Beka, Baba Yaga #2, is flying solo for the first time and unfortunately making a bit of a hash of things. She can’t afford to screw up though as something is causing the local selkies and merpeople to get dangerously ill. She enlists the help of a grumpy but hot fisherman, Marcus, and his father so she can dive for clues.
Marissa is an old hand when it comes to dealing with things going awry but accidentally starting the apocalypse has to rate pretty high on the oops scale. An old foe emerges out of the shadows because, you know, life wasn’t hard enough. She needs her friends to help defeat them but they have their own dramas to deal with.
Mini Review Alert! Lots of things good things come in small packages like truffles, chocolate, vanilla slices, cookies and baklava. While you can’t eat this review, hopefully you will enjoy it.
There’s something about this series that just puts me in a good mood and this book was no different. I think it is the warmth of the characters and the community that Blake has taken the time to craft. This time, Darcy Merriweather is trying to help her friend Star whose violent ex-husband Kyle is back in town. No one else but Star has seen the man so there is no proof that he’s been harassing her. Darcy starts looking for the supernatural means by which he could have made himself invisible.
Thronos and Lanthe were childhood friends for four sweet months until his father killed her parents and her sister, Sabine, killed his father. That kind of put a damper on their relationship but it was completely destroyed when Lanthe ‘persuaded’ Thronos to jump out a window and not use his wings to protect himself. It was pretty Icarus-like but he survived. He spent the next five hundred years searching for her and finally caught up with her at The Island of Doom (sorry, I couldn’t resist). He has no intention of giving up his prize and she has no intention […]
Marissa Locks works for Grimm, the fairy godfather. Yep, only he isn’t exactly like the fairy godmother that usually pops up in fairytales as he’s more like a powerful Godfather who forces Marissa to work off her parents’ magical debt. One of Marissa’s stock in trade jobs is getting a prince to lust after her and then breaking his heart so a princess can pick up the pieces and get her happily ever after. Twelfth time however is not the charm and something goes terribly wrong. Grimm isn’t happy, the princess isn’t happy and Marissa has a limited time […]
Don’t mind me, I’ve just got a little something in my eye as I write this review…both eyes actually. Bidding farewell to Arcadia, Lon and the teenage delight that was Jupe was harder than I thought it would be. I am grateful though that Bennett finished the series on a high rather than a whimper. Our intrepid trio are hell-bent on defeating Arcadia’s mother, even though Jupe tries to keep his investigation under wraps. There’s magic, mayhem and a truckload of really sweet moments. What more could you want?
This court is now in session… When Natalya Stravinsky was abandoned by her lover, she fell apart and was cast out of her pack. Now she spends her days organising things at an antique market and avoiding the attention of the Long Island werewolves who want to kill her.
Harlow Cassidy, magical dressmaker extraordinaire, finds herself caught up in yet another mystery when Gracie’s boyfriend, Shane, is accused of patricide. Both Gracie and Shane’s mother insist that he is innocent and beg Harlow to investigate. When another man goes missing, Harlow suspects the two events are connected.
A Potion to Die For is a cozy paranormal mystery done well. Blake uses a range of tropes that fans of this genre would be familiar with and gives us an engaging heroine to boot. Carly Bell Hartwell owns a Little Shop of Potions where she mixes a range of white magic potions for her customers, boosted by a very special secret ingredient. The last thing she expected was to find lawyer Nelson Winton dead on her floor clutching one of her signature potion bottles. Dishy Sergeant Dylan Jackson (who also happens to be her ex) lends a hand along […]