Behind the Writing of Spelling the Tea
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Welcome to the coziest, vampire-owned tea room in Bath! It’s steeped in magic and mystery.
You’re supposed to support your guy, right? Even if it means moving away from the watery source of your witchy magic and suffering through five years of writer’s block?
Minnie Wells thought so, until her soon-to-be-ex left her high and dry for another woman.
Now, she’s back in Bath, with the magic of the town’s enchanted springs flowing through her veins, ready to explore her newbie witch powers and pen her novel. Bath inspired her favorite writer Jane Austen, after all. Why wouldn’t it work for her?
Only catch is, once the divorce is final, Minnie will be deported back to the US (and she’ll lose her powers all over again) unless she can convince the haughty (and handsome) vampire owner of a struggling tea room to hire her.
As if her cup didn’t already runneth over with trouble, an employee drops dead during her interview. Now Minnie’s got to solve the murder to clear the cafe’s name, while figuring out a way to bring in more customers.
With the help of her vampire roommate and black cat familiar, she’s hot on the killer’s trail. But when the murderer sets Minnie in their sights, she’ll have to tap into her own inner strength (and magic) to save herself, and bring the killer to justice.
Will Minnie solve the murder and save the vampire’s tea room? Or will she find herself in hot water with the killer?
Pull your armchair closer to the cozy crackling fire, sip your steaming tea, and find out now in Spelling the Tea!
If you like charming towns, a hilarious cast of lovable characters, and twisty mysteries, you’ll love Erin Johnson’s lighthearted whodunnit. Spelling the Tea is the first book in the Magical Tea Room Mysteries.