Book One in The Wish Granter’s Series: A story about taking a chance on love.*
Shelly Wagner is in trouble but her fiancé, Ben, doesn’t know it. Broke and ready to gamble her last dollar on a Super Lotto ticket, she really needs some help.
It arrives in the form of Joe and Alanna—Wish Granters from another world. One problem: it’s their very first assignment and they’re fairly clueless about their new wish granting powers and how to best use them. Plus they have a few things to work out in their own lives—if only they were still among the living. They want to return to earth, but can only get back by helping Shelly first.
After Joe and Alanna show up, Shelly’s life takes a drastic turn. So drastic that Shelly sees she may have been wishing for the wrong thing all along.
Is Shelly doomed or will Joe and Alanna help her squeak through? And, once they grant her wish, will she truly be able to turn her life around?
The Wish Granters: They’ll grant your wish, but the rest is up to you.
From the reviewers:
Chandler and Swan weave a beautiful story about tough choices within this novel. As the reader, you are quickly drawn into the bright lights, big city feel of what Shelly wants, but you also know this won’t be the way she solves her problems. Even while reading, the subconscious constantly nags at you for Shelly – you know this can’t be the way her life will be. This is the result of great writing, to make the reader feel what the characters feel – want for them, hurt for them, laugh at them, love them. Shelly’s journey is one we all know too well – the desire for a quick fix. Chandler and Swan help us all see that a “quick fix” will not change our destiny – we must change ourselves.
Don’t we all say to ourselves, “if only … “, our lives would be all O.K. Well, Shelly got her chance and here is where she discovers what’s really important to her. Loved the characters and the premise of this story. Hope the sequel is just as good. – K. Kuhl
*L B Swan is a pen name for LB Gschwandtner (The Naked Gardener & Foxy’s Tale & other titles))
My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I’ve received awards from the Writer’s Digest and the Lorian Hemingway short fiction competitions.
My books, The Naked Gardener, Page Truly and The Journey To Nearandfar, Foxy’s Tale (co-authored with Karen Cantwell), Maybelle’s Revenge, Shelly’s Second Chance*, and Megan’s New Year* are available for Kindle at Amazon.com. Some are also available in print.
I’m an avid kayaker (touring) and grew up fishing in the Florida Keys.
Here’s a tidbit of interest. My husband proposed on our first and only date and we were married five weeks later.
LB’s Blog: http://thenovelette.com/category/blog
*These two books were co-authored under my pen name, L B Swan.