Charmed I'm Sure

Charmed I m Sure This is the first in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James The first of his novels Charming will be out in September When Tom Morris encounters a naked man walking along the i

  • Title: Charmed I'm Sure
  • Author: Elliott James
  • ISBN: 9780316253451
  • Page: 449
  • Format: ebook
  • This is the first in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James The first of his novels, Charming, will be out in September 2013 When Tom Morris encounters a naked man walking along the interstate with no memory of how he got there, the smart thing to do is drive away The only problem is, Tom Morris has secrets of his own Like the fact that he comes from aThis is the first in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James The first of his novels, Charming, will be out in September 2013 When Tom Morris encounters a naked man walking along the interstate with no memory of how he got there, the smart thing to do is drive away The only problem is, Tom Morris has secrets of his own Like the fact that he comes from a long line of witch finders, monster slayers, and enchantment breakers, or that his real name is Charming John Charming.Other Short Fiction by Elliott James Charmed I m SureDon t Go Chasing WaterfallsPushing LuckSurreal EstateDog Gone

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    • Angela says:

      I admit that I wasn't too sure what to expect when I first started - and by the time I finished just 36 pages later, I'm still not entirely sure. But I am intrigued.John Charming seems like he could be a character that is right up my alley. He's a bit weary, a little more than somewhat jaded, and slightly snarky. I want to get to know him more. But it's the world that I'm really interested in. I'm always fascinated by the different takes on the fae, and to the bare bones we get here just serves [...]

    • Robin (Bridge Four) says:

      I forgot how entertaining I found Elliot James writing for his male main character who is a werewolf and a Templar Knight (that is like oil and water mixing). It is easy and free flowing with just a touch of humor to it.But it had answered the summons of some kind of female nymph, and that meant it was probably male. If so, it had at least one easy target under its fur: little Buggane Jr. hanging out with the boys on the corner of Thigh and Groin.This is just a very short story about a chance en [...]

    • D.G. says:

      This is the first of a series of short stories featuring John Charming as he goes about the business of being a Knight, even if he isn't one anymore. He finds people in distress, being preyed upon by supernatural creatures and he can't help but step in. All of them deal with different creatures I've never heard about so the mythology is extremely interesting - are they made up, I wonder?I don't know if to recommend these or not to people who haven't read the 1st book in the Pax Arcana. They are [...]

    • Carmel (Rabid Reads) says:

      I have to give it to Elliott James, he sure knows how to get creative when choosing his paranormal beasties! Only John Charming would pick a homeless guy up off the side of the road, and associate his forlorn state to a Wila's machinations. This was an action-y short, and a modern twist on an ancient Fae lore, instead of bows and reindeer steeds we get Harleys and machine guns. The hero made defeating formidable foes like the bugganes look easy, and the story was a fun addition to the PAX ARCANA [...]

    • Nichole Mohler says:

      Tom Morris is driving along the highway, on his way to start life in a new place. When he sees a naked hitchhiker, he knows he should just drive on. But, that's just not who he is. I just started reading Charming when I stumbled across the short stories. I think I am really going to enjoy this series.

    • Karen says:

      Alright introduction to John CharmingThis was a decent introduction to the character though you do not get much of anything. The information to start is kind of vague but gives the impression that something of importance is being left out, which can make you want to read more books. This was like a small day in the life of to give you an idea of the world that he inhabits and the types of supernatural creatures he has to battle.I would recommend to anyone who is into Knights and or fairy tales m [...]

    • Aya says:

      Pax Arcana: 0.5This short story is set before the events of Charming, but I would recommend reading the novel first, otherwise, it won't make much sense. This is just a little snippet, enjoyable for fans of the series. It's pretty much all action and ends abruptly.

    • Robin Edman says:

      Almost a two, but I rounded up in recognition of the level of research (or extensive reading) this guy must have done to be able to pull these obscure monsters out for us.

    • Matthew says:

      As an adjunct to the book Charming, this was fine. Perhaps a promo for it. It is a separate story, developing different things about the world. But selling it for $1.99 is a bit silly. But anyway it doesn't really have much in the way of character development. A good fight scene. That's about it. I guess a bit of information about a supernatural creature.

    • Sha says:

      1. Really more 70 percent than 60 but eh. 2. Tantalizing concept, but I'm not a fan of long and drawn out action scenes with no real character context. I'm not a very visual person. 3. I'll be reading more of this though.

    • Paula says:

      I love John Charming. I am filling the empty place in my heart with the prequels while I wait for the next Pax Arcana book to be published in a few months.

    • Bmeyer says:

      Fun read. Glad I found this series.

    • Hyzie says:

      This seems to be what happens when a fairy tale prince goes terribly wrong.I picked this up from the library without realising it was related to Charming, which I have had on my TBR list for quite some time. I may possibly have immediately raced through all of the rest of the short stories and then put a hold in for the novel as well.I'm really tempted to describe this story as "charming," so I feel like I should get bonus points for not technically doing so, as it kind of is. There's plenty of [...]

