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{January 4, 2007}   How to Conjure a Man by Nancy Lindquist


When all else fails, what’s a girl to do? Conjure your own man, of course!

Becky Blake is through with vibrators. Well, to be honest, her vibrator’s through with her. The damn thing actually conked out, mid-fantasy. Time for desperate measures. Armed with thirty pounds of candles and a spell created by her best friend and strip mall witch, she heads into the desert to conjure a man.

It’s freezing, dark and more than a little creepy. On top of that there’s a coyote hanging around howling loud enough to scare her to bits. Please, let this spell work.

Rick Frazier’s done with manipulative women. His ex-wife is bleeding him dry. His wallet is almost as hungry as he is. It’s time to get a second job, as a bartender at ‘The Buckin’ Bronco All Male Review’. At least it will pay the bills until he sells his software program.

Back in the real world of work and lonely routine, Becky has nothing to show for her desert efforts except an erotic dream that leaves her more frustrated than fulfilled. That is until her new employee shows up. It doesn’t take long to put two and two together. Rick, her new bartender, is the man she conjured in the desert.

Their chemistry is magnetic, drawing them together in a lightning blast of hot passion and incredible sex. Is this true love or the result of a magic spell cast on a cold dark night?

This is the debut novel for Nancy Linquist, and I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a lot more from this author. Becky and Rick are great together. The characters are all well-written and seem like someone you might meet in real life.

The story flows well, and will keep your interest. I loved the bit of magic and wonder, along with the humor that had me laughing out loud. I really enjoyed Rick’s surprise on the first night of work, and how the character handled it. The main characters sizzle together, making this one hot story. The only thing I would have liked to have seen would have been a little bit more conflict, but then I love conflict in books.

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more books from Nancy Lindquist!

You can find this book at Samhain Publishing


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