Blog Tour With Wanda Le Fey by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Murderous MatrimonyA day in the life? That’s rich! No one was interested in me until I was dead!

It may be more like a Day in the Death of Wanda Le Fey at the Renaissance Faire.

I was peacefully minding my own business that morning, thinking about the great new prank I was going to pull on my ex-husband, William Shakespeare. Oh, he spouts poetry like he knows what he’s doing. But all it takes is a nice wench with a tight corset to inspire him.

Whilst keeping an eye open for that little annoyance, Jessie Morton, I realized she’d already pranked me. She’d put a blue dye pack in my shower head. I turned on the water, and I was completely covered in blue, head to toe.

I knew at once it was Jessie’s doing—revenge for gluing her skirt to a chair at the Lady of the Lake Tavern, no doubt. Now that was a memorable prank! They had to cut her skirt from her in the midst of the crowded tavern. She was so embarrassed. It was heavenly!

All in all, I have to give credit where credit is due. Dying me blue was a good prank. No doubt Jessie used something that wouldn’t come off right away. I might have had to walk around for days like that.

It would mean I’d have to think of something equally obnoxious to do to her. My mind was thusly occupied as I made haste to leave the shower.

I opened the curtain, and that was it for me—at least for my living self. I was struck down in my prime—murdered in the flower of my life.

The next thing I knew, I was a blue ghost, following Jessie around the Renaissance Faire!

At first, I was depressed. After all, I was dead. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t do anything I was used to doing. Then I realized the full potential of all I could do to make her life miserable. I am still in the process of exploring those options.

Jessie is marrying our delectable Bailiff, Chase Manhattan, in two weeks. I always wanted a crack at him, but he’s always wanted her. It’s too late for that now, but not too late for ruining their wedding day.

All in all, being dead hasn’t been too bad. Not everyone can see or hear me, but enough can to make it interesting. Haunting the Village is a wonderful way to spend an afterlife!


You can read more about Wanda in Murderous Matrimony, the sixth book in the “Renaissance Faire” mystery series. The first book in the series is Wicked Weaves.

Perilous PranksJoyce is giving away one (1) Kindle copy of both “Murderous Matrimony” and “Perilous Pranks.” Leave a comment to be included in the giveaway. Contest ends November 27.

Meet the author
Joyce and Jim Lavene write bestselling mystery fiction. They have written and published more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family as well as Quincy, their black cat, their rescue dog, Rudi and their new rescue kitten, Stan Lee.

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Books are available at Amazon.

26 responses to “Blog Tour With Wanda Le Fey by Joyce and Jim Lavene

  1. This sounds like something I would really enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Oh my, I would love to read this. I can picture myself, coming back to play some sweet revenge on few folks( like some cute little things, make them wonder if they losing their mind) and others will try to help them. A big thanks to Dru, for hosting the giveaway & another big thanks to Joyce, for giving away kindle copy of ” Murderous Matrimony” & “Perilous Pranks”.
    Keep on reading it keep your mind sharp

  3. Wonderful, a ghost with gumption!!!

  4. How have I missed this series? This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. a series that’s been on my WishList for a long time!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  6. I have read one book in this series and loved it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. this sounds great!

  8. I would be thrilled to have these books to be part of my j&j collection!

  9. This series is awesome !

  10. This book should be a really fun read!

  11. Would love to win these books!!!!!

  12. A blue ghost. What a novel idea (!).

  13. I love the fairs and would love one of this series.

  14. donnadurnell2013

    Have been wanting to read this series ever since I discovered Joyce and Jim Lavene. Wanda, I’d like to meet you — I’ve never seen a blue ghost! (nor any ghost really).

  15. oh this sounds like so much fun! A blue ghost and being able to prank those still alive. Fantastic.

  16. Oh would LOVE to win — can’t wait until MM comes out in print — need to find out what happens NOW LOL!!!!

  17. I love all the books I’ve read by these authors—now I want to read this series. A blue ghost sounds interesting.

  18. I really enjoy this series.

  19. I have been following these authors and would love to read one of their books. So far I have not gotten any but they sound quite comical and so that is what lures me to read one or more. Thank you for the posting and the giveaway.


  20. I never knew you could laugh while reading a ghost story.

  21. Wow, this sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Great giveaway!!

  23. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Love their books! Thank you for a chance to win the newest one.

  25. contest is closed.