Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws

  • Author: Erin Johnson
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Release Date: December 29, 2018
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  • GenreCozy
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Book Summary

Stranded on Badlands Island, Imogen Banks is driving herself crazy looking for her brother. So when the spell-casting baker’s friends suggest they escape for a luxurious dragon spa treatment, she doesn’t need a second invitation. But her hopes for coastal romance with Hank fall flat when a resort guest turns up roasted in the sand.

Suspecting murder, Imogen zeroes in on the town’s rumored “black widow” as a possible culprit. But when her friend falls for the beautiful woman despite the deadly track record, Imogen fears he’ll be the next victim to stay buried.

Can Imogen sift through the clues before the killer gives her one final treatment?

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About The Author

A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh.

In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).

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Book Review by Bree Herron

In the latest master mystery from Erin Johnson, Imogen is on a mission to find her brother and have som R&R as well. But this isn’t quite what happens. Imogen stumbles upon another murder and this one has a possible death trap to men involved. I really like the fun that this author always brings to her stories. Imogen grows in each new book and becomes a stronger character. If readers are looking for a strong mystery with unique and charming characters then this is the book for them. I couldn’t put it down and finished it so fast that now I am eagerly waiting for the next one.


4.5 stars

I Rate it

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.


Everyone who comments about why they want to read this book will be entered to win a copy from the author, giveaway ends 1/16/19.

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  1. Myra Ball

    I’ve read the other books in Spells and Caramels series and it’s one of my favorite cozy series. The author Erin Johnson has am excellent imagination. She has came up with all kinds of unique magic in this series. The series is based on an island out from France with a castle at the top but they travel quite often in some of the books. One of my favorite characters is Izzy, the magical flame. I can’t think of another series with a magical talking flame. Johnson creates a magical world that makes sense yet is still fanciful. Johnson creates worlds such as the underwater kingdom of the mermaids and the floating air kingdom which are described in vivid words that creates a picture in which it’s easy to feel what these places could be.

  2. Erin Johnson

    Thanks so much for your awesome review and for being part of the book tour. I’m so happy you enjoyed this one and had fun following Imogen on her latest adventure. 😀

  3. Jana Leah

    It sounds like the author has created a fun world & characters with this book (& series).


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