Marissa is expanding her horizons yet again and going from fairy-tale retellings and science fiction action to something a bit more down to earth. In her upcoming novel, Instant Karma, we get a delightful romantic-comedy that we’re sure to swoon about.
Check out the synopsis:
Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner. Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals. When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals―not necessarily in that order.
So, Marissa hasn’t completely cut off the scifi/fantasy realm as there still seems to be some magic involved, but this sounds most definitely more in the romance section than her previous books and we are here for it!
And now for the inevitable cutesy rom-com themed cover:
Instant Karma is scheduled for a November 3, 2020 release date, and you can pre-order a copy in the links below.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive excerpt of the book for you to read, and you can check it out here.