Spells and Scones

Spells and Scones
Author: Bailey Cates
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 0698140605
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spells and Scones Book Excerpt:

There's a body in the bookshop in this latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery mysteries... When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity's new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. A big crowd has turned out for the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer—before Angie gets served... RECIPES INCLUDED!

Potions and Pastries

Potions and Pastries
Author: Bailey Cates
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 0399587004
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potions and Pastries Book Excerpt:

In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.... It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

Scones and Spells

Scones and Spells
Author: Rosie Pease
Publsiher: Whiskered Mysteries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-06
ISBN: 9781644512364
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scones and Spells Book Excerpt:

Reading the Cozy Mystery

Reading the Cozy Mystery
Author: Phyllis M. Betz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN: 1476641692
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Cozy Mystery Book Excerpt:

With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Pressing the Issue

Pressing the Issue
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Publsiher: Beyond The Page
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1946069515
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pressing the Issue Book Excerpt:

The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . . As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year. Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again? Includes tantalizing recipes! Praise for Daryl Wood Gerber and the Cookbook Nook Mysteries: “There’s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town and her name is Jenna Hart. With a bodacious cast of characters, a wrenching murder, and a collection of cookbooks to die for, Daryl Wood Gerber’s Final Sentence is a page-turning puzzler of a mystery that I could not put down.” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries and Library Lovers Mysteries “In Final Sentence, the author smartly blends crime, recipes, and an array of cookbooks that all should covet in a witty, well-plotted whodunit.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mysteries “Readers will relish the extensive cookbook suggestions, the cooking primer, and the whole foodie phenomenon. Gerber’s perky tone with a multigenerational cast makes this series a good match for Lorna Barrett’s Booktown Mystery series . . .” —Library Journal “So pull out your cowboy boots and settle in for a delightful read. Grilling the Subject is a delicious new mystery that will leave you hungry for more.” —Carstairs Considers Blog

The Ghost Friend

The Ghost Friend
Author: Stacey Keystone
Publsiher: Ellauri Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost Friend Book Excerpt:

Amy Morad has now found her family. She needs to get used to it, as well as Martinus Novak, who claims to be her fiance. All of that while studying at the Marn Magical Academy. New semester, new challenges. She will need to help her friend, figure out her magical abilities, and survive from those who want to harm her. Book 3 of the Marn Magical Academy series, which will take you through Amy's adventures as she finds love and friendship.

Tea and Tarot Mysteries 1 3

Tea and Tarot Mysteries 1   3
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Publsiher: misterio press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2021-04-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tea and Tarot Mysteries 1 3 Book Excerpt:

Tea, tarot, and trouble. This quirky mystery series has it all! Abigail Beanblossom’s dream of owning a tea room in her California beach town is about to come true. She’s got the lease, the start-up funds, and the recipes. But Abigail's out of a tearoom and into hot water when her realtor turns out to be a conman… and then turns up dead. But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion Night. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, Night’s not letting go of the building without a fight. But the two must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor's double dealings, in order to unearth the truth – before murder boils over again. If you love quirky characters and laugh-out-loud reads, you’ll love this special boxed collection of the first three books in the series, including: Steeped in Murder, Hostage to Fortune, and Oolong, Farewell. Tearoom recipes in the back of the books!

Oolong Farewell

Oolong  Farewell
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Publsiher: misterio press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN: 1944767517
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oolong Farewell Book Excerpt:

When all the neighbors want you dead… Abigail Beanblossom is finally getting into the groove of her new Tea and Tarot room. But in Abigail’s mind, when things are going right, that’s exactly when they’re about to go wrong. She never could have guessed, however, the mother who abandoned her as a child would suddenly return, looking for tea and sympathy. Now, all Abigail wants is to escape. So, when her grandfather’s friend, Archer, asks Abigail and her partner Hyperion to investigate the murder of his neighbor, the two amateur sleuths leap at the opportunity. Abigail suspects Archer’s fears of arrest are a tempest in a teapot. The victim’s been renting out his mansion for noisy events and bringing the entire neighborhood to a boil. And the old money and nouveau-riche suspects are as plentiful as they are quirky. But when Archer becomes suspect #1, Abigail and Hyperion must steep themselves in the fraught world of upper-crust homeowners associations and Instagram stars. Because this cockeyed killer is just getting started… Oolong, Farewell is book 3 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today! Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells
Author: Skye Alexander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 1507203640
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells Book Excerpt:

From the author of the Modern Witchcraft series comes a new book on romantic spells to bring you love, companionship, and passion, with straightforward, accessible spell instructions. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells is a comprehensive collection that will help you get the love you want—from manifesting a mate, to blessing and helping new love, to helping you reconnect with a partner and stoking the flame to add fire to your romance. This book will guide you toward your romantic desires to find love—with the help of a little magic!

