Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I'm so honored to be a stop on the 
blog tour for 

Book 3 in the Retired Witches Mysteries
Joyce and Jim Lavene

In the latest mystery from the bestselling authors of Looking for Mr. Good Witch, the retired witches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are ready to kick up their heels...
With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.
The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks...


Prize will be shipped after October 24
at the end of the tour.
This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.
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If you want me to watch a fantasy series on TV or at the movies, the Retired Witches Mystery series by authors Joyce and Jim Lavene needs to be picked up for that option!

If you are expecting to read your typical para-cozy when you read PUTTING ON THE WITCH, you are truly in for a major surprise. I suggest you plan plenty of time to read this story, because once you pick it up, you’re not going to want to put it down.

PUTTING ON THE WITCH, book three in the amazing Retired Witches Mysteries, is so much more than a cozy/para-cozy mystery. Contained between the covers of this book is an epic, magical adventure that carried me away in a mystical cloud of reading. I marvel that the written word could transport me in such a way. Each sight, each sound, each smell described, were as real to me as those in my everyday life. Not until the last word did I realize I had been sitting in my living room the entire time, and my magical journey had been a stunningly written fantasy.

Joyce and Jim Lavene will always wear the crowns of Queen and King of the para-cozies (Their regular cozies are just at sensational and memorable, and in no way regular at all). There have never been, and never will be again two authors who have changed my concept of reading the way the authors Lavene have, and I offer them my sincerest Thank You for that. 

Sadly, Joyce and Jim Lavene passed away in 2015 and 2016 just six short months apart. I take comfort in knowing that their own magical adventure continues.

Enjoy the journey sweet King and Queen.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Loved your review and I'm looking forward to reading Putting on the Witch. Joyce and Jim were special and forever in our hearts. Wishing you a magical Tuesday (great photo).

  2. Great review thank you, I love the cover and am looking forward to reading this, she's a new Author for me also.
    Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal(.)net

  3. A beautiful tribute to Joyce and Jim and to their fabulous series.

  4. Joyce and Jim Lavene were two of the first authors I read under cozy mysteries. Their Retired Witches series is one of my favorite and I sit on the edge of my change waiting for the next one to come out. robeader53@yahoo.com

  5. I can't wait to read this series! Putting on the Witch sounds like a very entertaining read.

  6. I can't wait to read and review so sad about their passing that is true love!

  7. I loveeee all of Joyce and Jim's books including The Retired Witches series. Can't wait to get a copy of their newest read.

  8. Have added this to my TBR list and can't wait to read it.

  9. Can't wait to read "Putting on the Witch". Another great book by two great authors who will be missed.