Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GUEST POST: Holly Jacobs, author of the Dear Fairy Godmother series

Guest Post: Holly Jacobs,
author of the Dear Fairy Godmother series
"Fairytales Do Come True"

I am so excited that Myrtle, Fern and Blossom—my three good-hearted, albeit slightly inept, fairy godmothers—are being rereleased with new (adorable I think) covers!

I write romance, but I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy novels. I spent my formative years in Middle Earth, Narnia and so many other magical lands. When I first whispered the words, I want to be a writer, I thought I might write fantasy. But I fell in love with romance…literally. I love looking at people and what makes them tick…and how when we’re really lucky, we find someone who not only ticks along with us, but clicks.

Though I was selling contemporary romance to various publishers, an idea for a funny fairytale romance kept asserting itself. And like magic, I wrote Mad About Max. Author, Robert Heinlein theorized that characters and worlds that are well loved truly exist somewhere (he sent characters from his book to Oz). That inspired me to bring a slightly frazzled author’s fairy godmother characters to life. Myrtle, Fern and Blossom had decided that their creator wasn’t very gleeful and set out to find her a happily-ever-after. And that’s when the chaos starts, but its certainly not where it ends!

After the fairies wreak their havoc on Grace and her hero, Max, they find Max’s siblings Joy and Nick their own happily-evers as well. I thought I was done with fairies. But not only did readers keep sending me fairies (who all still hang out in my office), but they kept asking for more fairytales. So I wrote one more book…Fairly Human. And this time, I decided that maybe it was the fairies themselves who would find themselves up to their fairy wings in a bit of chaos, a bit of magic…and a whole lot of love.

Having the fairies have a second go-round has been a whole lot of fun for me…and hopefully for readers as well!

- Holly Jacobs
Mad About Max (#1)
As the author of seven successful Fairy Godmother romance novels, Grace MacGuire has it all. At least she has it all until those fictional fairies start to take an interest in her love life . . . or rather her lack of one. Grace decides she must be crazy. Characters she created couldn't really come to life. Could they?

She turns to Dr. Artemus Maxmillion Aaronson for the answer. Unfortunately, Max proves to be more than the solution to her sanity impairment. It seems he's the one Mrytle, Fern and Blossom, Grace's three fairies, have chosen as her Prince Charming.

In Mad About Max, Grace and Max discover that sanity is only a state of mind - but love is forever.

Magic for Joy (#2)
Joy Aaronson is an accident waiting to happen. She's long since learned to accept her ability to create catastrophes, and she definitely doesn't need help in that arena. But help's just what she's getting.

The fairies are back! And Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom have decided that Joy isn't joyful. They're going to change that. They're bound and determined to see to it another Aaronson bites the matrimonial bullet. It doesn't matter to them if Joy's Prince Charming, Gabriel St. John, thinks she's comfortable. They're sure he'll eventually fall in love with her. In fact, they're counting on it. But can Joy count on the three bumbling fairies to make her dreams come true?

If Gabriel and Joy survive Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom's help, they just might just discover the Magic of Joy!

Miracles for Nick (#3)
Nick Aaronson is a lawyer who doesn't believe in fairy-tale romance. He doesn't even believe in fairies, but they believe in him! Myrtle, Fern and Blossom are back, and they have one last Aaronson to find a happily-ever-after mate. And they're determined Nick is going to be happy...whether he wants to be or not.

Glory Chambers thought she was leading the perfect life until she discovers it was a fairytale she'd invented for herself. When a mysterious aunt leaves her a diner in Erie, Pennsylvania, Glory's ready for a new start. But she hadn't planned on Myrtle, Fern and Blossom—they're more adventure than anyone is ready for, even a disgruntled ex-corporate executive. Glory unwittingly hires them and finds that her life is turned upside down when her fairy employees are sued. Who do you hire to represent three fairies in a civil suit? Nick Aaronson, of course!

Thrown together in the fairy-trial of the century, Glory and Nick draw closer, despite their misgivings. A man who doesn't believe in love, a woman looking for independence, and three fairy godmothers determined matchmake the couple make a dangerous mix. Will Myrtle, Fern and Blossom be able to convince Glory and Nick that they can live happily-ever-after, or will they learn that even magic can't guarantee a...Miracle for Nick.

Fairly Human (#4)
Myrtle, Fern and Blossom have finally stepped over the line. Bernie, in charge of the Fairy Council this century, sentences them to live as humans for the next six months. Not only that, he strips away their facades and rather than the older-lady personas they’ve grown used to over the centuries, he sends them back to their true forms. They're babes. Super hot women guaranteed to make any man stand up and notice.

Three fairies, stripped of most of their powers and thrust on unsuspecting mortals? Life is going to get interesting.

Not all the mortals are quite so unsuspecting. The entire Aaronson clan has dealt with the fairies before, and all three siblings have the fairies to thank for their happy marriages. They help where they can, as does Fiona, another one time goddaughter. But this ordeal is something each fairy must experience on her own. For the first time ever the three fairies--uh, women-- find themselves on independent paths that collide with three different men. Men who teach Myrtle, Fern and Blossom about a magic that has nothing to do with fairy-ness, and everything to do with love.

In the end, Myrtle, Fern and Blossom find love and must decide what to do...should they return to Fairyland when their sentence is over and forget the men who have touched them, or should they throw aside their previous lives and build new ones with the men they love?

About Holly Jacobs:

Award-winning author Holly Jacobs has sold more than two and a half million books worldwide. Along with her family and her cover model dogs, she resides in Erie, Pennsylvania, which serves as the setting for many of her stories, including her Dear Fairy Godmother series!

1 comment:

HollyJacobs said...

Hi, Samantha! Just wanted to say thanks for inviting the fairies (and me) over for a visit!