Johan Rogers is a sharp shooting family lawyer who is close to burn out. This is affecting his ability with the Magiks and his once reliable skill as a medium. On a whim, he’s come south to Edi’s shop, Crystal Sands, for a break over the Summer Solstice. He’s looking for fun, nothing serious, and definitely no commitment. That is how things start with the stunning Nova. But then a side of him he’s repressed to be a lawyer begins to emerge. Can he get a handle on his emotions, or will Nova help him to realise his full potential with the Magiks?
Nova is struggling to find her unique skill with the Magiks. She’s been repressed too long and despite Edi’s help her ability is erratic at best. It’s been nearly a month of trying and she’s made minimal progress. Frustrated, she sees Johan as the perfect distraction. It was meant to be just a summer love affair. But things are developing into something more lasting. Will a hot love affair prevent Nova from discovering her Magik ability, or help her?
By Lilliana Rose
When writing, I often do so in cafés, and sometimes this is by hand. I love the feel of the pen in my hand, and the flow of the ink on the page and seeing the words forming in front of me. For me, this is my sort of magic. Usually this works very well for me. Even though writing in a café, comes with a few risks. It might be noisier than usual, or they’ve gone for a different song set to play in the background, or there’s people interrupting me (seriously I’ve had people reach over and poke me and ask if I’m writing!). And then there’s the distractions which are odd. Like pulling out my pen from my handbag and having it fall into pieces. The amusing things that end up being a distraction for a writer! But this isn’t always a bad thing, and sometimes a distraction can help clear the mind – at least that’s what I tell myself. It’s true, usually. This was one time where it was more amusing.
The last thing I’d expect to be doing when writing in a café. Pen surgery. Usually I write with a bic ballpoint biro, a blue one and so I don’t have this issue. I also have a fountain pen, which can result in me having the issue of running out of ink, so I do have other pens as backups. Also, if I’m writing by hand a lot, then I go through the ink cartridges too quickly, and so I always return to my cheap bic biro. But my bic biro was empty, I had actually no ink cartridges for my fountain pen, and so I had to dig deep into my handbag to find another pen. At least I found one, I just wasn’t expecting it to come out in pieces. It was a promo pen, a freebie, I had picked up from somewhere on my travels. It was cheap, and in bits, and the only option I had right then if I wanted to write. This pen was also tricky with a metal spring that I had to figure out where that went, and what order to put back together the bits and pieces. It took a few tries. The thread was hard to match up, but fortunately I managed to get the pen back together. At least I had the motivation of wanting to get writing right now, as I had a story to get written. My own little pen surgery was a success. But I had lost some of my writing time. Fortunately, not all of it, and my coffee I’d ordered was still hot. This little incident did get me thinking about my writing process, and how many little interruptions, and distractions I would often have to put up with – some my fault, some not, and many usually out of my control. There’s so many, I began to wonder how I got anything written. I guess it’s all taking it in the moment, and one step at a time. I got my pen fixed, and I could get writing in what time I had left. In the bigger picture this all adds up.
Thank you, Lilliana Rose and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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