Haven Witches by Emma Watts Book Review

Haven Witches (Haven Witches Mystery Book 1) by [Watts, Emma]

Title- Haven Witches

Author- Emma Watts

Genre- Paranormal Cozy

Purchase Link-Amazon

 

After a failed marriage, Kelly Winters moves to the strange, Californian coastal town of Haven to join her younger brother expecting nothing more than a quiet life, new beginnings and perhaps a little love, instead, she enters a world of magic and murder. Not only does she learn she’s a witch and has a powerful destiny linked to her long-lost parents but she soon discovers the quaint town is full of secrets, lies and an underlying darkness.

As the sun rises and the body of a local scuba instructor is pulled from the ocean, Kelly finds herself drawn into a dangerous murder mystery that will challenge everything she believes about herself, the town and her family’s history.

With the clock ticking and a killer on the loose, Kelly must risk everything in order to stop the darkness from taking hold of another innocent life. Now if she can just get a handle on these new powers, her brothers antics, her batty aunt Barb, and a hot surfer with eyes for her, things might just work out.

 

Kelly Winters has nothing but troubles. She is recently divorced and has lost her job with no where to go but the small town of Haven to live with her brother she packs up her cars and drives. Her brother is immature but very successful and now Kelly has no choice but to live with him can her life get any weirder?  Why yes, yes it can!

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I am a sucker for a good cozy mystery with a paranormal and this book was just up my alley!  The author is able to give you a realistic feel to the paranormal world and creative well balanced characters like our main character Kelly. Kelly is smart and sassy and down on her luck, while her brother is a class clown on living like a king. I love watching the kind of Ying and Yang realtionship they have develop.

I also really enjoyed the small town vibe the author is able to weave into this story line- it oozes of the pages and makes the reader feel at home. The mystery itself was well thought out and kept me guessing the whole time!

I would recommend this to any one who enjoys a good Hallmark Mystery as this book would feel right at home!

Rating- 5 out of 5 Cupcakes

Emma Watts is from the East Coast of the United States. She is the bestselling author of the Witches of Crystal Cove series. She spends her time writing, reading, and wrestling her dogs.

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Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby Blog Tour

Title: SLEIGHT 

Author: Jennifer Sommersby

Pub. Date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Sky Pony Press 

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 424

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Delia smiles at the shadow only she sees—


Something slams into her. The lyra whirls like a half-dollar spinning on its edge.


My mother is thrown backward.


And she falls.

Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players Company, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; an extended family of clowns; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who astonish and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death.

That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed.

Still reeling from the tragedy, the Cinzio Traveling Players are also adjusting to the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark and dangerous history. And suddenly Geni is stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to be able to see.

As the visions around her grow stronger, Geni isn’t sure who she can trust. Even worse, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/2/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

4/3/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

4/4/2018- For the Love of KidLit– Interview

4/5/2018- Two Points of Interest– Review

4/6/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

 

Week Two:

4/9/2018- RhythmicBooktrovert– Review

4/10/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

4/11/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

4/12/2018- Page Turners Blog– Excerpt

4/13/2018- Eating Between The Lines– Review

 

Week Three:

4/16/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

4/17/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review

4/18/2018- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

4/19/2018- Reading with Rendz– Review

4/20/2018- Daily Waffle – Interview

 

Week Four:

4/23/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

4/24/2018- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews- Excerpt

4/25/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

4/26/2018-Margies Must Reads– Excerpt

4/27/2018- The Book Nut– Review

 

Week Five:

4/30/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

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Seashells, Spells & Caramels: A Cozy Witch Mystery by Erin Johnson Book Review

Seashells, Spells & Caramels: A Cozy Witch Mystery by [Johnson, Erin]

Title- Seashells, Spells and Caramels

Author- Erin Johnson

Genre- Paranormal Cozy Mystery

Purchase Link- Amazon

Murder at a magical baking contest off the coast of France.

Imogen’s spent her twenties in Seattle, saving every penny and missing every party, to follow her dream of opening her own bakery.

When that dream goes up in flames, she accepts a spot in a mysterious baking contest—one she doesn’t remember entering. She travels to a bustling, medieval village off the coast of France and discovers an enchanting world of magic and mystery, and learns that she, too, possesses powers.

