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Potions and Pastries

Author : Bailey Cates
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In this New York Times bestselling mystery series, witch Katie Lightfoot bakes enchanted treats—and faces more than her fair share of toil and trouble.... It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

Potions Pastries

Author : Sandy Jo
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Twin sisters Cakelyn and Cauldrine are so excited--Mima and Papi's shops are opening soon! The girls love helping their grandparents (especially if it involves magic). But with these young helpers, mischiefs and blunders always seem to follow. With a sprig of herbs, frilly ribbons, and lots of enthusiasm, Cakelyn and Cauldrine hope to become Potions and Pastries' helper-extraordinaire.

Witches and Wedding Cake

Author : Bailey Cates
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Baker Katie Lightfoot is crafting her own magical wedding cake and tracking down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series. Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she's still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with special spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting hitched without a hitch is short-lived. When Declan's family shows up early to enjoy a few extra days in Savannah, his youngest sister finds an unsavory surprise: her ex-husband, dead in a hotel room hours after they argued. The ex was scam artist with a lot of enemies, but the argument puts Declan's sister under suspicion. Between dress fittings and dough-kneading, Katie—along with her witchy friends in the spellbook club—will really have to work some magic to figure out who killed the con man...or there may not be a wedding.

Cookies and Clairvoyance

Author : Bailey Cates
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Baker Katie Lightfoot serves up enchanted delicacies and tracks down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series... Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in. Randy is not only Katie's fiancé's coworker, but also the boyfriend of fellow spellbook club member and witch Bianca Devereaux. Bianca and Declan are both sure Randy is innocent, and so is Katie. However, to prove it she'll have to work with ornery detective Peter Quinn again—and this time around he knows she's more than your everyday baker.

Marigolds for Malice

Author : Bailey Cattrell
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In the third captivating Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell, Elliana Allbright will need to dig up clues from the past to weed out a killer... Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. And she's even happier when she can use her inherited abilities to infuse her perfumes with an extra special something that eases woes or solves problems for her customers. But she'll need those abilities and more when murder comes to town. Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. When the professor is found dead in the museum, Ellie has no choice but to sniff out the murderer... but this one may have roots that are as old as Poppyville.

Love Potions Through the Ages

Author : Harry E. Wedeck
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The spiritualist and author of Dictionary of Aphrodisiacs presents an in-depth study of love potions and charms through the centuries. Love and sexuality are perhaps some of the most essential, eternal, and universal concerns of humankind. Since before recorded history, societies have sought ways to improve their physiological potency, attract mates amorously, and—in some instances—prevent such attraction or divert it elsewhere. Over time, these means have taken many forms: love elixirs, spells, and rites have been part of virtually every civilization through the ages. This survey explores the evolution of love potion practices over the centuries and across the world. Separate chapters focus on ancient Greece, Rome, India, and the Orient, as well as the Middle Ages and modern times. Author Harry E. Wedeck relays the spiritual aspects of these concoctions as well as historical anecdotes about them. Recipes are also included, though Wedeck cautions that they are exclusively for academic purposes and not intended for personal use.

Vampire Sovereign Initiation

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Magic in the Mix

Author : Trish Lebaron
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"You're beautiful, you know," Devin said. "Especially when you do that.""Do what?" Lucy eyed him warily."Stare at me all hungry then get shy and look away when you realize you'd like a bite." Pastry Chef Lucy Crowthorne has no room for romance in her life. Running her bakery, making trendy pastries, and mixing potions takes up all the space on her proverbial plate. Using her craft to spread good vibes in her secret magical community is both fun and keeps her focused-until a tall, dark-eyed, and extremely distracting someone begins poking his nose around her kitchen. Food columnist Devin Dawson can't ignore his inbox any longer. Loyal customers of Pastries and Potions want foodie magazine, PastryLit, to get the scoop on this young baker and her desserts that are wowing the Oregon coast. He checks out the pastry shop and can't deny her mousse cakes and caramel bars are worth repeat visits. But it's the pastry chef behind the bakery case that he's having undeniable cravings for. Lucy's been burned in the past, figuratively of course. Revealing her magical identity to her ex-boyfriend was her worst adulting decision ever and led to the "Clint Catastrophe" her family won't let her forget. Now let's be clear, Devin Dawson is nothing like Clint. So why can't Lucy shake the feeling that if Devin discovers her secret it will lead to catastrophic heartache? The Magic of Moonrise Cove: A Sweet Summer Romance Series Come to Moonrise Cove and discover how magical romance can be... This deliciously magical story is second in the clean romantic comedy series The Magic of Moonrise Cove. While reading each book in order will take you on a guided tour of summer love, each novel stands alone with its own happily ever after. Join us on the island where you'll fall in love six different ways all summer long! Book 1: Magic in the Moonlight by Jules Barker Book 2: Magic in the Mix by Trish LeBaron Book 3: A Chance of Magic by Tiffany Chandler Book 4: Might be Magic by Shelly Jasperson Book 5: Hues of Magic by Michelle R. Reid Book 6: A Touch of Magic by Cassandra West

