A Reckless Magick / Stolen Magic

Book Three of The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson (Kat, Incorrigible).

Cover of 'Stolen Magic'

Despite what either of my sisters may say, I actually possess a great deal of common sense. That was why I waited until nearly midnight on the last night of our journey into Devon before I climbed out of my bedroom window...

With just days to go before her sister Angeline’s long-delayed wedding to Frederick Carlyle, the impetuous Kat Stephenson has resigned herself to good behavior. But Kat’s initiation into the magical Order of the Guardians is fast approaching, and trouble seems to follow her everywhere.

First, Kat must contend with the wretched Mrs. Carlyle’s attempts to humiliate her sister; the arrival of the mysterious Marquise de Valmont, who bears suspicious resemblance to Kat’s late mother; and Frederick’s bewitching cousin Jane, who has Charles Stephenson tripping over his feet.

But when a menacing boy with powerful magic starts hunting Kat, a dastardly villain tries to kill Angeline, and the Guardians face a magical robbery that could spell the end of their Order, propriety becomes the least of Kat’s concerns.

Can Kat save her sister’s life, the Order of the Guardians, and England itself before it’s too late?

Kat's final adventure is out now in the UK as A Reckless Magick and in the US and Canada as Stolen Magic.

You can read the first three chapters now (caution: these chapters do include spoilers for both Book One and Book Two!). You can also read my behind-the-scenes explanation of how, believe it or not, a Facebook meme helped me understand Kat's hapless older brother, Charles - and read a snippet from later in the book, showing Charles's Great Romantic Dilemma!

You can also check out the lovely silver ring that jeweler Emily Mah created after reading Kat Book 3 on my Extras page.

And of course I would love it if you wanted to order the book now! See the sidebar for links.

Art Note: the cover artist for the US/CA edition is Annette Marnat; the cover artist for the UK edition is Anne-Yvonne Gilbert. I love them both! Which do you prefer?

What they said

"I absolutely adored this third (and hopefully not final) Kat Stephenson adventure from hilarious start to heartwarming finish."

The Book Smugglers

"With a multilayered plot, lovable characters, and laugh-out-loud wit, STOLEN MAGIC is a delightful conclusion to the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy that will leave readers wishing for more."

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