Thursday, October 6, 2016

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Putting On The Witch (Retired Witch Mystery #3) by Joyce and Jim Lavene

putting on the witch extra large banner Putting on the Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Cozy Mystery 
3rd in Series Berkley (October 4, 2016) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-0425268278 
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With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.
The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks...

REVIEW: This is my favorite Lavene series!  I love the paranormal aspect, as well as the close friendships, the humor, and the love.

In this book we are introduced to Dorothy's father, Drago...which has everyone's nerves in an uproar. When invitations to a Witches Ball arrive from Brian's family, they all look forward to the chance to dress up and have a good time.

Unfortunately, a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered during the party, so the castle is put on lockdown, a witch hunter is called in, and things get very complicated for the coven.

I loved the way this all played out, and was totally surprised to discover the identity of the murderer. I hope this series will be continued in the future, as I will miss the coven if it isn't.

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, and voluntarily chose to review it.**

RATING: Five stars

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim

  About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene wrote award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They had written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. Joyce passed away October 20, 2015 and Jim passed on May 5, 2016. They are missed by family, friends and their many fans.

  Purchase links: Amazon - Barnes and Noble 

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Shannon Molloy said...

The literary world lost a great pair of writers when Jim and Joyce went to heaven. I'm so glad that their stories continue to live on. Thank you for the giveaway!

Kristi Lewis said...

What a nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathleen Costa said...

The Lavene's were and will always be favorite authors of mine. This Retired Witches series is one of the best. I am retired myself and I love the characters...

Dianne Casey said...

Can't wait to read "Putting on the Witch". Great authors that will really be missed.