Hex on the Beach by Gina LaManna Review


Title- Hex on the Beach

Author- Gina Lamanna

Genre- Cozy Mystery

Purchase Links- Amazon


Welcome to The Isle…

Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires—especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she’s a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she’s next in line for a huge promotion.

All that changes when Lily’s assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she’s never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she’s destined to fulfill.

But first, Lily must admit she’s a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business…at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she’ll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Welcome to The Isle.

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Reviewed by Crystal

Lily is at the top of her game and about to land the position of her dreams. She has busted her butt to get here and it is all disappearing right before her eyes. Beginning with a weird picture of The Hoff in an itty bitty teenie weenie polka dotted bikini…. Yes you read that right the hi-jinx are abundant in this wonderfully creative cozy mystery!

I am a huge cozy mystery fan and though I love the genre to pieces it can sometimes get on the predictable side. This plot was hilarious and super creative and like nothing I have read before. I enjoyed reading and learning about the Isle and its magical inhabitants.

Lily has always thought she knew what she wanted and where she belonged right up until she meets her crazy long lost aunts and extended family. One day she is gearing up for a make it or break it proposal and the next she is a witch- not only is she a witch she is the isles last hope!

Throw in some cooky misunderstandings, a cranky old man a wacky grandmother and a mysterious hottie and you have me under thi amazing books spell! If you need a fun giggle worthy read that is sure to lighten up any bad day then I strongly suggest sinking your teeth into the first book in what promises to be a wonderfully zanny series!

This book has earned 5 out of 5 cupcakes from me!


I am originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. I’ve called Italy & Los Angeles home as well, though I’ve never quite lost the Midwestern accent. I love whipped cream and marshmallows more than anything, and when I’m not writing books, I’m often hanging out with some of the best “book buddies” online over at my Facebook page. If you’d like to know anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask!



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