Fairies & Wishes



November 2012

Lily the holiday fairy is given a new assignment this Christmas season—teach a lonely doctor how to love again. But this presents a major challenge. Lily gently coerces people how to embrace the Christmas spirit every year. She doesn’t have a clue what love really is.

The holidays are always depressing for Tim Killian after losing his beloved parents in a terrible car crash. With no family to celebrate with, he throws himself into his medical practice to forget the pain, at least for a little while.

When he literally runs into a gorgeous redhead one evening and knocks her to the ground, he’s struck dumb by her beauty. And when the very same sexy woman comes into his office the next day seeking medical attention, he’s more than interested in his new—but odd—patient.

Soon Tim finds himself involved with the mysterious Lily, but so many things about her don’t add up. Is she what she seems? And does he really want to fall in love with a woman he knows absolutely nothing about?

Oh yes, he does…

This book was previously published and has been extensively revised.


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Reviews

Keitha Hart at Romantic Times Gives Fairies & Wishes Four Stars!! "Erickson pens an original, sexy tale that blends tenderness and humor. The characters are vulnerable but willing to take a chance on love. Passionate love scenes fill this lovely tale. Readers will realize that one naïve fairy plus one love-shy man equals a story to remember."
Five Angels from Michelle at Fallen Angel Reviews! "Fairies & Wishes is a sassy, sexy holiday read. The idea of giving someone who is a hurting a reason to love again is wrapped together with some unique fairy power. As this story unfolds, you’ll catch yourself feeling for Tim and rooting for him to see beyond the physical and uncover his emotions. Lily is a puzzling combination of naïveté and passion, and her eventual plight is very real and well written. Nothing will warm your heart quite like this little Christmas story! Five Angels!" You can read the rest of the review here.
Jennifer at CK2S Kwips and Kritiques gave Fairies & Wishes 4.5 Klovers! "Fairies & Wishes by Karen Erickson is an absolutely delightful romantic tale! Although billed as a Christmas story, it can be enjoyed any time of the year, as far as I am concerned. Erickson spins a whimsical story of love and wishes come true that could not be more magical if she had sprinkled it with Fairy Dust!" "Once I finished Fairies & Wishes, I went to look for more of Karen Erickson’s work. If her other stories are as entertaining as this one, she will soon be on my auto-buy list!" You can read the rest of the review here.
Mahaira at Just Erotic Romance Reviews gives Fairies & Wishes 4/5 Stars "Lily Fairington is a holiday fairy, responsible for spreading holiday cheer all around her and for warming up mortal hearts during the holiday season. Dr. Timothy Killian is in dire need of joy and happiness this year. He needs to fall in love and to allow the spirit of Christmas into his heart. Will Lily’s magic heal his wounds and turn his heart around? Lily is a wonderful heroine. Her lack of this world’s shrewdness seems quite realistic. She makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside just like fairies should. A true child at heart, she wants to be a children’s fairy above anything. Charming and caring, Tim feels like her true prince. He knows nothing about the mysterious green-eyed beauty who had appeared from nowhere but is instantly enthralled by her eager sexiness. Sparks just fly between the two, causing interesting situations and creating sweet moments. The love scenes are delightful and emotionally satisfying. You’ll be able to appreciate Lily’s child- like curiosity during the coupling. A fact that is that so endearing as it no longer happens in this fast sexual world. This simple storyline doesn’t let you put down the book at any moment as Lily and Tim’s relationship is developing. There are no potholes to jump over. Ms. Erickson has penned a real sweetheart of a story and she is going to draw you in with her tight, little sexy plot and unique secondary characters. Each character is fully explained and you don’t want to know anything more than what is said in the story. A little humor would have perked it up a bit more, though it still is perfect just the way it is. Fairies and Wishes is a story to be savored and enjoyed. I read romances to escape and be entertained, and I was able to do that with this one."
Klarissa at Joyfully Reviewed 'Just Loved' Fairies & Wishes! "Oh, I just loved Fairies & Wishes! Lily’s sweetness and her innocence infuses this story with love and happiness. You can’t help but want the best for her and Tim. Ms. Erickson combines emotion that will pull at your heart and the magic of Christmas that will warm you inside. Fairies & Wishes is a touching tale you shouldn’t miss." You can read the rest of the review here.


Excerpt

Outside the night air was cold and windy, more so than usual for the time of year on the coast. He shivered in his thick coat, put his head down against the wind, and stuck his hands in his pockets, heading toward the lot where he parked his car.

And collided so hard with someone he knocked the little person to the ground.

“Ow!”

Tim watched in fascination as the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen in his life glared up at him with angry green eyes. She sat on the sidewalk, the impact of their collision having knocked her right on her butt, her hand rubbing said butt as she grimaced.

Even in pain she was gorgeous. The deepest, darkest red hair curled in big waves around her tiny shoulders, a heart shaped face, full, juicy red lips, and pale skin that appeared so smooth, so flawless, it almost didn’t look real.
“Are you going to help me up, or you gonna just stand there and gawk at me all night?”

And a sassy mouth wrapped that pretty package up all nice and neat with a not-so-flawless bow. Of course she was right, he was acting like a gaping jackass. But damn, she was beautiful.

Tim offered his hand and she took it, hauling herself up with his arm in one smooth motion. The second their hands connected he felt the zing, a tightening in the pit of his stomach, a twitching in his groin. Something he’d certainly never experienced the first time he touched a woman before…

“Are you okay?” he asked, trying to ignore the tumultuous feelings swirling inside him.

She nodded, brushed all that unruly red hair away from her face. “I’m fine. The sidewalk is like ice, it’s so cold.” She rubbed her little butt again, and Tim couldn’t help but watch, fascinated by the slide of her slim hand over her curves.

“I’m sorry I ran into you,” he said, his gaze lingering on her curvy backside. “I wasn’t paying attention where I was going.”

“I know.” She smiled, easing the sting of her sarcastic remark. “But I forgive you.”

“Thank you.” He smiled in return, unable to help it. The weird nervousness inside him eased, and he began to feel like himself again. Decided to turn on the charm, the normal device he used on women. Keep it light, keep it flirty, and don’t let them get too close. A personal motto he’d kept to always. “I’m a doctor, you know, so if you need me to check you out, I would be more than happy to oblige. Make sure your…backside is okay.”

An unladylike snort was her reply. “I’m sure you would,” she muttered with a shake of her head.

Huh. “What do you mean by that?”

She rolled her eyes, causing him to notice just how vivid green they were. Full of angry little sparks, too. He lived in a small town, why had he never seen this woman before? “That was the worst line I’ve heard by far. Does that work on all the women you bump into?”
“It’s not like I bump into women on purpose…”
“Uh huh.” She nodded and started to walk away. “Thank you, doctor, but I don’t need a full body examination tonight.”
Tim watched her go, admiring the subtle sway of her narrow hips, the way her skirt billowed around her legs. Insane to wear a skirt in this kind of weather in the middle of December, even if she did have a heavy coat and knee length boots on. Sexy black leather boots, they fit her legs just so. Boots he could imagine unzipping slowly and slipping off her feet, revealing a long expanse of pale slim leg…
He shook his head. No use having lusty thoughts about that one. He once again headed for his car. Talk about unreceptive. His charm must be weakening.



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