Thursday, August 15, 2019

Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells by Deanna Chase

Spirits, Spells, and Wedding Bells (Pyper Rayne Book 5)
Welcome!  Deanna Chase is the author of The Jade Calhoun series, A Pyper Rayne series, Last Witch Standing, Witches of Keating Hollow series, Ida May Chronicles, and Witch Island Brides.  Deanna lives in 1907 cottage in New Orleans with her husband and two shih tzus.  She believes her home is haunted, but, so far, the spirit appears to be harmless (keep your fingers crossed).  When she is not writing, Deanna likes to explore New Orleans with her hubby, play with her pups, and make glass beads.  To learn more about Deanna Chase's books and sign up for her newsletter, visit her website.  
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Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells by Deanna Chase returns readers to New Orleans, Louisiana.  Pyper Rayne is enjoying her lively, risqué wedding shower at Wicked organized by her friend, Charlie when strippers (oops) cops burst in.  Charlie is arrested for murdering Sam Burke, one of the ladies (aka stripper) who works at the club.  Pyper and Jade know that Charlie did not commit the crime, but the police have a condemning video.  Pyper sets out to prove Charlie’s innocence and find the real culprit.  She is fortunate to have the assistance of her friends along with some helpful spirits.  Of course, what it an investigation without a few laws being broken along the way.  Pyper’s investigation gets derailed when the unthinkable happens.  With her future on the line, Pyper needs to quickly find who is behind Sam’s death.  Join Pyper and the gang for another riotous adventure in Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells.
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Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells is the fifth entertaining installment in A Pyper Rayne series.  This series does need to be read in order, or you will be lost.  Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells has such unique characters (the author has a delightful imagination).  I like that they are a close group of friends who are there for each other through thick and thin.  Pyper Rayne is looking forward to her upcoming wedding to Julius.  She is ready to start a family especially after seeing Jade and Kane with their little darling.  Jade and Kane’s little girl is six weeks old which leaves Jade feeling a wee bit tired (and cranky since she cannot have alcohol).  I have enjoyed watching Pyper and Jade fall in love and marry.  I laughed from beginning to end while reading Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells.  Deanna Chase managed to immediately capture my attention and hold it throughout the book.  Ida May is a one-of-a-kind character whose antics will have you giggling.  I love how protective she is of Pyper’s little dog.  I like the magical aspects of the book and how it is integrated into the story.  The mystery is present, but not necessarily the dominate aspect of the book.  It was still interesting with a shocking twist.  The friendships, romance, magic, ghosts, the businesses, the mystery and the dogs all tie together into one diverting tale.  I was sorry when I finished this book much too quickly.  The only aspect that I do not like is the foul language of which there was way too much of for me.  I wanted to share my favorite Ida May phrase with you.  It is “Stick a fork in me, I’m burning up with sin.  That man is hot.”  Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells has spirited ghosts, racy lingerie, a dangerous dagger, magical mayhem, a hot hubby, and one enchanting wedding. 
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Spirits, Spells and Wedding Bells is available at Amazon.   You can find the titles in A Pyper Rayne series here on Amazon.  The Jade Calhoun series is listed here (Jade is Pyper's bestie).  Thank you for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with my thoughts on A Family for Gracie by Amy Lillard.  It is the third novel in The Amish of Pontotoc series.  I hope you have a spellbinding day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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