Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Pumpkin Pies & Potions (Melting Pot Cafe #1) by Polly Holmes

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Pumpkin Pies & Potions by Polly Holmes. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Pumpkin Pies & Potions
Series: Melting Pot Cafe #1
Author: Polly Holmes
Publisher: Gumnut Press
Publication Date: October 28th 2020
Print Length: 364 pages
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Witches, cats, pumpkin pies and murder!

I’m Evelyn Grayson and if you’d told me by the time I was 23, I’d have lost both my parents in a mysterious accident, moved in with the coolest Aunt ever, lived in a magical town, and I was a witch, I would have said you were crazy. Funny thing is, you’d be right.

Camille Stenson, the grumpiest woman in Saltwater Cove is set on making this year’s Halloween celebrations difficult for everyone, but when she turns up dead and my best friend is on the suspect list, I have no choice but to find out whodunit and clear her name.

Amongst the pumpkin carving, abandoned houses, and apple bobbing, it soon becomes apparent dark magic is at play and I must use all my newfound witches’ abilities to find the killer before another spell is cast.

Step into Evelyn Grayson’s magical world in the first book of the Melting Pot Café series, a fun and flirty romantic paranormal cozy mystery where the spells are flowing, and the adventure is just beginning.

If you like witty witches, cheeky talking cats, and magical murder mysteries, then you’ll love Polly Holmes’ light-hearted Melting Pot Café series.

**The eBook is available on Kindle Unlimited or to buy for $0.99!**

Why didn’t I just tell Tyler to catch a cab home? 

I rose up on my tippy-toes to see over the waiting crowd as the passengers exited the plane one by one. The butterflies in my stomach fluttered, fuelling an overwhelming urge to flee. I rocked from foot to foot, my muscles twitching. It had been several months since I’d face-timed Tyler, had he changed? Or would he look the same as he did complete with tattered dreadlocks and unkept beard. Six months is a long time to be travelling a third-world country. I guess he had his reasons.

A buff, toned man strutted toward me and his gorgeous grin stole my breath right out of my chest. I didn’t know where to look first. His broad shoulders, his humongous upper arms, his sexy square jawline or his dreamy cobalt blue eyes. Gone were the dreadlocks replaced with a short back and sides and not a hair in sight on his face. Smooth and sexy, sending my pulse into meltdown. 


“Wow, Evie girl, aren’t you a sight for sore eyes,” he said lifting me into a bear hug and spinning, my feet dangling half a metre off the floor. “How’s my favourite witch?”

I grabbed his shoulders and my palms barely fit around his tight bulge of muscle. The seductive scent of musk filled my nostrils and had my head spinning. What the hell happened in Nepal? Shock doesn’t even begin to cover it. “Tyler, I hardly recognised you. What happened to the dreadlocks and beard?”
Polly Holmes is the cheeky 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’s planning the next murder in one of Polly's mysteries. 

Polly’s award-winning Cupcake Capers Series is rich in storyline and location with characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. She publishes her cozy mystery books with Gumnut Press. Pumpkin Pies and Potions is the first in her new paranormal cozy series.

Cupcakes and Corpses was a finalist in the Oklahoma RWA’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.

Polly Holmes will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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  1. It's great hearing about new books when you have a family who loves to read. Thanks so much for sharing your book.

  2. I love what I have read about your book, Polly! I am very much looking forward to reading more!

  3. What do you like/love most about Evelyn?

    1. Hi Kim, I love Evelyn's kind hearted nature. She tries to see the best in everyone, but will also do all she can to protect the ones she loves.

  4. Great excerpt and cute fun cover, I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for sharing with me!

  5. I'm definitely going to check this book out now!

  6. thanks this sounds like a great book

  7. Love this cover. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. The cover of your book has an eye catching design.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful book and great looking cover.

  10. nice book cover and the book sounds intetersting.

  11. sounds so good! :D


  12. sounds like a fun one

  13. Replies
    1. Hi Deborah, this book took me around 2 months to write, but that includes the planning time as well as I like to plan each book out before I start.

  14. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Diana, blurbs are one of the hardest tings to write so I'm glad you like it.

  15. The Cupcake Capers Book Series is one of my favorites. I enjoyed reading it so much!

  16. I am looking forward to reading this!