Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal#Cozy #Mysteries: WITCHY HOT SPELLS, Midlife Potions Book 2 by C.A. Phipps

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Midlife Potions Book 2


Trouble brews in small towns.

Accepting she’s a witch isn’t enough for Jess’s snarky cat familiar. Not only does she have to keep the potion shop running while learning to make said potions, she has to solve another mysterious death.

This time it appears to be a stranger, but Jess can smell something isn’t right about the crime scene and Officer Fine is getting suspicious about her ability to sniff out clues. And what about her baking talents?

Will she have to bury them?

What’s a witch to do?

Midlife Potions Book 2

Interview with Jessica Lavender
A witch with attitude.

My name is Jessica Lavender. Everyone calls me Jess, but not everyone knows that I’m a witch. Heck, I didn’t have a clue until my mom passed away and I had to return home to Good Fortune to bury her.

Out of the blue my cat started talking to me and told me that at mid-life, which I never considered myself to be at 45, a witch gets their powers. If that and the fact that apparently my mom was a witch, wasn’t enough to freak me out, I also appear to have the super power of smell. It sounds disgusting and I admit it can be a little off-putting, but sometimes it’s pretty amazing. A baker by trade, I’ve always known if a recipe was going to work or not before it was done, now that super-snooper is helping me solve crimes.

Of course living in a small town is tricky when you’re hiding secrets and I haven’t told you the worst or best part of it all. My mom isn’t gone! Due to a mix-up with a potion and the fact I was still in training, I was set to bring mom back to life on the day of her funeral and it went wrong. She’s now a ghost. We’re getting along okay. At least better than we did when she was alive. And there are plans to try again next year on the anniversary of her death.

There is another thing you should know. Mom hired an assistant a few months before her death. Jenny is the most annoyingly upbeat person in the world and if I wanted mom’s paid for house, and a chance to leave my mediocre life in Portland, I had to run mom’s lotion and potion store and keep Jenny employed.

To be honest she has grown on me and I feel sorry for her. She loves the store more than I ever will and lives to help people. Which mean, like my mom, she has no life of her own.

Maybe it will all work out.

If bodies stop turning up. If I ever get to bake again. And, if my cat gets off my back about the training.

About Author C.A. Phipps…

C. A. Phipps is a USA Today best-selling author from beautiful New Zealand. Cheryl lives in a quiet suburb with her wonderful husband of more than four decades. With a large family to keep her busy when she’s not writing, there is just enough space for a crazy mixed breed dog who stole her heart! She enjoys family times, baking, rambling walks, and her quest for the perfect latte.


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Special Giveaway: C.A. will give away an ebook copy of Sugar and Sliced, the prequel to the Maple Lane Mysteries,  to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

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8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal#Cozy #Mysteries: WITCHY HOT SPELLS, Midlife Potions Book 2 by C.A. Phipps”

  1. Good morning, C.A., and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love the midlife crisis theme of these books. I have book one on my Kindle. This one will also have to queue up there. These sound like so much fun! Thanks for sharing your book with us today.

    1. Good morning, Karen.
      Thanks so much for having me back with Book 2 in the midlife Portions series. Yes, midlife is an odd time and finding out you are a witch would be more odd, but I’m thinking it could help a lot too. Maybe that’s why I really wrote the series. Lol.
      I hope everyone has a great day and, if you pick up the book, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
      Cheryl / C. A. Phipps

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