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Present Tense: The ABCs of Spellcraft #8

Present Tense

Present Tense by Jordan Castillo Price

Series: The ABCs of Spellcraft
Length: Short Story, 8000 words
Cover artist: Jordan Castillo Price - see larger cover



Christmas is a festive time of year, one filled with food, family and tradition—Dixon Penn’s ideal holiday. Too bad Spellcrafters don’t celebrate Christmas.

Dixon’s parents have always been strict about their no-present rule, reluctant to entrap anyone in an “endless cycle of reciprocal obligation.”

Yuri Volnikov was not raised in the Craft, but Dixon has made sure he understands that for Spellcrafters, Christmas presents are verboten.

No gifts. None. Nada. And everyone is on the same page in regards to presents….

Or are they?

The ABCs of Spellcraft is a series filled with bad jokes and good magic, where MM Romance meets Paranormal Cozy. A perky hero, a brooding love interest, and delightfully twisty-turny stories that never end up quite where you’d expect. The books are best read in order, so be sure to start at the beginning with Quill Me Now.

This holiday short is set after What the Frack? and contains series spoilers.

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The ABCs of Spellcraft Series

1. Quill Me Now

1.5. All that Glitters

2. Trouble in Taco Town

3. Something Stinks at the Spa

4. Dead Man's Quill

5. Last But Not Lease

6. Don't Rock the Boardwalk

7. What the Frack?

8. Present Tense (A Spellcraft Christmas Short)


Paperback Collections

The ABCs of Spellcraft Collection, Volume 1 (novellas 1-4 plus All the Glitters) Also in Audio USA / UK

The ABCs of Spellcraft Collection, Volume 2 (novellas 5-7) Also in Audio USA / UK

Spellcraft Series