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June 11, 2016

Review: Witchy Sour, a Mixology & Magic Mystery, by Gina LaManna

by Elisa Hordon

OMG it's here, that's right the second book in Gina Lamanna's Mixology & Magic Mystery series. So this series is a new one for Gina and it's a huge WOW for me. Yes I know it released yesterday but I had an advanced copy to read which was fantastic, one because I love every book Gina has ever written and two because when I know a book is due for release and that book is from one of my favourite authors I get a little impatient if I have to wait for release

Lucky for me I advance read for a few of my favourite authors, Gina being one of them. So let's get back to Witchy Sour, don't you just love the name? And believe me I have been having fun mixing witchy words with cocktail names to come up with new titles and yes I have sent some of my titles through to Gina because I just can't help myself. No I am not a stalker. Gina and I are friends, which makes her books even more special to me.

Witchy Sour
Welcome back to the Isle, where Mixology, Magic and Mystery are all in a normal day for Lily Locke. Lily has found her true home. She always felt a little out of place in the human world, so since her mother’s family finally found her and brought Lily to the Isle to become the new mixologist her life has become just a little crazier than usual.

Lily now has a job she was born for, a family no matter how crazy whom she adores, friends she knows she can count on and Ranger X, sweet, sexy, gorgeously HOT, Ranger X ,and he is all about keeping Lily safe.

In Witchy Sour, we learn more about Lily's family especially from her grandmother and we learn more about cranky Gus who really isn't as cranky as he likes everyone to think. Lily's cousins Poppy and Zin are both back and causing hilarious trouble, Poppy is still trying to get a handle on being a vampire with a blood intolerance and Zin is training to become the first female Ranger ever and also she is still hoping to shift into her true form, I think she is also hoping for that form not to be a All I can say about this is big changes happen in this story, big changes and I am excited for more.......

Ranger X really comes good for me in this book and I am loving everything about him even if I don't know his real name yet. I've decided that the Rangers all being named after a letter is like James Bond being 007. It's mysterious, but omg I still want to know his

Lily meets a new friend in Witchy Sour: the dashing Liam. Liam is a handy guy to have around. Besides being very handsome, he is a genuinely nice wizard who also grew up in the human world like Lily so they have a lot in common. But what is really good about Liam is his business. Liam is the 'go to guy' for anything, so when Lily is having trouble finding one ingredient Liam is the guy she turns to for help.... This may result in some trouble for Lily, not because of Liam, but because trouble just finds Lily no matter what...

If you love a great mystery with supernatural wonder, funny family and friends plus a dash of hot and sexy romance check out Witchy Sour. Oh and if you haven't read the first in this series, Hex On The Beach, I can highly recommend that one too.

On that final not here is my personal recipe for a Witchy Sour, I wanted it to look like the drink on the cover so here is what I did

60mls Bourbon (I only use Wild Turkey)
30mls Lemon Juice fresh is best
30mls Blue Curacao
30mls Sugar syrup

I put ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake well then pour over ice and serve with a cherry and a slice of lemon, I also sugared the rim of the glass.

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Elisa Hordon, reviewerElisa lives on the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia were she spends her days reading, journaling, painting, cooking and home schooling her daughter. She has always been an avid reader, Elisa loves reading many genres of books except horror; her favourite genres would be mystery, romance and paranormal. Elisa also loves pursuing many creative outlets if she is not relaxing with a book she can be found writing, sketching, painting or cooking. Elisa loves to share her obsession with books especially with her family and friends. Reading and reviewing books is a favourite pastime of Elisa’s.

Book info:
available format: ebook (218 pages)
published: June 2016 by LaManna Books
genres: cozy mystery, paranormal
source: author

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  1. This series sounds so fun, as do the characters! And how can I resist the delightful covers and catchy titles.

    1. Laura, I love all of Gina Lamanna's books and yes her covers are really eye catching, Witchy Sour was a great read.