Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Int): Cover Spell (The Ivy Grace Spell #2) by T.A. Foster
Trying her best to mend a broken heart, Ivy Grace travels to hot and sultry New Orleans, the set of her latest novel turned movie. There, she does her best to focus on polishing up the screenplay when the film’s lead actress goes missing. Throw in a budding romance with the movie’s heartthrob and the reappearance of an old flame, and Ivy’s strength, resolve, and heart are put to the test as she works to solve the mysterious kidnapping.
The undercover witch, who craves a regular life, learns she will need more than her Time Spell to fight the evil plaguing New Orleans. New spells, new adventure, and new love take Ivy on a whirlwind journey of magic that unlocks more questions than answers.
Read an excerpt
The sound of cowboy boots crossed the marble floor and brought me back to the present. With each approaching step, the memory of Josette and that stormy night seemed farther away. I jumped up to greet Evan as he walked through the lobby from the hotel’s side entrance. His eyes focused on the floor and the tips of his boots. He didn’t look up.
“Hey, are you ok? How did everything go?”
I approached him with concern. He seemed on edge.
He didn’t smile. He looked tired and worried.
“Hey, Ivy.” He ran his hands through his hair. “Yeah, I’m good. They had a lot of questions. Long day.”
“Do you want to get some coffee or something? I could order food for you. You look like you could use something to eat.”
I waited for Evan to smile or laugh in his carefree way. He reached forward and took my hand in his. He twined his fingers through mine and pulled our hands up in the air, almost how they were when we danced two nights ago at Easy Eddie’s. His warm gray eyes stayed locked on mine, but he looked lost. I wanted to do something to help him get some of the carefree, easiness back.
“Ivy,” he barely whispered, and shook his head in what looked like defeat.
“There you are. You ready for dinner?” Finn traipsed into the lobby and called across the blockade of couches and palms. Instantly, Evan dropped my hand and looked at me quizzically.
“Detective Delano, nice to see you again.”
Evan reached across me to shake Finn’s hand as he walked up to join us. The mounting awkwardness was enough to make me want to run into the rainy night and away from both Finn and Evan.
“Mr. Carlson.” Finn shook the Texan’s hand and coolly looked us over. “Ready, Ivy?”
As much as I wanted to run, my feet were like cement blocks anchored to the Hotel Francois floor. Finn had one hand open, palm up, waiting for mine to join his. Evan’s eyes searched mine for some kind of explanation.
I knew if I left with Finn now any chance I had to move forward with Evan would shrivel into nothing, and if I stayed here with Evan, Finn might slip away for good.
The once lighthearted actor looked so pitiful and helpless. I should stay to reassure him this whole situation would be over, and Emmy would be found safe and sound. However, my witchy tingle told me something else was at play with Emmy’s disappearance, and the pull toward Finn was strong. He was here to find her and maybe find us again too.
In that moment, I made the only decision I could. It was the only choice I could live with tomorrow.
About the author
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.
Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.
T.A. Foster is giving one signed copy of TIME SPELL (book #1), 20 “edited” manuscript pages of COVER SPELL, and $25 Gift Cards to Amazon and Modcloth (US only). She is also doing a prize for the runner up for eBook copy of TIME SPELL (international). To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!