My Sparkling Misfortune (The Lakeland Knight series, #1) by Laura Lond
Approx. 36,460 words.
Published on January 19, 2011.
Lord Arkus readily admits he is a villain and sees no reason why it should stop him from being the protagonist of this book. After all, Prince Kellemar has defeated him in a rather questionable way. Bent on revenge, Arkus wants to catch an evil spirit who would make him nearly invincible, but a last-minute mistake leaves him with a Sparkling instead—"a goody-goody spirit that helps heroes."