Monday, March 13, 2017

I'm so happy to be helping authors
Leighann Dobbs
Traci Douglass 
celebrate the Audible release of their book

Book 1 in the Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mysteries 

When town trouble maker, Louella Drummond, drops dead in front of Isolde Quinn's pet store just minutes after threatening both Issy and her cousin Graeme, the police in the small lakeside town of Silver Hollow assume it's from natural causes.

... Until it's discovered that Louella was murdered.

Not just any murder, though. Murder by paranormal means. Dark magic that could only have been performed by a powerful witch. And every law-abiding paranormal knows that dark magic is forbidden and carries strict punishment at the hands of "the committee" - the mysterious entity that provides law and order within the paranormal community.

Being witches, Issy and her three cousins fear they are at the top of the suspect list. To make matters worse, a secret division of the FBI has gotten wind of the happenings in Silver Hollow and sent two agents to ferret out paranormal activity. Even worse than that, Issy is annoyingly attracted to one of them!

Armed with their unconventional posse of familiars, Issy and her cousins dodge the efforts of the 'real" police and the special FBI agents while following a twisty path of clues that lead to a shocking betrayal.



Available to win are
2 Audible (audio) copies of 
Read by
Amy Rubinate

Giveaway is open Worldwide! 
You don't have to have a paid Audible account to listen (I'm listening now, and I don't). Winners will be given a pass code to open the audio file and download to computer or device.

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About Leighann

USA Today bestselling author, Leighann Dobbs, discovered her passion for writing after a twenty year career as a software engineer. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Bruce, their trusty Chihuahua mix Mojo and beautiful rescue cat, Kitty. When she's not reading, gardening, making jewelry or selling antiques, she likes to write cozy mystery and historical romance books.

Her book "Dead Wrong" won the "Best Mystery Romance" award at the 2014 Indie Romance Convention.

Her book "Ghostly Paws" was the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem First Place category winner in the Animal Mystery category.

About Traci

Thrilling Tales of Suspense, Fantasy, and Happily Ever Afters…

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance and action, usually mixed with a healthy portion of fantasy, urban edge and/or snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and dark pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get.

She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Writers (FF&P), Contemporary Romance Writers of America (CRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

About Amy

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 140 audiobooks and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and has won national awards for poetry reading. Amy has also narrated many interactive children's books and provided character voices for toys and video games.



Let me start this review by saying, I am still listening to A SPELL OF TROUBLE as I write this. But I wanted to get it posted.

I’ve truly been enjoying listening to this para-cozy by authors Leighann Dobbs and Traci Dougless. Cozies about witches aren’t my go to books, but I will read them when written by an author I admire. And I do admire Ms. Dobbs.

A SPELL OF TROUBLE is a creatively written tale. I like the idea that Silver Hollow is a town of mostly paranormal people . . . witches mostly, along with other creatures. There are everyday humans as well who tend to turn a blind eye to what goes on around their town. I’m liking the characters very much. Issy is a great protagonist. It’s fun getting to know her. I also love the different animal familiars! They have the best personalities.

The mystery so far has been very well done. I’m now listening to chapter 17, and I still have no idea who the killer is. There is also some romance in this tale with Issy and an agent in town who is looking into the murder.

I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of A SPELL OF TROUBLE, and hearing the reveal and conclusion.

If you’re a fan of para-cozies, especially those with witches, you are going to want to read and/or listen to A SPELL OF TROUBLE for yourself! There are two more books in the series as well. SPELL DISASTER, and NOTHING TO CROAK ABOUT. These two books are not yet available through Audible, but are in print form and eBook!

Reading, A SPELL OF TROUBLE is, Amy Rubinate. This is the first audio book I have heard by her. I think she’s doing a wonderful job!


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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Monday, to you.

  2. Thanks, Lisa, for the review and the giveaway. This sounds like it's going to be a fun read.

  3. Thankyou,Lisa,for the opportunity! I love audiobooks and this one sounds great. I also like that you've gotten so far and haven't guessed who the killer is yet. Jill Broussard;

  4. I could not get logged in yesterday to post a comment so I hope it isn't too late. With my cataracts getting much worse while combined with another eye problem or two and not able to have surgery at this time, audio books are my sakvatiin. I normally but books on CD and it gets expensive but it is great to have my own CD books to use for as long as I need them for our car trips. I can put Audible books on my Kindle to listen to do winning a book would be so nuce. I
    Thanks for the chance,
    Cynthia B.

  5. I loved the first two books but I like audible. When is the third one going to be on Audible?

  6. I've not ever really listened to audio books before. And I've not really read any paranormal cozies. But this one sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the write up, review and contest.