Books & Bribes: A FREE Paranormal Witch Cozy Mystery

· A Book Store Cozy Mystery Book 1 · MC Two Press
101 reviews

About this ebook

Enjoy this FREE Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book featuring a witch, a talking cat, and a cast of lovable characters.

Welcome to Pembroke Cove, where witches and murders are multiplying...

In a small town like Pembroke Cove, Maine, everyone has something to hide. But when bookstore owner Lily Michaels takes a tumble and hits her head, and her cat Milo starts talking to her, she discovers she has something to hide, too. She’s a witch, and Milo is her familiar. And she’s not the only witch with a familiar in town. Lily has been hiding something else, too. Even though she’s always kept Gage Erikson in the friend zone, her feelings for the man Milo calls Detective Cutie go a lot deeper than she’s willing to admit.

Police detective Gage has a secret too. He’s always had a crush on Lily. But if he gives into his feelings, it might mess up their wonderful friendship. With his cowboy boots, cherry red pickup truck and knack for just letting folks talk, people might underestimate just how good a cop Gage actually is. But is he good enough to uncover all of Lily’s secrets?

Somebody in Pembroke Cove knows a lot about the secrets people are keeping, and isn’t above a little blackmail. While Lily struggles with learning how to be a witch, she works with Gage to uncover the truth, and a new kind of magic develops between them. Will they continue to be just friends, or will they finally admit to the secret love they’ve been hiding?

Books and Bribes is the first novel in A Book Store Cozy Mystery Series, although each book can be read as standalone. A clean cozy mystery with a touch of romance and a guarantee the culprit is caught. Happy reading!

Ratings and reviews

101 reviews
Michael James
February 29, 2024
7/10. The two different narrators threw me off and seemed unnecessary. The plot started good, but lost steam somewhere along the way. it is not a bad book but not as good as it could have been.
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Janice Mc Carter
June 9, 2024
Good premise. Well written. Well crafted characters. Plot more plausible and realistic than others of similar genre. Traditional icons, elements used judicially. Cozy and interesting.
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Jan Kreischer
October 28, 2023
Books & Bribes is an exciting book that pulled me into its story from the very beginning. I loved the idea of a witch who's just learning about her own powers. The heroine is determined to discover who killed the blackmailing town bully an protect her own loved ones in the process.
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About the author

Award-winning and best-selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading mystery and romance novels and getting lost in the fun and hope they represent. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dreams were to become a writer—a novelist.

As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for the McKenna Family Romance series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys she weaves stories about with mystery and happily ever afters.

Lucinda lives with her two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing mystery, suspense and romance novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on.

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