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Title: Rogue Magic
Author: Kit Brisby
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 01/30/2017
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion—with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he’s ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn’t pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose.
My Three Favorite Places to Eat in NYC
ROGUE MAGIC is set in NYC, one of my favorite places in the world. I try to scoot over to Manhattan at least twice a year, and when people ask me why I’m going, the answer is always the same: To eat!
If you want to eat like a New Yorker, be adventurous. You don’t need to spend a fortune on fine dining—although you’ll spend more than you’re used to in general. You can find all sorts of food in the city. On my last visit, I discovered some Italian street food (in a tiny café on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen and the Garment District) I’d never heard of. It was kind of like a flat calzone made of flakey dough and magic.
If you want to eat like Kit Brisby in New York, check out the following restaurants. These are my favorites, and I try to hit them every single time. Byron would dig most of these, but Levi isn’t much of a foodie and he’s happy going with the flow wherever his friends are eating.
211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
This restaurant is literally underground. There’s no signage outside, so you’ll feel like you’re heading into a creepy basement. Never fear. You’re really adventuring into the most amazing Japanese dining experience in the city. The entrance is an office building. Pass the guard guy and you’ll see the door to the stairwell down the hall. A couple of flights down, you’ll find a beautiful oasis with an enormous sake collection and amazing Japanese toilets. The sushi is great, but branch out and try something new. You won’t experience food like this in very many places in the United States.
Ellen’s Stardust Diner
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
This is secretly Victoria’s favorite restaurant. It’s worth the wait if you’re a fan of Broadway musicals. The amazingly talented wait staff performs requests and their favorites. Watch as they serve and sing at the same time. (And don’t forget to tip. These kids are working their butts off.) Plan on waiting to get in. Your best bet is to try to get in line as they transition from breakfast to lunch. Have a few requests in mind so you can ask as soon as you sit down. The servers are very busy, but they’ll try to get to you. This place has a full bar, so plan on spending a few hours enjoying yourself.
456 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Sometimes you need a sandwich the size of your face. This is my go-to on the day I’ve arrived. I get it to go and enjoy it in my hotel room as I’m winding down. I always get the amazing sandwich with prosciutto and fig and cheese, but my friends have enjoyed many other items on the menu and everyone loves everything. It’s a little crowded inside, but fun to eat there if you manage to snag a table. Go for the desserts and homemade pasta, too! This is a reasonably-priced way to enjoy authentic Italian.
To celebrate the release of Rogue Magic, one lucky winner will receive a yoga mat from Kit and a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 4, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!
About the Author
Kit Brisby lives in Tampa Bay, Florida, with her two young sons and two rescue dogs. A graduate of the University of Florida, she’s been writing professionally since 2002. Her career has taken her from writing think pieces on breastfeeding to writing erotica for the adult industry—and nearly everything in between. She works in digital marketing and helps businesses find and tell their stories.
Kit is always trying to find balance between working full-time, revisiting or writing books every night, and modeling badass behavior to her two boys. Sometimes the lure of Tumblr interferes with all of that balancing. She’s just old enough to still be utterly enchanted by animated gifs.
A single mom and aspiring yogi, Kit is open about her struggles with anxiety and the importance of self-care. She also advocates for neurodiversity and acceptance of those on the autism spectrum. Few things get her as riled up as bisexual erasure.
Though she lives in the South, Kit is a NYC girl at heart, and makes a point of traveling to the city as often as she can to catch a few shows and eat as much ramen as humanly possible.
She reads avidly, and gravitates toward historical queer romance and young adult fantasy, especially when the stakes are high. She’s a fan of awkward first dates unless she’s participating in them, and is outspoken about embracing kink and sex positivity.
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