Short Story: Forbidden Magic: a Prequel to the Kat, Incorrigible Series

It’s 1772, and all of Olivia Amberson’s dreams seem to have come true. At eighteen years old, she’s an accomplished magical Guardian and a secret witch, with a love spell that’s made her unlikely betrothal wonderfully secure…until it all comes crashing down around her in a mass of scandal and humiliation.

Now, with her reputation and her magical vocation both lost, it’s time to save her remaining honor by telling her fiancé the truth – but it will take more magic than she’s ever known to create a happy ending.

A 4400-word short story prequel to the Kat, Incorrigible series, to be published as an ebook on April 5, 2017.

Note: this story may not work well for anyone who hasn’t read at least one of the Kat, Incorrigible books! (Start with Book 1, Kat, Incorrigible / A Most Improper Magick, starring Olivia’s future daughter.)


Olivia Amberson wrapped white-knuckled fingers around the windowsill in her small corner bedroom and recited every spell she knew by heart as she waited for her doom to arrive.

She had a startling number of spells to draw upon, actually, considering that she had begun her illicit study of witchcraft only nine months earlier. But then, she’d always thrown herself whole-heartedly into everything she did…

…Even, apparently, her own destruction. How could she have gone so far astray in so short a time?

Published as an ebook on April 5, 2017.

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