Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape – Blog Tour and Giveaway (ENDED)

Magick & Mayhem (An Abracadabra Mystery #1)What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks?

Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes to finalize the estate at the local attorney’s office—and stumbles over the body of her best friend Elise’s husband . . .

As a brash detective casts the blame on Elise, Kailyn summons her deepest powers to find answers and start an investigation of her own. What with running a business, perfecting ancient spells, and keeping up with an uninvited guest of fabled origins, Kailyn has her hands full. But with the help of her uncanny black cat Sashkatu and her muumuu-clad Aunt Tilly, she’s closing in on a killer—who will do anything to make sure she never tests her supernatural skills again!

Kailyn runs Abracadabra, a shop she inherited from her mother and grandmother, who still show up occasionally to offer advice, welcome or not. Her slightly scatterbrained Aunt Tilly has the shop next door. When the two of them go to the lawyer’s office to take care of some paperwork, they find him dead on the floor. Now, not only does Kailyn have to worry about the two of them being seen as suspects, the lawyer also happened to be her best friends husband. With Aunt Tilly and a black cat as backup, Kailyn decides to find out who really killed Jim Hastings. This is a fun cozy, full of unique and interesting characters, humor, and just enough magic. I can’t wait for book #2!

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway  (ENDED) for your chance to win 1 of 2 ecopies of Magick & Mayhem

About The Author

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I started writing stories as soon as I learned how to put letters together to form words. From that day forward, writing has been a part of my life whether it was my first attempt at a novel in seventh grade or the little plays I wrote for my friends to perform for neighbors and family. After college, when I was busy teaching French and Spanish to high school students, I was also writing poetry — some of it in French.

After several years, I left teaching to be a full time mom, and when my two children started school, I went back to writing. To my delight, I found that the muse was still there, still waiting patiently for me to come around. My first novel, Ghostfire, was published at that time. It went on to be condensed in Redbook magazine (the first paperback original the magazine had ever condensed.) Then came The God Children and The PortalRedbook also published my first short story, which was subsequently sold to several foreign magazines. With two great kids, a golden retriever and a loving, supportive husband (whom I’d met at the beach when I was fourteen — but that’s a story for another day), I felt like I was exactly where I was meant to be in my life. But fate had another plan for me, and it went by the name of “breast cancer.”

Looking back, I realize how fortunate I was that the cancer was discovered at such an early stage, but at the time it was all very overwhelming. Once I was back on my feet, I wanted to help other women who were newly diagnosed, worried and afraid. I became a Reach to Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society and went on to run the program for Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. A number of years later, with the help of my surgical oncologist and two other volunteers, I started Lean On Me, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support and information to breast cancer patients. When Lean On Me celebrated its tenth anniversary it no longer required as much of my time, and I once again found myself free to pursue my first love — writing.

Author Links: Webpage – Facebook –  Pinterest – Twitter

Purchase Links : Amazon B&N

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Tour Participants

May 1 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW
May 1 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
May 2 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
May 2 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT
May 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 3 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – INTERVIEW
May 3 – Bubble Bath Books – REVIEW
May 4 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
May 4 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
May 5 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
May 5 – The Broke Book Bank – REVIEW
May 6 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
May 7 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
May 7 – Nadaness In Motion – REVIEW
May 8 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
May 8 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
May 9 –  A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
May 10 – Book Babble – REVIEW
May 10 – Varietats – REVIEW
May 11 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW
May 11 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 12 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
May 13 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
May 13 – Deal Sharing Aunt – SPOTLIGHT
May 14 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW

NOTE: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher
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8 thoughts on “Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape – Blog Tour and Giveaway (ENDED)

  1. Thank you for hosting Sharon Pape’s book Magic and Mayhem on your blog. Since I am owned by a black cat, the cover drew me in. Magic and Mayhem has been added to my list of books I need to read.

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