Hey y’all. I’m Carly. I own the Little Shop of Potions in the wedding capital of the South, Hitching Post, Alabama, but I’m not your average Southern girl. Mostly because I’m a white magic healing witch and empath—and there’s absolutely nothing normal about that.
I’m here because I have confession to make: I despise Halloween.
Why’s that, you ask?
Because of the dang ghosts, that’s why. It’s the only time of year I can see the spooky spirits, feel what killed them, and have only a limited amount of time to get them to cross over into the great beyond.
It’s nerve-wracking to say the least.
Here’s the thing. The ghosts I know don’t say “Boo!” In fact, they can’t speak at all. They can only moan and groan, hiss and whistle.
It’s disturbing. Trust me on that.
Usually through a very frustrating game of charades, I can figure out what’s keeping the ghosts here in this world and then set about bringing peace to their souls. Once that issue is resolved, off they go for good.
I have to be completely honest with you: The ghosts freak me out so much that this year, I tried to hide from them altogether by hibernating through Halloween. I had planned to hole up in my house with my cats, Roly and Poly, my Netflix subscription, and enough junk food to see me through to Christmas. However, that plan was blown to smithereens by a murder that took place at a masquerade ball I attended the night before Halloween. The ghost of that man followed me home!
The cats were not happy. At all.
Neither was I, truthfully.
Now I not only have to help that ghost cross over, but two others as well. It’s ghostpocalypse around here in Hitching Post, but what’s a witch to do except help them see the light?
And maybe solve a murder in the process. . .
You can read more about Carly in Ghost of a Potion, the third book in the “Magic Potion” mystery series, published by Obsidian. The first two books in the series are A Potion to Die For and One Potion in the Grave.
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About the author
Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She’s a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, and bake cookies. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family. In addition to the Magic Potion mysteries, Heather also writes the Wishcraft, Nina Quinn, and Lucy Valentine mystery series.