Magic Carpet Ride: A Short Storyby Laurence MacNaughton
This short story takes place before the earth-shaking first book in
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Dru Jasper is the bookish owner of The Crystal Connection, a Denver shop that sells potions, charms, and enchanted crystals to help sorcerers fight the forces of darkness. When a magic carpet goes out of control, can Dru save her friends -- before the runaway carpet whisks them away forever?
This short story takes place before the earth-shaking first book in the Dru Jasper series, IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY.
PRAISE FOR THE DRU JASPER SERIES:
"Fresh, fierce, and laugh-out-loud funny. The most rollicking read I've had in ages!"
-- Lisa Shearin, New York Times-bestselling author of the Raine Benares series
"It has everything."
-- Book Riot "What Rioters Are Reading"
"From zero to apocalypse in sixty seconds! A fast-paced, action-packed supernatural road rally that had me on the edge of my seat . . . when I wasn't laughing out loud. Think Harry Dresden meets Stephen King's Christine."
-- Mari Mancusi, award-winning author of the Scorched series
"With likable characters, witty banter, and the road trip from hell, this may be the most fun you'll have on doomsday. Or any other day ending in y."
-- Shanna Swendson, author of Enchanted, Inc.
"Dru's apocalyptic adventures with demons, magical crystals, and crazy-making chaos are hellishly original and lots of fun."
-- Helen Harper, author of the Highland Magic series
"MacNaughton has created a strong foundation for a fascinating series where anything is possible and everything has a cost."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Engaging urban fantasy."
-- Library Journal
"Fast and fun."
-- Starburst Magazine
"A terrific new find!"
-- RT Book Reviews
Meet the Author
Laurence MacNaughton grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that he's pretty sure was haunted. He's been a bookseller, printer, copywriter and (somewhat randomly) a prototype vehicle test driver. When he's not writing, he bikes and hikes the Rocky Mountains, explores ghost towns and wrenches on old cars. His books include It Happened One Doomsday, A Kiss Before Doomsday, The Spider Thief, and Conspiracy of Angels. Try his stories free at www.LaurenceMacNaughton.com.
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