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Occult and Battery
by Lena Gregory

Occult and Battery is now one of my favorite cozy mystery books ever! ~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews



This series is just plain fun…This is quickly becoming one of my favorite mystery series.
~Laura’s Interests

… it’s the author who keeps my attention going with her intriguing storylines and interesting characters. It’s fast-paced, she never misses a beat. ~Socrates’ Book Reviews…



The mystery was well written and the killer threw me for a loop. ~Bookworm Café


This series just became an auto-buy for me which is pretty impressive considering it’s the first book I’ve read by Lena Gregory. It was an absolute delight. ~I Wish I Lived In a Library



The entire book kept me on the edge of my seat and had me guessing with each new chapter.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Ms. Gregory does an amazing job with this series because her writing style makes every mystery enjoyable… ~Moonlight Rendezvous



The author gives us plenty of suspects as well as some twists so it was hard for me to figure out who was the murderer. ~A. Holland Reads


This cozy was fast-paced and I didn’t want to put it down once I started. I had a lot of fun reading this mystery and I have this series on my must-read list. ~Brooke Blogs



Occult and Battery (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (April 4, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425282762
E-Book ASIN: B01J2STXD0



Synopsis

A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight

Cass Donovan uses her skills as a former psychiatrist to get away with pretending to be psychic, but she’s not about to let anyone get away with murder…

The outlook is not so good for Cass’s psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a séance, in a supposedly haunted mansion.

But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée—Cass’s ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.

My Thoughts

“Stop the car!” [first line]

I must admit the mention of psychics or conjuring usually gives me the heebie jeebies. However, the idea of a former psychiatrist with pretending to be psychic was way too interesting to pass up. And I'm so glad that I didn't miss the opportunity to read Occult and Battery (book two of the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series).

This is a well-written cozy with a touch of paranormal  (and a hint of romance). I especially liked the author's writing style. The story had me changing my mind about "who done it" and why right up until the very end. I love it when that happens. It makes reading fun.

From dealing with lingering feelings from a bad past to relationship to struggling to train a gigantic bundle of energy and mischief (her puppy, Beast), Cass is a relatable amateur sleuth. I look forward to reading more of her adventures (with her business and her dog) and watching her sleuthing skills develop. She is supported by an interesting cast of characters - her two best friends and the residents of Bay Island.

This book is definitely a buy. 

I plan to order Death at First Sight, book one of the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series from Amazon next week. When Lena Gregory releases book three, I'll be ready!

I voluntarily reviewed a complementary copy of this book in conjunction with this tour.

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About The Author

Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

Author Links:
Website: http://www.lenagregory.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Lena.Gregory.Author/?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LenaGregory03
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lenagregoryauth/?etslf=2219&eq=lena%20gregory
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14956514.Lena_Gregory

Purchase Links

Amazon | B&N | Penguin/ Random House | Kobo | Books-a-Million | Target





Tour Participants


April 4 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW

April 5 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

April 5 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

April 6 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW

April 6 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT

April 7 – Bookworm Mom – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 7 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

April 8 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW

April 9 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT

April 10 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

April 10 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW

April 11 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 12 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

April 13 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 15 – Readeropolis – REVIEW

April 15 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT

April 16 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

April 16 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

April 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW


About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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1 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Occult and Battery! And thank you for such a lovely review :) I'm so happy you enjoyed the story!

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