Cold Emperor s Pampered Consort

Author : Wo Aiyuncai
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Cold. His personality was quite vicious and changeable, and his aura was strong. For the King of Yulian, beautiful and seductive, because his mother is a girl, so her eyes are a bewitching blue. Usually, when wearing a silver mask, no one would notice anything amiss. But under the moon, the color of the eyes was particularly clear. Because of his blue eyes, his mother died trying to save him from drinking poison wine. He was especially cold to other women because Han Jingyun passed through the Nine Winding Linglong Pearl and decided that she was his chosen one. She was very fond of Han Jingyun, and she slowly fell in love with her.

Evil King s Favorite Consort

Author : Yi PengXue
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She was originally an unfavoured Third Miss in the Minister Palace, and she was forced to death. He was a handsome, lofty prince. Ten years ago, she had pulled his pants off and kicked him into the lake. Ten years later, she, who had been reborn, had returned blood-soaked. She was determined to wash away her past shame and avenge her mother. However, she did not want to meet him again, and thus was pestered by him. He treated her like a treasure in his palm, but she desperately wanted to escape until she had nowhere to run. Thus, she simply turned around and directly threw him onto the ground. Why, on the night of the wedding, he smiled with eyes as black as ink. He looked at her and asked, "My wife, ten years ago, the one who kicked I into the lake was you, right?" When she met him, it was as if they had met each other, and she had already defeated countless others in the human world. It was a one on one duel between strong men and strong women. If they were to join hands, they could guarantee that they would not fall into the trap.

Once Upon a Pastry

Author : Ashley Uzzell
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Gertrude wants to be the best baker and pastry chef in the city so she makes a deal with Mona the witch: one spell in exchange for her first-born child. The problem is, Gertrude doesn't have a husband. Or a boyfriend. Or much interest in dating at all. As the overly dramatic Mona occasionally stops by the flourishing bakery to see about Gertrude keeping up her end of the bargain, both women begin to realize that maybe the deal isn't what will bring them true happiness. Soon, something more than friendship begins to blossom. When tragedy strikes, Gertrude finds that she may lose the only family she has left. Is Mona a powerful enough witch to save the city from impending war and help the girl she is falling for? Can she let go of her regrets so she can move on to find her happily ever after?

One Potion in the Grave

Author : Heather Blake
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From the author of the Wishcraft Mysteries Carly Bell Hartwell’s love potions are always in demand in Hitching Post, Alabama, the wedding capital of the South.… When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carly is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. Katie Sue fled her hometown and a troubled family over a decade ago. But she’s not back for a social visit. She’s come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son’s high-profile wedding. But before Katie Sue has a chance to voice any objections, she’s forced to forever hold her peace. After finding her friend dead, Carly vows to find her murderer. Were the corrupt Calhouns willing to go to any lengths to avoid a scandal? Did Katie Sue’s family take the term “bad blood” to a whole new level? And why did the bride-to-be come to Carly for a love potion? As Carly gets closer to the truth, a killer is planning a very chilly reception.…

The Ironic Defense of Socrates

Author : David M. Leibowitz
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This book offers a controversial interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates. By paying unusually close attention to what Socrates indicates about the meaning and extent of his irony, David Leibowitz arrives at unconventional conclusions about Socrates' teaching on virtue, politics, and the gods; the significance of his famous turn from natural philosophy to political philosophy; and the purpose of his insolent 'defense speech'. Leibowitz shows that Socrates is not just a colorful and quirky figure from the distant past but an unrivaled guide to the good life - the thoughtful life - who is as relevant today as in ancient Athens. On the basis of his unconventional understanding of the dialogue as a whole, and of the Delphic oracle story in particular, Leibowitz shows that the Apology is the key to the Platonic corpus, indicating how many of the disparate themes and apparently contradictory conclusions of the other dialogues fit together.

Look Before You Leap

Author : Alice Treaty
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When Riley O'Malley and Aria Hardwick returned to America, they thought that their days in magic school were over, only to find out that fate has other plans - fate and Alicia Carson. Before long, the girls are on their way to world-renowned Silvergates Academy, but can the school survive them? All Riley and Aria want is a quiet, normal high school experience, but what they get instead are feuds with the school's elite, life-altering detentions, dances that turn into brawls, and attacks from outside forces on students with highly unusual powers - all with Riley and Aria at the center. All of America's best teachers and charms might just prove not enough to handle a human stick of magical dynamite and the quiet girl who knows her trigger.

The Magician s Wife

Author : Brian Moore
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France, 1856: Emmeline Lambert is married to an illusionist sent by Napoleon III to persuade the Arabs - poised for holy war and in thrall to charismatic leaders - that France's might and magic are the greater. Emmeline begins to feel like an illusionist herself, when she dazzles the Emperor and then sheds her inhibitions along with flimsy notions of patriotism and propriety in the hot glare of the Algerian sun. Power, politics, religion and love, the court of Napoleon III and the deserts of Algeria combine in this mesmerising novel from a master storyteller.

