I’m taking a break from the Criminal Minds Q&A today to give a special shout-out to the July 7th launch of my friend and New York Times bestselling author JulietBlackwell’s newest book in her Witchcraft series set in San Francisco. If you haven’t read any of Lily’s adventures with her potbellied pig Oscar, who is also…well, I don’t want to ruin the surprise if you haven’t met him yet.
A Toxic Trousseau lands Lily, who runs what must surely be San Francisco’s liveliest vintage clothing store, in a new dilemma. Even the most skilled sorceress can’t ward off a lawsuit, and Lily is not at her enchanting best with her hands full as the temporary leader of San Francisco's magical community. So after her potbellied pig Oscar head-butts rival clothier Autumn Jennings, Lily tries to make peace without a costly personal injury case.
But any hope of a quiet resolution is shattered when Autumn turns up dead. As one of the prime suspects, Lily searches for a way to clear her name and discovers a cursed trousseau among Autumn’s recently acquired inventory. Lily must deal with a mysterious dogwalker and spend the night in a haunted house as she delves into the trunk’s treacherous past. She’s got to figure out who wanted to harm Autumn fast, before the curse claims another victim.
Sound like fun? Sounds like a great summer read to me.