Southern Magic by Amy Boyles

Southern Magic

By: Amy Boyles
Genres: mystery
Pages: 180
Series: Sweet Tea Witches #1
Publisher: Ladybugbooksllc
Published on: July 15, 2018
Southern Magic by Amy Boyles

If only takes a second for life to go to heck-in-a-hand-basket!
In less than twenty-four hours Pepper Dunn loses her job, her boyfriend, and her home.
It's the worst day of her life.
But when Pepper discovers she’s a witch and has inherited the most important store in the magical town of Magnolia Cove, Alabama, she’s as happy as a pig in mud.
Too bad the shop is a familiar pet store and Pepper doesn’t like animals—not even a teensy bit. Determined to sell the shop and get the heck out of town, Pepper’s plans go haywire when a local storeowner winds up dead and Pepper gets accused of murder.
Thrust into a magical mystery, Pepper teams up with a mysterious private detective and a cat so traumatized by the murder that she’s not talking—and that cat could hold the key to Pepper’s innocence.
Now Pepper must avoid trouble, solve the mystery, and placate her new grandmother, who keeps a strict ten p.m. curfew that’s enforced by the talking end of her shotgun.
Sounds like a simple day in the life—as if. Can Pepper solve the murder or will she become the next victim of the Magnolia Cove murderer? And most importantly, will Pepper learn to love the animals she’s in charge of?
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Everyone needs a little magic in their life. For Pepper she really needs it after losing her job, her boyfriend, and her home all within 24 hours. She then finds out she inherited a business in a small town in Alabama. It is a way of our her situation. The trouble is that the business is a pet store, and Pepper hates animals. Like really hates animals.


It isn’t just a pet store, but a familiar pet store. As in a store that helps witches find their familiars. Then another business owner is killed, and Pepper is thrown into the mystery. Oh she is also living with her grandmother, one that requires an adult Pepper to be home at 10 pm, or else be at the receiving end of a shotgun.


I enjoy the story a lot, it is a fun read. Pepper is a good character and has to live with her decisions or lack there of.  Sometimes you control your life, and other times life controls you. For Pepper she was able to get her life back in her control, but even with that things start to spiral out of control. She has to decide if Alabama is the place for her, and if she could ever start to love the pets she was in charge of. I like this series and I think that there is a lot of growth for both the character and the story line.



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About Amy Boyles

Hey, I’m Amy,
I write books for folks who crave laugh-out-loud paranormal mysteries. I help bring humor into readers’ lives. I’ve got a Pharm D in pharmacy, a BA in Creative Writing and a Masters in Life.
And when I’m not writing or chasing around two small children (one of which is four going on thirteen), I can be found antique shopping for a great deal, getting my roots touched up (because that’s an every four week job) and figuring out when I can get back to Disney World.
If you’re dying to know more about my wacky life, here are three things you don’t know about me.
—In college I spent a semester at Marvel Comics working in the X-Men office.
—I worked at Carnegie Hall.
—I grew up in a barbecue restaurant—literally. My parents owned one.
If you want to reach out to me—and I love to hear from readers—you can email me at
Happy reading!

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