Q people! I have my Q LOL. I’ve read Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft 1) by Jordan Castillo Price. It just hit me that I must come across as book hoarder (no at all true, nah ah… okay it’s totally true) because I begin most blog posts with ‘I’ve had this book for a long time’.
I got this when it came out, so while not that long ago, I’ve had it for about a year. And now I’m glad I’ve saved it, because Q! And while I read it, I was wondering if Jordan Castillo Price also enjoys reading challenges – book title beginning with Q, Character names Dixon and Yuri.
Dixon Penn comes from a family of Scriveners, people who write spells, but he failed his Quilling Ceremony and is now delivering food for a living. Failing had never even occurred to him, and ever since he’s been lost.
He was sure he could do magic. Certain.
When he spots a Valentine Card competition, he feels compelled to enter. From there, things escalate. Dixon needs to get into the card company, and there he runs into the head of security, Yuri. Things aren’t what they appear to be, though, and despite Yuri trying to help Dixon best he can, they end up in a bind.
My favourite scene in this story was the one with the tarantula! My most recently bought pet is a Venezuelan suntiger (Psalmopoeus irminia). And right now, it’s just a tiny little thing, but it’ll grow to be 12-14 cm pretty fast. But, despite being quite fond of my eight-legged monster, I wouldn’t want to have it crawl on me…
It’s Jordan Castillo Price, people. You know the writing will be good, and while I was a bit confused about the magic system in the beginning, I really enjoyed this story. Who knows, I might even read the next. That’s another thing, I’ve noted about myself – I most often only read the first book in a series, even when I like that first book.
What if the words you wrote came true?
Spellcraft isn’t exactly a respectable business, but it does pay the bills. At least, it should. Unfortunately, Dixon Penn failed his Spellcraft initiation. Instead of working in his family’s shop, he’s stuck delivering takeout orders in his uncle’s beat-up Buick.
Winning a Valentine’s Day contest at the largest greeting card company in the tri-state area would be just the thing to get his life back on track—but something at Precious Greetings just doesn’t add up. And despite numerous warnings to quit pestering them about his contest entry, he just can’t stop himself from coming back again and again.
It doesn’t hurt that the head of security is such a hottie. If Dixon had any common sense, he’d be scared of the big, mysterious, tattooed Russian.
To be fair, no one ever accused him of being too smart….
A-Z Title Challenge 2020
A – All I See
B – Bearly Dating
C – Champagne Kisses
H – Howl
L – Landslide
O – Out For Delivery
P – Purrfect Harmony
Q – Quill Me Now
W – Words
X – Xavier
I started a Pinterest board for M/M books sorted by title, if you need help finding a title on a certain letter.