Monday, July 16, 2018

Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips: Spells & Caramels plus a Giveaway!

Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels)

by Erin Johnson

About the Book 

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Self Published
Publication Date: June 23, 2018
A bewitched prison. A brother with a deadly request. Can a magical baker launch a jailbreak and still keep her prince in the process?
Imogen’s magical bakery is thriving and she loves the company of the Water Kingdom’s dashing prince. But she’s not so enamored with the time she’s forced to spend with his awful Royal Family. She also can't help but worry that the increased media scrutiny could reveal her secret contact with the Royal Family’s sworn enemy: her own brother.  When her sibling shows up and demands Imogen spring his cronies out of jail, she flat out refuses. But when he threatens to hurt the ones she loves the most, she balances her allegiance to the prince with her plan for a covert prison break. Can Imogen keep up family appearances and avoid betraying the kingdom or will her pie-in-the-sky scheme become a recipe for disaster? Airships, Crypts & Chocolate Chips is the sixth standalone book in a clever paranormal cozy mystery series. If you like crafty witches, charming romances, and fabulous French settings, then you'll love Erin Johnson’s enchanting adventure.

About the Author

Erin Johnson is 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).

Purchase Link - Amazon 

My Thoughts

Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips by Erin Johnson is the sixth installment in the Spells & Caramels series.  Imogen and her fellow bakers are enjoying being back home on Bijou Mer.  Now that her relationship with Prince Hank is out in the open, Imogen is invited to attend the various soirees hosted at the palace which means spending time with Hank’s family (Imogen cannot figure out how Hank turned out so well).  Things are going swimmingly until Imogen’s brother, Horace shows up in the bakery.  He knows that they are heading to the Air Kingdom for the Spring Solstice Festival.  The Air Kingdom is where Carclaustra Prison is located.  Horace demands that Imogen and her friends break out Pritney and Nate (who they helped put into prison).  He threatens the lives of their families if they do not cooperate and Imogen is not allowed to tell Hank. How can they get two people out of the one place no one can visit? 

Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips is an action-packed book.  In addition to what I mentioned above, Hank and Imogen stumble across a body in a black box in a small storage room.  It turns out to be Hank’s old mentor who disappeared one day.  Hank wants to find out what happened to him and how he ended up the black box. I recommend reading the Spells & Caramels series in order.  Each book in the series builds upon the previous book.  There is a delightful group of characters in this series.  Imogen has a unique perspective since she grew up human and did not know she was magical until entering a baking contest.  Iggy, Imogen’s flame, is my favorite character with his witty and sarcastic quips. Hank’s family, though, leaves something to be desired.  It is amazing how kind and thoughtful Hank considering King Roch is his father.  It was fun to visit the Air Kingdom.  The author created a unique environment and provides beautiful descriptions of it.  Can you imagine sailing around on airships?  Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips contains good writing and steady pacing.  While Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips is a good story, it was missing the light heartedness and humor that was present in the previous books in the series.  I miss Iggy’s entertaining and witty retorts.  There is a Dobby reference that I loved.  My rating for Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips is 4 out of 5 stars.  I cannot wait to see how Imogen, Hank, Iggy and the gang get out of their present situation in the next Spells & Caramels novel.  Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips is available for purchase at Amazon and is a part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.
In honor of the Greats Escapes Airships, Crypts and Chocolate Chips Tour, the author is giving away a complete digital set of the Spells & Caramels series.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter form above or click here.  In addition, I am giving away one digital copy of Seashells, Spells and Caramels.  To be entered in the contest, leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win) and follow my blog (upper right).  You must do both items to be entered into the contest which ends on July 22 at 11:59 p.m.  Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will feature Dyeing Up Loose Ends by Maggie Sefton tomorrow.  I hope that you have an enchanting day.  Take care of yourself and Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristina! Thanks so much for your review and for featuring my book! :) I'm glad you enjoyed that Dobby reference, haha!