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Hex on the Beach Audiobook

Hex on the Beach: The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series, Book 1

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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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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-13-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-13-16 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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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!!


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>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!!<br/><br/>GOOD STORY AND GREAT NARRATION! WELL WORTH YOUR TIME AND A CREDIT!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Collins SC, United States 11-11-16
    Laura Collins SC, United States 11-11-16
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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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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. <br/>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Spencer 11-14-16
    M. Spencer 11-14-16 Member Since 2016

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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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Suzette 06-14-17
    Suzette 06-14-17 Member Since 2016
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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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 01-18-17
    Andrea 01-18-17
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    "Simply amazing!"

    I loved this book it was romantic. funny, quirky, and slightly suspenseful. I would recommend this book to all my friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 01-14-17
    Amy 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hex"
    What did you love best about Hex on the Beach?

    i am looking forward to next book


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

    Shelby Nichols Series, quick witted main character


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

    I love her voice, helps me envision the characters more clearly. I read everything Wendy Tremont King narrates. Love her!


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

    Yes as long as Ranger X is good looking!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ajtr2002 12-06-16
    ajtr2002 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely hooked"

    Quick, enjoyable read, engaging and endearing characters. can't wait to listen to b the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 11-20-16
    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 11-20-16

    Stephanie Pittser

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    "Wonderful magical mystery"
    What did you love best about Hex on the Beach?

    I was just a great book overall and it had a wonderful narrator who really brought it to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite character I loved them all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There wasn't really 1 scene that was better than any other, but the wave was a pretty awesome one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This story made me laugh and I was also on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who did it. really great story and not at all who I suspected.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved hearing this story. Going fro the normal to the magical and being the most powerful person there would be pretty awesome. I love that this is such a mystery as to who done it. The sparks that fly between Agent X and Lily add the right element to make the story even better and Wendy does an awesome narration. I couldn't imagine this story any other way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DiannP 11-16-16
    DiannP 11-16-16
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    "Loved This Amazing Story!"

    I love Gina LaManna books. I didn't think it was possible, but the audible version is
    even better than the books. This is a great start to a new series. Lily is a fun character,
    can't wait to read more about her.
    Ms. King does a wonderful job on the narration. You can close your eyes and imagine you're there on the island too. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee111 11-10-16
    Lee111 11-10-16
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    "Great new series from Gina"
    Would you listen to Hex on the Beach again? Why?

    Yes. It's a fun listen. As the first in the series it's introducing you to a new workd. I will be buying the rest of the series when they come out. So I will relisten to the series again in preparation for the next books. With some authors it can be a chore or I dont even bother. With this book I will enjoy relistening to it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Lilly. She's sassy and a little precious. It's fun watching her stumble through this new world.


    Which character – as performed by Wendy Tremont King – was your favorite?

    I honestly loved all the charecter she portrayed in the book. She did a good job and it was easy to tell the difference between charecters and who was speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I listened into the early hours of the morning trying to finish the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun listen. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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