My name is Naida Griffith and I’m a sorceress. I actually found that out not too long ago. I’ve lived with an undefined something burning in my belly for a while, feeling as if something wasn’t quite right under my skin. Then, on my eighteenth birthday I started getting headaches. Bad ones. And random stuff started following me around. Recently I was approached by a group called the Société of Dire Magic to become Keeper of the Artifacts. A magical librarian. Given that magical artifacts have taken to following me around, I decided I might have an aptitude for the job. So I said yes. But in the first few days, I’ve been flogged by flip flops, bludgeoned by gnomes, and discovered a corpse in a suitcase. Then there’s the woman who’s supposed to be training me. She’s…interesting. Will I survive the training long enough to get the job as artifact librarian? You might as well ask me if a caterpillar gets manis or pedis. Who knows? But I know one thing for sure. This gig is hard. I’m going to do my best to succeed. Or die trying.
Wildlife-rehabbing witch Tabitha Tapscott’s life among the mortals of Dove’s Creek, Virginia is just the way she likes it—until she finds a body on her property. Though the mortals write the killing off as a wild animal attack, Tabitha’s convinced there’s foul play at work because the body reeks of malevolent magic. When a mysterious paranormal detective swoops in to investigate and pins the blame on an innocent griffin, Tabitha has no choice but to investigate the murder herself. But as she uncovers secrets that change the way she sees the town she loves, Tabitha realizes an innocent griffin isn’t her only concern—because all of Dove’s Creek is at risk. With help from her feathered familiars, can Tabitha clip the killer’s wings? Parakeets and Pentagrams is the first book starring Tabitha Tapscott, wildlife rehabber, witch, and amateur sleuth. Discover the secrets and mysteries of Dove's Creek with Tabitha and her feathered and furred friends in this debut novel from an enchanting new series!
Perfect for the new year and beyond! Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting in the Scottish Highlands to spin a heartwarming standalone novel of love and loss, family and friendship, hope and renewal, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait Fletcher was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--and fights to save the family business and give her father something m ...
When landscaper Baxley Powell’s shovel strikes a human skull, she bargains with the sheriff. If she solves the cold case, she becomes his new crime consultant. She sees the victim’s face while dreamwalking, but linking her vision to tangible proof isn’t easy. Meanwhile, Native Americans protest that their burial grounds are being disturbed, prompting a media circus. Then Baxley discovers a murder victim on the same property, landing her in the suspect pool. Worse, her privacy-seeking client fires her. A telltale white streak develops in Baxley’s hair overnight. Between landscaping, pet sitting, and dreamwalking, this single mom can’t catch a break. With a killer dogging her heels and spirits worrying her mind, Baxley dreams of justice for the dead and solace for the living.
A fun, humorous holiday romance...with monsters!
Stuck in a snowstorm is bad. Stuck in a snowstorm with the ex-boyfriend you sort-of, kind-of betrayed is even worse. Add a mysterious critter prowling outside and the kooky antics of WPRV, the Most Haunted Radio Station in the USA, and it's a spooky Christmas like no other.
Enjoy the first three books in the Tree's Hollow Witches Series. Brewing Love When Lenora “Lenny” Brewer finds herself fed up with her life in the city, she flees to her Aunt’s bed and breakfast in the small town of Tree’s Hollow. A local handyman turns up dead, and Lenny gets herself mixed up in a murder mystery. Add in a hunky forest ranger, her dream job as an investigative journalist for the local paper, and a cat with so much sass it’s practically criminal, and you’ve got a recipe for a magically good time. Oh and one more thing, Lenny didn’t even know she was a witch until she arrived at her new home in Tree’s Hollow. Will she learn to harness the craft brewing inside of her, or will trouble boil over and destroy everything she comes to love? Brewing Trouble Aunt Kara wants to rename the Tree’s Hollow Bed and Breakfast, so she holds a contest to find the perfect new name. The prize for winning the contest? Death. That wasn’t Kara’s intention, but there’s another murder none the less. At least this time the body wasn’t found in the inn. Why would someone kill the winner? Brewing Boys Nathan's fate is in Lenny's hands. Will he survive the vicious attack that left him broken in a hospital bed? Esme, Lenny, and Jezebel race against time to get justice for Nathan and restore the balance between dark and light in Tree's Hollow. Brewing is suitable for readers of all ages who enjoy lighthearted paranormal cozies.
