Reviews

Kudos for A Potion To Die For


"Blake does it again with the debut of another great paranormal mystery series. As witch Carly tries to prove herself innocent of murder, a shocking turn of events makes readers tear through the pages to find out the real story. This reviewer can’t wait for more from this talented author." 4 1/2 stars, RT Book Reviews
"A bit of magic, lots of mystery, a smidgen of fun and some good ole fashioned southern charm are what make this book fantastic! Colorful characters and a well written story pick you up and hang on to you until the end. ... Ms Blake is one of the best mystery writers out there today. I highly recommend this book."  -Have You Heard Book Review

Kudos for One Potion in the Grave

"Blake is unstoppable! She crafts a story that pulls readers into the book as if they are part of the cast. The characters are so real and the situations so well written that readers will have a hard time putting this book down. Add in the quirky townspeople and Carly’s three aunts, the Odd Ducks and you have a funny take on them solving the mystery."  -Jennifer Wilson, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick, RT Book Reviews 
"The residents of Hitching Post, Alabama remind me of the characters in Steel Magnolias -- absolutely unique and unpredictable, completely lovable, and larger-than-life. I look forward to visiting them again soon." -Marlyn @ Stuff and Nonsense
"Blake's writing makes it hard to put the book down. Filled with interesting characters and the main endearing heroine, Hitching Post, Alabama is one crazy town filled with heart." -LilyPondReads
"Mayhem and magic abound in Hitching Post, and I loved every minute of reading this book. When a mystery novel can transport me to another place and put me right in the midst of the drama, and have me rooting for my favorite characters while trying to puzzle out the clues from the red herrings, I am one happy reader." -Laura Hinds, Myshelf.com 

"Author Heather Blake weaves a mystical tale involving love potions and magical elements that will hold you spellbound with delight." -Mason Canyon, Thoughts in Progress
"If you're looking for the most delicious blend of magic, mystery, and romance you will ever read, run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore or e-reader. One Potion in the Grave, the second book in the amazing Heather Blake's Magic Potion Mystery series, stands in a class all it's own among the ever-growing crop of paranormal cozies." -Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

Kudos for Ghost of a Potion

“Blake weaves a magical tale of intrigue and mystery. Throw in ghosts who are asking for her help, and Carly is more than determined to solve this case to make them all go away. With interesting twists, this book is one readers will not want to put down.” 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick, RT Book Reviews
“Reading GHOST OF A POTION, I found myself absorbed in the story. It was a perfect blending of murder mystery, humor, witches and ghosts. The fact that the story is set during Halloween made it that much more entertaining. So wonderful is the author’s writing, as I read, I could hear the characters rich Alabama accents. I could see the small town of Hitching Post and felt I was walking along its streets. I was so absorbed in the story, that before I knew it, I had reached its exciting conclusion.” – Lisa K’s Book Reviews
“Ghost of a Potion is a book you don't want to put down. Fast paced fun with eccentric characters who manage to remain completely believable and a well plotted mystery make for a fantastic read. Blake cleverly uses a countdown to fuel our adrenaline and rush to solve the murder- and finish the book. We only have three days to help the ghosts before they're trapped for another year. This pressure induced time frame adds drama and a sense of urgency to the finely crafted mysteries. Yes, mysteries. We get multiple mysteries which evolve with several viable suspects and enough red herrings to keep us jumping.” –Cozy up with Kathy
“If you have not yet picked up a Heather Blake book, I strongly suggest you give her a shot. Especially if you love a good cozy mystery with great characters mixed with a bit of paranormal mayhem!” – Night Owl Book CafĂ©

“Featuring characters you wish were your neighbors, this enchanting story will entertain you from the first line until the last. Magic, potions and ghosts are a delight when Carly Bell Hartwell is involved.” – Mason Canyon, Thoughts in Progress
“Ghost of a Potion is a fun Halloween tale, though it can be read any time of year, and I highly recommend it to all cozy readers, even if you think you do not care for paranormal cozies. It will make you laugh aloud, your heart beat a little faster and maybe even shed a tear.” – Open Book Society

Kudos for It Takes a Witch

"A bewitching tale that will quickly cast a spell on you." -Lori's Reading Corner
"It Takes a Witch is an absorbing, entertaining, fast-paced — not to mention hilarious – cozy.  Blake wields a charming blend of laugh-out-loud moments, electrifying mystery components, enchanting paranormal elements, heart-thumping romance, vivacious characters, and an energetic plot." -Diane Morasco, Blogcritics.org
"Wow! Ms. Blake has taken the paranormal mystery to a whole new fun yet intriguing level. Extremely likable characters (and familiars), an ‘enchanted’ setting, overlapping puzzle pieces, and an engaging plot are only a part of it. To sum it all up, this story is intriguingly mysterious, whimsical, delightful, and cleverly crafty. Sounds like an odd combination but I’m telling you, Heather Blake makes it work and I want more!" Connie Payne - www.onceuponaromance.net

