Ann Macela--Author

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Wolf in Jester's Clothing
Wolf on Thin Ice


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Magic Series and Windswept!

The Oldest Kind of Magic

Do You Believe In Magic?

Your Magic Or Mine?

Wild Magic

Unexpected Magic

Legendary Magic

Windswept





Wolf in Jester's Clothing

Eleanora Whitman: ruthlessly efficient, totally organized, thoroughly businesslike chief of staff. Personal goals: run a division, then her own company. However attractive her new CEO and however crazy, though successful, his management methods may be, she believes she has the fortitude to ignore the first and the abilities to work with and learn from the second.

 

Lawrence, “Rence,” Stratford: irreverently laid-back, impossibly facetious, thoroughly charming CEO, who has been hiding his true nature—corporate wolf. Business goal: put his own leadership stamp on the conglomerate. He expects no problems there. Personal goal: get to know his chief of staff intimately. That last won’t be an easy takeover and will require finesse and perseverance. Eleanora is all starch and correctness, and her reporting to him complicates their coming together.

 

On the agenda: A full-blown reorganization of all divisions and a purchase of a company with secrets. On the side: A secret affair with the risk of disastrous gossip.

 

Can they negotiate to solve their problems and still have each other?

 

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Wolf on Thin Ice

Linda Rebane has achieved her life-long goal of running the family business, Rebane Renovations. She’s about to begin a major project—when the old structure mysteriously burns. She doesn’t let the catastrophe slow her down, however, not when new business drops into her lap.

 

Corporate wolf Mike Stratford, architect and president of WIN Construction, needs an old apartment building rehabbed. Because this won’t be his usual new-from-the-ground-up undertaking, he chooses o do the work. In the background lurks his idea of corporate expansion—taking over her company, with or without her approval.

 

Neither expects the scorching attraction between them in the middle of a freezing Minnesota winter. Do opposites really attract? She with her lively sense of humor and habit of making decisions on the fly, and he with his serious need for extensive planning before action. She’s thinking fling. He’s thinking forever.

 

Neither expects the villains either, who want both her vacant property and his old building. That turns out to be the least of their worries, however. When Linda discovers Mike’s ulterior motive, how can she even consider a tomorrow with him—much less forever?

 

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The Oldest Kind of Magic

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . you weren’t able to cast a spell on any person or any thing except yourself?

 

An ancient legend, the soul-mate imperative, is reputed to bring magic practitioners together and grant them new powers.

 

But Daria Morgan, management consultant and practitioner, doesn’t want or need either a man or enhanced talents, not at the cost of losing control over her own life and not even in the hope of repairing her supposed “flawed” spell-casting abilities.

 

John “Bent” Benthausen is a corporate trouble-shooter who needs her help at work; he also wants her in his bed, but only temporarily. In the past, he’s learned some harsh lessons about commitment and knows it’s not for him.

 

The imperative, however, has persuasive techniques of its own and gets aid from an unlikely source: the crooks in Bent’s company who are after both of them. Then it’s time for Daria and Bent to experience the Oldest Kind of Magic . . .

 

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Do You Believe in Magic?

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . that didn’t help when an ancient force brought you and your soul mate together, and you weren’t ready?

 

Magic practitioners in the modern world have supernatural skills to do their everyday jobs. They also have a legendary force, the imperative, that brings each to his or her soul mate, who will be the love of their lives. The mates are also guaranteed to recognize each other almost immediately. Or so the stories go.

 

Consultant Clay Morgan, literally a computer wizard, is going after a hacker for one of his clients. When he meets Francie Stevens, he’s immediately attracted, but thinks because she’s not a practitioner, she can’t be his soul mate. Right?

 

Not exactly.

 

Francie works for Clay’s client, and the hacker plaguing the company turns out to be the boyfriend of her best friend. She’s had terrible experiences with men in the past, so she’s determined to avoid Clay. They must work together to foil the hacker, however, and the attraction between the two of them is a constant source of worry for her.

 

Clay realizes quickly that she is his soul mate, and he’s not about to let her get away. First, he must explain magic, get her to agree that it exists, he can wield it, and they’re soul mates who belong together.

 

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Your Magic Or Mine?

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . an argument developed on the correct way to cast that spell? Or even worse, what if an ancient force brought you and your soul mate together, but you want nothing to do with each other?

 

How do you cast a magic spell? By the numbers and a strict equation? Or intuitively by feel and ancient methods? Is casting a science or an art?

 

Theoretical mathematician Marcus Forscher and botanist Gloriana Morgan come before audiences of magic practitioners to debate those questions and find everyone has an opinion, often totally opposite to each other. The debates become contentious, even dangerous, as practitioners choose sides.

 

As if that’s not enough for the two speakers, the soul-mate imperative decides they must be together forever, no matter what. Marcus and Gloriana, however, discover they are polar opposites in almost every aspect of their lives. How can they be soul mates? Gloriana questions the imperative’s decision. Marcus announces he won’t be anyone’s mate, no matter what.

 

While practitioners choose sides between the traditionalists and the futurists and the two debaters try to bridge the magic gap, Marcus and Gloriana use every method they can to put off the inevitable of becoming mates. The imperative is both sneaky and powerful, and the two soul mates may have met their match. So, whose magic will prevail? His or hers--or the imperative’s?


