Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Grimoires, Spas and Chocolate Straws

Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws

(A Spells & Caramels Cozy Witch Mystery)
By Erin Johnson

About the Book


Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Self Published (December 29, 2018)
Paperback: 332 pages
ISBN-10: 1792728727
ISBN-13: 978-1792728723
Digital ASIN: B07LB49VBR

Sandy slaughter. An enchanting suspect. Can a magical baker protect her friends from a dangerous paradise?
Stranded on Badlands Island, Imogen Banks is driving herself crazy looking for her brother. So when the spell-casting baker's friends suggest they escape for a luxurious dragon spa treatment, she doesn't need a second invitation. But her hopes for coastal romance with Hank fall flat when a resort guest turns up roasted in the sand.
Suspecting murder, Imogen zeroes in on the town's rumored "black widow" as a possible culprit. But when her friend falls for the beautiful woman despite the deadly track record, Imogen fears he'll be the next victim to stay buried.
Can Imogen sift through the clues before the killer gives her one final treatment?
Grimoires, Spas and Chocolate Straws is the eighth book in the Spells and Caramels delightful paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like endearing heroines, a touch of romance, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Erin Johnson’s magical whodunit.
Buy Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws to massage a new mystery today!

Review: The Spells and Caramels series is one of my favorite series. I have to admit, I missed the last book, do to the death of my mother and I really should have gone back to read that book before I dove into this one, because I was a little bit lost. This series is best enjoyed in order, and trust me you will enjoy this book and all the others.

This series is one best read in order because this series is really all about continuity, because though they are cozy in nature, there's a strong story line that is best enjoyed from the the start of the series, so that you understand the characters better.

In this book Imogen and her friends are stuck on Badlands Island. Imogen is looking for her brother Horace and early on we meet his second in command, Leo, who saves Imogen from drowning.

A diversion to a spa finds the group finding yet another dead body and there is a murder to solve.

I really love how the characters are growing as this series progresses. Oh and can I say, I just adore Iggy. Iggy is Imogen's flame. (literally). If you are a fan of the series, you'll see how each character has really come into their own in this story and you learn so much as the series goes on, especially about Imogen and Horace.

The mystery involves a spa owner who has a bit of reputation of being a black widow, and when she takes an interest in Yann, Imogen knows she has to investigate the death of a man that died in the spa, in case those rumors proved true.

There weren't a lot of suspects but it was really interesting to see how everything played out. I have to admit that once again I was surprised with who the culprit was.

What I love about this series is how its more than just the mystery. Its the character's lives and that's just as important as them solving a murder. So don't be surprised when the book goes on a little bit longer than when everything is solved.

The ending of this one will give you the warm fuzzies and have you squealing with delight.

This is a fabulous read and a great addition to the series!

Rating: 5 flowers

About the Author

Erin Johnson is a native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

Purchase Link – Amazon


Erin M. Johnson said...

Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for being part of the book tour. I always really appreciate it. Just wanted to say I'm very sorry about your mom, too. <3

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