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Priscilla Pratt Mysteries Box Set #1-4: A Vampire & Baking Cozy Mystery Series Box Set

Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
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Priscilla Pratt is the vampire sleuth with a sweet tooth!  

Sink your teeth into this delicious cozy mystery series audiobook now!

Priscilla Pratt is the friendly vampire who owns Fangs in Fondant, the best bakery in picturesque Bellmare, Massachusetts.   

But Priscilla keeps getting mixed up - in murder! Whet your appetite for mystery with this cozy mystery audiobook box set!  

Get books #1-4 together for the first time:  

Book #1 - Fangs and Fondant 

Book #2 - A Bite of Blueberry 

Book #3 - Blood in the Batter 

Book #4 - Holy Crepes

Bonus free book #0 - Fangs and Fairy Dust 

Buy Priscilla Pratt Box Set #1-4 today to:  

  • Meet characters you’ll love in more than 20 hours of audio   
  • Solve mystery puzzles that will keep you listening to see what happens  
  • Free book #0: Fangs and Fairy Dust included with every purchase
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Vampire sleuth to the rescue...:)

Priscilla has the best bakery in town and her cookies are heavenly... Well, she has to believe others thay are as she herself can't taste them - she's a vampire who can't really taste any human food:) That's the starting point for the four books box set of Priscilla Pratt's adventures in a small town of Bellmare, Massachusetts, famous for its ghost tours, among other things.
When we meet her, all she wants is for her business to prosper - but Fate has something else in store for her and shoves one murder after another at her doorstep (so to speak:)).

This is a set of four books full of fun, friendly (and not so friendly) bunter and intriguing criminal plots, peopled by characters as diverse as you can only meet in small towns:) Each of the book can be read/listened to as a stand alone although there is a background storyline that joins them all together and for that reason I would advise you to read/listen to them in order.

What I like about the series is the fact that the main characters grow throughout the books, they change, their relationships develop, go through highs and lows, - just like in real life. Priscilla herself is a loyal friend, full of empathy towards all those who need help, ready to risk her own life in their defence. But her life isn't a bed of roses - she has to struggle with her own vampiric nature as well as with racial prejudices towards vampires. And that's the second thing I like a lot about the books - Ms Monroe does a great job of touching on an important and delicate issue of racial prejudice in a straightforward and yet rather unobtrusive way.

All four books have fast-paced plots, with quite a bit of misleading turns and twists. The crimes are intriguing, their solutions logical and plausible, and the villains, well, surprising:) Each book also refers to previous ones when necessary, with very short mentions of the events that may have a certain importance for the particular story - enough for the reader/listener who doesn't know the previous books to understand the general situation (that may sound superfluous when reading/listening to the whole as a set but is probably necessary if you were to read the books separately, with some time lapses in between).

As for the narration, it's very good. Ms Kay has a nice voice and although she doesn't do much of voice differentiation there's no problem understanding who is who in dialogues. She does a bit of good acting, too, adding emotions and tension to the whole. The pace of her reading is slow enough for you to speed it up a bit (it is a long listen, after all:)) without losing anything from the experience. Definitely a narrator worth coming back to.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Box Set

This box set contains four books. The main character is female vampire called Priscilla Pratt. There is a fun and unique take on vampires in this series. They have come out to humans and are trying to integrate into the human world.

Pricilla seems to have to worse luck about stumbling into dead bodies, which of course, she has had nothing to do with.

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

This are the books included in this box set:
Book 1 - Fangs and Fondant
Book 2 - A Bite of Blueberry
Book 3 - Blood in the Batter
Book 4 - Holy Crepes

This audiobook has over 23 hrs of listening time! It’s a great box set. The author has created an interesting world with some mystery, humor, and a touch of romance.

I find it unique that Pricilla owns a bakery and cooks for a living, although, as a vampire, she can’t taste any food! She does have a friend in which she hired to taste everything she bakes.

The stories are engaging and I’d love to listen to more cozy mysteries with this fun centuries old vampire!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Good series

BOOK REVIEW........
I like the characters and stories in this box set

NARRATOR REVIEW........
The narrator did a good job with the voices

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Interesting Series.

