Hot Magic

Catherine Kean

Book Cover

GENRE

ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY DRAMA EPIC ROMANCE FANTASY MYSTERY SUSPENSE/THRILLER

    Core Theme

    LOVE CONQUERS EVIL

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM (2007), THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE (2010)

    CHARACTER LIST

    • LUCIAN: KNIGHT FROM THE MIDDLE AGES, CHARMING, CHIVALROUS, NOBLE.

    • MOLLY, 30S, BEAUTIFUL, SMART, CARING, LOVE INTEREST

    • GALAHAD, SQUIRE FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TURNED CAT, MISCHIEVOUS, SUAVE, NOSY

    • CORA, 70S, WEALTHY, OVERTLY SEXUAL

    Logline

    Modern day antique dealer Lucian Lord, a reincarnated 12th century knight, must use forbidden magic when his love-interest Molly Hendrickson wears an inherited necklace and becomes possessed by the sorceress in the gold—the medieval witch who cursed Lucian. To save the world, he must slay Molly.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Cat's Paw Cove, Florida

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: with a Publisher

    Publisher: CPC Publishing (I co-own the company)

    Year Published: 2019

    Starting Description

    Molly Hendrickson brings some of her late mother's items into Lucian Lord's haunted antique shop for appraisal. He senses dark magic tainting the antiques. As has been his sworn duty for centuries, he must find and contain the magic before its evil can corrupt and wreak havoc.

    Ending Description

    Because Molly has compatible DNA to the sorceress who cursed Lucian, Molly has been possessed by her. With her powers critical (Category 5, like hurricanes), Lucian battles Molly to save humanity. When he almost dies, her love for him ignites undiscovered magic in her. Her spell subdues the witch.

    Group Specific

    The fictional, supernatural, cat-friendly town of Cat's Paw Cove, Florida.

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    978-1370665952

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

    Plot - Premise

    Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rebellion Against 'The One'

    Main Character Details

    Name: Lucian Lord

    Age: 20-30

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Masculine,Adventurous,Aspiring,Romantic,Sexy,Lone Wolf,Educated,Heroic,Heartthrob,Gracious,Faithful,Badass,Decisive,Engaging,Honorable,Leader,Underdog,Obedient,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Flexible,Sarcastic

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Galahad (cat who is a reincarnated medieval squire)

    Age: 15

    Gender: Male

    Role: Sidekick

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Confident,Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Narcisstic,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Heartthrob,Educated,Insecure,Blunt,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Molly Hendrickson (heroine and love interest)

    Age: 20-30

    Gender: Female

    Role: emotional

    Key Traits: Clumsy,Sexy,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic,Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Naive,Outspoken

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Agnes (sorceress)

    Age: 30-40

    Gender: Female

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Criminal,Greedy,Villainous,Narcisstic,Sexy,Power Hungry,Skillful,Aspiring,Adventurous,Confident,Decisive,Leader,Outspoken,Visionary,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Manipulative,Unapologetic

    Development Pitch

    What romance novel features a jaded but honorable hero like Netflix's THE WITCHER, spectacular magic like the HARRY POTTER movies, epic conflict akin to the LORD OF THE RINGS saga, and pinches of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, WAREHOUSE 13, and THE DRESDEN FILES? That melange describes my funny, contemporary paranormal romance HOT MAGIC. While clearing out her late mother’s home in Cat’s Paw Cove, Florida, Molly Hendrickson finds an unusual antique necklace. Wearing it makes her feel confident and sexy—things she hasn’t felt since her ex broke off their engagement or, really, ever. She decides to keep the jewel but takes other items to Black Cat Antiquities, the local antique store, to have them appraised. Lucian Lord, a reincarnated 12th century knight, moved to Cat’s Paw Cove after a scandal in which he revealed his magical abilities to his former girlfriend. Demoted by his superiors, he’s running the antiques shop while his grandfather is on vacation. But, when Molly brings in artifacts tainted by dark magic, Lucian is duty-bound to find and contain the dangerous energy before it wreaks havoc not only on the town, but the world. Living by the knightly code of honor, Lucian vows to help Molly, especially when he realizes the necklace is the source of the ancient magic he’s hunting. He’s determined to save his headstrong damsel and redeem his tarnished reputation. As the crucial battle between good and evil heats up, is killing Molly the only way to save all?

    Brief

    A knight from the middle ages and his squire-turned-cat have been cursed by a sorceress to extended life. Now in modern day Florida, they work as antique dealers while secretly dispatching of evil magical items. All is well until a beautiful woman named Molly comes into town. She claims their hearts and sets them on a path to thwart the biggest evil they've ever faced.

    What We Liked

    - Story has a unique premise, potentially good for the romance and fantasy markets. Appealing to teens and adult fantasy readers. Happy ending and very love-inspired which is a safe bet.
    - For a fantasy romance film such as this, there is a space in the mother-daughter audience for this to find some popularity.
    - For TV this has a sort of “Supernatural” air of fantasy to it, but there is definitely a strong focus on the love interest. The love interest could come in early in the first season, and the sexual tension would be built up to the initial kiss somewhere at the end of the season. If all goes well, the relationship can expand and the artifact hunting can continue in an episodic fashion for several seasons.
    - Key points: Romance, Fantasy, Thwarting Evil, True Love, Talking Animals.

    Synopsis

    In fantasy-inspired modern day, a 12th century knight named Lucian Lord works as an antique dealer in a coastal Florida town. He works along his cat and former squire Galahad as they collect and dispatch of evil magical items at the behest of a group known as the Experts. One day a woman named Molly comes into town. Beautiful and smart, she comes to them with antiques of her departed mother who lived in the area. Lucian strikes up a friendly relationship with her, while at the same time wary of a newfound magical anomaly in the town.

    Lucian's relationship develops with Molly as he begins to suspect that she might be harboring the dark magical item. Meanwhile Molly has in fact been wearing the item, a beautiful pendant necklace, and has become addicted to the magical effect that it has on her. As the magic tempts Molly more and more, a corrupt organization known as the Dealers move in to seize the item. Lucian, on behalf of the Experts, keeps Molly close while he assesses how exactly to secure the pendant. The two become romantically involved, but before things can be taken to the next level, Molly is succumb by the power of the pendant.

    A dark sorceress, the same who cursed Lucian and his squire Galahad centuries ago, has taken over Molly's mind. Lucian secures the necklace and hides it away, but it is too late. The sorceress channels her anger through Molly, who fails to fight back as the witch attacks Lucian with fire magic in search of the pendant. Lucian fails to hold the sorceress off and loses the pendant to her magic. He gathers his strength, and alongside Galahan, goes after Molly and the sorceress.

    In the final scuffle, Molly hears Lucian say to the sorceress inside her mind that he loves Molly, and that he would do anything to save her. Lucian and the sorceress fight in Molly's home, and a fire erupts that nearly kills them all. Molly, hearing Lucian profess his love, breaks the bonds of the sorceress and expels her from her mind. The two find each other in the aftermath and plan a life together. Despite their hesitation, the members of the Experts allow Molly to join their ranks with her new found power, and the couple gets engaged.

    About The Author

    Catherine Kean penned her first novella at age 12, and first full-length manuscript at 16. Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint and is published with two different cover designs. She lives in Florida.