“Oh, good. Not a problem. I’ll invoke the Gods of Pilates. I’m sure they’d be happy to help. Hang on just one sec while I dial them up. Oh, wait. I can’t. Know why I can’t? Because my hands are tied behind my back with zip ties, Win!” – Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy
Dakota Cassidy writes entertaining and fun tales across a range of genres – her stories are great for reality breaks and to pick up your mood. Witch Slapped is labeled as a “cozy mystery,” with some supernatural/paranormal flavoring as ghosts, witches, and bossy familiars take the stage. There is murder, intrigue, and a talking cotton ball bat. Who could ask for more?
A former witch turned mundane, Stevie is just looking to find employment in her old home town when she stumbles upon a dead body…in a loud and flamboyant manner. The locals immediately look to the new stranger as a potential perpetrator of the crime, and things start going even further south and she becomes further embroiled into the drama. Hired by the ghost of a former spy to solve the murder, Stevie ends up at the police station on multiple occasions as she continually paints herself into guilty corners. Throw in someone intent on taking Stevie down and a high school heartthrob, and things get really sideways.
Easily the best part of this tale is the writer’s voice. Her characters are cheeky and the heroine is fun, exasperated, and reactionary in so many delightful ways. I highly recommend her work if you are looking for some fast-paced, laughter-inducing reading. I usually prefer a happily ever after at the end of each book I read, but I could definitely read more about this main character and her strange entourage.
You can find Witch Slapped on Amazon right now at http://amzn.to/29pA9iy
A rib-tickling cozy mystery complete with an ex-witch, a dead British spy, a cotton ball bat and a cast of suspects that will keep you guessing right up to the end! Witch Slapped from USA Today bestselling author Dakota Cassidy is book one in her new cozy mystery series Witchless In Seattle. Join the hunt for a murderer with Stevie, Winterbottom, and Belfry in a race against time as the local police prepare an eight by ten cell for our intrepid ex-witch.
What’s a girl to do when she’s a broke, shunned ex-witch with a very tiny, very hungry bat familiar named Belfry to feed?
Hello. My name is Stevie Cartwright, and I’ve been witchless for thirty days.
If only there was a support group for down-on-their-luck ex-witches who’ve had their powers slapped right out of them (literally). Just as I was licking my wounds after returning to my hometown of Ebenezer Falls, WA, and navigating my suddenly non-magical existence with the help of my familiar, the only friend I have left in the world–things got sticky.
Enter an ex-spy and newly departed spirit named Winterbottom, who’s infiltrated my life with his sexy British accent and a couple of requests…
Thanks to Belfry’s successful attempt to use me as a human antenna to the afterlife, I can somehow hear Win. I should be ecstatic; helping departed souls used to be my witch specialty. It’s like I got the teensiest piece of my old life back. Except Win’s dropped me right at a dead woman’s feet.
Madam Zoltar, the town’s beloved fake medium, has been murdered, and Win wants me to catch the killer.
My old life won’t be worth much if it gets me whacked before my new life has barely begun–and that seems to be exactly what the killer has planned!
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