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Wild Magic

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . what if that job included casting fireballs and lightning bolts and destroying evil magic items? And your soul mate turns out to be a “wild talent” with abilities neither of you dreamed of? And you’re up against the immensely horrible Cataclysm Stone?

 

Within the world of magic practitioners exist a group called Defenders and Swords. Their purpose: to find and destroy items of evil magic.

 

Irenee Sabel is a Sword, new to her blade and anxious to prove herself. On her first mission to recover a powerful crystal of ancient evil--The Cataclysm Stone--from its practitioner users, she encounters DEA Agent Jim Tylan. Part of a law-enforcement task force but also for personal reasons, Jim is after the same people for drugs and weapons trafficking.

 

When Jim and Irenee come together, they find that each is more than appears on the surface. Irenee is surprised to discover that Jim is a “wild talent,” in whom magic abilities spontaneously occur. Jim is astonished to realize that he can cast spells and Irenee and her team can actually destroy evil magic items.

 

The biggest revelation of all concerns both Jim and Irenee. They are, in fact, ready or not, soul mates, and the soul-mate imperative is lurking, determined to bring them together.

 

The villains have other plans for them, ones that will test Irenee and Jim’s new found magic powers--and their new found love.



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Unexpected Magic

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . there’s more to living than work, and you’ve lost your soul mates to death? What if an ancient force brings you together with another? And throws both of you up against the worst, most evil magic item around?

 

Magic practitioners always find their soul mates and live happily ever after. Always.

What if the unthinkable happens, however, and a mate dies young? Is the living mate doomed to a life alone? After a perfect love, does the mate even want another life partner?

 

Defenders and Swords form teams to destroy evil magic items by sharing their energy. Sword Johanna Mahler and her team have developed a revolutionary method for combining magic energy--now they need to know if others can use it. Johanna has also vowed never to let a student Sword destroy himself by taking on a powerful item the way her young mate did--and died for his recklessness when they were teenagers.

 

The Defender Council sends widower Sword Saxton Falkner to demonstrate a new apparatus for measuring magic energy output. Equally important is determining how to best use those independents not affiliated with a team.

 

Neither expects to find a new soul mate in the midst of political practitioner arguments, bullies among the young--and older--Swords, a totally new method for generating magic energy, and battles with a disgruntled Sword determined to prove his superiority, especially to Johanna.

 

Before Johanna and Saxt can live happily ever after, they must survive not only all these problems, and come to terms with their losses and gains, but face a return of the Cataclysm Stone, a tremendously powerful evil crystal that wants the Swords’ blood.



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Legendary Magic

What if you could cast a spell to help you do your everyday job? But . . . your everyday job is destroying evil magic items, and the biggest, baddest item of all time has reappeared? And you and your soul mate have no clue how to use the biggest, goodest items of all to fight it?

 

Once upon an ancient time in practitioner lore, the wizards who commanded the most powerful magic items ever known fought the Last Great Battle.

 

Blaze Stone, Wielder of the Pinnacle of Heaven and Keeper of the Veil of Serenity, waged war against Toyfel, the Manipulator of the Depths of Hell. Blaze Stone and his supremely good crystals won, and Toyfel and the Depths of Hell, a crystal growth of enormous evil, fell into the abyss.

 

Now the Depths has risen to create a new Manipulator and wreak havoc on the modern world. The hereditary Wielder of the Pinnacle and Keeper of the Veil will be called upon again to destroy both Toyfel and the Depths of Hell.

 

Wielder Lucius Blasdon, 32nd English Earl of Bartlett, does not, however, possess the Pinnacle, and worse, he doesn’t know how to use it. Worst of all, the Pinnacle has killed would-be wielders of its powers. Enter American Kendra Degen, the most powerful Sword ever born, with the perfect means to lure Toyfel into battle and the talents to help discover how to use the Pinnacle.

 

The clues to the Pinnacle’s secrets are vague and difficult to interpret, and the battle will be upon them soon. The discovery that Lucius and Kendra are soul mates should help their cause. But Kendra has her own secrets, powerful ones that may ruin their ability to mate and become more powerful magically. In fact, her secrets could kill Lucius. The two mates must take two chances: mate without harm to either and use the Pinnacle without it killing them.




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Windswept

In its history, Windswept Plantation has been many things to many people. To the Jamison family, it has been the ancestral home since 1830. To historian Barrett Browning, it is a repository of correspondence, journals, and stories which can lead to publications, promotions, and success in her academic career. To venture capitalist Davis Jamison, all these documents are a pain in the neck, since he must preserve them for history, while guarding his heritage. To Davis’s cousin Lloyd, the papers hold a horrible secret, the revelation of which will ruin them all.

 

Historian Barrett wants to bare the facts--all of them--to the light of day. Falling in love with the owner of the documents is not in her plans. Davis wants to solve the family mystery while protecting its good name. His cousin’s desperate fixation on hiding secrets and Davis’s intense attraction to Barrett both surprise him.

 

A secret will out, however, and it’s found in the journal of the first Jamison plantation mistress. Hiding the truth brings Barrett to a difficult choice: success with her career or a life with Davis. Revealing the truth brings Davis to an equally hard decision: ruin the family reputation or risk all to have Barrett forever.

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