Cover Reveal: Little Shop of Borrows (Winterbourne Witches #2) by Suzy Turner

Today, I’m really excited to reveal the cover for the latest book in The Winterbourne Witches series by Suzy Turner. Where the previous book, Willow Tree Farm, was a novella, this is a full-length novel.

About the Book:

After spending a year perfecting his knitting skills in the Peruvian mountains, Taren Winn-Jones returns to England to transform his late Nanna’s house into a yarn shop. But when he discovers it has quite literally vanished, he doesn’t know what to do. Luckily for him, he has just befriended a strange young woman heading to the mysterious hamlet of Willow Tree Farm….

Sadie Thornton is following her father’s instructions. “If I disappear, you must find your way to the Winterbournes of Willow Tree Farm”. Well, her father has gone, so she’s had no choice but to leave the Tibetan monks behind and fly halfway across the world to start afresh with a family harbouring a badly kept secret—that they are, in fact, witches.

When it becomes apparent that a murder has been committed, a house has been stolen and ghosts are hanging around, three generations of the Winterbournes will do everything in their power to protect their new friends  and if that means waging a war against Cinnamon Grove’s obnoxious Mayor, then so be it.

Little Shop of Borrows is the first full-length novel in The Winterbourne Witches series. If you like quirky characters, magical mysteries and moments that will have you laughing out loud, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Little Shop of Borrows.

My thoughts when I saw the cover were “wow”. It’s fun, funky and fits perfectly with the witchy, spooky Halloween palette of colours that are black and purple. I love the fact there’s so much purple on a book cover. The witch looks like a welcoming person, kind of friendlier than most witches and I love her fashion sense. I would definitely be lured into the book by this cover and synopsis.

And I was. But more on that in my review of Little Shop of Borrows which will be coming soon to this blog.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you my review of the previous book. I hope it gets you in the mood for Halloween!

Willow Tree Farm (Winterbourne Witches #1) by Suzy Turner

About the Book:  

Shannon and Myrtle Winterbourne are no ordinary sisters. Not only do they live in an extraordinary house, in an extraordinary hamlet, but they also have rather extraordinary skills…

Nestled among a thicket of weeping willows deep in the heart of Dartmoor, lies a house like no other. A house defying the laws of logic–and gravity for that matter. Some might even say it had a mind, and soul, of its own. They wouldn’t be wrong.

Affectionately known as Willow, this house has been an integral part of the Winterbourne family for over 400 years, and it is very, very protective of the Winterbournes, so woe betide anyone who dares to wrong this family of witches…

Willow Tree Farm is the very first magical novella in The Winterbourne Witches series. If you like quirky characters, magical mysteries and moments that will have you laughing out loud, then you’ll love Suzy Turner’s Willow Tree Farm.

Get your copy today for a fun-filled magical mystery tour of Willow Tree Farm.

My Review:

Willow Tree Farm, or Willow, as the creepy house full of turrets in the depths of Dartmoor is known, is old, historical and…..alive.

Willow will welcome you, surprise you shock and delight you but is not complete without a group of witches with a wealth of talents, from baking to a love of fashion and beauty, they will make you feel right at home……if they, and Willow, like you, that is.

Follow their adventures and chat to them over tea and cakes. Spend time with them as they hone their powers and surprise you with their carefully thought out projects.

Quirky and fun, Willow Tree Farm in itself is the most unexpected place to hide a witch’s coven. Suzy Turner’s wit and attention to detail brings this alive with every word, and every word counts to make Willow Tree Farm a highly atmospheric place where anything can happen.

An ideal book for Halloween or just anytime you want some witchy mischief and mystery.

Thanks to Suzy Turner for a copy of Willow Tree Farm in exchange for a review.

5 stars BUY IT HERE

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2020 Mini Challenge: Halloween Reads

Welcome to my mini challenge for hour 2! With Halloween just days away, I am determined to not let the events of this year spoil what I would usually do on Halloween, and that is pick a scary book. I have already started to think what my Halloween reads will be. I definitely want to revisit Practical Magic by Alice Hoffmann,
since I really enjoyed it. I also love the movie of the same name. A series of books I enjoyed in the past were the Halloween Carnival books by various authors. I still really enjoy books from a series I loved when I was a teenager: The Babysitter’s Club. I recommend a book called The Ghost at Dawn’s House which is number 5 in the series. What are your top scary books? What format do you prefer? I use VoiceOver, my iPad’s screen reader, to read my books out to me. Here’s your challenge: Read as many scary books as you can during the Readathon. Comment what you liked and disliked about the books and if you would recommend them,

Halloween Carnival Volume # 5

The last volume of Halloween-themed short stories was a real page-turner.I was absorbed in it! 
Having now listened to volumes 2-5, I can say that the series is excellent as well as fun. I really enjoyed getting to know each authors’ writing style, and plan to seek out more books by them. As horror is not a genre I read much of (although I enjoy it when I do), I was taken by the characters’ backgrounds and paranormal elements of the stories,as well as the interpretation and weaving in of traditional Halloween practices and myths, past and present.
I didn’t want this book or the series to end, and recommend it if you want a quick read. I especially loved the covers. Very atmospheric! 
5 stars. 
Thanks so much to the authors and Random House for an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Random House released the Halloween Carnival series throughout October 2017. Appropriately, volume 5 has Halloween as its release date, which was well thought out. 

Halloween Carnival Volume #3

The third volume of the Halloween Carnival series didn’t grab my attention or hook me as much as the second one did, and it seemed more gory.I did like the 4th and 5th stories in the book. Visual and atmospheric, and a good Halloween read! 
Thanks to Kelley Armstrong and all the other participating authors as well as Random House for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 stars

Halloween Carnival Volume #2 by Glen Hirshberg

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The cover of Halloween Carnival book 2 really made me interested and then the synopsis had me requesting it from NetGalley. Now we are in October, I fancied some Halloween reads, and thought Halloween Carnival was just the thing I was looking for.

Not one for too much violence in stories or blood-and-guts gore, I devoured the stories in this book (5 in all) as my iPad read them out to me. Exciting and good pace from start to finish. The book had suspense and spooky moments as well as parts where I felt for the characters. All this kept me absorbed in the stories.

Thanks to Glen Hirshberg and Random House for my ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’m looking forward to seeing what the other books are like, and I’d recommend this one.

The Dead Girl’s Dance (Morganville Vampires #2) by Rachel Caine

With Halloween being at the end of the month, I thought it would be a great idea to review a paranormal book every day until Halloween.

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m a fan of Rachel Caine and in particular The Morganville Vampires series. I reviewed book 1, Glass Houses, not so long ago and this review is for book 2, The Dead Girl’s Dance.

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls’ Dance, hell is really going to break loose.

 Great to get back to Morganville! After the first book, I was hooked! 
Claire is still being subjected to bullying by Monica and her friends at school. We meet a lovely old lady called Gramma who lives near Claire and her friends in the Glass House. 
We also meet Amelie, the mysterious owner of the Historical Society. I like Shane and how he treats Claire and the other housemates but I’m wary of his dad and really don’t like the girls at the party. Eve is great.