To Have and To Hold
by Stephen S. Power
I've vetted the manuscript for Hazel Amor's "Lovecasting: 73 Spells for Finding and Binding the Man of Your Dreams." Legal requests the following changes be made and queries resolved prior to publication.
Page xii: The author expands on the story that opens each episode of her show on Lifetime: An "Asian doctor" with a "wand" touched her "meridian point" and said she suffered from "low energy." He then prescribed the "magical regimen" that inspired her Lovecasting program. Has the doctor granted permission to use what could be considered his IP?
Page xiii: To avoid libel, don't name the psychiatrist who disputed the regimen's success.
Page xiv: The author married Johan, not John.
Page 3: While the happy endings of the stories told here are as affecting as those on the show, have any clinical studies demonstrated the spells' efficacy? We should separate real magic from TV magic.
Page 9: Include a medical disclaimer regarding the collection of blood. I've attached language adapted from the show's. We can't be liable if someone's "pricking" causes infection or worse. We might add that "slicing your palm" makes typing and writing painful for a week.
Page 11: Clarify that other bodily fluids, such as spit and sweat, aren't nearly as powerful as blood.