THREE WISHES

THREE WISHES Author Paula Millhouse Fantasy Romance Boroughs Publishing Group Lunchbox Romance
THREE WISHES
Author Paula Millhouse
Fantasy Romance
Boroughs Publishing Group
Lunchbox Romance

 

Book Description:

Abigail O’Malley wants to find true love…which is about as easy as catching a leprechaun.

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Excerpt

Michael McKnight heard Abby’s plea, felt the waves of magic radiating out to him from the fairy charms she’d acquired, and the instant she asked and put that door at the base of the grand live oak he bent time and space to get to her. Banished for the last ten years for the misuse of his magic—and for hoarding gold—he had spent a life apart from her, one that had literally been a living hell.

But I’ve paid my debt, and nothing will keep me from her now.

She rounded the tree, screamed, and dropped in her tracks.

Panic seized him. He tossed away his tiny green hat and dove for her, catching her head in his small arms before she hit the dirt. She’d crashed. Totally passed out. Dusted the fallen leaves with her golden-red locks. Good God, she’s not breathing!

“Abby? Abby! Wake up, Abby!” His frantic voice filled the woods. He’d scared the precious thing to death. “What have I done? Damn it, Abby, don’t do this to me! Come on, sweetheart, wake up!” No. He couldn’t lose her now that she’d called for him. “Please! Abby, come back to me!”

Getting caught by a human was end-game for any leprechaun, but Michael wanted her to catch him. He’d loved her since they were children, and sometimes he thought he’d dreamed her into life. She’d never recognize him now—penance for his sins included the curse of living in this ridiculously tiny body with the green felt hat and shoes. But he didn’t care. Whatever she needed, he’d be sure to see she got. If he could. There were limits to magic, of course.

He shook her, his chest crushing in on itself as he willed her awake. Then a breath escaped her lips and she gasped, and Michael froze.

“Praise God Almighty, she’s alive.”

His eyes roved every inch of her, seeking injuries. His trembling hands felt her scalp and neck. No bumps. No blood. The tension in his chest eased. She’d merely fainted at the sight of him. That could be good or bad. He chose to go with good.

“Ah, lass, you’re overcome with the sight of me.” He stared at her and smiled, hugged her close in his arms and drew in a deep breath. He cradled her head, her angelic face graced by those waving locks of long ginger hair. And freckles. Everywhere. Michael chuckled. My lassie, Irish through and through.

He reached out and reverently touched her face. When they’d played together as children he’d wanted to kiss her. Now he pulled her close and drew in a breath. Peaches and cream. She smelled like heaven. Her ample chest rose and fell underneath a navy blouse that set off the color of her porcelain skin and hundreds—no, thousands—of freckles. Long legs stretched out from underneath her sleeping frame. She’d grown up during the years he was kept away.

He peeked down the length of those denim-covered legs, and his face blew wide with a smile when he saw her bare feet. A work of art, her toes were painted red and perfectly pedicured. The shoes she wore lay askew from her fall, and he scrambled over to assess them. Professional curiosity. One of the heels had snapped clean off.

His face fell. Three-inch heels? No wonder she’d fallen. Who wore such beautiful things outside to plant fairy charms? But his Abigail had always fancied her shoes, and he’d yearned to make her a pair for well over a decade.

He inspected her feet. The arch was perfect, her toes a wonder, and her bare feet drew him in. A desire to give her a foot rub almost overcame him, but he forced his eyes back up her body to her face. To her lips. One simple kiss and he would die a happy man. He’d lived for this, watching her, using his magic and gold to pay the fairies to dance for her when they were both so young….

He took his chance while she lay there unaware. Leaning in, he pressed his lips to hers and stole his kiss. She stirred. Unable to control himself, Michael kissed her again. Then he eased back as her red-blonde lashes fluttered open to reveal sapphire eyes. His heart raced as for a second he glimpsed his future, and that future was good.

Then Abby’s eyes flew wide, she screamed and seized him in her hands. “For the love of God, you’re a leprechaun!”

Folklore about these little men swam in Abby’s clouded head as she reared up, the creature’s lapels in her grasp. Leprechauns were a sort of fairy without wings. But also… “Gold! Good God! Leprechauns are magic fairies who own gold!”

                He narrowed his eyes. “That’s the best you can do?”

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Three Wishes

by Paula Millhouse

Abigail O’Malley wants to find true love…which is about as easy as catching a leprechaun.