Kudos for A Witch Before Dying

"Fast-paced, light mystery with a delightful cast of characters, magical, human and animal." The Mystery Reader
"Heather Blake certainly knows how to write a great mystery and has a great writing style. I was glued to every page and I kept saying one more chapter, and at the end of every chapter wanting more, more, more!If you like paranormal cozy mysteries you have to read this series. Buy them, or borrow them from the library, but get your hands on both of them because you are going to want to read them back-to-back." A Prairie Girl Reads
"Heather Blake continues to write enchanting stories that are fun for any age.  With engaging characters and a unique twist on an old medium she manages to keep readers entertained and engaged, not to mention longing for her next installment." Have U Heard
"If you've been wishing on a star for a fabulously fun, bewitching series, Heather Blake won't disappoint!" Feathered Quill Book Reviews


Kudos for The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy

"I highly recommend Heather Blake's books for anyone who enjoys a quality cozy mystery, especially If you want to add a bit of magic to your day." Fresh Fiction
"The Enchanted Village is truly a magical place, full of whimsical characters. A place where wishes come true and spells are cast. A place where the familiar becomes extraordinary. A place where romance is starting to bloom. A place I would love to visit often. I wish I never had to leave!!!!" Escape with Dollycas
"An exciting entry in a great series." RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
"This extremely charming mystery has, in its third installment, created a world of magic with a complex, but very coherent mythology that the reader learns along with new-Crafter Darcy. ... This series is full of charm, magic, and delightfully humorous and entertaining characters." Kings River Life Magazine
"The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy is comfortably jam-packed with a most convoluted murderous puzzle, relationships – familial, love, friend – characters who are endearing, exasperating, and oh-so-helpful, and a setting that’s enchanted. I love this series. The reader can have it all within the pages of one book, one series; mystery, romance, paranormal, a tight-knit community of likable characters, and an other-worldly(ish) setting. Heather Blake has gifted the reader with an adult fairy tale, magical, romantic, and paranormal, all wrapped up in a very gripping mystery." Once Upon a Romance  
"What I love the most about this series is that it transports me to such a unique setting, filled with eccentric and magical people. I enjoy learning all about the different types of Crafters. Author Blake is brilliant at creating new Crafters with different specialties and having them all fit together like many peas in the same pod.
With a well-crafted mystery (pun intended), a plethora of suspects, adorable animals, a smart little girl, a dash of romance, a pinch of angst, and magic that doesn't involve eye of newt or toe of frog, "The Good, the Bad and the Witchy" is a spell-binding read." -Myshelf.com
"Heather Blake has written an exceptional enchanting story for all ages. She will have you convinced that “witches” aren’t “witches” after all. They are Crafters. This is a must read, but make sure you have time because you will not put it down."  -Sherri Nemick, Suspense Magazine

Kudos for The Goodbye Witch

"Blake has written another winner! Her narrative and character growth keep getting better with each book. The plot is entertaining and fast moving. The usual gang is back to solve an intriguing crime, and the determination of Darcy and her friends is remarkable. Readers will want more from this mega-talented author." -Jennifer Wilson, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick, RT Book Reviews
"Enchanting, Humorous, and Spellbinding! The Goodbye Witch is packed with Witchcraft, Murder, and Love." -Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction

"The theme of family resonates throughout this series and especially in this novel, and it provides a very grounded sense of realness to the paranormal books. Sentimental, but never saccharin, this often harrowing mystery entertains with beloved characters, a deeply moving plot, and an undeniably satisfying conclusion.' -Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life Magazine

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was so good that it was believable, I am definitely going to be getting the other books in this series of Heather Blake’s. It takes you to a place on earth that offers magical wishes and dreams. This is a modern day version of Bewitched with a little bit of Cinderella thrown in." -Kim, Open Book Society 
"With a touch of romance and some magic, this was a very heartwarming and really enjoyable read. In the end, I found myself wishing I could live in the enchanted village. " - LilyPondReads

