Welcome to The Isle.
Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires - especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she's a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she's next in line for a huge promotion.
All that changes when Lily's assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she's never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she's destined to fulfill.
But first, Lily must admit she's a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business...at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she'll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.
©2016 Gina LaManna (P)2016 Gina LaManna
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"PROMISING START TO A FUN NEW SERIES!!!!"
It was a cute book, and very well narrated!!
Its a witchy cozy mystery..I am sure there is some more...this one is super cute though!!
Wendy was perfect....very nice to listen to...BRAVO WENDY!!!
This would be a cute movie!!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Lily is in marketing...and is happy with her normal life for the most part...she gets this strange quiz which she thinks is a joke form her assistant..it says if you can read the quiz you may be a witch...and all others will see David Hasselhoff in a bikini...lol Of course she thinks its a joke! Well her day gets really weird...her presentation goes crazy and she ends up fired...she goes to a bar where her friend bar tends..and meets her kooky aunts...she is hesitant to go with them but they talk her into going to the Isle...a place where her family has lived forever...She is to be the next mixologist...but someone has other ideas and things get deadly!!
GOOD STORY AND GREAT NARRATION! WELL WORTH YOUR TIME AND A CREDIT!!!
"Watered Down Stephanie Plum Plot"
This reads like a preteen fantasy mystery. All of the adult women in this book behave like giddy school girls, hyper focused on the protagonist's love interest aptly named Ranger X.
None of the interesting mysteries or questions get answered in this volume
I loved this book it was romantic. funny, quirky, and slightly suspenseful. I would recommend this book to all my friends.
i am looking forward to next book
Shelby Nichols Series, quick witted main character
I love her voice, helps me envision the characters more clearly. I read everything Wendy Tremont King narrates. Love her!
Yes as long as Ranger X is good looking!
"Wonderful magical mystery"
I was just a great book overall and it had a wonderful narrator who really brought it to life.
I didn't have a favorite character I loved them all.
There wasn't really 1 scene that was better than any other, but the wave was a pretty awesome one.
This story made me laugh and I was also on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who did it. really great story and not at all who I suspected.
I loved hearing this story. Going fro the normal to the magical and being the most powerful person there would be pretty awesome. I love that this is such a mystery as to who done it. The sparks that fly between Agent X and Lily add the right element to make the story even better and Wendy does an awesome narration. I couldn't imagine this story any other way.
"Loved This Amazing Story!"
I love Gina LaManna books. I didn't think it was possible, but the audible version is
even better than the books. This is a great start to a new series. Lily is a fun character,
can't wait to read more about her.
Ms. King does a wonderful job on the narration. You can close your eyes and imagine you're there on the island too. Highly recommend.
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Magic & Mixology Mystery series written by Gina LaManna and narrated by Wendy Tremont King. Lily Locke has never believed in witches, wizards, ghosts, shifters, vampires, and magic. When Lily’s assistant gives her a strange quiz titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks and ends up passing it. The next thing she knows her aunts track her down and takes her to “The Isle” an island which has plenty of supernatural beings. She also discovers that she is a witch and is the new mixologist. This book has a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises.
The narrator Wendy Tremont King did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
"Great new series from Gina"
Yes. It's a fun listen. As the first in the series it's introducing you to a new workd. I will be buying the rest of the series when they come out. So I will relisten to the series again in preparation for the next books. With some authors it can be a chore or I dont even bother. With this book I will enjoy relistening to it again.
I love Lilly. She's sassy and a little precious. It's fun watching her stumble through this new world.
I honestly loved all the charecter she portrayed in the book. She did a good job and it was easy to tell the difference between charecters and who was speaking.
Yes. I listened into the early hours of the morning trying to finish the book.
It's a fun listen. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next book.
"Hex on the Beach~A Super Cute Mystery of Mixology"
HEX ON THE BEACH was such a fun listen. I enjoyed this story on so many levels. It had funny, awesome characters along with a terrific storyline. It started off strong and stayed in that range throughout. The characters of Mimsey and Trinket (Lily's aunts) AND Gus and then also Zen and Poppy whom one is a vamp and the other a shifter just made this a super good listen. I loved when Lily ate her first gummy bear and when she took the boat ride to the Island.
This story was magical, it held my interest, and left something to my imagination as well. I didn't feel overloaded with information. I think it was really close to perfect and looking forward to book two in this series. I like Gina LaManna's writing style a lot.
Wendy Tremont King's narration was absolutely perfect. With her voice inflections and light character enhancements, she was straight down the middle excellent. Not overdone or underdone. Author and reader made for an ideal combination and I'd recommend this one all day.
Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.
"Gina wins again!"
witches, magic, humor, suspense, murder
Another great fun book from Gina LaManna! I saw it and had to have it. Quite different in theme from the others except the humor is right there. Witches and magic sort of on Lake Superior's north shore, or something. Complete with a new found family of oddballs, a curmudgeonly instructor, a hot protector known only as Ranger X, and a whole lot more. Loved it!
The audio performance is by Wendy Tremont King who really nails it!
Alerted to it as Whispersync on the cheap by BookGorilla.
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