Tag : Paranormal Cozy Mystery

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Spooky ghosts are you haunting? In the lane where I am walking?

As the guide for a haunted walking tour, Ripley Van Raden has seen a lot of ghosts, but never a ghost from Christmas past.

Someone or something wants to stop Rip from having a haunted Christmas tour around the town of Devil’s Moon. She won’t let this bah, humbug put a damper on her holiday spirits though. Rip has to stop this scary scrooge before things take a deadly detour.

Titles in the Haunted Tour Guide Mystery series include – These Haunts are Made for Walking – A Walk on the Haunted Side – Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk – Walk this Way, Haunt this Way – Take a Haunted Walk With Me -Hauntin’ After Midnight – Keep on Haunting – You’ll Never Haunt Alone – The Walk That Haunts Me – Haunted Girl Walking – Walk in my Haunted Shoes – I Want to Haunt You Home (novella) Haunting in a Winter Wonderland (novella)

(Note: the previous titles in this series were reviewed on a blog of mine that no longer exists so I’ll be linking any reviews from now onward only)

It may have been a ghost that led Eleanor Wilde to set up shop in a quaint English village. But now that she’s established herself as the town witch, Ellie’s contentedly casting spells on anyone desperate enough—or gullible enough—to request her mysterious potions…
 
Selling mystical elixirs and tantalizing tonics is a pretty good way for a fake medium to earn a living. Or at least it’s Ellie’s main source of income—until a villager turns up dead. The cause? Murder by poisoning.  And though Ellie’s concoctions don’t include anything worthy of a skull and crossbones, suddenly she’s the prime suspect. Her only recourse is to find the culprit who did do away with Sarah Blackthorne. No one liked the mean old battle-ax. But did anyone hate her enough to kill her? 
 
It’s enough of a mystery to make Ellie hang up her witch’s hat and take millionaire beau Nicholas Hartford up on his offer to keep her afloat.  Except Ellie is not the kind of woman to lean on a man—least of all a man she adores but whose place in her life is uncertain. Besides, Ellie’s taken on two young witches-in-training—apprentices if you will—and both of them are convinced a werewolf is the murderer.
 
Just as Ellie’s wondering if there really is something otherworldly going on, animals suddenly begin to disappear—including her beloved cat, Beast. Now Ellie’s on the warpath to uncover the wicked truth about the people and the place she’s only just begun to call home…

Titles in the Eleanor Wilde Mystery series include – Séances Are for Suckers – Potions Are For Pushovers

She’s a kitchen witch who can’t cook and there’s a dead guy haunting her dreams. When Tamsyn’s life starts to feel like one big hex, will moving to her aunt’s B&B on a remote Maine island work like a charm, or be her worst choice ever?

Tamsyn Bassett is having a bad week. Like, losing your job and getting dumped by your boyfriend kind of bad. So when her great aunt invites her to spend the summer at her inn, Tamsyn jumps at the chance. Instead of the peaceful getaway she expected, she’s immediately confronted with the preposterous revelation that she’s descended from a long line of kitchen witches and is the last hope of her generation to keep magic alive in Pinecroft Cove. That she’s the world’s worst cook could be an issue.

As if navigating a strange new world of spells, magic, and exploding blueberry pies isn’t enough to handle, that awkward boy who had a crush on her when they were kids seems to turn up everywhere she looks. Only now that he’s a super dreamy doctor, it’s Tamsyn’s turn to be the awkward one. If she didn’t know better, she’d swear someone put a hex on her.

One more thing. Tamsyn’s pretty sure she’s being haunted, and not by just any ghost but by Doctor Dreamy’s dead uncle. If she can’t harness her powers in time to figure out the truth behind his mysterious death, she may never have a moment of peace again.

When death strikes the island’s controversial real estate mogul, will Tamsyn’s newly discovered powers be any match for murder?

Titles in The Witches of Pinecroft Cove series include – Spirits, Pies & Alibis – Covens, Cake & Big Mistakes – Magic, Lead, and Gingerbread –

In book one of an exciting new paranormal series, author Lotta Smith introduces accidental witch Fiorentina “Fio” Valentine.

The Napa Valley native is desperately seeking work after yet another job goes up in smoke. Her third employer in a row has gone out of business, and her only lead for gainful employment comes from the familiar voice of her late great-grandma Jane, who tells Fio in a dream to seek a position at one of the country’s largest real estate agencies, Quest Realty.

After a disastrous interview with prospective boss Jack Adams, and a run-in with the apparition of a former Quest employee, Fio is ready to give up the ghost and accept long-term unemployment, but Jack has other ideas. He tells Fio if she can spend the night in a haunted apartment and get to the bottom of a supernatural mystery, she just might be right for the job.

Can Fio face her fear and calm a restless spirit? Is she destined for a desk in the Haunted and Hexed Property management division, or will it be back to the want ads in the morning, assuming she survives the night?

Titles in the Witch’s Guide to Haunted Property: Los Angeles series include – Kickstart My Witch – Too Spooked for Witch – Helter Witchelter –

Morgan Summers hates talking to ghosts, but when the victim of a ghastly murder asks her for help from beyond the grave, Morgan can’t say no.

Soon, Morgan herself is blamed for the murder, and the town is out for blood. Can Morgan clear her name, discover the real killer, and help her new ghostly friend cross over to the next life?

