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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

This Spells Disaster by Tori Anne Martin

Fake dating gets a magical twist in this enchanting queer romantic comedy where a witch worries that the real feelings brewing between her and her crush were sparked by an accidental love potion, and the only way out of the disastrous spell is a healthy dose of the truth—drink up, witches.

This Spells Disaster

by Tori Anne Martin
September 12, 2023
Genre: paranormal romance, LGBTQ+, feel-good fiction
Publisher:  Berkley
Morgan Greenwood may be an incredible potion maker, but she’s convinced she was hexed at birth. A self-proclaimed “messy witch,” it comes as no surprise when she finds herself drunkenly offering to fake date the woman of her dreams for the biennial New England Witches’ festival. Enter Rory Sandler, a spellcasting champion and brilliant elemental witch, who just so happens to accept the offer for reasons unbeknownst to Morgan.

All those good luck spells must have worked after all!

But as Morgan and Rory prepare to fool everyone at the festival, their relationship starts to feel very real—that is until Morgan realizes she might have screwed up the common relaxation potion she made for Rory and given her a love potion instead, breaking one of the most sacred Witch Council Laws.

To fulfill her promise to Rory, Morgan must somehow keep playing pretend while under the watchful eyes of Rory’s family and legion of fans. But to break the love potion, she’ll also have to prove how incompatible she and Rory really are. For a screwup like herself, ruining their relationship should be easy—except every day, Morgan is becoming more bewitched by Rory herself.

Praise for This Spells Disaster
“This Spell Disaster is the queer witchy romcom of my heart! I loved the small town setting, the magic system, the feel-good humor of the story, but above all I loved Rory and Morgan's transition from friends into lovers, and the way they constantly made each better! Teen Witch meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in this delightfully heartwarming, enchanted romance.”—Ali Hazelwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"There's a special kind of magic to falling in love, and in This Spells Disaster, Rory and Morgan have to figure out what's real and what's an illusion. The Witch Council, the festival, the cleverly named potion shop—I lost myself in this world and found myself wishing it were real! This sapphic witchy romance from Tori Anne Martin totally had me under its spell."—
Alicia Thompson, national bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

"This Spells Disaster hits every bewitching element I could ever want in a rom-com! Morgan is the perfectly-relatable messy witch, and Rory F*cking Sandler is Every F*cking Thing. This book casts one hell of a charming spell and I never wanted it to end."—
Lynn Painter, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Wager

"This Spells Disaster is the witchy romance of my dreams....Hilarious and angsty in turns, this book has rich worldbuilding, lovable characters, and a nuanced approach to issues of consent, trauma, and the burden of expectations. This queer, magically sweet and sexy romance is an absolute joy."—
Sarah Hawley, author of A Witch's Guide to Fake Dating a Demon

“This Spells Disaster is literary magic! With their sizzling chemistry, relatable flaws, and escapist thrill of a world, Morgan and Rory had me enchanted from page one. Tori Anne Martin crafts paranormal romance at its best, and this steamy, sapphic delight is about to become your new obsession.”—
Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love

“A cozy, magic-laced queer contemporary that crackles with wit and heart.”—
Publishers Weekly

"Martin's delightful debut feels like a party, but it has a deeper layer as Morgan and Rory learn that success doesn’t always mean fame and fortune. Martin's romance is an enjoyable romp for readers looking for queer love stories and who like a little witchy magic with a sweet romance."—
Booklist

About the Author

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Tori Anne Martin lives in New England, where she collects pen names, tattoos, and hoodies in shades of gray and black. Previously, she collected degrees, including a doctorate in psychology, where she studied interpersonal power, consent, and sexual assault. She much prefers writing romance. If you can't find her online, it's because she's lost in the woods.


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