Morgan Charmley Spells and Secrets

Morgan Charmley  Spells and Secrets
Author: Katy Birchall
Publsiher: Scholastic UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 0702304808
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morgan Charmley Spells and Secrets Book Excerpt:

Laugh-out-loud, fresh teen comedy with an on-trend witchy spin - Sabrina the Teenage Witch for a new generation! Morgan Charmley is finding it very difficult to keep her witch powers under control and undercover at school. With a fellow secret witch trying to sabotage her and a confusing friendship with a sworn-enemy warlock to navigate, the girl who can spark magic with a click of her fingers knows that trouble always follows fast! Perfect for fans of Louise Rennison, Zoella and Holly Bourne

Mousey Mousey and the Witches Spells

Mousey Mousey and the Witches  Spells
Author: Heather Flood
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 190835416X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mousey Mousey and the Witches Spells Book Excerpt:

***REVISED EDITION WITH A NEW STORY*** Four delightful stories, including an extra new adventure, appear in this revised edition of Mouset Mousey and the Witches' Spells, a book about a little mouse called Mousey Mousey having her world turned upside down by naughty witch Agatha. Mousey Mousey has the lovely things in her cottage changed from her favourite colour pink to black when Agatha pays a visit, and the witch later causes havoc at the village fete; Our delightful lady mouse also suffers another trauma when she is kidnapped by a giant parrot! Despite these hardships, she believes that kindness will win through. Heather Flood's beautiful stories are much loved by children, with an innocence and charm reminiscent of Enid Blyton or Beatrix Potter. This new edition of Mousey Mousey and the Witches' Spells contains a whole new chapter, telling of Mousey Mousey and her friends' day trip to the seaside which almost ends in disaster, resulting in a thrilling cliff-top drama!

Come Sit a Spell

Come Sit a Spell
Author: Marilyn Jansen
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1496453697
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Come Sit a Spell Book Excerpt:

Come Sit a Spell takes you back to a time when people’s lives were real and raw, where folks lived full of hard-worn love. Through her personal reflections on growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, Marilyn Jansen reminds us that God’s love comforts and guides us even when the pantry is empty. These stories, based on memories from three generations of kitchens, come fully baked with a recipe that just about anyone can master, and ingredients that are probably already in your cupboard. Come Sit a Spell is about people and food—not the glamorous kind, but the everyday, love-’em-with-all-you-got kind that is the foundation of country homes across America.

Under His Spell

Under His Spell
Author: Kristin Hardy
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1459217543
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under His Spell Book Excerpt:

BEWITCHED Sure, Lainie Trask had a crush on J. J. Cooper. When she was twelve! But growing up, Lainie had watched the sexy athlete narrow his focus—to World Cup skiing and women, not necessarily in that order. So her…interest in J.J. was a thing of the past. Because Lainie of all people knew the dangers of being under someone's spell. But now the longtime Lothario was changing with the autumn leaves. Sidelined by an injury, J.J. had downtime to figure out his next step…and evidently Lainie was it! With Halloween approaching, he prepared to take offthe mask and show her how loving and sensitive the real J. J. Cooper could be…. HOLIDAY HEARTS Because there's no place like home for the holidays…

Riven by Magic An Urban Fantasy

Riven by Magic  An Urban Fantasy
Author: A. L. Warwick
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1326419730
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riven by Magic An Urban Fantasy Book Excerpt:

Karielle And The Return Of Magic

Karielle And The Return Of Magic
Author: Jo Ann Gilbert Stover
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-01-14
ISBN: 1481704389
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karielle And The Return Of Magic Book Excerpt:

You’ve been dead for over two hundred years and all of a sudden the gods want you and your husband to return to your old world to destroy another evil that threatens humanity. Oh, sure, now you’ll be an immortal and your magic will be stronger than ever, BUT, you’ve been instructed to find a boy. O.K., not too much of a problem. BUT, this boy isn’t just any boy, he’s a direct descendant of the family you belonged to. Your mission? Find this boy, train him (because he has the gift of magic too), have him help destroy the people who have brought the dark arts to your once pristine city and have destroyed all you built in your former life. And then, after you’ve accomplished all that, reestablish your family name and its magic in the land. Easy for the gods to say.

