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Kristen Strassel | Get to Know Sophie Whynot


My name is Sophie Whynot. Iím thirty-two years old, and the last one of my immediate friends group thatís still single. And recently, I ran away from home.

I canít lieóit was much easier when I was seven. Then I just got pissed at my mom, threw my favorite stuffed animals in a bag, and hid out at my auntís house until Mom came to collect me. Running away as an adult is much more involved. First I had a nervous breakdown at my best friendís baby shower. That led to a lot of people unfriending me on social media, but whatever. Then I had to quit my job, break the lease on my apartment, and sell all my stuff. Now Iím at my Granís house in Summerland, Tennessee, starting over.

Itís totally freeing being back at square one. No one in Summerland knows me. I can be anyone I want to be. Right now, I want to get my sex toy review blog off the ground. Itís more than just the top ten best vibrators (the research was pretty fun, except for that cheap one that short-circuited, but youíll have to check out my blog for the details.). I hope to empower single women to realize they can have the life they want right now. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Oh, thatís good. Thatís my new tagline.)

But thatís not the only thing thatís been amazing about Summerland. Iím getting to spend time with my Gran. The woman astounds me. She is ageless, tireless, and wittier than me on my best day. Sheís also an enchantress. When I was a kid, and running away from home was easy, my mom made sure to shield me from Granís magic, like it was a bad thing.

That plan totally backfired. It only made me more curious.

Granís teaching me everything she knows, but so far her hardest lesson has been patience. Sheís teaching me to read tarot and trust my intuition.

Right now, my intuition is completely distracted by Tyson Drake. And bewildered that Gran calls him ďlizard breathĒ right to his face. Her very first lesson is to harm none. Lizard breath carries a certain level of malice.

Tyson doesnít seem fazed.

And I canít lie, Iím intrigued. Heís tall, muscular, broad- shouldered, with dark hair that brushes his shoulders and tawny skin. He checks every single one of my boxes. And since Granís spat with him over a jewelry box at a yard saleósince when do guys who look like that go to yard sales? Itís made me rethink my entire dating strategyóI havenít been able to stop thinking about him.

Now, here he is, standing over my table in Summerlandís only coffee shop, with a smug grin on his face and a look in those pale green eyes that says nothing but trouble.

I canít wait to dive in.

Turns out, Granís promised me to a man she refers to as Lizard Breath, and Iím literally the last person in Summerland to know.

Heís a dragon, trapped in his human form by Granís botched love spell for fifty years, and his only hope of shifting into his true form is if I become his mate at the Beltane Festival.

Which happens to be in less than a week.

No pressure or anything.

I already know this dragon is hot. I canít wait to see how high he can fly.

LOVE SPELL by Kristen Strassel

Smoky Mountain Dragons Book 1 My grandmother promised me to a hot, cursed dragon who happens to be her mortal enemy.

Why does she want me to spend the rest of my life with a man she calls 'lizard breath'? She's an enchantress and she cast a love spell over Tyson Drake fifty years ago. It failed pretty spectacularly, and he's been trapped in his human form ever since. But she's convinced I can change things. That the magic she's been teaching me about is enough to make the spell come true. Now Tyson's willing to give my gran's magic one more try and take a chance on me. I can't stop thinking about him, but will becoming Tyson's mate be enough to make him finally shift into his dragon form, or will my magic be the death of him?

Romance Paranormal [Self Published, On Sale: April 20, 2019, e-Book, / ]

About Kristen Strassel

Kristen Strassel
Kristen Strassel is far cooler than sheíll make herself sound in this bio. The prolific author of many paranormal and contemporary books, she enjoys spending time with the voices in her headónudging the characters toward those bad decisions and seeing if she can get them a happily ever after. When sheís not writing, sheís often still in the land of make-believeódoing makeup for film and television. And when sheís not doing any of that, she enjoys making her house look like a Pinterest board, watching football, and road trips to the middle of nowhere. Kristen doesnít have any kids, but she does have a very opinionated cockatiel.





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