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Two best-selling authors, one magical universe.
In the Book Magic Mystery Series, best-selling authors Melissa Bourbon and Wendy Lyn Watson bring you the story of cousins Pippin Lane Hawthorne and Cora Lane. The cousins live on opposite coasts (Pippin in Devil’s Cove, North Carolina, and Cora in Laurel Point, Oregon), but they share the family gift of bibliomancy: the ability to foresee the future and unravel the past with the help of the books we love. Join Pippin and Cora as they use their otherworldly power to solve mysteries in their respective worlds.
Murder in Devil’s Cove (A Book Magic Mystery)
by Melissa Bourbon
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Murder in Devil’s Cove: (A Book Magic Mystery)
1st in Series
Publisher: Lake House Press (September 22, 2020)
Number of Pages: Approx 300
Every book tells two stories—one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both.
But Cassie Lane doesn’t see this as a gift. For her, it is a curse because the book magic comes with a price–the Lane women die young and the men are lost to the sea. As soon as she’s able, she leaves Laurel Point, Oregon, running from her past and her fate, ending up in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There she meets Leo Hawthorne and lives a perfect life with him in an old Sea Captain’s house.
Perfect, that is, until an old book foretells the future, and the curse that has plagued the Lane women comes true for Cassie.
Twenty years later, Cassie and Leo’s children, twins Pippin and Grey, are back in Devil’s Cove. Long forgotten secrets surface and an old crime comes to light. Now Pippin must learn how to be a bibliomancer if she is to discover the truth about her father and continue his effort to stop the curse.
I’m so excited to tell you a bit about the brand new Book Magic Mystery series. I want to start with how it came to be.
My good friend and fellow writer, Wendy Lyn Watson, used to live one street away from each other. We walked (sporadically) together, and when we did, we’d, of course, talk books. Sometimes they’d be books we’ve read or were reading, and often our conversations centered around what we were writing at the time.
Wendy had this brilliant concept about a bibliomancer who uses books to help her solve mysteries. The books provide messages. I tell you, I was a bit mad at myself for not coming up with this idea. I loved it so much.
A few years passed, we moved, and my walks with Wendy stopped. But I never forgot the bibliomancer idea. Then, earlier this year (possibly the one good thing to come out of 2020), we were talking, the bibliomancer books came up, and we decided, on the spot, to do them together.
I was beside myself with excitement!
So, the Book Magic Mysteries are a collaboration. What that means is that Wendy is writing some of the books, and I am writing some of the books. Our heroines (mine is Pippin, hers is Cora) are cousins who live on opposite coasts (mine in NC, hers in Oregon). They have the family gift of bibliomancy. All that is explained throughout the course of the series.
Our books will alternate. Book 1 is mine, book 2, Death at Cape Misery, is hers (releasing Dec. 1). From there, we’ll continue to take turns. While we each have our own mysteries to solve in our own books, there is also a bigger series mystery that will resolve with book 7—which we will be writing collaboratively.
Developing the Lane family lore, deciding what bits of information will be revealed in each of our books throughout the series, and getting to craft such an interesting plot has been a new and amazing experience.
I hope you’re as intrigued as I am and that you’ll jump into the Book Magic Mysteries with both feet.
Thanks so much, Melissa, for telling us about how the idea for the series came about and how you and Wendy are collaborating! This will be a fun series!
About Melissa Bourbon
Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of nineteen mystery books, including the brand new collaborative Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time.
Melissa, a California native who has lived in Texas and Colorado, now calls the southeast home. She hikes, practices yoga, cooks, and is slowly but surely discovering all the great restaurants in the Carolinas. Since four of her five amazing kids are living their lives, scattered throughout the country, her dogs, Bean, the pug, Dobby, the chug, and Jasper, a cattle dog/lab keep her company while she writes. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and their youngest son. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams.
Website – https://melissabourbon.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/melissabourbonbooks/
Book Warriors Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookWarriors
Purchase Link – Amazon
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