You may remember Barb Caffrey from my July author feature. She has just released her latest book, A Little Elfy in Big Trouble. This is the second book in her fantasy YA Little Elfy series. As a reminder, you can read the first five chapters of the first book, An Elfy on the Loose, on the Twilight Times Books website.
As a special bonus, An Elfy on the Loose will be priced at ninety-nine cents until the end of the year.
A little Elfy in Big Trouble
Young Bruno the Elfy and Sarah, his mostly-human teenage girlfriend, are in deep trouble. Bruno’s Elfy mentor Roberto the Wise is about to be sacrificed by a Dark Elf, and Sarah’s parents have decided to help the Elf rather than the Elfy.
Things look bleak and are getting worse by the minute, but Bruno and Sarah have a number of allies — human, Elfy, and ghosts — that the Dark Elf can’t possibly expect.
Can young love, desperation, and great unexpected power win out despite it all?
Bruno took Sarah’s hand and led her back outside. He looked with his mage senses, and felt nothing; no Elfy magic, no Human magic, and as far as he could tell, no Elf magic, Dark or Bright.
He put up a light shield that should help conceal their voices, and decided it was safe enough to talk for a bit.
“Tomorrow is Ba’altinne, Sarah.” Bruno rubbed his fingers through his hair and tried not to look too hard at Sarah. Goddess, she was beautiful. But he had to stay on topic. “That’s your May Day. Tomorrow.” He shook his head and tried not to frown. “How can we get everything together in time to stop Dennis the Dark Elf?”
“I have faith in you,” she said. Her eyes darkened. Bruno felt as if he were falling, before she gently brushed her lips against his.
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-elfy-in-big-trouble-barb-caffrey/1123003283?ean=2940157950910
Sample chapters: https://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/ElfyinBigTrouble_ch1.html
Awww, teen love. Ain’t it grand? 😀
Great, awful, either and both… 🙂
Thank you so much, Nicholas! I appreciate your help and support. 😀
A pleasure. It was great having you back here 🙂
I enjoyed it immensely, too. 😀
I don’t have much experience of YA books, and nobody of a suitable age to buy for either, I’m afraid. Nonetheless, I wish Barb every success, and hope that she gets noticed in what seems to be an increasingly crowded market for this genre.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete. I appreciate your kind comment.
I like to think of the Elfyverse as suitable for all ages, personally…kids of all ages starting around age thirteen. 😉 Bruno goes through a great deal, all at once…but most of us remember what adolescence was like, and how difficult it could be even _without_ the fantasy element of magic (and fights against Dark Elfs — as you don’t call ’em “Elves” in my universe, as that’s an extremely potent swear word).
Maybe when my grandson is old enough, Barb. He is only one!
Yeah, he’s way too young. 🙂
That is so sweet of you; thank you, Pete 🙂