Have I got a teaser for you today! Simon & Schuster Australia have kindly selected myself and a number of other bloggers to receive an ARC of Ellie O’Neill’s novel, Reluctantly Charmed. They’re teasing us by holding back the cover so one lucky blogger can do a cover reveal, but in the meantime, I have this video teaser for you:

You want words, too?

Most of the stories I’d heard about fairies involved large quantities of whiskey. They were stories about fairies playing tricks on farmers, moving gates in fields and stealing cows’ milk. They were superstitious folklore and they belonged to an older, backward Ireland. – Reluctantly Charmed, p27

I kept dinner simple so I could dive into this book as early as possible … no mean feat in a family of six!

Here’s the blurb:

Kate McDaid is listing her new-year’s resolutions hoping to kick-start her rather stagnant love life and career when she gets some very strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. As if that isn’t strange enough, the will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish seven letters, one by one, week by week. Burning with curiosity, Kate agrees and opens the first letter – and finds that it’s a passionate plea to reconnect with the long-forgotten fairies of Irish folklore. Almost instantaneously, Kate’s life is turned upside down. Her romantic life takes a surprising turn and she is catapulted into the public eye. As events become stranger and stranger – and she discovers things about herself she’s never known before – Kate must decide whether she can fulfil her great-aunt’s final, devastating request … and whether she can face the consequences if she doesn’t. Witty, enchanting and utterly addictive, Reluctantly Charmed is about what happens when life in the fast lane collides with the legacy of family, love and its possibilities … and a little bit of magic.

What do you think? Sound like something you’d read?


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Monique Mulligan

Monique Mulligan

0 Responses

  1. Hi Monique,

    Thank you so much for stopping by Fiction Books this week. I love ‘meeting’ new people, so your visits and comments will always be welcome and appreciated.

    Whilst I am not sure that this is a book I would choose to read, I can appreciate your well chosen teaser lines, which made me smile and reminded me immediately of a poem I was introduced to as a child, about fairies who live at the bottom of the garden … and no, I have no Irish blood in me that I know of!


    The interview was lovely and I have my fingers crossed that you are the lucky blogger to do the cover reveal!


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