Title- Scared Witchless
Author- Amy Boyles
Genre- Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Purchase Link- Amazon
Dylan Apel is having one heck of a summer. She knows her hand-made clothing is special, but magical? Discovering that she’s a witch is bad enough, but when Dylan realizes there are folks who’ll kill to possess her witchy powers— that’s enough to make a girl want to hide out in the back of her boutique. Only problem is, Queen Witch is in town, itchin’ to make sure Dylan learns to cast spells, and this witch won’t take no for an answer.
Dylan must learn fast—someone just killed her best client with a poisoned gown meant for Dylan. Was it the tall, mysterious hottie in black, who’s suddenly everywhere she goes? After all, the first thing Roman Bane says is he doesn’t like witches. Is he here to save her, or kill her?
Dylan is barely getting a handle on her new powers when she finds herself surrounded by witches bossing her this way and that, local police nosing about, and wary clients—death by clothing is not good for business. And the solstice is coming … a time when witch powers are at their peak. Can Dylan survive the chaos long enough to figure out her new life?
Dylan Apel owns her own clothing shop where she stitches together garments that make the wearer feel like a million bucks! She has always thought her clothing was special but she doesn’t know just how special or shall I say magical her sewing abilities truly are. That is until her life as well the lives of her sisters Seraphina and Reid are in danger because of a new paper article in the local newspaper.
There are witches out there who have discovered what Dylan herself has no clue about that the Apel sisters are in fact witches. Not only that but as newbie witches their powers can be literally ripped from their bodies and there are witches willing to kill her for it!
I am a huge fan of cozy mysteries especially witchy ones but I really liked the premise of this one. Revolving around BOTH food and clothing as well as a family of funny intelligent woman it really was enjoyable to read.
I found the plot not only well written but funny and witty. I fell in love with the Apel family and their particular brand of sass! Especially the both of the girls’ grandmothers who are a hoot!
I pride myself in no spoilers so let us just say that whodunnit comes out of no where! When it is revealed you don’t know how to take – well at least I didn’t because I had the I knew it moment but then I was saddened that I was right and then I got angry so I kinda went through the ringer so to say!
Though I loved the Apel Girl’s I did find Reid to be a bit annoying at times- honestly if I was in her shoes I probably would be as well, however her was a teenie turn off for me.
Rating- 4.5 out 5 cupcakes!
Amy Boyles grew up reading Judy Blume and Christopher Pike. Somehow, the combination of coming of age books and teenage murder mysteries made her want to be a writer. After graduating college at DePauw University, she spent some time living in Chicago, Louisville, and New York before settling back in the South. Now, she spends her time chasing two toddlers while trying to stir up trouble in Silver Springs, Alabama, the fictional town where Dylan Apel and her sisters are trying to master witchcraft, tame their crazy relatives, and juggle their love lives. You can find Amy on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amyboylesauthor or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves to hear from readers.
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