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Book Review-Tea and Croakies by Sam Cheever

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About the book:

This is no boring librarian shushing people from behind a desk. This librarian corrals rogue magic. But more importantly, she has a frog and a cat, and she’s not afraid to use them!

I knew when I woke up with a migraine that things were going to get interesting. As a magical artifact wrangler, it’s not an unusual way to start my day. But I had no idea how bad it was going to get.

Until I found a frog sitting in my teacup.

Even that, I could explain to myself if I had to. After all, I have a creative mind. But when the frog started talking to me, yeah, I was pretty sure I’d taken the wrong kind of pill that morning for my headache.

If only I’d realized then what I know now. The talking frog was just the beginning of my problems. And quite a beginning it was!

Miss W’s Review:
Tea and Croakies is the first book in the enchanting inquiries series. Meet Nadia a librarian that is a witch with limited powers . Her job is to save or rescue magical artifacts . When she gets very horrible migraines that’s how she knows there is trouble brewing with an artifact .

I loved the complex characters and well developed story line in this book . I was so fascinated to learn about the artifacts . The mystery was multilayered and kept me guessing . 

I look forward to the next book in this new series.

Tea and Croakies by Sam Cheever releases on 8/2/19! Get your copy now!
Until the next chapter,
Wilfrieda

 

Book Review-A Charming Misfortune by Tonya Kappes

A Charming Misfortune by Tonya Kappes is Book 12 in the Magical Cures Mystery Series.

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About the Book:

Welcome to Whispering Falls, where magic and mystery meet.

Bubble… Bubble…

June Heal is enjoying her time at UnHidden Hall as Professor of Magical Cures. Teaching up and coming spiritualist is her touch of magic.

Cures and trouble…

When there is a mysterious and threatening article in the “UnHidden Hall: The Truth Behind The Magic” gossip column in the school’s newspaper, June realizes it’s more than just gossip, especially when Mr. Prince Charming, her fairy-god cat won’t leave her side.

Magic stirs…

The Karima sisters are haunted by a ghost that demands they hold a seance. There’s only one catch, the ghost demands June Heal perform the ceremony.

And troubles double…

The seance doesn’t go so well and June discovers a secret that’ll not only cause problems in Whispering Falls but will uncover a secret her own Aunt Helena has tried to cover up for years, only the ghost gossip column contributor won’t stop at nothing,. including more dead bodies, to bring the secret into the light.

What will June Heal do? Save Whispering Falls? Save Unhidden Hall? Or save Aunt Helena? Does she have to choose or can she save all three before the semester is over?

Miss W’s Review:

I was so happy to be back in Whispering Falls for Book 12 of the Magical Cure Mystery Series. 

I LOVED seeing June Heal as a Professor at UnHidden Hall. It wasn’t too long ago she was a student their herself.

Trouble is brewing for June and Whispering Falls that involves a mystery, a seance, and a possible rare bird sighting which leads to the murder of a Zoo Owner. 

I have read every one of the books in the Magical Cure Mystery Series and this one is REALLY special. I really enjoy all the well developed characters that I have come to know and love. This book felt like going home again. 

The author expertly weaves a well thought out mystery while keeping the characters fresh and surprising. The ending is completely magical. 

This is a stand alone book and can be read without reading the other books in the series first, but they are all so GREAT, I highly recommend them.

Did you know you can get the first book in the series for FREE!!!!

Grab A Charming Crime for Free on Amazon right HERE!

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A Charming Misfortune release on 7/23/19 and you can preorder it now!

Click HERE to preorder A Charming Misfortune !!!!!!!

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Have you read this series yet? I LOVE it! Let me know what you think in the comments.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Camper & Criminal Cozy Mystery Series-Tanya Kappes

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Have y’all read The Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series yet? I am pretty sure people from New England don’t say y’all but I cannot help myself. I am excited to bring you my review of Book 7 in this series, Hitches, Hideouts & Homicides by Tonya Kappes.

But first, we need to gossip a little! That’s what they do in Kentucky (where the series takes place) and let me tell you I have lots to share!

First, I went to Book Lovers Con in New Orleans last week (BLOG post coming soon)  and guess who I met? Yep. My girl Tonya Kappes! It was so much fun , I was fangirling a little bit. I mean its not like I signed up for ALL of her events, oh yeah I did.