Unable to so much as cast a spell, Imogen struggles to keep up with the other witches and wizards who have come from all over the magical world to the Water Kingdom’s big competition. She juggles relationships with a sweet new friend, a snarky baking fire, and a brooding, handsome baker. As Imogen falls for this bewitching world, she fears she won’t master her magic in time to win the job of Royal Head Baker, and will be forced to return to the shambles of her non magical life.

It only gets worse, when a competitor drops dead in the middle of the big white baking tent, and Imogen’s the prime suspect. Now, she’ll not only have to survive the vampire and psychic judges, but also clear her name by finding the real murderer, before they strike again.

With a killer on the loose, a missing prince, and the Summer Solstice Festival fast approaching, Imogen will have to bake like her life depends on it, because it just might.

Imogen is living a regular non unique life with her boring job and no friends. she feels out of place with her family and does nothing but scrimp and save for her dream. Her dream to open her own Bakery Cafe. Her dreams are so close to coming true she can almost taste them! That is until a fire literally blows her dreams up in smoke.

Imogen is sent an odd invite to join a baking competition in France and with nothing but a tiny bit of money to her name she decides to take a risk for once in her life!

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From page one you immediately have a soft spot for Imogen. She has a dream and does nothing but work and save to make that dream come true. When her dream blows up in an apartment fire your heart hurts for our heroin and you want to make it all better. Luckily the story takes a very magical turn.

Imogen has been living a normal life nothing extraordinary except her baking skills that is. They almost seem magical and have always been there. When Imogen flies to France she quickly learns that her baking is indeed magic! She was adopted and she had never thought about her birth parents or where she may actually be from and now she finds that she is a Witch!

I really enjoyed the plot and plot twist of this novel. The author leaves so many clues but keeps the reader guessing until the very end! The story and characters all pull you in and make you want to be a part of the story! I would suggest this for any one who enjoys cozy mysteries, it was a great read that pulled me in and did not let go!

Rating 4 out of 5 cupcakes

A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh.

In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

You can reach Erin at the sites below:

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Happy Book Birthday Emergancy Contact by Mary HK Choi! Book Review and Spotlight

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Title- Emergency Contact

Author= Mary H.K. Choi

Genre- Ya/Teen Romance

Purchase Link- http://rivetedlit.com/book/emergency-contact/

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

If you have ever felt out of place or misunderstood no matter what your age this book is for you! The characters and story line are realistic, engaging and this story puts a great modern spin on a love story.

 

That characters are so raw real and so utterly imperfect you can’t help but love them.The author though a new comer has some serious writing chops and is able to easily portray a story that is quirky, awkward and real all at the same time.

I instantly felt invested in the story and found myself remembering my own awkward first love and those awkward text sent. You can remember when you felt like Penny or Sam and feel a kinship with them as well as the author. The author writes a storyline that is realistic, funny and has those cringe worthy moments we have all had when dealing with young love. The book had me coming back for more until the very end because I had to know if  our characters Penny and Sam have a happy ending- do they? You will just have to pick up your own copy and find out!

Quick thanks to Simon Teen for sending me a copy of this amazing book to review!

Rating 4.5 cupcakes out of 5

Mary H.K. Choi is a writer for the New York Times, GQ, Wired, and the Atlantic. She has written comics for Marvel and DC, as well as a collection of essays called Oh, Never Mind. She is the host of Hey, Cool Job!, a podcast about jobs, and is a culture correspondent for VICE News Tonight on HBO. Emergency Contact is her first novel. Mary grew up in Hong Kong and Texas and now lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @choitotheworld.

Taming Him by Kennedy Fox Cover Reveal

 

We are thrilled to bring you the sexy new cover from the bestselling duo Kennedy Fox for their upcoming release NEEDING HIM releasing on APRIL 17th!

Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Drew Leighty
Designer: RBA Designs
Release Date: April 17, 2018
*Each Bishop Brothers novel is an interconnected standalone*

 

 

 

Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor.
Hardass, brooding, and all business.

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor.
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor.

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night.

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning.

*A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!*
Not suitable for readers under 18 due to adult language and sexual content.

 

 

 

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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Dewitched: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen by E.L. Sarnoff Book Review

Dewitched: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen by [Sarnoff, E. L.]

