Saturday, December 13, 2014

SEASON'S READINGS! KILLER CHARACTERS' AUTHORS ARE GIVING AWAY A BOOK EVERY DAY IN DECEMBER!




Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene



Looking for a Few Good Witches
By Molly Renard, Elsie Langston, and Olivia Dunst
From Spell Booked
Book 1 in the Retired Witches Mysteries



“Can you see her?” Olivia fussed with her lipstick. “There’s no use in having spelled binoculars if you can’t see anything.”

“I can see just fine,” Elsie snapped back, refusing to allow her friend to take the binoculars from her. “She’s not out there yet. If she were, I’d tell you. Why don’t you get me another cup of tea?”

Olivia gave me the look, a frown between her eyes, her nose wrinkled like she’d smelled something awful. Her smooth blond hair looked perfect, as always. Her gray eyes were impatient—as always. “Do something, Molly. Do we want to check out this new girl, or what?”

I smiled at her, amused as anyone would be with the comfort of long years of friendship. “I’m sure Elsie can see her as well as you could. She’s facing in the right direction.”

“Thank you, Molly.” Elsie inclined her head, and her large pink hat slid down into her face. “Oh dear. There must be something wrong with the spell. Everything has gone pink.”


“Oh no! That can’t be right, Molly,” Olivia complained. “Do we really want the book to start that way? It makes us sound stupid and inept!”

“It doesn’t make us sound stupid or inept,” Elsie disagreed. “I think it’s a good start to the book. What’s the name again?

“Spell Booked,” I replied. “It’s in reference to having our spell book stolen.”

“Shouldn’t we call it a Grimoire?” Olivia's voice deepened on the word. “It sounds so much more attractive, don’t you think?”

“I think spell book is just fine,” I answered. “And easier for most people to understand.”

“You sound just like Cher when you say Grimoire, Olivia.” Elsie giggled. “You should dance around a little for the visual.”

“Easy for you to say, you’re not dead in the book!” Olivia was still huffy about her role. “Why wasn’t it you, Molly, or you, Elsie? It’s such a shame for someone who looks like me to be a ghost through so much of the book. Who's going to play me in the screen adaptation anyway?”


I picked up my pen to start work on the second book in the series, Looking for Mr. Goodwitch. “Let’s hold out for HBO, shall we, ladies? That Sookie Stackhouse character did very well!”

The national bestselling authors of the Missing Pieces Mysteries summon up the first Retired Witches Mystery in a brand new supernatural series...

Once upon a time in Wilmington, North Carolina, three witches ran a curio shop named Smuggler’s Arcane. But as the years passed, their magical powers started to fade—leaving them no choice but to conjure up a retirement package…  

Before they could blink their eyes or twitch their noses, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia somehow became eligible for AARP. But they can’t fly off to Boca Raton just yet. First they must give up their magic, recruit and train three new witches, and pass on their cherished spell book.

They’ve barely begun to consider potential practitioners when Olivia winds up dead and their spell book is stolen. To honor their friend and reclaim their spells, Molly and Elsie are about to go wand-to-wand with a dangerous young witch more powerful than the trio was in their prime. And this time they’re going to need more than magic up their sleeves…

WIN A COPY OF SPELL BOOKED and a broomstick book mark, BY LEAVING A COMMENT!




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54 comments:

  1. I am really looking foreword to reading this new series. Congrats.

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  2. Absolutely love your mysteries! I am looking forward to this new series!

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  3. This book sounds great! I can't wait to read it.
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    Thank you!

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  4. I want to read this book so bad. It sounds great. I would love the bookmark to. Thank you
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  5. I love your books. I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
    jen.frederick@yahoo.com

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  6. Sounds great! Can't wait to start this! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  7. sounds like a doozy! woofmew@aol.com

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  8. I love the work of the Lavenes—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Spell Booked!

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  9. This sounds like a fun book. I've read some of your other series and have enjoyed them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book. dbahn@iw.net

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  10. I agree. Wait for HBO. I shall see you there.
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  11. I already read this book - it was a great start to a new series. So while I don't need the book, I would love to win a broomstick bookmark. kuzlin at aol.com

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  12. I love paranormal cozies, and would love to win this one! kammanjoanne1@gmail.com

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  13. What fun! I'm sorry I'm just seeing this, but oooh I hope I win!

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  14. Sounds like a great book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  15. Retired witches + AARP = must read!
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  16. I just retired this year so this book is a MUST read for me.
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  17. I've read some of the other series of the LaVene's so I'd like to try this one.
    thanks for the chance.
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  18. Ha ha! Sounds fun!

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  19. Really looking forward this book.

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  20. Looking forward to reading this series! Love the story line!

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  21. Sounds like a fun book! I'm looking forward to reading it!
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  22. This series just fascinates me. I guess getting older and retiring affects everybody, even witches! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  23. Sounds like a great read.

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  24. This will be the first book I've read by you, but it sounds like a great read.

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  25. What fun
    I look forward to reading it
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  26. Omg this is a must have. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  27. This is a terrific writing team. Only hope to be lucky winner.

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  28. Yay! Excited for this one...
    Happy Holidays everyone:)
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  29. A creative duo. Love this book. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. What a delightful and intriguing book which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Sounds awesome. Thanks for the chance! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  32. This sounds like it will be fun to read. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  33. Oooooo! This sounds like so much fun!

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  34. I have to go to book store. Definetly going to look this up.

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  35. Looking forward to starting this series.
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  36. I can not wait to start reading your new series!!! I look forward to reading them all.
    Lisa
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  37. This looks like a fun first novel in the series.

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  38. Sounds like a wonderful new series. robertscm01@comcast.net

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  39. Sounds good and I really love the cover!
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  40. I like the sounds of this book and enjoyed the excerpt shared. I'm looking forward to reading it soon :)
    Happy Holidays,
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Joyce and Jim Lavene always come up with a great new read. This one is the start of another one.

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  42. These books look so good.
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  43. Really excited to read this one. Lots of buzz about it. The cover is fantastic.
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  44. What a great premise for a new series.
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  45. Book sounds great and the cover is awesome. kphans08@gmail.com

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  46. Looking forward to reading Spell Booked. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  47. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Judy Dee is our winner! Happy Holidays!

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  48. Love these books!!! keizerfire@aol.com

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  49. This is a great team of writers and since I am retired, I positively know that I would love this cozy!''

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to reading this!

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  51. So happy for your new release, Joyce and Jim. Would love to become the recipient of your book; I need diversion to my life as it has been going and this would be a fun book to do just that. Thank you for the chance to enjoy your great sounding book. Cynthia.

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  52. I love these authors. Looking forward to reading this great series.

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  53. I know I am late for the contest but just have to say I know I will love this series

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