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Are y’all ready for the really good gossip?????? Hold on to your britches, as Tonya would say! A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series has been ….wait for it…

OPTIONED FOR FILM!!!!!!! 

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To Celebrate , Book 1 is on sale for a limited time for $1.99 ! What a Steal!!!!

So let’s move on to Book 7, Hitches, Hideouts & Homicide. I so loved this book!

About the Book:

Everyone in Normal is excited for the Hoe Down to celebrate the opening of the new Old Train Station motel grand opening. 

The evening comes to an abrupt end when a lightning storm knocks out all the power. At least, that’s what appears to have knocked out the electricity. But things aren’t always as they appear.

Mae West has a way of sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong and finds herself in a dangerous situation when she finds a treasure map that leads to more than just treasure. . . a dead body!

Miss W’s Review: 

5 FANTASTIC Stars!

I  am so happy to be back in Normal , Kentucky and visiting Happy Trails Campground. Honestly, reading this series makes this New Englander want to travel to Kentucky!

The last owner of the Old Train station is found murdered and let me tell you the suspects are piling up!!!! Some are even linked to a 40 year old bank robbery, but I won’t give away too much except did the robbery really happen?

Mae West (yes that’s her real name) is back and so is the Laundry Club. These characters are so full of life and entertaining and smart!

The story had me flipping pages with those wonderful twists that the author has such a talent at intertwining into the mystery. This is an action packed edge of your seat mystery.

I enjoyed every minute of it , and I thought I knew who the culprit was , and I was TOTALLY wrong.

Highly recommend this book and the entire series. 

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You can preorder Hideouts, Hitches & Homicides NOW on Amazon!

Tell me how excited you are for this new release ! I am so excited!!!!!

Don’t forget to go follow Tonya!

Check out her website where you can sign up for coffee chat with Tonya.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Highlight: The Killing Girl by Summer Prescott

About the author:

Summer Prescott is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author, who has penned nearly one hundred Cozy Mysteries, and one rather successful Thriller, The Quiet Type, which debuted in the top 50 of its genre. As owner of Summer Prescott Books Publishing, Summer is responsible for a combined catalog of over two hundred Cozy Mysteries and Thrillers. Mentoring and helping new Cozy writers launch their careers has long been a passion of Summer’s, and she has played a key role in the incredible success of Cozy writers such as Patti Benning and Carolyn Q. Hunter.

Summer enjoys travel, and was a featured speaker at the International Writer’s Conference in Cuenca, Ecuador, in May 2018. The event draws writers from all over the world.

In an exciting development, Summer has recently been asked to write monthly for her favorite magazine, Atomic Ranch. Having been an Interior Decorator before giving up her business to write full-time, Summer is thrilled by the opportunity and looking forward to having her writing published in the only magazine to which she actually subscribes.

Summer is a doting mother to four grown children, and lives in Champaign, Illinois with her Standard Poodle, Elvis.

Let me start off by saying that anyone that follows my blog KNOWS my two favorite genres of books are cozy mysteries and psychological thrillers. I first discovered Summer Prescott’s writing when I came across her “INNCredibly Sweet” Mystery Series. It is a great culinary cozy mystery series.

When I found out that Summer was writing a psychological thriller featuring a female serial killer, I had to get my grabby hands on it. It takes a very talented author to be able to cross genres the way in which Summer Prescott does.

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The Killing Girl Summary:

Til death do us part… 
Obsession can be a dangerous thing. 
Susannah dabbles in darkness, finding sadistic solace in the death of those who deserve it. But now she wants something more. Or, more to the point…someone. 
She’s on a manhunt. She will possess him, one way or another, whether in life, or death. She hasn’t made up her mind yet. 
He’s the only one who ever accepted her. Who even maybe loved her, in his own strange way. And then, he left her, which could turn out to be a deadly mistake. 
Her husband Tim, a mild-mannered mortician, has packed his bags and fled, a fugitive from his homicidal wife. She wants him, and what Susannah wants, she gets. 
Will Tim continue to elude his murderous mate? If he doesn’t, will he survive her peculiar form of love? 
This journey through the mind of a stone-cold killer will leave you on the edge of your seat. Close the doors, lock the windows, and get ready for a bloodcurdling ride. 

