Monday, October 29, 2018

Due East, Beasts and Campfire Feasts: A Spells & Caramels Mystery by Erin Johnson plus a Giveaway!

Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels)

by Erin Johnson

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Self Published
Paperback: 278 pages
ISBN-10: 1727777034
ISBN-13: 978-1727777031
Digital ASIN: B07HWQ5J9J
A hostile town. A mountaintop mission. Will their magic save the day or spoil the pudding?

Imogen thought escaping the king's wrath would give her everything she wanted. But her relationship with Prince Hank is tougher than an overcooked flan and the welcome they get on Badlands Island is far less than friendly. Accused of kidnapping, Imogen proposes they prove their worth by traveling through a deadly forest to retrieve a magical herb at the top of a mountain…

Forced to take her baking skills on the road, Imogen and her friends must navigate monsters, secrets, and a possible traitor. And the little matter of the impending typhoon is seriously compressing their timeline…
With the storm and creatures closing in, can Imogen complete the quest or will her next meal be her last?

Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts in the seventh book in the Spells & Caramels series of paranormal cozy mysteries. If you like amateur witch sleuths, unbreakable friendships, and fascinating magical creatures, then you'll love Erin Johnson's page-turning adventure.

Buy Due East, Beasts & Campfire Feasts to battle a mountain of monsters today!

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

Due East, Beasts and Campfire Feasts by Erin Johnson is seventh tale in the Spells & Caramels series.  Imogen Banks and her friends have been transported via Horace’s mirror portal to the Badlands.  After revealing King Roch’s wrongdoings, they barely escaped with their lives.  Prince Hank was injured and, thankfully, Horace healed him before departing.  The group is now surrounded by soldier’s and accused of orchestrating the disappearance of a Captain Kenta.  All of them have been hit with darts that stripped them of their magic, and they are forced to march through a forest full of monsters to Kusuri to go before the council.  They must prove their worth by obtaining a much needed herb within three days or they will be banished into the forest (with the monsters).  To make matters worse, a typhoon is on the way and Hank is not talking to Imogen.  They must navigate an unknown territory full of unusual, deadly creatures without their magic.  When things start to go wrong on the journey, it is obvious a traitor is in their midst.  Can they complete their quest in time and will they all make it back in one piece? 

Due East, Beasts and Campfire Feasts is an entertaining story.  I like Erin Johnson’s conversational writing style.  The story is well-written with a fast pace.  There is plenty of action that will keep you riveted. All our favorite characters are back for another adventure in a new land.  Horace has left them (once again) in a sticky situation in a strange land.  The Badlands are not quite what our group imagined.  Hank is unconscious, and Francis is left in an unusual state without his powers (poor Rhoda must carry him).  Erin Johnson has a creative imagination.  She has created some unique worlds, magic and unusual creatures (her take on a unicorn had me laughing).  While our favorite characters are present, I missed the normal interactions between them (while they are baking, enjoying the sights of a new kingdom).  Sam stepped up to the plate in this story and showed his value as a shapeshifter.  I appreciate the humor sprinkled throughout the story.  I found myself giggling several times (Francis’ predicament for instance).  The mystery was interesting and sad (the poor monsters).  While identifying the bad guys is a snap, I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen to our bakers next.  I am giving Due East, Beats and Campfire Feasts 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it).  Due East, Beasts and Campfire Feasts is not a standalone book.  Each book in this series builds upon the previous one (so read them in order).  Due East, Beasts and Campfire Feasts has delightful yet quirky characters, a strange land, magic, scary monsters and a mystery rolled into one engaging story.  I cannot wait for the next installment in A Spells and Caramels Mystery series.
In honor of the tour, the author is hosting a giveaway.  Please click here to enter or enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Make sure to leave a comment on my blog for an extra entry.  I hope you have a bewitching day.  I will be sharing my review of An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White tomorrow as part of the Celebrate Lit Tour. Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader


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  1. Hi Kris! Thanks so much for your review and for featuring me on your blog! I'm so happy you enjoyed this one (and the crazy unicorn, haha!)

  2. Really liked the description of the book. Sounds like another great read.

  3. I won a set of the first 6 paperbacks, and can’t wait to get this one, too.

  4. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the giveaway.