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Witch Slapped

Witch Slapped

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by Dakota Cassidy

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Ebenezer Falls, Washington...a sleepy burg or murder central?

The game is afoot...as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into a murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.

USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder


Ebenezer Falls, Washington...a sleepy burg or murder central?

The game is afoot...as amateur sleuth Stevie Cartwright plunges head first into a murder investigation. With twists, turns, and suspects aplenty, this one will keep you guessing from start to finish.

USA Today bestselling cozy mystery author Dakota Cassidy serves up mayhem and murder in Witch Slapped, Book 1 of her series, Witchless In Seattle Mysteries.

"Oh, good. Not a problem. I'll invoke the Gods of Pilates. I'm sure they'd be happy to help. Hang on just one sec while I dial them up. Oh, wait. I can't. Know why I can't? Because my hands are tied behind my back with zip ties, Win!"

A rib-tickling cozy mystery complete with an ex-witch, a dead British spy, a cotton ball bat, and a cast of suspects that will keep you guessing right up to the end! Join the hunt for a murderer with Stevie, Winterbottom, and Belfry, in a race against time as the local police prepare an eight by ten cell for our intrepid ex-witch.

What's a girl to do when she's a broke, shunned ex-witch with a very tiny, very hungry bat familiar named Belfry to feed?

Hello. My name is Stevie Cartwright, and I've been witchless for thirty days.

If only there was a support group for down-on-their-luck ex-witches who've had their powers slapped right out of them (literally). Just as I was licking my wounds after returning to my hometown of Ebenezer Falls, WA, and navigating my suddenly non-magical existence with the help of my familiar, the only friend I have left in the world—things got sticky.

Enter an ex-spy and newly departed spirit named Winterbottom, who's infiltrated my life with his sexy British accent and a couple of requests...

Thanks to Belfry's successful attempt to use me as a human antenna to the afterlife, I can somehow hear Win. I should be ecstatic; helping departed souls used to be my witch specialty. It's like I got the teensiest piece of my old life back. Except Win's dropped me right at a dead woman's feet.

Madam Zoltar, the town's beloved fake medium, has been murdered, and Win wants me to catch the killer.

My old life won't be worth much if it gets me whacked before my new life has barely begun--and that seems to be exactly what the killer has planned!

This cozy mystery has a complete cast of oddball characters from witches to ghosts and bats to psychics. Witchless In Seattle Mysteries is a spin-off of Dakota Cassidy's bestselling paranormal romance series, A Paris, Texas Romance.

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"Hollie Jackson perfectly captured Stevie. I loved her voices for Winterbottom and Belfry. She added just the extra touch to this already fun cozy." ---Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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Witchless In Seattle Mysteries , #1
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Meet the Author

Dakota Cassidy is a USA Today bestselling author with over thirty books. She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, grab-some-ice erotic romance, hot and sexy alpha males, paranormal shifters, contemporary kick-ass women, and more.

Invited by Bravo TV, Dakota was the Bravoholic for a week, wherein she snarked the hell out of all the Bravo shows. She received a starred review from Publisher Weekly for Talk Dirty to Me, won an RT Reviewers Choice Award for Kiss and Hell, along with many review site recommended reads and reviewer top pick awards.

Dakota lives in the gorgeous state of Oregon with her real life hero and her dogs, and she loves hearing from readers!

Connect with Dakota online: https://twitter.com/DakotaCassidy | https://www.facebook.com/ | DakotaCassidyFanPage Join Dakota Cassidy’s Newsletter The Tiara Diaries! Join here: http://mad.ly/signups/100255/join