My biggest issue was that Priscilla was always the one to find the corpse, so everyone suspected her. That was a little too predictable, even though the killers were always a surprise. There were times when someone would say something – a clue, leading the gears to turn in Priscilla’s head, yet she couldn’t remember how the clue related to what she already knew. For example, the “Florist.” Italian guy says killer goes by that name, runs into the “Florist,” and later she’s told that the florist had chosen bad flowers. Yet, Priscilla is standing there totally clueless. I wasn’t a fan of that. Additionally, I felt there was a bit too much recap. Priscilla can't cry unless she's recently fed from fresh blood, she's over three-hundred, she's never wanted "kids," she doesn't like driving, etc. That could have just been me though.

In the end, there was something about this series that kept my attention.

The narrator does a good job. One area I’m not a fan of is the fact that she seems to make Priscilla sound really emotional the majority of the time. There were also times when she’d do the wrong accent. Otherwise, she does a great job with the voices for the variety of characters. I’d listen to her narrate again.

Questions/Comments (I had to shorten my review because I had so many questions/comments and it would have been too long to post.):

Part One
This was an okay beginning to this series. I had a hard time “getting into” the story, for whatever reason though. But because this came with the rest of the “parts” of this series, I decided to continue.

Priscilla’s at a half-open door and hears a dripping sound coming from within. She stands there contemplating what the sound is. Years go by. Finally, she decides to take a sniff inside. Why didn’t she do that sooner?

How many days went by from when Olivia calls the police for Priscilla after finding the body, to when she’s at the station handcuffed and being interviewed by the Arthur? Apparently, they have the fasted turn around when it comes to getting toxicology reports back.

I still don’t understand why the physically young vamps needed someone to take care of them. Madison is technically sixty-three and has “parents.”

When Priscilla was sitting with Keira’s fiancé, he was unable to talk. Why did he choose to do Morse code as opposed to using her notepad?

Priscilla goes home and notices her shop is still open. People had been waiting to hear the story…Olivia left the shop open and was selling her food. Who were these people that were waiting for Priscilla? I mean, it doesn’t seem like she has been friends besides Anna and Olivia’s daughter.

Part Two
After Benedict’s death, Priscilla can’t figure out why she wasn’t as upset about Keira’s death from part one as she is with Benedict's when they were both young people. Um…because Keira was a b*tch?

How did Priscilla not see the florist with his flowers walking pass her car, considering she hits him with her door…meaning he was walking toward her car.

Priscilla tries to describe the tattoo she saw Martino wearing. It was a regular-sounding five-pointed star. I don’t understand why she had a hard time describing it, much less drawing one in which Arthur thought it was a ball of fur or hedgehog.

Priscilla knew that Anna wanted to mess with her when she said she’d pack her overnight bag. So how in the world did Priscilla not look before leaving for the dance to see what gown Anna had put in? Better yet, she ended up realizing that no regular clothes were packed, only night clothes and the gown, yet didn’t know which gown it was?

Part two (around Halloween) comes six months after part one. And…it’s still snowing?

Priscilla was not close to killing Anna when she was partly drained of blood. If she didn’t kill the cops while going to the hospital, Anna was more than fine.

Part Three
Priscilla states that Madison hadn’t been old enough to see any wars. Madison was sixty-three. So yes, she was.

Priscilla calls to schedule a dentist appt. She leaves a message, doesn’t actually schedule anything, and still goes to the dentist the next morning.

Arthur comments about Priscilla’s purple room as though he’d never been inside. He’d gone in during part one when he found Joseph/the frog.

Holly is on the run, where is she? Of course, she’s in the abandoned house that has the broken police tape. She couldn’t have just walked under it?

Part Four
I liked the Parliament guy. Because of him, I’m interested in reading/listening to the next book in this series.



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DIDN’T WANT IT TO END!

It is best if the books in the Priscilla Pratt Cozy Mystery series are read in the order of release and I recommend reading them all (or at least the four I have read so far).

FANGS AND FONDANT is a wonderful opening book for the series, named for the bakery owned by Priscilla Pratt.

Melissa Monroe has built a unique cozy world where vampires have revealed themselves to the public. She does a terrific job of describing the differences between vampires and humans and the difference between Hollywood and reality.

