Elsie Langton and The New Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Looking for Mr. Good WitchI’m not going to harken back to the ‘good old days’ as many my age would at this point. I’m a fifth generation witch and a retired school teacher – I thought I’d seen it all!

That was until a new sea witch came to my hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina. Water witches are especially powerful here because we are situated between the Cape Fear River (home of Blackbeard and other pirates) and the Atlantic Ocean. To make a long story short, she thought she could just come in and waltz away with my good friend, and almost coven mate, Brian Fuller.

Brian is a very powerful air witch but he can’t help himself. The magic is too strong that she’s woven around him.

Now my friend of many years, Molly Renard, is also a water witch. I’m hoping between us and our new friend, Dorothy Dunst (an earth witch in training), that we’ll be able to keep Brian away from the sea hag. We have a few other friends – a cream horn eating mermaid and a surly Selkie. Together, we should be able to save Brian.

Did I mention that the sea witch stays with her mate only until he dies from her passions?

Now you understand why we have to find a way to help him. We also have to keep the sassy sea witch from killing again when she’s done with him. We can’t depend on Molly’s husband, who is a homicide detective, to take care of the matter. He barely knows about magic at all.

And wouldn’t it be a pity if Brian died before he and Dorothy knew for sure that they were in love?

It’s a mess, friends, but I’m sure we’ll figure something to do about it. We have right on our side – now if we can just decide on the right spell!


You can read more about Elsie in Looking for Mr. Good Witch, the second book in the “Retired Witches” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is Spell Booked.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, October 16 for your chance to win a print copy of Looking for Mr. Good Witch. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

About the author
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery and urban fantasy fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. Their first mystery novel, Last Dance, won the Master’s Choice Award for best first mystery novel in 1999. Their romance, Flowers in the Night, was nominated for the Frankfurt Book Award in 2000.

They have written and published more than 70 novels that are sold worldwide for Harlequin, Penguin, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster. They have also published hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in Midland, North Carolina with their family and their rescue pets—Rudi, Stan Lee, and Quincy.

Visit them at: www.joyceandjimlavene.com, on Amazon, on Facebook and on Twitter

64 responses to “Elsie Langton and The New Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene

  1. Very intriguing! Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  2. I’ve had Spellbookef for a little while but haven’t gotten to read it yet. Between the covers & unusual story I can’t help but be drawn in. Of course I have to have this one too. Retired witches going up against a sassy sea witch. That’s got to be good.

  3. Doward Wilson

    Loved the first book in this series and can’t wait to read this one. Jim & Joyce are talented writers who entertain with all their books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Looking for Mr. Good Witch sounds like an exciting book! I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  5. Great series, love everything they write. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Enjoyed the first one very much. Looking forward to checking out Looking out for Mr. Good Witch. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Awesome series, can’t wait to read Mr Good Witch. I love all books by Jim and Joyce.

  8. Such a cute title; thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  9. Sounds like a witching good story. Thanks for a chance.

  10. I really enjoy all their series.

  11. I would love to win this book. It sounds like a great new book

  12. sounds like a good book

  13. Yvonne Gilbert

    I can’t wait to read this book. Love the title! Thank you for this chance to win!!!

  14. Debbie Carnes

    Love Jim and Joyce’s books. Can’t wait to read this one

  15. Barbara Hackel

    The first book in this series left me wanting to know what would happen in the search for a replacement witch-so glad I will be able to find out soon! 🙂 What a fun series. Thanks Dru and J&J for the opportunity to win a copy of this new book. Something to look forward to… 😉

  16. I really enjoyed the first book and have been looking forward to the next book in this series. Thank you for having this contest!

  17. Peggy Hyndman

    This is an awesome series!! I enjoy reading books written by Joyce and Jim Lavene.

  18. Sounds like a great read.

  19. Wonderful giveaway and great series. Thanks.

  20. Congratulations to Joyce and Jim! I love this series.

  21. Congratulations, Joyce and Jim…I love this series!

  22. Great writers, don’t know how they do it, but very glad they do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. So many kinds of witches – who knew!! Sounds like fun reading.

  24. I always love books by the Lavenes. I want this one.

  25. Hope I win.

  26. This 2nd book looks like it is as fun a read as the first. Thanks for sharing it with us. robeader53@yahoo.com

  27. How great this sounds. Can hardly wait to grab this one.

  28. I’d love to win a copy of this book. It’s definitely the kind you want to share with your family and friends.

  29. Oooooh…water witchery,er aids, selfies and mysteries? I’m in 🙂

  30. I’d love to read this book.

  31. elainehroberson

    I have enjoyed an earlier series of theirs and I’m sure I’d love this series also. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  32. Loved the first book in this series and can’t wait to read this one! Great title & colorful cover. Great beginning of a new series.

  33. Sounds like a good one.

  34. I so enjoyed the retired witches in the first book that I really want to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  35. Darlene Peterson

    Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Fantastic fun is what this Book sounds like…
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  37. Thanks Joyce for commenting and interacting with my readers.
    Contest is closed.