Coming January 8th, 2019 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan!
Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, which forces Mia to take matters into her own hands. She uses Robyn’s matchmaking service to make sure popular Vince Demetrius falls for her.
Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn’t count on Logan, the persistent school newspaper photographer who seems to like her out of the blue. Now she has to choose between Vince – the guy she knows is right for her – and Logan, who insists that she give him a chance. And she needs to make sure Robyn doesn’t find out that Mia’s been matchmaking behind her back.
Mia has two weeks before homecoming. Can she fix the mess she made or will she have to kiss her perfect match goodbye forever?
Falling for Fame
To help keep her mom’s struggling B&B afloat, Jules rents the place out for the entire summer to a nameless mystery group. All Jules knows is they have a crazy desire for privacy: no cellphones, no internet, and no leaving the B&B—which means this summer will be no fun. Sketchy as that is, they’ll pay up front, which is exactly what Jules needs.
When the renters arrive, Jules is stunned to find herself in the presence of Vital Sign, the most popular boy band in … pretty much ever. So, that’s a plus. Especially because the lead singer Cade is willing to help Jules out—A few pictures of Jules kissing Cade, and her jealous ex should come crawling back. Plus, it has the added benefit of giving Cade a story to feed to the ever-hungry tabloids later on.
But the band is hiding out for a dangerous reason. After all, stalkers don’t like it when they find out the guy they’re obsessed with is interested in someone else. While Jules wonders whether her fake relationship might be real, she also must decide if it’s worth the risk—because the situation is escalating and her life is at stake.
Thirteen-year-old Princess Jessamine would rather do a lot of things than marry Prince Alec—wear an itchy dress while her portrait is painted, count her father’s nose hairs, or even clean the dungeon’s chamber pots. But Jessa isn’t given a choice, so she enlists the help of a powerful sorceress to save her from the arranged marriage.
The sorceress Emberlynn casts her spell, but rather than getting rid of the prince as agreed, she takes Jessa’s place. Now everyone sees Jessa as a lowly maid while the double-crossing sorceress is living the high life of a princess. Laws are changed, taxes are raised, and Jessa is on the run from Emberlynn’s henchmen who are more bloodthirsty than a hyped-up troll.
On the bright side, Jessa knows how to defeat Emberlynn. She just needs to find a few rare ingredients for a counter spell and she’ll be on her way. Oh, and since Emberlynn’s missing sister needs to be the one to cast it, it would be great if she would stop playing hide-and-seek and cooperate already.
Prince Alec is willing to lend Jessa a hand, but they don’t have a whole lot of time before Emberlynn builds her army and starts a war. Jessa’s kingdom is at stake, and no one, not even a psychotic sorceress who wants her dead, is going to stand in her way.
DUNGEON DUTY is an upper MG fantasy complete at 50,000 words. It would appeal to fans of Gail Carson Levine and The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede.