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Friday, July 10, 2015

Fatal Fairies by Jim and Joyce Lavene, Review and Guest Post

Fatal Fairies
(Renaissance Faire Mystery Book 8)

Cozy Mystery
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Print Length: 181 pages
When a fairy named Apple Blossom is found dead in the Good Luck Fountain at Renaissance Faire Village, Jessie Morton makes a wish she lives to regret–that her husband, Chase Manhattan, is no longer the Village Bailiff. She doesn’t want him to look for the fairy’s killer and ruin their plans to go away for their first wedding anniversary.
Trapped in a timeless ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ experience, Jessie is transported to a different Village to face the consequences of her wish where Chase isn’t the Bailiff, and he’s not married to her.
Jessie’s fairy godmother who granted the wish tells her that she must find a way to make Chase fall in love with her again, and they must discover who killed Apple Blossom, if she ever wants to go back to the life she knew.

What I Thought:

Wow, what havoc a simple wish can wrought.  Jessie and Chase are getting ready to celebrate their one year anniversary when a fairy named Apple Blossom is killed.  This throws a wrench in Jessie's plans and she wished Chase wasn't Baliff any more.  This sets of a set of events that leaves Jessie reeling.  Her own fairy-godmother comes to visit and tells Jessie what she has to do to get Chase back and to get her life back.  This is an action packed, magical cozy that will keep your attention from the time you pick it up till you put it down, which you want to do.  It is always fun to visit the Renaissance Faire, there is always something going on. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About These AuthorsJoyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

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Fatal Fairies Post for Melina


Wanted: A Fairy Godmother

By Joyce Lavene


Ever wish you had a fairy godmother?

I think everyone has read stories about a wonderful person sweeping into someone’s life and making everything better. Sometimes these are real life stories and sometimes they are myths. Sometimes we all wish we could ask for changes and they would appear.

One thing for sure—you better be careful what you wish for!

In Fatal Fairies, Renaissance Faire Mystery #8, Jessie Morton, history and Renaissance lover, gets more than she bargained for when she wishes that her husband, Chase Manhattan, wasn’t the Village Bailiff so they can go on their second honeymoon.

Funny thing about wishes. They sometimes go awry.

Jessie finds herself in a different place where Chase isn’t the Village law keeper, but he also isn’t her husband. A snarky fairy godmother tells her that she granted her wish and now Jessie must make Chase love her again to return to her home. To make matters worse, there has been a murder in the Village and she has to find a way to get Chase to investigate it even though he isn’t Bailiff.

Like all stories about expectations and wishes granted, Jessie learns something about her life and the connections she has with other people in the process of setting things right.

But look out! Renaissance Faire Village may never be the same again!



  1. Really want to read this book. Really hope I win !!

  2. i've never had a godmother till late in life but she was a wonderful lady. I really like the review on this and would love to read and tell others about only in print!

  3. This was such a fun read and I have often wished I had a fairy godmother!

  4. Joyce and Jim Lavene have a great series with the Renaissance Faire. I've enjoyed reading others from the series.

  5. Thanks for having us here, Melina!

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