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Welcome back to Sugar Maple . . .
Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.
And who could forget Forbes, our lovable Mountain Giant?
I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks & String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark. And did I mention that I’m almost thirty, single, and with no prospects in sight? My friends and neighbors have been casting spells to help me find Mr. Right but so far their efforts have been all wrong.
Who'd have guessed I'd find my soulmate in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100% human which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me--in love, in danger, and in way over my head.
Casting Spells - Chloe falls in love and comes into her magick but can she trust the very human Luke MacKenzie to keep her secret?
Laced with Magic - Chloe and Luke are determined to make their unlikely romance blossom but when Luke’s ex-wife shows up in town on a desperate mission to save their daughter’s soul, they find themselves in the fight of their lives.
Spun by Sorcery - Sugar Maple has gone missing and Chloe travels to Salem where she battles the forces of evil to fulfill her destiny and save her beloved town from the clutches of a powerful Fae warrior.
Charmed - Chloe has a secret that will change Sugar Maple forever.
Spells & Stitches - Baby Laria is six pounds, eleven ounces of perfect, and Chloe and Luke are over the moon. But when they learn that Laria takes after her mom in the sorcery department, it becomes clear that their baby might have more power than even a pro like Chloe can handle...
Enchanted - Two years and one baby daughter later, about to get married. They say nothing good comes from unions between mortals and magicks, but Luke and I are determined to prove them wrong. But a beautiful antique ring may hold the key to a promise that could tear us apart forever.
Entangled - When two hikers go missing during a snowstorm, Sugar Maple is suddenly thrust into the spotlight. If Luke and his squad of magickal deputies can’t locate the hikers ASAP, Sugar Maple will be Ground Zero for every news organization in the country. And it couldn’t be happening at a worse time. Rohesia and the Old World magicks are making the transition to the earthly dimension and it isn’t going smoothly. Hiding in plain sight had never been more dangerous. Hungry news crews are poised to overrun Sugar Maple as the search for the missing hikers intensifies.They’re looking for the next big story but little do they know the story they uncover just might be the biggest story of the century.
Enraptured - Chloe Hobbs, knit shop owner extraordinaire and de facto mayor of the picture-postcard perfect New England town, has faced danger to her beloved home before but this time she might have met her match. When tech billionaire Jack Whittaker crashes his small plane in the middle of the Holiday Street Fair, the town’s future is suddenly in jeopardy. Plunged into a whirlwind of magick and mystery that includes Fae warriors and flying babies, Jack discovers a secret cave where a reflecting pool offers tantalizing glimpses into both the past and the future. With two lives hanging in the balance, Chloe is in a race against time to uncover the secrets hidden inside the cave before it’s too late.
A town with everything at stake. A man with nothing left to lose. A story you don’t want to miss!
Enthralled - Welcome back to Sugar Maple, the picturesque small Vermont town where magick hides in plain sight. It's the first work day of the new year and Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-sorceress owner of Sticks & Strings, is happy to be back at the shop. But before she has a chance to plug in the coffee maker, trouble comes knocking at the door. Meghan, her trouble-prone sister-in-law, has a new job with Wild Minds Entertainment and she has rolled into town with two coworkers to make Chloe an offer she can't refuse. Too bad Zach, the local vampire bad boy, has plans of his own and they include Meghan. Can Chloe find a way to stop him or are Meghan and Sugar Maple doomed?
Praise for the Sugar Maple stories:
Romantic Times Book Club – 4.5 stars – TOP PICK
Bretton launches her new series of magic and murder with an enchanting, lyrical masterpiece that should make its way to the bestseller list in no time. Brilliantly weaving the town of Sugar Maple with that of its inhabitants into one living, breathing entity, this novel captivates readers from the first page. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery.
Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks & Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises.
An imaginative and charming tale. --Shelley Mosley, Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
A sweet setting with the sparkle of magic and a bite of suspense makes CASTING SPELLS a standout. --Christie Ridgway, BookPage
Don't miss this one! --Kay Quinton, Fresh Fiction
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