Boo! And What It Means To Carly Bell Hartwell by Heather Blake

Ghost of a PotionHey 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.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on Friday, October 16 for your chance to win a print copy of Ghost of a Potion. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

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.

For more information, visit Heather’s, on Twitter and on Facebook.

61 responses to “Boo! And What It Means To Carly Bell Hartwell by Heather Blake

  1. Mary Jane H.

    I love these books by Heather Blake. I’m glad to see a new one.

  2. Barbara Hawk

    Awesome! A book that I will have to read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  3. Can’t wait to read this book, been waiting for it to be released. I love all of Heather Blake’s books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Wow We had a Hitching Post near me in Alabama so I must read this book. Sounds fabulous…Thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn Watson

  5. I just love this series! I’m listening to the audiobook of A Potion to Die For. I’m looking forward to to reading more about Carly Bell. I would love to win this book. I have quite a few to catch up on before it.

  6. Doward Wilson

    Love this series and can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Kelley Morrow

    This book sounds really really good and perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit!!! So fingers crossed!

  8. Jeanie Jackson

    Heather Blake’s writing is so great and this book sounds just as awesome as her others. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. I have not read this series yet, thanks for the chance 🙂

  10. I love this series and can’t wait to read this new one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Ghost of a Potion sounds just perfect for the Halloween holiday! Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. I love this series! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this latest book. Kuzlin at

  13. Sounds like the right book to read now!

  14. Oh definitely wouldn’t want the job of helping ghosts cross over…. lol. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Yvonne Gilbert

    Thank you for this chance to win. What a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit!!!!

  16. LOVE this series. Thank you kindly.

  17. Lois Rotella

    Love this series. Looking forward to reading it.

  18. Barbara Hackel

    Heather is such an enjoyable author-her books are always fun to read! I like this series and am excited that there is a new book out, and especially one about the season we are currently in. Thanks to Dru and Heather for the opportunity to win a copy of this must read book!
    “I do, I do, I do believe in ghosts” to paraphrase the Cowardly Lion and what a fun way to read about them! 🙂

  19. I have not read this series yet but looking forward to it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Carla Maring

    I’ve read the first in the series and it was great! I am excited about reading the next ones!

  21. Thanks so much for hosting Carly and me, Dru Ann! And good luck, everyone, with the giveaway.

  22. I have not read anything by this author yet.

  23. Can’t wait to read this book!!! Love the series!!!

  24. Peggy Hyndman

    Can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  25. Grace Topping

    Congratulations, Heather, on the publication of your latest book.

  26. Guess you just can’t hide from the ghosts if they want your attention

  27. I love your books, Congrats on all you have accomplished. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  28. Love this series. Ghosts are just so unpredictable 🙂

  29. I always look foward to a new book by Heather.

  30. Keriann Esley

    I love Heather Blake’s books. I look forward to each new publication! If you are looking for something to read check out her books.

  31. Love this series, can’t wait to read this new book!!!

  32. Wonderful series. Thanks for this giveaway.

  33. Sylvia Vollmer

    Heather Blake! Great author!

  34. I love this series and I’m sure this book will be just as good as the others.

  35. Have not read a Heather Blake book yet, but would love to. This book sounds great and I love the cover!

  36. Mari Krampach

    Love this series by Heather Blake!

  37. Love this post. Another great entry in a great series by a great author. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. Can’t wait to read this one!

  39. It’ll be fun to read about Carly this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Heather Blake/Webber is one of my favorite authors. She writes great stories with lots of humor and wonderful characters. I read everything she writes. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Ghost of a Potion.

  41. Elaine Roberson

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I love ghosts and cats. It has to be a great book.

  42. Sounds like a great read.

  43. I really enjoyed this post and appreciate the opportunity to win a copy of Ghost of a Potion! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Cats, Netflix, junk food and murder–what’s not to like? Can’t wait to read this installment.

  45. I’ve loved this series so far and can’t wait to read this latest installment. Poor Carly for having to deal with the ghostpocalypse. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Kris Higgins

    I love Heathers books. And comments, etc on facebook. I already have this on my Nook but would love a copy for my library.

  47. Wow! A witch that doesn’t like Halloween—what next? I’d love to win this book. Thanks for the contest.

  48. Jenn McInnis

    Love Heathers’ books and can’t wait to read this one!

  49. Love, love, love Heather Blake’s books. Would be amazing to win one. Almost caught up on her Wishcraft series, and have the first book in this Potions series, so I’ve got some reading to do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. wow..sounds like this is a fun read..never read the other two in the series.but I just might have to ..especially if I win this

  51. Norma Sullivan

    Look forward to reading a new author, new to me anyway.

  52. Barbara Landrum

    Fun book, hope I win!

  53. Heather’s books are always good and I love the idea of the ghost following her home.

  54. I hope I win.

  55. Love paranormal cozies! This one has an awesome cover, too. Thank you for sharing!

  56. Kim Krakowski

    I love all of her books!!! I can’t wait to read this one!!

  57. Love the first two and would love to win the third one!

  58. I love ghost stories when it involves the person that died and wants his or her death solved.

  59. I love this series esp around Halloween. Thanks

  60. contest is closed.