The Killing Girl is on sale March 15, 2019 and published by S. Prescott Thrillers. Want to learn more about Summer Prescott and all her books? Check out her website Here ! Have you read any of Summer Prescott books, cozy or thriller? I would love to know!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda 

Witch In Time Cozy Series

You all know how I love my cozy mysteries, and more than that I love cozy paranormal mysteries, especially with some fun witches. Five  of my FAVORITE cozy mystery authors have come together and created a great series with such an interesting concept.

Would you travel to the past to right a wrong?

Solve a cold case?

Perhaps, catch a killer?

Meet the five witches that will! 

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Book 1 Better Witch Next Time by Stephanie Damore Releases 2/15/19

Book 2 Devil of a Time by Mona Marple Releases 2/22/19

Book 3 Time After Time by Jenna St. James Releases on 3/1/19

Book 4 Witch After Time by Ava Mallory Releases on 03/8/19

Book 5 Right Witch Wrong Time by K.M. Waller Releases on 03/15/19

You can pre-order these titles right now!

Each book is a stand alone story with a different witch traveling back in time to solve a mystery! These fantastic books can be read as stand alone but are so much more fun to read them all!

 

 

 

Elemental Witches of Eternal Springs-A Shared World of Witches!

I am so excited to share with you a new cozy paranormal series featuring a shared world of witches, coming to you in two days! I think the concept behind this is brilliant! There are four books in the series by four different award winning authors and each book features a different witch that has powers based on their element.

In the first book, “Bat Out of Hell” by Amanda M. Lee we meet Skye who is an air witch.

In the second book, “Spell of Disaster” by Leighann Dobbs we meet Lola who is an earth witch.

In the third book, “Hotter than Spell” by Annabel Chase we meet Kenna who is a fire witch.

In the third book, “Spell or High Water” by Gina Lamanna we meet Evian, who is a water witch.

These books are released a week apart which is even more exciting! You can preorder the series right now on Amazon.

I was fortunate enough to receive an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Book 2 “Spell of Disaster” Please check out my review on Good Reads .

I would love to know what you think of this series. I am so excited for Tuesday 07/10/2018 when the first book will be released!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Lets Get Cozy

One of my favorite genres of books are cozy mysteries. I am often surprised that even the most avid readers don’t know what a cozy mystery is. Cozy mysteries , also called “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction where sex and violence are treated humorously. The characters in these books are almost always amateurs and almost always women. The murders take place off screen and the violence is never described in the book. Sexual activity, even between married characters is only slightly implied and sometimes it is often avoided completely. What drew me to cozy mysteries is that cat lovers are prominent in cozy mysteries, and quite often a cat is an important part of the story.

There are so many wonderful cozy mystery authors, but I do have a favorite. Her name is Leighann Dobbs.

The first  book I read of hers is “Ghostly Paws” which is Book 1 in the Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series. There are currently six books in this series.  This is a synopsis of Ghostly Paws as seen on Amazon.

Middle age can be murder …

At least that’s how it seems to former crime journalist, Wilhelmina Chance, whose near-fatal accident has given her a strange side effect … she sees ghosts.

After a messy divorce sends her fleeing back to her hometown of Mystic Notch, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Willa finds herself haunted by the tenacious ghost of the town librarian who insists Willa solve her murder.

Luckily, she has lots of help, including a quirky cast of small-town characters, the cat she’s inherited from her grandmother, and her best friend, Pepper, who claims her herbal teas can work magic.

But just when Willa thinks she’s discovered who the killer is, she finds out that things are not what they seem in Mystic Notch, and the case takes a strange turn that has Willa adding even some of her long-time friends to her suspect list.

Can Willa find the real killer in time to keep the magical balance in Mystic Notch on the side of good, or will evil prevail?

 

The Mystic Notch series is free with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon. Find this book on Amazon.

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To learn more about all of Leighann Dobb’s series and projects, visit her website where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn more about this USA Today Bestselling Author.

There are so many other wonderful cozy mystery writers I enjoy and I will be talking about them more in the future.

Until the next chapter…

Wilfrieda