Friday, May 04, 2007

GCC Tour - Damsel Under Stress by Shanna Swendson

Okay, I can speak personally about today's GCC tour book. Well, sorta - you see, I've read the first two and this one is so definitely on my to buy list.

Shanna Swendson has created an absolutely fantastic heroine with an entertaining talent in a world filled with magic. I don't want to give away anything for those who haven't read the series yet, but I'll just tell you this - buy the books!

Shanna Swendson’s beloved blend of fantasy and romance is back in her delicious new novel DAMSEL UNDER STRESS (A Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Original; May 2007).

Katie Chandler and her wizard colleague Owen have finally gotten it together and are about to have their first real date, after confessing their feelings and sharing an electrifying kiss at the office Christmas party. So naturally, when the eccentric fairy Ethelinda appears and announces that she is Katie’s fairy godmother, here to help her find true love, Katie dismisses her. She’s found her true love and they are on the path to happily ever after; why would she need Ethelinda’s help?

But Ethelinda isn’t taking “no” for an answer and continues to pop up when Katie least expects—or wants—her. Add in the evil wizard Idris’s scheme for world domination, or at least magical domination, and Katie has her hands full. She needs answers. Is Owen The One? What exactly is Idris’s next move? And how does she get rid of a fairy godmother who has more ulterior motives than Cinderella’s stepmother?

What the Critics Are Saying:

“Great entertainment, full of humor both magical and everyday, and some truly engaging characters.” —Locus on Once Upon Stilettos

“A fascinating story that will keep readers turning the pages. Don’t miss Once Upon Stilettos.”
—Romance Reviews Today

“Fans of both chick-lit and Harry Potter should not miss out on this series set in magical modern-day Manhattan.” —Fresh Fiction

“Mayhem at its most enchanting.” —Romantic Times on Damsel Under Stress

About the Author:

SHANNA SWENDSON escaped the corporate rat race to be a novelist and pop culture essayist. She is the author of Enchanted, Inc. and Once Upon Stilettos, in addition to contributing essays to books about television series, authors, and novels. When she’s not writing or watching television and movies so she can write about them, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and singing. Visit her website or buy the book!


Tori Lennox said...

If the post office doesn't deliver my copy soon I'm gonna go postal. It's NEVER taken me this long to get books I ordered from The shipment arrived in Memphis over a week ago. There's no way it should this long to get from there to here. It's only a 2 hour drive!

They better be thankful I'm laid up at home right now, or I'd be down at the post office raising a huge stink.

Ahem. I want my copy BAD. Can you tell? *g*

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Tori - I don't blame you. If I didn't have 5 million things to do before I board a plane on Sunday, I'd probably be at B&N getting my own copy. I figure I'll have time next week after class. I'm training in Orlando - such hardships. :)

Anissa said...

Sheesh! I didn't even realize it was out. Feels like I've been waiting forever...

Thanks for the heads up. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

You're welcome, anissa. And I know what you mean about the waiting. If only they wrote them as fast as I read them.

Of course, I'm getting that complaint from readers myself. :)

I wish I could write them faster too!

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