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Curse the Day


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Emma Hart is stranded in the town of Spellbound & finds out she’s a witch! With magical mayhem, supernatural neighbours & even a murder, Emma has a lot on her plate. Curse the Day is the 1st book in the Spellbound cozy supernatural mystery series.

Curse the Day is a cozy mystery set within a supernatural world and features some rather unique inhabitants. One doesn't have to believe in fairies, wereferrets, witches or gnomes to enjoy this book, but it can't hurt!

Emma Hart, finds herself stranded in Spellbound, a cursed town where various supernaturals have been stuck for centuries. Fans of magic and the supernatural, who enjoy a lighter read will enjoy getting to know the residents of Spellbound and seeing how Emma tries to fit in and find her way in this strange new world.

Since it is the first book in a series and has a unique location, a lot of page time is spent describing Spellbound, and its quirky residents. Thankfully, the author helps readers keep track of who's who. But there's a lot going on in this little book and, if I'm being honest, a little too much. There are several storylines (Emma going to witch school, becoming the town's public defender, solving a murder ...) but they weren't given enough page time, resulting in a lack of depth for most of them.

Overall, I enjoyed Curse the Day for what it is --a light, quick, cozy supernatural read. While the mystery played second fiddle to the world building, this new cozy series with a supernatural twist has good bones, wonderful humour which is sprinkled throughout like a healthy dose of pixie dust, and has lots of potential for future storylines.

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I'm a Canadian Book Blogger behind The Baking Bookworm & a Library Assistant who has a compulsion to cook & a serious reading addiction. I read 100+ books per year, in various genres and love 'talking books' with everyone and everyone.

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About the author

Annabel Chase is the author of paranormal cozy mysteries and urban fantasy. She would love to live in a magical town, where she can flirt with hot angels and vampires, keep her 19-year old waist, and cook fantastic meals without exerting any effort. view profile

Published on January 07, 2017

Published by Red Palm Press LLC

0-1000 words

Genre: Mystery & Crime

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