Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 263g
  • English
  • 0997339101
  • 9780997339109

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"Magic, mayhem, and mystery combine in this exceptional debut novel from author Lydia Sherrer. A natural storyteller, Sherrer sets out from page one to spin her tale in a voice that is in turns both snarky and sincere, and you know right away you're in for an unforgettable ride." - Lori Brown Patrick, Grammarwitch LLC "Sherrer paints a wonderful picture of the reality of magic in the world and the believable people that use it...If, like me, you like the fantasy of Harry Potter or The Dresden Files, and also the relational wit of shows like Psych or Chuck, you'll definitely be a fan." - David Stevenson, author of "The Surface's End" "The hilarity in some of the scenes, while picturing a mischievous witch and a serious wizard working together, was literally laugh-out-loud funny. Lydia Sherrer's ability to bring humorous situations to life is extraordinary, regardless of the paranormal story line. Each of the characters is believable and easy to relate to. 'Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Beginnings' truly does lay the foundation for an epic book series, which will be enjoyed by readers of all ages who enjoy a bit of mischievous mayhem, magic and humor in their bookshelf." - Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
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About Lydia Sherrer

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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797 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (309)
3 26% (209)
2 7% (54)
1 2% (16)
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