ALL BAGS GO TO CLEVELAND
by CS Hale
paranormal romantic comedy
Angela Grimalke appears more blonde bombshell than the gremlin she is. But there is no denying her supernatural truth after her clumsiness gets her fired from her modeling career. Forced to work for her family’s upscale airline, she spends her days slinging luggage and wishing her parents would get off her back about finding a nice gremlin guy to settle down with.
Relationships were the last thing on her mind, not that her family would accept that.
For Dave Ford his frequent business travel made it next to impossible for him to find a woman who could tolerate his chaotic schedule. Which is why he appreciates Angela. Neither of them are looking for love, but Dave feeds Angela’s addiction for chocolate while she provides him with the chaos to keep him on his toes.
However, as Angela’s parents bombard her with a parade of “eligible” gremlin men at their weekly family dinners, she finds herself torn between who she longs to be and her family’s expectations. Will she give in and live the life of magic they want for her? Or risk it all by to confessing to Dave that she isn’t human?
Focusing on the sparks of energy skittering along her fingers, she sent her magic into the printer. Angela might look like the cover model she’d once been but no one would guess that Windsor’s check-in counter was currently staffed by a pair of gremlins. Dave’s day—or rather night and morning—were about to become a little more exciting than he’d imagined. Dave would have a nice, relaxing flight to London while his garment bag went to Cleveland.
She tamped down the tendrils of guilt rising in her gut. It needed to be done. It was this bag or some mishap not of her choosing. Besides, who in their right mind would check a Louis Vuitton garment bag? First class contained specially built closets in which to hang them. She searched Dave’s thoughts again.
Where have I seen her before?
Angela snapped right back out and jerked her head down. She attached the claim sticker to his boarding pass and handed it to Dave, keeping her focus on the counter. Hopefully, her smile hid the panic now whirring in her chest like the engines that would take Dave across the Atlantic. “Enjoy your flight, Mr. Ford.”
“Always do.” With a small salute, Dave headed toward the security queue. What were the chances he’d be so cheerful in the morning?
Read an Interview:
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Coffee
Which mythological creature are you most like? The sphinx – cat-like, mysterious, loves questions, somewhat dangerous.
First book you remember making an indelible impression on you. The first book I ever bought with my own money was Stuart Little. I love that Stuart gets to make an appearance in Cleveland. But the book that made the longest lasting impression on me was Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz. Who I am today and my world view was shaped by the journey that started with Deryni Rising.
How do you develop your plot and characters? I usually have a character start talking to me. I spend some time hanging out, getting to know them,and then start trying to figure out the plot based on the Save the Cat method. Once I know those overall plot points, I pants it from point to point. For me, the characters reveal things more naturally that way, and I love the gasp out loud reaction I get when all the pieces suddenly fall into place.
Describe your writing space. I’m boring. My writing space is usually my bed. Sometimes, I’m curled up on the sofa instead, but I find I need the space to layout all my reference material. If I am in London on a writing junket (I go for several weeks at a time), I do spend about an hour a day writing in a park or cafe, but most of that time is still spent sitting on the bed, writing, and watching the world go by.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Catherine “C.S.” Hale has been writing fantasy since she could hold a pencil. When not holed up in a comfortable corner writing all her books out by longhand, she can be found somewhere by the sea, enjoying tea and pastries.
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