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Local writes new book The Hero Spell


The magic is back in local author, Josie Malone's newest mainstream western romance from Bookstrand, "The Hero Spell". Extraordinary pony farm manager Audra Dawson does it all, training ponies, teaching children to ride, and looking after the livestock. Her life will be fantastic when she weds the cowboy of her dreams, even if he now sees her as a sister and a woman more capable than most.

Meanwhile her employer's two mischievous kids are determined to find the "perfect" man for her and they cast "The Hero Spell".

A legend in his own mind, veterinarian Joe Watkins knows his destiny when he sees Audra again. She needs him as much as he does her. He'll capture her stubborn heart. Between Audra's family who puts the "fun back in dysfunctional," apparently random animal poisonings, and the trials and tribulations of the summer season on the pony farm, tensions increase with the summer heat. Will the magic last this time, or is it just a fling brought about by "The Hero Spell"?

To learn more about Malone's current projects, visit her website at

She also writes young adult novels for Black Opal Books and Fire & Ice YA as Shannon Kennedy,

 Josie Malone, aka Shannon Kennedy says, "As a child, I loved to dream away the days in an old cherry tree on my family's pony farm. In my imagination, the tree became a beautiful Arabian stallion, a medieval castle and even a pirate ship. Today, I live at Horse Country Farm. Now, I'm teaching the kids and grandkids of the ones I taught way back when we started. I've had a lot of adventures over the years and I plan to write all about them. I hope you enjoy reading them!"

"The Hero Spell" is available at


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