It's Christmas in Banshee Creek and Kat Ramos and her witch friends face their greatest challenge yet—baking. It's the First Banshee Creek Holiday Cookie Contest and the girls all want to win. But cooking can be tricky in the Most Haunted Town in America, particularly when a creepy urban legend is making the rounds...and there is a formidable new witch in town. Will Kat win the coveted first prize, or will the new arrivals make her life hell...literally.
Bridget Sway is newly dead. And confused. Instead of cloud cars and harp-playing cherubs, the afterlife is working a full-time job that doesn’t pay and a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. As if that wasn’t bad enough, on her first day at work Bridget finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker. With the afterlife police looking to pin the murder on Bridget, her new best friend and ex-PI, Sabrina, suggests they solve the murder themselves. But with a handsome parole officer watching her every move and the afterlife police dogging her every step, solving the murder is easier than it sounds. If you like sassy heroines who break all the rules, laugh out loud humour and whodunnits that keep you guessing until the very end, then tag along with Bridget Sway on her afterlife adventures.
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (AND ALL MYSTERY LOVERS) REJOICE -- FATHER OF LIES is the first in an exciting new series taken directly from newly discovered files of John H. Watson, M.D., friend, biographer and colleague of England's legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes. When his brother Mycroft disappears, Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the most thrilling case of his career, one that puts his powers to the test as he goes up against the Father of Lies, the Lord of Evil himself. The stakes couldn't be higher as Holmes and Watson are sent by leaders all over the globe to battle for the very survival of mankind. An international chase will lead them from the serene rooms of London's Diogenes Club to a scenic, frozen wasteland in upper New York. The two friends will battle their way through caves and underground tunnels and even confront the magnificent Niagara Falls. Readers will love this eerie journey into the lair of the most diabolical villain ever. The immortal pair's friendship -- indeed, their very lives -- will be threatened by the Father of Lies, a cunning creature who would drain every ounce of their willpower and courage. Along the way they -- and readers -- will meet memorable characters. Like Wiggins, former head of the Baker Street Irregulars, now all grown up! Everyone in this powerful narrative, heroes and villains and supernatural beings, will linger in readers' memory. Fans of Laurie R. King, Anthony Horowitz, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, Sherry Thomas, Willia ...
Three ways that Ella's life is totally messed up: __ her new coworker is as cranky as he is attractive __ a mischievous cat has decided she needs a familiar __ she just found out she's a witch who can read the emotional hologram of a magical death (and isn't that a mouthful) And oh yeah, there's five dead bodies, and no one knows how they are connected. Now she’s drawn into a madcap investigation at the casino where she's managed to snag a job. She must navigate learning her new mage abilities, a topless burlesque show, a jealous girlfriend, gamblers of all varieties, and magical chocolate cake, all while not setting herself or others on fire before the murderer makes her the next victim.
Fortune Fair is the short story prequel to The Tea Leaves Series It is 1997 and two friends, Nancy and Mickie have just finished their first year of college. They set off to the funfair to celebrate and encounter an eccentric fortune teller, The Mysterious Madame Marigold. Madame Marigold predicts Nancy’s destiny, but was it just a cliched fun fair scam, or can Madame Marigold truly predict the future? ONLY AVAILABLE TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!
The faerie curse that plagued the town of Doyle is over. Or is it? Witch Jayce Bonheim has finally got her life back on track. Her coffeeshop’s been rebuilt. She’s got the perfect boyfriend. And the murderous magic that imperiled Jayce and her witchy sisters has been defeated. But when a customer dies in what looks like an animal attack, Jayce is pulled into an investigation that threatens the very sanity of her sister, Karin. Is the death something supernatural? Or is this a very human case of murder? While she looks for answers, trouble is brewing even closer to home. And Jayce discovers her perfect relationship may not be so perfect after all… Witch is Book 4 in the Witches of Doyle paranormal cozy mysteries. Buy Witch and escape into the enchanting world of Doyle today! Spells included at the back of the book!
