Monday, October 17, 2016

Great Escapes Blog Tour: Putting on the Witch (Retired Witches Mystery #3) by Joyce and Jim Lavene

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1833 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425268276
  • Publisher: Berkley (Oct. 4 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
Purchase links:
Amazon – Barnes and Noble 

Tour Participants

October 3 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
October 3 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
October 3 – Blogger Nicole – SPOTLIGHT
October 4 – Sleuth Cafe – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
October 4 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW*
October 4 – The Angry Grey Cat Reads – REVIEW
October 5 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW*
October 5 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW (Interview)
October 6 – Book Babble – REVIEW
October 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – SPOTLIGHT
October 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
October 7 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
October 7 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – REVIEW*
October 8 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW*
October 8 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW*
October 9 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW*
October 9 – fuonlyknew – REVIEW*
October 10 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – REVIEW*
October 10 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – SPOTLIGHT
October 11 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT*
October 11 – Deal Sharing Aunt – REVIEW*
October 12 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
October 12 – A Blue Million Books – SPOTLIGHT
October 13 – Booth Talks Books – REVIEW*
October 13 – The Cozy Mystery Journal – REVIEW
October 14 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT*
October 15 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 16 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
October 16 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
October 17 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
October 17 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
October 18 – Kathy Loves 2 Read – REVIEW
October 19 – ChristyMystery – REVIEW
October 20 – My Interdimensional Chaos – REVIEW
October 21 – Murder, Mystery & More… – REVIEW
October 22 – centraleast2 – REVIEW
October 23 – Lori’s Reading Corner – SPOTLIGHT
October 24 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
October 24 – Polished Nails and Puppy Dog Tales – REVIEW

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Book Description

 In the latest mystery from the bestselling authors of Looking for Mr. Good Witch, the retired witches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are ready to kick up their heels...
With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun.

The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks...

Praise for the Retired Witches Spellbook Mysteries

“Fun and highly will instantly love these charming characters.”—Moonlight Rendezvous

“To say I was totally engaged would be an understatement. This story had me spellbound. Kudos to Joyce and Jim, they had me completely captivated.”—Escape with Dolly Cas

“A witch’s brew of mystery, paranormal, and fun. Positively magical!”—Lisa K’s Book Reviews

“A delightful premise, a couple of enchanting protagonists, and cats as essential familiars...It is a promising series.”—Library Journal

About the Authors

Joyce and Jim Lavene wrote award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They had written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. Joyce passed away October 20, 2015 and Jim passed on May 5, 2016. They are missed by family, friends and their many fans.

My Review

This is the saddest blog tour that I have ever been a part of. Joyce passed away October 20, 2015 and Jim passed on May 5, 2016. 

I never met Jim and Joyce Lavene but I respected their abilities as authors. And as storytellers. Great storytellers. Putting on the Witch is the third book in the Retired Witches Mystery series. Let your imagination run wild and escape into this fascinating world of witches and spells. Even if you are not a fan of paranormal cozy mysteries I think you will find Putting on the Witch a delight.

All the regular characters are back but Putting on the Witch introduces us to a new character, Dorothy's father Drago. The setting of the castle is truly fascinating. It was wonderful to escape into this mystical and magical realm.

The mystery involves the killing of one of the Grand Council of Witches who is present at the castle for the big party. After the murder no one can leave until the murder is solved.

Fans of cozies and paranormal cozies will enjoy Putting on the Witch. Free your mind and slip into this amazing magical world.



  1. Another great book from the Lavene's. This is a great series. The Lavene's will be missed.

  2. Another great book from the Lavene's. This is a great series. The Lavene's will be missed.