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Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

Grimbaud (Volume 2)

Kimberly Karalius

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This sequel to Love Fortunes and Other Disasters is just as quirky, hilarious, and magical as the first book, delivering a heartfelt message about love and choosing your own destiny.

Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year - until she learns about the upcoming charm-making competition. She, along with her friends and fellow rebels, had worked too hard to free the town from Zita’s tyrannical love fortunes to allow some other charm maker to move in and take over. The only solution is for Hijiri to win the contest herself.

Unfortunately, that's easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri's life. Concerned that its favorite charm maker has given up on finding a love of her own, Love delivers a very special gift - the perfect boyfriend, specially crafted just for her.

Get ready to be delighted by Love Charms and Other Catastrophes, a unique, romantic sequel to Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius.

Praise for Love Charms and Other Catastrophes:

"Karalius provides a unique fantasy that combines elements of romance, mystery, and family drama." —School Library Journal

"A lot of the time when I'm deciding on a rating I hesitate on whether to give a book 5 stars, but with this book there was simply no doubt. I knew the second I'd finished the last page that Grimbaud and all its citizens had earned a place in my heart." —QuartzFeather

"A fun read that absolutely lives up to the first book. I only hope there's more to come." —The Reading Nook

"If you liked Love Fortunes and Other Disasters you are going to love Love Charms and Other Catastrophes. It is every bit as fun and magical as the first book. I am completely loving this series. I hope I get to visit the town of Grimbaud many more times. This series is winner." —Book Briefs

"By the end of Love Charms and Other Catastrophes, I was smiling. This is such a funny and entertaining book filled with humor, love, charms, a hilarious cast of characters, and a crazy love robot." —Chen Yan Chang, reader on SwoonReads.com

EXCERPT


Chapter 1


PARTY


 


Hijiri Kitamura suspected that her heart had a limited capacity for love. A small amount. Her friends took up enough room already. There just wasn’t room for a boyfriend....

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Praise for Love Charms and Other Catastrophes

"Karalius provides a unique fantasy that combines elements of romance, mystery, and family drama." —School Library Journal

"A lot of the time when I'm deciding on a rating I hesitate on whether to give a book 5 stars, but with this book there was simply no doubt. I knew the second I'd finished the last page that Grimbaud and all it's citizens had earned a place in my heart." —QuartzFeather

"A fun read that absolutely lives up to the first book. I only hope there's more to come." —The Reading Nook

"If you liked Love Fortunes and Other Disasters you are going to love Love Charms and Other Catastrophes. It is every bit as fun and magical as the first book. I am completely loving this series. I hope I get to visit the town of Grimbaud many more times. This series is winner." —Book Briefs

"By the end of Love Charms and Other Catastrophes, I was smiling. This is such a funny and entertaining book filled with humor, love, charms, a hilarious cast of characters, and a crazy love robot." —Chen Yan Chang, Swoon Reader

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About the author

Kimberly Karalius

Kimberly Karalius is the author of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida, and has been sharing stories on Figment.com with a strong following of enthusiastic readers since the site's conception. Although Kimberly lives in sunny Florida, she prefers to stay indoors and sometimes buys a scarf in the hopes of snow. She loves watching really old cartoons and silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.

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