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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

150) Charms & Chocolate Chips by Bailey Cates

The Blurb :

Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder.

When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katie’s mystical senses tell her that there’s more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.

My Thoughts :

Quite a few new releases appeared on my Kindle this week and I was excited about each and every one of them.  Even if I won't get around to reading them all straight away!  However I had to pick one and I was feeling in a cozy mood.  This third book in the Magical Bakery Series was the clear winner.  Not only are there witches and a mystery but best of all there are baked goods!

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and this new installment was a lovely addition.  Things get more magical during the course of this new mystery and it was interesting to see how serious the author is getting about the paranormal element of the series.  The mystery was good and thrilling but the ongoing story was definitely more interesting.  The coven and their members, Katie and Deacon and the bakery itself are all too wonderful to miss.  Also there was a surprise visitor and the appearance of Steve that filled the story to the brim.  Actually the author could have left the mystery out completely!

Delicious, exciting and totally magical, I am really enjoying this series.  If you are a paranormal lover then you may want to check this out and if you love cozies then you really need to give this one a read.  Oh and if you like eating yummy baked good or baking then you will also find this one to be a nice read.  The recipes in the back of the book are welcomed and maybe one day I will try something from Katie's magical treats.

This stays on my must read, must buy and pre-order list.  Hopefully the fourth book will be out soon and maybe the author will start another magical cozy series?  She really does have a talent and she should spoil us with more!

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Aurian said...

Nice review Amber, I totally agree with you. My review was posted yesterday as well.

Nancy said...

I love the Bailey Ctes mysteries, too! Just bought this one last week, and it'll be my reward for getting moved back into my newly painted and reorganized office. :)

Happy reading, and happy weekend, Amber!