Character Guest Post Tour/#Giveaway ~ Spirited Away by Lena Gregory #ABayIslandPsychicMystery #Cozy @LenaGregory03


About The Book

Spirited Away

Spirited Away (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Beyond the Page Publishing (May 16, 2019)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 1950461068
ISBN-13: 978-1950461066
Digital ASIN: B07RCKYSN2


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In the new Bay Island Psychic Mystery, psychic Cass Donovan is thrown into the middle of a macabre murder she never saw coming . . .

With the summer tourist season on Bay Island in full swing, shop owner Cass Donovan barely has a minute to breathe, and things at Mystical Musings become even more hectic when a fight breaks out at one of her psychic readings. Shaken by the fracas and discouraged that her sixth sense seems to be on the blink, Cass is even more dispirited to learn that one of the men involved in the altercation was later found dead—and that a close friend of hers is the main suspect.

Desperate to help her friend prove his innocence and consumed by haunting visions, Cass follows the clues from one possible culprit to the next, including some very mysterious tourists and not a few questionable locals. And when the police turn to Cass to help them find out who committed the ghoulish deed, she knows she’ll have to tread carefully, because her next grim premonition may be her last .

~ Character Guest Post ~

A Reading With Cass Donovan

I’m Cass Donovan, owner of Mystical Musings, a small psychic shop on Bay Island. Thank you for dropping by today. You’re just in time, too. I’m about to start a group reading at Mystical Musings, and I figured it would be fun to give you a peek at a group reading from my point of view. So, come on in, have a seat at one of the many tables scattered throughout the shop, and we’ll get started.

Usually, Stephanie, one of my best friends, introduces me. She’ll talk a little about what’s about to happen. She’ll tell my clients I will walk through the room and seek out those whose dearly departed loved ones are trying to contact them.

I only have a vague idea of what she says, because we worked it out ahead of time. While she’s speaking, I study my guests. Everyone has small tells that alert you to their thoughts and feelings. If you are good at reading those tells, which I am, thanks to years of psychiatric training and great gut instincts, you can infer a lot about a person.
But I don’t do readings to con people, I do it to help them.

Unfortunately, I had to leave my psychiatric practice, and I will never go back to New York City. I enjoy the peace of living on Bay Island too much to ever go back to the hustle and bustle of city life, or the bad memories that plague me there. So I use my training to help people in another way.

To start, I can assume most of the people attending a reading expect me to contact the dead. Of course, there are skeptics, but that’s to be expected, and they’re easy enough to pick out that I can avoid them with no problem.

Right now, I am looking at a woman I can tell needs my help. She is twisting her wedding ring around and around her finger, her lower lip caught between her teeth. Just a nervous habit, or something more? I’ll have to figure it out. She has a sad look about her. Not the raw pain of fresh grief, but the kind of sadness that comes with having lost someone who was important to her and whose loss still affects her, just not recently.

The woman sitting next to her, much younger, her daughter, maybe, pats her hands.

I approach slowly, giving her time to notice I’ve focused on her. If she seems unwilling to participate, I’ll back off right away. She seems okay, though. She sits up straighter, so I figure she’s ready to chat.
The man sitting at the next table is a regular, and he knows my routine, so he stands and offers me his chair.

I accept, thank him, and pull it closer to the woman, creating a more intimate setting for our talk. I start off kind of general, since I’m not sure yet what’s wrong. “You seem worried about something.”
She nods and a tear tips over her lashes. “I am.” A strong sense of loss surrounds her.

“You’ve lost something important.”

Her eyes widen, and she nods again. “Yes, I have.”

That one wasn’t so hard to figure out, but now I have to figure out what she lost and where she lost it. “When was the last time you saw it?”

She frowns and shakes her head. “I can’t remember. My husband left it in his drawer. It was so important to him.”

“Well, why don’t we see if he can help us guide you to it?”

She pulls herself together. “Oh, that would be great.”

Now I have a lot more information than I did at the start. I know her husband is the one who’s gone, which I suspected from the way she was twisting her ring. I know she lost something, which is usually an easy problem to solve. Most people, given the right prodding, can remember where they last saw something and be led back to it. This is actually a common request.

Now I will focus on finding what she lost, but I won’t go into how just yet. After all, I don’t want to divulge all my secrets, but be sure to pick up a copy of Death at First Sight, Occult and Battery, Clairvoyant and Present Danger, or Spirited Away if you want an even more detailed glimpse into what I do.

About The Author


Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest, and the Puzzle Solvers Mysteries, which take place in a small town on eastern Long Island.

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island, where she still lives with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and five dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

To learn more about Lena and her latest writing endeavors, visit her website and be sure to sign up for her newsletter

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11 thoughts on “Character Guest Post Tour/#Giveaway ~ Spirited Away by Lena Gregory #ABayIslandPsychicMystery #Cozy @LenaGregory03

  1. Thank you, SBUTCHER8! I am currently continuing the Bay Island Psychic Mystery Series as well as the All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery series, and my new Puzzle Solvers Mysteries will debut next year.

  2. Thank you, Cathy! I do actually make online jigsaw puzzles of all my covers, and my newest cozy, which will release next year, is about a jigsaw puzzle group.

  3. Thank you, Crystal. The original idea for the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries actually came from a disagreement between my husband, my daughter, and myself over whether or not ghosts were real. I do always have dogs in my books, and my newest series, which will release next year, features a cat.

  4. I love cozy mysteries animal books and this sounds like a great read. I would love to win, read and review this book. Sounds so good. How did you come up with such a good idea for a book and to involve a dog? Have you ever thought using cats or both cats and dogs in your books?

  5. I am not sure why but the first thing I thought about when I saw this cover was this would make a great jigsaw puzzle. I know, I’m weird. This does, however sound like a good read.

  6. Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.

  7. Thank you so much for having me and for sharing the release of Spirited Away! I enjoyed visiting.