Tips for fairies living on earth... Magic Heist by Mary Karlik (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

The author is sharing a list from her protagonist, so check that and the giveaway out below...

Magic Heist
(Fairy Trafficking #2)
By Mary Karlik
YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 322 Pages
July 9th 2019 by Ink Monster LLC


Layla rescued fairies that had been kidnapped and brought the human world. But now they can’t find their way back to the magic realm and time is running out.

Layla is a powerful fairy with magical ability that stretches beyond throwing spells. But with all that power, she still doesn’t know how to get over one-hundred fairies back to the magic realm. With their magic gone, the rescued fairies have no immunity to protect them from the toxins of the human world, and they’re slowly dying.

To find the path home, Layla knows she must team up with the one man who can make her insides quiver with an accidental brush of his fingertips. The same man who’s alter ego dragon is the natural predator of fairies. The man she knows will give his life to keep the fairies safe—Scotland’s finest Specialist Crime Division leader, Ian Cameron.

Ian has only been a dragon shifter for a few days. He struggles to control the dragon spirit locked inside his human form, doesn’t know what magical powers he may or may not have, and has never been to a magical world. But none of those things frighten him as much as the little spark that ignites in his soul when the half – human fairy is around.

But this little fairy is no Tinkerbell. She is brave, powerful, and can wield a sword like a medieval knight.

With growing feelings toward Layla, he couldn’t refuse to help her get the fairies back to the magic realm if he wanted to. The problem is the dragon who lives inside him would like nothing more than to feed his appetite with all of those little fairies—especially the half human one who killed its leader.

“Mary Karlik, is truly a hidden gem of a writer.” – I Am the Bookworm

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Guest Post:
Layla's Survival Tips for Fairies on Earth

1. Hide your wings. They freak humans out.

2. Stay away from metal. It will suck the strength out of you.

3. Churches are a place of sanctuary. Evil cannot enter.

4. Don’t eat the bacon. It’s pig!

5. Whiskey is almost as good in the human world as the fairy world.

6. If you fly above human’s heads, they probably won’t notice you.

7. If they have a screen in front of their face, you could land on a human’s head and they wouldn’t notice you.

8. If you can alter your size, you’ll be safer—especially on a crowded walkway.

9. Most humans are friendly once they get over the fright of seeing you.

10. Humans don’t know the difference between fairies and pixies. Don’t take offense if they call you Tinkerbell.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna's home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn't find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.

You can find her Texas roots in her YA contemporary romance Hickville series , which has been described as "100% solid storytelling," and begins with Welcome to Hickville High, a "lovely story about growing up."

She digs deep into her Scottish roots - there is magic there, she just knows it - for the forthcoming YA epic fantasy Fairy Trafficking series, beginning with Magic Harvest.

She makes her home in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northern New Mexico where she is a certified professional ski instructor, but she also loves visiting Scotland where she is currently studying Scottish Gaelic at the University of Highlands and Islands in Skye. Mary also earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Registered Nurse.

Mary currently serves as the President of the Young Adult Chapter of Romance Writers of America and looks forward to raising a glass or two of gin and tonic with her fellow writers every year at RWA's national convention.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Tour-wide giveaway (INT):
  • 5 signed copies of Magic Heist with the dragon book marks
  • 5 ebooks of Magic Heist
  • 5 key chains
  • 1 set of both Magic Harvest and Magic Heist signed with a pair of fairy earrings
  • 1 twenty-five dollar Amazon gift card
Ends July 25, 2019

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