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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The story behind the story: Storiebook Charm (A Spellbound Novel 1) by Melissa Bourbon + giveaway

What inspired you to write this book? (Storiebook Charm)
I’ve written three different mystery series: Lola Cruz mysteries, Magical Dressmaking mysteries, and Bread Shop mysteries. After these, as well as my two romantic suspenses, I wanted to do something a little different. I’d visited the cute town of Glen Rose, Texas, where I met an amazing woman named Storie and spent time in her book shop, the Storiebook Cafe. This town and store inspired the book Storiebook Charm.

It was destined to be a romance. And what fun to be able to bring in a paranormal element. Storie, you see, is a witch. Not the type of witch that lives in Harry Potter’s world, but a witch that resides in Whiskey Creek, Texas, owns a bookstore/cafe, and has a thorn in her side: a mortal by the name of Reid Malone.

Storiebook Charm has some mystery elements, is a second-chance romance, and has a light touch of magic. I had so much fun writing this book. Storie and Reid met when they were younger. They meet again when they are older and this is where their story begins. There are obstacles in their way, of course. It’s a charming book set in a charming town. I hope it charms you!

Storiebook Charm (A Spellbound Novel 1)
by Melissa Bourbon
March 9, 2020
216 pages
Genre: Light Paranormal Romance
From National Bestselling author Melissa Bourbon comes a small town magical story with a heart-stopping hero, a sigh-worthy romance, beautiful writing, and characters that jump off the page. Get ready to be charmed by Storie and Reid, and watch out for the twist!

Storie Bell is a witch. Not the kind that lives in Harry Potter's world. No, she is more like Glinda, the good witch of the North, minus the munchkins and Dorothy. But a witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is no easy feat. She’s grown up believing that mortals and witchcraft don't mix.

Storie thinks the biggest threat to her future—opening The Storiebook Cafe, where happy endings begin— is Reid Malone, the very man she ran away from years before. He seems hell bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. But when a mysterious woman from Storie’s past shows up and makes claims that leave Storie confused, she rethinks her entire future.

About the Author:
Melissa Bourbon, the author of the Magical Dressmaking Mysteries (A Seamless Murder, A Killing Notion, A Custom-Fit Crime, Deadly Patterns), sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name, Misa Ramirez. She gave up teaching middle and high school kids in northern California to write full-time amid horses and Longhorns in north Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love-hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

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  1. I like the cover-it is colorful and interesting. I would pick it up at the bookstore.

  2. i like the cover too. thanks for the giveaway and sharing the book
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I like the cover but I also think I'll enjoy the read.

  4. If you read on a Kindle and do Kindle Unlimited, it's a free read!

  5. I love the cover especially the pop of color. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. This sounds intriguing. I like the cover.