Herbs and Homicide by Astoria Wright #BookTour #CharacterGuestPost #Giveaway

About the Book

HerbsandHomicide

Herbs and Homicide (The Faerie Apothecary Cozy Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Novelwright Mysteries (September 27, 2018)
Paperback: 217 pages
ISBN-10: 1949453030
ISBN-13: 978-1949453034
ASIN: B07HR4D74K

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Looking for a unique paranormal cozy mystery series that’s lighthearted and fun?

Settle into the cozy countryside of Moss Hill, where house-elves rent rooms, sprites live in gardens, a leprechaun is the best tailor in town, and a half-elf/half human named Carissa Shea owns a pharmacy known as The Seelie Tree Apothecary shop. Life couldn’t be more idyllic for Cari, but healing humans and fae folk proves challenging at times, especially when secrets unfold in The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries.

About Book 1: Herbs and Homicide
In the small town of Moss Hill, customers of all kinds visit Carissa Shea’s Seelie Tree Apothecary Shop. That includes tall and short, young and old, human and faerie. Being half-elf/half-human herself, Carissa personally knows and cares for them all. So, when a grumpy brownie, a type of house faerie, named Miss Morgan dies in her shop, Carissa is devastated. As she learns more about her customer’s death, she realizes Miss Morgan might have been the only thing standing between the Seelie, faeries of light and goodness, and the Unseelie, faeries of darkness and evil. On top of it all, the Sidhe guard, protector of all fae residents, rule it a murder and name Carissa as a suspect! Now she must prove her innocence and find the real culprit before it’s too late – not just for her but for all of Moss Hill.

Character Guest Post

A Note from Raven Corvus

“Carissa Shae,

Moss Hill is in danger. I have chosen you for the task of its protection. There are fae there to help you and fae coming whom you would rather not meet. Chaos knows them all. Keep her safe and let her guide you.”

Yes, I sent the note. Never mind about who I am, I’ll tell you that down the road, when and where we meet. That’s the proper time for introductions anyway. No, right now that’s not important – not compared to the safety of a snug little town hidden in plain sight that’s about to become visible to outsiders. More specifically, it’s about to become visible to the Unseelie.

I tried to warn Moss Hill about the Unseelie. Terrible faeries: They’ve got a grudge against humanity, and they’re targeting their hate on the most peaceful town of humans and faeries on Earth. In fact, it’s the only town of humans and faeries, but that’s what makes it all the more worth protecting.

I’ve sent the best help I can: Chaos. Aptly named, isn’t she? That tiny sprite is going to bring a ton of chaos with her; but without her, there might be even more. Don’t let her size fool you. She’s a clever one, small but spirited, and Moss Hill is going to need her. Besides, she’s so much more than she seems.

And so is Carissa. That half-elf apothecary just doesn’t know how special she is yet. She’s trying so hard to be normal that she’s ignoring what’s right in front of her. Ignoring a mystery! That’s not normal, is it? She’s convinced herself she is just another Mossie, but she’s not just that at all.

Oh, but it works in her favor because the Unseelie haven’t noticed her before. They still might not have detected her, but they’ve spied her hometown.

I’ve heard about the troubles in Moss Hill. Mossies, like most townsfolk, aren’t used to the chaos of curious events. But, all the odd weather and pixie fights aside, I’m afraid there will be trouble yet to come. The Unseelie know about Moss Hill now, which means they’re on their way. There will be crimes to solve and culprits to catch. And it might not just be the Unseelie.

Humans are just as volatile as any faerie I’ve ever met. In fact, it’s humans taking my attention away from Moss Hill at the moment. Regrettably, I won’t be able to make it there myself just yet.

Until I can be there to guide Carissa, she’ll have to make do with her own intuition. She’s likely wondering why I’ve chosen her. If only it were as simple as just telling her. I could, I suppose. But then, I know people. I’ve had centuries of experience watching history unfold, and I can tell you she’s not ready.

That will change. Soon Carissa will stop running away from mysteries and start seeking them out. She’ll be a very different person by the time this all ends, I’m sorry to say it. Yes, my note will change her life forever and I’m so very sorry about that.

About The Author

Astoria Wright is the author of The Faerie Apothecary Mysteries, including the bestselling prequel novella Chaos in the Countryside. Intrigued by myths and inspired by cozy mystery writers before her, Astoria tries to combine two worlds with human and faerie neighbors trying to solve puzzling crimes on the fictional island of Moss Hill. She’s also a poet, which shows in the Moss Hill poetry anthology “written” by the characters in the series. Her goal is to bring Moss Hill to life in her stories, because who doesn’t wish we lived in a town with magical faeries as neighbors?

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Website:  www.astoriawright.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AstoriaWright

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18477858.Astoria_Wright

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