The mystery was well thought out. The victim was an annoyingly, entitled, bridezilla. I almost didn’t care who killed her! Except, I didn’t want Priscilla to be accused. Other than the bride and the killer, I found the characters to be inviting, full of personality, and individualized.

It was fun to listen and try to guess the true culprit.

A BITE OF BLUEBERRY seemed to be filled with even more immediate danger for Priscilla and her friends.

Also, Priscilla’s fairy godmother has come to town and her antics add to the laugh-out-loud moments that are needed to counter balance the serious times in a good cozy mystery.

While increasing the likeability of the main characters as I got to know them even better, there was another great mystery to be solved. Priscilla, Anna, Arthur, Maddison, and the rest of the friends we have made in Bellmare are up for the task. These are strong characters and I love them!

BLOOD IN THE BATTER was a terrific story that included LARP play where I could envision my son joining in the fun. I’m just glad nobody twisted an ankle sideways!

The best cozy mystery in the series so far! The mystery will keep you guessing until the end and the characters are strongly written with great descriptions and depth. I am loving them more and more.

The funniest line in the book may have been the last one… wait for it!

HOLY CREPES
I was happy and sad to begin the fourth book in the series. I love this series, but I knew that I didn’t have any more of it.

The two newest members of town (and I don’t want to name them since this is a box set and I don’t want to give anything away in case you haven’t started the first book yet) just may be my two favorite characters besides the girls!

There were so many lovely twists and turns that I was pleasantly confounded, and knew that I just had to hang on for the ride.


Overall, the books are wonderful, but I had a problem with the consistency of Priscilla’s age. She actually got younger in book four than she was in book one! This may also be the only place in the world where it takes six months to get from the beginning of October to Valentine’s Day. Still, those points are me being nitpicky and I still love the stories. I am looking forward to more being released in audio and hope that I will be invited to be part of the review team again.

Narration: The production quality for the narration is crystal clear, as is Cindy Kay’s voice. There were some words that I had to decipher the pronunciation, but that improved with each book and I can only assume will continue to improve as we move forward with the series. There were a few times that she did the wrong voice for a line and that was confusing, but otherwise she did a great job of giving a variety of voices to the different characters. This is always a plus when listening to a book while driving 70mph down the turnpike!

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.



Title: PRISCILLA PRATT MYSTERIES BOX SET #1-4
: A Vampire & Baking Cozy Mystery Series Box Set
Category /Genre: Cozy Mysteries, Paranormal
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Listenability: OK for ears
Received from: Kyla Colby, Publisher (as an Audible gifted copy)

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Who Would Have Guessed That Vampires Can Bake?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is a very different Cozy Mysteries series for sure... It would seem strange that coziness could be part of a world where vampires co-exist alongside regular people, but how the stories develop with night baker par-excellence Priscilla Pratt. However not all is hunky-dory for this likable main character or for the other vampires with which she is surrounded. They all try to be accepted as equals in a somewhat stodgy society, not always successful.
There are many times during the narration when you feel sorry for them as they seem the only ones willing to make sacrifices in order to be accepted. The "villains" in the series are not only the actual murderers, but also many of the citizens of the small town of Bellemare. They are more than willing to profit from the legendary ghost stories that have made their town a tourists attraction, but are not very open to accept unique individuals that are recognized by the government as equals. Lots of bigotry if you ask me....
I like the fact that some of the myths that surround vampires are debunked in these books. It makes a world a lot easier to survive in for these functioning beings .
The stories themselves are varied enough to hold your attention even if listening to them one after the other. The narration is also well done. One issue I had listening to the audiobooks however was the missing pause between chapters that influenced some of the narration's flow.
It is a series that you will enjoy, but that will also make you think. Teenagers vampires that will never reach adulthood, secular vampires that are forever young in aspect, but so old in experience, the need to find food not readily available and to suppress a natural urge, would all be social troubling aspects of this fantastical society. For once, vampires have their own troubles to sort...

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Such a fun twist on the cozy mystery genre

Ahhhhh, this is such a great box set; over the course of these four books, I have truly come to adore Priscilla Pratt and her fellow citizens of Bellmare - which is amazing considering this is my first experience with the paranormal cozy mystery genre.

