A Day in the Life with Diana Moonward by Dawn Eastman

An Unhappy MediumHi, I’m Diana. You might have seen my website if you’ve been browsing for crystal balls, tarot cards, healing crystals, or books on Wicca and Magick.

I live in Crystal Haven, Michigan and own Moonward Magick, a one-stop shop for all things witch or Wiccan. My best friend is Clyde Fortune and I have to say that ever since she moved back to town, business has been booming. Unfortunately, I’m not so sure it’s for the right reasons. Crystal Haven was one of the safest towns in western Michigan. Then Clyde moved home and within a month she had stumbled on a murder. Of course, she insisted on trying to find the killer. And she refused to use any of her psychic insight to do it. I offered to cast a protection spell, and she finally agreed to the weakest one I knew. A lot of good that did.

Then last fall someone very close to me was killed. I was grateful that she helped find the murderer, but it did make me wonder if she brought some sort of bad vibes along with her. Is it just a coincidence that as soon as she moves back home, people suddenly end up dead? I’m not saying she is harming anyone, but the woman can’t even go on vacation without finding a body.

I’m starting to think that instead of protection spells for Clyde, I should cast one for the whole town. For instance, this weekend we’re having a Zombie Fun Run and it’s the Founder’s Day Weekend. That’s a lot of people flocking to town, and there is a definite gawker vibe from some of the visitors. It’s like Crystal Haven is no longer just a great place to have a psychic reading, but it also has that stigma of murder which attracts a whole different type of tourist. Plus, the new palm reader who rents space in my store has started scaring off the customers with her predictions. But the thing I’m most worried about is that Clyde’s sister, Grace, just announced a surprise visit. That woman hasn’t been in Crystal Haven in years. I can tell Clyde is worried and I have a very bad feeling about the whole thing. I have to dress up like a zombie this evening and chase runners through the woods. If it wasn’t for a good cause – and I hadn’t promised – I’d stay home under the covers until the whole thing was over. I’m going to consult my spellbooks – I think I’ll need some strong magick to keep everyone safe.


An Unhappy Medium is the fourth book in the Family Fortune mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime, April 2016.

Former cop and novice psychic Clyde Fortune finds herself in a race for justice when a Zombie Fun Run turns deadly. . .

All of Crystal Haven, Michigan, is psyching up to participate in a Zombie Fun Run organized by Clyde’s nephew Seth, but Clyde is fretful about the undead festivities. For one thing, her sister, Grace, has unexpectedly returned to town after fifteen years. For another, Clyde has the nagging feeling that something is about to go wrong. . .

When one of the zombie runners is found murdered and then Grace disappears, Clyde realizes her grim premonition is dead-on. Now, she and her police detective boyfriend Mac must find a ghoulish murderer before someone points the finger at Grace. And when a tangled web of family secrets and old grudges combines with a mysterious case of stolen diamonds, even someone as quick-witted as Clyde might not be able to outrun a killer. . .

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About the author
Dawn Eastman lived in Michigan for many years, in a house full of animals, unusual people, and laughter. She now lives in Iowa with her family and one extremely bossy small dog. She is the national bestselling author of The Family Fortune Mystery Series, which features psychics, animal communication, quirky characters and murders. Reach out to Dawn at www.DawnEastman.com.

Giveaway: Leave comment below for your chance to win a print copy of An Unhappy Medium. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end April 21, 2016 at 12 AM EST. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

34 responses to “A Day in the Life with Diana Moonward by Dawn Eastman

  1. rosemary Pfeiffer

    Oh yeah,another must have.Lol thank you for the chance.

  2. Doward Wilson

    I love this series and author! Great review and thank you for the chance to win!

  3. I was given the first 3 books from a lovely lady on a giuft exchange on Elfster. Haven’t ha time to start them but look forward to it. Thank you a chance for the fourth.

  4. Was given the first three from a gift exchange on Elfster. Waiting on a chance to read the first three. Thanks for a chance at the fourth.

  5. This is a new to me series. Looking forward to reading and reporting about it to my bookclub.

  6. Thanks for including Ms. Eastman’s newest book on your blog. I have yet to read any of her books but have added them to my list of books to buy. robeader53@yahoo.com

  7. Sounds like a delightful cozy read, and the cover art is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win.

  8. Must play catch up with this series…

  9. Looks like a fun read, I will have to check out the series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Peggy Hyndman

    This is a great series. Thank you for the chance to win a print copy of An Unhappy Medium!

  11. Linda Kuzminczuk

    I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. What a fantastic title. Must read!

  13. wendynewcomb

    I love this cover, thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  14. Love the series.

  15. Barbara Hackel

    I really enjoy this series-and after the frustration between Clyde and Mac in the last book, I hope they have more un-family time in this one! Thanks Dru for today’s feature. Thanks Dawn for the chance to win a copy! I would love that! 🙂

  16. A delightful series. Thanks for this great feature.

  17. How fun! Crystals, mediums, and Wicca all in one book.

  18. This series is such fun, you never know what kind of wild ride you are going to be on, love it!

  19. This series is new to me and I would love to read this new entry.

  20. Sounds perfect for me

  21. I would love to win a print copy of An Unhappy Medium. Sounds like a interesting book.

  22. Thank you, Dru, for hosting and thank you to all the commenters! Hope you enjoy this new adventure with the Fortune family!

  23. Mary Jane H.

    This one sounds great. Seems to have all the elements for a good book.

  24. Zombies aren’t my usual topic but it sounds like a Fun Run will have it’s moments. I’d love to find out what happens!

  25. This is one of my favorite series. I enjoy Clyde and her quirky family. Can’t wait to read “Unhappy Medium”.

  26. Cynthia E. Blain

    Somehow, I have never gotten to know about this series. Surely sounds different that most I read but interesting to say the least. Thank you for introducing me to a new author and series.
    Cynthia

  27. elainehroberson

    I love trying new to me authors. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  28. New author and series for me – thanks for the introduction.

  29. rosemary pfeiffer

    this is a new author for me..and this book sounds very interesting to read..might even have found a new author to follow..thanks for the chance..

  30. Sounds like a good one.

  31. Such a great series, can’t wait to read this one!

  32. Michelle Fidler

    I read the first one in the series and would like to read more.

  33. Beautiful cover 💟 Would love to read a A new Author. This book sounds like a Awesome read 🙂 Thank you for a chance to win 💟