Some things shouldn’t be wished for…
Trevor Cuthbert lives in a world where magick is prohibited.
Hard work, hunger, utter exhaustion are his reality. Wishes can’t bring back the free and easy life he once enjoyed. It’s lost, the day his father, a Celestine Spelltwister, dies in a suspicious hunting accident. He practiced magick right under the noses of the Abra Guild—the organization charged with monitoring magick—but didn’t foresee the incident.
Sixteen is the age when magickal abilities arise, but without training Trevor will never use them. If it weren’t for his wicked stepmother, Eleanora, Trevor could enter the Institute of Prodigious Arts (IPA) and earn a certificate to practice. Instead, he wastes away as housekeeper, errand boy, and the family’s only source of income—working odd jobs for a few shillings. His lazy stepsister and selfish half-brother, Arabella and Lance, only care about school and cotillions.
A magickal glass pocket watch and an unintended wish send Trevor to the twenty-first century. It’s an alternate universe where wishcraft rules and everyone loves Trevor. Finally, he has all that he desires—a loving family, a carefree existence, and the girl next door.
But nothing is that simple. Wishes unfortunately have a tendency to rebound. When a jealous girl casts hers, Trevor has to make a critical choice. Is it possible to be happy and have the love of his life?
All Things Dark & Magickal is a young adult series featuring time travel and retold fairy tales.
These Aren't Your Childhood Fairy Tales...
It's the 19th century. Life is simplistic for most, but for Trevor it's downright hard. He lives in an attic and spends his days slaving away at odd jobs to take care of his family.
He's destined to become a Celestine Spelltwister: a magickal being with a pure soul. But if it's left up to his wicked stepmother, Trevor will only be a servant to her and his siblings.
The Bartholomews represent the prosperous people of Crowley, England. For them, young Trevor would be a poor match. He has nothing to offer their beautiful daughter.
Trevor's stepmother is a foolhardy spendthrift who is only interested in her flesh and blood. Rumors flourish that Eleanora is a Sage, a non-magickal human capable of perceiving magick. Some say that she's actually a descendant of Aradius, a Spelltwister born Murcurial (A being who uses his or her magick for evil.).
Trevor's flighty stepsister was born a Sage and a Spelltwister, commonly known as a Fractal. She's one of the fortunate ones. Fractals have a 50-50 chance of inheriting magick. Unfortunately, her mother does not appreciate that her daughter has abilities since they do nothing for their status in life.
Trevor's half-brother was born without magickal ability. Over the years that has become a major issue in their household with Lance hating his brother more each day. Even Lance's mother despises Trevor for having the potential for magick.
She's an odd girl--a cross between a fairy god sister and a nymph.
Meet SF Benson
A native of Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Western Michigan University, SF has fed her creative brain through a variety of jobs from customer service to working with animals. Although the work title has changed, one thing remained true—her desire to be a writer. As a kid she could often be found writing stories or with a book in her hand. It didn’t matter where the location, SF could be found reading (even at the beach).
Her debut novel, Regress—a dystopian set in her home state—developed from a dream. When she’s not concocting tales in her sleep, SF has been known to come up with entire dialogues in the shower.
SF prefers writing stories which answer the “what if” question in life. Her protagonists are strong and diverse set in post-apocalyptic or paranormal worlds.