped my hands away from my eyes. But my fingertips weren’t glowing. Had I dreamed everything last night? I must have, because there was no way that so much could go so wrong in such a short amount of time. Magic and blowing up my bedroom had been just a very bad dream.
“Rise and shine, birthday girl,” Nicole said, opening the door.
Bleary-eyed, I blinked at her a few times. “Wha?”
“Oh, crap,” she said, crossing the room to my bed. “Did I put too much valerian root in that potion last night?”
“P-potion? Crap.” I groaned and fell back into my pillow, throwing an arm over my eyes. So much for the it-was-all-a-dream theory.
“Sorry about that, Lexie, I haven’t made a potion in…well…” She cleared her throat. “It should wear off in a few hours. I really should’ve double-checked the measurements but…it seemed right.”
I cracked an eye open. “So you drugged me last night?”
“Same difference.” I glanced at my hand, expecting it to start glowing any second. “Why am I not…you know…magicking?”
“Because your magic has settled, I’d guess,” Nicole said with a shrug. “And you’re calm. A calm magical is a useful magical.”
“You’ve said that a few times already,” I said, rubbing my face. “What about a sleepy magical?”
“Hey, loser.” Marie’s dulcet tones just served to make my mood even darker. “Heard you royally screwed up getting your magic last night.”
“Shut up, Marie,” Nicole and I said in unison.
I offered Nicole a half-hearted smile, which quickly dissolved into a yawn. “You got any wake-up potions?”
Nicole snorted. “By the time I leaf through my old potion book, you’ll already be awake. But I can offer you coffee instead?”
S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a “real job” as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for the birds and rekindled a childhood passion for writing novels. She sold everything she owned and moved back to Pensacola, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit.
Evans is the author of the Razia series, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath, published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing.
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