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The Garden of Abracadabra (The Abracadabra Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Mason
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Book Description

At her mother’s urgent deathbed plea, Abby Teller enrolls at the Berkeley College of Magical Arts and Crafts to learn Real Magic. To support herself through school, she signs on as the superintendent of the Garden of Abracadabra, a mysterious magical apartment building on campus. She discovers that all her tenants are witches, wizards, shapeshifters, vampires, or some other stripe of supernatural entity.

On her first day in Berkeley, she stumbles upon a supernatural multiple murder scene. Compelled into a dangerous murder investigation, Abby is torn between her ex-fiance, Daniel Stern, an enigmatic FBI agent, Jack Kovac, and the seductive Prince Lastor in the penthouse who may be a suspect.

She will discover the first secrets of an ancient and ongoing battle between Humanity and Demonic Realms, uncover mysteries of her own troubled past, and learn that the lessons of Real Magic may spell the difference between her own life or death.

Volume 1 includes Part 1, Life's Journey, Part 2, In Dark Woods, and Part 3, The Right Road.

“So refreshing! This is Stephanie Plum in the world of Harry Potter”

From the author of Summer of Love, A Time Travel (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3413 KB
  • Print Length: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Bast Books; First Edition edition (March 16, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R35608
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,473,997 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Enjoyable Urban Fantasy January 12, 2012
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This is a very entertaining novel- sort of a down-to-earth Harry Potter with a modern adult woman in the lead. Even as Abby has to deal with mundane concerns like college and running the apartment complex she works at, she is surrounded by supernatural elements and mysteries that she is more than capable of taking on. Although this book is just the first in a series, it ties up the first "episode" while still leaving some story threads for upcoming books. I'm looking forward to finding out more.
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More About the Author

New! My Charlotte: Patty's Story is a short, sweet memoir about writing and inspiration. The book includes my first story, "Arachne," which was published worldwide by Omni Magazine, in Japan by Hayakawa, and by Replik in Sweden.

New! Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is a collection of short fantasy and science fiction published in top magazines and anthologies worldwide.

Also new! Passionate historical romantic suspense. CELESTIAL GIRL (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY) is available in three affordable installments--Book 1: The Heartland, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West, and Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom plus Book 4: Terminus--or as the Omnibus Edition, which includes all four books in the Lily Modjeska miniseries.

I'm delighted to announce that THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, the Omnibus Edition, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, is now available on Kindle. Bast Books is also offering three affordable installments, The Garden of Abracadabra Trilogy, Book 1: Life's Journey, Book 2: In Dark Woods, and Book 3: The Right Road. If you enjoy urban fantasy, I hope you will give this a try!

I'm also happy to announce acclaimed books on Kindle: SUMMER OF LOVE, A TIME TRAVEL (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) and the sequel, THE GILDED AGE, A TIME TRAVEL (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), both from previously published works by Bantam; and TESLA, A WORTHY OF HIS TIME, A SCREENPLAY, which is presently being read by L.A. producers.

New! Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) is offered in seven Installments, the Summer of Love Serials, 1 through 7.

Other Kindle titles include "TOMORROW'S CHILD," published in OMNI magazine and in development at Universal Pictures, with a fantastic cover by acclaimed San Francisco artist, Tom Robinson, together with my blog, "The Story Behind the Story that Sold to the Movies." Also on Kindle are "THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA," published in the anthology Full Spectrum 5 (Bantam), "EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED," published in the anthology David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (HarperPrism), "DAUGHTER OF THE TAO," published in Peter Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (HarperPrism), "SHAKEN," published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and worldwide, and "U F uh-O, A SCI FI COMEDY," a novella adapted from a screenplay for a producer looking for the next "Galaxy Quest" or "Men in Black."

I'm the author of nine novels, two dozen stories, and two screenplays, including SUMMER OF LOVE (Bantam), a San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book and Philip K. Dick Award finalist, and THE GOLDEN NINETIES (Bantam), a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book.

I published my first story, "ARACHNE," in Omni and have since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide.

I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband, the acclaimed artist and jeweler, Tom Robinson, and am a huge fan of cats and hummingbirds.


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