Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 1)

Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 1)

by Lydia Sherrer


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Saving the world is such a bother when it makes you late for tea.

By day, book-loving wizard Lily Singer manages library archives. By night? She sleeps, of course. In between, she studies magic and tries to keep her witch friend Sebastian out of trouble. Much to her displeasure, he finds it anyway and drags her along with him.

From unmaking ancient curses to rescuing a town lost in time, Lily and Sebastian fight to avert magical mayhem. Meanwhile, Lily's mysterious past begins to unfold-a past hidden from her by those she trusts most. Will she be able to discover the truth despite them?

Full of exciting twists and snarky humor, this first installment of the Lily Singer adventures will keep you reading, laughing, and wanting more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997339109
Publisher: Chenoweth Press
Publication date: 04/30/2016
Series: Lily Singer Adventures , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 142,168
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Lydia Sherrer is an author whose goal is to leave the world a better place than when she found it. Growing up in rural Kentucky, she was thoroughly corrupted by a deep love for its particular brand of rolling countryside, despite all the mosquitoes and hay fever. She was instilled with a craving for literature early on, and her parents had to wrestle books away from her at the dinner table. Though she graduated with a dual BA in Chinese and Arabic, having traveled the world, she came home and decided to stay there. She currently resides in Louisville, KY, with her loving and supportive husband and their very vocal cat.

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Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings (The Lily Singer Adventures, Book 1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I happened to meet Lydia Sherrer and her husband at a nearby Comic Expo in Cincinnati, OH. The first thing I was struck by was the size of her table, a bowl of chocolate candies and two books that looked to be geared toward a younger adult crowd. That didn’t stop Lydia Sherrer, though. She offered a piece of chocolate from her candy dish and asked if I liked to read or knew of someone who liked to read. The answer I gave was simple: I love to read, but, I didn’t believe I was part of this demographic. Undaunted, Lydia handed me her first book, ‘Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings’. The books I like to read tend to be darker, dealing with hauntings, possessions and other ghastly events. I couldn’t imagine reading a book about magic, wizards and witches, not to mention a talking cat! But, I agreed to flip through the book and check out some of the writing. I didn’t get past the copyright page because I saw that Lydia’s publisher was based in Louisville, KY, same town I lived in. Now, this was a difference maker because I was supporting a local talent. I told Lydia to give me her first and second book. I planned on reading them, just like I intended to. Silently, I told myself that I shouldn’t expect much. On October 10th, I finished book one. I realized many things while making the journey through this book. I enjoyed the hell out of the book. Lydia Sherrer writes at such a different level, it was staggering. The story was simply fun. I haven’t had fun reading a book in a long time. I actually wanted to know how these characters would work their way through the predicaments that were set in front of them throughout. Lydia also treats her readers with tremendous respect. For a person like me, I didn’t feel silly while reading this book, and, I’ve read several that were head-scratchers. This author proved that it is possible to teach an old dog, like me, a new trick or two. I am recommending it to many of our friends who have kids in the 13+ and up age range. I will be a lifelong fan from here forward, and, I am one very finicky and stubborn reader. I found that it is fun to read something much lighter and still enjoy the weird and bazaar. I truly recommend the books from Lydia Sherrer. Sit back and just enjoy the ride you’ll take on this journey. Let your guard down and let your imagination run.
StephanieTiner More than 1 year ago
Lily Singer, a book-loving library archivist, lives a somewhat unusual life. Between her lack of social skills and the fact that she is a wizard makes life interesting. Throw in her witch friend, Sebastian, and things get even more exciting. Sebastian has a knack for finding trouble and dragging her along with him. While they work to keep mundanes, non-magic wielders, safe from evil curses and time loops, Lily finds herself learning things she never imagined, possibly even answers to her own murky past. I found this book to be interesting. At first, I was hesitant when I realized how short it was, along with the fact that it is broken up into parts. When I realized this, I was worried that the book would be "watered down," without enough detail. I found that that is not the case. One thing about this book is there isn’t a whole lot of background. You jump right into the story with very little set up and just basics about setting and back-story. Sometimes this takes away from the story, however, in this case I was provided with enough information to work with, and, since this is a shorter story, there isn’t too much there that would take away from the main plot. The writing itself is focused, well constructed, and flows well. The vocabulary is fitting to both the story and the audience. This was an entertaining book for me. It’s a nice, easy read, not too heavy. I was happy with the humor and I found the socially awkward bookworm very easy to connect with. My greatest concern is that I wanted to know more about the characters’ back-story and other things, such as the magical basement. I also find the title to be incredibly long. I would recommend this book to fans of whimsical books about magic. I won this book on Goodreads Firstreads for the sole purpose of an honest review and have permission from the author to use the cover artwork above. The author has also asked me to include a short autobiography, which you will find below. See more reviews at