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Wild Ride

Wild Ride

A Novel

Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

St. Martin's Press




The New York Times bestselling duo of Crusie and Mayer team up again with a hilarious paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland Amusement Park isn't the roller coaster

Mary Alice Brannigan doesn't believe in the supernatural. Nor does she expect to find that Dreamland, the decaying amusement park she's been hired to restore, is a prison for the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world. Plus, there's a guy she's falling hard for, and there's something about him that's not quite right.
But rocky romances and demented demons aren't the only problems in Dreamland: Mab's also coping with a crooked politician, a supernatural raven, a secret government agency, an inexperienced sorceress, an unsettling inheritance, and some mind-boggling revelations from her past. As her personal demons wreck her newfound relationship and real demons wreck the park, Mab faces down immortal evil and discovers what everybody who's ever been to an amusement park knows: The end of the ride is always the wildest.


Mary Alice Brannigan sat on the roof of the Dreamland carousel at twenty minutes to midnight and considered her work in the light from the lamp on her yellow miner's hat.
It was good.
FunFun, the redheaded clown sitting cross-legged next...


Praise for Wild Ride

“Fabulous fun.” —Booklist (Starred review; a Top-Ten Romance of the Year) on AGNES AND THE HITMAN

“Wildly entertaining.” —Seattle Times on AGNES AND THE HITMAN

“A comic caper and raucous romance...laugh-out-loud funny...a fun ride.” —Kirkus Reviews on AGNES AND THE HITMAN

“Wickedly funny.” —Cincinatti Enquirer on AGNES AND THE HITMAN

“A bubbly novel with amusing banter and...moments of poignancy.” —Publishers Weekly on AGNES AND THE HITMAN

“Bless the day that Crusie and Mayer sat down to chat, for this collaboration is inspired!” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (Top Pick) on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“Crusie + Mayer = a great time. Don't miss it.” —BookPage on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“Noted romance/chick-lit author Crusie (Bet Me) and adventure author Mayer (Z: A Dave Reilly Novel) team up [and] the writing is seamless.” —Library Journal on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“The two writers/two viewpoints style lends itself to humor, and the authors don't stint on fast-paced action and complication.” —Tampa Tribune on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“It's light; it's witty; it's a page-turner. It's romantic, in a he-man/she-modern-woman manner.” —The State (South Carolina) on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“Combines wit, romance, and movie-quality action in one fast-paced book.” —News and Sentinel (Parkesburg, WV) on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“Plenty of big guns, helicopters...and light repartee...all in good fun. Readers will be happy to get a bit damp.” —Publishers Weekly on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“Think Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie True Lies.” —Georgia Library Quarterly on DON'T LOOK DOWN

“This first collaboration between bestselling romance writer Crusie and adventure-thriller writer Mayer is a rare delight. Mayer's delectably dry sense of humor perfectly complements Crusie's brand of sharp wit, and together the two have cooked up a sexy, sassy, and smart combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible.” —Booklist on DON'T LOOK DOWN

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About the author

Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer

JENNIFER CRUSIE is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Tell Me Lies, Crazy for You, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me. She earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.

BOB MAYER is a former Green Beret and the USA Today bestselling author of thirty-two novels under his own name and the pen names Robert Doherty and Greg Donegan. He has over two million books in print.

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