Synopses & Reviews
EASY BAKE COVEN
Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.
While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!
When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer..
Praise for Brownies and Broomsticks
“Savory and suspenseful…Katie is a charming sleuth, baking her way through murder and magic set against the enchanting backdrop of Savannah, Georgia. With an intriguing plot and an amusing cast of characters, Brownies and Broomsticks is an attention-grabbing read that I couldn't put down.” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay
“Ms. Cates has most assuredly found the right ingredients…a series that is a finely sifted blend of drama, suspense, romance, and otherworldly elements.” —Once Upon a Romance
Praise for the Magical Bakery Mysteries
“Katie is a charming amateur sleuth.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Jenn McKinlay
“Charming....Let Cates cast her spell over you.”—Library Journal
“Cates cleverly keeps readers spellbound.”—Gumshoe Reviews
“A series that is a finely sifted blend of drama, suspense, romance, and otherworldly elements.”—Once Upon a Romance
On a stormy night, Olivia Greyson and her Yorkie discover the body of a man stabbed to death-which looks suspiciously like the intruder seen fleeing the local health food store The Vegetable Plate. Charlene Critch, owner of The Vegetable Plate, has a grudge against Olivia's cookie cutter shop, but could Charlene be hiding a secret serious enough to kill for?
A WITCH WITH A WHISK
As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah’s most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse.
The dead man’s tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.
A HALF-BAKED HEX
Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate wont be as easy as whipping up a new recipeespecially when Katie finds herself once again mixed up in murder.
When a fellow volunteer for the conservation group is found dead, Katies mystical senses tell her that theres more to the death than meets the eye. Her suspicions are confirmed when members of her coven are targeted next. Katie will have to embrace her powers quickly...or she may find herself chewed up and spit out by some serious black magic.
About the Author
Bailey Cates believes magic is all around us if we only look for it. She is the author of the Magical Bakery mysteries.