Titles in A Witch Myth Cozy Mystery series include – Witch Myth Yew Hollow (a combination book with #0 and #1 together) – Wild Fire – Witch Myth Christmas – Siren Song – Lost Magic –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Escape to Witch’s Forge, a magical town tucked deep in the heart of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.  Only Witch’s Forge isn’t a supernatural paradise—here spells backfire, kudzu bites and magic is broken.

That is until Charming Calhoun arrives.

Charming has everything a Southern Belle could ask for—a thriving matchmaking business and great employees.  But when one of her employees goes missing in Witch’s Forge, she quickly realizes there’s something sinister afoot.

Once she arrives, Charming discovers a world of strange. Her house has a mind of its own—adding rooms and coughing up objects. There’s also a broomstick that likes to spank and a pot-bellied pig with an appetite for chocolate.

Then she butts heads with the local vampire chief of police.  What?  A handsome vampire cop in a town full of witches? Vampires and witches are mortal enemies.  But Charming better stay on the vampire’s good side because when someone winds up dead, everyone’s a suspect.

She’s got her work cut out for her. Can Charming solve the mystery and return to her old life?  Or will she discover that in the Smoky Mountains her life truly begins? And if so, can Charming survive long enough to enjoy it, or will she become the murderer’s next victim?

Titles in the Southern Belles and Spells Matchmaker Mystery series include – Deadly Spells and A Southern Belle – Cursed Brides and Alibies – Magical Dames and Dating Games –

In the sleepy town of Lost Maidens Loch, people sometimes disappear…

Down a quiet lane in town sits a little shop full of oddities you’d probably miss if you weren’t looking for it. This is Love’s Curiosities Inc., and its owner, Temerity Love, is sought by experts all over the world for her rare and magical gift: the ability to find lost things and learn their stories.

When Lost Maidens’ pretty local school teacher is found murdered by a poisoned cup of tea, a strange antique hand mirror is discovered nearby. Temerity – with the help of witchy sister Tilda, their cats Scylla and Charybdis and the lovingly eccentric local townspeople – is determined to divine the story behind the mirror and its part in Miss Molly Bayliss’ untimely death.

If only grumpy out-of-towner Angus Harley of Lost Maidens Police wasn’t on the scene. Temerity can’t solve the crime without him, but he’s distracting, and in more ways than one. Can this unconventional duo solve the most mysterious murder ever to blight Lost Maidens Loch before the killer strikes again?

Titles in A Lost Maidens Loch Mystery series include – A Spell of Murder

With a touch of her hand, Octavia Hollows can restore life. Yet, she couldn’t save the man she loved from the horrific accident that stole him from her.

Octavia thought she could outrun the pain, but ghosts from the past refuse to be silenced.

Out of options, she chooses to retrace her wayward journey across the country in search of answers.

Surrounded by baffling mysteries of the undead, what she learns about herself along the way might become her greatest weapon. 

This six novella series chronicles Octavia’s adventures in — Wake the Dead – Dead Man’s Hand – Caught Dead – Drop Dead Gorgeous – Dead Ringer – Dead as a Doornail 

What the hex?

Trinket’s life is on track to be fabulous…until the moment her crazy mother screws up yet another magic spell and draws the attention of the A.S.S. (Abnormal and Supernatural Security). The agent that shows up at her door is named Angelo. He is sizzling hot, bullheaded, and mysterious, and he promptly banishes the two of them to Jagged Grove, a weird island full of magical women and men, mystical creatures, and other strange beings.

Trouble brewing

Trinket and her mom fit right in, even if she refuses to admit it. Now she’s stuck in this town that doesn’t actually exist to serve out her sentence: teach a young witch named Maggie how to be a healer and get her mom under control. Then, if she’s lucky, she can go home. It should be a piece of cake, except for the fact that Trinket once killed somebody trying to heal them and she vowed to never practice her magic again.

Oh, and when she gets to Jagged Grove Maggie is dead.  

Now, with the help of a too-sexy werewolf, an elegant vampire, and her sweet but unhelpful mother, Trinket has to figure out who murdered Maggie and find a way home before her real-life crumbles away to nothing.

Titles in the Jagged Cove Magical Mystery series include — Convicted Witch – Conflicted Witch – Evicted Witch – Addicted Witch

Charlene Morris knew Salem, Massachusetts had a spooky reputation. But when she decided to open her B&B there, she expected guests–not ghosts…

A grieving young widow, Charlene needed a new start–so she bought a historic mansion, sight unseen, and drove from Chicago to New England to start turning it into a bed-and-breakfast.

On her first night in the house, she awakens to find a handsome man with startling blue eyes in her bedroom. Terror turns to utter disbelief when he politely introduces himself as Jack Strathmore–and explains that he used to live here–when he was alive. He firmly believes that someone pushed him down the stairs three years ago, and he won’t be able to leave until someone figures out who.

If Charlene wants to get her business up and running in time for the Halloween tourist rush and get this haunting houseguest out of the way, she’ll have to investigate. Though the truth be told, this ghost is starting to grow on her.

Titles in the A Salem B & B Mystery series include — Mrs. Morris and the Ghost – Mrs. Morris and the Witch –

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