Insights for the Booksites - reading mostly for my own pleasure
I really enjoyed all the stories in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery Collection.
Betwixt includes these novellas:
Cats, Bats and Talking Hats- A vampire party isn't Holly's idea of a good time. Especially not on Hallow's Eve when things have a tendency of getting a little crazy without help from a pack of fanged frenemies.
When a human stumbles into the mix, Holly has to act fast to keep the creepy soiree from turning into a crime scene.
Cats, Bats, and Talking Hats is a short story that tells the story of Holly's first Hallow's Eve at the Beechwood Manor. She's still getting to know her paranormal roomies when things go sideways at Lacey's Halloween party. In some ways, this is Holly's first mystery with the Beechwood Manor gang.
This story was first published in the Witch or Treat Anthology in 2017
Good Gravy! Thanksgiving at Beechwood Manor
The magic and human worlds collide on Thanksgiving Day in the Beechwood Manor.
Good Gravy! Thanksgiving at Beechwood Manor was a blog exclusive for my newsletter group in the fall of 2016. It's a short story that gives a glimpse into the holidays in the harbor. This story falls between Twice the Witch and Witch Slapped in the timeline.
The Ghost Hunter Who Saved Christmas
It's Christmastime in Beechwood Harbor, a sleepy coastal town that's teeming with paranormal beings. The local children are waiting eagerly for the sound of sleigh bells and reindeer hooves, but in the days before Christmas Eve, their dreams turn to nightmares and a rash of hysteria threatens to overshadow the big day!
Local ghost whisperer Scarlet Sanderson already has her hands full with her thriving floral business and an impending visit from her uppity parents. But when she hears that there's a revenge-=hungry super-elf on the loose, she can't sit on the sidelines. Together with Holly Boldt, a powerful witch, they have to stop the elf from stealing away every child's dreams of Christmas before it's too late.
The Ghost Hunter Who Saved Christmas is a Christmas novella that features Scarlet Sanderson, Beechwood's own ghost whisperer, as she teams up with Holly to save the town from a nightmare-inducing elf the week of Christmas.
This novella was originally published in the Spells and Jinglebells Anthology in 2017. I loved the idea of Scarlet and Holly working a case together and have plans to team them up again in the future!
A Witch’s Best Friend
Holly and her friends have a bad case of senioritis as they enter the final week before graduation. When a classmate throws one final hurrah, she tip-toes into the night to attend.
But with a legendary monster lurking on the school grounds, she'll soon find out that she would have been better off staying in bed.
A Witch's Best Friend is a short story that tells the tale (or, should I say tail?) of how Holly and Boots met.
As you know, Boots and Holly are inseparable, but there was a time when Holly didn't have her forever fur ball at her side. This story is set before the events of any of the books and send you into Holly's final week at the magic academy.
Undercover Wolf is a novella that falls in line after Lucky Witch in the timeline of Holly's series. This story contains *major spoilers* if you've not read up through that book.