First off, the world building in this series is superb. Author, Melissa Monroe, has done a great job at explaining Vampires and making a society where they exist seem plausible for the reader; for example, Vampires don't die due to sun exposure, they just become ill. I enjoyed that aspect of the series so far; it put a unique twist on the cozy mystery genre.

In a somewhat related note, the cast of characters are all incredibly delightful - well, except for the killers, that is. Despite having minor annoyances with Priscilla, I become emotionally invested in each resident of Bellmare by the end of the fourth book.

Finally, while I was slightly unsure of the narration in book one, I came to love the life that Cindy Kay added to these novels. My only disappointment is that the rest of the Priscilla Pratt series is not yet on audio.

Overall, I got a lot of enjoyment reading/listening to this box collection. I noticed that each book consistently became better than the last, so I can't wait to move on and see what is next for Priscilla Pratt and her band of misfits.

I would recommend this series to anyone who loves cozy mysteries and is looking for a fun, paranormal twist to the genre.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 01-03-19

Cozy Mysteries!

Each book in the box set could be listened to as a standalone or as a series. I thought the author did a really good job on each book in this box set. Each was well written and kept the listener interested in what was happening throughout. Priscilla was very likeable but she did seem a little bit naive for someone who was supposed to be as old as she is proclaimed to be. All the other characters were relatively likeable and they all work together to solve the murders that are happening in the small town. The author gives us plenty of background detail and does a good job developing the setting. I liked how the author chose to incorporate Priscialla as a vampire and the vampire myth as a whole. I also like that Priscilla had a fairy god mother. Each story could easily be classified as a cozy mystery and were pleasant listens individually and as a set.

The narrator did a great job on each individual performance and easily took these stories to the next level. Each character voice was clearly differentiated and consistent across the set.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Love Priscilla!

This collection is the first 4 books in the series for Priscilla Pratt vampire baker extraordinaire. I love this series, its light fun, and packed with good mysteries that keep you guessing!
In the first book "Fangs and Fondant" we are introduced to Priscilla who is a vampire, a baker, and a soon to be police consultant. After her super snobby bridezilla client is murdered Priscilla becomes the prime suspect. Were her confections what cost the girl her life?
The second book "Bite of Blueberry" Priscilla is faced with more snobbery and more murder. At yet another event Priscilla is catering a body turns up, one she had been the last person to see, and the one to find. Priscilla has stepped in it now.

"Blood in the Batter" strikes close to home for Priscilla quite literally when a body turns up in her shop with her good friend crouched over the body. Mistreatment of her friend by the police lead Priscilla and Arthurs relationship to sour. Will they mend fences to catch a killer?

"Holy Crepes" leads Priscilla to yet more death and blame. Why is she always in the wrong place at the wrong time? Aside from that an agent for the FBI's special vampire division, a handsome agent, has come to investigate the coincidence of Priscilla's placement near so many murders. Throw in some religious zealots and chaos again finds our girl.

I love this series. The narration is wonderful and Priscilla is hilarious. She finds herself in the middle of each murder with good humor. I enjoy the other characters of Arthur, Anna, Madison, and of course Ava her fairy godmother vixen. I am looking forward to buying the next books in the series. Keep them coming please. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Priscilla Pratt Mysteries Box Set #1-4

I like this series. The books get better as the series goes on. It's weird to see growth of character from a 350+ vampire. You would think that Priscilla would be more rounded. I hope that the future books doesn't repeat information as much. For example, by book 4 we know that vampires can't cry unless they have recently fed from a human. I like the new additions to Priscilla's life (Dean and Gabriel). I like that she has BFFs in Anna and Madison. I think the narrator did a wonderful job. I hope she will narrate the other books in this series. I received this audio book from Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 12-29-18

Cozy, entertaining and with great stories

Wow these were great. It's the first time I've delved into these types of books and I really, really enjoyed them. It felt relaxed, and lighthearted at times but it does have a serious tone also. There's tension between Jack and Priscilla for example. THe story is great. I like the idea of society knowing about vampires as part of the story. Priscilla is a great character and the author has made them likeable and interesting. You really want to just keep listening once you start as it draws you into the story. The stories twist and turn and a really, really good.

The narration is also brilliant and really matches with the books.

Really great!! Very enjoyable!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.