by Kristin Daniels
Spells… Wielded with anger, they can turn you into a three-headed goat, a stinky, croaking frog, or make you sleep forever. Cast in the name of good, they can help you find the man of your dreams or let you live happily ever after. But no matter the reason, spells usually have one connecting factor: Love.
How many movies have you seen or books have you read where that’s the theme? The heartbroken maiden wants the prince to fall in love with her—what better way to do that than to put a spell on him? The wicked fairy, angry at not being invited to the princess’s christening, gets her revenge—she puts a spell on her, only to be reversed by the kiss of her true love. An old beggar woman, turned away on a cold and bitter night by a conceited prince, casts a spell turning him into a hideous beast, telling him the only way to break it is for him to love another and for that person to love him in return.
Those kinds of spellbound fairy tales are all well and good, but what if we take the premise just a step further?
What if the spell is cast upon an antique pearl necklace? And what if, once the necklace is held in the hands of our heroine, a vision of swirling eyes appear—masculine, piercing, overtly sexy eyes? Let’s go even further, what if when she wears that necklace, she meets the owner of those sizzling eyes and is immediately drawn to him in such a physical way she can’t think straight? You guessed it… Attraction and sex and spells, oh my! This is the foundation for my first book, Mystic Charm.
I have to say I’ve never been a huge believer in spells and magic, but I also have to concede there are things that happen that I just can’t explain. The result of a spell? Or magic? Who knows. But I do like the idea of them, the whole ‘what if’ that I can spend hours and hours thinking about.
So, my question to you today is not do you believe in spells and magic. What I want to know is if someone were to put a spell on you, what would you want it to be? To meet the person you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with? To immediately shed those extra twenty pounds? Hey, does anyone have a spell that will make my laundry do itself?