28 August 2021

Murder At Magic Cakes Cafe (English Village Witch Cozy) by Rosie Reed

 


Murder At Magic Cakes Cafe (English Village Witch Cozy)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (March 1, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 307 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8713750473
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08XKM51D1

In a flash, she had magic. Can she use it to solve a mysterious death in her family?

 

Climbing a tree in a thunderstorm was always going to be a stupid idea, but when Evelyn Eldritch is struck by lightning, her magical powers are switched on. And she didn’t even know she was a witch!

 

When Evelyn learns that her biological mother has died under suspicious circumstances, she makes a journey to the quaint village of Maiden-Upon-Avon, where the residents consist of werewolves, witches, vampires and one annoyingly handsome-yet-gruff policeman. But who should she suspect? Who can she trust?

 

And if juggling her magical training, her mother’s café, and the town’s eccentric residents wasn’t enough, another body turning up at the local cricket match shows she’s definitely in well over her pointed hat…

 

Murder at Magic Cakes Café is the first book in the adorable English Village Witch Cozy series, set in the beautiful English countryside. If you love plucky heroines, small-town whodunits, and a touch of retro nostalgia, then you’ll love Rosie Reed’s fun and flirty tale.

 

Buy Murder at Magic Cakes Café today. It’s simply electrifying!

Note from the author: Writing this series kept me sane during the very strange year of 2020. I do hope you’ll enjoy escaping into the beautiful surroundings of Maiden-Upon-Avon and having some fun with Evelyn and all the other magical beings who live there! Each book is set in a different season of the magical year – beginning with spring in Book One. You can enjoy a gentle journey around the village, whilst Evelyn tries to solve the murder. So, treat yourself now by taking the phone off the hook of life, and soaking awhile in the bathtub of the English countryside!

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About Rosie Reed

A Little About Me 

I love writing, daydreaming, and creating stories. I often write for fun, even when I’m not planning on publishing. But it’s also wonderful to share my stories with you!

I’m a massive Agatha Christie and Terry Pratchett fan, so writing paranormal mystery comes instinctively! I love the understated gentle charm of cozies, and it’s always such a pleasure to spend time in the company of the wonderful sleuths and magical characters that my fellow authors create.

Writing the English Village Witch Cozy series helped to keep me sane during the very strange year of 2020. Evelyn and Alex have done a tremendous job of protecting my mental health, and it’s my pleasure to share this comfort with you.

I do hope you’ll enjoy escaping into the beautiful surroundings of Maiden-Upon-Avon, and having some fun with Evelyn and all the other magical beings who live there! So treat yourself now by taking the phone off the hook of life, and soaking in the bathtub of the English countryside for a while!

Purchase Links – Amazon US – Amazon UK 

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Although it didn’t take a genius to deduce there was something funny going on in this village, for a kind-hearted fool who climbs trees to rescue cats in the rain, it would take a little longer to figure out the details. 

Heading towards the train station, I found myself outside the local pub, which was an old crooked building, adorned with hanging baskets of bright flowers. The Coach and Horses. This was where Leia said I might find Raven. And apparently Raven might know something about Marilyn’s possible murder. 

Lost in my thoughts, I was about to step inside, but a handsome man with sandy hair collided with me. 

“Wah!” I yelped as I started to fall backwards. 

With strong hands, he grabbed me around the shoulders, helping me upright. “Oh, I’m sorry, I wasn’t looking where I was going.”

I gazed into his gorgeous green eyes and giggled, feeling self-conscious about how much I fancied him. “That’s okay.”

Relishing his touch on my shoulder, I winced as I noticed he had a black eye. And he clearly wasn’t having a good day. Even though he was wearing a suit, the top button of his shirt was undone, he was unshaven, and his hair was a mess. He looked tired, as if he’d had a rough night. 

He spoke with concern. “You okay?”

Apart from wanting to snog your face off? “Well, I –”

“Good.” He left without so much as a goodbye. 

I watched him for a moment. I didn’t believe in love at first sight or any such nonsense. But there was something about him… 

Shaking the feeling away, I held my head high and strode into the pub. 

It was dark inside, due to the low ceilings, small windows, and old-fashioned décor. But it boasted all the usual qualities of the traditional English drinking establishment – sticky carpets, garish wallpaper, mismatched furniture, and not a whiff of a coffee machine in sight. Coffee? In a pub? How about a knuckle sandwich to go with that, sir?   

The woman behind the bar was dressed like a goth, in a purple dress, black eye liner, and a silver crucifix. Perhaps she could tell me where I could find Raven?

I needed to act casual, which wasn’t easy because this place already gave me the creeps. I tended to be very sensitive to my surroundings, and I was picking up an eerie vibe in here. But perhaps I’d just watched too many horror movies involving a young stranger visiting a close-knit village, coming to a sticky end. 

Although, saying that, Leia did think Marilyn had been murdered, so perhaps it was worth keeping my wits about me. 


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