The afternoon had gotten away from her and twilight loomed, so Abby took the charms and strode across the yard to the old oak. Her imagination ran wild with thoughts of fairies dancing in the wooded area, fireflies though they might have been. She longed to see them again, longed for a time when she had the unfettered mind of child, when her world revolved around her parents, when she was safe and loved, and happy.

She approached the old live oak and placed the miniature fairy door at the base of the tree, just so. Next she settled one of the delicate little chairs beside it. Now the bench, and the remaining two chairs belong on the other side, on the old rock. She walked around the tree, set up the fancy little charms in an inviting arrangement, squeezed her eyes shut and asked a mighty question of the universe and whatever power imagination truly held within the world. She asked for hope, peace, and some way to solve this mess with her father’s bar.

“Please, little fairies, I need all the luck you can lend me today. I’m inviting you back to play. Please come back home and show me what to do.”

A mighty wind kicked up and swirled through the branches of the grand old oak, fluttering her hair with its force. Abby opened her eyes then frowned, surprised. Clearly, the stress of it all had finally taken its toll. The fairy charms vibrated and glowed with brilliant color, and a leprechaun dressed in a Kelly green suit, with a top hat and pointed shoes, stood waiting on the other side of the tree. A radiant smile lit his face.

Abby gasped, stepped back, and scurried around the oak toward the safety of the house. Then she shrieked. Her world closed in around her. Her heart hitched and her brain screamed foul. Her knees chose that moment to give way, and she collapsed into a heap at the base of the tree.

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The afternoon had gotten away from her and twilight loomed, so Abby took the charms and strode across the yard to the old oak. Her imagination ran wild with thoughts of fairies dancing in the wooded area, fireflies though they might have been. She longed to see them again, longed for a time when she had the unfettered mind of child, when her world revolved around her parents, when she was safe and loved, and happy.

She approached the old live oak and placed the miniature fairy door at the base of the tree, just so. Next she settled one of the delicate little chairs beside it. Now the bench, and the remaining two chairs belong on the other side, on the old rock. She walked around the tree, set up the fancy little charms in an inviting arrangement, squeezed her eyes shut and asked a mighty question of the universe and whatever power imagination truly held within the world. She asked for hope, peace, and some way to solve this mess with her father’s bar.

“Please, little fairies, I need all the luck you can lend me today. I’m inviting you back to play. Please come back home and show me what to do.”

A mighty wind kicked up and swirled through the branches of the grand old oak, fluttering her hair with its force. Abby opened her eyes then frowned, surprised. Clearly, the stress of it all had finally taken its toll. The fairy charms vibrated and glowed with brilliant color, and a leprechaun dressed in a Kelly green suit, with a top hat and pointed shoes, stood waiting on the other side of the tree. A radiant smile lit his face.

Abby gasped, stepped back, and scurried around the oak toward the safety of the house. Then she shrieked. Her world closed in around her. Her heart hitched and her brain screamed foul. Her knees chose that moment to give way, and she collapsed into a heap at the base of the tree.

– See more at: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/three-wishes#sthash.u50ao6Em.dpuf

The afternoon had gotten away from her and twilight loomed, so Abby took the charms and strode across the yard to the old oak. Her imagination ran wild with thoughts of fairies dancing in the wooded area, fireflies though they might have been. She longed to see them again, longed for a time when she had the unfettered mind of child, when her world revolved around her parents, when she was safe and loved, and happy.

She approached the old live oak and placed the miniature fairy door at the base of the tree, just so. Next she settled one of the delicate little chairs beside it. Now the bench, and the remaining two chairs belong on the other side, on the old rock. She walked around the tree, set up the fancy little charms in an inviting arrangement, squeezed her eyes shut and asked a mighty question of the universe and whatever power imagination truly held within the world. She asked for hope, peace, and some way to solve this mess with her father’s bar.

“Please, little fairies, I need all the luck you can lend me today. I’m inviting you back to play. Please come back home and show me what to do.”

A mighty wind kicked up and swirled through the branches of the grand old oak, fluttering her hair with its force. Abby opened her eyes then frowned, surprised. Clearly, the stress of it all had finally taken its toll. The fairy charms vibrated and glowed with brilliant color, and a leprechaun dressed in a Kelly green suit, with a top hat and pointed shoes, stood waiting on the other side of the tree. A radiant smile lit his face.

Abby gasped, stepped back, and scurried around the oak toward the safety of the house. Then she shrieked. Her world closed in around her. Her heart hitched and her brain screamed foul. Her knees chose that moment to give way, and she collapsed into a heap at the base of the tree.