Amateur sleuth and dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called in on a stabbing case. She arrives in time to hear the dying man whisper, “Bubba done it.” Four men named Bubba in Sinclair County, Ga., have close ties to the victim, including her goofball brother-in-law, Bubba Powell. She dreamwalks for answers, but the dead guy can’t talk to her. Baxley sleuths among the living. The suspects include a down-on-his-luck fisherman, a crackhead evangelist, a politically-connected investor, and her brother-in-law, the former sweetheart of the new widow. The more Baxley digs, the more the Bubbas start to unravel. Worse, her brother-in-law’s definitely more than friendly with the new widow. Between petsitting, landscaping, and dreamwalking, Baxley’s got her hands full solving this case.
Just when she thought everything was on track for her new cafe’s opening, Quinn meets a bewitching stranger with a shocking secret about her husband. Now, she’s being haunted, swindled, and questioned about a murder. Empty nested and excited to start a new chapter in life, Quinn is thrilled to be opening her new lakeside café in the small town of Bookend Bay. Everything is perfect until she realizes she’s being followed. Confronting the stranger sets Quinn on a course where her problems no longer revolve around selecting a feature scone. She’s suddenly questioning everything she believed about her marriage and her sanity. Midlife isn’t supposed to bring a change like this! When police question her about a murder, Quinn quickly realizes she can’t tell anyone but her best friend about the conniving, ghostly stranger who’s visiting her. No one would believe she’s been talking to a dead person, and Quinn is barely coping with the truth herself. Things go from bad to worse when the ghost makes her agenda clear—an exchange of favors that could save or sink Quinn’s café before she serves her first spiced latte. The closer she gets to the truth, the more afraid she becomes of a horrible secret that could ruin her life. Now, she can’t help thinking some secrets should rest in peace.
A disappearing body. Hidden magical talents. An adorable mind-reading dog. And small-town secrets . . . Addie James’s life imploded when she discovered her fiancé cheating and got downsized from her biotech job. So, she left Silicon Valley for the haven of her Aunt Kate’s tea and apothecary shop in the peaceful mountain town of Stargaze. There, she plans to take a deep breath and figure out what’s next. But when Addie reaches Stargaze, there’s no trace of her aunt. Until one night, Aunt Kate’s lifeless body shows up and then disappears from the locked shop. And that’s when things really start to get strange. As Addie sets out to find the murderer, she begins to realize her own hidden magical talent is the key to discovering what really happened to her aunt . . . who might not be quite so dead after all. The problem is logical, scientific Addie isn’t sure she can accept her magic. Will she learn to embrace this new life that’s full of supernatural surprises? The Tea Shop Witch is Book 1 in the Tea Shop Witch Cozy Mystery Series by Thora Bluestone. If you love fun, clean mysteries with a dash of magic, spine tingles, and slow-burn romance, this series is for you! Brew a cup of your favorite tea and come along to the mountain town of Stargaze . . . Categories: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Witch Cozy Mystery Small Town Mystery Amateur Sleuth Female Detective Culinary Cozy Mystery Dog Cozy Mystery Clean Fiction
When Gianna Petrillo came home from college with a teaching credential in hand, there were plenty of ghosts to greet her in that Central California oil town -- both old and new. Her old flame, who was the son of an oil baron, had married ... but he certainly hadn't settled down. In fact, something had gone terribly wrong for Harvard Knottingham. He was even threatening to blow up his family's oil wells. Esther Grim, a peculiar electrical engineer, moved into town about the same time. She got a heck of a deal on Miss Toadvine's pink cottage. So what if the previous owner had been murdered there? Oh, it mattered. That house seemed to wear an aura of misfortune like a funeral hat. If that wasn't bad enough, Miss Toadvine's murderer was still on the lam. Some folks swore they'd seen Bucky Dobbs around town, but perhaps that was just a fabrication. There was a rumor that he'd run off to Texas. Gianna did her best to keep a level head by keeping busy with her new job. And a bit of good fortune came her way. Her old friend Sylvia offered her an Appaloosa mare to trail ride in the foothills that surrounded their town. Sergeant Rodney Gullett warned Gianna about riding alone on the outskirts of town, especially after dark. Interesting, since it had always been safe in the past. Did Sergeant Gullett know something? Or did he have something to hide? In the true spirit of the cozy mystery genre, The Burning Bowl contains no gore, foul language, or overt sex.
