Monday, June 10, 2019

Spirited Away - A Review & Giveaway


SPIRITED AWAY by Lena Gregory
The Fourth Bay Island Psychic Mystery

The heat wave spells trouble for Bay Island and its inhabitants, especially Cass Donovan. Cass knows something bad is going to happen, but she goes through with her group reading anyway. It proves to be an unmitigated disaster ending with two patrons nearly coming to blows. By the end of the night one is dead. Several people are back on the island, all planning to destroy Cass, ruining her reputation and her business. As Cass tries to prove her friend Emmett didn't kill his old nemesis, she finds her psychic abilities growing. Will they help her to solve the murder and save, not only her reputation, but her life?

There's a heat wave in Bay Island and the heat is driving everything forward. Heat increases the intensity of everything, irritability, anger and conflict. The conflict is this fourth Bay Island Psychic Mystery is brutal. One horrible thing after another happens to Cass and while some are minor, some could have catastrophic effects. Her whole existence on the island is at risk. The stakes have never been higher, either for Cass or her friends, as they face several despicable characters.

There's so much that I love about the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series, the unwavering friendship between Cass, Bee, and Stephanie, the crystals and other tools of divination in Mystical Musings, and Beast! I love how Cass is coming to accept her psychic ability and that it's playing a much larger role in the book. I'm excited to see Chief Rawlins and appreciate the way she works with Cass. I enjoy seeing Beast and laugh at his antics...I'm still giggling about the results from the colored pencils.

SPIRITED AWAY is an intense mystery that had my heart pumping as it filled with dread. Lena Gregory made my emotions run high as I saw Cass' world starting to crumble. Layers of suffering and danger continued to rise until reaching a soul searing climax. I'm grateful for an exciting read, but am definitely ready for some cooler temperatures!


Spirited Away (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery) by Lena Gregory

About the Book

Paranormal Cozy Mystery 4th in Series  
Beyond the Page Publishing (May 16, 2019)  
Paperback: 218 pages 
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 .

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 at and be sure to sign up for her newsletter  

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Spirited Away!! And thank you for such a lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the story.

  2. The book looks amazing, Thanks for your generosity.

  3. If the cover is any example of the story within, I'm sold. Thanks for including it on your blog.

  4. I really enjoy cozies and mysteries. Thanks for this opportunity.

  5. Great series! Looking forward to reading "Spirited Away".

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy you're enjoying the series.

  6. What a neat review, sounds like a good book.

  7. Thank you for your review on "SPIRITED AWAY" by Lena Gregory and for being part of the book tour.

    Fabulous author, great sounding book, adorable cover! Can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Hi Kay! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. Thanks for the review, Kathy. I didn't have this series on my radar, but I do now. Added book one to my TBR.

  9. So glad that you are on tour as you are a new to me author I wish you good luck and that you gain a lot of readers! Peggy Clayton