Title- Dewitched- The Untold Story of the Evil Queen

Author- E.L. Sarnoff

Genre- Fairytale Retelling

Purchase Link- Amazon

 

After serving time for Snow White’s attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she’s being sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to restore her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to Fairytalelanders addicted to evil.

Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror and the demons of her past, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella’s dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that’s broken?

Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life.

 

Jane Yvel is the fairest of them all- that is until her best friend a magical speaking mirror tells her otherwise. Her step daughter is coming to age and with her beauty will over throw that of Queen Jane aka The Evil Queen. Jane must fix this and fix it fast! After a couple failed attempts at killing of Snow White, Jane is thrown in to jail on on trial for attempted murder!

After being found guilty Jane is given a choice between life in the dungeon or a spa like rehabilitation center. Being the Queen that she is Jane thinks that a spa trip is just what she needs! Little does she know her life is going to take a drastic turn.

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I want to start off by saying I found this book by pure accident but Oh My Lanta!! The happy accident lead to me staying up well past my bedtime to read this fairy tale retelling with a twist!

I thought that the author was able to take a well known world of fairy tales and put her own unique and original twist on it! She is able to weave all our favorite villains that we all love to hate in to a world of redemption. She to humanize them all the while keeping the magic alive with in the pages of this book.

We follow our heroin (yes you read right!) as she is on a road of redemption and finding her true self. We watch her grow into a tender loving person who still has the spunk of the Evil Queen. The story is addicting and funny as hell and you will find yourself quickly addicted.

I would recommend this book to any one who loves a good fairytale retelling where the villain gets to tell their side!

Rating- 5 out of 5 cupcakes

USA Today Bestselling Author, E.L Sarnoff has enjoyed a prolific career in the entertainment industry, creating, writing, and producing television series, including the original Power Rangers. She lives in Los Angeles with her Prince Charming-ish husband, twin princesses, and a bevy of pets. She’s also a not-that-evil stepmother. When she’s not writing in her PJ’s, she likes to dress up and pretend she’s Hollywood royalty. Connect with E.L. at…
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Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon Book Review

Beautiful Demons (The Shadow Demons Saga Book 1) by [Cannon, Sarra]

Tittle- Beautiful Demons

Author- Sarra Cannon

Genre- Paranormal Young Adult

Purchase Link- Amazon

Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.

At first, life appears to be looking up for Harper. She’s making new friends and is strangely drawn to the guy next door. But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.

 

Harper Madison never knew her mother and she has been kicked out of six foster homes within a year. Her caseworker Mrs. Meeks has run out of places to place her and has no choice but to place her at Shadowford Home for Girls. Harper needs to make this work, it is her last chance or she is going to end up in a juvenile detention until her 18th birthday.

Harper tries her best to be a good foster kid but sometimes things are literally out of her control. She can’t control the bad things that happen when she gets upset. They just happen. Harper hopes that she can keep herseld calm and survive at Shadowford.

However everything isn’t as it seems in both the home and the small town of Peachville. Can Harper figure it all out before her inner demons take over?

The Sweet-

For the very beginning you are pulled in to this enthralling story that has magic, love, evil and so many secrets you can’t NOT want to read till you find them all out. The author creates a world that is both dark and enticing to readers who love YA and paranormal alike.

Cannon is able to create amazing depth not only in the main characters but the town of Peachville itself. The story is full of plot twist and turmoil that can almost be felt as you read along and want so much cheer Harper on and guide her into the right direction. You find yourself screaming at our main heroine almost like you do when watching slasher movies. “THE ANSWER IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!” “No, DON”T DO IT!!” and “RUN YOU IDIOT!”

I can honestly tell you that I am now hooked on this series and proudly own the first 5 books now on my kindle! I would recommend this to any one who likes a good mystery full to the brim with drama and magic!

Rating- 5 out of 5 cupcakes!

Sarra Cannon writes contemporary and paranormal fiction with both teen and college aged characters. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as they seem.

Sarra recently celebrated six years in indie publishing and has sold over half a million copies of her books.

She is a devoted (obsessed) fan of Hello Kitty and has an extensive collection that decorates her desk as she writes. She currently lives in South Carolina with her amazingly supportive husband and her adorable son.

Connect with Sarra online!
Website: SarraCannon.com
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