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Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.

Plus you won't want to miss our book reviews, author interviews or our guest bloggers. So grab your favorite beverage then join us for some magic and mayhem! The good news is that you don't have to leave the house or your comfy chair. We have something for everyone's taste and every month we have a different topic for our bloggers: ones we feel that might be useful in your own writing and reader points of view. Not to mention, life in general. So join us and be sure to have a notebook handy as your to-be-read pile will grow as you add books, recipes, movies and t.v. series you won't want to miss. Not to mention folktales, myths or ideas you may wish to explore. Be careful what you wish for because on mayhemandmagic2 you just might find it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Guest Blogger - Cynthia Hickey

What can I say about Summer Meadows, except...you can't help but love her. Ditzy, self-centered and head over heels (secretly of course) with Ethan Banning, the last thing she's interested in, other than fashion, is solving a crime. Until she digs up diamonds in her backyard. They're a girl's bestfriend, right? Summer owns a candy-store and the readers are elbow deep in chocolate as Summer sets off to capture a crook in Fudge-Laced Felonies.

In Candy-Coated Secrets, her big heart lands her smack-dab on the highway leading an elephant to the fairgrounds! And I don't want to spoil anything, but Summer's back in a big way next year with Chocolate-Covered Crime.

From the above blurbs, you can see how much fun spending time with Summer was. We became the closest of friends. Laughed and cried together. When her life was in peril, often because of Summer's misguided drive to help someone, I fretted with her and cheered.when she prevailed against the bad guy.

It was sad finishing the last and final book in Summer's trilogy. I felt I'd lost a friend. But I'm looking forward to making more with my next books. It's extremely important to get close to your characters. Know their likes and dislikes. Their favorite color. Whether they're a natural redhead or not. Digging deep to know their most secret desires. The character's become so real, you'd swear you could hear their heartbeat.

Writing with a close friend is such fun!


  1. I love Cynthia Hickey's humor. This sounds like a very funny book and I would love to read. Adding to my to buy list...LOL it has grown entirely to fast.

  2. I love the title. It certainly caught my attention & made me want more. Sounds terrific.


  3. I love books that contain humor and it certsinly appears I would find it here. It is true: Laughter is the best medicine!

  4. I'm waiting for Dakota Cassidy's blog post. It's the 18th of Feb already here in Wales. Just popping a message to Dakota that I was here and thanks for inviting me over. Will pop back again later if I get the chance :)

    Take care... to everybody at Mayhem and Magic!!

  5. I love books which make you laugh, cry and feel like you have met a new friend.

  6. Being a Chocoholic and a gemologist in training this sounds like a book right up my alley. Is she a true red-head inquiring minds want to know? lol

  7. I cant get the song Diamonds are a girl's best friend out of my head. LOL


  8. What a heat title. Laughter, chocolate and gems - it sounds perfect.