About the Stories
She wants to get rid of a tattoo, and that's not so unusual. Sure, this tattoo is magical. Sure, there are cockroaches and a playful kitten and a local crime lord to interfere, but really, what could go wrong?
“The Trouble with Love Spells” by Sara Dobie Bauer
Talented witch, Violet, has been crushing on her barista for the past year. Maxwell James is possibly the only thing more gorgeous than the famed mansions of her Charleston hometown, which is why Violet decides to do a spell that'll make him notice her. Imagine her surprise when she wakes up... different.
“All the Petty Curses” by Lissa Marie Redmond
As James struggles to manage a coffee shop, the Fair Folk who have adopted it as their second home come to him to solve their problems. Can James convince a witch to lift an ages old curse for Scarlet? And if he can, will Scarlet be able to live with the consequences?
“The Perfect Mate Fiasco” by Frances Pauli
Rowan's perfect love spell goes awry when her Golden Retriever decides to lend a paw. Now, she's got a man-sized dog problem that no obedience class is going to fix, and her search for love takes a wild turn into ridiculous territory.
"A Matter of Perspective" by Mara Malins
It's just another day, another failed potion, in Magick class for Olyvar Caudwell. His instructor repeatedly tells him he'll never amount to anything, despite the magick that runs deep in the Cauldwell family. When he finds himself in a field in a time period he can't identify, Olyvar's unsure of his next move. Can he escape unscathed, or is he doomed to be the worst in everything he does?
“A Poppet Named Dave” by Adam Millard
Unreciprocated love is a dreadful thing. No one knows it more than River Everbleed, who goes largely unnoticed by the object of her affection, Dave Quinn. The only thing is, River knows a thing or two about magic (although that's about the extent of her knowledge). If only she could get Dave to love her. If only she could figure out how to do that without turning Dave into an anthropomorphic voodoo doll.
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No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, poison an apple to enact a sleeping curse, banish an enemy to an alternate reality, or just conjure up some Nutella when there is none in the house.
But what happens when those spells go horribly awry?
SonofaWitch! contains six humorous contemporary fantasy stories of magic spells gone wrong by Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Sara Dobie Bauer, Lissa Marie Redmond, Frances Pauli, Mara Malins, and Adam Millard.