Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

Blog Tour With Jessie Morton by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Bewitching BootsIt’s been almost a year since my disastrous wedding where my in-laws tried to keep my marriage from happening, a ghost invaded our lives, and magic came to Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace.

Don’t get me wrong—I’ve always thought of this place as magical, but now there’s real magic. I’m not sure how it happened. Maybe it has something to do with Wanda’s death which made her a blue ghost with a grudge against everything and everyone. Maybe it was a witch moving into the old Lady of the Lake Tavern.

All I know is that life isn’t the same anymore.

It’s better in that I’m finally living out my dream in the Village as director of the Art and Craft Museum with my husband, Bailiff Chase Manhattan.

I found this great shoemaker who is bringing in the crowds for his exhibit. But what’s the draw? He claims to have elf magic. That’s right. He says his great-great-great grandfather was the shoemaker in the story of the Elves and the Shoemaker.

I can’t argue with his claims. I saw a woman put on a pair of his boots and almost skip herself to a bad fall. She claimed it was the boots. He says sometimes he accidentally puts in too much magic. He says that’s why he confessed to the murder of Princess Isabelle who may have danced off her terrace at the castle in her new slippers.

Maybe he’s right. I can’t be sure. But I know I won’t sleep at night until Chase and I figure out what really happened to Isabelle. We don’t want Renaissance Village to get a bad reputation!


This is the last stop on the Bewitching Boots Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. For other stops on this tour, click HERE

You can read more about Jessie in Bewitching Boots, the seventh book in the “Renaissance Faire” mystery series, published by Joyce and Jim Lavene. The first book in the series is Wicked Weaves.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 6 p.m. eastern on August 25 for the chance to win a copy of BEWITCHING BOOTS. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, unless specified.

About the author
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Penguin, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family. Visit them at www.joyceandjimlavene.com, on Twitter, Amazon or Facebook.

My Musing ~ The Feathers by Cynthia Lott

The FeathersThe Feathers by Cynthia Lott is the first book the “Southern Spectral” crime thriller suffused with the supernatural. Publisher: Piscataqua Press, August 2014

Thomas Carpenter – dead for 100 years – returns in 1978 to avenge his murder. He proves a challenge for a New Orleans novice detective Brenda Shapira and her senior partner, Roy Agnew. When 35-year old Shapira discovers the first victim in the historic Garden District, the beginning of 1978 will be anything but ordinary. As she unravels this long ago mystery steeped in New Orleans history and the Yellow Fever epidemic, Brenda realizes that she may be Carpenter’s next victim.

The drama, the mystery, the murder, the significance, the need to know kept me glued to the pages as every action unfolded, whether in centuries past or present day 1978 in a grippingly display of a provocative thriller. The author did a great job in keeping the suspense high with every page turned. With a good plot, amid a backdrop of New Orleans, this was a good read.