    • Lelia Taylor says:

      This is one of four shorts written in the universe of Elliott‘s novel, Charming, an urban fantasy. John Charming comes from a long line of monster hunters. In this short story, he runs into a wila, sort of a nasty-tempered and mesmerizingly beautiful nymph, who has been collecting and disposing of, in gruesome ways, hapless human men. Mayhem ensues when our hero sets out to end her fun. Lots of fighting, man versus monster, a touch of humor here and there.Charming seems to be a bit of a cross [...]

    • Kathy (Kindle-aholic) says:

      First posted at Stellar Four:stellarfour/2013/09/boThis one is a prequel short story for the new Pax Arcana series. The title sounds quite cute and charming, but those aren't the words I'd use to describe this world. It is another one where the world is really effed up. The whole story was pretty much a long action scene, so I was happy. Our MC comes from a long line of Knights who fight the supernatural creatures that prey on humanity. He is also something else. I was intrigued before, and now [...]

    • Bookmom says:

      This story is a prequel to Charming, a novel following John Charming (a knight from a long line of Charmings, some known as Prince Charmings). When he sees a guy walking down the road, naked and in really bad shape, he stops to help and realizes he needs to go on a hunt.There is plenty of play-by-play action and we learn some mythology in this short story set in our world, but where supernaturals and the fae are a big secret. But if I hadn’t read Charming before this, I’m not sure I’d have [...]

    • Kristen says:

      Vignette #1 in the five prequels to Pax Arcana Book 1, Charming. In this one, John Charming comes across a naked, disoriented man and ends up facing some sort of Fae nymph monster who likes to use men for her entertainment and pleasure. Out of the four prequel vignettes that I've read so far, this one is most like Charming in terms of snark, wit, and dark humor that I loved in the book.While entertaining and well-written, this vignette really isn't long enough to justify the price of $1.99, and [...]

    • Becky says:

      In "Charmed I'm Sure" John Charming is just passing through when he stops to help a naked man on the side of the road. The last thing the man remembers is being back in Pennsylvania post Y2K. John instantly suspects there's something magical to blame and goes on the hunt for the thing that might be responsible. As an intro to the world and the character, "Charmed" is a really fun tale. Whether you read this first or after reading Charming, it gives you a chance to see even more of the great deta [...]

    • Tammy says:

      A short story in the Pax Arcana universe.This is John Charming before you know it's John Charming. He's on the run from the Knights and he finds a naked and very confused man wandering by the side of the road. Being a Charming, he can't help but investigate and try to save other people from the supernatural creature harming them.Cute and short. I recommend reading it after you've read Charming, otherwise it won't make as much sense.

    • Dutu says:

      I wanted to try something new in the fiction departmentI was hoping that this will be itunfortunately it wasn't.I got bored reading this short storyI will give it a try to the actual first book in the hoping that it's better.I don't know what to tell you about the book, it was just like reading a recipe, there was no feeling of anything, good or bad.

    • Denise says:

      The first of five prequel novellas for the brilliant Charming, in which a chance encounter with a naked, disoriented man wandering around at the side of the road leads knight and werewolf John Charming to an action-rich confrontation with a number of fae creatures.

    • SarahBeth says:

      I originally downloaded this to get a feel for the upcoming series. Turns out this is a very well done short story. Fast paced action, while still introducing the world and the main character. This is a great way to get readers excited about the new book coming out soon. I'll be looking forward to the rest of the short stories and Charming.

    • Alison says:

      Less of a short story and more of a vignette.John Charming finds a naked man running down the road. The man has no recollection of anything since 1999 - John suspects the Fae have been up to their old tricks.I read a lot of books which reference creatures from myth but Elliott James brings some new ones to the table.A nice story.

    • Dr susan says:

      I bought Charmed I'm Sure because Charming (due out Sept 24 2013) looks interesting, and the shorts give me an opportunity to check out the writer and his character. I was very pleased with my purchase and enjoyed this short immensely. The Charming series should be an excellent addition to urban fantasy.

    • Katherine says:

      An interesting read back on some of the things that Charming did while trying to find a place to settle after fleeing Alaska. A well written fast read with continued tidbits on John's reasoning, enjoyable but the series itself is a must-read.

    • Kim Howard says:

      Just a TasteThis is the first of many John Charming short stories in the Pax Arcana series. You would need to have read Charmed to better follow along the short story line. It's a quick read with plenty of action and a smidgen of humor. Good, but I wanted more.

    • Melody says:

      This story is interesting but incomplete. It doesn't really explain what John Charming is. That could be a deliberate teaser for the series. But it also leaves fate of the characters in this story unexplained and they aren't found in the series. I do recommend this excellent series though.

    • Joyce says:

      A short story by a new author. He seems to be a cross between Butcher and Green.

    • Carol Wrigglesworth says:

      It was a quick read and provided a bit more background for the main character. I enjoyed it.

    • Robin says:

      Not bad for a novella this short. I wouldn't recommend it though if you haven't read the first full length book. It will make more sense that way.

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