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The Invitation: A Night of Misadventures with Love

by Nikki Woolfolk

Invitation - Nikki Woolfolk - Riveted
Editions:ePub: $ 2.99
Pages: 72
On Valentine’s Eve, three hearts battle the Friday the 13th curse to find happiness.


Cassandra Halloway may live in the Age of Steam, she herself is no machine for popping out babies. Her destiny lies not in Stubborn, West Virginia, but among the stars, which she hopes to photograph with her experimental camera. And her heart leans toward the feminine persuasion.

She’s trying to find the right time to tell her well-meaning, matchmaking Papa when she meets astronomy professor Morgan Thibodeax. A woman whose stellar beauty is rivaled only by the handsomeness of the sign language interpreter at her side, “Hunter” Huntsdale.

When Cassandra’s Valentine’s Day gift for her father accidentally goes missing, the trio abandons a night of stargazing for a madcap journey on the Wicked Night Carnivale train to retrieve the precious trinket. And as Cassandra and Morgan’s attraction grows, and Hunter reveals a potentially devastating secret, it’s shaping up to be a Valentine’s Day none of them will ever forget.

Note: Contains an incorrigible Papa, long-winded recipe titles, not-your-grandmother’s-needlework, a misunderstanding of going-going-gone proportions, and gentlemen jellybeans.

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Pairings: F-F, M-F
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Lesbian
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Arranged Pairing, Coming Out / Closeted, Meet Cute
Word Count: 21000
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

About the Author

A latchkey kid of film noir, cozy mysteries, and gritty detective novels, Nikki Woolfolk writes humorous mysteries with a bite.

Proud Blerd and self-proclaimed Kween of the Side-Eye, award-winning author Nikki Woolfolk sculpts decadent desserts and fantastical fiction with equal skill and flair.

When she’s not playing a never-ending game of “what if” in a writing space that’s part DieselPunk, part Willy Wonka, she’s drawing on her former STEM career and collection of quirky experiences to work up new recipes in her kitchen (tasting encouraged), designing her Goth-inspired garden (tasting decidedly DISCOURAGED), and mashing up real and fictional worlds on social media (virtual kitchen table is always open).

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