Black Magic Murder by Polly Holmes – Book Blitz + Giveaway
Careful what you wish for!
Graduating to a fully-fledged witch on my upcoming birthday should be a
momentous occasion, but when a local hairdresser turns up dead, I know it’s
going to be one hell of a week.
Saltwater Cove’s resident infuriating fae looks like a good suspect for the
murder, but insists she’s innocent and reveals a huge secret too amazing to be
a lie. But if she didn’t do it… then who did?
The murder triggers the return of a dark force… dark enough to send even the
most experienced witches into panic mode. Harriet, Jordi and Tyler join me as
I try to find the culprit, putting my magical abilities to the ultimate
When the killer strikes even closer to home, I need to up my game if I’m going
to keep evil at bay.…or have I finally met my supernatural match?
I leaned my head against my hand and pushed the last mouthful of meatloaf around
my plate. My gaze was focused on the food in front of me, but my mind was a
gazillion miles away.
Who would want Misty dead? What did she do that was so bad it would cause
someone to murder her? And how did the Licarbre fern fit into the picture?
“…half-naked…” Tyler’s voice murmured in the back of my mind with that one word
breaking through the haze.
Wait…half-naked? Who’s half-naked?
I looked up. “What?”
Tyler was watching me from under his lashes. “I said, ‘I think I’m going to run
through the main streets of Saltwater Cove half-naked wearing nothing but my
Tweety boxer shorts’.”
My back stiffened and my arm dropped to the table. My brain hurt from trying to
make sense of his words. “What are you talking about?”
He sighed, placed his knife and fork together on his plate and pushed it to the
centre of the table. Tyler’s face dropped, and his shoulders slumped. “I’m
sorry. I was just trying to get your attention by lightening the mood, but it
seems all I’ve done is confuse you.”
“Now I feel bad for letting my mind wander and not paying attention to you,” I
said my chest tightening with each word. “It’s just that I keep going back and
asking myself why. Why would someone want to kill Misty?”
Polly Holmes is the cheeky, sassy alter ego of Amazon best-selling author, P.L.
Harris. When she’s not writing her next romantic suspense novel as P.L. Harris,
she is planning the next murder in one of Polly’s cozy mysteries. She pens
food-themed and paranormal cozy mysteries and publishes her books solely with
As Polly Holmes, Cupcakes and Corpses was a finalist in the Oklahoma Romance
Writers of America’s 2019 IDA International Digital Awards, short suspense
category. Cupcakes and Curses claimed second place and Cupcakes and Cyanide
gained third place making it a clean sweep in the category.
She won silver in the 2020 ROAR! National Business Awards in the
Writer/Blogger/Author category and for the second year in a row, she was a
finalist in the 2021 ROAR! National Business Awards winning bronze in the
Writer/Blogger/Author category with Gumnut Press taking out the gold in the
Hustle and Heart category.
2022 saw Polly Holmes’ books Muffins & Magic and Mistletoe, Murder &
Mayhem long-listed in the Davitt Awards, a prestigious award run by the Sisters
of Crime, Australia. Muffins & Magic also placed in the finals of the cozy
mystery category in the Nashville Silver Falchion Awards. She lives in the
northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, with her Bichon Frise, Bella.
Polly Holmes will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour.