Fairy tale characters, called Enchants, live in plain sight among the humans they call mundanes. They may be one of your friends, babysit your children, teach in schools, or run a business you frequent. But don’t be fooled—that donut shop you love is a modern-day gingerbread house run by a witch. She has a wood chipper in the back just waiting to make pies out of fat children. That fashion designer you love is the Brave Little Tailor. That girl you meet in the club with the pink hair and the fern sleeve tattoos is the Sugar Plum Fairy. Your car is made by DEM, which stands for Dwarfs Engineering Motors. Magic is everywhere. But magic is a gift that may or may not be pleasant.
(The Screw-Up Princess and Skillful Huntsman Trilogy: Book One)
Modern fairy-tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: he’s a guy. Two: his perfect brother Atticus is the reincarnation of Snow White. Three: Taylor has no idea which princess he is supposed to be. Four: Taylor just left his prince (a girl) at the altar. Despite his enchanted lineage, Taylor is desperate to find his Happily Ever After away from magic, witches, and stuffy traditions. Regrettably, destiny has other plans for him. Dammit.
When word reaches Taylor that Idi the Witchking has captured Atticus, Taylor is determined to save his brother. He enlists the help of rakish and insufferable Corentin Devereaux, likewise of enchanted lineage. A malicious spell sends Taylor and Corentin on a road trip through the kitschy nostalgia of roadside Americana. To save Atticus, they must solve the puzzles put forth by Idi the Witchking. As they struggle, Taylor and Corentin’s volatile partnership sparks a flash of something more. But princesses have many enemies, and Taylor must keep his wits about him because there’s nothing worse than losing your heart… or your head.