Talisman by Colleen Charles

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by Colleen Charles


GENRE: Sweet Paranormal Romance


IMPORTANT NOTE: this was originally “permafree” on Amazon.  However, it’s now part of a boxed set as well, so the book itself is now $0.99 and the boxed set of the series is $2.99 and it’s been taken off sale at other venues.  We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you!


 Just one kiss to break the spell…

That’s all she needs.

Cursed by a jealous witch, Penelope DeLacroix’s spells are all going wrong and backfiring, creating havoc in town. The vengeful witch won’t quit until she has all of Penelope’s powers. And all it will take is one perfect, heartfelt kiss from Penelope’s one true love to put an end to all this turmoil.

The only problem? Penelope has no idea that Dr. Lucas Collier, the compassionate local veterinarian, is in love with her. Nor does he know that she’s in love with him. They’re both too stupid to figure it out.

But I know.

And I have to do something about it.

But what can I do?

I’m only her cat.


Every witch has a cat.

I’m hers.

I’m Talisman.

And I’m going to fix this.




I trotted around the house as fast as I could and rang the doorbell before I realized I had forgotten an extremely important fact.  The most important fact of all.  When one morphs in to human form and they aren’t wearing any clothes, then they aren’t wearing any clothes.  That’s right folks.  Standing buck naked at the front door with Penelope three feet from swinging the door open and Amelia hot on her heels.  I was just going to have to go with it.  Just as Penelope flipped the dead bolt, I noticed the American flag flying proudly on the front porch.

George Washington and all our founding fathers, please forgive a desperate cat for what he’s about to do.

I ripped the flag down and off its wooden pole just in time to wrap it around my waste so Penelope wouldn’t see my, er … assets.  I’d seen them before and they were spectacular.  Poor Dr. Luke couldn’t possibly be as well-endowed as I was.  It had to be at least five inches.

“Ami,” she said as she swung the door wide.  “There’s a present on the doorstep and it’s not even Christmas.”

Ami skidded up behind her and then peered at me through the space between Pen’s arm and rib cage.

“Hmm …,” she said as her brown eyes got as wide as saucers.  “It’s a great present and its wrapping is so unique, so … patriotic.”

Pen motioned for me to step over the threshold and in to the foyer as she spoke, “I think it’s time I know your name, mystery man.  Also, what do you want with me and why do you keep appearing at the strangest times.  Almost like you know when I need you.”

Shoot.  I didn’t have an answer to that question.  Because, I didn’t have an answer to anything.  I blew by both of them, not only because I didn’t have the gift of speech to make small talk but because I was on a time constraint. I’d already wasted five minutes getting clad in my USA team gear and using the front door.

As I trotted in to the living room and picked up the book of love spells, I hitched the flag up around my flanks and made sure it was secure.  I didn’t want to flash them a glimpse of my perfectly round behind.  That view would ruin Penelope for anyone else.

I opened the book and slapped it down on the engraved coffee table.  The one that Pen adored because it had been handed down for generations.  Her grandma had just presented it to her for her twenty-fifth birthday.  As I shuffled through the pages to find the one I wanted, the one at the beginning, Ami reached me and peered around me.

I pointed, hard until my finger was white from the effort of pressing against the page.  She read it over a few times and then looked at me in confusion.

“Hot guy,” she said.  “I have no idea what you’re trying to tell me.”



Interview with the Author:

  1. How long have you been writing?

My degree is in English so I’ve been writing all my life.

2. How long have you been a published author?

My debut novel, #1 Sports Romance, Closing The Gap, was published in 2014.

3. What titles do you have available?

I’ve written a lot of books since then. They can be found at www.colleencharles.com. There are too many to list here.

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?

I’ve always wanted to write a romantic comedy narrated by an animal and this one is modeled after my Ragdoll cat, Bingham. It also allowed me to unlead my personality and sense of humor. When this book hit #1 and stayed there for almost thirty days, it was very emotional for me. I’m really proud of the Fur Magic series.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

I’m pretty prolific and release a new title every few weeks. I’m always working hard on a new book.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?

I’m a romance junkie and I love historicals. I can also be found reading self-improvement books.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

I love editing. In fact, I edit other authors for fun and relaxation.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

Hmm … that’s too hard and would hurt someone’s feelings. There are so many, I couldn’t pick just one so I’m going to take the politically correct route on this question. I have so many author friends and I love and respect them all. Everyone brings a unique skill set to the table.

  1. Where can readers find you on the web?



Thanks so much for being my guest.

I offer a FREE full-length, exclusive, standalone novel for my newsletter subscribers at www.colleencharles.com/free


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Colleen Charles is the pen name of Tami Stark, #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon.

After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It’s sad but true.

Here’s what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.

I’ve never worked so hard in my life but it doesn’t even feel like work. It’s worth it. All of it. Because it’s about the joy that’s found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend … that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

I love to hear from my readers and answer all communications personally. You can find me at:

http://www.colleencharles.com/free  – VALUABLE STARTER PACKAGE for new subscribers








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9 thoughts on “Talisman by Colleen Charles”

    1. Hi Peggy,

      That’s a great question and the answer is ‘no’ to both. I only write when I’m inspired and that could be 10K words one day and then I’ll work on marketing or other tasks until the writing bug bites me again. I work about 70 hours a week but only about half of that is actual writing. I hope you have a wonderful week!


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