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Thursday, 12 May 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius

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Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius
(Grimbaud #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 17th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult


Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year-until she learns about the upcoming charm making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita’s love fortunes and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita’s place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself.

Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri’s life. Concerned that it’s favorite charm maker has given up on finding a boyfriend of her own, Love takes matters into its own hands and delivers the perfect boyfriend to her in a giftwrapped box…literally.

Get ready to be charmed by this magical, quirky sequel to Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius.

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“He’s a charm,” Hijiri said, staring at the boy’s feet. “He’s just a charm, and you want me to accept him as my boyfriend?”
Love crossed his arms. “You know, I don’t do this for just anyone. Most people spend their entire lives searching for their true loves. I’m simply giving you yours now. It’s a present. Clever, right?” He picked up a scrap of wrapping paper and waved it at her. “I’ve been keeping my eye on you since Zita’s fall. You seem to be having a difficult time with love.”
“My charms are coming out just fine,” she snapped.
“Not charms. I mean your love life.”
Heat crawled up her cheeks. She was about to say it was none of his business, but that wasn’t true. He was Love, the very essence of it in a physical form, and getting on his bad side was a terrible idea.
“Your heart is so small,” Love said quietly. “There’s no room for love. Or so you believe. Let me prove you wrong. Give Ken a chance.”
But he’s fake. No more a boy than an illusion, Hijiri thought. Tears burned the back of her throat, but she refused to show them how upset she was.
Love exhaled loudly and wiped his face. He let the scrap of wrapping paper fall from his hand. “The time has come for me to take inventory again. I must measure the state of love in the world, and that means I won’t be here to watch how Grimbaud fares in the next few months without me. There will be challenges, Hijiri. Pay special attention to the new love charm-makers.”
“You know about the love charms competition, then?” Hijiri said, grateful for the slight change in topic. She tried not to look at Ken.
Love’s smug smile was all the answer she needed. He had his hands in it. “The town is in good hands with you here.”
The praise made her squirm. “But you gave me this charmed boy. Like I actually need the help. Which I don’t.”
“Then solve him,” Love said, losing patience. “If he’s such a puzzle to you.”

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A print copy of Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

KIMBERLY KARALIUS holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida, and has been sharing stories on with a strong following of enthusiastic readers since the site’s conception. Although Kimberly lives in sunny Florida, she prefers to stay indoors and sometimes buys a scarf in the hopes of snow. She loves watching really old cartoons and silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters is her debut novel.

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