Sugar Spells

Sugar Spells
Author: Lola Dodge
Publsiher: Ink Monster LLC
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1943858160
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar Spells Book Excerpt:

For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars! After her run-in with a jealous warlock, apprentice baker Anise Wise can’t wait to get back into the kitchen where she belongs. But thanks to her brush with death, the land of the living isn’t all cupcakes and marshmallows. Anise’s magical mojo is way out of whack and her changed powers are stirring up trouble. The town’s abuzz with news that Anise can bake deathly spells, and unsavory characters start lining up for a taste. They’ll stop at nothing to use Anise and her witchcraft to further their own plots. She plans to hole up researching solutions until the attention dies down, but then she discovers the horrifying terms of her bodyguard’s contract. Wynn has saved her life so many times, she can’t leave him trapped. Doing the right thing will mean risking death or worse—losing her dream job. For this witch, justice might not be as sweet as advertised. The Spellwork Syndicate Series 1. Deadly Sweet 2. Sugar Spells - October 30, 2018!

Spells and Sensibility

Spells and Sensibility
Author: K.L. Noone,K.S. Murphy
Publsiher: JMS Books LLC
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2022-01-29
ISBN: 1685500331
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spells and Sensibility Book Excerpt:

Theodore Burnett has never been a hero. He prefers comfort to combat-spells, and jam-slathered scones to muddy boots. Fortunately, as the youngest-ever head librarian at the Royal College of Wizardry, Theo can spend his days with books and bibliomancy in place of battle-magic or politics -- and in any case Napoleon’s been defeated and the war’s been won. But now there’s a wounded captain of the Magicians’ Corps in Theo’s library. And he needs Theo’s help. And Theo can never resist a mystery, especially when that mystery’s tall and tempting and handsome. Captain Henry Tourmaline, formerly of His Majesty’s Army and the Magicians’ Corps, requires assistance. He’s returned to London with scars on his body, soul, and heart -- war, after all, will do that to anyone. But one of those scars refuses to heal, a curse that’s slowly draining Henry’s magic and eventually his life. The physicians have no answers, so Henry turns to the College’s books ... and the College’s attractive head librarian. But the curse is unpredictable, and the last thing Henry wants is to drag someone else into the line of fire, particularly someone as kind and innocent and brilliant as Theo. Theo wants to save Henry. Henry wants to keep Theo safe. Together, perhaps they can do both ... while uncovering a perilous secret behind a spell, a deadly puzzle in the archives, and their own heart’s desires.

Spells of Iron and Bone

Spells of Iron and Bone
Author: Sarah Piper
Publsiher: Two Gnomes Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-19
ISBN: 1948455463
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spells of Iron and Bone Book Excerpt:

Magick is real. It’s also highly illegal—not that I’m worried about that. Sure, I heal faster than most, and I’ve got a sixth sense for brewing teas that can fix just about any problem, but my café isn’t exactly a hotbed of paranormal activity. At least it wasn’t… until some psycho attacked me and woke up the freaky, forbidden magick inside, earning me a one-way ticket to jail. Now, a secretive magickal university is offering me a deal: my freedom in exchange for help with the Tarot prophecies—cryptic predictions they believe hold the key to stopping a deadly apocalyptic plot. Predictions only I can decipher. Because the witch who divined them? She died years ago. I should know. She was my mother. Grab your grimoires, girls. Magick school’s officially in session. All I have to do now is master my powers, decode the doomsday prophecies, outwit a mean-girl coven that puts the psycho in psychic, and survive the temptations of one very naughty professor and three scorching-hot, overprotective mages shadowing my every move. There’s only one problem. If I’m right about the prophecies? Survival isn’t in the cards for any of us. SPELLS OF IRON AND BONE is the first book in the Tarot Academy series, a university-aged reverse harem paranormal academy romance featuring Sarah Piper’s signature blend of Tarot mythology, magick, heart-pounding supernatural suspense, dark academy romance, and a badass witch who always gets what she wants, especially when it comes to her men…

Cold Spell

Cold Spell
Author: Jackson Pearce
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN: 1444919733
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Spell Book Excerpt:

Ginny and Kai are in love. Or so Ginny thought. But Kai is being enchanted by a mysterious girl, beautiful and flawless as ice. When he's swept away by this snow maiden, Ginny knows she has to cast aside her fears and pursue him. In the face of mortal danger, will Ginny and Kai's love hold strong?

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle
Author: Hannah Foley
Publsiher: Floris Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN: 1782506519
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle Book Excerpt:

Part-girl, part-cat, Avery Buckle has always known she's a little different (after all, her tail is a bit of a giveaway). What Avery doesn't know is that she is the only one who can uncover a forgotten magical secret and bring back a great lost wizard. Teaming up with shape-shifting best friend Low, and with help from her witch guardians, Avery is plunged into a haphazard world of shadowy monsters, bewitched libraries and flying bicycles. Grab your enchanted tandem bike and hold on tight! Wildly inventive and packed with fantastical thrills, The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle is a warm and quirky whirlwind of an adventure, full of magical heart.