Aliens, fairies and murder, oh, my! In small-town Doyle, California, UFO abductions are a budding tourist attraction. So when Susan Witsend brings a UFO festival to town, she’s ready for some well-deserved time in the sun. What she gets instead is the corpse of a UFO conspiracy theorist, brained with a bottle of local wine. Susan may be the owner of a UFO-themed B&B, but she doesn’t wish on stars to get what she wants. She’s a woman with a planner. Plan A) Milk the UFO festival for all it’s worth. Plan B) Stop lusting after her best friend turned security consultant, Arsen Holiday. But murder isn’t the only thing threatening Susan’s best-laid plans. Beset by alien protestors, aging nudists, and hidden secrets at every turn, Susan’s nearing her wits’ end. And now Plan C is to stay on the good side of a grumpy local sheriff. Susan may not have a clue, but she knows she wants a certain security consultant at her side when the killer goes supernova. Planet of the Grapes is book 2 in the Wits’ End series of cozy mystery novels. If you like laugh-out-loud cozy mysteries, you’ll like Planet of the Grapes. Buy the book to start this hilarious caper today! Breakfast recipes at the back of the book.
If Lexi Balefire’s matchmaking skills seem like magic, it’s for a good reason—witchiness has always run in the family. Without access to her full powers, Lexi can’t help wondering if she’ll ever control the Balefire legacy—or end up a wicked witch like her mother and grandmother before her. When a formerly happy client gets dumped unexpectedly, Lexi must pick up the pieces in order to save her business—all while dealing with four fighting faerie godmothers, an obnoxious arch-nemesis, and the only man to ever light her fire.
Okay, I’ll admit it, this is my least favorite time of year. Yeah, I understand the magic of the season…I get that…but most people don’t have jobs that involve wrangling magic. During the last three months of the year, magical influences run rampant. And that means a lot more work for me. And this year is the worst of all. Why you ask? Because I’m not only trying to wrangle the out-of-control magic artifacts flying around all over the place. This year, I also have to try to keep a magical cat and a talking frog out of trouble. Goddess take the wheel. Things are about to get really ugly.
Recipe Included! Maddie, Trixie (her Persian cat who might be her familiar) and Suzanne (Maddie’s best friend) operate Brewed from the Bean, a specialty coffee truck in Estherville, a small town in Washington State. The local coffee festival has people buzzing – but for all the wrong reasons. When an obnoxious radio personality is murdered, all signs point to Maddie being the culprit! Maddie, Trixie, and Suzanne are determined to clear Maddie’s name, and investigate their fellow competitors. But with only two spells under her belt, can Maddie unmask the killer? It will take the combined efforts of the trio to discover who the murderer is – before it’s too late! You may also enjoy: Lethal Latte – A Coffee Witch Cozy Mystery – Maddie Goodwell 1 Magic, Mocha and Murder – A Coffee Witch Cozy Mystery – Maddie Goodwell 3
This witch will do anything for a normal life with the man she loves. But when you’re on fairy patrol, normal is relative. Witch Jayce Bonheim has packed away her candles, crystals and cauldrons. With her boyfriend recovering from a hex, she’s determined to build a sane and magic-free life for them both. But when a horde of troublemaking gnomes invades the small town of Doyle, it’s up to Jayce and her magical sisters to send them packing. After the gnomes lead Jayce to a murdered employee from her own café, she’s plunged into an investigation that lands her in the sheriff’s crosshairs. And Jayce must catch a killer before the sheriff’s brewing witch hunt nets a very real witch. Fey is book 5 in The Witches of Doyle cozy mystery novels. Buy Fey and start reading this quirky witch mystery today! Spells included at the back of the book.
2020 READERS' FAVORITE Bronze Medal Winner in Sleuths! How do two modern, quirky, twenty-something gals solve murders in a small, cozy USA town? Easy. With a little time travel, some humor, and a lot of hard work. When the skeptical Brooke first meets the psychic Abby, she’s not impressed. But with the help of her comfort cat, her middle-aged roomie, her childhood friend, and a hunky detective hinting at a sweet romance, Brooke not only accepts that Abby has real gifts, it’s clear that these five people and one cat make up a crack team. Got tea, anyone? In 1773, the Boston Tea Party sure did. Find out why going back in time helps break the case! #Cozy mystery, #Time travel, #Paranormal, #Murder, #Cats #US History, #Humor