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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to The Isle.

Lily Locke has never believed in witches and wizards, ghosts and magic, shifters and vampires - especially cute blonde vamps with blood-intolerance issues. A rising star at a hotshot marketing agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all Lily knows is that she's a PowerPoint guru, an Excel ninja, and a coffee-maker extraordinaire. Not to mention she's next in line for a huge promotion.

All that changes when Lily's assistant delivers a strange quiz to her, one titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks. With it comes the promise of a land she's never known existed. A land where Lily not only discovers her biological family for the first time, but a place where she can make a difference, change lives, and step into the role she's destined to fulfill.

But first, Lily must admit she's a witch. Then, she has to acknowledge that the tall, dark, and mysterious man who offers his help is strictly focused on business...at least, for now. When a body turns up dead and the next target is Lily, she must trust her powers and accept the help of her newfound friends. Otherwise, she'll never survive the trials of the magical island tucked far, far away in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

©2016 Gina LaManna (P)2016 Gina LaManna

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PROMISING START TO A FUN NEW SERIES!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Hex on the Beach the most enjoyable?

It was a cute book, and very well narrated!!

What other book might you compare Hex on the Beach to and why?

Its a witchy cozy mystery..I am sure there is some more...this one is super cute though!!

What does Wendy Tremont King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Wendy was perfect....very nice to listen to...BRAVO WENDY!!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would be a cute movie!!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Lily is in marketing...and is happy with her normal life for the most part...she gets this strange quiz which she thinks is a joke form her assistant..it says if you can read the quiz you may be a witch...and all others will see David Hasselhoff in a bikini...lol Of course she thinks its a joke! Well her day gets really weird...her presentation goes crazy and she ends up fired...she goes to a bar where her friend bar tends..and meets her kooky aunts...she is hesitant to go with them but they talk her into going to the Isle...a place where her family has lived forever...She is to be the next mixologist...but someone has other ideas and things get deadly!!

GOOD STORY AND GREAT NARRATION! WELL WORTH YOUR TIME AND A CREDIT!!!

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LOVED It!

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This is a great book; this is the first book in the Magic & Mixology Mystery series written by Gina LaManna and narrated by Wendy Tremont King. Lily Locke has never believed in witches, wizards, ghosts, shifters, vampires, and magic. When Lily’s assistant gives her a strange quiz titled A Magical Assessment for Normal Folks and ends up passing it. The next thing she knows her aunts track her down and takes her to “The Isle” an island which has plenty of supernatural beings. She also discovers that she is a witch and is the new mixologist. This book has a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises.

The narrator Wendy Tremont King did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

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Gina wins again!

witches, magic, humor, suspense, murder

Another great fun book from Gina LaManna! I saw it and had to have it. Quite different in theme from the others except the humor is right there. Witches and magic sort of on Lake Superior's north shore, or something. Complete with a new found family of oddballs, a curmudgeonly instructor, a hot protector known only as Ranger X, and a whole lot more. Loved it!
The audio performance is by Wendy Tremont King who really nails it!
Alerted to it as Whispersync on the cheap by BookGorilla.

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Watered Down Stephanie Plum Plot

This reads like a preteen fantasy mystery. All of the adult women in this book behave like giddy school girls, hyper focused on the protagonist's love interest aptly named Ranger X.
None of the interesting mysteries or questions get answered in this volume

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LILY IS LIVING MY FANTASY

This is the first book in the Magic and Mixology series. They do need to be read in the order of release.

I love magic, witches, vampires, shifters, chemistry (mixology is chemistry, right?), beaches, and cozy-mysteries. Therefore, when I read the blurb, I was all in! In fact, I had audible credits that needed to be used or they were going to expire, so I jumped in with both feet and purchased all three books that were available. I am not disappointed!

There is plenty of humor. There is a hottie named Ranger X and the relationship with Lily is on a slow burn. There is plenty of wit, charm, and intrigue.

I absolutely loved listening to this first book and I can’t wait to dive into the next one.


Title: HEX ON THE BEACH
Series: Magic and Mixology #1
Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal
Recommended for: PG13
Listenability: OK for ears
Received from: Audible.com purchase

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great start to a fun series

I was pulled into the story quickly and fully. I enjoyed the narrator and found her easy to listen to. I look forward to the next book.

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Love it!

I absolutely loved Hex on the Beach! It's a clean, quick listen that's full of twists and turns, a hint of romance, and a ton of fun. I can't wait for the next book.

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Great start to a new series...

Gina LaManna has crafted a great start to a new series, the characters are well developed and the story quickly draws you in to it. Wendy Tremont King does a good job of bringing it all to life. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you won't want to miss this one.

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All the laughs...

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This was AWESOME! I'd had this audiobook for awhile and had just never gotten around to listening to it. Soooo glad I finally did! The story is hilarious and awesome, the narrator is great, and the audiobook is just fantastic overall. I went ahead and bought the next two audiobooks after listening to this one.

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loved it

This was a great book... I really loved this book!!

I have also already bought books 2 & 3 now!!

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