Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ghost of a Potion {+ Giveaway}


Ghost of a Potion by Heather BlakeSouthern charm, hospitality, and humor blend well with mystery, magic and mayhem in author Heather Blake’s latest release, GHOST OF A POTION.

The comforting down-home appeal quickly draws you in to a world where the paranormal seems natural. The author’s easy writing style envelopes you as it transports you to Hitching Post, Alabama, just as the residents are set to celebrate Halloween.

Potion shop owner Carly Bell Hartwell is not all that fond of Halloween seeing how that’s the busy time for ghosts wanting to get her help to pass through to the other side. A costume ball, organized by her boyfriend Dylan’s mother, is the last place she wants to be as Halloween approaches. But she agrees to go just to please Dylan despite the fact his mother seems to hate her.

When Dylan’s mother is found standing over a dead body, holding the murder weapon, Carly see an opportunity the forge a truce with her if she can clear her name. Carly has her hands full trying to uncover the real killer, while dealing with so many ghosts. Carly soon learns secrets take on a life of their own if kept too long.

Blake’s characters are quirky, likable and well-developed. The bantering between Carly and her parents is priceless. The dialogue flows smoothly and holds you spellbound. The twists and turns in the story will keep you in suspense until the very end.

The author’s vivid descriptions and eye for detail paints a beautiful Southern town. The right mix of humor and family loyalty adds depth to this charming story while lightening the cozy murder mystery.

GHOST OF A POTION is the third installment in the Magic Potion Mystery series, but can be read as a standalone. 

Featuring characters you wish were your neighbors, this enchanting story will entertain you from the first line until the last. Magic, potions and ghosts are a delight when Carly Bell Hartwell is involved.

Ghost of a Potion by Heather Blake, A Magic Potion Mystery Book #3, NAL, @2015, ISBN: 978-0451416322, Mass Market Paperback, 336 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Thanks to Danielle and the wonderful folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of GHOST OF A POTION to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Oct. 16.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Ghost Potion Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by for my review of this fun mystery. Do you shy away from books just because they involve paranormal elements? Do you enjoy reading ghost stories during October in honor of Halloween?

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22 comments:

  1. I have a weakness for tales from the South AND for ghost stories. Both are comfort reading for me.

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  2. I love ghost stories of all kinds! From Meg Cabot's Mediator series to any of Simone St. James's books. Thanks for the post!

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  3. Love that this is a stand alone read, I have not had the chance to read the first two in the series.

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  4. Hopefully Dylan's mother likes her in the end.
    Getting closer - cats eight, dogs ten now.

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  5. This sounds like a really interesting back-and-forth between the real world and the paranormal world, Mason. I respect authors who do that well - who can invite you to believe in ghosts and witches and so on.

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  6. Great book for this time of year!

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  7. That is the cutest cover. Love the plot too.

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  8. Love the cover. Sounds like a great read.

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  9. Thanks for this intriguing feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. There are a lot of those quaint Southern towns and they are full of personality. And quirky characters.

    I love the kitties on the cover.

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  11. Thanks so much, Mason! So happy you enjoyed the book. Good luck, everyone, with the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to reading this newest in the Magic Potion series

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  13. Love ghost stories any month and love cats too. Thanks for a chance to win a book that has both.

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  14. I'd love to read this story!!!

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  15. What an eye-catching cover and I like the description. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. would love to read this..this is how I find new fav authors..lol thanks for the chance

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  17. Very well written review. I love this series and look forward to reading this newest book.

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  18. I am really enjoying this series so far. I'm listening to the audio book of A Potion to Die For. I love Carly Bell & can't wait to see how it turns out. I'd love to win the latest because I'll definitely be reading it.

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  19. The cozy mysteries are new to me. Great review! I'd love to read this one.

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  20. I really enjoy paranormal cozies. This sounds like a good one! Thank you for the giveaway!

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