The Magician and the Fool - The Arcana Glen Major Arcana Series Book 1

Tara Maya

Bethany Dilly was a fool, and she knew it. What woman would agree to an arranged marriage to a man she’d never met? Even if he was gorgeous, sexy, talented, and mysterious, a famous Las Vegas Magician, and a billionaire who lived in an honest-to-gosh castle in the remote mountain town of Arcana Glen in the Rocky Mountains. Rumors swirled around him that his previous six wives had all vanished under mysterious circumstances.
But Bethany agreed to become Wife Seven to save the life of her best friend.


Alephander Guiscard’s secret to success as a Magician is simple—his magic is real. He is, in fact, the most powerful wizard, not only on Earth, but in all the Seven Mortal Spheres. He is the last of the twenty-two Guardians who once warded the Gates between the Elven, Angel, and Demon realms and the Mundane Human world.

After keeping a vow of silence for nearly a century, Alephander is on the verge of his greatest triumph. The only catch is that to complete his most magnificent spell yet, he must find a wife who can go an entire year without speaking. This is his last chance. He needs a woman who is somber, quiet, and above all, obedient.

Bethany, his latest bride, is NOT that woman.


The Magician and the Fool is a stand-alone HEA (happily-ever-after) fantasy love story. This book is also the first in The Major Arcana Series, a series of interconnected but stand-alone romances with an underlying murder mystery subplot. Each book has a new Heroine and Hero whose story is resolved by the end of the book, but the full murder mystery is resolved by the end of the twelve-book series.

A second series of shorter novellas celebrate the holidays in the cycle of the year. These books share the same universe, but they are independent of each other and the Major Arcana series. Look for the Holiday Cycle of the Year novellas if you enjoy the world of Arcana Glen.