The Minions of Avooblis

Author : Charles Streams
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Dagdron, Earl, Elloriana, and Lita have set out on their own to fulfill their first quests, but the threat of Avooblis still looms large over the land. As the four adventurers use their unique skills to assist their respective quest cities, they soon find that Mazannanan’s reach extends much farther than they expected. In addition to an obsessed mayor, arguing barons, a devilish familiar, and an annoying village girl, who won’t stop talking, they must battle to stop the Minions of Avooblis. With the help and hindrance of friends and enemies from the Adventurers’ Academy, each of the adventurers is put to the test as they realize that if they fail in their quests, their hopes of ever becoming heroes may come to a nightmarish end because the entire land may be on the brink of ruin if Avooblis is released from Wendahl’s net.

Grandma Grace s Southern Favorites

Author : Marty Davidson
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In this unique and charming cookbook, Marty Davidson takes more than 100 delicious Southern recipes that were prepared by her grandmother over a fireplace in the 1800s and adapts them for today's modern appliances. Accompanying the recipes are charming and funny tales of Grandma Grace's family and some of her favorite tips on everyday living. This cookbook will fill your belly with recipes for foods such as Watermelon Syrup, Aunt Hattie Mae's Onion Pie in Cracklin' Pastry, Grandma's Sweet Potato Pone, Milk Soup, Chicken and Cloud-Tender Dumplin's, Molasses Pull Candy, and Maudie's Reception Cookies. It will also fill your heart with joy with stories about relatives Aunt Gussie, Aunt Hattie, Cousin Viola and her bachelor son, Cousin Effy, Cousin Pearl, Aunt Maudie and her jilted daughter, and Aunt Lillie Mae's 325 pound daughter.

Rock elephant

Author : Sam Venable
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Two years after Sam Venable became the outdoor editor for the Knoxville News-Sentinel, he began receiving photographs of fish marked with only a phone number and the mysterious words "top-water Hubbard." Curious, Venable called the number and reached Ray Hubbard, a lay preacher, sewing machine repairman, and top-notch bass fisherman. Thus began an extraordinary twenty-seven-year friendship between two men who had little in common but a serious love of fishing and the outdoors. Venable wrote a story about Hubbard for the newspaper and began joining him for more fishing trips. Armed with unusual homemade lures and a friendly smile, Hubbard taught Venable the art of buzzbaiting, the joys of fishing pungent "slop holes," and the secrets of a bass-catching technique Hubbard called "mesmerizing." Soon the two men were subjecting one another to practical jokes and merciless teasing, but according to Venable, attempting to best his buddy was "like trying to argue with the captain of an international championship debating team." They also developed an intricate verbal shorthand for the launch ramps, restaurants, and fishing spots they encountered. Venable soon discovered that the upstanding reverend was not averse to telling an occasional white lie, especially if it protected a prized location or coveted angling secret. Over the years, the size of their catches ceased to matter. Hubbard, a straitlaced country preacher, and Venable, a veteran journalist fluent in the language of the newsroom, simply enjoyed each other's company, overcoming differences in age, educational background, and vocational calling. (It was Hubbard who continually suggested that Venable say "rock-elephant" in place of saltier expressions.) What they experienced together, Venable believes, was best understood by Henry David Thoreau, who observed that "many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." The Author: Sam Venable is an award-winning columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel and a contributor to such publications as Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and Waterfowler's World. His books include Mountain Hands: A Portrait of Southern Appalachia and From Ridgetops to Riverbottoms: Celebrating the Outdoor Life in Tennessee.

The Little Paris Patisserie Romantic Escapes Book 3

Author : Julie Caplin
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‘Irresistible’ Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu...

The Nethergrim

Author : Matthew Jobin
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The Next Great Fantasy Epic is here! For fans of Ranger's Apprentice and the Chronicles of Narnia. Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned! Edmund’s brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together--and work apart--in ways that will test every ounce of resolve. Praise for THE NETHERGRIM “This series starter is reminiscent of epic fantasy series such as C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia or J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The characters are strongly drawn and . . . [t]here is a compelling blend of magic, romance, looming evil, and noble sacrifice.--VOYA “The Nethergrim reminded me of a cross between The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. . . I would really like to see this one on the big screen.” –Brodart’s Library Services "Entertainingly told with many unique features, The Nethergrim reads like a classic.” –Recommended by Richard C., Powells.com [Staff Pick at Powell’s Books] “I’d go ahead and say everything about this book screams BLOCKBUSTER FILM.”—The Social Potato Reviews "Riveting. Perfect for imaginative middle-grade readers craving a hearty magical adventure."--Booklist "Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel."--BCCB "First in a planned trilogy, this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--Publishers Weekly