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What would you wish for?

My family and I recently took a trip to the mall...along with all the shops, there are fountains along the way to drop coins into.

"Make a wish" my kids intone before they drop their precious pennies into the depths.

"What did you wish for, Mommy?" My oldest son always asks.

My usual, pat answer is "World Peace". Yeah, it sounds trite, but its true. I know, it would put half the world's population out of business, but heck, it'd be worth it, right? Um...maybe. Maybe not. Remember the old adage, "be careful what you wish for"...well, it's something Zuzanna, the heroine in my upcoming release, Wanton Wishes, seems to have forgotten.

Centuries of granting wishes to underprivileged kids comes to a screeching halt after faerie godmother Zuzanna annoys the crown prince of the faeries one last time. His punishment - to exile her and strip her of her powers. However, Zuzanna has other plans. Instead of giving up her wand, she flees the kingdom to a cold spot where no one would think of looking for her – Chicago, Illinois.

There she meets single father Phillip Denton. He needs a nanny and fast. His son, Jamie, isn't a bad kid; the tyke’s just got a mischievous streak as wide as Lake Michigan. When Phillip hires Zuzanna, he figures he’s getting lucky in more ways than one. She’s cute, sexy and even likes snakes. Oh, and not to mention, she’s great in bed, as well.

Despite her best intentions to live life as a mortal, Zuzanna didn't count on traffic congestion, housework, or most of all, her attraction to Phillip, to deter her from the path of abstinence. From magic, that is. She also didn’t plan on getting caught...or falling in love.

So, if you could wish for anything you wanted....what would you wish for?

Me, I'm still rooting for World Peace. Speaking of which, this weekend is Memorial Day here in the US...a somber commemoration of those who have given their lives to ensure freedom, peace, and prosperity.

Ericka Scott

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