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Reviews: People, Speak Your Mind
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Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Abby O’Malley’s world is falling apart. The historic Savannah bar her father left her is about to be repossessed by the bank–until she catches a leprechaun, Michael McKnight, in her yard. His pot of gold can’t help her, though, because he’s under a fairy curse. The solution to HER problem turns out to be the same as the solution to HIS problem,. Sprinkled with lots of fairy dust and out-of-this-world love, Three Wishes transported me away from my mundane cares–which, of course, is the everyday magic of reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great enchanting story April 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a sweet short story about the lives of Abigail O’Malley, bar owner, and Leprechaun (yes, you heard it right) Michael McKnight the Tall, (he’s a leprechaun with a sense of humour obviously) meeting up once again. Michael looks slightly different to what he did all those years ago when Abigail first knew him, thanks to some rather magickal activity – he’s been cursed by a Fairy King. But of course, as is the norm in such a story, there is a happy ever after and you’ll have to read this delightful tale to find out what happens.
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4.0 out of 5 stars lovely fairy tale with a modern spin, May 15, 2013
This review is from: Three Wishes (Kindle Edition)

This was a quick, feel-good read that was just perfect for a rainy afternoon. Polished and fast-paced, it tells the story of two lonely people who after an enforced ten-year separation just may get a second chance at love. Unfortunately, Michael has been cursed for past grievances, and his appearance now when Abby so desperately needs his magic is at odds with Abby’s fanciful dreams. Physical appearance aside, Michael and Abby share a connection both baffling and comfortable.

Michael, in a melodramatic and satisfying manner, thwarts the dastardly villains’ plan to ruin the heroine – earning him hero status in her eyes – in spite of his small stature and ludicrous attire. Using his talents and his considerable persuasive skills, Michael demonstrates that he is indeed a reformed leprechaun willing to do whatever is required for the chance to stay with his beloved Abby forever. This lovely fairy tale with a modern spin is sure to leave you smiling, too.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

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4.0 out of 5 stars Magical read – be careful what you wish for!, May 7, 2013
This review is from: Three Wishes (Kindle Edition)

Abigail O’Malley is in trouble. She just turned down a proposal from Kevin Finnegan, the #1 businessman and banker in Savanna, which promptly made him call in payment for property taxes on her bar and house. Money she doesn’t have, or have any idea where to find. She knew she shouldn’t get involved with him, but done is done, and now she needs to find a solution. Quick. Everything is due in 24 hours, and if she can’t get the money, she loses everything. Her childhood home, her father’s bar… Everything she worked so hard for – gone in a blink of the eye. Abby wished her father were there, or her long lost imaginary friend. Then she wouldn’t feel so alone.

For ten years, Michael McKnight has been away. Ten very long years, filled with longing, pain and a wish. He made a terrible, stupid mistake and paid the price set by the Fairy King and Queen (Dionis and Melise). Now he’s released and the first thing he does is run straight back… And find himself being caught by the very unsuspecting Abby.
You know how the old saying goes, don’t you? Catch a leprechaun and you get three wishes. But be careful what you wish for… the might come true.

This is a short story, about 46 pages long. But oh what pages!! I read this in my lunch-break on school, it was a wonderful getaway!!! (trust me, it was a necessity!! A girl can only read about physiology and anatomy for so long!!)

Abby is a fighter. She might be down on her luck (or maybe she had a run-in with a pooka?), but she doesn’t give up. She’ll fight till the last drop of blood if she has to. She will NEVER give up her dreams. Dreams not only involving keeping her home, her father’s bar, but also finding her true love. She thought she found him, but maybe that was just a dream.

Michael is an interesting character and really bring a smile up in me when reading about him. He’s just as feisty as Abby, but in a different way. He did something in the past and paid the price for it. He is more than meets the eye and a pure delight.

I loved this story it was almost a fairytale on its own. A quick read, yes – but it had everything I could wish for. Brilliantly written and a captive story. I will DEFINITELY be looking for more by Paula Millhouse!

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Sweet, romantic tale of true love, April 24, 2013
This review is from: Three Wishes (Kindle Edition)

This is a short story about true love and a leprechaun. Its not what you think, Abigail O’Malley catches herself a Leprechaun Michael McKnight the Tall, and her three wishes include his gold, fairy magic, and the mystery of her One True Love. Abbey is about to lose her family home and the bar that her family owns. Michael is a hero and Abby cant understand her good fortune. This is a sweet tale of childhood love lost and found, fairy romance and misdeeds. A wonderful short story. I found the sex scene wonderfully funny, as one would expect of a virgin who has never been exposed to sex. A romantic, funny love story, well worth the read.

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