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How Not to Make a Wishby Mindy Klasky
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While cleaning an old lantern, Kira Franklin releases a genie. But this gender-morphing, appearance-bending creature doesn't do big wishes. So forget stopping world hunger or ending war. And still heartbroken from the jerk who dumped her, Kira doesn't believe in the perfect man.
So she wishes for her dream job. Stage manager at the hottest theater in town, the Landmark. And presto: she's running Romeo and Juliet. Except, like everything else these days, this is one crazy production. And now Teel, the genie, insists she finish her wishes so he can move on.
Her second wish is about her appearance, which isn't exactly catching her third wish's eye. And there's the rub.
Because that old saying about being careful what you wish for is so spot-on. And Kira is about to discover that moxie, not magic, is what can make all your dreams come true.
"A new job, look and lover are just a wish away in this middling series starter from chick lit fantasy author Klasky (Magic and the Modern Girl). Kira Franklin is about to lose her stage manager job when she discovers a magic lamp in the prop cabinet. Statistic-spouting genie Teel shifts from dominatrix to disco man to schoolgirl while coaxing Kira to make her wishes as quickly as possible. All Kira wants is a new job, so Teel lands her a position as the stage manager for a large regional theater, where she befriends set designer John McRae and lusts after star actor Drew Myers. Klasky's fans will miss her usually engaging characters — everyone other than Kira and John is cardboard-flat — and a series linked by inconsistent, intangible Teel seems unlikely to get very far." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
While cleaning an old lantern, Kira Franklin releases a genie. But this gender-morphing, appearance-bending creature doesn't do big wishes, like stopping world hunger. Kira is about to discover that moxie, not magic, is what can make her dreams come true. Original.
About the Author
Morgan Keyes (sometimes Megan King) is an adult fantasy and romance author who has also written nonfiction, short stories, and a middle-grade fantasy series. She lives near Washington, D.C. and enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading, reading, reading. Visit her online at MorganKeyes.com.
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