Kudos for Some Like it Witchy

“Blake pens an intriguing tale of magic and mystery. Darcy Merriweather and her cast of magical friends are back to solve another mystery in Enchanted Village. A current murder crosses with a legendary heist that took place years ago. Darcy and her friends, including her hunky sheriff boyfriend Nick, will band together to try to piece together the clues that lead to the culprit. Blake is a superstar in the cozy genre. Readers will love this story!” – 41/2 stars, Top Pick, RT Book Reviews 
 “This is by far the best and my favorite book in this whimsically mesmerizing series and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the Enchanted Village.” – Dru’s Book Musings
 “I would recommend Some Like It Witchy to readers of paranormal cozies and anyone that enjoys an engrossing mystery filled with complex and enjoyable characters.” –Open Book Society
 “The murder mystery is exceptionally well done and seemingly disparate threads are woven together expertly as the killer is finally revealed. The heart of the Wishcraft Mysteries, however, are the personal relationships that are the glue that holds together The Enchanted Village.” –The Qwillery
“Some Like it Witchy is a wonderful fairy tale for adults, replete with witches, familiars, crafters, romance and especially a solid mystery. Charming characters, like Mrs. P, a mouse familiar, and Archie the parrot, add to the charm of the story. An interesting, magical setting and an entertaining plot made this a win-win for me.” –Myshelf.com

Kudos for Gone With the Witch

“Heather Blake’s writing is smooth and witty; the book’s pace just right.  I enjoyed Gone with the Witch immensely and recommend it to fans of the series, those who like an emphasis on pets (at least in this installment), and those who enjoy a sprinkling of magic.” – Open Book Society
“I love a good paracozy mystery, and once again, Heather Blake has served up just the right amount of small town cozy feelings, a touch of romance, a solid murder mystery and some intriguing magic.” –Myshelf.com
“True to all the characters we have come to love, filled with more emotion (if that is even possible) and fun surprises I know you are going to love. It felt like a visit with family and friends and just like coming home. Heather Blake's A Wishcraft Mystery series is the perfect blend of cozy, meets paranormal, meets romance. Gone with the Witch has me wanting to pack my bags and join Darcy and the gang in the Enchanted Village full time.” -A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery
“Heather Blake has done it again. She got me all wrapped up in the telling of this story that I was right there in the middle of all the action. I felt the emotions that were conveyed and in that final scene shed tears and found it hard to finish reading on my Kindle. Gone With The Witch is the best book in the Wishcrafter series and I can’t wait to see where we go next.” –Dru’s Book Musing

Kudos for The Witch and the Dead

 “I loved The Witch and the Dead and cannot say enough good things about the characters and Blake’s fantastic storytelling. I highly recommend it fans of magic in their cozies and those who appreciate good writing.” –Open Book Society
“Entering this Wishcraft Mystery series is truly like being welcomed into a fantastical but somehow realistic new world. The dialogue remains funny and warm, with Crafters and their familiars as fascinating as they are entertaining. Most entrancing is how the series further develops a mythology that involves darker themes and continues to build towards an upcoming confrontation. Few readers will be able to read the last chapter without joyfully tearing up, while also anticipating an exciting new battle for the Enchanted Village.” –King’s River Life Magazine
“The Witch and the Dead is an engrossing mystery with enough red herrings to keep me guessing the identity of the real killer. The true magic of Ms. Blake's novel is the endearing characters and the depth of emotion that they bring about. I laughed many times while reading, but this is one of the few cozies that also had me shedding tears of happiness at the end.” – Myshelf.com
“A very character driven mystery, and I love them all. That’s why I love this series so much. Gripping drama that had me turning pages I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.” -A Cozy Girl Reads
“Author Heather Blake has the knack for blending magic, murder, intrigue, and romance into a fascinating tale. The magical community of the Enchanted Village comes alive through Blake’s rich descriptions and vivid details. Filled with delightful characters, a magical setting, and an interesting murder mystery to solve what more could a reader ask for?” –Mason Canyon, Thoughts in Progress
“An incredible story that not only took me away but blew me away too! Great mysteries all twisted and intertwined in the way only Heather Blake could write. The perfect balance of witchcraft, romance, family and mystery. I cannot say enough about this series or this latest book.” – A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery
“Using every bit of her impressive writing talent, author Heather Blake has conjured up another wonderful book in her Wishcraft Mystery series. THE WITCH AND THE DEAD is an absolutely enchanting installment!” – Lisa K’s Book Reviews
“Boasting a feel-good atmosphere, entertaining dialogue and a great cast of characters this is one of the best book in this delightfully endearing series and with that ending which I love, love, love, I can’t wait to see what happens next with Darcy and the gang.” –Dru’s Book Musings