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Looking For Mr. Good Witch


Everyone’s favorite retired witches from Spell Booked have returned and are diving into troubled waters to find a sinister sea witch that has been leaving bodies in her wake up and down the Carolina coast Authorities are baffled as they continue to find drowning victims with no water in their lungs. The fin-icky female will continue to kill young male witches until she finds her perfect man—the one who survives her mating ritual—so she can live for another hundred years. And now coven hopeful Brian Fuller is about to be ensnared in her net. Retired witches Molly and Elsie, along with the ghost of Olivia and her daughter Dorothy, need all the help they can get to stop the sea witch. Aided by a selkie and a cream puff–craving mermaid, they’re determined to keep Brian out of her murky clutches. But are they all about to get in over their heads?

Book #2 Retired Witches Mysteries

Available October 4th   Amazon logo and link

Praise for Retred Witches Mysteries:

 “Spell Booked kept me guessing. Who was good, who could be trusted, and who was the rogue witch? Joyce and James Lavene created a world where magic and mundane live together yet separate-even in the same households.” ~ Cozy Up with Kathy

“If you're looking for a different kind of witch story then look no further. This book will keep you engaged with its humor, wit, and overall unique take on the life cycle of a witch. I will certainly be on board with the next novel in the series.” ~ Sapphyria

Teresa Kander: “Once again, the story is well-written, the characters are developing deeper relationships and their magic skills also seem to be getting stronger as the witches learn to work as a team with their new recruits.” ~ Teresa Kander