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Witch Slapped 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
KatsNook 30 days ago
Witch Slapped is the first book in the Witchless In Seattle series. I was drawn to this book because of the cover and to the hilarious synopsis. Witch Slapped is a cute and fun cozy mystery and is a good start for a new series. What did I like? • Stevie is an ex-witch with a fun personality. Despite losing her powers and having to find a job in the mortal world, Stevie kept a good attitude. Stevie often referred to TV dramas (for example Alias and Kojak) that made me laugh. She is a sassy character and is willing to help everyone (even though the town thinks she’s a murderer). • Belfry is a talking bat and Stevie’s familiar. I never thought I would say a bat is “cute” but Belfry is a funny sidekick. • Winterbottom is a recently departed British ex-spy who enlists the help of Stevie and Belfry. He is a ghost with a mysterious past and I couldn’t resist his charm. There are scenes with Stevie and Winterbottom that had me laughing out loud. They have good chemistry together and work well as a crime solving duo. • The town of Ebenezer Falls is filled with likeable characters and I didn’t feel overwhelmed with a long list of suspects. What didn’t I like? • The pace was slow in parts of the story. I listened to the audio version so I found myself losing my concentration on the story. • The mystery was ok with some twists but overall I didn’t think it was an exciting story. The characters is what stands out for me. • The narrator’s performance was ok but I didn’t like her voice for Belfry. It was too high pitched. I also thought the narrator didn’t bring any excitement to the story. I think this I would have enjoyed this more if I had read the book. Overall I liked Witch Slapped and look forward to reading more in the series. This is a fun read and perfect for readers looking for a little mystery and some quirky characters.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2 A fun start to a new series for Ms. Cassidy. I really enjoyed listening to this story. Ms. Cassidy writes a fun, sarcastic and mystery filled story. I loved Stevie. Not only does she have to find her place in the this new world she has been through into, but she does it so well. Okay maybe there is a little kicking, screaming, crying and murder allegations. But you know just another day in the life, right? But Stevie is a fighter and she will not let a little thing like murder keep her down. Belfry. Oh my goodness I want a cotton ball bat familiar!!! He is just awesome. And Win.. Let’s talk about Stevie’s yummy sounding (he is british) ghostly spy!! I have really high hopes for Win. I can’t wait to see what and how Ms. Cassidy handles him in the future. Hollie Jackson does a good job narrating this story. There were a few small things that bugged me in the audio version. There were a few really strangely long pauses. I am not sure if this was an editing issue or not. But at one point the pause was so long I looked at my phone to make sure the book was still playing. There was one time that the same line was repeated, again I am not sure if this was an editing issue or how Ms. Cassidy wrote the story. All in all this was a great start to a great series and I can’t wait to see what to Stevie, Win and Belfry. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Ebenezer Falls, where newly no-longer-a-witch Stevie now lives - in her hometown. Her savings are dwindling and she has no marketable skills, because her job in her former mostly-witch, all supernatural, town was a 911 operator - to the magical. And, she could converse with the dead. She no longer can because a very powerful, and now dead, warlock slapped the witch right out of her. She needs to find a job soon, or she and her familiar, cotton-ball bat, Belfrey, will have not supper. Or breakfast, or lunch. Belfry leads her to Madam Zoltar's to meet up with a spirit, but she finds Madam Zoltar, dead. She does also find the spirit, Crispin Winterbottom, or Win for short, but she's also found at the scene of the crime and accused of murdering poor Madam Zoltar. Win has been trying to get in touch with Stevie - he wants to leave her his house, his car, and all his money. But she, with the help of Belfry and Win, must find who killed Madam Zoltar - before the cops put her away for the murder - or the murderer comes back for Stevie! Follow Stevie's hilarious escapades as she finds the killer!
Sodapop74 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent start to a new series!!! Stevie is an ex-witch who had her powers stripped from her and she has to move back home to Washington. She has a familiar named Belfy, who has attitude enough for the both of them. Stevie stumbles across Madam Zoltar and can suddenly hear Winterbottom the spy in her ear. The book is well written and funny with a really good mystery. It is not really necessary to read the Paris, Tx books that Dakota Cassidy has written to follow along with this book, however, they are good books!!! There are several characters in the book that I hope become a major part of the series too. I hope that Stevie can get her powers back and I hope she can help Win. I will definitely be reading the next in the series!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Witch Slapped is a hilarious spin-off from her Paris, Texas Romance Series. This may be the cleanest book I’ve read by Dakota Cassidy. It is filled with her trademark snark and humor. A quick fun read that has been languishing on my TBR list for far too long. I can’t wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good light read. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. A good first in a new series. Can't wait for the next one!
scarltsmmy More than 1 year ago
Another great book in a wonderful new series!! I loved the characters and the story. Highly entertaining! A must read!
SevierRomanceAddict More than 1 year ago
I've waited years for Dakota Cassidy to write a cozy mystery and it's finally here. A different genre but Witchslapped still packs the punch, adventure, humor and unique voice of this author. As always, Dakota creates full-bodied characters with depth and the story flows well. **No spoilers from me.** Just know...if you're a longtime fan of this author or if this is your first chance to read her work...you're going to keep coming back for more.
alwayskimmer More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! Dakota's first cozy mystery is a fast paced, laugh out loud with a bit of crying thrown in, success. My favorite character is Belfrey. I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He flopped down on the floor, panting softly.