The magical Jolly Carnival is the only life Rilla Jolly knows—and it’s all falling apart around her. Just as she’s thrust into the role of Ringmaster after her father’s unexpected death, an old family friend turns up to challenge her birthright. The person who tried to stop the magical being from happening thirty three years agao, thinks hes got claim to the Ringmaster title.
Her rival's sexy son Jack isn’t helping either. Despite being a greenhorn and an outsider, he’s intent on charming everyone, convincing them that Rilla isn’t up to the task. It’s not going to be easy to persuade the Carnival folk she’s still the best choice to lead them all.
But Rilla must also contend with another threat—the ongoing sabotage that has been disturbing their delicate magical balance and threatening to destroy the Carnival. All signs point to an insider, making it impossible to know who to trust.
This book crosses several genres. At heart it is a paranormal, but it is also a beautiful romance and an exciting and intriguing mystery.
I couldnt put this book down it had me drew me in right from the start and was hard to put down. This is no ordinary carnival, and I really liked the magical touches that made it so different. I'll definitely be getting the next book in the series when it comes out.
What a great story! Ringmaster had me hooked from the beginning, and I remained captivated throughout. It had great charactors, that developed throught the book, twists, intrigue, and was written in a style that made it easy to read.
I've always loved books, and the stories they bring to life in my head. Added to this, I've always had an overactive imagination, and distinctly remember sitting at the base of the big oak tree at my school when I was a kid, building houses for the fairies, telling their stories as I went. Looking back, the other kids must have thought I was bonkers.
With this in mind, it might not be surprising that most of my stories that make it onto the page have a little something to do with magic. As hard as I try to write something that is within the bounds of rational thinking, it always goes pear shaped, and a witch or a goblin, or a magical carnival turns up. I don't really mind, because those are the stories that I've always enjoyed reading the most. I'm also a romantic at heart, so I ensure that there's a happy ending (mostly) to all my books.
As for my life in the real world, I live in a secluded haven amongst the trees in Auckland, New Zealand with my lovely husband and cheeky three-year-old daughter. I enjoy yoga, although I'm not very bendy, and karate, although I don't like the idea of hitting anyone. For both activities, it's a great way to concentrate on something other than writing for a little while. And of course, I can use them both as fodder for my writing… haha.
I've worked as a checkout girl, a camp counselor, a waitress, a citizenship officer, and an editor. But none of those jobs compares to being able to call myself a writer.
I look forward to sharing my stories with you.