Sunday, September 13, 2015

It's Good to be a Witch at the Purple Door Detective Agency!



So Happy Together
By Sunshine Merryweather
From Be My Banshee
By Joyce and Jim Lavene

Honestly, I don’t know why people are so negative. Life is good! We are all so lucky to be alive and living in this wonderful, magical world.

Some people think I’m naive but that’s not the case. I just recognize that I have it pretty good and try to act accordingly. I love bright colors (especially purple) and nice shoes. I don’t dwell too much on the past.

Take a woman who walked into my office at the Purple Door Detective Agency today.  Her name is Aine (pronounced Ann). She’s a banshee from Ireland looking for a man named O’Neill who she is supposed to serve – bringing him to the underworld or some such – when he dies. She’s so dark and threatening right away. There’s just no reason for it.

As soon as I recognized her ‘talents’, I knew she was the right one to help me find the person who killed my partner, John. He and I were also lovers. His death hit me hard but did I let it get me down? Absolutely not! I plan to kill whoever murdered him and be at peace with it.

Aine threatened me if I didn’t help her. Like anything she could do would matter to me. I’m a pretty powerful witch – not someone to be trifled with. But if I want her help, I’m going to have to help her find O’Neill.

I’m not worried about that either. Things just seem to work out for me. Life’s not all rainbows and blue skies, but it’s not all dark clouds and black magic either. Sometimes when my reflection talks back to me in the mirror, I just ignore it and turn away.

It’s good to be a witch!



BE MY BANSHEE GIVEAWAY!

It's good to leave a comment since one person will receive a print copy of the first Purple Door Detective Agency mystery - Be My Banshee - complete with illustrations! Please leave your name and an email. We'll choose a winner by the end of the day.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Joyce and Jim Lavene



92 comments:

  1. Okay, I am leaving a comment

    Sounds so intriguing even though I wonder if I am the target audience.

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    1. A blogger recently called this book a paranormal cozy so I think you probably are the target audience, LD. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. I can't wait to read this new series!! Love Joyce and Jim Lavene books!!

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    1. Hi! Thanks Renae! We appreciate you stopping by!

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    2. Hi! Thanks Renae! We appreciate you stopping by!

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  4. This is sure to be a fabulous book!
    njcar22@aol.com

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  5. Love Joyce and Jim Lavene books!! Would love to see the illustrations and add this beautiful purple cover to my bookshelf. Thank you for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a print copy of Be My Banshee. :)
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  6. I have read many of your books and would love to add this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  7. This sounds very interesting! I can't wait to read it!
    c_mitchell1998(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I love all of your books and would love to add this book to my collection.
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  9. It sounds like an interesting book. As someone who loves Red Hats. I wonder if a Purple Door Detective Agency would have anything red nearby.

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  10. Cozies are my favorite, add paranormal and I feel witchy and good to go!

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    1. Me too ReaderWoman! We love the ghosts and the witches!

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  11. This would be a fabulous introduction to you as an author :)
    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  12. Love your books. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  13. I would love to read this book!
    Joann Hunter
    Joannlowehunter@aol.com

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  14. And I have another title to add to my never ending book list. cherlynn1@hotmail.com

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    1. Let's hear it for never ending book lists! Wouldn't it be awful if that wasn't the case?

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  15. Love all of Joyce and Jim's books!

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  16. Every life needs some magic! I would love to add Be My Banshee to my Joyce and Jim Lavene collection. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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    1. Love that attitude, Pat! Every life does need magic!

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  17. Like positive attitude. Would love to give it a read
    Betty Jo English
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  18. Like positive attitude. Would love to give it a read
    Betty Jo English
    Bettyjo.english@gmail.com

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  19. Sounds intriguing, a new series to check out! I love finding new authors😊.
    Heather Wood
    gingermom25@gmail.com

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    1. Me too, Heather. Especially if there are ghosts and witches in it!

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  20. I'm always saying - we do not know if any other world would be better, might as well love the one we`re in :D
    am trying always to be happy about little things. After all - these are what all big things are made of :)

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  21. I agree with Sunshine. If someone killed someone I loved, I'd most definitely take out a contract on them, or do it myself if I knew exactly who they are. Having three older brothers (Army, Navy, Marines) I learned how to defend myself early on. I also have weapons training thanks to a cousin. So yeah, Sunshine rocks and I'd love to read her story.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I feel certain Sunshine and crew are coming your way, Nora!

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  22. I love that the witch's name is Sunshine since usually a witch is portrayed as dark and mean. I'm looking forward to a positive witch.
    Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  23. This looks like a great new series! I'd love to read this! Thanks for the chance!
    karen dot kenyon at rogers dot com

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    1. You're so welcome, Karen! We loved writing it!

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  24. This book sounds great! Thanks for a chance to win. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  25. This might be a little different read for me, but I think I'd like it!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  26. Sounds like a fun read! becky@craigmay.com

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  27. Oh my gosh, this sounds like my kinda book! I just love a good witch :) Can't wait to read it. And if I get lucky and win it, well it will be an added bonus since today is my birthday!
    lynneandco@comcast.net

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  28. Okay, here's my comment. Love your paranormals.

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    1. Thanks Patg! we love you for loving them!

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  29. It's good to have a print copy of Be My Banshee!! I was fortunate to win an ecopy and thoroughly enjoyed the imaginative story but would love a print copy to see the illustrations!! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  30. This sounds great! moontowater123@gmail.com

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  31. This sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you for having the contest. pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  32. What a lovely book and great giveaway which I would enjoy greatly. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Intriguing and unique. How creative and talented. Many thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. I'm a big fan of the Lavene writing team. I got hooked with the Renaissance Faire Mysteries, and to get in on the ground floor is great! kat8762@aol.com

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  35. This looks like a great new series! I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Tenniace50(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I love your positive attitude, Sunshine, and your name. it will be nice to have another new series to read from these authors!

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  37. I'd love to have sprint copy.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  38. Wow, this looks like a terrific book. Would love to win a copy. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  39. I would love a print copy. I can't wait to see the illustrations. Thank you for the chance!
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  40. Thanks, for the chance to win! Haven't read your books before and always looking for new authors to read.. :)
    steelemoni@gmail.com

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  41. This book sounds great! Even if I don't win I am going to buy this book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  42. Another great series to read. This was a great post and thanks for the chance to win.
    doward1952@yahoo.com

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  43. I wish I were a witch. Very happy to read about it though. Fantastic thank you.

    Mary Preston
    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  44. It's my favorite private detective agency! (Top public spot has got to go to NCIS.) :O)

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  45. Hi, you guys write awesome books and I love reading them all. I love paranormas, so I know this will be great.
    Thank you so much,
    Valerie
    vabedel@aol.com

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  46. Hi, you guys write awesome books and I love reading them all. I love paranormas, so I know this will be great.
    Thank you so much,
    Valerie
    vabedel@aol.com

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  48. I would love a print copy and to see the illustrations,love your books!!!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  49. I love Purple and the whole concept of The Purple Door Detective Agency! Sounds like Aine and Sunshine are in for a very interesting scenario! Can't wait to read!!
    oh_bother88@hotmail.com

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  50. I'm probably too late, but I do love your books.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  51. A book I would love to read! Thanks for the chance to win it :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  52. sounds to be a fun read! charlene amandasmother@aol.com

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  53. I have read a book or two by Joyce and Jim and loved them. I want to walk through the door to the detective agency and find out what happens to the banshee...
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  54. Doward Wilson in my winner of Be My Banshee. Thanks for being here.

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