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Ghost of a Potion By Heather Blake: Review/Giveaway

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Ghost of a Potion, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL and indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy.

It’s Halloween in Hitching Post, Alabama, and despite what one would assume, it’s a holiday that white magic witch and empath Carly Bell Hartwell wishes didn’t exist. For on All Hallow’s Eve a portal between the worlds opens, and ghosts needing an empath’s help come calling before the door closes on All Soul’s Day, two days later. Halloween is also when the Hitching Post Restoration and Preservation Society (also known as “Harpies,” both as an abbreviation and accurate to the leaders’ personalities) are hosting a masquerade ball at the Ezekiel Mansion celebrating its restoration. With Carly’s mother wanting to make good with the Harpies—one of whom is the aggressively hostile mother of Carly’s Significant Other—she’ll be doing her best to attend and return home before she can be called out by energy-sucking poltergeists.

bookCarly’s failed attempt to make good with Dylan Jackson’s mother falls short of actual violence, but that can’t be said of the confrontation between Patricia Davis Jackson and Haywood Dodd. Murdered before he can make a much-heralded announcement, Haywood’s ghost now haunts Carly as he moans for her help. Combined with the need to also prove Patricia’s innocence (of which Carly isn’t entirely certain), the talented white witch finds herself once again in the middle of a murder investigation with the unwanted—but much needed—input from an assortment of specters.

Except for the Harpies and “Face of Evil” Patricia, the wedding-theme town of Hitching Post is filled with genial characters who share food, celebrations, and more than a little gossip. Now that her cousin Delia has overcome their family’s rivalry and become an ally, Carly has witchy support in coping with the ghosts who seek her aid. Carly’s adorable father lends a comforting hand as well, and he continues to pursue his thirty-year engagement with Carly’s marriage-phobic mother. In this third of the series, the author once again captures the uniqueness of this small Southern town that perfectly suits Carly’s magical heritage. The true gift is how this tale of murder, witches, ghosts, and secrets maintains its sense of humor, leaving readers with smiles on their faces and warmth in their hearts.

To enter to win a copy of Ghost of a Potion, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Potion,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 24, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Click on this link to purchase this book and a portion goes to support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynn Demsky October 17, 2015 at 10:22am

Sounds like a great read!


2 Barbara October 17, 2015 at 12:14pm

I am really looking forward to reading this


3 Lola Donnelley October 17, 2015 at 12:20pm

Can’t wait to read it!! Thanks for the contest!!


4 Gail Sparhawk October 17, 2015 at 12:35pm

Love Heather Blake books. Can hardly wait to read this one. They are awesomely entertaining. Blessed Be.


5 Kathleen Costa October 17, 2015 at 4:23pm

I’ve read many reviews on Ghost of a Potion, and all, including yours, have been great. So, I’d love to be able to read it, too. Thanks for hosting the great giveaway.


6 Jeanetta S. October 18, 2015 at 1:27am

I have read some books by Heather Blake, and I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the giveaway.


7 marylouh October 18, 2015 at 8:17am

Don’t usually read this type of book but it does sound interesting. Would love to try it. I might be a convert.


8 Valerie Hoynacki October 18, 2015 at 10:37am

Heather’s books are always enjoyable!


9 Stacy Gill
Twitter: @SparkleAWin
October 18, 2015 at 3:09pm

What a perfect way to celebrate my “Southern” Halloween I was just wishing for!


10 Pamela Woodfield October 18, 2015 at 9:51pm

I absolutely LOVE this series!! I’m listening to @A Potion to Die For” on audiobook right now. I just bought “One Potion in the Grave”. All that’s missing is this one.


11 Doward Wilson October 21, 2015 at 4:11pm

Great review and post. Thanks for the chance to win. This is one of my favorite series.


12 Wanda Downs October 22, 2015 at 2:44am

I would love to win and read it


13 Michelle Fidler October 23, 2015 at 12:41pm

Ghosts, witches, and cats — my cup of tea.


14 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
October 26, 2015 at 3:22pm

We have a winner
Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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