Trouble in Taco Town Book Cover Trouble in Taco Town
The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 2
Jordan Castillo Price
LGBTQ action adventure
JCP Books LLC
May 1, 2019
83

When Dixon and Yuri head for Taco Town, they’re hoping to track down Uncle Fonzo. What they find instead is a fiasco. Is it sabotage? A curse? Or is it just a bunch of badly worded Spellcraft?

The small Minnesota berg is a tourist destination featuring a memorable roadside attraction: The Big Taco. It’s not actually edible, but there’s a flock of birds passing through that never got the memo.

One thing’s for sure, Fonzo has been there. Not only do plenty of folks recognize his photo, but they paid him to solve certain problems…all of which are now exponentially worse. Dixon wants to chalk it up to a run of bad luck. Yuri knows a con man when he sees one, and while he doesn’t relish the thought of destroying Dixon’s hero, he wouldn’t mind knocking the guy down a few pegs.

But there’s definitely something screwy about the Spellcraft they uncover. And they’d better figure out how to repair it before the Big Taco is reduced to crumbs—and with it, the livelihood of all their new friends.

The ABCs of Spellcraft is a series filled with bad jokes and good magic, where MM Romance meets Paranormal Cozy. A perky hero, a brooding love interest, and delightfully twisty-turny stories that never end up quite where you’d expect. The books are best read in order, so be sure to start at the beginning with Quill Me Now.

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

When I first saw another Series beginning, and  written by Jordan Price, I was ecstatic…..But I have waited a bit to purchase because of the shortness in these stories….Don’t get me wrong…..I can read short but with Ms Jordan 500 pages seems short sometimes. So I purchased all last week and read them together!!!

We meet Dixon and Yuri and learn their back story. Dixon is sweet, unapologetic and has a family in ‘the business’ His failure to pass his test and get his quill hurt he and his family, but he never stops wanting to Scribe … .Yuri has come from Russia and his life seems to have been very harsh. He  is a  Seer and can draw a Seen for a Scrivner…..Can you believe I understand all this??????

Trying to get a job in a greeting card company is how Dixon met Yuri and the Adventure began. Dixon’s uncle had disappeared, and his cousin gets a postcard from Taco Town, a small burg with the Taco being the main event there. It looks like his Uncle Fonzo has been there and Dixon enlists Yuri to accompany him there.  The relationship between them is growing stronger. Dixon is loving and passionate and Yuri is the big, bad boy quiet strength….Exact opposites. But I think the first time Yuri laid eyes Dixon he would follow him anywhere. So Ms Price always sets up a storyline that as Yuri, has the reader following her anywhere.

Taco Town could be anywhere, but the plot, the magic going awry and the almost slapstick quality makes this book a winner..we did not hook up with Fonzo but what he left will remain in my memory like an I Dream Of Jeannie skit of magic hitting the fan…..

Now it on to another town known for its healing springs….We hear Fonzo might be there and there is quite a stink. On to book #3…The Stink at The Spa