Review: Quill Me Now (The ABC’s of Spellcraft Book 1) by Jordan Castillo Price

Rating: 4🌈

Quill Me Now is a short first story that introduces the reader to a new world and series by Jordan Castillo Price. Urban fantasy that immediately lets us into the urban setting we’re familiar with, given a magical twist. Late food and bad service due not to service gone wrong but because of a magical signage done poorly.

That seems legit somehow. And twin brother and sister trying to hold onto a magical family business but grappling with debt.

The magic is divided into two groups. Scriveners and Seers. Scriveners create spells with words, and the skill is genetic. The other side is the Seer, they paint a magical picture. Non magical people are called Handless.

Into this world, there’s Dixon Penn, of the well known Penn Scriveners family only he failed his test.

The story is about Dixon’s plight to be a Scriveners, the job he finds, the mysterious Russian Yuri he meets, and the trouble they get into.

It’s fun, with some magic, mystery, and the beginnings of romance. It could use some more world building and magical information but it’s a fairly long series now so I expect to see more of it as I get into the books.

But definitely a cute, quirky paranormal read and one I’m recommending.

The ABC’s of Spellcraft series:

✓ Quill Me Now #1

◦ Trouble in Taco Town #2

◦ Something Stinks at the Spa #3

◦ Dead Man’s Quill #4

◦ Last But Not Lease #5

◦ Don’t Rock The Boardwalk #6

◦ What The Frack? #7

◦ Present Tense: A Spellcraft Christmas short #8

◦ Brownie Points #9

◦ Forging Ahead #10

◦ Mayor May Not #11

◦ Bucket List #12

◦ Comic Sans #13

◦ It’s All Relative #14

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Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1)


What if the words you wrote came true?

Spellcraft isn’t exactly a respectable business, but it does pay the bills. At least, it should. Unfortunately, Dixon Penn failed his Spellcraft initiation. Instead of working in his family’s shop, he’s stuck delivering takeout orders in his uncle’s beat-up Buick.

Winning a Valentine’s Day contest at the largest greeting card company in the tri-state area would be just the thing to get his life back on track—but something at Precious Greetings just doesn’t add up. And despite numerous warnings to quit pestering them about his contest entry, he simply can’t stop himself from coming back again and again.

It doesn’t hurt that the head of security is such a hottie. If Dixon had any common sense, he’d be scared of the big, mysterious, tattooed Russian.

To be fair, no one ever accused him of being too smart….

The ABCs of Spellcraft is a series filled with bad jokes and good magic, where MM Romance meets Paranormal Cozy. A perky hero, a brooding love interest, and delightfully twisty-turny stories that never end up quite where you’d expect.

Quill Me Now originally debuted in the Bad Valentine collection, along with Love Magic by Jesi Lea Ryan, Hidden Hearts by Clare London, and Temporary Dad by Dev Bentham.

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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